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Family-Focused Mobile Social Network 23snaps Hits Half A Million Users

While the proliferation of baby photos may be unwelcome across wider social networks like Facebook, there’s a growing interest in closed, more personal social networks built for private sharing on mobile. London-based 23snaps is one of them. This company’s cross-platform mobile application is …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Republic Wireless' $299 off-contract Moto X now available

Republic Wireless finally has its flagship smartphone in the<p>Motorola Moto X.<p>The Moto X is attractively priced at $299, and can be had without signing any contracts. Try to buy the smartphone directly from Motorola in the same unlocked manner and you'll spend double that amount. Republic Wireless is …

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Google encourages devs and businesses to use white space with new Spectrum Database API

Google's white space wireless database got the FCC green light for commercial use this summer, and Mountain View is now moving forward with an API to make exploring and utilizing available spectrum easier. Developers and businesses can set up commercial accounts and register their equipment with …

Samsung plans to release smartphone with wraparound display next year: Bloomberg

Samsung has led the curved display "movement" with the introduction of its Galaxy Round smartphone, but apparently the company isn't satisfied stopping there. Bloomberg today claims that Samsung will release a handset featuring a wraparound display at some point next year. According to the report, …

FCC Chairman Wants Carriers to Start Unlocking Phones Pronto

Federal Communications Commission Chair Tom Wheeler told the cellphone industry on Thursday that it is time to take action to ensure consumers can …

Snapchat's Big News Week And Questions About Its Worth

Snapchat has been occupying a space somewhere between people's fears — it's for porn! — and the company's pitch — a service widely adopted by young users who want a "fast way to share a moment" and feel it's consequence-free.<p>The app, which lets users send photo messages that can be viewed for a …