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PayPal kills the cash register -- and offers completely free payment processing for 2013

LG claims 3m LTE smartphone sales, plans to double its international focus

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LG has claimed that it has sold more than 3 million LTE-compatible smartphones worldwide, and revealed plans to extend the sale of its LTE range to 10 new countries, taking the total to 20. The Korean manufacturer’s devices are currently available in 10 markets — with a particularly focus on...
LG claims 3m LTE smartphone sales, plans to double its international focus

Bing Now Default Search Engine on Amazon's Kindle Fire: Is Apple Next?

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Bing, Microsoft's search engine competitor to Google, hasn't quite made the dent in Google's market share that Redmond had hoped for. But as revealed this week, Microsoft may have just scored an important victory in helping to foster consumer awareness for its search service. Today, Amazon confirmed to Fast Company...
Bing Now Default Search Engine on Amazon's Kindle Fire: Is Apple Next?

Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 devices could be unveiled before iPhone 5 next month

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Nokia is expected to be the first company to show off Windows Phone 8 devices, and now it looks like that could happen as soon as September 5, sources tell Bloomberg. That’s when Nokia’s annual conference Nokia World begins in Helsinki, Finland, and it’s also a week before the...
Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 devices could be unveiled before iPhone 5 next month

ClearStory Data raises $9M and might actually make data your friend

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ClearStory Data, the much-hyped Palo Alto, Calif., startup trying to make easy work of complex analytics, plans to announce Wednesday that it has raised a $9 million Series A round from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures as the company inches closer to general availability in...
ClearStory Data raises $9M and might actually make data your friend
2 out of 3 U.S. consumers agree: We're buying smartphones!

Who Will Buy the iPad? [STATS]

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Wondering just who put in a pre-order for the coveted iPad? The NPD Group just released a new market research report assessing consumer awareness and interest in Apple’s iPad.Unsurprisingly, current Apple owners are most excited about the product — 24% of Apple owners said they were very interested or...
Who Will Buy the iPad? [STATS]
Microsoft to open 6 retail stores in early 2013 after adding 51 shops this year

Meet Dharmesh Mehta, Microsoft’s man with his head firmly in the cloud

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Dharmesh Mehta, Senior Director Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft is currently on a European tour. Through jet lag and a hard travel itinerary he may not know what time it is, but he certainly sees how the future will work with cloud based computing and Microsoft’s Skydrive. If...
Meet Dharmesh Mehta, Microsoft’s man with his head firmly in the cloud
The strange US launch of Nokia's Lumia 920
CHART: Just How Big Will The New Mobile Market For Wearable Devices Become?
CHART: Wearable Computing Market Estimates Are All Over The Place

WEARABLE COMPUTING: A New Mobile Market Takes Shape

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Those betting big on wearable computing believe an assorted new crop of gadgets -- mostly worn on the wrist or as eyewear -- will transform the way in which we interact with the rest of our devices. But wearables won't just complement smartphones. What is perhaps most intriguing about them is...
WEARABLE COMPUTING: A New Mobile Market Takes Shape

Galaxy versus Android at the Superbowl

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On the basis of (the not-entirely-reliable) Google Trends, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy brand is starting to overtake 'Android' in consumer awareness. 'Samsung galaxy' itself is some way behind Android, but 'galaxy' alone has equaled it, and I can't offhand think of another reason why that term would have shot...
Galaxy versus Android at the Superbowl

Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

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Bloomberg reports that Apple will for the first time begin accepting trade-ins on iPhones in its retail stores, encouraging users to upgrade to the latest models and seeking to boost sales. Apple will be partnering with recycling firm Brightstar to offer the program.Used iPhones collected in the U.S. will only...
Apple Looking to Boost iPhone Sales With New Retail Store Trade-In Program

