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Facebook shares stats about businesses using pages and promoted posts

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Facebook today announced that more than 300,000 pages have promoted 2.5 million posts since Promoted Posts launched for businesses in June. More than one-quarter of those businesses have been new advertisers on Facebook. The stats, shared Facebook’s Director of Global SMB Markets Dan Levy at BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media West...
Facebook shares stats about businesses using pages and promoted posts
Sony's PlayStation 3 hits 70M sold, good enough for third place

Samsung hits 10 million Galaxy S3 smartphones sold...in about 50 days

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Last month Samsung predicted sales of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to surpass 10 million units sold. Today, Samsung exec J.K. Shin confirmed that Samsung had reached that milestone.  Shin Jong-kyun, the president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division, told reporters that the phone has become a 10-million seller...
Samsung hits 10 million Galaxy S3 smartphones sold...in about 50 days

Instart Logic Raises $17M From Andreessen Horowitz Greylock To Improve Web And Mobile App Performance

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Instart Logic, a company that provides a cloud-based service for web publishers to improves site performance over both mobile and WiFi networks, has raised $17 million in Series B funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital. This brings the company’s total funding to $26 million....
Instart Logic Raises $17M From Andreessen Horowitz Greylock To Improve Web And Mobile App Performance

Path Debuts Version 2.5: Bigger Photos And Videos, Book And Movie Sharing, New 'Nudge' Feature

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Path, the mobile-based social networking app aimed at helping people connect with their close circle of friends and family, is rolling out the latest update to its app: Path Version 2.5. The update, which will roll out tonight to the 17 languages Path supports on its iPhone and Android apps,...
Path Debuts Version 2.5: Bigger Photos And Videos, Book And Movie Sharing, New 'Nudge' Feature

Facebook wins permission in 4-0 vote to build second Menlo Park campus

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As Facebook continues to grow its userbase, now greater than a billion active users, so too is its personnel increasing in size. To that end, Facebook has been granted permission to build a second campus, near its current Menlo Park location. According to reporting by Mercury News, the new campus will...
Facebook wins permission in 4-0 vote to build second Menlo Park campus

IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer might be working overtime to keep Apple at bay, but the PC market that his company largely built is hurting, if you ask researchers at Gartner and IDC. Both estimate that shipments of traditional computers dropped by a tenth of a point in the second quarter...
IDC and Gartner: PC market flattened out in Q2 while Apple, ASUS and Lenovo remain the stars

Apple posts growth among OEMs in March, as iOS and Android capture 80% of U.S. market

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Following IDC’s report this morning highlighting Apple’s continued growth among mobile phone marketshare worldwide, while coming second to Samsung in global smartphone marketshare, research firm comScore has just released its numbers for U.S. mobile subscribers for the three month period ending March 2012. According to comScore, Apple posted impressive...
Apple posts growth among OEMs in March, as iOS and Android capture 80% of U.S. market

Weekly Wrap-up: Users Don't Like Your Site

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Does the rise of the read-later apps mean that users don't want the experience of using your site at all? Jon Mitchell explores that question in this week's top story, Websites Have to Get Better. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find...
Weekly Wrap-up: Users Don't Like Your Site

E-Books: After the Hype and Before the iPad

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The e-book hype reached its apex just before the holiday season. Now seems like a good time to take a closer look at the e-book market, especially given that this business is heading for another disruption once Apple's iPad launches. According to the latest stats from the Book Industry Study...
E-Books: After the Hype and Before the iPad

NPD: Apple sold most smartphones in Q4, but Samsung wins 2011

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Both Apple and Samsung have sold a historic amount of smartphones in the past year, and coming up with a tally of who sold more is harder than you’d think. But The NPD Group says they’ve done all the number crunching looking at company shipments and have determined the most...
NPD: Apple sold most smartphones in Q4, but Samsung wins 2011
CEO Travis Kalanick Says UberX Numbers Are "Probably At Or Above" Lyft
And the top city for finding a software job is -- wait, DC? What?

