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How Apple Is Winning The Platform Wars, And Why That Won't Change Anytime Soon

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We are in a post-PC world, and there is a war on to be the platform that will dominate it.  BI Intelligence believes the real network effect in smartphones is with developers, not the end users. When it comes down to it, consumers are largely drawn to phones with the...
How Apple Is Winning The Platform Wars, And Why That Won't Change Anytime Soon
BII REPORT: How Banking Is Going Mobile

Hipstamatic expands Snap, its iPad Magazine, to the iPhone and Web in search of more readers

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Since debuting on the iPad back in May, Snap, a mobile photography magazine created by Instagram competitor Hipstamatic, is launching on the iPhone and Web to expand its potential readership. As we previously explained, Snap isn’t just a giant gallery of vintage-inspired images; it’s a monthly culture and lifestyle magazine that explores artists,...
Hipstamatic expands Snap, its iPad Magazine, to the iPhone and Web in search of more readers

Hard drive market shrinks in Europe as consumers turn to the cloud

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Both number of drives and total capacity purchased drop after Thailand floods and rise of cloud computing and tablets slows PC marketIt might not be a crash, but the external hard drive market for consumers has gone into reverse in the past two years in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East...
Hard drive market shrinks in Europe as consumers turn to the cloud

CHART OF THE DAY: The PC Business Has Stalled (AAPL, MSFT, DELL)

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This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. After decades of sustained growth in the PC market (with the exception of 2001), growth is slowing to a halt. Overall PC...
CHART OF THE DAY: The PC Business Has Stalled (AAPL, MSFT, DELL)

Report says iPad users are more affluent than Kindle folk

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Click for large version of comScore graphic. Hey, Big Spender! Your iPad would probably like to spend some more time with you… According to a new report by comScore, iPad users tend to be younger (44.5 percent under age 35), wealthier (46.3 percent in households with income greater than $100,000)...
Report says iPad users are more affluent than Kindle folk

The New iPad: The Perfect Tablet at the Perfect Time

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So, Apple just threw a bunch of numbers and specifications at you. Yeah, it is a new iPad. So what? Nothing about the rumor cycle heading into the third generation iPad had me excited. Honestly, I am probably not going to buy the new iPad. Well, not anytime soon....
The New iPad: The Perfect Tablet at the Perfect Time

Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround

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Peer-to-peer car-sharing is growing in popularity and consumer adoption, as renters are now looking beyond traditional rental firms like Enterprise and Avis, and even beyond local short-term rentals from companies like Zipcar. The idea of renting from a regular person, rather than a monolithic firm is finally catching on. Meanwhile,...
Peer-To-Peer Car-Sharing Startup Wheelz Launches In San Francisco To Take On RelayRides And Getaround
Brain-training service Lumosity hits 35M users and is now adding 100K users a day

Wearable Devices: How Geeky Glasses and Wristbands Will Move Mainstream

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We’ve all seen the movies: Gadget-laden heroes from James Bond to Terminator to Iron Man have long relied on voice-controlled watches and heads-up display glasses to extend their powers. Now, those gadgets are a reality, albeit a niche one. Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently spotted wearing a prototype from...
Wearable Devices: How Geeky Glasses and Wristbands Will Move Mainstream

HelloFax's Joseph Walla might have found the path to the mythical paperless office

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The company might be called HelloFax, but co-founder and CEO Joseph Walla should probably call his startup GoodbyePaper. In the old days, people used to set up an office by buying a printer, a scanner, a faxer, some chairs and tables and a phone. But all that has changed for...
HelloFax's Joseph Walla might have found the path to the mythical paperless office
Fraunhofer tests an LED lamp that will light up your PC at 3 Gbps

Why Passbook could join Ping in the Apple graveyard

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This fall, the launch of Passbook marked Apple’s first foray into the crowded arena of alternative mobile payment schemes. Considering its well-founded reputation for producing disruptive tech, it’s tempting to assume Passbook is destined to do the same. And there’s certainly an argument to be made that the company has...
Why Passbook could join Ping in the Apple graveyard

