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Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

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Well, what do we have here? Another artist operating outside the constraints of the recording industry and yet, against all odds, making money? Probably too good to be true. He's built a huge following on known pirate site YouTube and his first two royalty checks totaled over $200,000, but the...
Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

'Charlie Bit Me' Kids Getting Their Own Web Show Even Though It's No Longer 2007

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(Photo: YouTube) Viral Spiral, a company that connects viral video creators with brands and agencies, announced today that it has teamed up with video distribution platform Rightster to produce an original series featuring the kids from the YouTube sensation “Charlie Bit Me!” The partnership marks the launch of Viral Studios,...
'Charlie Bit Me' Kids Getting Their Own Web Show Even Though It's No Longer 2007

Samsung to announce 4-inch Galaxy S III in Germany on October 11?

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  According to Unwired View, Samsung Germany has sent the invitation shown above to local press advertising an October 11 product announcement. The invitation touts  “something small will be really big,” leading to speculation that Samsung will unveil a “mini” Galaxy S III — a device that has been rumored since August....
Samsung to announce 4-inch Galaxy S III in Germany on October 11?

HTC’s Rough Q1: Profits Dip 70% Over Last Year, Revenue Down 35%

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HTC released their unaudited Q1 2012 earnings earlier this morning, and the results aren’t pretty. The Taiwanese company managed to pull down NT$67.8 billion ($2.3 billion) this past quarter, a nearly 35% dip year-over-year. What’s more, HTC took an even bigger hit when it came to net income after taxes...
HTC’s Rough Q1: Profits Dip 70% Over Last Year, Revenue Down 35%

HTC's first ICS update rolls out in late March, Sensation and Sensation XE call first dibs

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Ice Cream Sandwich is slowly trickling out to the masses, but we're still waiting on the major phone vendors to come out with their own tweaks of the latest Android dessert. We've known that HTC's busy plugging away at its Sense-ified version of Android 4.0, but the company's finally...
HTC's first ICS update rolls out in late March, Sensation and Sensation XE call first dibs
HTC Sensation 4G gets Android 4.0 on May 16th, Amaze 4G update available 'in the coming weeks'

To Pivot Or Not To Pivot: Instagram vs. Pinterest

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One of the more intriguing aspects of Instagram's $1 billion payday from Facebook is that photo sharing was Plan B. Compare that to the other social startup darling of 2012, Pinterest, which has stayed true to its original mission from Day 1. Are there any lessons to be gleaned...
To Pivot Or Not To Pivot: Instagram vs. Pinterest

OUYA Android game console on track for March launch for backers, ahead of June retail release

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OUYA, the company behind the Android gaming console that became a Kickstarter sensation when it raised over $8.5 million on the crowdfunding platform, has announced its release schedule for the much-anticipated device – Kickstarter backers will get the console in March, online preorders will arrive in April and retailers will...
OUYA Android game console on track for March launch for backers, ahead of June retail release

Snapchat Experiences Spammy Growing Pains After Passing 150M Snaps Sent Per Day

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Picture-messaging sensation Snapchat seems to experiencing some growing pains. CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel said today that over 150 million pictures a day flow through the auto-destructing photo-sharing service, but as the service gets bigger and gains more attention, the worst parts of the internet are sure to follow. According...
Snapchat Experiences Spammy Growing Pains After Passing 150M Snaps Sent Per Day

T-Mobile: Sensation 4G Android 4.0 update coming

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Corroborating recent reports, T-Mobile has quietly announced that it has completed internal testing of the Android 4.0 update for HTC's Sensation 4G. The carrier already confirmed that the device would eventually receive the upgrade, however the release timing has now been narrowed to "very soon."......
T-Mobile: Sensation 4G Android 4.0 update coming

Bell Android 4.0 list has HTC, Samsung done by June

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Canadian wireless carrier Bell appears to have established an Android 4.0 update timetable for several of its handsets. A alleged internal memo posted by Mobilesyrup suggests the carrier has set June as a target for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 and HTC's Sensation and Raider smartphones.......
Bell Android 4.0 list has HTC, Samsung done by June
Disney researchers use electrical charge to create virtual textures

Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones

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It feels like it was just yesterday that I was downloading Fruit Ninja on a review unit of the iPad, swiping away at juicy watermelons and nearly-invisible kiwis. But the app has been around for a while — two years to be exact. And over the span of 24 months,...
Fruit Ninja Tops 300M+ Downloads After Two Years, Now Installed On 1/3 Of All U.S. iPhones
Android 4.0 update coming soon to 16 HTC devices

HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?