Q&A: First interview with Seesmic founder @Loic Le Meur after the exit to HootSuite

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As reported yesterday by TechCrunch, social media management software maker HootSuite has acquired its sorta-kinda competitor Seesmic. French entrepreneur and Seesmic founder Loïc Le Meur was kind enough to answer some of the questions we had following the announcement of the deal. TNW: First of all, congrats on the deal....
Q&A: First interview with Seesmic founder @Loic Le Meur after the exit to HootSuite

Under Zynga’s Ownership, OMGPop Wants NYC to Be a ‘Hotbed’ for Game Development

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Two months ago, Dan Porter was probably wondering if his four-year-old gaming startup would ever have a big hit. Today he’s a millionaire* and a VP of Development for the New York arm of the country’s largest gaming company. Zynga acquired Porter’s OMGPOP for a reported $180 million with $30 million...
Under Zynga’s Ownership, OMGPop Wants NYC to Be a ‘Hotbed’ for Game Development
Lost Crates Relaunches Subscription Service, Ships Designer Goods By Mail

IDC: Windows Phone Is Going To Be Big In 2016, We Swear (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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IDC has a new report predicting Windows Phone makes big smartphone market share gains. In 2016. According to the report, Windows will be at 11.4 percent of the market in four years. Apple, meanwhile, will pick up 0.3 percent to reach 19.1 percent in the next four years. Android...
IDC: Windows Phone Is Going To Be Big In 2016, We Swear (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)
GOOGLE: US Government Spying Has Risen 122 Percent (GOOG)

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Fiber Isn't A Test, It's World Domination (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up Strong Markets are fighting back as Europe blows up and factory orders miss. Shares of GOOG are up strong. Investors continue look for Android momentum and monetization of smartphones and tablets;...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Fiber Isn't A Test, It's World Domination (GOOG)

ComScore: US Smartphone Penetration 47% In Q2; Android Remains Most Popular, But Apple's Growing Faster

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ComScore today released its latest quarterly figures on the state of the mobile market in the U.S. based on active users, and while the exact numbers are different, the basic picture is the same as the one that Strategy Analytics painted earlier in the week around smartphone sales: Apple’s iOS...
ComScore: US Smartphone Penetration 47% In Q2; Android Remains Most Popular, But Apple's Growing Faster

Samsung remains top OEM in March, as Android and iOS capture 80% of U.S. market

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Following IDC’s report this morning highlighting Apple’s continued growth among mobile phone marketshare worldwide, while coming second to Samsung in global smartphone marketshare, research firm comScore has just released its numbers for U.S. mobile subscribers for the three month period ending March 2012. According to comScore, Apple posted impressive...
Samsung remains top OEM in March, as Android and iOS capture 80% of U.S. market
Twilio Says It Is The Fastest Growing Short Code Provider In The U.S.

iCloud has 125M users, but is it making any money off them?

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Apple’s iCloud offering has 125 million users, the company announced today on its second-quarter earnings call. That number is up from the 100 million users Tim Cook said the service had on February 14 during a Goldman Sachs call. The number shows growth in new users for the service, but...
iCloud has 125M users, but is it making any money off them?

Of PlayStation Vita owners, 'almost all' own PlayStation 3 as well

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Sony isn't sharing exact numbers, but Sony Computer Entertainment America VP of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John Koller teased that "almost all" PlayStation Vita owners are also PlayStation 3 owners. We were discussing the potential crossover between Vita and PS3 -- the obvious comparison to Nintendo's latest offering,...
Of PlayStation Vita owners, 'almost all' own PlayStation 3 as well

Digg's Users Doubled Since August, Monetization Efforts Continue

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Digg today took to its blog to share a bit of information about its user growth and monetization plans, now that it’s been at Betaworks for nearly six months. The company said that Digg’s user base has doubled since the Betaworks takeover in August, and it also confirmed that Digg’s “Apps We...
Digg's Users Doubled Since August, Monetization Efforts Continue

Virtual tape measure could find you the perfect jeans with just a webcam

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Finding clothes that fit just right is surprisingly tough for a sizable amount of the population, especially when shopping online. E-tailers have used everything from 3D scanners to mailable mannequins to ensure that customers find the best sizes for them, and the truly picky have probably had a friend...
Virtual tape measure could find you the perfect jeans with just a webcam
Google updates Transparency Report with FBI information requests

"Big, Big Bucks": Yahoo Set to Release What It Paid to Hire Marissa Mayer

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Later today, Yahoo will release what is likely to be a very juicy regulatory filing about what it paid to get former Google exec Marissa Mayer to become CEO. While I could not obtain the exact numbers — the compensation plan is being protected like the crown jewels of...
"Big, Big Bucks": Yahoo Set to Release What It Paid to Hire Marissa Mayer

$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle rolling out to Best Buy and GameStop this month

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Microsoft's canny subscription-based Xbox scheme launched last month -- but at that point was limited to its own stores. But it seems to have been successful enough, with Microsoft deciding to expand the deal to all Best Buy and selected GameStop stores later this month. The $99 deal ties...
$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle rolling out to Best Buy and GameStop this month
Verizon sold 3.1M iPhones in Q3, 21% were iPhone 5
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