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Today in Tech: Big Yahoo layoffs today, Instagram hits Android

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day.  * Facebook countered Yahoo’s (YHOO) lawsuit with a lawsuit of its own, spanning 10 patents covering areas like homepage, photos, and ads. (Friending Facebook Blog) * Instagram, the popular photo-sharing...
Today in Tech: Big Yahoo layoffs today, Instagram hits Android

Google unveils new Google Drive cloud storage service with 5GB of free space [video]

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Following a series rumors and leaks, Google on Tuesday unveiled a new cloud storage service being billed as the next step in the evolution of Google Docs. Dubbed Google Drive and built to compete directly with Microsoft’s SkyDrive and other similar services, Google’s new cloud storage solution features 5GB...
Google unveils new Google Drive cloud storage service with 5GB of free space [video]

Google Adword: time to close the 'rogue sites' loophole

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Our story on the wiles of copycat websites overcharging the unwary for government services prompted a flood of mailOur front-page article last week - on the copycat websites that trick the unwary into paying extra charges to access government services - has prompted action from Google and a warning from...
Google Adword: time to close the 'rogue sites' loophole

TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

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Music distribution service TuneCore has described the royalties from iTunes Match as "magic money that Apple made exist out of thin air for copyright holders," signaling early support of the service from one part of the music industry. TuneCore CEO Jeff Price made the proclamation in a blog post...
TuneCore: first iTunes Match royalties are "magic money" out of "thin air"

Comparing BlackBerry Messenger to WhatsApp and Viber

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BlackBerry Messenger is heading to Android and iOS this summer. We see how it stacks up against similar services WhatsApp and Viber. [Read more]...
Comparing BlackBerry Messenger to WhatsApp and Viber

Xerox Goes Up Against RIM in 'BYOD' Mobile Device Management

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The firm that entered our lives as "The Document Company" must reinvent itself again if it is to thrive in a world where paper is used less and less as the agent of transferring information. Taking a cue yesterday from Research In Motion, which last November set up a safety...
Xerox Goes Up Against RIM in 'BYOD' Mobile Device Management
Comcast launches ‘Netflix-like’ Streampix to compliment expensive cable packages

The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky

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Every web portal would love to be the dominant and trusted provider of information about local businesses. But what are chances of an open collaborative database for places? All businesses have a physical location of some sort, but there’s no clear and open way to publish those locations on the...
The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky
Mommy blogger alert: Sverve launches to provide all 3.9M of you with a monetization platform

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows

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Google just announced that it is taking its Chrome Remote Desktop screen sharing service out of beta. As the name implies, the Chrome Remote Desktop app runs in Chrome and allows you to share your desktop with others or control theirs to see presentations or, as Google notes, become the...
Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows

Turiya Media targets game publishers with behavioral data mining

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Looking to stake a claim in the online gaming market, Turiya Media today announced the launch of its Leafnode product, which helps game publishers better retain and monetize their customers through mining and analyzing behavioral data. The company is also competing as a finalist today in the startup competition our GamesBeat@GDC conference in San...
Turiya Media targets game publishers with behavioral data mining

CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

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CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individual investors. The investors participating include original Heroku founders and Eric Ries, founder of The Lean Startup, whose company IMVU pioneered many of the techniques that CircleCI has developed into a product...
CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

Things are looking pretty for the new Birchbox

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The monthly subscription service of beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products Birchbox has a new look: bold and beautiful. Today the New York-based online retailer unveiled a new global brand identity along with site improvements to further enhance the customer experience. Birchbox is an innovative approach to e-commerce that offers...
Things are looking pretty for the new Birchbox

PRESENTING: The 10 Best Google Products Ever (GOOG)

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Google will release a bunch of new products and features at its developer conference today. In honor of the new stuff Google will release, we're taking a look back at the best stuff it has released to date. We have ranked the 10 best products to come from Google. 10....
PRESENTING: The 10 Best Google Products Ever (GOOG)

