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Why GPS-based smart apps failed to go viral at SXSW

Leaked videos show focus groups panning the Microsoft Kin: 'It's frustrating'

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Microsoft is currently trying to make inroads with its new tablet computer — taking on the likes of Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. But before the Surface ever arrived on store shelves, there was Microsoft’s other experiment with hardware: The Kin. Remember this poorly-conceived device? You may not, since...
Leaked videos show focus groups panning the Microsoft Kin: 'It's frustrating'

Apple gains FIPS 140 level 2 cryptographic compliance as it pushes for government business

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Over the last couple of years, Apple has been doing well to absorb the government business that BlackBerry has had locked up for years. They’ve moved to qualify their devices for secure operation in various forms and that includes meeting government cryptographic standards. Earlier this month, Apple was granted its...
Apple gains FIPS 140 level 2 cryptographic compliance as it pushes for government business

IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

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According to StatCounter’s collected browser usage data, Internet Explorer 9 is an anomaly among its franchise brethren: IE9 is more popular on weekends than on weeknights. For some time, the rule was simple: people used Internet Explorer at work, as they had to, but at home they used Firefox and other alternatives (this...
IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

Yahoo to Close South Korean Operations

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Yahoo Inc. will close its South Korean operations by the end of this year after struggling to make inroads in a market dominated by local Web portals....
Yahoo to Close South Korean Operations
Verizon: Damn The Cable Cutters, Full Pay TV Ahead

How Advanced Fraud Detection Services Work

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As anyone who has ever had a valid credit card charge questioned knows, there is a lot of fraudulent use of cards and the Internet has made it even easier for the bad guys to exploit. According to comScore, last year ecommerce in the U.S. reached record levels of spending...
How Advanced Fraud Detection Services Work
How Real-Time Bidding Could Save Mobile Advertising

Fresh rumours surface of Apple testing smaller iPad

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A fresh rumour has surfaced suggesting that Apple may be sampling 8-inch tablet displays from AU Optronics and LG Display, according to WSJ . Apple is known to experiment with different displays for its devices, which do not always make it to market. However, while most people opt for 10-inch...
Fresh rumours surface of Apple testing smaller iPad

MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

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MHL had a huge 2011. The mobile high-definition connectivity standard went from a relativity unknown port to making its way onto more than 50 million devices. More than 90 licensees are on board with MHL and the connectivity option is nearly standard on tablets, smartphones, HDTVs, and is now making...
MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011
Google says patent wars 'not helpful to innovation'

Twitter Offers UK Companies £1k In Free Ads For Good Twitter Yarns

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Twitter has offered business in the U.S. free advertising credits of up to $100 to promote its new ad small business ad push in that market, and now it is repeating the effort in the UK, with an even sweeter deal of £1,000 in ad credits ($1,600), redeemable on Twitter’s...
Twitter Offers UK Companies £1k In Free Ads For Good Twitter Yarns

How Microsoft is battling Apple and Google inside public agencies and schools

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Microsoft is meeting with hundreds of public officials in Redmond starting this morning for its U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit, trying to make inroads for Windows 8, Office 365 and other new products from the company. Curt Kolcun and Laura Ipsen at Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit. The conference...
How Microsoft is battling Apple and Google inside public agencies and schools

Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

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Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, Groupon has made a run of acquisitions over the last six months,...
Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

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AirtelNow that it’s carved some significant inroads into China, the world’s largest mobile market, Apple is turning its attention to the second largest as well: India. In the fourth quarter, iPhone shipments to India were about three to four times what they were in the third quarter, according to new...
A Big Year for Apple's iPhone in India

A top UK judge has ruled that defendants can be summoned to court via Facebook

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We’ve already heard that the UK Supreme Court must accept freedom-of-information requests via Twitter, in the wake of its decision to launch a Twitter account to announce rulings. And this was preceded by a top UK judge announcing that journalists could live-tweet court cases without asking permission. Is it possible...
A top UK judge has ruled that defendants can be summoned to court via Facebook
A Redesigned, Slicker PayPal Is Coming Tomorrow; Some Seeing New Look Today
AT&T's GoPhone Prepaid Brand to Gain iPhone and LTE/HSPA+ Support Tomorrow

