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Why Facebook’s purchase of Instagram won’t be its last

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With Facebook’s IPO pending, the social media mammoth has been bolstering user offerings and analytics capabilities with major acquisitions, most recently with the social photo sharing app, Instagram. With news this past week that Facebook’s growth – it now boasts 900 million users worldwide – has begun to slow,...
Why Facebook’s purchase of Instagram won’t be its last

VIDEO: Cybercrime warnings for India

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Cybercrime is a problem in developed countries and as the internet expands in emerging countries it's opening up a new range of potential targets to cybercriminals....
VIDEO: Cybercrime warnings for India

Windows: Still Not Dead Yet (MSFT)

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The iPad is killing the PC, right? Maybe not. Microsoft surprised analysts today when it reported that Windows revenue was up 4% from last year. That's a reverse from last quarter, and from most of last year, when Windows revenue was dropping. PC unit sales were up about 2% worldwide,...
Windows: Still Not Dead Yet (MSFT)

Acer on the attack with $699 Ultrabooks in 2012

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Acer plans to go on the attack in 2012 with a strong push in four major product categories, whereas its strategy last year was mainly to defend its position in the market. The company’s Chairman JT Wang announced the strategy shift during the company’s Lunar New Year ceremony, revealing that...
Acer on the attack with $699 Ultrabooks in 2012

The Internet economy is set to double in the next 4 years, as 3bn people go online

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World leaders are currently congregating in Davos, Switzerland, for the 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, as they try to find ways to kick-start the global economy. Two studies released at the forum profess to offer a glimmer of hope, and as you might’ve guessed, the Internet is at the...
The Internet economy is set to double in the next 4 years, as 3bn people go online

Sony posts $1.2 billion loss for Q3 FY2011 results

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Sony has just posted its results for the third quarter of its 2011 fiscal year and as expected, the news is not great. Sony posted a loss of $1.2 billion on revenue of $23.37 billion. Sony placed part of the blame on "the impact of the floods in Thailand,...
Sony posts $1.2 billion loss for Q3 FY2011 results
How crowdfunding can change the investment status quo

Surprise! Study finds internet worth a lot of money, is responsible for 4.7 percent of US economy

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Ever wondered how much the interwebs contribute to the Uncle Sam's bottom line? Thanks to the Boston Consulting Group, now you don't have to, as it's estimated the net contributes a cool $684 billion is to the US gross domestic product. That's roughly 4.7 percent of US GDP, the...
Surprise! Study finds internet worth a lot of money, is responsible for 4.7 percent of US economy

Summary of Climate Finance Pledges Put Forward by Developed Countries

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Summary of Climate Finance Pledges Put Forward by Developed Countries

Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

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Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the most interesting sections of her presentation were her thoughts about the future of the Internet. In...
Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

Sheryl Sandberg: 'From The Moment They Leave School, The Messages For Women Are Different'

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is outspoken about her views on gender stereotypes and how they can hold women back. That's the subject of her upcoming book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead." She spoke about the issue on a panel last Friday in Davos, arguing that managers...
Sheryl Sandberg: 'From The Moment They Leave School, The Messages For Women Are Different'

Lenovo Plans Push in Servers, Storage

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Lenovo sees growth opportunities in servers and storage, and plans to enter smartphone markets in developed countries in the next year, its CEO said....
Lenovo Plans Push in Servers, Storage

Stats: Facebook Made $9.51 in Ad Revenue Per User Last Year In The U.S. and Canada

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Even though Facebook’s IPO roadshow video was a mostly touchy-feely affair with videos of friends have coffee and babies blowing out candles, there were some new stats tucked away in it. For the first time, the company gave a look at how it monetizes users in different parts the world....
Stats: Facebook Made $9.51 in Ad Revenue Per User Last Year In The U.S. and Canada

CloudFactory plans to put one million people in developing countries to work online

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Some tech startups are little more than a simple app designed to help you find the best sandwich in town, whilst others are setting out to conquer the world with retro photo apps. Useful? Maybe. Game-changing? More often than not, the answer is no. With that in mind, one startup...
CloudFactory plans to put one million people in developing countries to work online
QUIZ: Can You Spot The Knock-Off Handbags, Shoes, And Gadgets?

