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Vidmaker, a TechStars Cloud Company, Raises Angel Round

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Vidmaker, a TechStars Cloud company based in Madison, WI, has raised an angel round of funding worth $652,260, according to an SEC filing. The company previously collected $118,000 from TechStars Cloud, which, of TechStars’ five franchises, is the only one focused on a theme rather than a city. The backing...
Vidmaker, a TechStars Cloud Company, Raises Angel Round

Microsoft’s latest attack video against Google Apps is definitely ‘interesting’ [video]

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I was a really big fan of the Mac vs. PC ads and not just because I’m an avid Apple product user. The actors were fantastic, the production value was low, and they were genuinely cute and funny. Microsoft on the other hand has gotten out of control with its...
Microsoft’s latest attack video against Google Apps is definitely ‘interesting’ [video]
Forget Gamification, Build a True Fitness Game Instead

Cloud call center biz Five9 hooks $34.5M from SAP, Adam Street, & others

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Cloud-based call center software maker Five9 has raised $34.5 million in new funding to help it take on legacy software makers that still own 95 percent of the market. Five9 helps its customers transition from call center software that’s...
Cloud call center biz Five9 hooks $34.5M from SAP, Adam Street, & others

Wall Street Beat: Software results temper bad news on PC front

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Disappointing earnings reports this week from Hewlett-Packard and Dell were offset by more encouraging results from software makers, confirming forecasts for general trends in IT spending this year....
Wall Street Beat: Software results temper bad news on PC front

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

BlueStacks Hits 5M Installs, Rumored To Be Bringing 750K+ Android Apps To Windows RT Devices

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It appears that BlueStacks isn’t just a flash in the pan. The Silicon Valley-based startup, which makes software that allows users to run their Android apps on Macs and PCs, said today that it has passed five million organic installs through its homepage. Vanity stats like this are annoying, yes,...
BlueStacks Hits 5M Installs, Rumored To Be Bringing 750K+ Android Apps To Windows RT Devices
AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken
After Getting Booted From Apple's App Store, Mobile Privacy App Clueful Returns On Android

Gadgetwise Blog: Photo Apps Move to the Desktop

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Photo software makers are releasing simple but powerful desktop versions of phone and tablet photo apps....
Gadgetwise Blog: Photo Apps Move to the Desktop

iPhone App Lets You Drop Bird Turds on Bad Tweets

mashable.com
We all have our tolerance levels for pointless babble, but now instead of just whining about the tweets we hate, we can use the new Bird Turd iPhone app to poop on them.At $0.99 Bird Turd [iTunes link] offers an amusing addition to the Twitter experience. Once you add...
iPhone App Lets You Drop Bird Turds on Bad Tweets

Phones, caffeine, and ham (oh the ham!): a MWC 2013 photo tour

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You'd think that CES would be about as much trade show as anyone could stomach in one fiscal quarter, but I am apparently a glutton for punishment—I've spent the last few days in Barcelona, Spain with Microsoft Editor Peter Bright covering this year's Mobile World Congress. This is my...
Phones, caffeine, and ham (oh the ham!): a MWC 2013 photo tour

Apple's iOS named most effective mobile advertising platform

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A recent study from Opera Software, makers of the popular Opera web browser, released a study on Friday quantifying advertising effectiveness across the gamut of mobile operating systems and found Apple's iOS to lead the pack....
Apple's iOS named most effective mobile advertising platform
Kontrol.tv Launches To Help Developers Build Multiplatform, Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps
Chris Dixon: The consumer Web has gotten too good, enterprise companies are cutthroat

LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware

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Since the Galaxy S4's launch, Samsung's been eager to make security one of the device's stronger selling points. Through its partnershup with Absolute Software, makers of LoJack for Laptops, Samsung will soon embed a theft recovery system right into the the phone's firmware. LoJack for Android smartphones, launching exclusively...
LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware

9 Reasons Why Companies Will Ignore Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Windows 8 goes on sale to the public tomorrow. But a good many of Microsoft's most important customers will greet the news with a yawn. Businesses won't buy Windows 8 right away. Maybe never. Market research firm Gartner says that 90% of companies globally have no plans to deploy Windows...
9 Reasons Why Companies Will Ignore Windows 8 (MSFT)

