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iPhone 5 orders shipping with free Lightning to 30-pin adapter

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Recognising that many of its customers will own an existing iOS device and may want to use their existing 30-pin accessories with their new iPhone 5, Apple is bundling a free Lightning to 30-pin adapter with every new purchase. Navigating through the iPhone 5 ordering process, Apple provides a list of...
iPhone 5 orders shipping with free Lightning to 30-pin adapter

Sony’s PlayStation Vita sells more than 1.2M units worldwide

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Sony said today that its PlayStation Vita gaming handheld has sold more than 1.2 million units worldwide. The Vita went on sale last week in the U.S. and Europe, and it has been on sale since December in Japan. The Vita crossed that sales number on Feb. 22, the day...
Sony’s PlayStation Vita sells more than 1.2M units worldwide

Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren denied claims that musicians earn peanuts from streaming services and said lower royalty rates would bolster innovation today at SF MusicTech. “There are a couple artists making over $2M on Pandora, some artists making over $100K a year”. Westergren said the rumor that artists only make $15 a...
Founder Tim Westergren Says Some Musicians Earn Over $2 Million A Year From Pandora
Analyst: Apple HDTV components hit Apple’s suppliers, production of 2-5M units by May/June

PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App

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Yesterday we saw the funding announcement of HandyBook, and it appears this whole area of booking labour fast is really starting to take off. PeoplePerHour, a sort of ‘European E-Lance’ emerged in 2008, scored a seed round then secured VC round from Index ventures. Now it’s announcing a further £2M...
PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App

Meteor Open Source Project Gets $11.2M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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App developers are eagerly anticipating Meteor, an open-source framework that promises to help developers quickly build rich and responsive applications using JavaScript. Now, Meteor Development Group, the small team behind the framework, has gotten $11.2 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and including Matrix Partners. Meteor helps...
Meteor Open Source Project Gets $11.2M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

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Mobisante, the Redmond-based company that makes ultrasound technology viewable on a smartphone or tablet, just pulled in $4.2 million in fresh funding to continue providing customers with a low-cost alternative to other expensive high-end portable ultrasound systems. Founded in 2009 by Sailesh Chutani — a former Microsoft mobile exec — and David Zar...
Mobisante raises $4.2M for smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system

How Iron Sky fell to Earth

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With its Nazis in space, Iron Sky promised a comedy that would take flight – but did its fans' involvement drag it down?Iron Sky was one of the most buzzed about films ahead of this year's Berlin film festival, but many critics (including my colleague Andrew Pulver) found the reality...
How Iron Sky fell to Earth

Sony PS Vita sales reach 1.2 million, software at 2m

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Sony's latest portable games console, the PS Vita, has reached 1.2 million units sold, the company revealed on Tuesday. The console was launched in North America last week, along with Latin America, Europe, Singapore, and PAL territories, which boosted these numbers. Still, when it debuted just in Japan in December,...
Sony PS Vita sales reach 1.2 million, software at 2m

Nokia sold 12M smartphones in Q1, including 2M Lumia Phones

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Nokia estimates the company will sell only 12 million smartphones during the first three months of 2012, as "multiple factors negatively" impact sales....
Nokia sold 12M smartphones in Q1, including 2M Lumia Phones

eBay forums attract 32m visits per month

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eBay says that it attracts 32m unique visits a month to its discussion boards, with 6m posts and 4.5m users a year. Speaking at Hotwire’s digital trends briefing this morning, eBay UK's head of corporate communications Clare Moore-Bridger said that they were an "excellent source of information on what’s important...
eBay forums attract 32m visits per month

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation

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Gojee, an aesthetically pleasing recipe-sharing site, has raised a first venture round of $2.8 million from InterWest Partners. The New York startup has pivoted its way into a growing site with more than 500,000 registered users — and it’s also been getting attention for its simple and beautiful design. It was nominated for...
Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation
LinkedIn analytics startup raises $3.2M

Picasso photographer's camera sold for record £1.36m

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Leica belonging to US photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, who documented life of Pablo Picasso, sets world recordA camera used by one of the world's most influential photographers, who documented Pablo Picasso's life, has sold in Vienna for a record €1.7m (£1.4m).The Leica M3D, which had attracted an opening bid of...
Picasso photographer's camera sold for record £1.36m

Amanda Palmer raised $1.2m, but is she really 'the future of music'?

