march 21

march 21

The Future Of Mobile [SLIDE DECK]

Apple Invents Unique Protective Mechanisms for Future Devices

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On March 21, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a series of newly proposed protective mechanisms designed for future iDevices and MacBooks that will protect these devices that are about to fall to the floor or other surface. The invention for...
Apple Invents Unique Protective Mechanisms for Future Devices

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

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Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps...
Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute
Low cost tablets to control 60% of the market by 2016

Facebook Built A $300 Million Mobile Business -- Find Out How At IGNITION Mobile

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A little over a year ago, Facebook's mobile ad business barely existed.  But in January 2013, CEO Mark Zuckerberg described Facebook as a "mobile company" and  announced that its mobile ad business netted nearly $300 million in revenue (23% of total ad revenue) in Q4 2012 alone. How did Facebook achieve such...
Facebook Built A $300 Million Mobile Business -- Find Out How At IGNITION Mobile

Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh intros in China on March 21

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The Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh, codenamed Tango, will arrive in China on March 21, according to an invitation sent to media outlets. This will be the first time handsets with Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system will be officially sold in the country, LiveSide reported. HTC has already released a...
Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh intros in China on March 21

When 'Just Ship It' Goes Horribly Wrong

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(U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Kerry Rodtnick, via Flickr) From your friends in the agriculture industry comes a helpful reminder of the pitfalls of the credo “Just Ship It.” Wired reports that former execs from the Peanut Corporation of America have been charged with fraud and conspiracy for...
When 'Just Ship It' Goes Horribly Wrong

The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!

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What an interesting week. Samsung decided to put on a pretty controversial off-Broadway show on Thursday -- oh yeah, it announced a new flagship phone somewhere in the middle of it, too. Just as you'd expect, we have a lot to say about both of those things. Join Myriam...
The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!

OMGPOP Founder Dan Porter Departs Zynga; Will Be Replaced by VP of Mobile Sean Kelly

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Mr. Porter and Ghostface Killah (Photo: Twitter) Dan Porter, the founder of New York-based gaming company OMGPOP which was purchased by Zynga in March of last year, has left the company, according to a release obtained by Betabeat. Zynga confirmed to Betabeat that the decision was mutual. Mr. Porter had...
OMGPOP Founder Dan Porter Departs Zynga; Will Be Replaced by VP of Mobile Sean Kelly

Google's Twitter Timeline Lets You Explore the Past

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As Google has worked to add more and more real-time search capabilities by adding content from sites like Facebook, MySpace, Buzz and Twitter, we've been able to see more and more what people are talking about online. Google's latest feature that it is announcing today takes real-time data and puts...
Google's Twitter Timeline Lets You Explore the Past

Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

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Microsoft is all set to launch its Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) to China on March 21 but, there is a surprise, as the ‘localized’ handset isn’t looking particularly local. According a hands-on look at the HTC Triumph, China’s first WP7 phone, from WPDang [Chinese] — translated by WPSauce...
Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

BBC's Weather Tweet Feed Hacked With Pro-Syria Messages

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The international broadcaster is forecasting some strangely political weather data on Twitter. The BBC is a rather august entity that broadcasts news and programming around the world, and has been around since TV itself began... but one of it's very 21st Century channels, a Twitter feed, seems to have...
BBC's Weather Tweet Feed Hacked With Pro-Syria Messages

“Life,” the New “Planet Earth,” Premieres Sunday (March 21), 8pm

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“Life,” the New “Planet Earth,” Premieres Sunday (March 21), 8pm

Zynga Filing Confirms OMGPOP Got a 10x Return for Investors

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OMGPOP: Where Draw Somethings are made. (Photo: Dan Porter) Isn't it fun when companies are public? Zynga has disclosed the price it paid for OMGPOP in a new filing with the SEC required for its secondary offering and unearthed by TechCrunch. "On March 21, 2012, we acquired 100% of the...
Zynga Filing Confirms OMGPOP Got a 10x Return for Investors

Apple Files Siri Trademarks & Gets Sued for Misleading Siri Ads

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On March 21, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark applications for Siri's stylized microphone logo. Apple has filed six applications for Siri's logo in the US and a single application in Europe under several key International Classes covering such matters as online social networking services,...
Apple Files Siri Trademarks & Gets Sued for Misleading Siri Ads
Bonobos Launches “Cyber Pop-up Store,” Further Blurring The Lines Of Ecommerce

