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impressive figures

Com2uS triples its social mobile gaming network users in six months

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm had 1.1m viewers tune in to its launch event and MLG livestreams

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the expansion pack for the hugely popular real-time strategy title StarCraft II on the PC. It’s a pretty big deal for gamers and to prove the point, creator Blizzard Entertainment has revealed today that 1.1 million people tuned in to its 21-hour global...
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm had 1.1m viewers tune in to its launch event and MLG livestreams

Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine

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The battle in the short-form video sharing space is heating up after Facebook announced it was bringing video to Instagram, unleashing war on Twitter and its 6-second video app Vine. Twitter has already taken up the war cry and sent emails to many of its users who do not use Vine yet,...
Hours after Instagram introduces video, Twitter starts sending email blasts to promote Vine

Data shows Facebook commerce does work -- just not for big brands

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Facebook has been taking a lot of heat lately. There was the highly anticipated, then botched, IPO. Its first earnings report, while solid, failed to impress investors. Plus many are wondering in unison: How will it/can it monetize its mobile offering? The negativity started early this year when several big...
Data shows Facebook commerce does work -- just not for big brands

Chile: making investment in science a national priority

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In 2010, investment in research was only 0.4% of the Chilean GDP. A campaign group, made up of doctoral researchers, is putting pressure on government to change its policiesScience has been widely recognised as a path to social and economic development. Despite the universality of this assumption, the discussion around...
Chile: making investment in science a national priority
Apple's Mac sales drop as the post-PC era comes to Cupertino

Android overtakes Apple's iOS as Australia's top smartphone platform: Report

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Australia has traditionally been one of the few markets in Asia Pacific where the number of Apple devices outnumbers the number powered by Android. However, that may no longer be the case, according to new data from Telsyte (cited in a report from the Sydney Morning Herald), which explains that Android...
Android overtakes Apple's iOS as Australia's top smartphone platform: Report

Twitter UK marks its first anniversary with some impressive figures

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A year ago, a service called Twitter, which had taken the web and mobiles by storm, opened up shop in London as part of its global expansion. A year later and with 10 million active users in the UK, it’s no wonder that this little bird is looking to hire...
Twitter UK marks its first anniversary with some impressive figures

Global expansion costs Japan's GREE: As revenues fall, net profit crashes 17.5% QoQ to $197m

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Japan’s GREE, one of the world’s top mobile social gaming firms, has posted its fiscal 2013 Q1 earnings and, as expected, the figures are disappointing with revenue and profits both falling due to the growing costs of its international and grow and a slow-down in the domestic market. The company’s...
Global expansion costs Japan's GREE: As revenues fall, net profit crashes 17.5% QoQ to $197m

Websites crucial to CPG brands: report

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Major CPG brands spend eye-popping sums of money every year across multiple channels trying to convince consumers to buy their products when they walk into the supermarket. When it comes to how that money is spent, you're probably more likely to think about high-profile television campaigns than you are to,...
Websites crucial to CPG brands: report

Japan's DeNA posts record annual revenue of $2bn, targets profitability in the West as growth slows

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Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA has posted record annual revenue, and its ninth straight year of increased profit. However, the results are somewhat overshadowed by signs that its prolific growth is slowing as it expands its services and presence worldwide. In response, the company is aiming to turn its Western...
Japan's DeNA posts record annual revenue of $2bn, targets profitability in the West as growth slows

Acquia Lands $30 Million Series E To Scale Out Its Enterprise Drupal Development Platform

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Acquia, the company that makes a suite of software tools for the open source web development and content management system Drupal, has secured $30 million in a fresh new round of funding. The round, which serves as Acquia’s Series E, was led by Investor Growth Capital with the participation...
Acquia Lands $30 Million Series E To Scale Out Its Enterprise Drupal Development Platform

BBC iPlayer Report Points Unmistakably At TV's Future

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The BBC has released impressive figures for its online TV service iPlayer for 2012. The BBC has reported its 2012 usage figures for its groundbreaking web-TV iPlayer system, and they're rather startling: 2.32 billion TV and radio program streaming requests went through the online portal in 2012 (equating to...
BBC iPlayer Report Points Unmistakably At TV's Future

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

Create your own social games with Qmerce

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The Israeli startup Qmerce is a social games & gamification platform that offers a very simple way for anyone to develop their own casual game channels. In practical terms, it lets users develop games they can use as a social marketing tool to engage with their audience in a different way. Here’s what Qmerce’s...
Create your own social games with Qmerce

In its 3rd year, Kickstarter successfully raises over $119 million, taking home $6 million in commission

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It’s easy to root for Kickstarter. The company has made it possible to bring new, innovative products to market and finance projects that would never get off the ground before the popularization of crowdfunding. It’s created an entirely new class of entrepreneur, and the way it turns the investment business...
In its 3rd year, Kickstarter successfully raises over $119 million, taking home $6 million in commission

Y Combinator-backed Knowmia grows its library of educational video classes

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Inspired by Khan Academy, the next wave of education technology startups are seeing opportunity in video. At Y Combinator’s Demo Day today, two of the most seasoned entrepreneurs who presented were Ariel Braunstein, a member of the founding team behind Flip video cameras, and Scott Kabat, a marketing executive....
Y Combinator-backed Knowmia grows its library of educational video classes

Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

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M&C Saatchi has been signed as Twitter’s first PR agency in the UK according to PR Week. The hope is that the two can work together to take the short messaging service to a wider domestic audience. According to PR Week, M&C Saatchi will be working to change the assumption...
Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

Microsoft employees raised $100.5m for charity in 2011, totalling $946m since 1983

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Microsoft has announced that its employee giving campaign helped to raise $100.5 million last year, donating money to more than 18,000 community organisations in the US and around the world. The figure, which includes Microsoft’s contribution via its company match, means that since 1983, the Redmond-based company has raised more...
Microsoft employees raised $100.5m for charity in 2011, totalling $946m since 1983
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