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App.net's Dalton Caldwell Turned Down A Facebook Acqui-Hire Offer Before Rebooting His Company

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So here’s the real story behind App.net founder Dalton Caldwell’s plans to build a new, open API framework for developers to build off of. According to him, Facebook pressured him into selling his company, rather than competing with the social network’s newly released App Center. In an open letter to...
App.net's Dalton Caldwell Turned Down A Facebook Acqui-Hire Offer Before Rebooting His Company

Microsoft's mobile strategy should learn from Android

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The software company is taking Apple's closed-platform approach to mobile, a strategy fraught with peril and inconsistent with its somewhat open platform past....
Microsoft's mobile strategy should learn from Android
Sorry We Missed You: YC-Backed BufferBox Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages

LeWeb's "Internet of Things" Makes for a Shopping List Full of Smart Gadgets

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“Giveaways” at Internet conferences are usually just throwaways: A familiar assortment of pens, mints and USB keys plastered with company logos. But this week’s LeWeb conference in Paris, with the theme “Internet of Things,” would have done well to have a holiday gift store full of its presenters’ products. Since...
LeWeb's "Internet of Things" Makes for a Shopping List Full of Smart Gadgets

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows...
Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

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Google made quite a splash with its Project Glass video earlier this month. While Google’s vision of wearable computing still looks a bit like science fiction today, a new report by Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps argues that “in three years, wearables will matter to every product strategist” and that...
Report: Wearable Computing Will Soon Intensify The Platform Wars

Today in APIs: Facebook, Bloomberg, RESTful Quandaries and 28 New APIs

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Sure, Facebook filed for an IPO today, but it also provided developers some great guidance on using real-time features in the Facebook API. And while Bloomberg’s lead news story is the Facebook IPO, in the API world it’s probably more interesting to look at Bloomberg’s new open platform. Plus: why...
Today in APIs: Facebook, Bloomberg, RESTful Quandaries and 28 New APIs

Google Buzz flies high, but won’t kill Twitter or Facebook

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With Google Buzz, Google has launched yet another product to compete in the social networking arena. It’s just one week new, and already Buzz has a significant user base and poses a viable threat to several existing players. Google, like Microsoft, keeps trying. In the social networking space, it has...
Google Buzz flies high, but won’t kill Twitter or Facebook

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

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The same platforms which helped give Apple its rise have also contributed to its rising vulnerability. This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices. A CVE is "the international standard for...
Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

After North Korea trip, Google's Eric Schmidt swings by China to woo Android developers

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On his way back from a personal humanitarian trip to North Korea, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt stopped by a conference in Beijing to encourage local developers to choose Android for their applications, as reported by Tencent Tech. Speaking at the Geek Park event to over 1,000 attendees, Schmidt said that...
After North Korea trip, Google's Eric Schmidt swings by China to woo Android developers
Google launches 'Google Keyboard' to bring Nexus touch typing experience to all Android 4.0+ devices
VeriFone targets Square with new Sail payment platform
EA and Tencent to take The Sims Social game to China
Facebook Boasts That A 'Crazy Hack' Made Its New Android App Possible

Chinese giant Tencent is relying on WeChat to fuel international growth, with a strategy influenced by Facebook

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Tencent’s golden child is undoubtedly Weixin (known to users outside of China as WeChat), but as CEO Tony Ma explained during his keynote at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing today, he believes that the mobile messaging app will determine the fate of Tencent’s long-term strategy. WeChat has introduced...
Chinese giant Tencent is relying on WeChat to fuel international growth, with a strategy influenced by Facebook

Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

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Earlier today we reported that the European Commission blessed the Google-Motorola Mobility deal, and we’re learning that the United States has also given its final seal of approval making the deal complete. According to a Reuters reporter, the approval has been giving a few moments ago: All clear! Google-Motorola deal...
Google’s deal to buy Motorola Mobility gets final approval from Department of Justice

