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Google Drive tipped to launch with with 5GB free storage, mobile app document editing capabilities

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With Google’s long awaited file-synchronisation service Google Drive set to launch within the coming weeks, details are already starting to emerge over what it will provide for users. A leaked screenshot of the service has indicated that when Google does take the wraps off its Drive service, users will automatically be...
Google Drive tipped to launch with with 5GB free storage, mobile app document editing capabilities
Apple's online services struggles continue with GameCenter, iCloud, iTunes outage
Google launches YouTube profile redesign in limited beta, featuring trailers and cover photos

Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

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Burstly, a startup focused on helping mobile developers monetize through advertising, has acquired TestFlight, the most popular service for beta-testing iOS apps. Today it’s showing off the fruits of their joint labor, TestFlight live, an analytics dashboard for app developers that shows real time detail on an app’s audience, business...
Burstly buys TestFlight to complete the mobile app life cycle, from beta testing to bucks

Warby Parker raises $38m in Series B funding, led by General Catalyst Partners

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Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker is emerging as a role model for many Internet commerce startups — such as furniture-focused Deal Decor — and the New York based firm looks set to continue its charge after closing a near-$37 million Series B round. The funding (detailed here) was spotted by...
Warby Parker raises $38m in Series B funding, led by General Catalyst Partners

Sky reels in BBC iPlayer and ITV Player as it extends its VOD service to 5 million homes

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Sky has announced that its video-on-demand (VOD) service Sky Anytime+ will soon include both BBC iPlayer and ITV Player, in a landmark move that will bring a plethora of new content to millions of livingrooms across the UK. Sky Anytime+ is currently in 1.2m homes around the country, and it...
Sky reels in BBC iPlayer and ITV Player as it extends its VOD service to 5 million homes

YouTube's redesigned 'One Channel' layout is now available for all users

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Google launched its new ‘One Channel’ redesign for YouTube in a limited trial last month and now the new layout — which includes cover photos and trailers — is available for all users. A post on the YouTube Creators blog explains the benefits that regular YouTube channel owners can enjoy, now that...
YouTube's redesigned 'One Channel' layout is now available for all users

Photo Contest Site ViewBug Adds Facebook Open Graph to Voting Process to Drive Engagement

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ViewBug, a popular service for brands to hold photo contests, has announced a new proprietary voting system for its platform that integrates member votes with Facebook to showcase popular images. Dubbed the Photo Trifecta, the new scheme shows voters a set of three photos and asks them to rank their...
Photo Contest Site ViewBug Adds Facebook Open Graph to Voting Process to Drive Engagement

Twitter Working on Chinese Site

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Twitter's co-founder said "it's just a matter of time" before users can register in Chinese, though access to the popular service is still blocked in China....
Twitter Working on Chinese Site
Snapchat Wins "Fastest Rising Startup" At The 2012 Crunchies

Podcast: RoadMap Re-Run: Kickstarter's Perry Chen on creativity and crowdsourcing

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How is crowdfunding changing the nature of creativity. In today’s podcast we revisit a fireside chat Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen had with Om Malik at our RoadMap Conference in November. In it Chen describes the origins of his popular service and how he wants to keep Kickstarter small and around...
Podcast: RoadMap Re-Run: Kickstarter's Perry Chen on creativity and crowdsourcing

Microsoft said to be prepping CardDAV and CalDAV support on Windows Phone, keeping Gmail alive on the platform

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Today The Verge published a report indicating that Microsoft intends to support CardDAV and CalDAV, Google’s calendar and contact syncing tools, on Windows Phone. Google previously announced that it intended to drop Exchange ActiveSync support for free Gmail users, which would lead to their email experience on Windows Phone devices becoming...
Microsoft said to be prepping CardDAV and CalDAV support on Windows Phone, keeping Gmail alive on the platform
New Relic Banks Its Billion Dollar Quest On Portland, The Crafty Land Of Big Beards, Beer And Bikes

Messaging app Line's virtual currency and coupon service go global

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International users of Line will now be able to use the mobile messaging app’s virtual currency to buy items after NHN Japan, the creator of the popular service, introduced ‘Line Coins’ to its worldwide userbase. The currency is already available in Japan and it allows users to buy additional services...
Messaging app Line's virtual currency and coupon service go global

One-time Twitter rival Plurk lands million-dollar investment and relocates to Asia

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If you’re an early user of Twitter, or someone who enjoyed social networking when it became to go mainstream around 2008, then the chances are that you may remember Plurk. The Canadian startup offered a more visual take on Twitter and FriendFeed (another once popular service), and today’s its being...
One-time Twitter rival Plurk lands million-dollar investment and relocates to Asia

