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You can now reshare and embed other people’s Vine videos from the app with the latest Vine app update. The embed code is only available from the video’s web page though, so it’s a bit more complicated than a simple reshare.
At BlackBerry’s Q4 financial call earlier today the company revealed that it sold six million smartphones, one million of which are Z10s, and 370,000 PlayBooks, but it lost three million customers in the last three months, down to 76 million.
It booked $98 million profit which is a swing from $125 million loss a year ago. The full initial impact of the Z10 won’t be felt until next quarter’s report however, since by close of Q4 2012, the Z10 was on sale only in the UK. The roll out of the company’s new line up is still on going and the Q10 won’t start selling until May.
Simon Thomas noticed that all the talks about smart watches being made by Apple and its competitors have all the markings of the tablet talks from 2009-2010, all you have to do is replace the term smart watch or wearable tech with tablet. All of the sudden everyone is betting on a smart watch from Apple regardless of the fact that the company issued no such announcement, and everyone else decided to pre-empt any actual Apple announcement by making one of their own. We’ll just have to wait for the boom from Cupertino.
Nick D’Aloisio, the 17 year old creator of news summarizing app Summly, will be spending the next 18 months as a Yahoo employee after Yahoo paid him $30 million for his expertise and insights to improve Yahoo’s news and mobile products. Summly was built to deliver a summarized version of the news so people can easily and quickly catch up with what’s going on, but following the acquisition, Summly will be killed off.
JFDI.asia, the Singapore-based technology startup incubator, has opened the doors to Joyful Frog, its brand new 446 sqm innovation campus, to startup founders, freelancers, investors, and others looking to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. Those who become residents of the campus will enjoy free drinks, full access to the meeting rooms, priority access to events and seminars held at the campus, as well as their own work areas.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt yesterday said to ask Apple about the availability of Google Now on iOS, citing Apple’s policy to review apps prior to publication on the App Store. Schmidt’s statement implies that the app is indeed waiting in review, when in fact Google hasn’t even submitted the app for review. Either Schmidt didn’t know that his company hasn’t sent the app to Apple or he was deflecting the question for obvious reasons. Both Apple and Google gave statements to CNet saying that Google Now has yet to be submitted to the App Store.
While Google now is tied to Search, according to Rene Ritchie of iMore, a source from Google informed him that the Google Search app for iOS and Google Now will be two separate apps as Google Now will not come as an update to the existing mobile app.
Starting 1 May, Apple will not be accepting apps that don’t support the tall screen orientation of iPhone 5 and the latest iPod touch. Apps that use UDID, the unique identifier commonly used to distinguish iOS devices in the past, will also be rejected from the App Store. In its place, Apple has implemented Advertising Identifier starting with iOS 6.
The requirement to support iPhone 5 means iOS app developers will have to use the software development kit for iOS 6 which no longer supports iOS 4.2, ending any ability to create apps that support iPhone 3G and cameraless iPod touch.
This is the most detailed map of the Internet ever made, according to the latest research paper Internet Census 2012 published by an anonymous hacker-researcher who built an extensive botnet with connections to at least 420,000 computers around the world for the mapping project. Hat tip goes to Motherboard!