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Google Play reaches 25 billion downloads, 675,000 apps

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Google Play has crested the 25 billion download mark, following in the footsteps of Apple’s App Store, which hit that mark in March. Google’s app store, originally called Android Market, has been following in Apple’s footsteps and is now at 675,000 apps, a little shy of Apple’s 700,000 apps. Google...
Google Play reaches 25 billion downloads, 675,000 apps

Cisco worries about Skype, Microsoft Lync integration

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Tight integration between Skype and Microsoft’s Lync connection “could lock-in businesses who want to reach Skype’s 700 million account holders....
Cisco worries about Skype, Microsoft Lync integration

March of the Penguin: Tencent Takes on the World

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One of the companies I regret not spending a lot of time with in China is Tencent. Though it is probably the most well known and well covered of all China’s Internet companies, when it comes to the Western media, it still doesn’t get anywhere near the attention it...
March of the Penguin: Tencent Takes on the World
Verizon will start building LTE network No. 2 this year
Apple needs China Mobile. China Mobile needs Apple.

Salesforce Just Made Its Biggest Acquisition Yet, Buys Cloud Marketing Company ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

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Salesforce just made an acquisition that makes BuddyMedia's $700 million exit look cheap. ExactTarget has been acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion, the company's largest acquisition to date, AllThingsD reports. ExactTarget is a cloud marketing platform that works with 6,000 brands including Nike and Coke. Salesforce is paying $33.75 per...
Salesforce Just Made Its Biggest Acquisition Yet, Buys Cloud Marketing Company ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

5,000 Tweets Later, The Twitter Medium Has Changed

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Forget about the idea that early adopters are always first at everything. Sometimes it takes some of us a little bit longer to find utility in products or services that others get right away. Twitter was an obvious initial miss for me. I held out for a long time -...
5,000 Tweets Later, The Twitter Medium Has Changed

Plastic Logic demoes flexible color display for e-readers (video)

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Plastic Logic has getting by with some eastern love since last year, when RUSNANO's $700 million investment helped the e-reader maker land its Plastic Logic 100 in Russian schools. The latest fruit of that partnership is a prototype of its first flexible color e-reader display, which delivers 4,000-plus hues...
Plastic Logic demoes flexible color display for e-readers (video)

Troubleshooting Q&A Platform FixYa's New iOS App Allows You To Record And Post Videos Of Product Issues

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FixYa, the Q&A site for products where where amateur product experts give repair advice to consumers, is debuting a new app today that allows people to shoot a video of a product problem with their iPhone and get a real product fix from one of FixYa’s 700,000 product experts. FixYa,...
Troubleshooting Q&A Platform FixYa's New iOS App Allows You To Record And Post Videos Of Product Issues

As It Hits 3M Users After 6 Months, hoppr Checks-In It's Bid To Be India's Foursquare

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While Foursquare has been concentrating on smartphones for some year now, much of the rest of the world has remained on a feature phone (though that of course is changing). So the opportunity to do location-based services has been limited – though not impossible. It has always been possible to...
As It Hits 3M Users After 6 Months, hoppr Checks-In It's Bid To Be India's Foursquare

Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

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It’s been a long time in coming, but today Kayak, the hotel and flight search provider, announced that it has priced its shares and will begin trading at a range of $22 to $25 on NASDAQ Exchange under the ticker symbol KYAK. In updated filings with the SEC, Kayak said...
Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

Spotify rival WiMP has global ambitions, too – now it needs cash

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Spotify’s closest Scandinavian competitor says it must seek new investment to join its digital music peers in international expansion this year. Norwegian Aspiro operates WiMP, a subscription unlimited music service with 350,000 paying customers in Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Portugal. The outfit was bought by Scandinavian newspaper publisher Schibsted for 340...
Spotify rival WiMP has global ambitions, too – now it needs cash
Distimo App Store Report Shows Apple And Google App Markets Still Booming

Apple shares briefly top $700 as iPhone 5 launch looms

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Apple’s U Village store in Seattle Shares of Apple today briefly topped the $700 mark, reaching yet another milestone that would have seemed impossible a decade ago. The stock has since fallen back to around $698 per share. It now has a market value of $654 billion, easily making it...
Apple shares briefly top $700 as iPhone 5 launch looms
Apple’s iOS head sold 95% of his stock on Friday, worth $38.7M

Toshiba P875 review - A workhorse of a laptop that might break your back but not your bank

