With Relaunch, LinkedIn Competitor BranchOut Tries to Persuade Users to Stick Around

With Relaunch, LinkedIn Competitor BranchOut Tries to Persuade Users to Stick Around

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New The first edition of BranchOut was an app that lived on Facebook and mapped friends’ jobs. Its biggest strength was adding new users, through a variety of tactics that sometimes got spammy. After the app reached 25 million registered users earlier this year, the company raised $25 million in venture...
With Relaunch, LinkedIn Competitor BranchOut Tries to Persuade Users to Stick Around
                                       

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iPad Mini: Apple Orders More Than 10 Million Units For Q4, Says WSJ

techcrunch.com
Following its story last week that suppliers to Apple had kicked off production of a smaller iPad – the so-called ‘iPad mini’ – the Wall Street Journal is now reporting Apple has ordered more than 10 million units for the fourth quarter of this year. The figure comes from Asian component suppliers to...
iPad Mini: Apple Orders More Than 10 Million Units For Q4, Says WSJ

'Last year, for the first time, spending by Apple and Google on [patents] exceeded spending on research and development of new products'

9to5mac.com
Another patent deep dive by the NYTimes. Super interesting reporting [and I rarely say that about anything with 'Patents' in the title] with lots of Apple sourcing. Some interesting notes: Vlingo, which is the engine behind Samsung’s S-Voice Siri competitor, almost went bankrupt defending itself from Nuance. Winning one case...
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Google's search business practices, currently under scrutiny by regulators around the world, were defended this week in a paper by former federal appeals court Judge Robert H. Bork and J. Gregory Sidak, chairman of Criterion Economics. In a 29-page report [PDF], the authors argue that claims by Google's rivals...
Google isn't evil, says Bork's analysis of antitrust complaints

Spotify Competitor Deezer Raises Big Round

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Deezer, the Spotify-like streaming music service that is big in France, has raised a reported $130 million, in a round led by Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. $30 million of that will supposedly be used to buy out existing shareholders. Earlier this week Deezer invited press to an October...
Spotify Competitor Deezer Raises Big Round

Outdoor Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus files for $100M IPO

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Ruckus Wireless, which has built some of the largest outdoor carrier Wi-Fi networks in the world, is going public. On Friday, it filed documentation with the SEC for a $100 million initial public offering. Ruckus has been a rather hot item of speculation ever since Ericsson scooped up Ruckus’s primary...
Outdoor Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus files for $100M IPO
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Nokia Lumia 820 for AT&T hands-on

www.engadget.com
As exciting as the 8X and Lumia 920 are, no phone lineup -- especially not one launching a new OS -- is complete without a midrange competitor. Nokia has answered that call with the Lumia 820, a modestly specced and marketing gimmick free Windows Phone 8 device that's ready...
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