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Maker of taxi-ordering app myTaxi raises €10 million from Daimler, Lars Hinrichs

Maker of taxi-ordering app myTaxi raises €10 million from Daimler, Lars Hinrichs | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Intelligent Apps, the Hamburg, Germany-based startup behind popular taxi ordering smartphone application myTaxi, has raised 10 million euros in growth funding from car2go, ...
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Violinist interrupted by Nokia ringtone, plays the ringtone

Violinist interrupted by Nokia ringtone, plays the ringtone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A Slovakian violinist playing solo finds his concert interrupted by a Nokia ringtone. Instead of merely getting angry, he begins to play the ringtone. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.

 

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Why You WILL End up Using Google+ | Mobile and Social Media

Why You WILL End up Using Google+ | Mobile and Social Media | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

"Have I stopped using Twitter? No, and chances are, I never will. Facebook? My time on site has decreased significantly and that time is now spent on Google+. Here is why..."

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Samsung and Apple Executives Discuss Long-Term Component Supply Relationships

Samsung and Apple Executives Discuss Long-Term Component Supply Relationships | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Amid an ever-increasing intellectual property dispute involving Apple's mobile devices and Samsung's Android-based hardware products, rumors...
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Google Puts the Hammer Down on Three More Services

Google Puts the Hammer Down on Three More Services | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Good news everyone! Google announced today that three of its web services will be getting the axe by mid-year.
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Unlimited data is dead, so let's fight a smarter fight

Unlimited data is dead, so let's fight a smarter fight | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
For the smartphone-heavy United States, the notion of unlimited wireless data is dead, kaput, finis. It's not coming back. Many other parts of the world are in the same boat, and those that aren't...
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Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T visits the FCC

Samsung Galaxy Note for AT&T visits the FCC | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Samsung Galaxy Note has been officially announced to be arriving on AT&T, but we have yet to hear about a release date for the phone. Well, it looks like the phone might be arriving soon.
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Your iPhone Was Built, In Part, By 13 Year-Olds Working 16 Hours A Day For 70¢ An Hour

Your iPhone Was Built, In Part, By 13 Year-Olds Working 16 Hours A Day For 70¢ An Hour | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

"[I]t's disconcerting to remember that the low prices of our iPhones and iPads — and the super-high profit margins of Apple — are only possible because our iPhones and iPads are made with labor practices that would be illegal in the United States..."

 

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Scary Times: More Jail Time for Streaming a Michael Jackson Video Than For Killing Him

Scary Times: More Jail Time for Streaming a Michael Jackson Video Than For Killing Him | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Two excellent essays on how Hollywood has completely put our legal system out of whack through years of twisting our legislative process to their ends, or as Shirky put it "imagine the possibility of a longer jail term for streaming a Michael...
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These Cufflinks Hold More than Cuffs, Includes Hard Drive, Wifi

These Cufflinks Hold More than Cuffs, Includes Hard Drive, Wifi | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Brookstone introduces a pair of cufflinks with 2GB storage with USB connectivity and an option to make them a Wifi Hotspot at your next black tie affair.
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Samsung pokes Apple again in new Galaxy S II ad | Android Community

Samsung pokes Apple again in new Galaxy S II ad | Android Community | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
How to describe Samsung's latest advertising campaign against Apple... obnoxious? Cheeky? Brutally honest, perhaps?
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Is AT&T's data plan price hike justified?

Is AT&T's data plan price hike justified? | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
AT&T is increasing the price of its smartphone and tablet data plans by $5, but it's giving consumers more data usage. But do most subscribers need the extra data? Or is this just another way for AT&T to boost revenue?
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You Can't Afford Apple's Education Revolution

You Can't Afford Apple's Education Revolution | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
What Apple showed us today was nothing less than the future of education. The future we'd all been imagining for decades, no less. Harry Potter stuff.
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RIM's Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are out, new CEO Thorsten Heins may license BlackBerry 10

RIM's Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are out, new CEO Thorsten Heins may license BlackBerry 10 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
After months upon months of investor backlash, RIM's making some significant changes.
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Pew: 19 percent of American adults now own a tablet, twice as many as in December

Pew: 19 percent of American adults now own a tablet, twice as many as in December | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Just in case you needed data to back up your assertion that tablets are exploding in popularity, the Pew Research Center has revealed its latest polling figures, suggesting that 19 percent of...
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Turn your iPad into a serious music-making machine with these new accessories

Turn your iPad into a serious music-making machine with these new accessories | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Those of us who are inclined towards music making are of course aware that the iPad (and to a degree other iOS devices) has started to be viewed as a serious music-making device in ...
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Does Online Piracy Hurt The Economy? A Look At The Numbers - Forbes

Does Online Piracy Hurt The Economy? A Look At The Numbers - Forbes | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Reports of the entertainment industry's death seem much exaggerated.
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Google Sky Map boldly explores open source galaxy

Google Sky Map boldly explores open source galaxy | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Via its Research Blog, Google has announced the donation of the Sky Map project to the open source community.
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Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS] | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The tech world continues to take giant steps forward with innovative devices, vehicles and gadgetry, and we've narrowed down the coolest of the bunch to the Top 10 Tech This Week.
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Alesis brings a pair of new musician-friendly iPad docks to NAMM

Alesis brings a pair of new musician-friendly iPad docks to NAMM | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If there's been one must have accessory at NAMM this year it's been the iPad.
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AntiCrop app for iOS “uncrops” your photos

AntiCrop app for iOS “uncrops” your photos | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Whenever you shoot a photograph, it’s always easier to capture a large shot and then crop out what’s uninteresting to make a better shot. But what about the other way around? What do you do then?
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Microsoft Mocks Apple’s iBooks Author policies on Twitter

Microsoft Mocks Apple’s iBooks Author policies on Twitter | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

"If your Work is provided for free (at no charge), you may distribute the Work by any available means;
(ii) if your Work is provided for a fee (including as part of any subscription-based product or service), you may only distribute the Work through Apple."

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Time Warner Cable TV iOS app updated, now streaming live TV to iPhone

Time Warner Cable TV iOS app updated, now streaming live TV to iPhone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
It sure looks like Time Warner Cable customers may want to consider iOS over Android: the TWC TV app is now bringing live TV to both iPads and iPhones, thanks to an update that's just rolled in....
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TechCrunch | The Dawn of Social Lobbying

TechCrunch | The Dawn of Social Lobbying | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The word “lobbyist” surely doesn’t have the best connotation in the world. Depending on your reading of the definition, it generally signifies an attempt to influence government decisions, traditionally by targeting legislators or regulators.
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GM Windows of Opportunity project turns rear windows into interactive displays

If you’ve been on long trips without any entertainment and wish there was something to do besides go to sleep or look out the window, you might not have to in the future – assuming GM’s latest project gets to [...]...
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