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A New Hope: How Going Free To Play Brought Redemption To Star Wars MMO

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You've heard the rumblings before. Free doesn't work. Or perhaps it was that free doesn't work for big time franchises. More specifically for video games, you may have heard that when a game goes from paid to free it's a sign that it's a dead game. The mantra persists,...
A New Hope: How Going Free To Play Brought Redemption To Star Wars MMO

What Now: Freemium or Paid?

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Your company SpiderNet is in the final stages of defining the go-to-market model and pricing for the product. The company has spent a great deal of time debating the benefits of doing a freemium model versus paid. The product has the capability to be split along a free/paid feature set,...
What Now: Freemium or Paid?
Wave Debuts Free Receipt Scanning And Management Tool To Add To Its Free Accounting Platform

Twitter Announces "Twttr" -- Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels

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Vowels aren’t really necessary in today’s digital age, are they? Twitter doesn’t think so, as it announced a new “two-tiered” service including its free model called “Twttr.” You can only tweet without vowels though. Want the vowels back? Pony up $5 a month. Seems like a pretty sweet deal to...
Twitter Announces "Twttr" -- Will Start Charging $5 A Month If You Want To Tweet Using Vowels

France Looks At Possibility Of Taxing Internet Companies For Data Mining

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An individual's personal data provides the "raw materials" that firms such as Google and Facebook use to make money, says report. If the proposals of a report commissioned by the French President make it onto the statute books, firms such as Facebook and Google may be made to pay...
France Looks At Possibility Of Taxing Internet Companies For Data Mining

What Quilting's Legal Battles Can Teach Us About Copyright

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Last year Techdirt wrote about Leah Day, who was trying to introduce a free model to quilting -- apparently a bold thing to do. Sadly, it seems that the ownership mentality is nonetheless spreading in her field, as she reports in this really excellent new blog post entitled "Copyright Terrorism":...
What Quilting's Legal Battles Can Teach Us About Copyright
AppArchitect Lets Anyone Build iOS Apps, No Coding Or Templates Necessary

Facebook acquires Parse to offer mobile backend services for developers

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Facebook today announced an agreement to acquire Parse, a cloud-based platform providing tools for mobile app developers. Parse offers backend services, data storage, social integration tools and other features to make it easier for developers to build apps across different platforms that scale more efficiently. Facebook is buying Parse outright, meaning...
Facebook acquires Parse to offer mobile backend services for developers
Kyocera Rise brings Android 4.0 and QWERTY to Sprint and Virgin this month starting at $19.99
App.net: Get Your Free Invite From ReadWrite Before They're All Gone

Little-known Viewster scores big with free movies and TV shows

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There’s a new kid in town, and it’s racking up video views: Zurich-based online video startup Viewster is set to announce Thursday that it managed to break into comScore’s list of the Top 50 U.S. video properties for the first time in February, attracting more unique viewers than Sony’s Crackle...
Little-known Viewster scores big with free movies and TV shows
One World Futbol builds rugged balls for any sport, to distribute millions around the world

Finance Is Boring? Mint Competitor Adaptu Hits The Deadpool

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Intuit’s Mint has one less competitor now. Adaptu, a Portland-based startup which positioned its mobile wallet as an alternative to Mint, is closing its doors. The company announced the change via its website, and in emails to its subscriber base. According to the company, the decision was made because Adaptu...
Finance Is Boring? Mint Competitor Adaptu Hits The Deadpool

MeetingBurner launches out of beta to seriously undermine WebEx and GoToMeeting

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Online meeting startup MeetingBurner has launched out of beta with free meetings up to 15 people, paid meeting options for up to 1,000 people, and mobile support, the company announced this morning. MeetingBurner faces steep competition in the online meeting space, including competitors like Cisco’s WebEx, Adobe’s Connect, Citrix’s...
MeetingBurner launches out of beta to seriously undermine WebEx and GoToMeeting
Nokia 808 PureView preorders begin in Italy at €599, estimated May release date

