15 months

15 months

It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

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Whether because of its name, its outsize media hype, or its reputation for getting its users in trouble for ill-advised words, Twitter has struggled to be taken seriously by adult Americans outside the media and celebrity spheres. But while faddish firms like Groupon and Zynga have fallen by the wayside,...
It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

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The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott
First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting

Darell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion

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We've written a few times now about Rep. Darrell Issa, and the Madison platform his office has set up to allow for crowdsourcing opinion on legislation and other government documents. He originally used it for his OPEN Act, but then later posted the text of ACTA as well. His latest...
Darell Issa Puts Old Leaked TPP IP Text Up For Discussion

Twitter reaches 200M monthly users, up 42 percent in 9 months

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Some social media companies rise and fall quickly. Twitter, however, doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The company used its own account this morning to announce that there are more than 200 million active Twitter users each month. There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users. You...
Twitter reaches 200M monthly users, up 42 percent in 9 months

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor nabs $21.6m to grow its platform, coming to a doorstep near you

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The social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, is releasing its second generation service to its users, giving them a redesigned interface, the ability to connect with nearby neighborhoods, and and includes an enhanced focus on creating a virtual neighborhood watch to help fight crime in the area. All of these changes...
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor nabs $21.6m to grow its platform, coming to a doorstep near you

It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API

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Last month, Google announced plans to shutter iGoogle, among a bunch of other services. Many developers and users were (and still are) outraged, but at least they have some time to breathe: iGoogle isn’t going away until November 1, 2013. That means there are still 15 months left to adjust...
It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API
Google gives Weather API the boot

Should Read It Later be called ‘Watch It Later’? YouTube is now its most saved domain.

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Read It Later launched in 2007 as an app for users to save articles they come across online and, well, read them later. It really is a tremendously simple app to use, but it seems users are doing much more than catching up on their reading with it, as the...
Should Read It Later be called ‘Watch It Later’? YouTube is now its most saved domain.

Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

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Rackspace US has acquired SharePoint911, one of the leading consultants on Microsoft SharePoint, and will add SharePoint hosting and consulting services to its cloud, VentureWire has learned. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed, although they are not material to Rackspace. The deal is expected to boost...
Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight
People Get Their News from YouTube, Apparently?

Siri Jokes Aside, Voice Control Will Make Computing Better

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In 1989, it was pure science fiction. Mere seconds after dictating cooking instructions into the oven, Marty's aging mother pulled a fully cooked pizza out of the voice-controlled Black & Decker contraption and served her family. "Boy oh boy, mom you sure can hydrate a pizza!"  I'm referring, of course,...
Siri Jokes Aside, Voice Control Will Make Computing Better

My iMac Has Turned Into An iLemon, And It Makes Me Concerned About Apple

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I've been using Apple's computers since August of 1982, and I worked for Apple for 20 years, and until two years ago I'd never had a bad experience with an Apple product. But that one -- an I5 iMac purchased in October, 2010, which I have come to call my...
My iMac Has Turned Into An iLemon, And It Makes Me Concerned About Apple
In first interview as Groupon CEO, Eric Lefkosky throws Andrew Mason under the bus

Android subcontractors appeared "super shady" but Google employees did nothing about it

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I just learned that the operating system I use on my Galaxy Note smartphone was in part developed by subcontractors whom some Google employees, at the time, considered "super shady". And no one at Google decided to address the problem. One of the problems those "super shady" external members of...
Android subcontractors appeared "super shady" but Google employees did nothing about it

Liveblogging from Inside Social Apps, New York: Investing in Social and Mobile Games

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Live from New York, we’re at the Inside Social Apps conference at the New Yorker Hotel.  For the last session of the day, Eric Goldberg, managing director of Crossover Technologies lead a panel consisting of Atul Bagga, senior analyst – video games & China internet, Lazard Capital Markets, Mike Foley, SVP of...
Liveblogging from Inside Social Apps, New York: Investing in Social and Mobile Games

Facebook Makes Major Announcements at F8 [LIVE]

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Here at Facebook’s F8 Conference in San Francisco, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making major announcements to an audience of developers and press.Here are my live notes:Live Notes: Mark Zuckerberg’s Keynote- It took only 15 months for 100 million users to use Facebook onnect- Asking for user...
Facebook Makes Major Announcements at F8 [LIVE]

