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Yep, it’s a tablet: Microsoft introduces the Surface

Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?

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The importance of privacy has been dwindling for quite some time, and smartphones have become one of the biggest culprits. Allegations against Carrier IQ, location-based tracking, the recent concerns about Path snatching up iOS address book information -- all of these are just a few examples of mobile carriers...
Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?

Carrier IQ opens up IQCare diagnostics platform to smartphone users

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Carrier IQ has announced the extension of its IQ Care platform to enable mobile operators to share the insight gained with its customers. The analytics software measures diagnostic information on your phone relating to network usage, battery life and dropped calls. Previously it's only been available to customer care...
Carrier IQ opens up IQCare diagnostics platform to smartphone users

Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer

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It's been several months since Carrier IQ explained its data collection practices and responded to FCC and Senatorial inquiry about its privacy policies. Despite the fact that it's no longer in the headlines, Carrier IQ's still intent on improving how it handles consumer info. That's why the firm has...
Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer

TomTom bringing its navigation app to Android in October, keeping mum on the details

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Following the release of its smartphone hands-free car kit, TomTom is previewing its new navigation app for Android handsets at Teutonic trade show IFA. When it arrives in October, it'll offer navigation, traffic and IQ routes to tempt users away from Google's bundled navigation applications and onto the company's...
TomTom bringing its navigation app to Android in October, keeping mum on the details

A Few Math Questions That US College Students Can't Answer

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If you can do basic subtraction, you might just be more math-savvy than a lot U.S. college students. A new research paper looks at the mathematical prowess of the roughly 50 percent of community college students in remedial math and finds our national math IQ lacking [DOC]. Below are a...
A Few Math Questions That US College Students Can't Answer

Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin is trying to whip up some hysteria around the relatively straight laced IPO filing from Facebook this morning. The gist of his column: Facebook says it has 845 million monthly active users, but "active users" doesn't necessarily mean a user is coming...
Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

Video: Chrome for Android is faster and feature full

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Google finally merged its Chrome browser with the Android mobile operating system today and I’m thrilled to see it. Not only is the new Chrome beta about 15 percent faster than the stock Android browser, it brings a cleaner interface that makes it easier to browse. And if you’re a...
Video: Chrome for Android is faster and feature full

Sony partners with Scion, makes MotorStorm RC free for PS Vita

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Getting set up with Sony's latest handheld can be an incredible drain on the wallet, what with the cost of pricey, proprietary memory cards and actual games to play. Consider this then the company's way of tossing early adopters a bone, because for a limited time Vita owners can...
Sony partners with Scion, makes MotorStorm RC free for PS Vita
Google+ Hangout Apps Come Out Of Hiding, Offer Games, Screensharing, Presentations & More

Yes, it's another Verizon-Vodafone rumor, this time of a $100B buyout

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And lo, the Verizon-Vodafone rumor mill rumbles on. Just weeks after Verizon scotched rumors that it was planning a $245 billion takeover of its British counterpart, we have a new report, coming out of Reuters, that suggests Verizon is now preparing to buy out Voda’s share in their joint venture,...
Yes, it's another Verizon-Vodafone rumor, this time of a $100B buyout
TomTom navigation app coming to Android in October

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Video look at a speedy slate

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When I held the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, I was hooked. After all, I’ve been using a Galaxy Tab daily for 14 months. The new Tab is slimmer, has a vastly improved display, more RAM and 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. This combination led me...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Video look at a speedy slate
This Chart Shows Just How Much Smarter Engineers Are Than Everyone Else

Global Smartphone Use Set To Double In Three Years

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There are now over a billion smartphones in use worldwide, according to new data - and that figure is expected to double in just three years. And, given that it's taken 16 years to get to the magic number, citing 1996's Nokia Communicator as the first time a mobile communications...
Global Smartphone Use Set To Double In Three Years

Intel launches youth-focused iQ webzine, tells its brand story through aggregation

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It's like Highlights for kids, but with a decidedly techno-centric spin. The company known more for what it's put inside our gadgetry has just unveiled a new digital magazine, iQ, intended for the youthful, über-connected masses. Looking much like Flipboard in design and borrowing a live tile-ish approach, the...
Intel launches youth-focused iQ webzine, tells its brand story through aggregation

