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Google announces Web Designer, a new HTML5 content creation tool aimed at ad development ... for now

IDC: Analytics a $51B business by 2016 thanks to big data

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According to market research firm IDC, the market for business analytics software grew 14 percent in 2011 and will hit $50.7 billion in revenue by 2016. It will grow at a rate of 9.8 percent a year until then, IDC predicts, driven in part by the current hype around big...
IDC: Analytics a $51B business by 2016 thanks to big data
AT&T's spectrum crunch said to have been overblown, company admits it is now well-positioned
You Were Warned: Uber Says E-Hailing Fares Will Skyrocket Amid New Year's Eve Demand

Daily Crunch: Swarm

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Here are some of yesterday’s stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Swarming Robots Will Fly Menacingly Towards Your Loved Ones In Perfect Formation Mint.com Launches Android Tablet App The New Android Watch In The Google Store Isn’t What You Think Review: Panasonic Lumix GX1 Back To Basics: Sony Appoints Kazuo Hirai, Ousts...
Daily Crunch: Swarm
Consumer-focused Maveron formalizes its Seed program, will make one investment per month

Dear VCs: I'm Breaking Up With You

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"The game taught me the game. And it didn't spare the rod while teaching."  - Jesse Livermore There's a new bully in town. And I guess that's me, at least according to a VC who emailed me last week to complain about my blog post. He wrote that it was unfair...
Dear VCs: I'm Breaking Up With You

Booting Up: What Is Art? Edition

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And it seemed like British politicians had let the internet off the hook in crafting proposed regulations to reign in the unruly U.K. press. Not so fast. Policy directors from Google and Facebook have been summoned to appear before Parliament next week. [Tech Crunch] Twice yearly, Google releases data on...
Booting Up: What Is Art? Edition

Daily Crunch: Fire

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Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: OS X Mountain Lion Brings The Mac Into The Game Lytro Video? Maybe Later – For Now, Lytro Focuses On Photos Amazon Steals 14% Tablet Market Share In Q4, Apple Share Drops To 57% Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Head-To-Head With The Galaxy...
Daily Crunch: Fire

I want my ipad #crunch http://goo.gl/P9H2

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I want my ipad #crunch http://goo.gl/P9H2

First Round gets a new partner, jumps into enterprise and hardware

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Bill Trenchard is joining First Round Capital– the firm’s first new partner it’s hired in over six years, says Josh Kopelman of First Round. Kopelman says the firm wasn’t ostensibly planning on hiring a new partner, but Trenchard had been on a stealthy list of people First Round wanted should...
First Round gets a new partner, jumps into enterprise and hardware

Daily Crunch: Moonlight

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Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Googlighting, Microsoft’s Latest Viral Attack On Google Docs [Video] Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Who Do You Think You Are? Mr. Big Stuff? Tokyoflash Releases The (Readable) Kisai Stencil Watch This Kit Lets You Print Out The Internet This Twin-Lens Reflex Camera Is...
Daily Crunch: Moonlight

VOX jams guitar amps into Audio-Technica headphones, dubs them Amphones (ears-on)

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Guitarists and Bassists have many tools at their disposal for practicing fresh news licks without disturbing others around them. One of our favorites has been Vox's AmPlug -- a guitar amp-modeling dongle that plugs into your instrument's 1/4-inch jack, allowing you to connect headphones and an MP3 player to...
VOX jams guitar amps into Audio-Technica headphones, dubs them Amphones (ears-on)

Daily Crunch: Leap Ahead

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Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Windows 8: The Road Ahead New Samsung Sensor Captures Both Light And Depth Data Researchers Propose “Computational Sprinting” To Speed Up Chips By 1000% – But Only For A Second Video: This Isn’t The iPad 3… But We Can Dream, Right? The...
Daily Crunch: Leap Ahead

FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

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AT&T asked, and the Federal Communications Commission most definitely listened. Three months after AT&T submitted a complex proposal to turn a very cellular-unfriendly band into pristine 4G airwaves, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski appears set to push AT&T’s request through the commission. Genachowski on Wednesday began circulating a proposed order among...
FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

CHART OF THE DAY: How Many Startups Will Be Orphaned Next Year?

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There's been a lot of talk lately about a "Series A Crunch" with new startup funding. But according to CB Insights, the real problem is startups being abandoned after raising a Series A round. Here's a look at how CB Insights projects 2013 will look for these orphaned startups. Follow...
CHART OF THE DAY: How Many Startups Will Be Orphaned Next Year?

