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Guess who gets value for money out of this $2bn presidential election | Michael Wolff

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Campaign fundraising's reality is that donors large and small end up disappointed. So cui bono? The media and media buyersWhat does all this money, in the most well-funded presidential race ever, buy?There's the $750m for the president; $800m for Mitt Romney; and then there's a couple of hundred more in...
Guess who gets value for money out of this $2bn presidential election | Michael Wolff
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The power of custom cohorting in mobile games

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This sponsored post is produced by Darren Keyes, Director of Business Intelligence at Fuse Powered. For those unfamiliar with the term, ‘cohorting’ refers to creating user segments, or technically, a group of people banded together as a group. You can segment a user base in many different ways. Some of...
The power of custom cohorting in mobile games
More than 70% of users spend little or nothing on apps

Google's Q1 Federal Lobbying Receipt: $5M

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Google spent $5.03 million on federal lobbying in the first quarter of 2012, according to a regulatory document filed Friday. That topped traditional big spenders like Verizon ($4.51 million) and Comcast ($4.55 million). Google's lobbying spending has leapt up in recent years, and this chart doesn't even include the most...
Google's Q1 Federal Lobbying Receipt: $5M
It’s official: IBM and Red Hat get with OpenStack

Tuesday Dealmaster is back with TVs and gift cards

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Good morning, Arsians, and welcome to our special Tuesday-edition Dealmaster! Our partners at LogicBuy have gathered together some fun goodies to share with you all, so strap on your buyin' pants and let's get started! For our top deal, we've got a Samsung UN40EH6000 LED TV for $649—but it...
Tuesday Dealmaster is back with TVs and gift cards

Facebook Quietly Rolled Out A New Feature That Could Revive Zynga And Other Facebook Games (ZNGA, FB, AMZN)

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Earlier this month Facebook rolled out a new feature for its games that could breathe new life into companies like Zynga. It added in-game subscriptions, allowing Facebook game developers to charge users a recurring fee for games. Subscriptions either reward players on a regular basis with extra in-game currency or...
Facebook Quietly Rolled Out A New Feature That Could Revive Zynga And Other Facebook Games (ZNGA, FB, AMZN)

Mobile Ad Network InMobi Announces Free 'Lifetime Value Platform' To Help Developers Deliver Targeted Content

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Thanks in part to some recent acquisitions, InMobi has been expanding its services for mobile developers. Its latest feature is something called the Lifetime Value Platform, which will help developers divide their audience into different segments and customize the experience accordingly — in InMobi’s words, it’s going to be “democratizing...
Mobile Ad Network InMobi Announces Free 'Lifetime Value Platform' To Help Developers Deliver Targeted Content

Vertu TI now available in red or blue limited editions, only 1,000 of each made

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It's been almost half a year since Vertu launched its first-ever Android phone, the TI, and now the company's decided to throw in a couple of limited editions to lure the big spenders. As pictured above, the new Vertu TI Colours collection is wrapped in either "Sunset Red" or...
Vertu TI now available in red or blue limited editions, only 1,000 of each made

The Top End Of The 'Steam Box' Line Goes On Sale For Just Under $1000

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Valve’s Steam Box initiative will probably not end up being a single device, but a platform approach which includes a variety of hardware from different OEMs. The first such device is available now for pre-order from Xi3, for the hefty price of $999.99 (or $899.99 right now with a $100...
The Top End Of The 'Steam Box' Line Goes On Sale For Just Under $1000

The 5 Big New Ways Facebook Laid The Groundwork For Making Money During Q3 2012

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You probably won’t see the revenue bump in Facebook’s earnings report today from all its new monetization schemes. But with this quarter’s rollout of Gifts, a mobile ad network, app install ads, FBX, and Sponsored Results, Facebook tried show the world that it has new engines to power profits. Earnings...
The 5 Big New Ways Facebook Laid The Groundwork For Making Money During Q3 2012

Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Asus is targeting big spenders

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Asus' first batch of Windows 8 tablets won't come cheap, at least according to a leaked product roadmap full of pricing details. Pricing for Asus' Vivo Tab RT will start at $599, and the Intel Atom-based Vivo Tab will start at $799, according to the roadmap obtained by ZDNet....
Leaked Windows 8 tablet pricing suggests Asus is targeting big spenders

How’s The Gold Rush Panning Out? 70% Of Mobile App Users Pay Little Or Nothing, Study Says

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There’s been a lot of buzz about how important mobile apps are for years now, and an increasing number of tech startups are launching with mobile-only strategies. But a new study indicates the sector still has a ways to go before it attracts significant money from a wide breadth of...
How’s The Gold Rush Panning Out? 70% Of Mobile App Users Pay Little Or Nothing, Study Says

Fast Rising MightyText Has Syncing Hopes

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Sometimes a simple tweak to the most mundane thing makes the biggest difference. The tiny start-up MightyText syncs text messages across devices. So, when a normal text is received by a Android phone while the MightyText app is listening in, it gets simultaneously pushed to apps and plug-ins on the...
Fast Rising MightyText Has Syncing Hopes

HP takes EliteBook W-series on a trip to Ivy Bridge, throws in Z220 Xeon workstation for good measure

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HP has been rolling out a steady stream of Ivy Bridge-based upgrades over the past few weeks, and now it's the turn of the pro-oriented EliteBook W-series to get the long-awaited upgrade. The 8470W, 8570W and 8770W draw on Intel's faster dual Core i5 and quad Core i7 chips...
HP takes EliteBook W-series on a trip to Ivy Bridge, throws in Z220 Xeon workstation for good measure

More than 70 percent of mobile users pay little for apps, big spenders make up for us cheapskates

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We know smartphone and tablet owners like to buy games. But if you go by a new ABI exploration of user habits, most of us aren't buying much of anything. More than 70 percent of the crowd spends little to nothing on mobile apps, dragging down the average of...
More than 70 percent of mobile users pay little for apps, big spenders make up for us cheapskates

PlayHaven gets granular with its new user segmentation tools

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PlayHaven’s new User Segmentation tool now allows developers and publishers to show targeted content to their users determined by factors like location, hardware, engagement level and even spending behavior. The new User Segmentation also works with PlayHaven’s other monetization tools. The company’s senior director of publisher development Zach Phillips says developers...
PlayHaven gets granular with its new user segmentation tools
BandPage Helps Any Musician Get Richer By Selling One-Of-A-Kind Experiences To Top Fans

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Spends A Hefty Sum Bending Washington's Ear (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Markets    The market is up on favorable economic data: home sales blew past expectations as did the Richmond Fed. Shares of GOOG are up in a choppy, mostly positive,...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Spends A Hefty Sum Bending Washington's Ear (GOOG)

Lenovo introduces Erazer X700 gaming desktop: dual graphics support for $1,499 and up

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In addition to outing two new all-in-ones today, Lenovo is introducing the Erazer X700 gaming desktop. This $1,499-and-up setup is for big spenders, with dual graphics support -- up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 chips or ATI CrossFireX, or up to dual AMD Radeon HD 8950 graphics -- and...
Lenovo introduces Erazer X700 gaming desktop: dual graphics support for $1,499 and up

Foursquare's BlackBerry 10 app updated to add features that iOS users already enjoy

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Heads-up, BB10 users -- checking in just got a little less second-class. Foursquare has today issued an update to its BlackBerry 10 app that effectively brings it closer in line with the version already available for iOS users. For starters, there's a more compact Explore screen, and your friends...
Foursquare's BlackBerry 10 app updated to add features that iOS users already enjoy
Intel Feeds China’s Supercomputers With New Xeon Chip
Put Instagram In Your Mac's Menu Bar With Instabar
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