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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Verizon Leads Flint Mobile's $9.4M Round As Payment Service Comes To The Web  —  Flint Mobile, a point-of-sale mobile payments solution originally built around snapping photos of your credit card instead of dongles or using other hardware to make payments, is today announcing …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft and IBM commit to providing their enterprise software to Azure, IBM clouds  —  Summary: Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Xiaomi Is Moving International Users' Data Out Of China Ahead Of Further Global Expansions  —  The past year has been an eventful one for Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi.  The company's devices are now sold in seven countries in Asia, that's a big step up from Xiaomi's inception …

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter's Digits enables users of third-party apps to sign up using just their phone number  —  Inside Twitter's ambitious plan to kill the password  —  As he traveled the world last year as part of a user research project, Michael Ducker noticed a problem.

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Mat Honan / Wired: Twitter's new SDK Fabric represents an audacious plan to live inside every app  —  Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps  —  Twitter is releasing a new software development kit today at its developer's conference.  It's called Fabric.  It does lots of very pretty things …

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Jeff Seibert / The Twitter Blog: Twitter introduces Fabric, an SDK for mobile developers  —  Introducing Fabric  —  Today at Flight, we announced Fabric, a modular mobile platform that makes it easy for developers to build great apps.  —  The Fabric platform is made of three modular kits that address some of the most common …

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox, a marriage of Gmail and Google Now, currently invite-only  —  Inbox is a total reinvention of email from Google  —  The new Gmail app from the Gmail team isn't technically just an email app, at least if you ask them.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Groupon takes on Yelp with Pages: business listings with offers, news, reviews and more  —  Groupon Goes After Yelp And Google With Millions Of Individual Business Pages  —  Groupon today took one more step ahead in its bid to be a simple daily deals site, and more of a general go-to place …

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Jeffrey Grubb / VentureBeat: Unity ditches founder for ex-EA CEO John Riccitiello — here's why  —  Above: John Riccitiello, former CEO of EA, is now the head of Unity.  —  Things are going down at one of the biggest game-development technology companies.  —  Unity chief executive officer David Helgason is stepping aside …

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Maeve Duggan / Pew Internet: Pew survey: 40% of US internet users have experienced online harassment, 18% in severe form  —  Online Harassment  —  Summary of Findings  —  Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users.

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Alex Kipman / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft allows Kinect Apps in Windows Store for the first time, launches Kinect SDK 2.0  —  Microsoft releases Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit  —  Today, we have some exciting news to share about the next chapter for Kinect.  Our Windows SDK 2.0 is now available for the Kinect v2 sensors …

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Chris Kanaracus / PC World: EMC buys controlling interest in VCE, its joint venture with Cisco  —  EMC has confirmed it will purchase the bulk of Cisco's stake in VCE, the companies' joint venture in converged infrastructure products.  —  News of the deal surfaced late Tuesday.  The move means that VCE will become an EMC business …

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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom: Pandora gives musicians a data dashboard to see where their fans are  —  Pandora released AMP on Wednesday, a tool that will let musicians have access to a trove of important data about their fan base, including favorite tracks and where they are located.  —  Pandora founder Tim Westergen likes …

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web: Barnes & Noble launches a 10.1-inch version of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet for $299.99  —  Almost two months to the day since Barnes & Noble launched its Samsung-developed 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, a new larger-screen incarnation has now been unveiled.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: New Microsoft Garage site invites public to test a wide range of app ideas  —  Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now.  The team is kicking off with a total …

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Joab Jackson / PC World: Kii offers an on-ramp to the Internet of things  —  The Internet of Things is a nascent market, so any help an organization can get setting up its own cloud-connected swarm of devices could provide it with an edge over competitors.  —  With this in mind, Japanese mobile software development company Kii …

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Eileen Yu / ZDNet: Intel Capital dishes out $28M to Chinese wearable, mobile makers  —  Summary: Intel's investment unit distributes the first batch of its US$100 million China Smart Device Innovation Fund to several Chinese companies including EyeSmart Technology and Shenzhen Fibocom Industrial Development.

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Angela Moscaritolo / PC Magazine: E Fun Debuts $179 Windows 2-in-1 Tablet  —  Looking for a large-screen Windows tablet on the cheap?  E Fun might have just the thing.  —  The California tablet maker on Monday unveiled its newest Nextbook, a 2-in-1 Windows 8.1 tablet with a wallet-friendly price tag of $179.

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Bloomberg: Tim Cook discusses user data protection with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai amid iCloud hacking claims  —  Apple's Cook Discusses User-Data With China Vice Premier  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to discuss protecting user data …

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch: Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunk  —  Yelp has partnered with Hipmunk to allow people to book hotels within the business review platform.  While this is not the first time Yelp has offered a way for users to purchase from businesses right on its site, it is the first time it's done this with hotel bookings.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times: IBM's increasing EPS in recent years only due to buybacks, no real revenue growth since 2008  —  The Truth Hidden by IBM's Buybacks  —  For many years, the International Business Machines Corporation's earnings glided smoothly upward.  Every quarter, IBM would report higher earnings per share.

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: Homeboy is a $149 rechargeable low-power Wi-Fi security camera with a three month battery, on sale today  —  Homeboy is what happens when tiny security cameras hook up with magnets  —  The new $149 camera sticks to walls to watch your home  —  After having his home burglarized for a third time …

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: MicroBlink's PhotoMath app solves math problems scanned in through your phone's camera  —  MicroBlink Launches PhotoMath To Solve Math Equations With A Phone  —  Imagine you are a 14-year-old kid again.  You need to do this really difficult math exercise for tomorrow, but have no idea how to do it.

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Marton Dunai / Reuters: Hungary plans to impose new tax on Internet traffic  —  (Reuters) - Hungary's government plans to levy a new tax on Internet data transfers, according to the draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, which could hit Internet providers and the country's telecommunications companies.

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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat: SoftBank and Sequoia invest $100 million in Indonesian e-commerce startup Tokopedia  —  Indonesian e-commerce site Tokopedia has landed a $100 million round of funding led by SoftBank and Sequoia Capital.  —  In a press release today, the firms said the round was officially led by SoftBank Internet …

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