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Apple WWDC 2012 liveblog!

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Back in March, at the tail end of the new iPad's launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook did something atypical. He encouraged us to expect even more from his company in 2012. From an outfit that rarely sets lofty expectations, that's saying something. Here at WWDC 2012, we're on hand...
Apple WWDC 2012 liveblog!

Why Facebook's Daily Active Users Is Not The Number That Matters

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A fracas emerges over the fact that not all daily Facebook users visit the company's website. Advertisers tell us why that's missing the point. More Facebook Coverage Be sure to read about the Facebook investors poised to make billions from the social network's impending IPO. And take a deep dive...
Why Facebook's Daily Active Users Is Not The Number That Matters

Introducing GigaOM Books

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Here at GigaOM, we’ve followed the tectonic shifts happening in book publishing pretty closely.  From Laura Owen’s great daily analysis of all things e-books to Mathew’s thoughtful takes on how publishers are adapting, to the occasional analysis from yours truly, we consistently analyze what the changes, big and small, mean for...
Introducing GigaOM Books

Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)

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Facebook had another tough day today in the public markets, with shares now trading at around $28 after debuting less than two weeks ago at $42.05. Good timing, then, for a new slideshow report out today from the boutique French consulting firm faberNovel, which encourages us to look at the...
Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)

What's on Apple's iTV?

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Jefferies' Peter Misek takes a deep dive into the problem of acquiring quality content Amid all the chatter about Apple's (AAPL) putative plans to build a standalone TV set -- from Best Buy's leaked customer survey to the Globe and Mail's report that Canadian telcoms are already testing the thing...
What's on Apple's iTV?

How ProPublica changed investigative reporting

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Pulitzer prize winner ProPublica has achieved a huge amount in five years with about 33 journalistsPaul Steiger is one of the men I admire the most in my profession. Five years ago, at the age of 65, and after a 16-year tenure as the Wall Street Journal's managing editor, he...
How ProPublica changed investigative reporting

How Twitter Is Pairing Its Interest Graph With Ads

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With somewhat coincidental (?) timing, given this week’s Facebook Marketing Conference, a new article published today by Bloomberg Businessweek takes a deep dive into Twitter’s advertising’s business. Twitter is the other major social network after big brands’ ad dollars, and although its 100 million active members pale compared with Facebook’s 800 million+, there...
How Twitter Is Pairing Its Interest Graph With Ads

Who Wrote OpenStack Essex? A Deep Dive Into Contributions

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It's always interesting to see who really contributes to open source projects. That's doubly true when it comes to projects that are corporate-driven, because they provide a lot of insight into which companies are driving a project and have a stake in supporting it. Looking at the numbers for OpenStack's...
Who Wrote OpenStack Essex? A Deep Dive Into Contributions

Java Leads Programming Language Popularity - Measured by Book Sales

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How do you calculate the popularity of various programming languages? The TIOBE folks try to rank programming language popularity by searching the Web. The RedMonk team pulls data from GitHub and Stack Overflow. But O'Reilly has a unique method: It measures book sales as an indicator of technology trends. By...
Java Leads Programming Language Popularity - Measured by Book Sales

CEO Thompson Tells Yahoos "Real Change Is Coming" (It's Exclusive Internal Memo Time!)

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It began: “Yahoos: A lot has happened since I last talked to you.” You can say that again! Yesterday, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson sent out an email to the troops in what appears to be an attempt to soothe the company that has been under a lot of stress,...
CEO Thompson Tells Yahoos "Real Change Is Coming" (It's Exclusive Internal Memo Time!)

SMX Advanced Workshops: Register by March 24 for Best Rates, Stay for Deep-Dive Training

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Get the hottest ticket in search at the lowest rate possible by registering for Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced, the only marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers. SMX Advanced tickets sold out a full month before last year’s conference, so register by March... Please visit Search Engine...
SMX Advanced Workshops: Register by March 24 for Best Rates, Stay for Deep-Dive Training

Facebook’s mobile hack roadshow heads to Europe and Asia

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Back in October Facebook launched its platform for mobile, essentially making all the social channels that have helped apps and games flourish across the Web, available on iOS mobile apps and mobile websites. This was followed shortly after by the announcement of a series of Facebook-led mobile hack days, where...
Facebook’s mobile hack roadshow heads to Europe and Asia
Microsoft talks Windows Store features, Metro app sandboxing for Windows 8 developers

Cluttr dials down data center energy on demand

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Data centers don’t have to be powered by a solar farm, or cooled by seawater, to be smart about their energy consumption — often times it’s the far less glamorous choices that can lead to big energy savings. And those are the choices that Belgian startup Cluttr is looking...
Cluttr dials down data center energy on demand

