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Sprint announces Q4 2011 results: the iPhone brings in new customers

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Following its bittersweet Q3, the latest financial report from Sprint this quarter offers up another mixed bag of news. Net operating losses totalled $438 million, more than the $139 million posted in the same quarter last year. It made a $1.3 billion net loss, dwarfing the Q3's $301 million...
Sprint announces Q4 2011 results: the iPhone brings in new customers

BoardProspects Wants To Help Companies ‘Build Better Boards’, Raises $650,000

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Don’t you just hate when you’re out skateboarding, minding your own business, and suddenly one of the wheels comes off and you break a kneecap? Well now there’s a new startup called BoardProspects, which aims to help companies build better boards. A quick glance at their website reveals that the...
BoardProspects Wants To Help Companies ‘Build Better Boards’, Raises $650,000

Blip COO: “We Essentially Doubled Revenue In 2011″

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Blip.tv is going through some changes, with founder Mike Hudack gone and a search for a new CEO still ongoing. But the company raised a $6 million C round from its two main investors in December, and now just added to that with another $6 million credit facility from Silicon...
Blip COO: “We Essentially Doubled Revenue In 2011″

13 million US Facebook users have no idea how much information they’re sharing with the public

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Facebook’s privacy settings can sometimes be a source of confusion for the social network’s millions of users, and in the US, nearly 13 million of them are either unaware of, or simply don’t use, the privacy controls the site offers. In a recent study, Consumer Reports shows exactly why that...
13 million US Facebook users have no idea how much information they’re sharing with the public

After $8.6 million kickstart, Ouya now has to build its consoles

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No, that's not an oversized six-sided die. It's a game console. Ouya Looking back from the other side of Ouya's just-completed $8.6 million Kickstarter campaign, the project's initial funding goal of $950,000 seems overly humble. But Ouya founder Julie Uhrman said it didn't feel that way when the concept...
After $8.6 million kickstart, Ouya now has to build its consoles

The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight

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The eyes of the technology world are focused on the epic patent struggle between Apple and Samsung - the latest iteration of Apple's frantic legal battle against everything Android. The iPhone maker has also brought suits against Android device manufacturers HTC and Motorola. Apple has faced criticism for its endless lawsuits...
The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight

Sprint sells 1.8m iPhones in Q4, sees the US account for 37% of Apple’s handset sales

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Sprint has posted its fourth quarter financial report, announcing a hefty $1.3 billion net loss, only to increase its operating revenues by the largest amount in five years to $8.72 billion. With net subscribers hitting 55 million (33 million postpaid, 14.8 million prepaid and 7.2 million from wholesale), the company added an...
Sprint sells 1.8m iPhones in Q4, sees the US account for 37% of Apple’s handset sales

When Will The Post-PC Era Arrive? It Just Did.

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There has been much debate about what the post-PC era is, when it will arrive, or whether it’s already here. But key pieces of new data, emerging last week, are making the case that we crossed the imaginary line from the “PC” era to the “post-PC” era at the end...
When Will The Post-PC Era Arrive? It Just Did.

Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

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Popular restaurant app Urbanspoon is releasing new data today related to its growth over the course of 2011. The company says its traffic is up by 80%, with mobile growth outpacing the web. The site is now seeing 28 million visits per month, with traffic now split roughly half and...
Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web
Shape Security: Kleiner Perkins & TomorrowVentures Lead $6M Round In Stealth Security Startup

DotLoop Raises $7M From Trinity To Kill Real Estate Paperwork

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DotLoop, a startup trying to bring real estate negotiations online, has raised a $7 million Series A from Trinity Ventures. The company says its software is already used by more than 200,000 real estate agents who serve more than 6 million buyers and sellers. To accelerate its growth, DotLoop is...
DotLoop Raises $7M From Trinity To Kill Real Estate Paperwork

Sprint Sells 1.8 Million iPhones in 4Q 2011, 40% to New Subscribers

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Sprint today became the last of the three major U.S. iPhone carriers to report earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, disclosing that it sold a total of 1.8 million iPhones during the quarter. While well below the 7.6 million activations reported by AT&T and the 4.3 million activations reported...
Sprint Sells 1.8 Million iPhones in 4Q 2011, 40% to New Subscribers

AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

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A lot of adtech startups have focused their attention on ways to improve the process of measuring, buying and delivering online ads, but here’s an example of a company getting some traction for a solution that to better sense of how a company’s online activities relate to what customers do...
AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

Mobile tech firm Vringo to sell $31.2m worth of stock, to buy IP from Nokia and more

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Vringo, a publicly-listed mobile technology company that’s really mostly about intellectual property in that field, this morning announced that it will raise $31.2 million by selling 9.6 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct offering at a price of $3.25 apiece. The company says it will use...
Mobile tech firm Vringo to sell $31.2m worth of stock, to buy IP from Nokia and more

