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You Were Warned: Uber Says E-Hailing Fares Will Skyrocket Amid New Year's Eve Demand

Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

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Plus China's mobile broadband outnumber fixed, Windows 8 seen by Gartner, BB10 getting its own Siri?, calculating Marissa Mayer's pay and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCustomer satisfaction with Windows smart phones rise by 18% >> Amplified Analytics BlogAndroid shows...
Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

FTC closes Google investigation, says search giant will change business practices

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The Federal Trade Commission has closed its antitrust investigation into Google, announcing what regulators describe as “landmark agreements” to change the search giant’s business practices in areas including patents and online advertising. The FTC says Google has agreed to “meet its prior commitments” to give its competitors fair, reasonable and...
FTC closes Google investigation, says search giant will change business practices

WOAH -- Cool New Startup Romotive Brings Ordinary Objects To Life

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In a startup scene filled with boring me-too photo apps, Pinterest clones, and marketing gimmicks, it's thrilling to discover a company that's trying something truly ambitious. After speaking with Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Romotive, we think we've found just that. Romotive makes a little robot that lets...
WOAH -- Cool New Startup Romotive Brings Ordinary Objects To Life

How Will The Web Monetize In 2020?

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Editor’s Note: Murthy Nukala is the founder and CEO of Adchemy, a provider of advertising technology for large brands.  On a whim, I recently purchased a Logitech Keyboard Case for my new iPad. Instead of being just a novelty accessory, the keyboard has fundamentally changed my device usage: I’m using...
How Will The Web Monetize In 2020?

Dell: Build Your Own Cloud

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In growing technology markets, the rate of innovation increases as the technologies become more accessible. That's what is most significant about the announcement from Dell today that it is now offering servers, loaded and ready to go. The servers are designed with the power and optimized for customers that wish...
Dell: Build Your Own Cloud

Marissa Mayer Wants Fewer Yahoo Mobile Apps

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says the Internet giant has too many mobile apps and the total number should come down. With the company offering several dozen apps currently (and just today acquiring a new one), Mayer, in remarks made at a Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco, said she’d like...
Marissa Mayer Wants Fewer Yahoo Mobile Apps

WellTok Raises $2.1M to Build Private, Health-Related Social Networks

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We end up writing about health and fitness a lot on PandoDaily. A growing number of companies are trying to tackle the belly problem, and the trend doesn’t appear to be losing any steam. And who can blame them? Users that rely on a product to stay well and fit...
WellTok Raises $2.1M to Build Private, Health-Related Social Networks

Motorola Loses Top Design Engineer to Intel

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Roger Jellicoe, a veteran engineer at Motorola and the brains behind some of its once iconic - if, nowadays, derided - cellphones, has been poached by Intel. The chip manufacturer has made the Brit, 37 years a Motorola man, a VP at its new division, R&D Devices. So does this...
Motorola Loses Top Design Engineer to Intel

Is GLAS.t the Ultimate iPhone Screen Protector?

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I can’t answer that right now, but from what I am reading and watching, it sure seems to be. If you are like me and many others out there and don’t like using cases often, you need to make sure your screen is protected. You never know when you will...
Is GLAS.t the Ultimate iPhone Screen Protector?

One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

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Hey, it’s progress. Whether it actually ignites the kind of momentum needed to ultimately propel TV Everywhere to live up to its ubiquitous promise remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Viacom finally reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable, enabling the pay TV service provider to stream the media conglomerate’s...
One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)
Three startups embark on journey to redefine travel industry

Is The World Ready For Consumer Mobile Technology In Emergency Services?

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If you spot your local boys in blue chatting on a smart phone don't worry - they're probably not just chatting with their spouses. It turns out that giving emergency services access to consumer-style mobile devices like tablets and smart phones is a shift many government agencies are making to...
Is The World Ready For Consumer Mobile Technology In Emergency Services?
Is the Internet of Things the future of narcissism?

Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

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Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by investment firm Clearlake Capital Group in an assets deal — the latest move aimed at capitalizing on the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. Terms of...
Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

Venture Capitalists Converge on Colorado To Look In On Startups

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So this week I returned to Vail, Colo. for the annual Venture Capital in the Rockies conference, and sat through 19 of 22 early stage companies presenting, all of them seeking investments from VCs in the area. All of the companies presenting are either from Colorado, or from surrounding states....
Venture Capitalists Converge on Colorado To Look In On Startups

Social And Mobile Bring Truly Personal Computing

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It’s become rather fashionable in the last year or so to talk about the post-PC era, most notably after Steve Jobs did so back in 2010. I’ve certainly been guilty of it, including during a presentation where I used to it to describe the fact that more smart phones are now shipped......
Social And Mobile Bring Truly Personal Computing
How Will Salesforce Adapt To The Next Platform Shift: Mobile Computing?

Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

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Telecommunications giant Verizon has just released its Q3 2012 earnings, reporting double digital growth for the third consecutive quarter. Wireless service revenues accounted for a good chunk of income on the backs of record high profit margin. And once again, analysts were right on the money with Verizon reporting $29B...
Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

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Samsung’s Galaxy S IV will feature software that uses eye tracking to scroll content on the screen, according to a report from the New York Times on Monday. When the phone senses that readers’ eyes have reached the bottom of the screen, it will page up the content on...
Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

Augmented Reality Among Time's 10 Tech Trends for 2010

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Thanks to the growing popularity of mobile augmented reality (AR) applications such as Layar and Wikitude, as well as countless advertising campaigns from corporate giants, AR is beginning to make its way out of the shadows of obscurity and into popular culture. Once an experimental technology left for expert engineers,...
Augmented Reality Among Time's 10 Tech Trends for 2010

Interesting grant: SBIR Phase I: Fingerprinting Smart-phones for Strong Authentication http://bit.ly/aTTHYL (via Ross Stapleton Gray)

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Interesting grant: SBIR Phase I: Fingerprinting Smart-phones for Strong Authentication http://bit.ly/aTTHYL (via Ross Stapleton Gray)

Can watches show more than the time?

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Why have we been waiting so long for watches to catch up with smart phones?...
Can watches show more than the time?

Micromax's five-inch, quad-core Canvas HD hitting India first week of February

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What better time to announce a smartphone than in the lull between CES and MWC? Micromax is using the occasion to reveal another five-inch handset, the Canvas HD. The display packs a 1,280 x 720 resolution, and inside you'll find a MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a...
Micromax's five-inch, quad-core Canvas HD hitting India first week of February
White House voices support for cellphone unlocking petition in formal response
Futuristic startup super charges your possessions into digital life

Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

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Great piece by Paul Ohm on the breadth of material taken by authorities when they confiscate modern computers: In other words, all of the rules that govern police searches of news offices were created in the age of typewriters, desks, filing cabinets, and stacks of paper. Now, flash forward thirty...
Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative

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In the past, when email marketers noticed a drop in audience engagement, they would increase the volume of email sends, trying to win the attention deficit game by increasing frequency. But this strategy just doesn’t work anymore. With the increased usage of mobile devices, smart phones and... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Moving From Static To Dynamic: Building Relationship-First Email Creative

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
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