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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

Connected TV set shipments hit 25% last year and are set to grow to 70% by 2016, says report

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A quarter of all TV sets shipped globally in 2011 were Internet-connected, a figure that is predicted to rise to almost 70% by 2016, according to a new report by market research and consultancy firm IMS Research. Internet connectivity on TVs is growing in popularity, as it allows a more...
Connected TV set shipments hit 25% last year and are set to grow to 70% by 2016, says report

Emergency Alert System devices vulnerable to hacker attacks, researchers say

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Devices used by many radio and TV stations to broadcast emergency messages as part of the U.S. Emergency Alert System (EAS) contain critical vulnerabilities that expose them to remote hacker attacks, according to researchers from security consultancy firm IOActive....
Emergency Alert System devices vulnerable to hacker attacks, researchers say
Solstice Releases AppLauncher, a Development Automation Tool for Enterprise

Russia's mobile game market to reach $707m in 4 years as local publishers expand globally

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. According to Moscow, Russia-based consultancy firm J’son & Partners, the mobile game market in Russia will grow from $392 million in 2012 to an estimated $707 million in...
Russia's mobile game market to reach $707m in 4 years as local publishers expand globally
"Let's Map Who Owes The Local Warlord Money": Meet An Urban Planner For Cities That Don't Yet Exist

Illicit File-Sharing and Streaming of TV Shows Increases

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Following the introduction of Sweden’s IPRED anti-piracy legislation on April 1st last year, the country saw a huge 30% drop in Internet traffic. Many attributed this fall to Internet users become scared that they would be caught downloading and sharing copyright material. Several months later in November 2009, TorrentFreak looked...
Illicit File-Sharing and Streaming of TV Shows Increases

Consumer intelligence firm NGDATA buys ENQIO to expand its team of 'big data' scientists

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Consumer intelligence software maker NGDATA has acquired ENQIO, a professional consultancy firm that specializes in data management, business analytics and multi-channel campaign management. Financial terms of the agreement between the two Belgian companies were not disclosed, but we understand it concerns an all-stock deal. This means NGDATA didn’t have to...
Consumer intelligence firm NGDATA buys ENQIO to expand its team of 'big data' scientists

Cisco investigates claim of Linksys router remote root vulnerability giving attackers full access

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Researchers at security consultancy firm DefenseCode announced on Friday they had discovered a remote root access vulnerability affecting the default installation of a Linksys router. Since they said it likely affected multiple models, and pointed out Linksys has sold more than 70 million routers today, we contacted Cisco on Monday...
Cisco investigates claim of Linksys router remote root vulnerability giving attackers full access
SEOmoz acquires AudienceWise and continues its move into Portland

Companies on Wikipedia: Apple's Fans Get it Right

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According to a new study by Milan-based consultancy firm Lundquist, Apple has the best Wikipedia entry among Fortune Global 500 companies. Lundquist ranked Wikipedia pages according to the quality of the data in the infobox, page features like links and citations and the quality and availability of page sections like...
Companies on Wikipedia: Apple's Fans Get it Right

Google opposes fixed license fees for SEPs, insists on percentage of end product price

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Last week I mentioned that Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed motions in limine (motions to exclude testimony and arguments) in their FRAND obligations lawsuit in the Western District of Washington. I wanted to await the parties' opposition briefs (just like in a parallel Apple v. Motorola FRAND...
Google opposes fixed license fees for SEPs, insists on percentage of end product price

Free mobile messaging apps will be the death of SMS. Eventually. Just not yet.

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Free mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, WeChat and MessageMe are getting so popular in the developed world that they’re eating away at the telecom operators’ SMS revenues, traditionally a cash cow (and actually a bit of a scam) for carriers worldwide. Unless you’ve been living under a...
Free mobile messaging apps will be the death of SMS. Eventually. Just not yet.

High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs

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Joe Lockhart, Vice President of global communications at Facebook, has left the company, AllThingsD has learned. His departure comes nearly 15 months after he first joined the company in July of last year, where he worked alongside of Marne Levine, another beltway insider who has served Facebook as VP of...
High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs

British under-35s are more influenced by brands than friends on social networks, says study

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Brand messages on social media have more influence on young consumers than online friends’ recommendations, a new study shows. Carried out among 1,100 British social media users aged 15-34 for the UK consultancy firm Decode, the study shows that among those who have made a purchase based on social media,...
British under-35s are more influenced by brands than friends on social networks, says study

Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages

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Users who signed into third-party Web or mobile applications using their Twitter accounts might have given those applications access to their Twitter private "direct" messages without knowing it, according to Cesar Cerrudo, the chief technology officer of security consultancy firm IOActive. The issue is the result of a flaw...
Researcher: Twitter flaw gave third-party apps unauthorized access to private messages
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