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Facebook fatigue is spreading but social media is on the rise, says Internet study

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GlobalWebIndex, one of the world’s most detailed global insight studies into consumers’ online behaviour, has released the findings of its latest research which highlights both new and continuing trends in the way consumers access and use Web-based platforms. GlobalWebIndex 6 (GWI.6) analyses key changes in online behaviour, and is based...
Facebook fatigue is spreading but social media is on the rise, says Internet study

Google CEO Larry Page talks Apple, Android monetization and an eventual Motorola Nexus device

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It's been a little while since we last heard from Larry Page, talking up Google Plus's adoption rate over the summer and, most recently, supposedly chatting with Tim Cook about the patent war that looms over both companies. Now he's letting his voice be heard again, sitting down with...
Google CEO Larry Page talks Apple, Android monetization and an eventual Motorola Nexus device

DataSift raises $7.2m inside round to help make sense of ‘big data’ beyond social interactions

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DataSift, a rising star in the world of ‘big data’ collection and analysis, has raised $7.2 million from existing backers GRP Partners and IA Ventures to help accelerate growth as worldwide demand for its services continues to soar. The company, which was started in the UK but will shortly be...
DataSift raises $7.2m inside round to help make sense of ‘big data’ beyond social interactions
Nokia engineer hacks Windows 8 to get free games (and provides full instructions)

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

Pebble smartwatch tops $10 million in pledges, sells all 85,000 watches

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If you thought that the campaign for the Pebble E-Paper Watch would show signs of slowing after it broke Kickstarter records and pushed past $5 million in pledges, you’d be wrong — for it has now topped $10 million in pledges and has sold out of all available watches. For...
Pebble smartwatch tops $10 million in pledges, sells all 85,000 watches

Is Apple's iMessage Killing Texting After All?

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I was wondering when this was going to happen. As soon as Apple launched iOS 5 last year, many of us in the tech press took one look at its iMessage feature and thought the same thing: The carriers are screwed. This week, we saw the first sign that that...
Is Apple's iMessage Killing Texting After All?

The battle for your mobile photos and the image brokers trying to get you paid

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By now through mainstream and alternative news organisations, most of us are accustomed to seeing user-generated content (UGC) images or photographs that have been taken by non-professional photographers, often created with a mobile phone. Along with the emergence of this source of video and stills photography is the rise of...
The battle for your mobile photos and the image brokers trying to get you paid

YouTube Launches AdWords For Video

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Video production is getting cheaper, so Google is creating a self-service option for pre-roll advertisements aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.Google's AdWords program has long been an easy way for businesses of all shapes and sizes to post their ads on Google Search results. Now the company is expanding those...
YouTube Launches AdWords For Video

The Economist: ‘Lean-back 2.0 is not the end of innovation in the media industry’

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Last month we reported on The Economist‘s ad campaign in London Underground stations, asking travelers where they stand on the issue of social media censorship. Today, at the Guardian Changing Media Summit in London, Andrew Rashbass, CEO of the esteemed publication, talked about the return to familiar ground currently underway in...
The Economist: ‘Lean-back 2.0 is not the end of innovation in the media industry’
Chartbeat Raises $9.5M, Launches Engagement-Focused Redesign

Internet ad revenue is growing, but growth rate is slowing, according to IAB report

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau is out today with a report on the “record” Internet advertising revenues for the first quarter for 2012 but, despite the double-digit year-over-year increase, it appears that growth is actually slowing down. According to the industry association, digital ad revenue in the first quarter climbed 15 percent,...
Internet ad revenue is growing, but growth rate is slowing, according to IAB report

No New Mail? Try Google+

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What's the message displayed by Gmail when there's no message in your inbox? If you answered "No new mail! Want to read updates from your favorite sites? Try Google Reader", you are right. It was Google's subtle way to promote Google Reader.Before Google Reader was released, Gmail's "inbox zero" message...
No New Mail? Try Google+

REVEALED: Foursquare's Big Money-Making Plans

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Foursquare is about to start trying to make big money. The plan: allow merchants to create coupons for the people who "check-in" to their business locations. In a Q&A with the Wall Street Journal's Spencer Ante, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley says the idea is that merchants will use their Foursquare...
REVEALED: Foursquare's Big Money-Making Plans

Numby teaches your kids how to count in weird and wonky ways

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Emerging technology holds promise for countless industries, and seeing how kids so easily gravitate towards tablets and mobile devices, it’s becoming clear that education and learning are ripe for innovation. We’ve looked at the future of children’s books and covered the different ways kids look at technology. Now, I’d like to...
Numby teaches your kids how to count in weird and wonky ways

Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?

