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Facebook tried (and failed) its first social phone alone

Facebook tried (and failed) its first social phone alone

HTC's Facebook phone collaboration, reported as "Buffy" yesterday, marks the resumption of an aborted attempt by the social network to create its own smartphone, "Slayer", from scratch, it's claimed. "Buffy" was preceded by a device project codenamed "Social Layer" - subsequently abbreviated - with a hand-picked group working on hardware, software and even carrier deals, according to AllThingsD's various sources. The project, operating in secrecy in a separate building, stumbled when Facebook's ambition exceeded its expertise and budget.

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Hulu considers IPO after sale falls through

Hulu considers IPO after sale falls through

Though Hulu's owners and directors weren't satisfied with bids from big players like Yahoo, DirecTV and Amazon and ended up scrapping their plans to sell the company, that doesn't mean they're resting on their laurels. The various figures in control of Hulu are considering an initial public offering, putting the three-year-old company in direct competition with other premium video services. Hulu tried an IPO last year when it was evaluated at $2 billion, but plans fell through.

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Spotify Plans U.S. Domination With Help From Facebook

Spotify Plans U.S. Domination With Help From Facebook

Spotify has recently confirmed a U.S. launch for next week. This news comes after months of delays as the popular European music streaming service struggled to close deals with U.S. record label companies. But perhaps the biggest deal it's landed is a rumored partnership with Facebook. Some leaked internal marketing materials reveal that Facebook will be a major key to Spotify's U.S. domination.

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Facebook’s Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple

Facebook’s Project Spartan: An HTML5 Trojan Horse for Apple

Deep in the Facebook bunker, socially-networked software engineers are cackling evilly about the downfall of Apple's App Store. It's probably not quite like that in reality, but I find the somewhat dry world of tech often benefits from a dash of B-movie style melodrama. If ever anything deserved an ironic chuckle, though, it's the thought that the Cupertino-backed HTML5 could end up - at the hands of Facebook and their "Project Spartan" - presenting the biggest challenge to Apple's mobile software dominance to date. You have to ask yourself, does the world really need another app store, and why am I leaning toward saying yes?

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MyTVRemote App For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Gets Hardware Revamp

MyTVRemote App For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Gets Hardware Revamp

When it comes to interacting and navigating your TV and other multimedia devices, there are increasingly more options these days. One app that attempts to turn your iOS device into a magical remote that both controls your TV and integrates social features is the MyTVRemote app. Today, the app is getting an updated IR transceiver dongle that will not only make the app work better, but also aims to make itself a conversation piece.

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New HEX Sport Watch Band for iPod Nano, Nike Plus Compatible

New HEX Sport Watch Band for iPod Nano, Nike Plus Compatible

For workout enthusiasts that need their iPods attached at all times, a new fashionable tech accessory may be your next must-have. Hex has just announced its latest HEX Sport Watch Band designed for the iPod Nano Generation 6. The sport watch band protects and stores the iPod Nano and features a Nike Plus port for added functionality. Available in April 2011.

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HTC Facebook Phones tipped for MWC 2011

HTC Facebook Phones tipped for MWC 2011

HTC is reportedly set to launch two new Facebook-branded smartphones at Mobile World Congress next month, running modified versions of Android and supporting Facebook voice calls and IMs. According to CityAM's unspecified sources, the HTC Facebook phones will use the social network's color scheme and branding, and push the Facebook news feed - complete with messages - to the smartphones' homescreen.

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HEX Releases Watch Band for iPod Nano Gen 6

HEX Releases Watch Band for iPod Nano Gen 6

Ohh! Pretty Colors! Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more iterations of the idea that the iPod Nano acting as a watch face, here comes along HEX with a super awesome (and super inexpensive!) version in not one, not two, but NINE different colors. This band has a "Pop-in, Pop-out" design that lets you toss your iPod Nano in and out of it with what we can only assume is ease, and majority of the watch being made of premium silicone. There's integrated control buttons and a fancy pattern around the edge so you'll be sporty and fully functional.

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McAfee: Apple, Google TV, Facebook and iPads all key 2011 cybercrime targets

McAfee: Apple, Google TV, Facebook and iPads all key 2011 cybercrime targets

As 2011 prediction pieces go, McAfee Labs' threat report for the coming year is on the depressing side. The company's security researchers reckon that Apple kit along with mobile devices and geolocation services will be the most popular targets for threats in 2011, though smart TV systems like Google TV are also suggested as likely to see attacks. Clicking on Facebook and other social network links will also become a potentially harrowing experience, McAfee believes, with URL-shortening services used to redirect users to malware.

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Sprint ZTE PEEL 3G cradle for iPod touch will be $80

Sprint ZTE PEEL 3G cradle for iPod touch will be $80

Sprint has announced the ZTE PEEL, a 3G-capable cradle for the iPod touch that basically turns it into a VoIP-capable mobile device. The PEEL - which will drop on November 14, priced at $79.99 with a month-to-month rolling data contract - is in effect a 3G mobile hotspot, capable of sharing its EVDO Rev.A connection with up to two simultaneous WiFi clients.

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