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from http://mashable.com/ 620 days ago

Like many other things in the bricks-and-mortar world, window shopping has gone digital. This holiday season, more Americans will prepare wish lists of gifts for themselves and others by searching online or browsing digital catalogs than from physically shopping in stores or thumbing through print catalogs, a new survey shows. ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 620 days ago

Consumers and businesses worldwide will make more than $1 trillion in purchases from mobile devices by 2017, as the technology enabling mobile payments becomes increasingly common, according to a new report from IDC, a market research firm. IDC predicts that the vast majority of these payments will come from mobile ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 620 days ago

At the Defrag conference in Broomfield, Colo., this week, three themes came in the forefront: APIs, identity and data. The themes reflect the tenor of the times, which can be summed up in the turmoil at Microsoft this week: Microsoft President Steve Sinofsky left the company. Steve Ballmer said the ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 620 days ago

Tonight at Facebook Gifts event at toy store Fao Schwartz, the company announced that Facebook Gifts is available to tens of millions of users starting today. Many new partners were announced as well: babyGap, Fab, Brookstone, Dean & Deluca,L’Occitane, Lindt, ProFlowers, Random House, Inc. and NARS Cosmetics, and subscription services ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 620 days ago

NEW YORK CITY — Facebook has opened up its “Gifts” program that lets users send and receive real-world presents to “tens of millions in the United States,” the company said Thursday evening at a private event. Facebook launched Gifts with a limited group of users back in late September. The ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 620 days ago

Ruckus Wireless, maker of complex Wi-Fi technology for enterprises and service providers, has priced its IPO for the NYSE at $15 a share — the top of its previously estimated price range of $13 to $15. The company sold a reported 8.4 million shares at $15 a piece, valuing the ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 620 days ago

Analytics company KISSmetrics has launched a new feature that should make it easier for customers to answer complicated questions that usually require lots of database queries and technical implementation. Large companies usually have huge stores of customer data, but in order to create comprehensible reports from that data, KISSMetrics says ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 620 days ago

McKayla Maroney, the Olympian who spawned the legendary "not impressed" meme face, looks pretty happy to meet President Obama. But an earlier Maroney tweet on Thursday indicates there maybe be more to this story. More About: Sports, Watercooler, olympics

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from http://mashable.com/ 620 days ago

No one really wants to be on an airliner that loses cabin pressure, but if it happens to you, rest assured your iPad will continue to work. More About: Apple iPad, air travel, ipad

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from http://mashable.com/ 620 days ago

While we're busy debating Apple versus Android, here's something everyone is onboard for: joy. Although Elluva has not yet launched its first product, the startup is already exploring other ways to spread good vibes and promote social responsibility through its "Inflict Joy" campaign. "The whole basis of Inflict Joy is ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 620 days ago

Twitter updated its iOS and Android apps Thursday, adding new functionality particularly in the areas of Search and Discover. Now you can preview article summaries and photos in both Search and Discover without tapping on those stories in order to so. Just like on Twitter’s website, the Discover tab on ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 620 days ago

3Scale has discounted the cost for managing APIs in the enterprise through a new plug-in it has added to Nginx, the open-source web Server technology. The plug-in runs inside Nginx and connects to the on-premise 3Scale service, which allows a customer to extend the modules that Nginx has for security, ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 620 days ago

It’s speedy, and for a streaming music service like Spotify making the jump from desktop software to the browser, that’s of the utmost importance. This is just an early beta of what will rollout next year, so I’ll forgive the missing features and say I was impressed with the feel. ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 620 days ago

Where there is political discord, there is Anonymous. The hacktivist group attacked Israeli websites last night after the Israeli Defense Forces began live blogging and tweeting its attack on Hamas rocket zones in Gaza. Anonymous, which often makes its point by taking down websites, aimed distributed denial of service attacks ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 620 days ago

So you want to share that tweet, but don’t want to retweet. And you don’t want to copy, paste, and email, or take a screenshot and send it. Twitter will soon have a solution for you. According to Twitter’s blog, the social network is now rolling out a share-this-tweet-via-email feature. ...

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