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Amazon's New Deal: Buy a CD and Get the Digital Album for Free

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Today, there are only a couple of ways in which Amazon’s e-commerce and digital businesses overlap. One of the biggest examples is Amazon Prime, which ties two-day shipping with digital perks like access to free streaming video. A more obscure example is how Amazon enables mobile games to bundle the...
Amazon's New Deal: Buy a CD and Get the Digital Album for Free

Aiming To Be A One-Stop Shop For Social Marketing, Brand Networks Raises $68M In Its First Funding

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Brand Networks, a company offering tools for brands to market themselves on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and elsewhere, has raised $68 million in its first round of funding. Founded in 2006, Brand Networks has been bootstrapped and profitable until now, said co-founder and CEO Jamie Tedford — with revenue growing by...
Aiming To Be A One-Stop Shop For Social Marketing, Brand Networks Raises $68M In Its First Funding

Google Founder Calls U.S. a "Bonfire of Partisanship"

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Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin cast his vote Tuesday for a different kind of political approach: Going independent. In a blog post on Election Day, the 38-year-old Silicon Valley billionaire decried the fierce partisan battles in Washington and called on Tuesday’s victors to withdraw from their political parties and to...
Google Founder Calls U.S. a "Bonfire of Partisanship"

HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service

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HBO is going to launch its first significant over-the-top offering, and it’s going to do so in one of the same markets as Netflix. The service, called HBO Nordic, will be launched in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland in mid-October, and could provide some interesting competition to Netflix, which will...
HBO Takes On Netflix In The Nordics, With Its Own Over-The-Top Video Service

Google co-founder Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to call for an end to party politics on election eve

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On the eve of the US presidential election, Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken quite the political stand on his Google+ account by pleading for the winner to withdraw from his respective political party and govern as an independent. In the post, which went up shortly after midnight Pacific time...
Google co-founder Sergey Brin takes to Google+ to call for an end to party politics on election eve

Independent work: Not a young person’s game?

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Asked to picture the phenomenon sometimes called the gig economy or freelance nation, many people would probably imagine the relatively young and hip, toting their laptops to coffee shops and coworking spaces in particular urban hotspots. But are tattooed and youthful designers, developers and writers in places like Austin and...
Independent work: Not a young person’s game?

Apple's rare miss: Katy Huberty nailed it. The bloggers blew it.

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The professional in Q3 made the independents look like what most of them are: Amateurs FORTUNE -- "Don't play darts with Katy Huberty," one of our readers commented after Apple (AAPL) reported earnings Tuesday that fell short of every other analyst's expectations. "She's on a hot streak." If ever there...
Apple's rare miss: Katy Huberty nailed it. The bloggers blew it.

LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

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After quietly entering the mobile advertising market, Facebook in-app advertising service LifeStreet Media is now looking to become a major player in the industry. The company announced today it has raised $66 million in new funding from Nautic Ventures in order to help it continue its mobile expansion plans. Founded...
LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

Spreadsheet of the week: Final estimates for Apple's Q2 2013

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The forecasts of 67 analysts -- 44 Wall Street professionals and 23 independents FORTUNE -- The results of Fortune's quarterly survey of Apple (AAPL) analysts are in. The pros, as usual, are more cautious than the independents -- but not that much. The gap between the two group's average estimates...
Spreadsheet of the week: Final estimates for Apple's Q2 2013

Liberal Democrats 'like' more on the social web than conservative Republicans

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Even before President Obama’s debate performance this week rallied the left, it seems that liberal Democrats found more to “like” online than their conservative counterparts. A new study on social media and civic engagement from the Pew Internet & American Life Project released Friday compares social media behavior between Democrats,...
Liberal Democrats 'like' more on the social web than conservative Republicans

French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

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Subsidies cannot, and should not, save independent shops. Owners and publishers have to make them unique places to visitBookshop owners in Britain could be forgiven for casting envious glances across the Channel as they watch their French counterparts successfully fight government attempts to increase VAT on printed books. "Culture should...
French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

Indepdent Crafts Marketplace Etsy Acquires Artisanal Goods Wholesaler Trunkt, Moving Into Wholesale?

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Etsy has become the go-to site for people looking for home-made crafts and vintage items from independent artisans — and for artisans wanting to sell them, and it now counts some 39 million monthly unique visitors, 13 million items and 800,000 storefronts within its virtual walls. Now it looks like...
Indepdent Crafts Marketplace Etsy Acquires Artisanal Goods Wholesaler Trunkt, Moving Into Wholesale?

