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Nokia begins construction on Vietnamese production facility

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In keeping with Elop's focus on Asia-based production, Nokia's just broken ground on a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam. The site, located in the country's Bac Ninh province, spans over 17 hectacres and is slated to begin production of mobile devices when it's completed in early 2013. The move...
Nokia begins construction on Vietnamese production facility

Report: Windows Phone edging iPhone in China?

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The burgeoning Chinese smartphone market stands to earn companies billions of dollars in coming years. Though this has not been independently confirmed, Microsoft now claims that Windows Phone has edged out the iPhone with a seven percent share compared to Apple's six percent, despite Apple's emphasis on the emerging market.......
Report: Windows Phone edging iPhone in China?

Last week on Pro: how to scale a startup, disengaged work and more

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March madness isn’t just for sports – as we saw this week, spring fever is roaring across the tech world, too. As soon as our writers returned from covering the five-day SXSW Interactive whirlwind in Austin, Samsung launched its highly-anticipated (and much-leaked) Galaxy S 4 at a splashy event in...
Last week on Pro: how to scale a startup, disengaged work and more
African accelerator weaves loose strands of local startup scene together

San Francisco Office Costs Increase The Most In The World

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Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The cost of occupying office space in San Francisco soared the most of any market in the world as technology companies such as Salesforce.com and Mozilla Corp. fueled leasing in the city, according to broker CBRE Group Inc. Occupancy costs -- rents plus local taxes and...
San Francisco Office Costs Increase The Most In The World

SingTel to further mobile content push with $163m VC fund, focuses on Israel

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Asian telecom giant SingTel is set to continue its focus on startup acquisitions this year through its $162.6 million (SG$200 million) ‘Innov8′ venture capitalist fund which will help finance its continued push into the mobile and digital content spaces. The company continues to look at deals in Asia — where...
SingTel to further mobile content push with $163m VC fund, focuses on Israel

Oregon-based mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa raises $1.3M to expand in the US and overseas

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Mobile transit ticketing service GlobeSherpa announced today that it has raised $1.3 million in Series B funding. The round was led by The Oregon Angel Fund and the new capital will be used to help accelerate the company’s expansion into national and international markets. Scott Grout, a member of the...
Oregon-based mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa raises $1.3M to expand in the US and overseas

Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

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Foundry Group, an early investor in Zynga, Jiraffe, Awe.sm, Modular Robots and many more, has today announced that it has closed another $225 million fund. The news was announced in a blog post, which founders Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld, Seth Levine and Ryan McIntyre note was the exact same one it...
Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It
BII REPORT: The Rise Of The Tablet Consumer

Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Reveals The Two Areas He Would Short Right Now

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Hedge funder, VC investors, and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel just gave a presentation at a Credit Suisse conference. An attendee told us a few of the points he made: Thiel would be short Europe. He'd be short Emerging Market "crony capitalism." Thiel expects more deleveraging globally. He sees glean...
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Reveals The Two Areas He Would Short Right Now

Bubble Motion lands $5m to bring its 'Twitter for voice' service to the US, via Hollywood

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Bubble Motion is set to bring its ‘Twitter for voice’ service to the US, and continue its emerging market focus, after the Singapore-based startup landed $5 million in fresh funding through a strategic investment from Japanese VC firm Jafco Asia. The deal takes the company’s total funding to $50 million from a...
Bubble Motion lands $5m to bring its 'Twitter for voice' service to the US, via Hollywood

Last week on GigaOM Pro: social shopping, appcessories and the next step in search

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We’ve survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as we now head into one of the busiest times of the year for retailers (both online and of the brick and mortar variety) and all the services that support them: cloud providers, analytics services, mobile payment companies, and more. Over on GigaOM...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: social shopping, appcessories and the next step in search

Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

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Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers. And in the middle are two classes of...
Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

ARM targets $200 smartphones with new Cortex A12 processor

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ARM is targeting mid-range smartphones and tablets priced between US$200 and $350 with a new low-power Cortex-A12 processor the company announced Monday at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.The company's processors are used in most of the world's smartphones and tablets. The new Cortex-A12 processor design will succeed the...
ARM targets $200 smartphones with new Cortex A12 processor

Kenyan accelerator 88mph puts its foot on the gas with Google for pan-African expansion

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Great Scott! Kenyan accelerator 88mph has signed a partnership with Google for Africa. The company says that it hopes to work with the tech giant to ‘fill the gaps of the nascent startup ecosystem’ on the continent. The Nairobi-based accelerator plans to provide extra operational and knowledge resources for tech...
Kenyan accelerator 88mph puts its foot on the gas with Google for pan-African expansion

Apple Will Release The iPhone To A Huge Emerging Market On October 26 (AAPL)

