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Skolkovo: stimulating Russia’s IT industry by spending ‘stupid money’ smartly

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Earlier this week, a handful of journalists and bloggers, myself included, sat down with Alexander Turkot, who heads up the IT cluster of Skolkovo Foundation. This is the non-commercial organization tasked with the creation of a massive ‘innovation center’ project in Russia. The Skolkovo ‘city-laboratory’ initiative undertaken by the Russian...
Skolkovo: stimulating Russia’s IT industry by spending ‘stupid money’ smartly

Animal Testing Banned In All Cosmetics Sold In The European Union

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Activists celebrated the implementation of the new regulation on Monday. Animal rights activists rejoice: A total ban on animal testing by cosmetic companies is now in effect in the European Union. The ban requires that all new cosmetics and their ingredients sold in the EU do not use animal...
Animal Testing Banned In All Cosmetics Sold In The European Union
Mobile-and-social app analytics firm Swrve raises $6.25M (exclusive)

LG Working On A Nexus 5, Wants Deeper Partnerships On TVs And Glass, Report Claims

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LG is an Android smartphone OEM that, like many others, finds itself in the shadow of Samsung. But it scored an impressive hit with the Nexus 4, the $300 unlocked Google-branded Android reference phone it released last year, and according to the Korea Times, it’s already working on a follow-up...
LG Working On A Nexus 5, Wants Deeper Partnerships On TVs And Glass, Report Claims
Facebook just realized it made a horrible mistake

BII REPORT: The State of Android, A Platform In Transition

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Android is currently the global market platform leader. However, platform wars are heating up. And with Android's open nature and heavy reliance on device partners, Android is in transition.  In a recent report, BI Intelligence takes a deep look into Android, detailing market penetration and market share by device type, analyzing app...
BII REPORT: The State of Android, A Platform In Transition

Samsung’s iCloud competitor delayed, report claims

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Samsung may be looking to launch its own cloud service to compete with Apple’s iCloud. The South Korean manufacturer originally enlisted Samsung SDS to develop the infrastructure behind the company’s new “S-Cloud” service, however it turned out to be unsuitable for the global market, reports ETNews. The company’s Media...
Samsung’s iCloud competitor delayed, report claims

How Japan Lost Its Electronics Crown

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During a business trip to Japan in 2004, technology analyst Michael Gartenberg caught a glimpse of Sony Corp.’s Librie, the first e-book reader with an electronic ink display.Mr. Gartenberg was impressed. He saw it as a harbinger of a new wave of products that would hit the U.S. But there...
How Japan Lost Its Electronics Crown
Apple vs. Samsung: hammering out details before a giant patent battle

Operators Globe and SingTel launch cross-platform app store in the Philippines

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Philippines telecom operator Globe has hooked up with its Singaporean counterpart SingTel to bring a new apps store to its subscribers free of charge, as a report from ABS-CBN reveals. The duo are launching MyAppsMall, which will carry more than 20,000 items that includes games, social networking, sports and other apps....
Operators Globe and SingTel launch cross-platform app store in the Philippines

Windows Phone steals third place from BlackBerry in IDC smartphone ranking

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First and second place in the smartphone OS wars is a foregone conclusion with Android and iOS (respectively) strongly entrenched, but the battle for third place is now full of intrigue. BlackBerry and Microsoft have each stepped up their games with their respective BB10 and WP8 OS's of late,...
Windows Phone steals third place from BlackBerry in IDC smartphone ranking

Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

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Huawei, everyone’s favorite cheap smartphone maker, is taking over. Huawei has risen above the plummeting RIM and Nokia to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, reports the Wall Street Journal. Huawei shipped 10.8 million phones last quarter, allowing it to capture five percent of the global market.  While this is...
Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)
RIM appoints new marketing, operating execs

