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Amazon Launching Service To Store Your Music, Videos & eBooks

Amazon is in talks with record companies and film studios about potentially creating a service to let users store their film and music in a library style format on the cloud. According to CNET they could be ready to announce the service as early as next week.

The service, which some say is a like a cloud locker, would allow users to store their existing music, film, and book collections on the cloud, even if the content is not purchased at Amazon. The current hold up is all the licensing requirements which Amazon has yet to work out with the major labels and studios.

Some Countries Are Banning The New XXX – Porn TLD

Acording to the Economic Times, India has seek to block the newly-approved ICANN domain top level domain (extension .XXX) which is reserved for porn sites. The red light district domains raises concerns for Middle Eastern countries since the content goes against their moral and culture.

Adult porn is illegal in India but Indian law does not forbid consumption, however, violators can face a maximum of five years in prison if they are caught with porn. Having domains with an extension specifically for porn would allow governments to monitor such consumption. This could mean more prosecution and more censorship since porn sites could be easily identifiable because of the new nomenclature. For some this is enables easier policing of the material so they welcome it, yet for others this is just another form of promoting adult pornography.

Startup Jumio Gets Funding From Facebook Co-Founder

Jumio, a startup that claims will revolutionize mobile payments, has received $6.5 million in funding from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin along with a few other investors.

Daniel Mattes, the company CEO, founded the startup in 2010 and currently has a few products in development. Jumio claimed via a blog post that the product would launch soon.

The company has yet to launch so its hard to know for sure what they do. Their promotional video claims they will end cash as we know it.

If You Dont Have An iPhone — You’re Screwed ???

Apple has come out with a series of ads titled “If You Don’t Have an iPhone” which plays of the notion that the iPhone has more features and is superior to other smartphones.

While I admit the iPhone was revolutionary, the ads make it seem that if you don’t have an iPhone, you are not cool enough or hip enough. The ads try to make it seem as if Apple has the best notebooks, MP3 players, and App store features, but in reality, there are great alternatives on other platforms too…

Adobe’s Photoshop 2: Now Available For iPad

Adobe has just updated the iOS version of the free Photoshop Express to 2.0. This will enhance the camera workflow that was present in version 1.5 and will also add full support for multi-tasking, as well as the iPhone 4’s Retina Display. Adobe added their first in-app purchase, featuring a “Camera Pack” add-on.

Photoshop express runs on mobile devices and desktop web browsers alike, and is used by over 20 million people. The mobile version allows users to easily do basic editing of existing or just-snapped photos, as well as allowing to upload the results to social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Ride The Wave – Google Docs Gets Comments

On Wednesday, Google announced that it would be making changes to the commenting feature in Google Docs. This change would make it more “discussion-like” with social elements borrowed from Facebook and Twitter.

Comments had previously been read as a string of text-only notes in Google’s cloud-based service. Google has now added more ownership and interactivity to each comment. Just like Facebook, Google Doc comments adds profile pictures, time stamps, and editing rights to each comment.

Google even enabled the Twitter-popularized “@mention” feature which will let you add users, direct comments at, and send e-mail notifications to others in the discussion.
Nick Cooper, a Google software engineer wrote…

Share Your Facebook Deals With Friends – Coming Soon

Facebook has decided to aggressively expand its “Deals” services to compete directly with Groupon and LivingSocial. The new social service will provide local discounts to Facebook users.

The new service rolls out in five test markets including Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco. The service lets users locate deals on on a page with local promotions. It also shows deals and promotions on the left side of the home page with the feeds. According to Facebook, it will let people buy deals on Facebook and share them with their friends.

Blogger Finally Getting A Better User Design

Google finally got the memo and has updated their blogging platform, Blogger, with a new user interface design. The interface looks much better than the previous one which is so 2000 and late.

From preview screenshots posted on Google’s Blog, Blogger’s Dashboard and Post Editor have been completely redesigned and look similar to a social media sharing site. The new design is a much needed improvement and also comes with the Google Web Toolkit bulletin.

Windows 8 (Screenshots Leaked!)

A screenshot has surfaced on My Digital Life by Canouna and Zukona, displaying a much more native area within the Control Panel to manage languages; named Language Explorer.

These languages are shown with similar fonts to Windows 7 CP. It can be reasoned from this screenshot, that we’ll be able to drag and drop languages into this area to install them(as can be done with the font install system in Windows 7.) Languages can also be grouped by name, region, or writing style, which would enable…

Google Has You Running in “Circles” — Not Launching Soon

Multiple reports came out this morning about a Social site that Google was launching called “Google Circles”.

The reports claimed that Google Circles allows sharing status messages on all social networks, Twitter and Facebook for example, as well as photos, videos and check-ins.

According to AllThingsDigital, Google rebutted “We’re not launching any products at SXSW.” Although Google mentioned that they weren’t launching products at the very moment, they did not deny such a claim…