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Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones - PCWorld

March 23, 2015 - 6:52pm

PCWorld

Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones
PCWorld
At one time, people considered Microsoft a true contender in the mobile space. Just four years ago, some analysts predicted that Windows Phone would leapfrog BlackBerry and iOS to claim the number two spot behind Android. Some researchers expected ...

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Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps - Apple Insider

March 23, 2015 - 6:41pm

Apple Insider

Twitter experiments with autoplay video ads on iPhone and iPad apps
Apple Insider
According to a report from Ad Age, Twitter is looking to gauge whether users are more likely to watch a video ad if it queues up and plays automatically. "We're running a small test on a few variations on the video playback experience," Twitter said.
Twitter is Testing Auto-Play Videos on the iPad and iPhoneThe iPad Guide
Twitter Adding Autoplay Videos in iOS AppsIGN
Twitter injects autoplaying video ads into iOS appCult of Mac
Marketing Land -Computerworld Australia
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Android Startup Raises More Funding - Wall Street Journal

March 23, 2015 - 5:06pm

Forbes

Android Startup Raises More Funding
Wall Street Journal
Tech companies are rallying around a hot startup that is attempting to challenge Google's dominant position in mobile devices. Cyanogen Inc., which offers a version of the Android operating software for mobile devices that competes with the ...
Cyanogen earns $80 million in funding for more 'open' AndroidSlashGear
Cyanogen raises $80 million with help from TwitterCNET
Cyanogen lands $80 million for Google-free Android pushThe Seattle Times
Xconomy -FierceMobileIT -Upstart
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Is Facebook Planning an Android Phone Dialer? - Top Tech News

March 23, 2015 - 4:23pm

Top Tech News

Is Facebook Planning an Android Phone Dialer?
Top Tech News
Do you remember the HTC First? No? Perhaps this might ring a bell: the Facebook Phone, Mark Zuckerberg's effort to create a branded device that could compete with Apple and Android. The Facebook phone debuted with a lot of fanfare in the spring of 2013 ...

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Twitch stitch-up! Game vid stream biz in hack alert, wipes passwords - The Register

March 23, 2015 - 4:13pm

The Register

Twitch stitch-up! Game vid stream biz in hack alert, wipes passwords
The Register
Gameplay-streaming upstart Twitch fears it may have been hacked – and has reset its users' account passwords. The San Francisco-based startup, which lets people stream videos of themselves playing games and doing other stuff to online spectators – said ...
Possible Twitch Security Breach Reported [UPDATE]GameSpot
Your Twitch account has been locked-down: Here's whySlashGear
Twitch Advises Users to Change Account Passwords After Security BreachIGN
CSO Online -PC Gamer -Investor's Business Daily
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Apple praises new Steve Jobs biography — and faults Isaacson's bestseller - SFGate (blog)

March 23, 2015 - 3:09pm

SFGate (blog)

Apple praises new Steve Jobs biography — and faults Isaacson's bestseller
SFGate (blog)
When Walter Isaacson's “Steve Jobs” was published in 2011, millions rushed to get copies of the biography of the Apple chief executive who had died just a month earlier. Graced by a portrait of Jobs staring down the photographer with a mixture of Zen-like ...

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Twitter taps Foursquare for location-based features - Engadget

March 23, 2015 - 2:34pm

Engadget

Twitter taps Foursquare for location-based features
Engadget
Twitter wants to know where you are. The social media company has tied up with Foursquare so your tweets can carry your precise location. Twitter was already picking up on your whereabouts, but its in-house tagging ability has been restricted to data points ...
Twitter teams up with Foursquare for location-based tweetsBetaNews
Foursquare Partners With Twitter To Improve Geotagging In TweetsInternational Business Times
The Twitter-Foursquare deal: What's in it for each company?Fortune
MediaPost Communications -SlashGear -Business Insider
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HTC's Flashy New Smartphone Is Boring Critics - Huffington Post

March 23, 2015 - 1:08pm

HTC's Flashy New Smartphone Is Boring Critics
Huffington Post
HTC needs a hit, but it may not find one in its upcoming Android device. The next major phone from the Taiwanese company is the HTC One M9, a premium device intended to rival the iPhone and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 phone. It's coming to the ...

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How Google is about to change the TV business forever - Fortune

March 23, 2015 - 1:06pm

Fortune

How Google is about to change the TV business forever
Fortune
Google is hoping to bring its ad tracking technology from the web to televisions, potentially changing the future of the ad business. The tech giant is starting a trial of its new service in Kansas City, tracking the ad views of every house with a Google Fiber box.
Google Fiber Plans Experiment With Targeted Ads for TelevisionNew York Times (blog)
Google Fiber TV now delivers ads based on your viewing habitsArs Technica
Google Fiber will sell ads in Kansas City tied to TV viewing habitsKansas City Star
PCWorld -Daily Mail -InvestCorrectly
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How Google's New TV Service Could Disrupt The Advertising Industry - Benzinga

March 23, 2015 - 1:03pm

Benzinga

How Google's New TV Service Could Disrupt The Advertising Industry
Benzinga
Search giant Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)(NASDAQ: GOOG) recently announced trial of a new local advertising service for Google Fiber. This service will enable TV ads to behave more like ads on the Internet. Mike Prospero, reviews editor of Laptop Mag ...

