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Samsung dominates quarterly smartphone shipments as Nokia crashes

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Apple manages to grow while BlackBerry-maker RIM and Finland's Nokia struggle in fast-moving smartphone market, says IDCNokia crashed out of the top three smartphone makers for the first time ever, while Samsung's domination of the smartphone segment continued in the third quarter of 2012, as the Korean company shipped an...
Samsung dominates quarterly smartphone shipments as Nokia crashes

MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone

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MapMyFitness today announced a $9m Series B funding round led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based health and fitness tech firm powering the likes of MapMyRun.com, MapMyRide.com and MapMyWalk.com, and back in April we reported that on the company’s efforts to map the fittest states...
MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone
Electric Imp Raises $7.9M From Redpoint & Lowercase Capital To Power The Internet of Things

Pandora's Q2 2013: $101.3M In Revenue, 54.9M Active Users, And A Net Loss Of $5.4M

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Internet music service Pandora just announced its financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2013. The company posted total revenue of $101.3 million, which was up 51 percent year-over-year. Yet, Pandora still reported a net loss per share of $0.03. As always, the most important expense for Pandora...
Pandora's Q2 2013: $101.3M In Revenue, 54.9M Active Users, And A Net Loss Of $5.4M

The Church of England's stand on Murdoch makes the world a little better | Andrew Brown

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The C of E's pension fund does not easily mix with its principles. But disinvesting in News Corp sends an ethical signalSo a moment of silent pity, if you can manage it, for the Church of England, which has inherited this enormous pension fund and must somehow work out how...
The Church of England's stand on Murdoch makes the world a little better | Andrew Brown

Barclays launches Pingit money-sending service for smartphones

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Fast, free money-sending service, Barclays Pingit, enables UK current account customers to send and receive cash via mobileBarclays bank has launched Europe's first money-sending service that allows UK current account customers to send and receive cash through their mobile phones.Barclays' 11.9m current account customers can download the bank's new Pingit...
Barclays launches Pingit money-sending service for smartphones
AutoGrid pulls in $9M to turn 'big data' into an energy source

Greek man sues over being 'Turkish yoghurt model'

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A Greek man is suing a dairy in Sweden for $6.9m for using his image on pots of Turkish-style yoghurt, Swedish media report....
Greek man sues over being 'Turkish yoghurt model'

Hard drive market shrinks in Europe as consumers turn to the cloud

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Both number of drives and total capacity purchased drop after Thailand floods and rise of cloud computing and tablets slows PC marketIt might not be a crash, but the external hard drive market for consumers has gone into reverse in the past two years in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East...
Hard drive market shrinks in Europe as consumers turn to the cloud
Mommy blogger alert: Sverve launches to provide all 3.9M of you with a monetization platform
Mobile pay service LevelUp completes $21M round with $9M from T-Ventures
Namo Media raises $1.9M to make non-annoying mobile ads

Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar

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Baidu posted double-digit percentage revenue growth in 1Q2013–but its earnings still missed analysts’ expectations as the Chinese search giant’s costs soared. Baidu’s 1Q2013 net income increased 8.5 percent to $328.9 million (2.043 billion RMB), short of the $354.9 million (2.19 billion yuan) expected by analysts polled by Bloomberg. Total revenue...
Baidu's 1Q Earnings Of $328.9M Misses Analysts' Estimates As Its R&D Costs Soar
Kayak's first public earnings fly high with $76.9M revenue, $7.3M net income

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)
Hot messaging app MessageMe already has over 1M users, nabs $1.9M in funding

Apple earnings come in flat at $13.1B on sales of 47.8M iPhones, 22.9M iPads and 4.1M Macs

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Apple announced Wednesday a profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, on record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion for the three-month period ended December 29th, 2012....
Apple earnings come in flat at $13.1B on sales of 47.8M iPhones, 22.9M iPads and 4.1M Macs
Apple by the numbers: 26.9M iPhones sold, 14M iPads

MapMyFitness edges past 10m members, and gears up for another $3m in funding

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One month to the day after MapMyFitness revealed a fresh $9m Series B funding round, the online health and fitness powerhouse has announced that it has edged past ten million registered members and is arranging a further $3m in financing from Square 1 Bank. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based tech fitness...
MapMyFitness edges past 10m members, and gears up for another $3m in funding

Rally.org Rallies $7.9M in Funding

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Rally.org, a San Francisco start-up that helps people raise money online for causes that they are passionate about, said it has rallied $7.9 million in a Series A funding, in a sign of the growth of "crowdfunding" platforms....
Rally.org Rallies $7.9M in Funding

HTC profit slump confirms Samsung and Apple as smartphone leaders

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HTC has reported a 98% drop in profits, leaving the top market tier to be dominated by Samsung androids and Apple iPhonesThe divergent fortunes within the $200bn (£130bn) global smartphone market were laid bare this week when Taiwan's HTC reported a 98% slump in profits, confirming Samsung and Apple's seemingly...
HTC profit slump confirms Samsung and Apple as smartphone leaders

Review: Samsung Galaxy S III: reaching for greatness

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Samsung's latest top-flight phone wants to do lots of things, by including elements such as voice recognition and its own 'skinned' version of Android. So is it worth the money?(Yes, Android fans, I'm sure you're all complaining already about the four stars out of five rating. Actually, it's not really...
Review: Samsung Galaxy S III: reaching for greatness

This Trump SoHo Condo Can Be Yours for $1.9M, But Only If You Pay in Bitcoin

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(Photo: Flickr.com/29311691@N05) You can buy Domino’s pizza and busted Mercedes convertibles and a night in a Howard Johnson’s with Bitcoin, the digital cryptocurrency that’s taken New York and beyond by storm. Now added to the roster of ridiculous things available for purchase with Internet money: a beautiful $1.9M condo in...
This Trump SoHo Condo Can Be Yours for $1.9M, But Only If You Pay in Bitcoin
Online video biz Brightcove earns $19.9M in Q1, sees bright future ahead

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?

Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups

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Atomico has invested in two Brazilian startups, the tech VC firm announced today. Created by Skype’s co-founder Niklas Zennström, the international fund has already invested in Latin American startups, but it is the first time is has invested in Brazil. The two beneficiaries of these investments are Connect Parts, which...
Skype founder’s VC fund Atomico is making its first investments in Brazilian startups

Apple iPad sales growth slows down

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Quarterly results beat company's own forecasts but Wall Street analysts had predicted higher profitsApple has disappointed Wall Street for the second quarter in a row after results released on Thursday showed iPad sales had grown less than expected.The quarterly results beat the company's own forecasts with net profits up 24%...
Apple iPad sales growth slows down

Apple profits up nearly 25% on sales of 26.9M iPhones, 14M iPads, and 4.9M Macs

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Apple reported Thursday record fourth quarter profits that rose nearly 25% to $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share, driven by sales of 26.9 million iPhones, 14 million iPads and nearly 5 million Macs....
Apple profits up nearly 25% on sales of 26.9M iPhones, 14M iPads, and 4.9M Macs

Britain's got talent, but the Daily Mail seems short of prescience

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The Mail prophesied the end of Simon Cowell when Britain's Got Talent was being outperformed by The Voice. So much for the power of the press to influence eventsThe supposed power of the press? Here's a chastening example from everyday life, one without a smidgen of politics on display. Begin...
Britain's got talent, but the Daily Mail seems short of prescience
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