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- The HTC First, also known as the Facebook phone, was a huge flop. But AT&T’s CEO thinks Facebook will try again, just the way Apple tried again after the ROKR.
- Remember New York-based startup Go Try It On? It’s been acquired by Rent The Runway. No word on Go Try It On’s rival, Fashism.
- The main criticism of Samsung’s high-end smartphones is that they are too plastic-y. So Samsung is investing in carbon fibre company. That place is relentless.
- Lots of people are passing around this essay from The New York Times’s Jenna Wortham, explaining why Instagram videos aren’t nearly so wonderful as Instagram photos.
- In a blow to sexting everywhere, iOS 7 makes it easier to take undetected screenshots in Snapchat.
- Did you know Uber had already expanded to Asia? It just opened up shop in Seoul.
- “BlackBerry launched a service on Tuesday allowing government agencies and corporate clients to secure and manage devices powered by Google Inc’s Android platform and Apple Inc’s iOS operating system.”
- Classic Microsoft game Age of Empires is coming to iPhones and Android phones.
- If you want a career in Silicon Valley, you better learn to meditate.
- This is a funny WSJ headline: “Leaked Alibaba Memo Stresses Secrecy”
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