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Runkeeper is Pebble smartwatch’s first app partner, with integration at launch

The new ‘Instagram for video’? Mobile video app Socialcam added 4M users in one weekend, outpacing Viddy

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In this post-Instagram-Facebook deal world, video apps are one area attracting the attention of users, media and the tech industry, as the world begins to look for the next mobile app phenomenon. Socialcam — which is available for Android and iOS — is riding the wave of interest in video...
The new ‘Instagram for video’? Mobile video app Socialcam added 4M users in one weekend, outpacing Viddy

The Current State of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Muhammad Saleem is a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites. Follow him on Twitter for more social media insights.There is no doubt that Twitter has been a runaway success. Add to their rapid growth the recently announced @anywhere platform, and plans for...
The Current State of Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Walking Dead - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Telltale, cert: 18As suggested by the words "winner of 80 game of the year awards" emblazoned on its cover, Telltale's downloadable horror game The Walking Dead was a runaway success when originally released in episodic form last year. Here, for those who still enjoy owning hard copies...
The Walking Dead - review
Raspberry Pi creator says sequel unlikely in 2013

This 28-Year-Old Entrepreneur Just Left His Red-Hot Startup To Do It All Again

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Justin Kan already has quite the track record. He's run two companies through Y Combinator. His second, Justin.tv, has turned into a runaway success since rebranding to Twitch.tv. Its traffic has doubled in the past six months. It now has more than 16 million unique visitors every month. Now...
This 28-Year-Old Entrepreneur Just Left His Red-Hot Startup To Do It All Again
Gftr Wants To Stop Wasting Birthdays With Social Network Crowdsourced Gifts
BlackBerry 10 To Star In RIM's First Super Bowl Commercial

Windows Phone 8 offers new features - but no upgrade for existing users

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Microsoft synchronises software so that Windows Phone 8 shares common code with its forthcoming Windows 8 brother - but owners of existing devices will have to stick with intermediate versionMicrosoft has shown off the next version of its mobile phone operating system, Windows Phone 8 - but admitted that it...
Windows Phone 8 offers new features - but no upgrade for existing users

Teens <3 Tumblr More Than Facebook

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A new survey bucks conventional wisdom and says more teens interact on image-based social network Tumblr than Facebook. A survey of young Net users between 13 and 25 by Posterous cofounder Gary Tan has turned up some very surprising, and potentially explosive information. While 55% of 13- to 18...
Teens <3 Tumblr More Than Facebook

More Money, More Problems: The Challenge Of Managing Crowdfunding Success

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Post sponsored by A lot of the attention given to Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms these days has been spurred by the big runaway success stories -- the Pebble smartwatch, the Double Fine Adventure, Amanda Palmer's project, and many others that exceeded their fundraising goals in the first few...
More Money, More Problems: The Challenge Of Managing Crowdfunding Success
Zynga Just Can't Win (ZNGA, FB)

Apple Looks Back At The Best Of iTunes, 2012

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Apple, king of app land, has revealed its best apps, movies, music and more in a special 2012 retrospective. Apple has joined other big names and released its retrospective on 2012. iPhone app of the year was the Action Movie FX from Bad Robot Interactive and game of the...
Apple Looks Back At The Best Of iTunes, 2012

Evernote gives Clearly new purpose with Related Notes

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Evernote Clearly, a browser extension which makes webpages much cleaner and easier to read, has just been updated. The most significant new feature, Related Notes, offers a user’s previously saved content to help them “rediscover” their ideas about any of the content contained within the page. Clearly went live in...
Evernote gives Clearly new purpose with Related Notes

GraphScience Raises $2 Million Series A for Social Ad Optimization, Data Services

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Advertisers treat social media as a branding category like TV, not a direct marketing category like email. And for brand spending, there’s no such thing as ROI. Not many object to that because brand dollars are considered to be the Holy Grail of digital advertising. GraphScience, a Palo Alto data startup, objects....
GraphScience Raises $2 Million Series A for Social Ad Optimization, Data Services
Jawbone’s Big Jambox may be the only speaker you’ll ever need (review)

How The Runaway Success Of A Tiny $25 Computer Could Become A Big Problem For Oppressive Regimes

