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Fancy Some Three-Dimensional Wellness? Recipe Kit Service HelloFresh Partners With Weight Loss App Noom

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Arguably, eating healthily takes both motivation and time. And in what’s being billed as “a world first, three-dimensional wellness experience” (presumably with a straight face), the recipe kit subscription service HelloFresh is partnering with weight loss coaching app Noom to tackle the problem from both ends. Available first in the...
Fancy Some Three-Dimensional Wellness? Recipe Kit Service HelloFresh Partners With Weight Loss App Noom

YouTube is down for some as users report unreliable service for several hours

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YouTube is up and down in various parts of the world. Users trying to reach the video portal are getting various errors, or are unable to reach the service at all. I first saw the following “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” error when trying to get to YouTube: My editor Martin Bryant...
YouTube is down for some as users report unreliable service for several hours

Brain game company Lumosity earned $24M in revenue in 2012, now reaches 35M members

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If you get too distracted to read this story the whole way through, perhaps you should consider joining the millions of people who use brain training app Lumosity. On Thursday, the San Francisco-based maker of brain fitness games and neuroscience research company said that it had grown 150 percent year-over-year...
Brain game company Lumosity earned $24M in revenue in 2012, now reaches 35M members

10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

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Facebook can adjust their algorithms over and over again, and Twitter can find new ways to target promoted tweets, but let’s face it: sometimes, social networks are just too big. Though millions of users are checking these feeds constantly, they’re not always paying close attention to what they’re reading. There...
10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

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We told you a bit about Ev Williams and his vision for the future of publishing with his new company, Medium, the other day. I mentioned in that piece that the company was hiring a variety of interesting positions. Today, Williams announced a new addition, a Director of Content. The...
Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

Video: Nexus 7 touchscreen defect

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As Nexus 7 pre-orders start filtering out into the world, users are finally getting acquainted with Google's 7-inch slate. There is a lot to like about the device; it's fast, solidly built, and has great software. I should say, these things are true in most cases. Ever since my tablet...
Video: Nexus 7 touchscreen defect
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Court Blocks Controversial California Bill That Takes Away All Anonymity For Any Sex Offenders

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Back in the fall, we worried about proposed legislation in California designed to deal with "sex offenders" online. As we noted, the bill would almost inevitably pass -- as it did -- because most people think that increased punishment for sex offenders makes sense. But there are serious issues with...
Court Blocks Controversial California Bill That Takes Away All Anonymity For Any Sex Offenders

Russian Internet giant Yandex takes its online wallet offline with the launch of debit cards

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Russia’s Yandex is fast expanding beyond its search engine roots, and its latest product launch takes it into the offline world. Users of the Yandex.Money electronic payment system can now take advantage of a MasterCard debit card to make payments both online and offline. The news puts Yandex.Money on a...
Russian Internet giant Yandex takes its online wallet offline with the launch of debit cards

Japanese operator maxes out the 4G LTE standard, builds 300 Mbps network

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Japanese fixed line and mobile operator eAccess has just finished testing their soon to be launched 4G LTE network. What makes their 4G LTE special compared to say AT&T’s or Verizon’s 4G LTE is that eAccess is maxing out the technical capabilities of the LTE standard. They’re using 40 MHz...
Japanese operator maxes out the 4G LTE standard, builds 300 Mbps network

Microsoft removes Facebook, Twitter apps from Xbox 360

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Microsoft has seemingly retired the Facebook and Twitter apps for the Xbox 360. The apps will be removed from the console when users are forced to run the mandatory Dashboard update, which is currently in the process of being deployed around the world. Users will no longer be able to...
Microsoft removes Facebook, Twitter apps from Xbox 360

Virtual stock market game startup TradeHero aims for $5m funding and 1m users by year-end

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Getting burned on the stock market can be a devastating experience – as the co-founder of Singapore startup TradeHero can attest to. One of the reasons Dinesh Bhatia set up TradeHero, a mobile virtual stock market game, was because of the lack of information and therefore inadequacy in competing with...
Virtual stock market game startup TradeHero aims for $5m funding and 1m users by year-end

Fitness app Runno offers an interesting mix of workout and location-based gameplay

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Making its public debut today is Runno, another service that aims to make staying in shape “fun”. Thing is, they might actually pull it off from what we’ve seen. From the get-go: there are many mobile apps and gadgets designed to help make exercise more fun, social and ‘analyzable’ if...
Fitness app Runno offers an interesting mix of workout and location-based gameplay

This Tiny New York Startup Is Showing Facebook How It's Done (FB)

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There is a startup in New York called Sulia. It's tiny - 10 people work there - and you've probably never heard of it. But it is one to pay attention to - especially if you are Twitter CEO Dick Costolo or Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Sulia is a site...
This Tiny New York Startup Is Showing Facebook How It's Done (FB)

The Lives of Others: Civo Gives Strangers A Friendly Place For "Visual Conversation"

