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Life after playlists: ShareMyPlaylists launches a bespoke Spotify app development studio

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ShareMyPlaylists has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share their Spotify playlists. Just to recap, way back in early 2009 we first reported on how ShareMyPlaylists.com was a pretty useful tool for music-lovers. Then, two weeks...
Life after playlists: ShareMyPlaylists launches a bespoke Spotify app development studio

'Walking Dead' Propels AMC Profit Drops

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The breakout popularity of "The Walking Dead," currently the top-rated TV series among young people, is flowing through to AMC Network's ad revenue....
'Walking Dead' Propels AMC Profit Drops

Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

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A group of Utah State University graduates recently launched a company called PoliticIt that uses machine learning to gauge the popularity of political candidates by measuring their digital influence. Sure, PoliticIt’s system has proven remarkably accurate in predicting winners, but its real promise is in leveling the playing field between...
Can a big data product level the playing field in politics?

Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

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Ahead of the Google I/O developer conference next week, Google announced Friday it is lowering the fees for apps accessing its API from $4 per 1,000 map loads to $0.50 per 1,000 map loads. After years of offering free access, Google imposed fees and restrictions on third-party apps using Google...
Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

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Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook’s earliest features, so it’s fitting he was part of the small team who built the new Poke app over the last twelve days. Sources say Zuckerberg actually wrote code for Poke despite saying he rarely programs for Facebook anymore. And that voice that...
Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

Intel's Lowered Revenue Projections Bad Sign for PC Industry

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The news amounts to another hit for an industry that has been repeatedly hammered by the growing popularity of small, cool tablets and several years of a slow economy....
Intel's Lowered Revenue Projections Bad Sign for PC Industry

What you should know before you apply to an accelerator

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Accelerators seem to be the golden ticket for many startup founders. Especially the best-known ones get massive numbers of applicants. Y Combinator is again accepting admissions for its twice-a-year program and is likely to break records again, at least judging by the popularity of the Startup School it ran at...
What you should know before you apply to an accelerator
Ban this: Apple lists 8 Samsung devices it wants kept out of the US

iOS App Store Now Offers 275K iPad-Only Apps, Up From 250K In September

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Today, at Apple’s event at the California Theater in San Jose, the company provided another update on growth of its App Store. The store now hosts 700,000 applications, with 275,000 designed specifically for iPad. That latter number refers not just the apps that “work” on the iPad (they all do),...
iOS App Store Now Offers 275K iPad-Only Apps, Up From 250K In September

Persuade bands to play near you with Songkick's 'Detour' crowdfunding platform, kicking off with London

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If you’re one of those music fans who hounds bands and musicians with questions such as ‘When are you coming to play MY town?’, Detour is one service you will be all over like a deranged groupie rash. London-based startup Songkick launched crowdfunding platform Detour in private beta last year,...
Persuade bands to play near you with Songkick's 'Detour' crowdfunding platform, kicking off with London

iPad mini, other devices could adopt ITO film coating

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Apple's rumored mini iPad is expected to use flexible substrates coated with iridium tin oxide (ITO), supplied by a Taiwanese firm, Efun Technology, DigiTimes claims. The site's sources say that the technology has already been used by a number of Samsung devices, thanks to its thin and light nature. The...
iPad mini, other devices could adopt ITO film coating

Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

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Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $5 million in new funding from Japan venture firm, JAFCO. Previous backers include SingTel Innov8, Infocomm Investments, Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service...
Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open

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It would be difficult to overstate the popularity of the tiny Raspberry Pi computer that launched earlier this year, but it's just one example of a rapidly growing class of small, inexpensive, Linux-powered devices, as I've already noted on several occasions before. The Cubieboard and the UG802 are two...
Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open
Samsung's surprise bestseller: the prepaid Galaxy Prevail
Sony to sell camera mount for extreme dogs

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

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Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for buying and selling bitcoins, is temporarily shutting down following an uptick in activity on the site sparked by a massive drop in the digital currency's price. The Tokyo-based exchange is suspending trading until 10 p.m. Eastern Time as it allows the market to...
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price
Bug Disintegrates Facebook Comments And Like Counts Across The Web, But Fix Will Restore Them Soon

Nvidia hopes Shield eventually overtakes Xbox, PS4

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Nvidia's Shield is complementary to gaming consoles for now, but the company hopes that wide adoption of Android gaming ultimately could make the US$349 handheld an alternative to Xbox and PlayStation. The Android gaming handheld has a 5-inch flip-up screen and a built-in controller with a range of buttons....
Nvidia hopes Shield eventually overtakes Xbox, PS4
Google tells developers to 'stay tuned' for Google TV news at I/O

Rumor: RIM to lay off at least 2,000 more

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BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion is likely to lay off 2,000 or more workers in the coming months, sources tell AllThingsD. The handset maker has seen its fortunes decline in light of the popularity of the iPhone and Android-powered handsets, and the rumored restructuring would be a bid toward streamlining...
Rumor: RIM to lay off at least 2,000 more

Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

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WordPress continues to gain in popularity among top blog publishers. The blogging platform’s market share rose to 52 percent, up from 48 percent last year, according to Royal Pingdom, which uses the Technorati Top 100 blogs list for its annual study. To get a sense of WordPress’ growth... Please visit Marketing...
Study: WordPress Grabs More Share Of Top 100 Blogs

Remote controls get pointless as radio frequency gains popularity

www.computerworld.com
The use of radio frequency tech in remote controls for everything from smart TVs and BluRay players to gaming devices will see a huge uptick compared with infrared-based controls....
Remote controls get pointless as radio frequency gains popularity

Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

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This week we held our annual IGNITION conference on the future of media, and one of the panels brought together some of the smartest people from visually-based internet companies to discuss the rise of the visual web. Business Insider deputy editor Nicholas Carlson asked the panelists why they thought Instagram...
Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week's top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Instagram takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top non-game Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 5 percent gain. The app recently became the most popular app overall on the Facebook platform. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any non-game apps on the platform,...
SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week's top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU

Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

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Apple retook its spot as China's fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country's market grew to triple the size of the U.S.'s.Apple had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20 percent share, according to...
Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

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Today ahead of its event at SXSW, Facebook’s platform team has shared a number of new stats, including that more than 400 billion Open Graph actions have been shared “back to Facebook” as of this month. This 400 billion figure is a somewhat unusual metric, given how vague it really is....
Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

Review: Akitio Neutrino U3+ USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure

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As notebook computers continue to grow in popularity, 2.5-inch hard drives have become one of the most popular upgrades. Most of the drives that are pulled out of a computer end up collecting dust, but Akitio's Neutrino U3+ enclosure promises to give life back to unused drives, or serve as...
Review: Akitio Neutrino U3+ USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure
Muggers Increasingly Stealing Samsung Phones Instead Of iPhones (AAPL)

Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King

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In the wake of its No. 1 game's popularity, King.com revamps its brand and launches two more games and continues to fill the pipeline. [Read more]...
Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King
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