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12 months

Ixia snaps up networking monitoring software firm Anue for $145m in cash

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Ixia, a NASDAQ-listed provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, this morning announced that it intends to acquire networking monitoring software company Anue Systems for $145 million in cash. Ixia, whose primary customers include network equipment manufacturers, service providers, large corporations and government agencies, says acquiring the Austin,...
Ixia snaps up networking monitoring software firm Anue for $145m in cash

Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth
Nintendo 3DS sells 4.5 million units in the US in its first year

Evernote Launches Skitch 2.0, brings it to iPhone and iPod touch for the first time

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Sketching and annotation app Skitch is now available for Mac, iPad and – for the first time ever – iPhone and iPod touch. However the new version being released today is not available on Android or PC. Version two of the app has been given “the full Evernote treatment”, according...
Evernote Launches Skitch 2.0, brings it to iPhone and iPod touch for the first time

Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012

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The mobile advertising industry has seen a huge boom in 2012 — and it’s almost entirely thanks to Facebook. As the year draws to a close, data from ad analysis firm eMarketer show the social network’s branching into mobile ads helped U.S. mobile ad spend jump from $1.45 billion...
Facebook has totally changed the mobile ad industry, caused 180% spend spike in 2012
Seven things we want to see in an updated Nexus 7 at Google I/O

Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

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On-demand music streaming service Deezer has launched an app for Windows 8 today, grabbing an early lead over rivals Spotify and Rdio. The app is available to users in more than 180 countries, although there’s still no word on a wider release in what could be its most important market...
Deezer launches Windows 8 app for its on-demand music streaming service ahead of Spotify and Rdio

Northwest MLS releases its first mobile apps — but not for us

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Anyone who has purchased a home over the last couple years has probably experienced the phenomenon of knowing more than their real estate agent about the available homes in a particular area. Apps and online services from Zillow, Redfin and others have empowered homebuyers with all sorts of information that...
Northwest MLS releases its first mobile apps — but not for us

ITC judges make scheduling decisions in cases involving Apple, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft, Google

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Three scheduling decisions in investigations that I follow were made by ITC judges in recent days:Judge Shaw set a schedule today for the investigation of Apple's enforcement complaint against HTC. He scheduled the evidentiary hearing (trial) for December 19-20, 2012; his initial determination for March 8, 2013; and the final Commission decision...
ITC judges make scheduling decisions in cases involving Apple, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft, Google

Four key takeaways from Pew’s new e-reading study

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E-reader and tablet owners read more books — print and digital — than people who don’t own those devices. In its new report, “The Rise of E-reading,” the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the average e-book reader read 24 books in the past 12 months, while the average...
Four key takeaways from Pew’s new e-reading study
Why Joining Yahoo Is The Best Thing Marissa Mayer Ever Did--For Google

An 11-Year-Old Antiques Marketplace Has Raised $102 Million In The Past 12 Months

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Online antiques marketplace 1stdibs just landed a $42 million investment from Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and Benchmark. It's the 11-year-old company's second round of outside financing, after a $60 million round last November led by Benchmark. As part of the funding, Index Ventures partner Danny Rimer and Spark Capital's Todd...
An 11-Year-Old Antiques Marketplace Has Raised $102 Million In The Past 12 Months

Apple CEO Tim Cook's approval rating drops

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Apple CEO Tim Cook's approval rating fell in the last 12 months, dropping Steve Jobs' successor to the 18th spot on an annual ranking of American chief executives....
Apple CEO Tim Cook's approval rating drops

Apple Launches Improved Employee Hardware Discount Program for Mac and iPad

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Back in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that the company would begin a new hardware discount program in June, offering employees $500 off a Mac (excluding the Mac mini) or $250 off an iPad. In line with that schedule, 9to5Mac reports that the new program has now...
Apple Launches Improved Employee Hardware Discount Program for Mac and iPad

Driven by developing countries, Wikipedia passes 3bn monthly mobile page views, aims for 4bn by June

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For better or worse, Wikipedia has become one of the top go-to Web destinations for those looking for information on, well, just about anything. And it almost certainly had a part to play in the demise of the printed version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica too. So it probably will come...
Driven by developing countries, Wikipedia passes 3bn monthly mobile page views, aims for 4bn by June

