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Quattro Alums Launch Mobile Targeting Startup Adelphic, Raise $2M

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Two mobile veterans who worked together at Quattro Wireless, the mobile ad network that formed the basis of Apple’s iAd program, are announcing a new company today called Adelphic Mobile. Jennifer Lum, who was the vice president of ad ops at Quattro, tells me that me that she teamed up...
Quattro Alums Launch Mobile Targeting Startup Adelphic, Raise $2M

Apple could lose $9 billion in one day if aliens descended from the skies to steal it

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I personally don’t often write about Apple because I think people like our own Matthew Panzarino, my former colleague MG Siegler and John Gruber have way smarter things to write about the company and its products. You wouldn’t believe how often I’ve wished more people were like me in that...
Apple could lose $9 billion in one day if aliens descended from the skies to steal it

Instagram: what is Facebook getting for $1bn?

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Is the social network just after another chunk of the world's visual memory, asks Guardian head of photography Roger ToothIn my job I guess it's unsurprising that I keep hearing things about photography. "Facts" like half of all pictures ever taken were taken in the past 12 months. Could that...
Instagram: what is Facebook getting for $1bn?

Who wants to meet up at the upcoming, inaugural London Web Summit?

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We’re getting excited about our upcoming trip to the capital city of England for the first London Web Summit, or as the cool kids call it, LWS. Folks like Niklas Zennstrom (Kazaa, Skype, Atomico), Google’s Nikesh Arora and Zynga’s Marcus Segal will be speaking at the event on March 19th,...
Who wants to meet up at the upcoming, inaugural London Web Summit?

User-centric Design is Great, Just as Long as You Find the Right User

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My friend and colleague Esther Schindler has written a wonderful post over on SoftwareQuality Connection here about encouraging user-centric design. The only trouble is figuring out the right set of users that your software is designed for. Put another way, this is the classic programming problem: the person who hires...
User-centric Design is Great, Just as Long as You Find the Right User
Google launches the “power of the internet” campaign

Zynga’s bid for Draw Something may top $200 million

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What a strange story – a New York-based startup that began its life as a dating-gaming company, went through many incarnations has finally hit the jackpot. OMGPOP, the company behind Draw Something, a mobile and Internet game inspired by Pictionary is being actively pursued by Zynga, who is considering offering $200 million...
Zynga’s bid for Draw Something may top $200 million

Microsoft TechForum unveils three research projects (video)

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TechForum is a Microsoft-sponsored shindig where the company can get together, party, and then show off its latest and greatest research projects. First up we've got a transparent interactive 3D display which builds on technology from Cambridge University's HoloDesk project. Next is Holoflector, a "magic mirror" that overlays LCD...
Microsoft TechForum unveils three research projects (video)

I’m Already Sick Of SXSW

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Editor’s note (Yeah I’m an editor now, suck it second grade teacher who was all “Does NOT work well with others”on my report card. Yeah you know who you are, Ms. Dudley. ): We’re republishing this timeless classic, because it still stands pretty much as is exactly as is year...
I’m Already Sick Of SXSW

Companion Is The New Assistant

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Editor’s note: Andy Hickl is the co-founder and CEO of A.R.O., a stealth mode Seattle startup. He previously served as CEO and chief scientist of Language Computer Corporation and as co-founder and CEO of Swingly. Follow him on Twitter @andyhickl. Did you hear that 2012 is the year of the...
Companion Is The New Assistant

Google to merge Hangouts, Talk & Messenger

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Google is working on unifying its various real-time messaging applications across all devices, and the result could be a unified messenger that allows you to do one-on-one chats as well as group video Hangouts. That’s the major news out of a session with the Google+ Hangouts team at Google I/O...
Google to merge Hangouts, Talk & Messenger
Tim Armstrong On The Future Of Aol — And TechCrunch Too [TCTV]
Forget the money: Kickstarter turns Pebble into a platform

