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A market doesn't emerge without freedom to innovate

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The game of global dominance has gone on for as long as we have had communication between different cultures and countries. In the struggle to reach the top of the macroeconomic food chain, two methods have been applied liberally and consistently: preventing others from innovating, and ignoring or subverting attempts...
A market doesn't emerge without freedom to innovate
If top startups are "Thunder Lizards," top VCs are radioactive cockroaches

McDonald's worker attacks augmented reality researcher

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Staff at a McDonald's restaurant in Paris allegedly attacked a man for using a wearable computer, according to a blog post by the victim. Dr. Steve Mann, creator of the EyeTap Digital Eye Glass, claims staff members of the fast food chain attempted to pull the augmented reality device from...
McDonald's worker attacks augmented reality researcher

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

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Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion. Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer...
If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

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Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO. Bloomberg Businessweek reported today that the company filed to go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act. This allows Violin Memory to keep its public offering under the radar...
Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

Apple TV could make ESPN another trick in its bag

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ESPN's network executive Sean Bratches said on Tuesday that the sports network would be interested in working with Apple to bring a version of the WatchESPN app to ESPN subscribers with the Apple TV. ESPN is the most-watched sports network in America, and a deal with the company could bring...
Apple TV could make ESPN another trick in its bag

LevelUp And Google Have An Actual Wallet War On Twitter

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Oh, it's on ... Twitter. Earlier today, we wrote about LevelUp's new NFC-supported hardware and CEO Seth Priebatsch's search for a business model that can simultaneously benefit merchants, consumers, and the company itself. A few hours later, Google exec Mike Dudas, who works on mobile commerce products that include Google...
LevelUp And Google Have An Actual Wallet War On Twitter

Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

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Barnes & Noble’s largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, made an offer Monday to buy out the struggling company and take it private—except its Nook and college bookstore management divisions. The latest Nooks were announced back in September 2012. If the offer is completed, the move would be an abrupt retreat...
Largest shareholder offers to buy Barnes & Noble, minus Nook division

As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

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It’s been a few weeks since Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) removed the Kindle versions of 5,000 titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group, but IPG has not capitulated to Amazon’s demand for better terms. Now one IPG client, who is losing sales fast, has launched a Change.org petition to “stop Amazon’s...
As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

JibJab sues White Castle over social media campaign

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Humor site JibJab doesn’t think White Castle’s latest ad campaign is very funny, and has filed a lawsuit to stop the fast food chain from using its name to promote “chicken rings” on Facebook. JibJab, which gained global fame for a presidential parody in 2004, makes satire videos and online...
JibJab sues White Castle over social media campaign

The Wendy's social media saga

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Chick-fil-A wasn’t the only fast-food chain seeing high volume on Twitter today. According to Twitter search site Topsy, conversation around Wendy’s nearly doubled, seeing close to 6,600 tweets compared to its daily average of around 3,300. So what happened? On Wednesday morning, the owner of the largest Wendy’s franchise in...
The Wendy's social media saga

DesignersCouch: A Square Coke is a Greener Coke (for @sermad - pass it up the food chain pls)

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DesignersCouch: A Square Coke is a Greener Coke (for @sermad - pass it up the food chain pls)

Apple in talks to bring WatchESPN iOS app to Apple TV

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According to a report from Bloomberg citing ESPN executive Sean Bratches, Apple is currently in talks with Walt Disney’s ESPN network to bring the WatchESPN app, currently available for iPhone and iPad and recently opened up to Comcast customers, to AppleTV: ESPN subscribers with AppleTV would gain access to the...
Apple in talks to bring WatchESPN iOS app to Apple TV

Sharing Tells You More About A Web Site's Value Than Demographics Do

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This article is sponsored by ShareThis. When advertisers decide where to run campaigns, they may look at web sites that fit a certain demographic or psychographic -- 33-year-old men who root for the Knicks or tween girls who love One Direction, for example. But demographics alone don't accurately convey...
Sharing Tells You More About A Web Site's Value Than Demographics Do

Move Over Randi Zuckerberg, Kevin Spacey Is Producing a TV Show For E! About ‘Silicon Valley’s Digital Gold Rush’

