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YouTube Founders Make Delicious Deal

By: Trak Lord | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 8:23 pm

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, founders of YouTube have acquired Delicious. Wait what? Didn't Yahoo acquire Delicious back in 2005 for like $10 million? The answer is yes, but evidently Yahoo is selling off its acquisitions.

 

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Delicious, formerly "del.icio.us" is a social bookmarking site- it allows you to keep track of bookmarks and access them from any computer, thus eliminating the frustration of having to access particular browsers on particular computers. We're not sure about the details of this reacquisition, but it can't an altogether bad thing to be under the auspices of the guys that brought us the most addictive website since.....uh.....ever?

 

Delcious will continue under Yahoo until July of 2011, and if you're a current user, the transition will be "seamless". Check out their site and/or the press release below for more details.

 

April 27 2011

YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

 

Today, we're pleased to announce that Delicious has been acquired by the founders of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. They are committed to running and improving Delicious going forward.

 

Providing a seamless...

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PapayaMobile Nets $18 Million In Funding: Mmmmm, Papayas.

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 7:42 pm

The leading mobile social game producer on Google's smartphone Android operating system has nabbed $18 Million in Series B funding from Chinese Venture Capital firm Keytone and global VC firm DCM.

 

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Since launching in June of 2010, Papaya has seen a 375% growth rate, so this latest round of funding does not come as a surprise. Papaya provides a diverse suite of free mobile games for Android smartphones, including Whacksy Taxi, Papaya Fish (once again: Mmmmm), Papaya Farm, and about 50 others. And 15 million users is nothing to sneeze at, either.

 

The funding is geared toward what will be a "staggering" projected growth of Android users in China, where Papaya calls home in Beijing (though they have an office here in San Francisco as well), and will go to expanding the developer network in Europe and North America. And of course, more games. Which means more fun.

 

Yay!

 

SAN FRANCISCO - PapayaMobile (http://papayamobile.com), the leading social gaming network on Android, has secured $18 million in a round of Series B funding. The round was led by Keytone Ventures, a leading venture capital firm in China with a heavy investment focus on the mobile Internet industry (Analogix Semiconductor, Borqs), and DCM, a global venture capital firm with a strong investment focus on social...

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Hulu Reimburses Users, Covers Respective Backends

By: Trak Lord | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 6:19 pm

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The recent PlayStation Network outages have affected more than just downloadable content and online gaming- online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, the latter of which has reportedly given PlayStation 3 users a refund for this past week of PSN outages:

 

Dear XXXX,

 

Unfortunately, due to the outage on PlayStation® Network, Hulu Plus

subscribers cannot currently access the application on the PS3™. We

understand this is frustrating, and we are looking forward to Sony

restoring access to the application as soon as possible. In the

meantime, we'd like to offer you a 1-week credit toward your Hulu Plus

subscription. In order to automatically redeem your credit, please click here at any time within the next two weeks.

You can still continue to watch your favorite shows on many other

devices - the full list of devices is available here. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We're happy to help however we can.

 

Many thanks,

The Hulu Team

 

More information: You can read Sony's official statement on the

PlayStation Network outage here

.

Please note: No personal Hulu Plus account information was compromised

as part of the Sony intrusion.

 

Hulu makes no mention of this offer in their blog...

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White iPhone 4 Ships April 28th To Verizon & AT&T

By: Trak Lord | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 5:18 pm

Almost a year ago, Apple announced at the World Wide Developer's Conference that they would eventually be offering a white iPhone 4 in addition to the black version. Now it's finally here, shipping April 28th, tomorrow, at Apple retail stores, Apple's online store, AT&T stores, Verizon stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Pretty much everywhere you can get a black iPhone 4- probably even the dodgy channels.

 

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That's not a whole lot more to this- the white iPhone 4 is exactly the same as its black predecessor, coming in both 16GB ($199 USD) and 32GB ($299 USD) with a contract from either Verizon or AT&T- your choice. Smartest thing to do would be to save up the cash to buy the phone without the contract, jailbreak that @#$%er, and ride out the shiny unlimited data package from Sprint, because otherwise your white Post-PC device will put you in the red if, you know, you want to use Pandora.

