Foursquare Looks Into An Fourth Round At An Over $700M Valuation, Investors Skepticalview story

http://techcrunch.com – Foursquare has been taking VC meetings recently, looking into raising a Series D round of funding of between $50 million and $100 million according to multiple sources. (IT news)

Twilio Signs First Big International Cloud Telephony Licensing Deal With Japan’s #2 Telecom KDDIview story

http://techcrunch.com – Breaking into Japan can be tough for foreign companies since its culture favors credibility and certainty. So Twilio has just struck an exclusive alliance with Japan’s well-respected KDDI telecom who will now sell its cloud communication APIs to developers. (IT news)

Hello one more member!view story

http://androidforums.com – Hello guys, My name is Felipe Estrella, I live in Brazil. Working with electronic and LED iluminancao. I am wanting to program in android. I have some questions and explain in brief ... I'll search the forum and study .... Thank you all! (General)

Predicta’s Co-Founder On Bridging The Startup Scenes In Brazil And Silicon Valley [TCTV]view story

http://techcrunch.com – Sao Paulo, Brazil and the San Francisco Bay Area are many miles apart, both literally in terms of distance, and figuratively in terms of culture. But one tech startup called Predicta is taking on the challenge of bridging the gap. (IT news)

How Long Will Programmers Be So Well-Paid?view story

http://techcrunch.com – Last week Glassdoor published its most recent software engineering salary report. Short version: it pays to code. Google and Facebook employees earn a base salary of ~$125K, not counting benefits, 401k matching, stock options/grants, etc., and even Yahoo! developers pull in six figures. (IT news)

126M Accessed Facebook Solely From Mobile Last Month, Up 24% Since June. US User Count Inches Upwardview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook’s 10-Q reveals some juicy tidbits left out of its earnings call yesterday. The final price it paid for Instagram was $715 million in stock and cash. Despite rumors that it has stopped growing in mature markets, Facebook’s US user count did increase slightly from 168 million to 171 million monthly users during Q3. (IT news)

BlackBerry 10: RIM To Run Developer Events In 11 Cities To Focus On Building Enterprise Appsview story

http://techcrunch.com – As it ramps up to the launch of devices running its next-gen OS in Q1 next year, RIM has announced a new series of BlackBerry developer events focused on its traditional user-base by helping enterprises and other organizations build apps for BlackBerry 10. (IT news)

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 278view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 278 for the week August 6 - 12, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue278 In This Issue Announcing the Ubuntu App Showdown winners Welcome New Members Ubuntu Stats The State of the LoCo Resources for Ubuntu LoCos Free Official Ubuntu Book For Approved LoCo Teams San Francisco Ubuntu Hour and Debian Di (Hardware)

Ubuntu For Android Detailed In Brazilian Videoview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Canonical has shown us Ubuntu demos in the past, and now a new video has surfaced showing just how it transforms your phone into a full Ubuntu desktop. The video is in Portuguese since it took place at the International Free Software Forum in Brazil, but you can still get a lot out of what is shown. Ubuntu runs in parallel to Android and kicks in when the phone gets docked to a monitor or TV. (IT news)

Google Maps Real Time Traffic Data Expanded Worldwide, Adds 130 U.S. Citiesview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – First we got offline maps, then indoor maps and walking directions for museums. Now Google Maps gets even better with expanded traffic coverage worldwide. The capitals of Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama have been added, and a whopping 130 US cities will also be receiving traffic information and estimated travel times. (IT news)