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PayPal to Unveil Newest Retail Partners for In-Store Payments Next Week

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PayPal is hosting a media event next week where it will unveil the next batch of mega-retailers that will be adopting the company’s traditional online payment network at the register. In an invitation sent to All Things D, the company says: “Meet PayPal’s new president, David Marcus; be the first...
PayPal to Unveil Newest Retail Partners for In-Store Payments Next Week

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales
BBC may redefine commercial online efforts

Breaking Media: 5 ways to make and monetize a niche audience

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What do you get when you hire over-educated writers and ask them to produce a muck-raking tabloid for professionals? In the case of Breaking Media, you get a badly-behaved but valuable audience of lawyers and bankers. The company’s signature Above the Law site now has nearly a million monthly readers...
Breaking Media: 5 ways to make and monetize a niche audience
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PayPal aims to bring standards into the dirty world of carrier payments
Digital first isn't an option for media -- it's the only way forward

PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture

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PayPal said late this evening it is establishing a multi-million dollar joint venture with SoftBank, an Internet and telecommunications provider in Japan, to work together on the future of digital payments there. The joint venture will be called PayPal Japan, and while the details are a little bit fuzzy, the...
PayPal Partners with Japan's SoftBank to Form Digital Payments Joint Venture

Singaporean back-up service Dropmyemail arrives in US with Dallas office

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Dropmyemail, an offshoot of Singapore-based startup Dropmysite, has landed in the US with the opening of a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas. The company announced the new office on Friday, highlighting its strategic location in the “telecommunication corridor” of the States. From Dallas, it hopes to expand...
Singaporean back-up service Dropmyemail arrives in US with Dallas office

How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

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As if you needed more evidence that mobile payments have become vitally important to PayPal, just take a look at the company’s new leader. David Marcus, previously PayPal’s vice president of mobile, has been tapped to lead the company as president, eBay CEO John Donahoe announced in a blog...
How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

Zimride Turns Regular Cars Into Taxis With New Ride-sharing App, Lyft

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Here’s one to watch: the ride-sharing service Zimride, which has focused on matching riders and drivers for long trips, is launching a new on-demand ride-sharing app called Lyft. With an interface like Uber, Lyft users will be able to find nearby drivers and hop in for a ride, paying a...
Zimride Turns Regular Cars Into Taxis With New Ride-sharing App, Lyft
Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]
T-Mobile's CEO trashes AT&T's 'crap' service, analyzes mobile porn consumption

Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 2 of our series, we spoke with Milyoni founder and CEO John...
Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

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Dots, the addictive iOS game that came from the NYC team at Betaworks, has continued seeing upward growth stats and is announcing both a native iPad version and a multiplayer option for users to compete against each other. The team behind Dots plans to announce Thursday that the game hit...
Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

UTV Media acquires British social media agency Simply Zesty for up to £5 million

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UTV Media, a large British media company, has agreed to acquire social media agency Simply Zesty for initial consideration of £1.7 million. Depending on Simply Zesty’s future performance, the price paid may climb to a maximum of £5 million. The price for Simply Zesty’s business represents four times its anticipated...
UTV Media acquires British social media agency Simply Zesty for up to £5 million

Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

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The rise of self-publishing marks a radical change for publishers, readers and writersA few years ago, HarperCollins launched Authonomy.com, a website dedicated to "flushing out the brightest, freshest new literature around". Site members share their works in progress - and HarperCollins and others publish the best. Last year, Penguin US...
Why self-publishing is no longer a vanity project

Deutsche Telekom Confirms in Talks to Combine MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA

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Aiming to beef up its U.S. operation, Deutsche Telekom is in talks to combine MetroPCS with its T-Mobile USA operations. In a statement Tuesday, the carrier said it is “holding talks” but said there are “significant issues” yet to be worked out. “Deutsche Telekom is holding talks with the listed...
Deutsche Telekom Confirms in Talks to Combine MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA
HTC One 'coming soon' to T-Mobile for just $99

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So

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Quora is a great place to find answers about products from prominent people involved with them. It’s also a great place for those prominent people to disagree, publicly. That’s what’s happening right now in a thread about the future of Firefox. Someone posted the following question to Quora recently: Will Firefox...
Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline? Its Co-Founder Thinks So

The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

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After just six weeks of hard work, Digg‘s new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight deadline, the Digg team managed to get this completely rewritten version of the site out ahead of...
The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Former Apple CEO discusses the genesis of ARM mobile processors that now power the world's mobile devices [Video]

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley recently attended a South Florida Technology Alliance event to discuss Apple and the genesis of tablet computing, specifically: the Newton MessagePad and ARM Processor. The MessagePad is the first series of ARM 610 RISC processor-based mobile devices developed by Apple for the Newton OS platform in 1993. Since then, it has become...
Former Apple CEO discusses the genesis of ARM mobile processors that now power the world's mobile devices [Video]

T-Mobile could become the good guy carrier you've always wanted

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If you’re thinking of making the switch to a new carrier, T-Mobile is making a good case for what it should be the one you choose. The self-described “un-carrier” will start rolling out its LTE network later this month, and with it, is activating the LTE functionality in the Galaxy Note II, which...
T-Mobile could become the good guy carrier you've always wanted

AT&T bashes T-Mobile with full-page newspaper ad

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AT&T thinks poorly of T-Mobile and they’re running full-page newspaper ads to prove it. In the latest chapter of the bash-fest between the two mobile carriers, AT&T began running attack advertisements yesterday in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. In the ad, AT&T claims that T-Mobile’s network has twice as...
AT&T bashes T-Mobile with full-page newspaper ad

PayPal Just Fired A HUGE Broadside At Square (EBAY)

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As expected, ths morning PayPal unveiled a triangular credit-card swiping device  that will let any business or individual take credit card payments. The device takes direct aim at Square, the startup whose tiny white card reader has become increasingly common at small businesses. The new PayPal reader lets merchants...
PayPal Just Fired A HUGE Broadside At Square (EBAY)

eBay’s got a PayPal problem

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As long as eBay has been struggling to right itself, Paypal has been surging. Now, it may be in jeopardy too. By Janet Morrissey, contributor FORTUNE — Through all eBay’s struggles, PayPal has always been a bright spot. The online payment system, acquired in 2002, provided eBay with growing profits...
eBay’s got a PayPal problem

Dell acquires AppAssure, eyes backup software

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The deal represents the first acquisition since Dell formed its software division under former CA CEO John Swainson....
Dell acquires AppAssure, eyes backup software

Mozilla to Launch Firefox Home, an iPhone app

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In October 2009, Mozilla’s outgoing CEO John Lilly told me that Mozilla was working on a new iPhone app which it would release in next few weeks. Weeks turned into months, but Mozilla is finally getting ready to release Firefox Home, which as predicted was based on a Mozilla Labs...
Mozilla to Launch Firefox Home, an iPhone app
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