Chinese iPhone Coming Soon But Can They Sell 1 Million In the First Year?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:14
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iPhonAsia has some information on China's exciting WiFi-crippled iPhone. The device will cost less than the smuggled, grey-market iPhones currently available in China and will include special apps for the Chinese consumer. Considering Apple and China's track record these last few weeks I wonder how much good will Apple last left in the land of the violent Foxconn security team.


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Issuu Debuts API, Goes After Docstoc And Scribd Once More

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:11
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Issuu, the Danish startup battling the likes of Docstoc and Scribd in the professional document publication and sharing space, is today introducing a REST-based API that enables its users to automatically upload and manage publications, bookmarks, and folders under their accounts. That means developers and designers can henceforth tap into the Issuu platform and services to equip their own applications and websites with the oft-needed functionality of offering document consultation without the need for end users to download the docs or to visit the Issuu website. Issuu already offered two APIs: one ...


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The Great $100,000 Retweet #TechCrunch50 Ticket Giveaway

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:22
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The following message is brought to you by TechCrunch50 co-host Jason Calacanis. In order to build excitement for the TechCrunch50 conference we've convinced the bean counters at TechCrunch HQ to let us give away one $2,500 ticket a day for the next 45 days. That's more than $100,000 worth of TechCrunch50 tickets. So, if you're broke, laid off or too cheap to buy a ticket, all you have to do is hit your followers with the hashtag #techcrunch50 at the end of each tweet. Every Tweet you send out is another chance to win the ticket ...


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Blubet Bets That You Want To Predict Things On Twitter

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:00
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There are 1.2 million predictions made on Twitter everyday. Those are numbers that the prediction startup Blubet pulled 2 weeks ago from the service. That's roughly 5% to 6% of the overall tweets being sent out on any given day, according to their data. So it's really not surprising that Blubet would want to build its business around this platform. That wasn't always the case. When the company started on the idea of Blubet a couple years ago, as an offshoot of the community gaming site dotblu, the idea was that it would be more ...


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