How To ‘Protect’ Brand Keywords For Less

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Imagine you own a restaurant and one day, a couple of big guys in nice suits come through your front door. One of the men introduces himself: “Good evening. My name is Gino, and this my colleague, Salvatore. We’re helping local businesses with their marketing and wanted to see if...
How To ‘Protect’ Brand Keywords For Less

A Review of the New iPad Reviews

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By Emily Steel The new iPad is a hit. The biggest names in the tech review world unveiled their takes on Apple’s latest iPad last night. And they liked it, raving about its upgrades to display screen and speed. Here’s your one-stop guide to a review of the reviews:...
A Review of the New iPad Reviews

Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

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This post is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. It’s happened to everyone who sells for a living: You meet with a prospective client to show them the goods. Then you meet with them again. And again. But they still won’t pull...
Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

Pulse vs. Flipboard: Which will win, subscriptions or ads?

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In a one-two punch involving digital news-aggregation services, Pulse announced on Tuesday that it has formed a partnership with the Wall Street Journal that will allow it to distribute the newspaper’s content through its app, less than a day after competitor Flipboard announced a similar partnership with the New...
Pulse vs. Flipboard: Which will win, subscriptions or ads?

Memo To Larry Page & Sergey Brin From AdWords Advertisers

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Last month, my colleague and fellow columnist, Brad Geddes outlined 8 Features Advertisers Really Need from Google AdWords and I couldn’t agree more with the points he brought up. Back in December, I ran a wish list of my own, 7 Things On My Google AdWords Wishlist For Santa and many...
Memo To Larry Page & Sergey Brin From AdWords Advertisers
At $1.7 billion, Nook is worth more than Barnes & Noble itself
Verizon likely installing 4G LTE at Apple Stores to boost iPad HD

Postmates Debuts ‘Get It Now’ On-Demand Courier Service To The Public

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One of the things that people who move away from New York City lament is the lack of delivery services pretty much everywhere else. In New York, you can famously get pretty much any kind of food — or anything else really — delivered straight to your door, 24 hours...
Postmates Debuts ‘Get It Now’ On-Demand Courier Service To The Public

Google Cloud Print now lets you print to any FedEx Office location in the US

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Sometimes printing something out physically is necessary, be it for a meeting or for event tickets. I personally haven’t had a printer in my home for the past two years, but definitely get into a pinch sometimes when printing something is absolutely necessary. Until the days of paper are over,...
Google Cloud Print now lets you print to any FedEx Office location in the US
US Supreme Court shuts down live tweeting from healthcare proceedings

Fundable debuts as a Kickstarter for corporate set

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The cult of Kickstarter and the looming promise of the JOBS Act, which will let entrepreneurs to raise capital from non-accredited investors on a certified platform, have presented an opportunity that Fundable wants to pursue. The service, which is backed by Virtucon Ventures out of Columbus, Ohio, debuted today with...
Fundable debuts as a Kickstarter for corporate set
Google Wallet Co-Founding Engineer Departs Google for Square

London Underground wifi: Gwyn Topham tests tube's new internet service - video

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The Guardian's Gwyn Topham makes a Skype call to colleague Paul Owen from the London Underground using the newly introduced wifi systemGwyn TophamPaul Owen...
London Underground wifi: Gwyn Topham tests tube's new internet service - video

Taking on Amazon, Google launches EC2 rival Compute Engine

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Google has announced plans to start offering a compute-on-demand service that rivals Amazon’s Elastic Compute (EC2) service. Google has offered many what it calls higher-level cloud services such Google storage, BigQuery and Google App Engine in the past, but now the company believes it needs to sell a more...
Taking on Amazon, Google launches EC2 rival Compute Engine
Netflix: 1 billion hours watched in June is the most ever
TCTV Live: The Wrap-Up on Apple and the New New iPad

Aaron Levie, Box CEO: We Should Have Bought Yammer

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It was clearly meant as a joke. Yammer is, according to many reports, just moments away from a big acquisition by Microsoft, so on stage at LeWeb in London today my colleague Mike Butcher asked Aaron Levie, the outspoken CEO of cloud storage player Box, if he had been interested...
Aaron Levie, Box CEO: We Should Have Bought Yammer
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