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Take on a daily photo challenge with The Daily Spank

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The provocatively-named The Daily Spank is a new iOS app from Snow Cherry Ltd. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and carries no advertising or additional in-app purchases. An Android version is reportedly in the works. The Daily Spank is a photo-centric mobile-social network, but...
Take on a daily photo challenge with The Daily Spank
Rocksbox launches subscription service for designer jewelry (exclusive)

Puzzazz Brings Simple Handwriting Recognition To Kindle Touch

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Seattle-area startup Puzzazz began as a creator of online, mobile, and e-book puzzles. But they’ve established a new core technology that might end up being a bigger draw than their Sudoku apps. They call it TouchWrite, and it lets you draw letters and numbers directly on the screen instead of...
Puzzazz Brings Simple Handwriting Recognition To Kindle Touch

The 20 Most Disruptive Apps Of All Time

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A disruptive app is an industry game changer. One that challenges the industry and spawns imitators. These apps make life easier, more fun, and often improve upon something that came before it.   There are over 500,000 apps in just Apple's App Store, and hundreds of thousands more in Google's...
The 20 Most Disruptive Apps Of All Time
Xbox 360 version of Minecraft coming in May at a premium downloadable price
Why memes matter (or what I learned at ROFLCon)

Groupon And Its Zillions Of Imitators Are Trying To Cash In On A New Group Buying Craze

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Groupon And Its Zillions Of Imitators Are Trying To Cash In On A New Group Buying Craze

Dropbox: disruptor or flash-in-the-pan?

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As Dropbox brings out a new photo upload capability to make it easier to move digital photos from smartphones to cloud,  the debate as to whether Dropbox itself is the next big disruptor or just a feature to be acquired or co-opted flared anew. By all accounts, Dropbox provides a slick way...
Dropbox: disruptor or flash-in-the-pan?

YouTube Sensation Pays Tribute to Himself, and YouTube, With a "YouTube Orchestra"

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Gotye is an Australian musician whose music was very hard to find outside of Australia until last year. Now, thanks in large part to YouTube, it is nearly impossible not to hear him. His video for “Somebody That I Used to Know” has been played an astonishing (but not a...
YouTube Sensation Pays Tribute to Himself, and YouTube, With a "YouTube Orchestra"

Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you

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Ron Johnson is out as CEO of J.C. Penney. After less than two years on the job, it’s not quite clear what the next step would be for him. Luckily for him, it just so happens that Johnson’s former employer, Apple, has an opening for someone with his qualifications: SVP...
Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you

L'Oreal Goes Looking for Ladies on the Xbox

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The Xbox 360 is a huge hit, and Microsoft is using it for more than just video games: Redmond is using the gaming console to invade your living room, where it will serve up movies, TV shows and all sorts of other video goodies. That makes the device intensely interesting...
L'Oreal Goes Looking for Ladies on the Xbox

The 25 Most Disruptive Apps Of 2012

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This was a huge year for apps. Apple's App Store surged to more than 700,000 apps and is still growing. Google's Android Play Store also swelled to around 700,000 apps as of October 2012, significantly closing the gap between the two rivals. As the year nears a close, we took...
The 25 Most Disruptive Apps Of 2012
'50 Shades' knock-offs climb Amazon's Kindle charts

The 10 Most Blatant Design Ripoffs in Social Media

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Pinspire vs. Pinterest It doesn't get more blatant than this. Pinspire is pretty much a pixel-for-pixel Pinterest clone, created by the serial digital ripoff artists at Rocket Internet. It's a bit obscene just how much of a copycat Pinspire is -- from concept to functionality to the cursive-style logo....
The 10 Most Blatant Design Ripoffs in Social Media

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

APPLE VERSUS GOOGLE: Should You Buy A MacBook Air Or The New Chromebook? (AAPL, GOOG)

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Google recently released a revamped version of Chrome OS, which now ships with Samsung's new Chromebook. I spent a week with the new Chromebook, and never once felt like I was using an underpowered netbook. Instead, the Chromebook experience feels closer to an iPad. If Google had allowed Android apps...
APPLE VERSUS GOOGLE: Should You Buy A MacBook Air Or The New Chromebook? (AAPL, GOOG)
Cross-platform lexical strategy with Word Off

