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Dijit buys Miso's assets as social TV space consolidates

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The rumors are true, after all:Dijit Media, the company behind the Nextguide TV guide app, is buying social TV pioneer Miso’s assets. The acquisition, which was announced by Dijit Friday, doesn’t include any of Miso’s remaining eight employees, but Miso’s co-founder and CEO Somrat Niyogi will become an advisor to...
Dijit buys Miso's assets as social TV space consolidates

Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

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Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

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RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and they’re about as bleak as the company expected. The Canadian company reported a loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share diluted) on revenues of $2.8 billion. To put that in a bit of perspective, RIM reported a net loss...
RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search

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Whenever you ask a friend to suggest a good TV show, they often just bellow praise for The Wire, Breaking Bad or My Little Pony -- not useful if your tastes are a little more diverse. That's why major players Time Warner and Vudu have signed up Jinni's taste...
Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search

First Ubuntu mobile OS-powered smartphones due October

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The first new devices running Ubuntuís mobile operating system will hit the market in October, reports the Wall Street Journal. Developers will gain access to the beta versions of the operating system as early as late this month, with a variant that is designed to run on Samsungís Galaxy Nexus...
First Ubuntu mobile OS-powered smartphones due October

Former Funzio executives return at the helm of Wormhole Games

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Wormhole Games today came out of stealth and revealed it’s already nearing completion of its first mobile title. The company is co-founded by Jamil Moledina and James Kelm, both previously of Funzio. If that name sounds familiar to you, it should: Funzio was acquired by GREE last year for $210 million....
Former Funzio executives return at the helm of Wormhole Games

ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

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It appears that ACTA's main political backers, the EU Commission, have finally realized that they were increasingly in trouble in terms of actually getting ACTA ratified. The EU's main negotiator on ACTA, Karel De Gucht has now said that the Commission is going to ask the EU Court of Justice...
ACTA Approval On Hold While EU Commission Asks EU Court Of Justice To Weigh In

Don't trust your lawyer's billing? Try Viewabill

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If you’ve spent any time working with a lawyer lately, you know how difficult it is to track the hours he or she is billing you. You basically just have trust the lawyer to be honest. Their invoice will float in a month after they do the work, and by...
Don't trust your lawyer's billing? Try Viewabill

OUYA Reveals New Games For The Platform, Including Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure And The Cave

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Our own Romain Dillet noted the regrettable lack of confirmed games for the upcoming OUYA Android-based home gaming console just yesterday. Today, as if in answer, OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman spoke at DICE to announce some new launch partners for the Kickstarter-funded project. The newly announced titles include...
OUYA Reveals New Games For The Platform, Including Tim Schafer's Double Fine Adventure And The Cave
Nokia teases cyan Lumia 920 for a split second in promo video
MacBook Air, MacBook Pro refreshes expected June 2013 with same designs, new processors

Apple updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers iOS apps, brings increased compatibility with iWork and Office

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Still toying with that new Gmail for iOS update? Sure you are. Meanwhile, Apple's updated a trio of its own apps -- Pages, Keynote and Numbers all saw refreshes today, which the company says will make "working with others and sharing documents easier through increased compatibility with iWork for...
Apple updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers iOS apps, brings increased compatibility with iWork and Office

Red-Hot Startup Huddle Is About To Make Your Work A Hundred Times Less Annoying

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Huddle is offering new "Sync" software that's going to save you from a ton of headaches at work when you are trying to share files and work on projects remotely. Huddle is a service for sharing files across a company — so you can work on a document or...
Red-Hot Startup Huddle Is About To Make Your Work A Hundred Times Less Annoying

Apple Just Got A Patent That Will Help It Crush The Ultrabook Competition (AAPL)

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It's easy to see Apple's influence in Ultrabook design almost everywhere you look, but a new patent might actually give the company some firepower if it ever wants to go after an IP case. Apple has been awarded a patent on the teardrop wedge shape of its MacBook Air, reports...
Apple Just Got A Patent That Will Help It Crush The Ultrabook Competition (AAPL)

Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

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What if political candidates could see the public’s reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they’re on stage? That’s the future laid out at today’s Stanford University Future Of Media Conference by Twitter’s Director of Content and Programming Chloe Sladden. If candidates saw tweets that they were dodging a...
Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy
Random House and Penguin to combine, strengthen position with digital distributors
Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indy Status
Samsung to unveil 85-inch Ultra HD TV at CES, catching up with Sony, Toshiba, and LG

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

Uber finally drives into Asia as the private car service begins testing in Singapore

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Uber, the private car hire service that has taken the US by storm, has ramped up its global expansion plans after stepping into Asia for the first time with a soft launch in Singapore. There have been rumors of Uber’s launch in Singapore since October 2012 when tech blog SGE...
Uber finally drives into Asia as the private car service begins testing in Singapore

Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

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Ford used CES to announce its new AppLink developer program to foster more in-car app development, but it looks like it has even grander plans than that. The company tells Wired that it's willing to give the system that Sync AppLink is based on to any other automaker that...
Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers

Nintendo Wii U will offer Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata himself may have dropped word of Netflix support on the Wii U last year, but the company's now fully confirmed that and a whole lot more during its E3 keynote today. In addition to Netflix, the console's streaming video options will include Hulu, YouTube and...
Nintendo Wii U will offer Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video

Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale

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Yesterday, it was reported that one of Tumblr's earliest investors, Union Square Ventures, received a 5,000% return on investment when Yahoo purchased the social content company for $1.1 billion. While Union Square Ventures did receive a significant amount from the deal, the firm says it was nowhere near that high...
Early Tumblr Investors USV And Spark Capital Got ~ $192 Million Each From Yahoo Sale
Huawei debuts mammoth 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 'smartphone' with Jelly Bean

The top 10 states for broadband: Washington blazes the trail in the U.S.

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Perhaps this could be the state’s new tagline: Welcome to Washington, the home of the nation’s best broadband infrastructure. OK, not too catchy. But a new report released today by TechNet ranks Washington as the best in the nation for broadband when it comes to adoption, network quality, and economic...
The top 10 states for broadband: Washington blazes the trail in the U.S.

Hey startups, is your service a ‘healer’ or a ‘[drug] dealer’?

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What if Facebookis nothing more than a digital drug dealer and we’re all just junkies? It’s a provocative stance, but it has merit. And as we head toward a future where technology is not just something we do, but a part of our biology, that question raises a whole slew...
Hey startups, is your service a ‘healer’ or a ‘[drug] dealer’?

Pad & Quill's Aria for iPad Mini is an exquisite case, worthy of display

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As much of a slim and sexy factor as my new iPad Mini has, toting around a $500 device without some form of protection just doesn’t seem like a smart idea. While I’m careful myself, I have two kids, a hyperactive dog and an accident-prone wife. While there is no...
Pad & Quill's Aria for iPad Mini is an exquisite case, worthy of display

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

The delusions that companies have about the cloud

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In the years that I led the Google Apps team, I heard every imaginable objection to cloud computing. Back in 2007, perhaps, those arguments may have had more merit, given the immaturity of most services and limited track record of the providers. But over time, it became clear to me...
The delusions that companies have about the cloud

Lockheed Martin wants to use a quantum computer to develop radar, aircraft systems

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Lockheed Martin is looking at several challenging applications for the quantum-computing hardware it has purchased from from D-Wave Systems, the New York Times reported Friday. The use of quantum computing is a big deal because as we depend more on computing, we’re going to need different types of processors. Lockheed’s...
Lockheed Martin wants to use a quantum computer to develop radar, aircraft systems
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