Apple reclaims No.1 smartphone spot in Q4

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Apple is once again the top smartphone vendor in the world by shipment volume according to a report released late Thursday. Market research firm Strategy Analytics noted that total fourth-quarter smartphone shipments grew 54% year-over-year in 2011 to hit 155 million units. After losing the No.1 spot to Samsung...
Apple reclaims No.1 smartphone spot in Q4
Flying off the eBook shelf
Report: Android and iOS capture record 92 percent of global smartphone market in Q4 2012

Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

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Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, has raised $5 million in new funding from Japan venture firm, JAFCO. Previous backers include SingTel Innov8, Infocomm Investments, Sequoia Capital, Palomar Ventures, and NGC. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service...
Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO

Russia rising: The startups that are coming for the global market

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Alongside the Digital Life Design conference this week was another gathering and exhibition known as 42. Why 42? Because it’s the ultimate answer of course. 42 is a new event specifically aimed at showcasing new tech businesses and as you might expect, it was buzzing with good ideas and fresh...
Russia rising: The startups that are coming for the global market

Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick

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Earlier today, Yahoo sent out an email to the press notifying us about a special event on Monday with CEO Carol Bartz. The event happens to be in New York City which is interesting for two reasons. 1) Foursquare, the subject of many Yahoo aqusition rumors, is based in NY....
Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick

iPad Goes International

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On Friday, Apple debuted their iPad tablet in nine countries. Apple already pushed back international sales a month with the explanation that the demand in the U.S. was too great to go international at that time. May 28th saw the iPad on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,...
iPad Goes International

Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say

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E-commerce has disrupted a number of industries, but it's only helped expand the global market for items made of illegal African elephant ivory. Online sales listings for items made of the highly-coveted tusks of African elephants have increased in recent years, showing up on eBay, Google Shopping and numerous...
Elephant ivory ads on eBay and Google Shopping threaten conservation, advocates say

Can Microsoft thrive with just 20% of devices running Windows?

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Asymco's Horace Dediu says that just 20 percent of a rapidly expanding global market for computing devices would still be a "viable" business for Microsoft. [Read more]...
Can Microsoft thrive with just 20% of devices running Windows?

Proof That Android Is Losing The Smartphone War With The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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There's something that's just not quite right about all those Android dominating Apple in market share stories. Despite the fact that Apple only has 15% of the global market, its importance is significantly bigger. The latest evidence comes from Deutsche Telekom, which announced plans to sell the iPhone at T-Mobile...
Proof That Android Is Losing The Smartphone War With The iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)
Nokia: We've Stooped In Smartphones To Conquer In Windows Phone 8 -- "We Will Innovate, Out-Maneuver, Outsell Everyone"
Ahead Of Today’s Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad, iPhone Models

Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

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Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project. The two companies said today that together they are developing a new browser engine for Android and the ARM architecture. Called “Servo,” the engine will be written in Mozilla’s new Rust programming language, optimized for multi-core computing...
Samsung Buddies Up With Mozilla on New Browser Tech

Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research

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iPhone-maker Apple’s share of the smartphone market will peak this year — at just over a fifth (22 per cent) of the global market, says analyst ABI Research. Apple’s share will then remain flat through to 2018 as mobile maker Samsung continues to dominate.  The prediction comes from ABI’s latest Mobile...
Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research

Apple, Samsung Find New Rival in China's Huawei

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As Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. try to defend their dominance in the smartphone market, the latest data show China's Huawei Technologies Co. coming third in terms of market share for the first time, indicating that a rapid increase of smartphone users in China and other emerging markets may...
Apple, Samsung Find New Rival in China's Huawei

Samsung Finds New Ways to Turn Hardware Prominence Into Smartphone Dominance

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Although Samsung still admittedly has work to do when it comes to phone software, the Korean electronics giant seems to have hardware all figured out. Samsung’s first move was to cover almost every imaginable screen size with a phone, tablet or phablet. If the smartphone business is a game of...
Samsung Finds New Ways to Turn Hardware Prominence Into Smartphone Dominance
Why flash in the cloud will shake up enterprise storage
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