consumption model

consumption model

Amazon pitches better-than-ever cloud deals

Airbnb goes social and local with acquisition of Localmind

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Airbnb announced today that it has acquired the startup Localmind, which makes a social app that allows users to ask and answer questions specific to locations. In a blog post, Airbnb noted that the team would bring a new social component to the company, and the location-based information that Localmind...
Airbnb goes social and local with acquisition of Localmind
iTunes 11 finally available for download, features redesigned interface and increased iCloud support

ValoBox Launches Pay-As-You-Go eBook Offering; O'Reilly Media, Guardian Books & Other Publishers Sign On

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Persuading publishers to make their eBooks available to read over the Web is probably quite a big ask. Persuading them to sell those eBooks on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis, enabling readers to purchase specific pages or chapters of a book only — well, that’s just crazy talk. Not so crazy, it...
ValoBox Launches Pay-As-You-Go eBook Offering; O'Reilly Media, Guardian Books & Other Publishers Sign On
Banjo Releases iPad And Android Tablet App, Focuses On Content Consumption And The Second Screen
5 cool things at MIT Media Lab
Projecteo Portable Projector Is The Natural Nostalgic Companion To Instagram
Transcriptic raises $1.2M to bring cloud economics to science

Internet Identity System MiiCard Raises $2.5M To Help You Prove You Are Who You Say You Are Online

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With the rise of startups building on top of the collaborative consumption model – that is, where users are buying from and selling directly to other users – there’s a growing need for some sort of system to help verify user identities. Although there are others quietly working in this...
Internet Identity System MiiCard Raises $2.5M To Help You Prove You Are Who You Say You Are Online
In Warner's stable, Deezer has funds for costly global Spotify fight

Legimi Wants To Be The 'Spotify For Ebooks' With A Business Model That Relies On You Reading Less

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Legimi is definitely a startup I’ll be watching closely in 2013. Put simply, it aims to be the ‘Spotify for ebooks,’ in which for a monthly subscription, users get access to a potentially infinite library of reading material, all accessible via the cloud. But more than that, this Polish startup,...
Legimi Wants To Be The 'Spotify For Ebooks' With A Business Model That Relies On You Reading Less
Cabulous re-brands under new name FlyWheel, adds black cars to lineup
Foursquare’s Inflection Point: People Using The App, But Not Checking In

The CIO as the (IT) supply chain manager

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In the recent past, the CIO and staff earned their name as technologists. They built IT infrastructure by hand from the ground-up. Unique server, storage and networking piece-parts were purchased, integrated and optimized to support specific applications. IT recruited and developed staff who performed the technical back-flips that made each...
The CIO as the (IT) supply chain manager
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