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  • Slack exits beta with its tool for information overload

    With information besieging users from all sides and ending up archived -- or not -- in email, cloud storage or simply lurking in social media streams, keeping everything organized can be a chore. A service now out of beta from the co-founder of Flickr claims to have a better way.

  • Report: Spy agencies collude to gather personal data from mobile apps

    Spy agencies including the U.S. National Security Agency have been working together to extract personal information, including location data and address books, from mobile apps as part of a globe-spanning effort to thwart terrorist plots, according to newly disclosed documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

  • Adobe launches Adobe Social

    Adobe Systems has launched Adobe Social, a solution designed to leverage the new Adobe Marketing Cloud interface, which enables on-the-go marketing capabilities from any device.

  • Popcorn Hour's top-of-the-line media streamer

    Popcorn Hour's claim to fame is that it has the widest format and source support we've seen in any media streamer, and it includes popular video and photo sites like YouTube, MetaCafe, Veoh, Flickr and Picasa. Audio services and RSS feeds are equally well represented, with Live365, Shoutcast, Bloglines, CNN, and MSNBC, among others. (A complete list can be found on the Popcorn Hour home page.) We found video quality to be excellent with high-def sources, although standard-definition playback was often pixelated on our HDTV. Some HDTVs handle SD better than others, and your mileage may vary.

  • Forget Razr 2; meet The Fin cellphone

    While most cellphones seem to stop at the one or two-megapixel stage, Helio's pushing out its latest multimedia wonder. The Fin (made by Samsung). It features a three-megapixel camera, 100MB of memory, microSD slot, and 2.3-inch screen, all in an extremely slim 11mm flip-phone package.

  • Flickr pushes Yahoo Photos out of the frame

    To eliminate overlap in services, Yahoo will close its Yahoo Photos service in favour of photo sharing Flickr, acquired by Yahoo a little over two years ago and considered by many a pioneer of the Web 2.0 wave of internet innovation.