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Financial Times Shuts Semantic Search Service Newsift

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A year ago, the FT launched “a next generation search tool for business professionals”. Powered by Endeca, it was called Newsift and aimed to “enable users to string together a query that can provide insight into the relationship between people, organizations, geography, and business theme, which ultimately facilitates more...
Financial Times Shuts Semantic Search Service Newsift

Consumer love for mobile sparks discontent with Microsoft's software

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Satisfaction with Microsoft's software slipped last year, part of an industrywide downturn driven by U.S. consumer discontent with traditional PC programs, a national survey said today....
Consumer love for mobile sparks discontent with Microsoft's software

Foxconn reportedly halts hiring due to slow iPhone 5 production, resumes next month (for next iPhone?)

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According to the report from Financial Times, Apple’s major assembly partner Foxconn has halted new hirings at its facilities due to a slow down in production for the iPhone 5: The suspension in hiring by China’s largest private sector employer and the biggest assembler of Apple products, is the first...
Foxconn reportedly halts hiring due to slow iPhone 5 production, resumes next month (for next iPhone?)

More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

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Some low-hanging fruit in newspapers’ shrivelling orchard - Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) says it is investing in a Groupon (NSDQ: GRPN) copycat and is repeating its earlier-stated intention to launch paid tablet editions, as it seeks to turn around shrinking profit. Newspapers were later than the daily deals sites...
More Papers Put Faith In Daily Deals And Tablet Payments As Profit Shrinks

As Sky Growth Slows, Can Internet Defend It From Downturn And New Rivals?

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BSkyB’s financials are still improving, but the company is now flaunting a range of new internet upgrades to try containing subscriber growth slow-down and potential threats from newcomers. TV subscriber additions fell to 40,000 in Q2, from 140,000 the previous year. CEO Jeremy Darroch conceded to City analysts: “Some...
As Sky Growth Slows, Can Internet Defend It From Downturn And New Rivals?
Why are video game sales looking so weak lately? Blame Nintendo.
Startup Spotlight: This computer workstation allows you to sit, stand or recline

CHART OF THE DAY: The PC Business Has Stalled (AAPL, MSFT, DELL)

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This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. After decades of sustained growth in the PC market (with the exception of 2001), growth is slowing to a halt. Overall PC...
CHART OF THE DAY: The PC Business Has Stalled (AAPL, MSFT, DELL)

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As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow

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It’s a battle between Mario and the farm, and the farm seems to be winning. Yesterday, Nintendo reported an annual loss — its first in more than three decades, after revenues fell 36 percent. Hours later, five-year-old upstart Zynga reported nearly the opposite results, saying that first-quarter revenues jumped 32...
As Nintendo Fades, Zynga Continues to Grow

VC investments see downturn in 2012, do 10 percent less in funding than previous year

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A recent report on venture capital investments for 2012 found that as a whole, the industry saw a 10 percent dip in total dollars funded and a 6 percent dip in number of deals over the previous year, seeing an overal downturn compared to the previous year. On the whole,...
VC investments see downturn in 2012, do 10 percent less in funding than previous year
Zynga reports slightly beats analysts' reduced targets for the third quarter

In a fit of irony, young tablet owners may save the news industry

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As you know, the traditional newspaper industry is going through a radical downturn at the moment, caught flatfooted between expanding consumer preference for digital news and online revenues that have utterly failed to keep pace with declining print income. In short, times are hard. For the latest, the New York...
In a fit of irony, young tablet owners may save the news industry
Bright outlook: First Solar sells out of solar panels, inks new deal in China

French business daily gives up on print

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La Tribune, the troubled French financial newspaper founded in 1985, has ceased daily newsprint publication.Its new owners, France Economie Régions and Hi-Média, say it will print a weekly issue from 6 April and publish daily news on its website.La Tribune, which had a circulation of about 75,000, was formerly owned...
French business daily gives up on print

FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow

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The Financial Times is still signing up new digital subscribers, but at the slowest rate since iPad lit up its business model in mid-2010. It attracted 17,000 new digital subscribers in the final three months of 2011, parent Pearson (NYSE: PSO) report. That is 6.8 percent more subscribers than...
FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow

What The Closure Of UK Malls & Main Street Retailers Means For Online

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The UK has seen the closure of three high-profile, traditional retail brands in the last fortnight, following on from a dismal 2012 and an increased downturn for the sector since 2009. The recent closures had legacy presence in bricks and mortar on the UK high street (AKA: the UK’s Main......
What The Closure Of UK Malls & Main Street Retailers Means For Online
As Marissa Mayer Annoys Investors By Keeping $4.2B In Dividends, YHOO Is Down 5.4%
Growing digital sales helped the music industry increase revenue for the first time since 1999

TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

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Mr. Chung (Photo: TechStars) In December, after reports about an impending downturn in the accelerator boom, some local investors expressed concerns about the future of TechStars New York. Would the next Demo Day be the same parade of oversubscribed startups when much-hyped graduates were still stuck in beta? Were the...
TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

Someone better than that

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The news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has lied about having a computer science degree is now four days old. Neither Yahoo nor Thompson have denied that this happened or have presented any sort of story that mitigates the damage. And as of today Thompson still has his job. I...
Someone better than that
Chip sales are down, but Qualcomm is up. Waaaay up!

Nintendo records its first annual loss, upbeat about 2013

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Nintendo has posted (pdf) its first annual loss turning in a result around $458 million into the red. The downturn has been blamed on the rise of mobile gaming on smartphones, and a lackluster holiday quarter where its aging Wii console and dramatic price reduction on the 3DS blew a...
Nintendo records its first annual loss, upbeat about 2013

LG Display said to lessen reliance on Apple for 2013

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Increased competition, as well as concerns that others may be gaining on Apple, will lead component supplier LG Display to court other clients in order to buttress its bottom line against any potential downturn in Apple's fortunes....
LG Display said to lessen reliance on Apple for 2013

Veteran Parodist Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Downton Abbey Spoof After Publisher Gets Spooked

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Kickstarter provides a way for creators to route around the strictures of traditional publishing industries for a variety of reasons. We've seen Double Fine break the bank on Kickstarter, after getting a lot of blank stares from publishers who didn't think there was a market for point-and-click adventure games. We've...
Veteran Parodist Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Downton Abbey Spoof After Publisher Gets Spooked

TheStreet buys The Deal, shuts print mag

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In a move to acquire an audience of Wall Street insiders, TheStreet announced it’s buying financial publisher The Deal LCC for $5.8 million. The move comes as TheStreet, a digital media publication anchored by TV money guru Jim Kramer, tries to bolster its fortunes by reaching a more elite audience:...
TheStreet buys The Deal, shuts print mag
Why I love Silicon Valley

Online Ad Spend Has Overtaken Print In Russia

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Online ad spend in Russia grew 56 percent through 2011, surpassing print media to become the country’s second-largest advertising medium. The UK reached that mark in 2010. Emarketer forecasts the U.S. will reach it in 2012. In Russia, online ad spend is now just marginally bigger than in print,...
Online Ad Spend Has Overtaken Print In Russia

Fancy Car For Sale Outside Zynga Taken Way Too Symbolically

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“You know it’s time to sell when shoeshine boys give you stock tips. This bull market is over.” – Apocryphal, attributed to either Joe Kennedy or John Rockefeller depending on who you ask. An air of caution and circumspection is almost a badge of pride among more seasoned Valley investors,...
Fancy Car For Sale Outside Zynga Taken Way Too Symbolically

Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession

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Can you build a successful company in a downturn? The answer is yes, as this video illustrates. Digg CEO Jay Adelson, venture capitalists Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson, both of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Skype-backer Howard Hartenbaum and his August Capital colleague David Hornik and the legendary Bill Draper of Draper...
Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession
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