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SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets

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SpaceX vehicles have proved themselves thus far to be highly capable cargo-toters for hungry astronauts aboard the ISS, and now the company's Falcon rockets have chalked up a couple of US Air Force missions, too. They'll participate in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, launching the Deep Space...
SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets

Jelly Bean makes a surprise appearance on Vodafone's Samsung Galaxy S III LTE

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Blink and you might have missed it -- we almost did. It's Android Jelly Bean (4.1.1), running on a German Samsung Galaxy S III LTE -- what seems to be a plum colored model, to be exact. It's not the first time we've seen it in some official form,...
Jelly Bean makes a surprise appearance on Vodafone's Samsung Galaxy S III LTE

Layoffs At Plum District Point To Changes In Hyperlocal Deals Market

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Plum District is a hyperlocal daily deals site that, by its own definition, was created “by Moms, for Moms.” Yet after extensive interviews with sources who worked and were terminated by the company, it’s clear that Plum District’s initial promise didn’t pan out. The company’s claim to fame at launch...
Layoffs At Plum District Point To Changes In Hyperlocal Deals Market

Nokia Buys Mobile Web Browser Company Novarra

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Nokia has acquired Novarra, an Illinois-based company that develops mobile web browser technologies. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition makes sense, considering that Nokia builds its own browser. Nokia says Novarra’s technology will be integrated to provide a more powerful browsing experience on Nokia phones. Novarra which...
Nokia Buys Mobile Web Browser Company Novarra

Eyes-on with Samsung's eggplant-flavored Galaxy S3

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Main Entry: purple  [pur-puhl] Part of Speech: noun, adjective Definition: blue and red colors mixed together Synonyms: amaranthine, amethyst, blue-violet, bluish red, color, heliotrope, lavender, lilac, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid, periwinkle, perse, plum, pomegranate, reddish blue, violaceous, violet, wineGallery: Samsung Galaxy S3 in Purple (Sprint)Filed under: Cellphones, Handhelds, Wireless,...
Eyes-on with Samsung's eggplant-flavored Galaxy S3

The Ecommerce Revolution Is All About You

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Personal recommendations have always been a part of ecommerce, but there has been little innovation since Amazon introduced retail and product personalization 10 years ago. But with the increasing mountains of data at digital retailers’ fingertips, ecommerce is about to get even more personal. The fact is that right now...
The Ecommerce Revolution Is All About You

Beachfront automates app building for Roku, Google TV, Samsung and LG

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Distributing video content to connected TV platforms just got a bit easier: Beachfront Media, the company behind the video discovery site Mefeedia, added an option to build apps to Roku, Google TV, Samsung and LG to its Beachfront Builder offering. Some of the first publishers mentioned by Beachfront for taking...
Beachfront automates app building for Roku, Google TV, Samsung and LG

Hands on: Plum's Might, a Galaxy Note clone

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While wandering around the CTIA show floor this week, we noticed that a newcomer to the smartphone arena, Plum Mobile, brought along several intriguing devices. One of the new models, the Might, appears to be a cheap clone of Samsung's Galaxy Note. We had a chance to try out the...
Hands on: Plum's Might, a Galaxy Note clone

Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you

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Ron Johnson is out as CEO of J.C. Penney. After less than two years on the job, it’s not quite clear what the next step would be for him. Luckily for him, it just so happens that Johnson’s former employer, Apple, has an opening for someone with his qualifications: SVP...
Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you

Plum Mobile nicely KIRFs the Galaxy Note: hands-on with the Might

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You've likely never heard of Plum Mobile before, and to be honest, neither had we before CTIA. Nonetheless, the smartphone creator is here to make a name for itself in New Orleans, even if it needs to ride on the coattails of other manufacturers. It goes without saying that...
Plum Mobile nicely KIRFs the Galaxy Note: hands-on with the Might

Teleku Takes On Twilio, Helps Developers Integrate Telephony Services Into Web Apps

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Back in fall 2008, we covered the launch of Twilio, a service that gives web developers an API to easily build web apps with telephony features, like audio playback, voice recording, and more recently, SMS messages. Now a new challenger is approaching: a service called Teleku offers many of the same features, but...
Teleku Takes On Twilio, Helps Developers Integrate Telephony Services Into Web Apps

How the Next iPhone Will Improve Your Productivity

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Elliott Kosmicki is the founder of Good Plum, an online business blog focused on marketing and productivity. Elliott also quips with interesting people on Twitter.Three summers ago, people lined up around the country — and then the world — to get their hands on the next generation of mobile...
How the Next iPhone Will Improve Your Productivity

