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Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search

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Whenever you ask a friend to suggest a good TV show, they often just bellow praise for The Wire, Breaking Bad or My Little Pony -- not useful if your tastes are a little more diverse. That's why major players Time Warner and Vudu have signed up Jinni's taste...
Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search
Cypress debuts ad platform for Xbox Live video apps

Here's Why Marissa Mayer Was A 'Perfect Choice' To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer was "one of a few perfect choices" to run Yahoo, according to David Shen, one of Yahoo's earliest employees. Shen made the comment in an interview with YouTube's Hunter Walk on LinkedIn Today. Walk, a high-profile Internet executive himself, is interviewing a number of early employees of Internet...
Here's Why Marissa Mayer Was A 'Perfect Choice' To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

Imgur Expands Its Revenue Streams With Latest API Update, Now Ready For Commercial Use

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Imgur, the popular photo-sharing site among users of Reddit, Digg and Facebook, is today announcing an overhaul of its API in an effort to make it easier for developers to build applications using Imgur’s infrastructure. The company had already issued over 10,000 API keys prior to today’s API update, reaching...
Imgur Expands Its Revenue Streams With Latest API Update, Now Ready For Commercial Use
Rabbit raises $3.3M to turn video chat into truly social communication

Snapseed launches on Android with Google+ integration, now completely free

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While this shouldn't come as a huge surprise, today Google put to rest any lingering doubts about keeping Snapseed alive and well. After acquiring Nik Software last September, Google's just launched Snapseed for Android and refreshed the existing iOS app. The Android version features seamless Google+ integration (complete with...
Snapseed launches on Android with Google+ integration, now completely free

Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network

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Today Yahoo announced a non-exclusive deal with Google that will see advertisements from the search giant appear on its new partner’s web properties for users around the world. Specifically discussing contextual advertising, and in this case display contextual advertising, Yahoo welcomed Google’s Adsense and AdMob networks to both its own properties,...
Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network
Facebook's coming video ads run the risk of 'MySpacing' the world's most popular social network

Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button

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Twitter Cards are meant to enhance a user's -- er, advertiser's -- tweets with relevant links and photo previews. Three such cards currently exist, but today the social network introduced a new one: the Lead Generation Card (marketing speak, much?), which essentially lets users accept discounts and provide the...
Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button
Software leak shows the likely Facebook phone specs and features

Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration

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Chinese economics magazine Caijing reported today (link via Google Translate) that the National People’s Congress is considering a new law that would require Internet users who wish to register services to use their real names. While the Chinese government says the legislation will “safeguard” Internet users from defamation, fraud and...
Proposed Chinese Law May Force Sina Weibo To Implement Real-Name Registration
Sift raises $540K to turn your inbox into a personal shopper

Geek of the Week: Xbox creative director Jeff Faulkner

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Jeff Faulkner is the Xbox creative director who guides the branding and user experience for Microsoft’s entertainment and gaming platform. Now a Seattle resident, he’s a veteran designer with roots at agencies in Portland, working on a variety of high-profile projects. He’s speaking tonight in Portland about the intersection of...
Geek of the Week: Xbox creative director Jeff Faulkner

eBay to Stop Advertising Inside Mobile Apps: "It's Not Worth It."

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eBay is ecstatic about mobile, just not mobile advertising. Devin Wenig, eBay’s president of global marketplaces, said in an interview that the company will stop running mobile ads next year inside of its applications. “We aren’t happy with the user experience and we don’t need the money,” he said. This...
eBay to Stop Advertising Inside Mobile Apps: "It's Not Worth It."

Unified Inbox acquires iOS app HelloInbox to revamp its chat and collaboration platform on mobile

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Unified Inbox, a cloud-based social conversation and collaboration platform, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire HelloInbox, an iOS app that can be used to send and receive messages both from email accounts and social networks. Unified Inbox has bought the company for an undisclosed sum, and says it will...
Unified Inbox acquires iOS app HelloInbox to revamp its chat and collaboration platform on mobile

YouEye raises $3M to expand its cloud-based UX testing service, launches insite tracking tool in beta

