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Spotify announces 4m paying subscribers, from 15m active users globally

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On the same day Spotify rolled out mobile radio for Android devices, the music-streaming giant has now announced some interesting new figures. At today’s Global Business Summit on Creative Content in London, Spotify’s Chief Content Officer and Managing Director of Spotify North America, Ken Parks, announced that Spotify has over 15m...
Spotify announces 4m paying subscribers, from 15m active users globally

App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

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Sendboo for iOS translates text messages in real-time. So you're looking to work with an overseas supplier for parts. Or you need to hire a programmer whose English is fractured at best. Now what? Do you really need to hire a translator just so you can communicate with these...
App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

Local Blackouts Reveal Global Risks

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Recent blackouts in the U.S. and India should serve as a wake-up call to an increasingly networked world. Power outages are no longer a local problem. Mission-critical websites and data centers are increasingly likely to be located in blackout zones. Today, a local blackout can become a global business catastrophe....
Local Blackouts Reveal Global Risks
Palm reborn as Gram, as focus shifts to software, UX, and cloud services

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

Pearson sells its 50% stake in South Africa's BDFM, as it looks to focus on global business news

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With Pearson entering the final stages of merging its Penguin subsidiary with Random House, the multinational publishing behemoth has now agreed to sell its 50% stake in South Africa’s Business Day and Financial Mail (BDFM) to Times Media Group (TMG), which now takes its ownership to 100%. BDFM is the...
Pearson sells its 50% stake in South Africa's BDFM, as it looks to focus on global business news
Spotify now has more than 15 million active users, 4 million paying subscribers

Oracle Buys Healthcare Software Firm Phase Forward For $685 Million

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Enterprise giant Oracle will acquire healthcare software firm Phase Forward for $685 million. Of course, this is small change compared to Oracle’s $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, which was approved recently. The deal is expected to close mid-year in 2010. Phase Forward’s software is used by drug companies for...
Oracle Buys Healthcare Software Firm Phase Forward For $685 Million

Facebook Finally Brings Ads To Mobile Devices

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For the first time, Facebook is making it possible for advertisers to reach the site’s enormous base of mobile users. Speaking today at Facebook’s first fMC marketing event, Mike Hoefflinger, Director of Global Business Marketing, announced that Premium Ads and Sponsored Stories now... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
Facebook Finally Brings Ads To Mobile Devices
Rovio doubles its revenue in 2012 on strong game and consumer-product sales
CNBC: Japanese carrier SoftBank buys control of Sprint for $20 billion

Facebook introduces Premium: A marketer’s dream, a user’s nightmare?

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“People worry that technology will disconnect us, but study after study…has shown that it strengthens us,” says Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg today in New York City. Facebook enables marketers to take advantage of the same technology that all users have. “It enables brands to find their voices… and to have...
Facebook introduces Premium: A marketer’s dream, a user’s nightmare?

Yahoo confirms it will leave South Korea by the end of the year

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Yahoo is to exit South Korea after the US media giant officially announced that it will shutter its business in the Asian country by the end of the year as part of its continued restructuring – confirming rumors published by Reuters this morning, Asia time. “This decision is part of our...
Yahoo confirms it will leave South Korea by the end of the year
Yahoo Bids Farewell to South Korea, Completes Exit

HP turns to design for reversal of PC fortunes

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Hewlett-Packard is barely holding on to the top spot in the laptop and desktop market, but hopes a renewed vigor regarding product design will help reverse the fortunes of its PC business.The company is standardizing the design and features in its laptops and tablets to help customers identify its...
HP turns to design for reversal of PC fortunes

International Business Times Attempts Reddit Glossary, Gets One Term Wrong

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Really, IBT? (alltheragefaces.com) Reddit General Manager Erik Martin pointed us to an especially funny error in the International Business Times today. The online global business newspaper ran a servicey article for the Olds, with definitions of some of the weird acronyms users of the social news site Reddit use to communicate...
International Business Times Attempts Reddit Glossary, Gets One Term Wrong

