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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

Yell Acquires TrustedPlaces To Add Yelp-like Local Reviews

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It's been a four year ride, but TrustedPlaces, the UK's earliest and oldest Yelp-like local reviews site, has been acquired by Yell Group Plc, the holder of the Yell.com local business directory. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed but we understand both founders and investors HOWZAT Media, the...
Yell Acquires TrustedPlaces To Add Yelp-like Local Reviews

Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

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Microsoft is all set to launch its Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS) to China on March 21 but, there is a surprise, as the ‘localized’ handset isn’t looking particularly local. According a hands-on look at the HTC Triumph, China’s first WP7 phone, from WPDang [Chinese] — translated by WPSauce...
Localized Microsoft WP7 surfaces 2 days before China launch, looking less than local

Pro Music overhauls its website to highlight 500 legal music services and 26 million tracks

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Pro Music, the website that has been working to make music sources online easier to find, has refreshed its site to highlight the staggering amount of sounds we can listen to and download online. The site has been in action since 2003. Back then, iTunes was just starting to gain...
Pro Music overhauls its website to highlight 500 legal music services and 26 million tracks

Margaret Thatcher's bomb-proof bus goes under hammer

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Iron Lady's 'iron' bus, which weighs 28 tonnes and has armour-plated glass and blast-proof floor, fetches nearly £17,000An armour-plated bus believed to have been used by "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher has been sold for nearly £17,000.The 28-tonne battle bus, as it was known, is thought to have been built in...
Margaret Thatcher's bomb-proof bus goes under hammer

Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

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How many Internet users are there in Russia? How big are the Russian Internet advertising and e-commerce markets? If you lie awake at night wondering, you’re not alone. Trying to get a handle on this market is not easy, such as are the language and cultural barriers. There’s a lot...
Russian Internet Market Booms As Access Spreads

Foodies' photo-sharing service Burpple finally lands on Android

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The well-worn cliché among social networking Luddites is that Twitter and the likes are nothing more than tools for dullards wishing to share what they had for breakfast. Whether you agree with that assertion or not, there’s certainly no denying that people do indeed love sharing words and pictures of...
Foodies' photo-sharing service Burpple finally lands on Android

NBC: We Have No Clue Who Tim Berners-Lee Is, But Without Our Commentary, You Wouldn't Understand The Olympics

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Oh, NBC. You've locked down the Olympics and made some serious half-assed efforts towards providing extensive coverage that takes advantage of the always-connected world and yet... you just can't help stepping in it on opening night. First of all, seriously? Tape delay to the West Coast? You lock down coverage...
NBC: We Have No Clue Who Tim Berners-Lee Is, But Without Our Commentary, You Wouldn't Understand The Olympics

Vodafone’s VIP recharging truck for festivals gets upgraded with hand-scanners and DJ booths

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You may remember Vodafone’s VIP Recharge Truck from last year, a 44-tonne behemoth that visited some of the UK’s biggest festivals to charge as many as 2,000 mobile phones at a time. This year it’s been given an impressive upgrade. Heading to festivals in the coming months, the truck has been...
Vodafone’s VIP recharging truck for festivals gets upgraded with hand-scanners and DJ booths
EasyJet will recreate Iceland volcanic eruption to test ash warning system

Two-tonne Witch gets a reboot

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One of the UK's pioneering computers, known as the Witch, has been restored to working order at the National Museum of Computing....
Two-tonne Witch gets a reboot

Letterboxd, the social network for movie buffs, goes freemium and finally opens to everyone

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It’s been almost a year since we last caught up with Letterboxd, the social network for movie buffs, noting at the time: “In the simplest terms, Letterboxd lets you share your taste in film, and get inspiration from others. But you can also use it as a simple diary to...
Letterboxd, the social network for movie buffs, goes freemium and finally opens to everyone

Virgin Media launches a new budget 'Classic' bundle for £18 a month, as the UK TV battle warms up

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With Netflix making inroads in the UK, and BSkyB launching a very alluring service in the form of Now TV, 2012 is shaping up for a pretty interesting year on the digital media front. With that in mind, Virgin Media has launched a new ‘Classic’ package, incorporating TiVo, broadband and...
Virgin Media launches a new budget 'Classic' bundle for £18 a month, as the UK TV battle warms up

ShareMyPlaylists launches an API for developers to tap its Spotify playlist data

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ShareMyPlaylists has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share their Spotify playlists. Way back in early 2009 we first reported on how ShareMyPlaylists was a pretty useful tool for music-lovers. Then, two weeks after Spotify announced...
ShareMyPlaylists launches an API for developers to tap its Spotify playlist data

Google Search app launches for Windows 8, and it's a gateway to all other Google apps

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Microsoft officially launches Windows 8 on Friday, and as expected we’re really starting to see a slew of new apps hit the Windows Store in the build up to launch. In the last day alone, we’ve seen Skype, Hulu Plus and Babbel launch applications for the new Metro-style operating system....
Google Search app launches for Windows 8, and it's a gateway to all other Google apps

Focus@Will: The music-streaming service that wants to help you concentrate

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There’s already a tonne of music apps out there, not to mention a veritable van-load of productivity apps too. What do you get when you throw these two concepts together? Focus@Will. Focus@Will is currently only available in the US for its “open” beta phase, though there are plans to open...
Focus@Will: The music-streaming service that wants to help you concentrate

Indie Shuffle serves up curated SoundCloud playlists in a sweet iOS app

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The “Indie Shuffle” was a term used by me and my friends to describe a fairly non-descript dancing style usually performed during jangly guitar songs in clubs. But it’s also the name of a San Francisco-based indie music blog, which serves to shuffle (get it?) through a tonne of independent...
Indie Shuffle serves up curated SoundCloud playlists in a sweet iOS app
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