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We’re live from Fort Mason in San Francisco for Facebook’s F8 developer conference. The two-day event has already told us a lot about Facebook’s priorities for the rest of 2015. What will today bring? Let’s find out. Sit back and join us for our liveblog. Live Blog Facebook f8 2015 – Day two  

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Nuzzel, the time saving news app that shows you what your friends are talking about, has today arrived on Android for the first time. If you’re not familiar with Nuzzel, it taps into your Twitter and Facebooks friends to show you the most-shared news from your friends. It’s still my absolute favorite way to keep up with the news, because it lets Twitter do the curation for me. The app is now available for Android users and features all the great functionality found in the iOS counterpart. You can get the top news based on what your friends are sharing, view… This story continues at The Next Web

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There’s been a lot of ‘Tinder for X’ companies over the past few years – I wrote about another one yesterday – and Caliber started out like that last year. It applied the swipe left/swipe right model to making business connections but it’s now shed that idea to become a really handy professional messaging app. Andres Blank, Caliber’s CEO and co-founder, explains the change to TNW: “When we first released a version of Caliber, nine months ago, it was ‘Tinder for professional networking’. We had a group of people that were very engaged and a group of people that weren’t. The… This story continues at The Next Web

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The team at Vooza take a look at some of the tech world’s biggest fails over the past 12 months. Rest in peace. Vooza – a video comic strip about the tech world regularly shares a new video with you lovely TNW readers. Sign up for Vooza’s email list to get exclusive access to more funny videos like this one. Click here to support Vooza (and receive cool rewards).

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One way imaging apps differentiate themselves is how they segment and target their audience. Steller, which is releasing a major update to its iOS app today, views its users as mobile storytellers specializing in short, multi-page artistic tales that make primary use of images, video and text. With Steller, the emphasis is on elegant design but with an ease of use derived from new tools and enhanced browsing. It looks significantly different than the app that debuted last year — lighter and friendlier. It’s an easy app without being too simple — you can figure it out with a few… This story continues at The Next Web

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It turns out that about 50 percent of what we do day-in, day-out is done with little or no conscious thought. Some companies have succeeded in turning this behavior into habit. Every time we are unsure about something, we Google it. When we feel sad, we check our Facebook account. When we want to capture a moment in time, we use Instagram. What do all those companies that succeeded to create a habit out of using their products have in common? We’ve just added Nir Eyal’s talk at last year’s TNW Europe Conference to our TNW Video site and you… This story continues at The Next Web

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This article is brought to you by Fly Labs: Get creative with video.If the popularity of Vine and Instagram Video taught us anything, it’s that no one wants to watch the full 15-minute version of your latest vacation, concert or brunch meetups. To help simplify the video editing process, TNW USA Boost startup winner Fly Labs has released Clips, an elegantly-designed app that allows you to easily make professional-quality videos using quick drag and drop gestures. Unlike the aforementioned social apps that require you to start and stop recordings in a single session, in Clips you can import up to 100 clips from your Camera Roll to combine into one video. To… This story continues at The Next Web

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Amazon is today adding a couple of new storage tiers for its Cloud Drive customers with a heck of a lot of files and photos. The Unlimited Photos Plan is… what it sounds like. Prime members and Fire device owners already have unlimited photo storage included with their accounts, but everyone else can now upload an ‘infinite’ amount of photos for $11.99 per year. For files, you get 5 GB, which means this plan is only really useful if you primarily use the cloud to save your old pictures. Still, it could be nifty for serious photographers, as Prime Photos… This story continues at The Next Web

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Creating Internet of Things (IoT) devices with cellular connectivity built-in is still tricky. We saw one solution – the Spark Electron – last month. Now Chicago-based Konekt, another maker of IoT toolkits has revealed its own take – the Konekt Dash. As has become par for the course in the hardware space, the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote and fund the device. It’s set a very manageable target of $10,000 to produce the consumer Konekt Dash and more secure enterprise-level Konekt Dash Pro models. The campaign ends in 36 days. Konekt’s original toolkit includes a SIM card and the services… This story continues at The Next Web

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Brendan Lyall is the CEO of Grow Mobile The news that Nintendo and DeNA have partnered to produce mobile games together has led to a glut of articles, think pieces and speculative lists about what the future holds. The thought of Mario Kart on an iPad has been enough to lead to a worldwide rush of excitement, evidenced in the corporate landscape by the 27 percent jump in Nintendo’s share price following the news. While the news has been presented as a total volte face from Nintendo, the truth is a little different. The inherent caution the company has towards… This story continues at The Next Web

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EyeEm, the photo-sharing app that has built a creative user community and featureset that sets it apart from the ‘Instagram clone’ crowd, has today launched an easy way for its users to sell their images to individuals and businesses. EyeEm Market is launching with over 50 million images, and photographers can add their images on an individual basis by opting them in. Revenues from each sale are split 50/50 between EyeEm and the photographer. Images will cost $20 for a standard license (unlimited impressions for editorial and commercial use on a website, social network or online ad, plus print at… This story continues at The Next Web

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HTC has confirmed that US customers wanting to get in on the new HTC One M9 action will be able to pre-order the device directly for $649 from midnight (ET) tonight. According to Engadget, people who pre-order early will get the devices before the general release date on April 10. Of course, if the thought of shelling out $649 for a SIM-free handset doesn’t really seem viable, then you can always wait to see what sort of subsidies operators are offering on their own price plans. Whichever route buyers take to end up at the HTC One M9, it will… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google added product ratings to search ads in the US last summer. Now it’s bringing them to Europe, starting with the UK, France and Germany. The ratings show up as stars and review counts on Product Listing Ads. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated review data compiled from multiple sources including merchants’ sites, third-party aggregators, editorial sites and users. Google says it believes the product ratings “help consumers make better purchase decisions before they click” and “[drive] more qualified traffic to participating merchants.” Critics will point to the further blurring of lines between organic search results and paid… This story continues at The Next Web

