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Were Turntable.fm and "Group Listening" Just a Summertime Fad?

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Other than Spotify, there could hardly have been a more buzz-worthy music startup this summer than Turntable.fm. The group listening and virtual DJing app seemed to come out of nowhere and take the Web by storm, grabbing funding and users in huge quantities. The company, which rose from the pivot-generated...
Were Turntable.fm and "Group Listening" Just a Summertime Fad?

Facebook is a fad, say half of people polled

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Half of Americans surveyed by the AP and CNBC see the social network as a fad, while half believe the asking price of its IPO is too high. [Read more]...
Facebook is a fad, say half of people polled

Half Of Americans Think Facebook Is A Passing Fad

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Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's expected asking price is too high. The company Mark Zuckerberg...
Half Of Americans Think Facebook Is A Passing Fad

Why Your Infographic Is Evil (And Three Ways To Fix It)

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Blogger's confession: I can spend a couple of hours interviewing sources and crafting a post several hundred words long and get a couple of thousand hits. Or I can write a pithy introduction, repurpose an infographic that has already appeared on several other sites and most likely was created...
Why Your Infographic Is Evil (And Three Ways To Fix It)

Samsung ships five million Galaxy Notes in just five months

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Five is an important number for Samsung's Galaxy Note. It has a 5.3-inch screen and now, just five months since it debuted Samsung has announced it's shipped five million units. That's certainly long enough for you to decide if you're in love with its super-sized frame or the accompanying...
Samsung ships five million Galaxy Notes in just five months

Still think tablets are a fad? This comScore stat will convince you otherwise

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ComScore’s new report — U.S. Digital Future in Focus 2012 — spells out just how powerful of a force the tablet market is becoming in tech. Consider this: It took seven years for 40 million Americans to own a smartphone, a milestone that the tablet computers hit in less than...
Still think tablets are a fad? This comScore stat will convince you otherwise

The cakehole in the wall machine

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Veni, vidi, vendi: it came, it saw, it sold freshly baked cupcakes 24 hours a day. Is this the future of the food vending machine?London will soon boast its very own cupcake ATM – a candyfloss-pink hole in the wall dispensing cupcakes 24/7, just in case we need to scratch...
The cakehole in the wall machine
Facebook attempts to curtail unfriending fad with new alternative
Use Pinterest to boost your site’s traffic, without looking like a marketer

Wall Street Survivor Gamifies Financial Education With Help From Bunchball

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If you’re someone who thinks gamification is just a fad, you may want to look away now. To be clear, Bunchball isn’t just jumping on the latest buzzword. The company was founded to deliver gamification tools all the way back in 2005 — founder and Chief Product Officer Rajat Paharia...
Wall Street Survivor Gamifies Financial Education With Help From Bunchball

Google Handwrite lets us scribble our way through mobile searches (video)

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Not eager to hunt and peck on a keyboard? Google Handwrite is here: the search engine's mobile pages will now let you draw letters on the page to conduct searches with the writing method you learned before this whole computer fad took hold. There's no special plugin required --...
Google Handwrite lets us scribble our way through mobile searches (video)

Web & native apps are the future & the browser will never be the same

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First there were clunky mobile app stores managed by carriers — aka people who don’t know anything about software or user experience — and then there were in-between devices like the early Windows Phone incarnations. Finally, Apple’s built-in apps arrived and set a standard that inspired third-party developers to create...
Web & native apps are the future & the browser will never be the same

Is the internet as addictive as tobacco? | Anonymous

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Digital content is designed to be addictive - like tobacco or fast food. So let's be honest about which services are the doughnutsI like the internet. I use it a lot. In fact, I work at a senior level in the industry and from here the internet does not look...
Is the internet as addictive as tobacco? | Anonymous

ResumUP: Turn your Facebook profile into a beautiful visual resume

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The time of infographic supremacy has perhaps fallen, as everyone and their mother seems to have taken to them like a fad.  Because of this, TNW has all but banned infographics from our blog, since most of the time they end up being too heavily branded, self-promotional and poorly designed. Still,...
ResumUP: Turn your Facebook profile into a beautiful visual resume
Social: Zynga Tanks As Market Worries 'This Was a Fad'

Room for Debate: Is Facebook a Fad? Will Our Grandchildren Tweet?

