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Regulator spanks Amazon over Prime One-Day delivery guarantee

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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against Amazon EU about the retail giant’s guarantee to Prime customers to receive One-Day delivery on orders. The problem is that Amazon says that its Prime customers can have “All You Can Eat One-Day Delivery” as a benefit of paying a subscription...
Regulator spanks Amazon over Prime One-Day delivery guarantee

Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

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Facebook users, do you "like" this? Today Facebook launched 12 media apps for Timeline, joining social news apps such as Yahoo!, Washington Post Social Reader, Digg Social Reader and The Guardian's social news app. This announcement comes shortly after Facebook launched 60 social apps that focused mostly on cooking, eating,...
Facebook is Getting Crowded: 12 Media Apps Join Timeline

Kenneth Van Wyk: We need more secure mobile devices

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As things stand now, all bets are off if you lose your smartphone....
Kenneth Van Wyk: We need more secure mobile devices
We Have No Evidence Amazon Is Launching a Square Competitor, But I Hope So
Andreessen predicts the death of traditional retail. Yes: Absolute death

Here Are All The Rumors About What Facebook Will Announce At Its Mysterious Jan. 15 Event

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Yesterday, Facebook invited the media to attend an event at its headquarters on Jan. 15. "Come and see what we're building," it says ... but adds nothing more about what might actually be revealed. The press has handled the announcement with its usual degree of calm and maturity -- and...
Here Are All The Rumors About What Facebook Will Announce At Its Mysterious Jan. 15 Event

We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility

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The phones in our pockets have become supercomputers that are changing the way we live. It’s now possible to do things we used to think were magic, or only possible on Star Trek--like get directions right from where we are standing; watch a video on YouTube; or take a picture...
We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility

This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

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We all have those moments throughout the day. We’re on task, full steam ahead on a project and we blink…and we’re on reddit for an hour. Staying productive and keeping our level of forward progress high throughout the day can be one of the hardest things for us to do....
This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task
Instagram & me: Love at first sight

Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

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At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform. In an emailed statement to BloombergBusinessweek, Samsung said: ”We plan to release new, competitive...
Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year
Popular betting site InTrade shut down with little explanation

Report: Yumblr! Is a Go, For $1.1 Billion in Cash

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Tumblr's Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org) Here we go, folks! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Yahoo's board has approved a rumored deal to purchase Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash money. It's not clear whether Tumblr's board has also approved the deal, but if it's true that the company has only a...
Report: Yumblr! Is a Go, For $1.1 Billion in Cash

Sony Chief Bets on Videogames for Lift

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Sony's new CEO, Kazuo Hirai, is betting on the Japanese electronics company's videogame business to do what its loss-making television operation hasn't been able to do: deliver fat profits....
Sony Chief Bets on Videogames for Lift

TNW's Daily Dose - Apple's OS in the wild, Sony's slimmer PlayStation and more

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Apple operating systems launched, Sony gets slimmer, Uber grabs taxis in Boston and China and Japan’s island conflict hits cyberspace. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button of your choice below to get The...
TNW's Daily Dose - Apple's OS in the wild, Sony's slimmer PlayStation and more

Crowdsourcing in the Enterprise With Gambling In Mind

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In the world of risk management, it's all about probability. But often, it takes considerable time to get an answer to important questions. But as of late, risk management is seeing a transformation, in most part fueled by the advent of real-time communication. The most recent example comes from Crowdcast,...
Crowdsourcing in the Enterprise With Gambling In Mind

Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

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Trust us, this should ultimately make a lot of sense. As we already know, AMD recently set up the HSA Foundation to promote its vision for better parallel processing -- and especially GPU compute -- in mobiles and PCs. Its semi-rival ARM was one of the first big players...
Samsung slips into AMD's HSA party, may seek parallel processing boost for Exynos

Deezer is bringing its streaming music service to smart TVs, via deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba

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Streaming music service Deezer has announced deals with three electronics giants to launch its service on smart TVs during 2013. The deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba will allow Deezer subscribers to access their favorite playlists, tracks and recommendations on compatible TVs. Meanwhile, non-subscribers will be able to explore 30-second clips...
Deezer is bringing its streaming music service to smart TVs, via deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba

Placing my bets on StickyBits. It will be big!

