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2013 will separate the strong from weak in mobile commerce

Cloud Computing Pushes Vendors to Seek New Roles in IT Value Chain

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Cloud adoption means that companies are increasingly signing pay-as-you-go SLAs and renting servers. This means traditional software and hardware vendors must dramatically reconsider their business models, columnist Bernard Golden says....
Cloud Computing Pushes Vendors to Seek New Roles in IT Value Chain

Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

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Edtech is a tricky beast for many reasons. One major challenge I’ve focused on during our online education month is the business model. Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn. But, as we’ve outlined, the fremium,...
Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology
Good news for publishers: tablets are going gangbusters

The Rise Of Geek-Focused Online Video Networks

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There's been a really interesting trend going on recently. For all the talk about how the entertainment industry must be dying (it isn't), a whole bunch of internet-aware celebrities are wholeheartedly embracing the internet as a new video platform -- and this includes a bunch of folks we've written about...
The Rise Of Geek-Focused Online Video Networks

Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

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Entrepreneurs have often used technology to bring us services we didn't even know we needed. Who would have thought a billion people would be willing to share their lives on Facebook and hundreds of millions more would change the news industry by microblogging on Twitter? But oftentimes entrepreneurs get it...
Pay-As-You-Read E-Bookselling Won't Make It Off The Shelves

The 6 Best Smartphones Of 2012

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This year, possibly more than any year, has seen a dramatic shift in the way companies design, manufacture and sell smartphones and tablets. Business models have been increasingly shifted to a service-first model, as device makers attempt to lure customers to their platforms with the promise of value-added services and...
The 6 Best Smartphones Of 2012
More sensors are coming to professional sports, but research outpaces business models

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

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A revenue model is the system design by which a business monetizes its services. That comes from Wikipedia. I like that definition. Short, sweet, and to the point. I am going to spend the next couple months talking about revenue models for online businesses. We've started off this series by...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

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Karma, a new virtual mobile operator that encourages customers to share their 4G connections, has a new investor: Draper Fisher Juvertson, the venture capital firm that invested in big in SpaceX, Tesla, Box, Yammer and several greentech firms. DFJ’s official Twitter account revealed the investment Monday morning, and when contacted,...
Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

UK Publishers Pretend To Embrace Copyright Reform... In Order To Kill Copyright Reform

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One of the bolder ideas in the UK's Hargreaves report was the suggestion that a Digital Copyright Exchange should be set up. The idea here is to promote innovative uses of digital content by making it much easier to acquire the necessary licenses from rightsholders. So it's interesting to see...
UK Publishers Pretend To Embrace Copyright Reform... In Order To Kill Copyright Reform
Steve Blank's Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More

More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer Up To €250k Investment

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Another day, another new incubator coming out of Germany (in fact, it feels like the whole of Europe has gone a little incubator crazy of late): German Startups Group is a new fund set up by Christoph Gerlinger and Alexander Kölpin, both of whom look well-placed to tap the local...
More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer Up To €250k Investment

The Google AdSense Killer And 3 Other Ways Facebook Could Make A Lot More Money

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Tiny sidebar and news feed ads aren’t going to cut it. If Facebook wants to live up to a $100 billion valuation it will need bold new revenue streams. An offsite ad network, big glossy news feed ads, or and payments for physical goods are a few ways it could...
The Google AdSense Killer And 3 Other Ways Facebook Could Make A Lot More Money
Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn "Verified Certificates" For A Fee

Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London

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Decoded Fashion takes place on November 1st at the Royal Society in London. The event brings fledgling businesses, designers and retailers together to foster changes in the market and there is a startup pitch competition taking place on the day to push the limits of tech and style. 10 startups will...
Stylish startups are prepping their pitches for the Decoded Fashion event in London

Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

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For many, many years, we've talked about all kinds of business models, including ideas (and early attempts) at crowdfunding before "crowdfunding' was a word. Obviously, over the past couple years, Kickstarter has become "a thing," along with a number of other platforms, like IndieGogo, PledgeMusic and many more. On a...
Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

Netflix Says It's 'Killing' BitTorrent Traffic

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With nearly 30 million streaming subscribers in the U.S. alone, Netflix is one the major providers of online video entertainment. That’s quite an achievement, especially when taking into consideration that streaming Hollywood blockbusters was virtually impossible half a decade ago. Furthermore, with the rise of these legal options people have...
Netflix Says It's 'Killing' BitTorrent Traffic

Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?

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Over the years, we've posted tons and tons of stories of content creators embracing the internet, exploring the new opportunities it creates and often profiting greatly from doing so. We regularly celebrate the great creativity from these artists, and cheer them on as they succeed and (sometimes) make lots of...
Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To 'Respect' Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?

Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

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“Silicon Valley doesn’t have a monopoly on brilliant entrepreneurs and founders,” Derek Andersen tells me over coffee, “so we want to find them wherever they live, give them a stage and an opportunity to share their hard-won experiences with those who need it and might benefit from it.” That mission...
Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

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This week’s WITN features another debate about how you build a media company in this day and age, but it’s slightly less contentious than last week’s fight (which most commenters seem to agree that I totally won). This week, Paul and I talk about the death of Rupert Murdoch’s...
WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

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While a series of acronyms dominated the news this week – WWDC, PRISM, E3 – over on GigaOM Research, our analysts were laser-focused on the cloud. This week, we’re featuring three in-depth research reports that look at the cloud in three distinct ways. No surprise there, as Structure, our signature...
Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

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Venture firm says it intends to focus investments from its latest fund on startups with, "disruptive technologies, teams and business models." [Read more]...
Charles River Ventures raises $375 million startup fund

Amazon's Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today's uncertain economy

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Amazon has been on the tips of everyone’s tongue Tuesday at our Structure:Europe event in Amsterdam as the de facto standard that everyone has to measure up against. So when Werner Vogels, CTO and VP of Amazon, joined Om Malik onstage to explain how cloud changes business models and how...
Amazon's Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today's uncertain economy

7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. What industry do you work in? Are you sure? Thanks to the rapid pace of innovation lead by the tech industry, there are now so many creative ways to run a business that "the whole...
7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

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TravelRent, an online service for listing and booking short-term apartment rentals to bypass hotels, has secured $2 million in funding from VC firm Frontier Ventures to expand its team and its available property listings. The company, which is obviously doing things that are very similar to what Airbnb is doing,...
Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

Ten worst Internet laws of 2012

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Laws targeting disruptive business models like Uber.com, Airbnb.com, and TrueCar.com top the latest list of worst legislative proposals. [Read more]...
Ten worst Internet laws of 2012

Royalty Collection Agency SABAM Sues Belgian ISPs In Pursuit Of Its Fantasy 'Piracy License'

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Back in November 2011, we wrote about the Belgian music royalty collection agency SABAM's demand for 3.4% of Internet subscriber fees as "compensation" for online piracy in Belgium. As Tim Cushing explained back then, this was ridiculous on just about every level. But SABAM doesn't let little things like...
Royalty Collection Agency SABAM Sues Belgian ISPs In Pursuit Of Its Fantasy 'Piracy License'
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