 

If you're not an American, fret not! White iPhone 4 hits Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the UK the very same day. Then again, if you're in Benelux, you might already have it.

Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 3:10 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - April 27th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Acer Iconia 6120 Dual-Screen Notebook PC @ Benchmark Reviews

- Samsung R580 Notebook Evaluation @ BCCHardware

 

Motherboard

 

- ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional LGA 1155 Motherboard @ PC Perspective

- Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Processor and DX58SO2 Motherboard @ Futurelooks

- Intel Pushes Open-Source Support For Ivy Bridge @ Phoronix

 

Memory

 

- Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2133 (3×2GB) - DDR3 with Thermal Monitoring @ Tech Reaction

- Mushkin Ridgeback 996991 PC3-16000 8GB @ Overclockers Club

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Weekly Giveaway: Kingston 32GB USB 3.0 Drive, 96GB SSDNow SSD, HyperX blu and Genesis RAM

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 2:59 pm

We have teamed up with Kingston this week to giveaway a bunch of really good prizes that you are likely going to want to get your hands on!

 

There will be four winners who have a chance of winning a DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30) 32GB USB 3.0 pen drive, 96GB SSDNow V+100 SATA 2 2.5 Upgrade Bundle Kit, HyperX blu KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX 4GB RAM kit and a KHX2133C9AD3X2K2/4GX HyperX Genesis 4GB RAM kit.

 

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Kingston's DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30) features the latest technology for USB Flash drives, making it ideal for early adopters who want to take advantage of all the performance improvements offered by USB 3.0 right away.

 

Bundle kit includes: SSDNow drive Hard drive cloning software and installation guide CD 2.5" SATA Enclosure with accompanying USB-to-mini-USB Cable Serial ATA data cable 4-pin Molex to Serial ATA power adapter cable Brackets w/screws for 2.5" to 3.5" conversion.

 

Kingston proudly introduces HyperX® blu, a new line of reliable memory ideal for the entry level gamer or PC enthusiast. HyperX blu features a new streamlined clipless design. Its heat spreaders provide thermal performance at an improved price point. HyperX blu is available in DDR2 and DDR3.

 

HyperX DDR3 memory; the latest generation of DDR memory technology. Like all Kingston HyperX products, DDR3 modules are specifically engineered and designed to meet the rigorous requirements of PC enthusiasts.

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Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.06.1433

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 3:58 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.06.1433.

 

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

 

Cleans the following:

 

• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE

 

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Telstra announce new Freedom Connect BYO plans, great value for money

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 3:00 am

Telstra have been doing a stand out job lately with really increasing their value for money on their products and Next G services. Today is no different with Telstra rolling out their new BYO mobile plans. The new plans are dubbed "Freedom Connect BYO Plans" and will be available online, in-store or by calling Telstra as of tomorrow.

 

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Telstra Consumer Executive Director, Ms Rebekah O'Flaherty says:

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Sony admits PSN is down, also admits your credit card details and other personal info may have been stolen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 2:00 am

The Sony Saga is ongoing and while the PlayStation Network is still down, more information is leaking out on just how severe this hack has been for Sony. The intrusion started nine days ago and it [the PSN and Qriocity services] have been down for six days.

 

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Sony have stated they've hired a "recognized security firm" to conduct a complete investigation into what happened and have taken steps to enhance security and strengthen network infrastructure.

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Terminator 5 coming? Arnold Schwarzenneger is back, as he promised in Terminator 2 - directed by Fast Five director, Justin Lin?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Apr 27, 2011 1:28 am

Terminator 5 is being shopped around in Hollywood right now, the package includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Lin directing and comes in at a sweet minimum of $25 million up-front against a purchase price near $36 million - hold on while I pull my credit card out.

 

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Lin is quite the director now which is putting him in a very good position to lead Arnold in another Terminator movie with his Fast Five international grosses being huge and the expectations of the strong domestic opening on Friday has him being targeted (by Skynet?) to direct this movie. Shouldn't be long until we have some definite news on this!

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