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Defining A Growth Hacker: 5 Ways Growth Hackers Changed Marketing

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In this series titled “Defining a growth hacker”, I am exploring the meaning and practical application of growth hacking through a number of interviews with prominent growth hackers. This is the second post the series, which outlines the ways growth hacking changed marketing. You can find the first post, “Defining...
Defining A Growth Hacker: 5 Ways Growth Hackers Changed Marketing

EA Settles Price Fixing Lawsuit For $27 Million; NFL Monopoly Left Intact

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EA Games has agreed to a $27 million settlement for charges of price-fixing related to its NFL, NCAA and (lawl) Arena Football League games. While this may come as somewhat a relief to purchasers of EA games, it's highly unlikely that this will result in EA changing its core strategy....
EA Settles Price Fixing Lawsuit For $27 Million; NFL Monopoly Left Intact

EA Settles Price Fixing Lawsuit For $27 Million; NFL Monopoly Left Intact

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EA Games has agreed to a $27 million settlement for charges of price-fixing related to its NFL, NCAA and (lawl) Arena Football League games. While this may come as somewhat a relief to purchasers of EA games, it's highly unlikely that this will result in EA changing its core strategy....
EA Settles Price Fixing Lawsuit For $27 Million; NFL Monopoly Left Intact
Mashery raises $10M to expand operations in 'post-website' era

Facebook Testing “Related Photos,” Showing Users Excerpts from Other Albums

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Facebook is experimenting with a new feature that appears in the right sidebar while a user browses the in-house Photos application. Called “Related Photos”, it displays two types of shots: photos from other albums by the person who uploaded the shot you’re currently looking at, and additional photos of your...
Facebook Testing “Related Photos,” Showing Users Excerpts from Other Albums
Google chairman says the war with Apple is already over and Android won

The VC shakeout: Are we there yet?

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Over the weekend, I read Sarah Lacy’s PandoDaily article that the VC shakeout is taking too long. It’s rather thoughtful and definitely worth reading, if you haven’t had a chance to yet. There are some obvious structural reasons why a shakeout in the venture capital industry takes a long time....
The VC shakeout: Are we there yet?

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

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Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red Hat's revenue has grown from US$523 million in its fiscal 2008 to more than $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2012, without deviating from its core...
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

Earnings fall short of target for embattled game publisher THQ

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THQ‘s net income for the third fiscal quarter fell short of the number expected by analysts. The results show how tough the video game market has become for publishers that aren’t executing with a number of great hits. THQ’s Saints Row the Third sold 3.6 million units in the quarter...
Earnings fall short of target for embattled game publisher THQ

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

Stormfall, WeChat, Madden, Movember, The Voice, Fab and more on this week's emerging Facebook apps

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Palarium’s canvas game Stormfall: Age of War led our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with 340 percent gain. The mid-core strategy game launched on Nov. 1. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top...
Stormfall, WeChat, Madden, Movember, The Voice, Fab and more on this week's emerging Facebook apps

NetSuite Exec Says Its Rival, SAP, Has Become A 'Hairball' Of Products (N, SAP)

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SAP acquired Swiss ecommerce firm Hybris last week to expand its presence in a market some analysts believe is worth as much as $37 billion.  The amount of the deal wasn't disclosed, but a source told Quentin Hardy of The New York Times it was "somewhat less than $1 billion." Craig...
NetSuite Exec Says Its Rival, SAP, Has Become A 'Hairball' Of Products (N, SAP)

Apple and Google still in the hunt for control of mobile market

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Google makes huge gains in smartphone market, but use of search-free apps spells bad news for firmIn one noisy corner is Google, claiming victory for its strategy of free, ubiquitous software, while in the other, there are Apple's eye-watering profits as the world's most valuable company. This is the titanic...
Apple and Google still in the hunt for control of mobile market

Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

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Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, WA. campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company's next-generation video game console. Microsoft exec Don Mattrick called it out as an "all-in-one" box. The core strategy is "simple, instant, and complete." Developing...
Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One
GREE goes after adults with Monster Quest

Learn how top grossing apps are using social to improve their apps performance

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This sponsored post is produced by W3i.  Most of the top grossing apps design social features into their apps as part of their core strategy.  Why?  In his key note at GamesBeat Zynga’s Chief Executive Mark Pincus stated that users’ retention rates doubled compared to the average game’s retention rates...
Learn how top grossing apps are using social to improve their apps performance

Fiksu Introduces Support For Facebook Mobile App Install Ads, As The New Ad Format Shows Early Traction For Top Developers

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Fiksu, a Boston-based app marketing startup, is today rolling out support for Facebook mobile app install ad optimization. The company previously supported optimizations for display ads, video ads, incentivized installs and more, but the move to add Facebook is a testament to the social network’s growing influence as a way...
Fiksu Introduces Support For Facebook Mobile App Install Ads, As The New Ad Format Shows Early Traction For Top Developers

Mashery raises $10 million to open up global operations and push for mainstream adoption

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Mashery, known for its API management platforms and strategy, has raised $10 million in funding led by OpenView Venture Partners and other existing investors including Cisco, Formative Ventures, First Round Capital and .406 Ventures. The company will use the financing to broaden its global operations, sales and marketing force. Mashery...
Mashery raises $10 million to open up global operations and push for mainstream adoption
TaskRabbit Founder Leah Busque Takes Back The Reins, Stepping Back Into CEO Role

Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013

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Today’s Q&A is with Barcelona-based mobile-social game developer Social Point. Inside Mobile Apps: Could you talk about the importance of nailing cross-platform gameplay such as allowing users to pick up and play where they left off on either platform? Andrés Bou, Social Point co-founder and co-CEO (pictured right with co-founder...
Social Point's Andrés Bou on Dragon City's success on mobile, sticking with the Facebook platform and plans for 2013

Google's Eric Schmidt focused on growing Android's share, admits it won't be 'perfectly controlled'

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During a wide-ranging Bloomberg interview with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the executive focused for a bit on the current status of Android, while also making a few interesting comments about its future. "This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago -- Microsoft...
Google's Eric Schmidt focused on growing Android's share, admits it won't be 'perfectly controlled'

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Android is 'Pretty Clearly' Winning the Mobile War with Apple

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In another wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg, Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt says that Google is winning the war against Apple in the mobile space.This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago -- Microsoft versus Apple. We're winning that war pretty...
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Android is 'Pretty Clearly' Winning the Mobile War with Apple

6 CIOs Share Their Strategic Visions for 2013

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If your IT organization doesn't have a clear core strategy, it's easy to get caught up in--and spend too much on--technology trends. Learn about six CIOs' strategies for 2013 and see how they compare to your plans for the rest of the year....
6 CIOs Share Their Strategic Visions for 2013
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