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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

Flint, a small business-focused mobile payment app that does away with dongles and NFC and instead uses the camera on a phone to “scan” a card’s numbers, has come out of beta, with an iOS 6/ iPhone 5-compatible app now available to download in the U.S. App Store. In development ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

Sprint announced this morning that it is now offering the iPad mini and fourth generation iPad with LTE connectivity in “select Sprint retail locations.” Sprint is one of three official U.S. data providers for Apple’s tablet, offering LTE data plans for the iPads that don’t carry a contract and only ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 704 days ago

1. The "Chesapeake" (1887) The "Chesapeake," a USPS steamboat.Click here to view this gallery. The Internet is a great way to gather news and information instantly. But before that what were the channels through which we could distribute and receive news? Before Gmail and other email services we relied heavily ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

Sony makes a lot of really nice things but it has never taken smartphones seriously. That’s to change if Sony Mobiles’ sales chief, Dennis van Schie, is to be believed. Speaking to the Financial Times Deutschland, he basically acknowledged that Sony’s current phone lineup does not have a direct competitor ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

SlickFlick launched earlier this year with an iPhone app allowing you to go the next stage with your photos – you can create fun stories around your pictures then share or embed them online – not unlike creating a film storyboard. It’s become a bit of a hit in Europe ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

The U.K.’s first 4G network has only just got up and running but telecoms regulator Ofcom is already looking beyond 4G to form a plan for the next generation of mobile network technology — potentially 5G — looking at where the spectrum will come from to support future mobile network ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 704 days ago

A funny thing happened after my drive home from a Los Angeles press junket where MySpace executives Tim Vanderhook, Chris Vanderhook, and Justin Timberlake gave members of the media a detailed tour of the yet-to-be-unveiled site: I changed my mind. During the drive, I dictated detailed notes into my iPhone. ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

Latest missive from the games console wars: Sony has announced cumulative sales of its PlayStation 3 reached 70 million units on November 4, a few days short of the machine’s sixth birthday. Microsoft’s rival Xbox 360 console achieved the 70 million cumulative sales milestone back in September, according to Microsoft’s ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 704 days ago

Sony has sold more than 70 million PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, the company has announced. Sony also claims it has sold more than 15 million PlayStation Move motion controllers to date. The milestone comes almost exactly six years after November 2006, when PS3 was launched. PlayStation Move was launched in ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 704 days ago

Benjamin Romano While this was Zulily’s week, with an $85 million Series D, there were several other more modest deals done in recent days, headlined by Seattle supercomputer maker Cray. —Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) announced plans to acquire Appro International, a maker of high performance computing (HPC) cluster systems, for $25 ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 704 days ago

Complicated itinerary planning just got a lot easier with the Anchornote app, which gives users to ability to make and organize location-based notes. Organizing trips can be an informational nightmare. There's often complicated logistical information like plane tickets, transportation and hotel stays to organize, as well as itineraries to plan ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 704 days ago

As a part of a greater push into e-commerce, Facebook announced a whole slew of retail partnerships Thursday night at a press event held at the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City. The social network launched in September a service called Facebook Gifts, allowing users to buy ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 704 days ago

Even though they just bought a baseball team, The Yokohama Baystars, and have gleaming new offices in a skyscraper peering down on Tokyo’s famous Shibuya Crossing, DeNA still feels like it has so much to prove outside of Japan. The $4.4 billion company and its Japanese arch-rival GREE have spent ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 705 days ago

Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called Semester Online. The company will be powering a virtual classroom environment and interactive platform for a consortium of 10 top universities, including some it’s already ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 705 days ago

It's the 60th anniversary of Mr. Potato Head, and to celebrate, Hasbro has commissioned several "portraits" of 60-year-old icons as their Mr. Potato Head counterparts. The images, created by Nacho Tamez and Leo Kambayashi of Mexico-based Media Bullys, were inspired by "60-year-old personalities that represent a moment in time and ...

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