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The Raspberry Pi is a $25 credit-card sized computer that has succeeded in making GNU/Linux not just newsworthy, but downright desirable. The initial batch of boards sold out in minutes, and eager customers crashed the server where it was being sold. The original vision of the Raspberry Pi was to...
How The Runaway Success Of A Tiny $25 Computer Could Become A Big Problem For Oppressive Regimes
AngelPad Doesn’t Make Many Mistakes, But Maybe They Should
Apple Is Already Late To The Smartwatch Game (AAPL, GOOG)
Seatgeek goes mobile after three years of Web-only

Google Glass and wearable tech: This is a game-changer, not a fad

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It’s easy to identify something that’s going to take the world by storm. Just look for the product that’s quickest to be labelled a fad. To be discounted is a serious concern. But we can look directly at a few examples from the past decade that have redefined the world...
Google Glass and wearable tech: This is a game-changer, not a fad

Vevo continues its global rollout with launches in France, Spain and Italy

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Vevo, the online music service started by Universal and Sony, has continued its global rollout and expanded across Europe after going live in France, Spain and Italy today. The service landed in the UK in April 2011, in what was then its first expansion outside of North America, and now it...
Vevo continues its global rollout with launches in France, Spain and Italy

Booting Up: Martian Touchdown Edition

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Good morning, sunshine! (Photo: flickr.com/globochem The distinction between business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies is fading. Betcha dollars to donuts that "big data" is involved. [New York Times] Ebay is testing out a same-day delivery service. For when that drunken online shopping purchase just won't wait. [TechCrunch] Get ready to be slightly...
Booting Up: Martian Touchdown Edition

Google's Android Has Hit A Wall, And Now It's Fading In The U.S. (GOOG, AAPL)

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Something is happening to Android in the U.S. After years of runaway success, it's now losing share to Apple's iPhone, according to the latest data from comScore. For the three months ended in February, Apple had 38.9 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, up from 35 percent for the same...
Google's Android Has Hit A Wall, And Now It's Fading In The U.S. (GOOG, AAPL)

Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

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The net is 30. Where could you go before, if you liked watching Frasier while someone tickled your feet and called you Nigel?The internet turned 30 this week. As an avid user of the internet, and someone who also recently entered her third decade, I wanted to commemorate the anniversary....
Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

iPhone users resist the lure of Sprint’s unlimited plans

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Sprint’s unlimited data offers plans seem to as a big draw as it had hoped when it comes to selling the iPhone. Sprint sold 1.5 million iPhone 4 and 4Ses in the first quarter, compared to the 3.2 million Verizon and 4.3 million AT&T activated in the same period. Given...
iPhone users resist the lure of Sprint’s unlimited plans

Android Game Console Ouya Raises $2.4 Million On Kickstarter

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Unusual new gaming console Ouya, a tiny peripheral based on Android and targeted at a $99 launch price, has now raised over $2.4 million on Kickstarter at the time of writing and still has 28 days of funding yet. Speaking to VentureBeat, founder Julia...
Android Game Console Ouya Raises $2.4 Million On Kickstarter

Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Apparently Negotiates Like A Boss

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Kevin Systrom, cofounder of Instagram. (Twitter) If this is true, it sure does shed some light on the abrupt end of Jack Dorsey’s Instagramming. VentureBeat claims that rumored offer from Twitter was solid enough to give CEO Kevin Systrom quite a bit of leverage, which he did not let go...
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom Apparently Negotiates Like A Boss

Delivering cool: new digital eye on Leeds Fashion Show

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The seventh annual event has watchers online this year. Mick McCann is one of themFrom today and for the next seven days, Leeds Online (LOL!) and its parent organisation Hebe Media launch Yorkshire's first 'Digital Fashion Week'. Leeds Online is a new website born of a Facebook page with 52,000...
Delivering cool: new digital eye on Leeds Fashion Show

Rackspace snaps up open-source database firm ObjectRocket

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Cloud-computing giant Rackspace has made a small but smart acquisition in ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database service. Rackspace senior vice president of corporate development Pat Matthews said, “Customers have been asking for a...
Rackspace snaps up open-source database firm ObjectRocket
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