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On Monday next week Channel 4 will be putting its new on-demand streaming platform All 4 live for users in the UK. With new branding, a fully revamped platform and a view that linear live television viewing is here to stay, we took a first look around the new platform to see what it had to offer. While All 4 is launching next week for iOS and desktop viewers, the fully updated Android app with a new design and features will roll out later in the year. It will, however, get the new All 4 branding from next week. A three-pronged… This story continues at The Next Web

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This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference Europe. Brian is both CEO and Co-Founder of  mobile advertising network Kiip. Staying relevant in a constantly changing arena. This is the number one concern I hear from brands. As the CEO of mobile rewards startup Kiip, I’ve spoken with hundreds of brands. To them, staying relevant means reaching the smartphone generation, launching effective digital campaigns and ensuring their security for the future. Today, remaining relevant means engaging consumers on mobile. Tomorrow, this could be expanding onto a different platform, like Apple… This story continues at The Next Web

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Setting a valuation for an early-stage startup looking to raise money is tough. There’s no one right answer or formula to rely on, yet plenty of advice — some of which can lead you in the wrong direction. For starters, do you know where you stand in relation to other companies? In regards to your market? Should you rethink your magic number if you still have no revenue? You need to consider all these questions and more. To help, I asked eight founders from YEC the following: What is one thing I should be thinking about as I come up with a valuation… This story continues at The Next Web

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Some of the biggest tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you. The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content to help you understand iOS 8, Xcode 6 and Swift. As a bonus, you’ll also get access to the previous iOS 7 course. Through the course, you’ll build 14 iOS 8 apps. You’ll learn everything from app design to API integrations (to connect with third… This story continues at The Next Web

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Channel 4 is relaunching its catch-up and on-demand service 4oD as All4 on March 30 and when it does, O2 customers are getting a big advantage – new shows 48 hours before everyone else. The network has been teasing the overhaul through its existing 4oD apps for some time. From Monday, the Web and iOS apps will be updated to All4. Other platforms will have to wait until later in the year, a delay that will be especially galling to Android owners who only got a native app in 2013. All4 will split Channel 4’s offerings into three sections – On… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google Maps for Android now lets you view your customized files from My Maps more easily. To view your saved maps, launch Google Maps, tap ‘Your places’ in the menu, and scroll down to find your maps, highlighted with red marker icons. Google’s My Maps tool — available on the Web and Android mobile devices — lets you create custom maps for your trips, add markers for notable locations and draw preferred routes. Sadly, the new feature isn’t yet available on Google Maps for iOS. My Maps became available within Google Drive last December. ➤ Use My Maps in the Google Maps app… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google, along with other tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Twitter, is calling on Congress to end the bulk collection of communications metadata by US government agencies like the NSA. The Reform Government Surveillance coalition, made up of 10 major tech companies, is joining hands with civil society group and trade associations to urge Congress to rethink surveillance programs in the country, and to establish greater transparency and accountability associated with them. The coalition has addressed a letter [PDF] to President Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA director Admiral Michael Rogers and others, calling for reform ahead… This story continues at The Next Web

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Meerkat. That’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you launch Periscope, Twitter’s new live video streaming app for iOS. Sure, Twitter acquired Periscope in January and the app was already in development before that. However, you can’t help but think of the app darling of SXSW that made Twitter livestreaming all the rage. Yes, both apps stream video with almost zero friction. But when you get down to it, Periscope is what Meerkat would look like with a little more thought put into it. It’s cleaner, the chat function makes more sense and you can save your videos… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google recently launched a new Chrome browser extension in beta that reduces your data usage. Dubbed Data Saver, the extension uses Google’s data compression proxy service to optimize pages before serving them to your browser. It doesn’t work with SSL and incognito pages at present, and you’ll need Chrome 41 or newer to use it. The extension gets to work as soon as you install it. You can click the extension button on your browser toolbar to see how much data it has saved you and turn it off if necessary. The feature is also available in Chrome on Android… This story continues at The Next Web

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Even if you care not a whit about Facebook and all the big plans Mark Zuckerberg announced at the F8 Developer Conference keynote today, your ears might have perked up at the sound of Giphy. Everyone knows Giphy as the premier app for sharing goofy animated GIFs, a genuine bright spot in a dark world. When the Facebook CEO announced the new Messenger Platform that now integrates a long string of apps into the chat service, Giphy was among the most popular. But the inclusion of Giphy also reminded people that this the first time the GIF service has even had a mobile app. Before… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following the alleged rape of a passenger by an Uber driver in India last year, the company announced in December that it would chalk out enhanced safety measures to protect its customers. Today, head of global safety Phillip Cardenas has announced Uber’s initiatives to keep riders safe. The company has put in place a new Code of Conduct for its drivers, which enumerates guidelines on treating customers with respect and looking out for their safety, ensuring compliance with the law and keeping documents up-to-date. A new advisory board will be established to review Uber’s safety practices and guide the company… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you still don’t have a favorite photo editing app just yet, we’ve got just the treat. Filter for iPhone is a brand-new app that features hundreds of filters and a set of powerful editing tools for your photos, with no hidden in-app purchases. Available for $1, Filters for iPhone is absolutely one of the best interfaces I’ve used for editing photos. It’s a lot more fun and friendly than the likes of VSCO Cam and has seemingly endless amounts of filters. It’s clean, easy to use and incredibly fast. Filters are organized into warm, cool, vintage, monochromatic and dramatic categories.… This story continues at The Next Web

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