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Treovi launches its '100% commission-free' hotel booking service into public beta

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Treovi claims to be the world’s first 100% commission-free Web-based hotel reservation platform. The Swiss startup launched in closed beta at the beginning of the summer, and officially opened a couple of weeks back for hotel registrations, though it had started signing up hotels from early July. Treovi is free...
Treovi launches its '100% commission-free' hotel booking service into public beta

Google Chrome claims one-third of global browser share, according to StatCounter

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Google's Senior Vice President of Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai confirmed to the crowd back at D10 that Chrome browser use was soaring -- particularly in the consumer space -- and StatCounter's latest data most definitely backs that up. The newest report, ending July 2012, shows the Chrome creeping...
Google Chrome claims one-third of global browser share, according to StatCounter

We Ask New Employees To Take A Two-Week Paid Vacation On Their First Day

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Vacations have always been hard for me. It's a weird thing to say, but it's true. They just don't come naturally to me. I remember when I was in business school, all of my classmates were taking these epic vacations seemingly all the time. Spring breaks in Costa Rica, pre-internship...
We Ask New Employees To Take A Two-Week Paid Vacation On Their First Day
Mac mini reportedly Apple's choice of Mac line to be made in the U.S. in 2013 by Foxconn
Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

Wow: Google Maps traffic data in 130 new U.S. cities, more coverage in 16 other countries

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Google has rolled out a massive expansion in traffic data today, revealing 130 new cities in the U.S. and 3 new ones in South America. In addition, 13 other countries have gotten expanded support. This is a massive boost in the coverage for its traffic service and demonstrates just how...
Wow: Google Maps traffic data in 130 new U.S. cities, more coverage in 16 other countries

Twitter goes global by putting its service on feature phones

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The social network pushes further into Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East as IPO chatter increases. [Read more]...
Twitter goes global by putting its service on feature phones

Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

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We launched Google Public DNS in December 2009 to help make the web faster for everyone. Today, we’re no longer an experimental service. We’re the largest public DNS service in the world, handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day. DNS acts like the phone book of...
Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)

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An independent study released this morning by neutral app store GetJar indicates that the market for mobile apps should grow to a whopping $17.5 billion within the next three years. This would basically mean that the value of apps sold would be greater than the value of CDs sold...
GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)
StatCounter: Chrome now the world’s most popular browser, beating out Internet Explorer

HBS graduate launches bcalm, a drink to help us carry on in our hectic, always connected lives

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In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them — often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug… …The...
HBS graduate launches bcalm, a drink to help us carry on in our hectic, always connected lives

Ad tech startup Triggit raises $7.4M on heels of Facebook-powered growth

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It’s been a good few months for San Francisco-based ad tech startup Triggit. Since June, the company said, revenue has climbed 300 percent thanks largely to its participation in Facebook’s ad exchange. It’s also grown its team by 50 percent and opened three new sales offices in New York, Boston...
Ad tech startup Triggit raises $7.4M on heels of Facebook-powered growth

xWallDock turns outlets into iPhone, iPad charging docks

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The xWallDock, a new Kickstarter project, aims to remove cord clutter in homes filled with smartphones and tablets. The solution is elegantly simple: Simply replace the face plate from an existing electrical outlet with an xWallDock, which creates a combination device charger and dock for any wall in your home....
xWallDock turns outlets into iPhone, iPad charging docks

Current status of the “Browser Wars”

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In this report we will examine the current status of what is often referred to as the “Browser Wars.” How popular are the various web browsers around the world right now? As you’ll see, there are significant regional differences in web browser usage. We’ve done this on two levels....
Current status of the “Browser Wars”

Line Reports Q1 2013 Earnings Of $58.9M: Half From Game In-App Purchases, 30% From Stickers, 80% From Japan

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Line, a free-at-the-point-of-use messaging app made by NHN Japan Corp which recently passed 150 million users, has announced earnings for Q1 2013 – revealing for the first time how much of its revenue comes from game in-app purchases and how much from its other shtick: stickers. Line uses free social messaging and gaming...
Line Reports Q1 2013 Earnings Of $58.9M: Half From Game In-App Purchases, 30% From Stickers, 80% From Japan

The Netbook Is Really Dead: Asus (And The Rest) Won't Make Any More In 2013 (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Sayonara, netbooks. The end of 2012 marks the end of the manufacture of the diddy machines that were - for a time - the Great White Hope of the PC market. If you believed ABI Research in 2009, then next year netbooks (initially defined as machines with Intel Atom processors...
The Netbook Is Really Dead: Asus (And The Rest) Won't Make Any More In 2013 (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

