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Instapaper for Android arrives. Will users buy it?

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Another of the most popular iOS applications makes the move to Android as Instapaper is now available in Google Play. The useful software saves web pages for offline reading and re-formats them to remove all of the clutter often found around the content, providing a focused consumption experience. The Android...
Instapaper for Android arrives. Will users buy it?

BII REPORT: How Annual Tablet Sales Will Explode To 400 Million By 2016

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In the two years since Apple launched the iPad,  the tablet market has exploded. When one includes Android and other tablets as well as e-readers, nearly 100 million tablets were sold in 2011. Tablets and smartphones will not completely displace PCs. But they will quickly overwhelm them in terms of unit...
BII REPORT: How Annual Tablet Sales Will Explode To 400 Million By 2016
With New Device and Content Partnerships, Redux is Becoming Connected TV Infrastructure
Relax! StationCreator is bringing scheduled TV broadcasts to online video
There Is a Real-Life Holodeck in Stony Brook, NY
Banjo Releases iPad And Android Tablet App, Focuses On Content Consumption And The Second Screen

No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

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Editor’s note: David McIntosh is the founder and CEO of Redux, a fast-growing video discovery company. Redux is the top downloaded app on Google TV, and you can read David’s other guest posts here. If you asked your mom or dad what DLNA or UPnP stood for or did, would they...
No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

Apple and the birth of the drivetime podcast

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The company has an opportunity to turn an afterthought into a new mass medium FORTUNE — “As I’ve described many times before in this space, Apple’s core competency is finding common but horrible content consumption experiences and replacing them with awesome, Apple-designed experiences.” So writes Mike Elgan, long-time editor of...
Apple and the birth of the drivetime podcast
Big-name investors throw $15M at news aggregation startup Prismatic

What's All the Hype About Native Ads, Anyway? Looking Beyond the Buzzword.

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Image copyright Timur DjafarovLate last year, yet another industry buzzword emerged: “Native Advertising.” The term has received a lot of media attention and excitement from brands, rich-media companies, and publishers alike, and after cutting through the hype, one question still remains — what does it actually mean? At the basic...
What's All the Hype About Native Ads, Anyway? Looking Beyond the Buzzword.
INSIDER: Google's Tablet Is As Good As The iPad 2 And Way Better Than Amazon's Kindle Fire
Samsung unveils Series 5 Ultra touch ultrabook

BII REPORT: How Annual Tablet Sales Will Explode To 450 Million By 2016

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In the two years since Apple launched the iPad,  the tablet market has exploded. When one includes Android and other tablets as well as e-readers, nearly 100 million tablets were sold in 2011. Tablets and smartphones will not completely displace PCs. But they will quickly overwhelm them in terms of unit...
BII REPORT: How Annual Tablet Sales Will Explode To 450 Million By 2016

Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

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In its most recent Mobility Report, Ericsson estimates that mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of last year. There’s no end in sight for data demand either: Ericsson estimates that between 2012 and 2018, demand for mobile data will increase twelve-fold. The two key drivers of such growth?...
Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

Inclusivity

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One of my favorite bloggers and thinkers about social media, Anil Dash, has a blog post up on Medium titled You Can’t Start the Revolution from the Country Club. Go read it because he's talking about some important stuff. In his post Anil observes that in many of the most...
Inclusivity

Apple poised to enrage cable companies with new ad-blocking tech

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In a move that is sure to strike fear into broadcasters and advertisers everywhere, Apple (AAPL) is apparently working on technology that would automatically shut off broadcast advertisements in favor of preloaded content. AppleInsider reports that a new Apple patent covers a system of “seamless switching between radio and local...
Apple poised to enrage cable companies with new ad-blocking tech

Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards

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Google rebranded Android Market as Google Play today to showcase the company’s recent forays into other types of digital content like movies, music and books. Google Play is now a single destination for apps, games, movies, music and books, in the way that the iTunes store has also hosted songs, podcasts...
Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards
ESPN Launches Personalized SportsCenter Feed Web App, Proves It Just Gets Digital

