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Facebook redesigns Timeline with an emphasis on apps and users' interests

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Facebook just announced a rehaul of its Timeline design rolling out to select users today, and you can expect a much bigger emphasis on apps. The new Timeline will let users add apps as standalone sections of their profiles, and activity such as posted photos and recent music tracks...
Facebook redesigns Timeline with an emphasis on apps and users' interests

Google is readying an Apple Newsstand-like feature called Google Play News with issues and subscriptions

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Google appears to be preparing to launch a newspaper feature called Google Play News, to complement the apps, music, books, magazines, and movies it already offers in its Android store. As first spotted by Android Police, the news content will come in “Issues” and “Subscriptions,” suggesting the feature will be...
Google is readying an Apple Newsstand-like feature called Google Play News with issues and subscriptions
Amazon Announces First Kindle Fire Tablets Outside Of The U.S., Starting At £129 In UK

Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions

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Professor David Cope speaks in purposeful abstraction, attempting to brace us for what we're about to see. We've been on the road for a while now, I tell him. We've seen a lot of strange and wonderful things -- robots and space shuttles and ghost hunts. "Yes, well," he...
Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions

How Being Very Transparent May Have Saved A 'Failed' Kickstarter Project

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For a while now, we have been highlighting many stories about the successful crowdfunding of movies, music, books and games. This new source of funding for creative content has been an exciting time for indie artists and those wanting to break free of traditional funding models. However, this funding model...
How Being Very Transparent May Have Saved A 'Failed' Kickstarter Project
Google Play gift cards emerge, but will they spark digital media sales?

Comedy: YouTube translates Google’s new products

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Google had a giant week, introducing the new Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q streaming media device, and pulling off the most impressive keynote stunt we’ve ever seen in the skies over San Francisco, with skydivers delivering the company’s augmented reality glasses to the stage — with no small...
Comedy: YouTube translates Google’s new products

Why Google Will Abandon Android

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This article is the opinion of the author and should not be confused as news. Google has not actually decided to abandon Android. In short order, Google will launch its tablet. And in doing so it will start down the path of abandoning Android. As I explained in my article on...
Why Google Will Abandon Android

Startup Rolls Out Facebook Open Graph Markup for 300 Major Sites

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Last month Facebook announced a new standardized way to mark up web pages concerning things like books, movies, music and more. It was called the Open Graph Protocol and was ostensibly intended to make the web comprehensible to computers building a profile of your interests across many different websites. Unfortunately,...
Startup Rolls Out Facebook Open Graph Markup for 300 Major Sites

Box Of Awesome Acquires Swapit To Become A SuperAwesome Kids Discovery Platform

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I’m pretty much out of superlatives when writing about Dylan Collins’ latest venture. Box of Awesome, which we previously described as a “free Birchbox for kids“, has acquired Swapit, the site that lets kids and teens trade unwanted items for stuff they do want and operates an accompanying ad network...
Box Of Awesome Acquires Swapit To Become A SuperAwesome Kids Discovery Platform
What Google Play means for Android developers
Tumblr launches Reblorg, a new curated site with very eccentric content

American Tablet Owners Buy Entertainment; Europeans Buy News

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Getting a nice, shiny new iPad tomorrow? If you buy content to consume on it, chances are it will be music, books or movies, if you’re in the US. Those were the most popular purchases according to new stats from Nielsen. But if you’re European, you’ll pay for news over all...
American Tablet Owners Buy Entertainment; Europeans Buy News

Sure, Microsoft COULD Have Invented The iPhone, But It Didn't (MSFT)

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Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold claims that he came up with an idea very similar to the iPhone back in 1991. Myhrvold, who now runs gigantic patent "aggregator" Intellectual Ventures, made the claim in an interview with Men's Journal, saying that he envisioned a portable computer that would combine a...
Sure, Microsoft COULD Have Invented The iPhone, But It Didn't (MSFT)
Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 on mobile data

Google Play gift cards now available in the UK at Tesco and Morrisons

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?10, ?25 and ?50 Google has announced that Google Play gift cards are now available in the UK starting 6 March.?? Rolling out to all UK branches of Tesco and Morrisons in the coming weeks, users will be able to purchase ?10, ?25 and ?50 gift cards that can...
Google Play gift cards now available in the UK at Tesco and Morrisons

Fun Blogs: Where We Post For the Love of It

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Link blogs, light blogs, blogs on the side; found treasures and half-formed thoughts - it turns out that many members of the ReadWriteWeb team are also publishing on Posterous, Tumblr and other casual blogging platforms. These are the places you can learn about the people behind the news and analysis...
Fun Blogs: Where We Post For the Love of It