Nokia Grows its Share of Windows Phone Market, But That Market May Not Be Growing Fast Enough

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A new study shows that Windows Phone is growing and Nokia is gaining an increasing share of that market. Given those two trends, one might think things are just dandy for both Microsoft and Nokia. Of course, we all know that’s not necessarily the case. The problem is that...
Nokia Grows its Share of Windows Phone Market, But That Market May Not Be Growing Fast Enough
Videogame makers discuss LGBT acceptance at 'Full Spectrum' event

Berlin-based Orderbird Gets $3.5M For Its iOS-Based Restaurant Ordering Solution

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As NFC continues to see growing adoption, we are still noticing mobile payment solutions that don’t use the technology picking up more traction — and funding: one of the latest comes from Germany, where a Berlin-based company called Orderbird has picked up a €2.7 million ($3.5 million) round for a...
Berlin-based Orderbird Gets $3.5M For Its iOS-Based Restaurant Ordering Solution

Samsung Seeks to Lure Businesses With Knox

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Samsung is betting big on Knox, its new containerized security system, to make further inroads into the enterprise market, taking on Blackberry. On Friday, the company made further progress by announcing that its Knox-enabled smartphones and tablets were approved by the U.S. Department of Defense  for use by U.S. government and military officials....
Samsung Seeks to Lure Businesses With Knox

SK Telecom unit reportedly set to invest $9.15 million in Indonesia joint venture

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SK Telecom will soon start offering mobile and online services in Indonesia in a joint venture worth $18 million, as it seeks to make inroads into the Southeast Asian nation’s growing population of connected users, according to Global Post, which cited a Yonhap news agency report on Tuesday. SK Planet,...
SK Telecom unit reportedly set to invest $9.15 million in Indonesia joint venture

New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

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Facebook’s tough first six months on the Nasdaq soured some investors on the company’s money making prospects. But a few analysts are still keeping the faith. Case in point: The latest “Buy” rating coming from J.P. Morgan Chase, complete with a shiny new price target raised to $35, up six...
New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

Former Apple ad man Ken Segall says Apple's advertising has lost momentum to Samsung

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In the video above, Bloomberg West speaks with 72andSunny’s partner and creative director Jason Norcross about the thinking behind some of Samsung’s latest campaigns.  If there is one person qualified to discuss the state of Apple’s current marketing efforts, it’s Ken Segall. Working alongside Steve Jobs’ creative team for more than a decade,...
Former Apple ad man Ken Segall says Apple's advertising has lost momentum to Samsung

Google enterprise is something to fear

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Competitors not taking Google's attempts to make inroads in enterprise software are kidding themselves. They should be worried. FORTUNE -- Google has long been criticized for a lack of focus, and some doubt its commitment to enterprise customers. But the company formerly known as a search engine believes that it's...
Google enterprise is something to fear

Daily Report: Aereo's Inroads Bring Sharp Reaction From Networks

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The service retransmits TV broadcasts without paying stations the fees that cable operators pay, so networks are determined to shut it down -- even, they say, if they have to go cable-only, Brian Stelter reports in Wednesday's New York Times....
Daily Report: Aereo's Inroads Bring Sharp Reaction From Networks

Steve Jobs' ad man Ken Segall says Apple's advertising has lost momentum to Samsung

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If there is one person qualified to discuss the state of Apple’s current marketing efforts, it’s Ken Segall. Working alongside Steve Jobs’ creative team for more than a decade, Segall, the man who put the “i” in iMac, served as creative director at ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day creating some of Apple’s...
Steve Jobs' ad man Ken Segall says Apple's advertising has lost momentum to Samsung

Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery

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Internet giant to start delivering groceries in the US with a view to replicating the venture in the UK if it proves successfulAmazon is reported to be gearing up to take on another sector - the $1tn (£650bn) a year US food market. If successful, the venture could be replicated...
Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery

Ericsson to Acquire Technicolor's Broadcast Services Division

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Ericsson has made an offer to acquire the Broadcast Services Division of Technicolor, as it looks to make further inroads into the broadcast market, the company......
Ericsson to Acquire Technicolor's Broadcast Services Division
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