Circa hires Anthony De Rosa away from Thomson Reuters to expand its editorial ambitions

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Circa, the mobile-only news service funded by Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, announced on Tuesday that it is hiring Thomson Reuters social-media editor Anthony De Rosa to be the media startup’s editor-in-chief. Circa co-founder and CEO Matt Galligan said in an interview before the announcement that De Rosa will be...
Circa hires Anthony De Rosa away from Thomson Reuters to expand its editorial ambitions

Social Media Memory App Timehop Adds "Pinterest for Your Past"

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The world’s gone Pinterest-crazy. Ladies like to use it. Web sites want to be it. Others could possibly want to sue it. And now another social media app is introducing “Pinterest-like” boards: Timehop. Timehop, in case you’e never used it, is a nifty social media aggregator that sends you daily...
Social Media Memory App Timehop Adds "Pinterest for Your Past"
Sneak Preview: Timehop's Redesign Makes Nostalgia More Social

The state of the Android platform: from monetization to China to the Nexus 7

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As Google’s annual developer conference I/O winds down today, it’s clear Google is trying to evolve Android — not only as a platform, but as an experience for both users and developers. The company unveiled beautifully designed devices like the Nexus 7 and the Nexus Q to show us Android...
The state of the Android platform: from monetization to China to the Nexus 7

Why Tumblr Won't Tumble Like MySpace

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Tumblr just hit a big milestone: 20 billion monthly pageviews. That's impressive for the blogging site, run by youthful CEO David Karp. But if you're familiar with older Web communities like GeoCities or Myspace, you know how traffic-driven success can be fleeting. GeoCities scored a $3.5 billion buyout from Yahoo,...
Why Tumblr Won't Tumble Like MySpace

iPhone wrests the US smartphone sales crown back from Android

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Android handsets as a group were outselling Apple’s iPhone for the past few months in the U.S., but Apple has regained the top spot. Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech suggests that of all smartphones sold in the U.S. over the last 12 weeks, 48.1 percent were iPhones while...
iPhone wrests the US smartphone sales crown back from Android

Former Kleiner Perkins Partner, Erly Founder And Hulu CTO Eric Feng Joins Flipboard As CTO

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Eric Feng, former Kleiner Perkins partner and Hulu CTO, is joining social magazine app Flipboard’s executive team as CTO, running engineering and strategy. Most recently, Feng was at Airtime, after the company acquired his former startup Erly, the Kleiner Perkins-backed app aimed at letting people create social experiences around their...
Former Kleiner Perkins Partner, Erly Founder And Hulu CTO Eric Feng Joins Flipboard As CTO

Digg Reader Now Available On Digg's iOS App

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Digg Reader, Digg’s alternative for the RSS aggregation addicts who will be bereft when Google Reader finally shuts down on July 1, is now available on the Digg iOS app. An Android app is expected to make its debut in the next three to four weeks. Opened in beta two...
Digg Reader Now Available On Digg's iOS App
Bold and beautiful, Google+ for iPhone begs to be touched
Pocket Launches 'Send To Friend' Feature For One-To-One Sharing As It Hits 35M Saves Per Month

Feature Friday: Liking A Checkin

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It's feature friday and today I want to talk about our portfolio company Foursquare, which put out a completely redone app this week on iOS and Android. Blackberry is coming shortly. I've got a few simple frameworks for thinking about things. In social media, one of my main ones is...
Feature Friday: Liking A Checkin

OnLive Adds “Cloud-Accelerated Browsing” To Its Streaming-Desktop Stable

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You’re probably familiar with OnLive, the company that made its mark by streaming brand new console and PC games to whatever devices could support a high-bandwidth video stream. Many doubted its technology to begin with (including yours truly – Is OnLive OnCrack?) but they’ve more or less delivered on their...
OnLive Adds “Cloud-Accelerated Browsing” To Its Streaming-Desktop Stable
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?