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Apple has achieved its highest ever smartphone share in U.S.

The Math Behind Disney's Star Wars Deal

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Disney is paying George Lucas $4 billion for his Star Wars empire. Did it get a good deal? That all depends, of course, on whether people want to see the next three Star Wars movies Disney says it is lining up. It’s a tricky bit of guesstimating, because the people...
The Math Behind Disney's Star Wars Deal
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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

Gilt Groupe Hires A New CEO -- Chairman Kevin Ryan Explains Why

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Gilt Groupe was one of the first web 2.0 companies to ignite the New York startup scene when it launched in 2007. Since then, the designer flash sales site has attracted over $220 million in outside capital and its valuation has toggled between $600 million and $1.1 billion. But over...
Gilt Groupe Hires A New CEO -- Chairman Kevin Ryan Explains Why

Exec Changes At Etsy: Adam Freed Steps Down From COO Role

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Adam Freed, who was appointed chief operating officer at Etsy just over a year ago in August 2011, has stepped down from the COO role at the online crafts marketplace. News of the change first came to us through sources familiar with the company, who indicated that Freed would be...
Exec Changes At Etsy: Adam Freed Steps Down From COO Role
iPhone 5 helps iOS overtake Android in the U.S.

Forget iPad Mini - Tencent Has Just Released a Mega Tablet

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Wondering how Apple can possibly build on its record-shattering valuation? Look at what Tencent is doing in China. The Internet giant – which has a market cap of close to $58 billion – has today launched what it calls “the world’s first large screen mobile entertainment smart cloud product.”...
Forget iPad Mini - Tencent Has Just Released a Mega Tablet

Stream TV to tout its glasses-free 3D tech this week, files to raise $17.3 million

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Watching a 3D movie, football game or whatever on your PC or tablet tends to require you to sport usually dorky-looking glasses, but Philadelphia-based Stream TV Networks is working on “next-generation” technology that will enable people to experience three-dimensional media on a host of devices, including tablet computers like the...
Stream TV to tout its glasses-free 3D tech this week, files to raise $17.3 million

Heads up, Berlin startups: Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund

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Earlybird Venture Capital, the aptly named pan-European early-stage VC firm based in Berlin, has raised $100 million for its fourth venture fund – only half of its target $200 million fund. The investment firm has now raised over $700 million since its founding in 1997, and has backed companies like...
Heads up, Berlin startups: Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund
Cray debuts air-cooled supercomputer for just $500K

Apple Sets New High with 53.3% of U.S. Smartphone Market, Android Holds Strong in Europe

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Last month, research firm Kantar Worldpanel reported that Apple had retaken the lead in U.S. smartphone sales from Android over the August-October timeframe, topping Android by a 48.1%-46.7% margin on the strength of the iPhone 5 launch. At the time, the firm suggested that Apple's share would continue to rise...
Apple Sets New High with 53.3% of U.S. Smartphone Market, Android Holds Strong in Europe

Susan Lyne on Gilt's major changes

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Gilt Vice Chairman and former CEO Susan Lyne says Michelle Peluso is the right executive to run the business as the company focuses on flash sales. By Jennifer Reingold, senior editor FORTUNE -- Fortune's Jennifer Reingold spoke with Gilt Vice Chairman and former CEO Susan Lyne about today's announcement of Michelle...
Susan Lyne on Gilt's major changes

Here's How Dunkin' Donuts Does Instagram

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Dunkin' Donuts' latest move to bolster its mobile presence is a Halloween-themed Instagram campaign. The company asked consumers to decorate their Dunkin' Donuts cups and post the pictures under the hashtag #DresseDD, and people have been getting creative. Dunkin' will announce the five best costumed cups on Halloween, and the...
Here's How Dunkin' Donuts Does Instagram

Nokia’s Windows Phone push succeeds in the UK, as Microsoft-powered smartphone sales outpace Symbian

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Nokia’s push to replace its Symbian-powered smartphone lineup with handsets running Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform appears to be having the desired effect for the company in the UK, with its sales of Windows Phone devices helping to outpace Symbian devices. A new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech compared sales of Symbian...
Nokia’s Windows Phone push succeeds in the UK, as Microsoft-powered smartphone sales outpace Symbian

Berlin Is Still Sexy But No Longer Poor – Earlybird Raises $100m For A $200m Fund

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It looks like Berlin, famously described by the city mayor as “poor but sexy”, is now quite a bit less port in the realm of early stage tech startup financing. Earlybird Venture Capital has announced the $100m first close of its fourth venture fund. The target fund size is $200m....
Berlin Is Still Sexy But No Longer Poor – Earlybird Raises $100m For A $200m Fund

Android retains lead over iPhone as UK smartphone ferment goes on

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Share of handsets sold nudges 50% but analysts think it could hit a ceiling – while Nokia's Windows Phone devices start making inroadsAndroid is back in cruise control at the top of the UK's smartphone market, after the jump in sales of Apple's iPhone 4S dented its lead over Christmas.New...
Android retains lead over iPhone as UK smartphone ferment goes on