VMware CTO describes Cloud Foundry as 'Linux of the Cloud'

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After one year of availability, VMware reflects about its open platform-as-a-service solution, Cloud Foundry....
VMware CTO describes Cloud Foundry as 'Linux of the Cloud'

The Wholesale Applications Community Sounds Like A Disaster In The Making

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This morning, twenty four of the world’s largest telecom companies announced their plans to create the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), a unified open platform that lets developers build an application once, and deploy it to work on any carrier, device, and OS. The roster of supporters include many of the...
The Wholesale Applications Community Sounds Like A Disaster In The Making
Roku adds Time Warner Cable channel
Google to Oust Motorola Mobility Chief, Replace With One of Its Own: Report

One line of HTML can wipe or reset Samsung smartphones

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Be careful what links you click: A single line of HTML code can wipe the data on certain Samsung smartphones running Google’s Android software. The issue is specific to Samsung phones that also use the company’s TouchWiz software, says SlashGear, which actually means most of the current Samsung smartphones. Google’s...
One line of HTML can wipe or reset Samsung smartphones

How To Buy A Smartphone: Which Is Better, Android or iPhone?

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What is the difference between Android and the iPhone, really? Where do Windows Phone and BlackBerry fit in? All these platforms do basically the same thing (connect a phone to the Internet and applications), but there are fundamental differences. Determining what kind of smartphone is right for you means knowing...
How To Buy A Smartphone: Which Is Better, Android or iPhone?

Minecraft creator attacks Windows

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Minecraft's Markus "Notch" Persson accuses Microsoft of "trying to ruin the PC as an open platform"....
Minecraft creator attacks Windows

Sensor & RFID Apps of the Future, Part 2: Buildings & Environment

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Buildings & Objects RFID data could make building mapping automated and much more accurate. It could identify the location of gas lines, the temperature at various locations, how to optimize air flow in a data center, and more. Likewise, in your home you could have sensors deployed everywhere. For example,...
Sensor & RFID Apps of the Future, Part 2: Buildings & Environment

When Open Platforms Get Closed: AT&T Cripples Backflip

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The strength of an open platform is the flexibility it offers to companies, developers and consumers. That openness is a factor in the rapid growth of the Android platform in the smartphone world. Companies can customize the interface, such as HTC with Sense, and consumers can install any Android apps...
When Open Platforms Get Closed: AT&T Cripples Backflip

Augmented reality browser Junaio offers less 'clunky' apps, new API for developers (video)

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Remember Metaio? Back in February we reported on the company's rather neat brand of markerless augmented reality, and now it has some fresh news: a major revamp to its Junaio AR browser for iOS and Android. The browser is an open platform for a myriad of smaller AR apps...
Augmented reality browser Junaio offers less 'clunky' apps, new API for developers (video)

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

If You Can Code, Here's How To Help During Sandy's Looming Aftermath (GOOG)

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Hurricane Sandy is hitting the east coast of the US right now. When it does, a large swath of the region is going to be dealing with a nasty aftermath. Google has two tools available for organizations responding to the natural disaster. Google Public Alerts - "a platform to disseminate relevant emergency...
If You Can Code, Here's How To Help During Sandy's Looming Aftermath (GOOG)

Financing fitness: Workout app maker VirtuaGym raises $900,000 from Sanoma Ventures

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There’s certainly no shortage of fitness applications to assist smartphone owners in getting healthier, but not all of them gain traction. Enter VirtuaGym, a Dutch maker of personalized workout apps, which says its website and apps are used by over 2.5 million people worldwide. Sanoma Ventures, the international investment arm...
Financing fitness: Workout app maker VirtuaGym raises $900,000 from Sanoma Ventures

An Open Letter to Facebook

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I started this letter before f8, so for the record, it’s not about anything new. However, it even holds more water as a result. While Facebook is introducing new developments, they are losing sight of the old issues that are mostly “broken” or that have not yet been addressed. As...
An Open Letter to Facebook
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