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Tonight I’m getting message after message that friend after friend has joined Highlight (the photo above is of Paul Davison showing it off to some of its first users back in December on the day it launched into a closed beta). What is Highlight? Well, two weeks ago, in...
Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?

NYC's Made in New York Digital Map lets you see who's hiring in the tech field

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You can't deny Mike Bloomberg's often coming up with different ways to involve New Yorkers in tech-related bits. On this occasion, Mayor Bloomberg & Co. have introduced a novel way for citizens of The Big Apple -- and others who plan on making the move -- to find jobs...
NYC's Made in New York Digital Map lets you see who's hiring in the tech field

Yahoo and Facebook Not in Search Alliance Discussions

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Yahoo and Facebook are not currently in talks about forming a search alliance, according to my sources, who scoffed about such a deal reported in a thinner-than-tissue-paper post by the Telegraph earlier today. In addition, Yahoo is not anywhere near ending its search partnership with Microsoft, although new CEO...
Yahoo and Facebook Not in Search Alliance Discussions
Like an audible Instapaper, SpokenLayer lets you listen to the Web

Dan Snow says apps can 'radically change the way we work in schools'

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TV historian's timeline-based second world war iPad app reflects his passion for interactive media"I can only assure you, I have all the zealoutry and passion of a convert," says Dan Snow over a crackly telephone line from Rome, where the TV historian is filming his next series. The passion, in...
Dan Snow says apps can 'radically change the way we work in schools'

Tim Berners-Lee: the internet has no off switch

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Briton who launched first web page in 1990 reiterates opposition to extending government control of internetThere is no "off switch" for the internet, says the British inventor of the world wide web - and that is a good thing, because it could only be undone by governments around the world...
Tim Berners-Lee: the internet has no off switch
Windows 8 boots so fast you can’t interrupt it — Microsoft unveils a modern alternative

37-second observation: how Samsung and Apple pitch products

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A tale of two advertisements: Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s iPad. Both are designed for humans, but they go about telling you in different ways....
37-second observation: how Samsung and Apple pitch products

What’s next for mobile now that adaptive design has failed?

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Analysts commenting on Facebook’s IPO have highlighted a major issue in mobile computing: that it’s incredibly difficult to monetize on mobile devices. Like many other engineering-led cultures, Facebook has embraced adaptive design, also known as responsive design, where essentially the same code can render itself down from a desktop browser...
What’s next for mobile now that adaptive design has failed?

OK Go Shows, Once Again, How Content Is Advertising... And How There Are Many Revenue Streams For Musicians

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The band OK Go has made quite a name for itself over the years as a pioneer/innovator in a number of different ways in the music world. The group has become incredibly famous for their videos, each one of which seems to up the difficulty level. Years ago, they had...
OK Go Shows, Once Again, How Content Is Advertising... And How There Are Many Revenue Streams For Musicians

Google Drive files can now be shared via Google+

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Users can now share files from their Google Drive storage account on their Google+ social networking profile, a capability that could be particularly relevant for workplace collaboration. Users can share links to any file stored in Drive, including text documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations, forms and video clips, Google said...
Google Drive files can now be shared via Google+

Facebook Shows Friend Log In Counts, Passive Aggressively Nudges You To Post

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Facebook appears to be testing a new feature — a counter at the top of your news feed (right below the “update status” box) that tells you either that “X friends logged in recently” or “Your friends haven’t seen a post from you for X days.” The new features were...
Facebook Shows Friend Log In Counts, Passive Aggressively Nudges You To Post

Snapguide Becomes First iOS App With Pinterest Integration

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Snapguide today rolled out an update to its iPhone application that lets users share the slick “how-to” guides built on the app directly to Pinterest. App updates aren’t always big deals, but this one is: It means that Snapguide is the first iOS app with a Pinterest integration built-in. A...
Snapguide Becomes First iOS App With Pinterest Integration

8 offbeat (and affordable) ways to get your product noticed at tradeshows

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It doesn’t matter what industry you’re looking to rise within (or disrupt) – every startup needs a marketing strategy. Unfortunately, to reach today’s fickle customers and compete against companies who have entire departments dedicated to marketing efforts, it’s going to take more than a combination of status updates, press releases...
8 offbeat (and affordable) ways to get your product noticed at tradeshows

CareZone, A Service For Caregivers, Raises $13M From NEA, Catamount And Jonathan Schwartz

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CareZone has been busy discovering a few key markets since launching in February, chief executive Jonathan Schwartz tells me. And the results are good enough to warrant a big round of funding: nearly $13 million from New Enterprise Associates, Catamount Ventures, and Schwartz himself. Founded as an intranet for people...
CareZone, A Service For Caregivers, Raises $13M From NEA, Catamount And Jonathan Schwartz
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