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TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.2M

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TastemakerX, an about-to-launch startup that will help music fans get credit for discovering the next big thing, has raised $1.2 million in Series A funding. The company plans to launch its mobile app in early March, at South by Southwest — which seems perfect, given the event’s strong representation from...
TastemakerX, The App For Hipsters Who Totally Heard That Band First, Raises $1.2M

Google, Microsoft Search Queries Grow In January While Yahoo Continues To Slide

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comScore has released its ‘explicit’ U.S. search data for January of this year and while Google and Microsoft Bring’s search share continues to grow, Yahoo’s share dropped both year over year and month over month. This comes after Bing overtook Yahoo in terms of search queries for the first time...
Google, Microsoft Search Queries Grow In January While Yahoo Continues To Slide

Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension

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Another bit of consolidation in the mobile advertising space — this time with an ad-tech twist: Amobee, the mobile ad company that itself was the subject of a takeover by Singtel only two months ago, has now bought an ad startup of its own: AdJitsu, a specialist in “3D” advertising...
Singtel’s Amobee Buys AdJitsu To Take Mobile Ads Into The Third Dimension
Pixloo Helps You Sell Your Home With Free Virtual Tours, Exports To Zillow, Trulia & More

Is Facebook 2012 The Same As AOL 2001?

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News that the use of Facebook’s reader apps was in a steady freefall got me thinking about AOL. Or, more specifically, America Online, as the company was known back in the dot-com bubble, before it took on the AOL moniker as part of one of many image overhauls. There was a time when...
Is Facebook 2012 The Same As AOL 2001?

AOL’s Digital Prophet, David Shing: “Apps are a rubbish concept”

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The pace of change and talks at the London Web Summit is frantic. Five to ten minutes per speaker, five panellists in a short session. You’d be pressed to take it all in and skilled to get your message out. Enter David Shing, AOL’s ‘Digital Prophet’ who went at his...
AOL’s Digital Prophet, David Shing: “Apps are a rubbish concept”

Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL

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For two months last fall, Eric Simons secretly took up residence inside the Internet giant's Palo Alto, Calif., campus, eating free food, enjoying gym access, and building a startup in the process. [Read more]...
Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL

Google Project Glass Is Codenamed “Wingman”

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Company culture is a huge competitive advantage: That’s why Zuckerberg obsesses over Facebook’s hackathons and why Yahooers “bleed purple.” Of course, anything that causes people to feel loyal to organizations that encompass thousands of people is a force to be reckoned with, right? At Foursquare they name their conference rooms...
Google Project Glass Is Codenamed “Wingman”

Microsoft in $1bn AOL patent deal

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Microsoft agrees to buy more than 800 of AOL's patents and license others in a move that may aid its legal battles....
Microsoft in $1bn AOL patent deal

An information paradox: How Google’s new privacy policy may harm our discovery process

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It’s safe to assume you use at least one of Google’s many services: Google, Gmail, Google+, maps, YouTube, etc. unless you’re still sifting your way through Yahoo!, MapQuest, Hotmail, AOL, or another ghost of Internet’s past. Recently, while visiting one of Google’s many sites, you may have noticed the company...
An information paradox: How Google’s new privacy policy may harm our discovery process

AOL Offers Up an Earnings Beat, But a Disappointing Ad Number

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First look at AOL’s earnings: Revenue of $529 million and earnings of 22 cents a share. Wall Street was looking for $527 million and 7 cents a share. The earnings beat is nice for AOL. Not nice is that domestic display sales shrank 1 percent after climbing for several quarters....
AOL Offers Up an Earnings Beat, But a Disappointing Ad Number

Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

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Here’s a deal that would have made many minds explode back in the 1990s: Microsoft is buying Netscape. Or at least, most of the important parts of the company that used to be synonymous with “Internet”. That’s a side component of the $1 billion patent sale that AOL and Microsoft...
Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

Truveo out, Blinkx in for AOL video search

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Blinkx shares spiked this morning as the announcement of the AOL video search partnership brokeAOL announced Monday that it has partnered with Blinkx, to will replace Truveo as AOL's video search feature. The company announced that it will incorporate Blinkx's 35 million hours of content into its search engine. While being...
Truveo out, Blinkx in for AOL video search
Signpost, the AdSense for local business, raises $3.75M

AOL Is Looking To Sell Off TechCrunch And Engadget For $70-$100 Million (AOL)

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AOL is trying to sell TechCrunch and Engadget, plus a few other tech properties for $70-$100 million, Sarah Lacy at PandoDaily reports. There's no reason given for why AOL would sell the sites. Our speculation: Tim Armstrong is a wheeler and a dealer. There have been rumors lately that AOL...
AOL Is Looking To Sell Off TechCrunch And Engadget For $70-$100 Million (AOL)

AOL sells more than 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion+ cash deal