Ahead Of Its IPO On Th NYSE, Yelp Shows Growing Losses

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It may now be obscured by all the hoopla surrounding Facebook’s going public, but back in November the popular user-generated review site, Yelp, filed to go public and planned to raise $100 million ahead of its IPO (at an expected $1 to $2 billion valuation). On Friday, Yelp filed an...
Ahead Of Its IPO On Th NYSE, Yelp Shows Growing Losses

Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

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Finnish game studio Rovio, the company behind the successful Angry Birds franchise, this morning reported its financial results for 2011 (via Guardian). The company says it booked revenue of 75.4 million euros ($106,3 million) and earned 48 million euros ($67.6 million) before taxes in 2011, which comes down to 64...
Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

Sprint: iPhone brought 40 percent of new signups in Q4

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Sprint sold 1.8 million iPhones in the last three months of 2011, or just a quarter of the number of iPhones that AT&T did in that same period. But it’s actually good news for the nation’s third-largest carrier, which announced its quarterly earnings Wednesday. That’s because of the 1.8 million...
Sprint: iPhone brought 40 percent of new signups in Q4

RIM plays mythbuster, says app interest actually really high

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Research in Motion says despite the broader perception that BlackBerry users don't care about apps, the company is seeing 6 million downloads each day....
RIM plays mythbuster, says app interest actually really high

It’s official: Facebook offers 50.6 million extra shares, price range $34 – $38

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Facebook has just filed a seventh amendment to its S-1, which you can view here. We’re updating this post....
It’s official: Facebook offers 50.6 million extra shares, price range $34 – $38

Arabic overtakes English as the most popular language on Facebook in the Middle East

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Last year we reported that Arabic was set to overtake English as the most popular language used on Facebook across the region, and as SpotOn PR reports, the Arabic language has pulled ahead. Analysing Facebook usage in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region – specifically Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt,...
Arabic overtakes English as the most popular language on Facebook in the Middle East

LinkedIn investigates hacking claims

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Business social network examines claims by security analysts that more than 6 million users' details have been posted onlineLinkedIn has launched an investigation into reports that its password database has been compromised with more than 6 million users' details posted online.The business social network is examining claims by security analysts...
LinkedIn investigates hacking claims

Jive Q4 Revenue Up 53 Percent To $22.5M In First Quarter As A Public Company

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Enterprise software company Jive has just reported fourth quarter results, which represent the company’s first earnings report as a public company. Q4 total revenue came in at $22.5 million, up 53% year-over-year. The company continued to take losses in terms of profit, posting a net loss of $12.7 million for...
Jive Q4 Revenue Up 53 Percent To $22.5M In First Quarter As A Public Company

Brightcove Prices IPO At $10-$12 Per Share

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Online video service Brightcove will price its IPO between $10 and $12 per share, according to a new filing with the SEC. The company first filed for the IPO back in August of last year, saying it wanted to raise up to $50 million. Now, $50 million is at the...
Brightcove Prices IPO At $10-$12 Per Share
Hacker steals more than 6 million passwords from LinkedIn

Sony outs NEX-FS700 cinema camera: does crazy slow-mo now, 4K coming later

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Sony stole our hearts with the NEX-FS100, which brought large-sensor filming into the reach of low-budget productions. When we heard rumors of a 4K-capable FS700 model coming for $9,000, known in North America as the NEX-FS700U or in Europe as the NEX-FS700E, we got ready to hand over our...
Sony outs NEX-FS700 cinema camera: does crazy slow-mo now, 4K coming later

RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

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Research In Motion executivess took the stage during BlackBerry DevCon Europe on Tuesday to clear up a few facts about the company’s success with its BlackBerry App World marketplace. RIM’s new CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry App World is now home to more than 60,000 applications, which is a...
RIM: BlackBerry apps are more profitable than Android apps

Another European Carrier Goes VC: Orange Partners With Publicis, Iris In $400M Fund

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Today sees the launch of one more venture capital fund backed by a large European telecoms carrier: Orange, the retail face of France Telecom, is teaming up with the advertising giant Publicis and Iris Capital Management to start OP Ventures Growth, a new $400-million-plus fund to back French and other...
Another European Carrier Goes VC: Orange Partners With Publicis, Iris In $400M Fund
Appcelerator gobbles up mobile backend provider Cocoafish

Night Of The Living Social Network: Friends Reunited Relaunches Tomorrow As A Digital Scrapbook

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Friends Reunited — which once laid claim to being the UK’s first social network before falling far behind the pull of Facebook — is relaunching this week as a “digital scrapbook” where users can collect their own pictures along with copyrighted photos, through a series of deals with image libraries....
Night Of The Living Social Network: Friends Reunited Relaunches Tomorrow As A Digital Scrapbook

Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing

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Finding the biggest domestic mobile manufacturers and operators guilty of colluding to fix prices and defraud consumers, South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has slapped Samsung, LG and the country’s operators with a combined fine of 45.3 billion won (US$40.1 million), reports Yonhap News. The companies involved were found to be...
Korea’s FTC slaps a $40 million fine on Samsung, LG and operators over mobile price fixing
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