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  • Social Address Book Connect Raises $10.3M As It Expands Into Messaging, International Markets

    Social Address Book Connect Raises $10.3M As It Expands Into Messaging, International Markets

    Connect, a social address book and friend finder application that launched earlier this year, has raised $10.3 million in new funding as the company prepares to expand into messaging, and also to additional international markets including China, Russia and elsewhere. The Series A round includes investment from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff andĀ Fosun International, the “Berkshire… Read More

  • Twitter Isn’t Leaving Out BlackBerry Users, Updates Its App To Include “Connect” Interactions

    Twitter Isn’t Leaving Out BlackBerry Users, Updates Its App To Include “Connect” Interactions

    Just because geeks might not think that BlackBerry is a fun platform doesn’t mean that people still don’t use it. Today, Twitter announced a 4.0 update to its BlackBerry app, and included its Connect functionality which shows all interactions that happen on the platform. It makes sense, because BlackBerry users are some of the chattiest people that you’ll ever encounter. I… Read More

  • China Beats Apple To the Dual Port iPad Dongle

    Remember that little dongle you were supposed to buy for the iPad to connect cameras and SD cards? Well they’re pretty hard to find on a good day, but now China has one-upped Apple and created a dual dongle for cameras and SD cards on one device. And it only costs $29. Read More

  • Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610

    Though Sony has ditched ATRAC and its music store, it doesn’t mean it’s going to stop putting out digital audio players. The ATRAC-less NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 are all about supporting AAC, WMA, MP3, AVC, and MP4 formats and support PlaysForSure audio. Both are supposed to get extremely good battery life around the 33 hour mark despite the 1.8-inch QVGA screen being lit up all… Read More

  • Sony Ditches Music Store, ATRAC Audio Format

    Over the past three to four years, I’ve always kept an eye on Sony’s MP3 Walkmen players. Though they look cool at times and have some features I’d enjoy (like FM Radio), the fact that they are not OS X-compatible and use the ATRAC file format is what kept myself and possibly you from purchasing one. So it looks like it only took about half a lifetime for Sony to wise up… Read More

  • Reminder: Sansa Connect Reader Response Contest


    Just a reminder: We’re also giving away two little devices that many of you are eager to get your greasy paws on: the Sansa Connect from SanDisk. Make the jump for full details: Read More

  • The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball

    People have been clamoring for WiFi-enabled music players for a long time now. But current offerings from Archos, Microsoft, and SanDisk make it seem like they’re all just taking weak jabs at Apple, like when George McFly goes to deck Biff in Back To the Future and just lands a wimpy blow on his shoulder. The big blunder is simple: keeping social WiFi (sharing music) and productivity… Read More