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Twitter acquires startup TapCommerce to enhance ad strategy

Twitter announced Monday it'd acquired mobile-ad company TapCommerce. The New York-based startup sells ads designed to encourage users to reengage with apps they've already downloaded onto their mobile device.
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Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy phones now come with stripped down TouchWiz Essence UI

Samsung has introduced four new Galaxy smartphones - the Core 2, Ace 4, Young 2, and the Star 2 - all of which come with a cut down, simplified version of its user interface, called TouchWiz Essence.
Cool Tech

UK set to take on US and Japan for bigger slice of robotics technology market

The UK appears to have woken up to the fact that the robotics industry is set to expand massively in the coming years. With this in mind, the government is launching a strategy to help it better exploit the industry's commercial…
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Galaxy S5 Mini arrives with fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, and 4.5-inch display

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, a smaller version of its latest flagship Android smartphone, which comes with both a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor, plus a more compact 4.5-inch screen.
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DT Daily: Wrap-around smartwatch, fireproofing firefighters, walk to charge your tech 2:31

Today on DT Daily: Another smartwatch contender lights up Kickstarter, using tech to protect firefighters and powering your gadgets… could be as easy as walking.  Smartwatches continue to roll out from tech firms both big and…
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Google will shut down Orkut social network at the end of September

Looking to shift more attention to the Google+ social network, Google will be officially shutting down the Orkut social network as of September 30, 2014 and will not be allowing anyone to create an Orkut account as of July 2014. Created…
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Yahoo saves cult comedy Community from cancellation

Definitely fantastic news for anyone that loved to watch Community on NBC, Yahoo has stepped up to the plate to save the show and will be producing a 13-episode season of the half-hour comedy.
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Microsoft stores now carry Insteon home automation devices

In an effort to boost its presence in the booming connected home market, Microsoft has recently announced that it will carry Insteon devices in all of its retail locations
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Netflix goes down under, plans Australian launch in 2015

It appears that Netflix's long-rumored arrival in Australia is finally a reality, according to Graham Burke, the co-CEO of Australian film distribution and production company Village Roadshow (the entity behind projects such as…