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Maluuba Launches Natural Language Processing API, Brings Siri-Like Powers To Any App | TechCrunch

Maluuba Launches Natural Language Processing API, Brings Siri-Like Powers To Any App | TechCrunch | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it

Interesting article on Maluuba, a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist, that just released their API for natural language processing. Now any startup can have Siri-like features.

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Sony SmartWatch debuts, ugly and late to the party

Sony SmartWatch debuts, ugly and late to the party | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
First seen at the Consumer Electronics Show in early 2012, Sony has launched its SmartWatch, an Android-powered watch that has its own apps.
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TechCrunch | Exploring Some Implications Of Driverless Cars

TechCrunch | Exploring Some Implications Of Driverless Cars | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it

Great concepts but a huge lobby to fight...

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Google to Unveil Digital Wallet

Google to Unveil Digital Wallet | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Google is expected to disclose details about how consumers will be able to make store purchases, redeem coupons, and get loyalty points by waving Android-powered smartphones in front of a small reader at the checkout counter,...
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House Presses Apple, Google, Others on Location-Tracking Practices - WSJ.com

House Presses Apple, Google, Others on Location-Tracking Practices - WSJ.com | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
A House committee that oversees privacy issues sent letters to six developers of mobile operating systems on Monday—including Apple Inc. and Google Inc.

Good thing, let's see if their answers will be public material.
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The Really Smart Phone - WSJ.com

The Really Smart Phone - WSJ.com | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease—even our political views.
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Android's latest numbers: 350000 devices activated daily, 3 billion app installs - Android Central

Unwired ViewAndroid's latest numbers: 350000 devices activated daily, 3 billion app installsAndroid CentralSo how's Android doing these days? During today's Q1 2011 earnings call, Jeff Huber, senior vice president of commerce and local, announced that some 350000 Android devices are being activated every day.
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SaleLocator Replaces Retail Flyers With iPhone App

Like the SaleLocator.com website, the new SaleLocator iPhone app launched Tuesday is a local retail sales search engine that helps users find deals on stuff at brick-and-mortar stores.
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Neer: The First Location-Aware App for Grown-Ups

Neer: The First Location-Aware App for Grown-Ups | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
The biggest tech boogieman today has to be location-based services, a.k.a. please-rob-me apps. But are they all really as creepy as they seem? Neer cuts the creep factor -- and proves surprisingly useful.
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Building native mobile applications with open source mobile platforms

PhoneGap, Titanium Mobile, and Rhomobile - Kind of old but still good to get a pointer to platform independent dev environment.
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W**k-O-Meter • reghardware

W**k-O-Meter • reghardware | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
I can't resist scooping this one... App of the week for Android - must test!
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Think Mobile Live Streaming 2/10/2011 (recorded)

Think Mobile Live Streaming 2/10/2011 (recorded) | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Watch and find out what Mary Meeker, Partner at Kleiner Perkins, Google's Dennis Woodside, President of Americas Operations, and Jason Spero, Head of Americas Mobile Advertising have to say about the future of mobile and what marketers can do to better connect with the mobilized, modern consumer.

(things really start at 10'30)
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Developer frustration growing along with Android market share

Developer frustration growing along with Android market share | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Android developers are worried about fragmentation and the development of alternative app ecosystems, even as the platform's market share continues to grow.
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iPad, iPhone, Galaxy sales data revealed in court filings - CNET (blog)

iPad, iPhone, Galaxy sales data revealed in court filings - CNET (blog) | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Business InsideriPad, iPhone, Galaxy sales data revealed in court filingsCNET (blog)Sales of the different iPhone models are not broken out in the same way and are offered only in aggregate but it's still interesting to see that up to the second...
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Smart Actions App by Motorola - Make Your Smartphone Smarter - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

Smart Actions App by Motorola - Make Your Smartphone Smarter - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Use Smart Actions to make your Motorola smart phone smarter and your life easier - optimize your mobile phone to use power and apps that put you in control.
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Husband Catches Wife Lying Using Apple's New 'Find My Friends' App

Husband Catches Wife Lying Using Apple's New 'Find My Friends' App | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Did Find My Friends just change privacy forever?
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Facebook Busted in Clumsy Smear Attempt on Google

Facebook Busted in Clumsy Smear Attempt on Google | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
A new era of non-ethical practices?
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Apple Patent Reveals Extensive Stalking Plans

Okay no real news here but I'd be curious to know and understand how such an application can be granted a patent... Isn't there a lot of prior art? Is that novel?
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iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go - The Guardian

iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go - The Guardian | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)iPhone keeps record of everywhere you goThe GuardianPrivacy invasions via technology April 2011: iPhone location British researchers on Wednesday revealed that iPhones (and 3G-enabled iPads) keep track of where you go, including...

I tried it, and it works (http://petewarden.github.com/iPhoneTracker/). Apple deserves the award of the worst privacy intrusive platform! Funny to think that they pride themselves with the best quality implementation... sure there is an app for opening your life to everyone :-)
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Pieceable puts working iOS apps in your browser - CNET (blog)

Pieceable puts working iOS apps in your browser - CNET (blog) | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Pieceable puts working iOS apps in your browserCNET (blog)Parent company Pieceable, which is working on a tool to let people create mobile applications with a visual editor as opposed to writing lines of code, has come up with a viewer that can demo iOS applications on the Web, sans iOS device.
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Pandora sends user GPS, sex, birthdate, other data to ad servers

Pandora sends user GPS, sex, birthdate, other data to ad servers | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Security firm Veracode dug into Pandora's mobile app to see exactly what kinds of personal data it collects and where it is sent.
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Google Quietly Preparing Chrome OS for Tablets

Google Quietly Preparing Chrome OS for Tablets | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
A series of changes to Google Chrome OS's source code show that the search giant is preparing its notebook OS for the tablet form factor.
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Sencha Touch 1.1 Release with BlackBerry Support

Sencha Touch 1.1 Release with BlackBerry Support | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
Another interesting cross-platform framework. Must try!
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Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS - Mobile Location Tracking - WSJ.com

Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS - Mobile Location Tracking - WSJ.com | Mobile applications and utopias | Scoop.it
GPS tracking technology used by many cell phone companies has unexpectedly made it easier for spousal abusers to track their victims. What They Know is a Wall Street Journal report on digital privacy.
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