Disrupt Alum Vocre Makes Its Voice-Translation App Free

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Vocre was one of the more popular battlefield companies at Disrupt SF 2011; the automagical quality of the app and their excellent on-stage presentation made them one of the frontrunners. They haven’t been idle since then, though, and they’ve taken the advice of some critics who suggested their pay-per-use model...
Disrupt Alum Vocre Makes Its Voice-Translation App Free

Parse announces new hosting product less than 2 weeks after Facebook acquisition

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Parse, the cloud-based app development platform Facebook agreed to acquire in late April, today announced its latest product: Parse Hosting. Parse Hosting enables developers to create a web presence for their app without having to manage their own servers or turn to another third party. Previously, Parse offered ways for...
Parse announces new hosting product less than 2 weeks after Facebook acquisition

UH OH: Spotify Isn't Making Money In The US The Way It Should Be

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In the 9 months since the streaming music service landed in the US, Spotify's paying member base isn't anywhere near what it should be, reports the New York Post. 3 million US subscribers have signed on since June. About 20% of those -- 600,000 people -- are actually paying...
UH OH: Spotify Isn't Making Money In The US The Way It Should Be

Rdio launches its music streaming service in seven new countries and extends its free option to Brazil

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Rdio launched its on-demand music streaming service today in Mexico, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Austria, increasing its total coverage to 24 countries worldwide. New users can sign up for the free version, which offers six months of ad-free streaming on the Web, straight away. After that point, however, they’ll...
Rdio launches its music streaming service in seven new countries and extends its free option to Brazil
HopeMob cuts fees from the online giving equation

Facebook acquires Parse to offer mobile backend services for developers

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Facebook today announced an agreement to acquire Parse, a a cloud-based platform providing tools for mobile app developers. Parse offers backend services, data storage, social integration tools and other features to make it easier for developers to build apps across different platforms that scale more efficiently. Facebook is buying Parse outright,...
Facebook acquires Parse to offer mobile backend services for developers

Spotify Aiming To Push Prices Down With Music Labels, Aiming For A Free Phone Service

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It may be still on the receiving end of funding, but the biggest name in music streaming is still without profitability. Pushing the labels towards a lower price might help, but will the labels bite? Spotify is still struggling to make its business model pay, and its latest attempt...
Spotify Aiming To Push Prices Down With Music Labels, Aiming For A Free Phone Service

Parse announces new hosting product less than 2 weeks after Facebook acquisition

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Parse, the cloud-based app development platform Facebook agreed to acquire in late April, today announced its latest product: Parse Hosting. Parse Hosting enables developers to create a web presence for their app without having to manage their own servers or turn to another third party. Previously, Parse offered ways for...
Parse announces new hosting product less than 2 weeks after Facebook acquisition

Toshiba Satellite P855 glasses-free 3D laptop hands-on (video)

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Remember that glasses-free 3D Qosmio F750 (aka F755 in the US) gaming laptop we saw last year? We're not sure how many of them Toshiba has sold, but the company's PR folks tell us they've been popular enough to justify a further 15.6-inch glasses-free model -- a Satellite P855,...
Toshiba Satellite P855 glasses-free 3D laptop hands-on (video)

Crunchie-Winner Fotopedia Launches New App With World Bank

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Just a week after winning Best Tablet Application at the Crunchies, Fotopedia is launching its latest iPad and iPhone app. The app lives up to its title Women of the World, showcasing photos of women in more than 75 countries. It was developed in partnership with the World Bank. All...
Crunchie-Winner Fotopedia Launches New App With World Bank

ComScore Is Now Free For Startups

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At TechCrunch Disrupt today, web analytics company comScore announced the free availability of its platform for startups. The company is making Tagging completely free. “Tagging” means putting a comScore tag (i.e. pixel) on a publisher’s web page so that the company can see the totality of a site’s page views...
ComScore Is Now Free For Startups
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