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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets a permanent price cut in the USA

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Amazon today launched its largest slate, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, in Europe -- or the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, to be exact -- and Japan, where it's been up for pre-order since the end of February. That's not all though, as Amazon says having to make...
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets a permanent price cut in the USA

Wireless carriers, US government join forces to lower phone theft

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Major US wireless providers—Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile—are joining forces with the US government in an effort to combat phone theft. The Wall Street Journal reports the wireless companies will build and maintain a centralized database to track phones reported as lost or stolen. Phones on the list will then...
Wireless carriers, US government join forces to lower phone theft

Amazon Announces Cloud Drive In Italy And Spain In Addition To UK, Germany And France

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Amazon introduces Cloud Drive in Italy and Spain following a recent launch in the UK, Germany and France. Cloud Drive is Amazon’s digital locker offering to complete its media offering. As the Kindle Fire is expected to launch in Europe in the coming days, Cloud Drive will allow users to...
Amazon Announces Cloud Drive In Italy And Spain In Addition To UK, Germany And France
Payleven, The Samwer Square Clone, Surmounts Visa Hurdle With Chip And PIN Reader Now Sold In Europe

Kindle Paperwhite preorders open for October 25 UK, France & Germany release

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Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite has gone up for preorder in the UK, Germany, and France, with both WiFi-only and 3G versions of the illuminated ereader making their debut outside of the US. Shipping from October 25, the new ereader uses E Ink’s latest e-paper display complete with a front-lighting system which...
Kindle Paperwhite preorders open for October 25 UK, France & Germany release

Apple confirms iPhone 5 pre-orders to begin September 14th at 12:01am PST/3am EST

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Apple has issued confirmation to Wired that iPhone 5 pre-orders will begin on September 14th at 12:01am PST/3am EST on Apple.com. There will also be pre-orders from Sprint at 12:01 PT and Verizon at 12:00 PT, so you should be able to get your new iPhone from any of those...
Apple confirms iPhone 5 pre-orders to begin September 14th at 12:01am PST/3am EST

Amazon tipped to launch three new Kindle tablets in 2012

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Online retail giant Amazon is set to expand its Kindle tablet range with the launch of three new models in 2012, debuting two new 7-inch devices and an 8.9-inch tablet that target low, medium and high-end markets. The three models are said to offer varying resolutions, with the low-end 7-inch...
Amazon tipped to launch three new Kindle tablets in 2012

Amazon Appstore opens for business in Europe

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Ahead of a likely new Kindle Fire launch next week, Amazon announced Thursday it is launching its Amazon Appstore for Android in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. We don’t know for sure that Amazon is planning to introduce the Kindle Fire internationally, but opening app stores abroad is a critical...
Amazon Appstore opens for business in Europe

Amazon's Android Appstore launches in Europe: will Kindle Fire tablet follow?

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Store now live for smartphones and tablets in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and SpainAmazon has launched its Appstore for Android apps in five European countries, which will fuel speculation that the company's Kindle Fire tablet is poised to cross the Atlantic too.The Appstore is live in the UK, Germany,...
Amazon's Android Appstore launches in Europe: will Kindle Fire tablet follow?

Amazon Opens Mobile App Distribution Portal To Japan, Continues Expanding International Appstore Reach

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Back in June Amazon officially opened its appstore to international apps, adding support for software intended for the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Today it’s expanded the international reach of the platform by adding Japan to the list of supported countries — describing this as “another significant addition”. Developers building apps for...
Amazon Opens Mobile App Distribution Portal To Japan, Continues Expanding International Appstore Reach

"Vikings" Land on Amazon's Lovefilm in UK, Germany

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Amazon is exporting “Vikings”, the hit drama from A&E’s History cable network, to Europe, via its Lovefilm movie service. The axes-and-helmets drama, which started airing in the U.S. this year, will stream exclusively on Amazon’s Lovefilm Instant service later this month, bypassing cable and other outlets....
"Vikings" Land on Amazon's Lovefilm in UK, Germany

Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

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With Christmas on the horizon, kids favorite Toys“R”Us has made a big global ecommerce push after launching a retail site in China and hatching plans to introduce mobile-optimized sites and apps to 11 new markets, including the UK, Germany and Japan. While the Western Christmas rush isn’t exactly replicated in China,...
Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

European Android app developers warn Google over missed payment

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Two-week delay in getting paid thousands of pounds riles developers on Google's smartphone platform, who say it needs to get more humans dealing with problemsAndroid app developers across Europe are warning Google that it needs to put a human face to its developer relations, after being forced to wait without...
European Android app developers warn Google over missed payment

Windows Phone edges closer to RIM in Europe as Android powers ahead

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Google OS takes 60% and more of handset sales in US and big European countries, but Nokia starting to assert itself tooThe remark by the RIM chief executive that "we have a clear shot at being the number three platform on the market" in smartphones is under threat in Europe....
Windows Phone edges closer to RIM in Europe as Android powers ahead

