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Xiaomi's Hugo Barra Defends Apple Cloning Claims

thenextweb.com — Xiaomi's office is still humming way past 7pm on the day after their major product launch event. Employees typically end their days at 9.30pm after working 12-hour-long days here, and this commitment doesn't end post-event.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @jonrussell: Barra admits Xiaomi did copy Apple’s Aperture logo because a junior designer made a "stupid mistake" tnw.to/i4rj4 cc @gruber

Jul 23, 2014

Barra admits Xiaomi did copy Apple’s Aperture logo because a junior designer made a "stupid mistake" tnw.to/i4rj4 cc @gruber

Jul 23, 2014

Most interesting of all, perhaps, Barra says Xiaomi is already profitable, but doesn't go into more specific detail tnw.to/d4gMO

Jul 23, 2014

RT @jonrussell: Big @kaylenehong interview with Xiaomi's Hugo Barra, who rejects claims that the company copies Apple tnw.to/g4rrn

Jul 23, 2014

Big @kaylenehong interview with Xiaomi's Hugo Barra, who rejects claims that the company copies Apple tnw.to/g4rrn

Google Maps challenges Foursquare with new Explore feature on Android and iOS

thenextweb.com — Google announced today the upcoming addition of an Explore Nearby button for Google Maps on iOS and Android. The new feature expands the Google Maps as more than just your go-to app for directions. Nearby will adjust its results based on context, such as the weather and the time of day.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @beijingdou: *gets popcorn* // Google Maps challenges Foursquare with new Explore feature on Android and iOS tnw.to/p3Lm4

Jul 23, 2014

*gets popcorn* // Google Maps challenges Foursquare with new Explore feature on Android and iOS tnw.to/p3Lm4

Jul 23, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Google Maps challenges Foursquare with new Explore feature on Android and iOS tnw.to/p3Lm4 by @beijingdou

Zuckerberg says you spend 40 minutes a day on Facebook

thenextweb.com — If you're wondering where all your time is going, it's being devoured by Facebook. According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Americans are spending an average of 40 minutes a day on the social network. During today's Q2 earnings call, Zuckerberg shared the rather interesting bit of data about how long users hang out on his social network.
Jul 23, 2014

Zuck's behind you with a stopwatch > Mark Zuckerberg says you spend 40 minutes a day on Facebook tnw.to/t3Lh8

Twitter releases diversity report, 'we have a lot of work to do'

thenextweb.com — Like the rest of tech sector, Twitter has released its diversity report. Also like the rest of the sector, it's a largely white, male dominated company.

Google Street View Comes to Laos

thenextweb.com — Google has expanded its Street View imagery initiative in Asia after its distinctive camera-clad cars hit the roads of Laos, starting in capital city Vientiane.

Facebook Now Has 399M Mobile-Only Users

thenextweb.com — Facebook revealed in its second-quarter earnings today that it has 399 million mobile-only monthly active users (MAUs). That's about 30 percent of its active user base of 1.3 billion. More than a billion users sign onto Facebook from a mobile device in a given month, but the number of mobile-only accounts saw a significant jump last quarter.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @TheNextWeb: Facebook now has 399 million users who login only from mobile devices tnw.to/q3LVp by @beijingdou

Jul 23, 2014

Facebook added more mobile-only users than it did overall users in Q2. Significant shift away from desktop. tnw.to/q3LVp

Cat Pics Highlight Internet Privacy Problem

thenextweb.com — Posting pictures of your cat to the internet may seem like one of the most innocuous (and fun) things to do. But did you know that doing so can give away the location of your feline and, by extension, you too?
Jul 23, 2014

I Know Where Your Cat Lives can pinpoint the location of your cat based on the photo uploaded buff.ly/1rslZxx pic.twitter.com/GLGg8YkDb5

Kinomatic for iPhone Offers Pro-level Video Features Without the Complexity

thenextweb.com — Like many apps that at first appear to revisit the functionality of others in the same genre - which is especially true in the photo/video category - the new Kinomatic video app for iPhone was created to solve a problem that the developers encountered when trying to shoot their own stuff for friends and family.
Jul 23, 2014

Kinomatic for iPhone offers pro-level video features without the complexity. tnw.to/i4ri0