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Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

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[This post was written by Aaron Sauvé, a senior program manager on the Windows Phone camera and photos team. -KC] One great feature of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to save full-resolution backup copies of your pictures and videos on SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service. It's an option that...
Blog Post: Full-res photo and video backup now available worldwide for Windows Phone 8

The State of Intellectual Property Around the World

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The United Nations's globe-spanning, definitive guide....
The State of Intellectual Property Around the World

Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation

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Oracle Thursday held the first of nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit events scheduled for locations across the globe between now and December....
Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation
Facebook now gives all new users a privacy tutorial, thanks to Irish authorities

It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

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Last week, we noted how the anti-SOPA protest had woken up people around the globe to one of the legacy content industry's favorite tricks: sneaking dreadful IP expansionist policies through international trade agreements. In particular, it woke people up to ACTA, an agreement that was basically a done deal, and...
It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable
Amnesty International's 'Trial by Timeline' scans Facebook, maps out your crimes across the globe

Verizon Windows Phone 8X may have passed through the FCC

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Now, we don't know for sure what the PM23100 that just made its way through the FCC is, but we'd put pretty good odds on it being Verizon's Windows Phone 8X. Only a couple of hours after what appears to be the AT&T-bound 8X was given the thumbs up...
Verizon Windows Phone 8X may have passed through the FCC

Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social

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Weathermob, a mobile, social network for sharing weather reports around the globe, has raised $360,000 in new funding from a number of angel investors including Christopher Austin, Tim Albright, Drew Volpe and Mark Hastings. Via a free iOS app, Weathermob allows anyone to become a weather reporter. The app mashes...
Weathermob Nabs Funding To Make Sharing Weather Reports More Social
Why Do The Labels Continue To Insist That 'Your Money Is No Good Here?'
IDC: Samsung takes top smartphone marketshare position in Q1, overtakes Nokia for mobile phones

Porn App Returns to Google Glass Without Any Porn

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The new Tits and Glass. (Photo: MiKandi) Whip out your Google Glass because Tits and Glass, the first porn-centric app, is back. After a month-long hiatus for violating the search company’s rules for uploading an app that contains “nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material,” a cleaned-up version of...
Porn App Returns to Google Glass Without Any Porn

Fast Talk: Acceleration Nation

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The number of accelerators and incubators dotting the globe has grown absurdly fast. In Fast Company's September Fast Talk series, we asked insiders from Y Combinator, TechStars, SeedCamp, and more for their advice on New Age accelerators....
Fast Talk: Acceleration Nation
Shipping times for 21.5-inch iMacs slip to 2-3 weeks from 7-10 business days

Bsquare revenues fall 15% as Asian expansion continues

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Revenues at Bsquare tumbled 15 percent during the fourth quarter after the Bellevue company’s third party software sales were hurt by the loss of a significant Microsoft Windows Embedded licensing customer and lower purchasing volumes from several other customers. Bsquare, which helps mobile device makers test their equipment, reported revenues of $23.3...
Bsquare revenues fall 15% as Asian expansion continues
Samsung’s Galaxy Note: So much more than just a smartphone
The incredible shadow-dancing light sculptures of Diet Wiegman

Mobile web traffic spikes 35% in a year, underlines the smartphone revolution

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According to a report by Chitika, mobile web traffic has risen as much as 35% since July 2011. The data analytics company found that mobile traffic represented an average of 10.55% of total web traffic during the last week of February 2012, which shows a growth of 34.44% when compared to the earlier report....
Mobile web traffic spikes 35% in a year, underlines the smartphone revolution

Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

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Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users have will remain up and running for now. Posterous founder...
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now
Chinese firm looks to block iPad sales across the globe

Global Hackathons Prepared To Carry Forward The Work Of Aaron Swartz

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One of the key points we've tried to raise over and over again in the wake of Aaron Swartz's death is that it's important for people to carry on his work. We've seen it in a few places already -- such as with academics freeing up their own work --...
Global Hackathons Prepared To Carry Forward The Work Of Aaron Swartz
'Google Free Zone' is how Google will gain its next billion users

Lines Around the Globe at Apple Stores on iPhone 5's First Day

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The smartphone was on sale in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Britain, France and Germany, as well as the United States and Canada, and was to be introduced in 22 more countries in a week....
Lines Around the Globe at Apple Stores on iPhone 5's First Day

USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

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Every year around this time, the USTR puts out its increasingly laughable Special 301 Report, which merely takes the countries that IP maxmalists say are bad, and officially declares them naughty. The 2012 list has come out (pdf and embedded below) and it's as silly and pointless as usual. Canada...
USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

YouTube’s Next New Creator Program Is Meant To Bring In The LOLs

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Over the past year, YouTube has been busy with outreach to its community of independent creators through its YouTube Next program. The idea is to identify the next big YouTube stars and to provide them with the resources they need to improve the quality of their content, as well as...
YouTube’s Next New Creator Program Is Meant To Bring In The LOLs

Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the "Class Day" of Harvard Business School yesterday. (Class day is the event that leads up to its commencement day.) We're trying to get a full transcript now, but David Whitford at CNNMoney has some notes from the speech. There are two great lines that stand...
Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement

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It seems that, once again, the UK is going censorship crazy and not realizing how that only attacts more attention to that which they're trying to censor. This time, it involves some photos that were posted online of one Jon Venables, who at the age of 10, murdered 2-year old...
Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement

Apple, Samsung Agree to California Settlement Talks

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Apple and Samsung have agreed to enter settlement talks in a California patent case, one of many the two smartphone giants are fighting around the globe....
Apple, Samsung Agree to California Settlement Talks

Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013

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Apple continues to show growth in China, reporting $6.8 billion in revenue in Q1 2013, a 66 percent growth year-over-year and 26 percent growth quarter-over-quarter. “It’s clear that China is our second largest region from data that we’ve given you, and it’s clear that there’s potential there,” CEO Tim Cook...
Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013

Facebook Exec Says New Product Will 'Unlock Significant Spending Around The Globe' (FB)

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During a session with reporters at Advertising Week in New York yesterday, Facebook ad sales boss Carolyn Everson said she expects the Facebook Ad Exchange, called FBX, will "unlock a significant amount of spending around the globe." It was an unusually bold prediction. Facebook would love to show investors that it...
Facebook Exec Says New Product Will 'Unlock Significant Spending Around The Globe' (FB)
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