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Netflix Growth Becoming Bigger Question Mark

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Until recently, Netflix was a growth stock. Now, the company has to prove itself all over again. Between last summer’s price hike, which turned into a debacle, and the combination of angry customers and international expansion are making it hard to estimate where Netflix’s growth will come from. “What I...
Netflix Growth Becoming Bigger Question Mark
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Netflix could partner with others to enter Asia

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Netflix is open to teaming up with local players to enter Asian markets, the company’s CEO Reed hastings said during Tuesday’s third-quarter earnings call. Asia was a tough market for western companies to enter on their own, explained Hastings, and the idea of partnering up with a local player is...
Netflix could partner with others to enter Asia
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Viki doubles down on content arbitrage with Asian TV and movie deals

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Viki is adding more than 2,000 hours of content from Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Venezuela to its global TV platform, thanks to new distribution agreements with broadcasters like TV Asahi, Huace and Venevision. Viki CEO and co-founder Razmig Hovaghimian told me during a call Tuesday that this is...
Viki doubles down on content arbitrage with Asian TV and movie deals

Nintendo has another tough year, sells just 390,000 Wii Us in the last quarter

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While there's no shortage of 3DS iterations headed to the market, Nintendo is having a harder time selling its new Wii U. Profits for the year are also half of its own predictions, despite the fact that Nintendo already reduced its rosy estimates in the interim. Net sales are...
Nintendo has another tough year, sells just 390,000 Wii Us in the last quarter

The Croods thumps GI Joe and tops UK Easter box office

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DreamWorks Animation's caveman adventure The Croods enjoys a second week at the top of the box-office chartThe winnerDipping only 7% from the previous weekend, caveman cartoon The Croods cruised to a second week at the top of the box-office chart, delivering a 12-day total of £10.61m.Considering DreamWorks Animation's previous effort,...
The Croods thumps GI Joe and tops UK Easter box office

Pinterest's $100 Million Infusion: It's the E-Commerce, Stupid

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Social bookmarking site Pinterest has landed a $100 million round of funding on a $1.5 billion valuation today. The investment was led by Japanese e-commerce platform Rakuten. By taking money from a foreign technology company, Pinterest bucks the trend of U.S. startups clamoring for money from U.S. venture capital...
Pinterest's $100 Million Infusion: It's the E-Commerce, Stupid

Blowing Up: Cmune Takes Uberstrike to iPad (Soon) and Wins Funding from Atomico

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Quick – name a first-person shooter game that you can play on Facebook. If Uberstrike didn’t immediately come to mind, you must not be one of the 5 million gamers playing it. The free-to-play and cross-platform game is doing crazy numbers and is set to explode on the iPad...
Blowing Up: Cmune Takes Uberstrike to iPad (Soon) and Wins Funding from Atomico

Japan's GREE Acquires Another U.S. Studio, App Ant, To Build Games For Western Audiences

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GREE, the $4.7 billion mobile gaming giant from Japan that’s trying to break into Western markets, just bought another American studio to bolster its first-party game development. The company acquired App Ant Studios for an undisclosed amount after working with the company on Android games. App Ant was co-founded by...
Japan's GREE Acquires Another U.S. Studio, App Ant, To Build Games For Western Audiences

Sprint launches New Ventures arm, adapts ID and Zone apps for foreign markets

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Like any money-hungry corporation, Sprint's branching out to pursue greener (as in the color of dolla dolla bills) pastures. The Hesse-led co's just announced the creation of its New Ventures unit, an overseas- and wholesale-focused entity which is set to expand upon Android's rapidly growing user base to generate...
Sprint launches New Ventures arm, adapts ID and Zone apps for foreign markets
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Netflix Rolls Out Partnership With Facebook

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Netflix Rolls Out Social Partnership With Facebook (Hollywood Reporter)It took...
Netflix Rolls Out Partnership With Facebook

Amazon App Store Zeroes In On Strengths: Real Goods Purchasing And Recommendations

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At just a year of age, Amazon’s app store is a relative newcomer against both Google Play and Apple’s app store. Yet given Amazon’s prowess in e-commerce plus the Seattle-based company’s willingness to aggressively court top-tier mobile developers, the store has certainly made itself noticed in the app ecosystem. We...
Amazon App Store Zeroes In On Strengths: Real Goods Purchasing And Recommendations

Neil Young Steps Down As DeNA's Ngmoco CEO, Clive Downie Steps Up

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A little more than two years after Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA agreed to pay up to $403 million for U.S.-based mobile game developer Ngmoco, the subsidiary’s CEO Neil Young has stepped down. Neil Young, the former EA executive who went on to found the company, is no longer...
Neil Young Steps Down As DeNA's Ngmoco CEO, Clive Downie Steps Up

Duolingo Plans To Translate Virtual Language Learning Into Real Life Big Bucks

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The startup Duolingo has found a way to make free foreign language learning profitable. Venir otra vez? The company, which counts Ashton Kutcher and four-hour obsessive Tim Ferriss among its backers, is doing it, in part, by enlisting new language learners to translate the web. It's an approach that investors...
Duolingo Plans To Translate Virtual Language Learning Into Real Life Big Bucks
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Jolla's Sailfish Rises From MeeGo's Ashes As Company Signs First Carrier Deal With DNA

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Jolla, the startup built by the team behind the smartphone OS that Nokia abandoned in favor of Windows Phone, announced its first big carrier deal today with Finland’s DNA. They also gave a first look at the UI of Sailfish, the mobile operating system they’ve created from the remnants of...
Jolla's Sailfish Rises From MeeGo's Ashes As Company Signs First Carrier Deal With DNA
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Baidu Launches English-language Antivirus Software

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Chinese Internet search giant Baidu launched a free Windows security suite today, in the company's latest effort to crack foreign markets. Will international customers use antivirus software from a Chinese company? China-based Internet powerhouse Baidu is betting they will--the company's new English-language Baidu Antivirus 2013 launched today. The free...
Baidu Launches English-language Antivirus Software

Intel bringing 'Yolo' smartphone to untapped foreign markets

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Intel, in partnership with integrated communications provider Safaricom, announced a new entry-level smartphone designed for developing markets this week, dubbing the device the "Yolo." The device is powered by an Atom Z2420 SoC, a 1.2GHz chip based on a 32nm process and boasting support for 1080p video and 8MP...
Intel bringing 'Yolo' smartphone to untapped foreign markets

Here's What OpenX CEO Tim Cadogan Told Us About His IPO Plans

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Tim Cadogan, the CEO of OpenX, declined to rule out filing for an IPO, saying that "it could be a good step." OpenX supplies platforms for web publishers to optimize ad revenue from networks, real-time bidding exchanges and premium sales. Three of his big publisher clients include Vox, SouthWest Airlines...
Here's What OpenX CEO Tim Cadogan Told Us About His IPO Plans
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Amazon Kindle Fire Is Sold Out

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Less than a year after announcing its Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon says the model is sold out in the United States, and has claimed 22% of all tablet sales.  The news comes shortly before the expected announcement of the Kindle Fire 2 on Sept. 6. Amazon is also touting that...
Amazon Kindle Fire Is Sold Out
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