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Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]

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Casual game-maker Popcap Games (famous for Plants vs. Zombies and Bejeweled) commissioned Information Services Group to perform a survey of people who play social games online. It found that the average social gamer is a 43-year-old woman, despite long-standing social stereotypes about people who play games.Note that “social games”...
Who’s Playing Social Games? [STATS]

Why In The World Should Instagram Allow Twitter To Scrape Its Photos? (FB, DIS, CMSCA, GOOG)

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It used to be that when an Instagram user took a photo and then shared it with Twitter, that photo would show up in the Twitter user's tweet on Twitter.com and Twitter's various apps. Then, last week, Instagram crippled this feature, only allowing Twitter to display cropped photos. Today, Instagram...
Why In The World Should Instagram Allow Twitter To Scrape Its Photos? (FB, DIS, CMSCA, GOOG)

Josh James Hires Old Omniture Buddy Harrington As Domo President

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Domo, the business intelligence startup helmed by Josh James, the former CEO of Omniture, has tapped his old friend and former Omniture president Chris Harrington to be Domo’s President. The two pair ran Omniture together for eight years during its most exciting phase. James had co-founded Omniture in 1996, and...
Josh James Hires Old Omniture Buddy Harrington As Domo President

Nokia outlines how it plans to solve the retail problem for its Lumia smartphones

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A new quote from Nokia’s CEO, Steven Elop, is making the rounds today that outlines how Nokia intends to combat both iOS and Android handsets, and confirms a new strategy that Microsoft is set to employ in the United States. We are of course discussing how the Lumia handsets will...
Nokia outlines how it plans to solve the retail problem for its Lumia smartphones

WSJ: Apple Considered An Investment In Twitter Last Year, But There Are No Talks Happening Now (AAPL)

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Last night the New York Times reported Apple has been considering a strategic investment of a few hundred million dollars in Twitter in "recent months". After that story broke, the Wall Street Journal came out with its own, which says Apple considered an investment in Twitter a year ago, but,...
WSJ: Apple Considered An Investment In Twitter Last Year, But There Are No Talks Happening Now (AAPL)

Dropbox to host first-ever developers conference this summer

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Dropbox, the file-sync-store-and-share provider to the masses, will host its inaugural developers conference this summer. The event — called DBX — will take place July 9 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. Details other than that are sparse but in a blog post the company said it hopes to draw developers...
Dropbox to host first-ever developers conference this summer
Google updates Android on Nexus phones, Xoom tablets

If you have no idea what you're doing running a startup, you're in good company

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The Wired 2012 event kicked off today with a host of interesting and inspiring speakers talking about their work and the future of technology. One interesting theme that turned up from the talks was that many of the very successful speakers admitted they had no idea what they were doing...
If you have no idea what you're doing running a startup, you're in good company

Will NRG Energy be the next ten ton gorilla in solar leases?

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NRG Energy, one of the most aggressive power companies to invest in solar projects, is considering getting into offering leases for solar panel roof systems for home owners and businesses. NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane tells Bloomberg that it is something that they’re “looking at in a very serious way,”...
Will NRG Energy be the next ten ton gorilla in solar leases?

PlayStation win shows AMD shedding its singular focus on x86

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For those of us who remember AMD as the alternative to Intel in our desktops, or as the also-ran to Intel in servers, it’s time to think of the new AMD. Like a Beyonce dumping Destiny’s Child, the chipmaker is ditching its sole reliance on x86 and embracing new architectures...
PlayStation win shows AMD shedding its singular focus on x86

Android Activations More Than Doubled in Past Year

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Some big numbers uncrated onstage at Google I/O today. During the event’s opening keynote this morning, Hugo Barra, director of product management for Android, said 400 million Android devices have been sold so far and 1 million Android devices are activated each day. That’s some impressive growth. Announcing similar metrics...
Android Activations More Than Doubled in Past Year

There Are A Couple Hundred Million Reasons For Facebook To Learn From Weixin Right Now

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At TechCrunch Disrupt this week, Mark Zuckerberg enthused about Facebook’s money-making potential for mobile, but how exactly the company will start realizing that remains a mystery. I’ve argued this before, but we might find that Facebook takes its cue from Tencent’s Weixin, China’s leading mobile messaging app. Weixin has many...
There Are A Couple Hundred Million Reasons For Facebook To Learn From Weixin Right Now

Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

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Typically, a CEO likes to downplay bad news and say it's going to have no real impact on a company's business. Not Elon Musk! For some reason, the Tesla CEO wanted to exaggerate the damage of the New York Times' bad review of the Model S. In an interview with...
Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)
Apple gets cozier with Twitter integration, but passes on investment

Facebook promised Instagram $200 million if the acquisition gets whacked by the government

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Today Facebook filed an amended S-1 statement that included new information about its acquisition of Instagram. The company paid some $300 million in cash for the company, along with 23 million of its shares. Tucked in the new S-1 is the following statement that reflects the magnitude of the acquisition: We...
Facebook promised Instagram $200 million if the acquisition gets whacked by the government

Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

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Facebook could bid to acquire WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app, as it aims to extend its mobile reach. The rumoured acquisition, reported by TechCrunch today, comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that the future of his company lay in mobile devices. "The big thing is obviously going to...
Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

Instagram announces 100M active users

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Instagram today announced a new milestone of 100 million monthly active users. Just a month ago, Instagram surpassed 90 million MAU, but before that, the company only reported registered users not monthly actives. Some had speculated that Instagram might have lost users or seen growth slow after a controversy related to...
Instagram announces 100M active users

Biz Stone Introduces His Jelly Co-Founder And CTO, Fluther's Ben Finkel

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As we reported a few weeks ago, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is up to something new, and it’s called Jelly. Not much is known about it other than it’s a mobile-focused project. Stone shared a little bit more about the project today, introducing Ben Finkel as his co-founder. The two...
Biz Stone Introduces His Jelly Co-Founder And CTO, Fluther's Ben Finkel

Intel announces new smartphone SoCs, aims for emerging markets

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Even back when Intel first unveiled Medfield at CES, we knew the company was planning a number of additional announcements for Mobile World Congress this week. Things kicked off yesterday with UK provider Orange’s announcement that it’ll be rolling out Medfield phones this year. Orange isn’t a company US readers...
Intel announces new smartphone SoCs, aims for emerging markets

Tesla's Elon Musk says he's broke

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Filed under: TeslaDiving into an extremely competitive and capital-intensive business in which customers generally don't appreciate having access to beta products is not a good way to enhance your personal fortune. In fact, if Elon Musk is being honest in the latest court filings related to his divorce proceedings, it...
Tesla's Elon Musk says he's broke

An $800 Million Bid For Hulu Is Safe, Boring, And Exactly The Right Move For Yahoo

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Yahoo's recent acquisition of youth-centric site Tumblr grabbed all the headlines. But for anyone who wants to understand Yahoo's strategy--and "Web 3.0″ in general--it's the company's recent bid for video streaming site Hulu, reportedly worth $600-$800 million, that matters more. By contrast with Tumblr, there is nothing exciting about buying Hulu. The video site's current...
An $800 Million Bid For Hulu Is Safe, Boring, And Exactly The Right Move For Yahoo

AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

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The ~800 patents that AOL's trying to sell are worth about $290 million, reports the New York post, citing patent advisory firm M-Cam. That's not nothing, but it's also a far cry from the $1 billion that some AOL shareholders were hoping for. To put the number in perspective,...
AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

Under Mayer, Yahoo stands by ad tech and Right Media

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After months of speculation that Yahoo might part with ad exchange Right Media, the company is going out of its way to affirm its commitment to its core ad technology. In a mini media blitz of stories in the ad trades today, company executives said Yahoo has no plans to...
Under Mayer, Yahoo stands by ad tech and Right Media

Free audiobook service LibriVox hits 100m downloads

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Librivox, the community that provides public domain texts, read by volunteers, has hit 100 million downloads. The organisation creates hundreds of audiobooks for free as mp3 or ogg files, providing access to an amazing selection of audio that is no longer under copyright in the USA. The hard work has...
Free audiobook service LibriVox hits 100m downloads

CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

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Chatter will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff said today at the kickoff of a national tour for the company’s new “customer,” focus. Benioff, speaking in Boston, provided his usual context for discussing Salesforce. He talked about the rise of mobile; how people are connecting and the rise...
CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

mPowa Partners With Portugal Telecom To Deliver Square-Like Mobile Pay

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An international multi-year deal will see mPowa's mobile pay solution hit Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. As reported in TechCrunch, U.K. firm mPowa has signed a deal with Portual Telecom which will see the European telecoms firm reselling mPowa's mobile payments services. The deal is rumored to be...
mPowa Partners With Portugal Telecom To Deliver Square-Like Mobile Pay
Tumblr now home to over 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion individual posts

"The Year Of Windows"

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"The Year Of Windows": John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year: "One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we'll see close to ... 400 million new devices running those new operating systems," Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia's new Lumia smartphones...
"The Year Of Windows"

Yahoo board approves $1.1B Tumblr salvation, but will the company accept?

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Today it became known, via the Wall Street Journal, that the Yahoo board has approved the $1.1 billion offer for Tumblr, a microblogging service and social destination. It’s a good thing, too, as Tumblr is poor, and revenue-low. It’s even better for the firm as it cashes out all of...
Yahoo board approves $1.1B Tumblr salvation, but will the company accept?

Analyst's Groupon target price of $3 per share is 36.84% below today's close

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Groupon continues to struggle in the public market, losing ground in four of the week’s five days of trading. Today, Evercore Partners downgraded the company, setting a price target of $3 per share in the process. On the day, Groupon was off exactly 5%, to a close of $4.75. Running the...
Analyst's Groupon target price of $3 per share is 36.84% below today's close
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