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PayPal trials QR code mobile shopping on Singapore’s metro service

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PayPal is using smartphone-crazy Singapore to trial an interesting initiative which allows phone owners to buy goods on the go using a QR code reader application. The experiment is taking place at 15 stations on the country’s metro system (SMRT) where the eBay-owned payment company is showcasing gifts from eight...
PayPal trials QR code mobile shopping on Singapore’s metro service

TextMaster Rolls Out API For Its Copywriting, Translation And Proofreading Platform

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It’s not a spelling mistake, it’s a typo. That’s my line and I’m sticking to it. But what if proof reading, along with copywriting and translation, could be offered akin to a Software-as-a-Service, API included? That’s the ambitious aim of TextMaster which this week uncloaked its <a target=”_blank” href=”http://eu.textmaster.com/developer”>technology stack...
TextMaster Rolls Out API For Its Copywriting, Translation And Proofreading Platform

E-books constituted 8% of UK book sales’ value in 2011, says trade organisation

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The Publishers Association (PA), the UK trade organisation serving book, journal, audio and electronic publishers, has today published its annual Statistics Yearbook for 2011, revealing that consumer e-book sales grew by more than three times (366%) last year, hitting £92m. Moreover, as Bookseller reports, sales across all digital formats accounted...
E-books constituted 8% of UK book sales’ value in 2011, says trade organisation

Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs

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Social video network Twitvid has closed another acquisition today, following its March deal which involved bringing the team from daily deals aggregator Frugalo on board. Today, the company is announcing it has acquired Cull TV, an independent music video sharing site, which CTO John Hurliman describes as a little bit like Pandora...
Personalized Music Video Service Cull TV Acquired By Twitvid, CEO Departs

How to identify relevant online influencers using free tools

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Identifying relevant online influencers has become a huge part of modern-day corporate and consumer communications. It is also subject to a HELLUVA lot of debate. Instead of focusing on the subjectivity of this process (and how this insight is deployed), we’re going to take a look at how you can use...
How to identify relevant online influencers using free tools

MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC hands-on impressions

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There must be something in the water in in hardware-designer land. Small is en vogue, it seems, and to say we've been intrigued about this latest twist on diminutive form factors would be an understatement. So far, Android has largely (though not exclusively) kept itself firmly in the palms...
MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC hands-on impressions

Flipboard Planning To Release Android Beta For Everyone Who Doesn’t Have A Galaxy S III

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One of the nice little surprises at Samsung’s Galaxy S III unveiling in London was that the device would be preloaded with the fabled Android version of the Flipboard social magazine app. The news came from out of the blue — while the iOS version has garned plenty of acclaim...
Flipboard Planning To Release Android Beta For Everyone Who Doesn’t Have A Galaxy S III

YouTube Expands Channels Initiative With New Automotive Offerings

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YouTube announced on Wednesday the latest in its ever expanding online content network, launching two new channels focused solely on gearheads. If you’re into cars at all, at least one of the brands should be familiar. MotorTrend has created its own YouTube channel in cooperation with Google, hosting a line-up...
YouTube Expands Channels Initiative With New Automotive Offerings

Dow Jones Says Q1 2012 U.S. Venture Fundraising Up 5 Percent, NVCA Reports 35 Percent Decrease

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Thanks to big raises from venture firms like Andreessen Horowitz, U.S. venture capital fund-raising increased to $7 billion across 47 funds in the first quarter of 2012, which is a 5% increase in capital raised and a 34% increase in fund closings from the same period last year according to...
Dow Jones Says Q1 2012 U.S. Venture Fundraising Up 5 Percent, NVCA Reports 35 Percent Decrease

Funds for flicks: IndieBacker launches for filmmakers to finance their latest movies

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Independent Film Development Corporation (IFLM), a Nevada-based distributor of digital films, has announced the launch of its IndieBacker platform for movie-makers looking to raise funds for new projects. IndieBacker can perhaps best be viewed as the Kickstarter or Indiegogo for the movie world, and its management believes that it can...
Funds for flicks: IndieBacker launches for filmmakers to finance their latest movies

Apple’s iPad trademark dispute in China continues after Proview is spared liquidation

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Apple’s dispute over the iPad trademark in China continues on after Proview, the company that is the legally recognized holder of the term, was spared from liquidation by a court ruling, according to China Daily. Cash-strapped Proview had been taken to court one of its creditors, Fubon Insurance, in a move...
Apple’s iPad trademark dispute in China continues after Proview is spared liquidation

