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Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

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Dell's teamed up with Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a VoIP app that's available exclusively in Canada. It's currently available for Android, iOS and Windows (Desktop), enabling everyone to shoot the breeze about Dustin Penner without charges. You'll get a local phone number that'll let you call all the...
Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

iMessage comes to the desktop in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, and you can get it now

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Apple has today announced the summer release of its newest version of OS X, dubbed Mountain Lion (more details here). While scanning through the features listed over on The Loop, one stood out to me above all else – Messages. Messages is, essentially, iMessage on your desktop. You’ll be able...
iMessage comes to the desktop in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion, and you can get it now

Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

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Now it’s as easy as a fist-pound to pay a friend back for dinner, drinks, or a cab. Bump, the popular contact sharing app developer, today releases a new standalone iOS app that lets you transfer money via PayPal to anyone in arm’s reach. But that’s also Bump Pay’s biggest limitation....
Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

Women are ‘more likely’ to make your social media campaign go viral

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uSamp has just published a study that gives a little insight into what kind of information men and women are willing to share on social networks. Surveying 600 adults in the UK this past January, the survey revealed that 78% of women were happy to share what brand they preferred, compared...
Women are ‘more likely’ to make your social media campaign go viral

9 Ways To Have A Fab Relationship With Customers

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Last week we spoke with Fab COO Beth Ferreira.  The flash sales site gets tens of thousands of new users per day, and it reached 2 million registered users within its first seven months. Last month Fab was generating $200,000 per day in sales at an estimated annual revenue...
9 Ways To Have A Fab Relationship With Customers

In Mobile Apps, Free Ain’t Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It

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The issue of information privacy around free services like some mobile apps and social networks has often been met with a rebuttal from the other side of the argument: if the service is free, you the user are the product, and so you shouldn’t be surprised when your information is...
In Mobile Apps, Free Ain’t Free, But Cambridge University Has A Plan To Fix It
'Gunna' to 'gunman' autocorrect mishap leads to lockdown at two Georgia schools

MightyText launches in earnest, enables browser-based texting through your Android phone number

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Nah, it's not exactly iMessage (or BBM) for Android -- in some ways, it's better, but it lags behind in others. MightyText has launched in earnest today, graduating from its Chrome-only beta state and opening up a world of new messaging possibilities for those with Android handsets. In order...
MightyText launches in earnest, enables browser-based texting through your Android phone number

Exclusive: Vonage CEO on His Company's New iPhone and Android Apps

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While the mobile calling game is stocked with big names like Skype and startups like Pinger and WhatsApp, Vonage thinks there is still room to become a serious player. On Wednesday the company is debuting a new Android and iOS app, Vonage Mobile, that allows for free calling and messaging...
Exclusive: Vonage CEO on His Company's New iPhone and Android Apps

This site knows exactly what you’re doing, thanks to public Facebook and Foursquare data

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We post Facebook statuses about everything these days…at least I know that I do. Aggregating these statuses for any purpose can be fun, and someone took it to a whole new level by tattle tailing on those who are tweeting about sensitive subjects. A site called “We Know What You’re...
This site knows exactly what you’re doing, thanks to public Facebook and Foursquare data
Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From Comcast

Ah, so that's Twitter's strategy: A "clickable" world

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So now that we’ve seen “Cashtags”, which are clickable stock symbols, one might wonder if this is part of Twitter’s long-term strategy. That strategy could include making bits and pieces of data clickable, leading you to a full stream of context around the topic or item. For example, you can...
Ah, so that's Twitter's strategy: A "clickable" world

Google Voice’s New Update Lets Users Manage Anonymous Calls

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For all its faults, Google Voice has gotten to be pretty solid with regard to how it routes calls from different groups of people, and today the search giant has gussied up the service even more. According to the official Google Voice blog, a new update now gives users more...
Google Voice’s New Update Lets Users Manage Anonymous Calls

Apple patents that moment when you text-bomb everyone with your new number

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So, you've changed your phone number to escape that stalker (look, we're sorry, we just wanted to sell you a pyramid scheme), but how do you let all 104 of your remaining friends know without manually texting 'em? The answer lies in Apple's newly granted patent, which aims to...
Apple patents that moment when you text-bomb everyone with your new number

Rogers service gives Canadian users 'One Number' for communicating on mobile, PCs

