august and september

august and september

Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned

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The Next Web’s Startup World  — the global competition to promote entrepreneurship and startup culture globally — traveled to Mexico City, Peru, Chile, Buenos Aires, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania August and September this year – we met over 1500 entrepreneurs, investors and hackers from tech ecosystems around the...
Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned

What 65 Google Changes May Mean For Your Link Strategies

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About a week ago, Barry Schwartz put together an awesome piece detailing the many search algorithm and quality changes (65 in total), Google made during the months of August and September. If you haven’t read it, have a look: Google’s August & September Updates: Panda, Knowledge Graph,... Please visit Search...
What 65 Google Changes May Mean For Your Link Strategies

Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

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Samsung has claimed to find zero underage workers at 105 of its suppliers in China, contradicting a report put together by China Labor Watch, according to the BBC. Samsung has stated that it did find instances of inadequate practices, including illegal overtime practices; however, according its audit, there was not...
Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

It's raining cash in Rain City: More than $140M invested in Seattle startups in 30 days

www.geekwire.com
It’s shaping up to be a very good holiday season for Seattle area startups. At a time when many are preparing to carve the turkey, several Seattle area companies have stuffed their bellies with substantial rounds of cash. Consider this: In the past 30 days, $142 million has flowed into...
It's raining cash in Rain City: More than $140M invested in Seattle startups in 30 days

Matsunichi's MarquisPad MP977 tablet tempts us with $249, dual-core Android 4.0

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You might remember Le Pan's tablets from CES this year, of which only one was truly ready at the time. The company is now ready to hit the US in earnest, but you'll have to forget the company name along with the earlier designs: it's now Matsunichi, and it's...
Matsunichi's MarquisPad MP977 tablet tempts us with $249, dual-core Android 4.0

Apple Wants Magazines On The iPad But Won't Advertise In Them (AAPL)

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Apple has not run a single advertisement for the iPad since July 2011, according to Magazine Radar. Meanwhile, since the original release of the iPad in 2010, Apple has aggressively urged magazine publishers to use the iPad as a publishing platform. Working closely with Apple, a number of major publishers...
Apple Wants Magazines On The iPad But Won't Advertise In Them (AAPL)

Internet Explorer 8 falls below 25% market share, Firefox 15 passes 10% mark, Chrome loses users

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IE10 is final and ready to ship with Windows 8. Chrome is fearlessly pushing forward with the release of version 22 last week. Firefox is still trying to fight both with the release of version 15 in late August. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show big changes...
Internet Explorer 8 falls below 25% market share, Firefox 15 passes 10% mark, Chrome loses users

Inside Network Research finds nearly half of Facebook games players are daily users -- and so are their friends

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Inside Network Research’s newest report, Facebook Games: Increasing Consumer Engagement, finds that almost half of Facebook’s games-playing audience are daily active users. The study, on sale now, surveyed 1,418 adult Facebook users in the United States between August and September on their games habits. Of those, 31 percent played games...
Inside Network Research finds nearly half of Facebook games players are daily users -- and so are their friends

Latest version of Google Chrome surpasses 85% adoption one week after launch

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A new study by Chitka Insights shows that the latest build of the Google Chrome browser has an 85% adoption rate just one week after its debut. The 22nd version of the highly-popular browser is the latest iteration from Google and includes new features like Pointer Lock Javascript API in...
Latest version of Google Chrome surpasses 85% adoption one week after launch

Viddy takes social video to the next level: Officially opens up its API

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Today, social video sharing site Viddy has made a huge leap towards becoming a powerhouse. The company has announced the availability of its API, which will allow developers to build around the platform and come up with new ways to share videos. In a blog post, the company has challenged...
Viddy takes social video to the next level: Officially opens up its API

Nielsen: In 2012, US smartphone and tablet owners attended 9% and 20% more movies, respectively

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Those who own a smartphone and a tablet are more likely to go see a movie. That may seem odd at first but think about it: using their mobile devices, moviegoers can check what’s coming out when, see what’s playing in what theatre today or this week, and purchase tickets...
Nielsen: In 2012, US smartphone and tablet owners attended 9% and 20% more movies, respectively

Israeli VC firm Magma Venture Partners raises a new $100m fund aimed at early stage startups