Android on track for 1B total activations later this year, Google chairman says

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As of today, there are now 1.5 million Android devices being activated every day, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday. That’s led to more than 750 million Android phones currently in use. But he said the current rate of signups and phones being sold means Android devices in use “will cross...
Android on track for 1B total activations later this year, Google chairman says

'Netflixed' author talks Hastings' glory, hubris, white lies (Q&A)

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Author Gina Keating reveals some of Netflix's secrets in her upcoming book, such as the price Amazon offered to pay to acquire Netflix and the belief of some that Reed Hastings has a "social IQ of zero." [Read more]...
'Netflixed' author talks Hastings' glory, hubris, white lies (Q&A)

Tealium lands a $10.5 million Series B to grow its enterprise tagging products

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Today, enterprise-focused Tealium announced that it has raised a $10.5 million Series B round of funding from Battery Ventures. Battery’s Neeraj Agrawal will be joining its board of directions as part of the deal. Interestingly, Tealium raised its Series A round recently, in January of this year. That funding was a total of $1.1 million,...
Tealium lands a $10.5 million Series B to grow its enterprise tagging products

Struggling HTC: Optimizing our devices for operators is "essential"

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Though it is struggling financially, Taiwanese handset maker HTC has pledged to continue its policy of working with operators to customize devices to their requirements and services, after a senior executive called the approach “essential”. Speaking in Taipei, where the firm launched an NFC-centric version of its HTC One smartphone...
Struggling HTC: Optimizing our devices for operators is "essential"

Android moves into the kitchen with Dacor's Discovery smart oven

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LAS VEGAS--Lazy or inexperienced cooks across America long for a future where appliances instinctively know how to make a meal. Well, the future is almost here. Luxury appliance maker Dacor expects to introduces its 30-inch, Android-powered Discovery wall oven this week at the International CES. The company says the...
Android moves into the kitchen with Dacor's Discovery smart oven
How to get a new iPad on Friday

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

Toshiba showcases 2013 AV range and updated Cloud TV platform (eyes-on)

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Toshiba isn't the first name you'd associate with exciting products, but recently we were invited to check out its 2013 selection of AV gear in the hope we'd be dazzled by pixel counts and the IQ of its revamped smart TV platform. We revisited a few products we had...
Toshiba showcases 2013 AV range and updated Cloud TV platform (eyes-on)

China Hails ITU Internet Takeover By Blowing Its Favorite Trumpet: Distrusting The US

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While there's been plenty of talk about the upcoming ITU process, the ITU keeps attempting to downplay what it's trying to do -- and insisting that Russia, China and other regimes aren't looking to use the process to clamp down on the internet. Of course, proposal leaks from Russia suggest...
China Hails ITU Internet Takeover By Blowing Its Favorite Trumpet: Distrusting The US

Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch details emerge from T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T

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It’s not as if the Samsung Galaxy S 4 itself is a surprise: The phone was introduced in the U.S. last month. Details on pricing and availability, however, are just arriving now, with T-Mobile and Sprint both announcing their plans, while AT&T has updated its Galaxy S 4 order page...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch details emerge from T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T
Intel launches 'iQ': telling the brand message through social curation

Enterprise tag management firm Tealium picks up $15.6M more from Tenaya, Presidio, and Battery

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Today Tealium, a company that vends enterprise tag management service, announced a $15.6 million Series C round of funding, from Battery Ventures, Presidio Ventures, and Tenaya Ventures. Battery previously led Tealium’s $10.5 million Series B. To date, the company has raised roughly $27.2 million across three rounds of funding, based on...
Enterprise tag management firm Tealium picks up $15.6M more from Tenaya, Presidio, and Battery

Pinterest analytics service Pinfluencer rebrands as Piqora and launches new visual gallery product

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Pinfluencer, the third-party and unofficial marketing and analytics service for Pinterest, has rebranded itself as Piqora. It is now billing itself as “The Complete Marketing Suite for Pinterest”. In collaboration with its launch, the company is also launching a new gallery product, something it says is a fully-embeddable, social e-commerce...
Pinterest analytics service Pinfluencer rebrands as Piqora and launches new visual gallery product

Facebook purchases Face.com and its facial recognition software

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Facebook has purchased Face.com, a startup that develops facial recognition technology for mobile devices. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the purchase could give Facebook a way to introduce new photo-sharing capabilities. Face.com announced the acquisition on its site this morning: We love building products, and like our friends...
Facebook purchases Face.com and its facial recognition software
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