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For pizza giant Domino’s, technology has been playing an increasingly important facet of operations in recent years. And now it’s making moves to ensure ordering your favorite pie is just that little bit easier. As of an update that was rolled out a couple of weeks back, pizza junkies in the US can now pay using Google Wallet – though it remains an Android-only affair for now. Google Wallet – a mobile payment system that lets users store all their payment and loyalty cards electronically – went live way back in 2011, with a version for iOS arriving exactly two... This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services division will be wrapped up this Friday – April 25. As Microsoft notes on its official blog, it has now “completed the steps necessary to finalize” the deal, just a couple of weeks after the $7.2 billion acquisition gained approval in China. Moreover, this latest announcement confirms that Microsoft will now manage the Nokia.com domain and related social media sites “…for the benefit of both companies and our customers”, though this may only be for “up to a year”. And the news also sees... This story continues at The Next Web

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If you frequently find yourself tweaking your device settings to suit a specific app, then you might like App Config for Android. Let’s say you prefer Netflix on full-brightness while streaming over WiFi only, but then you’re happy to read BBC News on a dimly-lit screen using mobile data, this is the exact scenario App Config caters for. You click on the apps you wish to configure, at which point you can stipulate screen orientation, volume and screen brightness, while confirming whether you wish to activate Bluetooth, WiFi or mobile data connections.     The free version will likely be fine... This story continues at The Next Web

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Way back in February last year, we brought you news on Meeting Assistant for iPad, which we said was setting out to change the game for managing business meetings. And one year on, Meeting Assistant is now available for Android too – though it’s restricted to tablets for now. To recap, Meeting Assistant is all about preparing for meetings, creating agendas (with built-in templates) and minuting key outcomes to circulate there and then to everyone present. With an Android incarnation now in tow, a number of new additions have been introduced too, including a redesigned layout and meeting view to... This story continues at The Next Web

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Already a roaring success on iOS and Mac, software developers Vito Technology has brought its stunning exploratory solar system app to Android. Solar Walk serves up a visually impressive 3D model of our solar system. Set against a haunting, atmospheric soundscape, the app shows planets and satellites in their correct positions, and offers mini movies, facts and other related tidbits.     While the free incarnation gives you access to a significant chunk of visuals and factoids, you can cough up $2.99 for the full version to view a 3D model of the solar system in motion, more details around planets, asteroids,... This story continues at The Next Web

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On April 21, 1989, Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan. It was built like a brick and rendered a mixture of black and gray pixels on a muddy green background. The console wasn’t light, slender or powerful, but it was the trigger for a new culture around video games and changed people’s perception of the interactive medium. The Game Boy wasn’t the first handheld gaming device, but it was the first to resonate with a mass audience. The name was easy to remember and the button arrangement resembled the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller. Nintendo was a brand... This story continues at The Next Web

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File-hosting service MediaFire has launched its online storage service for iPad users. The latest launch comes some six months after the Texas-based company launched a Dropbox-style desktop application for Mac and Windows users too. The updated ‘universal’ iOS app now lets you access and stream all your files directly from MediaFire’s servers on your Apple tablet as well as your iPhone, with additional enhancements including better video-streaming and a retina-optimized interface. Users get 10GB for free each month, but there is currently a fifty percent discount on all paid storage plans, meaning you can get 1TB for $2.49 each month,... This story continues at The Next Web

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There’s good news if you’re a Google/Android fan in India: you’re about to get your first opportunity to buy a Google Play Edition smartphone. That’s because HTC has put the Google Play Edition One (M8) on sale in the country. The ‘stock’ version of the M8 — which runs on a Google-version of Android, as opposed to the modified software that HTC has developed for the device – is available to pre-order today from the Google Play store (here) for Rs 49,900 (around $825), as BGR India reports. That price is a lot higher than in the US — where it costs $699 — while... This story continues at The Next Web