How Being Very Transparent May Have Saved A 'Failed' Kickstarter Project

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For a while now, we have been highlighting many stories about the successful crowdfunding of movies, music, books and games. This new source of funding for creative content has been an exciting time for indie artists and those wanting to break free of traditional funding models. However, this funding model...
How Being Very Transparent May Have Saved A 'Failed' Kickstarter Project

Loveflutter Is A Google Freebase-Powered Dating Site

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The idea of matching prospective dates based on shared interests is about as old as dating itself. But understanding how one set of interests relate to another, certainly at scale, is arguably something that machines can do a lot more efficiently than humans, so why not harness that capability for...
Loveflutter Is A Google Freebase-Powered Dating Site

Box Of Awesome Is Like A Free Birchbox For Kids Stuffed Full Of Games, Books, Music, And More

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Serial games entrepreneur and sometimes angel investor Dylan Collins has a new project, which he no doubt describes as “awesome”. Aiming to help solve the discovery problem faced by physical and digital products targeting the fickle market that is kids, the aptly named Box Of Awesome is like a free...
Box Of Awesome Is Like A Free Birchbox For Kids Stuffed Full Of Games, Books, Music, And More
Google Play slashes prices on apps, music, and books for ‘Longest Day of the Year’ sale

How Journalists Are Using Pinterest

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Pinterest is quickly finding its way into the social strategies of media organizations large and small, even as the company itself is still figuring out its business model. Here's how they're using the virtual scrapbooking service. (This is part two of a four-part series on how journalists are using social...
How Journalists Are Using Pinterest

Recall for iOS: A beautiful way to help you remember good music, movies, books and more

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I am forever plauged with the feeling that I’m forgetting something that I meant to read or watch or listen to. I have endless scraps of notes in my phone or scrawls in my Field Notes notebooks about things that I’ve been meaning to check out, but end up forgetting....
Recall for iOS: A beautiful way to help you remember good music, movies, books and more

Amazon announces 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD and upgrades Kindle Fire at lower $159 price

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In an event held just outside of Los Angeles in Santa Monica, Amazon announced the successor to its first tablet effort. The new Kindle is the Kindle Fire HD, an 8.9″ IPS tablet at 1900×1200 resolution. The Kindle Fire HD runs on an OMAP 4 processor with increased processing power...
Amazon announces 8.9″ Kindle Fire HD and upgrades Kindle Fire at lower $159 price

U.S. Consumers Are The Most Likely To Pay For Content On A Tablet… Except When It’s News

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As developers hunker down and get into the business of trying to work out how to get consumers to buy more of their product on mobile devices, some revealing numbers out from Nielsen on what people are willing to pay for on tablets already. The upshot: paid content, it seems,...
U.S. Consumers Are The Most Likely To Pay For Content On A Tablet… Except When It’s News

File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

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Earlier this week research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing music owning peers. Two days later the Dutch Institution for Information Law and CentERdata have published a related report which goes even further. The survey finds that more...
File-Sharers More Likely to Pay for Movies, Books, Games and Concerts

New Google tool lets you share email when you die -- but not your books and music

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Google users can share access to email and social media from beyond the grave thanks to a new feature that sends out password information if a user has been offline for a long time. The tool comes at a time when people are leaving beyond fewer physical artifacts like letters...
New Google tool lets you share email when you die -- but not your books and music

iPad mini features: what tablet users like - and what the analysts say

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Data from Nielsen surveying existing tablet owners shows a skew away from price and towards featuresThe launch of the iPad mini by Apple has gained huge interest - as much as anything for the fact that Phil Schiller compared it directly in onscreen presentations to the Google Nexus 7, pointing...
iPad mini features: what tablet users like - and what the analysts say

Facebook tests new ways to encourage users to add movies to their 'watched' lists

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Facebook is testing new sidebar modules to prompt users to share the movies they have seen. With the latest Timeline redesign Facebook has given users an About page with sections for movies, music, books and more. Instead of only displaying the items people “like,” these sections will show what users have “read,”...
Facebook tests new ways to encourage users to add movies to their 'watched' lists

Fred Wilson: Content owners, don’t fear the future

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The pitched war between content owners and technology companies doesn’t have to persist if media companies would acknowledge and adapt to the new realities of digital distribution, said Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures. Speaking at the paidContent 2012 conference in New York, Wilson said the content companies...
Fred Wilson: Content owners, don’t fear the future
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