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PayPal to Unveil Newest Retail Partners for In-Store Payments Next Week

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PayPal is hosting a media event next week where it will unveil the next batch of mega-retailers that will be adopting the company’s traditional online payment network at the register. In an invitation sent to All Things D, the company says: “Meet PayPal’s new president, David Marcus; be the first...
PayPal to Unveil Newest Retail Partners for In-Store Payments Next Week
Facebook's Graph Search Supremo Lars Rasmussen On Relocating To London, Building A New Team, And The Challenges Of Natural Language

Instagram Courts Future Advertisers By Letting Facebook Brand Page Owners Share Straight To Fans

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Instagram pushed some app updates for iOS and Android yesterday, but delayed a blog post about them until this morning to give the company’s apology for terms of service shenanigans more time at the top of the site. A post describing the updates came this morning, and it highlights that...
Instagram Courts Future Advertisers By Letting Facebook Brand Page Owners Share Straight To Fans

Fireworks in Apple-Samsung Over Whether Expert Had Improper Access to Intel Source Code

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While the Apple-Samsung trial itself follows a fairly predictable and orderly flow, it’s often a surprise to see what issues the lawyers will bring up in the half hour before court starts. On Tuesday, the issue at hand was whether a Samsung-hired expert, Tim Williams, was given access to Intel...
Fireworks in Apple-Samsung Over Whether Expert Had Improper Access to Intel Source Code

NHK proposes new 3D broadcast format: transmits dual images at higher resolution (video)

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A technical arm of Japan's national broadcaster, NHK Media Technology, is proposing a new Advanced Stereo 3D format for broadcasting high-quality 3D content. It would be able to transmit programming to both 3D-capable TVs and standard HD sets, all while holding hands with existing broadcast standards. According to DigInfoNews,...
NHK proposes new 3D broadcast format: transmits dual images at higher resolution (video)

Ubuntu 13.04 will be called Raring Ringtail, emphasize mobile and battery life

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After running with other alliterative codenames such as Oneiric Ocelot, Precise Pangolin and Quantal Quetzal, Canonical has announced the latest in its line of fauna-inspired Ubuntu releases -- Raring Ringtail. With version 13.04 CEO Mark Shuttleworth plans to start seriously laying the groundwork for phone, tablet and TV interfaces,...
Ubuntu 13.04 will be called Raring Ringtail, emphasize mobile and battery life

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

Fortune: iPad sales hinting at new model soon?

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Two recent sales on full-size and smaller iPad models by major US retailers may be laying the groundwork for a new model to emerge soon, Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt believes. As of today, both the latest fourth-gen iPad and the iPad mini are only 163 days old, just shy of six...
Fortune: iPad sales hinting at new model soon?

Nikon adds full-frame Coolpix A, P330, S3500 to catalog

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Nikon has revealed three new Coolpix cameras, including its first with a DX-format CMOS sensor. The Coolpix A aims to offer customers the image quality found in a DSLR but inside a compact camera, while the P330 expands on the groundwork done by the Coolpix P310, and the S3500 provides...
Nikon adds full-frame Coolpix A, P330, S3500 to catalog

11 Chinese startups to look out for in 2013

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Language barriers and governmental efforts to keep the local Internet separate from its foreign counterpart are formidable obstacles,  but more and more Chinese startups are attracting global attention. 2013 should be a breakout year for a number of them, here’s a list of 11 companies to look out for. Xiaomi...
11 Chinese startups to look out for in 2013

‘Do-or-die’ time for VCs as funding levels drop by 35%

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A number of venture capital firms — including Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group and Voyager Capital — are looking to take advantage of the positive momentum in the economy to raise new funds. Even so, the first quarter numbers out today from Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association indicate...
‘Do-or-die’ time for VCs as funding levels drop by 35%

The iTunes influence, part one: How Apple changed the face of the music marketplace

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"iTunes is a stepping stone along the way." -- Jim Griffin, OneHouse LLC On April 28th, the iTunes Store basked in a milestone 10th birthday. Two years before its 2003 launch (as the iTunes Music Store), Apple introduced the iTunes client as a desktop music management program and implemented...
The iTunes influence, part one: How Apple changed the face of the music marketplace

EU commissioner tells parliamentarians that delivering net neutrality will garner votes

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With an eye on next year's European elections, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Thursday called on the European Parliament to support her longstanding plans to end roaming charges and guarantee net neutrality.Though contrary to media reports no concrete legislation was presented, Kroes has been pushing for an end...
EU commissioner tells parliamentarians that delivering net neutrality will garner votes

MapQuest touts its Everlater acquisition, launches free Travel Blogs for the Web and iOS

