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Marketplace For Event Venues ‘Eventup’ Brings In 1.8M From Lightbank, NEA And More

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Like an Airbnb but for events spaces, Eventup is announcing a $1.8 million seed round today, with financing led by Eric Lefkofsky’s Lightbank and followed on by NEA, Crosscut Ventures, New World Ventures and others including LA-based incubator Science. While startups like Venuetastic have the bars part of the events...
Marketplace For Event Venues ‘Eventup’ Brings In 1.8M From Lightbank, NEA And More
FreedomPop turns your iPod Touch into an iPhone with free 4G

The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless

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There have been inquiries and a few articles claiming that Samsung Electronics is going to offer a Facebook-like service, being developed under a code-name called ‘Samsung Facebook.’ However this is not true and the rumor is groundless. ‘Family Story’ has been available since February 2012 on Samsung Smart TVs,...
The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless

One Way Apple Makes Sure It Gets Favorable Reviews From David Pogue (AAPL)

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For the most part, Apple has an adversarial relationship with the press. It doesn't answer to inquiries, and it doesn't make its executives available for interviews or comments unless it's a major issue. However, there are exceptions to Apple's treatment of the press. Namely, Walt Mossberg and David Pogue...
One Way Apple Makes Sure It Gets Favorable Reviews From David Pogue (AAPL)

Apple pulls cloned games from App Store

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A developer that sells apps in Apple’s ubiquitous App Store goes by the name Anton Sinelnikov. Pulling up his apps today shows a much thinner selection than yesterday, according to website VideoGameWriters. Nine apps are left on sale from this particular seller, down from 68 previously. The reason? Cloned apps....
Apple pulls cloned games from App Store

iPad '4G' claims face UK scrutiny

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Apple is facing inquiries over "4G" advertising of the latest iPad in the UK, the BBC understands....
iPad '4G' claims face UK scrutiny

MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

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Augmented reality isn’t always totally pointless. Sorry if you think it’s hugely useful to see an augmented view of tweets around you just by holding up your phone, but I like to find slightly more advanced applications using the technology. One such app, MagicPlan, fits that description. From the two-year...
MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

Google's Peter Birch: 'committed' to bringing all of Maps' features to iOS, other platforms

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There was a Google event today, but you'd hardly know it based on the Q&A session. Question and question was hurled at Peter Birch, Product Manager for Google Earth desktop, mobile, and API, surrounding Apple. With discussion around Apple's desire to introduce a mapping system of its own in...
Google's Peter Birch: 'committed' to bringing all of Maps' features to iOS, other platforms

FreedomPop Aims to Turn an iPod Touch into an iPhone, with a 4G Add-On

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Wireless start-up FreedomPop is announcing plans on Tuesday to start selling an add-on that effectively gives an iPod touch many of the capabilities of an iPhone. The $99 add-on adds wireless data capabilities to a third-generation or fourth-generation iPod, also enabling calling through various Voice-over-IP services, such as Skype. “It’s...
FreedomPop Aims to Turn an iPod Touch into an iPhone, with a 4G Add-On

Groupon's Mason on Strategy, Investment and (Finally) a Way to Stop Those Pole-Dancing Offers

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Groupon’s CEO Andrew Mason is known for his sense of humor, but during the company’s first earnings call today, it was all business. Of course you knew at least a little bit would slip through. In response to an analyst who asked about the company’s ability to tailor deals to...
Groupon's Mason on Strategy, Investment and (Finally) a Way to Stop Those Pole-Dancing Offers

Hootsuite Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation

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It was just over a month ago that social media management platform HootSuite picked up $20 million in a secondary investment round that valued the company at $200 million. Now we have heard from multiple sources that the company is looking to better than double that: HootSuite is in the...
Hootsuite Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation

Samsung: No, we aren’t building a ‘Samsung Facebook’ social network

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Reports that Samsung is building its own social network — codenamed ‘ Samsung Facebook’ — have been officially denied by the company, which said rumours were “not true” and “groundless.” Colour us extremely surprised. Yesterday, the Korea Times reported that Samsung was to make “a foray into the social network...
Samsung: No, we aren’t building a ‘Samsung Facebook’ social network

Download bots were the “well-known secret” of the app ecosystem

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It’s remarkable how widely-known the phenomenon of fraudulent download bots was throughout the iOS developer community. Essentially, bots or automated programs have been used for well over a year to download apps until they reach the top of the charts where they can be seen by real users. Most every...
Download bots were the “well-known secret” of the app ecosystem

Twitter outage Thursday morning frustrate users

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Twitter appeared to be experiencing a widespread outage on Thursday morning, users discovered, taking their complaints to other sites around the web while waiting for the company to respond. The company has not yet responded to our inquiries for comment on the service disruption, nor has it updated the...
Twitter outage Thursday morning frustrate users

