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Google takes a bite out of spam with new web search tool

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

In Tweetie Aftermath, Tweetarena Selling Twitter Client Assets on eBay

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Though the Twitter developer ecosystem, brought together at the company’s Chirp conference this week, is doing its best to move forward after Twitter bought an iPhone client, there’s still fallout to be had. The day after Twitter bought Tweetie, the maker of competing mobile client Tweetarena put its assets up...
In Tweetie Aftermath, Tweetarena Selling Twitter Client Assets on eBay

Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?

www.readwriteweb.com
Shared by Jesse Stay This is completely incorrect - fb:app_id, fb:page_id, and fb:admins are all part of the spec - see:http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraphunder "Getting Started".My guess is that the fb_app_id is either an alias, or a bug in the code of that website itself. No one is getting special treatment here. That...
Does Facebook Really Want a Semantic Web?

At the Pool snags $750K, launches redesign to create offline friendships

pandodaily.com
Human beings are naturally driven to form relationships and communities. Unfortunately, much of the social Web lends itself to duplicating existing relationships rather than fostering new ones. This may be fine for those content with the status quo, but for anyone looking to broaden their horizons, move to a...
At the Pool snags $750K, launches redesign to create offline friendships

Five ways Congress should improve the copyright system

arstechnica.com
In a Wednesday speech, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced plans for a "comprehensive review" of copyright law. The announcement is significant because Goodlatte chairs the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over copyright issues. "I am announcing today that the House Judiciary Committee will hold a comprehensive series of...
Five ways Congress should improve the copyright system

Gmail for iOS gets notification support and persistent logins, brings joy to Apple mobile masses

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It took quite awhile for the official Gmail app to arrive for our Apple-toting friends, but when it debuted, it lacked many features enjoyed by Android users. Well, today the iOS Gmail app got a refresh that brings it a bit closer to the green bot version. Chiefly, notification...
Gmail for iOS gets notification support and persistent logins, brings joy to Apple mobile masses

Twitter Curates Its News Feed More With Location-Tailored Trends

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Twitter has announced Tailored Trends will become part of its service, rolling out slowly across the world right now. The idea is to capture "emerging topics people are talking about on Twitter" in a sequence that is now based on where users are located--after...
Twitter Curates Its News Feed More With Location-Tailored Trends

EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

www.pcworld.com
Europe's telecom network operators on Tuesday said that bandwidth-hungry services like UHDTV (ultra high definition television) and 3DTV should be distributed via cable or satellite instead of competing with other services for spectrum.The uptake of mobile wireless broadband services in the European Union shows no sign of abating, and...
EU network operators say bandwidth-hungry services should not compete for spectrum

YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

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Plivo, a Y Combinator-backed telephony startup which offers an API platform for voice and SMS applications, is today announcing having raised $1.75 million in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Incorporated and SV Angel. For background, the company offers businesses a way to host their voice and messaging applications...
YC-Backed Telephony Startup Plivo Raises $1.75M From Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Qualcomm Inc. & SV Angel

Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer to recieve customized multitouch gesture control

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Here's a cool little addition to the increasingly competitive world of home automation. Ube's got a WiFi Smart Dimmer that utilizes multitouch functionality to control the the lights in your house -- use one finger to turn off a single light, or use two to turn off a set....
Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer to recieve customized multitouch gesture control

This new Web mod shows you Bitcoin prices for eBay auctions

thenextweb.com
We know PayPal is thinking about adding Bitcoin support to its payment service, but if you can’t wait to check the Bitcoin prices on those eBay auctions you’re sniping, website modding service BetterInternet has got you covered. BetterInternet, which debuted at Techono.me last October, acts as a real-time filter for any website,...
This new Web mod shows you Bitcoin prices for eBay auctions
Cisco announces the EA6500, its first 802.11ac router, and launches Connect Cloud platform

Twitter for Mac update brings photo sharing improvements, Retina display support

www.engadget.com
Twitter's showing off an updated version of its Mac app today, featuring a number of key fixes, including improvements to photo sharing and a slew of new languages. On the image side of things, you can now share a photo by clicking on the camera icon in the tweet...
Twitter for Mac update brings photo sharing improvements, Retina display support

Valve is ready for you to test its hardware prototypes, has a handy survey

www.engadget.com
In what is assuredly the inauspicious beginnings of an alternate reality Aperture Science, Valve Software is asking interested parties to take a brief survey which may result in being the first people outside of the company to get hands-on time with Valve's hardware prototypes. Additionally, participants will get a...
Valve is ready for you to test its hardware prototypes, has a handy survey

