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BBM brings Wi-Fi calling to BlackBerry phones

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BlackBerry phone owners don't have much to brag about these days, but at least now they can talk to each other with free BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) voice calls over Wi-Fi. The new BBM Voice feature for Research in Motion's chat service goes live in BlackBerry App World today, although...
BBM brings Wi-Fi calling to BlackBerry phones

Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut

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Quietly, and without fanfare, Dell snuck out its new pair of hardcore business laptops onto its storefront. Both the Precision M4700 and M6700 come with Ivy Bridge CPUs and a wealth of build-to-order options including Red Hat Linux -- after all, this is Dell we're talking about here. The...
Dell Precision M4700, M6700 business laptops get suited up for quiet debut

Nook headed for UK as Barnes & Noble goes international, dabbles in the Queen's English

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Well, our English friends, today is a good day. Your choice in e-readers is about to get that much better as Barnes & Noble has decided to make your homeland the first stop on its highly-anticipated international tour. The Nook and its associated store will be making their big...
Nook headed for UK as Barnes & Noble goes international, dabbles in the Queen's English

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

Bodega is a beautiful alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store

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I’ve never been a fan of Apple’s iTunes or its iOS and Mac App Store. The design always feels really boring to me and doesn’t go out of its way to draw me in to make a purchase. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that application developers can do to stand out on...
Bodega is a beautiful alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store

Nokia Plays Up Asha's Smartphone Cred With New Premium Developer Program

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Nokia’s Asha line of less-expensive smartphones (or high-end feature phones), not developed on Microsoft’s Windows Phone but Nokia’s own proprietary OS, is getting a new boost of attention today. The company is unveiling a new (and free) premium developer program for Asha developers. Modelled on a premium program started for...
Nokia Plays Up Asha's Smartphone Cred With New Premium Developer Program
Svpply's Store Explorer Lets You Window Shop From Your Phone

Graphicly pulls comic book apps to focus on self-publishing

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Digital comic-book publisher Graphicly has decided to focus on emerging self-publishing markets for all kinds of visually-oriented digital books, and has consequently pulled its comic-book storefront app for both iOS and Android, though it will still publish graphic novels and comics to the various digital bookstores, including iBooks, Nook, Kindle,...
Graphicly pulls comic book apps to focus on self-publishing

Why Ouya's $99 gaming console faces challenges in its attempt to challenge the status quo

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With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its $99 console today, Ouya enters the market at a strange time for video games. The current console cycle is one of the longest ever seen – and yet consumers don’t seem to be crying out for new hardware. The growth in...
Why Ouya's $99 gaming console faces challenges in its attempt to challenge the status quo
Windows Phone Has A Nasty Porn Addiction

Why Google should just shut up and buy T-Mobile

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Google is at a crossroads with its mobile efforts. Android is by far the most popular phone platform in the world, having long since overtaken Apple’s iOS. While Google runs Android as an open source project, the mobile industry it is driving is remarkably locked down. For Google to do...
Why Google should just shut up and buy T-Mobile

Makerbot Reportedly Raising at a $300M Valuation, or Maybe It'll Just Get Acquired

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(Screencap: YouTube) Brooklyn’s own Makerbot Industries, the buzzy startup that produces 3D printers and recently opened a storefront in Nolita to display its printed plastic wares, is reportedly looking to raise a round totaling $25 million. Or maybe they’re in acquisition talks. It’s definitely one of those things, so says...
Makerbot Reportedly Raising at a $300M Valuation, or Maybe It'll Just Get Acquired

Bloomberg's App Portal brings its financial market terminals into the app store age

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Monitoring financial data and trading stocks in the big leagues often means using a locked down Bloomberg terminal pre-loaded with sanctioned software, but now the platform has caught the app store bug. Starting today, stock market buffs will be able to purchase apps on the Bloomberg App Portal, which...
Bloomberg's App Portal brings its financial market terminals into the app store age

Ditching Zune for Xbox: a new look at Windows 8 media apps

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Windows 8 Release Preview Hands-on: Windows 8's SkyDrive Windows 8's built-in antivirus will put third-party products first Hands-on: News, Sports, and Travel go Metro in Windows 8 Release Preview Sync it up: Hands on with the preview of Windows 8's cloud sync service Internet Explorer 10: embedded Flash, Do...
Ditching Zune for Xbox: a new look at Windows 8 media apps

