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Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

Hotel's Free Wi-Fi Comes With Hidden Extras

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A Web engineer notices an odd glitch while using the wireless access at a Courtyard Marriott in New York -- and discovers that the hotel's Internet service is injecting advertising code into every Web page he visits. A site selling the technology for this system refers to it as "Web...
Hotel's Free Wi-Fi Comes With Hidden Extras

Facebook’s Plan For World Domination

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People have been complaining about Facebook and their privacy changes for what seems like an eternity. Recent developments have shown that this is all part of Facebook’s plan for world domination. Besides the various privacy policy changes, they have recently decided to share your profile with selected third party sites....
Facebook’s Plan For World Domination

Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

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Last month, I wrote about an interesting iPhone 5 case called the Linkase. And by interesting, I mean it claims to something that most cases can’t: Boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi signal strength by up to 50 percent. It’s made by a company in Taiwan called Abosolute Technology. The case has...
Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker

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While collective consumption has really taken off in the last year thanks to the Airbnbs and Ubers of the world, carpooling and ride-sharing have been around a bit longer. But for the last few years, a number of ride-sharing startups have been making headway in areas where carpooling traditionally has...
Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker

Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

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There’s not only a large amount of overlap in activities between smartphones and tablets, but owners of both device types also agree they want a faster mobile web experience. The data comes from Keynote’s Mobile User Survey (PDF), which the company published on Monday after surveying 5,388 people who owned...
Which activities are preferred on tablets vs phones? Keynote tells all

Opera brings a more social Web experience to feature phones with Opera Mobile Next

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Norwegian Internet firm Opera has introduced Opera Mini Next, a new mobile Web browser aimed at giving feature phone users a more social Internet experience. Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Opera Mini Next — which is a developer beta of its popular Opera Mini browser — includes ‘Smart...
Opera brings a more social Web experience to feature phones with Opera Mobile Next

Business Insider Is Hiring An Awesome Product Manager

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Do you love sharing cool web features with your network and colleagues? Do you collect mobile apps like charms? Do clunky digital experiences drive you nuts? Then we want to hear from you! Business Insider is looking for a Product Manager to join the team in building the fastest-growing business...
Business Insider Is Hiring An Awesome Product Manager

Whoa: You might pay just a $1 for a daily gigabyte in 2020

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“By 2020 the average person will download one gigabyte of personalised data each day, and it will be delivered for less than $1 a day.” That’s a striking comment from Hossein Moiin, CTO of Nokia Siemens Networks. Not only does it speak to the enormous growth in our data needs through...
Whoa: You might pay just a $1 for a daily gigabyte in 2020
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Instagram Appears To Have Turned Twitter Cards Back On For Its Photos

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As you know, there was a big kerfluffle the other day when Instagram, part of Facebook, decided to turn off Twitter Card functionality for its photos. Basically, you would no longer see the images in all their glory, rather, you’d see a cropped version. Instagram co-founder said at LeWeb that...
Instagram Appears To Have Turned Twitter Cards Back On For Its Photos

Announcing Instagram Profiles on the Web!

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You've asked for Instagram on the web and we've listened. Over the next few days, we'll be rolling out Instagram profiles on the web! Your web profile features a selection of your recently shared photographs just above your profile photo and bio, giving others a snapshot of the photos you...
Announcing Instagram Profiles on the Web!

TweetDeck Chief Iain Dodsworth Departs Twitter

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Iain Dodsworth, founder of the power-user application TweetDeck, announced Friday that he is leaving Twitter two years after TweetDeck was acquired by the microblogging company. “Two years since the @TweetDeck acquisition and now feels like a perfect time to start something new. Goodbye @Twitter, it’s been marvellous,” Dodsworth said in...
TweetDeck Chief Iain Dodsworth Departs Twitter

Steve Jobs Is Lying About Flash (AAPL, ADBE)

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Steve Jobs Blogs On Why He Hates Flash, But Can't Get His Facts Straight Clearly Apple must be feeling some pressure from the large group of consumers who are tired of not being able to get Flash content -- specifically, video -- on Apple's iPad and iPhones, because Steve...
Steve Jobs Is Lying About Flash (AAPL, ADBE)

