9 months

9 months

Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

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Some 9 months after Google’s announcement that it would rather like to make a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, the $12.5-billion acquisition has finally been approved by the US, EU, and China. All eyes are now on Google to see what it will do with a bunch of software platforms under...
Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

Meet The Beautiful App That Rose From The Ashes Of A Doomed Microsoft Tablet (MSFT)

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Paper, one of the best-looking new applications in the Apple App Store, is the brainchild five ex-Microsoft design gurus. Many of those Microsoft designers worked on the Courier tablet, a double-screened pen-enabled tablet that Microsoft reportedly killed when it didn't play nice with the Windows franchise. Why did the Courier...
Meet The Beautiful App That Rose From The Ashes Of A Doomed Microsoft Tablet (MSFT)

Ridiculously fast-growing Fab expands executive team, snags Vonage CMO

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E-commerce phenomenon Fab.com has hired a chief marketing officer, snagging away Scott Ballantyne from publicly listed Vonage, where the man served in a similar capacity. Fab co-founder and CEO Jason Goldberg just made the announcement on his personal blog, pointing out that he worked with Ballantyne a decade ago, launching...
Ridiculously fast-growing Fab expands executive team, snags Vonage CMO

New iPhone (iPhone 5,1) coming fall 2012 with LTE, similar sized screen

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While Apple has only just released the new iPad, iMore has already started to hear more about the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5,1). We previously reported that Apple was working to reduce the size of the traditional 30-pin dock connector to something closer akin to a micro-dock so there’d...
New iPhone (iPhone 5,1) coming fall 2012 with LTE, similar sized screen

Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

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Photo by Metro Library and Archive I'm working with a small group of Packard Foundation grantees on a social media lab where they are implementing different social media experiments.  Part of the process includes regular check-in calls to reflect on what we're learning.  I have been thinking a lot about...
Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia's MAD Incubator launch accelerator program in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia is showing signs of developing into a promising market for startups and it’s got another boost with the launch of a new accelerator program — BootstrapAccelerator Asia — formed by San Francisco-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia’s MAD Incubator. Starting this July and based in Malaysia, the program is twelve months long...
US-based BootstrapLabs and Malaysia's MAD Incubator launch accelerator program in Southeast Asia

In 9 Months, Anyone Can Invest in a Startup

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(flickr.com/portland_mike) Do you feel like there are a lot of startups? We feel like there are a lot of startups. The JOBS Act, an amalgamation of six bills that passed through Congress, is likely going to make even more startups, thanks to a section that will allow the average American...
In 9 Months, Anyone Can Invest in a Startup

Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

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Those who draw some self-esteem from being the first of their friends to get new Apple gadgets are going to have to find a new source of identity for a while. Why? Because unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of a hat next winter in the form of a...
Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*
How Long Will Apple Shareholders Have To Endure This Humiliating Embarrassment (AAPL)

'Dante's Inferno': 9 months of marketing hell

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'Dante's Inferno': 9 months of marketing hell

If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

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Amazon this week announced its Kindle Fire tablet has “Sold Out” after first going on sale on November 15 in the US. The company also revealed the device was its most successful product launch in the history of the American retail website. Unsurprisingly, Amazon didn’t release sales figures, but it...
If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

Check out this time lapse video showing all Curiosity's work on Mars so far

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“Just a minute!” tweeted NASA’s always adorable Curiosity Rover this morning. “That’s all it takes to see 9 months of my mission thanks to fan @krsanford’s time lapse.” The labor of love in question is a one minute, six second YouTube clip showing an animated stream of raw images...
Check out this time lapse video showing all Curiosity's work on Mars so far

TNW's Daily Dose: Twitter's 200 million, Google's Dead Sea Scrolls and more

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Twitter announces 200 million monthly active users, Samsung drops some of its European injunction requests against Apple and Google helps to unwrap more of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web....
TNW's Daily Dose: Twitter's 200 million, Google's Dead Sea Scrolls and more

Is “Blinky” the horribly reality of a robotic future?

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Although Hollywood films warn of sentient artificial intelligence looking to overthrow and exterminate its human creators, they’re mostly a reason for their big-name stars to jump through the air in slow-motion while dual-wielding rocket-propelled grenade launchers while a hovership explodes behind them. Blinky, on the other hand, paints a...
Is “Blinky” the horribly reality of a robotic future?

iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

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Today here in Russia we have finally learned the date when we should expect iPhone 3GS to become officially available in the country as one of the leading local mobile carries and one of the largest electronics retailer have announced that they are initializing the sales this week, on the...
iPhone 3GS Finally Arrives to Russia: 9 Months Later and $100 Less Expensive

Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit

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Nick Hayek, CEO of Swiss watchmaker Swatch, said today during a press conference for the company’s annual results that he doesn’t see a smart watch product from Apple being the “next revolution.” We can’t help but get reminded of Palm CEO Ed Colligan’s comments before the iPhone hit. Hayek’s...
Swatch CEO on rumored iWatch sounds a lot like Palm CEO before iPhone hit

Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

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Champagne corks are a-flyin’ this morning at Eventbrite, where the online event ticketing company is about to announce that they’ve just sold their 100 millionth ticket. All in all, that works out to $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales, up from a total of $1B sold by June of last...
Eventbrite Passes $1.5B In Sales, 1/3 Of It In The Last 9 Months

At this rate, it will take Twitter about 10 years to reach Facebook's current number of active users

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Social networking company Twitter now has 200 million monthly active users, up from 140 million the last time it shared that kind of numbers (on 21 March 2012, when it turned 6 years old). That’s a more-than-respectable increase of nearly 43 percent in 9 months. It also means that Twitter...
At this rate, it will take Twitter about 10 years to reach Facebook's current number of active users

How 5 Years Of Doing The Right Things Can Be Undone In 9 Months Of Doing Nothing

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We’ve all seen those one-and-done link building campaigns. Maybe even some of us have had clients push for them. They never work. It’s like Matthew McConaughey’s abs. Do you really believe that he only goes to the gym for a two-month stint to maintain those perfect pectorals? Doubtful. Why do......
How 5 Years Of Doing The Right Things Can Be Undone In 9 Months Of Doing Nothing

Google+ traffic rises 66 percent in last 9 months

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Google+ has 60-percent more unique visitors than nine months ago, according to traffic analytics company ComScore. Public Relations consultant Morten Myrstad shared the figures through the social network, estimating Google+ to have received over 110 million unique international visitors in June, compared to 66.7 million last November, with US traffic...
Google+ traffic rises 66 percent in last 9 months

Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins

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An anonymous reader writes "The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois is finally getting the troubled Blue Waters supercomputer installed. After IBM walked away from the project after 3 years of planning, Cray stepped in to pick up the $188 million contract. Now, in around 9...
Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins

Google's Inactive Account Manager Helps Users Plan a Digital Afterlife

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Google has launched a new tool called Inactive Account Manger today, which is designed to help users protect or delete their data in the event that they pass away or can no longer access their account. It’s very simple and works as you would expect. Users choose a timeout period of either 3...
Google's Inactive Account Manager Helps Users Plan a Digital Afterlife
Apple: There Are Now 66 Million Mac Users, 40% Run Lion, 26 Million Copies of Lion Shipped

Study shows how to get more followers on Twitter

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Here’s how to get more followers on Twitter: Be positive, be clear and share quality stuff. That’s according to a new extensive study out of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Researchers analyzed 500,000 tweets over 15 months from 507 Twitter users and found that posting more positive Tweets can help...
Study shows how to get more followers on Twitter

Job posting confirms Holidays target for next major Windows Phone release

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There has been some controversy about the time scales for the next major release for Windows Phone and its counterpart for Windows 8. According to Mary Jo Foley Windows Phone Blue will come after the Windows 8 release, which according to rumours is set to  be released this summer. Now...
Job posting confirms Holidays target for next major Windows Phone release

DailyDirt: Space Food For Thought

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With more manned space missions planned (both governmental and commercial), the menus for astronauts could be expanding -- especially for passengers of Virgin Galactic flights who might expect more than a bag of peanuts for their tickets. Here are just a few items that have already made it onto space...
DailyDirt: Space Food For Thought

The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times

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If you thought the RIAA and MPAA were a force to be reckoned with in the US, the last few months have shown that anti-piracy lobbying is alive and kicking in Europe, too. Over the last 9 months, the British, Dutch, Finnish, and Belgian judges and governments have begun forcing...
The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times
HP's Open webOS Goes 1.0, Can Now Be Ported To New Devices

TNW's Daily Dose - Amazon's Kindle Fire with Nokia maps and the lesser spotted Grooveshark

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Amazon hooks up with Nokia for mapping, Apple loses patent case in Japan and Grooveshark comes back to Google Play, but only for 48 hours. 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...
TNW's Daily Dose - Amazon's Kindle Fire with Nokia maps and the lesser spotted Grooveshark

Technical Glitch Leaks Special SXSW Foursquare Badges Early

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If you’re excited about the mysterious array of special Foursquare badges promised for this year’s SXSW, then you’ll probably want to skip this post. Otherwise, read on. A site dedicated to Foursquare badges appropriately called Foursquarebadg.es has taken advantage of a technical glitch this morning to identify 15 special badges...
Technical Glitch Leaks Special SXSW Foursquare Badges Early
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