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Samba’s advert-supported 3G data service launches in UK

Original post by BBC A service offering an advertising-supported 3G data service for mobile computers has launched in the UK. Subscribers to Samba must first purchase a sim card – and optional dongle – and then watch video adverts to build up their credit. It describes itself as being the “UK’s first free broadband service […]

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100-plus Silicon Prairie startups to follow on Twitter

Original post by DANNY SCHREIBER via Silicon Prairie news With nominations for our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards in full swing, we wanted to help spark some ideas for companies that might fit in one of our four awards dedicated to startups – Startup of the Year, New Startup of the Year, Consumer Startup of the Year and B2B Startup of the Year. The list below provides an […]

Amazon acquires 3D mapping

Amazon acquires 3D mapping start-up

Original post by Phahamang Thakudi via ITWeb Amazon has decided to join Google and Apple in the 3D mapping game with its purchase of start-up UpNext, which has spent the past few years developing detailed 3D maps for iOS and Android, Venture Beat writes. The UpNext buy gives Amazon its very own mapping service, which it can include with the Kindle […]

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Ten Development Environments That Won’t Go Away

Original post by DON WILLMOTT via DICE If you code for a living, you know the world’s become very much about adapting or dying. But: The truth is that some development technologies just don’t die. In fact, TechRepublic’s Justin James has come up with a list of ten, along with his interesting commentary. COBOL: “There are millions […]