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Line VoIP and instant messaging app reaches 100 million global users in 19 months

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The likes of WhatsApp and Skype might still dominate the west, but Line continues to soak up new users in Asia and across the world. Since October 2012, the ever-expanding messaging app has managed to add just shy of 30 million new users -- the biggest jump in new...
Line VoIP and instant messaging app reaches 100 million global users in 19 months

Korea-only KakaoHome outpaces Facebook Home with 500,000 downloads in its first 9 days

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KakaoHome, the Facebook Home-style Android application from Korea’s top messaging company Kakao, is seeing impressive uptake after passing 500,000 downloads nine days after its launch last week. That’s actually quicker than the 10 days that it took Facebook Home to reach the same number. The milestone — listed on its Google...
Korea-only KakaoHome outpaces Facebook Home with 500,000 downloads in its first 9 days

Touché: 24 hours after rival GREE's deal, DeNA inks fresh terms with Yahoo Japan

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Barely 24 hours have passed since Japanese mobile gaming firm GREE agreed to a significant tie-in with Yahoo Japan, but already arch-rival and fellow billion dollar giant DeNA has fought back with an announcement that broadens its existing partnership with Yahoo Japan onto mobile devices. The deal sees the duo’s PC-based...
Touché: 24 hours after rival GREE's deal, DeNA inks fresh terms with Yahoo Japan

'Infinite storage' firm Bitcasa debuts mobile apps; will exit beta in February and charge $10/month

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Bitcasa, the Silicon Valley startup that promises users ‘infinite storage’ across devices, has been offering desktop apps and a Chrome browser extension for a while now, but mobile apps were missing from its product line-up. This will soon no longer be the case: Bitcasa is today launching Android and Windows...
'Infinite storage' firm Bitcasa debuts mobile apps; will exit beta in February and charge $10/month

Award winning photo editing app Snapseed amasses 9 million users in its first year

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Starting off as an iOS application and migrating to the Mac App Store and Windows dekstops, award-winning photo editing app Snapseed now has more than 9 million global users, just a year after it launched. Developer Nik Software announced the milestone in a press release, detailing what a year it has...
Award winning photo editing app Snapseed amasses 9 million users in its first year
Checking out Pinterest's new home in San Francisco with CEO Ben Silbermann
Google chairman says there will be 1 billion Android devices by next year

Tumblr: a big blank canvas in the world wide web

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Yahoo is paying $1.1bn for Tumblr, so let's hope it doesn't go the same way as GeocitiesName: Tumblr.Age: Six.Appearance: Photos of animals and snacks, often captioned, sometimes combined.What is it? It's a multimedia blogging platform.Meaning? Meaning a Tumblr page is a big blank canvas. Users can post pictures, songs, links,...
Tumblr: a big blank canvas in the world wide web

Messaging app Line's virtual currency and coupon service go global

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International users of Line will now be able to use the mobile messaging app’s virtual currency to buy items after NHN Japan, the creator of the popular service, introduced ‘Line Coins’ to its worldwide userbase. The currency is already available in Japan and it allows users to buy additional services...
Messaging app Line's virtual currency and coupon service go global
Save the Prinzessinnengarten! Rally.org launches in Europe
Exclusive: Wattpad makes it easier for authors to go mobile
Google's 10 rules for designing data centers

iTunes and Spotify devastate high street music sales as fans go digital

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HMV and others hit by 'digital music switchover' as more than a quarter of UK population download or stream musicAlmost one in five music buyers have left the high street for good, according to the latest industry figures, as internet-savvy Britons flock to digital products such as Apple iTunes and...
iTunes and Spotify devastate high street music sales as fans go digital

HootSuite plugs Evernote, ZenDesk and Storify into its social App Directory

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HootSuite, known for its social media management system has bolstered its App Directory with the introduction of social app plugins. App Plugins enable HootSuite’s users to access social network content from the dashboard, with the option of sending individual posts (native to Twitter or Facebook) to third-party applications outside the...
HootSuite plugs Evernote, ZenDesk and Storify into its social App Directory

First Take: Facebook PayPal Deal Spurs International Ad Sales –Testing Ground For eCommerce

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Web Strategy Summary Facebook to now offer Paypal as an additional way to buy advertisements and virtual currency for social games (press release).   This paves a way for Facebook to reach global advertisers who prefer PayPal vs traditional credit cards. Although this partnership is limited in parameters to those...
First Take: Facebook PayPal Deal Spurs International Ad Sales –Testing Ground For eCommerce

Nielsen: Facebook Led 2009 Social Media Traffic Growth in the US and Abroad

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Nielsen is the latest web measurement company to release a review of social networking traffic in 2009, and most of the results aren’t too surprising:  Both the number of users to social networking sites and the amount of time they spent increased substantially, with Facebook leading the way. Here’s our...
Nielsen: Facebook Led 2009 Social Media Traffic Growth in the US and Abroad

Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ

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Mail.ru’s DST may have spent $187.5 million taking ICQ off AOL’s hands, but it’s in no rush to make a direct return on the veteran IM service. The group has announced that it is pulling advertising out of ICQ for the first time since it was added in 1999....
Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ
Samsung's Galaxy S IV will mark the beginning of the end of Samsung's smartphone dominance
RIM posts narrower than expected Q2 loss as BlackBerry sales stall

With 700m global users, social ad platform RadiumOne integrates with Facebook Exchange, eyeing IPO

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Advertisers have often wanted a comprehensive solution that allows them to have their ads be effective while also reach as many people as possible. With the introduction of Facebook, there has been this sense of discombobulation of needing to have multiple efforts in order to get a business presence on...
With 700m global users, social ad platform RadiumOne integrates with Facebook Exchange, eyeing IPO

Driver social network Waze picks up 2M users a month, eyes global markets

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On the traffic-clogged streets of Tel Aviv, every cab ride I experienced was either thrillingly close-to-illegal or brain-meltingly tiresome. But car rides were a little easier – and they all had one thing in common – each had an iPhone cradled in a hands-free stand, each toting Waze, the crowdsourced...
Driver social network Waze picks up 2M users a month, eyes global markets

Ebay pushes into emerging markets

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Online marketplace hopes to double global users to 200m by 2015, with one in four buyers and sellers in emerging marketsEbay is preparing a push against Amazon and into developing markets that could see its online marketplace handle $110bn (£72bn) of sales within three years.By 2015, eBay hopes to double...
Ebay pushes into emerging markets

Startup News: New York Tech Plans Sandy Relief Hackathon and Tumblr Shines Bright Like a Diamond

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Tumblr’s Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org) PartyHat.GIF Tumblr just passed a huge traffic benchmark by finally reaching 170 million global users a month. It’s now the ninth most visited site in the U.S., according to Quantcast. David Karp took to the Tumblr Staff site to congratulate his users and say, “You guys...
Startup News: New York Tech Plans Sandy Relief Hackathon and Tumblr Shines Bright Like a Diamond

Bing rolls out cleaner home page and improves page-load times for UK users

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Bing, Microsoft’s search engine with the attractive backdrops, has announced that it has had a bit of a clean up. The UK site now has a cleaner home page, on which the larger images the search engine is known for, get a bit more breathing space. If you can’t remember...
Bing rolls out cleaner home page and improves page-load times for UK users

Google YouTube mobile revenue triples in a year to $350 million

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Advertising revenue generated specifically by YouTube has tripled on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, giving nearly $350 million to parent company Google's coffers. According to the search engine, about 250 million global users view content on handheld devices, forcing a shift in ad purchases to reach that audience....    ...
Google YouTube mobile revenue triples in a year to $350 million

NHN Japan spins off its Line messaging business to focus on its international expansion

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Demonstrating the strength of its massively popular Line messaging apps and services, NHN Japan — the Japanese arm of Korean search giant Naver — announced today it is to split gaming and Internet services businesses, spinning off its messaging, search and Web portals into a new company. NHN Japan says that...
NHN Japan spins off its Line messaging business to focus on its international expansion

HootSuite Knocks Out Twitter-Tool Competitor Seesmic By Acquiring It

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HootSuite today announced that it has acquired Seesmic, the maker of a competing tool for managing Twitter accounts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But it's not an acquire-hire deal, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes told Business Insider. Seesmic founder and French startup pioneer Loic Le Meur won't be joining HootSuite,...
HootSuite Knocks Out Twitter-Tool Competitor Seesmic By Acquiring It

Yahoo deal to bring Spotify to nearly half the Internet

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Spotify is combining its popularity as a music streaming service with Yahoo's wide reach to deliver music to nearly half the Internet's global users. The two companies today announced a deal with the potential to significantly shape the digital music landscape. The new partnership will see Spotify integrated across Yahoo's...
Yahoo deal to bring Spotify to nearly half the Internet

Facebook's Value Blows Through $100 Billion In Last Trade Before IPO

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Facebook was just valued at ~$103 billion in a final private-market trade before the IPO. The stock sold on SharesPost at a value of $44.10 per share. Using the 2.33 billion fully diluted outstanding share count cited in Facebook's IPO prospectus, that equates to a value of just under...
Facebook's Value Blows Through $100 Billion In Last Trade Before IPO

Guardian relaunches YouTube channel

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The Guardian's business director of multimedia and brand extensions outlines a collaboration that will expand our video audienceThe Guardian has a proven track record of being a digital pioneer, embracing opportunities to be a part of the wider web, and moving beyond a single domain name.Our latest project, to relaunch...
Guardian relaunches YouTube channel
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