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Rovio's Bad Piggies Shoots to the Top of the Charts, But Will It Stick?

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Rovio is back on top of the iPhone charts today with a game called Bad Piggies, a spin-off of its insanely popular Angry Birds franchise. In the game, players build elaborate vehicles for their pigs before sending them through elaborate obstacle courses. The goal is to collect as many eggs as...
Rovio's Bad Piggies Shoots to the Top of the Charts, But Will It Stick?
Spotting The Next Facebook: Why Emotions Are Big Business

Angry Birds crashing into Samsung Smart TV-equipped living rooms

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As a global phenomenon, Angry Birds is already huge, but it just got bigger. Like, literally. Samsung Smart TVs can now download the game, making them the first sets to run it without the need of a separate box or device. The South Korean TV maker revealed earlier in July that it was...
Angry Birds crashing into Samsung Smart TV-equipped living rooms

Who is keeping up as the digital economy sweeps the globe?

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Emerging new technologies, coupled with skyrocketing user adoption rates are accelerating the proliferation of a global digital economy that encompasses nearly every industry. No longer reserved for the technology sector, the digital economy can now be applied to a broad-sweeping global trend that will see the disruption of markets, business...
Who is keeping up as the digital economy sweeps the globe?

Daily Wrap: CTOs Should Avoid These Patterns and More

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Joe Brockmeier shares several anti-patterns for technical leaders. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in...
Daily Wrap: CTOs Should Avoid These Patterns and More
Coursera signs on 29 more schools to offer free online courses

Mapping the Internet: Undersea cables

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Data has a long way to travel across the World Wide Web. It needs a lot of help getting around. [cnnmoney-byline src="By Andrew Blum, contributor"] FORTUNE -- If the Internet is a global phenomenon, it's because there are fiber-optic cables underneath the ocean. Light goes in on one shore and...
Mapping the Internet: Undersea cables

How YouTube is Part of a Global Economic Transformation

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The Internet may have grown up first in the United States, but it's a global phenomenon now. The same can be said for the fast-growing body of educational content on the web. YouTube announced a new batch of partners that were added to its Education Channel today and noted that...
How YouTube is Part of a Global Economic Transformation

Rob Glaser Defines the Superphone and Predicts the Mobile Future

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The future of media will be information consumed on superphones while on the go, said Rob Glaser, chairman of RealNetworks, today in his first public speech since stepping down from his CEO position. In the speech, given in Seattle at a Mobile Broadband Breakfast event, he forecast that by 2013...
Rob Glaser Defines the Superphone and Predicts the Mobile Future

Cindy Gallop Wants To Change The Future Of Porn

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As the founder and CEO of seven month old website, MakeLoveNotPorn.tv (MLNP), Cindy Gallop is ushering in a new type of intimacy for couples that want to share their private moments and those that want to watch. MLNP is a crowd sourced porn site where anyone can submit an intimate video...
Cindy Gallop Wants To Change The Future Of Porn

I Got Fired From Facebook And Cost Myself $100 Million

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A former Facebook product manager named Noah Kagan has written a brutally honest article about how and why he got fired from Facebook in 2006 and what he learned from it. The experience must be particularly painful, given that it eventually cost Kagan a $100 million fortune. So the fact...
I Got Fired From Facebook And Cost Myself $100 Million
How the Harlem Shake went from viral sideshow to global phenomenon
How Apple could screw the U.S. wireless industry

Top 10 YouTube Videos About Flash Mobs

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Flash mobs are "spontaneous" gatherings that are organized by emails and text messages. Everyone from celebrities to schools have created them. To keep it real, our Top 10 YouTube list is based only on non-commercial events. From a giant flash mob shootout in a shopping center in Poland, to a...
Top 10 YouTube Videos About Flash Mobs

China's Biggest Threat To Facebook Just Blew It

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WeChat was supposed to be the first Chinese internet service to become a global phenomenon--the Facebook of China, and just as internationally successful. But now it appears that WeChat is censoring words deemed taboo by the Chinese government--and not just in China, but for users everywhere. To say that this is a...
China's Biggest Threat To Facebook Just Blew It
Harlem Shake on a plane might be craziest yet, FAA investigating potential safety violations

