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Dwolla Raises $5 Million In Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others

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Disruptive payments network Dwolla confirmed today it has raised $5 million in Series B financing in a round led by Union Square Ventures. Also participating in the round are Village Ventures, Thrive Capital, Artists and Instigators and Paige Craig of Betterworks. The company says that additional funding will be used...
Dwolla Raises $5 Million In Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others

Today’s Google Doodle Is An Awesome, Playable Moog Synthesizer

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While we don’t make a habit out of covering every iteration of the Google Doodle, today’s version is especially awesome. The doodle is celebrating the birth date of Dr. Robert Moog, the inventor of the electronic analog Moog Synthesizer. The what?, you may ask. The synthesizer was an instrument Moog created...
Today’s Google Doodle Is An Awesome, Playable Moog Synthesizer
Telefónica working with Mozilla to build open Web-centric smartphone

JAM with Chrome: Play music live with your friends online

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If you ever dreamed of playing in a band, now’s your chance to be a rock star. JAM with Chrome is an interactive web application that enables friends in different locations to play music together in the Chrome browser on their computers. No matter what your level of talent—from daydreaming...
JAM with Chrome: Play music live with your friends online

Who's Ready for the (Heaven Forbid) Social Networking Patent Wars?

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Please see the disclosure about Facebook in my ethics statement. Tech companies have recently ratcheted up their offensive use of intellectual property, especially in the mobile space — but not so much in social networking. Just in case patent wars happen to be contagious, it seems worth evaluating which social...
Who's Ready for the (Heaven Forbid) Social Networking Patent Wars?

First look: Mozilla's Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI

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Mozilla launched a new project last year called Boot2Gecko (B2G) with the aim of developing a mobile operating system. The platform's user interface and application stack will be built entirely with standards-based Web technologies and will run on top of Gecko, the HTML rendering engine used in the Firefox...
First look: Mozilla's Boot2Gecko mobile platform and Gaia UI

Mozilla Launches Its Latest GameOn Competition, Wants You To "Re-Imagine The Web As The Console"

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Mozilla just announced the launch of its GameOn competition for web-based games built on top of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other open web technologies like WebGL and WebRTC. Developers can submit their games until February 24, 2013. There are three categories (hackable games, multi-device games and web-only games) and the...
Mozilla Launches Its Latest GameOn Competition, Wants You To "Re-Imagine The Web As The Console"

Mozilla in Mobile – the Web is the Platform

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This week we are in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2012, the mobile industry’s largest trade show. Our goal is to meet with industry operators, vendors and developers to further the cause of promoting an open, people-centric Web for consumers and developers across all devices and platforms. Today, we announced several...
Mozilla in Mobile – the Web is the Platform

Google I/O 2012 registration opens, act quick before tickets sell out

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Google has opened registration for its annual Google I/O developer conference, this year extending the event to three days from its usual two. Commencing on June 27 through to June 29, 2012 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, a ticket for Google I/O will cost $900 for a general attendee and...
Google I/O 2012 registration opens, act quick before tickets sell out

Guardian Activate Summit partners with MediaGuru to expand to India in October

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The next Guardian Activate Summit will take place in India in October, the British media outlet officially confirmed today during Activate New York, which we will be covering all day. The upcoming summit in Delhi is one more step into international expansion for Activate. Born in London in 2009, it...
Guardian Activate Summit partners with MediaGuru to expand to India in October

How The Big Six Book Publishers Are Using Social Media

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In the fifth and final part of our series, Social Books, we explore how the "big six" book publishers use social media. So far in the series we've looked at the largest social network for book lovers (Goodreads), a new social network for book writers (Writer's Bloq), how public libraries...
How The Big Six Book Publishers Are Using Social Media

Finally, a Cross-Platform HTML5 Game

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We've been hearing about it for years: The collection of Web technologies known as HTML5 is the future of online publishing. The promise of cross-platform applications with one easy code base is enticing to developers, who stand to save a fortune in coding costs, and publishers, who could extend their...
Finally, a Cross-Platform HTML5 Game
Adding 1K Members/Day, Behance Launches Major Redesign To Make “The Creative Graph” A Reality
Google’s Sergey Brin: China, SOPA, Facebook Threaten the ‘Open Web’

JAM with Chrome: Play music live with your friends online

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If you ever dreamed of playing in a band, now’s your chance to be a rock star. JAM with Chrome is an interactive web application that enables friends in different locations to play music together in the Chrome browser on their computers. No matter what your level of talent—from daydreaming...
JAM with Chrome: Play music live with your friends online

Unlike Facebook, Famo.us thinks HTML5 rocks. Here is why.