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Before we go into more detail on HTC's Desire X, cast your memory back to a time before the outfit announced the "One" line of Android phones. You may remember names such as Wildfire, Sensation, Rhyme and, of course, Desire. Likewise, you may also remember a certain amount of...
HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?

HTC updates Beats Audio, makes it work with any third-party app

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Let's just say we were underwhelmed by the first iteration of HTC Beats on the Sensation XE. But now it looks like the technology has been revamped for the latest One handsets, so -- once we've tasted the pudding -- we might just have to revise that opinion. The...
HTC updates Beats Audio, makes it work with any third-party app

Samsung October 11 event invites for 'little sensation' sent

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Samsung has sent invites out for a media event in Germany. An invitation sent to MobiFlip.de tells of an event taking place on October 11th, suggesting the launch of "something small [that] will be really big" and to "get ready for a little sensation." Despite the lack of product naming,...
Samsung October 11 event invites for 'little sensation' sent
HTC Sensation and Sensation XE to get limited 'early access preview' of Android 4.0 in Europe

The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback

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A couple of years ago, a musician encountered some trouble while flying on United Airlines and his property got damaged. When attempting to get the proper customer support wasn’t possible, he took to social media and created a YouTube sensation called “United Breaks Guitars“. The jaunty tune caught on like...
The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback
PlaySay: Social Language Learning App Launches With $820k And A HarperCollins Deal In Its Pocket
Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra said to be leaving company

User Experience The Don Draper Way

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Products, pages, profiles, and entire click paths are often narcissistic by design, taking into account the needs of decision makers and stakeholders over the customers they’re designed to entice. Instead, they should be designed to evoke emotions and trigger a desired effect, regardless of platform or device.This is part 2...
User Experience The Don Draper Way

PSY's Gentleman sets new YouTube record with 38m views in 24 hours, highest in a single day Google confirms

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Last week on April 15, a press release hit the wire declaring that PSY’s new single Gentleman, his follow-up to the record-breaking Gangnam Style sensation, had amassed “a staggering 22-plus million views in less than a day” meaning that it had “set a new YouTube record for most views in...
PSY's Gentleman sets new YouTube record with 38m views in 24 hours, highest in a single day Google confirms
HTC reveals 16 smartphones getting Android Ice Cream Sandwich update
If Your Name is Eric and You Love Talking About DOMA, There's a Person on Craigslist Looking For You

T-Mobile leak tentatively slots Android 4.0, Huawei myTouch

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An upgrade roadmap has given out tentative upgrade timing for Android 4.0 as well as T-Mobile's next myTouch smartphones. Although details are still in flux, TmoNews heard that the custom, upsized version of the Samsung Galaxy S II for the network would get its update on or near May 14....
T-Mobile leak tentatively slots Android 4.0, Huawei myTouch
HTC backtracks on early 2012 Android 4.0 upgrades for most devices, will roll out ICS for Sensation models in March

Chatroulette Clones: A New Market for Random Connections

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If you haven't yet heard of Chatroulette, the webcam shuffle site that connects you with random people from around the world, then it's time to crawl out from under that rock where you've apparently been hiding. This viral sensation, created by a 17-year-old Russian programmer, lets you flip through video...
Chatroulette Clones: A New Market for Random Connections

Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

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Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

SocialMash:> Mysterious YouTube Sensation iamamiwhoami Has a New Video http://ow.ly/17fYyC

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SocialMash:> Mysterious YouTube Sensation iamamiwhoami Has a New Video http://ow.ly/17fYyC
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