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Chinese Android Apps Are Bypassing Google's Play Store

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A mobile platform is only as strong as its app line-up, which in turn relies on the co-operation and keenness of app developers. But looking at the situation in China, amongst Chinese startups and major web companies alike, the picture doesn’t look too good for Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android OS,...
Chinese Android Apps Are Bypassing Google's Play Store
Sorry We Missed You: YC-Backed BufferBox Solves The Problem Of Missing Packages

T.V. Raman's Audio Deja Vu: From Google, a Math-Reading System for the Web

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Almost exactly 20 years ago, T.V. Raman built a system for reading math out loud as his PhD project at Cornell. After being raised in Pune, India and becoming blind at age 14, Raman had learned to program with someone standing behind him to read the display. He wanted to...
T.V. Raman's Audio Deja Vu: From Google, a Math-Reading System for the Web

Kim Dotcom’s New Twitter Is A Big Old ‘Screw You’ To the Authorities

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Anyone who’s ever been stopped for speeding or busted for drinking at a city beach has wanted to give the law the finger. But most of us, were we ever to find ourselves indicted, would likely chose to keep a low profile. Kim Dotcom, however, is not like the rest...
Kim Dotcom’s New Twitter Is A Big Old ‘Screw You’ To the Authorities

AdCenter Revamps Location Targeting To Mimic AdWords

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Microsoft adCenter is making changes to its location targeting functionality that will bring it into line with the industry standard Google AdWords. Now, the “market” (distribution channel) will no longer be available as a targeting option. It will be replaced by “language”... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full...
AdCenter Revamps Location Targeting To Mimic AdWords

Going Direct

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Every few months, I like to share some analytics on this blog's audience. Here's the google analytics refer logs for the past thirty days: The thing that jumps out at me is the magnitude of the direct audience. If you add the direct category, this blog's RSS feed (Feedburner), and...
Going Direct

Nokia's CEO Says Carriers Hate Skype, And Its Affecting Windows Phone Sales (NOK, MSFT)

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It appears as though there's another new problem for Microsoft and Nokia's smartphone partnership. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop told shareholders carriers are hesitant to sell the Nokia Lumia phones because Microsoft owns Skype, Tomi T Ahonen writes on his blog (via Asymco): The second big news that came from the...
Nokia's CEO Says Carriers Hate Skype, And Its Affecting Windows Phone Sales (NOK, MSFT)

Manila-Based Social Music Service Twitmusic Makes It Into 500 Startups

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A big domestic market of 92 million people, English as an official language, a large IT talent pool, and a strategic location in South East Asia: the Philippines surely has the potential to become the next web powerhouse coming out of Asia. I traveled to the country last month (on a private trip)...
Manila-Based Social Music Service Twitmusic Makes It Into 500 Startups

UserVoice releases its SDK on StackMob's platform, bringing a customer service solution to iOS apps

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UserVoice, the customer service solution startup, has released its latest offering designed to bring its service to the mobile device. To help businesses handle customer feedback across multiple channels, it has produced UserVoice for iOS. This new release is an SDK that developers can take to integrate right into their...
UserVoice releases its SDK on StackMob's platform, bringing a customer service solution to iOS apps

Amazon New York signs e-book deal with distributor Ingram

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Amazon Publishing's New York arm has signed a deal with media vendor Ingram to distribute its ebooks through other sales venues. CoreSource, Ingram's digital distribution channel, will distribute the ebook rights to Barnes and Noble, Apple, and Kobo. Although e-books are "supplied" by Ingram, the choice remains with the vendor...
Amazon New York signs e-book deal with distributor Ingram

Decrypting the RLZ Parameter

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If you install a Google software that lets you perform searches, you'll notice that Google search URLs include a new parameter called RLZ, which has a cryptic value. Google has open-sourced the RLZ library and we can now decrypt the value sent to Google every time you search."Client applications with...
Decrypting the RLZ Parameter

Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

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The reason News Corp. has shut down The Daily, its iPad-only newspaper, is due to a simple math problem: not enough subscribers to cover the cost of production and distribution. The Daily had reportedly 100,000 subscribers at $40 per year which, by my math is only $4 million annually. The...
Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead
Circl is not Groupon, but it can help local merchants drive foot traffic through online promotions