Spotify Says It Now Has Over 15m Active Users, Over 4m Paying Subscribers

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London is playing host not just to the world’s sports people but to a bunch of business conferences this week, and it’s turning into a bit of an announcement-fest. Yesterday Jonny Ive from Apple said Apple isn’t into making money (it’s all about the design, kids). And today Spotify announced...
Spotify Says It Now Has Over 15m Active Users, Over 4m Paying Subscribers
Making kitchen computers sexy: HP unveils Windows 8 all-in-one desktops with touch and wireless tech

HP's Big Mobile Experiment Is In The Hands Of These Guys (HPQ)

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Now that the inventor of the iPod and former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein has officially left HP, who will fill his shoes? While the ultimate fate of webOS remains to be seen, HP has been prepping for this day for a while. Rubinstein told AllThingsD that he had let...
HP's Big Mobile Experiment Is In The Hands Of These Guys (HPQ)

Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think

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It's a sign of the times when The Economist, the house journal of the global business elite, holds a conference in London on 'design thinking' (official Big Rethink site here). Having attended the conference, produced in association with The Design Council and held over 11-12 March, I was left...
Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think

Yahoo cuts 200 jobs as a result of shutting down its Korean business

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Reuters is reporting that Yahoo will be eliminating 200 jobs today as a result of plans the search engine had to make because it has closed down its Korean business. Shares for the company are down 0.72% to $16.55 as of now. Just last week, the company announced that it...
Yahoo cuts 200 jobs as a result of shutting down its Korean business

Wall Street Journal Pro Edition Now Available For Consumers ($49 per Month)

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Back in October 2009, Dow Jones debuted a premium business news site dubbed The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition in an attempt to get companies to pay up $588 a year for access to more personalized, business-related news and analysis. This morning, the WSJ Pro Edition became available to consumers...
Wall Street Journal Pro Edition Now Available For Consumers ($49 per Month)
Apple-Samsung: best of frenemies

New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison

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Phil Harrison Here’s a hire that no one would have predicted five years ago. Phil Harrison, the former head of worldwide studios for Sony’s PlayStation business, has joined Microsoft as the senior leader for the company’s Xbox and video game business in Europe, including its UK-based development studios Lionhead, Soho...
New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison
Morning Lowdown: Penguin in the library, Facebook at Wrigley and more
Yahoo to close Korean operations by end of 2012

Today, Microsoft opened its new Azure Accelerator in Bangalore, India - and we were there

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Hot on the heels of the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure program in Israel in April this year, the Redmond giant is all set to kick off similar proceedings in India. Having narrowed their selection from over 200 down to 11 applicants, the accelerator will incubate these...
Today, Microsoft opened its new Azure Accelerator in Bangalore, India - and we were there

Telefónica launches Tu Me for iOS, an all-in-one communications app with searchable timeline

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Telefónica Digital, the global business unit announced by Telefónica back in September to spearhead the telecom company’s digital growth, has launched a new mobile app called Tu Me. The app is currently iOS only (Android is on the way) and it enables communication and sharing between mobile phones, recording every...
Telefónica launches Tu Me for iOS, an all-in-one communications app with searchable timeline

Blogging the Facebook Marketing Conference: Keynote

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We’re at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City covering the Facebook Marketing Conference. The social network launched Timeline for pages this morning. Now Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, VP of Product Chris Cox, Director of Global Business Marketing Mike Hoefflinger and VP of Business & Marketing Partnerships...
Blogging the Facebook Marketing Conference: Keynote

Yahoo completes its planned exit from South Korea

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True to its word, Yahoo has pulled out of the South Korean market by the end of 2012, as noted by the Yonhap News Agency. A notice on the company’s site provides detailed instructions to users on when exactly all of its services will go dark, with most of them...
Yahoo completes its planned exit from South Korea
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