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Not All Apps Can Be Instagrams, But Someone Might Be Willing to Buy Them

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So you’ve built the mobile app, and you’ve got a bunch of people using it, but it’s no Instagram. Now what? It’s not as easy to raise Series A funding as it used to be, and mobile apps are a tough, hits-driven business. An emerging option is to try to...
Not All Apps Can Be Instagrams, But Someone Might Be Willing to Buy Them
How MailChimp learned to treat data like orange juice and rethink email in the process

Thrillist's Big Cool Revenue Generator, JackThreads, Just Hit 4 Million Members

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JackThreads, the members-only clothing site for men, just hit 4 million members.  Ever since men's lifestyle brand Thrillist acquired the JackThreads back in 2010, the hip clothing site for men has experienced solid growth (see chart below). At the time of the acquisition, JackThreads had about 150,000 members. Just three months...
Thrillist's Big Cool Revenue Generator, JackThreads, Just Hit 4 Million Members

Google updates BigQuery with SQL-like queries, grouping of distinct values, and support for Timestamp data

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Google on Thursday announced three new features for Google BigQuery that will let analytic teams deliver what the organizations really need: “actionable and data-driven business insights.” In other words, Google has added some new capabilities that will help businesses work effectively with large amounts of data. Here are the three...
Google updates BigQuery with SQL-like queries, grouping of distinct values, and support for Timestamp data

Infographics: Groupon's Stock Slide Worse Than Early Days of Today's Tech Giants

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Not all hot tech companies find instant success when they go public. But Groupon’s stock plunge looks worse than other tech stalwarts when they first came out of the gate. Graphic: Marcus Wohlsen/Wired Graphic: Marcus Wohlsen/Wired Groupon is all about discounts, but not this kind. The daily deal site’s...
Infographics: Groupon's Stock Slide Worse Than Early Days of Today's Tech Giants

Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

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It looks like Facebook wants to address the big weaknesses in its mobile business model before it has to deal with nagging questions from its investors. According to FT, Facebook is set to include sponsored posts in the news feeds of its phone and tablet apps as well as...
Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

Apps & updates: Instapaper 4.2, Yelp and more

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While Google+ got the most notable update earlier this afternoon, there’s three other nice little updates to apps this evenings. Most notably, Instapaper has been updated to version 4.2, which adds an iBook style “pagination” feature. Other key features include: All-new Fast Pagination mode, a complete rewrite from the...
Apps & updates: Instapaper 4.2, Yelp and more
Google Starts Counting Android Activations Based On A User Visit To Its Play Store

China's Alibaba splits into 25 separate divisions to get faster and more nimble

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Alibaba Group, the Chinese Web giant that operates popular ecommerce sites Alibaba and Taobao, is restructuring to split the business into 25 different divisions to help its brands more quickly respond to competitive threats, as noted by 36Kr. The reorganization is ostensibly meant to help Alibaba ensure that the new e-commerce-driven business...
China's Alibaba splits into 25 separate divisions to get faster and more nimble

Why Zynga's Just Like A Hollywood Studio (ZNGA)

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Zynga is continuing to get HAMMERED on Wall Street this week for a big, splashy rollout of new social games that investors found underwhelming. Talk about missing the point. Zynga just revealed a bold new strategy to take the company forward — one that folks down in Tinseltown figured out...
Why Zynga's Just Like A Hollywood Studio (ZNGA)
Games Are A Difficult Investment Proposition, But Crowdfunding Could Change That
Zynga Is Getting Absolutely Demolished Today (ZNGA)

Facebook just revealed its Kryptonite: mobile

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In its IPO filing Facebook mentioned the word “mobile” 123 times, which given the term’s buzz worthy status is hardly surprising. But in most cases Facebook didn’t use the word mobile in positive ways. In fact, it identified the proliferation of traffic to its mobile app and website as...
Facebook just revealed its Kryptonite: mobile
Twitter buys another analytical startup to help its advertisers spot trends in real time

