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Chinese Site Drops Google as Default Search

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Google faces intensifying challenges in China after Qihoo 360, a popular website and Internet browser company there, replaced the search service for its own technology....
Chinese Site Drops Google as Default Search

Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak

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Apple was dealt a setback today in its efforts to prevent Kodak from selling up to $2.6 billion worth of digital imaging patents, with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper ruling that it would be an "inappropriate way forward" to allow Apple to pursue patent litigation against the bankrupt company....
Judge says Apple can't pursue patent infringement case against Kodak
Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff On How The Company Will Use Its Technology To Attract Brand Advertisers
LG calls out Samsung for possible eye-tracking patent infringement in Galaxy S4
Wargaming acquires BigWorld middleware firm for $45M (exclusive)
China-Based Huawei Vows Revenge On U.S. Competitors Who Drag Its Name Through The Mud (CSCO, HPQ, DELL)

Amazon gives devs a maps API alternative to Google

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While Amazon has built its Kindle Fire tablets using a reskinned version of Android, it has kept its distance from Google’s services. And now it’s further helping its developers do the same. Amazon has announced a new maps API for its mobile app SDK, giving developers an alternative to using...
Amazon gives devs a maps API alternative to Google
Hot web optimization startup Optimizely gets $28M, boasts 400% revenue growth

TV Everywhere's Counting Problem

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“TV Everywhere” is supposed to let the traditional TV business hang onto the status quo, by promising viewers they can watch whatever they want, whenever they want it. As long as they keep paying for TV. But even if consumers go for that deal, the TV guys need to make...
TV Everywhere's Counting Problem

Apple quietly breaking up with Audience for Siri's noise filtering tech

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Apple may be using its own technology to boost Siri's noise filtering capabilities with the next version of the iPhone. Digital signal processing company Audience announced late Thursday that Apple was "unlikely" to use its noise suppression IP in its upcoming iPhone, though Audience's tech may remain in the...
Apple quietly breaking up with Audience for Siri's noise filtering tech

WSJ: Apple to abandon Google Maps on iOS later this year

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Apple has made plans to break from Google Maps and use its own technology for the native Maps app on iOS later this year and could announce the feature at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a new report....
WSJ: Apple to abandon Google Maps on iOS later this year

Microsoft Picks ANOTHER Fight With Google Over Control Of The Web (GOOG, MSFT)

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Microsoft has taken a big step toward a browser-based version of Skype. But in doing so, it has picked another fight with Google and Mozilla. Microsoft has thrown its weight behind a technology called Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC), a way of doing live communications as part of HTML5. (HTML5...
Microsoft Picks ANOTHER Fight With Google Over Control Of The Web (GOOG, MSFT)

Crowdstream app launches to tap into the frenzy of ardent fans

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Launched today, Crowdstream is a free app for live events that can also put a few more pounds (or dollars) in the pockets of artists. The basic premise is to bring fans together around the artist they like and encourage them to interact during live events. Way back in the...
Crowdstream app launches to tap into the frenzy of ardent fans

40% Of Young People Would Take A Pay Cut If They Got Access To These Three Things

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One out of every three young adults who were surveyed by Cisco Connected World Technology said they believe the Internet is as important as water, food and shelter. The report revealed that 64 percent of them would rather have access to the Internet than a car.  Out of 3,000 college students and young...
40% Of Young People Would Take A Pay Cut If They Got Access To These Three Things
Major cable companies try to make themselves innovative by opening up new research center
Walmart builds its own shopping search engine
3 Graphs Explain Why There Is A Tech-Talent Shortage And Immigrants Are Needed

Why this app maker targeted Windows Phone first, and what happened after that

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Christopher Ross views the mobile world a little differently than most entrepreneurs. He worked at Microsoft for the better part of a decade, in positions including U.S. enterprise sales director, responsible for Windows and Office deployment and adoption. He started his own technology consulting business in 2010 and was later...
Why this app maker targeted Windows Phone first, and what happened after that

Rocket swipes ‘double digit millions’ for Square clone

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Payment startups hoping to conquer Europe will be watching their backs a little more closely today, with the news that the Samwer brothers have just pulled together “double digit funding” for their Square clone. PayLeven (previously known as Zenpay) is a straight-up copy of Square: a matchbox-sized dongle that fits...
Rocket swipes ‘double digit millions’ for Square clone

Microsoft: Windows 8 bridges between work and home

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COO Kevin Turner says companies must embrace the fact that employees work with their own technology, and that Windows 8 will help....
Microsoft: Windows 8 bridges between work and home

iZettle launches across Nordics — next stop U.K.

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Since launching late last year payment service iZettle, Europe’s answer to Square, has only been available in its native Sweden. Now it is launching across the rest of the Nordic region — and putting the pieces in place to expand into Britain later this year. As of tomorrow, customers Denmark,...
iZettle launches across Nordics — next stop U.K.
Wibidata raises $15M so small businesses can compete using Big Data

This Startup Is Fixing A Major Problem With The Kindle Fire (AMZN)

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When Amazon decided to fork Android and build its own operating system, it ended up missing out on some key parts of the Android ecosystem, according to Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless. It didn't get the Android Market, it didn't get Google Maps, and it didn't get location...
This Startup Is Fixing A Major Problem With The Kindle Fire (AMZN)

Check Out This Totally Mind-Blowing Digital Art Show In S.F. Last Weekend

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Intel sponsored an art and music show that used many of its own technology -- and some of the exhibits were really weird. The Creators Project, a festival put on by Intel and VICE, was held at Fort Mason in San Francisco this past weekend. Intel spent millions of dollars...
Check Out This Totally Mind-Blowing Digital Art Show In S.F. Last Weekend

London 2012 Olympic ticket Twitter alerts reinstated

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Unofficial feed that helped tens of thousands of people fill 'empty seats' returns after being blocked by ticketing authoritiesA Twitter feed which helped people find tickets for "empty seats" at the London Olympics has been reinstated days after being blocked by the authorities.The @2012TicketAlert service has been helping tens of...
London 2012 Olympic ticket Twitter alerts reinstated
Where did my head go? Hands-on with Ubisoft's free-to-play fighting game Spartacus Legends
Is Anonymous Group (Do Not) Block NYTimes Behind Elaborate WikiLeaks Hoax on Bill Keller and The New York Times?

Voice Recognition? Pshaw. Samsung Brings Handwriting Recognition To Smartphones, Tablets

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Samsung's Galaxy Note products will support a nifty new handwriting recognition technology provided by the firm Vision Objects. In doing so, it's reaching out to an unlikely adopter: the paper-loving Luddite. When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in August, it introduced the S Pen stylus, which helped Samsung...
Voice Recognition? Pshaw. Samsung Brings Handwriting Recognition To Smartphones, Tablets

Tokbox launches its WebRTC solution for iOS, making real-time chat easier, better, and without Flash

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TokBox, a company that was recently acquired by Telefonica Digital, has launched OpenTok on WebRTC. By having its platform on WebRTC, TokBox says it’s the first to build its video chat product right on WebRTC-enabled browsers. WebRTC is the latest real-time communications standard for both voice and video, all done within...
Tokbox launches its WebRTC solution for iOS, making real-time chat easier, better, and without Flash

Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year

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As previously rumored, Apple is replacing the default Google Maps service within its iOS operating system with its own mapping solution, according to the Wall Street Journal. Later this year, Apple is planning to oust Google Maps as the preloaded, default maps app from the iPhone and iPad and release...
Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year
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