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The Next Web will be at CES 2013, and we'll be there to tell you stories

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Another Consumer Electronics Show is upon us. The show kicks off with press previews on Sunday and Monday and then the full-on show the rest of the week. As we do every year, we thought we would take a few words to tell you what to expect from our coverage...
The Next Web will be at CES 2013, and we'll be there to tell you stories
BV Capital rebrands as e.ventures, unifies 5 funds under one global umbrella

The FT targets US growth with interactive 3D infographics at New York’s Grand Central Station

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The Financial Times is putting on a bit of a show in New York this week, with Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall subjected to an interactive marketing campaign aimed at capturing the imagination of its US readers. FT Graphic World features a series of 3D interactive film projections created in...
The FT targets US growth with interactive 3D infographics at New York’s Grand Central Station
Former elevator repairman builds iPad app to keep 'global citizens' informed

New map shows the world by Olympic medal totals

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The Uk turns into an enormous fruit, dangling over a much-reduced European continent. But where is Greenland?Here's the world as you won't have seen it before, and not suprisingly it comes from both the home town and academic alma mater of the north's Olympic heroine Jessica Ennis.Designed by a geographer...
New map shows the world by Olympic medal totals

Eventbrite announces UK tickets sales of £16.5m last year, and doubles up on 2010

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Online events and ticketing company Eventbrite has announced its gross ticket sales for the UK in 2011, and the figures are pretty impressive, doubling up on the previous year’s sales. Last year, Eventbrite chalked up £16,456,400 in ticket sales in the UK, dwarfing its 2010 sales of £8,834,590. From a...
Eventbrite announces UK tickets sales of £16.5m last year, and doubles up on 2010
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Ribbit Capital Raises $100 Million With the Goal of Modernizing Money

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Ribbit Capital is a new Silicon Valley fund focused on making investments in anything to do with money — from lending to tax preparation to mobile payments. The Palo Alto, Calif., company is officially announcing a $100 million fund today. It will target the financial services sector, which has seen a...
Ribbit Capital Raises $100 Million With the Goal of Modernizing Money

Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning

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With more rigid immigration policies and the rising cost of overseas study, UK universities must embrace distance learning rather than accept it the way one does a distant relativeMany people in higher education think of distance learning the same way one would a distant cousin: aware of its existence, perhaps...
Fostering global discourse: it's time to embrace distance learning

The new iPad: Most connected device ever, or merely a marketing ruse?

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At the special event on March 7, Phil Schiller said to the audience that the new iPad has the most wireless bands and network connectivity options of any device ever shipped. But is it really the most connected device ever made, or just a marketing ruse?While it is true that...
The new iPad: Most connected device ever, or merely a marketing ruse?

The Huffington Post launches its local Japanese edition

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“This year, we want to go from international to truly global,” said Jimmy Maymann, CEO of The Huffington Post, in an interview with TNW a few weeks back. Indeed, 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty big year for The Huffington Post from a global perspective, with the local...
The Huffington Post launches its local Japanese edition

China launches global TV news network

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China Xinhua News Network Corp (CNC) will begin trial broadcasts of its English TV service on SaturdayChina's biggest national news agency announced plans yesterday to launch its global English-language television news network this week, part of efforts to expand the country's influence abroad.Starting on Saturday, China Xinhua News Network Corp...
China launches global TV news network

Spotify's Special Projects Head Shakil Khan Moves to Path to Do Same

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Shakil Khan, the well-known head of special projects for the popular Spotify music service, is taking a job with the same title at Path, the fast-growing personal social networking start-up. Khan will be focusing on growth and international issues, based out of London, but with global duties. Path’s HQ...
Spotify's Special Projects Head Shakil Khan Moves to Path to Do Same

For Its Upcoming Photo Hack Day, Aviary Announces Big Prizes and Says Gutten Tag to Berlin

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This coming Saturday and Sunday, Aviary is hosting the second installment of its baller photo hackathon, often touted as "the world's largest photo hack day," though we're not sure there's that much competition. At last year's event more than 175 developers produced 40+ hacks, a number of which were...
For Its Upcoming Photo Hack Day, Aviary Announces Big Prizes and Says Gutten Tag to Berlin

Nokia Drive gets full offline access, Maps / Transport also updated

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For the smattering of hardcore argonauts on staff here at Engadget (guilty as charged), we've clung tightly to Android when it came time to navigate on the move. Why? Google Maps Navigation, that's why. To date, there's simply no better all-around navigational app from a global perspective -- one...
Nokia Drive gets full offline access, Maps / Transport also updated

Nielsen Study Shows How (un)Willing We Are To Pay For Online Content

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Information and Research company Nielsen has released a report called “Changing Models: A Global Perspective on Paying for Content Online” which aims to quantitatively answer the question of how willing people are to pay for online content.The survey which polled more than 27,000 consumers including 500 Australians produced some interesting...
Nielsen Study Shows How (un)Willing We Are To Pay For Online Content
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