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Skype for Mac gets enhanced chat and file sharing features, support for Simplified Chinese

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Just hours after Google revealed its new Hangouts messaging service, Microsoft-owned Skype — one of the services that Hangouts will rival — updated its Mac desktop client with a number of new features. The update — Skype 6.4 for Mac — includes new infinite scrolling for conversations, an improved system...
Skype for Mac gets enhanced chat and file sharing features, support for Simplified Chinese

Tactilize raises $1 million+ for its self-publishing iPad app, from all over the globe

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Startup Tactilize, which was founded in Paris, France but relocated its HQ to San Francisco, has secured $1 million for its self-publishing service for Apple’s iPad and iPad mini tablets. Tactilize decided not to disclose the names of its investors, saying only that they hail from Switzerland, the Middle East,...
Tactilize raises $1 million+ for its self-publishing iPad app, from all over the globe

LearnVest launches its highly polished money management app on the iPhone

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Following an early tease back in September, LearnVest, a NY-based startup with the goal of making financial planning available to everyone, is now launching its highly polished money management app on the iPhone. As we’ve said before, LearnVest is growing quickly in a space that doesn’t seem too sexy at first. Managing...
LearnVest launches its highly polished money management app on the iPhone

More than half of US consumers plan to buy a tablet by Christmas: Survey

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Vuclip’s survey of more than 20,000 Americans has revealed that 57% of them are going to purchase a tablet by Christmas, and most of them are going to keep it for themselves. The survey results may seem excessive if extrapolated to the whole US population: just try to imagine some...
More than half of US consumers plan to buy a tablet by Christmas: Survey
From Internet freedom to TNW Conference: A year at The Next Web

Dwolla releases major API update to allow for integration with Passbook

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Peer-to-peer payment service Dwolla just released a major update to its API today to allow developers to better integrate the service with what they call “smart POS” systems, including Apple’s Passbook. With the release of the latest iOS and iPhone from the computer giant, Dwolla felt that it was time...
Dwolla releases major API update to allow for integration with Passbook

The enterprise SKU of the Windows 8.1 Preview should drop in July

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The consumer preview of Windows 8.1 is out and alive in the market, but large companies that have Windows 8 installed across their IT setup will have to hang patient for some time yet. According to Microsoft, the Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO images will not be released for another few...
The enterprise SKU of the Windows 8.1 Preview should drop in July

Comscore: iPhone 5 pre-ordered almost as many times in 3 days as iPhone 4S sold in a month

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Market research company Comscore has released some interesting data today around iPhone 5 pre-orders. According to its info, the iPhone 5 has been pre-ordered 96% as many times in three days as there were iPhone 4S purchases in its first month. Multiple reasons for the boost were cited by the...
Comscore: iPhone 5 pre-ordered almost as many times in 3 days as iPhone 4S sold in a month

The Priceline Group names AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong to its Board of Directors

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AOL’s CEO Tim Armstrong has just been named as the newest member of priceline.com’s Board of Directors. Since 2009, Armstrong has been a part of AOL running things as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, including overseeing the acquisition of Huffington Post and TechCrunch. Prior to AOL, he previously was the...
The Priceline Group names AOL's CEO Tim Armstrong to its Board of Directors

500 Startups to launch NYC coworking space for its portfolio companies and early stage startups

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Well known seed fund and accelerator 500 Startups has announced that it is launching a coworking space in New York. The news was shared by Shai Goldman, a venture partner with 500 Startups who is also based in NY. 500 Startups has traditionally not focused on the East Coast, but...
500 Startups to launch NYC coworking space for its portfolio companies and early stage startups

Apple announces that iCloud now has 300M users

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Apple reported today that it had 300M icloud users. Apple announced 250M iCloud users in January and 125M users in April of 2012. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in February 2012 that iCloud had over 100M users. In January 2012, he said that the service had 85M users. When Apple released iOS...
Apple announces that iCloud now has 300M users

Murdoch agrees to split News Corp.

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As expected, News Corp. announed Thursday morning that it is starting the process to split into two public companies — entertainment and publishing. Rupert Murdoch will be chairman of both but CEO only of the entertainment company. More to come. Photo credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama...
Murdoch agrees to split News Corp.

Apple commemorates 'A Decade of iTunes' with interactive timeline of its digital music store

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Apple today launched a celebration of ‘A Decade of iTunes‘ with a clever interactive timeline on the iTunes Store, reports The Loop. The timeline is beautiful and features milestones for the iTunes Store by year, including song downloads, iPod hardware and musical touchstones. Each year features a list of hardware...
Apple commemorates 'A Decade of iTunes' with interactive timeline of its digital music store
Is Marissa Mayer's Yahoo Splitting Into 'Have and Have-Nots'?