Rovio's revenues double in 2012 to €152.2 million

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Rovio today revealed its financial results for 2012, reporting revenues of €152.2 million ($195.5 million), a twofold increase from revenues in 2011 of €75.6 million ($97.1 million). Profits were also up year-over-year from €35.4 million ($45.5 million) in 2011 to €55.5 million ($71.3 million) in 2012. Rovio also doubled the...
Rovio's revenues double in 2012 to €152.2 million

Fab's Newest Distribution Channel: LivingSocial

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Fab today is beginning to sell "gifts" through LivingSocial's website and marketing channels....
Fab's Newest Distribution Channel: LivingSocial

Winter, Still Coming

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Winter, Still Coming: Regarding the previous two HBO/Game of Thrones links, Dustin Curtis actually watched the videos (from late last year) to get some context around what HBO president Eric Kessler actually said. As Curtis notes, the Forbes piece does seem to be linkbait-centric, but it doesn’t make the overall...
Winter, Still Coming

Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Acer CEO sent out a warning shot to Microsoft saying it should "think twice" about building its own tablet. He warned that Microsoft was going to be making a huge mistake and it would damage the ecosystem. We were on CNBC today to defend Microsoft's decision to build its own...
Why Microsoft Had To Build The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

GOLDMAN: Apple Is A Screaming Buy, It's About To Crush Earnings, And All That Noise About Carrier Subsidies Is Bunk (AAPL)

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Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope has a big, bullish note out on Apple this morning. He's telling people to buy the stock headed into next week's earnings report, which will be another monster, according to Shope. He also says all of the recent concerns about Apple's stock don't make sense....
GOLDMAN: Apple Is A Screaming Buy, It's About To Crush Earnings, And All That Noise About Carrier Subsidies Is Bunk (AAPL)
France reportedly scuttles Yahoo's bid for Dailymotion video portal

Social Media Optimization: SMO is the New SEO – Part 1

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Originally published in the Shutterstock newsletter as a two-part series…Part I) As a brand, publisher, designer, photographer, artist, or filmmaker, the social web is your new distribution channel as well as your portfolio for intellectual assets. Whether you’re in the business of creating, marketing, selling, or distributing media, the...
Social Media Optimization: SMO is the New SEO – Part 1

Mac Pro Update Now Possible with New Xeon E5 Chips Next Week

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The Inquirer reports that Intel's Sandy Bridge E server chips, also known as the Xeon E5 series, are set to debut week. According to the report, the chips have been in the distribution channel for several weeks now, meaning that manufacturers utilizing the chips, as Apple would be expected to...
Mac Pro Update Now Possible with New Xeon E5 Chips Next Week
Google's revamped, sexed-up app store hits 25 billion downloads
Rovio to launch Angry Birds cartoons inside its mobile games

15 of the best music apps of 2012

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The Next Web has covered thousands of apps throughout 2012, from nifty new browser extensions, to fully-fledged features on the latest game-changing Android and iOS apps. Music, as always, seems to attract the attention of many designers and developers, with a slew of slick apps rolling out this year. So,...
15 of the best music apps of 2012
PaaS providers, ThroughPuter wants to parallelize your cloud

Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

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Two separate announcements today reveal the interesting ways that print book deals are changing in an ebook world. The deals show print distribution is still important (print makes up 75 to 80 percent of trade book sales today) and that digital authors often find it easier to work with a...
Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?

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Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?: The headline is your typical click-baity BI stuff, but Henry Blodget's post itself is worth a read. Well, aside from this part: Apple is expected to introduce an "iPad Mini" next week, which will compete directly...
Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?
Meet Penguin Random House, The World's Largest Book Publisher That Will Counter Amazon

Evernote deal gives 60 million Deutsche Telekom customers 1 year of free premium service

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Telecom giant Deutsche Telekom and Evernote this morning announced an agreement that will see the carrier offer its nearly 60 million mobile, broadband and fixed-line customers in Germany one year of Evernote Premium free of charge. DK customers who already have Evernote Premium can extend their current subscription for a...
Evernote deal gives 60 million Deutsche Telekom customers 1 year of free premium service

Social apps for business: This is your Instagram moment

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lawrence Coburn, the CEO of DoubleDutch, creators of Pride, a free, mobile only, collaboration app for business teams.  Try it here. Our nascent industry’s fastest growing, best capitalized, and highest profile startup is apparently getting absorbed by Microsoft for over $1B. While...
Social apps for business: This is your Instagram moment
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