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Behind the top mobile ad publishers: Facebook, Google, Pandora and Twitter

Publishers like Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and Twitter are reporting an explosion in mobile advertising this year. After years of false starts, 2013 has become <i>the</i> year of mobile advertising.<p>Notably, these publishers are doing better than some big ad platform companies, such as Millennial Media, …

UK’s BSkyB Wins Case Against Microsoft Over Use Of “SkyDrive” Name In Europe; May Have To Drop Name Or Pay Fines

Microsoft went big on pushing cloud services this week at its Build conference, but today it was dealt a blow for how it might get to market them in Europe. BSkyB, the pay-TV broadcaster partly owned by News Corp., won a judgement in the England and Wales High Court against the U.S. software giant …

Facebook adds new policy to prevent ads from appearing next to offensive content

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Eliza Kern<p>Facebook(s fb) announced on Friday afternoon a new policy to prevent ads from appearing next to content that …

For Microsoft, it's Haswell that ends well

commentary Intel's power-efficient Haswell chip could enable a range of devices with the battery life of Surface RT with the power and -- more importantly -- backward compatibility of the Surface Pro.<p>Throughout their history, Intel and the x86 architecture for which it is known have played a …

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Smartphone market share consolidates at top, study shows

Apple and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone makers, while Google's Android and iOS remain the top platform, according to ComScore, with the rest of the leaderboard ceding share to them.<p>The smartphone market leaders are more entrenched, and that's bad news for the underlings, based on a new …

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Google+ catches up to competition, lets you follow favorite websites with new button

It's hard to believe, but while Google+ has had share buttons and +1 buttons, its has never had a follow button that users could embed on their own webpages until today. Facebook and Twitter introduced their respective follow buttons in 2011 — Facebook's was once called a subscribe button. As one …

Rolocule turns your iPhone and Apple TV into a Wii-style gaming system (video)

If you've ever wanted to hurl your iPhone through your TV while enthusiastically playing tennis, now's your chance. This week, Rolocule Games launched an iOS app -- Motion Tennis -- that turns your Apple TV into a Wii-esque gaming console. To connect devices to Apple TVs, the game relies on AirPlay …

'Music Wardens' and MP3 players could make America's prisons a little more humane

At the Idaho Correctional Institution, inmates' aural link to the outside world is called the Music Warden. For between one and two dollars a song, the black box will load music into a specially designed prison MP3 player, a small luxury that has replaced FM radios, tapes, or CDs from the prison …

Apple adds auto-renewable subscriptions for Mac App Store apps in OS X Mavericks

Just like app developers have the ability to sell subscriptions as in-app purchases in iOS apps and Newsstand, they will soon be able to offer the same auto-renewable content through in-app purchases in Mac App Store apps.<p>Mac apps on the latest releases of OS X already support non-subscription …

New Intel CEO Says Intel TV Sounds Great in Theory. But …

Erik Huggers<p>Since February, Intel executives have been promising to launch a Web TV subscription service sometime this year. And they’re still making …

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An iPhone Flight App Straight Out Of The Pan Am Era

A new app called Flying aims for convenience but also hopes to bring back some of the wonder to air travel.<p>When you strip away the hassle of security checks, lost luggage, inevitable delays, and that dope next to you who won’t stop hogging the armrest, air travel is <i>amazing</i>. We step into a winged …

Flipboard Adds Support for Instagram Videos

Flipboard has confirmed that it now supports Instagram videos in its apps.<p>Though not specifically mentioned in either changelog, Flipboard’s iOS and Android apps both got updates this week. After updating to the latest version of the Flipboard app, Instagram videos began appearing in my …

Google Camera Backpack to Be Lent to Others to Map the World

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Google And Apple May Bring Us A Console War We Didn't See Coming

Last night, the Wall Street Journal brought us news that Google has now set its sights on making its own Android-based video game console. The kicker? This is supposed to be in response to Apple doing the very same thing.<p>Google and Apple video game consoles? Are the Xbox One and PS4 dead already? …

Incredible High Speed Video of Lightning Captured at 11,000 Frames Per Second

According to the <i>Encyclopedia of World Climatology</i>, lightning happens about 40–50 times per second worldwide; that translates into almost 1.4 billion …

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