More than half of the UK population now owns a smartphone, says report

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It has been a long time coming, but it seems the UK’s mobile phone industry has finally reached tipping point, with more than half the population now owning a smartphone, compared to feature phones. Back in November, reports abounded that half of the UK was now using smartphones as opposed...
More than half of the UK population now owns a smartphone, says report

It's Not Just GM That Thinks Facebook Ads Don't Work--Others Say Facebook Is "Getting Worse, Not Better" (FB)

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On the eve of the Facebook IP), the country's third-biggest advertiser, GM, announced that it was pulling its entire $10 million ad campaign from Facebook because the ads don't work. This was obviously bad news for a company that many people still think will one day be bigger than Google....
It's Not Just GM That Thinks Facebook Ads Don't Work--Others Say Facebook Is "Getting Worse, Not Better" (FB)

Samsung outstrips Apple smartphone sales to ring up record profit

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Samsung sold 44.5m smartphones in the first quarter – to Apple's 35.1m – boosted by success of Galaxy Note and S2A surge in Galaxy smartphone sales fuelled earnings at Samsung Electronics to a record high in the first quarter, usually a tough season for the global consumer electronics industry, outshining...
Samsung outstrips Apple smartphone sales to ring up record profit

iPhone dominates smartphone sales in U.S., while Windows Phone inches up

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No white iPhone 5s were in stock at Target. I’m not the only one spending some of my holiday shopping time picking up the new iPhone. A study out today indicates that Apple has achieved its highest ever share of smartphone sales in the U.S., accounting for 53.3 percent of...
iPhone dominates smartphone sales in U.S., while Windows Phone inches up

Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar

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Google’s mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world’s most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the WPP-owned market research company that tracks sales of handsets across key markets on a 12-week rolling cycle. In the nine markets surveyed by Kantar —...
Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar

Yahoo Confirms Former Microsoft Exec Blake Irving Hired as Chief Product Officer

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Yahoo said it had hired former Microsoft exec Blake Irving as its Chief Product Officer. Reporting directly to CEO Carol Bartz, Yahoo said in a statement, he will “lead the company’s products organization, which is responsible for the vision, strategy, design and development of Yahoo!’s global consumer and advertiser product...
Yahoo Confirms Former Microsoft Exec Blake Irving Hired as Chief Product Officer

How Past Apple Leaks Predict Future Products

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If the past is indeed prologue, here's what to expect from the new iPads. Apple leaks. This much is certain. During its rise to global consumer tech dominance over the last decade or so the world has seized upon any info that managed to ooze out. But recently these...
How Past Apple Leaks Predict Future Products

CES: Global Consumer Electronics Market Expected to Grow This Year

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Global demand for consumer electronics fell last year as economies in the developed world struggled, but it is expected to grow again this year to more than $1 trillion....
CES: Global Consumer Electronics Market Expected to Grow This Year

Smart device shipments grew 29.1% to 1.2 billion in 2012, driven by tablets and smartphones

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This should comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, but IDC says the market for ‘smart connected devices’ is growing fast, driving by massive global consumer interest in smartphones and tablet computers. Under the umbrella term ‘smart connected devices’, IDC also counts desktop and portable PCs, which both declined...
Smart device shipments grew 29.1% to 1.2 billion in 2012, driven by tablets and smartphones

Apple Should Hire One These Eight People To Lead Its Retail Operations (AAPL)

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Apple has been pretty hush hush about its search for a new SVP of retail following the unexpected departure of retail boss John Browett. As John Paczkowski of AllThingsD reports, Apple can't afford to make another hiring mistake. So for the last several weeks, Paczkowski has been poking around to...
Apple Should Hire One These Eight People To Lead Its Retail Operations (AAPL)
Report: Apple bumps Android from top spot in U.S. smartphone market on strength of iPhone 5 sales

Kantar: Apple iPhone 5 Slows Android's Growth In U.S., U.K. -- But Android Continues To Expand Marketshare Across Europe, To 67.1%

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Apple’s iPhone 5 only launched towards the end of last month but first week sales of Apple’s latest superphone slowed Android’s growth in Cupertino’s two biggest markets: the U.S. and U.K. during the 12 weeks ending September 30, 2012, according to figures put out today by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP-owned market...
Kantar: Apple iPhone 5 Slows Android's Growth In U.S., U.K. -- But Android Continues To Expand Marketshare Across Europe, To 67.1%

Google Is Slipping In Mobile And Search

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Android momentum could be slowing as Google also loses some ground to Bing in online search. Research from two sources indicates that Google search fell 3 percent year-on-year and that growth in its Android mobile operating system may finally be slowing. Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at research firm...
Google Is Slipping In Mobile And Search
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