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Major Russian e-commerce player KupiVIP raises fresh funding from MCI Management

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Russian e-commerce company KuviVIP Holding has announced that it has raised new funding from central European private equity group, MCI Management. The company operates highly popular shopping club KupiVIP and a luxury version called KupiLuxe, as well as a range of other fashion-focused e-commerce brands in Russia, such as ShopTime.ru, shop.quiksilver.ru, mexx-shop.ru and...
Major Russian e-commerce player KupiVIP raises fresh funding from MCI Management

Call of Duty: Ghosts - preview

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The latest instalment of Call of Duty is vital to the success of Microsoft's new Xbox One. We talk to the man in charge of delivering it, Eric Hirshberg, boss of ActivisionGaining traction in popular culture these days is a tricky business. There is so much competition. In an earlier...
Call of Duty: Ghosts - preview

HTTP standards group looks to SPDY protocol to influence HTTP/2.0

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Google's SPDY protocol is already gaining traction among web browsing heavyweights such as Chrome and Firefox, but its next step may be its biggest showing to date -- albeit in a different form. According to Mark Nottingham, the chairperson of the committee behind the HTTP protocol, a decision was...
HTTP standards group looks to SPDY protocol to influence HTTP/2.0

Ex-Dell CEO: People Don't Want A Microsoft Tablet (MSFT, DELL)

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Kevin Rollins, the former president and CEO of Dell, explained why Microsoft may have a difficult time gaining traction in the tablet market during an interview with Bloomberg West on Tuesday. "I don't know that customers are begging for a Microsoft-based system. They are very happy with Apple and very...
Ex-Dell CEO: People Don't Want A Microsoft Tablet (MSFT, DELL)

Nitro Raises $3.5 Million to Take On Adobe Acrobat

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In 2005, Nitro PDF set out to make documents smarter, launching an Adobe Acrobat alternative that’s free and simplified. The idea was to use intuitive features, a freemium model, and a paradoxically badass name to do documents better than the reining prince of PDFs. Seven years later and Nitro’s products are...
Nitro Raises $3.5 Million to Take On Adobe Acrobat

Japanese Gadget Makers Need To Pull Off A Miracle

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Ailing gadget-makers may find it hard to copy Toyota's turnaround. JUST over three years ago, Akio Toyoda, then the new boss of Toyota, said that the carmaker founded by his grandfather was on the verge of "irrelevance or death". Buffeted by bad news ranging from the global economic crisis to...
Japanese Gadget Makers Need To Pull Off A Miracle

NOKIA LUMIA 900: Microsoft's Final Hope For Windows Phone Is Mediocre At Best [REVIEW] (NOK, MSFT, T)

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I'm getting bored.  Every time the FedEx guy stops by my office, it's to deliver another cookie cutter smartphone stamped out of cheap plastic for me to review. The differences between each phone are so subtle, it's nearly impossible to tell them all apart now. So it was refreshing...
NOKIA LUMIA 900: Microsoft's Final Hope For Windows Phone Is Mediocre At Best [REVIEW] (NOK, MSFT, T)

NY Tech Day will be like a science fair for startups this April

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NY’s tech scene has grown significantly over the past few years. The cause for the recent and rapid growth is due to numerous factors, including the success of early New York startups and media and ad agency ties. Lately though, much of New York’s best bets for success involve the growth...
NY Tech Day will be like a science fair for startups this April

Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

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If you’re trying to promote a new mobile industry standard called Weightless, it makes sense to hire an industry heavyweight to do the lifting. U.K. wireless startup Neul has hired former Icera CEO Stan Boland to take over the company. Boland co-founded phone baseband chipmaker Icera in 2002, heading up...
Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

Is Your Startup Ready For A PR Blitz? The 7-Step Checklist

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Timing a launch is one of the single most critical business decisions to be made, but many entrepreneurs get it wrong. The term "launch" holds different meanings to each entrepreneur. Some immediately think of a media blitz as the pillar of a launch, but I've seen many startups launch publicly...
Is Your Startup Ready For A PR Blitz? The 7-Step Checklist

Social media feast: Instagram, Allrecipes break records on Thanksgiving

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If you enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, own a smartphone and are active on social media, chances are you snapped a few photos and shared them across your networks. That happened in record-breaking fashion on Instagram yesterday, as the growing photo-sharing community saw over 10 million photos with Thanksgiving-related words in...
Social media feast: Instagram, Allrecipes break records on Thanksgiving

Here's How Google Plans To Fix Google Wallet (GOOG)

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Google is considering sharing revenue with wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T in an effort to get them to adopt Google Wallet technology, reports Bloomberg. Google's mobile payment system has had trouble gaining traction because few phones have the proper technology installed and several competitors are about to release their...
Here's How Google Plans To Fix Google Wallet (GOOG)