Apple may be finally cracking down on bots after warning to developers

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Apple issued a warning to developers last night reminding them that using third-party advertising services guaranteeing top rankings could result in the loss of their developer membership. In a note entitled, “Adhering to Guidelines on Third-Party Marketing Services” last night, Apple reiterated: “Once you build a great app, you want...
Apple may be finally cracking down on bots after warning to developers

Daily Report: Europeans Rethink Their Google Inquiries

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European privacy regulators said Wednesday that they were considering reopening their inquiries into Google's collection of personal e-mails and Web searches for its Street View service, reports Kevin J. O'Brien in Thursday's New York Times. The move came after revelations that collecting the Internet data had not been a lone...
Daily Report: Europeans Rethink Their Google Inquiries

South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation

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Google might be in trouble for how it handled an earlier raid by South Korean officials over antitrust concerns. Insiders claimed to AllThingsD that the country's Fair Trade Commission stormed Google's Seoul offices again on May 28th after the company allegedly stonewalled the investigation in suspicious ways. Among the...
South Korea's FTC reportedly raids Google again over lack of cooperation

Samsung hints no major products at MWC with no event planned

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Samsung has hinted that any products shown at Mobile World Congress may be low-profile after it stated Wednesday that it had no plans for a special event at the Barcelona show. The company didn't rule out any "exciting new products" in a response to PCMag inquiries, but it hinted that...
Samsung hints no major products at MWC with no event planned

You Don't Own What You Buy, Part 15,332: Cisco Forces Questionable New Firmware On Routers

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One of the things that we keep learning in a connected, digital age, is that what you think you "bought" you often don't really own. Companies who sell you products seem to feel a certain freedom to unilaterally change the terms of what purchased. I'm reminded of Sony removing key...
You Don't Own What You Buy, Part 15,332: Cisco Forces Questionable New Firmware On Routers
Notch answers Q&A thread on Reddit, talks Minecraft, game development, and the gender of his beard

Sometimes You Just Need To Go With Your Gut In Data Analysis

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It is difficult to understand why statisticians commonly limit their inquiries to Averages, and do not revel in more comprehensive views. Their souls seem as dull to the charm of variety as that of the native of one of our flat English counties, whose retrospect of Switzerland was that, if...
Sometimes You Just Need To Go With Your Gut In Data Analysis

Congressmen Send Inquiries to 33 App Developers Over Privacy Practices

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Representatives Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) have sent letters to thirty-three app developers with a number of questions about their information collection and use practices. This follows on a letter from the Congressmen sent to Apple requesting information on the company's data collection policies it imposes on...
Congressmen Send Inquiries to 33 App Developers Over Privacy Practices

Google trademarks Showy for software that turns a device into a remote control

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Tweet Late last month, Google registered the domain name GoogleShowy.com.   With such generic words in the name there was not much to go on.  But now, Google has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office revealing more details as to what “Showy” will be when it’s finally...
Google trademarks Showy for software that turns a device into a remote control

Say What You Want About Him, But JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Isn't Afraid Of Anybody

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JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been eviscerated by analysts, the media, shoppers, his own employees and anyone else who has anything to say about JCPenney. What we've learned over the past few months is that Johnson doesn't care. Not one bit. He's not afraid of putting his reputation on the...
Say What You Want About Him, But JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson Isn't Afraid Of Anybody

Twitter's Tony Wang: 'We are the free speech wing of the free speech party'

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Social networking site's general manager says it takes a neutral view on posted messagesThe general manager of Twitter in the UK has said that the social network sees itself as "the free speech wing of the free speech party".Speaking at the Guardian Changing Media Summit on Thursday, Tony Wang said...
Twitter's Tony Wang: 'We are the free speech wing of the free speech party'

With EU approval, Google's Motorola acquisition nearly complete

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Google today received regulatory approval for its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from European Union officials, and is expected to gain approval from the US Justice Department this week. "We have approved the acquisition... because upon careful examination, this transaction does not itself raise competition issues," EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin...
With EU approval, Google's Motorola acquisition nearly complete
Samsung: Of course we’re not building our own Facebook
Comcast asks judge to throw out anti-piracy subpoenas meant to 'shake down' users

LinkedIn: Now With Intent Signals for Recruiters, Courtesy of HireSignals

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No sooner does a professional worker get laid off or start think about looking for a new job than can they be expected to utter the phrase, “Time to update my LinkedIn profile.” The professional social network has become the official playing field of job seekers and recruiters alike. Unfortunately,...
LinkedIn: Now With Intent Signals for Recruiters, Courtesy of HireSignals
Samsung denies rumors that it is prepping a Facebook competitor
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