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CloudZync, (Yet) Another M-Payments Startup, Launches In London With 280 Retailers Willing To Give Its Wallet App A Go

There’s no shortage of ways to pay for stuff involving a mobile phone, even if most people still reach for the coin in their pocket — rather than trying to grapple with NFC or pay-by-SMS or scan a QR code or use a mobile wallet app or stick their bank/credit card in someone else’s mobile card …

Evernote Adds Another Carrier To Its Int’l Buddy List — Telefónica Kicks Off Free Year Of Evernote Premium In Brazil

Multi-platform storage startup Evernote has added another carrier partner as it continues its strategy of ramping up its international presence. Today it’s announced a global strategic agreement with Telefónica Digital to provide one-year Evernote Premium accounts to customers of participating …

Thai Police Request Access To Line’s Messaging Records For Criminal Investigations

In a weird reversal of the current trend, Thai police officials are actually talking about their efforts to monitor their citizenry, according to the AP. Thailand’s government and police have requested that popular Japanese messaging app Line provide access to their archives of online chats, for …

Windows 8.1: Signs point to October

Microsoft is closing in on its publicly stated target of the end of August for releasing to manufacturing Windows 8.1.<p>But many of those waiting for the new release are less interested in the RTM date than the date when they'll be able to grab the final bits. And Microsoft officials still have said …

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5 Things To Expect In The iPhone 5S

The next iPhone is set to be announced on September 10, if Internet rumors are any indication. If so, it will have been almost exactly 12 months between iPhone updates, setting up Apple up for a massive back-to-school and holiday push.<p>We won’t know exactly what CEO Tim Cook and his cadre of …

“Pandora For E-Commerce” StyleSeek Raises $750K More In Seed Funding

Chicago-based StyleSeek has raised $750,000 more in pre-Series A funding for its e-commerce recommendations service for lifestyle products, which is today primarily focused on men’s and women’s fashion. Though the service competes with a number of product aggregators on the market, like Wanelo, …

Teens flock to Twitter over Facebook

It’s undeniable: Stats show younger people are increasingly constraining their missives to 140 characters<p>For some time, I’ve been hearing that younger people are moving away from Facebook and congregating on Twitter for two reasons:<p>1) Mom probably isn’t on Twitter.<p>2) It’s a great place to follow …

Inside the top-secret, billion-dollar plan to save BlackBerry by turning it into IBM

In 2012, venture capitalist Robin Chan called up a few of his richest friends and—unbeknownst to anyone outside that group, until now—secured commitments of $1 billion to buy BlackBerry and turn the company around by killing its hardware division. Unfortunately, he was $5 billion short, so …

Facebook buys machine translation start-up

Facebook has bought a speech recognition and machine translation start-up, in a move it hopes will connect users across language barriers.<p><b>Facebook</b> announced the acquisition on Monday of Mobile Technologies, the Pittsburgh-based developer behind the app Jibbigo.<p>It is thought that the translation …

Retina iPad mini and thinner, lighter iPad coming after new iPhone, says Bloomberg

Apple's plans for this fall are clearing up. A report from <i>Bloomberg News</i> today corroborates many of the rumors we've been hearing about refreshes to the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini. The publication's sources back up <i>All Things D</i>'s rumor this weekend that Apple will reveal a new iPhone at an event on …