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Android on track for 1B total activations later this year, Google chairman says

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As of today, there are now 1.5 million Android devices being activated every day, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday. That’s led to more than 750 million Android phones currently in use. But he said the current rate of signups and phones being sold means Android devices in use “will cross...
Android on track for 1B total activations later this year, Google chairman says

Really want to get behind @NickKristof's promotion of issues in the Congo but something about his style isn't quite right http://j.mp/cOhsKW

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Really want to get behind @NickKristof's promotion of issues in the Congo but something about his style isn't quite right http://j.mp/cOhsKW

Korea’s K-Pop music industry joins Facebook and Google+ to extend global reach

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Have you heard of K-Pop? Two years ago the answer would almost certainly be no, unless you were living in Korea and other parts of Asia, but today the Korean music genre is increasingly followed the world over, thanks TO its online reach, which just got extended further still. The...
Korea’s K-Pop music industry joins Facebook and Google+ to extend global reach

Apogee Duet 2 review: Truly pro audio comes to your Mac AND iOS devices

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A few weeks ago, I gave a glowing review to the Focusrite Forte, an external sound card for both Windows and OS X that has positively lovely sound quality. I also noted, at the time, that it looked a lot like the Duet 2 from US-based Apogee Electronics. Apparently that...
Apogee Duet 2 review: Truly pro audio comes to your Mac AND iOS devices

Band Shows Fans How To Unblock The Pirate Bay

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Finland is one of many European countries where The Pirate Bay is censored. May last year the Finnish branch of the music industry body IFPI and the local Anti-Piracy Center filed a lawsuit against Elisa, the largest Internet provider in the country. The ISP lost the case and was ordered...
Band Shows Fans How To Unblock The Pirate Bay

Once Again Apple Uses Image It Didn't License: This Time Photographer Sues

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Lawyers for big companies tend to be notoriously careful to make sure the companies license images they use for marketing purposes, for obvious reasons. And yet... Apple seems to keep using unlicensed images. It's really quite surprising. A couple of years ago, we wrote about how the default wallpaper for...
Once Again Apple Uses Image It Didn't License: This Time Photographer Sues

Google Updates YouTube for iOS App, Adds iPad, AirPlay, iPhone 5 Support

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Google has updated the YouTube for iOS app, adding native support for the iPad and the iPhone 5, as well as full support for streaming videos via AirPlay, reports The Next Web. Google's Horia Ciurdar says that more than 25 percent of all YouTube watching happens on mobile. Since the...
Google Updates YouTube for iOS App, Adds iPad, AirPlay, iPhone 5 Support
Windows 8 Pro to retail at $200 after Microsoft's promotion ends

Use Apple's iCloud to store the App Store's free weekly promotions for later

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Apple’s App of the Week deal keeps a steady stream of free software coming through for us iOS users. On weeks when the app isn’t immediately relevant, just download and delete it and you can always come back to it through iCloud’s Purchased apps tab. Redditor TreyF posted this particular...
Use Apple's iCloud to store the App Store's free weekly promotions for later
No, EA won't license guns in its 2013 games--but it never has

Acer President Wong: Consumers Are Still Confused by Windows 8

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Earlier today, Acer announced its not-so-surprising plans for a low-priced Android tablet, which AllThingsD’s Bonnie Cha covered in full here. But while sitting down with Acer President Jim Wong yesterday at CES, we discussed that other tablet maker. No, not Apple — Microsoft. Acer, in case you haven’t been following...
Acer President Wong: Consumers Are Still Confused by Windows 8

JibJab sues White Castle over social media campaign

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Humor site JibJab doesn’t think White Castle’s latest ad campaign is very funny, and has filed a lawsuit to stop the fast food chain from using its name to promote “chicken rings” on Facebook. JibJab, which gained global fame for a presidential parody in 2004, makes satire videos and online...
JibJab sues White Castle over social media campaign

Europe pins Google down on self-promoting behavior

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Google has proposed a number of solutions for de-Googlifying search results to answer accusations of antitrust practices from the European commission, according to proposals released Thursday. Google’s suggested fixes include labeling search results that point to Google’s own services and separating the services from normal results for the next five years....
Europe pins Google down on self-promoting behavior
Australian regulators taking Apple to task over LTE compatibilty

Amazon's Gift Card Promotion Nets $5 Million and Lots of New Subscribers

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In just 17 hours yesterday, AmazonLocal sold one million Amazon gift cards for $5 million, making it the company’s most successful promotion in the daily deals space to date. That’s not a big surprise given it was essentially giving away cash — each $10 gift card cost five bucks! But it’s...
Amazon's Gift Card Promotion Nets $5 Million and Lots of New Subscribers

AT&T kicks off trade-in program, offers $100 or more credit for used smartphones

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Thinking of upgrading to the latest smartphone? Sprint is already offering a $100 smartphone credit if you port your number to the network, but AT&T appears to be fighting back. The carrier announced a new AT&T Trade-In Program on Tuesday. Starting on May 1, you can turn in an old...
AT&T kicks off trade-in program, offers $100 or more credit for used smartphones

