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Rdio updates its mobile app to support Windows Phone 8, adding improved playback and recommendations

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Rdio, the popular music streaming service, today announced that it has updated its Windows Phone application to support Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of Microsoft’s software platform. The newly updated application contains feature improvements as well, including bettered “online playback” and the ability to search through recommended tracks. The...
Rdio updates its mobile app to support Windows Phone 8, adding improved playback and recommendations
Red Hat open sources its take on Hadoop storage
Innovation After Dark: Miami Style

Quad/Graphics bets big on YouTube, invests in online video marketing firm Pixability

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Quad/Graphics (QG), a publicly-listed media giant that specializes in dead tree products and related services, has invested in YouTube-certified online video marketing and advertising company Pixability. The size of the investment was not disclosed, but an earlier SEC filing shows that Pixability recently closed $4.1 million of a planned $6.6...
Quad/Graphics bets big on YouTube, invests in online video marketing firm Pixability
Faceless sensors and tiny routers needed for the internet of things

Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

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Rackspace US has acquired SharePoint911, one of the leading consultants on Microsoft SharePoint, and will add SharePoint hosting and consulting services to its cloud, VentureWire has learned. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed, although they are not material to Rackspace. The deal is expected to boost...
Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at the 2012 BigApps Awards

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New York City’s yearly BigApps competition offers developers $50k in cash for the best new apps that utilize the city’s ambitious open data policy to help improve the lives of residents, visitors and businesses. Finishing up its third year, you can now watch NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s full remarks on the event at...
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at the 2012 BigApps Awards
Holler wants to be the voice layer of your apps

Nuance's Nina to enabled iOS apps to authenticate users by the sound of their voice

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The somewhat tedious process of logging into applications on Apple's iOS devices using the on-screen keyboard may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a new software platform from Nuance that promises to allow app makers to authenticate a user by the sound of their voice and much,...
Nuance's Nina to enabled iOS apps to authenticate users by the sound of their voice
BlackBerry Z10 performance preview: Same Snapdragon, different OS

10 Real-World Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Startup

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What could possibly be bad about scaling up your startup? If you're thinking about growth because the demand is there, you're clearly doing something right. But a rush to ramp up too soon can lead to serious growing pains, especially in the human resources and accounting departments. We asked 10...
10 Real-World Things To Consider Before Scaling Your Startup

Citrix buys Podio for social collaboration, project management software

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Citrix said Wednesday it has acquired Podio, maker of a cloud-based software platform for project management and collaboration. Terms were not disclosed....
Citrix buys Podio for social collaboration, project management software

Dan Frommer Says Palm’s Decline ‘Shows That Apple Is Screwed Without Steve Jobs’

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Obviously, this is the pessimistic take on the “What happens to Apple post-Jobs?” question: Palm is basically Apple, Jr. And if a bunch of Apple geniuses can’t kick butt on their own at Palm, how are they going to kick butt without Steve at Apple? He has a point, insofar...
Dan Frommer Says Palm’s Decline ‘Shows That Apple Is Screwed Without Steve Jobs’
Leap ships 10,000 developer units, paving the way for a 2013 launch
Ticketfly Gets Ready To Rock Sporting Events, International, IPO With New $22M Series C
WPP's Sorrell Says Salesforce's Acquisition Of Buddy Media Was 'Unfortunately' Premature
Convercent launches with $10.2M in backing to disrupt compliance software

Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hitting US March 1st for $125,000

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This isn't the first we've heard of Canon's Mixed Reality system -- not by a long shot. The company's trotted its augmented reality headset out a few times before. The camera maker did, however, take the opportunity to shed some light on its US plans for the head-mounted display...
Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hitting US March 1st for $125,000
Lace up your sneakers, Pebble watch owners, you've got RunKeeper!

Startup looks to the cloud to make dumb phones smart [video]

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Nokia (NOK) had big plans to bring a more capable platform to emerging markets but three consecutive billion-dollar quarterly losses forced the company to discontinue development of its secret OS. The Finnish’s vendor’s plans to bring smartphone functionality to developing markets at rock-bottom prices remain unclear, but a startup...
Startup looks to the cloud to make dumb phones smart [video]
Dell to release Project Sputnik developer laptop this fall
Pivot Patrol: YC Alum SwipeGood Is Now Elastic, A Sales-As-A-Service Platform For Tech Startups

Citrix Buys Podio for Social Collaboration, Project Management Software

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Citrix said Wednesday it has acquired Podio, maker of a cloud-based software platform for project management and collaboration. Terms were not disclosed....
Citrix Buys Podio for Social Collaboration, Project Management Software

Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight

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Palm is reportedly seeking a buyer, and among the top potential suitors being named are HTC and Lenovo. Taiwan’s HTC would be the logical choice, as Palm’s innovative and intuitive webOS platform would make the handset maker a key player in the worldwide smartphone market, lifting it from its current role as supporting...
Buying Palm Would Thrust HTC Into the Smartphone Spotlight
Kno Expands Beyond College, Partners With Houghton Mifflin To Bring Digital Textbooks To K-12

It's On: Oracle and Google To Meet in 'World Series' of IP Lawsuits

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On Monday, what’s being described as the “world series of intellectual property trials,” will get underway with jury selection in a federal court in San Francisco. The parties are the software giant Oracle, and the Internet concern Google. The issue is Java, the software platform of which Oracle became the...
It's On: Oracle and Google To Meet in 'World Series' of IP Lawsuits

DCM Dealer software platform mines social media for stock sentiment, Wall Street licks its chops

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In this episode of "What could possibly go wrong?!", allow us to introduce you to DCM Dealer. Billed as an "online trading platform," this here project was whipped up by the same London-based investment outfit (DCM Capital) that went belly-up after losing some $40 million in assets in just...
DCM Dealer software platform mines social media for stock sentiment, Wall Street licks its chops
Google Preps Cloud For New War On Microsoft, Amazon

Announcing the App.net Developer Incentive Program

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Two important properties of a successful software platform are: A financially sustainable business model that can support both the platform and 3rd-party developers. Aligned financial incentives between the platform, users and developers. History shows us that when these two properties are absent from a developer ecosystem, Bad Things can happen. It is because...
Announcing the App.net Developer Incentive Program

Estonian Accelerator Startup Wise Guys Announces First Startups

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The new Estonian accelerator program Startup Wise Guys, backed by the Estonian government-owned Estonian Development Fund and some former engineers from Skype, has just announced the seven teams it will be working with. Two of them from Estonia and one from Croatia, Ukraine, Germany, The Netherlands and UK. The first...
Estonian Accelerator Startup Wise Guys Announces First Startups
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