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Opera Mini 7 For Android Out Today: A Fightback To Regain Web Browser Leadership?

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Earlier this month, Opera and Android briefly made headlines together when one analytics firm found that Google’s OS, Android, had finally overtaken Opera as the world’s largest mobile browser. Today, the two are in the news again for a slightly different reason: Opera is releasing the newest version of its...
Opera Mini 7 For Android Out Today: A Fightback To Regain Web Browser Leadership?

From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

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Waiting for the day when wallets will become obsolete? We’re getting there…As long as you have a smartphone with web access, you can pay for many things, peer to peer style over the Web. “Dwolla is an amazing company in the payments space, looking to re-imagine what a company like Visa...
From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

Sean Parker: Defeating SOPA Was The “Nerd Spring”

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You might not often connect Al Gore and Sean Parker, but the pair took the stage together this afternoon at South by Southwest, and they made similar points — that the democratic system has been broken by a flood of special interest money, and that the Internet could be the...
Sean Parker: Defeating SOPA Was The “Nerd Spring”

New Messaging Platform Mumbo Launches with $4 Million from Redpoint

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Ross Dargahi is horrible at making predictions about other people’s companies. He once bet me dinner anywhere in the world that Facebook wouldn’t be worth more than $30 million. Out of kindness, I haven’t collected. So I was a little horrified when he sent me this: Uh-oh. We’re doomed. More...
New Messaging Platform Mumbo Launches with $4 Million from Redpoint

In fresh push, Microsoft makes Skype a pre-install option on Windows

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And the integration begins. Skype and Microsoft have been somewhat distant partners since the Redmond giant bought the communications behemoth, by design. Skype has kept its identity pure, which has kept its product and brand chugging right along. However, Microsoft wants to juice its expensive new subsidiary, and to do so is...
In fresh push, Microsoft makes Skype a pre-install option on Windows
Research In Motion announces US$100M investment to grow developer community for BlackBerry platform

Hands-on with Nokia's insane 41-megapixel 808 PureView phone

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Nokia might be winding down Symbian, but it has given the old platform one big last hurrah in the 808 PureView. The design centers on a seemingly reality-defying 41-megapixel camera. We got to try that sensor, and the phone, and you can read-on for some first-hand experiences.......
Hands-on with Nokia's insane 41-megapixel 808 PureView phone

What It's Like Building The World's Most Popular App And Selling It For $200 Million (ZNGA)

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Hours after Zynga paid ~$200 million for social gaming startup OMGPOP, we sat down with CEO Dan Porter to find out more about the decision. He was joined by Zynga's chief mobile exec David Ko. While Zynga is technically buying OMGPOP, the reality is that it's buying "Draw Something,"...
What It's Like Building The World's Most Popular App And Selling It For $200 Million (ZNGA)

The Half-Life of Illusion: On the Brief and Glorious Heyday of the Cyclorama

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Cycloramas were the blockbusters of their day, drawing millions to revel in their illusions. They were also marvels of technology, blending art with artifice to create an immersive experience. During the final decades of the nineteenth century, they pioneered mass entertainment. Then, within a few years, they lost their...
The Half-Life of Illusion: On the Brief and Glorious Heyday of the Cyclorama

The Mozilla Marketplace is now open for app submissions

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The Web IS the Platform! Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, a developer can build an app using responsive design, and that app can offer the same look and feel as a device-native app, without having to rewrite for every desired target platform. One code base – all popular devices! Now,...
The Mozilla Marketplace is now open for app submissions

South By Southwest as a Silicon Valley Startup: Time to Sell

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If the last few days at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin are any indication, the technology and digital media industries have never been healthier. At least that's my interpretation of the vast amounts of free BBQ, booze, performances, parties, t-shirts, and toys that hundreds of brands...
South By Southwest as a Silicon Valley Startup: Time to Sell

LoveThis refreshes its recommendation service and launches an ‘anti-app’

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LoveThis, the UK-based recommendations website has launched its new service and mobile app. The service, which began as website only, has made changes based on user feedback developed it with some of the £2m funding it has raised. Launched last year, LoveThis takes a look at the problem of recommendations and how...
LoveThis refreshes its recommendation service and launches an ‘anti-app’

It's a platform, not a feature: Google+ Hangouts could bring YouTube-level disruption

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Ever since Google+ launched, one of the most intriguing projects to come out of the company’s social strategy is Google+ Hangouts. Basically, it’s a tool to broadcast live video and interact with multiple people at once. It’s a gorgeous product, and works extremely well on both mobile and desktop environments....
It's a platform, not a feature: Google+ Hangouts could bring YouTube-level disruption

