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Vonage challenges Skype with new iPhone app featuring 30 percent cheaper VoIP calling

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VoIP startup Vonage is determined to continue challenging Skype and other VoIP incumbents so today they issued a brand new iPhone app called Vonage Mobile. Replacing their previous iOS offerings Time to Call and Vonage Mobile application for Facebook, the new program boasts up to 30 percent lower international per-minute...
Vonage challenges Skype with new iPhone app featuring 30 percent cheaper VoIP calling

And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine

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Drum roll, please. Google Compute Engine is now available to everyone, not just those who pay $400 per month for Google Gold support. (Update: Actually, it turns out folks can sign up for GCE starting at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday.) Notably, Google will offer its resources in sub-hour increments...
And, bam! Here's Google Compute Engine

Coming Soon: Buying Stock On Facebook In 3 Clicks

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Facebook's impending initial public offering on NASDAQ isn't the only way that people will be able to trade in stock of the social networking site. By June of this year, public companies will be able to sell their stock to customers directly from their Facebook pages with no fees, no...
Coming Soon: Buying Stock On Facebook In 3 Clicks
Senator Brown: The time to act on crowdsourcing bill is now

Kid spends $2500 on iTunes in 15 minutes

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation Give this kid a medal. Five-year-old Danny Kitchen of Bristol, England, spent $2500 on iTunes in-app purchases in about 15 minutes, the Beeb reports. Score! Spending that much money that quickly would seem to be a challenge, but his parent’s emailed...
Kid spends $2500 on iTunes in 15 minutes

Amazon to Chegg, BookRenter: Nice Knowin Ya ...

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Amazon’s Kindle textbook rental service now has a dead-tree counterpart. The retailer on Monday began offering rentals through its textbook store. Titles are offered for rental in 130 day increments with an allowance for a single 15-day extension. Pricing seems to fall in the $30-$60 range, with Amazon picking...
Amazon to Chegg, BookRenter: Nice Knowin Ya ...

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From a Virtual Pants post refuting my experiences with the Surface: It is expensive The Surface is cheaper than an iPad. The base model Surface has 32GB of storage and is $499. The 32GB iPad Wi-Fi is $599. But, what about the Touch Cover? A 32GB Surface with Touch Cover...
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LocalBonus Raises $900,000 To Provide A Universal Loyalty Program For Anyone With A Credit Card
Dropbox for iOS updated with automatic photo uploads, gallery view, and a new way to earn bonus storage

Hacker gets awarded $60k for his full exploit of Google’s Chrome browser

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Google’s Chrome browser is becoming more secure as we speak, thanks to a program we talked about last week. The Chromium Security Rewards Program is sponsoring an event at the CanSecWest security conference right now, and the highest monetary reward has already been given. Here’s what the Chrome releases team...
Hacker gets awarded $60k for his full exploit of Google’s Chrome browser

APIs launched at Where 2.0: a pocket guide

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Where 2.0 has become a launch-pad for new geo products. As a sign of the times, these announcements focus on APIs rather than the usual feature-increments or partnership propaganda (we geo folk always prefer the Walk over the Talk). Here's a handy reference list in no particular order: Placecast Match...
APIs launched at Where 2.0: a pocket guide

What "unbelievable" new services does Amazon have on tap

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Amazon is not known for tipping its hand about what new cloud services it may have planned. so it was no surprise  this week when Amazon CTO Werner Vogels teased Structure Europe attendees with promises of new things to come from Amazon Web Services that “you wouldn’t believe.” Pressed for...
What "unbelievable" new services does Amazon have on tap
Google Puts Nail In The Coffin For Static Analytics, Real Time Now The Only Option

Twilio Is Crushing It: 150K Developers, 1.5M API Calls A Day, 1B Total Phone Calls, Expanding To 20 More Countries

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Twilio, the startup that lets developers incorporate cloud-based voice and messaging services directly into mobile and web apps used by startups like Uber and established companies like eBay and Hulu, today revealed some big numbers and a bigger footprint for its services as it continues to disrupt the carrier world...
Twilio Is Crushing It: 150K Developers, 1.5M API Calls A Day, 1B Total Phone Calls, Expanding To 20 More Countries

Bit by bit, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz offloading shares

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Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is slowly offloading his sizable stake in the social network. Moskovitz, who left Facebook in 2008 to co-found Asana, completed 12 different trades in 150,000-share increments during a two-week period starting on August 17 and ending on September 4, 2012. As of Tuesday, the 28-year-old...
Bit by bit, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz offloading shares

Rulers of the Cloud: Will Amazon's Computing Fabric Become a New Economy?

