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China's 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival

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360Buy, the quick-delivery shopping site once described as the Chinese mashup of Amazon and Fresh Direct, announced $700 million USD in funding on Friday. While this gives the company, China’s second largest e-tailer after Alibaba, enough cash to delay its much-anticipated IPO, one of its investors, Kingdom Holding Company, a...
China's 360Buy Raises $700M Ahead Of Potential IPO, Wants To Become Stronger Alibaba Rival

Saudi Arabia objects to .bible

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During the objection period for new generic Top Level Domains, Saudi Arabia launches a multitude of challenges. The domains it has issues with include .wine, .catholic, and .gay. [Read more]...
Saudi Arabia objects to .bible

New research shows smartphone growth is global

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Last October, we launched Our Mobile Planet, a resource enabling anyone to visualize the ways smartphones are transforming how people connect with information, each other and the places around them. Today, we're releasing new 2012 research data, and the findings are clear—smartphone adoption has gone global. Today, Australia, U.K., Sweden,...
New research shows smartphone growth is global

Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity

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Jeremy Lin may be the most popular athlete in history whose physical skills are equally proportional to his consummate nerdiness. One example: The Landry Fields/Jeremy Lin "Nerdshake." For another, just look to his fanbase, which apparently includes coders and the tech-savvy users they cater to, both of whom are...
Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity

REVIEW: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App (AAPL, GOOG)

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After a few hours of testing, it sure seems like Google Maps for the iPhone is an absolute smash hit. I reserve the right to change my mind after weeks of testing, but my initial reaction is that Google nailed it. Unlike a lot of people, I didn't think Apple's...
REVIEW: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App (AAPL, GOOG)

Twitter will damn your soul, Saudi cleric says

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Concern is mounting in Saudi Arabia that more and more people are using Twitter. So the head of the country's religious police condemns its use. [Read more]...
Twitter will damn your soul, Saudi cleric says

Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

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Gengo, a Tokyo-based startup specializing in people-powered translation, has just taken its second round of institutional funding. The deal, which totals $12 million, was led by Intel Capital with participation from previous investor Atomico as well as new investors Iris Capital, Infocomm (Singapore), NTT-IP (Japan), and STCV (Saudi Arabia)....
Japanese translation service Gengo gets $12M from Intel Capital

13 Amazing Facts About Smartphone Use Around The World

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Business Insider Intelligence is a new research and analysis service for real-time insight and intelligence about the Internet industry. The product is currently in beta. For more information, and to sign up for a free 30-day trial, click here. Google has been collecting tons of data about smartphone usage around the world,...
13 Amazing Facts About Smartphone Use Around The World

Saudi Arabia blocks Viber messaging

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The head of the messaging application Viber says people in Saudi Arabia have had freedoms curtailed, after his service was blocked there....
Saudi Arabia blocks Viber messaging

BlackBerry, Nokia, more among this week's top PTAT gainers for electronics pages

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BlackBerry is this week’s top gainer in the People Talking About This metric for electronic pages. The wireless handheld device company saw just under one million additional engagements across its 17 region specific pages totaling to 24 million page Likes. Of the top 10 pages, nine are telecommunications related. Only...
BlackBerry, Nokia, more among this week's top PTAT gainers for electronics pages

Mobile app news roundup: iOS Trojans, Call of Duty goes mobile and Big Fish Games’ cloud

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Mobile security issues hit iOS and Android – Security issues loomed large on smartphones this week. Wired reported Apple had to remove the first iOS Trojan from the App Store — a Russian app called Find and Call that scraped user’s contact lists and sent unauthorized emails and messages. The...
Mobile app news roundup: iOS Trojans, Call of Duty goes mobile and Big Fish Games’ cloud

Today's Scuttlebot: Banned in Saudi Arabia and Building a 'Silicon Bayou'

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include the banning of a free call and text service used by migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and the growing technological community in New Orleans in the aftermath of...
Today's Scuttlebot: Banned in Saudi Arabia and Building a 'Silicon Bayou'

The pope's Twitter blessing: not absurd or boring to Filipino migrant workers | Andrew Brown

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Pope Benedict XVI has started tweeting. Bored, rich westerners may mock, but so far he has made a success of his accountIt was not surprising that when Pope Benedict XVI finally turned up on Twitter to greet his million followers there he should have nothing to say. "Dear friends," he...
The pope's Twitter blessing: not absurd or boring to Filipino migrant workers | Andrew Brown
iTunes Store reportedly continues international rollout in Russia, Turkey, and the Ukraine
Kinect for Windows 1.5 will feature '10-joint' skeletal tracking and four new speech recognition languages
Google may launch third-party comment platform to rival Facebook

Microsoft to Release Natal in October, or Is It?