Garage Comparison Engine Autobutler Secures Seed Capital From Dawn Capital

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autobutler, a startup which enambes users to compare prices and services across car garages, has secured seed capital from London-based investment fund Dawn Capital. Joining them is serial entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Jesper Buch, an investor in restaurant portal Just Eat. Buch joins the board. In March the secured capital from...
Garage Comparison Engine Autobutler Secures Seed Capital From Dawn Capital

Amazon Kindle lending library launches this month in UK, Germany and France with 200K books

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Amazon is expanding its Kindle lending library to the UK, France and Germany later this month with 200k books initially available to borrow for free by Kindle owners. Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content says that “the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library was launched less than a year ago in the US and customers are...
Amazon Kindle lending library launches this month in UK, Germany and France with 200K books

Pass notes No 3,218: Samsung

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The smartphone manufacturer is locked in a bitter war with Apple over patent rightsAge: The bit we're interested in, Samsung Electronics, is 43.Appearance: Big. And shiny.What the hell does that mean? It's active in more than 60 countries, employs over 200,000 people, and sells more smartphones than anyone else.So why...
Pass notes No 3,218: Samsung

The phone is poised to usurp the PC’s throne

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No one disputes the transformative change that desktop and mobile computing platforms have had on human communication in recent years. While the hierarchy of these devices is continuously evolving, phones are increasingly replacing desktops and laptops as the primary computing device in our digital lifestyle. Google found that more people have...
The phone is poised to usurp the PC’s throne

The Europas return with new awards celebrating the best startups from across Europe and the Middle East

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European tech startup awards ceremony The Europas is back and set to be more inclusive than ever, with new regional and country-specific awards. As a European company, The Next Web has always had a place in its heart for the continent’s diverse startup culture, so it’s great to see that...
The Europas return with new awards celebrating the best startups from across Europe and the Middle East

Community-powered road navigation app Waze launches in South Africa

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Waze, the GPS navigation service that allows drivers to share traffic conditions automatically in real-time, has announced its first foray into African territory and launched in South Africa. Waze is a community-driven app available on all the major mobile platforms, including Android, iOS and BlackBerry. It learns from users’ driving...
Community-powered road navigation app Waze launches in South Africa
This Is Nokia's New Flagship Windows Phone: The Thin, Aluminium Lumia 925

Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo Launches Local Sites And Currencies For UK, Germany, France And Canada

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Back in October crowdfunding site Kickstarter made an international move by launching in the UK and allowed the ability to enter payment info directly on Kickstarter in pounds sterling, rather than via Amazon Payments. They also hinted at other countres for expansion. However, Indiegogo, the large, more general crowdfunding platform,...
Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo Launches Local Sites And Currencies For UK, Germany, France And Canada

Amazon opens developer portal to Japan ahead of Appstore launch there later this year

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Amazon has revealed plans to enter Japan with its Appstore later this year after putting out a call to developers to submit apps to its Mobile App Distribution Portal. The ecommerce giant launched its Amazon Appstore in the US last March and expanded it to the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain...
Amazon opens developer portal to Japan ahead of Appstore launch there later this year

Amazon extending Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK, Germany and France this month

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Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library has grown considerably since launching in the US, and it looks like the company's finally decided it was time to let some other countries in on the service as well. It announced today that Amazon Prime members in the UK, Germany and France would...
Amazon extending Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK, Germany and France this month

Nokia begins rolling out Nokia Belle updates to handsets

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Nokia has announced it has officially started rolling out updates for its Symbian-powered handsets, delivering the new Nokia Belle update to bring an fresh new look, added features and improved performance. The update will roll out to the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7 today,...
Nokia begins rolling out Nokia Belle updates to handsets

Apps & updates: Pixelmator, Amazon Cloud Player, Reeder, Dropbox, more

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We already told you about some big app news today with the release of an updated Twitter iOS client and the release of popular MMO Guild Wars 2 for Mac. Below is the rest of the notable apps and updates hitting the App Store today: Pixelmator version 2.1.1: A big...
Apps & updates: Pixelmator, Amazon Cloud Player, Reeder, Dropbox, more

Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

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Amazon is beefing up its content offering on LOVEFILM Instant, its on-demand streaming service in the UK, Germany and Scandinavia, with exclusive access to the US television series Vikings. It will be the first time that any show has been distributed through LOVEFiLM before any traditional broadcast station, channel or network...
Amazon's LOVEFiLM Instant grabs exclusive access to Vikings television show in Germany and the UK

Amazon Cloud Drive adds new sharing features, desktop app for Mac

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Today Amazon announced some new features that its adding to its Cloud Drive service. US users are getting the ability to easily share files with friends and family, as well as a new desktop app for Mac that’s available for users in both the US and Europe. Both of these...
Amazon Cloud Drive adds new sharing features, desktop app for Mac

Kindle Touch to launch in Europe April 27

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Amazon’s Kindle Touch will finally make it across the pond to Europe, five months after its U.S. launch — but not the advertising-subsidized version. The BBC is reporting that April 27 is the launch date of the touchscreen-driven Kindle in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. However, notes the...
Kindle Touch to launch in Europe April 27

Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe

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The Amazon Appstore is now available to Europeans in a localized format. The Android-based service from Amazon is up and running in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with prices in local currency and a more regionalized list of apps being featured on its front page. The timing of...
Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe
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