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Windows Phone Marketplace Put on Some Weight in 2012

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Microsoft’s mobile ecosystem has a lot of growing to do before it comes close to matching either Apple’s or Google’s in size, but it’s making progress — slow and steady. Microsoft said today that it certified and published over 75,000 new apps and games in 2012, enough to more than...
Windows Phone Marketplace Put on Some Weight in 2012

Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

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In a world dominated by iOS and junk-food-inspired Android operating systems, Canonical, developers of Ubuntu, feel there’s room for a mobile version of its user-friendly Linux distribution. However, rather than provide what is solely a mobile OS, Canonical boasts that this OS can actually plug into a PC and turn...
Canonical unveils Ubuntu OS for phones, doubles as desktop OS

Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page was asked about Facebook entering search on Charlie Rose's show last night. (VentureBeat grabbed a clip, which is embedded below.) Page didn't really talk about a Facebook search engine, but he did take the chance to reiterate his frustrations with Facebook locking up people's data. He...
Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

As Gree Moves Aggressively Into the U.S., It Breaks Out Its Revenues Here

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For the first time since entering the U.S. more than a year ago, Japan’s second-largest mobile game network is disclosing how it is performing here. The Tokyo-based company plans to announce today that U.S. revenue totaled $16.9 million in the second quarter, due in large part to the May acquisition of...
As Gree Moves Aggressively Into the U.S., It Breaks Out Its Revenues Here

Is The US IP System Really 'The Envy Of The World'?

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Outgoing director of the US Patent and Trademark Office famously likes to claim that the US patent, trademark and copyright systems are the "envy of the world." Here's just one recent example: The fact is, the explosion of innovation--and follow-on litigation--that we see across consumer electronics hardware and software is...
Is The US IP System Really 'The Envy Of The World'?

Turning Social Into Sales: Find Out How At Social Commerce Summit

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Consumers today spend an average of 255 minutes online daily and 22 percent of that time is spent on social networks, according to marketing platform company OfferPop. That's a lot of digital attention. How do social commerce leaders convert it into click-and-buy shoppers, leveraging each of the platforms--Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram,...
Turning Social Into Sales: Find Out How At Social Commerce Summit

Offerpop secures $5.7m in funding to develop its social marketing software platform

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Social marketing software maker Offerpop, has announced that it has landed a $5.7 Series B funding round led by its existing investor Windcrest Partners. The new investment round will enable the company “to accelerate its growth and further develop its platform,” said Offerpop in its press release. Offerpop, which describes itself...
Offerpop secures $5.7m in funding to develop its social marketing software platform
Apple to DOJ: Bite me

Apple Finally Allowed To Sell The iPhone 5 In China, Where Its Market Share Has Been Tanking (AAPL)

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SHANGHAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest iPhone has received final clearance from Chinese regulators, paving the way for a December debut in a highly competitive market where the lack of a new model had severely eroded its share of product sales. China is Apple's second-largest market and its...
Apple Finally Allowed To Sell The iPhone 5 In China, Where Its Market Share Has Been Tanking (AAPL)

Betabeat’s Spring 2012 Most Poachable Players in Tech

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Silicon Alley may not have its own Bravo reality show, but if Mayor Bloomberg’s constant pomp and circumstance about New York City’s innovative spirit is any indication, New York’s startup scene is on the verge of exploding. For the first time since 1999, the tech sector beat out financial services...
Betabeat’s Spring 2012 Most Poachable Players in Tech

Nokia phone gets Whatsapp button

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Nokia unveils the first phone with a dedicated WhatsApp button - a move which may help the text messaging firm in a highly competitive market....
Nokia phone gets Whatsapp button

HTC names Benjamin Ho as new CMO, will focus on new "Marketing 2.0″ project starting January 2013

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In an executive reshuffle, HTC announced today that it is to replace current chief marketing officer (CMO) John Wang with former VP of business strategy and marketing of Taiwanese operator FarEasTone Telecommunications and ex-CMO of Motorola, Benjamin Ho. In an emailed statement to The Next Web, HTC said Ho will be...
HTC names Benjamin Ho as new CMO, will focus on new "Marketing 2.0″ project starting January 2013

Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

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It’s been a long time in coming, but today Kayak, the hotel and flight search provider, announced that it has priced its shares and will begin trading at a range of $22 to $25 on NASDAQ Exchange under the ticker symbol KYAK. In updated filings with the SEC, Kayak said...
Kayak Prices Long-Delayed $100 Million IPO at $25 A Share

