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iPad and Wi-Fi sitting in a tree….

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About two years ago, Dominic Orr, the chief executive officer of Aruba Networks (a ARUN) told us that the iPad (and iPhone) was going to act like an accelerant for Wi-Fi in corporations. Two years later, his prediction is coming true. Apple yesterday reported that it sold 11.8 million iPads...
iPad and Wi-Fi sitting in a tree….

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

Apple Shares In Record Territory. Again.

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Apple’s sweeping court victory over Samsung is proving to be a hell of an accelerant for the company’s already skyrocketing stock price. Apple shares, which closed Friday afternoon at an all-time high of $663.22, spiked to $680.87 in early trading — a new record high. At that price, Apple’s market...
Apple Shares In Record Territory. Again.

NewsCred locks in a $15M Series B and the New York Times as a partner to help grow its content network

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NewsCred today announced a $15 million Series B round of funding, and the addition of the New York Times as a partner. The funding was led by Mayfield Fund, and participated in by Greycroft Partners – a new investor – and several former investors, including IA Ventures and FirstMark Capital. The addition of the New...
NewsCred locks in a $15M Series B and the New York Times as a partner to help grow its content network
Reading Is Alive And Well At Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Just Hit 10M Members

DataSift now gulps two years from the Twitter firehose

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DataSift’s new Historics service promises to mine the Twitter archives going back two years for insights that could guide business decisions on future strategies. With an estimated 250 million tweets posted daily, Twitter is a huge trove of data about things as mundane as celebrity wardrobe malfunctions or as weighty...
DataSift now gulps two years from the Twitter firehose

Chicago’s BenchPrep takes on $6m to grow its learning marketplace

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Today BenchPrep announced that it has closed a $6 million round, led by New Enterprise Associates and participated in by Revolution Growth. On its platform, students can study for any of a variety of content areas. The goal behind BenchPrep is to build a location where any student, on any device, can study for...
Chicago’s BenchPrep takes on $6m to grow its learning marketplace
Those Rumored Google Stores Are Starting To Make A Lot Of Sense

Amazon Appstore more lucrative for many devs than Android Market

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Investment in Amazon’s Appstore is paying off in a big way for many top developers, a good chunk of whom are pulling in more money for their apps on Amazon than through Google’s Android Market. App analytics firm Distimo, in its latest monthly report, laid out how despite its much...
Amazon Appstore more lucrative for many devs than Android Market

Zillow revenue grows 73% as it squeaks out a small profit

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Zillow, the Seattle online real estate company, today posted a 73 percent increase in fourth quarter revenue as the number of Premier Agent subscribers grew by 2,770. It now has 29,473 agents in the program, up 87 percent year-over-year. Zillow — which acquired three companies in the fourth quarter to...
Zillow revenue grows 73% as it squeaks out a small profit
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