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Baidu aggressively investing in mobile and the cloud as it tops 80m daily mobile search users

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Chinese search leader Baidu is still in the midst of its transition to mobile, but the company is seeing significant adoption of its mobile search product with over 80 million daily active users. The company announced on Monday the results of its billion-dollar fourth quarter ahead of an earnings conference...
Baidu aggressively investing in mobile and the cloud as it tops 80m daily mobile search users

Expedia updates its mobile apps with flight bookings, better hotel images and exclusive deals

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Expedia has updated its mobile app today for both iPhone and Android users, adding flight information, exclusive deals and high resolution photographs for hotels. The app, which has been announced today only for the United States, is moving closer towards the expansive service offered on the full Expedia website. The...
Expedia updates its mobile apps with flight bookings, better hotel images and exclusive deals

Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?

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Pocket announced its revamped Site Subscription feature along with launch partner Matter earlier this week, and today it’s adding two new partner publications, including The New York Review of Books and the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). Both publications will now offer paid subscribers the ability to save articles for Pocket and access them for...
Pocket Rolls Out New Site Subscription Partners: Is This A Better Way Forward For Mobile Magazines?
The Simplicity Thesis

Social Music Recommendation Model Has Room to Grow

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The social web has opened up opportunities in a variety of fields, and the music industry is no exception. Social music recommendations are a hot topic lately, but according to research into UK music users’ online music habits, more people still prefer finding new music via word of mouth and...
Social Music Recommendation Model Has Room to Grow

Microsoft releases Office 365 Home Premium, a consumer-focused cloud productivity suite for $100/year

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Today Microsoft announced the availability of Office 365 Home Premium, a partially cloud-based productivity solution for consumers that melds the traditional Office desktop applications and a number of web services that represent the company’s vision for the next generation of work. The product will cost $99.99, billed annually. The company...
Microsoft releases Office 365 Home Premium, a consumer-focused cloud productivity suite for $100/year

Apple Is Blasting A Multi-Billion Dollar Hole In Samsung's Business (AAPL, SSNLF)

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As consumers, it seems to most of us that all Korean gadget giant Samsung makes is TVs, Android phones, Android tablets, some computers, and commercials featuring LeBron James or hipsters in iPhone lines. But actually, Samsung also has a pretty big business making the guts of gadgets for other companies....
Apple Is Blasting A Multi-Billion Dollar Hole In Samsung's Business (AAPL, SSNLF)

Expedia sees room nights rocket 24% year-over-year

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That hotel room you booked in Cabo may have just helped pay for office space in Bellevue. Expedia has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2012. And perhaps in an indication of how the broader travel industry is recovering from the depths of the recession, the Bellevue-based company...
Expedia sees room nights rocket 24% year-over-year
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How the Real-Time Web Will Impact Social Change

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Earlier this month Amy Sample Ward interviewed ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick about our report on the real-time Web and how real time impacts the world of nonprofit organizations. Sample Ward helps nonprofits, community groups and those in the social change sector use new technologies, and is the co-author of Social by...
How the Real-Time Web Will Impact Social Change

Facebook: you don't have to like it

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The site is undergoing a marketing gold rush as brands compete for our attentions – and users' willingness to project a very public image through the companies they choose to likeWho are you? A collection of motley atoms, yes. An intelligently designed human, probably not. An accidental mammal evolved from...
Facebook: you don't have to like it

Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?

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The current game consoles are getting a bit long in the tooth, but signs point to late 2013 as the earliest that a replacement for either the PlayStation or Xbox consoles to come online. But then interesting something happened this past week, which could change the way that console makers...
Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?

Android-based gaming console OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter-backers on March 28

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OUYA, the Android-based gaming console that was successfully funded through an $8.5 million Kickstarter campaign, will start shipping to backers on March 28. The company behind the console, which shares the same name, has revealed on its website that all of the parts needed for the system are now in...
Android-based gaming console OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter-backers on March 28

Don't Hold Your Breath For Google To Bring Pay TV To Your Town Anytime Soon (GOOG)

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We all want Google, or another tech company like Apple, to make pay TV more affordable and available from any device. But that's going to be a lot harder than it sounds. Yesterday, Google rocked the nation by becoming a cable TV player as part of its mega high speed...
Don't Hold Your Breath For Google To Bring Pay TV To Your Town Anytime Soon (GOOG)

Why Students Should Gain Entrepreneurship Experience Before Graduating

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Editor’s note: Dan Schawbel is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and management consulting firm. He is also the #1 international bestselling author of Me 2.0 and was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 list in 2010. Subscribe to his updates at Facebook.com/DanSchawbel. More and more students...
Why Students Should Gain Entrepreneurship Experience Before Graduating

In Our Inbox: A Memo That Says Nuance Has Bought Virtual Assistant Specialist VirtuOz To Ramp Up Its Enterprise Services

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TechCrunch has received a copy of a memo indicating that Nuance, the speech and natural language technology giant that also powers Apple’s Siri voice assistant, has made another acquisition: VirtuOz, a developer of intelligent virtual assistant services for online sales, marketing and support — dubbed “Siri for the enterprise” — that...
In Our Inbox: A Memo That Says Nuance Has Bought Virtual Assistant Specialist VirtuOz To Ramp Up Its Enterprise Services

Accel Closes $475M Fund, Its Fourth, To Invest Mainly In Europe And Israel

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Accel Partners has just this morning announced another hefty fund of $475 million. It’s the company’s fourth fund for Accel London and will be used for investments across a wide range of technologies and primarily companies in Europe and Israel. The news comes on the heels of reports in February...
Accel Closes $475M Fund, Its Fourth, To Invest Mainly In Europe And Israel
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Copyright Boss: 'It's Great Mechanics Now Need To Know About Copyright'

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The Copyright Office continues to show that it is completely out of touch and tone deaf to the mess that copyright laws create today. We've talked a few times about how abuses of copyright law have created messes for industries that you might think would never have to deal with...
Copyright Boss: 'It's Great Mechanics Now Need To Know About Copyright'

Inside Facebook's Plan To Revolutionize The Entire Hardware Industry (FB)

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Something extraordinary is happening at Facebook. The company is working on an idea that that could disrupt some of the largest enterprise tech companies in the world like IBM, HP, Dell. Facebook is leading a project that pushes hardware vendors into a new, and open-source way of building servers. It's...
Inside Facebook's Plan To Revolutionize The Entire Hardware Industry (FB)

Interactive experiences app Screach broadens its reach with new social features

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Screenreach has launched a new version of its interactive Screach app, which aims to transform it into more of a social network for interactivity, and remove the need for users to be near a Screach-enabled digital screen. We first covered Screenreach back in July 2010, and we’ve caught up with the...
Interactive experiences app Screach broadens its reach with new social features
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