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Google closes in on Google Drive launch, its long awaited Dropbox competitor

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Google is reportedly close to launching its long awaited cloud storage service Drive, delivering a personal file-synchronisation platform that will allow users to store and copy files between computers and mobile devices. The Wall Street Journal cites sources familiar with the matter, which state that Drive will facilitate the storing of...
Google closes in on Google Drive launch, its long awaited Dropbox competitor

Adobe confirms: no Flash for Chrome on Android

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Google issued a beta release of Chrome for Android earlier today. The browser provides support for modern Web standards and includes a number of compelling features that aren't available in the Android's default browser. One noteworthy Chrome desktop feature that isn't included in the mobile port, however, is the...
Adobe confirms: no Flash for Chrome on Android

Domino’s UK launches Windows Phone app, says 13% of orders are now mobile

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Popular worldwide pizza chain Domino’s has released a new smartphone app for Windows Phone users, adding to its wide portfolio of mobile applications including Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platform and becoming its seventh mobile sales channel. As we have reported before, mobile has been a hugely successful market for...
Domino’s UK launches Windows Phone app, says 13% of orders are now mobile

Facebook: 60 million users access apps through a mobile device

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Facebook threw out some interesting numbers during a fireside chat with Inside Facebook. Speaking to the blog.the world’s most popular social networks claimed that 60 million of its users are engaging with Facebook apps through their mobile phone. Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen clarified that in saying mobile apps, he referred...
Facebook: 60 million users access apps through a mobile device

Travel search service Kayak drops BlackBerry support, blames lack of users

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Online travel pricing site Kayak has revealed that it has dropped its BlackBerry app after it came to “practical” decision to cease supporting the RIM platform, which it says is attracting lessening interest. The company announced the decision in a statement that explained that things weren’t working out with the troubled smartphone platform:...
Travel search service Kayak drops BlackBerry support, blames lack of users

Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

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Popular restaurant app Urbanspoon is releasing new data today related to its growth over the course of 2011. The company says its traffic is up by 80%, with mobile growth outpacing the web. The site is now seeing 28 million visits per month, with traffic now split roughly half and...
Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web
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Here are 6 hot tech jobs that will make you more money in 2013

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It’s a good time to be a talented technologist, whether a designer, developer or engineer. After all, as we’ve chronicled many times in the past, there’s a serious war for talent going on in tech hotbeds such as Seattle and Silicon Valley. But what are the hottest jobs in tech...
Here are 6 hot tech jobs that will make you more money in 2013
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LeWeb London startup competition semifinalist shortlist announced

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As you may have heard, the French are coming to take over in June as LeWeb London 2012 conference arrives to celebrate and explore digital advances. The theme for the event is ‘Faster than Real Time‘ so it’s no surprise that the startup competition at the event is all about...
LeWeb London startup competition semifinalist shortlist announced

Mobile Devs Interested in Google Over Facebook for Social Mobile Apps

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Google and Facebook are in a war for user attention on the Web. This is not just about how many eyeballs are on Google+ versus Facebook but also from an end-to-end platform perspective. That includes messaging, application deployment, social graph implementations and content discovery. Like everything else in the...
Mobile Devs Interested in Google Over Facebook for Social Mobile Apps

Netflix’s iOS app update adds new video player, controls, Facebook sharing toggle and more

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Recognising that its users are watching more and more of its content from a mobile device, Netflix has today pushed live an update to its iOS app, improving its video player and adding more controls and enhancements for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Netflix’s improved player has been given...
Netflix’s iOS app update adds new video player, controls, Facebook sharing toggle and more

Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services

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Singly, a startup aimed at simplifying the integration of third-party services in both web and mobile applications, is today launching its platform into open beta. Until now, the company has been in private beta testing with around 3,000 developers who are using Singly in some 250 applications, including TimeHop and...
Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services
Foursquare Gets A New Look: Redesign Makes Checking In Stickier And More Social

Fab upgrades mobile experience for its 5.5m users with Live Feed and more, adds Facebook Connect

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Social commerce phenomenon Fab is only a year old, and it’s already raised $156 million in venture capital and launched a number of products in a variety of countries – and it’s upgrading those products at a rapid clip, too. Fab boasts 5.5 million members, all of which have signed...
Fab upgrades mobile experience for its 5.5m users with Live Feed and more, adds Facebook Connect