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The usual suspect. Randi Zuckerberg isn't the only enterprising producer trying to bring Startupland to the small screen. Over the weekend, Deadline Hollywood reported that Kevin Spacey will be executive producing a new drama on E! Entertainment Television called "Upstarts" about "Silicon Valley's digital gold rush." Michael De Luca, the Oscar-nominated...
Move Over Randi Zuckerberg, Kevin Spacey Is Producing a TV Show For E! About ‘Silicon Valley’s Digital Gold Rush’

Burger King Twitter account 'hacked'

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US fast-food chain Burger King says its Twitter account may have been hacked after its profile picture was changed to a McDonalds logo and offensive messages were posted....
Burger King Twitter account 'hacked'
Taco Bell embraces SnapChat as its latest social marketing tool

After Making a Business, Huawei Aims to Make a Name for Itself in Smartphones

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While most phone makers were trying to find ways to sell more devices, Huawei made several moves last year that actually cost the company business. The Chinese phone maker said no to opportunities to build 30 million additional feature phones, as well as to do more work making phones sold...
After Making a Business, Huawei Aims to Make a Name for Itself in Smartphones

ESPN On The Apple TV

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ESPN On The Apple TV: Sounds great, ESPN on the Apple TV (and possibly the forthcoming iTV)! Until you see this quote: “We’re a platform-agnostic content company,” Bratches, the network’s executive vice president of affiliate and advertising sales, said today in an interview. “To the extent that in the future...
ESPN On The Apple TV
$99 Raspberry Pi-sized "supercomputer" touted in Kickstarter project
BlackBerry Q5: an entry level BlackBerry 10 handset (hands-on)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 hands-on (video)

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If you thought the Ace 2's compact design was charming, expect to be bowled over by the similarly-outfitted Mini 2. Stepping even further down the Galaxy food chain, this lilliputian Android handset retains the overall sensibilities of its slightly larger stablemate, but also tones down those already mid-range specs,...
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 hands-on (video)

VC: There Are Three $50 Billion Companies That Should Buy Foursquare Right Now

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Foursquare, the New York-based startup with a mobile app that's lets you "check-in" from your location, just raised a bunch of debt in order to survive. Foursquare's problem is that "checking-in" seems to be something that tens of millions of people on the planet want to do, not hundreds of...
VC: There Are Three $50 Billion Companies That Should Buy Foursquare Right Now

Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Tiny Monsters...
Games for the weekend: Tiny Monsters
Google's land grab extends to the 'next billion'

Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and more in this week's top gainers in political pages

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Mike Huckabee leads this week’s list of top gainers in the People Talking About This metric among political pages. The top 10 pages gaining People Talking About This saw increases between about 45,000 and over 800,000 engagements. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks page growth across Facebook. 1   Mike Huckabee...
Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin and more in this week's top gainers in political pages

Social Media Tactics Still Learning to Play Well With Others

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Social media is on the front of every marketer’s mind (or at least it seems that way) but it still gets the treatment normally reserved for those who don’t quite fit in. In other words, while there is tremendous value in social media it is still a tough road...
Social Media Tactics Still Learning to Play Well With Others

How To Get Your Products In McDonald's Happy Meals

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Mind Candy, a UK-based toy producer and social network for kids, just landed a Happy Meal partnership with McDonald's. The startup's products will be placed in more than 14,000 stores across the United States this holiday season, from December 14 through January 10. How do companies get their products in...
How To Get Your Products In McDonald's Happy Meals

The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's

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Joshua Edwards’s eighth-grade paper about the Black Plague came with a McDouble and fries. Joshua sometimes does his homework at a McDonald’s restaurant — not because he is drawn by the burgers, but because the fast-food chain is one of the few places in his small town where he can...
The Web-Deprived Study at McDonald's

Has Twitter done with mobile ads what Google and Facebook can’t?

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It’s no secret that mobile advertising is the holy grail that virtually every major digital player is trying to figure out, but no one seems to have cracked the code just yet. Facebook has admitted that while it has almost half a billion users on mobile devices, it still...
Has Twitter done with mobile ads what Google and Facebook can’t?
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