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Israel-based VC firm Magma Venture Partners has raised a new $100 million fund, as first reported in Hebrew by Newsgeek and confirmed to us by Magma. Magma, which has a portfolio including social navigation company Waze, data compression startup Onavo and automatic video editing app Magisto, says that the new...
Israeli VC firm Magma Venture Partners raises a new $100m fund aimed at early stage startups

All the key apps industry content at Apps World this year

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This sponsored post is produced by Apps World. The international apps conference Apps World, has announced a partnership with Microsoft, as it prepares to launch Windows 8 shortly after the Earls Court 2 show on 2-3 October. Reaction to Windows 8 among the developer community to the impending launch...
All the key apps industry content at Apps World this year

Apple on 'Fall Transition', Apple TV, Impact of Rumors and More

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Apple held its Q3 2012 financial results conference call this evening. We have posted a full transcript of the call. From the call, Apple discusses their expectations for the next quarter which runs through July, August and September. In particular, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer expects gross margins to decline in...
Apple on 'Fall Transition', Apple TV, Impact of Rumors and More

Google's August & September Updates: Panda, Knowledge Graph, Page Quality & SafeSearch

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Google has announced details on the search algorithm and quality changes made over the past two months – August and September. In total, Google lists 65 changes over the past two months. The previous announcement covered two months as well, and was for June and July. This time the key...
Google's August & September Updates: Panda, Knowledge Graph, Page Quality & SafeSearch
Personal data for 3.6M South Carolina tax payers stolen in hack
App developers: Mopub report shows you how to maximize ad revenues

Apple Blames 'Intense' Rumors For Slow iPad Sales

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Rumours about new products were to blame for slower than expected iPad sales, Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive has told investors. A slowdown in iPad sales over the last quarter was one of the reasons Apple's fourth quarter earnings missed analysts expectations. Apple last night announced profits of $8.22bn for...
Apple Blames 'Intense' Rumors For Slow iPad Sales
Survey finds small and medium businesses like mobile ads, but prefer signups to clicks

Massive South Carolina Data Breach Shows Your Data Is Always At Risk

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South Carolina shocked taxpayers Oct. 26 when it said 3.6 million returns dating back to 1998 had been hacked. All of the social security numbers and about 16,000 credit and debit card numbers on the returns were unencrypted, which means there was little stopping the overseas hackers from using the...
Massive South Carolina Data Breach Shows Your Data Is Always At Risk

Lehman's Bankruptcy Worked Out Well For Intel, Anyway

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Cross-posted from One possible reaction to Apple's gigantic tax-optimized share repurchase program is to think that spending a lot of time fiddling with how to optimize your share repurchase program might mean you're out of better ideas. You can ponder whether this Intel share repurchase trade described in a...
Lehman's Bankruptcy Worked Out Well For Intel, Anyway

Crisp weather conditions predicted as Blippar teams up with Walkers

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In a quirky ploy to get us to munch more fried potatoes, Walkers, the crisp (potato chip) maker has teamed with Blippar to create augmented reality weather forecasts. This  is a neat way to work out if you want to eat your lunch al fresco or ‘al desko‘ by checking...
Crisp weather conditions predicted as Blippar teams up with Walkers

Investment in software companies tops $3 billion in the third quarter of 2012

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The software industry received $3.3 billion in funding during the third quarter of 2012, according to a dataset created by WhoGotFunded. This accounted for just over a quarter of all investments made throughout the same period. In comparison, venture capitalists put forward $12.5 billion through 1,046 funding deals worldwide during July,...
Investment in software companies tops $3 billion in the third quarter of 2012

Inside Network Research finds nearly half of Facebook games players are daily users -- and so are their friends

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Inside Network Research’s newest report, Facebook Games: Increasing Consumer Engagement, finds that almost half of Facebook’s games-playing audience are daily active users. The study, on sale now, surveyed 1,418 adult Facebook users in the United States between August and September on their games habits. Of those, 31 percent played games...
Inside Network Research finds nearly half of Facebook games players are daily users -- and so are their friends

Ahead of the Holidays, OpenSky Releases Its First TV Commercial

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OpenSky is launching its first-ever TV commercial today as it prepares to enter the crazy holiday shopping season. The 30-second spot shows a day in the life of a woman who uses products she discovered on OpenSky, including a meat and cheese platter recommended by Bobby Flay, an iPhone case...
Ahead of the Holidays, OpenSky Releases Its First TV Commercial
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