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Pew: over half of all Americans now own a smartphone

Over: Zynga's now defunct OMGPOP acquisition likely cost the firm around $400,000 per day

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Last year, following Zynga’s $95.5 million writedown of goodwill relating to its purchase of OMGPOP, TNW calculated that its losses at that moment totaled to around $500,000 per day. That specific writedown cam just 190 days after the purchase was announced. We’re here today to recalculate the cost of the...
Over: Zynga's now defunct OMGPOP acquisition likely cost the firm around $400,000 per day

Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

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One big bright spot: Mobile advertising grew 80% to a total of $2.6 billion. Pew's annual State Of The News Media report is out. It reveals an industry in semi-crisis as it confronts a tech-savvy audience that's changing how it accesses news, and ever declining print revenues. Advertisements in...
Pew's State Of The News Media Report: Print Ads Down $1.5 Billion; Digital Up 3%

Restating the case for modernising smallholder farming

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Low yields aren't due to a lack of cheap labour. The constraining factor for agriculture growth and profitability is labour availability and efficiency and technology can helpIt is widely known that smallholder farmers in developing countries use too few modern inputs and technologies, which often results in low yields and...
Restating the case for modernising smallholder farming
The Japanese art of monetization

Alibaba sees net income doubled

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Alibaba's net income has more than doubled year-over-year, according to filings released by Yahoo last week. The filings, given by Yahoo to the Securities and Exchange Commission, reveal that the privately held Chinese e-commerce company's incomes were up 113.4 percent year-over-year to $293 million for the quarter. The company's top-line...
Alibaba sees net income doubled
Four companies that are changing digital reading in Africa

Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

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As I've described frequently over the last few months, I had high hopes for Mitt Romney's economic plan. Alas, until very recently--yesterday, in fact--Romney's stated economic solution has strongly suggested that he either doesn't understand what's wrong with the U.S. economy, or, worse, doesn't care (as long he gives himself...
Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

Scott Turow decries 'slow death' of the American author

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Novelist and Authors Guild president fulminates against depletion of writers' incomes by publilshers, libraries and copyright changesThe "slow death" of the American author is being lamented by Scott Turow, with the bestselling novelist and president of the Authors Guild blaming everything from libraries to publishers for how writers' incomes are...
Scott Turow decries 'slow death' of the American author

Nutmeg launches to help people with regular incomes manage their investments

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Nutmeg, the investment manager, has finally launched to provide individuals in the UK with a way to manage their portfolios. When we last checked in earlier this year, Nutmeg had just nailed down $5.3 million to gear up for its debut and now the site is open for business for...
Nutmeg launches to help people with regular incomes manage their investments
China's $265 billion e-commerce world (infographic)

More Grandparents Are Bankrolling Their Families Than Ever

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Most grandparents babysit and provide financial support for grandkids as they try to save their children money and build stronger family connections, two new studies show. A University of Chicago analysis of a decade of data based on interviews with 13,614 grandparents, ages 50 and older, finds that 61 percent...
More Grandparents Are Bankrolling Their Families Than Ever

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt ordered to give deposition in anti-poaching lawsuit

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From 9to5Mac: As reported by Bloomberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose to give a deposition related to an ongoing private lawsuit that claims Apple, Google, and others entered “no-poach” agreements. Cook isn’t the only executive named in yesterday’s order....
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt ordered to give deposition in anti-poaching lawsuit

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

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More than one in five (24 percent) of working American households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing, according to a new report from the Center for Housing Policy. Between 2008 and 2010, 19 of the 50 largest metro areas saw the number of working households...
The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nielsen: 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone

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But 55- to 64-year olds who make more than $100,000 a year are big buyers too "Whether or not you have a smartphone is closely related to both how old you are and how much money you make," finds a Nielsen survey of 20,000 Americans with mobile phones conducted in...
Nielsen: 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone

New Government Documents Show the Sean Parker Wedding Is the Perfect Parable for Silicon Valley Excess

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Hey, if a billionaire couple wants to spend $10 million on their wedding, it's neither all that surprising or interesting, as far as I'm concerned. So, when news and statistics started to trickle out about Sean Parker's wedding here in California -- namely that it'd cost millions of dollars to...
New Government Documents Show the Sean Parker Wedding Is the Perfect Parable for Silicon Valley Excess

'Doctor Google' Isn't Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon

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To be fair, the Internet is WAY less awkward. (Photo:flickr.com/thart2009 As much as we can do over the Internets these days, sometimes there's just no substitute for IRL. Case in point: That mysterious rash that won't disappear no matter how much lotion you apply. A study released today by the...
'Doctor Google' Isn't Replacing Actual Doctors Any Time Soon

