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LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

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Can InPulse find that gap in the market provided by the shuttering of Google Reader? LinkedIn has finalised its sale with Pulse, it announced yesterday. The social network for networkers paid $90 million for the news aggregator, around $10 million less than was originally thought. Deep Nishar, LinkedIn's SVP...
LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

500K users flee dead-RSS-walking Google Reader for Feedly

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Feedly, a free Web-based RSS service that also offers iOS and Android apps, has added half a million new users since Google announced it would pull the plug on its Reader RSS feed this summer....
500K users flee dead-RSS-walking Google Reader for Feedly

Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

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Well, what do we have here? Another artist operating outside the constraints of the recording industry and yet, against all odds, making money? Probably too good to be true. He's built a huge following on known pirate site YouTube and his first two royalty checks totaled over $200,000, but the...
Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame

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EggDrop, a mobile marketplace application with over half a million downloads, is shutting down. The company will inform its current user base via email on Friday. According to CEO Dan Zheng, EggDrop was the recipient of a Cease & Desist letter from Craigslist a few months ago, but that’s not the primary...
Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame

RUMOR: Intel's New Ivy Bridge Processors Will Be Announced April 23 (INTC, AAPL)

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A rumor indicates that Intel's next-generation Ivy Bridge processors will be announced on April 23, reports Apple Insider. This lines up with previous speculation that the processors would be released in late April to begin appearing in computers by April 29. It's going to be very interesting to see if...
RUMOR: Intel's New Ivy Bridge Processors Will Be Announced April 23 (INTC, AAPL)

Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

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"Four More Years" becomes the most popular tweet, knocking legendary philosopher Justin Bieber off the top spot. Barack Obama has won a second term. Giving an eloquent victory speech in front of his supporters in Chicago, the president paid tribute to his rival, Mitt Romney, and, with it, put...
Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

Felix Baumgartner jump: record 8m watch live on YouTube

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Video website attracts biggest audience for live stream to date - but more viewers watch Downton Abbey on TV in UKA world away from the traditional Sunday night viewing pleasures of Downton Abbey, supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner's 24-mile fall to earth was watched by a record audience of more than...
Felix Baumgartner jump: record 8m watch live on YouTube

How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder

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For too long we've witnessed injustice but been powerless to do anything about it. Our new social media are changing thatIn the last few days, millions of people have watched the YouTube video of bus monitor Karen H Klein being bullied by a group of kids. It's a heart-wrenching experience....
How a crowd came to the aid of bullied bus monitor Karen Klein | Paul Hilder
“You’re Nuts!” Why--And How--Impact Makers Gives Away All Its Profits

Glassdoor: Employees rank Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the year; Apple's Tim Cook loses top spot

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Career website Glassdoor on Friday released its latest report highlighting this year’s top 50 highest-rated Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and it seems like the tech world played a big role in the list. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unseated Apple CEO Tim Cook from the number one spot...
Glassdoor: Employees rank Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the year; Apple's Tim Cook loses top spot
Why the moon landings couldn't have been faked
Google gives us a sneak peek inside its massive data centers (and it's awesome)

YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers

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The less said about the quality of NBC’s Olympics coverage in the U.S., the better, but in terms of the quantity of live and recorded Olympics video streamed this year, the partnership between NBC and YouTube clearly worked out well. Even by YouTube’s standards, live streaming the Olympics for NBC...
YouTube And The Olympics: 231M Video Streams And Up To 500K Concurrent Viewers
WePay has 25K customers, processed $800K for the Occupy Movement
Bandsintown now telling five million users when their favorite bands are... yep, you guessed it

Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile

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Moo.com, the online-to-print business card company that was one of the UK’s earlier startup successes, branching out: it is buying all of the assets of Flavors.me, the site where people can create online personal profiles, effectively the digital equivalent of the business card. Hii Def Inc., which had created Flavors.me, is selling...
Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile

Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B

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T-Mobile USA’s parent Deutsche Telekom today reported earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, with revenues and earnings in slight decline compared to a year ago: sales for the carrier came in at €14.4 billion, a decline of 1.1 percent; and earnings of €4.48 billion ($5.8 billion) were down...
Deutsche Telekom Q1: 510,000 Contract Customers Left T-Mobile USA; DT Sales Down 1.1% To $18.6B
Gogobot Opens For Business In Europe (Smart Move: 44% Of Its Customers Are Here Already, Says CEO Travis Katz)

NOAA ditching BlackBerry for the iPhone and iPad

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The United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (via The Loop) is turning the tide in its IT department. Doing what many companies are doing these days, NOAA plans to ditch RIM’s BlackBerry in favor of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. NOAA’s support for the BlackBerry will end May 12,...
NOAA ditching BlackBerry for the iPhone and iPad
Is the technapolocalypse upon us as investments drop in Q3?

Mapped: Food banks across the UK

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See our open directory of food banks across the UK - created by Guardian readers. Add yours to the map hereAs part of our Breadline Britain series, it was revealed half a million people a year will be in receipt of a food parcel by 2016, by which time it...
Mapped: Food banks across the UK

NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight

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As the election season goes into full swing, candidates around the country are hoping to build some of the grassroots infrastructure that helped bring Barack Obama into office four years ago. They can either build their own platform — like Obama’s campaign did — or they can turn to tools...
NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight

Four Search Engines Marketers Should Know About

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You’ve heard of search engine optimization on sites like Google, Bing, and now even Twitter; the question is, what’s next? Marketers in the digital age need data and content, and there are lots of innovative tools coming out to organize the vast amount of stuff that’s out there. Here...
Four Search Engines Marketers Should Know About

Oh boy, I hit half a million comments on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/koltregaskes

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Oh boy, I hit half a million comments on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/koltregaskes
T-Mobile USA loses more contract customers ahead of Metro PCS merger

News Start-Up Wavii Revamps Around Mobile

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Wavii, the service that analyzes and summarizes news, is becoming a mobile-first company on its second try. The company will release a second version of its iPhone app today, which CEO Adrian Aoun called a “drastically different experience.” Aoun said Wavii previously had released a “crappy consulting firm version” of...
News Start-Up Wavii Revamps Around Mobile

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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Hulu is set to announce a 25% subscription growth in its online TV service at an event in NYC this week, as it looks to tempt advertisers on board to drive its revenue. Founded in 2007, Hulu is an online TV service that helps users discover premium content from around...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

Apps-related jobs tallied at 466K in U.S.

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Nearly half a million jobs in the U.S. have been created because of the 1 million-plus applications designed for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, according to a new study....
Apps-related jobs tallied at 466K in U.S.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hits $158m in revenue, 500,000 monthly shipments

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Apple may be the company generating headlines from its Chinese smartphone efforts but lesser known Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi‘s business is taking off impressively. The firm introduced its $320 MI-One device last year, and it is now seeing revenues of $158 million and is shipping half a million handsets each month. The...
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hits $158m in revenue, 500,000 monthly shipments
How Etch-a-Sketch Shook Up the Media
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