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Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP5, But Wait…There’s More

FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

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The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order today that updated regulatory requirements needed to provide broadband services on aircraft. In short, the commission has designated Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft -- the broadband modules placed on the exterior of aircraft -- as a licensed application and established a...
FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

New Beginnings

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Mary Dedinsky, my newswriting professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, taught me early on to not bury the lead. So here I go: Kass and I have agreed to sell Buddy Media to salesforce.com. Now that that’s over, let me tell you a story – a story about...
New Beginnings

Companies See More Opportunities, Work With Facebook's Timeline For Brands

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Facebook launched Timeline For Brands this morning, which will give brand pages the same look, feel and functionality as the personal page Timelines the social network has been rolling out since September. We spent the morning asking more than two dozen brands for their initial reactions to Timeline, how...
Companies See More Opportunities, Work With Facebook's Timeline For Brands

Google Replaces WebKit Version ID with Blink in Latest Chrome Build

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The latest build of Google Chrome has officially received Google’s new rendering engine called Blink, which is meant to replace WebKit. Google is planning to have Blink power Chrome on desktop and Android with the release of Chrome 28 in about nine weeks. The change was first noted by developer...
Google Replaces WebKit Version ID with Blink in Latest Chrome Build

As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market

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Windows 7 has reached a significant milestone, landing itself on over half of all PCs around the world to a grab a better than 50% share of the global operating system (OS) market, according to data by StatCounter. It took Windows 7 just shy of three years to break the...
As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market

More Proof That Apple Is Crushing Android In The Platform War (AAPL, GOOG)

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Here's more proof that Android, despite having a huge lead in marketshare, is still losing the platform war to Apple. As you can see in this chart, 69% of new apps started by developers in the first quarter of the year were for iOS, as opposed to 31% for Android....
More Proof That Apple Is Crushing Android In The Platform War (AAPL, GOOG)

With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

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A year and a half after its initial launch, Amazon has obtained licenses from the four major music labels that pave the way for a “scan and match” feature that rivals Apple’s iTunes Match service. Agreements have been made with EMI Music, Universal, Sony and Warner, and with more than...
With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

Are you an enterprise startup? Join us at Startup.Synergy

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VentureBeat has teamed up with Citrix Startup Accelerator to lead a discussion on May 9 at Startup.Synergy about the massive opportunities for startups in the enterprise sector. First, if you’re an emerging startup focused on cloud, mobile, desktop, or collaboration, this event is your opportunity to learn about the Accelerator as a...
Are you an enterprise startup? Join us at Startup.Synergy

How to brand a consumer hardware startup

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Branding a world-class consumer hardware company is dramatically different than for consumer software, Web, or mobile companies. Branding begins with storytelling, and crafting compelling stories for hardware requires a fresh perspective. Why? What is the biggest difference between hardware and software products? Touch. The tactile interaction with a physical...
How to brand a consumer hardware startup

Supermassive Black Holes Can Abort Star Formation

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cremeglace writes "Astrophysicists have found that when a supermassive black hole quickly devours gas and dust, it can generate enough radiation to abort all the embryonic stars in the surrounding galaxy. It's not clear what this means for life's ability to take hold in such a bleak environment, but the...
Supermassive Black Holes Can Abort Star Formation

Google Announces App Activities Coming To Search, Showing You Information Based On Usage By Other Google+ Users

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Google’s number one strength is its search product, so it makes sense that all of their products feed back into it somehow. Today, the company announced the introduction of “App Activities” into Search. What this means is that when you search for something like “Fandango,” which uses Google+ sign-in, you’ll...
Google Announces App Activities Coming To Search, Showing You Information Based On Usage By Other Google+ Users

Media Center to live in a separate version of Windows 8?

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To the surprise of many, but not all, the same great Windows Media Center from Windows 7 was part of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. What this means for the final version of Windows 8 is still far from known, however, Winunleaked offers up a new clue with the...
Media Center to live in a separate version of Windows 8?

Twitter's API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice

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This week Twitter launched its new API. There are still lots of questions about what this means for developers, and what role developers have played in Twitter’s rise. But the general consensus seems to be that it doesn’t matter much for most users. Apparently most users just use Twitter’s official...
Twitter's API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice
Reid Hoffman: Three Disciplines that Product-Focused Founders Need

Twitter To Sunset the @Anywhere Platform, Official Shutdown Date Is December 6th, 2012

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Now that Twitter has introduced all of these fancy new things via its latest API, it’s time to get rid of some of the legacy stuff. One of the legacy items is a platform called @Anywhere, which was introduced by the company in 2010. In a post on the Twitter...
Twitter To Sunset the @Anywhere Platform, Official Shutdown Date Is December 6th, 2012

The differences between iPad and iPhone apps

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Filed under: iPad Here's an interesting post by a blogger named teucher that echoes something we've heard from developers before -- that the iPhone and the iPad will require completely different experiences. When the iPad was first announced, one of Apple's big selling points was that it already had a...
The differences between iPad and iPhone apps
Kinect For Windows Arrives In China; SDK Update Brings Improved Sensor Access, Windows 8 Support

Why a 7.85" Screen for the Rumored 'iPad Mini' Makes Sense

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Rumors of an "iPad mini" have been persistent over the past couple of years, despite an early dismissal of the 7" tablet form-factor by Apple's Steve Jobs: There are clear limits to how close elements can be on the screen before users can't touch accurately. We believe 10-inch screen is...
Why a 7.85" Screen for the Rumored 'iPad Mini' Makes Sense

Facebook’s Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues

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Facebook revealed some healthy new stats about how it drives traffic to Apple’s iOS ecosystem at an event today in San Francisco. The platform drove people to Apple’s App Store 83 million times last month. On top of that, it sent people back to iOS apps they had already downloaded...
Facebook’s Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues
Icenium taps the cloud for cross-platform hybrid app development

Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

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Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open source advocates and free...
Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?
For Apple, Microsoft, and Google, mobile convergence means executive consolidation

IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

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So remember last month how I told you about Project Sparta? That would be the IBM project aimed at simplifying how companies attack their big data problems. So anyway, it has a name now, and like I suspected, it’s part of the growing Pure line. It’s been dubbed the PureData...
IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

Twitter Launches Ads API, So Marketers Can Run Campaigns Through Adobe, Salesforce, Others

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Twitter just announced via blog post that it has launched an advertising API, which will allow brands to run ad campaigns through the company’s API partners, rather than having to buy them through Twitter itself. This confirms a report by TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden saying that Twitter would launch its ads...
Twitter Launches Ads API, So Marketers Can Run Campaigns Through Adobe, Salesforce, Others

The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

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In San Francisco, there are several great places to visit, including the Asian Art Museum. Yesterday, I was invited to check out its latest exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors, and test out its new iOS application that it hopes visitors will find enhances their experience. The app uses augmented reality to...
The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

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When I was in Austin earlier this year, there was one company people kept pushing me to meet with: WP Engine. The company provides a one-stop shop for all WordPress hosting needs, with the goal of simplifying the lives of WordPress developers and users. Today, the company is taking a...
WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin is trying to whip up some hysteria around the relatively straight laced IPO filing from Facebook this morning. The gist of his column: Facebook says it has 845 million monthly active users, but "active users" doesn't necessarily mean a user is coming...
Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

Your Verizon Galaxy Nexus just lost its Nexus

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The Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE handset is reportedly no longer a Google-supported developer phone, which could have software update implications. Droid-Life has some screen shots indicating that the CDMA Galaxy Nexus — and as well as Sprint’s Nexus S — no longer appear on Google’s page showing how to get...
Your Verizon Galaxy Nexus just lost its Nexus
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