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Mobile becomes a core component of AdSense

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We launched AdSense for mobile content before the smartphone revolution when everyone had a flip phone. Our goal was to help pioneering publishers monetize their mobile content. Since then, we’ve seen mobile technology advance and an increasing number of consumers are viewing content from “smarter” mobile devices. To make...
Mobile becomes a core component of AdSense

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

Kontagent turns data mining into SaaS for mobile apps

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Social and mobile analytics startup Kontagent has expanded its business to include a data-mining service powered by Hive, the SQL-like interface for querying data stored within Hadoop. It’s a smart move by the company, and one that other cloud-based analytics providers would be wise to replicate. What makes it so...
Kontagent turns data mining into SaaS for mobile apps
Spotify reportedly prepping Pandora competitor

Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

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Red Hat today announced that it has crossed the billion-dollar mark in revenue, with $1.13 billion in the fiscal year that ended February 29. Red Hat is unique in becoming the first vendor of its size to make all or nearly all of its money from building, maintaining, and...
Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

Citing rapid staff expansion, eBay has doubled its office space in the Seattle area

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Microsoft is not the only game in the Seattle area, in case you were unaware: eBay has a large presence there as well. Today the company announced that it has leased a 53,000 square foot space in Bellevue, almost double the size of its current space in Redmond. The space...
Citing rapid staff expansion, eBay has doubled its office space in the Seattle area

7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog, BothSidesoftheTable. I recently wrote a blog post in which I pointed out that many investors and advisors discourage enterprise startups from having a professional services (PS) business and...
7 Tips For Layering Professional Services Revenue Into Your Startup

Now at its critical mass, LinkedIn launches new profiles

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MOUNTAIN VIEW — Today, LinkedIn is reinventing itself with a new profile design. We got a small sneak peek at the new design a couple months ago, but the full story — including the man-behind-the-curtain mechanics of how it works — are available today. The roll-out to end users will...
Now at its critical mass, LinkedIn launches new profiles

Thoughts From the Man Who Would Sell The World, Nicely

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"My background is in Artificial Intelligence and my last business was building predictive data. Most of our customers were oil companies, and you can hold that against me if you like. But my pitch back then was 'just give me enough data, I'll figure out something.' And often enough I...
Thoughts From the Man Who Would Sell The World, Nicely

Bloomberg Launches New Version Of Flagship Financial Service

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Executives today lifted the curtain on “Bloomberg NEXT,” a new edition of the company’s core product that Bloomberg LP says will provide users with a richer and more intuitive experience. The company claims new search and menu functions will make it easier for traders and other financial professionals to...
Bloomberg Launches New Version Of Flagship Financial Service
Here Are Two Questions Startups Must Ask Their Most Engaged Users

Twitter, Facebook and app scams: who cares about fake followers?"

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Preventing scams is critical for social networks – but no one seems very interested in indentifying bogus fans or followersHere is the latest Twitter scam I've heard this week. Consider two fictitious media, the Gazette and the Tribune operating on the same market, targeting the same demographics, competing fort the same...
Twitter, Facebook and app scams: who cares about fake followers?"

Office twin of Windows Blue dubbed 'Gemini'

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The Windows team isn't the only one "reimagining" how to build and deliver future versions of its core product. The Office unit is, too. [Read more]...
Office twin of Windows Blue dubbed 'Gemini'
With Savored buy, Groupon moves further away from daily deals
Myntra Buys Fitiquette, A Disrupt Finalist With A Virtual Fitting Room, As India's Online Fashion Market Heats Up

Samsung at CES: Flexible displays, low-power LCDs, and all-new CPU designs

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Samsung’s CES keynote was an all-around look at the work the company is doing on a variety of fronts. CPU technology was front and center, including the announcement of the new Exynos 5 Octa. This new chip is the first SoC to implement ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture from any manufacturer. The Exynos...
Samsung at CES: Flexible displays, low-power LCDs, and all-new CPU designs

