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Apple Promises A Crack Down On Those Who Manipulate App Store Rankings

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It took one allegation of download bots on a message board, very little in the way of actual confessions, and a whole lot of murmurs, but Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is showing that it will respond swiftly if anyone starts messing with its App Store. But further investigation into the...
Apple Promises A Crack Down On Those Who Manipulate App Store Rankings
LG's Nexus 4 Finally Returns To The U.S. Google Play Store

WSJ, Bloomberg sources add to 'mini-iPad' rumors

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More fire is being added to the rumors of a 7-inch (or 8-inch, depending on the source) "mini" iPad. Both the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) and Bloomberg claim to have anonymous sources with "knowledge of the plans" that confirm a screen between seven and eight inches in diameter, and...
WSJ, Bloomberg sources add to 'mini-iPad' rumors

Samsung: We're still not into 3D smartphones

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By now you may have already seen a handful of "leaks" on Samsung's imminent Galaxy S III, but if you ask us, they all smell like a cruel prank on anticipating fans. As far as we're concerned, the only reliable tidbits so far are the GT-i9300 and GT-i9308 codenames...
Samsung: We're still not into 3D smartphones

People Still Believe In Nokia

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Nokia has been having a very, very hard time of it lately, dramatically losing market share in the smartphone race to the likes of Samsung and Apple, and getting slammed on a regular basis by the credit agencies. But you know what? Our troubled Finnish handset maker still has the...
People Still Believe In Nokia

Airbnb Raising ~ $100 Million At A $2 Billion+ Valuation

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For weeks people we've been hearing murmurs of a new big round Airbnb, a peer-to-peer apartment rental site, is raising. It all started when Paul Graham wrote a post indicating that Airbnb and Dropbox combined were worth about $7.5 billion. It seemed more likely that Airbnb's valuation was the one...
Airbnb Raising ~ $100 Million At A $2 Billion+ Valuation
Motorola May Be Looking For Some Help With Its Secretive X-Phone Project

Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth

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Times are a-changin' for Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, as the company's CEO David Flynn has resigned alongside co-founder and CMO Rick White. It seems that both are stepping away in order to "pursue entrepreneurial investing activities," leaving the act of running one of the world's leading flash storage makers...
Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth

Google Fiber: Amazing Internet! Same Old TV.

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The Kansas City fiber project that Google announced yesterday is going to give customers broadband like they’ve never seen before. The pay TV part, though, is going to seem very familiar: They’ll pay Google $120 a month, and they’ll get a bunch of TV channels, whether they want all of...
Google Fiber: Amazing Internet! Same Old TV.

HTC Vertex pops up in benchmarks, might bring a slice of One X muscle to tablets

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HTC has been stoking the fires of anticipation for its return to tablets, and that small flame is quickly turning into a full conflagration. A slab nicknamed the Vertex has surfaced in benchmarks with a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 and a 1,280 x 752 usable resolution that's noticeably wider...
HTC Vertex pops up in benchmarks, might bring a slice of One X muscle to tablets

Kobo eReader Touch Edition packs bags for Japan, books flight for July

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Rakuten's $315 million buyout of Kobo will bear some e-reader fruit come July. The e-tailer's CEO and chairman, Hiroshi Mikitani, announced plans to release the Kobo eReader Touch Edition in Japan next month for 10,000 yen (on par with its $130 US sticker price). Timing is key, of course...
Kobo eReader Touch Edition packs bags for Japan, books flight for July

Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? ‘Only In Extreme Cases’ It Says

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Some rather inflammatory news has been making its way around the web today: a user posting on the Pirateweb message board has accused Google of removing copyrighted MP3 music files from a Gmail account — possibly using the scanning services that Google employs to block illegal content on YouTube, possibly...
Could Google Delete Copyrighted MP3s From Gmail? ‘Only In Extreme Cases’ It Says

Facebook’s Plan To Automatically Share Your Data With Sites You Never Signed Up For

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In anticipation of a slew of new features that will be launching at f8, today Facebook announced that it was once again making changes to its privacy policy (you can see our post outlining these changes here. One of the biggest changes that Facebook is making involves applications and third-party...
Facebook’s Plan To Automatically Share Your Data With Sites You Never Signed Up For

Xbox 360 Halo 4 bundle fights new enemies, packs familiar hardware on November 6th

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It's widely considered a tradition: Microsoft readies a new Halo game, and a new Xbox 360 bundle swings by stores to mark the occasion. The Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 follows that pattern, with a special (if minor) twist. No one will be shocked by the new Halo-themed...
Xbox 360 Halo 4 bundle fights new enemies, packs familiar hardware on November 6th

Apple nabs patent for NFC-based travel check-in, doesn't quell NFC iPhone rumors just yet

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Apple has been chasing NFC patents for years, but it's just now been granted a US patent for its own approach to a transportation check-in -- one of the most common uses of the technology in the real world. The filing describes a theoretical iTravel app that would store...
Apple nabs patent for NFC-based travel check-in, doesn't quell NFC iPhone rumors just yet

