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LG Ice Cream Smart flip phone announced with Android 4.4.4 KitKatview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Remember the LG flip phone that leaked early last week? That device, the Ice Cream Smart, is indeed real and the company announced it. The Ice Cream Smart is the successor to 2008′s Ice Cream that did not ship with Android. Yes, the Ice Cream Smart has a full version of Android and 4.4.4 KitKat to be exact. The 3.5-inch display has 320×480 resolution. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Touch Apps Running in Unity Desktop – Videoview story

http://spd.rss.ac – Unity 8 for Ubuntu is coming along and Mir is also making good progress. (IT news)

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Number26 Could Be The Best Banking Experience In Europeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When I first wrote about Number26, I said that it was a bank designed for the 21st century — but all of this was on paper. The startup is launching today in Germany and Austria, with more European markets to follow. I opened a Number26 account a couple of weeks ago. Old well-established banks should be ashamed that they can’t provide the same level of user experience. (IT news)

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Malaysia Airlines Site Hacked By Lizard Squadview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Hacker group Lizard Squad, which took down Xbox Live and the Sony Playstation Network last month, have claimed credit for an attack on Malaysia Airlines’ website. (IT news)

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Early Android employee says that Android and iOS likely to maintain status quoview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you’re an Android owner, you’ve probably experienced an iPhone-owning friend or family member asking you about whether or not they should switch to Android. (IT news)

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Jesse Draper Talks About Growing Up On The Valley Girl Show, Silicon Valley Gender Issues And Moving To TVview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Jesse Draper, the daughter of VC Tim Draper and former Nickelodeon star, grew up right in front of everyone on the Internet. She started The Valley Girl Show as a web series in her parents’ garage in her early 20s. It was full of hula hoops, pink and what some have called “ditzy” antics. Read More (IT news)

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M.O.J.O from Mad Catz gets a fresh price reduction, now costs $150view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The M.O.J.O gaming console for Android has now received a price cut in a bid to appear attractive to prospective buyers. The device has seen somewhat lukewarm response since its launch, so a price reduction was right around the corner. (IT news)

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iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Usersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users. That puts iHeartMedia’s streaming property well out ahead of Spotify, with less than 20 million registered users, and it leaves iHeartRadio on a much faster growth track than Pandora, currently at around 70 million users. (IT news)

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VCs Are Ripe For Smart Alternatives To Fund App Growthview story

http://techcrunch.com –  With 1,600+ apps making their debuts in the app stores daily, the pressure is on app developers to stand out from the crowd and acquire users at scale. However, app developers aren’t the only ones feeling the strain. (IT news)

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New pictures of the HTC One M9 leak outview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – After stumbling across some shady looking images of the HTC One M9 Plus, a new leak is now giving us a fresh glimpse of what could almost certainly be the One M9 which is expected to break cover on the 1st of March. The smartphone is only shown from the front and not the back, so we don’t have a complete look of the device yet. (IT news)

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VMware Announces vCloud Air DR, Networking Servicesview story

http://thevarguy.com – Shortly after rebranding its vCloud Hybrid Service as vCloud Air, VMware (VMW) announced the addition of new disaster recovery and advanced networking services for the popular private cloud platform. Disaster Recovery as a Service offers an affordable and simple solution to help businesses protect their cloud investments, according to the company. read more (IT news)

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Kim Dotcom Launches Skype Competitor MegaChatview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Kim Dotcom, the infamous entrepreneur behind Megaupload, has released his latest product. Currently in beta, MegaChat is a browser-based encrypted video calling and file-sharing platform that is being positioned as a Skype competitor. Read More (IT news)