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After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board

LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

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South Korea’s three mobile operators were hit by a cumulative $40.1 million dollar fine for illegal mobile subsidies last month, and now the country’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its second course of action, suspending the carriers from signing up new customers for fixed periods. LG Plus is the first...
LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

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More and more shopping is happening online, thanks to the low cost and convenience of having products delivered directly to users. But that is happening at the expense of big national retail chains, which are having a difficult time keeping up with online competition. A new startup called Deliv hopes...
Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

Facebook Commerce Startup Soldsie Raises $1 Million

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Soldsie, a Facebook-based e-commerce startup that allows users to make purchases from within Facebook comments, has raised $1 million in seed funds, the company announced Wednesday. Participating in the round were 500 Startups, e.ventures and FundersClub, along with former Facebook employees Yun-Fang Juan and Jonathan Ehrlich and others....
Facebook Commerce Startup Soldsie Raises $1 Million
Lo Toney trades Zynga Poker for LearnStreet
Fab, A Design Site That Raised $156 Million To Compete With Ikea, Now Has 10 Million Members

Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted that the figure is under and closer to $1 million. Its founder, Ashwani Gaur, acknowledged...
Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

Tim Cook's Compensation Plummets To A Relatively Paltry $4.2 Million (AAPL)

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Tim Cook's pay package for 2012 is just $4.17 million, according to an SEC filing. That's a 99% drop from last year when his total compensation package was valued at $378 million. Before you start a charity drive for Cook, let us explain. Last year he was given 1 million...
Tim Cook's Compensation Plummets To A Relatively Paltry $4.2 Million (AAPL)

Research | Researchers Set Record With 1 Million Core Calculation

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Hadoop? Yes, the popular open source platform can crunch Big Data. But we're talking Really Big Data. At Stanford University in Northern California, researchers just tapped into the world's largest supercomputer and ran an application that crunched information across more ......
Research | Researchers Set Record With 1 Million Core Calculation

Audio chip maker Audience posts $3.1M profit, beats street

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Previous Apple supplier Audience has reported quarterly revenue well above Wall Street's estimates, after it diversified its suppliers beyond the Cupertino manufacturer. Shares climbed 24 percent in after-hours trading after the company reported that it was expecting revenue between $43 and $46 million in the March quarter, trouncing analyst estimates...
Audio chip maker Audience posts $3.1M profit, beats street

iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

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Readmill, a Berlin-based startup that offers e-reading apps for iOS, has partnered with digital marketplace Gumroad to let authors sell ebooks directly through the site. The company also announced partnerships with Faber Factory and Firsty Group, which provide services for independent publishers. Gumroad was founded by former Pinterest designer Sahil...
iOS reading platform Readmill partners with digital marketplace Gumroad

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

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Microsoft sold only 1 million units of its Surface tablet over the holidays, according to new estimates. Analysts at UBS made the estimate, reducing it down from the previous 2 million thought would be sold during the period, despite efforts from the Redmond software giant to get the tablet into...
Analyst estimates 1M in Microsoft surface holiday sales

Why I broke up with Kickstarter

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This is a guest post by designer Jim Clark  When I first found out about Kickstarter, I thought it was a great idea. I’ve been making things all my life. As the owner of a visual effects and imaging studio, designing, rendering and visually developing creations is right up my alley. I wanted...
Why I broke up with Kickstarter
Verizon CFO talks iPhone: Free iPhone gains, incentivizing employees to sell lower subsidy devices & Share Everything plans

Gokuai, a cloud storage firm with over 1 million registered users in China, lands $6.4m

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Gokuai, a Chinese copycat of Box that was only founded in 2012, has secured RMB 40 million (roughly $6.4 million) in funding. Gokuai, which actually bills itself as “China’s Box.net” in the press release announcing the new capital injection, first raised seed funding from angel investors in May 2012 through...
Gokuai, a cloud storage firm with over 1 million registered users in China, lands $6.4m

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach

LG's Optimus L Series smartphones top 15 million sales, as their successors wait in the wings

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Following the announcement that it would debut its new Optimus L Series II smartphones at Mobile World Congress earlier in the week, Korean smartphone maker LG has provided an update on its the original L Series range, noting that sales have now eclipsed 15 million units. LG says that over...
LG's Optimus L Series smartphones top 15 million sales, as their successors wait in the wings

Three charged with distributing Gozi virus

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Three people allegedly involved for years in cybercriminal activities in Eastern Europe have been charged in a U.S. court for creating and distributing the Gozi virus that infected more than 1 million computers and allowed cybercriminals to steal millions of dollars over a five-year period....
Three charged with distributing Gozi virus

Small Businesses Await Crowdfunding Rules

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A law that would allow small businesses to raise up to $1 million a year by selling equity stakes to investors online is stalled as regulators mull over the rules for such crowdfunding efforts....
Small Businesses Await Crowdfunding Rules

Pandora Misses Targets; Shares Tumble

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Shares of Internet radio provider Pandora Media sank 17 percent on Tuesday after the company lowered its full-year guidance and predicted a previously unexpected loss in its fourth quarter. The company did top analysts’ estimates for the three months ended in October, as revenue rose 60 percent to $120 million,...
Pandora Misses Targets; Shares Tumble

Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

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For pretty much as long as long as anyone can remember, a relationship triangle, or a “love triangle” if you will, has taken shape between companies and the PR firms that represent them and the press that covers them — existing in some sort of recursive loop. Yet, while that...
Startup-PR Matchmaker AirPR Opens To The Public, As Data Begins To Reveal How To Fix A Broken Model

Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

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If you can’t beat ‘em, aggregate ‘em. That was my take in late 2010 when a host of daily deal aggregators sprang up at the height of the whole Groupon-clone thing. So you’ll be forgiven if this post reeks of déjà vu for you, too. Bownty, the Denmark-based daily deal...
Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million
CHART: How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce

SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week's top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Instagram takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top non-game Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 5 percent gain. The app recently became the most popular app overall on the Facebook platform. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any non-game apps on the platform,...
SlideShare, Rotten Tomatoes, Waze and more on this week's top 20 non-game Facebook apps growing by MAU

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers

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Comcast is doubling the Internet speeds for customers in Washington state who subscribe to its Blast! and Extreme 50 offerings. The changes are being made at no additional cost, part of an ongoing plan by the state’s largest cable company to boost speeds. The company also said that it is...
Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers

Verizon Announces $10M In 'Powerful Answers' Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability

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The main theme in Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s keynote speech this afternoon at the Consumer Electronics Show were the big challenges facing different industries and society as a whole, and the ways that Verizon technology is helping. At one point, for example, he declared, “4g LTE proves the case that...
Verizon Announces $10M In 'Powerful Answers' Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability
Com2Us rides the Kakao mobile games wave and expands to the U.S.
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