Friday, September 28, 2012

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Friday, September 28, 2012
Camera+ Arrives on the iPad
Justin Bieber Fan Tribute Gets 200,000 Retweets -- Almost a Record
Sikh Woman Teaches Reddit a Lesson in Tolerance

Sony Rescues Olympus With a $644 Million Investment
6:30:24 AM
Sony and Olympus have entered a "business and capital alliance," with Sony buying 50 billion yen ($644 million) worth of Olympus' shares, and gaining a 51% stake in a new joint venture focusing on medical business, Sony has announced. Under the...

Voice-Guided Directions Dispute Torpedoed Google Maps for iOS 6
5:49:31 AM
Still bitter your iPhone 5 or newly-upgraded-to-iOS 6 device doesn't have Google Maps? Wonder why? You're now stuck with the screwy, much-maligned Apple Maps app because Google and Apple couldn't reach and agreement about voice-guided,...

Facebook, Gates Foundation Team Up to Create Apps For Future College Students
Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:52 PM
Facebook hosted a hackathon in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday, kicking off the foundation's College Knowledge Challenge. That's a $2.5 million investment fund to encourage developers to make apps that meliorate...

Time Inc. CEO Promises Less Free Content
Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:32 PM
Laura Lang, who took the reins as CEO of Time Inc. 10 months ago, sent a memo to staff Wednesday outlining how she plans to rescue the struggling company. The magazine publisher witnessed a six percent decline in advertising revenue to $855...

Justin Bieber Fan Tribute Gets 200,000 Retweets -- Almost a Record
Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:42 PM
NFL player TJ Lang gained widespread attention online for a pair of viral tweets he sent about the NFL officiating crisis. But, like the rest of us on social media, he's got nothing on Justin Bieber. This tweet was posted by Bieber on Wednesday,...

12 Other iOS Games for Angry Birds Fans
Thursday, September 27, 2012 7:06 PM
If you play mobile games, we're betting that you have some version of Angry Birds on your iPhone or iPad. The astronomically popular game has sold millions of copies and spawned three direct spin-offs. Now an offshoot starring the porky...

Apple Maps App Gets Lost on Twitter: Only 10% of Tweets Approve
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:23 PM
If you thought that the chatter about Apple's Maps app in iOS 6 was overwhelmingly negative, here's proof that it wasn't just the folks in your social stream. Twitter analysis firm Crimson Hexagon grabbed more than 50,000 tweets that mentioned...

Facebook Welcomes Back Gifts
Thursday, September 27, 2012 5:18 PM
Two years after its last attempt failed, Facebook is giving Gifts another shot. The ability to buy and send real gifts to your friends will gradually roll out to Facebook users in the U.S. Facebook closed its "Gift Shop" in August 2010, in favor...

RIM Reports $235 Million Net Loss, Ships 7.4 Million BlackBerry Smartphones
Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:50 PM
Research in Motion reported a net loss of $235 million, or .45 a share, and generated $2.9 billion in revenue in the third quarter, handily beating Wall Street's low expectations. Factoring out the company's pre-tax restructuring costs, RIM...

Check In on Foursquare to See a Company's Political Donations
Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:30 PM
How much money is a company giving to a political candidate? Now you can find out by simply checking in on Foursquare. GeoPollster, a new "connected app," links with your Foursquare account then shows the political contributions of every company...

More Americans Getting News From Mobile and Social as Print, TV Decline [STUDY]
Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:14 PM
  The amount of time Americans spend on mobile devices and social networking sites is accelerating rapidly -- and their news consumption habits are shifting accordingly. In a Pew Research Center survey of 3,003 U.S. adults, 17% said they accessed...