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last september

A year after launch, U.S. Spotify users have listened to 13B songs, shared 27.8M

Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

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The Supreme Court thought it settled the issue in January, but the debate over warrantless GPS searches won't go away.  Now, one U.S. senator is concerned that the Department of Justice hasn't fully scaled back its searches and may be subpoenaing ISPs for the GPS data it can no...
Are the Feds Still Tracking Your GPS? One Senator Wants to Know

Mobile phone contracts: Which? calls for ban on price hikes mid-term

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Complaint to watchdog as Three joins Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile in raising cost of contracts for existing customersMobile phone network Three has joined Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile in raising the cost of monthly contracts for existing customers, adding impetus to a call to get such price hikes banned.Consumer organisation Which?...
Mobile phone contracts: Which? calls for ban on price hikes mid-term

Dwellable overhauls app, partners with Flipkey

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Urbanspoon co-founder Adam Doppelt is liking the way business is going at his Seattle upstart Dwellable. “Things are hopping,” Doppelt told us. It certainly seems that way. Dwellable, a mobile app for vacation rentals, just announced a new partnership and a big new update to its app. The update brings a fresh look...
Dwellable overhauls app, partners with Flipkey
MIT's 'intelligent co-pilot' helps you avoid obstacles while driving

JustFab Marching Toward $100M in Revenues This Year

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In an update on how well its e-commerce business is faring, JustFab said its revenues are growing as high as the heels that it sells. The El Segundo, Calif.-based online retailer, which sells purses, shoes and other accessories to members for a $39.95 a month subscription, said it has six...
JustFab Marching Toward $100M in Revenues This Year

Snapseed launches on Android with Google+ integration, now completely free

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While this shouldn't come as a huge surprise, today Google put to rest any lingering doubts about keeping Snapseed alive and well. After acquiring Nik Software last September, Google's just launched Snapseed for Android and refreshed the existing iOS app. The Android version features seamless Google+ integration (complete with...
Snapseed launches on Android with Google+ integration, now completely free

Now Tesla Has To Explain Away Another Test Drive Debacle

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On Monday, automotive resource site Edmunds Director of Vehicle Testing Dan Edmunds reported that the touchscreen in the Tesla Model S he was test driving had gone black. While the car was still drivable, Edmunds lost control of the radio, navigation and phone functions. Edmunds, who wrote a positive review...
Now Tesla Has To Explain Away Another Test Drive Debacle
Pebble smartwatch now shipping -- but expect to wait a while for yours

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Mobile Video Sharing Startup Klip Launches Its ‘Best-Looking App Yet’ On Android Devices

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Klip is one of those mobile video-sharing apps — you know, the ones that let you take a video with your phone and upload it to an app to share it with people who have the app. And then, if it’s really awesome you share with other people, like on...
Mobile Video Sharing Startup Klip Launches Its ‘Best-Looking App Yet’ On Android Devices
Dachis Group’s Advocate Insight Finds A Brand’s Most Valuable Fans

Did bugs in Samsung's Galaxy S4 software delay its release?

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According to the Korea Times the device was supposed to be unveiled a month ago FORTUNE -- Last September, two weeks after it lost a $1 billion patent infringement verdict to Apple (AAPL) and four days after Apple introduced the iPhone 5, Samsung's home-town English-language newspaper -- the Korea Times --...
Did bugs in Samsung's Galaxy S4 software delay its release?

Google Buys Frommer's to Fold Into Zagat

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Google is buying the Frommer’s travel guide from Wiley, as was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was not a huge one. Wiley had put the assets on the market earlier this year. While Zagat prided itself in pioneering user-generated...
Google Buys Frommer's to Fold Into Zagat

Hedge Fund Manager Daniel Loeb to Gain Control of Yet Another Seat on Yahoo Board

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Loeb. Daniel S. Loeb, the Third Point LLC hedge fund manager whose fight for control of Yahoo paved the way for Marissa Mayer’s appointment as CEO, is on the verge of gaining control of another seat on the company’s board. According to the New York Times, Yahoo plans to announce...
Hedge Fund Manager Daniel Loeb to Gain Control of Yet Another Seat on Yahoo Board

Where the F was F8?

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Last September, Mark Zuckerberg and former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg stood on a stage at Facebook’s F8 Web developer’s conference in San Francisco while an audience of hundreds hung on every word. The comedian perfectly impersonated Zuck, then strode offstage to the lyrics, “All I do...
Where the F was F8?

Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

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Investors take fright after Wall Street Journal suggests move indicates weakening of demandApple's shares dipped below $500 on Monday as Wall Street took fright over reports that it had cut orders for parts from screen suppliers for its iPhone 5 - but others said the reaction was overdone.The Nikkei newspaper...
Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders
Netflix for Android updated with Facebook sharing features for international users

Facebook says over 5 billion songs shared and talks frictionless sharing

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I would wager many of us have friends on Facebook listen to a lot of music, and the links to that music are shared on the social network for you and others to listen along. It hasn’t even been six months yet since Facebook launched music sharing, and already a...
Facebook says over 5 billion songs shared and talks frictionless sharing

PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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For exposure, Groupon can be great for businesses. But often times, those new customers receive their one-time discounts and never come back. Seattle startup PaidPunch wants to fix that and is out to solve the “Groupon Problem.” The company, which placed second at our Startup Day elevator pitch competition...
PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph

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Last September at its annual F8 Conference, Facebook unveiled a new version of its Open Graph. Based around the notion that different actions have different meanings, Facebook opened the door to a slew of media apps, with a focus on frictionless, serendipitous, real-time sharing. This was subsequently opened to any...
Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph

Prime subscribers now getting Netflix-grade entertainment on their Fires and web: Is Amazon set-top box in the cards?

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In a bid to give Netflix a run for its money, online retailer Amazon on Wednesday announced a new initiative that will keep owners of its Kindle Fire tablet happy with an expanded selection of Hollywood movies that can be streamed to the device. Thanks to a new licensing agreement with...
Prime subscribers now getting Netflix-grade entertainment on their Fires and web: Is Amazon set-top box in the cards?

Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

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RR Donnelley’s Press+, which helps more than 400 publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says its clients are charging more for monthly subscriptions while offering fewer articles for free. “What we’re seeing is a tide sweeping through the industry of publishers lowering their meters and moving to prices that...
Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

White House open sources "We the People" petition app

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If you want to design a petition application for your town government, group or agency, you can now download the source code for the White House’s  “We The People” online petition from GitHub and tweak it for your own use. The stated goal of this move is to let other organizations —...
White House open sources "We the People" petition app
Live from Microsoft’s Windows 8 press conference at MWC!
Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals

Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

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Today Tonara announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, and participated in by the investors of its seed round, in which the company raised $750,000 in 2011. Tonara is an iOS application that displays sheet music, and follows users as they...
Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

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David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, received a friendly reception from a House committee yesterday as he offered an update on the agency's progress in implementing the landmark patent reform legislation enacted last September....
Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims
Amen gets major feature boost and new investors

Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s news about paywalls. Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is adopting a new payment model for digital content: Its new HTML5 site, HoustonChronicle.com, requires a subscription, while a separate site, Chron.com, remains free. The Boston Globe enacted a similar model last September. John T. O’Loughlin, president...
Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek
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