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The iPhone 5 is slated for an October 26 release in India, reports BGR. The takeaway here is that India is a market of more than 1 billion people, and you can bet that more than a few of them will be clamoring for the phone. Apple has already stated...
Apple Will Release The iPhone To A Huge Emerging Market On October 26 (AAPL)
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Austin-based Calxeda pulls in $55M to 'slash data center power'

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Calxeda, the Austin, Tx-based company with the first ever chip capable of running an entire server at a mere 5 watts, just announced a $55 million fundraise. “Businesses require a more efficient solution for the Web, Cloud, and Big Data,” Barry Evans, the company’s CEO explained in a statement....
Austin-based Calxeda pulls in $55M to 'slash data center power'

Intel to release Medfield-based tablet for education

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Intel and Lenovo have launched a 10.1-inch Classmate PC -- a ruggedized, classroom-oriented low-cost notebook based on the Atom N2600 dual-core processor -- and Intel is now planning a tablet PC along the same lines, currently code-named "Storybook." The tablet is said by DigiTimes to feature a 10-inch panel that...
Intel to release Medfield-based tablet for education

BlackBerry tests money transfers via BBM with emerging market-focused pilot in Indonesia

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BlackBerry has confirmed that it has begun testing a mobile transfer feature alongside its BlackBerry Messenger service in Indonesia. The move was first announced in December 2012, but the company has stressed that it is being considered for emerging markets, rather than the US or Europe. Bloomberg reports that the...
BlackBerry tests money transfers via BBM with emerging market-focused pilot in Indonesia

PC shipments slow in Q2, Windows 8 not expected to help

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PC vendors will continue to struggle as worldwide shipments are expected to grow just 0.9% in 2012, according to IDC. The research firm estimates that companies will ship only 367 million units, marking the second consecutive year of growth below 2%. Even with the impending release of Microsoft’s Windows 8...
PC shipments slow in Q2, Windows 8 not expected to help
BII REPORT: Why The Rise Of Phablets Matters

Kindle competitor Kobo announces a year of triple digit growth as it gears up for global expansion

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It’s sometimes difficult to see beyond Amazon’s all-conquering Kindle, but Canadian competitor Kobo has today announced “triple digit growth”, with eBook downloads up by 400% and eReader sales rising 160% year-on-year as the Toronto-based company gears up for a year of expansion. “We’re thrilled to introduce Kobo’s open eReading platform...
Kindle competitor Kobo announces a year of triple digit growth as it gears up for global expansion

Hardware is hard -- but accelerators can make it easier

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We all know that the costs of starting a web service are dramatically lower than ever before: it’s simpler and easier and faster to deploy. At the same time, services can be distributed through readily available channels such as social networks, search and app stores – all of which can...
Hardware is hard -- but accelerators can make it easier
BII REPORT: Why Phablets Aren't Just A Fad

SAP and the Data Analytics Speed Race

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SAP, the big German software company, has made an impressive, if late, entry to the emerging market for real-time data-analysis technology. Its real competitive advantage, analysts say, is the use its knowledge from its business applications stronghold to give it an edge in the field of "big data."...
SAP and the Data Analytics Speed Race

Social shopping site Multiply to relocate its global headquarters to Indonesia

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Social shopping site Multiply has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters from Boca Raton, Florida, to Jakarta, Indonesia, according to a report from Daily Social. The move is a rare example of a company choosing an emerging market over the US, as it is typically made the other way...
Social shopping site Multiply to relocate its global headquarters to Indonesia
eBay to announce buying and selling option for under-18s

Jalak Jobanputra, RTP Ventures New Managing Director, Talks About Russian Billionaire Leonid Boguslavsky’s $120 M. Fund

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Ms. Jobanputra A few weeks ago we told you that RTP Ventures—the U.S. arm of ru-Net, the $700 million fund founded by Russian billionaire Leonid Boguslavsky—was on its way to naming "two splashy new hires" to join senior managing director Kirill Sheynkman. Although word got out early, as of this week,...
Jalak Jobanputra, RTP Ventures New Managing Director, Talks About Russian Billionaire Leonid Boguslavsky’s $120 M. Fund

VC firm Flybridge expands its footprint in Brazil and hires Pitzi’s CEO as an advisor

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Flybridge Capital Partners has hired Sao Paulo-based American entrepreneur Daniel Hatkoff as an advisor, the early stage VC firm announced today. As you may remember, Hatkoff is the founder of Pitzi, an insurance club for mobile phones. Before starting his own company, he served as a financial analyst with Warburg Pincus...
VC firm Flybridge expands its footprint in Brazil and hires Pitzi’s CEO as an advisor
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