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This is the third entry in our exploratory series "Will One Company Dominate the Cloud". Today we're blinking twice after reviewing the innovation engine at Amazon. The Amazon AWS product is all about services. While others are marketing the cloud with an explanation point, the cloud leader is focused on...
Rulers of the Cloud: Will Amazon's Computing Fabric Become a New Economy?

Attack Of The Tweets: MTV’s Movie Awards Twitter Visualization Graph

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I was hit with a reminder this Sunday morning that I am indeed no longer a 15-year-old teenager. But if you are a Bieber-Swift-Pattinson-Stewart-OMGVampires-loving tween/teen, then boy does MTV have a Twitter visualization map for you. In honor of this evening’s MTV Movie Awards, the digital team at MTV have...
Attack Of The Tweets: MTV’s Movie Awards Twitter Visualization Graph
Google Play gift cards coming to Target & GameStop

Windows Phone Facebook numbers hint at less than stellar progress

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Since November another 400,000 people have started using Windows Phones where they've activated the embedded Facebook app. But when you put that into context against Android and Apple, it's less goodAnd just like that, Windows Phone has gained another 100,000 users. Apparently, there are now 1.4m devices out there whose...
Windows Phone Facebook numbers hint at less than stellar progress
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Verizon Wireless family data plan calculator leaked in a screenshot
iTunes now accepting donations for the American Red Cross Sandy relief efforts
Verizon offering shared data plans up to 20GB for $150 in stores and over the phone

Why Didn't Apple Come Up With This Awesome Keyboard Method First? (AAPL)

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We love our iPad, but editing text can be a little obnoxious. To move the cursor back, you need to tap and hold to put it where you want it. Selecting a block of text is equally cumbersome. But take a look at this iOS keyboard prototype -- it makes...
Why Didn't Apple Come Up With This Awesome Keyboard Method First? (AAPL)

Star Wars Story Told with LEGO Brickfilm

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Star Wars Story Told with LEGO Brickfilm is a post from Chris PirilloWe’ve talked about Brickfilms in the past. There is a lot of work to do in order to produce one of these little films. Brickfilms are created using stop-motion animation. This is an animation technique which makes an...
Star Wars Story Told with LEGO Brickfilm

How to free up iCloud storage space

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When Apple introduced iCloud in 2011, it announced that every customer with an Apple ID would receive 5GB of iCloud storage space for free. You can add more storage at a rate of $2 per gigabyte per year, in 10GB, 20GB, or 50GB increments. But if you're not interested in...
How to free up iCloud storage space

Retro-photo trend continues with Vintique

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Vintique is an iOS-based photo manipulation app from GMY Studio. The app has been available for a short while now, but is currently being featured by Apple as its Free App of the Week in the App Store. It’s currently free, but carries in-app purchases of additional filtering and export...
Retro-photo trend continues with Vintique

Facebook shares new documentation for local currency pricing, sets migration for Q3

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Facebook today provided updates regarding its transition from Credits to local currency pricing. The company offered new documentation for game developers and announced that migration will occur in Q3 this year. Facebook decided to phase out Credits in favor of a user’s local currency — dollars, pounds or yen, for example...
Facebook shares new documentation for local currency pricing, sets migration for Q3

stevekovach: littlebigdetails: OS X - Adjust the volume in 1/4...

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stevekovach: littlebigdetails: OS X - Adjust the volume in 1/4 increments with shift+alt+volume keys. /via GDmac Life changing Yep, had no idea....
stevekovach: littlebigdetails: OS X - Adjust the volume in 1/4...

TNW Pick of the Day: Check this beautiful little currency converter app for iPhone

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Currency conversion apps is something of a saturated market already with the likes of Currency Converter, Currency and, erm, Currency Converter all vying for your hard-earned cash (and ad-seeing eyes). But that doesn’t mean there’s not room for one more. Another currency conversion app has just hit the App Store,...
TNW Pick of the Day: Check this beautiful little currency converter app for iPhone
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