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The Next iPhone Will Have A Thinner Screen With A Higher Quality Display (AAPL)

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Apple's next iPhone will have a thinner screen, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apple's manufacturing partners are using a new process called "in-cell technology," which makes it possible to integrate touch screen sensors directly into the LCD screen, the Journal reports. This change effectively lets manufacturers eliminate a layer...
The Next iPhone Will Have A Thinner Screen With A Higher Quality Display (AAPL)

Android 5.0 could come in fall, Google exec implies

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It's now likely that Android 5.0 will be rolled out in the fall, according to comments made by Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's vice president of engineering for mobile, at the at the Mobile World Congress here....
Android 5.0 could come in fall, Google exec implies

Rakuten takes majority stake in The Grommet, an online marketplace for 'undiscovered products'

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Japanese e-commerce juggernaut Rakuten today announced its second investment in The Grommet, a freshly renamed online marketplace for cool products that haven’t hit the big-time yet. The capital injection gives Rakuten a majority stake in the e-commerce and product discovery website. Formerly named Daily Grommet, The Grommet digs up, curates...
Rakuten takes majority stake in The Grommet, an online marketplace for 'undiscovered products'

Pinterest's $100 Million Infusion: It's the E-Commerce, Stupid

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Social bookmarking site Pinterest has landed a $100 million round of funding on a $1.5 billion valuation today. The investment was led by Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten. By taking money from a foreign technology company, Pinterest bucks the trend of U.S. startups clamoring for money from U.S. venture capital...
Pinterest's $100 Million Infusion: It's the E-Commerce, Stupid

Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

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As part of recent restructuring and cost-cutting efforts, Sony's Computer Entertainment (SCE) division will merge its Asian and Japanese operations into a single entity. The company said that it would result in a new management unit, with SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano taking the helm and the Asian unit's...
Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

Google's 'Bouncer' service scans the Android Market for malware, will judge you at the door

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Google has had its fair share of malware-related problems in the Android Market, but that's hopefully about to change, now that the company has announced a new security-enhancing service. Codenamed "Bouncer," Mountain View's new program sounds pretty simple, in principle: it just automatically scans the Market for malware, without...
Google's 'Bouncer' service scans the Android Market for malware, will judge you at the door

Rakuten CEO On The $100B Pinterest Round: We Want Pinterest Users To Pin Images And Buy Using Our ID

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant leading a $100 million investment in Pinterest, will be making two major contributions to the image-based social network as it gears up for its next stage of growth: the funds to take the image-based social network into new international markets, and a business model. First...
Rakuten CEO On The $100B Pinterest Round: We Want Pinterest Users To Pin Images And Buy Using Our ID

VIDEO: Japan's Rakuten has global ambitions

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The chief executive of the Japanese online retailer Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, has told the BBC he wants to challenge global rivals like Amazon....
VIDEO: Japan's Rakuten has global ambitions
Rakuten’s Kobo E-Reader to Hit Japan July 19, Priced at 7980 Yen (or $100)
How Rakuten, the Amazon.com of Japan, plans to make a name for itself in the US

DailyDirt: Olympic Trivia

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Just in case you haven't gotten enough information on the Olympics, there are a ton of stories digging up random trivia about the games. (Or maybe you think everyone should be more interested in a robot on Mars.) But if you're looking for some bits of Olympic trivia, here are...
DailyDirt: Olympic Trivia

Recycled skateboard art

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Skateboarder slash artist Haroshi creates art made from recycled skateboards. While his Mario art rocks, my favorites are the skateboard decks made out of recycled decks. That's like, recursive or something. Skate decks eventually see its life shortened by snapping, cracking and/or wearing out. Purchasing new decks is a...
Recycled skateboard art
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Exclusive: Japan's Rakuten Wins the Heart of Pinterest in $120M Funding Race With $1.5B Valuation

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Rakuten, the largest e-commerce site in Japan, is expected to be the lead investor in the much-contested next round of funding for Silicon Valley’s hottest start-up, Pinterest. The funding is expected to be announced tomorrow morning. The Tokyo-based Internet giant will invest upwards of $50 million in a $120...
Exclusive: Japan's Rakuten Wins the Heart of Pinterest in $120M Funding Race With $1.5B Valuation

Carriers Will Be Able To Decide Which Android Phones Have Tethering (And They Can Charge For It)

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Today during its keynote at I/O, Google officially announced that the latest version of Android, called Froyo, will feature tethering and wireless hotspot functionality — a big win for Android users. When we broke the news last week we questioned whether or not carriers would be able to disable or...
Carriers Will Be Able To Decide Which Android Phones Have Tethering (And They Can Charge For It)

How Six Unlikely Investors Snuck into that Monster Evernote $1 Billion Round

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As was reported two weeks ago Evernote has raised a whopper of a new round of financing: $70 million at a $1 billion valuation. Evernote’s founder and CEO Phil Libin has never been one to maximize the valuation for the sake of bragging rights. The price was  nod to two...
How Six Unlikely Investors Snuck into that Monster Evernote $1 Billion Round

