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#Sold: Twitter, American Express Partner For Hashtag Purchases

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Today, American Express announced a service that will allow its members to make purchases on Twitter using only #hashtags. Consumers are used to one-click shopping on Amazon. But what about one-tweet shopping on Twitter? That's the promise of a new partnership between American Express and Twitter. Today, the credit-card...
#Sold: Twitter, American Express Partner For Hashtag Purchases

My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 041610

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From the home office in Iceland, where I’m stuffing rags down that volcano to get planes flying again… #1: You know those ads where Domino’s admits their pizza sucked? Guess who saw profits double. http://bit.ly/bayH3b #2: RT @drewmaniac Ignore Foursquare at Your Peril – An Analysis of Potential by @JayBaer...
My Ten Favorite Tweets – Week Ending 041610

How Many Bad Assumptions Can You Make In A Single Article About Content Creation And Copyright?

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I really like The Atlantic and think they do pretty good work. I also tend to like Megan McArdle's work, which is usually pretty thought provoking. So I was profoundly disappointed with her recent article, The Freeloaders, which makes a bunch of really bad assumptions, tied together with debunked arguments,...
How Many Bad Assumptions Can You Make In A Single Article About Content Creation And Copyright?

Sponsor post: Using Splunk for big data

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How do you win the race of time against getting the business and operational info you need — right when you need it? Most companies use a complex, layered mix of business applications and reporting and analysis tools. Despite these efforts many frustrations still linger, such as: • Why can’t...
Sponsor post: Using Splunk for big data

HUGE AOL SHAREHOLDER: Here's Everything Tim Armstrong Is Doing Wrong [SLIDE DECK] (AOL)

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One of AOL's largest shareholders, Starboard Value LP has a massive presentation on everything Tim Armstrong and co. are doing wrong. If the name Starboard sounds familiar, it's because it led the charge to get AOL to sell its patent portfolio for $1 billion. That was pretty smart! Maybe Tim...
HUGE AOL SHAREHOLDER: Here's Everything Tim Armstrong Is Doing Wrong [SLIDE DECK] (AOL)

The World According to Microsoft: 11 Semi-Random Factoids

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These statistics were projected on the screen before Steve Ballmer took the stage in San Francisco on Monday to introduce the latest version of Microsoft Office: 73% of business managers believe work spillover into personal time isn't a bad thing 59% of business managers believe they make better business decisions...
The World According to Microsoft: 11 Semi-Random Factoids

Time Warner CEO wants Apple to make a TV

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Jeff Bewkes also says TV isn't dead and is actually a better business than the Internet. [Read more]...
Time Warner CEO wants Apple to make a TV

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?

IT leaders already making strides thanks to big data, survey says

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Overall, 84 percent of the companies surveyed acknowledged that big data is at least helping them make better business decisions....
IT leaders already making strides thanks to big data, survey says

Adobe users to Adobe: take your cloud and shove it

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Some users of Adobe’s Creative Suite software aren’t taking the company’s planned move to the cloud laying down. A petition posted on Change.org Monday after Adobe announced a shift to all-cloud delivery of new Creative Suite features and versions has 3,000 signatures as of Thursday. Creative Suite — a bundle of software...
Adobe users to Adobe: take your cloud and shove it

Healthcare industry CIOs, CSOs must improve security

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Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have...
Healthcare industry CIOs, CSOs must improve security

Sponsored post: The future of BI for Hadoop is here

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Everyone agrees: There has been a lot of hype around big data. There are differing views, however, on if that hype has been or will be met. The promise has been elusive. We believe this is because people were trying to solve today’s problems with yesterday’s technology. The truth is...
Sponsored post: The future of BI for Hadoop is here
Anaplan raises $30M to replace old-school business intelligence

Texas Instruments, Qualcomm to power small cells for better business networking

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Texas Instruments and Qualcomm are working on products that will power small mobile base stations, also known as small cells, and help improve indoor coverage and speeds for businesses. Small cells can be used in homes, public spaces and offices to offload traffic from mobile networks. Rolling them out...
Texas Instruments, Qualcomm to power small cells for better business networking

