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European carriers are moving away from handset subsidies, analysts find

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One by one, the signs point to the decline and perhaps demise of the mobile handset subsidy. Whether it’s Vodafone paying newfound attention to the high-end pay-as-you-go market or regulators threatening to let contract customers walk out in the event of a price hike, there are frequent signs that carriers...
European carriers are moving away from handset subsidies, analysts find

Payment Platform Startup ZooZ Raises $2M Series A To Add Product Functionality & Build Global Presence

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ZooZ, a consumer-driven payment platform startup, announced today that it has closed a Series A funding round for $2 million. The investment round was led by XSeed Capital, and includes ZooZ’s existing investors lool ventures and Rhodium, both of which also contributed to ZooZ’s seed round.  In a statement, Robert Siegel, the...
Payment Platform Startup ZooZ Raises $2M Series A To Add Product Functionality & Build Global Presence

Social referral platform Owned It secures over $157,000 for expansion and development

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‘Owned it‘, the social referral platform that aims to increase revenues and conversions has secured £100,000 ($157,000+) in an investment from Finance Birmingham in the UK, and private investors. The company hopes to use the money to develop and add new apps to Owned it’s existing suite of social and marketing...
Social referral platform Owned It secures over $157,000 for expansion and development

feature: How iPhone OS destroys Windows Phone 7 without even shipping

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Windows Phone 7 (no "Series" any more, which is a shame because—other than Merc fanbois—who wouldn't want a 7 Series?) was always going to struggle. Apple is, of course, the company getting all the love; the iPhone has been phenomenally successful. Android has finally started getting the handsets it...
feature: How iPhone OS destroys Windows Phone 7 without even shipping

SPONSOR MESSAGE: Relevant Websites Make Money

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This guide reviews: How Adobe fights cart abandonment Adobe’s redesigned checkout page that drove a 40% increase in sales How to make relevant content findable for your visitors Download now » Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
SPONSOR MESSAGE: Relevant Websites Make Money
Apple's CEO: Is the right Cook in the kitchen?

Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

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During my keynote at this year’s Vidcon conference in late June, I talked about the flight of users I’m seeing from YouTube, and I commented on how I thought the site’s direction was misguided. It certainly got people talking. One of the top execs at YouTube chastised me for even...
Why Are YouTube Users Abandoning Ship?

Developers: Quick! Get “Retina-Ready” Or Risk Abandonment

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I just got the new iPad in the mail, and naturally the first thing I did was load up a few of my old apps and throw some content on there. Oh god! Oh no! One of my favorite apps, GoodReader, which opens a great variety of files and which...
Developers: Quick! Get “Retina-Ready” Or Risk Abandonment

Mobile Payments Startup ZooZ Debuts In-Ad Payments (Yes, "Ad" Not "App")

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Fresh off its $2 million in Series A funding, in-app mobile payments platform ZooZ is announcing a new product today: in-ad payments. Yes, that’s right, “ad” not “app.” The big idea here is to streamline the checkout process for consumers by addressing some of the challenges with e-commerce on mobile’s small...
Mobile Payments Startup ZooZ Debuts In-Ad Payments (Yes, "Ad" Not "App")

Something Clearly Went Wrong At Apple

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Apple has made a number of small missteps over the past few years that, combined with some adverse market trends and the death of Steve Jobs, have led to Apple's stock getting clobbered. We've described many of these factors in detail: A gradual loss of supremacy in the smartphone market...
Something Clearly Went Wrong At Apple
Does HP Deserve a Smartphone Do Over?

The Co-Creation Effect: How You Became Responsible For Every New Product On Earth

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For savvy companies, social media has become more than a place to listen to customers complain or rave about their products. It's become a new form of R&D. Now Facebook, Twitter, and more specialized online tools are helping businesses find customers to give them feedback on products--or even participate in...
The Co-Creation Effect: How You Became Responsible For Every New Product On Earth
Microsoft starts banning Windows Store apps with 'Metro' in the title

IBM Layoffs: 1,148 and Counting

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They’re swinging the axe over at IBM again. The company is sacking hundreds of employees this week, in what it likes to euphemistically refer to as “resource actions.” Alliance@IBM/CWA Local 1701, an IBM employee advocacy group, reports that upward of 800 1,000 workers have been let go this week, with...
IBM Layoffs: 1,148 and Counting