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YouEye, a startup which aims to make user experience (UX) testing more efficient through remote services, has raised $3 million in funds and is announcing a new beta product dubbed insite. The round was led by numerous angel investors, including Saba Software founder Bobby Yazdani, Googler Brian McClendon and former-Googler Beth McClendon. YouEye’s technology features webcam eye tracking and...
YouEye raises $3M to expand its cloud-based UX testing service, launches insite tracking tool in beta

Norton security suite updated for iOS support

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Norton by Symantec released the latest version of its flagship mobile offering, Norton Mobile Security.  The newest revision of the security suite delivers protection for consumersí mobile needs, including support for iOS devices, contacts backup and an improved user experience.......
Norton security suite updated for iOS support

Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services

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Singly, a startup aimed at simplifying the integration of third-party services in both web and mobile applications, is today launching its platform into open beta. Until now, the company has been in private beta testing with around 3,000 developers who are using Singly in some 250 applications, including TimeHop and...
Singly Launches "App Fabric" Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services

Instagram Gives Twitter the Bird

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The cards are on the table, and it’s getting ugly. From now on, you may happen to notice Instagram photos appearing oddly on Twitter. Some images may appear cropped or off. This is not a bug. It’s because Instagram doesn’t want to play nice with Twitter anymore. In a post...
Instagram Gives Twitter the Bird

FuzeBox Hires Google's Amritansh Raghav And Skype's Eran Shtiegman To Lead Product And Engineering

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Video conferencing company FuzeBox is announcing two big hires today — Amritansh Raghav, former engineering director for Google Compute Engine, and Eran Shtiegman, a former director of product management at Skype (where he worked on social products and ads). Raghav is the company’s new chief security officer and senior vice...
FuzeBox Hires Google's Amritansh Raghav And Skype's Eran Shtiegman To Lead Product And Engineering
Google's Flirtation With Being A Hardware Company Is Over

Why your favorite iOS apps may look different six months from now

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If Apple is “de-glitzing” iOS to make way for a flatter look with fewer real-life textures later this year, as has been reported, it’s likely to inspire a App Store-wide re-evaluation of what makes an app look good. After Apple shows off a new-look iOS at WWDC, it’s a good...
Why your favorite iOS apps may look different six months from now

Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

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Steven Sinofsky. Photo: Microsoft SwedenMicrosoft isn’t just changing up its software, it’s revamping leadership. In a release Monday evening, Microsoft announced the departure of Steven Sinofsky, the chief architect of its newly-launched Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer played it diplomatically. “I am grateful for the many years...
Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Chief the Boot

Facebook's Fischer And Lessin Say User Experience And Advertising Are Sides Of The Same Coin

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Do Facebook’s efforts to make money come at the cost of the user experience? Company executives David Fischer (vice president of marketing and business partnerships) and Sam Lessin (who heads the Identity Product Group) said today that they don’t see it that way — instead, Fischer argued that the Facebook...
Facebook's Fischer And Lessin Say User Experience And Advertising Are Sides Of The Same Coin
With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

Google's New Content Experiments API Turns Google Analytics Into A Full-Blown A/B Testing Platform

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Google today launched its new Content Experiments API, a tool that allows developers to easily test their sites’ content with programmatic optimization. The new API is deeply integrated with Google Analytics, so developers can use all of Analytics’ power to measure their different optimizations. Indeed, as Google describes it, “this...
Google's New Content Experiments API Turns Google Analytics Into A Full-Blown A/B Testing Platform

Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013

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Today’s Q&A is with Barcelona-based mobile-social game developer Social Point. Inside Mobile Apps: Could you talk about the importance of nailing cross-platform gameplay such as allowing users to pick up and play where they left off on either platform? Andrés Bou, Social Point co-founder and co-CEO (pictured right with co-founder...
Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013

Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses

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Facebook did not just launch a "Facebook Phone" last week, as was expected. Instead, along with the HTC First, it offered up Home, a "family of apps" that is neither a phone nor a smartphone operating system - but which may ultimately have a far greater impact on the mobile industry...
Facebook Home: Who Wins & Who Loses
Jolicloud expands its simple aggregator for personal clouds

Tech hotshots: The rise of the UX expert

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Blame Apple's aesthetic: Even the stodgiest of enterprise shops are engaging user experience experts who can design logical, beautiful interfaces for mobile computing's limited spaces....
Tech hotshots: The rise of the UX expert
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