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From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

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Much has been done to bring big data closer to the people who need it. The advent of public cloud infrastructure has decimated the cost of collecting, maintaining and processing vast amounts of data. The next frontier is making that data reproducible, said Matt Wood, principal data scientist for Amazon...
From Amazon's top data geek: data has got to be big -- and reproducible

The New Foursquare Is Just A Twist On The Same Old Strategy

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This is a news note from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet businesses. Sign up for a free trial here. Foursquare recently unveiled the "New Foursquare", the latest version of its product.  You may have heard that it was a radical...
The New Foursquare Is Just A Twist On The Same Old Strategy
Apple's online services struggles continue with GameCenter, iCloud, iTunes outage

Cloud gaming is the future

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Against all the odds, and contrary to some of the world’s greatest network and software engineers, OnLive has proved that cloud gaming is possible. Exact figures, as always, are hard to come by, but as of November 2011 OnLive apparently had “tens of millions” of users in the US and...
Cloud gaming is the future

Flash analysis: Xbox One

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On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft raised the curtain on its first new gaming console in nearly seven years: the Xbox One. In order to better understand how the Xbox One is being received by the larger tech community, we surveyed GigaOM’s own readership on the new offering. So which new...
Flash analysis: Xbox One

PRO: Pinterest reawakens Napster-style debate over copyright

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Pinterest’s recent changes to its terms of service raise the age-old questions about the legality of what it allows and whether the site or its users bear the ultimate responsibility for the content. In other words, the legal system is still trying to catch up to what the Internet makes...
PRO: Pinterest reawakens Napster-style debate over copyright
Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson drives off in the first Model S

SportsSynch makes syncing radio and TV broadcasts easy

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For me, it started with Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football. Listening to a radio broadcast while the game was televised was fun and the two broadcasts meshed nicely. But nowadays, it's difficult to get that experience because of the lag between radio and TV broadcasts. Enter SportsSynch ($15, thirty-day...
SportsSynch makes syncing radio and TV broadcasts easy
BII REPORT: The Rise Of The Tablet Consumer

Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

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When CBS starts airing Stephen King’s new drama Under the Dome this summer, viewers will have two ways to watch it: On CBS or through Amazon Prime Instant Video. New episodes of Under the Dome will be available for viewing on the site four days after they’re first broadcast on CBS....
Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome
Facebook Messenger update brings Chat Heads to most Android phones

BII REPORT: The Future of Mobile Advertising

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Smartphones are rapidly becoming the most common device connected to the Internet. For the first time ever last year, smartphone sales passed PC sales. Now, everyone's attention is turning towards the future of mobile advertising. BI Intelligence has produced a comprehensive presentation on mobile advertising, looking closely at the growth of smartphones and...
BII REPORT: The Future of Mobile Advertising
Comcast will stream on demand shows from HBO, Showtime, and 28 others during free trial week for subscribers

MyVR Raises $1.4M From SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry

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The vacation rental industry is often overlooked, especially relative to hotels. So it might surprise you to learn that it is a massive market, worth over $85 billion in the U.S and Europe alone. And this does not even take into account the new peer-to-peer, social rental platforms (like Airbnb),...
MyVR Raises $1.4M From SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry

Amazon scales up its Cloud Player music app for the iPad and iPad mini

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Amazon’s streaming music service, Cloud Player, has been available on iOS for more than six months, but designed for an iPhone or iPod touch screen. But as of Wednesday, it’s now optimized for both the larger display of the iPad and the slightly smaller iPad mini, Amazon announced Wednesday. The...
Amazon scales up its Cloud Player music app for the iPad and iPad mini

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. What Were The Top Trends In Mobile In 2012? (Econsultancy)Was 2012 the year of mobile? No, and in reality trying to say that any 12 month period...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?
CHART: The Massive And Continued Rise Of Mobile Commerce

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

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Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

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Google is just starting to get its new Nexus 7 tablet in the hands of customers and already there’s a documented method to get hacking on the small slate. Liliputing offers up a step-by-step list to root the device, unlock the bootloader so you can install custom software and also...
That was quick: How to root and unlock the Nexus 7

Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $1.58 billion in Q4 revenue

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Facebook announced $1.58 billion in revenue Wednesday for the company’s fourth quarter, beating analyst estimates of $1.53 billion. Overall, the company reported $5.09 billion in revenue for 2012, compared to $3.71 billion for 2011, when the company was not yet public. The company saw fourth-quarter earnings of $0.17 per share excluding one-time charges, compared to...
Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $1.58 billion in Q4 revenue
CHART: How Mobile Coupons Are Driving An Explosion In Mobile Commerce

Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

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It hasn’t been a great day for Twitter, but life goes on and the company just put code for a JavaScript component framework up on Github for folks who want to use it in their own web applications, or heck, maybe even build their own Twitter, as was suggested on (where...
Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

Mobile app installs rise, but time in apps barely moves

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Over the past year as more U.S. consumers have adopted smartphones — more than half of the population now uses one — the number of installed applications is up for both Android and iOS devices. Yet the amount of time spent using those applications hasn’t changed much, says Nielsen. In...
Mobile app installs rise, but time in apps barely moves

Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes

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In case you missed any of our thrilling podcasts this week, this is your chance to catch up! There’s something here for everyone: Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen talks about creativity and crowdfunding. (download) Kevin Tofel answers your questions about gadgets. For instance, who should get a 128 GB iPad? (download)...
Weekend listening: 128 GB iPad? Kickstarter and Creativity and no a-holes

Motorola confirms Moto X; will be built in Texas

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed Wednesday at D11 that Motorola will introduce the Moto X smartphone later this year, calling it a “hero” device that the Google-owned company hopes will make Motorola relevant once again. The device will also be built in the U.S. just outside of Fort Worth, Tex.,...
Motorola confirms Moto X; will be built in Texas

Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

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Cloudera’s Hadoop implementation just got a big boost through a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, one of Europe’s biggest IT services companies. This would appear to be one of the first results of Cloudera’s freshly-funded international enterprise push. The two companies are touting analytics-as-a-service using Cloudera Enterprise RTQ, featuring...
Cloudera scores analytics-as-a-service deal with Germany's T-Systems

Spotify launches Windows Phone 8 music-streaming app in beta

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Streaming music service Spotify is now available to use on Windows Phone 8 devices. Now downloadable from the Windows Phone Store, the new Windows Phone 8-specific app is launching in beta, and offers new users a free trial lasting for 30 days, before requiring the premium service subscription of $10...
Spotify launches Windows Phone 8 music-streaming app in beta
DocTrackr lets you control your documents — wherever they are
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