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Let’s talk laptops. Nope, not Ultrabooks or MacBooks of any flavor. I want to talk about good old sturdy, desktop-computer-replacing, too-big-to-be-truly-portable laptops. I’m a sucker for these beastly things mainly because of how much power they manage to pack in relatively small packages. The latest of these to grace my...
Toshiba P875 review - A workhorse of a laptop that might break your back but not your bank

Groupon’s China Effort Takes Another Slap in the Face

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It has been well established that Groupon sucks in China, badly. Now, as if we needed it, we have further confirmation. Gaopeng, the daily deals company’s joint venture with Chinese Internet giant Tencent, is going to merge with a similar service FTuan before the end of next month. Chinese tech...
Groupon’s China Effort Takes Another Slap in the Face
Mobile hotspots for all: Verizon settles with FCC for $1.25M, must allow tethering apps

Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets now on sale in more than 4,500 Walmart stores in the US

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Barnes & Noble has extended the availability of its new Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets, today announcing that, like its other Nook devices, the Android devices are now on sale at Walmart stores across the US. The retailer, which assisted Barnes & Noble in driving sales of its Nook Simple Touch and...
Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets now on sale in more than 4,500 Walmart stores in the US

Verizon's 700 MHz spectrum may not be so valuable after all

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Verizon Wireless says that it plans to sell spectrum in the A and B blocks of the 700 MHz frequency band, but how valuable is that spectrum to other carriers rolling out 4G LTE anyway? [Read more]...
Verizon's 700 MHz spectrum may not be so valuable after all
Dailymotion reaches video syndication deal with Yahoo

RIM Employee's OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Sad

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RIM is holding some sort of developer conference this week somewhere in North America. It’s unclear what they actually announced or revealed because everyone keeps talking about this dumb music video. (If you’re having a bad day, you should really watch it. But be warned, your ears will bleed and...
RIM Employee's OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Sad

Looks Like You Can Already Buy A Pair Of Android-Powered 'Google Glasses' (GOOG)

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Epson announced today it is beginning to ship the world's first Android glasses, reports 9to5Google. Which is incredibly odd, considering Google is rumored to be planning a similar product for launch by the end of the year. Epson's $700 glasses will be capable of an 80-inch, panoramic projection display that you...
Looks Like You Can Already Buy A Pair Of Android-Powered 'Google Glasses' (GOOG)

Cisco appeals against Microsoft's Skype deal

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Cisco asks European commission to ensure Skype's 700 million users are not locked into a Microsoft platformCisco has launched an appeal against Microsoft's $8.5bn (£5.4bn) acquisition of internet phone service Skype on the grounds that the deal could prevent video calls becoming as popular as voice calls.The move could threaten...
Cisco appeals against Microsoft's Skype deal
Apple wants $700M more from Samsung ... and a complete ban on infringing Samsung phones

Cisco concerned about Skype, Microsoft Lync integration

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Exclusive integration "could lock-in businesses who want to reach Skype's 700 million account holders," says Cisco, which has appealed the European Commission's OK of the merger....
Cisco concerned about Skype, Microsoft Lync integration

Critics Pan Verizon's Proposed Spectrum Sell-off

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Resale of Verizon Wireless's 700 MHz licenses could sway regulators to sign off on carrier's proposed partnership with cable companies, but plenty of groups are crying foul....
Critics Pan Verizon's Proposed Spectrum Sell-off

An Apple CEO-in-waiting sells 95% of his company shares

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The head of iPhone and iPad software sold 64,151 shares Friday worth $38.7 million  Forstall. Photo: SplatF.com FORTUNE -- Scott Forstall took home a chunk of change Friday. Taking advantage of Apple's (AAPL) relatively high (but not record) share price, the company's senior vice president for iOS software -- someone...
An Apple CEO-in-waiting sells 95% of his company shares

Jamba Juice Rolls Out Order-Ahead Feature Nationwide With Help From PayPal

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Online payment processor PayPal said Tuesday that it is expanding a partnership with Jamba Juice to let PayPal app users order and pay from their phones ahead of pick-up at any of the chain’s 700-plus U.S. locations. Of course, plenty of retailers, from Chipotle to Five Guys, allow customers to...
Jamba Juice Rolls Out Order-Ahead Feature Nationwide With Help From PayPal

Cisco appeals Microsoft’s Skype deal, wants video-calling standards

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Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype is a done deal, with the online communications company already being integrated into Microsoft’s business. So the news today that Cisco has appealed the European Commission’s approval of the deal might seem like odd timing. However, Cisco says it isn’t aiming to stop...
Cisco appeals Microsoft’s Skype deal, wants video-calling standards
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