Nurph Creates An Instant Chatbox On Any Site

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Chatting has become something of a second nature to a lot of people. It’s cheaper than SMS or telephone, and still covers that mind-blowing distance. However, people have a lot of problems thinking out of the box on this one. Quite literally. There’s always a need for preparation. Installing the...
Nurph Creates An Instant Chatbox On Any Site

LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

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With its latest device, LeapFrog's continuing to fight the good fight: teaching kids essential skills through the power of consumer electronics. LeapReader's a sort of spiritual successor to the company's Tag line, maintaining the reading tool's pen-like form factor, while adding writing to the equation. The device continues to...
LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

YieldMetrics Brings Radical Transparency to Online Advertising, Whether You Like it or Not

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The display ad market has been built on a model of opacity and black boxes. Online publishers, advertisers, agencies, and ad networks each count on the fact that the party on the other side of the table doesn’t know the source, makeup, or pricing of their ad inventory. As a...
YieldMetrics Brings Radical Transparency to Online Advertising, Whether You Like it or Not

Baidu in talks with more than 20 handset makers over adopting its Android-based OS

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Baidu‘s aggressive new strategy to build its brand in China’s mobile space is showing promise, after the Chinese search giant revealed it is talking to more than 20 manufacturers over the potential to build devices powered by its ‘Baidu Cloud’ operating system. The firm made the claim in an announcement...
Baidu in talks with more than 20 handset makers over adopting its Android-based OS
How Technology Has Changed The Selection Of A New Pope

Learning how Google really works

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Google’s YouTube channel for Webmasters offers an informative glimpse into the world of the company’s mysterious algorithm. FORTUNE — Google is notoriously (and understandably) tight-lipped about the details of its algorithm — the formula that determines how search results are presented. But the company also seems to genuinely try to help...
Learning how Google really works

NeoGeo X console official, due in the spring

www.electronista.com
The NeoGeo X portable games console leaked late in January has now been made official. Interested parties can now register for updates, and the handheld will ship during the spring, preloaded with 20 games. As revealed before, the console will have an SD memory card slot and an AVV port.......
NeoGeo X console official, due in the spring
Google & Microsoft express 'extreme' interest in unused U.K. wireless spectrum

FSFE celebrates Document Freedom Day by sending handcuffs to policymakers

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The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is celebrating open standards today in an annual event called Document Freedom Day. The event, which was first held in 2008, is observed on the last Wednesday of March. The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness of the critical role unencumbered...
FSFE celebrates Document Freedom Day by sending handcuffs to policymakers

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE up for pre-order, hitting Sprint August 19th for $200

www.engadget.com
Sprint subscribers aching to get their thumbs on some QWERTY keyboarding, LTE action won't have to wait much longer. The carrier announced today that Motorola's verbose Photon Q 4G LTE will be hitting the network on Sunday, August 19th, carrying a $200 price tag. The handset's packing a 1.5GHz...
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE up for pre-order, hitting Sprint August 19th for $200

HP starts Envy 14 Spectre pre-orders, but high-res screen is currently not an option

www.theverge.com
We recently took a look at HP's Envy 14 Spectre and found that while isn't the thinnest or lightest laptop, it had a stylish design and a great screen. Now, it's available for interested parties to pre-order -- but unfortunately that high-res screen appears to be missing. While HP's...
HP starts Envy 14 Spectre pre-orders, but high-res screen is currently not an option

Tim Cook's coffee date reaches record breaking $295,000 bid for charity

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Bidding is still open for a coffee break with Apple CEO Tim Cook, but it will cost interested parties at least $300,000 to get into the running.    ...
Tim Cook's coffee date reaches record breaking $295,000 bid for charity

Mobile industry-backed App Quality Alliance launches its Quality App Directory for developers

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App Quality Alliance (AQuA), the non-profit organization backed by some of the major players from mobile, has launched what it’s calling the “first ever quality app directory.” Just to recap, AQuA emerged from the ashes of The Unified Testing Initiative back in August, as it sought a “deeper commitment to...
Mobile industry-backed App Quality Alliance launches its Quality App Directory for developers

Sony Xperia NXT series available now unlocked for US tastes

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The waiting is the hardest part -- just ask stateside fans of the Xperia NXT series. But in a welcome change of fortune, Sony's breaking down international borders and making its Android trio available unlocked for American mitts. Interested parties can hit up Sony stores or visit the usual...
Sony Xperia NXT series available now unlocked for US tastes

Facebook Wins: AOL Throws in the Towel on Bebo

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AOL, a little over two years after paying $850 million for popular UK social networking site Bebo, has admitted in an internal memo to employees that the business is “declining” and that it simply doesn’t have the resources to invest in the site while waiting for its numbers to...
Facebook Wins: AOL Throws in the Towel on Bebo
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