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Apple climbs after $1tn valuation call - Financial Times

March 23, 2015 - 12:48pm

Bidness ETC

Apple climbs after $1tn valuation call
Financial Times
Cantor Fitzgerald became the first brokerage to put a price target that gives the iPhone maker a market value of more than $1tn, linking its increase to the company's strengthening position in China and the looming launch of its first new product category in five ...
Apple PT Raised to $180.00 at Cantor Fitzgerald (AAPL)sleekmoney
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Make Apple Watch Available from 24th AprilInside Trade
Apple (AAPL) PT Raised to $180 at Cantor FitzgeraldStreetInsider.com
Barron's (blog) -Insider Monkey (blog) -Business Insider Australia
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Instagram finally puts together its own collage app, called Layout - Mashable

March 23, 2015 - 12:05pm

Mashable

Instagram finally puts together its own collage app, called Layout
Mashable
Instagram is rolling out Layout, a free, standalone app that merges multiple images into one. It's available on iOS now (on the App Store), and an Android version is expected in the next few months. See also: 21 women whose Instagram photos will amaze and ...
New Instagram Collage App Lets You Take Wild Mirrored ShotsWired
Instagram's new app Layout lets users combine multiple photos into a collageVentureBeat
Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage AppTechCrunch
Fast Company -Engadget -International Business Times
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Cyanogen raises $80 million with help from Twitter - CNET

March 23, 2015 - 12:02pm

CNET

Cyanogen raises $80 million with help from Twitter
CNET
The open-source Android startup also received funding in this round from Qualcomm and Rupert Murdoch. by Don Reisinger · @donreisinger; 23 March 2015 4:48 pm GMT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr.

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Michigan chosen as 1st Midwest partner for Google views - San Francisco Chronicle

March 23, 2015 - 11:21am

Mashable

Michigan chosen as 1st Midwest partner for Google views
San Francisco Chronicle
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has been selected as the first Midwest state to partner with Google on making photos of travel destinations available through Google Maps. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Travel Michigan Vice President David West and Steve ...
Top Michigan destinations now featured on Google MapsDetroit Free Press
Google deal puts Michigan tourism attractions on mapThe Detroit News
Pure Michigan And Google Maps Partner For Amazing Michigan ViewsWILX-TV

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Nintendo CEO dismisses report of Netflix 'Zelda' series - USA TODAY

March 23, 2015 - 11:02am

USA TODAY

Nintendo CEO dismisses report of Netflix 'Zelda' series
USA TODAY
It looks like fans of Nintendo's role-playing epic The Legend of Zelda won't see the franchise spring to life on Netflix. In an interview with Time magazine, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dismissed a report from The Wall Street Journal that Netflix was developing a ...
Nintendo's New 3DS Almost Didn't Include Its Best New FeatureGameSpot
8 More Fascinating Things Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Told TIMETIME
Nintendo Head Says Legend Of Zelda Netflix Rumors Were InacurateComicbook.com
The Koalition -Crave Online -Kotaku
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Fitbit adds bicycling activity monitoring, multi-sensor tracking - SlashGear

March 23, 2015 - 10:39am

SlashGear

Fitbit adds bicycling activity monitoring, multi-sensor tracking
SlashGear
Fitbit Surge is great for tracking your activity level and even has some insight on the type of activity you do, but it doesn't necessarily apply to everyone. In an attempt to find a new market, Fitbit is updating their Surge wearable with the ability to track bicycling ...
Fitbit rolls out update that adds bike tracking to Fitbit SurgeZDNet
Fitbit Wearers Can Now Use Multiple DevicesTechCrunch
Fitbit Adds Multi-Device Support and Extensive Bike-Tracking AnalyticsMac Rumors
PCWorld -VentureBeat -GPS Business News
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Microsoft's evolving business model focuses on freemium, tighter cross-product ... - ZDNet

March 23, 2015 - 10:39am

Microsoft's evolving business model focuses on freemium, tighter cross-product ...
ZDNet
For the past few days, I've been in catch-up mode after my two-plus week vacation (during which I was mostly unplugged). I've been sifting and sorting and reading back blog posts and transcripts. office365mdmstorage.png One thing that caught my eye were ...

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iOS Game Mr Jump Leaps To 5M Downloads After Four Days On The App Store - TechCrunch

March 23, 2015 - 9:41am

SocialTimes

iOS Game Mr Jump Leaps To 5M Downloads After Four Days On The App Store
TechCrunch
This weekend I jumped a lot, and more than a few of these jumps ended in death: I was playing Mr Jump, a new iPhone and iPad game that rewards pattern identification and memorization like the best of the old-school platformers. The game from France's ...
8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right nowBGR
Mr Jump Leaps To Top Of iOS Free App ChartsApp Trigger
Six Android Wear apps and watch faces that put the weather forecast on your wristPCWorld
Hindustan Times
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New Google Glass coming this year, confirmed by exec - Load The Game

March 23, 2015 - 9:40am

Load The Game

New Google Glass coming this year, confirmed by exec
Load The Game
It should come to nobody's actual surprise that Google Glass is not in fact, dead. It has never been dead and ever since it was first unveiled in 2012, Google as a company and its Google X Labs were confident that the wearable device would eventually end up ...

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Google Glass headset isn't dead, says Eric Schmidt - ZDNet

March 23, 2015 - 9:31am

ZDNet

Google Glass headset isn't dead, says Eric Schmidt
ZDNet
google-glass-rachel-king-2856620x414-620x414.jpg ZDNet. Google may have shut its explorer program, but the company is far from finished with Google Glass, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt. While there have been bumps in the road ...
Google Glass eyewear isn't dead, Eric Schmidt confirmsCNET
Google Chairman says Glass 'fundamental' for GoogleSlashGear
Not dead yet: Eric Schmidt says reports of Google Glass' death are prematureVentureBeat
International Business Times -The Verge -Android Headlines - Android News
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