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Months after it acquired travel social network Everlater, MapQuest has launched a new service called Travel Blogs. This new service allows users to “seamlessly capture all of your memories from your journey and share the adventures with friends and family.” Starting today, MapQuest is making this available on the Web...
MapQuest touts its Everlater acquisition, launches free Travel Blogs for the Web and iOS

Apple Could Have A Big Apple TV Event Planned For Its Developer Conference (AAPL)

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The following post is highly speculative, however, it's based on the writing of one of the smartest Apple bloggers in the world.  John Gruber of Daring Fireball has combed through the schedule for Apple's forthcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, and he thinks there's a chance Apple unveils a new platform for...
Apple Could Have A Big Apple TV Event Planned For Its Developer Conference (AAPL)

DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

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In December we heard reports that the Pentagon had officially certified an Android device and Android 2.2 for use on Defense Department networks. According to a report from The Washington Post citing a recent document posted by the Defense Department, the Pentagon is hiring contractors to securely manage a combination of...
DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

EMC Ramps up Flash Game With VFCache, 'Thunder' Appliance

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EMC is now shipping its long-awaited entry in the server-based flash storage market while laying the groundwork for a future appliance based on the same......
EMC Ramps up Flash Game With VFCache, 'Thunder' Appliance

Updated Apple Patent Application Details Gaze Detection Tech Similar To That Found In Samsung Galaxy Line

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Apple appears to have renewed interest in investigating gaze detection similar to what Samsung offers as “Smart Stay” tech on the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4, which can stop a screen from dimming and going to sleep when a user is actively watching it. A new patent application (via Unwired...
Updated Apple Patent Application Details Gaze Detection Tech Similar To That Found In Samsung Galaxy Line

Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Competition With Yelp, Foursquare

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Groupon’s VP of mobile, David Katz, says that it has been “business as usual” at the daily deals company since the dramatic departure of founder/CEO Andrew Mason. “We’re still just focused on shipping new stuff,” Katz told TechCrunch in an interview. Today, that includes news of updates to Groupon’s iPhone...
Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Competition With Yelp, Foursquare
Google+ Is Such A Desolated Wasteland That Big Brands Like Dominos Haven't Updated Their Accounts In Months (GOOG)

Amazon expanding Android Appstore globally, plans to reach nearly 200 countries

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A little more than two years after opening its Appstore for Android, Amazon.com says it will be expanding the market internationally to countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa and South Korea — reaching nearly 200 countries around the world. The company this morning started taking app submissions from developers in additional countries, aiming...
Amazon expanding Android Appstore globally, plans to reach nearly 200 countries

Facebook Ad Prices Sink To Record Lows

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Social Media Insights is a new daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Facebook To Buy Microsoft's Ad-Serving Business (AdAge)Microsoft's attempt to...
Facebook Ad Prices Sink To Record Lows
Where Magazines Fear to Tread: Beautylish Expands from MakeUp Tutorials into Ecommerce

Operators lay groundwork for global LTE roaming

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More subscribers, networks with better coverage and devices that can be used in more countries are converging to make LTE roaming a more viable proposition, with some operators already offering such services on a limited scale and more on the way....
Operators lay groundwork for global LTE roaming

Game on: Blades of Time

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The gameplay is innovative and challenging in places, so it's a shame you can't help hating the hero from the startWe have to like the hero. That's rule one in the adventure game handbook. If we don't like the hero, we just won't care whether he escapes with the treasure...
Game on: Blades of Time

The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion (Inc.)Peter Thiel, the...
The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion

If Facebook ever decides to build its own phone, App Center sets them up for success

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By announcing the upcoming launch its own App Center today, Facebook has once again placed itself in the lead when it comes to social, by allowing you to find all of the web and mobile apps that are social-enabled. When you’re looking for apps on say, Apple’s App Store, finding...
If Facebook ever decides to build its own phone, App Center sets them up for success

Valve's Steam Box: The plot thickens for PC-based game consoles

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For a product that's received so much attention from the technology press, it's astounding how little we actually know about Valve's Steam Box, the half-PC, half-console hardware concept that could potentially redefine the video gaming landscape. Sure, Valve boss Gabe Newell has offered some vague descriptions of his company's...
Valve's Steam Box: The plot thickens for PC-based game consoles
Japan's TEPCO admits Fukushima disaster was avoidable, details shocking decisions that led to tragedy

Smartphones and the Collapse of the Point-and-Shoot Camera

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Image copyright Beth Van TreesMore pictures are being taken and shared online right now than at any other point in history, which is directly related to the fact that more people than ever have access to high-quality digital cameras in their smartphones. Today there are billions of photos stored online,...
Smartphones and the Collapse of the Point-and-Shoot Camera
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