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different kinds

Startup copycats: You’re doing it wrong.

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Yesterday I was having brunch with another Italian entrepreneur in San Francisco. He said he was thinking about going back to Italy to create startup copycats, that spurred an interesting conversation and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. I’m not going to debate on the morality of it,...
Startup copycats: You’re doing it wrong.

Startup helps employees decide when to sell their stock

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Facebook employees and others who are contemplating when they should sell their stock can get some help from a new startup called Wealthfront. The company has created a financial planning tool that enables anyone who works in a tech company to test their options for selling stock after an initial...
Startup helps employees decide when to sell their stock

Bouygues launches its own free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

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France’s Bouygues Telecom is fighting Free Mobile’s fire with flames of its own. The carrier is working with virtual hotspot network Devicescape to give its smartphone customers seamless access to 8 million open Wi-Fi access points globally, replicating – at least fractionally – one of the key differentiators Iliad’s Free...
Bouygues launches its own free Wi-Fi to challenge Free Mobile

Lomography, an Analog Company Surviving in a Digital World

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Lomography, a company that sells quirky film cameras, has managed to stay afloat by cultivating a niche audience, despite the struggles of other photography companies like Kodak and Polaroid. Although Lomography regularly designs and releases new cameras and different kinds of film each year, it has no plans to make...
Lomography, an Analog Company Surviving in a Digital World
Google Wallet flaw takes the lock off your mobile money
Facebook stock sinks even more, down more than 9% today

The Ultimate List of Reasons Why You Need Search Engine Optimization

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You’ve heard about SEO. You’re convinced SEO works very well for different kinds of online business. What you probably wonder is why it’s so powerful. That’s why I wrote this report – to show you not one, not five, not ten… but twenty-eight different reasons to... Please visit Search Engine Land...
The Ultimate List of Reasons Why You Need Search Engine Optimization

Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Gets Smarter, Adds Support For Multiple Accounts, Facebook Pages

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Bottlenose is a web-based smart social media dashboard that, in many ways, directly competes with Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. Bottlenose, however, puts a stronger emphasis on filtering your streams, both by implicitly learning about your interest and by giving you a sophisticated set of tools to create your own filters. Today,...
Social Media Dashboard Bottlenose Gets Smarter, Adds Support For Multiple Accounts, Facebook Pages
Kabam acquires indie maker of Realm of the Mad God web game (exclusive)

Google hasn’t given up on social network Orkut, launches deeper YouTube integration

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Google is debuting a deeper integration between YouTube and Orkut, the company announced on its first social network’s official blogs in English and Portuguese. Following the announcement, Orkut now features a pretty slick YouTube widget, which lets users listen to music playlists while browsing through the network’s profiles and communities....
Google hasn’t given up on social network Orkut, launches deeper YouTube integration

What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

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I met Peter Griess last night and heard him talk about his career. Even though he still has plenty of years ahead of him, he has already worked for NetApp, Yahoo, and now Facebook. He was part of a nine-person startup that worked on some interesting social email apps that...
What Kind of Software Company Should You Work For?

WSJ live coverage of Super Tuesday shows the convergence of online media

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Today is Super Tuesday in the US, and primary elections are taking place across the country to designate the Republican presidential candidate . To coincide with the event, the Wall Street Journal has introduced a new landing page called ‘Streams’, which could undoubtedly prove useful for the campaign coverage. ‘Streams’...
WSJ live coverage of Super Tuesday shows the convergence of online media

In Social Networks, Not All Opinion Leaders Are Created Equal

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Marketers have known for a while that they need to find opinion leaders discussing their products on social networks if they want to control their branding message. But new research says there are different kinds of opinion leaders, with two types giving brands distinctly different but equally valuable types of...
In Social Networks, Not All Opinion Leaders Are Created Equal

Early Stage Landing Pages At The Top Of The Funnel

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For many B2B and considered purchases, buyers go through several stages of evaluating the market and choosing a seller. Different stages naturally benefit from different kinds of landing pages and conversion strategies. Here, we’ll take a look at the very top of the funnel, to see how three... Please visit...
Early Stage Landing Pages At The Top Of The Funnel

Cisco's Strategic Box

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Cisco has "a once in a decade platform." It is a machine that handles 10 times as much mobile Internet traffic as current devices, and pays attention to different kinds of mobile data - a Facebook app on a phone acts differently from a YouTube video. Just as important is...
Cisco's Strategic Box

