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Storytelling service Wattpad raises $17.3M for next chapter

Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)

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Back in May, a startup named Desmos launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC with the hope of addressing the fragmentation inherent to education by way of platform-agnostic software that allows users to build and share their own rich educational content. In application, this meant that, like Inkling, Kno, Apple and more...
Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)
Finnish UX platform Rightware names new CEO, moves founder to Silicon Valley
ESPN in talks with Apple about adding streaming sports to Apple TV

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

ATP Capital Launching New $150 Million Mobile Fund, Changing Name

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The company behind the BlackBerry Partners Fund is re-branding itself, launching a new fund and expanding its presence in Silicon Valley. ATP Capital is announcing on Wednesday that it will henceforth be known as Relay Ventures. The firm is also detailing a new $150 million mobile fund, a successor to...
ATP Capital Launching New $150 Million Mobile Fund, Changing Name
Class2Go: Stanford's New Open-Source Platform For Online Education

SECRET DROPBOX STRATEGY REVEALED: Kill Apple. And Facebook.

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I've heard murmurings about Dropbox's secret ambitions, most of which surfaced during the company's recent round of fundraising. And now the company's strategy appears to be going live. What is it? Kill Apple. And Facebook. Okay, maybe not "kill" them, but at least pick off some of their functionality. Basically,...
SECRET DROPBOX STRATEGY REVEALED: Kill Apple. And Facebook.

Apple TV could make ESPN another trick in its bag

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ESPN's network executive Sean Bratches said on Tuesday that the sports network would be interested in working with Apple to bring a version of the WatchESPN app to ESPN subscribers with the Apple TV. ESPN is the most-watched sports network in America, and a deal with the company could bring...
Apple TV could make ESPN another trick in its bag
InstallFree Nexus public beta integrates MS Office and Dropbox in a web interface

Skullcandy releases PLYR2 wireless gaming headphones

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Skullcandy has launched its first wireless gaming headset, one that the headphone manufacturer announced at the release of the SLYR. The PLYR2 is a platform-agnostic pair of headphones with microphone that will work with the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Mac, PC, and mobile gaming platforms, and claims to offer a...
Skullcandy releases PLYR2 wireless gaming headphones

With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

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Longtime Ubuntu Linux fans may remember Canonical's announcement back in 2010 that it was planning to adopt the OpenGL-based Wayland display management system instead of the venerable X Window system for Ubuntu Linux. That intent was reiterated last May by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in Ubuntu Open Week, but...
With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices

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Between Skype, Google Voice, Viber and several smaller players, there are plenty of platform-agnostic services vying to put your voice through their IP (get it?), and now UK carrier O2 is introducing us to its twist on multi-device communication with TU Go. It's like a marriage of the traditional...
O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices

Eye-Fi Looks Toward New Photo App

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Eye-Fi, maker of SD memory cards that bring Wi-Fi to non-connected devices, is working to develop a more powerful photo storage and sharing app. In an interview with AllThingsD following last week’s CE Week program, Eye-Fi CEO Yuval Koren said that the new app would be “platform-agnostic,” expanding beyond the...
Eye-Fi Looks Toward New Photo App

Samsung, BlackBerry gain Pentagon security clearance, Apple still waiting

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The Pentagon's push toward a platform-agnostic Department of Defense moved forward today, as BlackBerry 10 devices and a number of Samsung's Galaxy handsets were approved for DoD use, even as Apple's iOS devices still await approval.    ...
Samsung, BlackBerry gain Pentagon security clearance, Apple still waiting
Ustream And Teradek Release VidiU To Stream Live Events From Any Camera
Celtra Revamps Its Mobile AdCreator With 70+ New Features
PhoneJoy's New Play GamePad Is A Universal Smartphone Game Controller That Hugs Your Gadget

Enyo arrives to Windows 8, WP8 and Blackberry 10 with version 2.2

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Enyo originally came along from HP to help developers create resolution-independent webOS apps, but since version 2.0, it's become platform agnostic. While support for Windows 8 and WP8 through IE10 has been around for awhile, version 2.2 now brings packaged app creation for those OSes along with Blackberry 10...
Enyo arrives to Windows 8, WP8 and Blackberry 10 with version 2.2

Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

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Ford used CES to announce its new AppLink developer program to foster more in-car app development, but it looks like it has even grander plans than that. The company tells Wired that it's willing to give the system that Sync AppLink is based on to any other automaker that...
Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

Humble THQ Bundle threatens to ruin the brand's reputation

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Since its successful debut back in 2010, the Humble Bundle has built a reputation for combining little-known independent games with a popular pay-what-you-want model and platform-agnostic, DRM-free downloads. The company's latest bundle, a partnership with major publisher THQ, could ruin that reputation in one stroke by abandoning some of the...
Humble THQ Bundle threatens to ruin the brand's reputation

Control any screen with a browser: Clik turns your smartphone into the world’s best remote

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From the minds that brought you Kik, the ultra-fast mobile messaging app, comes Clik: a new platform that will let developers create smartphone apps that can control just about any screen with a web browser. To prove the value of its platform, the company is releasing a free Clik YouTube...
Control any screen with a browser: Clik turns your smartphone into the world’s best remote

Apple Still Has a Giant Advantage in Digital Music, With 75 Percent of the Market

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There are a lot of places to spend money on digital music, but all of them are dwarfed by iTunes. If you spend any time at all thinking about the digital music business, you know that already. But it’s good to see it spelled out, courtesy of Asymco analyst Horace...
Apple Still Has a Giant Advantage in Digital Music, With 75 Percent of the Market
BuyVia doesn't care how or where you buy. Just buy

Shutterfly acquires photo and video album sharing startup ThisLife

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Digital photo products company Shutterfly has today announced that it is to acquire ThisLife, a startup that offers tools to help users organize and share their photos and videos. Terms of the deal, which was last week reported by TechCrunch to be in the works, have not been disclosed. However, the announcement...
Shutterfly acquires photo and video album sharing startup ThisLife

Broadcom announces BCM4335 chip that will likely power 2013′s iPad and iPhone to Gigabit '5G' Wifi

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Broadcom today announced its next round of portable device wireless chip, the BCM4335, which include the ability to connect up to the superfast 802.11ac networks.  Apple exclusively uses Broadcom chips in this family for its iOS devices (and a different family for its Macs). The current iPad and iPhone use the Broadcom BCM4330 802.11a/b/g/n...
Broadcom announces BCM4335 chip that will likely power 2013′s iPad and iPhone to Gigabit '5G' Wifi

Thanks Google, It Only Took You Six Years

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Today’s launch of Google Drive, official at last, is kind of a relief. Internet rumors and reports have seen the industry discussing the possibility of a consumer-facing cloud storage service called “GDrive,” since as far back as 2006. Of course, then, the product in development was an internal-only tool used...
Thanks Google, It Only Took You Six Years

Google Nabs Key Members Of HP’s Enyo Team, But Open WebOS Is Still “On Schedule”

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It looks like the webOS contingent at HP isn’t done losing people. HP laid off 275 webOS employees back in February shortly after they announced their plans for the Open webOS project, and now their Enyo team is being picked apart. The Verge reported late last night that key members...
Google Nabs Key Members Of HP’s Enyo Team, But Open WebOS Is Still “On Schedule”

Hulu and Netflix Challenger Zeewe TV Races to One Million Users

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Brazilian company Movile today announced that its recent social video platform venture Zeewe TV has just passed the one million user mark. Zeewe TV is essentially a streaming video sharing service complete with premium paid content and free tiers, and caters especially  to Latino audiences. While the platform has...
Hulu and Netflix Challenger Zeewe TV Races to One Million Users

$1 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition Rumored For Google

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Trivial social chitchat is perhaps worth a billion dollars. Hot rumors are circulating that Google is in negotiations with non-SMS messaging service WhatsApp for a potential acquisition. The price could push up toward a billion dollars. According to a source who knows about the discussions, the WhatsApp team is...
$1 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition Rumored For Google
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