Verizon's Erwin, Movile's Bloisi and Do Something's Lublin Join D:Dive Into Mobile

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The second edition of our blockbuster D:Dive Into Mobile conference hits on Oct. 29 and 30 in New York City this fall. It’s shaping up to be a great event thanks to a panel of strong and diverse speakers each bringing their own perspective to the global phenomenon of “mobile...
Verizon's Erwin, Movile's Bloisi and Do Something's Lublin Join D:Dive Into Mobile

Issue v0.7: Emerging App Markets For The iPhone Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey

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Two years ago, the total overall revenue generated in the Apple App Store was predominantly generated by the United States. Looking at the revenues generated by the top 200 highest grossing apps per country in June 2010, the US was responsible for 45% of this revenue in the Apple App...
Issue v0.7: Emerging App Markets For The iPhone Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey

An open letter to men and boys on International Women's Day | Kevin Powell

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Sadly, we have to confront the fact that Rush Limbaugh is no aberration. It's up to us men to challenge men's abuse of womenThis open letter began in my head a few days back as a response to the furor caused by multimedia personality Rush Limbaugh, but I realize this...
An open letter to men and boys on International Women's Day | Kevin Powell

Live With Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor

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We’re here live with Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First as a keynote then a one-to-one interview. Facebook has made a very good friend in mobile up to now –  and the big question is how much further will that go? Taylor is opening up...
Live With Facebook’s CTO Bret Taylor

Seattle mayor to give Ignite talk -- here's hoping it's a trend

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Mayor McGinn Politicians and city leaders, as a group, aren’t generally known for their brevity. But Mike McGinn, the mayor of Seattle, will have no choice but to keep things short and to-the-point during one upcoming address. McGinn has agreed to give a talk at the next Ignite Seattle, the...
Seattle mayor to give Ignite talk -- here's hoping it's a trend

Korea’s Kakao Talk brings free calling to its mobile messaging app

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Korean mobile messaging app Kakao Talk has introduced free voice calls to its WhatsApp-like service, allowing its worldwide iPhone and Android users to make calls on the service for nothing more than the cost of data. While some messaging firms often struggling to provide a quality calling experience, Kakao Talk...
Korea’s Kakao Talk brings free calling to its mobile messaging app

Cybercrooks reportedly hang out in Latin America, Caribbean

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Internet criminals have opened a new front in Latin America and the Caribbean and seem to have founded booming businesses thanks to low levels of cybercrime protection and awareness, a rare but timely analysis of the region by Trend Micro has found. After gathering data from 20 out of...
Cybercrooks reportedly hang out in Latin America, Caribbean

Gree Sharpens International Ambitions, Now Supports 12 More Languages On Its Mobile Gaming Platform

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The Japanese mobile gaming company GREE continues to build up its international profile, after a year that has taken it outside of its home market in Japan to build up its profile in the U.S. with acquisitions and more. Today, the company announced that it would support 12 more languages...
Gree Sharpens International Ambitions, Now Supports 12 More Languages On Its Mobile Gaming Platform
BlackBerry disproves the "gotta reach 'em all" launch theory

Startup Genome Ranks The World's Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way

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Today, the Startup Genome released the first half of its massive 160-page report on the world’s top startup ecosystems. Of the many moving parts of the report, the most noteworthy (and potentially controversial) is it’s so-called Startup Ecosystem Index, which ranks the world’s top 20 startup ecosystems, a la college...
Startup Genome Ranks The World's Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way
The mobile app economy is exploding (so, what else is new?)

Emerging iPhone app markets: Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey

thenextweb.com
Two years ago, the total overall revenue generated in the Apple App Store was predominantly generated by the United States. Looking at the revenues generated by the top 200 highest grossing apps per country in June 2010, the US was responsible for 45% of this revenue in the Apple App...
Emerging iPhone app markets: Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey

Structure Europe 2012 live coverage

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It seems obvious: cloud computing is a global phenomenon precisely because it allows anyone anywhere to access computing resources for work and play. However, we hear less about the revolutions taking place in enterprise computing outside the U.S., where billions live and billions are spent on enterprise hardware, software, and...
Structure Europe 2012 live coverage
It’s a Small World After All: The Top Global Web Trends
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