Yahoo Product Unit Readies Major Exec Reorg -- But It's Just a Tremor for the Big One to Come

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Yahoo’s massive product unit is readying a major reorganization, which will include a new structure, a move that is being spearheaded by its Chief Product Officer Blake Irving. But the ground under Irving, as well as several of the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s top execs, is also about to...
Yahoo Product Unit Readies Major Exec Reorg -- But It's Just a Tremor for the Big One to Come
Early mockups reveal Windows 8's evolution
Revealed: the reason hyped startup Amen ditched the web

We can't keep swinging from boom to bust, Labour to Tory. It's all got to change | Deborah Orr

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In truth, British politics has always been about the narcissism of small differences, and remains soDavid Cameron predicts austerity will end in 2020. What does he think will happen then? That Hollywood will buy extravagant rights to make a blockbuster movie of austerity, delivering a giant windfall to Westminster and wiping out the...
We can't keep swinging from boom to bust, Labour to Tory. It's all got to change | Deborah Orr

13 Simple Tips for Improving Your Web Design

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How your website is laid out, what colors, fonts and images you use (or don't use) can mean the difference between success (low bounce and exit rates, high conversion) and failure (high abandonment, low sales)....
13 Simple Tips for Improving Your Web Design
PayDragon Raises $1.35 Million So Hungry People Can Skip Lines

Flickr's iOS App Is Still Playing Catch-Up

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A blog post from Flickr about new updates to its iOS application went relatively unnoticed yesterday. The post announced a series of incremental improvements to an app which has so far barely managed to catch up to the competition after months of abandonment, but has yet to really impress. The...
Flickr's iOS App Is Still Playing Catch-Up

Make Love, Not Evil — The New Google Motto?

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Google’s known for its “Don’t Be Evil” motto, one that has lately somewhat plagued the company as it has come under fire over privacy, anti-trust and other issues. Was today’s CEO letter from Larry Page an abandonment of that, in favor of a less charged goal of wanting... Please visit...
Make Love, Not Evil — The New Google Motto?
Samsung, HTC, Huawei join Nokia as first Windows Phone 8 hardware makers

Dr. Sinofsky or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8

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Over the last few months, a compelling case has been made for Microsoft’s doe-eyed championing of touchscreen tablets and apparent abandonment of the desktop. Windows 8′s primary interface, with liberal use of horizontal scrolling and the same big, chunky live tiles that adorn Windows Phone 7, is undeniably touch-centric. Couple...
Dr. Sinofsky or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8

Ribbon, A "Bit.ly With Payments," Brings Simplified Checkout To Any Platform

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A new AngelPad-backed payments startup called Ribbon is launching today with a simple concept: make digital payments easy, no matter the platform. To do so, the company has developed a one-click checkout system that lets anyone sell whether on Facebook, Twitter, on the web, email, and in the future, Pinterest,...
Ribbon, A "Bit.ly With Payments," Brings Simplified Checkout To Any Platform

Open webOS Won't Support TouchPad, Pre3, Veer

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When Hewlett-Packard finally releases Open webOS, the open source version of the mobile operating system originally developed by Palm, it won’t support the devices on which its predecessor was designed to run. The Open webOS project announced Tuesday evening that the fledgling OS won’t support any existing webOS hardware. “For...
Open webOS Won't Support TouchPad, Pre3, Veer

Microsoft to redesign Windows 8 as PC sales plummet

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Biggest expectation is that update will revive start button familiar to users for 17 years before removal from Windows 8When Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer first revealed his software for the touchscreen world in February 2012, he said he was "betting the company" on it.There were "no compromises" made in replacing...
Microsoft to redesign Windows 8 as PC sales plummet

Recent Findings On Captcha & The User Experience

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The opinions on what makes a form or Web application user friendly may vary but most everyone dislikes Captcha fields. Some Captcha’s are so difficult to decipher they actually increase form and page abandonment. Along with the freedom the Internet provides humans, it is unfortunately humans who... Please visit Search...
Recent Findings On Captcha & The User Experience
27 Years Of Microsoft Windows Launches
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