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hot on the heels

MediaCorp continues spending spree in tech scene, buys majority stake in gaming site Cubinet

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MediaCorp, the largest media broadcaster in Singapore, has acquired a majority stake in online gaming site Cubinet Interactive, hot on the heels of its investment in another online site last week. The move continues MediaCorp’s spending spree in the tech scene, marking its first-ever investment in an online gaming site...
MediaCorp continues spending spree in tech scene, buys majority stake in gaming site Cubinet

Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

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Hot on the heels of Facebook patenting the social news feed, Google-owned Mechanical Zoo, the company behind Aardvark, has filed a patent application which would see it owning the practice of using social status messages for word of mouth marketing.In the application, the company details how it wants to own...
Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

Samsung’s Omnia M priced at €294.99, will compete with Nokia’s Lumia 610

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The big rush down the price ladder continues for Windows Phone handsets, with Samsung now entering the fray. Say hello to the Omnia M, which will cost a mere €294.99 ($380) sans contract. Given that mobile contracts tend to knock hundreds of dollars out of a phone’s sticker cost, the phone...
Samsung’s Omnia M priced at €294.99, will compete with Nokia’s Lumia 610
Hands-on: Nokia iterates with the thinner, metal-er Lumia 925
Facebook CTO leaving company to pursue start-up venture
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion
No-Fun Google Bans Porn from Glass

Panasonic, IBM, ABOX42 and others join LG and Toshiba's Smart TV Alliance to solve fragmentation

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Hot on the heels of CES 2013, the Smart TV Alliance, an organization formed by LG Electronics, TP Vision and Toshiba in June 2012, is announcing five new members: Panasonic, ABOX42 and TechniSat, IBM and Specific Media. This move brings additional strength to the Alliance, which claims to be dedicated to “creating...
Panasonic, IBM, ABOX42 and others join LG and Toshiba's Smart TV Alliance to solve fragmentation

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD to begin next week

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If this is the new Motorola, then we have to say we're fast becoming fans. Hot on the heels of the Droid RAZR M's recent Jelly Bean update, comes word that Android 4.1 will indeed be rolling out to the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD in December....
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD to begin next week

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

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Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans

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[tc_5min code="517718714"] Hot on the heels of Exec’s Cleaning Service launch in NYC, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to get CEO and co-founder Justin Kan in the studio for a quick chat. We also couldn’t resist checking out the service in action, and thusly hired Execs from the company’s standalone...
Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans
Samsung announces Omnia M Windows Phone handset, arriving in Europe initially
Sony announces 6.9mm-thin Xperia Tablet Z with 10.1-inch screen and Android 4.1

Amazon Studios adds another comedy show, 'Gamers', to its series development slate

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Amazon Studios has announced yet another original content project, a comedy show called ‘Gamers‘. Just to recap, Amazon Studios uses audience feedback to develop original entertainment and, since the division’s launch in November 2010, more than 10,000 movie scripts and 1,800 series pilots have been submitted. You may remember that...
Amazon Studios adds another comedy show, 'Gamers', to its series development slate

Michael Lynton becomes CEO of Sony America, Nicole Seligman picked for SCA president

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Plenty of moving and shaking going on after the bell today. Hot on the heels of news that RIM's CEO is making major internal changes, in flies word that Michael Lynton has been selected as the CEO of Sony Corp. America. He's coming over from Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he...
Michael Lynton becomes CEO of Sony America, Nicole Seligman picked for SCA president

How to stop your child spending £980 on in-app purchases in an iPad game

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Two simple steps to avoid a nasty credit card bill for virtual donuts, coins or ammunitionTwo British parents have managed to get a refund from Apple after their eight year-old son spent £980 buying virtual donuts in iPad game The Simpsons: Tapped Out."It was only when my wife rang me...
How to stop your child spending £980 on in-app purchases in an iPad game

Get Ready For The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour: July 6 – July 12

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Hot on the heels of the TechCrunch Philadelphia Mini Meetup, I can’t help but look forward to what’s next: a full-scale tour of the Southeast. We’re hitting Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and Greenville, in that order between July 6 and July 12. Yep, it’s going to be quite the road...
Get Ready For The TC Southeast Mini Meetup Tour: July 6 – July 12

Android on your iPod Touch? It’s more likely than you might think.

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Hot on the heels of the dual-booting iPhone, the same developer has announced that he’s working on a port of the Android OS for the iPod Touch.  Pretty big news for those who want to try out Android without the commitment of changing things on their primary mobile phone. From...
Android on your iPod Touch? It’s more likely than you might think.