Found: All Your Local & Cloud Documents in One Place

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Files are not going away anytime soon. Apple, Google and Microsoft can try as hard as they want to push users and our stuff into their clouds, but we still need files for a reason those companies won't face: We're not just Apple users or Google users or Microsoft users....
Found: All Your Local & Cloud Documents in One Place
VMware Brings Source Code to Cloud Foundry Birthday Party

Investors Are Eating Up These Two Enterprise Tech IPOs: Here's What They Do (SPLK, BLOX)

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Last week Wall Street was treated to two hot enterprise IPOs, Splunk and Infoblox. Both of them offer technology that helps large enterprises with their IT systems. Splunk was expecting to open at $13 a share and surprise, it opened at $17 and closed the day at about $32 ......
Investors Are Eating Up These Two Enterprise Tech IPOs: Here's What They Do (SPLK, BLOX)

Gameloft to publish games on Intel Atom smartphones

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Gameloft, one of the largest mobile game publishers, has agreed to publish games on Intel’s new Atom-based smartphones and tablets. The move is critical to Intel’s larger ecosystem for its new mobile chips, which have been designed into smartphones from Orange, Lenovo and Motorola. That’s because games are the most...
Gameloft to publish games on Intel Atom smartphones

Sephora's Not Afraid of Mobile-Phone Carrying Customers

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Sephora has completed an entire makeover of its digital presence today, including a new Web site, a new mobile site, an iPhone app and iPads and iPod touches in many of its stores. Unlike other stores that flinch when a consumer pulls out their phone, fearing that they are scanning...
Sephora's Not Afraid of Mobile-Phone Carrying Customers

HTC Bulking Up to Battle Apple's "Big Muscle"

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HTC has decided not to appeal a February International Trade Commission ruling that found Apple’s iOS devices don’t violate its patent for power management, but don’t view that as a concession of defeat. The company says it’s decided to “focus on other pending cases at this time” and according to...
HTC Bulking Up to Battle Apple's "Big Muscle"

Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more

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Shapeways held a contest to see what designers thought Siri might look like. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap...
Daily Wrap: Siri's Imagined Physical Presence and more
In Barcelona, both BBCs have paid VOD goals

In Five Years, One-Third Of Americans Will Own Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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By 2016, more than one-third of Americans will own tablet computers. That prediction from Forrester shows why it's so important for Microsoft and its hardware partners to come out with viable competitors to the iPad.  Forrester says that U.S. customers will purchase more than 227 million tablets between 2010...
In Five Years, One-Third Of Americans Will Own Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Vendor lock-in and the challenge to Platform as a Service

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(L to R) Josh McKenty, CEO, Piston Cloud and Co-Founder, OpenStack; Solomon Hykes, Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud; Derek Collison, Founder and CEO, Apcera; Lucas Carlson, Founder and CEO, AppFog(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Platform as a Service (PaaS) has a bright future but one of the big concerns is vendor lock-in,...
Vendor lock-in and the challenge to Platform as a Service

Google Is Supposed To Fill In This INSANELY COMPLICATED Chart About Its Ads And Privacy Policies (GOOG)

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French investigators have sent Google a list of 69 questions related to its recently changed privacy policy. As reported earlier by the Financial Times, a French privacy watchdog called CNIL is concerned that Google's new privacy policy violates European privacy law. So it sent a letter addressed to CEO...
Google Is Supposed To Fill In This INSANELY COMPLICATED Chart About Its Ads And Privacy Policies (GOOG)

Amazon’s Woot takes it in the shorts over change in its shirts

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Woot, the daily deal company acquired by Amazon.com two years ago, announced plans overnight to shift away from its longtime t-shirt supplier, American Apparel, and start using short-sleeved shirts made by Anvil in Honduras for the popular original designs sold by its Shirt.Woot site. Suffice it to say that the...
Amazon’s Woot takes it in the shorts over change in its shirts
Why Aereo Is Not Zediva, From A to Z
HTC tired of Apple kicking sand in its face, vows to bulk up patent portfolio

Disruptions: Time to Review F.A.A. Policy on Gadgets

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Electronic devices cannot be used on a plane during takeoff, taxiing or landing, a policy that the Federal Aviation Administration says it will be revisiting. But approving those devices may be very difficult given how many different kinds of electronic reading devices are being made....
Disruptions: Time to Review F.A.A. Policy on Gadgets
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