Second-screen TV app Zeebox tops one million US downloads in three months

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Social television app Zeebox has been downloaded more than one million times in the United States over the last three months, adding some weight to its claim of being the market leader in delivering additional content to a second screen. The company says that the free app, available for iOS...
Second-screen TV app Zeebox tops one million US downloads in three months

Exclusive: Google Offers Exec Eric Rosenblum Leaves for Mobile Ad Start-Up

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Eric Rosenblum, the director of product for Google Offers, has left the Groupon competitor to join Drawbridge, a mobile advertising start-up. In an interview, Rosenblum said today was his first day at the company after working at Google for four and a half years. In his new role as Drawbridge’s...
Exclusive: Google Offers Exec Eric Rosenblum Leaves for Mobile Ad Start-Up

Coinstar Expands Rollout Of Its PayPal-Powered, Coin-Counting Kiosks

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PayPal is today announcing an expanded relationship with Coinstar, which you know as the maker of those coin-counting machines that you dump your collected pocket change into, in return for actual dollar bills. Starting with a limited rollout in Texas, Northern California, and Ohio, customers will now be able to...
Coinstar Expands Rollout Of Its PayPal-Powered, Coin-Counting Kiosks

Why Do VCs Still Love Social Media?

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Illustration by David Schwen Social network users aren't there to buy stuff. They're there to communicate with others. We use the phrase social media, but they're really communication services, not media properties. I remember meeting Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley four or five years ago and thinking, This guy is in...
Why Do VCs Still Love Social Media?
Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [SLIDE DECK]

Facebook Finally Goes After Google With A New Search Product (FB, GOOG)

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Facebook just announced a new product called Graph Search.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who showed off the product, insisted that it is not Google-like Web search. But make no mistake, this is Facebook boldest attempt yet to go after Google's search business. It's not a clone of Google search; it's an alternative...
Facebook Finally Goes After Google With A New Search Product (FB, GOOG)

Welcome to the real world, Google

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The cold reality of consumer marketing seems to be setting in for Google, as the closing days of the pre-registration period for its Google Fiber project in Kansas City has seen the search giant scrambling under its self-imposed deadline. Several of the fiberhoods (Google’s coined phrase for fiber neighborhoods) located...
Welcome to the real world, Google

ANALYST: Buy Facebook Because It's An 'Option On The World' (FB)

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Catch the falling knife. That's the bold call from Needham analyst Laura Martin, who initiates the stock with a $40 price target, a number that would have seemed modest a couple of days ago, but which is in fact represents a 29% gain from where it closed yesterday. Martin calls...
ANALYST: Buy Facebook Because It's An 'Option On The World' (FB)
iPad mini hands-on: light, portable, awesome, expensive

How Can We Disrupt The Cell Carriers?

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Editor’s note: Hemant Taneja is managing director at General Catalyst. Follow him on Twitter @htaneja. Every time I pick up my iPhone lately, I’ve been asking myself: Why do we call this a “phone”? If my “phone” habits are any indicator, we shouldn’t be calling this a phone at all. On...
How Can We Disrupt The Cell Carriers?
Building a delivery startup in Turkey with epic traffic, scant funding, and no broadband
Up Close With The Next Big Home Commodity: LED Lighting

What I learned from teaming up with Google

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Recently, I was invited by Google to participate in “Mobilizing Mobile” in Mobile, Alabama. As part of Google’s Go Mobile initiative, the event demonstrated what happens when a city’s infrastructure and community goes mobile. Below you’ll find four key take-aways from teaming up with Google. I believe they can be...
What I learned from teaming up with Google
Self-driving cars hold 'great promise' for saving thousands of lives, says US government official
Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [Slide Deck]

Microsoft Earnings Big on Windows 8 and SuperBowl Strategy

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On the eve of Microsoft’s possibly most significant earnings reports in recent history, eyes are fixed are on the Redmond giant.  The recent announcement of pricing and availability of their tablet product – the Surface Pro is no coincidence, regardless of the earnings outcome this announcement will be a positive...
Microsoft Earnings Big on Windows 8 and SuperBowl Strategy
Android adoption is growing 6x faster than iPhone
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