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A Swedish Company Claims It Owns A Swipe Patent That Is Used By Apple

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Another front has opened in the multi-faceted story of patent battles: Neonode, an  optical touchscreen tech company based in Sweden, says that it has been granted a patent in the U.S. that covers the touch-and-glide gesture that it claims is used on devices like the iPhone and iPad. The patent...
A Swedish Company Claims It Owns A Swipe Patent That Is Used By Apple

Port of call: Airbnb's Android app creators discuss reworking iOS apps for other platforms

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If you’re reading this, there’s a strong probability that you own an iOS or Android device. Heck, you might even have both. While we don’t wish to kickstart a “which one’s better” debate, many argue that there are more quality apps in Apple’s App Store, than there is on Google...
Port of call: Airbnb's Android app creators discuss reworking iOS apps for other platforms

Here's our pick of the most promising companies from 500 Startups' fifth batch

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500 Startups is hosting its latest session of Demo Day this week, and TNW was there to watch the proceedings in Mountain View on Wednesday. That’s the first port of call before the startups and their pitches make their way onto San Francisco and later New York City. This is the...
Here's our pick of the most promising companies from 500 Startups' fifth batch
Sony shows off new slim PlayStation 3 at Tokyo Game Show (photos)

Uber continues its international roll-out with “secret testing phase” in Vancouver

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Back in December we reported that private-car booking service Uber was set to expand into 25 new cities over the next 14 months. And today it has announced that Vancouver is the next city it will target. Currently, the San Francisco-based startup is operational in most of the major US...
Uber continues its international roll-out with “secret testing phase” in Vancouver

Facebook Page Barometer taps private data to tell you if your company is beating EdgeRank

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Have you ever wondered why a specific piece of news, from a specific friend, appears where it does in your Facebook News Feed? Think about it – say you have 250 friends, how does Facebook decide what goes where in your stream of updates? Whether it’s that friend-of-a-friend who you...
Facebook Page Barometer taps private data to tell you if your company is beating EdgeRank

Alibaba-owned e-commerce giant Taobao quietly launches mapping service in China

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Apple’s decision to ship iOS 6 without Google Maps last month was an opportunity seized upon by Baidu in China almost immediately. Now, following the calm after the #Mapgate storm, a new challenger has entered the market in China, in the form of Alibaba-owned e-commerce giant Taobao. Parent Alibaba is a verified...
Alibaba-owned e-commerce giant Taobao quietly launches mapping service in China

Spotify launches in Ireland, taking its global country-count to 16

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Spotify has finally launched its music-streaming service in Ireland, making the Emerald Isle its sixteenth port of call after Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US. Spotify now brings almost 20 million tracks to Ireland in...
Spotify launches in Ireland, taking its global country-count to 16

How the kindness of (virtual) strangers on Twitter saved my day | Momtaz Begum-Hossain

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After Twitter followers helped me remove a BNP banner from my street on election day, it's my first port of call from now onI've made a decision. From now on, if I need help, I'm heading straight to Twitter. I've tweeted pleas before. I once posted that I needed a...
How the kindness of (virtual) strangers on Twitter saved my day | Momtaz Begum-Hossain

New Video Releases For The Week Of April 6th, 2010

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It can be sometimes be hard to keep track of adding everything that you’ve seen to Flickchart, and movies have a tendency to leave your mind for one reason or another. To combat this, we’re starting a new weekly feature including all the notable DVD, Blu-ray, Netflix Instant Watch, and...
New Video Releases For The Week Of April 6th, 2010

Apps Rush: Sparrow, Strumify, Chaos Rings II, Dreamtopia, Angry Birds Space Guide, Peggle and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 15 March 2012A selection of 13 new apps for you today:SparrowDisappointed with the official Gmail app for iPhone? Sparrow should be your first port of call. A spin-off from the desktop application of the same name, it's an IMAP email client that...
Apps Rush: Sparrow, Strumify, Chaos Rings II, Dreamtopia, Angry Birds Space Guide, Peggle and more
Airtasker Wants To Be oDesk Of Southeast Asia

Boot up: iPad haptics?, iOS fragmentation, Wolfram quizzed, Windows 8 tips and more

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Plus Apple's freight boom, Google and Motorola, poking around open data for the London Underground, and what really to expect from Apple todayA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamReinvigorated Enterprise & Start-Ups - How Finland Brought Down Nokia & Revived...
Boot up: iPad haptics?, iOS fragmentation, Wolfram quizzed, Windows 8 tips and more

The internet is a dangerous wild west of DIY-assisted conception | Emily Jackson

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We should be worried if more and more British women looking to buy sperm are turning first not to their GPs but to GoogleIf you type "buy sperm online" into an internet search engine, you will find no shortage of overseas clinics willing to send sperm to the UK. The...
The internet is a dangerous wild west of DIY-assisted conception | Emily Jackson