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Placing my bets on StickyBits. It will be big!

Sales of Unused IPv4 Addresses Gathering Steam

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A growing number of U.S. carriers and enterprises are hedging their bets on IPv6 by purchasing blocks of unused IPv4 addresses through official channels or behind-the-scenes dealmaking....
Sales of Unused IPv4 Addresses Gathering Steam

Nordstrom bets big on e-commerce, plans to hire 400

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Before the rise of Amazon.com, Seattle retail was defined by one company: Nordstrom. Now, the upscale retailer appears to be taking some plays out of the Amazon.com playbook, announcing plans to boost spending on e-commerce infrastructure to $150 million this year. That marks roughly 30 percent of the company’s capital...
Nordstrom bets big on e-commerce, plans to hire 400

Getting innovation out of the lab at Xerox

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Xerox technology chief Sophie Vandebroek is placing bets on technologies to spur growth. Image: Xerox Xerox (XRX) PARC has come a long way. A generation ago, the Palo Alto Research Center famously developed many of the technologies that led to modern PCs from folks like Apple (AAPL) and Dell (DELL),...
Getting innovation out of the lab at Xerox

Google profits climb, company announces stock split

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Google’s profits rose sharply in the first quarter, to $2.89 billion, with CEO Larry Page saying the company is “tremendous momentum from the big bets we’ve made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube.” The search giant also announced an unusual plan to implement what amounts to a stock split,...
Google profits climb, company announces stock split
Facebook: Go forth, Chat Heads, and tell everyone that we've improved at mobile

Andreessen Horowitz bets $10M on customer loyalty startup Belly

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The Chicago startup is going for Groupon-like scale, launching today in New York and Boston. [Read more]...
Andreessen Horowitz bets $10M on customer loyalty startup Belly
Motorola bets users $100 it can upgrade their 2011 Android device to Jelly Bean
Livestream bets big on free video broadcasting without ads, plus a new iPhone app

Video Of The Week: Crowd Lending at LebWeb

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It's not often that there is a panel discussion where all the entrepreneurs on the panel are USV portfolio companies. That happened last week at LeWeb. The discussion was crowd lending and the portfolio companies on the panel were Lending Club, Funding Circle, and Auxmoney. If you want to understand...
Video Of The Week: Crowd Lending at LebWeb

FedEx bets on social commerce, launches Ship to Friends app on Facebook

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Because “friendship goes beyond digital,” FedEx has decided to launch Ship to Friends, an app which lets US-based users prepare and pay for a shipment without ever leaving Facebook. Reminiscent of AOL’s all-in-one Internet of the 90′s, FedEx believes that over time Facebook “will increasingly become a fully integrated part of how...
FedEx bets on social commerce, launches Ship to Friends app on Facebook

EMC’s XtremIO Buy Could Trigger Flash-Storage Consolidation

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EMC's $430 million purchase of XtremIO, a pre-revenue flash storage start-up, shows that bets in the data-storage industry are poised to pay off....
EMC’s XtremIO Buy Could Trigger Flash-Storage Consolidation

Sprint’s ‘Tri-Fi’ Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE

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Talk about covering your bases. In addition to outing the EVO 4G LTE’s release date, Sprint (along with hardware partner Sierra Wireless) has pulled back the curtains on their new Tri-Fi mobile hotspot, which the carrier will launch for $99 after a mail-in rebate on May 18. Hotspots aren’t usually...
Sprint’s ‘Tri-Fi’ Mobile Hotspot Plays Nice With 3G, WiMax, And LTE
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