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Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

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Rovio announced today it hit 263 million monthly active users in December 2012. This happened precisely three years after the first Angry Birds game debuted at the end of 2009. Incidentally, the somewhat better-known Twitter hit the 200 million monthly active user mark in December 2012. And since Twitter was...
Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

Rumor: Verizon, AT&T in talks to acquire Vodafone, denied

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Verizon and AT&T are said to be working together in order to acquire and then break apart Vodafone, according to a rumor. After purchasing the British carrier, Verizon would in theory take control of Vodafone's 45-percent share of Verizon Wireless, while AT&T would own all assets located outside of the...
Rumor: Verizon, AT&T in talks to acquire Vodafone, denied

Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

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Social networking giant Facebook has filed for 3 trademarks in the United States: for ‘Poke’, ‘Facebook Poke’ and the logo of its new Poke app for iPhone. The company filed for the trademarks on the 21st of December 2012, the same day it announced its latest smartphone app, which was...
Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)
Mac mini reportedly Apple's choice of Mac line to be made in the U.S. in 2013 by Foxconn

More Companies Are Tracking Online Data

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The number of trackers collecting data on users' activities on the most popular Web sites in the United States has significantly increased in the last five months, according to new research from the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley....
More Companies Are Tracking Online Data
BlackBerry 10 reportedly won't get an Instagram app
Verizon FiOS schools rivals as the fastest ISP in the country
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales

HP's Todd Bradley isn't impressed by Surface, doesn't see it as competition

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Microsoft was warned of how its homegrown tablet might impact OEM relationships, and even acknowledged the challenge itself, but HP doesn't see it the same way. In a recent interview, the head of HP's PC arm Todd Bradley repeated the company's unconcerned stance -- if a little more bluntly...
HP's Todd Bradley isn't impressed by Surface, doesn't see it as competition

Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

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Google’s Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now available for sale in the Google Play store. For $59.99, customers can charge their Nexus 4 device wirelessly using the Qi inductive charger. The company says that it expects orders to begin shipping in less than one week.   At first glance, one...
Google's long awaited Nexus 4 Wireless Charger arrives for $59.99, looks like half of an 8-ball

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open
NYC officials may delay widespread smartphone taxi hailing, propose limited pilot instead

Nokia's Asha dumbphones are a cheap way for developing countries to stay connected

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Today, Nokia announced two new dumbphones that are quite compelling in a number of ways, but won't be available in the United States....
Nokia's Asha dumbphones are a cheap way for developing countries to stay connected
Microsoft's Terry Myerson Sees Windows Phone As A "Well-Funded Startup," Downplays Smartphone Rumors

U.S. Galaxy S3 owners, your wait for Android 4.1 is almost over

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The Jelly Bean update will roll out to S3 users in the United States in "coming months," according to Samsung. [Read more]...
U.S. Galaxy S3 owners, your wait for Android 4.1 is almost over

Arab proposal prompts 'impasse' at UN net regulation talks

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A UN meeting has set Britain, the United States and other Western countries against Arab States and Russia in a diplomatic battle over whether the internet should be more regulated....
Arab proposal prompts 'impasse' at UN net regulation talks

The biggest deterrent for women in tech

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New survey results from job marketplace Elance. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- A new survey by online job marketplace Elance found that men and women share similar opinions when it comes to women working in the tech industry. The results, which consisted of answers from close to 7,000 freelancers mainly...
The biggest deterrent for women in tech

Twitter opens up ad-buying to all US users, brings promoted tweets to self-promoters

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Twitter has been slowly expanding its advertising offerings for some time now -- first with more ads in more places, then with more folks able to buy ads. Now it's taken things one big step further and opened up its self-serve Twitter Ads platform to all users in the...
Twitter opens up ad-buying to all US users, brings promoted tweets to self-promoters

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

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Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life...
Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517695770"] City governments here in the United States aren’t typically known as early adopters of the latest in technology and innovation — that means that New York City’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot has a pretty big job on her hands. So it was great to have the...
New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

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Many Facebook users received an email notice last night about a class action lawsuit against the company. This is the same email that went out to some Facebook users last week, but we wanted to mention it again in case there was any confusion. The suit says Facebook used users'...
You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

BlackBerry Curve 9315 to reach T-Mobile January 23rd

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Research In Motion has revealed a new budget-level BlackBerry smartphone in its range, running the BlackBerry 7.1 operating system. The Curve 9315 will roll out later this month on January 23rd for T-Mobile in the United States, a week ahead of the phone manufacturer's BlackBerry 10 launch events.......
BlackBerry Curve 9315 to reach T-Mobile January 23rd

Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

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For the first time in years, Apple will manufacture computers in the United States, the chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, said in interviews with NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek. As an icon of American technology success and innovation, Apple has been criticized in recent years for outsourcing jobs abroad....
Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

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Sony has opened up pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z in the United States via its online store. Shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, the ten-inch tablet measures just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams (17.4 ounces), and as well as being dustproof, it is claimed...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

Zagat rebuilds its Android app, adds a Google+ account requirement

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Today Google is proudly trumpeting the release of Zagat’s freshly rebuilt Android application. The kicker: You must log into your Google account to fully use the app. Here’s a shot of that integration in action: As you certainly recall, Google purchased Zagat just over a year ago. Thus, the integration...
Zagat rebuilds its Android app, adds a Google+ account requirement
Yahoo revamps search with new look that 'combines utility with beauty'

Google Fiber clobbers competitors in Netflix ISP rankings

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No, it’s not particularly surprising the Google (GOOG) Fiber now delivers the fastest Internet service in the United States. But as Engadget reports, new Internet service provider rankings from Netflix (NFLX) show that Google’s high-speed fiber network is in a class all its own. Overall Netflix found that Google Fiber...
Google Fiber clobbers competitors in Netflix ISP rankings

BlackBerry 10 begins carrier testing for 2013 launch

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If you're part of the dwindling group that hasn't given up on BlackBerry, take heart in the knowledge that Research in Motion is still on schedule to launch BlackBerry 10 early next year. Thorsten Heins, RIM's president and CEO, said in a statement that BlackBerry 10 has entered lab...
BlackBerry 10 begins carrier testing for 2013 launch

ZocDoc launches check-in service to reduce time spent filling out mundane medical forms

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ZocDoc, a free service that allows patients to find and book doctor appointments online in the United States, has unveiled a new product today to help people fill out medical forms quicker and more easily. ZocDoc Check-In works in parallel with the company’s existing service, by allowing patients to fill...
ZocDoc launches check-in service to reduce time spent filling out mundane medical forms

Wal-Mart to try out locker system to let customers buy online, pick up offline

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives know that more people want to buy stuff outside of stores. As part of its multi-pronged Wal-Mart eCommerce strategy, the retailer with 4,000 stores in the United States and 10,000 worldwide has been taking orders online and letting customers pick up their purchases in store for...
Wal-Mart to try out locker system to let customers buy online, pick up offline
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