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Lemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For Publishers

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Lemon, creator of the Smarter Wallet app that lets you store digitized versions of the paper and plastic bits in your wallet, just launched Lemonade, a platform for third-party publishers to create add-ons to the digital wallet service. With Lemon's Smarter Wallet users can store all the things you'd normally...
Lemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For Publishers
Companies to begin polling users with in-tweet surveys later this year

Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

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As we put more of our private information online and entrust it to web services, privacy breaches become almost inevitable. One major problem with online privacy is that there is really no enforceable chain of confidentiality. So when a third-party service makes your information available to another party, things can...
Chain-Link Confidentiality: A HIPAA-Like Approach To Online Privacy

Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

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Amazon is growing fast. But that growth is outpacing its ability to make money, if the company’s quarterly results are any indication. Virtually every area of the company experienced double-digit growth over the same period a year earlier. Net sales were up 35% to $17.4 billion in total revenue....
Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

RT @edgeonline: Blizzard May License Battle.Net To Third Parties: http://tinyurl.com/yh86pm4

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RT @edgeonline: Blizzard May License Battle.Net To Third Parties: http://tinyurl.com/yh86pm4

Actually, $3.5 Billion For Spotify Isn't COMPLETELY Insane (AAPL)

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Earlier today, we reported that Spotify is shopping around for a new fundraising round and asking for a valuation of $3.5 billion. At first glance that seems completely nuts. The company does not own its core asset -- the music it's "selling" is all licensed from third parties, and...
Actually, $3.5 Billion For Spotify Isn't COMPLETELY Insane (AAPL)
US patent chief to software patent critics: "Give it a rest already"

BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

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Will BlackBerry 10 be the hallowed OS that heals Waterloo's recent wounds or yet another RIM-shot to highlight its foibles? Only the fickle tide of consumer interest will certainly tell. But while the success and awareness of that new platform undoubtedly rests on the company's shoulders, a great deal...
BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a whole ecosystem of startups building businesses around making Amazon Web Services less inscrutable to business customers. And some of those startups are now partnering up with each other to provide a fuller suite of services.. Cloudyn CEO Sharon Wagner. The latest partnership is...
Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

Apple fined for breach of copyright over three user-uploaded Chinese books

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Image: Engadget China Daily (via ZDNet) reports that Apple has been ordered by a court to pay 730,000 Yuan ($118,000) to three Chinese authors as their books were apparently uploaded to the iTunes Store without permission. The uploads appear to have been made by third-parties rather than by Apple directly, and it’s...
Apple fined for breach of copyright over three user-uploaded Chinese books

Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive

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Email is typically static. Because of security concerns, virtually none of the standard web-based and desktop email clients let you run JavaScript code in an HTML email, for example. Microsoft’s Hotmail made a small push in this direction in 2010, when it started whitelisting emails from a few trusted third-parties,...
Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive

Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

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The announcement of the merger between Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou caught many off guard in March, but a recent filing from Youku reveals that representatives from both firms had discussed the possibility informally as early as 2009. Of the details included in Youku’s recent F4 filing — spotted...
Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

This Woman's Job Is To Convince Madison Avenue That Groupon Won't Kill The Ad Business (GRPN)

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Since July 2011, Groupon has been reaching out to ad agencies to encourage them to include daily deals in their marketing efforts. The campaign is a bold one because in some ways Groupon competes with the traditional and digital arms of Madison Avenue. Plus, agencies tend to jealously guard...
This Woman's Job Is To Convince Madison Avenue That Groupon Won't Kill The Ad Business (GRPN)

SpotRank Is Skyhook’s Intelligent Location Firehose. SimpleGeo Is The First To Wield.

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In terms of location data, few get more than Skyhook Wireless. The positioning technology is in use in tens of millions of devices around the globe, including, notably, on every iPhone. And now the company has a simple way for third-parties to tap into that data in a useful way....
SpotRank Is Skyhook’s Intelligent Location Firehose. SimpleGeo Is The First To Wield.

