China pledges to grow broadband coverage to 70% of households

Mobile internet access? Yeah, that’s pretty popular in China, but according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, household access is on the rise, too. The country says it will be expanding FTTH connections by 35 million households in 2013, putting 4M broadband connections (or faster) in over 70 percent of Chinese households. The announcement is part of China’s 2013 broadband initiative, which aims to...

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App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012

 CUPERTINO, California―January 7, 2013―Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps*, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store℠ has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide, and developers have been...

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TuneIn launches TuneIn Live, hopes to encourage radio station discovery through custom UI

TuneIn Launches TuneIn LiveWorld’s radio now available through a customized user experience PALO ALTO, Calif., February 28, 2013 – TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news from around the world, today announced the launch of TuneIn Live, a customized experience allowing listeners to more easily discover the content that aligns most with their individual preferences. This announcement comes on the heels...

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Jorge Colombo’s iPad Finger Paintings

January 21, 2013Posted by Mina Kaneko and Francoise Mouly “‘Newsstand’ is the first piece I ever did on an iPad,” says Jorge Colombo, about this week’s cover. “I started drawing on an iPhone at the beginning of 2009, and, at the time, I liked being able to work so small. I got so used to the size that the first time I used the iPad, it felt like I had a pinball machine in front of me. In time, however, I became more proficient on the...

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Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype hits eBay, reminds us sliders existed

eBay is as close as it comes to a genuine Aladdin’s cave, and we’ve seen plenty of ancient rarities, prototypes, sci-fi weaponry, and the odd killer robot go under its gavel. One of the latest artifacts of interest comes from eBay’s Netherlands site, which is hosting an auction for a Windows Phone prototype slider known to her friends as Julie (or Jolie, depending on where you look in the listing) from the now...

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