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Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based Storage Platform

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Cloud storage platform Box has long offered a web-based app directory that includes apps for services like Salesforce, and others that enhance the storage platform’s capabilities. And last year the company launched a platform for developers building off of the Box platform, called the Box Innovation Network (/bin). Today, Box...
Box OneCloud Brings 30-Plus Enterprise Applications To New Mobile, Cloud-Based Storage Platform

An interview with London’s video messaging startup Six3 #TNW2012

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Today, at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam we sat down with the UK startup Six3, who recently launched a free service that allows users to send short, private video messages between smartphones and computers. The company was one of the 22 finalists from the latest London Seedcamp, the European seed investment and mentoring...
An interview with London’s video messaging startup Six3 #TNW2012
Kabam Acquires Exploding Barrel Games, Build Outs Presence In Vancouver
Android Remains Main Target For Mobile Malware Writers Despite iOS Having More Vulnerabilities, Says Symantec

Dead Trigger goes free on iOS, where piracy is apparently also a problem

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Madfinger Games, the studio behind mobile first-person shooter Dead Trigger, earned a fair bit of notoriety recently by making its game free on Android in response to what it called an "unbelievably high" piracy rate. Today, that same game is becoming free on iOS as well. So how does...
Dead Trigger goes free on iOS, where piracy is apparently also a problem
Pocket review: Read It Later reinvents itself

Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

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If recent reports are to be believed, Apple is on the verge of releasing its own 3D mapping service, effectively replacing Google Maps on the iPhone. There appear to be many reasons why Apple is launching its new service - disassociating itself with its smartphone rival, possible launch of new location-based features,...
Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

Hands-on with Arqball Spin, the app that lets you create interactive 3D models

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Sometimes, two dimensional photos, even those taken by a 41-megapixel sensor, simply aren't enough to accurately depict a three dimensional object. Enter Arqball Spin, a free app that lets anyone with an iOS device create high-quality 3D models of whatever they like. Using the iPhone's camera, the app takes...
Hands-on with Arqball Spin, the app that lets you create interactive 3D models

Mobile takes center stage at CES startup showcase

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If you had any lingering doubts about the influence mobile holds over the tech world, all you had to do was spend a few minutes walking around the Startup Debut at this year's International CES on Sunday. While not every company showcasing its wares at the Bali Hai Country...
Mobile takes center stage at CES startup showcase

Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia, port it to Android and iOS

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Finnish software company Digia announced today that it is acquiring the Qt software business from Nokia. Digia plans to pick up where Nokia left off, continuing Qt development but renewing the toolkit’s focus on cross-platform support. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Qt is an open...
Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia, port it to Android and iOS

How Croatia’s RemoterApp conquered Nokia before heading for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

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One would think that in order to be successful, you’d have to be original and innovative. While in most cases this is true, and real innovators have a chance to grab a bigger part of the cake, others will use their skills and imagination to make a product which will...
How Croatia’s RemoterApp conquered Nokia before heading for iOS, Android and Windows Phone
Firefox Australis: One browser interface to rule them all

NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development

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It's a big day for open source fans now that NVIDIA, the last member of the "big three" chip makers with AMD and Intel, has signed on with the Linux foundation. The company has previously kept the system at arms length, with users relying on reverse-engineering to get things...
NVIDIA joins Linux Foundation, doesn't mention driver development

Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

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Semiocast, a European analytics company, says its data on Twitter shows only 170 million of Twitter's 500 million+ accounts are active. That's about 27%, and the 500 million number includes a lot of spam bots. The US isn't the leader in active Twitter. According to Semiocast, 33% of active Twitter...
Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

With 2 million active app users, ICQ shifts strategic focus to mobile platforms

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Remember ICQ, the instant messaging service that was acquired by AOL back in 1998 and again in April 2010 by Digital Sky Technologies, now Mail.ru Group? Well, the service may be regarded a has-been in these parts, but ICQ is still around. Today, ICQ is launching the latest version of...
With 2 million active app users, ICQ shifts strategic focus to mobile platforms

NBC partners with YouTube to deliver video services for the London 2012 Olympics

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US TV company NBC has partnered with Google-owned video service YouTube to provide its video player and livestreaming infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Comcast, which was recently acquired by NBC Universal, bought the rights to The Games, keeping them at the network until 2020. As a result, NBC has been...
NBC partners with YouTube to deliver video services for the London 2012 Olympics
Google and Microsoft rumored to be eyeing up UK white space for ubiquitous mobile broadband