BMC going private in $6.9 billion deal

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BMC has agreed to sell itself to a private investment consortium headed up by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth approximately US$6.9 billion.The acquisition, which had been rumored for some time, was announced on Monday and is expected to close this year. However, under its...
BMC going private in $6.9 billion deal

Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

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You may remember iiNet, the Australian ISP that Hollywood attacked (with support of US State Department officials) after they decided that it was too small to fight back, but big enough that people would notice. They guessed incorrectly, and iiNet not only fought back by taking a strong pro-consumer view,...
Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe

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Make way for another online ticketing startup, this one coming at the market by way of Eastern Europe. TicketForEvent, a London-based B2B online ticketing site with most of its operations in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, has raised $3 million, which it will use to expand its business in the region,...
TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview download is live, probably won't work on your Galaxy Nexus -- yet

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Google has opted to deliver Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as an OTA update to the ICS already on the Nexus phones and tablets it just handed everyone at I/O 2012, and there's a manual download link available too. As Android Police notes, only GSM phones running the IMM330D firmware...
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview download is live, probably won't work on your Galaxy Nexus -- yet

Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

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Last week, developer Tom Waddington uncovered Facebook code that pointed to the creation of a “Want” button — a plugin that potentially points to a new kind of commercial innovation being developed by Facebook itself, different from “want” buttons already being developed by third parties (one example here), and partially...
Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce
Microsoft silently launches So.cl, its attempt at a social networking site

Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

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The mobile industry will reel in more than $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2012, with 28 percent of that, $400 billion, attributable to mobile data, according to new research out from analyst Chetan Sharma. He notes that within the revenues expected for mobile data, non-messaging revenues led by apps, mobile...
Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

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The fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers finally get FCC approval. The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it has given approval to T-Mobile merging with MetroPCS. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that allowing the fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers to combine will benefit consumers. One...
T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

Nintendo at E3: press conference liveblog

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In advance of E3's official start later in the day, Nintendo will be presenting its traditional pre-E3 press conference on the morning of Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00am PDT (GMT-7—see when the liveblog starts in your own timezone). Nintendo's presentation is likely to focus on the Wii U, the tablet-controlled...
Nintendo at E3: press conference liveblog

Encrypted Search Arrives From Google

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In the spirit of keeping you and your data as safe as possible, Google is introducing an encrypted version of its search engine today. This is in line with our report last week that such a product was soon to be released. According to the Google announcement: When you search on https://www.google.com, an encrypted connection is...
Encrypted Search Arrives From Google

OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

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OkCupid is a free dating website that attracts thousands of new users daily to answer questions ranging from “Do you believe in God?” to “Would you sleep with someone on the first date?” The answers are presumably used to match users with potential mates. There's just one problem: They're not secure. A...
OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy
Craigslist ad indexer 3Taps files counterclaim in copyright dispute, alleges 'dirty tricks'

Popular Twitter App TweetBot Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay

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Exciting news for fans of the popular Twitter iOS client, TweetBot: the company has just announced the launch of its highly anticipated desktop counterpart via blog post this morning. The good news? You can now download TweetBot for Mac and give it a whirl. But the bad news is that...
Popular Twitter App TweetBot Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay

Rocket Internet's Square clone Payleven releases payment API, launches in Italy

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Payleven, the mobile payment solution provider that was incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, is continuing its international expansion with a launch in Italy. More importantly, Payleven has released an API for developers, essentially enabling third parties to integrate the Square clone’s payment solution into their own apps. Like Square or...
Rocket Internet's Square clone Payleven releases payment API, launches in Italy

Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

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Intel hasn't signaled a change in strategy with the appointment of Brian Krzanich to CEO, but it is likely that the company will take steps to outrun its foundry competition by opening its industry-leading manufacturing facilities to more third parties....
Intel may look to outrun foundry competitors with new CEO Krzanich

Skype plugs security hole letting anyone hijack accounts, says 'small number' of users affected

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A number of hours after The Next Web revealed a flaw in the way Skype handled password resets, allowing third-parties to hijack accounts using just an email address, Skype has said that it has now fixed the issue, updating its password reset process so that it doesn’t send tokens to...
Skype plugs security hole letting anyone hijack accounts, says 'small number' of users affected
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