Unreasonable at Sea: A startup accelerator with a difference – it travels around the world on a boat

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Most entrepreneurs would save a round-the-world boat trip for after their big exit, but Unreasonable at Sea is flipping things around by giving startup founders a chance to take to the high seas while mentors help them prepare to expand their businesses to international markets. The trip is the brainchild...
Unreasonable at Sea: A startup accelerator with a difference – it travels around the world on a boat

Twitter Investor Chris Sacca to Third-Party Developers: Stay the Course

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Shared by louisgray Worth reading just for this line: "Business Insider has attained a level of sensationalism that I can’t take seriously as journalism any more. Just look at how many times they retweeted their own article today." Note I never share Business Insider because I am not subscribed, and...
Twitter Investor Chris Sacca to Third-Party Developers: Stay the Course

Facebook clarifies platform policy: If you aren't directing value back, no access for you

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Quickly after Twitter launched its video product called Vine on Thursday, users saw that the “find friends” feature connected to Facebook wasn’t working, and it became obvious the two companies were at odds over Twitter’s new “Instagram for video attempt.” On Friday, Facebook came out and provided further clarification on...
Facebook clarifies platform policy: If you aren't directing value back, no access for you

Meet Y Combinator’s newest partner, Geoff Ralston

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The newest member of Y Combinator’s team is angel investor and successful entrepreneur Geoff Ralston. Y Combinator founder Paul Graham announced the addition of Ralston in a blog post yesterday, writing that Ralston is “a perfect match for YC because he’s smart and energetic, and yet informal and a super...
Meet Y Combinator’s newest partner, Geoff Ralston
Zaarly phases out buyer-centric marketplace to focus on sellers

The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future

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Three companies have been making changes to the way people use the web. I am not talking about mobile devices as they still use the same basic internet that desktops and laptops use. I am talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of these companies is trying to own something...
The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future
Google declares war on free clicks

Burned And Scared Twitter App-Developers Not Burned Or Scared Enough To Replace Twitter

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Twitter is out and about making everyone in their developer ecosystem (that doesn’t work for the company) angry and annoyed.How so? Twitter has been king-making Twitter apps, right in the face of a rich multitude of applications that other people had developed for using the service. Imagine the annoyance of...
Burned And Scared Twitter App-Developers Not Burned Or Scared Enough To Replace Twitter
How Mark Zuckerberg got his pre-IPO groove back

Google speeds up Search on Android Jelly Bean devices, expands Google Now to include Gmail

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Google just updated its native Google Search app for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). You can download the latest version now from the official Google Play Store. The timing of the update is hardly a coincidence: Android 4.2 was just announced a couple of hours ago....
Google speeds up Search on Android Jelly Bean devices, expands Google Now to include Gmail

Facebook acquires iOS and Mac developer Acrylic, makers of Wallet and RSS reader Pulp

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The Mac development house Acrylic has announced that it has been purchased by Facebook. Acrylic’s Dustin Mcdonald shared a statement on the company’s blog. Acrylic makes popular iOS and Mac software like the news reader Pulp and the secure database app Wallet. Acrylic says that Pulp and Wallet have not...
Facebook acquires iOS and Mac developer Acrylic, makers of Wallet and RSS reader Pulp

On The Future of The Web 2 Summit

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By around this time of year, most of you are used to hearing about this year’s Web 2 Summit theme, its initial lineup of speakers, and any other related goings on, like our annual VIP dinners or perhaps some crazy map I’ve dreamt up. It’s become a familiar ritual in...
On The Future of The Web 2 Summit
Facebook adds iOS and Mac development studio Acrylic to design team

SEOmoz changes name to Moz, unveils new analytics software

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The Moz mascot Roger. For nearly a decade, Rand Fishkin’s Seattle startup has been directly associated with search engine optimization, so much so that SEO was embedded right in the company’s name: SEOmoz. But things are evolving and changing in the SEO business, and at SEOmoz. Today, the company is...
SEOmoz changes name to Moz, unveils new analytics software
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