Sony plans to have all its PlayStation games streamed to its console using Gaikai technology

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In the future, Sony Electronics plans on having all of its PlayStation games streamed to its game console. At today’s press conference where Sony announced its new PlayStation 4 device, it shared that it will be launching streaming game play through the Internet, thanks to Gaikai’s technology. Having purchased Gaikai...
Sony plans to have all its PlayStation games streamed to its console using Gaikai technology

BuySellAds launches PRO, consolidating your site monetization tools

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BuySellAds, a major advertising platform, today announced the launch of a new monetization platform called BuySellAds PRO. BuySellAds PRO consolidates a number of tools used by site owners into a single interface. The company says it had site owners frustrated with ad serving from one service, billing via PayPal or...
BuySellAds launches PRO, consolidating your site monetization tools

Twitter improves embedded tweets to display content better, load faster, adds embed button to 'more'

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Twitter has today announced a few enhancements to its embedded tweet product, allowing for better display of Cards content, faster loading and the ability to embed right from the ‘more’ button on Twitter.com. The new embeds promise to display content better, including photos, videos and article summaries. Basically, embedded tweets are better...
Twitter improves embedded tweets to display content better, load faster, adds embed button to 'more'

LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 gets new design and company pages, as Twitter brings Universal Search to its app

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Twitter and LinkedIn have rolled out updates to their respective apps for BlackBerry 10 users today, adding a slew of new features and interface tweaks already available either on other mobile platforms. The LinkedIn app has received the most radical change, with an improved “visual styling” that follows the redesign...
LinkedIn for BlackBerry 10 gets new design and company pages, as Twitter brings Universal Search to its app

Apple appeals $84,000 Chinese court judgment over App Store encyclopedia infringement

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Apple has appealed a Chinese court decision that awarded the Encyclopedia of China Publishing House with $84,000 (RMB 520,000), arguing that it shouldn’t be held responsible and the amount is too high, the Jinghua Times reports. The encyclopedia publisher had won the initial ruling in September. It filed suit against...
Apple appeals $84,000 Chinese court judgment over App Store encyclopedia infringement

Chicago-based VC firm Lightbank opens up offices in NY to grow its East Coast portfolio

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Chicago-based VC firm Lightbank, which was created by Groupon co-founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, is opening the doors to its New York offices. Its first location outside of Lightbank HQ, the new offices will be in NY’s Flatiron District and will be led by Lightbank principal Vicki Levine. For now,...
Chicago-based VC firm Lightbank opens up offices in NY to grow its East Coast portfolio

25 inspiring Windows 8 app designs

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The Windows 8 app store might be new, but it’s quickly growing and the quality of applications are rapidly increasing. Despite the fact that Windows 8 is fresh out of the oven, developers are quickly releasing applications that are helping shape the future of Microsoft’s style formerly known as Metro....
25 inspiring Windows 8 app designs

Nintendo of America gets patent infringement lawsuit against it dismissed

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Nintendo of America has prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by Impulse Technology. At the root of the issue was Impulse’s claim that the Nintendo Wii remote controller, the Wii Balance Board accessory, and the Wii Fit software infringed on one of Impulse’s patents (U.S. Patent No 5,524,637)....
Nintendo of America gets patent infringement lawsuit against it dismissed

The New York Times goes dark in China after exposé on premier's family's fortune

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The website of The New York Times has been summarily blocked in China after the paper published a report outing the immense wealth that Premier Wen Jiabao’s family has built up during his tenure as a top government official. The Times culled regulatory filings and corporate documents and spoke to...
The New York Times goes dark in China after exposé on premier's family's fortune

T-Mobile opens up pre-paid 4G access to its members in 14 markets via Solavei, on a band perfect for the iPhone

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The low-cost contract-free service provider Solavei has announced that its users can now access up to 4G coverage on unlocked GSM iPhones in 37 new markets with the 1900MHz band. That includes an expansion of 14 markets driven by the MVNO’s provider T-Mobile. The latest network enhancement means that Solavei...
T-Mobile opens up pre-paid 4G access to its members in 14 markets via Solavei, on a band perfect for the iPhone

Teehan+Lax Labs Creates Hyperlapse Videos Using Just Google Maps Street View

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Today, Teehan+Lax Labs unveiled a pretty amazing experiment that takes all of those flat Street View images from Google Maps and creates a hyperlapse videos out of it. What exactly is hyperlapse? It’s a technique that combines time-lapse photography with sweeping camera movements focused on a point of interest. It’s not...
Teehan+Lax Labs Creates Hyperlapse Videos Using Just Google Maps Street View
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