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Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

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Android is still the smartphone platform of choice for the world’s consumers, but it may also be the ideal operating system for the world’s armies, navies and security agencies. The versatile, open – and free – OS already has most of the necessary pieces in place to power the most...
Android in camouflage: How the military can utilize smartphone tech

Facebook's Next Billion-Dollar Business Is Staring You In The Face (FB)

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If you want to understand the biggest bet Facebook is making right now, you've got to check out the App Center. Heck, you can't miss it. In an unprecedented move, Facebook is advertising its in-house app directory on its homepage when you're not logged in. Why? According to a prominent...
Facebook's Next Billion-Dollar Business Is Staring You In The Face (FB)

The Fire Eagle Flies. Tom Coates The Latest To Leave Yahoo’s Nest

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Everyone is talking about location now. But back in 2007, basically no one was talking about it. But Tom Coates was. That’s the year that Fire Eagle, an early location platform spearheaded by Coates first peeked its head out of Yahoo’s now-defunct Brickhouse. Yes, Yahoo had the pieces in place...
The Fire Eagle Flies. Tom Coates The Latest To Leave Yahoo’s Nest

Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

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The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikivoyage Tuesday, adding a travel site to its stable of free resources edited by anyone and everyone. Travel, and all the local advertising money that comes with it, is a hotly contested market on the Web, so having Wikivoyage as a non-commercial alternative feels like a...
Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

With Firepad, Firebase Adds Real-Time Text Collaboration To Its App Platform

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Y Combinator-backed Firebase is expanding the infrastructure that it offers to app developers with its first module — Firepad, a Google Docs-style text editor that allows you to collaborate with others. To a consumer, that might not sound very exciting. After all, we’ve already got Google Docs. However, co-founder and...
With Firepad, Firebase Adds Real-Time Text Collaboration To Its App Platform

Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket

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Back in July of last year, we wrote about a New York City-based startup, called Consmr, which was attempting to build the Yelp, or Rotten Tomatoes of consumer goods. There’s now more web research on consumer goods than ever before, but few resources that use crowdsourced data and social integration...
Consmr Goes Mobile, Moves Closer To Becoming Yelp For The Supermarket
Startup Spotlight: Gatherball looks to take the stress out of event planning

Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.

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Folks, it may all finally come together. The products, and the story that surrounds them: Microsoft’s entertainment offerings may soon be under a single aegis, and not scattered across different brands and platforms. As the company pulls together its Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows lines to a single user interface...
Microsoft may be set to finally consolidate its music and entertainment properties. Maybe.

We’re handing the keys to the Web over to Facebook

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Shared by Jesse Stay Facebook makes all this available in the API - I can get the e-mail from the user, for instance. I can pull user information and even store it in my database. Facebook is making an influence on the web with its brand, but it's certainly not...
We’re handing the keys to the Web over to Facebook

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.

There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on: The top 10 posts in February

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GeekWire Game Night. Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey Sometimes, it’s just a little hard to catch our breath around here at the GeekWire HQ. And February was certainly one of those months. A lot of the things we’ve been working on in the past few weeks aren’t quite ready for public...
There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on: The top 10 posts in February
Jawbone takes a big bite out of health tech: Acquires BodyMedia, launches Up app platform

THE BOTTOM LINE: Steve Ballmer Isn't Going Anywhere (MSFT)

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There's no chief executive in tech that riles up investors and tech-snoots like Microsoft leader Steve Ballmer. Last year, David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital said Ballmer had to go. "His continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft stock," said Einhorn, later adding that Ballmer was at best a caretaker,...
THE BOTTOM LINE: Steve Ballmer Isn't Going Anywhere (MSFT)
Zipmark takes aim at the monthly rent check

Here's Where Facebook Would Benefit From Having Its Own Phone Platform

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This is a news note from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Sign up here. As has been rumored for the last two-plus years, Facebook is building a mobile phone platform. As SAI's Jay Yarow points out, Facebook has already...
Here's Where Facebook Would Benefit From Having Its Own Phone Platform
Google hires Samsung smartphone ad exec to bolster Motorola Mobile

Interview: Bezos Won't Confirm Phone, but Says More Devices Are in the Pipeline

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Having expanded from e-readers to tablets, many people expect Amazon’s next move will be to enter the phone business. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wouldn’t confirm that, but said the company does have more devices cooking in its kitchen. “We will certainly — not any time soon — but next year,...
Interview: Bezos Won't Confirm Phone, but Says More Devices Are in the Pipeline
Samsung unveils TecTiles; programmable NFC tags for Galaxy S III, others

Twitter promotes Adam Messinger to CTO as it marches toward IPO

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Twitter has promoted Adam Messinger from vice president of application development to its new Chief Technology Officer, as the company continues to put the pieces in place for an IPO. The change, which was appropriately revealed on Messinger’s Twitter account and first noticed by AllThingsD, follows another C-level executive shuffle...
Twitter promotes Adam Messinger to CTO as it marches toward IPO

Mayer's Mission: Yet To Be Defined

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New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have the same problem: Find a way to monetize a massive and sticky user base. But Zuckerberg has two things Mayer doesn't - a company with a clear-cut mission statement, and time. Spend some time talking with Vasant Dhar, the director of NYU's Stern...
Mayer's Mission: Yet To Be Defined
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