Uber redesigns its Android app and launches on Blackberry and Windows Phone

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Uber has launched dedicated apps for the Windows Phone and BlackBerry operating systems today, bringing its popular service, that connects users with luxury vehicles for hire, to a while range of new devices. (This is a breaking story. Please update for further updates.) ➤ Uber | Windows Phone | BlackBerry Image...
Uber redesigns its Android app and launches on Blackberry and Windows Phone

Making Music Together: SoundTracking Debuts New Spotify App With Instagram Integration And Playlists

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Today, the relationship between social music startup SoundTracking and Spotify is getting a little more harmonious: the startup from Schematic Labs is the latest to launch an app for Spotify, making it the latest platform where users can create and then share their musical “postcards” with their freinds. Schematic are...
Making Music Together: SoundTracking Debuts New Spotify App With Instagram Integration And Playlists

Microsoft releases its cloud note-taking app, OneNote, for Android

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In January 2011, Microsoft decided to grace us with its presence on Apple’s App store with its popular note-taking solution, OneNote. At that time, the company said that OneNote was installed on 78M PCs, so it looked like the company wanted to spread the seed a bit. This past December,...
Microsoft releases its cloud note-taking app, OneNote, for Android

OneBusAway finds a new home with Sound Transit

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OneBusAway helps thousands of people each day find their way home. Now, the popular app, started as a side project by University of Washington students, has a new home of its own. Later this month, Sound Transit will take over operation of the popular service, which is used by over...
OneBusAway finds a new home with Sound Transit

No more +1′s on YouTube, now you’ll have to share your feelings on Google+

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Google has been integrating its social layer Google+ into all of its products lately. Gmail and YouTube have gotten the social treatment, but the latter made a bit of a tweak today. Here’s what the YouTube team had to say on its Google+ page: Starting today, we’re updating the way...
No more +1′s on YouTube, now you’ll have to share your feelings on Google+
Zendesk hacked: Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr users were affected
Roku eyes Germany, Spain, but where will Netflix go?

One-Click VoIP Startup Zingaya Embraces WebRTC As It Passes The 1M Minutes-Per-Month Mark

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Zingaya, the startup the offers companies the ability to add one-click voice and video services into their websites and apps, today is announcing that its click-to-call widget is available on WebRTC on the newest version of Chrome. The news comes at the same time that Zingaya has passed a couple of...
One-Click VoIP Startup Zingaya Embraces WebRTC As It Passes The 1M Minutes-Per-Month Mark

Why Our Service Robots Needn't Look Like Humans

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The world's most popular service robot doesn't look anything like any of science fiction's robots. We are supposed to be living in the age of the humanoid robot. So what went wrong?...
Why Our Service Robots Needn't Look Like Humans

Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates

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Counting down to Super Tuesday in the US, concerned citizens from the right and left have kept a close eye on the GOP primaries. Publications and television are certainly useful for keeping tabs on the electoral process, but Twitter’s immediacy makes it an outstanding source of unfiltered information. In an official...
Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates
Google bringing Street View to the iPhone and iPad... on the Web, at least

Apple takes its Genius Bar online to help you set up your iPhone and iPad, in the UK for now at least

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The Apple Genius Bar has proven to be a pretty popular service for those not quite sure what they’re looking for. Don’t know whether you need a MacBook Pro, Air or even an iPad? Make an appointment with an expert at one of Apple’s in-store Genius Bars. Indeed, just last...
Apple takes its Genius Bar online to help you set up your iPhone and iPad, in the UK for now at least

Adobe Reader, MyFitnessPal, Amazing Alex, Path, Quickoffice, Skype, and more

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Click to view slideshow. Many apps updated, went on sale, or made announcements recently, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our regular round up below. Today’s selection includes a couple of announcements by Adobe and MyFitnessPal, a big update from QuickOffice, a few smaller tweaks to popular games...
Adobe Reader, MyFitnessPal, Amazing Alex, Path, Quickoffice, Skype, and more
Springpad’s latest update looks like Evernote and Pinterest had a digital notebook baby

Radio silence: Google unplugs its China-only music service

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Google has shuttered the music service it runs in China after the company admitted that the 3-year-old site had not taken off as the company had hoped. A post on the Google China blog, spotted by Tech In Asia, explains that the close of the service, that was jointly run with Whale...
Radio silence: Google unplugs its China-only music service
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