CanalSat subscribers in Africa to pay their TV bill from their Orange mobile phone

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The French telco Orange and the pay TV operator Canal+ Afrique have signed a partnership to let users pay their subscription fees with their mobile phones, the companies announced today. As we reported, mobile transactions are on the rise in Africa; for instance, the Kenyan company M-Pesa facilitates money transfers...
CanalSat subscribers in Africa to pay their TV bill from their Orange mobile phone

US Begins Process Of Forcing Extreme IP Enforcement Across Africa

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We've noted a few times recently that over the last few years WIPO has at least appeared to be more receptive to views from developing nations that strict copyright and patent enforcement could do a lot more damage than good. There are actually tons of compelling economic evidence that developing...
US Begins Process Of Forcing Extreme IP Enforcement Across Africa

Bill Gates speaks of world's difficult fight to eradicate polio

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Billionaire Microsoft chairman delivers Richard Dimbleby lecture and reveals his dedication to fighting the diseaseBill Gates has given a lecture in London in which he described the battle to eradicate polio as one of the most difficult tasks the world has ever faced.The billionaire Microsoft chairman, who launched the Bill...
Bill Gates speaks of world's difficult fight to eradicate polio

Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s always nice to see it plotted on a graph: Smartphones might just be the fastest-spreading technology in human history. The only technologies that come close is the adoption of television between 1950 and 1953, and the recent emergence (and rapid growth)...
Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

Blaast Gives Carriers In Developing Countries A Way To Offer Flexible Data Plans

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As affordable Android phones start reaching consumers on developing countries like Indonesia and Bangladesh, more will spring for data plans. But the problem is that carriers see very low average revenue per user in these markets, perhaps around $2 to 3 per month per person. Most won’t be able to...
Blaast Gives Carriers In Developing Countries A Way To Offer Flexible Data Plans

Scenes from Kenya

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Kenya remains one of Africa's most developed countries, but has been dealt several setbacks in the past few years. Political and tribal conflicts, unstable neighbors (Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia), and a crushing drought last year have left much of Kenya on hold, trying to regain recent momentum. The tourist trade has...
Scenes from Kenya

Have Yourself a Merry Little CryptoParty

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“CryptoParty” sounds like an event involving strangers in balaclavas and Guy Fawkes masks sipping cocktails and staring unblinkingly at each other.  That might be fun, but a CryptoParty is really, according to its wiki, a gathering of “Interested parties with computers and the desire to learn to use the most...
Have Yourself a Merry Little CryptoParty

Global Mobile Subscriptions To Rise To 8.9BN By 2017 -- With 80% Of Them In The Developing World, Says Strategy Analytics

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A huge theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress tradeshow, which took place last week, was connecting the “next billions” to the mobile Internet. Looking at the chart above it’s not hard to see why. It’s both a huge opportunity for carriers, mobile makers and app developers, and inevitably...
Global Mobile Subscriptions To Rise To 8.9BN By 2017 -- With 80% Of Them In The Developing World, Says Strategy Analytics

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg attacks gender stereotypes at work

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Chief operating officer tells Davos women are less liked as they become more successfulSheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has launched a fierce attack on the gender stereotypes that hold back women at work at the World Economic Forum in Davos.Sandberg, who is publishing a book called Lean...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg attacks gender stereotypes at work

Download a app to cure depression

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It may be time to sack your shrink. The results of the world’s first clinical study on the use of smartphone apps to treat depression have just been published and show that 73.5 percent of depressed participants who used an application called Viary, were no longer considered to be depressed by the...
Download a app to cure depression

MobiCart brings its easy shopping app creator to iPad and Android

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E-commerce has hit critical mass and with mobile saturation in most developed countries also hitting its peak, getting a brand or shop online is well, a bit 1998. Getting an app into the hands of customers is a good way of increasing awareness and rewarding loyal customers. M-commerce app builder...
MobiCart brings its easy shopping app creator to iPad and Android

At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform | Eric Schmidt

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The chairman of Google responds to criticism that companies such as his are not paying their fair share of taxesAt a time when families are having to tighten their belts and funding for vital public services is under pressure, corporate taxation is rightly a hot topic. And as a company...
At Google we aspire to do the right thing. So we welcome a debate on international tax reform | Eric Schmidt

Terrorist Attacks and Comparable Risks, Part 1

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Nice analysis by John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart: There is a general agreement about risk, then, in the established regulatory practices of several developed countries: risks are deemed unacceptable if the annual fatality risk is higher than 1 in 10,000 or perhaps higher than 1 in 100,000 and acceptable...
Terrorist Attacks and Comparable Risks, Part 1

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Measles outbreak: man suspected to have died of disease in Swansea

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If cause is confirmed, 25-year-old's death would be first measles fatality in UK since 2008The Swansea coroner is investigating whether a 25-year-old man has died of measles. The city is at the centre of a major outbreak of the highly infectious disease, and the fatality - if the cause is...
Measles outbreak: man suspected to have died of disease in Swansea
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