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What You Need To Know About Mobile Behavior

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. What You Need To Know About Mobile Search Behavior (SurveyMonkey / iAcquire via Blogtreprenuer)Survey Monkey and digital marketing agency iAcquire recently joined forces to determine holistic Internet...
What You Need To Know About Mobile Behavior

Microsoft to Expand Offerings on Xbox Live

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Microsoft announced on Monday that it intends to double the amount and scope of media content offered over the next year through the company's Xbox Live online service. Beyond the creation of a new online music service called Xbox Music, Microsoft announced that the National Basketball Association and the National...
Microsoft to Expand Offerings on Xbox Live

Initial code for Firefox H.264 hardware decoding works on Nexus S

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Mozilla developer Chris Double has published a preliminary implementation of hardware-accelerated media decoding support for Firefox on Android. In a message posted in the Mozilla issue tracker, Double said that the patch (which enables support for hardware decoding of H.264, AAC, and MP3 media content) worked successfully when tested on...
Initial code for Firefox H.264 hardware decoding works on Nexus S

Report: Google TV coming to Europe in September

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Sony is making some more definitive statements on its plans to bring Google TV across to Europe. According to financial paper, Les Échos, Sony France's marketing director said that two devices, a set-top box, priced at €200 ($266) and a Blu-ray player, selling for €300 ($399), will launch in France...
Report: Google TV coming to Europe in September

Spingpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline

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Note-taking service Springpad wants access to your Facebook profile. Why? It wants to scrape all of those random “likes” of movies, music, restaurants and TV shows scattered throughout your Timeline and organize them into notebooks, which you and your friends can search and share. “Facebook ‘likes’ can be valuable for...
Spingpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline

The 6 Best Smartphones Of 2012

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This year, possibly more than any year, has seen a dramatic shift in the way companies design, manufacture and sell smartphones and tablets. Business models have been increasingly shifted to a service-first model, as device makers attempt to lure customers to their platforms with the promise of value-added services and...
The 6 Best Smartphones Of 2012
Department of Transportation thinks cars should stop you from texting while driving

Tweet archiving may be available by year's end

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Twitter lovers who want to smoothly save their words of wisdom for posterity may soon be able to do so. That's what the CEO of the microblogging company predicted at the Online News Association conference in San Francisco last week. Personal archiving will be available "before the end of...
Tweet archiving may be available by year's end

Report: Barnes & Noble plans 8GB Nook Tablet, trying to douse Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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Barnes & Noble’s CEO previously criticized the 8GB of storage available on Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire as “deficient for a media tablet” — seeking to justify the additional $50 for Barnes & Noble’s 16GB Nook Tablet. Well, it looks like the bookseller may be changing its approach. The Verge has...
Report: Barnes & Noble plans 8GB Nook Tablet, trying to douse Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Asus joins the Google TV space with Nexus Q-like Qube

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  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission already hinted at the Qube’s existence last month, but now ASUS has finally made it official. The Qube, Asus’s first Google TV device, which bears a striking similarity to Google’s failed Nexus Q, will soon launch with 50GB of cloud storage and access to Netflix and...
Asus joins the Google TV space with Nexus Q-like Qube
BitTorrent accelerator fights off piracy reputation with innovation

The Half-Life of a Tweet

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A year after the Egyptian Revolution, 10 percent of its social media documentation has disappeared. In April, OR Books published Tweets from Tahrir, a book of tweets sent from Ground Zero of the democratic revolution that played out in Egypt last year. The book, its promotions declare, "brings together a...
The Half-Life of a Tweet
Japan’s Docomo buying mobile content powerhoue Buongiorno for €224 million
Apple may be giving podcasts their own app in iOS 6, says AllThingsD

Media Backup Dilemma

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Media Backup Dilemma is a post from Chris PirilloEli writes (unedited):Hi Chris, OK, I consider myself a pretty tech-savvy guy. But I’ve recently come to this point where I feel like my faith in the digital age’s media revolution is verging on collapse. I’m hoping you may be the man...
Media Backup Dilemma
HootSuite adds 5 more power tools to manage blogs, videos ... and Pinterest

YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content

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Chute knows you’re tired of hearing about yet another photo-sharing or photo-syncing app. So, although it dwells in the photo sphere, thankfully Chute is taking a different approach. The recent Y Combinator grad set out to become the go-to service that app developers and content producers turn to for managing...
YC-Backed Chute Nabs $2.7M From Salesforce & More To Become The Twilio For Media Content
Musemantik delivers music for your videos, straight from the cloud

Google updates Drive for iOS with multiple photo/video uploading, QuickOffice integration, and more

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Google on Monday updated its native Drive app for iOS with a multitude of new features and improvements including support for upload multiple photos and videos and QuickOffice integration. You can download the latest version of the app now directly from the Apple App Store. For consumers, the biggest change...
Google updates Drive for iOS with multiple photo/video uploading, QuickOffice integration, and more

Social Network "Phoneographers" Go Pro In Soccer's FA Cup

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Suddenly smartphone-wielding, tweet-happy pic snappers are living #tothedream. Right next to those long-lens photo journalists. Two smartphone football photographers will be standing alongside the pros next to the pitch at this weekend's FA Cup semifinal in the U.K. Amateur photographers, dubbed "Phoneographers" for the event, will be given prime...
Social Network "Phoneographers" Go Pro In Soccer's FA Cup

UK Says ‘No’ To Disconnecting File-Sharers, Sort Of

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In November 2009, details finally became public concerning the UK Digital Economy Bill, which aimed to turn elements of Lord Carter’s Digital Britain report into law. Part of the proposals indicated that Internet users would face being monitored by the music and movie industries. Their ISPs would then be required...
UK Says ‘No’ To Disconnecting File-Sharers, Sort Of

Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet sales hurt Android more than iPad

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Low-priced media tablets showed tremendous sales growth in 2011, with an estimated 7.5 million units combined from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On Thursday, iHS noted that tablets from these two companies accounted for 11 percent of the total tablet market. This quick market-share grab didn’t hurt Apple iPads sales...
Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet sales hurt Android more than iPad

The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

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Here's another patent application to keep an eye on, following on the heels of Microsoft's patent app for a TV that counts noses in order to charge each viewer for content, potentially turning your living room into something akin to a porn store viewing booth or bus stop TV --...
The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent
YC grad Collections.me is remaking the most basic part of the OS: The Finder
Apple releases new Remote iOS app with revamped iPad interface, UpNext, and improved search
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 cheaper for students this month

Chinese microblog Sina Weibo ignores concern over new rule, eyes more business users

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Chinese Internet firm Sina is looking to increase the number of businesses that use its Sina Weibo microblogging service, according to comments from its CEO Charles Chao made at business forum in Taiwan yesterday. In spite of impending new measures coming into place next month, which are likely to reduce active...
Chinese microblog Sina Weibo ignores concern over new rule, eyes more business users
For And Against The iPad Mini
Xbox Live beta registration reopens with a limited number of new slots

Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June

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Samsung has reportedly signed a new deal with Blockbuster that will see the company deliver thousands of movies to the Korean electronics giant’s Galaxy smartphone and tablet range, Blu-ray players and new connected Smart TVs. Smarthouse reports that the service will be rolled out in Australia, the US and Europe...
Samsung scores Blockbuster movie streaming deal, eyes US and European launch by June
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