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Microsoft's Saudi Arabia marketing manager, Syed Bilal Tari, said on Gamertag Radio that the motion-capture camera and gaming controller Natal will be released in October. "Definitely it is going to be October 2010," he said about the highly-anticipated camera that will capture gamers' motions for the Xbox 360, allowing them...
Microsoft to Release Natal in October, or Is It?

Microsoft cuts pre-Mango holdouts, Zune desktop software off from WP7 app purchases

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Microsoft's Windows Phone team is making a few changes to how users are able to acquire apps on their devices but luckily, they probably won't affect most of you. Starting today, users can no longer get apps from the Zune desktop software (the app store will remain for the...
Microsoft cuts pre-Mango holdouts, Zune desktop software off from WP7 app purchases
Bahrain and Belarus new "Enemies of the Internet," says Reporters Without Borders
Russia, China, and other nations draft proposal to give ITU greater influence over the internet

Saudi Aramco hit by computer virus

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World's largest oil company says its operations have not been affected as hackers claim responsibility for attackHackers have claimed responsibility for the spread of a computer virus that forced the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, to isolate its production systems from infected PC workstations inside the company.It is still...
Saudi Aramco hit by computer virus

Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia

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Free messaging apps are a dime a dozen these days. There’s everything from Viber, to Skype, to WhatsApp to GroupMe. But while these startups concentrated on smartphone apps, it has been in the emerging markets that messaging over data has made a huge impression, and that has required paying attention...
Nimbuzz Hits 150M Emerging Market Users, Puts The Heat On Facebook In Asia
Saudi Arabian state oil company claims internal networks restored after virus

SERGEY BRIN: In A Facebook Dominated Internet, Google Would Have Never Be Possible

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The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all...
SERGEY BRIN: In A Facebook Dominated Internet, Google Would Have Never Be Possible

US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

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Computer software and training being provided to pro-Washington countries in the Persian Gulf, according to reportThe US is assisting Middle East allies in building up cyber defences to counter growing attacks from Iran, it was reported on Sunday.The New York Times, citing senior American officials, said computer software, hardware and...
US assisting Middle Eastern allies against cyber threats from Iran

Viki expands its music video collection, bringing Universal Music's full catalogue to Southeast Asia

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Exactly one year (to the day) after it began offering music content, global video streaming site Viki has announced a deal with Universal Music that will see it offer the label’s entire worldwide music video collection in South Korea and nine markets in Southeast Asia. Viki made its debut streaming movie...
Viki expands its music video collection, bringing Universal Music's full catalogue to Southeast Asia

Why Apple Will Have A Tougher Time In China Than Anyone Is Imagining

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This post is a speculation from my experience of an Android phone I think from Saudi Arabia. I am speculating that Apple is going to have a much tougher time in China than anyone imagines. To see why you need to go back to my original Samsung Desire HD -...
Why Apple Will Have A Tougher Time In China Than Anyone Is Imagining

Ask.fm Claims It’s Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring – What’s Going On Here?

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After Formspring’s recent pivot away from the personal end of the social Q&A space, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s little growth left in this narcissistic of all mediums. But if European competitor Ask.fm‘s numbers are to believed that may not be the case. The Latvia-based Formspring competitor says...
Ask.fm Claims It’s Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring – What’s Going On Here?

Monumental Day For the Internet as First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Live

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Today is a “historic day” for domain names and internationalized domain names says ICAAN as the first three non-Latin script top level domain names go live. All three are country code top level domains under the IDN ccTLD fast track program. ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)...
Monumental Day For the Internet as First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Live

World's largest oil producer: 30K workstations fell victim to cyber attack

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It's nearly a plot line from the movies: World's largest oil producer gets hit by a cyber-attack that threatens to wipe away all data from its internal computers. But largely, this is the situation Saudi Aramco described today. The Saudi Arabia-based, industry leader released a statement confirming  roughly 30,000 workstations were affected...
World's largest oil producer: 30K workstations fell victim to cyber attack
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