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Payleven, The Samwer Square Clone, Surmounts Visa Hurdle With Chip And PIN Reader Now Sold In Europe
Following Tim Cook's announcement that Apple will bring Mac manufacturing to the U.S., Foxconn says it plans to expand U.S. operations

HTC One VX to be available on AT&T by December 7th

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The HTC One VX was slated to arrive on November 16th alongside its bigger brother, the HTC One X+, but when the time came, only the latter showed up -- the mid-range HTC handset just seemed to have mysteriously disappeared. After a couple of weeks, it seems the phone...
HTC One VX to be available on AT&T by December 7th

Orange unveils Nivo, San Remo and Lumo Android smartphones to be launched in Europe later this year

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Mobile network operator Orange has unveiled three new Android smartphones today called the Orange Nivo, Orange San Remo and Orange Lumo, which will be launched in Romania, Slovakia and Spain during the first half of this year. It follows a 62 percent increase in the sales of Orange-branded smartphones across...
Orange unveils Nivo, San Remo and Lumo Android smartphones to be launched in Europe later this year

Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

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Art.sy, the New York City-based startup that has created a Pandora Radio-like discovery engine for artwork, has attracted some controversy over the years because of its domain name — .sy is the official domain suffix for the Syrian Arab Republic, a currently war-torn country which is the subject of several...
Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

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As you may have heard by now, this afternoon, many users have reported being unable to access their favorite mixed media blogging platform, Tumblr. The company confirmed this afternoon that this is not in fact one of the first signs of the Mayan prophesy, tweeting that the site is “currently...
After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

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Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday afternoon. The move to start taking advantage of the hashtag, a symbol that users are starting to recognize across the web, could help Facebook build on the idea of organizing content...
Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say
Lumia smartphones see deep discounts from Verizon, T-Mobile and Amazon

Break your mobile contract, prepaid provider Ting will reimburse you if you switch

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We’ve long been advocates of prepaid mobile phone services. They’re usually an easy way to save money—and avoid those pesky contracts. One problem though, many people still have those pesky contracts, sometimes for as long as a year or two. Breaking them often means being hit with an early...
Break your mobile contract, prepaid provider Ting will reimburse you if you switch

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

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Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations. The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this week focused on...
As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

BlackBerry Q10 is 'fastest-selling ever' at Selfridges as corporates snap it up

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Corporate buyers and exporters queue to buy dozens of handsets at a time to get keyboard-based BB10 model despite lack of advertising around UK launchBlackBerry's keyboard-based Q10 handset, its first with both a keyboard and running its BB10 software, has made a red-hot start on its first weekend in the...
BlackBerry Q10 is 'fastest-selling ever' at Selfridges as corporates snap it up
Epic shutters Impossible Studios without it ever releasing a game
BlackBerry Q10 to be available at all four major US carriers with suggested price of $249

Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

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Endorsements, a lightweight way for people on LinkedIn to recommend each other’s skills, has picked up some significant traction in its first five months of life. Today, LinkedIn is announcing that Endorsements has passed the 1 billion milestone — with 58 million members getting recognition on their profiles for different...
Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set
What's up at Lockerz? Heavily-funded startup mum on fashion site Ador

Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

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The saga of PeopleBrowsr vs. Twitter appears to have come to a close, AllThingsD reports. Last November, PeopleBrowsr took Twitter to court after the company had informed them that they’d be losing access to its full firehose of data. This was a move happening with nearly all third-party developers, but...
Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

Facebook and Zynga loosen ties

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Zynga.com is no longer an extension of the Facebook platform, according to an SEC document filed today. Originally, Zynga’s games platform featured an extremely deep integration with the Facebook platform that appeared to be born of the developer’s privileged relationship with Facebook. Zynga.com previously supported Facebook ads and Facebook payments...
Facebook and Zynga loosen ties

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

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My old boss Owen Thomas is very close to becoming the new editor-in-chief at the SAY Media-owned tech site ReadWrite, according to a source with knowledge of the company. I’m hearing that it’s not quite a done deal, but that it’s looking very likely. Naturally, I called Owen to ask...
Business Insider's Owen Thomas Is Probably Going To Be The New Editor At ReadWrite

Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve

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There’s something great about subscribing to a newspaper on a dedicated e-reader for automatic daily delivery. Goodbye, wet rolls of paper on the lawn. I love to read the New York Times at all hours on my Kindle Paperwhite. But the overall newspaper experience on Amazon’s Kindle is in need...
Kindle newspapers: How the experience needs to improve
Head of US Patent and Trademark Office to step down in January
This Survey Says Tumblr Is a Ghost Town For Brands (YHOO)
Police raid Samsung office over alleged LG OLED technology theft
Analyst Questions Sales Numbers For SAP's 'Fastest-Growing' Product (SAP)

Pinterest Buys Local Recommendations App Livestar For Talent

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Pinterest has confirmed its purchase of Livestar, a mobile/local recommendations app — but the purchase is about the team of engineers more than the service itself. In an email, a Pinterest spokesperson tells us: We think the Livestar team is a natural fit for Pinterest because of their... Please visit...
Pinterest Buys Local Recommendations App Livestar For Talent
MYSTERY: Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Has Posted Only One Photo This Year (FB)
Surface Pro sales begin on February 9th in the US and Canada, starting at $899

Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up

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And... yet another leak of NSA surveillance capabilities to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald (who damn well better get a Pulitzer Prize for this) suggests pretty strongly that the NSA has directly lied, multiple times, when asked to disclose how many people it had spied on in the US. As we've...
Yet Another Leak Shows NSA Lied About Not Being Able To Geolocate Data It Scoops Up
Twitter gives the boot to popular Anonymous account, but it comes back to life
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