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After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board

Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

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Google’s Android OS is dominating the Chinese smartphone market and is now installed on more than half of all devices in the country, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel. Across all smartphones in China, the Android mobile operating system hit a 51.4 percent market share in the first quarter of 2013, marking...
Android dominates Chinese market as it reaches 50% benchmark in OS installations: Kantar Worldpanel

Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

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We’re excited to officially announce the launch of PageData Pro & Enterprise. Similar to our AppData active user tracking service for Facebook apps, PageData tracks likes and People Talking About This for millions of Facebook Pages. Our PageData Pro service allows you to see historical views of Facebook Page growth...
Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA

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AMD's Radeon HD 7770 and 7870 reference cards already sport 1GHz clock speeds, but so far the high-end flagship 7970 has been stuck at 925MHz. That'd be no big deal, perhaps, were it not for rival NVIDIA's benchmark-stealing GeForce GTX 680, which autonomously adjusts its clock speed on the...
AMD Radeon HD 7970 could get 'GHz Edition', put the hurtz on NVIDIA

Dog sitting marketplace Rover.com laps up $7M from Foundry Group, others

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Aaron Easterly with Caramel on the GeekWire podcast Online dog sitting marketplace Rover.com just fetched $7 million in fresh funding, including new cash from Brad Feld’s Foundry Group. The money comes three months after Rover.com’s primary rival, DogVacay, scored $6 million from Benchmark and others. It also follows a $3.4...
Dog sitting marketplace Rover.com laps up $7M from Foundry Group, others

An 11-Year-Old Antiques Marketplace Has Raised $102 Million In The Past 12 Months

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Online antiques marketplace 1stdibs just landed a $42 million investment from Index Ventures, Spark Capital, and Benchmark. It's the 11-year-old company's second round of outside financing, after a $60 million round last November led by Benchmark. As part of the funding, Index Ventures partner Danny Rimer and Spark Capital's Todd...
An 11-Year-Old Antiques Marketplace Has Raised $102 Million In The Past 12 Months

Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number

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The headline calls attention to everything that’s wrong with how businesses measure engagement in social media today. Businesses that invest any level of marketing resources in networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and the like (get it?) are being groomed to focus on soft metrics instead of the relevant activity...
Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number

Apple’s iOS Runs Laps Around HTML5 Games On Android

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Apple’s iOS Runs Laps Around HTML5 Games On Android: Writes Dean Takahashi: iOS performed three times better at running HTML5 games than Android, according to the new study. Spaceport.io created a benchmark dubbed PerfMarks to test performance at running HTML5 code. The benchmark tested a device’s ability to animate image movement...
Apple’s iOS Runs Laps Around HTML5 Games On Android
The Data Doesn't Lie: iOS Apps Are Better Than Android

Antiques Try Out New Home Online

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If there’s anything that’s hard to sell on the Web, Jean-Michel Frank armchairs from the 1930s and George III mahogany sofas from the 18th century might seem to be near the top of the list. But some prominent venture capitalists are betting they have the answer for high-end antiques. Skype...
Antiques Try Out New Home Online

Amazon Q4 Revenues Up 22 Percent, But Softer than Expected

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Amazon’s shares traded lower this morning ahead of the company’s fourth-quarter results, signaling that the market wasn’t sure what it was going to get. And, investors may be feeling justified as Amazon’s revenues did come in light for the holiday quarter. Amazon’s revenues totaled $21.27 billion in the fourth quarter,...
Amazon Q4 Revenues Up 22 Percent, But Softer than Expected

Google Slowly Moving Away From Its ‘Addiction’ To M&A Earn-Outs

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Earn-outs and milestones have become common features of merger and acquisition deals in recent years - but have they outlived their usefulness? Executives from Google Inc. and Walt Disney Co. discussed earn-outs at an investing conference held by America’s Growth Capital in San Francisco Tuesday. These structures can offer protection...
Google Slowly Moving Away From Its ‘Addiction’ To M&A Earn-Outs

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus may be in the works

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Remember the possible slightly upgraded Samsung Galaxy Nexus that was spotted in a benchmark a couple of days ago? Well, it turns out that it may not be the only Samsung smartphone to get some minor hardware improvements in the near future. Samsung did say it won’t announce the successor...
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus may be in the works

Three mystery Samsung Galaxy Tab profiles spotted: GT-P8200 model houses 2,560 x 1,600 display?

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While we know Samsung's planning plenty for us to see in Barcelona in a few weeks, we're still not certain on the specifics. Perhaps, then, it's got a handful of tablets for us. That's what these handful of User Agent profiles purport to show us. The model numbers GT-P3200,...
Three mystery Samsung Galaxy Tab profiles spotted: GT-P8200 model houses 2,560 x 1,600 display?

