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Apple TV update 5.1 brings shared photo streams and iTunes account swapping, available now

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Apple TVs of the second and third-gen variety are getting update 5.1 today, which brings shared photo streaming and iTunes account switching to Apple's set-top box -- the combination of those two finally freeing parents from the potential nightmare of discovering their child's "not safe for parents" photo streams,...
Apple TV update 5.1 brings shared photo streams and iTunes account swapping, available now

Dropped call: Mobile biggies conspicuous by absence at CES

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Many of the big names in wireless continue to shy away from the Consumer Electronics Show, or limit their presence. That leaves an opening for the second-tier players. [Read more]...
Dropped call: Mobile biggies conspicuous by absence at CES

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

Top Local Business Listing Questions Answered – Interview with Will Scott

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I have had many opportunities to chat all things local with my good friend Will Scott, and just the other day we were at it again.  We were talking about some of the most common questions we are always asked by small business owners in regards to local marketing online. ...
Top Local Business Listing Questions Answered – Interview with Will Scott
Twitter finally opens an ads API. Your move, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn
First Round's network isn't new. It's the second coming of KP's Keiretsu

Apple Invades The Retail Cash Register And Accel Invests $30 Million To Help (AAPL)

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Canadian startup LightSpeed just landed a $30 million series A round from Accel Partners thanks to software that turns Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones into cash registers for retail shops. Over the last five years, LightSpeed has grown revenue about 2,000%, earning the title of Quebec’s fastest-growing company in 2011....
Apple Invades The Retail Cash Register And Accel Invests $30 Million To Help (AAPL)

How The Big Six Book Publishers Are Using Social Media

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In the fifth and final part of our series, Social Books, we explore how the "big six" book publishers use social media. So far in the series we've looked at the largest social network for book lovers (Goodreads), a new social network for book writers (Writer's Bloq), how public libraries...
How The Big Six Book Publishers Are Using Social Media

As Developers Seek More Interactivity, PubNub Raises $4.5M For Its In-App Messaging Solution

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With the world of apps no longer in its early days, we are starting to see the emergence of a lot more services that give developers more sophisticated ways of interacting with users, and monetizing what they create. One of the more popular has been the rise of real-time messaging...
As Developers Seek More Interactivity, PubNub Raises $4.5M For Its In-App Messaging Solution

A Query With Quora: An Interview With Cofounder Adam D'Angelo

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Quora is a question and answer site full of intelligent responses from knowledgeable people. It was founded by former Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever in 2009. Now, Quora could be the next half-a-billion-dollar company.  D'Angelo is rumored to be investing up to $20 million from his pocket into...
A Query With Quora: An Interview With Cofounder Adam D'Angelo

Angry Birds Star Wars announced

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Rovio has created a Star Wars version of its popular game along with a branded version of Jenga and plush toysIf you think you've already seen all the Angry Birds brand extensions you're even likely to, you're wrong. There is another.Due to be announced at the Times Square branch of...
Angry Birds Star Wars announced

Scribd Has 100M Users And A Mobile App It Needs To Rethink (After Yahoo Walked Away From A Deal)

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Started originally as a ridesharing service, then pivoting to become a document uploading and reading service, Scribd now has 100 million registered users, with 90 million monthly active users. That makes it probably the biggest effort of its kind, but leveraging that size hasn’t always been easy. Scribd, TechCrunch has...
Scribd Has 100M Users And A Mobile App It Needs To Rethink (After Yahoo Walked Away From A Deal)

Well, Obama's Certainly Winning The Twitter, Facebook, And Spotify Election

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Forget all the jibber-jabber in this presidential campaign about policy and strategy. The highlight for me of this election cycle came when the Obama campaign released its Spotify playlist a couple of weeks ago. Perusing the list of songs Barack Obama supposedly likes on the social music service, I...
Well, Obama's Certainly Winning The Twitter, Facebook, And Spotify Election

BlackBerry 10 app roundup: Social, games, news and more

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Beyond the several standard applications unveiled today for BlackBerry 10, RIM's got a much, much longer list of standouts from the BlackBerry World store to share. The New York Times, ESPN, and BBC are just a few of the biggies on the list, as well as a flock of...
BlackBerry 10 app roundup: Social, games, news and more

Is Speedy LTE Finally Coming To The UK? Ofcom Sets 4G Auction For Early 2013

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It’s been a very long time coming, but the UK regulator Ofcom has finally revealed plans for the auction of 4G spectrum, which means that by next year the UK may, finally, start to see a commercial rollout of 4G services like LTE. Bidding in the auction, for spectrum in...
Is Speedy LTE Finally Coming To The UK? Ofcom Sets 4G Auction For Early 2013

Disney Infinity challenges Skylanders for toy-based game crown, launches in June

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Disney's got a huge stable of iconic characters already immortalized in plastic, but the company's looking to virtualize its lineup with today's announcement of crossplatform game / toy experience Disney Infinity. Like Activision megalith Skylanders, Disney Infinity pairs actual plastic figurines (enabled with NFC or something similar) with game...
Disney Infinity challenges Skylanders for toy-based game crown, launches in June

Film festivals: which is top dog?

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Cannes, which has announced its 2012 line-up, now has some serious competition. Our critics pick the big players in the ever-expanding film festival circuitIt has been a quiet few months on the film festival front. The last two biggies, Sundance and Berlin, were back in the depths of winter; but...
Film festivals: which is top dog?
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