GM Says AT&T's 4G LTE Will Replace Verizon Service at Heart of OnStar

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GM announced on Monday that it will start embedding AT&T’s 4G LTE service in its OnStar service starting with cars produced next year. The move, which begins with model year 2015 cars sold next year, will allow the carmaker to power a wider range of services from entertainment to safety...
GM Says AT&T's 4G LTE Will Replace Verizon Service at Heart of OnStar

27-Year-Old Box CEO Plans To Hire 300 More People, IPO In 2014

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Box Inc., the Web-storage provider with more than 140,000 business customers, is planning to hold its initial public offering in 2014, Chief Executive Officer Aaron Levie said yesterday in an interview. "The kind of business that we're in is certainly well- suited to be public," Levie said at Bloomberg's San...
27-Year-Old Box CEO Plans To Hire 300 More People, IPO In 2014
Y Combinator-backed startup fueling Windows crapware installs

Software: How Gamification Can Make Your Customer Service Worse

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Abusive customers. Low pay. Tuberculosis infections. Customer support can be a miserable job. Software makers have long promised to improve the life of customer support reps, and now, they’re at it again. This time, they want to turn customer support into a game. They call it gamification. The idea is...
Software: How Gamification Can Make Your Customer Service Worse

Apple iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support: report

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There’s new life emerging for one of the big Apple rumors that came out last year but never gained much steam. We’re talking about Near Field Communication (NFC) support for the next generation of the iPhone. NFC, of course, is the standard used in contactless credit cards today and is...
Apple iPhone 5 will have strong NFC support: report
Funding daily roundup: Games, tunes, e-commerce, call centers, and ads

Google romances the app developer

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With developer interest in its android operating system trailing Apple's iOS, Google is turning on the charm. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- Consumers love Google's Android operating system: Some 50% of U.S. smartphone subscribers now use a device that runs on the Android platform, according to a recent Comscore...
Google romances the app developer

Ford inks deal with app makers to pipe content and navigation tools to drivers

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LAS VEGAS--Ford's big announcement at CES was the launch of a developers program to entice third-party software makers to build programs as part of its automobile app ecosystem called SYNC AppLink. Dovetailing the news, Ford says it has formed nine new partnerships with app developers from its three app...
Ford inks deal with app makers to pipe content and navigation tools to drivers

Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

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There's a scary, and perfectly legal, way that hackers are making money these days. They find holes in popular software like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and sell them to spies in this country and others. They aren't breaking the law as long as they are only selling...
Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

Why carriers feel they were robbed by the new iPad

www.guardian.co.uk
They feel that they do the hard work while someone else is making all the moneyFirst: No (new) iPad report, yet. In the meantime you can feast your eyes, or nurse your dyspepsia, by googling "iPad 3" or "new iPad". This will tell you almost everything (minus the Fingerspitzengefhül, the...
Why carriers feel they were robbed by the new iPad

The Shadowy World Of Selling Software Bugs - And How It Makes Us All Less Safe

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"Pssst, wanna buy some software bugs?" It's not talked about much, but selling software vulnerabilities is big business. And the practice has surprising implications for software security - and even national security. It turns out government agencies are willing to pay six figures for exclusive details on exploitable flaws in...
The Shadowy World Of Selling Software Bugs - And How It Makes Us All Less Safe

Qualcomm CEO: ARM-Based Chips Make for Visibly Better Windows PCs

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs says that while compatibility with older apps may initially be a concern with Windows RT machines, those worries are outweighed by the battery life and other advantages that chips like his company can deliver. “You see physically the difference,” CEO Paul Jacobs said Wednesday during a...
Qualcomm CEO: ARM-Based Chips Make for Visibly Better Windows PCs

Patent Collector Intellectual Ventures Sues AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile for Infringement

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Intellectual Ventures, a company known for its huge collection of patents, is suing three of the four major U.S. cellular carriers for infringing on its technology. The Seattle company sued Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T, alleging infringement of more than a dozen patents. The suit, filed Thursday in Delaware District Court,...
Patent Collector Intellectual Ventures Sues AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile for Infringement
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