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The Dresden Dolls star who hit the US top 10 last week with an album she funded through Kickstarter is under fire for her stanceDresden Dolls star Amanda Palmer has become crowd-funding website Kickstarter's most famous proponent, after she raised $1.2m via the site to release her solo album, which...
Amanda Palmer raised $1.2m, but is she really 'the future of music'?
Polar's Sticky Polling App Gets Stickier With Its Latest Update, Closes In On 8M Total Votes

Buy One, Get One Free For Mobile Marketing Live Conference In London

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Mobile Marketing Live opens for business on 1 October at the Business Design Centre in London. The two day conference will feature expert panels exploring top mobile trends, exhibitions of the latest mobile marketing products and solutions, and various networking opportunities.  Mobile as a marketing channel has experienced huge growth over...
Buy One, Get One Free For Mobile Marketing Live Conference In London

Oleg Kostour & Jamie Murai of Pair on funding: “We raised a little bit more than we’d expected”

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Pair, the social network for couples, is one of the current services to fit the trend of smaller circles or those dedicated to maybe just two people. As Oleg Kostour points out, it’s “the smallest social network with just you and one other person”. Pair recently raised a $4.2m seed round...
Oleg Kostour & Jamie Murai of Pair on funding: “We raised a little bit more than we’d expected”
With $3.2M In Funding, 'Real-World Operating System' Startup Dekko Refocuses To Build Its Own Augmented Reality Apps

Capcom’s grim earnings report boosted by $79.2M in mobile revenues

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Capcom has reported sluggish financial results at the end of its 2012 fiscal year, but mobile earnings from its Beeline unit continued to be a bright spot for the company, climbing 56.6 percent year-over-year to hit 6.3 billion yen ($79.2 million) in net sales. Capcom’s mobile net income rose 74.6...
Capcom’s grim earnings report boosted by $79.2M in mobile revenues

Zynga adds 9m mobile users in Q1 as smartphone and tablet bets pay off

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Reflects increased emphasis on phones and tablets across the social games industryAt the end of 2011, Zynga had 12m monthly active users (MAUs) on mobile for its social games. Three months later, it had added 9m, taking it to 21m mobile MAUs. And before you ask, no, that wasn't just...
Zynga adds 9m mobile users in Q1 as smartphone and tablet bets pay off
Apple loses $368.2 million lawsuit to patent holding company VirnetX in E. Texas court ruling

InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

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More money and changes are coming for the successful team at InternMatch. Founded in Seattle back in 2009 and now stationed in Silicon Valley, InternMatch just landed a $1.2 million round from previous investors like Netflix Founder Marc Randolph and TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell, along with new additions like Seattle angel investor Rudy...
InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

Mail.ru chief Dmitry Grishin buys into Y Combinator grad Double Robotics

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Last time we caught up with Mail.ru CEO Dmitry Grishin, he was launching a $25m fund to stimulate the robotics startup industry. It looks like he’s making good on that promise: on Friday Grishin Robotics announced a $250k investment in Y Combinator grad Double Robotics. Double Robotics is one of...
Mail.ru chief Dmitry Grishin buys into Y Combinator grad Double Robotics

Huffington Post to launch live online TV channel

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HuffPost Streaming Network, featuring 12 hours' programming for five days a week, described as 'never-ending talkshow'It is the internet blogs empire that made its exuberant founder a millionaire. Now the Huffington Post is making its first move into TV, with a live online video channel described as a "never-ending talkshow".Arianna...
Huffington Post to launch live online TV channel

Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night

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Filed under: Etc., Plants/Manufacturing, Ford When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year. The new program, called...
Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night
With 1.2M Members, Sincerely Goes Up Against Facebook With Gifting

Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares

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The sale will likely generate billions, but hidden just beneath the buzz are signs that not all is well for Silicon Valley's starOn Friday, Facebook will finally become a public company. The hotly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) will be the largest tech company share sale ever and is expected...
Five reasons not to buy Facebook shares
Exclusive: CloudFoundry’s founder debuts Apcera with $2.2M in funding
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