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Criminal Creativity: Untangling Cover Song Licensing on YouTube

Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition

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A ripple went through Face.com's developer community three weeks ago when the company was acquired by Facebook. After all, what earthly reason would the social network have for continuing third-party developer support of the product? None, as it turns out -- API support for the firm's mug recognition software...
Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition

ComScore: iPhone barely edges Android’s growth in U.S.

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Between February and May this year, Apple’s iPhone saw a sliver of growth in smartphone market share in the U.S., where it accounts for a little over 30 percent of all smartphone subscriptions. Meanwhile Android saw smaller growth, but is still the most prevalent OS on smartphones, with a...
ComScore: iPhone barely edges Android’s growth in U.S.
Samsung No Longer Builds The Best Android Phones (GOOG)

Connotate takes on $7 million more to boost its big data tools

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Connotate today announced that it had completed a $7 million series B round, claiming advancing momentum, and touting its recent acquisition of Fetch Technologies. According to Crunchbase, the company had raised $5.25 million in its series A, bringing the total funding for the company to $12.25 million as of today. Participants...
Connotate takes on $7 million more to boost its big data tools

Ad network device data indicates that for Windows RT, there is only one player in town: Microsoft

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Data indicates that the Windows RT market remains lopsided, with Microsoft controlling the lion’s share of its device sales. This means that the Windows RT device stratification is all but unchanged from earlier times in Windows 8′s short history. Ad network AdDuplex supports 162 Windows 8 applications, giving it limited,...
Ad network device data indicates that for Windows RT, there is only one player in town: Microsoft

Neutrinos could deliver millisecond advantage to cyborg Gordon Gekkos

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In a world where stocks are traded based on price changes monitored at the millisecond level, every sliver of a speed advantage gained counts. And, to get that edge, financial firms will go to almost any lengths, including building high powered particle accelerators in their basements. Well, at least...
Neutrinos could deliver millisecond advantage to cyborg Gordon Gekkos

Users don't want gigabit Internet speeds, Time Warner Cable exec says

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You don't want gigabit Ethernet in your home, you just think you do. You may be jealous of the Kansas City residents who are enjoying gigabit Ethernet through the Google Fiber project. You may hope that your community takes up the Federal Communication Commission's recent 'Gigabit City Challenge.' But...
Users don't want gigabit Internet speeds, Time Warner Cable exec says
Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: The Ambitious Nexus Q (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets  Markets are up in the shortened trading day as factory orders surge past estimates. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Investors continue look for Android momentum and monetization...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: The Ambitious Nexus Q (GOOG)

BAD MATH: Windows 8 Sales Are Much More Impressive Than Two Apple Bloggers Are Suggesting (AAPL, MSFT)

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Steve Ballmer says Microsoft has sold 4 million copies of Windows 8 in 3 days. MG Siegler writes: That's 4 million in 3 days. Solid, right? Sure. Though it has to be noted that Apple sold 3 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion in 4 days. Microsoft likes to poke fun...
BAD MATH: Windows 8 Sales Are Much More Impressive Than Two Apple Bloggers Are Suggesting (AAPL, MSFT)

Realtors Launch a Tech Startup Program of Their Own

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While the real estate industry hasn’t traditionally been thrilled about innovators like Redfin and Zillow, it’s now feeling friendly enough about the Internet to launch its own officially endorsed “tech accelerator” program to support startups in the space. Well, sort of. This isn’t your normal three-month start-up accelerator bootcamp program....
Realtors Launch a Tech Startup Program of Their Own

Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

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Earlier this year, the JOBS Act passed Congress with widespread bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President. There were a few different pieces involved, but one that got plenty of attention was the opening up of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., owning actual shares in a company). In...
Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'
MirrorLink phone-to-dashboard screen mirroring gets rolling with 2 Sony car radios
Sony Xperia Ion Review: Punching Above Its Weightclass

Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook refreshed with a WQHD screen, S3 gets a total makeover (hands-on)

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It was a year ago at Computex that Acer unveiled the Aspire S7, a skinny sliver of a thing that turned out to be one of our favorite Ultrabooks of 2012. Now, 12 months later, the company is unveiling... the Aspire S7. A much-improved S7, to be precise. Going...
Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook refreshed with a WQHD screen, S3 gets a total makeover (hands-on)

Tencent aims for Southeast Asia as it brings its WeChat messaging app to RIM's BlackBerry platform

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has released its popular WeChat application for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform, a move that should give it a boost in markets throughout Southeast Asia on its quest for 300 million users. As noted by 36Kr, Version 1.0 of WeChat for BlackBerry runs on OS 5,...
Tencent aims for Southeast Asia as it brings its WeChat messaging app to RIM's BlackBerry platform
FAA taking 'fresh look' at ban on personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing

ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it

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Fans of ThinkFlood might want to shed a few tears today, as the company has just announced it's closing its doors. As a reminder, ThinkFlood was responsible for the RedEye universal remote control system that allowed any smartphone or web-connected device to control everything from a home theatre to...
ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it

More Than Any Other Industry, FinTech Needs Accelerators

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It’s not hard to glean why a barely-there, idea-stage startup might want to join an accelerator. The programs are designed to pump your company full of enough resources, networking, and advice to get a beta launch out the door. The small chunk of cash they offer in exchange for...
More Than Any Other Industry, FinTech Needs Accelerators
iPhoto for iOS claimed to be using outdated OpenStreetMap mapping data without credit

Apple readies to wage smartphone market-share war with second prepaid U.S. carrier

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Apple isn’t satisfied with 23% of the smartphone market. In fact, the evidence is mounting that it wants to dominate it much in the way that it did the market for MP3 players with the iPod. The latest piece to this puzzle is that Sprint will launch the iPhone through...
Apple readies to wage smartphone market-share war with second prepaid U.S. carrier

Etsy Shoppers Will Spend $1 Billion On Crafts This Year (EBAY)

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A BILLION dollars is a lot of hay for knicknacks. But craftsmen and vintage collectors on Etsy, a dedicated online marketplace, are on course to sell wares worth that much in 2012. That is nearly double the tally for 2011 and three times as much as in 2010. Etsy's gross merchandise...
Etsy Shoppers Will Spend $1 Billion On Crafts This Year (EBAY)
Cloud executives feel good about VC investing right now
FCC denies Dish Network's waiver request for new LTE network

Windows Phone users rejoice: You can now listen to NPR on the go

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Everyone gather around and give a clap for Brandon Hubbard, the guy who hacked up an NPR app for Windows Phone. Price? Zilch. The bad boy is free. Windows Phone commands but a sliver of mobile smartphone marketshare, and thus killer apps are often in short supply; many major brands...
Windows Phone users rejoice: You can now listen to NPR on the go
After Oracle Lawsuit, HP’s Itanium Sales Take A Hit

Oh this is perfect: It appears that Apple is sourcing some mapping data from Microsoft

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Welcome to the ‘I’m so glad this happening’ story department. Yesterday, Apple publicly dumped Google Maps in its iOS product, opting to instead use its own mapping solution. However, just where the company is sourcing that data is a bit of a mystery. Of course, the information is leaking out;...
Oh this is perfect: It appears that Apple is sourcing some mapping data from Microsoft

It Must Be Really Frustrating For Other Founders To Watch Airtime And Color Fail

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It must be really frustrating for first-time entrepreneurs to look at Color or Airtime. While they're struggling to raise money for their startups as unestablished names in tech, serial entrepreneurs like Sean Parker and Bill Nguyen are able to raise tens of millions of dollars on sheer clout -- and...
It Must Be Really Frustrating For Other Founders To Watch Airtime And Color Fail
The Fight For The Fifth Screen (Fifth Screen!?) In Your Life
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