Valve confirms Steam and Source for Linux, signals low confidence for Windows 8

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At long last, Valve has confirmed that Linux ports of both Steam and the Source engine are in active development, and should be released later this year. These are native solutions that run directly on Linux, without any kind of Wine-like emulation. Left 4 Dead 2 will be the first...
Valve confirms Steam and Source for Linux, signals low confidence for Windows 8

Facebook begins rolling out new single-column Timeline with greater emphasis on messages

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Facebook has begun rolling out a new single-column design for Timelines which better organize users’ personal pages and places greater emphasis on communication between friends. The main change for Timelines, which have gone live in New Zealand — its regular first port of call for new introductions – sees all communication...
Facebook begins rolling out new single-column Timeline with greater emphasis on messages

Why women fade into the background on Wikipedia | Rebekah Higgitt

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An edit-a-thon to correct the lack of entries for female scientists highlights a deeper problem with women and WikipediaOn Friday afternoon, the Royal Society hosts a group edit-a-thon aimed at improving Wikipedia articles about women in science. It is timed to link with Ada Lovelace Day earlier this week, an...
Why women fade into the background on Wikipedia | Rebekah Higgitt

Here are Etsy’s own tips for getting your goods noticed and sold on the online craft marketplace

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Etsy should be your first port of call if you have something authentic to sell online. The marketplace for vintage and handmade goods lists millions of items. In the jewelry shop alone, buyers can browse almost 2.7 million items at any given time. Buyers on Etsy are spoiled for choice....
Here are Etsy’s own tips for getting your goods noticed and sold on the online craft marketplace
Why we need a standard for the Internet of Things

Inspire magazine: the self-help manual for al-Qaida terrorists

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Al-Qaida's slick and sinister magazine for jihadis, Inspire, suggests using a vehicle to mow down a target - which is apparently what happened in WoolwichIn the murky world of terrorism-watchers, the first port of call is often an unusual magazine called Inspire, a "self-help manual" for jihadis that is crammed...
Inspire magazine: the self-help manual for al-Qaida terrorists

Barnes & Noble To Sell E-books And E-readers In The U.K.

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Barnes & Noble is planning to take its Nook readers, Nook tablet, and its digital content international. It's first port of call will be the U.K., the company today, promising shoppers across the Atlantic access to the devices and books by mid-October. B&N says it's signed on a host of...
Barnes & Noble To Sell E-books And E-readers In The U.K.
Interview: Cyan Banister, founder of the first venture backed porn site, Zivity

Facebook Rolls Out Single-Column Timeline Redesign For New Zealand Users

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Although New Zealand is the first port of call for the social network's latest redesign, some users in Europe are reporting that they see the new version, too. Facebook, named yesterday as the world's best place to work, has started rolling out yet another redesign. The tweak, which gives...
Facebook Rolls Out Single-Column Timeline Redesign For New Zealand Users

Want the data on where HS2 will be? You won't get it from data.gov.uk

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Great progress has been made in the quest to open up government data in recent years. Publicly funded data sets that were once locked away from public view are in many cases now available to the general public, academics, analysts and journalists alike. The Guardian Datablog in particular has pioneered...
Want the data on where HS2 will be? You won't get it from data.gov.uk

Boston says "cheers!" to Hailo, as the taxi-booking app finally launches in the US

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It was hardly a closely-guarded secret, but Hailo, the taxi-booking app that has already taken London by storm, officially lands in the US of A today starting with Boston, almost a year since it first launched in the UK capital. The Next Web first covered Hailo last November, noting that...
Boston says "cheers!" to Hailo, as the taxi-booking app finally launches in the US

Cardlytics' transaction-linked ads for bank statements to get Facebook integration, as EU launch nears

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With the so-called ‘big data’ revolution now in full-swing, a wealth of opportunities have been opened to developers and data analysts to improve people’s lives. For example, it’s easier to track rising food prices in third world countries, or predict outbreaks of flu. But for every ying there’s a yang,...
Cardlytics' transaction-linked ads for bank statements to get Facebook integration, as EU launch nears

Orange brings Baidu's speedy Android browser to Africa, Middle East and Asia, starting with Egypt

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Chinese Internet giant Baidu is beginning a big push into emerging markets with the Egyptian launch this week of its Web browser for Android handsets, in partnership with mobile operator Orange. The exclusive deal will see the two companies collaborate on rolling out a co-branded version of Baidu Browser in...
Orange brings Baidu's speedy Android browser to Africa, Middle East and Asia, starting with Egypt

Kickstarter roundup: MiiPC, Tiny Games and Popbitch

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Three more app-related projects are looking for backers on the crowdfunding siteHigh-profile success stories like Amanda Palmer, Ouya, Double Fine Adventure and Pebble have made Kickstarter the first port of call for many creatives and startups looking to raise funds for a new project or device.This month has thrown up...
Kickstarter roundup: MiiPC, Tiny Games and Popbitch
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