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Civo is a beautiful new social discovery app that breaks users out of their social or geographic networks without forcing them to leave their comfort zones. It went live last week and is available for free in the iOS App Store (an Android version is in the works). Founder Wei...
The Lives of Others: Civo Gives Strangers A Friendly Place For "Visual Conversation"

Nokia Public Transport helps Belle users take mass transit

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Nokia has just detailed its new Nokia Public Transport app (free, Ovi Store), for its Belle-powered smartphones. It offers bus, train, underground and suburban train schedules for nearly 80 cities and urban areas around the world. Users can also bookmark often-visited locations such as their home or work.......
Nokia Public Transport helps Belle users take mass transit
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Appurify Raises $4.5M Series A To Automate Mobile App Testing On A Wide Range Of Devices

DRM-free music, next-day downloads for TV on tap for BlackBerry World

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We've already reported that RIM will be partnering with 7digital for its content offerings, but the company has released more details about exactly what it will offer when the new BlackBerry 10 operating system goes live. BlackBerry World, previously BlackBerry App World, will include an "extensive catalog of songs."...
DRM-free music, next-day downloads for TV on tap for BlackBerry World

Giving back made easy: New Placed app lets you donate to charity by installing app

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Privacy is important and understandably, people often opt-out of having their location tracked by certain apps. But a new app from Seattle location analytics startup Placed encourages tracking by allowing users to make charitable donations in exchange for having their location tracked. The new service is called Give 2 Charity. Users install...
Giving back made easy: New Placed app lets you donate to charity by installing app

Internet Explorer 9 To Be HTML5 Compatible – Microsoft Joining The Anti-Flash Movement?

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Rumors are flying that the forthcoming version of Internet Explorer, the ninth incarnation, will include strong support of HTML5.This would be a dramatic change from Internet Explorer 8, which is not known for its HTML5 compliance for a reason. Thar reason? It has nearly none. This is hardly surprising, Microsoft...
Internet Explorer 9 To Be HTML5 Compatible – Microsoft Joining The Anti-Flash Movement?

German ISP claims to deliver 4.7Gbps download speed in field test

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Germany's largest cable operator today said it has delivered download speeds of 4.7Gbps in a field test that blows away the 300Mbps FiOS speeds Verizon has been crowing about. But, of course, Verizon's speeds will be available to real-world users (in the limited number of communities FiOS is deployed in)....
German ISP claims to deliver 4.7Gbps download speed in field test

How NASA battle-tested its Mars rover live stream

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Anyone excited to watch NASA’s Mars rover, called Curiosity, land on the surface of the red planet on Sunday night can all but rest assured that too much demand won’t kill the stream. NASA teamed an application-testing specialist called SOASTA to ensure the world can keep watching even if demand...
How NASA battle-tested its Mars rover live stream

RIM teases revamped BBM service, includes updated Twitter, Facebook, Travel, Music and App World apps

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Whilst RIM is flagging in domestic and western markets, one of its jewels remains its BlackBerry Messenger service, which has slowly and surely growing to include an increasing number of social and connected BlackBerry apps. Today, the company has announced that Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Travel, its BlackBerry...
RIM teases revamped BBM service, includes updated Twitter, Facebook, Travel, Music and App World apps

Associated Press to use Bambuser user footage for news

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Sweden's Bambuser, which lets users stream live video content from their phones or webcams, has now partnered with the Associated Press. The deal will let the media outlet use Bambuser member footage in their news reports for the many news agencies around the world. Users will need to opt in...
Associated Press to use Bambuser user footage for news

Crittercism Nabs $12 Million in Funding to Expand Beyond Tracking Mobile App Bugs

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Crittercism, a San Francisco-based company that helps mobile app developers track their performance, has raised a further $12 million from its existing investors. The company’s technology lets mobile app creators such as Netflix and LinkedIn understand how and why their apps crash, although Crittercism plans to use the new funding...
Crittercism Nabs $12 Million in Funding to Expand Beyond Tracking Mobile App Bugs

Nokia And Xpal Power's Cheap, Trend-Bucking Phones Are All About Simplicity, Will Stay Charged For Years

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The two companies have unusual phones on display at this year's Mobile World Congress that are kind of anti-iPhones. The markets for each, however, look very different. Nokia's new 105 phone, revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, owes a lot more to the classic dumbphone of yesteryear than...
Nokia And Xpal Power's Cheap, Trend-Bucking Phones Are All About Simplicity, Will Stay Charged For Years

Apple updates Siri for iOS6: cars, languages, games, sports, and yes, iPad!

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Apple kicked off their 2012 World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) today with a Siri joke. But the Siri integrations into the coming iOS6 are not funny if you’re Google or anyone else who makes a living delivering information to users. Siri is integrating with your car, getting a massive language...
Apple updates Siri for iOS6: cars, languages, games, sports, and yes, iPad!
Google's Doodle Features American Labor Leader Cesar Chavez On Easter Sunday, Users Retaliate On Twitter
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