Mozilla’s HTML5-based Open Web Devices will gives users a smartphone experience at feature phone costs

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It’s not at all surprising that open-source champion Mozilla has just announced a partnership which will bring about a platform to end all platforms. Teaming up with telecommunications operator, Telefónica, the pair aim to create a more open Web experience that users can take with them on the go. Mozilla’s Open Web...
Mozilla’s HTML5-based Open Web Devices will gives users a smartphone experience at feature phone costs

Opera Mobile for Android: Slimmer, safer and faster than Chrome

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Android device owners looking for a zippy browsing experience have a few good reasons to download Opera Mobile from Google Play. The company released version 12 1 of its browser on Tuesday; it takes up less storage space and adds helpful anti-fraud detection and support for additional HTML 5 standards. A quick...
Opera Mobile for Android: Slimmer, safer and faster than Chrome

Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

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It took three years, but OpenSignal finally has an iPhone app that will measure and track the performance of any mobile network it runs over. OpenSignal has been using its Android app to keep tabs on carriers’ networks around the world, crowdsourcing that data into detailed reports. Why participate in...
Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app
How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome

Make the mobile web better by NOT making these 4 responsive design mistakes

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. Igor Faletski is CEO of Mobify. Until recently, almost everyone who accessed the web used the same device: a...
Make the mobile web better by NOT making these 4 responsive design mistakes

Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

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Later today in New York, Samsung plans to introduce its latest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S 4. I’ll be covering the event live from Radio City Music Hall starting at 4pm PT (7pm ET), as Samsung introduces what will likely be the most scrutinized phone in the Android world....
Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

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Mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Japan’s SoftBank are set to launch a joint mobile Internet portal later this month in India, becoming the second service to be introduced from the duo’s joint initiative, Bharti SoftBank (BSB). The new service — called BSY — will lean on the expertise and know-how of...
Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

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  The future of the Web is everywhere. The future of the Web is not at your desk. It’s not necessarily in your pocket, either. It’s everywhere. With each new technological innovation, we continue to become more and more immersed in the Web, connecting the ever-growing layer of information in...
Holistic Web Browsing: Trends Of The Future

STMicro taps Quantenna's gigabit Wi-Fi technology for future chips

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High-speed Wi-Fi specialist Quantenna Communications has found a willing advocate for its new Wi-Fi superchip technology. Semiconductor giant STMicroelectronics has signed a licensing agreement with Quantenna to incorporate its multi-gigabit 802.11ac designs into future chips. The companies said the first products from the collaboration would come out next year. While...
STMicro taps Quantenna's gigabit Wi-Fi technology for future chips

Kik raises $19.5M to continue waging its messaging war

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Kik Interactive, the over-the-top communications startup that makes the popular Kik Messenger app, has raised a $19.5 million Series B ,led by new investor Foundation Capital and added Foundation partner Anamitra Banerji to its board. Benarji was Twitter’s 30th employee and first product manager, so he knows a bit about...
Kik raises $19.5M to continue waging its messaging war

Findery, Caterina Fake's Startup Previously Named 'Pinwheel', Debuts In Public Beta

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Findery, the new location-based note sharing startup from Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake, launched in public beta yesterday afternoon. Findery lets you take photos and notes from specific locations and tag them on a map anywhere in the world for other people to see and discover. The public launch...
Findery, Caterina Fake's Startup Previously Named 'Pinwheel', Debuts In Public Beta
Get your Google back
How RelayRides' GM-OnStar Partnership Unlocks Doors -- And A Potential 15M Cars For Its Fleet

Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface

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Socialcam’s spring has been full of ups and downs. First, a successive series of ups: The app scored tens of millions of users via Facebook over a period of no longer than a month and soared to the top of the iTunes App Store. Then, a few downers. Members of...
Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface
Onesheet On-The-Go: Music Service Now Lets Artists Connect With Fans Across Mobile Devices

Mozilla to Launch Firefox Home, an iPhone app

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In October 2009, Mozilla’s outgoing CEO John Lilly told me that Mozilla was working on a new iPhone app which it would release in next few weeks. Weeks turned into months, but Mozilla is finally getting ready to release Firefox Home, which as predicted was based on a Mozilla Labs...
Mozilla to Launch Firefox Home, an iPhone app
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