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Apple Pulls iOS App Discovery Service AppGratis From App Store

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Apple pulled discovery service and daily deal app AppGratis from the App Store. So far, AppGratis is not communicating on the issue and users can only speculate about what the issue is. Sometimes, Apple pulls an app because its latest update crashes or because the app uses a private API....
Apple Pulls iOS App Discovery Service AppGratis From App Store

Google’s New Anti-Spam Algo Causing Anger, Frustration Inside Marketing Industry

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If the 130+ comments on Search Engine Land’s article are any indication, search marketers are reacting with a mix of frustration and anger toward the anti-spam algorithm change that Google announced yesterday. Many search marketers are saying low-quality sites are continuing to do well in... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Google’s New Anti-Spam Algo Causing Anger, Frustration Inside Marketing Industry
Google takes a bite out of spam with new web search tool

Sharp's next-gen concept displays and 60-inch ICC 4K LCD (eyes-on)

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The majority of Sharp's area on the CES show floor is taken up by its 2013 consumer AQUOS range, but hidden in dark corners are tech demos, concept panels, and ridiculously priced displays. One demonstration set is split into two sections, comparing the company's next-gen Quattron yellow sub-pixel technology...
Sharp's next-gen concept displays and 60-inch ICC 4K LCD (eyes-on)

Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look

www.macrumors.com
Gizmodo points to a newly-discovered product page from case manufacturer Shenzhen Coolzone Technology displaying what appears to be a high-quality physical mockup matching up with rumors and leaked parts for the next-generation "iPhone 5". Case manufacturers have become increasingly sophisticated with their physical mockups created for design and testing of...
Another Likely Physical Mockup of Next iPhone Offers a Realistic Look
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RIM closing the Android market “cesspool” on the PlayBook

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“[P]iracy is a huge problem for Android devs, and we don’t want to duplicate the chaotic cesspool of Android market.” Research In Motion is planning to drop the ability to sideload Android applications on its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, citing that 53 percent of surveyed Android developers believe app piracy is...
RIM closing the Android market “cesspool” on the PlayBook

Batman Beats James Bond.... On BitTorrent

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This week there are four newcomers in our weekly chart of most pirated movies. The Dark Knight Rises is back again, this time as a DVD/ Blu-ray release. In a few days the film was downloaded more than a million times. The Batman movie beats James Bond’s Skyfall, which leaked...
Batman Beats James Bond.... On BitTorrent

RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

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In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included. As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business, offering a service comparable to the likes of Dropbox. However, since the site’s inception it has struggled with...
RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates
Why we need to pivot in the fight against ad fraud
Details leak for Google's iOS 6 Maps application
US patent chief to software patent critics: "Give it a rest already"

S-1 reveals Facebook actively increased ad prices in Q4 2011

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In its S-1 filing earlier today, Facebook revealed that it took steps to increase the reserve price in its advertising auction system, which increased the minimum bid for some advertisers. [...] in the fourth quarter of 2011, we increased the reserve price (i.e., the minimum price threshold) in our advertising...
S-1 reveals Facebook actively increased ad prices in Q4 2011

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

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We caught up with Opera Software CEO Lars Boilesen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to discuss some of the company’s recent moves and announcements, and to talk about the recent acquisition rumours and the big push of Firefox OS by chief competitor Mozilla. The Norwegian browser software company...
Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

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Demand Media and AOL’s Seed project have been getting lots of attention lately, in part because they’ve both become poster children (although Demand more so than Seed) for the idea of a digital “content factory” — a virtual sweatshop filled with people toiling at terminals for pennies a day,...
Associated Content: Hey, We Were Here First!

This Epic 3-D Diagram Explains How Online Ad Fraud Actually Works

www.businessinsider.com
The team at web traffic analytics site spider.io released a cool diagram that sheds light on the mostly invisible (and illegal) world of hidden display ad exchanges. Ad fraud occurs when high-traffic, low-quality sites (like porn or song lyric sites) insert legitimate websites into their browsers that visitors to the site don't...
This Epic 3-D Diagram Explains How Online Ad Fraud Actually Works
Glide Lets You Video Chat Live Or Watch Recorded Video Calls Later

Taiwanese pop star whips up a frenzy after posting images of his 'iPhone 5′ to China's Twitter

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Android may be dominating the Chinese smartphone market, but that doesn’t mean that China isn’t excited about Apple’s next iPhone. In just a few hours, a Taiwanese pop star has attracted over 100,000 comments and reposts on his Sina Weibo microblog with a post containing suspicious-looking photos of a so-called...
Taiwanese pop star whips up a frenzy after posting images of his 'iPhone 5′ to China's Twitter

Facebook re-opens notifications channel for developers to send users custom messages

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Facebook has launched the new Notifications API beta giving developers a way to reengage users with custom messages through the native notifications channel. These notifications are different from app requests in that users do not need to allow further permissions to receive them. Developers will find many positives to this feature...
Facebook re-opens notifications channel for developers to send users custom messages
Apple SVP Phil Schiller talks 'thinnovation' on Mac lineup, Optical media, Windows 8 and value

5 apps Android needs to catch up with the iPhone

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Despite Apple’s newly announced features in OS 4.0, Android is still head and shoulders above the iPhone when it comes to built-in features. What about the apps though?It’s fair to say that the iPhone trumps Android on both quality and quantity of apps. While Android users probably aren’t that bothered...
5 apps Android needs to catch up with the iPhone

Watch the bombastic new UK version of the Iron Man 3 trailer in glorious high-definition

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Tony Stark and his Iron Man alter-ego is arguably the most successful and well-loved Marvel superhero to hit the silver screen in recent years. After the smash hit summer blockbuster that was The Avengers, it came as no surprise that Robert Downey Jr. would be reprising his role for a...
Watch the bombastic new UK version of the Iron Man 3 trailer in glorious high-definition

Apple at work on 'adaptive streaming' audio format

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Apple is at work on a new file format that should enable "adaptive steaming" of high- or low-quality audio to iCloud users, The Guardian claims. The format will allegedly adjust itself to the bandwidth and storage on a given device, and it's speculated that it could allow downloading "HD" audio...
Apple at work on 'adaptive streaming' audio format
9 surprising reasons mobile apps get rejected from the Apple app store

Next-Generation iPhone to Use A6 System-on-a-Chip?

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While a significant number of parts claimed to be for the next-generation iPhone have appeared over the past few months, the component of perhaps the most interest has yet to be seen: the main processor package. Speculation has covered a number of different possibilities including a die-shrunk A5 similar to...
Next-Generation iPhone to Use A6 System-on-a-Chip?
With $7.5M From Redpoint, Bill Campbell & Others, Curious Launches A Marketplace For Life-Long Learning

The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent A Box Office Record

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A week before its premiere in US movie theaters, a camcorded version of The Avengers appeared online. Immediately thousands of fans jumped on the release and according to figures collated by TorrentFreak, in the days that followed it was downloaded half a million times. While this may very well be...
The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent A Box Office Record

Why Won't Google Penalize/Ban the Site I Spam Reported?

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Posted by randfishOne of the most common complaints I've heard from webmasters and SEOs in the past 18 months has been around Google's inaction on spam reports. While the web spam team has been aggressive about asking webmasters to contribute via their spam report form (though they prefer the version in...
Why Won't Google Penalize/Ban the Site I Spam Reported?
Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' leaks online a week before official release
Facebook introduces comment permalinks, automatically hides spam ones
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