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Child-friendly LeapPad2 tablet now available for $99.99

Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

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The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD goes far to correct many of the issues that plagued Amazon's first foray into tablets nearly a year ago. The Fire HD also introduces several tech enhancements over competing tablets, and while in the end the Kindle Fire HD falls short of Amazon's...
Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon
Why AT&T might be interested in Hulu: A big mobile data payday

ZEFR acquires Pipewave, moves toward serving both brands and content owners on YouTube

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ZEFR, a company we’ve long known as MovieClips and as the definitive provider of content rights management for Hollywood studios on YouTube, is looking to spread its wings. The three year old Los angeles startup that’s already serving more than 1 billion video views per month has recently hinted at expansion...
ZEFR acquires Pipewave, moves toward serving both brands and content owners on YouTube

Beyond the iPad

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I was just interviewed for a BBC television feature that will run around the same time the iPad is launched. I’ll be a talking head, basically. For what it’s worth, here’s what I provided as background for where I’d be coming from in the interview: The iPad will arrive in...
Beyond the iPad
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)
The Free Universal Construction Kit uses 3D printing to break out of Lego's walled garden

Tuesday Shortbread

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Eight is Enough AnandTech's AMD Radeon HD 7950 review: Sewing up the high-end market Expreview: Small review of Radeon HD 7950 surfaced VR-Zone: More MSI Z77 motherboards get previewed and Intel's My WiFi Dashboard with Wi-Fi Direct unveiled TorrentFreak reports MegaUpload user data soon to be destroyed Ars Technica: New...
Tuesday Shortbread

Can Apple Keep its Cool?

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If you're reading this article on the go, pause for just a second and take a look around. What phones do you see people using? The iPhone? An array of Android devices? The business man's Blackberry? Chances are you're seeing quite a mix of all three and them some (and...
Can Apple Keep its Cool?
Android allows every app access to your photos, Google considering fix

Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

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Redmond, we have a problem. With PC sales stalling and tablet sales booming, Microsoft decided to shed the shackles of its desktop-focused past in favor of a touch-friendly, mobile-first future. It's goodbye Start button, hello Start screen. Icons are out, tiles are in. The new look-and-feel in Windows 8...
Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

9 Android Features That Blow iPhone Out Of The Water (GOOG, AAPL)

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While iPhone fans prattle on about their beloved devices, Android fans will grin knowingly and take comfort in the fact that there are at least nine solid reasons to stick with--or switch to--their Google-powered phones. What are those reasons?Expandable storage If your iPhone is filled with files, you're out of...
9 Android Features That Blow iPhone Out Of The Water (GOOG, AAPL)

HuffPost Live's new iPad app could be a second screen breakthrough

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The Huffington Post launched an iPad app Thursday that may one day pave the way for tablets to dethrone TV as king of our living rooms. The app, called HuffPost Live, offers a strong mix of entertainment and social interaction and, most importantly, can throw itself onto a TV screen. To...
HuffPost Live's new iPad app could be a second screen breakthrough
Facebook's Fancy New Manhattan Office Is In The Same Building As AOL (FB, AOL)

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
'Google Free Zone' is how Google will gain its next billion users

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
Inkling Habitat brings pro-level digital book creation to the cloud -- but will it dent Amazon?

Turkey Day Was Instagram's Busiest Ever, With 10 Million+ Thanksgiving Photos Shared At Up To 226 Per Second

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While the day after Halloween is typically Facebook’s biggest photo sharing day, Instagram had its busiest 24 hours to date over Thanksgiving when users shared 10 million photos with holiday references, peaking at 226 per second. The surge likely inspired plenty of sign-ups too, as iPhonographers and Droidographers alike showed off...
Turkey Day Was Instagram's Busiest Ever, With 10 Million+ Thanksgiving Photos Shared At Up To 226 Per Second

I'd like to use the web my way, thank you very much Quora.

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I was browsing the web today, as I often do, with my iPhone on the can. (Yeah, you do it too, don't front.) A link to an interesting Q&A on Quora came along, so I clicked. And got this. Wow. This is bold, even for Quora. I can peek at...
I'd like to use the web my way, thank you very much Quora.

Facebook makes it official -- an external advertising network is coming soon

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There’s been a lot of discussion over the past few days about the recent changes to Facebook’s privacy and governance policies — including the revelation that (gasp!) Facebook is not actually a democracy — but one element of the new rules has gotten less attention than it probably should: namely,...
Facebook makes it official -- an external advertising network is coming soon

Microsoft improves Windows Phone's Dev Center to support app submission cancellations, better image uploads

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Today Microsoft announced three quality-of-life changes to the Windows Phone Developer Center that should smooth the application submission process. Developers can now cancel app submissions, something while will lead to a large decrease in groan moments for those building for the Windows Phone platform. Calling the prior process “frustrating,” Microsoft...
Microsoft improves Windows Phone's Dev Center to support app submission cancellations, better image uploads

Google Search Results Show Some Facebook User Posts Leaking Out Of Walled Garden

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Facebook has earned its reputation as an AOL-like walled garden by keeping most of the content generated within Facebook hidden from those who haven’t logged in. Not only does a login screen stop general Internet users from viewing Facebook content without logging in, it also impedes search... Please visit Search...
Google Search Results Show Some Facebook User Posts Leaking Out Of Walled Garden
Why This Loyal Apple User Switched From Apple TV To Roku
Facebook Loosens Zynga's Leash - Can Changing The Rules Save Zynga?

Apple Takes About 15 Minutes To Review An App For Approval (AAPL)

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Have you ever wondered how crappy apps end up in the App Store? It happens because, for all the talk of Apple running a tight, walled-garden, it's still a very human process, according to a story in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. A former manager tells Bloomberg BusinessWeek Apple's App Store approval...
Apple Takes About 15 Minutes To Review An App For Approval (AAPL)

I Have 50 Dollars, 'A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,' Hilariously Satirizes App.net

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(Photo: Ihave50dollars.com) Much has been written about Valley celeb Dalton Caldwell and his rather notorious new social network, App.net. The Twitter-like site charges $50 to join, in an effort to weed out spammers and people who aren’t really dedicated to the integrity of the community. BuzzFeed wondered if the walled...
I Have 50 Dollars, 'A Real-Time Social Feed for People Who Have $50,' Hilariously Satirizes App.net

Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?

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Fact: In 1994 I thought Apple was going to own it all. By 1999 most magazines thought it was dead. Fact: In 1992 Pointcast shipped. By 1999 it was dead. Fact: In 1994 Microsoft was beta testing a system called “Blackbird.” They killed it before shipping it. It was...
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?
Apple testing iCloud website notifications, but why?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?