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VIDEO: Smart phone becomes 'smart wallet'

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Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at NFC technology to see how it could turn the smart phone into a "smart wallet"....
VIDEO: Smart phone becomes 'smart wallet'

Verizon Shutting Down the Mobile Video Service It Launched Back in 2005

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Verizon Wireless is pushing the off button on the pioneering mobile video service once known as Vcast Video. The service, which launched in 2005, will go dark on Dec. 15, although the carrier will continue with its fairly recently launched Viewdini video discovery service. Mobile access to NFL games will...
Verizon Shutting Down the Mobile Video Service It Launched Back in 2005

Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

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Which is odder: That Amazon, the Kindle company, hired a guy named Kindel to head up a new stealth mobile development project? Or that Amazon hired a Windows phone guy to head a mobile project? That’s what’s happened.  As Geekwire reported on Monday — and yes it dispensed with the...
Wow. Former Windows phone exec to head Amazon's mystery mobile project

Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service

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Yiftee, a gifting service that aims to drive business to local merchants, has raised $850,000 in seed funding from Scott Cook, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and other angel investors. Similar to other gifting apps, Yiftee allows you to give gifts to friends via a mobile app. However, all gifts on the...
Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service

Digital lighting: Here come the wireless, smart bulbs

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Everything’s going digital — and clearly lighting will one day be all digital, too. But before that day comes, there’s been an emergence of startups, company experiments, and DIY-ers making early versions of smart bulbs and digital lighting systems. On Monday a company called GreenWave Reality launched the next-generation of...
Digital lighting: Here come the wireless, smart bulbs
Sony is getting ready to show of another oddball tablet

Meet FinSpy, the Favorite Spyware of Oppressive Governments Everywhere [Video]

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Creepy. (Screengrab) Google engineer Morgan Marquis-Boire and Ph.D. computer science student Bill Marczak introduced New York Times readers today to FinSpy, one of the scariest spyware packages you’ve probably never heard of. Mr. Marquis-Boire and Mr. Marczak have been on FinSpy’s trail, mapping all its nasty flavors, since earlier this year. The...
Meet FinSpy, the Favorite Spyware of Oppressive Governments Everywhere [Video]

The evolution of Apple's iPhone (video)

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We delve into the history behind this iconic gadget, examining the iPhone's changing face, as well as Apple's most spectacular smart phone hits -- and its biggest misses. [Read more]...
The evolution of Apple's iPhone (video)

iOS devices dominate mobile device online shopping stats

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Asymco Online shoppers are increasingly using mobile devices to buy gifts for the holidays, according to IBM's 2012 Holiday Benchmark Report, and those shoppers overwhelmingly prefer Apple's iPad and iPhone to do so. Black Friday purchases via mobile devices accounted for nearly one quarter of all sales for the...
iOS devices dominate mobile device online shopping stats

Provider Fail: Vodafone Sells HTC Smartphone Loaded With Malware

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Panda Security is reporting a second incident of malware on Vodafone's HTC Magic, a Google Android smart phone. it provide a clear example for how smartphones are prime targets to become botnets once connected to a user's personal computer. The incidents provide real-world examples of how companies can inadvertently spread...
Provider Fail: Vodafone Sells HTC Smartphone Loaded With Malware

How To Make Your App Indispensable To Shoppers

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Today, 4.5 million McDonald's customers in Japan use smartphones. And they don't just use them to order and pay for meals. Thanks to a free app, they also receive, store, and redeem McDonald's coupons. Meanwhile, in the U.S., thousands of smartphone users are earning reward points every time they enter...
How To Make Your App Indispensable To Shoppers
MyForce stands guard against attackers in the night

Customer Service Is Next Job for IBM's Watson

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Remember Watson? The supercomputer that in an elaborate but interesting publicity stunt beat humanity at the game show “Jeopardy” a few years back, and then for a follow-up went on to become a big shot doctor (sort of), and more recently has started to specialize in cancer research now has...
Customer Service Is Next Job for IBM's Watson

Can India’s JustDial Make it in the US?