TalkTalk and Orange attract most telecoms complaints

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Ofcom data shows TalkTalk topped list of complaints about landline and fixed broadband providers, while Orange topped mobile phone grievancesTalkTalk and Orange are among the most unpopular telecoms providers according to their customers, data released by regulator Ofcom reveals.Figures for landline services show Ofcom received the most complaints about TalkTalk,...
TalkTalk and Orange attract most telecoms complaints

Nokia Q4 2011 results. PR lipstick on the approaching trouble

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On Thursday Nokia announced its results for Q4/full year 2011. And it is a mixed bag of goods. On the surface, the result looks pretty good, and it seems that Nokia managed to stop the free fall it experienced in the first half of last year. But if you look...
Nokia Q4 2011 results. PR lipstick on the approaching trouble

Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

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The mobile industry will reel in more than $1.5 trillion in revenues in 2012, with 28 percent of that, $400 billion, attributable to mobile data, according to new research out from analyst Chetan Sharma. He notes that within the revenues expected for mobile data, non-messaging revenues led by apps, mobile...
Research: $1.5 Trillion In Mobile Revenues In 2012, U.S. Accounting For 40% Of All Smartphone Sales

BlackBerry sticking with 4.2- and 3.1-inch screen sizes, resolutions for next wave of BB10 devices

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If you're expecting to see future BlackBerry devices with larger (or smaller) screen sizes, Thorsten Heins has got a bucket of ice water ready to throw over your dreams. At the BlackBerry 10 launch event, he confirmed that the next set of smartphones would stick to the same screen...
BlackBerry sticking with 4.2- and 3.1-inch screen sizes, resolutions for next wave of BB10 devices

EU on Microsoft Browser Ballot Bungle: There Could Be Severe Consequences

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The European Commission has threatened Microsoft with severe penalties after discovering the company has failed to comply with a mandate to offer Windows users in Europe a choice of Web browsers. “We take compliance with our decisions very seriously,” EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday. “And I trusted the...
EU on Microsoft Browser Ballot Bungle: There Could Be Severe Consequences

Google's Non-Split Stock Split

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The key aspect of Google’s earnings yesterday was the don’t-call-it-a-stock-split stock split. I say “don’t-call-it-a-stock-split” because it technically wasn’t one, but it was effectively one. There will now be double the number of Google shares outstanding. It’s just that the shares won’t all be equal. Half of them will be...
Google's Non-Split Stock Split

Zynga confirms engineering head on Zynga.com has departed

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Zynga confirmed that one of its key technologists Neil Roseman has resigned from the company. Roseman served most recently as vice president of engineering on Project Z, which was announced earlier this month as Zynga.com. Roseman, who also served as manager of the company’s Seattle office, reported to Manuel Bronstein,...
Zynga confirms engineering head on Zynga.com has departed
Cross-platform iCloud rival Fruux plans to keep teams in sync
15 months after launch, Apple’s Mac App Store hits 10K app milestone

Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

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Plus Google's maps on iOS, Dell's ultrabook for open source, details from the Oracle-Google trial and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFOSS Patents: Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files >> FOSS Patents was first to publish...
Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

From countering radicalization to disrupting illicit networks: What’s next for Google Ideas

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What do a former violent jihadist from Indonesia, an ex-neo-Nazi from Sweden and a Canadian who was held hostage for 15 months in Somalia have in common? In addition to their past experiences with radicalization, they are all also members of Against Violent Extremism (AVE), a new online network that...
From countering radicalization to disrupting illicit networks: What’s next for Google Ideas

Netflix can jump on Facebook at last -- but does anyone care?

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When Facebook introduced a much-hyped sharing feature in the fall of 2011, a goofy law prevented Netflix from taking part. Since then, the video company has been lobbying Congress like a kid nags his parents for permission to go to the big dance. Now, Daddy has finally said yes —...
Netflix can jump on Facebook at last -- but does anyone care?

Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android

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Asana is one startup we’ve had our eye on for a while, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz’s slick collaborative task and project management app. It actually started off as a side-project while Moskovitz was still at Facebook. And today Asana has finally landed on Android, 15 months after its first foray...
Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android
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