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Canonical Ubuntu One Music Service Goes Into Public Beta

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We store music on iTunes despite its stringent DRM, preventing us from freely sharing music. But like any innovation in the marketplace, it takes time for us to determine what is acceptable and what is not. The promise of cloud computing and the ability to store limitless amounts of music...
Canonical Ubuntu One Music Service Goes Into Public Beta

France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than "hate speech" | Glenn Greenwald

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Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikesWriting in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago...
France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than "hate speech" | Glenn Greenwald
Evernote expands into new territory, partnering with South Korea's dominant messaging service

HeyZap Now Lets Social Games Expand Beyond Facebook’s Walls

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HeyZap, the startup that makes it easy for publishers to integrate casual games into their sites, is entering a very hot new territory today: social gaming. The company has partnered with fifteen social game developers, and will be integrating their games into the HeyZap widget over the next few weeks....
HeyZap Now Lets Social Games Expand Beyond Facebook’s Walls
Content recommender Outbrain finds its soulmate with Scribit buy

Designers: Shipment's latest update makes reviewing mockups over Dropbox slick and easy

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Following a private beta release back in March, Shipment, the Web app that makes it easy for designers to share their work with clients, has been updated with brand new collaborative features. As we said before, email is one of the most popular ways creatives and clients converse, but unfortunately...
Designers: Shipment's latest update makes reviewing mockups over Dropbox slick and easy

Samsung debuts T9000 refrigerator with LCD and Evernote integration

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Refrigerators with touchscreens haven't made much of a dent in the American home, but they're certainly a staple at CES. Samsung's latest entry, the rather large 32 cubic-foot four-door T9000 LCD, isn't exactly new territory for the company. At 2011's show the the RF4982 showed what was possible with...
Samsung debuts T9000 refrigerator with LCD and Evernote integration

Lenovo's Latest Laptop Isn't Running Windows 8; It's a Chromebook

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In a tiny sidestep from its recent spate of Windows 8 convertible laptops, Chinese PC maker Lenovo has introduced a new Google Chromebook aimed at the education market. The ThinkPad X131e, which has already been sold to schools as a Windows-based laptop, is now running the Google Chrome OS, and...
Lenovo's Latest Laptop Isn't Running Windows 8; It's a Chromebook
Drug resistant malaria takes new ground, raising fears of global spread
Can Facebook change the search paradigm?
Smule Finally Makes Their Android Debut With The Auto-Tuning Songify App
Urban Airship soars to another $25M in funding
Google Adds Compare Button And Hangout App For Its Art Project, Which Has Had Over 15M People Exploring Paintings
Zynga launches Bubble Safari as it moves into arcade-style social games

Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It

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During the revolutions in the Arab World since December 2010, standing government's fates were determined partly by the ability of their people to communicate via online tools and mobile phones. Whenever an uprising started in a new territory, dictators and government officials scrambled to halt the ability for protestors to communicate...
Report On Internet Freedom Shows We're Seeing Less And Less Of It
Quora gets into the publishing business with new blogging platform

Amazon Appstore shatters $20 ceiling for in-app purchases

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In a move that's likely to grab the attention of more than a few Android developers, Amazon has announced that its arbitrary $20 limit for in-app purchases via the Appstore is no more. The company announced this change in an email to developers, which follows a tweak to the...
Amazon Appstore shatters $20 ceiling for in-app purchases
As tablet usage grows, can publishers evolve fast enough?

Logitech UE 9000 Wireless Headphones hit the FCC: Bluetooth in a full-size package

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We've seen Logitech extend the reach of its Ultimate Ears brand once before with the UE Air Speaker, and now it appears that full-size headphones are soon to be on the list. As revealed by a recent FCC filing, the division -- best known for its pro-quality IEMs --...
Logitech UE 9000 Wireless Headphones hit the FCC: Bluetooth in a full-size package

Hello, Foot? It’s Microsoft. Shooting you is our idea.

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[Deep in the heart of Redmond, WA] Hello, Foot? You’re looking well today. I see you’re wearing the nice new Windows Phone 7 Series shoe we designed for you. It looks very nice. I’m sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but we’re going to have...
Hello, Foot? It’s Microsoft. Shooting you is our idea.
Not content with just Draw Something, Zynga scoops up video game maker Buzz Monkey
90 Seconds on The Verge: Instagram, internet regulation, and another trip to Mars

ShopSavvy taps into Best Buy's API for improved mobile shopping

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Shopsavvy is about to get a lot more useful for Best Buy shoppers. The companies will announce tomorrow that the Shopsavvy mobile app, which lets you scan and compare items from retail and online stores, has tapped into Best Buy’s API to let you research items faster and make...
ShopSavvy taps into Best Buy's API for improved mobile shopping
Stripe takes swipe at payroll processing for marketplaces like Exec, Lyft

"Downloaded": Napster documentary on Sean Parker and Sean Fanning premiering at the SXSW Film Festival

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference has announced that the Napster documentary “Downloaded” will be premiering this March during its Film Festival. The movie follows the rise and fall of the music sharing site,”the birth of the digital revolution”, and looks at the life of its two founders, Sean Parker...
"Downloaded": Napster documentary on Sean Parker and Sean Fanning premiering at the SXSW Film Festival

VMware Gets A New Boss - Paul Maritz Turns Over Job To EMC COO Pat Gelsinger

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Paul Maritz turned over the job of VMware CEO to EMC’s COO Pat Gelsinger on stage at VMworld today. It’s a move long expected that tells us more about the company’s future direction as it moves into new territory beyond its enterprise kingdom. There are battles ahead with the likes...
VMware Gets A New Boss - Paul Maritz Turns Over Job To EMC COO Pat Gelsinger

Community-powered road navigation app Waze launches in South Africa

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Waze, the GPS navigation service that allows drivers to share traffic conditions automatically in real-time, has announced its first foray into African territory and launched in South Africa. Waze is a community-driven app available on all the major mobile platforms, including Android, iOS and BlackBerry. It learns from users’ driving...
Community-powered road navigation app Waze launches in South Africa

Should HTC get in the low-end mobile processor business?

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T-Mobile's HTC One S Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC has its eyes on the low-end mobile market, and it’s pushing forward with plans to develop its own low-cost mobile CPU together with ST-Ericsson, reports China Times. While Apple and Samsung have high-end smartphone chips of their own, HTC would be taking...
Should HTC get in the low-end mobile processor business?

Apple's rumored iWatch and HDTV could add more than $80 billion to annual revenue

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Apple's (AAPL) share price has taken a huge hit over the past few months as analysts did their best to call Apple's future prospects into question. No one is arguing that Apple will continue to grow in the near future, but the explosive growth the company has enjoyed for the...
Apple's rumored iWatch and HDTV could add more than $80 billion to annual revenue

Driver social network Waze picks up 2M users a month, eyes global markets

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On the traffic-clogged streets of Tel Aviv, every cab ride I experienced was either thrillingly close-to-illegal or brain-meltingly tiresome. But car rides were a little easier – and they all had one thing in common – each had an iPhone cradled in a hands-free stand, each toting Waze, the crowdsourced...
Driver social network Waze picks up 2M users a month, eyes global markets
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