Credit scores, with a little help from your friends

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Would you want your Facebook friends or LinkedIn contacts to help determine your creditworthiness? An emerging crop of companies believe that our online identities – and our social data in particular – are valuable sources for evaluating and even managing credit risk. This week, Lenddo, a New York-based startup that helps...
Credit scores, with a little help from your friends

Deep Dive Into Ad Network Behavior on Android

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Ever wonder where tech reporters get all their fancy data? For instance, how do we know that 52% of mobile app sessions were for games in the first couple of months or 2012 or that the use of native apps versus the mobile Web is tied? The truth is that...
Deep Dive Into Ad Network Behavior on Android

The Crucial Insights Academia Can Teach Us About Online Marketing

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For most of us who work in the frenetic world of online marketing, the work of academic researchers, presented in dry, often stilted papers with tons of citations and scholarly musings is about as interesting as a deep dive into the chemical ingredients of a sleeping pill. But it’s important......
The Crucial Insights Academia Can Teach Us About Online Marketing

Microsoft picks 11 startups for new Kinect Accelerator

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When Microsoft introduced its new Kinect Accelerator startup program a few months ago, the company anticipated receiving about 150 applications. But nearly 500 startup companies applied, making the selection process “brutally hard,” said Craig Eisler, general manager for Kinect for Windows. “It was really quite remarkable and awe inspiring to see so...
Microsoft picks 11 startups for new Kinect Accelerator

A deep dive into Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a new look at Microsoft's upcoming interface for both computers and tablets. Is one device being shortchanged in favor of the other?...
A deep dive into Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Basecamp reboots with bold new interface

Today in Tech: Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung to shame

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How Kickstarter gave these fledgeling fashion designers capital; a deep dive into Windows Phone 8. Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 'will put Samsung Galaxy S III to shame' [WIRED] At a shareholders' meeting Monday, Gou reportedly said that the new model "will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame." Gou also reportedly called Samsung...
Today in Tech: Foxconn CEO says iPhone 5 will put Samsung to shame
Q&A: Ray Ozzie on startups, Microsoft, and what he’s dreaming up next

3 things I learned about Node.js at Structure 2012

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(L to R) Dave Rosenberg, CEO, Nodeable; Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO, Joyent(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Node.js, the event-driven programming language that is the darling of the real-time web world, is many things: but it’s not a good business, nor is it applicable for all use cases, according to two...
3 things I learned about Node.js at Structure 2012

Best Buy to run Windows Phone 'parties' with giveaways

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Best Buy and Microsoft have teamed up on a Behind the Tiles series of events to spur on Windows Phone sales that borrow a handful of Apple cues. Running from Thursday to as late as May 17, some stores will be holding workshops that both let users try the overall...
Best Buy to run Windows Phone 'parties' with giveaways

Dan Savage’s ‘Spreading Santorum’ Web spoof loses top search result

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Seattle sex columnist Dan Savage’s cruel, yet brilliant Web joke on Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appears to have run its course after nearly nine years. As you may recall, Savage used his influence (and smart SEO tactics) to create a new definition of the word “santorum” to protest the...
Dan Savage’s ‘Spreading Santorum’ Web spoof loses top search result

The Morning Lowdown 3-20-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) (GigaOM) »  Top Kindle Fire Activity: Reading E-Books, Says Citi (paidContent) »  Amazon’s Key to Beating Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) in the Daily Deals Space is Its 164 Million...
The Morning Lowdown 3-20-12
Armchair M&A: Roger McNamee on How Zynga May Spend that $1.8 Billion

Stealth Startup FiftyThree Launches Suddenly Out of the Dark

www.betabeat.com
Paper. It was back in January when we first heard rumblings of hype around a new startup called FiftyThree coming out of New York. The startup, a five-man product shop in the West Village, makes "tools for the creative space—the 53 centimeters that magically link head, heart and hand." The...
Stealth Startup FiftyThree Launches Suddenly Out of the Dark

"Closer To 5"

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"Closer To 5": Great deep dive by Horace Dediu into the Android revenue numbers (which we may or may not know for certain). If this is true, it’s fascinating on a number of levels: This shows a positive trend for Google: revenues per smartphone per year is increasing. However, the growth...
"Closer To 5"

Researcher: Email Wording a Dead Giveaway of Who's the Boss

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A Georgia Tech researcher's deep dive into some half a million Enron emails could some day result in smarter messaging software....
Researcher: Email Wording a Dead Giveaway of Who's the Boss
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