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Rovio's Angry Birds soda takes Finland by storm, beats out Coke and Pepsi

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Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise has become the toast of Finland, replacing the troubled Nokia (NOK) as the company’s most distinguished brand. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that the Fins have a great deal of pride in their world-famous gaming company, so much so that they’ll even drink Angry...
Rovio's Angry Birds soda takes Finland by storm, beats out Coke and Pepsi

Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

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Zynga, maker of FarmVille, CityVille and other popular social games,  has filed a trademark lawsuit against Kobojo, a startup based in France that makes a game called PyramidVille. Zynga says the game is being confused for one of its own, and the company asks the court to put a stop...
Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

Android, iPhone 4S Hacked at Security Conference

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Get off the phone, CEO guy. (flickr.com/perspective) Attendees at the EuSecWest-sponsored World Security Professional Summit in Amsterdam are participating in a contest called Mobile Pwn2Own. Contestants are, yes, basically revealing that our mobile devices can be easily pwned by someone with the know-how. Quell your bubbling phone fanboy or fangirl...
Android, iPhone 4S Hacked at Security Conference

Facebook Plans IPO Filing For Next Week (GS, MS)

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Facebook is planning to drop its long-awaited IPO filing on Wednesday, the WSJ reports. The timing isn't set in stone and could still change, a source tells the WSJ. Morgan Stanley is "close" to becoming the underwriter. Goldman Sachs will also play a "major role." The filing will disclose...
Facebook Plans IPO Filing For Next Week (GS, MS)

Apple Has A Solution For Those Whom Couldn't Get Tickets To Its Biggest Event Of The Year

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Tickets to Apple's huge annual developer conference, WWDC, sold out in a record two minutes when they went on sale this week. Now, Apple is acknowledging the sellout, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web reports. "Enthusiasm for WWDC 2013 has been incredible, with tickets selling out in record time," Apple posted...
Apple Has A Solution For Those Whom Couldn't Get Tickets To Its Biggest Event Of The Year

Send Tweets In Case of Emergency? U.K. Fire Brigade Is On It

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Sound the alarm! (Photo: flickr.com/ell-r-brown) There may be a day coming where your impulse to tweet in every emergency actually does you some good. The Next Web reports that the London Fire Brigade is currently investigating the possibility of setting up a Twitter version of its 999 emergency line. What...
Send Tweets In Case of Emergency? U.K. Fire Brigade Is On It

Apple and Microsoft Reportedly Facing Off Over SkyDrive In-App Subscription Revenues

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The Next Web reports that Apple and Microsoft are currently engaged in a dispute over Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage app that was launched in the App Store a year ago. According to the report, the dispute is related to Microsoft's move to roll out the ability for users to purchase...
Apple and Microsoft Reportedly Facing Off Over SkyDrive In-App Subscription Revenues
What's More Alarming: Naming a Kid After an Apple Product, or After 50 Shades?

Mountain Lion frustrates Apple fans attempting to upgrade system

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Apple newest desktop operating system is causing several problems as users attempt to download it from iTunesToday Apple released Mountain Lion, its newest desktop operating system, but users are facing a host of problems as they attempt to download the highly anticipated system. Apple announced that it would release Mountain...
Mountain Lion frustrates Apple fans attempting to upgrade system

Don't Even THINK You're Going to Get Away with Vining that Prince Concert

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Please don’t sue me, Prince! (Wikipedia) Prince is a legendary for three things: His music; his overall wackiness; and his scorched-earth policy toward digital bootleggers. The man sometimes seems to spend more time playing whack-a-mole with concert clips on YouTube than recording new music. Post so much as a video...
Don't Even THINK You're Going to Get Away with Vining that Prince Concert

Please Do Not Make Pinterest Resumes a Thing Now

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There's an old marketing tactic called "eating your own dog food," whereby a founder swallows his own product to prove to the world just now sweet it is. In recessionary times, it appears that strategy has trickled downstream to potential hires. As The Next Web reports, Jeanne Hwang, a Harvard...
Please Do Not Make Pinterest Resumes a Thing Now

Irrationally Paranoid? AdiOS Shows Which Apps Access Your Address Book

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Does Address-gate have you terrified that your mobile apps are secretly slurping up your address book? AdiOS is a free new Mac program that in seconds detects which of your iOS apps have the ability to access your phone numbers and email contacts. AdiOS doesn’t indicate if or how the...
Irrationally Paranoid? AdiOS Shows Which Apps Access Your Address Book

German Police Are Putting Drawings Of Murder Suspects On Facebook To Help Hunt Them Down (FB)