This Friday's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp: Come Learn What's Working From AirBnB And SongPop

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Facebook is still huge and growing — it added another 50 million users this past quarter, and it’s about to break the one-billion-humans mark. But it still has to figure out how to survive on mobile. So we’re focusing on Facebook and its developer ecosystem at our annual CrunchUp event this...
This Friday's Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp: Come Learn What's Working From AirBnB And SongPop

Fancy, New York’s Own Pinterest Competitor, Doubled Its Users to 500K In Two Months

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Yeezy sold separately. The last time we checked in with social commerce startup Fancy was back in February, around the time Kanye West tweeted out his approval for "My friend Joseph's site." The Joseph in question is ThingD founder Joe Einhorn, the wunderkind entrepreneur trying to create "the Facebook of stuff" as...
Fancy, New York’s Own Pinterest Competitor, Doubled Its Users to 500K In Two Months
BuddyTV founder Andy Liu's 8 tips on raising cash: 'Not all money is good money'

Duh: Apple doesn’t want Flattr money flowing through its apps if it can’t take a cut

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Today, those of us who are paying attention to the Internet have seen a story about Apple rejecting an app for integrating a third-party payment system. That third-party system is Flattr, a service designed to allow people to leave “tips” for content creators, makers, and anyone who they admire. The...
Duh: Apple doesn’t want Flattr money flowing through its apps if it can’t take a cut
Tech Law: German Federal Law Now on GitHub

How to negotiate a contract with a cloud or SaaS provider

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Cloud and SaaS services are rapidly gaining traction with enterprises and SMBs -- yet IT, which is usually responsible for negotiating contracts with these service providers, may fall short in critical areas of contract negotiation and legal skills. The stakes are high. In a worst case scenario, you can simply...
How to negotiate a contract with a cloud or SaaS provider
Kickstarter for T-shirts: CollegeHumor and Vimeo founder Josh Abramson launching social T-shirts

Windows 8 still used less than Vista despite slowly gaining traction in 2013

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Windows 8 still used less than Vista despite slowly gaining traction in 2013
Online Video Portal Dailymotion Takes On Brightcove And Ooyala With The Launch Of Dailymotion Cloud

Inktank gears up Ceph storage with support for Red Hat Linux

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One thing we learned at last month’s OpenStack Summit was that the open-source cloud crowd really, really likes Ceph storage.  Ceph is an open-source distributed object store and file system that is clearly gaining traction in OpenStack shops. Now Inktank, a company that launched last year to offer services and support for Ceph,...
Inktank gears up Ceph storage with support for Red Hat Linux

SecondMarket banks on rising tech stars, new markets

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Startups like Pinterest are gaining traction on SecondMarket, but it'll take a lot to make up for losing Facebook. [Read more]...
SecondMarket banks on rising tech stars, new markets

It's Making The Shift: 14% Of Facebook's Q3 Ad Revenue Came From Mobile

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Facebook answered the big question of whether it’s successfully transitioning into a mobile ad company by noting in today’s earnings report that 14% of total ad revenue from Q3 2012 came from mobile. The older Sponsored Stories and newer non-social app install and Page ads appear to be gaining traction with advertisers....
It's Making The Shift: 14% Of Facebook's Q3 Ad Revenue Came From Mobile

North Korea Says Their iPad Clone Is A Huge Success

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A North Korean news agency has released a story today about the growing popularity of the country's iPad clone, called "Achim" (아침), or "Morning". KCNA report that the Achim tablet is 7 inches big, 300 grams heavy, and has a battery life of 5 hours. It is said to be...
North Korea Says Their iPad Clone Is A Huge Success

Conversocial nabs another $4.4 million to develop its social CRM platform and grow across North America

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Way back in March 2011 we ran a feature about British startups invading Silicon Valley. One of these startups was Conversocial, a platform that enables brands to manage interactions and engagement with customers via the gift of social media. And today, Conversocial announced a £2.95 million ($4.4 million) Series A2...
Conversocial nabs another $4.4 million to develop its social CRM platform and grow across North America
After years of missed opportunities, Nintendo says its 'digital sales are soaring'
Wists-ful thinking: lessons from a prelude to Pinterest

Quit Clipping. After Hitting 450M Visits, Coupon Site RetailMeNot Launches Facebook App With Personalized Deals From Your Likes

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Tired of wading through irrelevant newspaper coupons? RetailMeNot doesn’t want you to feel the same way about its massive website. So it’s just launched a Facebook app that recommends coupons you’ll actually use by pulling in your Likes and interests. RetailMeNot is the top coupon site in the US with...
Quit Clipping. After Hitting 450M Visits, Coupon Site RetailMeNot Launches Facebook App With Personalized Deals From Your Likes
3DLT Launches The First Store For Printable 3D Objects
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