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A year after launch, U.S. Spotify users have listened to 13B songs, shared 27.8M

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

Shutterfly bids $23.8M for Kodak online photo services

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Eastman Kodak, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January, has entered into an agreement with Shutterfly for the sale of certain assets of its online photo services business for US$23.8 million, it said Thursday....
Shutterfly bids $23.8M for Kodak online photo services
Powerhouse Facebook Ad Platform Nanigans Raises $5.8M Series A.1 For Predictive Modeling R&D

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Social media analytics firm Simply Measured has picked up an $8M Series-B led by Bessemer

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When a duo of Seattle-based genial blokes raised $250,000 to launch a company called ‘Untitled Startup,’ the future of the firm was all but plain; the company’s generic name wasn’t a lark – the team didn’t have much of a plan for their firm. Local Founder’s Co-op obviously knew what it was doing...
Social media analytics firm Simply Measured has picked up an $8M Series-B led by Bessemer

Apple generates four times more revenue for Google than Android devices

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Google gave testimony to Congress last year that it earned two thirds of its mobile revenue from iOS devices.  It turrns out, that figure might have been low. Google made less than $550 million in revenues for Android between 2008 and 2011, while making four times as much revenue...
Apple generates four times more revenue for Google than Android devices

Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers

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Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that it sold 1.8 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2011, with 40 percent of those to new subscribers....
Sprint sold 1.8M iPhones in holiday quarter, 40% to new subscribers

AOL beats expectations in Q3: Revenue flat at $531.7m, net income of $20.8m

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Internet media and services company AOL this morning reported its financial results for the third quarter of this year, reporting earnings of 22 cents per share compared to a loss per share of 2 cents in Q3 2011. AOL was expected to report third-quarter earnings of 17 to 19 cents...
AOL beats expectations in Q3: Revenue flat at $531.7m, net income of $20.8m

Ad Analytics Firm Adometry Raises $8M Series D, Led By Shasta Ventures, To Beef Up Its Cross-Channel Marketing Tools, Reach

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Ad analytics company Adometry, the combined entity created when Click Forensics acquired Adometry and kept its branding, has announced it has closed an $8 million Series D round, led by Shasta Ventures, with Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures also participating. As part of the funding round, Shasta Venture’s MD, Jason Pressman, will...
Ad Analytics Firm Adometry Raises $8M Series D, Led By Shasta Ventures, To Beef Up Its Cross-Channel Marketing Tools, Reach

TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

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Rovio’s astounding festive season downloads, BuzzFeed funding and Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America, it’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose: Rovio downloads, BuzzFeed funding and more

The Kindle Fire Cools Off: Barclays Cuts Its Kindle Forecast For The Year (AMZN)

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Bad news for the Kindle Fire bulls. Barclays is cutting its estimates: As a result of Amazon’s 4Q11 call, 3rd party data, and color from the supply chain, we are lowering our Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindle eReader, and AMZN earnings estimates. While we believe the Kindle Fire launch in...
The Kindle Fire Cools Off: Barclays Cuts Its Kindle Forecast For The Year (AMZN)

Six Degrees raises £8m and completes acquisition of Cloud Computing Centre

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Six Degrees Group today announced that it has raised £8 million ($12.4m) in new funding from Penta Capital and has completed the acquisition of Cloud Computing Centre (CCC). Six Degrees Group is a privately-owned managed data services provider. It serves UK mid-market and corporate customers. The Group has a converged services portfolio...
Six Degrees raises £8m and completes acquisition of Cloud Computing Centre

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How does Mojang follow Minecraft? With game which has collectible cards and strategic movement on battlefieldsIf you go to YouTube and type in Minecraft, it returns about 7,710,000 results. How fast that number must change. The poster-boy for word-of-mouth success and community involvement, Minecraft has sold just less than 8m...
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Facebook Pages Race To Adopt Timeline, 8M Of 37M+ Upgraded In 10 Days

AT&T's record holiday quarter signals sales of 8M iPhones

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The 2012 holiday season was a record setting span for AT&T with 10 million total smartphones sold ? at least 8 million of which are expected to be Apple iPhones....
AT&T's record holiday quarter signals sales of 8M iPhones

AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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Distil Networks closed a $1.8 million seed round of funding in January. It was raised over time, with participation from TechStars, and ff Venture Capital. Then the company raised another $200,000, this time not from names that you can recognize, but instead form a group of individual – don’t call...
AngelList's 'Invest' service helped Distil Networks add $200k to its $1.8m round in less than a week

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?

Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

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Intel is betting big on the future of human interfaces with a $21 million (143 million kronor) investment in Tobii, a Swedish company that has been working for years on eye-tracking laptops and other devices. A 10% stake, it implies a valuation of around $200 million for the 12-year-old company....
Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Online video sees huge growth in the UK. Apple introduces its new iPad. Nokia’s 2011 numbers look terrible. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The Daily Dose...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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
Songza secures $3.8M to keep music fans connected to killer playlists

Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

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Jordan Weisman We’ve been having fun tracking the progress of Jordan Weisman’s Kickstarter campaign for Shadowrun Returns, watching in amazement after it blew past its original $400,000 goal in 28 hours. Now, the Kickstarter campaign for the classic video game franchise has officially concluded. And while it was not the...
Shadowrun Returns ends Kickstarter campaign at $1.8M

A Super Social Bowl

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You could have watched the Super Bowl without checking Twitter or Facebook, but you probably snuck at least a few peeks in throughout the game. And a lot of you ended up typing something, too. Bluefin Labs, a “social TV” startup that analyzes commentary during TV broadcasts, says it saw...
A Super Social Bowl

Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com scores $15.8m from Fidelity, Index and Greylock

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Notonthehighstreet.com, an online marketplace where you can buy a wide variety of unique products straight from over 3,000 small businesses, this morning announced that it has raised £10 million ($15.8 million) in Series D funding. The round was led by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, with previous investors Index Ventures and...
Online marketplace notonthehighstreet.com scores $15.8m from Fidelity, Index and Greylock

Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung

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Finnish mobile phone maker says head of sales Colin Giles is leaving to be 'closer to his family'Nokia has announced the departure of its head of sales as the struggling mobile phone maker, beset by competition from Apple and Samsung and an under-par new product launch, slumped to a loss...
Nokia slumps to €1.3bn loss under competition from Apple and Samsung
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others
Business prof: Apple still in an 'extraordinarily strong' position despite disappointing results

Flash Deals Site NoMoreRack Raises $12M, Hits 5.8M Members

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Back in July, we caught up with New York-based startup NoMoreRack, a flash sales site that, unlike some of the most popular players in the space, isn’t relying on luxury products or fashion to drive traffic. Instead, the young startup offers everyday products at reduced prices — an average of...
Flash Deals Site NoMoreRack Raises $12M, Hits 5.8M Members

Tesco buys UK music site We7 for £10.8m

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Tesco has purchased We7, a British digital music service, which attempted to rival Spotify, for £10.8m....
Tesco buys UK music site We7 for £10.8m
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