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Apple's iMessage service experiencing another disruption

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Apple says "some" users are unable to send and receive texts on the proprietary platform but does not indicate how widespread the outage is. [Read more]...
Apple's iMessage service experiencing another disruption
Citrix Splits With OpenStack, Takes Cloud to Apache

Fusion-io SDK gives developers native memory access, keys to the NAND realm

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Thought your SATA SSD chugged along real nice? Think again. Fusion-io has just released an SDK that will allow developers to bypass all the speed draining bottlenecks that rob NAND memory of its true potential (i.e. the kernel block I/O layer,) and tap directly into the memory itself. In...
Fusion-io SDK gives developers native memory access, keys to the NAND realm

Brightcove boss calls for end to 'religious wars' over mobile platforms

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Choice between native apps on platforms or HTML5 is an abitrary split, says Jeremy Allaire, criticising Zuckerberg for HTML5 flawsBrightcove's chief executive Jeremy Allaire has called for an end to the "religious wars and hype" between competing mobile platforms, claiming hybrid development platforms can exploit this "epic" time for the...
Brightcove boss calls for end to 'religious wars' over mobile platforms

Could WordPress be the next Tumblr? | Dan Gillmor

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The tech world has seen a lot of major acquisitions, but WordPress stands out because of its open, yet profitable platformGiant media and internet companies keep scooping up social-media services: among others, MySpace went to News Corp, YouTube to Google, Instagram to Facebook, and now Tumblr to Yahoo. For the...
Could WordPress be the next Tumblr? | Dan Gillmor

Apple comments on SMS spoofing, points out limitations of SMS and benefits of iMessage

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Just hours after Jailbreak developer Pod2g highlighted what may have been potential flaw in the way Apple’s iOS messaging platform interpreted incoming text messages, Apple has commented on the matter, warning of the limitations of the SMS protocol and reinforcing the security of its iMessage service. In a statement provided...
Apple comments on SMS spoofing, points out limitations of SMS and benefits of iMessage

Mozilla Makes a Mobile Web Browser Feel Like a Smartphone

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A recent report by IHS predicted that half of all mobile phones will be smartphones by 2013. But existing smartphones are expensive. Mozilla and Telefónica want to change that. Today at Mozilla’s San Francisco office the partners previewed devices running Firefox OS, which they plan to sell in Brazil early next...
Mozilla Makes a Mobile Web Browser Feel Like a Smartphone

Google TV Is Ready to Change the Game

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Google TV has the potential to be a game-changer in the pay-TV business, by bringing web-like search navigation to traditional channel surfing, according to a new report I wrote for GigaOM Pro entitled Google TV: Overview and Strategic Analysis (subscription required). I also foresee an eventual clash between Apple’s App...
Google TV Is Ready to Change the Game

What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

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After months of anticipation, the e-book versions of author J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter series are now available through Rowling’s Pottermore online unit, and as my PaidContent colleague Laura Owen has noted in her post on the launch, Rowling has chosen to do a number of interesting things...
What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

Intellectual property issues will make it hard for Google to keep its Chinese 'open Android' promise

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On Saturday, Google announced that China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) finally cleared -- with conditions attached -- Google's proposed acquisition of MMI, which is now expected to close within a matter of days. It appears that Google has had to make a general commitment to keep Android "free and open"...
Intellectual property issues will make it hard for Google to keep its Chinese 'open Android' promise

Confirmed: Too Many Open Source Projects Remain Arbitrary Mashups

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One benefit many developers perceive from working with a proprietary platform is that its components are generally updated and deployed according to a single agenda. (Sometimes that agenda is so slow that this fact becomes undeniable.)  By contrast, the tremendous pace of open source development can be overwhelming for some. Back...
Confirmed: Too Many Open Source Projects Remain Arbitrary Mashups

Chat app messaging has finally overtaken SMS -- here's why that could be a bad thing

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale One of the more interesting, potentially troubling developments of the last few years is the rise of the social messaging app. Software like WhatsApp, Kik, and iMessage are all the rage nowadays mostly because they’re cheaper than the...
Chat app messaging has finally overtaken SMS -- here's why that could be a bad thing
Akimbo Lands $850K From Rackspace Co-founder & Others To Bring Prepaid Debit Cards Into The Social, Mobile Era

HarperCollins makes it easier for authors to give away their ebooks

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It’s pretty easy for authors to give away advance print copies (galleys) of their books, but, somewhat counterintuitively, there’s not a perfect system for giving away digital copies of a book before it is published. Services like NetGalley and Edelweiss allow publishers to distribute digital galleys to reviewers and bloggers, but...
HarperCollins makes it easier for authors to give away their ebooks
USB to power laptops and hard drives after new Power Delivery spec

Antitrust and ebooks: regulators miss the big DRM lock-in picture

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US antitrust regulators have never really been able to find the right place to stick their lever and pry when it comes to the Internet (witness their failure to understand Microsoft's platform dominance in the 90s). Now they're going after various publishers and Apple over price fixing (my publisher...
Antitrust and ebooks: regulators miss the big DRM lock-in picture

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better
TruAnthem awarded as 2012′s most disruptive social media measurement technology

Boot up: Apple pried open in Samsung patents battle, how to save RIM's BlackBerry, and more

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Plus Apple 'in talks' to buy Pinterest rival, The Fancy, and what happened to Y Combinator's first startupsA quick burst of five links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple Wants To Buy Pinterest Rival, The Fancy >> Business InsiderSounds speculative, but nevertheless: The objective: to...
Boot up: Apple pried open in Samsung patents battle, how to save RIM's BlackBerry, and more

Meet Zappar, the company trying to take augmented reality mainstream, one hat at at time

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Zappar’s self-stated goal is to “make the world a little less boring,” and they are well on that path. TNW spoke with Zappar recently, and then interviewed the company’s own Caspar Thykier about just what the company is up to, where it’s going, and how it may help take augmented...
Meet Zappar, the company trying to take augmented reality mainstream, one hat at at time

Here Are 11 Companies That Might Buy RIM (RIMM, GOOG, HPQ, DELL)

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After RIM's latest train-wreck of a quarter, the clobbered BlackBerry-maker has announced that it is "exploring strategic options." That's code for "We're desperately trying to sell ourselves." And that's a good plan. At this point, there's almost no foreseeable way for RIM to make a comeback. Their products have...
Here Are 11 Companies That Might Buy RIM (RIMM, GOOG, HPQ, DELL)
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