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Mobile World Congress 2014: Winners And Losers – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCheck out the most (and least) impressive gadgets and developments from the year’s biggest mobile confab. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s most …What we’ve learned from MWC this yearWashington PostHandset makers go big on smartphonesThe Seattle TimesAdrian Weckler: A proper […]

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Apple software to drive smart Ferrari – CNBC.com

CNBC.comFirst the mobile phone, now the car. Having revolutionised personal communication Apple now wants to change the way we drive. The technology group will next week launch its first in-car operating system with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo as it …Apple to unveil acirciOS in the Caracirc integration next weekT3Apple to announce ‘iOS in the Car’ […]

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Oscars 2014: Play bingo and more games while watching the Academy Awards – The Post-Standard

Oscars 2014: Play bingo and more games while watching the Academy AwardsThe Post-StandardAnd our friends at The Star-Ledger have shared a game for everyone to play while watching the Academy Awards: Oscar Bingo. You can play right here on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Or, click the “Print a Card” button at the bottom […]

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Academy Awards Will Stream Live Online – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comAttention, Oscars obsessives on-the-go: This Sunday’s broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards will be available to stream live online and through mobile devices. But there’s a catch (or two): Viewers must subscribe to one of eight specific cable companies …ABC to live stream Academy Awards telecast on limited basisLos Angeles TimesThe Academy Awards Will Stream […]

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Man arrested in triple stabbing in Lynnwood – The Seattle Times (blog)

The Seattle Times (blog)UPDATE 10:55 a.m. | A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbings at the mobile home park. Snohomish County sheriff’s spokesman Shari Ireton wrote in a news release: “A 23 year-old man has been arrested for domestic violence in …3 roommates stabbed in Lynnwood; suspect arrestedKOMO News3 roommates stabbed […]

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Google announces dev conferences for Project Ara modular phone kit – Register

RegisterGoogle says it is planning a series of three developer conferences this year in support of Project Ara, the modular mobile phone design being developed by its Motorola Mobility division. Announced last year, Ara is a unique concept that will allow users to …Chief of Google’s Project Ara talks modular smartphonesCNETJust knowing that Project Ara […]

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IBM seeks mobile apps for Watson – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIBM Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue. IBM will host a mobile developer challenge that urges programmers to create consumer …IBM Wants Its Jeopardy Supercomputer To Feed Your PhoneWiredIBM to take Watson mobile with developer challengeCNETIBM’s Virginia […]

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Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone ‘kill switch’ effort – PCWorld

PCWorldExecutives with three U.S. mobile carriers have voiced support for an effort in the U.S. Congress to encourage mobile carriers to offer services to customers that would render smartphones and tablets inoperable if they’re stolen. Executives with Verizon …T-Mobile US: Our dump-your-network drive is doing SO WELL (PS: We lost $20 …RegisterT-Mobile Turns an Industry […]

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IBM’s Rometty makes developers an offer: the Watson mobile app challenge – PCWorld

PCWorldIBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the Mobile World Congress stage Wednesday to announce a global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by its Watson supercomputer platform. Watson is the heart of …IBM courts mobile developers for Watson platformZDNetIBM Challenges Mobile Developers to Bring the Power of Watson to […]

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The hottest gadgets at world’s biggest mobile tech show – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Mobile World Congress returned to form this year, with Samsung, Sony, and Huawei all choosing to launch flagship devices in Barcelona. These are my picks from the show: Nokia X. Just months after being sold to Microsoft, Nokia chose to launch its …Fingerprint security convenient, but not flawlessWashington PostHands-On With Samsung’s New Galaxy […]

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Apple Starts iBeacon Certification Under ‘Made for iPhone’ Program – The Mac Observer

The Mac ObserveriBeacon Apple has begun certifying devices for the “iBeacon” mark under its MFi (“Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad”) licensing program. According to BEEKn, manufacturers can now apply to use Apple’s iBeacon logo on devices that meet the company’s standards.Will Apple’s iBeacon prove to be a useful feature or just mobile spamPFhubApple’s new iBeacon standards could […]

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Was WhatsApp really worth the $19 billion price? – VatorNews

VatorNewsFacebook’s purchase of mobile messaging app WhatsApp earlier this week, for a jaw-dropping total of $19 billion, is a big damn deal, to put it mildly. I don’t mean that this is important just for Facebook and the messaging space, but for the tech industry as a …Network router caused WhatsApp’s ‘biggest’ outageReuters‘This Week’: Facebook […]

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Microsoft Targets Global Internet Growth With Cheaper Phones – Bloomberg

BloombergMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT) is accelerating its push into mobile software, adding new hardware manufacturers and joining forces with chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) to develop cheaper smartphones aimed at markets such as China. Microsoft and Qualcomm …Next Windows Phone update will allow for more low-cost devicesCNETWindows to get remake for those who don’t touchUSA TODAYMicrosoft Teases […]

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A Right Move After All? Whatsapp Purchase To Expand Facebook’s Consumer … – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaA right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. A right move after all? Whatsapp purchase to expand Facebook’s consumer base in the Middle East. 2.5 5. Published February 23rd, 2014 – 13:18 GMT via …WhatsApp outage downs mobile messaging service for hoursITProPortalText pest: why Facebook buying WhatsApp […]

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High price for WhatsApp ups ante among big spenders in tech industry – Online Athens

Online AthensSAN FRANCISCO | The $19 billion that Facebook Inc. is paying for a smartphone application, one of the biggest tech deals of all time, made jaws drop even in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs tend to have an inflated sense of their own worth.WhatsApp Is Whats up in Tech WorldGuardian Liberty VoiceFacebook’s $24b deal targets […]

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Update your iThings NOW: Apple splats scary SSL snooping bug in iOS – Register

RegisterUpdated2 Apple has updated its mobile operating system iOS to patch a bug that blows apart the integrity of encrypted connections. Versions 7.0.6 and 6.1.6, available now for download, fixes a vulnerability that could allow “an attacker with a privileged …Apple mobile devices at risk of hacking, firm saysThe GuardianApple releases iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 […]

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Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even the price tag — higher than the stock market value of corporate giants …WhatsApp with Facebook’s $19 billion buy? Keeping on messageSydney Morning HeraldFacebook to […]

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Apple Buys App-Testing Company Burstly as Acquisitions Increase – Businessweek

BusinessweekApple Inc. (AAPL:US), speeding up the pace of acquisitions, bought Burstly Inc., a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The deal, first reported by TechCrunch, was confirmed today by Kristin Huguet, …TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By AppleTechCrunchApple Buys Burstly, Owner of App Testing Platform TestFlightMashableApple now owns popular mobile app testing […]

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WhatsApp Free Texting Seen Siphoning $33 Billion From Carriers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(See EXT6 for more on the acquisition.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc.’s $19 billion purchase of mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and …WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum joins ranks of Silicon Valley tech titansSan Jose […]

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In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook – Reuters

ReutersSingapore Feb 21 (Reuters) – WhatsApp may be hugely popular but its forays into Asia, the world’s biggest mobile market, have had mixed success, raising questions about whether it can sustain the explosive growth Facebook Inc cited to justify its $19 billion …Mark Zuckerberg: the face of FacebookTelegraph.co.ukFacebook-WhatsApp Deal: Still a Tough Sell in AsiaWall […]