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UK pirates will merely receive warnings from next year (Tom Ivan/CVG)

5 hours 6 min ago

Tom Ivan / CVG:
UK pirates will merely receive warnings from next year  —  Harsher penalty plans abandoned; no sanctions for ignoring new alerts system  —  UK households that repeatedly pirate music and movies online are to receive warning letters beginning in 2015.  —  The voluntary copyright alert programme …

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Data Point: It Looks Like 30 Is the Ceiling for How Many Apps People Use (Brian R. Fitzgerald/Wall Street Journal)

8 hours 1 min ago

Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Data Point: It Looks Like 30 Is the Ceiling for How Many Apps People Use  —  Younger people spend more time on apps and use more of them each month, though there seems to be a ceiling to how many people ultimately will use.  —  People in the U.S. aged 18-24 spend on average about 37 hours …

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Apple Campus 2 permits show $25M tunnel, $171M underground theater (Nathan Donato-Weinstein/bizjournals)

8 hours 25 min ago

Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Apple Campus 2 permits show $25M tunnel, $171M underground theater  —  Eight months after Apple Inc. received final approval from the city of Cupertino to build Apple Campus 2, construction on the Mac maker's new campus is generating the kind of interest usually reserved for a new iPhone launch.

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Microsoft to merge three versions of Windows into one converged OS for all screen sizes (Julie Bort/Business Insider)

8 hours 41 min ago

Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Microsoft to merge three versions of Windows into one converged OS for all screen sizes  —  Satya Nadella Just Made The Single Best (And Most Obvious) Decision For Microsoft Windows  —  Satya Nadella just confirmed that the company was going to merge all of its major versions of Windows into one huge Windows platform.

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Facebook now lets app developers target their ads to specific smartphone and tablet models (Nick Summers/The Next Web)

8 hours 56 min ago

Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Facebook now lets app developers target their ads to specific smartphone and tablet models  —  Facebook is giving advertisers and developers the ability to target ads at specific smartphones and tablets.  The new parameters will allow them to specify not only a specific mobile OS …

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Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

9 hours 31 min ago

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar  —  A year and a half after launching its first calendar app, Sunrise is raising a $6 million Series A round from Balderton Capital and existing investors — Bernard Liautaud is joining the board.

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U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents (Andy Updegrove/The Standards Blog)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:50pm

Andy Updegrove / The Standards Blog:
U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents  —  The U.K. Cabinet Office accomplished today what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts set out (unsuccessfully) to achieve ten years ago: it formally required compliance with the Open Document Format (ODF) …

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Google Play App Updated to 4.9.13 With Material Design App Pages (Brandon Chester/AnandTech)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:15pm

Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Google Play App Updated to 4.9.13 With Material Design App Pages  —  Google has begun the rollout of an update to the Google Play application on Android.  At first glance the update doesn't seem to have any big changes.  The sliding menu is the same, and the Play Store home page is the same as it has been for a while.

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Electronic Arts earnings surge 51% (BBC)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:40pm

BBC:
Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%  —  US video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has reported a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.  —  Net profit rose to $335m (£196m) for the period, up from $222m a year ago,

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Apple Acquired 29 Companies Since Beginning of Fiscal 2014, Including Five Since April (Juli Clover/MacRumors)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:35pm

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Acquired 29 Companies Since Beginning of Fiscal 2014, Including Five Since April  —  During today's third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 29 companies over the course of the last nine months, including five new companies after the end of the March quarter.

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Amazon Fire phone: Dynamic Perspective disappointing, Firefly inconsistent, one carrier a drawback, and new features often frustrating (Walt Mossberg/Re/code)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:30pm

Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Amazon Fire phone: Dynamic Perspective disappointing, Firefly inconsistent, one carrier a drawback, and new features often frustrating  —  Can the Amazon Fire Phone Take on iPhone and Samsung?  —  Ever since Amazon.com got into the hardware business with the first Kindle monochrome e-reader in 2007 …

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Microsoft mum on Xbox One sales; notes 1.1M 'Xbox consoles' shipped in past 3 months (Taylor Soper/GeekWire)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:25pm

Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft mum on Xbox One sales; notes 1.1M ‘Xbox consoles’ shipped in past 3 months  —  Microsoft hasn't reported Xbox One sales statistics for quite some time, and that didn't change with today's quarterly earnings report.  The company noted that it sold 1.1 million Xbox consoles …

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Mozilla Proposes prefer HTTP Header To Bring Parental Control To Web (Arpit Kumar/BrowserNative)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:15pm

Arpit Kumar / BrowserNative:
Mozilla Proposes prefer HTTP Header To Bring Parental Control To Web  —  Mozilla today announced a new mechanism to make web browsing more family-friendly.  In association with Microsoft and few other organizations, Mozilla has proposed a new HTTP Header, prefer: safe, to be send with each web request …

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Microsoft's enterprise offerings continue to carry the day (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:50pm

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's enterprise offerings continue to carry the day  —  Summary: Microsoft still is an enterprise-driven company, even if management wants to do its best to deny that fact.  Just look at its fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings for proof.  —  Microsoft execs continue to talk …

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Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel (Brad Molen/Engadget)

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:12pm

Brad Molen / Engadget:
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel  —  After producing a long line of e-book readers and tablets (not to mention a set-top box), Amazon has its sights set on the smartphone market.  But finding success here won't be easy, even for an established tech giant like Amazon.

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