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Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users! (FB)

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Note from Mark Zuckerberg this morning: This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month. If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the...
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users! (FB)

The Motion-Sensing Gloves That Will Translate Sign Language Into Spoken Words

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The winners of Microsoft's Imagine Cup aim to create a device "to solve the language barrier between sign-language users and the rest of the world."...
The Motion-Sensing Gloves That Will Translate Sign Language Into Spoken Words

Facebook Messenger allows sign-ups with just a name and phone number on Android devices

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Facebook Messenger might as well be as ubiquitous as SMS text messaging for some, but there's a catch to getting everyone to agree: despite there being over a billion Facebook users, not everyone is able (or willing) to fire up a social networking profile to get started. Some of...
Facebook Messenger allows sign-ups with just a name and phone number on Android devices

Meetup for spontaneous get-togethers, PeopleHunt, launches worldwide and adds new features

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PeopleHunt, a new iPhone app which transforms the idea of scheduled meetups into spontaneous get-togethers based on “things you can show, tell or teach one another,” first launched at the New York Tech Meetup back in January. Now, nearly two months post-launch, the app has received a number of new features and...
Meetup for spontaneous get-togethers, PeopleHunt, launches worldwide and adds new features
Good news for publishers: tablets are going gangbusters

Sprint gives LightSquared one more chance, they have until March to get the FCC’s blessing

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Sprint and LightSquared are both facing an incredibly tricky situation. Starting with Sprint, they were America’s first operator to launch a “4G” network, but they made the mistake of betting on WiMAX technology while the rest of the world chose to wait for LTE equipment to hit the market. It...
Sprint gives LightSquared one more chance, they have until March to get the FCC’s blessing

Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

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Emerging markets easily play one of the most important roles in the tech community — holding promise for growth and innovation, while also serving as a completely new demographic for existing tech giants and startups alike. This is exactly why keeping tabs on these markets is essential, even if you’re...
Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

Steam's virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

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Well, this is interesting. While the rest of the world was ogling over what's coming down the pipe from Google, Steam introduced collectible virtual trading cards that you can earn by playing games, and trade in for bragging rights and prizes. Sound odd? Sure, but it's also rather neat....
Steam's virtual trading cards award prizes for your time well wasted

Facebook football game I Am Playr hits 1m monthly active users

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First launched back in November 2010 by social games publisher We R Interactive, social football game I Am Playr came out of beta in October last year, and it has now announced that it’s notching up a cool one million monthly active users around the world. If you’re new to...
Facebook football game I Am Playr hits 1m monthly active users

Softbank's Geiger counter smartphone: Start of a global trend?

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Softbank launched a smartphone that tracks radiation in Japan. The feature is aimed at the Japanese market, but could interest the rest of the world. [Read more]...
Softbank's Geiger counter smartphone: Start of a global trend?

Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter

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Earlier this week, yet another project crossed the $1m milestone in funding crowdsourced via Kickstarter. Yet, the platform only accepts projects from US residents, which means the rest of the world is left out. However, Latin American creators now have a solid alternative: the Argentine platform Ideame, launched in August...
Meet Ideame, the Latin American Kickstarter
Google reaches “ground-breaking” deals with French publishers for out-of-print books

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic
Foursquare expands 'Specials' discounts to Visa and MasterCard cardholders

Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

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Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia details for nearly any TV show in the US, not just those deemed worthy of...
Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

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Did you know that the majority of Android users in China are on a 2G network? That about 44% of Android users in China use HTC phones? That almost 14% of iPhone users in China have spent $10-$20 on paid apps, with 9% spending more than $50? China has the...
[Infographic] How People Use iPhones and Androids in China

Apple CEO: When Others Violate Our Patents, They're Copying Our Hard Work; When We Violate Patents, The System Is Broken

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Apple has certainly been quite the aggressor over the last few years when it comes to patents, so it's interesting to hear that, at the latest All Things D Conference, CEO Tim Cook appears to have a bit of a double standard. You see, when others infringe upon Apple's patents,...
Apple CEO: When Others Violate Our Patents, They're Copying Our Hard Work; When We Violate Patents, The System Is Broken
Looking to try Google Glass? This guy 3D-printed a pair and released the design
State of the Internet: The broadband future is faster, but still unevenly distributed
Obama administration enters aggressive stance towards Iran on internet policy, provides guidance to subvert its 'electronic curtain'
Etsy is focusing in on its sellers, planting deeper roots abroad with $40M round

ICS-powered Sony Xperia TL to land on AT&T Nov. 2 for $99

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9to5Google played with Sony’s official James Bond smartphone, the Xperia TL, last month at a media event in New York City, but now the rest of the world can experience the 007 action starting Nov. 2. Sony just announced the ICS-powered smartphone would land on AT&T for $99.99 with...
ICS-powered Sony Xperia TL to land on AT&T Nov. 2 for $99

Google+ Hangouts On Air now lets you broadcast to the world

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Google+ users who tap into hangouts to broadcast a message via video can now communicate with the entire rest of the world. [Read more]...
Google+ Hangouts On Air now lets you broadcast to the world

The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

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The days of easy mobile growth are gone in the developed world, and those who want a smartphone have one — or 1.57 mobile connections according to recent research. That’s why the theme of third-quarter wireless industry financial results calls in the U.S. have focused on how carriers will grow...
The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected
Report: Apple bumps Android from top spot in U.S. smartphone market on strength of iPhone 5 sales

Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

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TravelRent, an online service for listing and booking short-term apartment rentals to bypass hotels, has secured $2 million in funding from VC firm Frontier Ventures to expand its team and its available property listings. The company, which is obviously doing things that are very similar to what Airbnb is doing,...
Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

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Content owners have been hoping that France’s controversial HADOPI scheme for disconnecting file-sharers might provide a model for the rest of the world. Now, the fate of the plan is in confusion (like much else in France) after last week’s election that brought Socialist Francois Hollande to power. The French...
France’s new president poised to strike out 3-strikes law

Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now

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Software quality assurance testing on Android devices is far easier than it was just a year ago, at least according to one of Asia’s largest mobile app developers, Animoca. The Hong Kong company has produced over 300 apps since it started two years ago, and just shot past 150 million...
Developing For Android Is Much Easier Now

Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

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It seems obvious: cloud computing is a global phenomenon precisely because it allows anyone anywhere to access computing resources for work and play. However, we hear less about the revolutions taking place in enterprise computing outside the U.S., where billions live and billions are spent on enterprise hardware, software, and...
Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

World starts to tune out America’s moronic copyright ‘watch list’

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In a rite of spring, US trade officials have released a “priority watch list” for copyright that places nations like Canada alongside the likes of China, Russia and Pakistan. The annual exercise is supposed to trigger a flurry of “time to get tough on copyright” editorials in the countries that...
World starts to tune out America’s moronic copyright ‘watch list’
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