Distimo takes a close look at four fast-emerging mobile app economies

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The Next Web got an exclusive first look at the latest report from mobile app store analytics company Distimo, in which it takes a detailed look at four fast-growing emerging markets outside of East Asia (which is also still booming, thanks for asking): Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey. The company...
Distimo takes a close look at four fast-emerging mobile app economies
Facebook’s Mobile Viral Channels Are Working For Wooga, Europe’s Biggest Social Gaming Company

Zendesk announces integrated call center service for the UK and 10 other European countries

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Zendesk, the cloud-based help desk platform has announced the launch of Zendesk Voice in the UK and Europe. The company creates an affordable way for businesses to set up an integrated call center quickly, with no extra hardware all while synchronising call information. “With voice integration, Zendesk allows customers to set...
Zendesk announces integrated call center service for the UK and 10 other European countries

BYOD Startup Skycure Inks $3M Seed Round With Israeli VC Pitango

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With an estimated 65% of big global companies looking to implement Bring Your Own Device policies by the end of this yea, the BYOD market – which turns your chosen smartphone into a fire-walled enterprise device – is shaping up to be a big market. That spells enormous problems for...
BYOD Startup Skycure Inks $3M Seed Round With Israeli VC Pitango

How a student used open data to beat national rail enquiries at its own game

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Opening up rail data has helped Ian Shortman create a new way of negotiating Britain's train systemHow useful is open government data really? How much can you use to build things that mak a difference to people's lives? It turns out that some of the most useful is the least...
How a student used open data to beat national rail enquiries at its own game

60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

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Facebook Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen revealed that over 60 million users have engaged with mobile applications via Facebook, 320 million times per month since the mobile platform launched in October 2011. Sjogreen shared this statistic during a fireside chat with Founder of Inside Network Justin Smith at the Inside...
60 million users engaged with apps on Facebook mobile platform since launch; average 5 times per month

Ainovo Novo 7 Basic review

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It's a world's first coming from a company you've never heard of -- if you live outside of China, anyway. Taking Google's newly minted OS and slipping it into an affordable chassis, Ainovo's Novo 7 Basic could very well be a sleeper hit among the tech-obsessed masses. Sure, it...
Ainovo Novo 7 Basic review

Fueled by mobile madness, Appcelerator acquires Cocoafish

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As long as consumers are crazy about mobile apps, developers will build them — and as long as developers are cranking out mobile apps, companies like Appcelerator will continue to flourish and snap up companies like Cocoafish. In a nutshell, both Cocoafish and Appcelerator are in the business of making...
Fueled by mobile madness, Appcelerator acquires Cocoafish

Europe’s Square rival iZettle to ship 3,000 card readers to UK testers, warms up for summer launch

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iZettle is one of the European companies doing what Jack Dorsey’s Square is doing in the United States: trying to convince small businesses and individuals to take card payments with its mobile applications and a custom-built reader. So far, the mobile payments company only has operations in the Nordics (the...
Europe’s Square rival iZettle to ship 3,000 card readers to UK testers, warms up for summer launch

Sencha Touch 2 Allows Developers to Code iOS Apps With Windows PCs

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Mobile HTML5 developer framework Sencha wants to be more than just a tool to develop hybrid mobile applications. The company's roadmap for 2012 is to become an end-to-end solution for designing, developing and deploying HTML5 applications and is taking its first steps toward that goal today by releasing Sencha Touch...
Sencha Touch 2 Allows Developers to Code iOS Apps With Windows PCs

Psst. Facebook Turned On Its App Center Worldwide Overnight

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Facebook took one more step further in its global ambitions today: the social network has now made its App Center, the storefront for Facebook desktop and mobile applications, available in every country where Facebook is. Facebook, the site created so that you can share every detail of what is going on your...
Psst. Facebook Turned On Its App Center Worldwide Overnight

Tel Aviv hosts it first Hackathon, aiming to make Israel go viral

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Last week, Tel Aviv held its very first Hackathon, where over 70 Israeli entrepreneurs came together to brainstorm ideas, and left at the end of the day with several ideas up and running. The event was organized by Innovation Israel, a 3000-strong community of Israel’s entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and more....
Tel Aviv hosts it first Hackathon, aiming to make Israel go viral
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