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Heck Yes, Microsoft Absolutely Should Make Its Own Phone (MSFT, NOK)

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Microsoft's attempts to crack the mobile market have thus far failed. The latest comScore data shows it is still losing marketshare in the U.S., even with critically acclaimed phones from Nokia. It's in fourth place, behind Research In Motion, and far behind Apple and Android who are running away with...
Heck Yes, Microsoft Absolutely Should Make Its Own Phone (MSFT, NOK)

Facebook's App Center Goes International: Open To All English-Speaking Countries; Developer Translation Tool Added

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Last week we got a little clue that Facebook was gearing up to take its App Center to markets outside the U.S., when it began to appear in the UK. As of today, it’s official: Facebook has now extended the App Center to Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa,...
Facebook's App Center Goes International: Open To All English-Speaking Countries; Developer Translation Tool Added

Goodbye, Roger

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So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies. – Film critic Roger Ebert, in a final blog post published two days before his death. Ebert passed away Thursday at the age of 70....
Goodbye, Roger

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67
You'll need a mirror to see what these twisted sculptures really are

Twitter in 2012: the real story

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The social media site's roundup of top UK trends leaves plenty of scope for misunderstanding. What is really being measured?It's freezing, every packed store is playing dreadful music, and Channel 4 has aired Elf yet again - it can only mean one thing: it's that time of year when every...
Twitter in 2012: the real story
Study sees takeoff in automated ad buying for video -- but will prices hold up?

HTC's Christmas miracle

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In November, HTC (2498) managed to snap a six-month losing streak and finally show month-on-month revenue growth. Steve Ballmer plays Santa Claus — the sales driver was most likely the Windows Phone 8X. The 23% sales bounce from October is impressive, because in 2011 HTC’s sales declined by nearly as...
HTC's Christmas miracle
$FB Is Blowing Up On StockTwits, Too
Apple Unveils Totally Redesigned 27″ And 21.5″ iMac: Thinner, SSD/HD Fusion Drive, Starting At $1299

Betaworks launches Swirl: A group photo sharing app that wont make your eyes bleed

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With the rise of photo sharing services like Instagram, countless startups have tried to create the perfect “group photo sharing” app. And while I absolutely hate nearly every app that fits this category, idealistically speaking, there are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on this space. Allowing anyone to easily create...
Betaworks launches Swirl: A group photo sharing app that wont make your eyes bleed
Photo gallery: thin MacBook Pro with retina display

Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

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So you just got a Postagram from one of your friends. Great! But what if you want to upload it to the internets, to show off the cool post card someone sent you? Until now, you most likely took a picture of that post card and sent it to Twitter...
Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

Hasbro denied early ban on ASUS Transformer Prime

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Hasbro saw at least a temporary setback in its lawsuit against ASUS over the Eee Pad Transformer and Transformer Prime names. A federal court judge denied a preliminary ban after finding that ASUS' Android tablet was too different from the Transformers' brands characters and toys, even with the clear allusion....
Hasbro denied early ban on ASUS Transformer Prime
Booting Up: Foxconn Employees Still Have it Pretty Terrible

iPhone App Downloads Tanked In March In The U.S. (AAPL)

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Apple's App Store appears to have had a bad March. The number of daily iPhone app downloads in the U.S. dropped by a whopping 30% in March to 4.45 million from 6.35 million the month before, according to new data from Fiksu, a mobile marketing platform that tracks app downloads....
iPhone App Downloads Tanked In March In The U.S. (AAPL)
Copyright Strikes Again: 'Real Calvin And Hobbes' Shut Down By Copyright Claim

NPD: Android users chew an average 870MB of cellular data per month, youngest gobble the most

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Ever wonder how much data you burn through every month on average? If you're an Android user within the US, odds are that it's quite a lot. The NPD Group estimates that Americans of the Google persuasion typically consume about 870MB of data on cellular networks every month. While...
NPD: Android users chew an average 870MB of cellular data per month, youngest gobble the most

Reorganizing Its Product Division, PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips

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We’ve been hearing about these PayPal layoffs, and today the company confirmed this in a blog post today. Due to a product org redesign, 325 full-time roles (and employees) have been terminated. PayPal is also ending contracts with approximately 120 contractors globally. From the blog post: So we’ve been redesigning...
Reorganizing Its Product Division, PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips

Remembering CK Prahalad - A Student's Reflection

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Remembering CK Prahalad - A Student's Reflection

DDoS-for-hire service works with blessing of FBI, operator says

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A website that accepts payment in exchange for knocking other sites offline is perfectly legal, the proprietor of the DDoS-for-hire service says. Oh, it also contains a backdoor that's actively monitored by the FBI. Ragebooter.net is one of several sites that openly accepts requests to flood sites with huge...
DDoS-for-hire service works with blessing of FBI, operator says

Moody's downgrades Nokia credit, Nokia insists it's strong

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Moody's on Monday downgraded Nokia's debt rating a level from Baa2 to Baa3. The credit rating giant based its decision on Nokia's lowered outlook and saw it as a reflection of longer-term, more systemic issues. The company was being pinched both at the low end, by a wave of very...
Moody's downgrades Nokia credit, Nokia insists it's strong

TweetDeck Chief Iain Dodsworth Departs Twitter

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Iain Dodsworth, founder of the power-user application TweetDeck, announced Friday that he is leaving Twitter two years after TweetDeck was acquired by the microblogging company. “Two years since the @TweetDeck acquisition and now feels like a perfect time to start something new. Goodbye @Twitter, it’s been marvellous,” Dodsworth said in...
TweetDeck Chief Iain Dodsworth Departs Twitter

Google Responsible For Other Peoples' Lies, Deems Australian Court

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Google is now legally responsible for every crazy thing on the Internet–at least, in Australia. A The Supreme Court of Victoria fined Google $200,000 for not removing defamatory rumors linking music promoter, Milorad Trkulja, to organized crime. The court reasoned that Google is a “publisher” because it displays content and links...
Google Responsible For Other Peoples' Lies, Deems Australian Court
Study sees takeoff in automated ad buying for video -- but will prices hold up?

Take your cute pills: Apple kitteh is a furry little Mac fan

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Filed under: Humor, Odds and ends, MacBook It's Sunday, a time for reflection, reading the Sunday comics, and looking at pictures of cute kittehs! TUAW Reader Brian sent us a link to one of his favorite sites, The Daily Kitten. On March 6th, the kitten of the day was a...
Take your cute pills: Apple kitteh is a furry little Mac fan
Inside The Totally Common Practice Of Athletes Meeting Women On Twitter

Apple Publicly Responds to Complaints of Purple Lens Flare on iPhone 5 Photos

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Soon after the release of the iPhone 5, some users began noticing a purple flare or halo showing up in photos taken with the device's camera pointed at or near bright light sources. The issue is certainly not unique to the iPhone 5, but it has caused concern for some...
Apple Publicly Responds to Complaints of Purple Lens Flare on iPhone 5 Photos
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'

Vodafone sends theft victim an £8,000 mobile bill

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Kaveh Lajmir had taken out mobile phone insurance, but a trip to Barcelona has left him with huge charges for fraudulent callsOn reflection: Vodafone, this is a disgraceVodafone boasts on its website that when you take out its insurance, "you don't need to worry if anything happens to your phone"....
Vodafone sends theft victim an £8,000 mobile bill
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