Households Earning Less Than $13,000 A Year Spend 9% Of Their Income On Lottery Tickets

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It has often been said that lotteries are a tax on the poor. And that's a fair description. Joe Weisenthal pointed out yesterday that poor people regularly buy lottery tickets, while rich people only buy them when the jackpots have gotten huge. What's less commonly realized is just how...
Households Earning Less Than $13,000 A Year Spend 9% Of Their Income On Lottery Tickets

Welcome to ProBlogger – A Quick Tour for New Readers

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In the last 24 hours we’ve had a lot of new readers to ProBlogger after a couple of links from sites like Yahoo. If this is your first time (or you’re newish to ProBlogger) to ProBlogger.net then I thought I’d put together a quick tour of my online home. Firstly,...
Welcome to ProBlogger – A Quick Tour for New Readers

Google crushes with Q4 revenues of $14.42B, non-GAAP EPS of $10.65 on strong network performance

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Today Google reported fourth quarter revenues of $14.42 billion, and earnings per share of $10.65 on a non-GAAP basis, and $8.62 using GAAP measurements. Analyst had expected that Google would have revenues of $12.3 billion. On Friday, Google released a note to investors, stating that, due to accounting rules, revenues...
Google crushes with Q4 revenues of $14.42B, non-GAAP EPS of $10.65 on strong network performance

Here's What's Actually Killing The Economy... The Decline Of The Middle Class

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One of the most important stories in the U.S. economy these days is the rise of extreme inequality. Over the past 30 years, a larger and larger portion of America's income growth has gone to those in the top 10% of incomes, and especially those in the top 1%....
Here's What's Actually Killing The Economy... The Decline Of The Middle Class

Silicon Valley's Pretty Sure the Economy Is Just Dandy

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Look at that vista. How could you not feel good about the world? (Photo: flickr.com/nagobe) Listening to the presidential debates, it’s easy to feel bummed about the economy. But there’s a place–a bright, sunny place, far to the West, where the world feels as new as the money–whose denizens are...
Silicon Valley's Pretty Sure the Economy Is Just Dandy
BOMBSHELL: New Study Destroys Theory That Tax Cuts Spur Growth

LIVE FROM WHITE HOUSE: Team Obama Socks It To Republicans On Economy

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We're here at a private briefing in the White House about the economy. Basically, we're hearing a dry run of how the White House and Democrats will likely frame the economy during the during the election. The Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisors, Alan Krueger, is speaking...
LIVE FROM WHITE HOUSE: Team Obama Socks It To Republicans On Economy

Every Tech Firm Should Be Trying To Please Women, Microsoft Researcher Says

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Lately, Microsoft Research fellow, Blaise Aguera y Arcas has been studying the future of tech. One surprising prediction he makes: women will be a bigger market for tech than men within the next few years. So he said when speaking at a Microsoft event in Tel Aviv, Israel. Distinguished engineer Aguera...
Every Tech Firm Should Be Trying To Please Women, Microsoft Researcher Says

Startups, Raising Money By Crowdfunding May Scare Off Other Investors

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Entrepreneurs considering raising capital using crowdfunding should be prepared to abide by the Pee Wee Herman rule: if you like it, you might have to marry it.  Alarms have already been raised about potential risks to retail investors posed by the wildly popular new process to raise capital. However, most...
Startups, Raising Money By Crowdfunding May Scare Off Other Investors

In 6 Weeks, The New Dividend Tax Will Smack Rich People Upside The Head

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Unless Congress intervenes, taxes are set to rise significantly on January 1st, when we hit the "fiscal cliff." Most of the focus of this tax increase has been on income taxes. Income taxes for incomes over ~$388,351, for example, are set to revert back to the Clinton-era 39.6% from the...
In 6 Weeks, The New Dividend Tax Will Smack Rich People Upside The Head

Overcrowding in the UK: what's it like where you live?

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Help us to map overcrowding and to really find out what it's like to live in modern Britain • Get the dataWith the economy stuck in the doldrums and incomes stagnating, there are concerns that adequate housing may become more difficult to afford. The result, many worry, is more overcrowding.The...
Overcrowding in the UK: what's it like where you live?

This Study Shows That Engineers Care More About Money Than Bankers

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The long, grueling hours that bankers put into work are rewarded with hefty incomes, so it makes sense to associate higher salary with the meaning of success.  But now a new study published by CareerBuilder said that engineers actually care more about money than those who work in finance.  Out of the...
This Study Shows That Engineers Care More About Money Than Bankers

Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow

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On March 22nd, a slightly modified “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act” was approved by the Senate in a 73-26 vote. Last week, the House of Representatives, too, showed its support for the bill, giving it the green light in its own 380 to 41 vote. Tomorrow, President Obama...
Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow
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