There's A Dangerous YouTube Knife Game That Kids Are Obsessed With

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We've seen "the knife game" before, a gutsy challenge to stab in between fingers with a sharp object. Now it seems the dangerous trend is set to go viral.  A video of a 16-year old Norwegian girl named Hanna Fylling Ellingseter surfaced on YouTube, the young girl sings a song...
There's A Dangerous YouTube Knife Game That Kids Are Obsessed With
Despite Foursquare's struggles, Chicago's Evzdrop isn't scared of the check-in -- or "drop"
Pocket Gems grows fast with its “mobile first” game business

Groupon's Andrew Mason: We Were 'Toughened Up' By Quiet Period (GRPN)

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Life hasn't changed much for Groupon CEO Andrew Mason since the company went public last year. "It's a lot like being a private company except I have to do this once a quarter. I have to do earnings calls." Mason was talking at the Goldman Sachs Technology conference in...
Groupon's Andrew Mason: We Were 'Toughened Up' By Quiet Period (GRPN)

Anyone is an artist with PicsArt

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PicsArt is a photo manipulation and art app for iOS and Android from the company of the same name. The Android version has been performing well (the developers claim it is the “No. 1 photo app on Android and Kindle”) but the iOS version is a recent release which only...
Anyone is an artist with PicsArt

Harlem Shake meme: the new Gangnam Style?

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Forget Gangnam Style, there's a new viral dance craze for you all to learnReading on mobile? Watch video on YouTubeIf you've just put the finishing touches to your rendition of the Gangnam Style dance then we've got some bad news for you - there's a new meme in town. Harlem...
Harlem Shake meme: the new Gangnam Style?

OUYA developers sound off: successes and failures of the dev kit, one month out

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You still can't touch an OUYA. Not until March, at the earliest, and that's only if you're a Kickstarter backer. However, one lucky group of folks already has access: game developers. Those among us who shelled out $700 -- as well as the 10 lucky studios who won that...
OUYA developers sound off: successes and failures of the dev kit, one month out

China's daily deal market consolidates as top 10 sites claim 90% revenue share: Report

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Groupon sparked a wave of thousands of imitators in China a few years back, but many of them have died off, leaving the top 10 sites to claim the vast majority of the market, according to a new report. Chinese daily deal aggregator Dataotuan has compiled estimates for the state...
China's daily deal market consolidates as top 10 sites claim 90% revenue share: Report

Say it with GIFs in Gifstory

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Gifstory is a new iOS app from Ultralab Apps. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, with no additional in-app purchases. Animated GIFs, the 256-color silent alternative to genuine video capture, have seen something of a resurgence in popularity in recent years, particularly as social media...
Say it with GIFs in Gifstory
The Surface might be even more overpriced than the iPad

Evi hits the App Store, provides a low-cost alternative to Siri (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - The success of Siri, Apple’s voice-activated personal assistant app built into the iPhone 4S, has brought on a flood of imitators. It’s hard to blame developers who are trying to catch a little bit of the voice-activated lightning in a bottle that has helped Apple hit a record...
Evi hits the App Store, provides a low-cost alternative to Siri (Appolicious)

Apple CEO Weighs in to Praise Jury Verdict

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Tim Cook, in inheriting the reins at Apple, also assumed oversight of a legal war against imitators begun by predecessor Steve Jobs. So it is not surprising that Apple's CEO took time out to revel in Apple's decisive court victory over Samsung Electronics Friday....
Apple CEO Weighs in to Praise Jury Verdict

The 10 Most Blatant Design Ripoffs in Social Media

mashable.com
Pinspire vs. Pinterest It doesn't get more blatant than this. Pinspire is pretty much a pixel-for-pixel Pinterest clone, created by the serial digital ripoff artists at Rocket Internet. It's a bit obscene just how much of a copycat Pinspire is -- from concept to functionality to the cursive-style logo....
The 10 Most Blatant Design Ripoffs in Social Media
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