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Well, well. Samsung has gone from being a smartphone manufacturer to having a museum all of its own, as it seeks to show off how it has built on technology through the ages to develop its products. Today the company opened the five-story 10,950 square-meter Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon, Korea, which is divided into three exhibition halls to showcase the past, present and future of the electronics industry. This means that visitors will get to learn about the earliest electrical inventions of scientists in the likes of Thomas Edison and Graham Bell, and glimpse possible future developments. Samsung CEO and vice... This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple and Google are reportedly offering mobile game developers a bevy of incentives — including premium promotional positions in their respective app stores — in order to secure exclusive rights to hot titles. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal report which — citing sources — says that Apple used incentives to land a two-month window of exclusivity for EA’s ‘Plants vs Zombies 2′ game last year, and to secure a three-month exclusive for Zepto Lab’s ‘Cut the Rope’. Both titles featured prominently in the App Store’s featured sections, making them more visible to users. Neither Apple nor Google is... This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook will unveil its plans for a mobile ad network at its F8 conference on April 30, according to a Re/code report. This comes after Facebook started testing ads in third-party mobile apps earlier this year, signalling a move towards working directly with its partners rather than outsourcing the work to an outside ad-serving platform. Re/code reports that Facebook will appeal to publishers and developers by leveraging the social network’s database to create more precise ad targeting. We have reached out to Facebook for comment and will update with any response provided. Twitter recently also started to step up its focus on... This story continues at The Next Web

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Turkey’s effort to quell anti-government sentiment on Twitter continues this weekend after two prominent accounts were seemingly blocked from the service’s estimated 10 million users in Turkey, as Reuters reports. The accounts – @HARAMZADELER333 and @BASCALAN – have been used to disseminate information that purportedly implicates Turkey’s Prime Minsiter and other senior politicians in much-rumored corruption scandals, and are followed by 537,000 and 431,000 Twitter users respectively. Both accounts show up fine for overseas users, but those accessing Twitter from Turkey are barred from viewing their content, as screenshots tweeted by users in the country show: Twitter @HARAMZADELER333 ve @BASCALAN hesablarına Türkiyədən girişinə qadağa... This story continues at The Next Web

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When your computer slows down to a crawl and you figure out that it’s because your hard drive is stuffed to the gills, you need to do some house cleaning. Your photo collection is likely a good place to start, and Overmacs’ newly updated PhotoSweeper can swiftly scrub out space-wasting photo duplicates. It may be easy to identify images with the same file number, even if they are located in different folders, but multiply that by hundreds or thousands of photos, and the task becomes overwhelming. PhotoSweeper delves into your photo libraries and you can get started by searching for... This story continues at The Next Web

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Microsoft plans to open 11 new specialty retail stores in May, but only in the US. The new information comes by the means of a Facebook event posted earlier this week, as spotted by WinBeta. Here are the new locations and their respective opening days: North Point Mall – Alpharetta, GA (May 3). The Oaks – Thousand Oaks, CA (May 13). Park Place – Tucson, AZ (May 13). Jordan Creek Town Center – Des Moines, IA (May 13). FlatIron Crossing – Broomfield, CO (May 15). North Star Mall – San Antonio, TX (May 15). Westroads Mall – Omaha, NE (May... This story continues at The Next Web

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Microsoft has continued to increase its focus on China after it announced the full launch of Office 365 in the country. The move comes a month after its Azure cloud computing platform became generally available there, and six months after the local version of Skype was relaunched. Both Azure and Office 365 are being operated by Microsoft’s Chinese business partner 21Vianet. The two services launched in China in preview simultaneously back in November 2012. Now that Office 365 is generally available, local versions of Office, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online – running on China-based servers — are open to all customers across... This story continues at The Next Web

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General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, made headlines when the New York Times reported that its new legal terms meant those who liked Facebook pages belonging to its brands, bought a product or interacted in other ways waived their right to take legal action against it. Now, days later, it is reverting to its original privacy policy and claiming it was all a big misunderstanding. “Those [new] terms – and our intentions – were widely misread, causing concern among consumers. So we’ve listened – and we’re changing them back to what they were before,” a company blog post, which... This story continues at The Next Web