Google exec hints Android 5.0 is coming this fall

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The next major revision of Android, 5.0 or Jellybean, may begin arriving on devices as early as this fall. This indication came from VP of engineering for mobile at Google, Hiroshi Lockheimer, during an interview with Computerworld. He said that while the Google team behind Android is still working on...
Google exec hints Android 5.0 is coming this fall
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Forget About Android 4.0! Google Exec Hints Android 5.0 Will Launch In Fall Of 2012

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Android is force that will not be stopped. Google’s Andy Rubin announced yesterday that there are 850,000 daily Android activations, excluding devices like the Kindle Fire that don’t use Google services. Now, even though only one handset is currently sold with Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean might launch later this...
Forget About Android 4.0! Google Exec Hints Android 5.0 Will Launch In Fall Of 2012

Google's "Bouncer" Has Been Quietly Scanning Android Apps For Malware

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Google is publicly confirming on Thursday the existence of “Bouncer” — a technology that it has been using for months now to scan Android market applications for malware. While Google doesn’t require the kinds of approvals needed from Apple or Microsoft before an app goes live, the company has been...
Google's "Bouncer" Has Been Quietly Scanning Android Apps For Malware

Rakuten: The biggest e-commerce site you haven't heard of

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Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani heads one of the oldest and largest e-commerce sites in the world. He stopped by Fortune to talk about its unique model, plans for expansion and its battle with Amazon in the global market. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Omar Akhtar, reporter"] FORTUNE --  Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of the...
Rakuten: The biggest e-commerce site you haven't heard of

Google explains how its Android 4.2 malware scanner guards the side door

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Sideloading apps on Android implies a whole set of security holes, but the new malware scanner included in Android 4.2 could provide a much-needed plug. Talking to Computerworld, Android VP of Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer revealed that Google's been analyzing APKs that crop up online, regardless of whether they're official...
Google explains how its Android 4.2 malware scanner guards the side door

Andy Rubin Says He's "An Entrepreneur At Heart" In Message To Android Partners About Changing Role

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Google’s Larry Page today announced in a blog post that former Android chief Andy Rubin would be stepping down from that position and moving on to something else within the company, to be replaced by Chrome VP Sundar Pichai. Now, The Wall Street Journal has obtained an email to Android partners from...
Andy Rubin Says He's "An Entrepreneur At Heart" In Message To Android Partners About Changing Role

Rakuten takes on PayPal in Japan with Square-like Smartpay mobile payment system

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Global ecommerce giant Rakuten has taken the significant step of launching its own mobile payments system — Smartpay — in its native Japan, where PayPal is among the companies already active. Rakuten has confirmed that there’s no official press release launching the service but, according to a Techwave article (spotted by Tech...
Rakuten takes on PayPal in Japan with Square-like Smartpay mobile payment system

Andy Rubin bids adieu to Android partners in letter, 'I am an entrepreneur at heart'

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The WSJ posts a letter sent to Android partners: Dear friends, In November of 2007 we announced the Open Handset Alliance with 34 founding members. Today, I’m grateful to the over 85 OHA members who have helped us build Android and drive innovation at such an incredible pace. The Android...
Andy Rubin bids adieu to Android partners in letter, 'I am an entrepreneur at heart'

Japanese Retailer Rakuten To Launch The Kobo eReader, Localized Content

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The Kobo eReader is about to invade Japan. Following Rakuten’s purchase of the Canadian eReader company, the Japanese online retail giant announced the eReader’s launch plans this morning. The Kobo eReader hits the retailer’s interwebs on July 17th for ¥7,980 including tax (or $100 USD). The device is completely retooled...
Japanese Retailer Rakuten To Launch The Kobo eReader, Localized Content

Rakuten boosts its European presence with undisclosed deal for French logistics firm ADS

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Japanese giant Rakuten has made another European acquisition after it bought up French e-commerce logistics firm Alpha Direct Services (ADS) in an undisclosed deal that it says will bolster its global business, which includes PriceMinister in France. The deal, which represents its first investment in a logistics firm outside of its...
Rakuten boosts its European presence with undisclosed deal for French logistics firm ADS

Security! Android’s Bouncer to prevent malware from making it to the Market

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Whether accurate or exaggerated, claims of rampant malware apps have haunted the Android Market. Now, Google’s Android team is announcing Bouncer, a new security mechanism that should prevent bad apps from ever making it into the Market. It’s a programmatic solution that’s allegedly good for both the goose (or users,...
Security! Android’s Bouncer to prevent malware from making it to the Market

Why did Rakuten invest so much in Pinterest? Integration

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Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani says there's an opportunity with Pinterest to integrate the Rakuten ID and allow users to purchase content from the site. [Read more]...
Why did Rakuten invest so much in Pinterest? Integration

Apple to ship a new thinner iPhone using in-cell display technology, says WSJ

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Reports that Apple is set to utilise in-cell display technologies in its next-generation iPhone have been given a significant boost following a report by the Wall Street Journal that suggests will incorporate displays made by LG, Japan Display and Sharp in the new device. In-cell displays do away with separate...
Apple to ship a new thinner iPhone using in-cell display technology, says WSJ
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