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Canadian carrier Rogers has announced that its "One Number" service is now out of beta and available for all monthly mobile subscribers — it's a new cross-platform service that allows customers to use a single phone number to talk, text, and email on their mobile devices and computers. The...
Rogers service gives Canadian users 'One Number' for communicating on mobile, PCs

Apple moves to block Samsung Galaxy III from sale in US

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Apple has requested permission from a US federal district court to file a motion for preliminary injunction against the sale of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S III handset. Samsung recently announced that the device would launch later this month, and Apple is wasting no time trying keep that from happening. Apple's...
Apple moves to block Samsung Galaxy III from sale in US

Researchers find privacy and security holes in Android apps with ads

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A team of researchers at North Carolina State University have found that many of the libraries used in free Android applications to display in-application advertisements also pose a threat to privacy, and can be used by attackers to get past Android security. In some cases, the software libraries used...
Researchers find privacy and security holes in Android apps with ads

Google+ Profiles gets personal, now includes address book information from Google Contacts

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The march towards merging all of Google’s products continues, and this time it’s Google Contacts that’s getting the social treatment. The Google Contacts team announced last night that address book information will start being displayed on your friends Google+ profiles, if you have them stored. This is a pretty handy...
Google+ Profiles gets personal, now includes address book information from Google Contacts

Weebly Aims Big For Online Publishing Market, Adds 25 More Themes And A New, Polished Interface

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It’s 2012, you’re a small business, and you know you need a web presence — but where do you turn? Maybe a Facebook Page or Twitter account if you want something social and very simple. But maybe you need a fuller set of features, where you can control the look...
Weebly Aims Big For Online Publishing Market, Adds 25 More Themes And A New, Polished Interface

If This Rumor Is True, Then PayPal Is About To Take Aim At Square (EBAY)

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The rumors indicate that PayPal will launch a mobile payments solution for small businesses at an event this Thursday, reports GigaOm. Who should be concerned? Companies like Intuit, Verifone, and mobile payment wunderkind Square. According to the rumors, PayPal's solution will operate in a nearly identical fashion to square...
If This Rumor Is True, Then PayPal Is About To Take Aim At Square (EBAY)
Voxio’s Chat Feature Is Aimed At Killing SMS, But In A Smart Way

Justin Bieber's bad call on Twitter | Media Monkey

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He may be the most flush 18-year-old on the planet, but Justin Bieber faces being sued for "megabucks" over an online prank that spectacularly backfired, according to the Daily Star. Bieber teased his army of Twitter fans by posting a false phone number followed by the message "Call me now"....
Justin Bieber's bad call on Twitter | Media Monkey

Twitpic Founder Launches Helpmint to Simplify Customer Service

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This week Twitpic founder Noah Everett launched his new startup, Charleston, SC-based Helpmint, to create simple conversation streams out of all a company’s email, SMS and Twitter support requests. The platform launched in beta this week, and Everett said he developed it as an internal tool to run support...
Twitpic Founder Launches Helpmint to Simplify Customer Service

TalkDesk Puts Your Company Call Center In The Cloud

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Most businesses need to be able keep in touch with their customers and provide customer service over the phone, but rolling out a call center can be expensive. Not just that, but most call center software today isn’t very good at keeping tabs on customers and presenting all the information...
TalkDesk Puts Your Company Call Center In The Cloud

Barclays Pingit money transfer service now works with any UK bank account and mobile number

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We’ve written before about Barclays Pingit, a mobile app that let Barclays customers send money to each other with just a phone number. Now the service has been expanded to allow anyone with a UK bank account and UK mobile number do the same, without having to be a customer...
Barclays Pingit money transfer service now works with any UK bank account and mobile number
Moped strips down and rebuilds Twitter direct messages

The best way to unlock your AT&T iPhone may be through Tim Cook’s office

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When we brought you the story of Tim Cook convincing AT&T to unlock an iPhone on a customer’s behalf, we knew it would cause a bit of controversy because of AT&T’s questionable unlocking policies. Confusion among consumers regarding inconsistent policies for unlocking iPhones that have finished contractual obligations is nothing...
The best way to unlock your AT&T iPhone may be through Tim Cook’s office

Google saves searches across devices with 'recent' icon

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"Next time you are heading to a place you have recently searched for, no need to worry if you can't remember the address or phone number," the Web giant says. [Read more]...
Google saves searches across devices with 'recent' icon
Best Buy's surprisingly insecure approach to new PC setup
HTC: Wifi glitch so far only seen in Tegra 3 One X
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