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Quandoo Closes $25M Growth Financing Round To Take On OpenTableview story

http://techcrunch.com –  OpenTable is the main real-time reservation platform for restaurants, but it’s an old incumbent and there is plenty of opportunity out there. (IT news)

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Xiaomi announces what it’s calling the ‘fastest smartphone in the world,’ the Mi4view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Xiaomi might not be the most well-known Android OEM in the western hemisphere, but in Asia, it’s huge. The company sells its devices off shelves like it’s nothing — and its next phone should have no problem attracting customers either. The Mi4, announced today in Beijing, China, is the self-proclaimed “fastest smartphone in the world.” The device has a Qualcomm Snap (IT news)

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Gameloft releases Modern Combat 5 trailer, pirates release the full game a little earlyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Modern Combat 5 will be available on July 24th, and Gameloft released an exciting trailer to wet your appetite. Interestingly enough, the game is already available thanks to underground pirating. I am not condoning the pirating, but it appears Gameloft released the game a little early to a few people as part of a contest they ran on Facebook. (IT news)

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Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pagesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Two years after acqhiring read-it-later startup Spool, Facebook today launched a basic Pocket competitor called Save. It’s a feature for iOS, Android, and web that lets you store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for Places, Events, Movies, TV shows, and music to a list where you can view them later. (IT news)

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Bigpoint Acquires Little Worlds Studio To Place Bigger Bet On Mobile Gamingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Bigpoint, the European free-to-play online gaming company, is placing a bigger bet on mobile gaming: It’s acquired France’s Little Worlds Studio, maker of mobile titles such as Color Cross Online and Mana Crusher, in a move that will see Bigpoint establish a dedicated mobile games studio in Lyon. Read More (IT news)

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Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast Appview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the Apple developer ecosystem. (IT news)

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NVIDIA will announce the Shield Tablet on July 22nd alongside a wireless controllerview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – We know an NVIDIA Shield tablet is on the way, and it looks like it’ll be announced sooner rather than later. (IT news)

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Monitoring Software Zabbix 2.2.5 Is Now Available for Downloadview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Zabbix, an enterprise-class open-source distributed monitoring solution released under the GPL (free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use), has finally reached version 2.2.5.The Zabbix monitoring solution has been separated into multiple branches, and this is the most advanced one that you can find. (IT news)

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for July 17, 2014view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. (IT news)

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Expect Labs Lands In-Q-Tel Investment, Will Help U.S. Intelligence Integrate Its MindMeld Technologyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alum Expect Labs has closed a strategic investment and software development agreement with In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the U.S. Intelligence community. Read More (IT news)

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Singular, Founded By Ex-Onavo Execs, Raises $5M For Its Cross-Platform Mobile Marketing Dashboardview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The rapid growth in the world of apps — Google Play and Apple’s App Store have over one million apps each – has given rise to a vast number of ways that developers are trying to get their own apps to stand apart from the crowd. (IT news)

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Spotify Chooses Ubuntu 14.04 LTS over Debian for Its 5,000 Serversview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Commercial music streaming service Spotify has announced that it's moving the backend server deployment from Debian to Ubuntu, which totals about 5,000 servers. If you have never heard of Spotify, it's because it might not be available in your country. The service is slowly expanding all over the globe, but it hasn't reached all the corners yet. (IT news)