Category: Platforms

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Shaw Communications invests in Rdio, creates strategic content partnership

Shaw Communications, owner of an extensive cable TV and internet network, has made a strategic investment in Rdio’s parent company, Pulser Media, in an effort to bring more streaming music content to its subscribers. Though the investment size has not been revealed, Shaw’s CEO, Brad Shaw said, “Rdio is the best available digital streaming music experience and

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Facebook sashays into the fitness space with Moves acquisition

Facebook is acquiring its way into the fitness space with a new acquisition announced this morning. Moves, an app for iOS and Android, has been used by thousands of people to track their activity, using background location services and GPS to create an automated outline of your day. Moves is different from other phone-based activity

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theScore for Android adds Feed to consolidate news, scores and highlights

Popular sports news app, theScore, just received a big update on Android to answer its iOS version from last December. Feed is integrated into MyScore, the section that places all your followed leagues, teams and players together. Feed goes further by, predictably, placing the most interesting news, scores and highlights in a relatively chronological order.

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Viber for iPhone gets a long-awaited design overhaul

Viber, a popular messaging and VoIP service available across nearly every computing platform, has seen its iOS app updated with a brand new look and feel. Version 4.2 introduces a flat, iOS 7-friendly design that comes months after competitors WhatsApp, Kik, BBM and others did the same. Still, for Viber’s 100 million users, many of

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Moto X now $350 at Fido

The Moto X is now available at Fido and MTS, but Rogers stated to us that the “Moto X is nearing discontinuation at Rogers.” The device can still be purchased from various retail stores, but is now available from their online store. Over at sub-brand Fido there is a solid deal happening — not sure

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OnePlus One officially announced and it’s a ’2014 Flagship Killer’

After the plethora of leaked images and specs, the OnePlus One has officially been unveiled. This runs a ‘special version’ of CyanogenMod OS, based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and is targeting Nexus enthusiasts with its specs and low price point. ‘Never Settle’ is the tag line and the LTE-enabled OnePlus One specs are impressive with

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WhatsApp crosses the 500 million active user mark

“On a personal note, Brian and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of a small team of people who, in just under five years, built a communication service that now supports over 450 million monthly active users worldwide and over 320 million daily active users.” Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s co-founder, wrote those words on

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