Truncated RSS Is A Bad Business Decision

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A few years back, I wrote about why we had found full text RSS feeds to be much more powerful and useful than truncated RSS feeds. The reason that many sites push truncated feeds is the belief that it will force people to click through, and the ads on the...
Truncated RSS Is A Bad Business Decision

8 ways to incorporate customer feedback into your startup's strategy

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One of the worst things a successful young startup can do once it actually starts generating reliable revenue is to ignore the people who made that happen in the first place: its customers. And while there’s lots of talk right now about leveraging data to make smarter business decisions, finding...
8 ways to incorporate customer feedback into your startup's strategy

Big data means better business

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Savvy executives use analytics tools to do more in less time...
Big data means better business

CHART OF THE DAY: A Tale Of Two Social Networks (FB, LNKD)

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LinkedIn reported earnings last night, and one thing that jumps out is its revenue growth rate, which is sky-high compared to Facebook. As you can see here, LinkedIn's year over year revenue growth rate is 89%. Facebook, on the other hand, is 32%. LinkedIn's absolute revenue is much smaller. We've...
CHART OF THE DAY: A Tale Of Two Social Networks (FB, LNKD)

Expo Notes: more work tools for the iPad

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I met with a bunch of the vendors at Macworld | iWorld who are touting tools they say will make iPads and iPhones better business tools. Two in particular stood out....
Expo Notes: more work tools for the iPad

Hey, People Buying YELP At $25 A Share, What On Earth Are You Thinking? (YELP)

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The king of online local restaurant reviews, Yelp, went public this morning. Its stock is now trading at $25 a share, ~70% above the price institutional investors paid for it last night. That gives the company a valuation of ~$1.5 billion. So, we have a simple question for the...
Hey, People Buying YELP At $25 A Share, What On Earth Are You Thinking? (YELP)

Five Things That Would Make the iPad 3 a Better Business Tool

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Prevailing rumors and speculation aside, here are five features that Apple could add to the iPad 3 that would make it a blockbuster success as a mobile business tool....
Five Things That Would Make the iPad 3 a Better Business Tool
Twitter Is Baking Little Favors For Its Advertisers Into Every Change

Nintendo's Hardware Problem

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Nintendo's Hardware Problem: Some good follow-up thoughts by Marco Arment on my thoughts about Nintendo. Arment is of course right that Nintendo wants to remain in the hardware business because when things are going well, it's a much better business to be in. But things aren't going well. And I'm...
Nintendo's Hardware Problem

Beyond Templates: Building a Better Business Website

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Are you looking for a more robust and actionable business website? Here experts offer advice to help you move beyond a basic template-based business website....
Beyond Templates: Building a Better Business Website

Why Do VCs Still Love Social Media?

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Illustration by David Schwen Social network users aren't there to buy stuff. They're there to communicate with others. We use the phrase social media, but they're really communication services, not media properties. I remember meeting Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley four or five years ago and thinking, This guy is in...
Why Do VCs Still Love Social Media?
ShareThis helps publishers figure out their social weaknesses

Nokia launches ad exchange to lure in developers

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Nokia is in a tough spot these days, falling out of the top five in smartphone sales for the first time while it pins its hopes on Windows Phone 8  and new hardware to revive handset sales again.  That’s not a recipe for success in attracting developers. But Nokia is...
Nokia launches ad exchange to lure in developers
CEO Supper Club: Commerce can add content, but can it go the other way?
Mobile-ad platform Chartboost raises $19 million to fund further product development

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FACEBOOK IPO

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Facebook hits the public markets this morning. The IPO was priced at $38 last night. That's not the price you will be able to buy it at, though. That's the price all the institutional investors, and clients of the underwriters get it at. What price will you pay? It depends!...
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FACEBOOK IPO
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