Verizon Charging You More, As Bandwidth Costs Them Less

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As we just recently discussed, broadband providers appear to finally be willing to give up their pretend need for data caps due to the pretend costs of delivering service. The story they told essentially was that, without data caps, congestion would clog the interwebz tubes and that laying bigger tubes...
Verizon Charging You More, As Bandwidth Costs Them Less

iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple's Smartphone Rivals

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By now, many people considering a new smartphone know that the new maps service in Apple's iPhone 5 - and iOS 6 - is more likely to get them lost than maps in competing phones. Rather than continue offering Google Maps, Apple opted for an inferior homegrown service, believing customers...
iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple's Smartphone Rivals

Braintree CEO: We're Going To Beat Google, Amazon, Apple And Everyone Else In Payments! (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL)

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Google, Amazon, eBay, Apple, Microsoft and several well-funded startups like Square and Stripe want to create products that replace the way you pay for things. In this interview, Braintree CEO Bill Ready explains why it's such a competitive market, and how his company is going to win it. He also...
Braintree CEO: We're Going To Beat Google, Amazon, Apple And Everyone Else In Payments! (GOOG, AMZN, AAPL)

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case
What's with AT&T's weird response to the Sprint-Softbank deal?

Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

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Apple retook its spot as China's fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country's market grew to triple the size of the U.S.'s.Apple had an 8 percent share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20 percent share, according to...
Apple regains fifth spot in Chinese smartphone market, shipments soar

VIDEO: Turning computer games into money

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How computer gaming entrepreneurs are planning to make money from an ever more competitive market....
VIDEO: Turning computer games into money

YELP: It Has No Clear Path To Profitability (YELP)

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This note is from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's market research service. To learn more and sign up for a free trial, click here → Local reviews site Yelp is set to price their upcoming IPO tonight.  According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, it will sell 7.15 million...
YELP: It Has No Clear Path To Profitability (YELP)

Can you hear them now? Windows Phone hires Verizon campaign vet

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Thom Gruhler Microsoft’s newest Windows Phone marketing executive, Thom Gruhler, is no stranger to advertising in the mobile industry. In fact, you’ve probably had a hard time avoiding his work. As an executive with McCann Worldgroup, the 42-year-old was for eight years the global leader of the agency’s Verizon business,...
Can you hear them now? Windows Phone hires Verizon campaign vet

Why design isn’t just the responsibility of designers [Video]

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At the recent The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, Dave Wiskus, designer and Creative Officer at application developer and design house Black Pixel, took to the stage to discuss the crucial importance of understanding your user when it comes to technology design. Design is often the first thing to get cut from...
Why design isn’t just the responsibility of designers [Video]

HTC Unveils New Smartphone

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. unveiled its new flagship device, the HTC One, a crucial device as the company seeks to regain lost ground in an increasingly competitive market....
HTC Unveils New Smartphone

Minicab booking startup Kabbee raises $3.25 million to expand across the UK and beyond

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Kabbee, the instant price comparison and booking service for minicabs has secured $3.25m in funding from a top-tier investment group with view to expanding across the highly-competitive UK market and beyond. The round was led by Samos Investments known for injecting cash into Betfair, Ocado and Goal.com. There were also significant contributions from Pentland...
Minicab booking startup Kabbee raises $3.25 million to expand across the UK and beyond

Google Strikes Licensing Deal With European Music Publishers, Gains Access To 5.5M Tracks Across 35 Countries

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Google has reached a new arrangement with European music publishing entities which will give it access to 5.5 million tracks spanning 35 countries, including artists like Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The arrangement was made with Armonia, one of the largest alliances of music publishers in the world, which includes French,...
Google Strikes Licensing Deal With European Music Publishers, Gains Access To 5.5M Tracks Across 35 Countries

Why university-industry collaboration doesn't have to be awkward

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There's often too much talk and not enough action when it comes to bringing industry and academia togetherThe bringing together of industry and academia has always been a tricky process. The issue came under scrutiny in last month's Wilson Review, which looked at how collaboration in the UK between universities...
Why university-industry collaboration doesn't have to be awkward

Apps Are Not Coffee

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Jameson Ahern points us to a fantastic discussion by Josh Lehman, explaining why it's silly to argue that people are irrational for spending $4 or more on a cup of coffee*, but not $0.99 on digital content or apps. As with nearly all cases of seemingly "irrational" behavior in economics,...
Apps Are Not Coffee

The world’s hottest digital markets: a music map

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Record labels’ new-found enthusiasm for ending their iTunes dependence has created an opportunity for new digital music services. I picture the market like a game of Risk. Every week, the likes of Spotify, Rdio and Deezer are racing in to new countries with a new model — unlimited subscription access to...
The world’s hottest digital markets: a music map
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