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Twitter #music iPhone app falls down the App Store charts, dropping to 126th overall

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Less than two weeks after launch, the new Twitter #music iPhone app has fallen into a downward slide on the US App Store charts, dropping to 126th overall and 11th in the Music category. The app debuted at number one in the music category and fifth overall on April 18th....
Twitter #music iPhone app falls down the App Store charts, dropping to 126th overall
Thanks To GrubHub Integration, Foodspotting Gets Food Ordering
Sony Xperia Z to launch on US carrier in 'coming weeks'

Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

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We recently had the chance to spend time with David Greaves and Vesa-Matti Hartikainen of Jolla and take Sailfish OS for a spin. As you might recall, this open source mobile OS builds upon Mer (a fork of MeeGo that includes Qt) and uses the Nemo framework with a...
Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45/Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities

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Looks like Nuance has been up to more than just updating its myriad applications. The company has announced that it will acquire San Jose-based Ditech Networks for $1.45 per share, which works out to a net total of $22.5 million. While the boards of both companies have signed off on...
Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45/Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities

Guess What Zynga's About To Spend $228 Million On (ZNGA)

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Zynga plans to buy the building currently serving as the company's San Francisco headquarters for $228 million, reports Bloomberg. Zynga set up shop in the 670,000 square foot building in San Francisco's South of Market district last year, and it's now home to 2,800 employees. The company xpects to...
Guess What Zynga's About To Spend $228 Million On (ZNGA)

Peixe Urbano Buys Online Reservation Company Zuppa

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Brazilian group buying site Peixe Urbano has purchased Zuppa, an online reservation service in Brazil. It’s an important step in Peixe Urbano’s development from a mere Groupon-clone, to a multi-service company connecting users with experiential small businesses throughout Latin America. Zuppa currently operates in 17 cities across Brazil. It’s sort...
Peixe Urbano Buys Online Reservation Company Zuppa
Google’s Motorola acquisition approved by Justice Department

Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

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Luke Beatty, the founder of Associated Content, has been named managing director of TechStars’ Boulder, Colo. program. Beatty, who had been an entrepreneur in residence at the start-up accelerator, had previously been a top-level content exec at Yahoo before leaving in April. The Associated Content unit had been bought...
Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program
Google Glass Shows Off Upcoming Apps: Path, NY Times, Evernote & Skitch

Go Daddy acquires accounting software company Outright.com

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Go Daddy has announced that is has acquired accounting software company, Outright.com. The company has software that helps small businesses manage their company without having to deal with spreadsheets and other legacy dinosaurs. Here’s what Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman had to say about the acquisition: It is my great...
Go Daddy acquires accounting software company Outright.com

Zynga Snags Analyst to be VP of Finance

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After a string of high-level departures in 2012, it looks like Zynga is firming back up its executive ranks. The gaming company looks to have snapped up Atul Bagga, an analyst at Lazard Capital Markets, to be the new VP of finance at Zynga, according to a recent change in...
Zynga Snags Analyst to be VP of Finance
Mimico CEO discusses designer USB drives and licensing the Star Wars and DC Comics universes (interview)
Zynga Finally Launches Zynga.com, And Investors Are Going Nuts (ZNGA)

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Long-Time COO, Becomes First Woman On Its Board Of Directors

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Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s four-year chief operating officer, has a new role — board member. She will have her own vote in all company matters, Facebook confirms, so she won’t be voting to represent chief executive Mark Zuckerberg or other voting stock shareholders. Sandberg has visibly earned the position during...
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Long-Time COO, Becomes First Woman On Its Board Of Directors
Amazon testing in-app purchases, enters app store battle with Google & Apple

Microsoft acquires home automation startup R2 Studios to bolster Xbox division

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Details are expectedly light on this one, but The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft has acquired R2 Studios, a startup focused on home entertainment and home automation founded by Blake Krikorian (best known as the co-founder and former CEO of Sling). According to the WSJ, Krikorian and...
Microsoft acquires home automation startup R2 Studios to bolster Xbox division

