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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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SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

SlashGear 101: Google Chromebook

Google I/O 2011 day two was all about the Chromebook, the search giant's play for the notebook market. With Acer and Samsung on hand with the first of the hardware, the Chromebook is the market culmination of the Google Chrome OS project publicly announced back in 2009. So, will subscription-based notebooks float us all away from Windows and OS X and into the cloud? Read on for the full SlashGear 101 rundown.

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Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga Goes “Gaga” with “GagaVille”

Zynga and Lady Gaga have worked together before, when Zynga was raising money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Zynga has also had quite a few high-profile partnerships with musicians and entertainment companies, including Snoop Dogg, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, The Green Hornet and others. This deal with Lady Gaga, however, is the biggest one to date. May 17, Lady Gaga and Zynga will be unveiling GagaVille!

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CIA Reveals Facebook to be Part of Patriot Act, Zuckerberg Secret Agent

CIA Reveals Facebook to be Part of Patriot Act, Zuckerberg Secret Agent

Before you explode all over your keyboards with insane comments about how you KNEW IT and how Zuckerberg should be dumped into the sea, note that this news story comes from The Onion, a news source that is born of comedy, and is completely false in its claims. That said, recognize here the source of the comedy - the fact that Facebook would indeed have been the perfect plan laid down by the CIA, utterly perfect in every way in tracking citizens in the USA and abroad in their actions, collecting data that they themselves had submitted - a nation of willing participants!

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Google Testing Android Market In-App Billing, To Launch Next Week

Google Testing Android Market In-App Billing, To Launch Next Week

Google has announced today that it has started testing in-app billing for the Android Market and that it will launch starting next week. In-app billing has been around for app makers on iOS for a while and it has lead to some nice chunk of change for those developers. Makers of apps for the Android Market could have some of the same financial success once it gets approved for the Android Market.

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Microsoft Vid shows off Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) ambitions

Microsoft Vid shows off Windows Gaming eXperience (WGX) ambitions

ZDNet has wondered onto a video from last year that gives a look at what the Microsoft Windows Gaming eXperience team has in mind for next generation gaming between Microsoft and Xbox Live as well as mobile platforms. If you are a serious gamer you might recall that they tested something sort of like this in the past where PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could play each other on games like Halo. The scuttlebutt was that the PC gamers killed the console brethren and the plan for that system was scrapped.

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Study Shows One In Five Seniors Is Potential Facebook Gamer

Study Shows One In Five Seniors Is Potential Facebook Gamer

Gaming is a major part of Facebook and you’re constantly bombarded with updates and gifts from friends who are playing Mafia Wars or Farmville among a whole host of other games. A recent study shows that many of those gamers aren’t exactly who you might expect. Many of the gamers may very well be your parents or grandparents.

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The Daily Slash: February 1 2011

The Daily Slash: February 1 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets early reveal - or is it just a Video Dummy? Android Honeycomb lead designer Matias Duarte assures us that that Android 3.0 is for much more than tablets. Google is offering speak2tweet to Egyptians to kep them online while their Middle East and North Africa executive goes missing in the heart of the country. Chris Davies jams out a column by the name of Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab & the 7-inch stumble. See why Google Latitude is about to Crush FourSquare! Help everyone out over on Android Community by telling them what you'd like to see at the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event tomorrow, today! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Nintendo Sticks Head in the Sand, Pretends Social Media isn’t Happening

Nintendo Sticks Head in the Sand, Pretends Social Media isn’t Happening

Nintendo has a bad habit of ignoring big threats until they become implacable foes. The latest goof? President Satoru Iwata attempted to allay investor's fears about social media games like FarmVille. He didn't do it by announcing a new Nintendo Facebook game or social networking service. Instead, he said this: "Nintendo has been developing social entertainment in the field of video games for a long time."

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The Daily Slash: January 26 2011

The Daily Slash: January 26 2011

First get your spoons and cereal bowls out, because Google's released the SDK file for developers to take a look at Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Next get super pumped up at the thought of running Android apps on your brand new BlackBerry PlayBook. Get a weird feeling in your hearing at Plantronics Infamous Wall of Ears. Hammer away at your social brain with more unique details about the HTC Facebook phone. See as both Facebook and the infamous Farmville game get hacked via their fanpages. Some BlackBerry users are getting their handsets dipped in real gold while others are ready to toss them in the garbage as a Verizon BlackBerry outage leaves everyone stumped. Check out the latest in developers to cash in Android apps with Adknowledge and a 95% profit share. Have a close and personal look at a very odd device with our unboxing and hands-on of the Motorola Roadster. Finally, see a fantastic analysis of our modern slab reality in the article General Purpose vs Use-Case Specific Tablets by Ben Bajarin. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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