Google Buys BufferBox To Match Amazon's Locker For Convenient Shipping

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Google has acquired Canadian parcel delivery start-up BufferBox Friday for an undisclosed sum. BufferBox is like a PIN-protected P.O. box for packages that solves the problem of missed deliveries. It's a service that mirrors the Locker service Amazon began offering earlier this month. Google's acquisition of BufferBox signals that it's serious...
Google Buys BufferBox To Match Amazon's Locker For Convenient Shipping

Work speeds up on new 'prototype' Apple store

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What were you doing at 7 a.m. this beautiful Saturday morning? If you were one of the 12 construction workers building Apple’s new “prototype” store in Palo Alto, you were working hard as the sun came up. Seven workers were pouring concrete, and another five were working on the...
Work speeds up on new 'prototype' Apple store

Welcome back: Amazon selling Kindle DX again

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The Kindle DX is making a comeback. After disappearing from the Amazon storefront last October, it looks like the Seattle online giant is once again selling the 9.7-inch tablet for $299. The DX, which debuted in 2009 and features a keyboard with an e-ink display, was first spotted late last...
Welcome back: Amazon selling Kindle DX again

Facebook's Mobile Plan: Carrier Billing, Analytics For Apps Via Bango Deal?

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Last week, we highlighted how Facebook is already using mobile devices for commercial services—enabling people to buy Facebook Credits and charge them directly to their mobile bills. Now, it’s increasingly looking like that may just be the beginning: today, UK-based mobile billing and analytics specialist Bango (AIM: BGO) announced...
Facebook's Mobile Plan: Carrier Billing, Analytics For Apps Via Bango Deal?
Google Play is the new Android Market
Ubuntu Mobile Developer Preview Will Grace The Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 4 On February 21
Did the NSA have this PRISM t-shirt removed from Zazzle?

Online Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone event

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The online Apple Store has been taken down in advance of the company's San Francisco press event, scheduled for 10AM Pacific time. Apple regularly brings the storefront offline for major product introductions, since the company not only has to insert new product pages but make sure the site is prepared...
Online Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone event
Wishpond Launches Mall360 To Bring Your Local Shopping Mall Online

Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

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TaskRabbit, the Bay Area-based start-up that farms out human “rabbits” to perform the odious chores you hate to do (like build IKEA bookshelves #firstworldproblems), is introducing a version of its application that allows other companies to tap into the rabbit-hiring. In short, it’s offering an open API. For casual app...
Get Ready for More TaskRabbit, With New Open API

Today's Errands: Pick Up Milk at the Grocery Store... And Then a Trademark at the Legal Store

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The self-funded legal site best known as Trademarkia is bringing itself offline, with the opening today of a retail-hour legal services storefront that also sells books and tablets. The first store is at 323 University Avenue in Palo Alto, Calif., the historic tech startup hub (that is, until Palantir took...
Today's Errands: Pick Up Milk at the Grocery Store... And Then a Trademark at the Legal Store

Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerator's 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry 10 devices are still months away from being launched but RIM is ramping up the noise about its next gen platform — partly to make sure potential customers don’t forget the OS is coming, but also to try to rally developers to its cause so those BB10 devices arrive...
Desperately Seeking Developers: RIM Offers Appcelerator's 390,000 Titanium Devs Incentives To Port Apps To BlackBerry 10

Report: Fujitsu To Launch Handsets In Europe. U.S. Next?

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Fujitsu once said that it didn’t have any plans to launch mobile handsets outside of Asia, but that strategy appears to be changing rapidly. Today comes a report that the Japanese handset maker — which makes both Android and Windows Phone-based devices — is planning to start selling its devices...
Report: Fujitsu To Launch Handsets In Europe. U.S. Next?

Amazon's Next Kindle Fire Android Tablet Clears the FCC

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Do you recall all those rumors about Amazon is working on a larger Kindle Fire, and how that tablet is expected to be released this fall? I think it cleared the FCC yesterday.Now here’s something guaranteed to wake you up this morning.A friend of mine has tipped me to an...
Amazon's Next Kindle Fire Android Tablet Clears the FCC

Windows Phone Store adds Collections, Recommendations, Wallet, and Family controls

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Microsoft has unveiled a refreshed Windows Phone Store to coincide with the launch of Windows Phone 8, and the new storefront offers users several important improvements. Read the full story here....
Windows Phone Store adds Collections, Recommendations, Wallet, and Family controls

'European Square' iZettle Now Works With Android; Visa Europe Dispute Drags On

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iZettle, the mobile payments startup that wants to be the Square of Europe, today passed an important milestone: the company says its dongle-based card processing system now works with Android devices. This makes iZettle, which in June picked up a $31.4 million round of funding, the first company to commercially...
'European Square' iZettle Now Works With Android; Visa Europe Dispute Drags On
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