Smartphone sales up 73% in Southeast Asia, account for just 25% of total: Report

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Smartphones may be the norm for consumers in the West, but that is very much not the case for the rest of the world, although shipment volumes and sales continue to grow strongly in emerging markets, such as Southeast Asia. Sales of smartphones in the region rose 73 percent year-on-year,...
Smartphone sales up 73% in Southeast Asia, account for just 25% of total: Report
Report: Google Nexus Tablet “a done deal”
CHART: Market Estimates For Google Glass And Other Wearable Devices Are All Over The Place

PayPal wants to be here, there and everywhere

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PayPal is the granddaddy of the online payments space. It was the remora of eBay until the auction giant bought it in 2002. Last year, PayPal processed $119 billion in transactions and accounted for 38% of eBay’s revenue. In the past year, eBay’s stock (+52%) has well outperformed Google (+11%),...
PayPal wants to be here, there and everywhere

The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

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Editor’s note: Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School and author of the New York Times bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. Follow him on Twitter @j1berger. Why do some companies, products and services get more word of mouth than others? It’s not luck. There’s a science behind it. Social...
The Secret Science Behind Big Data And Word Of Mouth

ZTE plays the long game on building consumer awareness

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The company believes it is wiser to work with the carriers than spend a lot of resources creating a consumer brand. [Read more]...
ZTE plays the long game on building consumer awareness
Because competing with Apple is way too easy, Samsung finds new rival in Facebook

Consumers: Wait, What's an Ultrabook?

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If Intel’s Ultrabook concept is going to reinvigorate PC sales, the company’s going to have to do a better job marketing it. Because machines meeting the branded ultrathin laptop spec haven’t yet won over consumers the way the smartphone and tablet have. In a report today titled “Dude, You’re Not...
Consumers: Wait, What's an Ultrabook?

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

Shares of Blucora soar as revenue grows 46 percent

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Blucora, the Bellevue search and tax preparation company formerly known as InfoSpace, today reported a 46 percent in revenue for the fourth quarter. Shares jumped more than 10 percent in after hours trading. It now has a market value of more than $600 million. Revenue for the quarter was $97...
Shares of Blucora soar as revenue grows 46 percent

Nokia’s PureView Imaging To Appear On Windows Phone-Powered Lumias

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I doubt that you’ve forgotten about Nokia’s crazy 808 PureView phone with a 41-megapixel camera. How could you? It’s impossible to dismiss, even if the whole 41-megapixel figure is a bit misleading. The only issue with it is that it runs on Symbian, a slowly but surely dying platform. Luckily,...
Nokia’s PureView Imaging To Appear On Windows Phone-Powered Lumias

Xbox now Microsoft's sole TV strategy after selling MediaRoom to Ericsson

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Microsoft confirmed today that it has agreed to sell its MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson, following rumors about the deal a few weeks ago. MediaRoom will help Ericsson expand its IPTV efforts — Microsoft noted that the software already powers 22 million set-top boxes in 11 million subscriber homes....
Xbox now Microsoft's sole TV strategy after selling MediaRoom to Ericsson

Samsung tipped to post record Q3 profits of $6.2 billion, driven by Galaxy S3 sales

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It seems like Samsung only just revealed record quarterly financials in July but  already the Korean firm is being tipped to better those figures with its performance in the third quarter of 2012. Korea-based analysts — cited by The Yonhap — foresee that operating profit during the period will hit...
Samsung tipped to post record Q3 profits of $6.2 billion, driven by Galaxy S3 sales

Surprise! Walmart's Cloud Movie Service Is Pretty Good!

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I am very, very skeptical about Walmart’s new “disc to digital” service, where you pay money to convert your old DVDs into files you can access from the cloud. Who wants to haul their discs to a store — and take out their credit card — to do something that should...
Surprise! Walmart's Cloud Movie Service Is Pretty Good!

Viral dancing phenomenon 'Where The Hell is Matt' partners with US Tour Operators

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Looks like a travel company is finally teaming up Matt Harding, the dude behind the global dancing phenomenon Where The Hell is Matt? US Tour Operators Association announced that they will visit locations around the world next year with Harding to “capture and spread the joy and freedom of exploration...
Viral dancing phenomenon 'Where The Hell is Matt' partners with US Tour Operators
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