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Why no wireless charging in the iPhone 5?

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Apple is one of only two notable vendors missing from supporting the industry standard for wireless charging. So while its new, smaller connector marks a demarcation from what it used over the past 10 years, it goes in a different direction from what other mobile products coming out today offer....
Why no wireless charging in the iPhone 5?
Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence

Facebook Says Growth Of Mobile Users Threatens Its Ad Revenue

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Facebook's IPO filing with the SEC states that the massive growth in users accessing the social network from mobile devices actually poses a risk to its revenue model, which is heavily dependent on advertising. The company warned in its risks section: Growth in use of Facebook through our mobile...
Facebook Says Growth Of Mobile Users Threatens Its Ad Revenue
The New York Times Relaunches On Android With Support For More Tablet Sizes, New Text-To-Speech Feature

Technology on paper now, technology in pocket tomorrow: Patents and the mobile future

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Want to take a look into the future of mobile? The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a veritable crystal ball, filled with innovative and exciting inventions developed by some of the biggest names in tech. While some of the applications are so fantastical they seem like something out...
Technology on paper now, technology in pocket tomorrow: Patents and the mobile future

AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

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Do you know if your compensation is fair? I’d bet that if you don’t, you would love to get ahold of the information required for you to determine if you are over, or under-compensated. It’s useful data to have. Happily, the fine folks over at AngelList have compiled a simply excellent...
AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

Apple wins Dutch ban on certain Samsung Galaxy devices

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A court in the Netherlands ruled some older Samsung mobile products infringe on Apple technology for scrolling through photo galleries. [Read more]...
Apple wins Dutch ban on certain Samsung Galaxy devices
Yelp publicly shames businesses that pay for reviews

Google I/O Day One: Google continues attacks on Apple, Amazon

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A renewed focus on user experience, fit and finish, and media makes Google mobile products even more attractive for consumers. [Read more]...
Google I/O Day One: Google continues attacks on Apple, Amazon

Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

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Nokia finally had a profitable quarter. Now it's spending a quarter of a billion dollars investing in the future. Nokia has said it's going to invest $250 million into its own worldwide ventures effort, Nokia Growth Partners. The fund invests in mobile communications tech startups. Nokia explained the deal...
Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

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"I wouldn't say it's a disadvantage," says Sony VP Steven Nickel. "I think the opportunity is just to see what Windows 8 brings in terms of mobility." The day after Apple unveiled its iPad Mini, essentially the company's fifth-generation tablet, I trekked uptown to the W Hotel in New...
Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

Intel plans big splash for Mobile World Congress

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The company says that it will showcase its mobile products and technologies at the Barcelona event. [Read more]...
Intel plans big splash for Mobile World Congress

Just About Every Startup This Guy Has Helped Launch Has Taken Off Like A Rocket

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There are tons of startup accelerators in Silicon Valley — which give startups seed funding and mentorship to help them get off the ground — but Tandem is a little different. It's run by co-founder Doug Renert and two other guys, and the team focuses on being exclusive. While...
Just About Every Startup This Guy Has Helped Launch Has Taken Off Like A Rocket

Facebook’s only weakness: Mobile

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Facebook has filed for its initial public offering (IPO), and assuming the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approve it, Facebook will emerge on the public stock market in a couple of months, create up to $10 billion of capital, and make multi-millionaires out of its stock-holding employees. To start the...
Facebook’s only weakness: Mobile
Why did Apple release the iPad 4 so soon after the iPad 3?

Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard

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Flush with new capital, Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is making its first acquisition. Klout is purchasing mobile and local neighborhood app Blockboard. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blockboard develops a neighborhood app through which...
Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard
A plea to HP: make your mobile products pop
Yelp Reports Q4 Losses As Local Gets More Crowded Than Ever
New From Yahoo: Weather Meets Flickr, Email That Reads Like A Book

Facebook Has 425 Million Mobile Users, But Makes $0 From Them

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Facebook has 425 million mobile users, but doesn't make any money from them. That's all potential upside. But it highlights that Facebook's mobile business is not really a business at this point -- it's just a way to keep Facebook users engaged when they're away from their computers. At...
Facebook Has 425 Million Mobile Users, But Makes $0 From Them

Nest & The New Era of Home Appliances

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Earlier this week I listed 5 signs of a great user experience in a tech product. One sign is that it changes you. I referred to revolutionary products like the iPhone and Twitter, that modified our online behaviors or habits. This trend is becoming more noticeable with the so...
Nest & The New Era of Home Appliances
The good, bad, and ugly of Twitter's web and mobile makeover

Get Ready for 1 Billion Smartphones by 2016, Forrester Says

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In just four years, one billion people will own smartphones, many of whom will be professionals taking these devices to work, says Forrester, a research company. Businesses need to think big about how to use mobile products to engage with customers....
Get Ready for 1 Billion Smartphones by 2016, Forrester Says

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: News Consumption Is All About Mobile Now

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. News Consumption Is All About Mobile And Social (Pew Research Center via GigaOM)A new study from the Pew Research...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: News Consumption Is All About Mobile Now

iPhone 5 Lightning Connector to Support Direct USB Peripheral Hosting?

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Macotakara reports that Apple's new Lightning dock connector is capable of hosting USB peripheral devices, meaning that Apple could potentially allow users to connect devices such as keyboard and other accessories directly to their Lightning-equipped mobile products. Apple's Lightning to USB cable Even if the report is true, however, it...
iPhone 5 Lightning Connector to Support Direct USB Peripheral Hosting?
MTV Mobile Moves Into Social TV With Digital Agency AKQA

Samsung's JK Shin: there's 'lackluster demand' for Windows-based phones, tablets

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You don't need to be Captain Subtext to understand that a few manufacturers (and developers) aren't best pleased with Microsoft's latest mobile products. The latest to damn Redmond with faint praise is Samsung's newly-minted Co-CEO, JK Shin, who told The Wall Street Journal that demand for Windows-based phones and...
Samsung's JK Shin: there's 'lackluster demand' for Windows-based phones, tablets

YouTube Co-Founder Teases Upcoming Video Site MixBit, A Destination For Collaborative Video Creation

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YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley used an April Fools’ joke to promote his upcoming new product, a video-focused site called MixBit (via the Verge) that emphasizes collaborative video creation, rather than trying to compete with YouTube for a viewing audience. Very little has been revealed about MixBit as of yet, beyond the landing...
YouTube Co-Founder Teases Upcoming Video Site MixBit, A Destination For Collaborative Video Creation

Eric Schmidt Has Seen Motorola's Next Android Phones And Says They're 'Phenomenal' (GOOG)

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said today that Motorola's next generation of smartphones are in the pipeline and that they're pretty good. Speaking at AllThingsD's mobile conference, Schmidt touched on Google's relationship with Motorola and the next line of Android devices coming from the handset maker. "There's a new generation...
Eric Schmidt Has Seen Motorola's Next Android Phones And Says They're 'Phenomenal' (GOOG)

Facebook's global growth in Q3: 1.01B MAU, 604M people connect through mobile

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Facebook today shared new stats on its user growth across the globe, including that it reached 1.01 billion monthly active users on Sept. 14. This is a 26 percent increase year-over-year. The social network also reports that 604 million people now access Facebook through mobile devices monthly. The graph below shows...
Facebook's global growth in Q3: 1.01B MAU, 604M people connect through mobile
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