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There is one word used over and over again in India to describe JustDial: Addictive. Said on entrepreneur I spoke with, “My mom lives in a village. I didn’t even know she’d heard of JustDial and recently she was telling me she’s addicted to it. She says before she can...
Can India’s JustDial Make it in the US?
TechStars Boulder Demo Day: From cloud hosting to "co-working on steroids"
Google closes Checkout, pushing thousands of merchants into Braintree's arms

Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players

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Free video streaming service Crackle is already available on your smart phone, computer, and game console, but today the company announced its expansion to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs. The expansion is twofold for Samsung, which is also adding the ad-supported streaming service to its line of Blu-ray...
Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players

Relax, Tweeple, Social Media Now AP-Sanctioned

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Despite the fact that social media is hardly still the exclusive purview of the early adopter, it still surprises, grates or inspires laughter sometime to see it crop up outside its native ecosystem. So, when Associated Press, the official arbiter of terminology, text and typography turned to Twitter, it gave...
Relax, Tweeple, Social Media Now AP-Sanctioned

EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

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Following investigations into Google and others, EU privacy watchdog group known as the Article 29 working group have today issued new guidelines for mobile app developers. The group is made up of EU data and privacy protection authorities and the new recommendations extend to “all other parties involved in the...
EU privacy watchdog issues new recommendations for App Stores & developers

Today in Tech: The Yahoo board exodus

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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. * Four board members are leaving Yahoo, including chairman Roy Bostock and HP exec Vyomesh Joshi. As All Things D reports, the Internet company will add three new board...
Today in Tech: The Yahoo board exodus
Exclusive: China's online Olympics audience breaks records

Everything Amazon's Rumored Smartphone Needs To Be A Smash Hit

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Word leaked last week that Amazon is preparing to release its own smartphone. The online retailer is entering a crowded world, full of competition and high standards. The company is showing signs of preparation. It recently acquired a 3D mapping start up and released GameCircle, a social gaming service similar to...
Everything Amazon's Rumored Smartphone Needs To Be A Smash Hit

Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

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For a tech company founder in San Francisco, I’m a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. The iPad? I’m embarrassed to admit, I got my first...
Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

U.K. Finally Gets 4G Mobile As Everything Everywhere Arrives

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Britain today got its very own 4G mobile network as new provider EE launched with a promise of Nokia flagship smartphones and veiled hint that the new iPhone might also be on its books. The service will be switched on in London, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham today, and will envelop...
U.K. Finally Gets 4G Mobile As Everything Everywhere Arrives
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is Mobile Finally Closing The Gap On Desktop Ad Rates?
MC10 flex electronics track health, deliver meds, aid transplants

Smaller Tablet PCs to Take Over in 2013?

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The launch of the iPad mini in late 2012 has been seen as an acknowledgement by Apple that smaller size (7-9”) tablet PCs would become a larger part of the market than larger sizes (9.7” or 10.1”). Key aspects are more attractive prices and the ability to hold the device...
Smaller Tablet PCs to Take Over in 2013?

There's A Battle Raging On Your Smartphone

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If like most people you use Facebook on your mobile device, you've probably noticed more ads amongst your friends' updates. But what you may not realize is that a battle is raging among the savviest of ecommerce companies not just to get their ads onto your phone screen, but to...
There's A Battle Raging On Your Smartphone

AT&T Can Foist Its Data Plans On You, Whether You Use It Or Not

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Our most recent posts on AT&T share something of a theme in that they're about what they won't enable you to do. For instance, you can't inform them of a security hole or you'll face years of prison time. Likewise, we learned recently of their plans to limit what you can...
AT&T Can Foist Its Data Plans On You, Whether You Use It Or Not

Geoloqi, Solver of the Great Location Problem, Partners Up

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App makers just want the ability to push messaging to a phone based on where you are. It’s the age-old idea of, you walk past a Starbucks, and your phone goes off with a coupon. But we’re now years into this smart phone thing and it’s still, not, here. Portland...
Geoloqi, Solver of the Great Location Problem, Partners Up
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