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Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

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Gravity, the content personalization startup founded by a team of former MySpace executives, just announced that it has raised $10.6 million in Series B funding. When Gravity launched in 2009, it offered some content recommendation products for consumers, but its real goal was to offer its “interest graph” technology to...
Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

Lumia handset sales rise puts Nokia back in the smartphone race

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Finnish manufacturer reports 27% increase in demand for its touch screen phone but some analysts remain scepticalNokia appears to be edging back into the smartphone race, after reporting a 27% rise in sales of the Lumia touch screen handsets on which chief executive Stephen Elop has staked the future of...
Lumia handset sales rise puts Nokia back in the smartphone race

AT&T narrows Q4 loss to $3.9B, sells 8.6M iPhones

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The telecommunications company took it on the chin thanks to costs associated with its employee pension plan, the sale of an asset, and Superstorm Sandy. [Read more]...
AT&T narrows Q4 loss to $3.9B, sells 8.6M iPhones

Wikipedia's hits of the year

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From 1 Direction to Fifty Shades of Grey; Wikipedia's top ten most viewed for 2012 By Jemima KissWikipedia's data on the most viewed pages of the year throws up some surprises, not least that web users are still confusing web searches with web addresses. Facebook came out top on the...
Wikipedia's hits of the year

nFluence scores $1.6M to help brands figure out what consumers really want

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nFluence Media, a Seattle and London startup that allows big consumer brands to collect data on users, has raised an additional $1.6 million in venture funding from existing investors such as Voyager Capital and others. Total funding in the startup now stands at about $4.6 million, with venture capitalist Tom...
nFluence scores $1.6M to help brands figure out what consumers really want

Popular video sharing app Viddy officially hits Facebook’s Timeline

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Facebook is hanging out at SXSW today and showing off some of its new Open Graph partners at its office in Austin. One of them is Viddy, which we referred to as the “Instagram for video” when it launched in April last year. With over 1.6M monthly active users, the...
Popular video sharing app Viddy officially hits Facebook’s Timeline

Ribbon raises $1.6m to scale its payment product, adds Facebook in-stream support, and unveils its API

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Today, social payment platform Ribbon has announced that it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding led by Draper Associates and participation from Siemer Ventures, Klout’s Chief Operating Officer Emil Michael, Naguib Sawiris, Hydros CEO Winston Ibrahim, and MicroVentures. In addition to this funding, it is releasing its latest round...
Ribbon raises $1.6m to scale its payment product, adds Facebook in-stream support, and unveils its API

Analyst Estimates Peg Total Nexus 7 Sales In 2012 At Around 4.6M, Compared To Roughly 10M iPad Minis

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Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has crunched the numbers on newly-released tablet sales figures from Asus and arrived at an approximate estimate of total Nexus 7 tablet sales for 2012, which clock in at between 4.5 and 4.8 million units per his math. Google doesn’t release sales figures for its...
Analyst Estimates Peg Total Nexus 7 Sales In 2012 At Around 4.6M, Compared To Roughly 10M iPad Minis

TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform

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TopFloor, a startup born out of Los Angeles’ Science Inc. incubator, is set to make its public debut today. The company, which is co-founded by Science’s Michael Jones and Brian Lee, has built a video-driven e-commerce platform that allows brands, retailers, and any celebrity or “influencer” to sell directly to...
TopFloor, Backed With $6M From Polaris, Google Ventures And Others, Debuts Video-Driven E-Commerce Platform
Leap2 Raises $1.6M For A More Social And Image-Centric Approach To Mobile Search

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between Dec. 10 and Dec.14. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Dec. 10 Writing it old-school with Handwrite MoMinis secures $6M in Series B round Smash Cops Heat, Fun Run, YouTube...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

NextBus Acquired by Cubic for $20.6M

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NextBus, the provider of real-time transit information, was acquired by Cubic Transportation Systems. The companies said the deal was worth $20.6 million, subject to terms of the purchase agreement. Emeryville, Calif.-based NextBus, which was previously a subsidiary of Webtech Wireless of Canada, provides satellite tracking for more than 100 transit systems,...
NextBus Acquired by Cubic for $20.6M

AT&T matches Verizon smartphone for smartphone; activates 8.6M iPhones

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It doesn’t matter how long AT&T has had the iPhone; it just keeps selling more. Ma Bell had another record-setting quarter thanks to Apple, activating 8.6 million iPhones and selling a total of 10.2 million smartphones overall in the last three months of 2012. Of those 8.6 million iPhones, only...
AT&T matches Verizon smartphone for smartphone; activates 8.6M iPhones

Is the New York Times making paywalls pay?