LadyGaga as a Service: Bringing Apple and Google to Commerce 2.0

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Lady Gaga, along with her record company, is evolving the album in the form of software as a service. Considering the content of her hit new video, Telephone, it is fitting that she would use software to tackle the hard problem of getting paid by amazing fans. On her path...
LadyGaga as a Service: Bringing Apple and Google to Commerce 2.0

FTC Investigating Kids Apps Over Privacy Concerns

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has released a report examining apps aimed at children on the App Store and the Google Play marketplace. The report, entitled Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade, is a followup from a survey of kids' apps performed in 2011 that also...
FTC Investigating Kids Apps Over Privacy Concerns

Apple: One year under Tim Cook

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It's business as usual -- and some $270 billion more in value -- on the anniversary of Tim Cook's promotion. FORTUNE -- It shouldn't have felt like a surprise, but it did, when the news broke a year ago today that Steve Jobs was stepping down as CEO of Apple....
Apple: One year under Tim Cook

Source: Former Nokia Vet Assni Vanjoki Will Be CEO Of EQT-Owned Vertu, Android To Replace Symbian

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Word has come through that Nokia has completed its sale of luxury phone brand Vertu to investment firm EQT VI. But TechCrunch has heard from sources that Assni Vanjoki, the 20-year Nokia veteran who resigned back in 2010, will be named the new CEO of Vertu. When former smartphone chief...
Source: Former Nokia Vet Assni Vanjoki Will Be CEO Of EQT-Owned Vertu, Android To Replace Symbian

Australian government takes action against Apple over ‘misleading’ 4G iPad advertising

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Apple’s promotion of its new iPad has landed the company in hot water in Australia, where a government competition regulator has said it will take action against the Cupertino-based technology giant for “misleading” consumers over the tablets ability to connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia. The Australian...
Australian government takes action against Apple over ‘misleading’ 4G iPad advertising

Apple Doubling Size of Fuel Cell Facility at North Carolina Data Center

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The Charlotte Observer reports that Apple has filed plans to double the size of its fuel cell facility at its data center in Maiden, North Carolina to 10 megawatts.Fifty fuel cells adjacent to its $1 billion data center in Maiden are expected to be operating by January, Apple said in...
Apple Doubling Size of Fuel Cell Facility at North Carolina Data Center

Apple revamps iOS Podcasts app

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Apple has recently revamped the iOS Podcasts app to version 1.2, hastily followed by a version 1.2.1 update to address a few issues that some users were having. The new version of the app is available now as a free Universal download from the App Store. When Apple launched its...
Apple revamps iOS Podcasts app

Google's Eric Schmidt refuses to back down over antitrust accusations

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Search giant's executive chairman rejects suggestions it will have to change how it presents search results in EuropeGoogle's executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday is set for a showdown with the European Commission's antitrust commissioner when he rejected suggestions the search giant will have to change how it presents search...
Google's Eric Schmidt refuses to back down over antitrust accusations

Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?

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How is Wikidata different to other tools claiming to be a "free knowledge base"? That may well remain to be seenWikidata, the latest initiative of Wikimedia, operator of Wikipedia, Wiktionary and the Wikiversity, (not to be confused with Wikileaks or WikiMapia which are not affiliated) was officially launched this week....
Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?

Hirai’s Big Challenge: Selling us Four Screens

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Freshly-appointed Sony CEO Kaz Hirai faces the difficult challenge of delivering on predecessor Howard Stringer’s ambitious four-screen strategy: convincing users to buy not just one Sony device, but as many as four of them. Stringers’ grand design – of tablets, TVs, smartphones phones and computers all interacting – is an determined...
Hirai’s Big Challenge: Selling us Four Screens

Best Buy Complains About Walmart's iPhone 5 Holiday Sale, Claims $65,000 Profit Loss in One Day

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The Wall Street Journal notes that several retailers including Best Buy and Toys "R" Us have complained to attorneys general in a handful of states about advertising practices of Walmart. Generally, the complaints stem from comparison ads by Walmart in which competitors assert that Walmart is using inaccurate pricing or...
Best Buy Complains About Walmart's iPhone 5 Holiday Sale, Claims $65,000 Profit Loss in One Day

Best Buy Claims It Lost $65,000 in a Day Matching Walmart's iPhone 5 Discount

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Best Buy’s price-matching guarantee backfired last month when it lost about $65,000 in one day after Walmart advertised discounts on Apple’s flagship iPhone 5. And it was all my fault. The fact that Best Buy lost money based on Walmart’s promotion was exposed after it and several other retailers filed...
Best Buy Claims It Lost $65,000 in a Day Matching Walmart's iPhone 5 Discount

Rio de Janeiro gets a digital map to represent its lively startup community

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Rio de Janeiro now has its digital map to promote its tech scene, the city’s promotion agency Rio Negócios announced today on stage during 21212 Demo Day, which TNW is attending. Available in beta at rio-digital.com, it is also open to contributions and sign-ups from local startups. At the moment, it...
Rio de Janeiro gets a digital map to represent its lively startup community

BitTorrent is the New Radio, Says Counting Crows Frontman

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Last month Counting Crows released their latest studio album titled Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). Fans have been waiting since 2008 for the release and it’s selling well, but that won’t prevent the band from giving some tracks away for free. Counting Crows decided to...
BitTorrent is the New Radio, Says Counting Crows Frontman
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