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What happens when a major mobile operator gets tired of people ditching voice calls and text messages for cheaper Skype calls and instant messaging? It just blocks those services and charges a monthly fee to access them. Thats exaclty what Dutch telecom KPN are trying...

Nokia and Microsoft confirmed the union they announced in February, signing a definitive agreement confirming that product design and engineering work is underway on WinPho7. mobile-ent.biz...

There’s something of an explosion in music apps happening on iPhone and Android at the moment, from official artist apps that look to go beyond pure news and audio samples, through to social location services aimed at gig-goers. guardian.co.uk...

If you got an iPad here the 15 gems that Wired believes are the best among the early birds, based on criteria of innovation, fun factor, value and quality interface design. wired.com...

Britney Spears’s new album, Femme Fatale, landed at number one on the Billboard charts last week, but the singer didn’t get there all by herself. A clever co-op with a groupon-style game encouraged fans to spread the word as much as possible via social media and reward influencers. mashable.com...

Facebook is reported to be planning to launch a standalone Chinese service, its second attempt, in a partnership with China’s biggest search engine Baidu. brandrepublic.com...

Apple will dominate the exploding tablet market up to 2015, when it will still have nearly half of a market that will be four times bigger than this year, according to new research. brandrepublic.com...

YouTube, the video site owned by Google, on Friday unveiled a page highlighting live programming and said users have asked for more live streams. billboard.com...

After projection mapping there seems to be a new technology on the horizon – 3D printing. Its still in its infancy but here an exmaple of a recent activity connecting street users, arts and science. vimeo.com...

Jacobs Biscuit has launched this new ad for Jacobs Mallows featuring Kate Perry. The ad certainly tried to ruffle up the rather old school brand image. youtube.com...