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The NYT shows print and digital strategies are more intertwined than everThe New York Times company's latest quarterly numbers contain a rich trove of data regarding the health of the digital news industry. Today, we'll focus on the transition from traditional advertising to paywall strategies being implemented across the world....
Is the New York Times making paywalls pay?
Xeneta Raises $1.6M To Crowdsource Price Comparisons For Sea Freight

In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

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Today, security company Palo Alto Networks reported its first earnings after becoming a public company in July. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew 88 percent year-over-year to $75.6 million, compared with $40.2 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011. The company saw a GAAP net loss for the fiscal...
In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

IT Services Consolidation: CGI To Buy Logica For $2.6B (And Crashes Logica’s Site In Process)

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Some enterprise IT consolidation afoot, and a sign of the business crunch that market has witnessed in the last year. CGI Corporation, an IT services firm based in Canada, has made an all-cash offer of $2.6 billion (£1.7 billion) to buy UK rival Logica, a deal that would create one more IT...
IT Services Consolidation: CGI To Buy Logica For $2.6B (And Crashes Logica’s Site In Process)

Alice.com raises $3.6m in funding

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E-commerce upstart Alice.com announced last night that it has raised $3.6m in funding. The company, which we reviewed in 2009, operates a marketplace through which consumers can purchase household goods, such as batteries and soap. It recently surpassed 1m customer accounts, and last year expanded into Europe with the acquisition...
Alice.com raises $3.6m in funding

China helps Nokia’s Ovi store to 1.6m app downloads every day

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China helps Nokia’s Ovi store to 1.6m app downloads every day

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

Cloud emailing provider Mailjet picks up $3.3m for growth

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The French cloud emailing platform Mailjet has just picked up $3.3m in funding, which it intends to use to shore up international growth. Mailjet is similar to the likes of MailChimp and SendGrid, in that it provides a way for companies to send out newsletters and their apps to send...
Cloud emailing provider Mailjet picks up $3.3m for growth

Why the iPhone does well in the US - and who's buying smartphones there

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Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis explains the market distortions that make smartphones so expensive in the US - and other data explains whether they go to new or existing buyersHere's a statistic: in the first quarter of 2012, of the 18m smartphones sold in the US through carriers, the majority...
Why the iPhone does well in the US - and who's buying smartphones there

Ignite100 the £1m accelerator is on the hunt for a new batch of startups

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Ignite100, Europe’s first £1m ($1.6m) digital startup accelerator is calling out for a new set of startup teams to participate in its second program. The North Eastern accelerator started work about a year ago when it invested £100k each in eight local teams to provide support, mentoring and a general...
Ignite100 the £1m accelerator is on the hunt for a new batch of startups

Nokia's dismal numbers: is Windows Phone a bust?

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Nokia's first-quarter results show smartphone sales down - but does that mean Windows Phone has failed? How does it shape up against other smartphone launches?Oh, Nokia. The red ink is pouring all over the place. The first-quarter 2012 results (PDF) show that not only did smartphone sales decline (to 11.9m...
Nokia's dismal numbers: is Windows Phone a bust?
Nextdoor takes $18.6M to strengthen communities across America

Currency exchange TransferWise nabs $6M in first European investment by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures

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TransferWise, a London-based startup that wants to make transferring money between currencies effortless and inexpensive, has closed a $6 million series A round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Additional participants include SV Angel, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and Seedcamp. This investment marks a milestone for Thiel’s Valar Ventures: it’s the firm’s first European investment. And given...
Currency exchange TransferWise nabs $6M in first European investment by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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

Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has visited Apple, Google and Microsoft in the run-up to a tender for 10.6 million tablets for use in Turkish schools as part of a major modernization program in which textbooks will be replaced by tablets and chalkboards by electronic whiteboards … The FATIH...
Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia’s brief flirtation with profit last quarter (following six quarters of losses) was bound to end — we just didn’t think it would be this soon. The Finnish company posted an operating loss of €150 million (PDF), or...
After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold
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