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Dropbox offering additional free storage, for referrals!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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Dropbox has been one of our most used Android apps, it was selected as a must have Android app by us in the past.

Dropbox is a cloud based file storage, sharing and syncing service. It allows you to access your files stored within your virtual Dropbox from any other device (PC, Mac, Phone etc…) that has the software installed. Great way to share files across devices and platforms. I use this software daily to share files between various devices without the need to carry flash drives or disks.

Dropbox is now offering to expand your free storage up to 16GB. You can take advantage this offer by inviting your friends to Dropbox! For every friend who joins and installs Dropbox, they’ll give you both 500 MB of bonus space.

If you don’t currently have a Dropbox account  start here, once you sign-up for service you can invite your friends with your personal referral links, email, or by utilizing Facebook and Twitter.

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SPB Software is acquired by Russian internet company Yandex.

By George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

I received an email today from SPB Software that I wanted to share with you. The letter and press release details the acquisition of SPB Software by Yandex a Russian internet company. SPB also announced that one of its key mobile software applications SPB Shell 3D ( see our review here) would be enhanced to integrate Yandex’s cloud service technology.

“Mobile is a vital part of our growth strategy. The acquisition of SPB Software creates new market potential for us and a plethora of possibilities for innovative solutions for our partners”, said Yandex’s CEO Arkady Volozh. “SPB Shell 3D is an ideal foundation on which to build up our mobile opportunity.”

“SPB Software is excited to join Yandex”, said Sebastian-Justus Schmidt, CEO of SPB Software. “This allows us to unite efforts in developing and marketing new cutting-edge mobile solutions. SPB Software will continue its mission to produce innovative mobile products of the highest quality.”

Source: SPB Software; Yandex

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Quick Look: Bolt brings Android browsing to the cloud

by George Heymann

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I’ve been playing with a host of third party mobile browsers but always seem to come back to the stock Android browser. Two days ago an innovative browser by Bitstream called ‘Bolt’ came out of beta and is now available in the Android Market.

There is a lot to like about the Webkit based Bolt browser. I particularly like the way it renders web pages, the pages look similar to how they appear on my desktop browser. However, I’ve had some issues with some pages not rendering correctly when I try to tap to zoom in on a section of the web page. Parts of page overlay others making the type unreadable until you manually adjust the page.

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US could see $53 billion in 4G network investments by 2016, says Deloitte

by A. Montaqim

Technology Market 

Consultancy firm Deloitte says that wireless telecommunications companies in the United States could invest $25 to $53 billion in fourth generation cellular wireless networks (4G) between 2012 and 2016, triggering $73 to $151 billion in gross domestic product growth and creating 371,000 to 771,000 jobs.

The firms also says additional growth could occur as high-tech companies create new mobile broadband products and services, further changing the way people live, work and learn.

The Deloitte report, The Impact of 4G Technology on Commercial Interactions, Economic Growth, and US Competitiveness, investigates the economic dynamics surrounding 4G technology and explains how the US can maintain the global leadership position in mobile broadband innovation it won during the 3G era.

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HTC expands cloud services with Dashwire acquisition

by John Roberts

Technology Market

HTC Corporation, a global designer of mobile devices, has announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Dashwire, Inc., the maker of the Dashworks platform that provides mobile and web applications, enabling people to easily setup and personalize their smartphones, and seamlessly access their mobile content across multiple screens and services.  Dashwire will become a wholly owned subsidiary of HTC.

“Cloud services are key to delivering the promise of connected services to our customers,” said Fred Liu, president of engineering and operations, HTC Corporation. “People want access to all of their important content wherever they are on any device. The addition of Dashwire’s cutting-edge sync services and deep mobile cloud experience strengthens our ability to deliver these services in a more powerful way.”

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Without fanfare Amazon launches streaming music service beating both Google and Apple to the punch!


by George Heymann

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Without much fanfare, Amazon launched both a cloud storage service and streaming music service, beating both Google and Apple to the punch.The cloud drive service allows you to securely store up to 5GB of digital files, including documents, pictures, video or music, for free.

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Flickr application for Windows 7 and WP7 coming January 31

by George Heymann

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Microsoft and Flickr announced a Flickr app for Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) that promises tight integration with Microsoft’s cloud services.

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