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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini to be exclusive to only one retailer in Indiaview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It appears that Flipkart, an India-based company, will be the only retailer selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini in the country. The phone (SM-G900) will be on sale in the next few days. (IT news)

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VR Gives Game Developers A Chance To Take Streaming Time From Twitchview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The emergence of virtual reality over the next few years offers game developers an opening to take some of that streaming time back from Twitch by providing game spectators a far more immersive view of games than is available today. Read More (IT news)

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Uber Gave Contractors Burner Phones And Credit Cards To Create Fake Lyft Accounts And Recruit Driversview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A post on the Verge today shows how Uber gave a group of contractors burner phones and a series of credit cards that could be used to create dummy accounts on its competitor’s service. Those contractors, which it calls “brand ambassadors,” were hired through a recruiting firm with the express purpose of stealing away Lyft drivers. Read More (IT news)

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Hands-On With Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Video Creation Appview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation. The app looks dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through a very quick tutorial and are then sent straight into a full-screen camera. The button on the bottom starts and stops recording. (IT news)

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Snapchat Raising A New Round From KPCB At A $10B Valuationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The rumors are flying around vanishing messaging app Snapchat, both on and off Secret. We too are hearing that Microsoft and Snapchat are in acquisition talks, though we can’t really grok why they would be, other than that the situation would make a great plot point in the inevitable Snapchat movie (“The Sexting Network”?). Read More (IT news)

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Seagate Ships An 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, Perfect For All Of Your Totally Legal And Not Pirated Stuffview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Around a decade ago, I spent a few days piecing together a 1TB networked storage device. It wrecked my then-teenage savings, but I didn’t care; with 1TB under my command, I was the coolest kid on the block (there… weren’t a lot of kids on my block.) Today, Seagate is announcing a hard drive with 8x the capacity of my little project — a full 8 terabytes. (IT news)

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Hands-On With Bublcam’s Spherical Video Cameraview story

http://techcrunch.com –  We had Bublcam CEO Sean Ramsay stop by the office to show off the current version of the device, which is available for preorder for $579. In our demo, we used the Bublcam to stream a live video, take a selfie, and record footage from around the office. (IT news)

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As Samsung Falters, An Opening For Startupsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In the smash-hit movie Roaring Currents, Korea’s naval hero Admiral Yi-Sun Sin defends Korea from an invading Japanese imperial navy, single-handedly using his ship to hold off their advance in a treacherous current that today is considered one of the great naval battles of all time. Read More (IT news)

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Facebook Acquires A Sound Studio To Help Power Its App Factoryview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Facebook has made an interesting acquisition, having picked up WaveGroup Sound, an audio production company headquartered in Burlingame, Calif., that specializes in sound for games, and that produced tracks for the Guitar Hero series, as well as Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution titles. It also makes sounds for many startups, hardware devices and mobile apps. Read More (IT news)

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Evil Twin Hotspots: Opportunity for Solution Providersview story

http://thevarguy.com – Mobility projects and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives are growing at exponential rates in most enterprises, creating a host of security concerns that are all but impossible to defend against. (IT news)

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Someone Keeps Sending Us Fake Tips About Pathview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Someone very desperately wants TechCrunch to write about Path. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received over half a dozen tips about layoffs, visitors from China in the office, an Alibaba “partnership,” potential acquirers and more. The funny thing is, none of these things seem to be true. For starters, the company outright denies it – on the record. (IT news)

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Avaya, HP Partner to Deliver Expanded UC Servicesview story

http://thevarguy.com – Avaya and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Enterprise Services have teamed on a multi-year agreement to jointly offer cloud-based unified communications (UC), contact center technology and management solutions for enterprises. Content Classification:  Curated read more (IT news)