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In Hanover, Germany, police have caught eight murder suspects in the last year using an unconventional tool: Facebook. Using details from witnesses, drawings of suspects are created and then posted to the social network, where users are encouraged to identify them, the Next Web reports. Problem is, these drawings...
German Police Are Putting Drawings Of Murder Suspects On Facebook To Help Hunt Them Down (FB)
Apple TV snubs Amazon's Lovefilm, adds Watchever in Germany

Pebble Watch Surpasses $10M, Partners with Twine for Real-Time Updates Sent Straight to Your Wrist

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(supermechanical.com) Oh, the Pebble. We're almost getting tired of writing about it. The little e-paper gadget hit the "most-funded Kickstarter project EVAH" mark about six million dollars ago. Today, it surpassed $10 million in pledges and sold out of all 85,000 of its offered watches. Seems like a good time to...
Pebble Watch Surpasses $10M, Partners with Twine for Real-Time Updates Sent Straight to Your Wrist

Just What the Tensions with North Korea Needed: Anonymous!

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Expect ‘em everywhere, even behind you in the line for Starbucks. Is there any situation into which Anons will not insert themselves? The Next Web reports that, as North Korea rattles its saber louder and louder, hackers flying the flag of Anonymous have basically declared war on the country’s authoritarian...
Just What the Tensions with North Korea Needed: Anonymous!

Apple Enhancing Apple ID Safety by Enforcing Security Question Requirements

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The Next Web reports that Apple has begun enhancing the security of users' Apple ID accounts, requiring those who have do not have alternate email addresses and security questions on file to add them.In the past 24 hours, Apple appears to have started prompting iOS devices owners and those with...
Apple Enhancing Apple ID Safety by Enforcing Security Question Requirements

Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs

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Just after the revelation that Apple has acquired Web app startup Particle, The Next Web reports that Apple is also in the process of acquiring Color Labs. Color, which raised a substantial $41 million round of financing even before launching last year, arrived as a photo sharing service that has...
Apple Reportedly Acquiring Streaming Video Firm Color Labs
It's A Facebook And Google World On Apple's App Store, Poke Hits #1 A Day After Its Release

Barclays Bank makes a big buy, purchases 8,500 iPads

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These are the type of deals that must take the wind out of the sails of Microsoft a bit. A few weeks after introducing the Microsoft Surface tablet, British banking giant Barclays has purchased 8,500 iPads in what is said to be among the largest purchase of tablets in the...
Barclays Bank makes a big buy, purchases 8,500 iPads

Apple Plays Cat And Mouse With In-App Purchase Hacker

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Piracy has been considered the bane of game developers for as long as games have existed. Over the years, many methods of fighting piracy or turning those who play for free into paying customers have come and gone. Some methods focused deterring pirates while others instead focused on maximizing profits....
Apple Plays Cat And Mouse With In-App Purchase Hacker

Opera's latest mobile Web report smashes a British stereotype and names Europe's sportiest country

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The latest edition of Opera’s State of the Mobile Web reports has a focus on the sites and topics people are browsing on their mobile devices in European countries. The results show that Cyprus has the sportiest browsers and one women’s site in particular has a strong hold on the European...
Opera's latest mobile Web report smashes a British stereotype and names Europe's sportiest country
Speed-networking site 85by55 makes meeting new business people slightly creepier
Microsoft and Apple reportedly locked in a battle over SkyDrive iOS app

Zynga Reportedly Shutters Its Austin Office During the Apple Keynote Because No One Will Even Notice, Right Guys?

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(Photo: Insider Monkey) Social gaming company Zynga has endured a rough couple of months. After its acquisition of the NYC-based company OMGPOP–producers of the fad-friendly game Draw Something–the company has experienced a downward spiral. Earlier this month, it reported an estimated net loss of $90 million to $105 million for its third...
Zynga Reportedly Shutters Its Austin Office During the Apple Keynote Because No One Will Even Notice, Right Guys?
Sources confirm Windows 8 Release Preview coming May 31st, includes Flash in Metro browser

Nike+ opens up its APIs, lets developers see what NikeFuel really is

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It looks like Nike+ is making moves to get more people playing with its gear. The Next Web reports that Nike has opened up its APIs on the company developer site today, which means devs now have a way to hook into the data all those FuelBands and SportWatches...
Nike+ opens up its APIs, lets developers see what NikeFuel really is
Apple quietly rolls out revised iOS 5.1.1 build for GSM iPhone 4

Instagram Reportedly Loses 25% of Active Users, But We Doubt It's Due to Rules Backlash

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(Photo: Instagram) “Rage Against Rules,” declares a bolded headline in the New York Post today, which collected stats from App Data to paint a portrait of a flailing Instagram. The Post claims that following the terms of service debacle which supposedly had both normals and celebrities fleeing the app, Instagram’s total active users...
Instagram Reportedly Loses 25% of Active Users, But We Doubt It's Due to Rules Backlash
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