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Anthony Del Monte is the CEO and founder of Squeaky Wheel Media, a Web design and development agency based in NYC. Most entrepreneurs can pinpoint the exact moment when they decided to stop working on their potential business plan and to start working on their actual business. Chances are, many of those moments came after the ever-present (but often-ignored) question: “What next”? For me, this moment was years ago, when the second plane flew over my head on September 11th. I cannot describe that feeling, and this isn’t the forum to try, but I remember needing an answer to “What next?”... This story continues at The Next Web

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There’s bad news if you use LinkedIn to run polls, as the professional-focused social network is removing the ability for you to do so from next month. The company says its LinkedIn Polls in Groups feature will be retired on May 15, and all data related to polls will be removed. Polls were introduced to groups in December 2011 as “a simple way to unlock the insights of the members of the group”, but the feature is being made obsolete as part of ongoing efforts to provide “a simple and efficient experience” to LinkedIn users, as a notice explains: We’re... This story continues at The Next Web

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West Stringfellow is the CPO of Bigcommerce. Innovation is simple. You don’t have to be a genius, or boast an MBA from Harvard, or carry some McKinsey strategy in your back pocket. You don’t even have to have an original idea. You simply have to be able to get shit done. Gates, Ellison, Jobs and Zuckerberg are our modern-day geniuses of technology and business. Yet not one of these geniuses graduated from college, and not one single-handedly invented a business, much less an entire industry. Indeed, these guys didn’t do anything first–they simply did it better. Every one of them... This story continues at The Next Web

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James Parton is the European Director at Twilio. The Internet economy currently accounts for around 8.3 percent of British GDP according to Boston Consulting Group’s latest study, The Connected World. Not only is this a larger percentage than any other G20 nation, but this figure is expected to hit 12.4 percent by 2016. We certainly can’t underestimate the significant role that London – and Tech City – is playing in these developments, but we have to recognise it’s the UK as a whole that will be key to hitting these 2016 projections. London certainly is a heavyweight player. Last year, in... This story continues at The Next Web

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Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media. Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, HTML5 is making Flash obsolete. The HTML5 versus Flash debate has been a hot topic among Web developers for years – and even more so since Steve Jobs published his now infamous 2010 letter touting HTML5 as the future and Flash as “no longer necessary.”... This story continues at The Next Web

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I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old notifications. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in some cases, even spend a penny. Sure, Facebook’s chat-head style notifications set a trend for a bobble-headed approach, but that’s not the only way you can modify how you get informed about new events, and for older handsets that haven’t been gifted with features like lock screen widgets... This story continues at The Next Web

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Ali Mese is the CEO and founder of PIQERS. This post originally appeared on Mese’s Medium blog. Exactly two years ago today, I woke up at 5 in the morning. Yes, I was suffering from our generation’s new sleeping problem. It is caused by too much blue light, especially when you stare at your cell phone before sleeping, which leaves you awake after only a few hours of sleep. I thought it was useless to try sleeping any further, so I decided to get up and start working. After checking my emails, I found myself on Twitter. One of the tweets... This story continues at The Next Web

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Nadia Hussain is the Community Director at Polyvore. When you’re starting a social company, building a loyal and engaged community is paramount. But that can also be one of the most nuanced and challenging elements of launching your startup. As employee #6 and community director at Polyvore, I’ve had the opportunity to watch our community grow and build relationships with many of our early users – some of whom have been on our site for more than six years now. Today, our site attracts 20 million unique visitors per month and our awesome community has created more than 100 million... This story continues at The Next Web

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Nike is said to have thrown in the towel on its FuelBand fitness bracelet hardware project, according to a CNET report. We’ve reached out to Nike about the claims and have yet to hear back, but a spokesman did tell CNET that a “small number of layoffs” had taken place on its Digital Sports team to align with its business priorities. Moving forward, it appears that Nike will focus on fitness software efforts instead of custom hardware. Curiously, Nike just opened a Nike+ Fuel Lab in San Francisco last week that listed the FuelBand as part of its mandate. Nike released a new... This story continues at The Next Web

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