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eBay Expects To Sell $1.5 Billion Worth Of Goods Through Mobile Devices In 2010

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This morning, eBay introduced two new iPhone applications, designed to make sellers’ lives easier when it comes to listing items on the giant online marketplace from their Apple phones. The ecommerce juggernaut also casually mentioned that it is on pace to reach a whopping $1.5 billion worth of goods...
eBay Expects To Sell $1.5 Billion Worth Of Goods Through Mobile Devices In 2010

Airbnb's Big 2012: 4X Guest Growth And 2X The Number Of Listings In Over 150 Countries Worldwide

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Airbnb has released some interesting growth figures this morning, proving that 2012 was the year that Airbnb stopped being something people were talking about and started to be something (a lot of) people used. The company announced that 4 million total guests have now used Airbnb to book a night’s...
Airbnb's Big 2012: 4X Guest Growth And 2X The Number Of Listings In Over 150 Countries Worldwide
Google's Nexus Q And The New "Made In U.S.A."

Congress Must Allow More STEM Visas Today

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Editor’s note: Michael Beckerman is President and CEO of The Internet Association, a new policy lobby representing Google, Amazon, and Facebook, among many web-based technology companies. This piece, in support of the STEM Jobs Act currently being considered by Congress, is their first public policy statement. Highly skilled and talented people...
Congress Must Allow More STEM Visas Today
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PayPal To Restore Bank Withdrawal Service In India On March 3rd

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About three weeks ago, eBay’s electronic payments daughter PayPal suddenly started blocking personal payments going in or coming out of accounts from Indian customers, resulting in a flood of online complaints from the latter that ranged from accusations of racism to sheer amateurism. Last week, rumors that PayPal was actually...
PayPal To Restore Bank Withdrawal Service In India On March 3rd

World Trade Organisation's new boss will face an in-tray filled with problems

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This month, the Geneva-based trade body will start the hunt for a new director general, but is the decline of globalisation making it irrelevant?At an elegant 1920s building set in a lush park on the shore of Lake Geneva this month, nine senior global politicians - six men and three...
World Trade Organisation's new boss will face an in-tray filled with problems

Will Foxconn Unions Impact iPhones Production?

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Foxconn unions may soon exert more power, which will impact the global marketplace. 'The Coming Collapse of China' author Gordon Chang discusses on digits....
Will Foxconn Unions Impact iPhones Production?

Shutterstock Has Paid $150m to Contributors and Hit 300m Downloads

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Shutterstock, an online marketplace known for its high-quality stock photographs, vectors, illustrations and videos, revealed today that it has surpassed more 300 million downloads since it launched in 2003. It follows what a company spokesperson has described as its “biggest quarter ever,” totalling 21.4 million downloads in the last three months. Jon...
Shutterstock Has Paid $150m to Contributors and Hit 300m Downloads

Editorial: Physics and politics stand in the way of true mobile

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Progress is lumpy. The future is attained in a series of epochal strides, each followed by a lot of relatively inconsequential shuffling forward. The invention of the internet (and especially the consumer-friendly web) was a rare giant step that motivated immense adoption of computers and digital lifestyles. A global...
Editorial: Physics and politics stand in the way of true mobile

Stock imagery site Shutterstock files for $115 million IPO

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Stock image marketplace Shutterstock today announced it has filed an Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alerting authorities that it will IPO for a proposed maximum offering price of $115 million.   This is a developing story, please refresh for updates. The press release: Shutterstock, a global marketplace for...
Stock imagery site Shutterstock files for $115 million IPO

Target Practice

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Apple’s WWDC keynote had a different rhythm befitting the post Jobs post Facebook IPO world we’re in. Days after Larry Ellison’s wooden capitulation to the Cloud, the tech press could be forgiven for the pedestrian way they consumed the news. Ellison has clearly absorbed Marc Benioff’s script for the last...
Target Practice

Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints

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Given that it’s pretty hard to take a really bad photo with Instagram, it’s only natural that some users would want to turn their images into physical objects to hang on their walls. There are a few companies out there that allow you to print your Instagram photos on canvas,...
Instacanvas Launches Global Marketplace For Instagram Prints

Microsoft Windows 8 Appfest sets app developers record

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Microsoft Windows 8 Appfest, held at Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO) in the outskirts of Bangalore, set a new Guinness world record as 2567 app developers coded for 18 hours straight. However, Microsoft had expected at least 3500 developers to last through the attempt. Speaking from the Windows Appfest,...
Microsoft Windows 8 Appfest sets app developers record

Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'

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You can't fault Sony for trying. After announcing its renewed focus on mobile back in 2012, the company's consistently issued thoughtful hardware for the global marketplace. But its collective efforts have yet to spark the "emotional" storm company CEO Kaz Hirai seems to be striving for. Well, if the...
Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'

Learn Card Magic or Bellydancing with Powhow’s Live Webcam Classes

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Mr. Chu (linkedin.com) What if you could learn slight of hand or how to knit from the comfort of your own bedroom? Sounds like an introvert's wet dream, right? Shy guys and gals with a penchant for hobbies, send your thank you notes to Powhow, a New York-based startup that...
Learn Card Magic or Bellydancing with Powhow’s Live Webcam Classes

Open English raises $43 million to teach English online across Latin America

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Open English has secured a $43 million round led by Insight Venture Partners, the Miami-based startup revealed today. As you may remember, Open English is a language learning platform that sells a one-year subscription to learners, who get full access to its website and online classes. Interestingly, it decided to primarily...
Open English raises $43 million to teach English online across Latin America
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Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Learning To Latin America

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Open English, as its name might suggest, is an online learning platform that helps non-English speakers learn the language and speak fluently. After developing the foundation for Open English in his home country of Venezuela in 2006, Andres Moreno took his idea north to Florida, where he launched the program...
Open English Lands $43M From Insight, Redpoint To Bring Online Language Learning To Latin America
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Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

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Israeli startup Fiverr, which is building a global marketplace where people can buy and sell small services for as little as $5, has landed $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $5 million in early-stage funding from Bessemer and angel investors...
Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

Buy.com Gets Acquired By Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten For $250 Million

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When I covered Rakuten back in July last year, I called it “the biggest e-commerce site you never heard of”. And in fact, the eponymous Japanese company behind the B2B2C market place (which is currently used by over 33,000 Japanese merchants) generated less than 10% of total sales overseas at...
Buy.com Gets Acquired By Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten For $250 Million

Intel-Lead Initiative Pledges $3.5 Billion To Tech Startups

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While the government in Washington slowly inches their way toward a bill to create jobs for Americans, tech corporations and venture capital firms across the nation are teaming up in a private sector effort to create more companies and more jobs in the tech space. Led by Intel, the Invest...
Intel-Lead Initiative Pledges $3.5 Billion To Tech Startups

Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

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I'll be honest about my viewpoint to start this piece: I hate geo-restrictions, particularly on digital goods. I simply cannot see how they benefit anyone. Customers are blocked or pay different prices for like goods, often times angering them (not something you typically want to do to customers). Companies feel...
Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

MORGAN STANLEY: The Entire Retail Industry Is Undergoing A Revolution, And These Companies Will Be The Huge Winners

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Morgan Stanley's internet and retail research teams led by Scott Devitt just published a big report on global eCommerce, which they project will be a $1 trillion market by 2016. One major takeaway from the report is that eCommerce and retail are engaged in a zero-sum game; that one company's...
MORGAN STANLEY: The Entire Retail Industry Is Undergoing A Revolution, And These Companies Will Be The Huge Winners

Apigee unveils exchange platform to consolidate API feeds, starting with the telecom industry

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Apigee, an API specialist company, has launched an exchange platform that allows companies to share its data and services with others through applications. The company claims that its API exchange is simple and will accelerate the development and use of API-powered apps in the global marketplace. At launch, Apigee is...
Apigee unveils exchange platform to consolidate API feeds, starting with the telecom industry

Chris Dodd Says The MPAA Loves Helping The Blind; It's Just Not Going To Weaken Copyright Protection To Do It

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It looks as if the MPAA might be a bit sensitive about its new "enemy of the blind" status, a title it picked up during its lobbyists' recent visit to the White House. Chris Dodd has penned a slightly defensive op-ed for the Huffington Post defending the MPAA's undying...
Chris Dodd Says The MPAA Loves Helping The Blind; It's Just Not Going To Weaken Copyright Protection To Do It

Deals marketplace WhaleShark Media buys French online coupon firm Miwim

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WhaleShark Media, an Austin, Texas-based company that aims to create a truly global marketplace for coupons and deals (with backing from Google Ventures, J.P. Morgan and multiple VC firms), has invaded France. WhaleShark this morning announced that it has purchased Miwim, a French company that operates online coupon site ‘Bons...
Deals marketplace WhaleShark Media buys French online coupon firm Miwim
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