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Holy moly: Samsung sold 500 handsets per minute and made $8.3 billion last quarter

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How many handsets do you think Samsung sold per minute during October through December of last year? 10? 30? Try 500. That equals 30,000 handsets per hour and 720,000 per day — some impressive numbers indeed. At its Q4 investors guidance, the South Korean company said it expects to make...
Holy moly: Samsung sold 500 handsets per minute and made $8.3 billion last quarter
Tim Cook: Almost Every Company In The Fortune 500 Is Testing And Deploying The iPad

Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

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The race to be the “Instagram for video” is hotter than ever, and Socialcam, the app that spun out of video sharing pioneer Justin.tv last year and was part of Y Combinator’s winter 2012 class, is hustling hard for the lead. The company has raised seed funding from a group...
Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

Celebrity-Backed Video Chat Service Tinychat Hits 20 Million Users, Profitability

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Tinychat's celebrity investors, Mr. Kutcher and Mr. Diddy (Kevin Mazur/WireImage) He may not be all that great at articulating his advice about startup culture, but movie mogul and serial investor Ashton Kutcher must know something about successful startups: Tinychat, a web-based video chat service backed by celebrities like Mr. Kutcher...
Celebrity-Backed Video Chat Service Tinychat Hits 20 Million Users, Profitability

EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation

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Following a long list of countries including Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic, Bulgaria's government has now announced it's halting the ratification of the ACTA-treaty. Bulgaria's Minister of Economics and Energy even went as far as offering his resignation, while commenting: "Since there are no damages for society, I believe...
EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation
Android surges as iOS slows -- comparing the growth of Android to iOS

European companies should gird for big cloud spending

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European governments and businesses better brace themselves for some pretty dramatic investment in cloud computing, according to a new EUobserver.com story. The Brussels-based publication cited as its source a leaked copy of an upcoming European Commission report on cloud computing strategy commissioned by EC VP Neelie Kroes. The money quote (so to...
European companies should gird for big cloud spending

Flash sales site Privalia posts big 2011 numbers: €320 million in revenue and 10 million members

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Online fashion shopping group Privalia this morning revealed some impressive numbers for 2011, a break-out year for the Spanish ecommerce powerhouse. The online retail giant says it raked in 320 million euros in revenue last year, including taxes, an increase of 90 percent compared to 2010. That doesn’t tell us...
Flash sales site Privalia posts big 2011 numbers: €320 million in revenue and 10 million members

I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet

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The opening keynote at Facebook’s f8 conference today in San Francisco was short and sweet. But don’t let that fool you. It contained some huge announcements pertaining to how the service will interact with the broader web going forward. The three big ones: social plugins, Open Graph, and Open Graph...
I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet

E-Commerce in the Middle East grew 300% in the past year

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During Wamda’s COE (Celebration of Entrepreneurship) E-Commerce event taking place in Jordan today, Aramex COO Iyad Kamal gave a little bit of insight into how the company has witnessed the online payment landscape changing over the past year. The most significant piece of information shared by Kamal is that, according...
E-Commerce in the Middle East grew 300% in the past year

Tim Cook Talks iOS Device Stats: 315 Million Sold, 62 Million In Q4 Alone

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While we wait for the new iPad to officially take the stage in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken the opportunity to rattle off some impressive numbers for the company’s iOS devices. The company has sold a total of 315 million iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches, with...
Tim Cook Talks iOS Device Stats: 315 Million Sold, 62 Million In Q4 Alone

Documents by Readdle Rolls Out for iPhone

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Back in January, we brought you news on Readdle’s Documents for iPad, which we called a lean but powerful file-management app, which also enabled document-viewing and media playback. And now this is also available for the smaller-screened form factor of the iPhone and iPod touch. As we noted at the...
Documents by Readdle Rolls Out for iPhone

FARMERS, PIRATES, AND GEEKS: How 15 Niche Dating Websites Are Helping All Sorts of People Find Love

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Looking to date the perfect vegetarian? What about a man with a great mustache? Thanks to a crop of niche dating websites, you can find your ideal mate based on very specific criteria. The online dating industry is a $2.1 billion business, with niche dating sites claiming more and...
FARMERS, PIRATES, AND GEEKS: How 15 Niche Dating Websites Are Helping All Sorts of People Find Love

EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation

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Following a long list of countries including Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic, Bulgaria's government has now announced it's halting the ratification of the ACTA-treaty. Bulgaria's Minister of Economics and Energy even went as far as offering his resignation, while commenting: "Since there are no damages for society, I believe...
EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation
Google says Ice Cream Sandwich is now on 7.1 percent of Android handsets

Surprisingly, porn only accounts for 2-4% of all content on Tumblr

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At the F.ounders conference in NYC, Tumblr CEO David Karp is speaking about the state of his product and is sharing some pretty interesting insight into the goings on. One interesting statistic was that porn only accounts for 2-4% of all content on the site. That’s pretty impressive, considering that...
Surprisingly, porn only accounts for 2-4% of all content on Tumblr

Tumblr Starts Offering Premium Themes

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Remember that little payment widget on Tumblr we talked about a couple of weeks ago? One of the things it’s used for are premium themes, which are (besides the fee for getting your blog featured in Tumblr’s blog directory) Tumblr’s first revenue generator.Although monetization on blogging and microblogging networks...
Tumblr Starts Offering Premium Themes
Amazon Kindle Singles: 3.5M sold, 35 in Kindle top 50
My 3 favorite pitches from TechStars Demo Day, and a few from Robert Scoble too

With more than 9 million users, I Am Playr lands on Android as a flick-football game

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First launched in November 2010 by UK-based social games publisher We R Interactive, Facebook football (soccer) game I Am Playr came out of beta in October 2011, going on to notch up a cool one million monthly active users around the world. It then transcended its Facebook roots and landed...
With more than 9 million users, I Am Playr lands on Android as a flick-football game
Nextdoor fights war on crime, backed by $40M and 8075 neighborhoods
BranchOut Raises $25 Million, But Do Privacy Issues Loom?

Why Yahoo's $1.1 Billion Tumblr Buy Is A Great Idea (YHOO)

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It's all but official. Yahoo's board has reportedly approved the plan to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. Tumblr's board has reportedly agreed to the deal, too. So, unless something goes wildly wrong, then Yahoo is going to own Tumblr, the simple blogging/social network site. According to Quantcast, Tumblr...
Why Yahoo's $1.1 Billion Tumblr Buy Is A Great Idea (YHOO)

The Latest Jailbreak Statistics Are Jaw-Dropping (AAPL)

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Some impressive numbers come our way from this tweet by iOS security researcher @pod2g - 14,051,500 Apple devices running iOS 6 have now been jailbroken. Furthermore, the Cydia jailbreak app is now seeing roughly 23 million monthly unique users (this statistic ignores iOS versions). As a fraction of the whole, however,...
The Latest Jailbreak Statistics Are Jaw-Dropping (AAPL)

Viggle Tries To Right The Ship After Failed GetGlue Merger, Revenue Rises 88%, Registered Users Up 42% For The Quarter

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Social TV and the second screen experience is quickly catching on among viewers, but the space as a whole is still nascent. While many are eager for a better social TV experience, as there’s plenty of upside for fans, advertisers and broadcasters alike, collectively we’ve all been waiting for one...
Viggle Tries To Right The Ship After Failed GetGlue Merger, Revenue Rises 88%, Registered Users Up 42% For The Quarter

With 3M downloads, MLB app hits it out of the park

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Just a week into Major League Baseball’s 2012 season, the league’s official mobile app is breaking records. MLB.com At Bat 12, which lets fans check scores and highlights and stream their favorite games live to a mobile device, passed 3 million downloads on Wednesday, the league’s Advanced Media office announced...
With 3M downloads, MLB app hits it out of the park

Can the Go Daddy Girls Convince You They're Serious?

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Go Daddy wants to be known for more than domain names and racy Superbowl ads. The company has built large businesses around Web hosting and other services for companies of all sizes. But can it really have it both ways? At a recent meeting in ReadWriteWeb’s San Francisco headquarters, new...
Can the Go Daddy Girls Convince You They're Serious?
Election Campaign Action on Facebook and Twitter Proves Social Media's Political Power... For Marketing

Facebook's global growth in Q3: 1.01B MAU, 604M people connect through mobile

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Facebook today shared new stats on its user growth across the globe, including that it reached 1.01 billion monthly active users on Sept. 14. This is a 26 percent increase year-over-year. The social network also reports that 604 million people now access Facebook through mobile devices monthly. The graph below shows...
Facebook's global growth in Q3: 1.01B MAU, 604M people connect through mobile
A few stats, rumors and stories on on Hadoop's rapid growth
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