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Google Pushes Play Front And Center: Is Selling Content Now King?

Is Facebook 2012 The Same As AOL 2001?

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News that the use of Facebook’s reader apps was in a steady freefall got me thinking about AOL. Or, more specifically, America Online, as the company was known back in the dot-com bubble, before it took on the AOL moniker as part of one of many image overhauls. There was a time when...
Is Facebook 2012 The Same As AOL 2001?

Do users really care whether the web is open or not?

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As Facebook draws close to the billion-user mark and a $100-billion market valuation, the giant social network’s dominance has reignited old fears about the decline and fall of the open web. John Battelle argues that we need a manifesto for the truly open internet in order to rally the...
Do users really care whether the web is open or not?
Spotify’s new Play button brings millions of tracks beyond Facebook to the open web
The Ground Beneath Apple’s Walled Garden

Apple Invites Kaspersky Lab to Consult on OS X Security Issues

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Computing.co.uk reports on comments from the Chief Technology Officer of Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, who claims that his firm has been invited by Apple to probe security issues on OS X and to assess the platform's vulnerabilities.Speaking exclusively to Computing, Kaspersky CTO Nikolai Grebennikov said his firm had recently...
Apple Invites Kaspersky Lab to Consult on OS X Security Issues

Instagram opens up its walled garden, allows photo sharing from rival HIpstamatic

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With all eyes on Instagram’s long-awaited Android app, the hot photo sharing app today announced a surprising partnership with rival Hipstamatic, opening up photo sharing in Instagram from Hipstamatic’s 4 million users. “When we launched, it was all about Facebook and Flickr and Twitter, and now we’re seeing a...
Instagram opens up its walled garden, allows photo sharing from rival HIpstamatic

HackStore is like Cydia for Mac OS X, replaces walled garden with open dacha

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Despite its loud anti-piracy notice, Andrey Fedotov's HackStore sees no issue in ripping off the official App Store's interface. Nevertheless, its aim is to gather up legit and readily available apps that didn't make it past Apple's trellis for whatever reason, and hopefully with Fedotov keeping an eye out...
HackStore is like Cydia for Mac OS X, replaces walled garden with open dacha

An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks

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About a month ago, Apple held an education-focused event in which it announced the launch of iBooks 2, a move the company said it was making in an effort to “reinvent the textbook” by allowing users to purchase and download textbooks to their iPads. The new app enables the transformation...
An Answer To Apple: Inkling Creates First Industrial Publishing Platform For Interactive eBooks

Sergey Brin: Facebook And Apple Pose Serious Threats To Internet Freedom (GOOG, FB, AAPL)

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Google cofounder Sergey Brin is concerned about the future of the Web, reports The Guardian. "I am more worried than I have been in the past ... it's scary," he said. Brin called out "walled-garden" restrictions, such as those implemented by Facebook and Apple, as serious threats to Internet freedom....
Sergey Brin: Facebook And Apple Pose Serious Threats To Internet Freedom (GOOG, FB, AAPL)

Sparrow mail app for iOS hits version 1.1, Push support to follow 'with or without Apple'

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Good news today for Sparrow iOS users. As expected, the company has updated its splendid lil' email app to version 1.1 and loaded it with a few hotly anticipated features. Among some bug fixes, you can now make use of a built-in browser, "Send and Archive" messages, filter specific...
Sparrow mail app for iOS hits version 1.1, Push support to follow 'with or without Apple'
Twitter follows Facebook down the walled garden path
Scoop: Microsoft bets on WebRTC for Skype’s browser future

DragonPlay secures $14 million to expand mobile gaming portfolio

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DragonPlay has locked in a massive $14 million series A funding round from Accel Partners, a venture firm that was a very early investor in Facebook. Born in 2010, DragonPlay is a young company, but one that has made its mark on the mobile gaming space. It’s very popular Live Holdem Poker...
DragonPlay secures $14 million to expand mobile gaming portfolio

Facebook app store launches

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Social network offers its millions of users a range of games and programs that can be used on web and mobileFacebook has launched an app store, similar to that for the Apple iPhone, in a bid to turn the social network into a key entertainment platform online.The network announced its...
Facebook app store launches

iKamasutra: A Tale Of Sex, Love, And Apple App Store Rejection

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I’ve seen plenty of apps get yanked from Apple’s App Store in my day, but the news of an app called iKamasutra getting that same treatment really has me scratching my head. I won’t rehash the entire story, but here’s the gist of what happened: Apple pulled the iKamasutra from...
iKamasutra: A Tale Of Sex, Love, And Apple App Store Rejection
Sergey Brin says secondary reporting 'distorted' internet threat comments

Twitter just threw a lifeline to the content industry

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Twitter just achieved a holy trinity of snackable multimedia: you could already view Instagram pictures and YouTube videos within tweets, but now you can also listen to SoundCloud sounds without ever leaving Twitter.com. If it sounds a little Facebook-ey, it should — this, along with the other parts of the...
Twitter just threw a lifeline to the content industry

How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden

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Just as a few massive chain stores eventually came to dominate the traditional printed book market in North America, the e-book marketplace is a kind of oligopoly involving a few major players — primarily Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. And while bookstore owners of all kinds are free...
How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden
Is Fragmentation Making Android Devs Jump Ship?
Instagram will let users import Hipstamatic photos in new partnership

Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software

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Any geek worth his / her salt knows that techdom's territory-spanning intellectual property spats are far from over, so we don't begrudge heavyweights like Nintendo for endeavoring to bulk up their litigious arsenal. Filed back in October of 2003 and just recently granted by the USPTO, is patent number...
Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software
Marco Arment talks about finally bringing Instapaper to Android

Can Facebook Really Bring About A More Peer-to-Peer, Bottom-Up World?

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Mark Zuckerberg's letter to shareholders included in Facebook's IPO filing contains a pretty bold vision for Facebook to not just connect people and enable them to share, but to fundamentally restructure the way that the world works: By helping people form these connections, we hope to rewire the way people...
Can Facebook Really Bring About A More Peer-to-Peer, Bottom-Up World?

Microsoft commits to WebRTC - just not Google's version

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Microsoft officially announced its own proposal for plugin-free real-time communication Monday. “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web,” or short CU-RTC-Web, is Microsoft’s contribution to the W3C WebRTC working group, which is working on a common API for voice and video chat between browsers. Microsoft’s commitment to this kind...
Microsoft commits to WebRTC - just not Google's version
Apple’s New Fraud Problem: Cracked Walls and Broken Promises

Two Big Reasons Why Instagram+Hipstamatic=Match Made In Heaven

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Today Fast Company has a story on how two of the hottest photo apps for iOS, Hipstamatic and Instagram, are going to announce a partnership that will see Hipstamatic become the first third party to port photos to Instagram’s own photo-sharing social network. The deal, exclusive for now, represents a...
Two Big Reasons Why Instagram+Hipstamatic=Match Made In Heaven

Apple's Next Privacy Scandal: Apps That Steal Your Photos

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It's only been a few weeks since the last major iOS privacy scandal. In case you were getting bored, a new, somewhat related controversy just started brewing thanks to reporting by Nick Bilton at The New York Times. This one comes three weeks after Path apologized for a privacy loophole...
Apple's Next Privacy Scandal: Apps That Steal Your Photos
The Free Universal Construction Kit uses 3D printing to break out of Lego's walled garden
Dell tests open-source laptop for developers
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