Manage Who You Follow On Twitter Easily with ManageTwitter

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Australian startup Melon Media has released what is probably the easiest tool currently available for managing twitter accounts you follow. Rather practically, if unimaginatively, called Manage Twitter the site does exactly what it promises in the page title “fast and easy unfollowing”. There are a few different variables for unfollowing: - Those...
Manage Who You Follow On Twitter Easily with ManageTwitter

Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

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As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being to have a stronger presence in Europe. Well, staying true to its word, Rhapsody's announcing today that...
Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

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Wake up and smell the silicon: From smartphones and apps to computers and social networks, technology has permanently invaded kids’ lives, much to the benefit of parents and educators. But with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad now topping children’s wish lists, kids aged 2-5 are more equipped to run...
Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

ISP asks new customers to set access controls

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TalkTalk customers will be unable to activate broadband until they specify which categories of website children can accessParents purchasing a new broadband service will have to say if they want their children to have access to porn, gambling, self-harm and other controversial websites.TalkTalk will provide the service to each new...
ISP asks new customers to set access controls

"Downloaded": Napster documentary on Sean Parker and Sean Fanning premiering at the SXSW Film Festival

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference has announced that the Napster documentary “Downloaded” will be premiering this March during its Film Festival. The movie follows the rise and fall of the music sharing site,”the birth of the digital revolution”, and looks at the life of its two founders, Sean Parker...
"Downloaded": Napster documentary on Sean Parker and Sean Fanning premiering at the SXSW Film Festival

Startup concept for sale: BitRow.com

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One of the companies we started besides The Next Web is Twitter Counter. It is the biggest statistics provider for Twitter and millions of people use it. We launched it as a weekend hack a few years ago and it quickly developed into a serious project, and a profitable company....
Startup concept for sale: BitRow.com

Fox suing another TV streaming service

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Even as broadcast companies battle streaming service Aereo in court over copyright infringement, other similar services are popping up; and Fox is now suing yet another company that streams its broadcasts to mobile devices. BarryDriller.com, playfully named after Barry Diller, TV mogul and Aereo investor, operates in a manner similar...
Fox suing another TV streaming service
Metallica Makes Up With Sean Parker As Spotify Gets More Social

Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

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According to a new ABI Research Report out of London today, the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million in 2014. The current advantage goes to Android devices who form the largest base that could take advantage of micro payment services due to arrive later this fall...
Half a Billion Devices will be NFC Ready for the e-Wallet Revolution by the end of 2014

Retailers Team Up on Mobile Wallet

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More than a dozen big retailers announced plans to jointly develop a mobile-payments network that will battle similar services from Google and other companies....
Retailers Team Up on Mobile Wallet

Slide.ly Is Bringing Back The Mashup With Its Social Slideshow Service

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The lowly photo slideshow is not dead yet, or at least that’s the hope of the team at Tel Aviv-based EasyHi, which is debuting its new product Slide.ly today, backed by $1 million in seed funding. The company aims to pick up where Slide.com (acquired by Google in 2010) left...
Slide.ly Is Bringing Back The Mashup With Its Social Slideshow Service

SkyFonts launches to let designers sample fonts and rent them by the day

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There are thousands of fonts available for designers and developers to use free-of-charge, but for those with a penchant for perfection, the choice of typeface is imperative to any final design. And often this means having to fork out funds for new fonts. To help creatives decide on the best...
SkyFonts launches to let designers sample fonts and rent them by the day

Daily Report: Apple Plans a Move Into Streaming Music

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Apple plans to develop a service that would compete with Pandora Media and similar services by sending streams of music customized to users' tastes, report Ben Sisario and Nick Wingfield on Friday in The New York Times....
Daily Report: Apple Plans a Move Into Streaming Music
Influenster leaves stealth mode with 200K users
Y Combinator's Vastrm Promises The Perfect Fitting Polo

The Benefits and Pitfalls of ESPN's new Developer Center

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What do you do when you have a treasure trove of valuable data that developers would love to get their hands on? Release an API and let them create applications for you. That is precisely what sports network ESPN did today by announcing its Developer Center replete with multiple APIs...
The Benefits and Pitfalls of ESPN's new Developer Center
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