Costolo Defends Tweet Censoring Policy, Apple Appoints New VP Of Retail, German Court Really Bans Galaxy 10.1

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Starbucks Stores In India By August. Starbucks will open coffee shops in India by August, serving locally sourced coffee through a partnership with Tata Coffee. Tata Group and Starbucks are entering a joint venture and aim to open up...
Costolo Defends Tweet Censoring Policy, Apple Appoints New VP Of Retail, German Court Really Bans Galaxy 10.1

Facebook 2012: A Year in Review

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When 2012 began, Facebook users were just beginning to adopt Timeline and try out Open Graph apps. Over the past 12 months, the company has run thousands of tests, launched several new products, overhauled existing ones and ramped up monetization efforts. Along the way, Facebook went public and passed 1 billion monthly...
Facebook 2012: A Year in Review
Track Paul Miller's return to the internet with new countdown apps for iOS and Android

JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

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What do you get for the person who basically needs everything? Care packages are the oldest way of showing college students and family and friends in the military that we care. When it comes to those in the military, sending valuable and personal items to men and women overseas isn’t...
JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

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New York City will soon welcome a delegation of Latin American entrepreneurs, the city’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. Called ‘LatAm to NYC,’ the program is part of a larger initiative aimed at attracting foreign businesses, known as ‘World to NYC.’ During the three-day event, which will take...
New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

Sony revival plan: Cut 10,000 jobs; refocus on phones, TV, gaming

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Sony, only days after announcing a $6.4 billion loss, double its previous estimates, is to shed 10,000 jobs, or 6 percent of its workforce in the next 12 months....
Sony revival plan: Cut 10,000 jobs; refocus on phones, TV, gaming
LottoGopher Finds Online Market, as Thousands Buy Mega Millions Tickets

Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

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Fresh off the leaked Windows Phone 8 news that seemed to signal the end of Zune as we know it, Microsoft has a new deal out that seems to paint a very different picture. Let’s go back a few days to the leaked Windows Phone 8 news, and what it...
Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

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Google beefs up its in-app purchasing capabilities, but this isn't the only factor on publishers' mindsGoogle introduced in-app purchases on its Android Market store in March 2011, but that feature has now been expanded to include auto-renewing subscriptions as well as one-off payments.Android developers distributing their apps through what's now...
Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

White Label App Platform Appia Rolls Out Pay Per Install Service For Google Play

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Appia, an app marketplace and white-label app platform, is broadening its support for Android with the introduction of Pay Per Install App Advertising for Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market). Up until now, all the downloads generated through PPD (pay per download) were done through an Appia-powered app...
White Label App Platform Appia Rolls Out Pay Per Install Service For Google Play

LivingSocial records net loss of $650 million for 2012

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District-based daily deal purveyor LivingSocial recorded a net loss of $650 million for 2012, according to a regulatory filing, putting a lackluster cap on 12 months that saw its once-meteoric rise slow significantly. Read full article >>...
LivingSocial records net loss of $650 million for 2012

Google Creates Digital Will And Testament

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Ensuring your digital persona won't live on without you. Google cares about you, now, and in death. The company announced on its blog today that their new feature, Inactive Account Manager, will allow users to decide what happens to their accounts after they die. The feature will notify you...
Google Creates Digital Will And Testament

Apple extends iCloud storage upgrade for MobileMe users another year

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Apple's done its level best to lure help you over to iCloud from MobileMe, and it looks like it's not quite done yet. We're seeing reports from users who have received messages advising that the additional storage offered to ease the transition has been extended for another 12 months,...
Apple extends iCloud storage upgrade for MobileMe users another year

Alibaba Group Names Lu as CEO to Replace Ma

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Alibaba Group said it had selected Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi to replace its co-founder and CEO Jack Ma, starting on May 10. Ma will remain executive chairman and be involved in the Chinese Internet e-commerce giant’s business strategy and management development. Alibaba has seen tremendous growth in the last year, as...
Alibaba Group Names Lu as CEO to Replace Ma

Spotify One Year Later: Is This the Future of Music?

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It seems like just yesterday that American music fans were desperately awaiting Spotify's arrival. As of this week, the European all-you-can-stream subscription service has been available in the U.S. for exactly one year. So how did it fare in its first 12 months? Is this really the future of music...
Spotify One Year Later: Is This the Future of Music?
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