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The real reason Zynga is out of steam

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The games are lacking. If the social gaming company wants to save itself, it needs better titles. FORTUNE -- Zynga can't catch a break. Shares are down nearly 74% since its stock market debut. User engagement has dropped 53% in less than three years according to social game analytics firm...
The real reason Zynga is out of steam
The Royal Nokia Screw-Up That Shouldn't Have Been

Paid, Earned & Owned Tactics from the Experts; SMX Social Media Marketing Conference Rates Increase End of Week

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Sometimes “winning” is just a matter of improving the odds. And stacking the deck in your favor with successful social media marketing tactics and strategies is a smart bet. Improve your odds. Attend SMX Social Media Marketing, December 5-6 in Las Vegas. Here’s what you get: More than 45 of...
Paid, Earned & Owned Tactics from the Experts; SMX Social Media Marketing Conference Rates Increase End of Week

RelayRides Investor's Plan: Buy BMW Roadster, Rent It to Strangers, Come Out Ahead

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As a venture capitalist at Shasta Ventures, Rob Coneybeer invested in RelayRides, the marketplace that allows complete strangers to rent each other’s automobiles. Now he’s placing a second bet on the San Francisco company. Over Memorial Day weekend, Coneybeer plunked down $10,250 on a 2001 high-mileage BMW Z3 2.5i roadster with...
RelayRides Investor's Plan: Buy BMW Roadster, Rent It to Strangers, Come Out Ahead

Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

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Airbnb is about to take a very big bet against anonymity. Going further than any significant consumer tech company has before, the peer-to-peer travel accommodation site valued at $2.5 billion wants to combine users’ online and offline identities with a process that includes checking official photo IDs. It’s a gamble....
Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone
Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video
Yelp! Shares slip 14% on second day of trading

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

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Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group’s plan for a $49 electronic textbook packed with interactivity and unlimited content updates for life. The original publication date was scheduled for September 1, 2011, but for a variety of reasons the release was pushed back. Today marks the official launch of...
Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook
Dell mistakenly sees hope in Windows RT where others don't
Social Shopping Site Shopcade Introduces 'Perks' To Reward Its Most Influential Shoppers

Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

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Groupon has had a rough quarter. A rough year, even. No clear road to profitability, a disastrous accounting mistake, that beer-swilling meeting. The stupid Earth Day email. The company has become a punch line and cautionary tale. Even the Daily Deals summit–an event created for an industry created by Groupon–was...
Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

A Google graveyard; Bill Gates' next big bet; and other top posts of the week

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We’ve had a busy few days here at GeekWire — launching our new events calendar; opening nominations for the May 9th GeekWire Awards; and announcing plans for the first-ever live performance of the GeekWire radio show. (Yes, it’s going to be a fun one, so get your tickets now). But we’ve also...
A Google graveyard; Bill Gates' next big bet; and other top posts of the week

Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

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Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact...
Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Birmingham City | Championship match report

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Birmingham breathed fresh life into their Championship play-off ambitions with a 3-1 victory which nudged Doncaster closer to relegation.The Blues' campaign had stuttered in recent weeks, with one win in eight games, but second-half goals from Chris Burke and Marlon King won it after David Murphy's header had earlier cancelled...
Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Birmingham City | Championship match report

Sandy's Wrath: How To Recover Water Damaged Hardware

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With billions of dollars of property damage already incurred from Sandy this week, it's a sure bet that there's going to be a lot of electronics included in that tally. If you're one of the unlucky owners of some gear that's been hit by water damage from the storm, don't...
Sandy's Wrath: How To Recover Water Damaged Hardware
Microsoft writes off most of its 2007 $6.3B ad business bet

Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

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According to Reuters, Acer has delayed its plans for releasing a Windows RT-based tablet at least until the second quarter of 2013. The company is hanging back, waiting on results from Microsoft’s much ballyhooed, and moderately well-received Surface RT tablet launch. This is a direct, OEM impact of the Surface project: a degradation in...
Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

Nokia Lumia 900 Worth Another Look at $50 from AT&T

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In some ways, Windows Phone feels more social than iOS and Android and with back-to-school season ramping up, Nokia's high-end LTE handset is a great bet for socially-savvy young people....
Nokia Lumia 900 Worth Another Look at $50 from AT&T

No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

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“It’s the beginnings of what a cable television network would look like – if it was run by lunatics.” Rob Barnett, Hollywood veteran and founder / CEO of My Damn Channel, likes juicy soundbites – but he is dead serious about recreating the cable TV experience on the Internet. Next...
No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show
Facebook: Go forth, Chat Heads, and tell everyone that we've improved at mobile

Sprint Adjusts Bonus

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The wireless phone company revamps its bonus formula to exclude the impact of a costly bet on the Apple iPhone, raising the pay last year for some executives....
Sprint Adjusts Bonus

Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

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Microsoft is poised to release its first Surface tablet, so of course, speculation in the tech industry is turning once again to the possibility of the Redmond company coming out with its own Windows Phone, possibly under the Surface brand. Nokia CEO and former Microsoft exec Stephen Elop, who has...
Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall
Sprint posts huge $1.4 billion Q2 loss,

Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

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Here’s another Big Media company investing in YouTube: StyleHaul, which makes and distributes fashion videos on the world’s biggest video site, has raised a $6.5 million B round led by Bertelsmann’s Digital Media Investments arm. Earlier investors including RezVen Partners, who put $4.4 million into the company last year, are...
Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets is no small bet by the company. Indeed, we are seeing stirrings that indicate that the company has a broadly global vision for selling the devices, hoping to become an OEM for its software in a meaningful way, on a market share basis. Today, rumor...
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner
Bad credit? No problem! Prepaid iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile

Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth

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Live Holdem Poker Pro developer Dragonplay announced a $14 million first round of funding today led by Accel Partners. The money will go toward acquiring smaller developers to work on more card, board game and slot titles for Android, iOS and Facebook. Dragonplay’s Live Holdem Poker Pro is currently the...
Dragonplay lands $14M in funding from top grossing Android app, looks to M&A for casino genre growth
'Jobs' biopic delayed from planned April release, no new date set

Here are the specs and pricing for Apple’s newly-updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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If you’ve been waiting for Apple to refresh its Mac line, today is going to be a good one for you. At the WWDC conference, we’ve gotten details about the company’s newest updates to its Mac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers. Here’s what we know: MacBook Air The MacBook...
Here are the specs and pricing for Apple’s newly-updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
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