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Best Buy cancels Samsung Galaxy Fold preorders — TechCrunch

Samsung is taking its time bringing the Galaxy Fold back to market. And frankly, that’s probably for the best. The Note debacle from a few years back was an important lesson about what happens when you rush a product back to market. That one resulted in a second recall — PR nightmae upon PR nightmare.…

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Android tablets on show by Foxconn, Hardkernel

Two 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet designs that run Google’s mobile Android software are on display at the Computex electronics show in Taipei, one from Foxconn Technology and the other by Hardkernel.

The tablet from Foxconn is a reference design made to show vendors what kind of tablets could be put into production quickly, and uses Nvidia’s Tegra chipset inside. Few details about the reference design were available. Foxconn is the trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic devices.

The other tablet is a product from South Korea’s Hardkernel named the Odroid-T, and uses a Samsung Electronics’ S5PC110 1GHz chipset. The devices includes external GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, a Micro-SD slot, standard SHCH slot and more. The company’s Web site says it will be available in June, but does not list a price.

Both devices used Android version 2.1 and the Hardkernel model ran more smoothly. The company appears to have tweaked the Android software to run better on tablets. Android was designed by Google for smartphones.

The chipsets on both devices were both designed for high definition and 3D video, which companies believe will be important for the tablet market because people will watch a lot of video on the devices.

Over a dozen tablets designed to compete with Apple’s iPad are on display at Computex this week, mainly with Android or Windows 7 software.

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Fast-growing Facebook aims for more social Web

(Reuters) – Facebook’s user base is growing at its fastest rate ever, the online social network company said on Wednesday as it rolled out features that link the company’s platform more tightly with outside Web sites.

Facebook’s “open graph” would let people see information tailored to their lives and interests wherever they are on the Web, the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the f8 conference in San Francisco.

The idea, Zuckerberg said, is to make Facebook the center of the increasingly social and more personalized experience that people encounter when they use the Internet. Facebook also wants to make it easier for other websites to share information across Facebook’s user base of more than 400 million people.

“We’re building toward a Web where the default is social, every application and product will be designed from the ground up to use real identity,” he said.

Facebook users would be able click on a “like” button next to content on sites such as Time Warner Inc’s CNN and Walt Disney Co’s ESPN, and share the information on their Facebook profiles in a better way than the “share” button that many sites use.

Those sites in turn could display content from a Facebook user’s network. For example, a box on CNN.com could show that three friends “liked” a certain story.

Facebook has also partnered with review site Yelp and music discovery service Pandora, to enable more widespread sharing of users’ preferences across those sites.

In addition, Facebook and Microsoft, which owns a small piece of the social network, are launching a document creation and sharing application, based on Office 2010, that can be accessed through Facebook and an outside site.

Facebook, which has faced criticism for sharing too much user information, deflected questions about privacy concerns.

In a press conference following the keynote, Zuckerberg said applications on third-party sites will share no more information than before.

“I think what this actually means is that people are going to be sharing less of their information when they don’t need to around the Web,” he said.

GROWING FAST

Since its creation in a Harvard dorm room in 2004, Facebook has emerged as one of the Internet’s most popular destinations and is increasingly challenging established Web powerhouses like Yahoo Inc and Google Inc.

Facebook is the fourth-most visited site in the United States, and displaced Google in January to become the top U.S. site by total number of Web pages viewed.

Facebook’s event comes a week after rival social networking sensation Twitter held its developer’s conference in San Francisco, and announced that it had signed up more than 100 million users — marking the first time the company has revealed its number of users.

In September, Facebook said that it had recently turned free cash flow positive, meaning that it makes enough money to cover operating costs and capital spending.

Facebook director Mark Andreessen also told Reuters last year that the company would surpass $500 million in revenue in 2009.

Last year, Facebook received $200 million in funding from Russian Internet investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, in a deal that pegged the value of Facebook’s preferred shares at $10 billion. DST also bought more than $100 million of common shares directly from Facebook shareholders, valuing Facebook’s common shares at $6.5 billion.

(Reporting by Gabriel Madway. Editing by Maureen Bavdek and Robert MacMillan)

Fast-growing Facebook aims for more social Web

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How Chat And Youth Are Killing The Meeting

I’m not a big fan of a long draggy meetings myself. Look at how technology can solve that problem. Interesting article to show the difference in mentality between the 20-somethings CEO and the 50-somethings CEO.

How Chat And Youth Are Killing The Meeting

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GEEK PASS – First in Singapore! its almost Virtual -itsReal

True to its name and vision, Geek Terminal has again adopted technology in a unique, and innovative way to enhance the lifestyle of its patrons and business.

GEEK PASS – First in Singapore! | Ezprezzo

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Recruit.net strategy evolves targeting social media micromarkets

Recruit.net Powers Ping.sg Newly Introduced Job Search Function..

Recruit.net’s marketing strategy evolves targeting social media micromarkets with job channels powered by Recruit.net’s award winning technology platform..

Singapore, May 5th 2008, Recruit.net, an award winning tech company that operates a network of trilingual job search engines across Asia Pacific, has launched a new job search function at Ping.sg, Singapore’s leading blogging community site. With the new function, community members are able to search for ten of thousands of jobs through a single click at Ping.sg. The Recruit.net job channel allows for users to find tens of thousands of Singapore related jobs from hundreds of websites in a single search through Ping.sg: http://jobs.ping.sg/
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EXCLUSIVE: interview with CEO & Founder of gogofrog – itsReal

GOGOFROG APLINK, a.k.a. Andrew Peters has just had an important call from the Australian High Commission and in the background are “frog like” obscene sounds emanating from my MacBook. How hard to keep a straight face and be serious with my homeland officials. These are the sounds emanating from the gogofrog websites homepage.

During the “State of Play” Virtual Conference I had the opportunity to hand my very last very badly mangled Pacific West Communications business card to the Founder of gogofrog, whilst I blushed with embarrassment, in true Aussie style he withdraw his own business card from his wallet and swiftly screwed it up…unfolded it and handed it to me with a “she’ll be right MATE” Rapturous laughter erupted and along with his business partner, Lorenzo from Japan, the gogofrog story began to unfold.

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state of play – truly an international event for virtual worlds -itsReal

APLINK has sat in singapore reaching out constantly to overseas for those interested in Virtual Worlds and in the last 2 days, i have met people from, Japan, London, Germany, USA, Australia, Korea,  Norway and Singapore at the “state of play” conference where the whole agenda is Virtual Worlds…APLINK is happy

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Seed Money: USD 2mil Funding Virtual-World Innovations – itsReal

The MacArthur foundation is accepting applications until Oct. 15 in two categories: one for “entrepreneurs and builders of new digital environments for informal learning,” with prizes of $250,000 and $100,000; the other for “communicators in connecting, mobilizing, circulating or translating new ideas around digital media and learning,” with prizes from $30,000 to $75,000. Winners are to be announced in January. 

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation continues to pour money into explorations of digital media and virtual worlds — and we’re not talking Linden dollars here.

The giant Chicago philanthropy is creating prizes totaling US$2 million to recognize innovation in digital media and learning. It also is funding a series of programs at the Second Life Community convention, to be held Aug. 24-26 in Chicago. (For the uninitiated, Linden dollars are the currency of that online virtual world known as Second Life.)

MacArthur said the new awards are part of the five-year, $50 million program it announced last fall to explore the influence of digital technologies on young people’s learning, play and civic participation.

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iPhone launch via mogulus.com TV – wow itsReal

What will normal media become when Mogulus.com can reach a global audience instantly via an internet connection with a chat box for instant global reactions ?

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