Facebook CTR, CPC and CPM trends are 'win-win-win,' Spruce Media says

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Trends in Facebook clickthrough rates, costs per click and costs per impression indicate a “win-win-win” situation for Facebook, advertisers and users, Facebook ad company Spruce Media says. One of Facebook’s Strategic Preferred Marketing Developers, Spruce released a report this week detailing CTR, CPC and CPM benchmarks and trends over the past...
Facebook CTR, CPC and CPM trends are 'win-win-win,' Spruce Media says
Pinterest now the third most popular social network after Facebook & Twitter

The Startup Alliance to Defend Internet Freedom (And Why It Needs to Exist)

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It seems silly to compare a short, very broad infographic to our Constitution, but when it’s called Declaration of Internet Freedom and released days before Independence Day, it’s a little hard not to. A few questions have repeatedly emerged as the document, created by an alliance of startups in the...
The Startup Alliance to Defend Internet Freedom (And Why It Needs to Exist)

'Fair data' logo promotes ethical standards for collecting consumer data

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Consumers worried about how their personal data might be misused by private and public sector organisations can from today look for a new 'Fair Data' logo to calm their worries, the Market Research Society (MRS) has announced. Launched on Data Privacy Day, 28 January, with the enthusiastic endorsement of...
'Fair data' logo promotes ethical standards for collecting consumer data

OMAP 5's dual A15 cores wipe the floor with four A9s in browsing benchmark

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We've seen Texas Instrument's OMAP 5 in action, but we haven't been able to pit it directly against a competitor. The Dallas company must be growing more and more confident in its product however, as its posted a video demoing its pair of A15 cores alongside an unspecified quad-core...
OMAP 5's dual A15 cores wipe the floor with four A9s in browsing benchmark
Feast your eyes on new iPad unboxing porn, benchmarks confirm 1GB RAM (video)

New 3DMark arrives for Windows, gaming PCs brace for punishment (video)

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There's nothing quite so crushing to the self-esteem of a gamer as a new 3DMark build: even a year-old flagship PC can feel like a clunker as it struggles to get a decent frame rate in Futuremark's visually intensive tests. It's time to get masochistic once again, as the...
New 3DMark arrives for Windows, gaming PCs brace for punishment (video)

Bill Gates leads $35M round to help make science research more accessible

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Bill Gates has put in a lot of time and effort to help eradicate some of the world’s most-deadly diseases, so it’s not surprising to find out that he just led a $35 million investment in a research network that helps scientists connect with one another more efficiently. Berlin-based ResearchGate...
Bill Gates leads $35M round to help make science research more accessible

WAIT A SECOND: Did Instagram Close A $50 Million Round A Few Days Before Selling To Facebook For $1 Billion?

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Alexia Tsotsis at TechCrunch is reporting Instagram actually closed a $50 million funding round at a $500 million valuation on Thursday last week. TechCrunch reports the money was wired to Instagram on Thursday night. Thrive Capital, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital and Benchmark all participated in the round, TechCrunch reports....
WAIT A SECOND: Did Instagram Close A $50 Million Round A Few Days Before Selling To Facebook For $1 Billion?

Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch

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The iPhone 5 was good for the app economy. Mobile app marketer Fiksu said that mobile app downloads surged 33 percent in October after the Sept. 21 arrival of the Apple iPhone 5. Users began organically searching for new apps, and that help drive down mobile marketing costs in...
Mobile app downloads surged 33 percent after iPhone 5 launch

Newsom: 'I'm Proud To Support Colbert. And I Like His Haircut.'

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On Wednesday, political comedian Stephen Colbert announced that his "super PAC," Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised $1.02 million for his satirical (?) campaign. In a memo accompanying the Federal Election Commission filing, Colbert expressed his enthusiasm over the benchmark: "How you like me now, FEC? I'm rolling...
Newsom: 'I'm Proud To Support Colbert. And I Like His Haircut.'

Google Releases A Playbook For “Winning With Mobile”

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As Google continues to push businesses to embrace mobile advertising, it’s trying to make that process a little less intimidating with a new publication titled “The Mobile Playbook: The Busy Executive’s Guide to Winning with Mobile.” The playbook is co-written by Jason Spero, Google’s head of mobile sales and strategy...
Google Releases A Playbook For “Winning With Mobile”
Early Snapdragon S4 benchmarks could spell trouble for Tegra 3

Samsung plans to launch 65-, 55-inch 4K TVs in June

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When Samsung unveiled its first 4K Ultra HD TV at CES this year, it said other sizes would follow, both larger and smaller than the initial 85-inch version. Now it's apparently ready to fulfill part of that promise, announcing in Korea that 65- and 55-inch models will launch next...
Samsung plans to launch 65-, 55-inch 4K TVs in June

AMD Turbo Dock promises better performance and cooling for hybrids, we go hands-on (video)

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Here's a question we've been asking ourselves for a while: what if the dock for a hybrid tablet could offer not only a keyboard and battery, but also increased performance? Wouldn't that provide the best of both worlds, with long battery life when you're tablet mode and true laptop...
AMD Turbo Dock promises better performance and cooling for hybrids, we go hands-on (video)

RT @sampullara: chrome 6.0.422.0 http://bit.ly/cXhh3n vs safari 5 http://bit.ly/dBmWst is a dead heat on sunspider benchmark

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RT @sampullara: chrome 6.0.422.0 http://bit.ly/cXhh3n vs safari 5 http://bit.ly/dBmWst is a dead heat on sunspider benchmark
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