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App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

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Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data stored there. Today, folks wanting in on the fledgling social platform can...
App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram

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We first reported on Clinch‘s social video editor when it hit the App Store back in September, a mobile app that helps its users create “enhanced video experiences”. In real terms, this means that Clinch combines videos, pictures and content from multiple sources, based on location and time, and can...
Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram

Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

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I’m amazed that it took this long, but Twitter has finally added support for line breaks to the Web version of its service. Line breaks had been supported in standalone apps for a while now, so it was somewhat of an awkward omission that the website couldn’t handle them. Twitter’s...
Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

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Remember doubleTwist? (Probably almost as well as you remember India.Arie and Nikka Costa, but more on that later.) The player made a bit of a name for itself in the pre-Play Music days -- based as much on the default Android music app's shortcomings as its own strengths. Over...
doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

Case study: FBX ads result in more sales when combined with Facebook Ads API

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E-commerce customers who were targeted with Facebook Exchange remarketing ads after first seeing a traditional Facebook ad generated 89 percent more in sales revenue than customers who entered the remarketing pool through non-Facebook channels, according to a study by Nanigans. In a four-month study of an online retailer that generated $1.2 million in...
Case study: FBX ads result in more sales when combined with Facebook Ads API

How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

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We've seen plenty of ridiculous stories about bogus DMCA takedowns, but none get so ridiculous as the ones in which the content being demanded taken down is the officially released content. This often happens because of shoddy / clueless middlemen, as is the case with the latest example being passed...
How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

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Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal...
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public
Here's The Next iPad, According To A Mess Of Leaked Images
YouTube to end YouTube Create on Jan. 31
Reality be damned: iOS 7 wish list, continued

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

Seven apps Ars readers use to chase away the iOS default-app blues

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Last weekend the Ars staff got together and told you what apps we like to use on our iOS devices when Apple's tools let us down. As is usually the case, our recommendations didn't even scratch the surface, and all of you had even more recommendations to fix what...
Seven apps Ars readers use to chase away the iOS default-app blues

T-Mobile's New LTE Network Spotted Being Tested In 8 Major U.S. Cities

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While T-Mobile is more than a bit late to the LTE game, the company confirmed on Monday that their new network would be launching by the end of the month. Where it would launch, however, was kept under wraps. That’s the idea, at least. Thanks to some data mined out...
T-Mobile's New LTE Network Spotted Being Tested In 8 Major U.S. Cities

Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

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Commerce and payments platform Marqeta today announced that it is the company providing the technology behind the Facebook Card, a gift card that can hold balances for a number of retailers or restaurants simultaneously. Marqeta had agreed with Facebook not to disclose this until now. The announcement came as part of...
Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding
Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set bundled with 'ZombiU' and Pro Controller for $389.99
With New Sign In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

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BitTorrent is a very powerful distribution tool. There is simply no faster way than BitTorrent for those who share files with several devices at once. Just ask Twitter and Facebook, two major technology companies that rely on BitTorrent technology to distribute files across their networks. For the public, however, there’s...
BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

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Microsoft is working with a third-party developer to release a new app for Android users designed to make it easier to transition to Windows Phone. The app, dubbed ‘Switch to Windows Phone,’ uses technology from app search engine Quixey to identify and suggest Windows Phone apps that replicate or at...
Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

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Moxie Software will now provide its full enterprise social networking (ESN) software for free because the company is convinced that standalone, general-purpose ESN capabilities are a commodity.The company will charge customers when and if they link its Collaboration Spaces product with other, third-party business applications and systems."This supports our...
Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

Facebook now supports cost-per-action pricing for ads through API

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Facebook is today launching cost-per-action ads for certain actions through the Ads API, a company spokesperson tells us. This pricing model lets advertisers define the action that is most important to them and set a maximum price they’re willing to spend for each action of that type. For example, instead...
Facebook now supports cost-per-action pricing for ads through API

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

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Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

Apple Testing Expanded iPhone Repair Options Through Authorized Service Providers in Canada

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Apple has launched an iPhone repair pilot program for Apple Certified Service Providers in Canada that will allow certain certified centers to offer iPhone repairs after store technicians have completed Apple-required iOS Certification. According to a tipster, the third party service sites will be able to offer repairs for the...
Apple Testing Expanded iPhone Repair Options Through Authorized Service Providers in Canada

AT&T Attacks T-Mobile in New Ad, Says Rival The One Dropping More Calls

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After enduring years of attacks from T-Mobile, AT&T this week unleashed a rebuttal ad taking shots at its smaller rival. In ads that ran in major papers this starting on Thursday, AT&T claims T-Mobile drops twice as many calls and has 50 percent slower download speeds. The ads, AT&T says,...
AT&T Attacks T-Mobile in New Ad, Says Rival The One Dropping More Calls
Netflix kills third party app platform, current apps will continue to work

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
Apple stops selling Mac Pro in EU ahead of March 1 deadline

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

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Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

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The law is on your side - and so is Amazon's guaranteeI bought a mobile phone via Amazon Marketplace in March. I have never received it and contacted the company, which informed me it uses a parcel firm for deliveries. The delivery firm claims the phone was signed for at...
Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

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Today ahead of its event at SXSW, Facebook’s platform team has shared a number of new stats, including that more than 400 billion Open Graph actions have been shared “back to Facebook” as of this month. This 400 billion figure is a somewhat unusual metric, given how vague it really is....
Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?