OMGPOP's Dan Porter Explains What Happens After Your Acquirer's Stock Dives

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OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter with Ghostface Killah. (Twitter) Today, the New York Venture Capital Association is hosting its annual Ingenuity conference in Midtown. Betabeat was lucky enough to arrive at this morning’s panel on exits just in time for the juicy part: some insight from OMGPOP founder (and current GM...
OMGPOP's Dan Porter Explains What Happens After Your Acquirer's Stock Dives

Why VMware is spinning off Cloud Foundry and SpringSource

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To say VMware and EMC are desperately seeking enterprise cloud credibility with the proposed spinoff of Cloud Foundry and SpringSource along with key EMC technologies into a separate subsidiary might be overstating the case. But not by much. The move shows that EMC and VMware must strengthen their hand in enterprise...
Why VMware is spinning off Cloud Foundry and SpringSource

Who the heck is Plum anyway?

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If you were at CTIA 2012, chances are you passed by Plum's booth and wondered the same thing we did: Plum, who? [Read more]...
Who the heck is Plum anyway?

Daily Deals For Moms: Plum District Debuts iPhone App, Local Loyalty Program To Follow

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Plum District, the mom-focused deals site backed by $30 million in funding from General Catalyst, KPCB and Comcast Ventures, is now available as a mobile app. The company is today launching its iPhone application which will allow users to browse offers on their phone, purchase them with one click and the redeem them...
Daily Deals For Moms: Plum District Debuts iPhone App, Local Loyalty Program To Follow

Apsalar Mobile Analytics Can Now Track The Effectiveness Of Facebook's New App Ads

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San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup Apsalar got some plum access to Facebook’s new ad network for promoting mobile apps. The company can now help developers see in real-time how their spending on Facebook ads is affecting downloads of their mobile apps. Apsalar’s marketing tool ‘Campaign Source Insights’ lets developers see...
Apsalar Mobile Analytics Can Now Track The Effectiveness Of Facebook's New App Ads
Report: HTC EVO 3D Getting Rebranded as EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile in 2012

Samsung's point and shoot offerings for 2013 hands-on

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Samsung's launch schedules were packed today as evidenced by the depth of the 2013 product line we had a quick look at at CES. First up is the $749 NX300 (pictured above) a 3D still and film capture featuring a 3.3-inch AMOLED tilt touchscreen, a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, support...
Samsung's point and shoot offerings for 2013 hands-on

Hands on: Plum's Wicked 3G Android phone

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Plum Mobile, a newcomer to the smartphone market, was one of the only companies to introduce a slew of new devices this week at CTIA. Although the company's large Might handset clearly takes a bit too much inspiration from Samsung's Galaxy Note, the Wicked 3G appears to be a unique...
Hands on: Plum's Wicked 3G Android phone

Plum Perfect Uses A Picture Of Your Face For Makeup, Clothes Recommendations

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Listen up, ladies! (And upwardly fashionable gents!) A new service has hit the web that you’ve likely been waiting for for a long time. Gone are the days of trotting over to a store sales associate and getting help with matching makeup or clothing colors. Now all it takes...
Plum Perfect Uses A Picture Of Your Face For Makeup, Clothes Recommendations

Plum Mobile lineup at CTIA 2012 hands-on

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Little-known Plum Mobile appeared at CTIA with the four dual SIM Android sets pictured above and the Might, a Galaxy Note twin we had a peek at a little earlier today. From the top left we have the Debut, which is a 7-in WVGA tablet -- that can be...
Plum Mobile lineup at CTIA 2012 hands-on

Friendster reborn as a gaming site, wishes Facebook cared

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Friendster's as good as dead to the western world (it hasn't really crossed our radar since 2005), but Forbes reports that the site is still huge in Southeast Asia -- though not for the reasons you might think. It was the original social network when in launched in 2002,...
Friendster reborn as a gaming site, wishes Facebook cared
Focused On Women, Sprightly Debuts A Visual Content Platform Showing What's Hot Across Fashion, Beauty, Design Sites & More

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Kred and Klout: Too Close for Start-Up Comfort in SOMA (Literally)

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San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood is thick with start-ups. You can’t walk down the street or grab a coffee in South Park without overhearing a snippet of conversation about a Series A funding or a “Pinterest strategy.” But here’s one juxtaposition that’s perhaps too close for comfort: Direct competitors Klout and...
Kred and Klout: Too Close for Start-Up Comfort in SOMA (Literally)
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