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WhatsApp CEO says it has more users than Twitter and more messages than Facebook

Popular cross-platform messenger WhatsApp has found a home on hundreds of millions of smartphones, and in the process has surpassed some other widely-used communication tools. On stage today at D: Dive Into Mobile, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the company now boasts a bigger base than Twitter, which …

Google’s Vint Cerf explains how to make SDN as successful as the internet

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Stacey Higginbotham<p>Vint Cerf, VP and chief internet evangelist at Google has a few regrets about the original design …

YC-Backed Backlift Launches A Back-End Service For Front-End Developers

Backlift, a Y Combinator-backed startup that’s launching today, describes itself as a back-end service for front-end developers. The service takes all of the work of setting up a server environment out of the equation and just lets front-end developers focus on their work. All a user needs is a …

YC-Backed Kippt, An “Evernote For The Web”, Lures Developers With New API, App Gallery

Kippt, which lets you collect and share content from across the web, is looking to attract developers with a brand-new API and gallery of apps.<p>The two-person startup has relied on outside developers to have a mobile presence on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Kippt just returned to San Francisco …

Roku hits 5 million players shipped milestone

Roku, the nifty streaming video device that brings a variety of easily-accessible content to your television, just reached its newest milestone: the …

Televisions

Chrome Beta for Android updates with full-screen mode and improved Omnibox

Google rolled out a Chrome Beta update yesterday, bringing with it a couple of improvements that have been long-anticipated, and that provide Android …

Android News

Kik Messenger Tops 50M Registered Users, Adding Over 200K Per Day As It Delivers In-App Push For Kik Cards

The messaging space is a hot one these days, and early player Kik is no exception. The Waterloo-based company announced today that its cross-platform messaging app now has over 50 million registered users, and is adding new ones at a rate of over 200,000 per day. Kik recently introduced Kik Cards, …

Startup CEO Wields Small Antenna In TV Streaming Battle

A top executive at News Corp. dropped a bombshell this week when he said the company is considering taking Fox's over-the-air network to cable. The announcement follows a court win for a startup company that streams broadcast channels online.<p>That startup's CEO, arguably the most feared man in …

Amazon takes another step to suck up more enterprise data

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Face it, for all the drama around Microsoft’s(s msft) recent travails, it owns a good chunk of today’s enterprise. I …

Where In The World Are The 1.2M Raspberry Pi Microcomputers? Mostly In The West — But Pi Founders Want More Spread This Year

One to 1.2 million Raspberry Pi microcomputers have shipped since the device’s launch just over a year ago but where in the world are they located? While it’s impossible to say exactly where* each Pi has ended up, the vast majority of the devices sold to-date have shipped to developed nations — …

Rackspace fights patent troll in the name of every mobile developer everywhere

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Denys Prykhodov<p>Say what you will about Rackspace as a cloud computing provider and OpenStack steward, …

Forget data transparency: options grow for letting you hide your data

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>There’s no doubt it’s a data driven world. But increasing concerns about companies’ collection and uses of personal internet …

Rackspace Looks To The Telcos In Global Expansion Of Its OpenStack Cloud

Rackspace is banking on service providers such as telcos for its global expansion, leveraging OpenStack to build out cloud infrastructures that partners will then charge customers for cloud offerings.<p>Rackspace will provide an end-to-end program that will include the hardware and the OpenStack cloud …

Siemens and Teradata team up over grid big data

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Power giant Siemens (s ADR) and data warehouse veteran Teradata (s TDC) have joined hands to sell big data tools to utilities, …

SendHub, A Google Voice Alternative For Enterprise, Arrives On Android

SendHub, the Y Combinator-backed call and messaging solution targeting business users and other organizations, is today extending its platform to include support for Android. The company had previously rolled out support for iPhone almost a year ago, promising that an Android option was on the …

Mozilla Will Debut Firefox OS in Five Countries in June

Mozilla, the nonprofit foundation behind the Firefox browser, is bringing its engineering acumen to bear on a new mobile operating system, Firefox …

Software

Adobe Releases Lightroom 5 Beta, Free To Use Until June 30

The next version of Lightroom is coming soon. Adobe announced today that it was releasing a free beta of Lightroom 5, which will be free to use until …

Vtok Aims To Bring Google Voice And Video Chat To iOS

Anyone who has a Gmail or Google Apps account and a number of contacts using either service will probably be able to attest to the convenience of using the Google Chat plugin as a way to connect with friends and family. But while Android has most of the plugin’s features built-in, unfortunately …

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

Televisions