The iPhone Accounted For 73% Of AT&T's Smartphone Activation Last Quarter

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The iPhone is dominating. And that’s not unsubstantiated flamebait. AT&T just released it’s quarterly financial statement, which reveals the wireless carrier sold 5.1m smarpthones in the last three months. Out of those 5.Mm sales, the iPhone accounted for 3.7M units sold, resulting in a dominating 73% market share. AT&T also...
The iPhone Accounted For 73% Of AT&T's Smartphone Activation Last Quarter

Facebook for Windows Phone getting a major refresh

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The Facebook app for Windows Phone is certainly serviceable, but it's never really been anything to get excited about. In fact, it wasn't really something you looked forward to using and it's been slow to add the features considered standard on competing mobile platforms. Well, with the soon to...
Facebook for Windows Phone getting a major refresh

Seedcamp startup Mopapp raises €1.5m to make mobile app analytics sexy

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Exclusive: Mopapp, a mobile analytics startup founded by – gasp – Italian entrepreneurs and backed by Seedcamp, has secured €1.5 million in funding from an unconventional investor, we’ve learned. Mopapp basically helps mobile app developers and publishers get a better understanding of how their apps are doing performance-wise (in terms...
Seedcamp startup Mopapp raises €1.5m to make mobile app analytics sexy

Indian Uber-clone Olacabs picks up funding from US-based Tiger Global

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India’s Olacabs, an Uber-like service that aggregates car rentals and point-to-point cab services, has announced that it has picked up funding from New York-based Tiger Global Management which will help strengthen its service. Indian startup blog PluggdIn speculates that the figure is “definitely more than $3 million” but the exact amount of...
Indian Uber-clone Olacabs picks up funding from US-based Tiger Global

Supporting Innovation in African News

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Cross-posted from the European Public Policy Blog We’re eager to see journalism flourish in the digital age, in all forms and on all continents. Today, with half a dozen other generous sponsors, we’re taking a big step forward with a new $1 million African News Innovation Challenge. This initiative is...
Supporting Innovation in African News

PayNearMe Takes Cash Payments System Mobile

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PayNearMe, an alternative payments product that provides a compelling way for the ‘unbanked’ to use cash payments for online goods, is debuting its first mobile integration today. As you may know, the “unbanked” refers to consumers who don’t have traditional bank accounts or cannot qualify for credit cards. PayNearMe allows...
PayNearMe Takes Cash Payments System Mobile

Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad

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If you've been wondering what Adobe had in the works after laying Flash Player for mobile to rest, the wait is over. The outfit has unveiled the codenamed Project Primetime, the "industry's first fully integrated video technology platform" that will offer television-esque viewing sessions across your web-enabled devices. This...
Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad

Deutsche Telekom invests $2.63M in Germany’s Flaregames (exclusive)

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Germany’s Flaregames, a mobile game startup headed by Gameforge founder Klaas Kersting, has raised $2.63 million (2 million euros) from Deutsche Telekom’s investment arm. T-Venture Investment will take a stake in Karlsruhe, Germany-based Flaregames, which is making free-to-play games for a variety of mobile platforms. The deal comes on...
Deutsche Telekom invests $2.63M in Germany’s Flaregames (exclusive)

Cloud-Based File Syncing Platform SugarSync Raises $15M To Add Another Data Center To The Mix

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SugarSync, an application that syncs your data across desktop computers, laptops, mobile phones, and even televisions, has raised $15 million in series D financing led by new investor Coral Group with participation from existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sigma Partners, Hatteras Venture Partners and Hercules. This brings SugarSync’s total funding...
Cloud-Based File Syncing Platform SugarSync Raises $15M To Add Another Data Center To The Mix

RIM launches BlackBerry Mobile Fusion for iOS, Android devices

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The company says the service is designed for enterprise and government customers, and will allow for device management across the mobile platforms. [Read more]...
RIM launches BlackBerry Mobile Fusion for iOS, Android devices

M-commerce much? Domino’s UK arm sees £1 million in mobile sales in a single week

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Domino’s adoption of mobile commerce has proved time and again that if a company offers the right mobile apps and services, it can be a hugely lucrative market. Smashing records over the past two years, the company today announced it took £1 million ($1.59 million) in sales via its mobile platforms...
M-commerce much? Domino’s UK arm sees £1 million in mobile sales in a single week

The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final

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We’ve known for a number of weeks that UK-based music-recognition service Shazam was lining up a landmark advertising deal with British broadcaster ITV. The deal promises to let viewers snap up products they like during ad breaks, using nothing but their smartphone and Shazam’s mobile app. Today, Britain’s biggest commercial...
The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final
Get your game on: The Ultimate Smartphone Guide, part IV
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