BlackBerry CEO makes bold claim he'll sell 'tens of millions' Q10 phones

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale It’s too soon to write off the company formerly known as Research In Motion completely: BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins said the company expects to sell “tens of millions” of its new BlackBerry Q10, according to Bloomberg. Heins...
BlackBerry CEO makes bold claim he'll sell 'tens of millions' Q10 phones

To Twitter, on Your Sixth Birthday

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It’s Twitter’s sixth birthday today, counting from when Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet on March 21, 2006. According to Wikipedia, here are some child development markers we can expect from a six-year-old: “Movements are more precise and deliberate, though some clumsiness persists”; “span of attention increases; can concentrate effort...
To Twitter, on Your Sixth Birthday

App Store Judge Tells Apple and Amazon to Get a Conference Room

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Before Apple and Amazon take their spat over the “app store” trademark into the courtroom, they must first attempt to resolve it in a conference room. Though the two companies have a trial date scheduled for August 19, 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Laporte on Monday ordered them into settlement...
App Store Judge Tells Apple and Amazon to Get a Conference Room

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hits T-Mobile March 21 for $150

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T-Mobile on Monday firmed up launch details for the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. The network should get its unique Android 2.3 phone in retail stores on March 21 for $150 on a contract. Online orders will be ready a week later, on March 28.......
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G hits T-Mobile March 21 for $150

Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime

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On March 21, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new and improved Auto Exposure techniques for variable lighting conditions that could improve FaceTime image quality. Apple's Patent Background Today, many personal electronic devices come equipped with digital video cameras. Often, the...
Apple Improves Auto Exposure Camera Feature for FaceTime

SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 21, 2013

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: A Primer On How To Get The Most Out Of Sitemaps Search crawlers are becoming more and more effective every day in discovering new content pages...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, March 21, 2013

DEMO disrupts on March 21-23 (and latest speakers Buchheit, Chan, Davis, Sternberg, Brown)

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DEMO disrupts on March 21-23 (and latest speakers Buchheit, Chan, Davis, Sternberg, Brown)

Microsoft drops lawsuit and ITC complaint against TiVo over video technology patents

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Having originally sued and initiated a complaint to the ITC against the maker of the popular TiVo boxes, Microsoft has dropped all of its litigation against the company, ending threats of a ban that could have seen its set-top boxes from being imported to the US and being sold domestically. Microsoft filed its...
Microsoft drops lawsuit and ITC complaint against TiVo over video technology patents
Consumer groups in 10 more EU countries seeking alterations to AppleCare

LAST CHANCE: Hear All The Mobile Gurus At IGNITION Mobile

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There are still a few seats left at Business Insider's IGNITION Mobile conference tomorrow in San Francisco. If you work in or around mobile, you'll want to be there. We've assembled the people who actually set the mobile agenda and create the mobile products that are shaping the industry. You'll hear from mobile...
LAST CHANCE: Hear All The Mobile Gurus At IGNITION Mobile

Last Night, a Child Pornography Video Spread Across Facebook

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The dark, dark, dark side of social networking. Are you ready to burn the Internet to the ground, yet? If not, this ought to cinch it: Yesterday, a child pornography video started spreading like wildfire on Facebook. The Independent reported that it managed to garner 4,000 likes and 16,000 shares before engineers managed...
Last Night, a Child Pornography Video Spread Across Facebook
Coming to Seattle: Picnic shelters with solar panels

The Last Couple Years Of Kevin Systrom's Life, As Told Through His Instagram Photos

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Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom made $400 million today when he sold his company Instagram to Facebook for $1 billion. What was his life like leading up to the deal? And what was his life like when he first launched Instagram less than two years ago? We checked photos that he...
The Last Couple Years Of Kevin Systrom's Life, As Told Through His Instagram Photos

Samsung Is Destroying Its Competition - Find Out How At IGNITION Mobile

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Samsung is about to announce it latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, this week. By all accounts, the Galaxy phone line is disrupting the mobile device industry and challenging Apple for the top spot.  Meet the man behind the Samsung phone product at IGNITION Mobile on March 21, 2013, in...
Samsung Is Destroying Its Competition - Find Out How At IGNITION Mobile
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