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Huge news from the patent front this morning, as AOL and Microsoft have struck a deal that will see the former sell more than 800 of its patents to the Redmond software giant. In addition, Microsoft will license more than 300 additional patents and applications. Aggregate proceeds of the agreement...
AOL sells more than 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion+ cash deal

CNN in talks to buy Mashable for $200m

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Global news network said to be in advanced talks to buy the social media news website founded by Pete Cashmore in 2005CNN is on the verge of buying social media news website Mashable for "upwards of $200m", according to reports.The global news network, which is owned by Time Warner, is...
CNN in talks to buy Mashable for $200m

comScore: Only Search Engine To See Drop In Queries In March Was Yahoo

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comScore has released their US search market share statistics for March 2012 and the results show that the only search engine to see a decline in search queries from March 2011 to March 2012 was Yahoo. Google, Bing, AOL and Ask all saw at least a 5% increase in search...
comScore: Only Search Engine To See Drop In Queries In March Was Yahoo

Obama unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

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President promises privacy legislation and says Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL are committed to working with Do Not Track technology in browsers. [Read more]...
Obama unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. Face it; you’re hooked. It’s your uncontrollable urge to check for email notifications on your phone. It’s your...
Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts

The Future Of Dating Is Going To Look Like Pandora And Grindr

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The future of dating is depressing.  We are entering an age of data-driven dating, where our phone will be our wingman when we are roaming about. While Internet dating used to conjure up images of geeks sitting at home scrolling through hundreds of profiles, the latest slew of mobile...
The Future Of Dating Is Going To Look Like Pandora And Grindr

Activist shareholder Starboard completely trashes AOL in 96 slides

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We were aware that activist fund Starboard Value wasn’t exactly a fan of the way AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and co run the aging Internet giant, but this ‘investor presentation’ filed with the SEC yesterday is still a must-read. In just south of 100 slides, Starboard throws tons and figures,...
Activist shareholder Starboard completely trashes AOL in 96 slides

Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million to Get Its Hands on Hundreds of Former AOL Patents

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Facebook and Microsoft are about to announce a deal where the social networking giant pays Redmond $550 million for access to more than 600 patents, AllThingsD has learned. The deal comes as the social network prepares for its initial stock offering and looks to protect itself in an increasingly litigious...
Facebook Paying Microsoft $550 Million to Get Its Hands on Hundreds of Former AOL Patents

AOL Beats Street, But Revenue, Display Ads Dipped

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AOL reported first quarter earnings this morning, which saw it posting higher revenues than expected by analysts, with $529.4 million in revenue during the quarter, beating the $527 million consensus. However, this represented a 4% drop from a year earlier. Meanwhile, net income rose fourfold from the same quarter last...
AOL Beats Street, But Revenue, Display Ads Dipped

Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others

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Ad-tech may not be the most obvious face of digital advertising, but in a world in which the role of big data is getting ever more essential to how things work, it is taking up an increasingly important role. One sign of that comes from the funding that ad-tech players...
Clicks Be Gone: AdTech Disrupter Moat Raises $12M Series B From Mayfield, Others

Rise of the Tech Bandits: Jason Calacanis, the Shapeshifter

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Editor's note: In the Summer 2012 issue of SAY Magazine, Dan Frommer's cover story Rise of the Tech Bandits chronicles the history of tech blogging. For the rest of this week, Richard MacManus, who founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003, will be looking back on the early days. Blog network Weblogs, Inc....
Rise of the Tech Bandits: Jason Calacanis, the Shapeshifter

Another Big Money Bet on AdTech: PubMatic Raises $45 Million From August Capital

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After a few years of infatuation, many investors have grown out of love with ad technology companies. But a handful continue to garner very big bets, and are making noises about going public. Here’s the latest: PubMatic, which has just raised a $45 million round led by August Capital. Previous...
Another Big Money Bet on AdTech: PubMatic Raises $45 Million From August Capital

Guardian Activate New York 2012 – live

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Internet innovators from across the world are to speak at the Guardian's Activate conference in New York. Follow live coverage of the day here and tweet me @AdamGabbatt9am: Hello and good morning from the Paley Center for Media in New York. The 16-storey building boasts two entrances, one on the...
Guardian Activate New York 2012 – live

Google, Twitter and Facebook rally to fight “bad ads”, malware and online trust issues

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Google, Twitter and Facebook are among the Internet industry giants that are giving their names and efforts to a non-profit campaign aimed at taking action against bad ads, malware and other schemes that abuse trust online. Non-profit organisation StopBadware has partnered with the industry heavyweights — which also include the...
Google, Twitter and Facebook rally to fight “bad ads”, malware and online trust issues
More On Meebo: Price Is Around $100M, Product Team To Work On Google+ Publisher Tools, Layoffs Hit Sales
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