Why mobile must solve its data dilemma – or die

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As little as 18 months ago, mobile VoIP and IP messaging apps were considered niche by operators. Now we pose the biggest “threat” the industry has even seen. In fact, a Telco 2.0 report suggests that within three years, 40 percent of messaging and 21 percent of voice revenues will...
Why mobile must solve its data dilemma – or die
Credictive Wants To Be The IMDB For Creative Content And People

Fast Talk: How This "Sneakerhead" Built A Major Online Magazine

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Meet Kevin Ma, whose website Hypebeast began as a sneaker blog, but now gets up to three million visitors per month.Kevin Ma is the founder and editor of Hypebeast, an online magazine covering fashion, culture, design, and many other topics. Ma runs the site with his staff out of their...
Fast Talk: How This "Sneakerhead" Built A Major Online Magazine

Report: iPhone owners are China’s most active mobile Internet users by some margin

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They may have to pay more than double the price of a regular smartphone to buy one, but Chinese iPhone owners are four times more active on the country’s mobile Internet space than any other device, according to a report from Chinese search giant Baidu. In the annual report Baidu, which...
Report: iPhone owners are China’s most active mobile Internet users by some margin

Meet 9 Incredible Instagram Users That Advertisers Are Dying To Work With

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As advertisers stumble into the world of Instagram, they have found out that the best way to gain credibility is to reach out to respected and influential Instagrammers. What began as a creative outlet that unleashes the inner photo artist in everyday smartphone owners has transformed into a lucrative opportunity for...
Meet 9 Incredible Instagram Users That Advertisers Are Dying To Work With

Start8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiated

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Some people just can't say goodbye.Continue reading Start8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiatedStart8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiated originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 08 Mar 2012 09:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |  Stardock...
Start8 download resurrects the start button on Windows 8, niche satiated
Cloud service SugarSync raises another $15M to help it fight Dropbox, Apple, and more
Toshiba debuts widescreen Ultrabook
Path raising $40M round led by Redpoint. No, it will not be the next Instagram.

Why Crowdfunding is Today's Goldrush

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Back in the gold rush days, the smart people were not the ones heading for the hills to dig holes. The smart people were selling picks and shovels. Crowdfunding is like that. With everyone and his brother now founding a startup, the smartest entrepreneurial play could be to set up...
Why Crowdfunding is Today's Goldrush

Blackmagic Cinema Camera packs 'feature film' 2.5K quality, touchscreen for $2,995

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While Canon and Red have already stolen the show with new camera announcements here at NAB 2012, Blackmagic Design is trying to carve out a niche for its new Cinema Camera. Priced at $2,995, where the company sees this as differing from the competition is its ability to capture...
Blackmagic Cinema Camera packs 'feature film' 2.5K quality, touchscreen for $2,995

Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

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We’ve been covering Gogobot since it first launched in early 2010. It took the social travel discovery and advice site a little while to find its niche, but since about the middle of 2011, it’s been adding new members rapidly. Today, Gogobot is announcing that it has now surpassed the...
Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users
How An Airbnb "Super Host" Plans To Reinvent The Online Clothing Market
Yamaha developing Vocaloid keyboard for real-time live performances

Netflix on how it predicts what users really want, not what they think they want

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Trying to find your way across any Web service is never easy, particular there is so much content waiting to be found, and Web video service Netflix is one such example. The company has growing catalog of films and TV series, and it helps discovery by serving up relevant, personalized...
Netflix on how it predicts what users really want, not what they think they want

Roku Launches In Canada With Over 100 Streaming Channels

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Roku just landed in the great white north. The tiny little streaming box launched in the UK a few weeks back and now it’s hitting Canada along with over 100 channels of streaming goodness. The Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS should hit retailers in the coming days for...
Roku Launches In Canada With Over 100 Streaming Channels
Why Thunderbolt cables will be expensive until 2013

Teens in Tech Jobs launches to help companies find interns

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Startups, and companies of any size, are always on the lookout for awesome interns. First, it’s a great way to offload some of the tasks that full-time employees shouldn’t be focusing on, and second it’s great for company culture to bring in some younger blood. Of course, it’s also a...
Teens in Tech Jobs launches to help companies find interns
Ars at the Museum: The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian
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