3M Touch Systems 84-inch Projected Capacitive Display hands-on

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We knew we'd be seeing 3M Touch Systems' monster capacitive display once again, but we had no idea just how massive this year's iteration would be. Taking up residence in a corner of CES Unveiled 2013, the company's latest multi-touch prototype now measures in at 84-inches, far surpassing its...
3M Touch Systems 84-inch Projected Capacitive Display hands-on

Former Apple Retail Head Ron Johnson Fired as CEO of JC Penney

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CNBC is reporting that former Apple Retail head Ron Johnson is out as CEO of JC Penney, the job he took after resigning from Apple. @CNBC: BREAKING: Ron Johnson out as J.C. Penney CEO - sourceJohnson departed Apple in late 2011 and was replaced by John Browett, the CEO of...
Former Apple Retail Head Ron Johnson Fired as CEO of JC Penney

Mark Pincus Bought His Watch With Winnings From The Casino At The Wynn (ZNGA)

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Mark Pincus is interested in bringing online gambling to his games at Zynga. But where did he get the idea? Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom conference today, he pointed to his watch. "I have a fancy watch that I won at The Wynn. I was...
Mark Pincus Bought His Watch With Winnings From The Casino At The Wynn (ZNGA)

Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Board of Directors

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After four years as the chief operating officer at Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg on Monday was appointed to Facebook’s board of directors. “Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a statement. “Her understanding...
Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Board of Directors

Facebook acquires iOS and Mac developer Acrylic, makers of Wallet and RSS reader Pulp

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The Mac development house Acrylic has announced that it has been purchased by Facebook. Acrylic’s Dustin Mcdonald shared a statement on the company’s blog. Acrylic makes popular iOS and Mac software like the news reader Pulp and the secure database app Wallet. Acrylic says that Pulp and Wallet have not...
Facebook acquires iOS and Mac developer Acrylic, makers of Wallet and RSS reader Pulp

Another Leak Shows The New BlackBerry Phone Will Let You Video Chat Over BBM (RIMM)

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Here's yet another leak for RIM's upcoming BlackBerrys running its new mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10.  According to some leaked slides uploaded to CrackBerry's reader forums, RIM's next BlackBerry will have a video chat feature in BBM. You'll also be able to share your screen with your BBM friends. Right...
Another Leak Shows The New BlackBerry Phone Will Let You Video Chat Over BBM (RIMM)

Japan's DeNA and Korea's KT agree to cross-list mobile games on each other's platforms

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Japanese mobile social gaming giant DeNA and Korean carrier KT have announced a partnership to share select gaming titles with each other on their respective networks. Starting next year, KT says it will add some games from DeNA’s Daum Mobage platform, the localized Korean division of its popular gaming network,...
Japan's DeNA and Korea's KT agree to cross-list mobile games on each other's platforms

10 Million People Play This Game Every Day

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OMGPOP's Draw Something app, which is less than two months old, just blew past Zynga's Words With Friends to become the most-played game on a daily basis, according to AppData. As with all explosively popular apps, expect one of two things to happen: a larger social gaming company (we're...
10 Million People Play This Game Every Day
Facebook adds iOS and Mac development studio Acrylic to design team

Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean

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The very first CyanogenMod 10 builds surfaced while Jelly Bean was still extremely fresh in our memories. The passions around Google's new OS might have cooled months down the road, but that doesn't diminish the impact now that the first stable CM10 builds are here. Four (relatively) safe versions...
Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean

Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

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Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

Pinterest Buys Local Recommendations App Livestar For Talent

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Pinterest has confirmed its purchase of Livestar, a mobile/local recommendations app — but the purchase is about the team of engineers more than the service itself. In an email, a Pinterest spokesperson tells us: We think the Livestar team is a natural fit for Pinterest because of their... Please visit...
Pinterest Buys Local Recommendations App Livestar For Talent

Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was

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Last week, Twitter launched its new social music discovery app #Music. A lot of us thought that this was a long time coming, as musicians are a big component of Twitter’s celebrity users, and many of them follow other musicians, creating an easily exploitable way to expose users to popular...
Tumblr Play: The secret microblog version of Twitter #Music that never was
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