Here Today, China Tomorrow: PayPal ‘Optimistic’ It Will Get A Domestic Payment License

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its new Here mobile payment dongle in the U.S., PayPal is joining the ranks of companies looking to get a piece of the action in what will, this year, become the world’s largest smartphone market: China. The company says it is “cautiously...
Here Today, China Tomorrow: PayPal ‘Optimistic’ It Will Get A Domestic Payment License

Another Online Labour-Booking Funding Win: Intel Capital Leads $4M Series A In Russia's Eruditor

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Hot on the heels of funding wins for Handybook and PeoplePerHour, another investment in an online labour booking company this month: Intel Capital is leading a $4 million Series A funding round into Russia’s Eruditor Group, an online marketplaces provider for freelancers and businesses in sectors including healthcare, beauty, sports and tutoring. Runa Capital is also investing in the...
Another Online Labour-Booking Funding Win: Intel Capital Leads $4M Series A In Russia's Eruditor

Yahoo confirms acquisition of Tumblr, but will run it as a 'separate business'

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Hot on the heels of yesterday's rumors, Yahoo and Tumblr have jointly announced a "definitive agreement" for the former to acquire the latter for $1.1 billion. The agreement makes it clear that Tumblr will be "independently operated as a separate business" with its own branding and line of development....
Yahoo confirms acquisition of Tumblr, but will run it as a 'separate business'

Netflix Ireland, UK score deals to carry previous seasons of key Warner-distributed shows

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Hot on the heels of a deal for Canada, Netflix and Warner Bros. have spread their newfound affection for each other to a multi-year, exclusive agreement for Ireland and the UK. Both island nations are getting streaming access to past seasons of four Warner-distributed TV shows, with availability staggered...
Netflix Ireland, UK score deals to carry previous seasons of key Warner-distributed shows

Facebook developers can now use age, location and more to show Open Graph stories to specific users

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In a nice update to Facebook’s tools, developers can now choose to show Open Graph stories only to users that meet criteria they set, such as age, country or type of content. This should help them to target those stories more effectively and avoid exposing users too young for certain...
Facebook developers can now use age, location and more to show Open Graph stories to specific users

Pandora gets cozier with Facebook, makes it easier to share listening activities to Timeline

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Looks like Pandora isn't quite done making announcements this week. Hot on the heels of the introduction of its Premieres music strategy, the streaming service is now releasing a feature perfectly fitted for Facebook users. Starting today, folks will be able to easily share more of their Pandora activities...
Pandora gets cozier with Facebook, makes it easier to share listening activities to Timeline

Yahoo calls press conference amid Tumblr acquisition rumors

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Yahoo has called a mystery press event in New York City on Monday afternoon, hot on the heels of rumors that it plans to buy Tumblr for US$1 billion."Join us as we share something special," says the invite, sent to members of the press Friday afternoon.Citing unnamed sources, All...
Yahoo calls press conference amid Tumblr acquisition rumors

After 10M Downloads, BlueStacks Takes On Ouya With Game Console And $6.99 All-You-Can-Play Service

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BlueStacks, the startup known for bringing Android apps to PCs and Macs, has been growing like a weed. Last week, the company announced that it had passed the 10 million user milestone, nearly half of which were added in the first quarter of this year. Today, hot on the heels...
After 10M Downloads, BlueStacks Takes On Ouya With Game Console And $6.99 All-You-Can-Play Service

Today, Microsoft opened its new Azure Accelerator in Bangalore, India - and we were there

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Hot on the heels of the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure program in Israel in April this year, the Redmond giant is all set to kick off similar proceedings in India. Having narrowed their selection from over 200 down to 11 applicants, the accelerator will incubate these...
Today, Microsoft opened its new Azure Accelerator in Bangalore, India - and we were there

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' response to HBO Nordics: It's on!

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Hot on the heels of HBO’s announcement that the network is going over the top in Northern Europe comes Netflix CEO Reed Hastings challenge to do the same in the U.S. Hastings posted the following comment Thursday afternoon on his Facebook page: “Excited to see HBO join us in offering...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' response to HBO Nordics: It's on!

Online video giant Dailymotion updates iOS app with a fresh UI and better playlist organisation

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The French video sharing site Dailymotion has unleashed the latest version of its app for iOS, hot on the heels of its Android update earlier this month. The video site is possibly one of the best Internet time-sucks with fresh user-generated and premium partner video content added at a frightening...
Online video giant Dailymotion updates iOS app with a fresh UI and better playlist organisation
Influitive puts the sexy back in B2B marketing with over $11M this year
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