As Spotify gears up for global expansion, Deezer will be watching its plans for Asia and Latin America

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It will come as little surprise to learn that Spotify is looking to spread its wings, with Canada being touted as its next launch market, possibly followed by Asia and South America. As The Wall Street Journal notes today, the music-streaming service recently published its annual accounts which contained a...
As Spotify gears up for global expansion, Deezer will be watching its plans for Asia and Latin America

Facebook to set up office in Buenos Aires, poaches yet another Google exec to run it

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Facebook has hired Google’s former sector head of brand solutions in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Zuzenberg, to run its newly-launched sales operations in Argentina, Latin American websites report. The announcement was made today by Facebook’s VP for Latin America, Alexandre Hohagen - yet another executive the company poached from Google. As we reported, Hohagen left...
Facebook to set up office in Buenos Aires, poaches yet another Google exec to run it

Pingdom's broadband speed report reveals Asia is both at the top and bottom of the spectrum

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Website monitoring service Pingdom has  released a report on Internet speeds around the world with a focus on the top five. It’s probably not surprising to learn that three out of the top five are countries in Asia, after all, who has not lusted after the kinds of speeds that...
Pingdom's broadband speed report reveals Asia is both at the top and bottom of the spectrum

Apple Preparing Low Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets

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Yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Intel announced a smartphone reference platform for emerging markets. According Mike Bell, Intel's GM Mobile and Communications group, it's a "no excuses multimedia phone." The new platform will aim at markets such as Asia, India, South America, Africa, and elsewhere as a...
Apple Preparing Low Cost iPhone for Emerging Markets

ShopSavvy Marketplace lets any retailer hop aboard the barcode scanning bandwagon

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Oh how the times have changed for ShopSavvy. When the barcode scanning app first launched on Android in 2008, hundreds of retailers had refused to give up their pricing and inventory data. Now that ShopSavvy has proven itself as a valuable mobile shopping tool with over 10 million users,...
ShopSavvy Marketplace lets any retailer hop aboard the barcode scanning bandwagon
Data Centers: Where Servers Meet Saunas: A Visit to Google's Finland Data Center
UberConference beefs up features with Evernote, Box, & international support

Samsung's Galaxy 3 is Vulnerable to Remote Wiping by Hackers [VIDEO]

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Ravi Borgaonkar demonstrating Galaxy handset flaws. (Screengrab) During a recent security conference in South America, a Berlin-based researcher revealed  that Samsung has a major problem with its iPhone-challenging Galaxy 3 and Galaxy S2 smartphones. Both can easily be remotely wiped by code embedded in a web page. Ravi Borgaonkar found that...
Samsung's Galaxy 3 is Vulnerable to Remote Wiping by Hackers [VIDEO]

Spotify accounts tip Canada launch, possibly expanding to Asia and South America

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It's the question we get asked every time we post about Spotify -- when is the music streaming service coming to Canada? There was little doubt the company was looking at our neighbors to the north, it always just seemed like a matter of when. No firm dates here,...
Spotify accounts tip Canada launch, possibly expanding to Asia and South America

Firefox OS dev units coming to Geeksphone next week: Keon and Peak priced from €91

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Two days ago, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs reinforced what we already knew: Firefox OS will launch in four to five countries in Europe and South America by summer. Today, a newsletter from Spanish e-retailer Geeksphone fills in a few more details. According to the email, the Keon and Peak...
Firefox OS dev units coming to Geeksphone next week: Keon and Peak priced from €91

mPowa Partners With Portugal Telecom To Deliver Square-Like Mobile Pay

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An international multi-year deal will see mPowa's mobile pay solution hit Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. As reported in TechCrunch, U.K. firm mPowa has signed a deal with Portual Telecom which will see the European telecoms firm reselling mPowa's mobile payments services. The deal is rumored to be...
mPowa Partners With Portugal Telecom To Deliver Square-Like Mobile Pay

Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia

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Given everything else that went on during Apple's WWDC keynote, Tim Cook barely had time to mention the continued global roll-out of the App Store. According to MacRumors, the store's world tour has added an additional 32 countries today, with the majority in either Africa or Asia, although parts...
Apple's App Store hits 32 more countries, focuses on Africa and Asia

Brazilian court orders arrest of Google official over YouTube video

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A court in Brazil has ordered the arrest of a Google executive after the company refused to take down videos that criticized a candiate for mayor of the city of Campo Grande. According to the Associated Press, the court ordered the arrest of Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho because...
Brazilian court orders arrest of Google official over YouTube video
Verizon announces new global data plans for international travelers
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