LEAKED: Microsoft's Master Plan To Take Over The Living Room With A New Xbox (MSFT)

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Microsoft wants to rule the living room. To do that, it's going to have to face off against Apple, which is rumored to be working on a television that will serve as a hub for entertainment in the living room. It already has a big head start, thanks to Kinect,...
LEAKED: Microsoft's Master Plan To Take Over The Living Room With A New Xbox (MSFT)

European Zynga Competitor SocialPoint Raises $7.4M Series B Round

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It’s not quite at the scale of Zynga or its European competitors King.com and Wooga yet, but the Barcelona-based social games developer SocialPoint just raised a $7.4M Series B round led by Idinvest Partners with participation from a number of other funds, including BBVA and Nauta Capital. The company raised...
European Zynga Competitor SocialPoint Raises $7.4M Series B Round

3 things you don’t know about Fab.com

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The design-oriented flash sale site has made lots of headlines. Here are three things you probably don’t know about this hot New York startup. FORTUNE — Launched 13 months ago, Fab.com is a flash sale site that sells design-y wares ranging from vintage graphic posters to high-end dinning chairs and...
3 things you don’t know about Fab.com

Report: 57% Of Mobile Developers Plan To Adopt Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform may not be a huge hit with consumers just yet, but according to a new report by market analysis and strategy firm VisionMobile, it’s definitely catching on with developers. Almost 60% of the developers who responded to this survey say that they plan to develop for...
Report: 57% Of Mobile Developers Plan To Adopt Windows Phone

Square launches iPad-driven 'Business in a Box' hardware for $299

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Mobile payment processing company Square announced on Wednesday its new "Business in a Box" ? a product meant to serve as a full point-of-sale system for physical retailers, allowing them to accept payments and perform analytics on their businesses from one device....
Square launches iPad-driven 'Business in a Box' hardware for $299

Healthcare Reform is a Cloud: Interview with Matthew Holt & Richard MacManus

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It's a sunny afternoon in San Francisco and health care is in the air. I'm sitting at the the Peet's in the SF Ferry Building eating a vegan ginger cookie and waiting for Matthew Holt, founder of The Health Care Blog and the leader of Health 2.0 conference to...
Healthcare Reform is a Cloud: Interview with Matthew Holt & Richard MacManus

Mobile is a huge opportunity, not a threat, for Facebook and Google

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Wall Street and pundits have been in a tizzy lately over the rise of mobile and how it might decimate the ad-driven business models of Facebook and Google. They’re wrong. Instead of being a threat, mobile is a huge opportunity for both companies to grow their existing bases and expand...
Mobile is a huge opportunity, not a threat, for Facebook and Google

McKinsey: Get Ready For Sensor-Driven Business Models

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Consulting firm McKinsey has just released a report on the Internet of Things, one of ReadWriteWeb's top 5 trends of last year. The report, available for free if you sign up as a member of McKinsey Quarterly, focuses on the "new sensor-driven business models" that Internet of Things brings. McKinsey...
McKinsey: Get Ready For Sensor-Driven Business Models
Hollywood's Gates Aren't Closed-They've Merely Moved

Will Yelp Get Great Reviews From Wall Street Investors in Today's IPO?

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Yelp, the San Francisco-based reviews site, is poised to go public on the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow at $15 a share. That will give the company a $900 million valuation, and allow it to raise almost $125 million. That’s a lot of dough for Yelp, which is not...
Will Yelp Get Great Reviews From Wall Street Investors in Today's IPO?

Yahoo Wants To Double The Amount Of Original Content It Publishes (YHOO)

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Despite Yahoo's well-publicized strategy to corner a broad array of online businesses from advertising to search to content, it has more aggressively moved into the publishing space, increasingly looking like a content company. Last week, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based portal dropped $100 million on articles aggregator Associated...
Yahoo Wants To Double The Amount Of Original Content It Publishes (YHOO)
This Punk Disrupts Music Publishing In The Digital Age
The commoditization of operating systems continues with Windows Blue
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