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Facebook's App Center Goes International: Open To All English-Speaking Countries; Developer Translation Tool Added

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Last week we got a little clue that Facebook was gearing up to take its App Center to markets outside the U.S., when it began to appear in the UK. As of today, it’s official: Facebook has now extended the App Center to Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa,...
Facebook's App Center Goes International: Open To All English-Speaking Countries; Developer Translation Tool Added
15 percent of Facebook users download from the App Center

Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

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Traffic conditions are a great part of Google Maps, as it gives you real-time information about how quickly you’re going to get to your destination. For example, if you’re trying to drive home to San Mateo from San Francisco during rush-hour? Forget it. That feature hasn’t been available worldwide, but...
Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

Expedia - South Africa: Fly from $1301 Roundtrip

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Expedia - South Africa: Fly from $1301 Roundtrip

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, DIS, MSFT)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. There are between 25 and 40 startups worth $1 billion in Silicon Valley. Facebook is building an app that will track the location of users and share it with their friends. Star Wars...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, DIS, MSFT)

Is PayPal South Africa everything we hoped for?

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Is PayPal South Africa everything we hoped for?

Road trip! I'm going to Jo'berg South Africa next week & London the week after. http://bit.ly/aSSn5H

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Road trip! I'm going to Jo'berg South Africa next week & London the week after. http://bit.ly/aSSn5H

How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa

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The Silicon Cape Initiative has grown to become a champion for technology startups in South Africa since its launch on October 8, 2009 in Cape Town. Founded by two South African tech entrepreneurs, Justin Stanford and Vinny Lingham, Silicon Cape is an ecosystem for technology startups based in the Western Cape...
How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa
Kinect for Windows 1.5 will feature '10-joint' skeletal tracking and four new speech recognition languages

Google releases Maps Engine Lite, making its custom mapping service available to consumers

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Google has released a beta version of Google Maps Engine Lite, a stripped-down version of its enterprise-focused mapmaking service that now caters to individuals. The new product, which currently only supports English, is built for mapping aficionados, as it has a limit on the amount of data that can be...
Google releases Maps Engine Lite, making its custom mapping service available to consumers

4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announced, on sale in Canada 9 August

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Research In Motion has confirmed that it will be launching a 4G version of the BlackBerry Playbook on the 9 August in Canada. The new 4G LTE?BlackBerry PlayBook?tablet will available in Canada on select carriers beginning August 9th that has built-in support for ultra-fast 4G LTE networks however RIM...
4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook announced, on sale in Canada 9 August
Twilio is now available all around the world

Browsing - Debate on India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Policy Dialogue Forum (via @lina245) http://bit.ly/9KyscU

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Browsing - Debate on India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Policy Dialogue Forum (via @lina245) http://bit.ly/9KyscU

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

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Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

Third-generation iPad arrives in nine more countries

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Apple has once again expanded sales of the third-generation iPad. The tablet is now available in another nine countries, the biggest of these being India. Colombia, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, South Africa, and Thailand are also on the list.......
Third-generation iPad arrives in nine more countries
New iPad hits South Korea, Venezuela, and 10 other countries this week

South Africa To Censor Internet Porn

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South Africa To Censor Internet Porn

allAfrica.com: South Africa: Zuma Seeks New Blood to Fix State Enterprises http://bit.ly/9TAkhD

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allAfrica.com: South Africa: Zuma Seeks New Blood to Fix State Enterprises http://bit.ly/9TAkhD

Facebook launches translation tool for developers as App Center launches in all English-speaking countries

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Just days after it started appearing in user accounts in the US, then the UK, Facebook has today announced it has rolled out its new App Center portal to all users from English-speaking countries, also launching a new translation tool to help expand the number of apps submitted from around...
Facebook launches translation tool for developers as App Center launches in all English-speaking countries

Vodafone sends theft victim an £8,000 mobile bill

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Kaveh Lajmir had taken out mobile phone insurance, but a trip to Barcelona has left him with huge charges for fraudulent callsOn reflection: Vodafone, this is a disgraceVodafone boasts on its website that when you take out its insurance, "you don't need to worry if anything happens to your phone"....
Vodafone sends theft victim an £8,000 mobile bill
If you had to reinvent scrolling, it might look like MagicScroll

How Brands Can Use The Most Popular Instagram Hashtags

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Four Ways Brands Can Leverage Instagram Hashtags (Ignite Social Media) #NoFilter -- If you spent all that money on a professional photoshoot,...
How Brands Can Use The Most Popular Instagram Hashtags

Tweeters pay for tea via hashtag

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A vending machine that allows customers free tea in return for tweets launches in South Africa....
Tweeters pay for tea via hashtag

Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

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Startup Weekend has been instrumental in inspiring entrepreneurs all over the world to build and launch thousands of startups. But what happens when the weekend comes to an end? Do the startups continue to grow or do they fizzle out into oblivion? Cue Startup Labs, a seed-stage fund started by...
Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

iPhone users flock to Opera Mini

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More than 2.6 million people used Opera Mini on their iPhones, in the two weeks following April’s mid-month launch. This surge in new Opera Mini users reshaped both the top 10 countries and the top handsets for mobile Web usage, according to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web Report, issued...
iPhone users flock to Opera Mini

Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

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When Huawei revealed its new MediaPad 7 Lite slate, it wasn't generous with the details, but now we've got a few more to share with you. The final specifications are out, so we now know for sure that the ICS tab will arrive packing a 7-inch IPS display (1,024...
Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

No Account, No Problem: Facebook Messenger Continues War on SMS With Android Update

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Congratulations, text messages! It was 20 years ago Monday that the first SMS was sent. You’ve come a long way. Pity that all the tech giants want you to die. Facebook fired the latest shot in the war on SMS Tuesday morning, as the company made its Messenger app available...
No Account, No Problem: Facebook Messenger Continues War on SMS With Android Update

NASA's 19-Gigapixel Filmstrip of the Earth from Russia to South Africa

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NASA's Landsat satellites have been snapping pictures of the Earth from orbit since 1972. The most recent iteration of the project, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, arrived at its orbital resting place on April 12, and shot this series of 56 images shortly thereafter. NASA stitched the pictures together...
NASA's 19-Gigapixel Filmstrip of the Earth from Russia to South Africa
Apple rolling out new iPad on Friday to South Korea and 11 other countries

BBC News - Etched ostrich eggs illustrate human sophistication. Inscribed ostrich shell fragments found in South Africa are among the earliest examples of the use of symbolism by modern humans, scientists say. The etched shells from Diepkloof Rock Shelter

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BBC News - Etched ostrich eggs illustrate human sophistication. Inscribed ostrich shell fragments found in South Africa are among the earliest examples of the use of symbolism by modern humans, scientists say. The etched shells from Diepkloof Rock Shelter
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