FCC moves to expand mobile spectrum

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took the first step Friday toward groundbreaking auctions of television spectrum to mobile carriers faced with skyrocketing bandwidth demands from their customers. The FCC approved a notice of proposed rulemaking (PDF) (NPRM) that lays out proposed rules and asks for public comment on so-called...
FCC moves to expand mobile spectrum

It Turns Out Facebook's Mobile Ads Are Clicked On Much More Than Its Web Ads

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According to Tech Crunch, new numbers show Facebook mobile ads are even more effective than its web ads. This data was not available in the past because Facebook just last month allowed advertisers to buy ads exclusively on mobile. (It's worth noting that the ad companies that provided the data...
It Turns Out Facebook's Mobile Ads Are Clicked On Much More Than Its Web Ads

Daily Crunch: Rectangle

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Here are some recent stories on TechCrunch Gadgets: Motorola Droid 4 Review: This Keyboard Rocks, But That’s About It Review: The Playstation Vita, Sony’s Portable Powerhouse More Backpedaling: Netflix Brings Back the $7.99 DVD-Only Plan ProView Is Suing Apple Over The Rights To An iMac Clone Foxconn Increases Wages, Raises...
Daily Crunch: Rectangle

Daily Crunch: Fine Tune

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Here are some recent posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Peavey Builds An Auto-Tuning Guitar FlatFrog Offers Up A New Multitouch Table Self-Guided Bullet Could Strike Laser-Designated Targets From A Mile Away Years After Being Dropped, ZFS Finds Its Way Back To The Mac Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They...
Daily Crunch: Fine Tune

Wireless competition turned upside-down — In theory

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Are fewer competitors better for mobile broadband customers? Yes, according to the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies, which says that when spectrum is used up, fewer firms lead to lower prices. The February study “turns the conventional view of wireless competition on its head,” according...
Wireless competition turned upside-down — In theory

Startup valuations remained red hot in 2012, but are things cooling?

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Even though venture capital investing fell last year on a national basis, it still remained a good time to raise cash when considering startup valuations. At least that’s the latest from a report by law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, which analyzed valuations of deals in which it played a...
Startup valuations remained red hot in 2012, but are things cooling?
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Venture capital activity 'sluggish' and continuing to decline in Q1 2013

Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

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Ex-Square COO Keith Rabois. Photo via Flickr (Tech Crunch) Square COO Keith Rabois is departing the mobile payments company due to sexual allegations. Rabois penned a blog post about his decision, denying the allegations but saying that he did not want this situation to be a distraction for the company. He...
Square COO resigns over sexual allegations claims

Microsoft reportedly mulls bid for Nook Media's digital assets

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The software giant is considering paying up to $1 billion for certain digital assets of the joint venture, according to Internal documents obtained by Tech Crunch. [Read more]...
Microsoft reportedly mulls bid for Nook Media's digital assets

Google tests 'white space' database for FCC certification

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Google is the latest company to test its "white space" database in order to earn its certification from the FCC. Google sees the use of unlicensed TV broadcast spectrum as a way to help solve the spectrum crunch. [Read more]...
Google tests 'white space' database for FCC certification

Peter Molyneux: 'The god-game genre was almost invented for free-to-play'

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Veteran games designer talks Kickstarter, freemium gaming and shows off latest project GodusPeter Molyneux didn't make his name in the games industry by shying away from ambitious, risky projects, from god games Populous and Powermonger through Black & White, the Fable games and prototype Kinect title Project Milo.2012 saw him...
Peter Molyneux: 'The god-game genre was almost invented for free-to-play'

Facebook to put privacy changes to vote thanks to policy group, its own rules

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A vote on Facebook privacy rules prompted by 45,000 comments plastered on its governance page is likely to trigger consequences -- maybe some not intended. With Max Schrems' Our Policy site easily egging the number past the 7,000 threshold, the now-public social company must wait to see if 30...
Facebook to put privacy changes to vote thanks to policy group, its own rules

Infographic: Making sense of the spectrum debate

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We’ve filled up a lot of posts at GigaOM discussing spectrum and the supposed capacity crunch carriers face now that mobile data is taking off like a rocket, but all those references to megahertz and gigahertz can get a bit confusing. Luckily our friends at mobile network testing firm RootMetrics...
Infographic: Making sense of the spectrum debate
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