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Dong Nguyen’s Swing Copters released on Google Playview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Finally, .GEARS Studio’s latest endeavour has been released onto the Google Play store. Swing Copters is basically vertical Flappy Bird with moving obstacles, so if you weren’t much of a fan of its cousin, you probably won’t be too jazzed about this new release. Nevertheless, if you want, scoot on over the the Play Store and pick it up! (IT news)

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Geary 0.7.1 Email Client Gets IMAP Improvementsview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Geary, a lightweight email program designed around conversations and built for the GNOME desktop by the Yorba software group, is now at version 0.7.1. The software is developed by Yorba, the same team responsible for Shotwell, a photo manager that is the default application in major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora. (IT news)

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Soundcloud Launches Ad Platform And Preps Ad-Free Subscription Serviceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Soundcloud has launched advertising on the platform for the first time. It’s understood that it will also start a new paid subscription service in the “coming months” to let listeners opt out of ads. (IT news)

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Shipbeat Is A “Logistics-As-A-Service” To Solve E-Commerce Delivery Woesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Denmark’s Shipbeat plans to offer an API that aggregates the services of leading parcel delivery companies, such as UPS, Fedex, Royal Mail, Deutsche Post, and DHL etc., in a bid to solve the delivery woes of small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses and enable them to give customers all of the delivery options they desire. Read More (IT news)

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Opera Mini To Become The Default Browser On Microsoft’s Featurephones Before They Are Phased Outview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Opera Software has signed a partnership with Microsoft that will pre-install Opera Mini as the default browser on Microsoft’s featurephones and Asha phones. Included in the licensing agreement are devices based on the Series 30+, Series 40, and Asha software platforms. (IT news)

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Health Gorilla Bags $1.2M To Grow Its Online Diagnostic Test Marketplaceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Another funding round in the digital healthcare space, with US online diagnostic test marketplace startup Health Gorilla (previously called Informedika) pulling in $1.2 million in new seed financing, led by True Ventures. The startup says it expects a more substantial Series A round to follow shortly, in the coming months. Read More (IT news)

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Spotify Pushes Popular Playlists With A New Tastemaker Tabview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Spotify, now with 40 million users, looks like it’s adding another new feature that it hopes will help get the long tail of those registered music listeners more active on its platform. (IT news)

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Cross-Platform Development Platform Xamarin Raises $54M Series Cview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Xamarin, the popular service for building cross-platform native applications, today announced that it has raised a $54 million Series C round led by a combination of new and existing investors. As far as we are aware, that’s the largest round ever raised by a mobile app development platform. The company tells me that the biggest new investor in this round is Insight Venture Partners. (IT news)

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HandyLinux 1.6.1 Is a Linux Distro with a Windows Vibeview story

http://news.softpedia.com – HandyLinux 1.6.1, a Linux distribution based on Debian and Xfce, has been officially released and is now available for download. HandyLinux is a newer operating system and its developers have tried to provide a clear and familiar desktop interface. (IT news)

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Mesa 10.2.6 Features Numerous Bug Fixesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Mesa, an open source implementation of the OpenGL specification and a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics, is now at version 10.2.6. Mesa 10.2.6 is the next iteration in the series and implements the OpenGL 3.3 API. This means that some drivers might not support the specifications for the latest Mesa. (IT news)

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The Linux Foundation Adds 2-Factor Authentication for GIT Reposview story

http://news.softpedia.com – The Linux Foundation has decided to implement 2-factor authentication for its Linux GIT repositories, making the entire submission process a lot safer. The Linux kernel is already present on a billion devices and there is no sign that it is slowing down. (IT news)

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KaOS 2014.08 Is a Beautiful and Unique KDE-Based Operating System – Galleryview story

http://news.softpedia.com – KaOS 2014.08, a Linux distribution built from scratch that uses KDE as the default desktop environment, is now available for download. KaOS is not your regular Linux distribution because the developers didn't choose to base it on something else. The operating system is built from scratch and this provides the devs with the freedom to do as they please, without being tied to upstream. (IT news)