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Social media are often seen as part of a long-term shift in how people interact, like the telephone. But Facebook’s troubled I.P.O. and other growing pains might make you wonder....
Room for Debate: Is Facebook a Fad? Will Our Grandchildren Tweet?

Did Autodesk Just Spend $60 Million On A Dying Fad?

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Last month we interviewed Socialcam cofounder Michael Seibel.  Then, Socialcam was still in the middle of explosive growth. Its video app competitor, Viddy, was experiencing down traffic while Socialcam's was still soaring at 8 million daily active users. Today Autodesk has acquired the 18-month-old startup for $60 million. But AppData...
Did Autodesk Just Spend $60 Million On A Dying Fad?
The untold story behind Kickstarter stats [infographic]
Half of Americans believe Facebook is a passing fad

CHART OF THE DAY: Half Of The American Public Thinks Facebook Is A Passing Fad

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Despite the fact that Facebook has 900 million users, most people think it's a passing fad. CNBC and the AP surveyed 1,003 Americans about Facebook and found 46% think it will fade away. Amusingly, only 31% of the people surveyed think it's a bad investment. Follow the Chart Of The...
CHART OF THE DAY: Half Of The American Public Thinks Facebook Is A Passing Fad

Google Ventures Has $1 Billion To Invest And It Likes Big Data Startups (GOOG)

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Google's investment arm, Google Ventures, doesn't divide its $1 billion into tech-specific funds. Even so, big data is one area it has begun to focus, says partner Karim Faris. Faris is one of the backers of CloudStory Data, a big data startup that launched this week. But he told...
Google Ventures Has $1 Billion To Invest And It Likes Big Data Startups (GOOG)

10 Tips For Startups From The Founder Of DoubleClick

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This is a guest post from Kevin O'Conner, founder of DoubleClick, and currently CEO and founder of FindTheBest. As an entrepreneur, turned VC, turned entrepreneur, I’m constantly asked how good ideas come about, how to start a business and take it to its full potential and what to focus on...
10 Tips For Startups From The Founder Of DoubleClick

Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

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I am calling shenanigans on this year's SXSW fad. The microclimate that is SXSW and San Francisco often creates hype for services that, ultimately, no one is going to really care about. Foursquare and Twitter did well at SXSW in their growth phases but those companies may prove to...
Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds
How to cash in on creativity: Snapguide grabs $5M round

Learning From Zynga's "Draw Something" Debacle

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In pop culture, when something gets really hot, it can be classified as either "the next big thing" or a simple fad. If last month's numbers are any indication, Draw Something falls into the latter category.Six weeks after Zynga plopped down $200 million to acquire Draw Something developer OMGPOP, there...
Learning From Zynga's "Draw Something" Debacle

Survey: 88% of Businesses Can't Provide a Single Customer View

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If one of the goals of cloud computing is to enable anytime, anywhere access to a single view of a database, a study released today by the DataFlux division of SAS shows we may not be getting close to reaching it anytime soon. Some 551 data management professionals in North...
Survey: 88% of Businesses Can't Provide a Single Customer View
Future U: The stubborn persistence of textbooks
Samsung, LG fined by Korean government for handset price fixing

The Future of Daily Deals is New Categories, Apparently. I’m Not Terribly Convinced.

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Daily deals sites had their hot moment. Then they had their backlash moment. Now they’re trying to have a mature moment. Three years in, and the industry is tasked with figuring out a sustainable business model that doesn’t spam, kill local businesses, or die out as a fad. The way...
The Future of Daily Deals is New Categories, Apparently. I’m Not Terribly Convinced.

Harper's Publisher Presents The Platonic Ideal Specimen Of The 'I'm An Old Fogey Elitist Anti-Internet Luddite' Columns

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Every few months or so we see some elitist from the "old way" in the media business pop up with some neo-luddite screed about how wonderful things were the way they used to be, and whining about these darn new media things that are happening. These are often fun in...
Harper's Publisher Presents The Platonic Ideal Specimen Of The 'I'm An Old Fogey Elitist Anti-Internet Luddite' Columns
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