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Did you hear that Facebook, arguably the biggest champion of HTML 5 (a set of web technologies) decided to throw its weight behind native mobile apps instead? So did Steve Newcomb, the co-founder of Berkeley, Calif-based Famo.us, a 17-month-old startup that announced itself at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2012. That didn’t deter...
Unlike Facebook, Famo.us thinks HTML5 rocks. Here is why.

Chrome 18 arrives with hardware-accelerated Canvas

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Version 18 of the Chrome Web browser has rolled out to the stable channel. The new version includes hardware-accelerated rendering for the HTML5 Canvas element on Windows and Mac OS X. As we have recently reported, standards-based Web technologies provide an increasingly capable platform for game development. The major...
Chrome 18 arrives with hardware-accelerated Canvas
Class2Go: Stanford's New Open-Source Platform For Online Education
Does your Facebook mobile app suck? Here’s why

Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

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For the last year, Mozilla has been looking to build a mobile operating system as part of its “Boot to Gecko” project. Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the first fruits of that effort appeared, with the news of a partnership with Spanish operator Telefónica to build out a...
Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so
Mozilla launches multiplayer browser adventure to showcase HTML5 gaming

The Web Is Saved: East Texas Jury Says Eolas Patents Are Invalid

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Okay, that happened much faster than I expected. Just a few hours ago, we wrote about Tim Berners-Lee telling an East Texas jury just how insane patent troll Eolas' patents were, along with their claims that all sorts of core web technologies were covered by their patents. We thought it...
The Web Is Saved: East Texas Jury Says Eolas Patents Are Invalid

HTML5 Ready for Prime Time: Don't Believe the Hype Cycle

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Is HTML5 a distant dream or a here-and-now lifeline for the mobile Web? A recent report from research firm Gartner predicted that this collection of next-gen Web technologies is still five to 10 years from becoming a suitable basis for businesses. But developers are moving forward apace, and HTML5-enabled apps...
HTML5 Ready for Prime Time: Don't Believe the Hype Cycle
'Explore the Galaxy' lets you travel across the Milky Way from the comfort of your browser

Mozilla unveils a new ‘Persona’ for its BrowserID easy login technology

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Mozilla has announced Persona, a new public-facing name for its BrowserID technology, which aims to make it easier to sign in to websites and Web apps. Launched in July last year, BrowserID simplifies the login procedure by making it a one-click experience for users. The user’s identity is stored in the browser,...
Mozilla unveils a new ‘Persona’ for its BrowserID easy login technology

66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

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66 percent of mobile developers believe that it is “likely to very likely” Facebook will be disrupted by a mobile-first social media startup. It doesn’t surprise me whatsoever that mobile developers think their work is the Second Coming of Christ, but taking on Facebook? Well, good luck! The latest data...
66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

Tim Berners-Lee In Court To Try To Prevent Patent Troll Eolas From Patenting Key Web Concepts

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Remember Eolas? We've written about this infamous patent troll many times, mostly focusing on its big patent fight with Microsoft over the idea of browser plugins -- a case it eventually settled. In 2009, however, Eolas came back and basically sued the web, claiming that all sorts of very basic...
Tim Berners-Lee In Court To Try To Prevent Patent Troll Eolas From Patenting Key Web Concepts
Mobile app development: 94% of software developers betting on HTML5 winning
Turning to the past to power Windows' future: An in-depth look at WinRT

Kasabi shuts down, says data marketplace 'too slow'

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Kasabi, a platform that hosted and published linked data, is closing down after owners Talis Systems said the market was growing too slowly to be sustainable. The UK-based company allowed anyone to publish data sets, create APIs and use tools to combine and recombine them with each other. It was...
Kasabi shuts down, says data marketplace 'too slow'
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