Japan’s DeNA signs up Kabam and Nimblebit

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Japan’s DeNA mobile social gaming network has signed up a couple of key American game partners as it expands in the U.S. Ngmoco, the U.S. division of DeNA, said that hardcore social gaming firm Kabam has agreed to publish games on the Android platform using DeNA’s Mobage social gaming...
Japan’s DeNA signs up Kabam and Nimblebit
Appcelerator gives devs a gateway to mobile cloud services with Titanium 2.0

With Millions Of New Records, Inflection Delivers One-Two Punch To Ancestry.com

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Inflection may be the hottest Silicon Valley company you’ve never heard of. That’s largely because they’ve invested all their time in just building a big business, and almost none of it in talking about it. True to that culture, rather than just tell me they’d amassed one of the largest...
With Millions Of New Records, Inflection Delivers One-Two Punch To Ancestry.com

This Friday's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp: Come Learn What's Working From AirBnB And SongPop

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Facebook is still huge and growing — it added another 50 million users this past quarter, and it’s about to break the one-billion-humans mark. But it still has to figure out how to survive on mobile. So we’re focusing on Facebook and its developer ecosystem at our annual CrunchUp event this...
This Friday's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp: Come Learn What's Working From AirBnB And SongPop
Lore ups ante against Blackboard with redesign, option for anyone to audit public courses
Google buys payment-processing company TxVia to 'accelerate' Google Wallet innovation

This Mobile Social App Is Way Bigger than Instagram, and It’s Made in China

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China Internet giant Tencent has just released version 4.0 of Weixin, a social instant messaging app for mobile that now counts 100 million users. In true China cut-and-paste fashion, the new release combines elements of Instagram, Path, Google+, GroupMe, Bump, HeyTell, and Facebook in one powerful offering that the...
This Mobile Social App Is Way Bigger than Instagram, and It’s Made in China

Facebook launches API for developers to convert and display credits in local currencies

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Facebook first opened its API to third-party developers way back in 2007. In doing so, the social network helped create one almighty ecosystem that helped it grow much faster than it otherwise could have. Indeed, whilst Facebook has created a multi-billion dollar business off others building on top of its...
Facebook launches API for developers to convert and display credits in local currencies

Microsoft switches from Bing to Nokia maps in Windows Phone 8 for offline maps and turn-by-turn directions

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Today at Microsoft’s Windows Phone event, it is announcing a series of updates to its Windows 8 platform. One of the biggest pieces that came out of the event is that Microsoft has dumped Bing to use Nokia maps for turn by turn directions and offline access in the platform....
Microsoft switches from Bing to Nokia maps in Windows Phone 8 for offline maps and turn-by-turn directions
As Equity Crowdfunding Nears, Platforms Race to Be the First

Readability debuts 'mixtapes for reading' with Readlists

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Reading service Readability has rolled out a new feature for its platform, one that allows users to share their own reading lists with others in a variety of ways. The new Readlist option is described as a sort of "mixtape for reading," bundling content that users save from the web...
Readability debuts 'mixtapes for reading' with Readlists

Blogging platform Jux introduces Google Street View integration, social features and more

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Last time we took a look at blogging platform Jux, integration with Instagram had just been introduced. The latest Jux update brings a unique and interesting twist – integration with Google Street View. The new service couldn’t be easier to use: Plug in an address, pan for the perfect angle,...
Blogging platform Jux introduces Google Street View integration, social features and more

Is your business using Pinterest effectively? How to measure success on the viral social media platform

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One of the beautiful things about social media marketing is that its reach and reaction can be tracked. In comparison to direct mailings or print magazine advertisements, a business can actually count the potential customers who lay eyes on their tag lines and read over their reactions immediately, as they...
Is your business using Pinterest effectively? How to measure success on the viral social media platform
The Age Of The $1,000 Genome

iPhone App Downloads Tanked In March In The U.S. (AAPL)

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Apple's App Store appears to have had a bad March. The number of daily iPhone app downloads in the U.S. dropped by a whopping 30% in March to 4.45 million from 6.35 million the month before, according to new data from Fiksu, a mobile marketing platform that tracks app downloads....
iPhone App Downloads Tanked In March In The U.S. (AAPL)

TaskRabbit Launches Public API So You Can Outsource Tasks From Other Platforms

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Rabbit, run! TaskRabbit, the happy-go-lucky, hakuna-mata-chanting startup leading the charge for the new do-it-for-me economy, just released a public API to make outsourcing your dirty work even easier. (For the uninitiated, TaskRabbit is part of a growing number of startups that let harried urbanites posts tasks they don't have time...
TaskRabbit Launches Public API So You Can Outsource Tasks From Other Platforms

Virgin America dumps Flash over lack of iPhone support

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Filed under: Internet, iPhone As the smack down between Apple and Adobe continues, Virgin America has dumped Flash from its website because of the lack of iPhone support. Virgin's new website, which launched Monday, replaces Flash with HTML to give users the ability to check in via their iPhones in...
Virgin America dumps Flash over lack of iPhone support
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