New Yorker expands online humor section with "The Borowitz Report" and new Shouts & Murmurs blog

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The New Yorker has acquired humorist Andy Borowitz’s parody news site “The Borowitz Report.” It is now part of the magazine’s blogs section. “This is the first person we’ve hired primarily for his blogging,” NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson told me. The magazine is also launching another humor blog today, “Daily...
New Yorker expands online humor section with "The Borowitz Report" and new Shouts & Murmurs blog
Valve says it's 'jumping in' to computer hardware business

Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored to pack a battery-equipped keyboard cover

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The murmurs surrounding a 10-inch Nokia tablet are growing louder, and they suggest that the company won't just follow the herd. Tipsters for The Verge claim that the Windows RT slate would center on a Surface-style keyboard cover with its own twists. While the add-on would shelter the screen,...
Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored to pack a battery-equipped keyboard cover

What Big Things To Expect From Apple's "Little" Event This Week

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iPad Mini What we think we know: Apple really is poised to show us a new iPad, smaller than its previous siblings. There's been too much leaked data for this to be an elaborate ruse, and Apple's own invite promises a "little" something extra. It's a smaller device overall,...
What Big Things To Expect From Apple's "Little" Event This Week

Despite murmurs of hope, cybersecurity legislation remains utterly dead in the U.S. Congress

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TNW called this some time ago: Cybersecurity legislation is flatlined in the U.S. Congress, despite recent calls to chest-shock its corpse in hopes of a miracle. Well, miracles are vanishingly rare, and cybersecurity is kaput until calendar 2013. Out today in The Hill, the very influential political publication, is a starkly titled post:...
Despite murmurs of hope, cybersecurity legislation remains utterly dead in the U.S. Congress

If you were offline this weekend, here's what you missed

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It was a busy weekend for tech news, and if you weren’t paying full attention you’ll have also missed some great feature pieces here on The Next Web and beyond, too. Allow us to recap for you… The news Google’s big Monday Android event is off on account of the...
If you were offline this weekend, here's what you missed

Dubai: A Super-Luxe Take On Tech For Microsoft's Windows 8 Launch

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A mural of the Dubai skyline was etched into the wall. A basket of luxurious toiletries had been placed in the corner. Fluffy towels nestled inside cupboards, as did a hair dryer. Outside the room two attendants waited, whose job was to clean it as soon as the occupant left....
Dubai: A Super-Luxe Take On Tech For Microsoft's Windows 8 Launch
Gene Munster Confirms One Of The Great Apple Fears, Says Margins Are Going To Drop Significantly (AAPL)

Apple files patent for interactive 3D interface, keeps rumor mills turning

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Murmurs of an iPad 3 on the horizon not doing it for you? How about a new pseudo-3D interface? A patent filing has whet our appetites with the possibility (that's what it is; a possibility) of a future Apple device capable of gauging depth and displaying a 3D environment...
Apple files patent for interactive 3D interface, keeps rumor mills turning

Apple and Samsung have won the smartphone wars. What's next?

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The latest figures from IDC show that smartphone are approaching 50% of the total phone market, and that two companies dominate it. There's room for growth - but no obvious reason for displacement of the top twoThe smartphone wars are, essentially, over. Samsung and Apple have won the battle of...
Apple and Samsung have won the smartphone wars. What's next?

Nokia reportedly 'in talks' to build 10-inch Windows RT slate with Qualcomm and Compal

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There's been no shortage of chin-wagging about a Nokia slate, but needless to say it's never amounted to much. In fact, the murmurs and patent applications largely died away prior to the coming of Windows RT, leading us to conclude that the Finnish manufacturer had decided to step back...
Nokia reportedly 'in talks' to build 10-inch Windows RT slate with Qualcomm and Compal

Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans on Thursday, and Google Can't Wait To Tell the FTC

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Apple is likely to introduce its mobile ad platform on Thursday at its iPhone developer event, say sources familiar with the company’s plans. Expect to hear a loud cheer from Google, Apple’s former ally and current competitor. Why would Google applaud the entrance of a new advertising rival? Because Google...
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans on Thursday, and Google Can't Wait To Tell the FTC

Video game tax breaks: what does it mean and what happens now?

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After years of lobbying, the UK games industry has secured a promise of tax breaks from the government. We investigate what this means and how it could change British games development foreverAfter many years of lobbying, a couple of close calls and one almighty let-down in 2010, the UK games...
Video game tax breaks: what does it mean and what happens now?

Wall Street Buys Google's Mobile Ad Story

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Yep, Google’s Q4 seemed to confuse some investors yesterday. It definitely seemed to confuse lots of the people writing about the numbers*. By last night, though, Wall Street analysts seemed to have come up with at least one consensus takeaway: Google’s mobile ad business is looking pretty good. Or, at least,...
Wall Street Buys Google's Mobile Ad Story
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