Chartboost expands offerings with public Kiosk program

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Mobile game cross-promotion service Chartboost is expanding its advertising trading system with a new program called Kiosk.  Described as a “public profile tool” by Chartboost’s co-founder and CEO Maria Alegre, Kiosk allows Chartboost advertisers to work with developers outside the Chartboost network. The company is unveiling the product by announcing...
Chartboost expands offerings with public Kiosk program
War for TV: inside the fight for the living room

I Admire Paul Ryan For Having The Balls To Do What No Other Lame-O Congressman Will Do

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Mitt Romney just picked Congressman Paul Ryan to be his VP candidate. Some observers are saying that, by picking Ryan, Romney played right into Obama's hands, on account of Ryan's having put forth a budget proposal that will cut benefits for Medicare, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs. These proposed...
I Admire Paul Ryan For Having The Balls To Do What No Other Lame-O Congressman Will Do

Foursquare Confirms Restaurant Dashboard Alpha Testing

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In a new article in trade magazine Nation’s Restaurant News, Foursquare’s Tristan Walker (at right, who is making business development waves with deals with Zagat, Bravo and others) reveals a few very interesting tidbits about how Foursquare is working to cater to restaurant owners (excuse the pun). Restaurant Analytics Dashboard...
Foursquare Confirms Restaurant Dashboard Alpha Testing

A Mere Quarter of Americans Want Internet Gambling Legalized

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You know what happens to Joe Pesci at the end, right? (Photo: Wikipedia) Bad news for anyone looking to launch a real-money gaming startup: The AP reports that in a recent poll, half of respondents said they wanted sports gambling legalized–but a whopping three quarters thought Internet gambling specifically ought to...
A Mere Quarter of Americans Want Internet Gambling Legalized

Facebook: you don't have to like it

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The site is undergoing a marketing gold rush as brands compete for our attentions – and users' willingness to project a very public image through the companies they choose to likeWho are you? A collection of motley atoms, yes. An intelligently designed human, probably not. An accidental mammal evolved from...
Facebook: you don't have to like it

Could virtual high streets save local shops?

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With nearly 15% of shops vacant, two new internet schemes are aiming to stop the retail rotMost people want a thriving high street with butchers, bakers, greengrocers, bookshops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. So figures from the Local Data Company, showing that nearly 15% of shops are vacant, make for depressing...
Could virtual high streets save local shops?

Apple price target roundup

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Midway through 2012, the analysts’ calls range from a low of $270 to a high of $1,200 Click to enlarge. Source: Posts at Eventide FORTUNE — Robert Paul Leitao, who runs the Braeburn Group of independent Apple (AAPL) analysts, published the 12-month price targets of 15 Braeburn members on his...
Apple price target roundup

Kinvey launches Salesforce CRM mobile app with support for Microsoft Dynamics, Eloqua and Marketo

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Mobile backend-as-a-service Kinvey has released a new app that allows companies to use Salesforce’s CRM platform. It’s Kinvey’s first app, but the company says that through the use of its Data Links technology, it has created a much better experience than Salesforce. The reason is because it functions in a...
Kinvey launches Salesforce CRM mobile app with support for Microsoft Dynamics, Eloqua and Marketo
Apple to release fiscal Q2 2013 results April 23rd at 2PM PST

TIME/CNN Poll Shows Increasing Number Of Americans Won't Give Up Civil Liberties To Fight Terrorism

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When discussing NYPD Police Chief Ray Kelly's assertion that "privacy is off the table" as a result of the Boston bombing, I mentioned I hadn't heard any public outcry demanding the government and law enforcement step in and do something (i.e., curtail civil liberties) in response to the tragedy....
TIME/CNN Poll Shows Increasing Number Of Americans Won't Give Up Civil Liberties To Fight Terrorism
Analysts revise estimates ahead of Apple's Q4 earnings call

A Plea For An End To Internet Partisanship

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Today, Google cofounder Sergey Brin idealistically suggested that politicians elected tonight in the US elections should resign from their parties and act as independents. As a citizen of the internet, I couldn’t help but think I’d like to see the same thing happen among our internet... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
A Plea For An End To Internet Partisanship

Google's Sergey Brin Calls For An Independent President

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The Goog boss used his Google+ page to request that whoever wins the election might unshackle himself from his party and govern as an independent. Sergey Brin has pleaded for an end to party politics. Posting on his Google+ account last night, he called for whichever candidates win today's...
Google's Sergey Brin Calls For An Independent President

Converge Brings Coworking to New Jersey

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Coworking seems to be heating up big time over the past 6-12 months.  Coworking takes many forms…and the number of locations for shared work space continues to rise. Here in NYC we have a variety of locations including New Work City, Philly has Independents Hall and San Francisco has Citizen...
Converge Brings Coworking to New Jersey
Amazon, Big Six publishers face antitrust suit from indie bookstores over ebook DRM

Maybe You Should Start Paying Attention to Indie Games Developers

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Big video games like Mass Effect 3 and Halo 4 aren’t going away anytime soon. But a growing cadre of independent games developers is taking the road less traveled — keeping teams tiny and visions narrow. In fact, they say they don’t want to grow. And despite that unorthodox...
Maybe You Should Start Paying Attention to Indie Games Developers

Mark Pearson's Markco Media Invests $225K In Customer Loyalty Platform Stamp.it

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Stamp.it, a newly launched UK startup that is building a mobile platform to help independent retailers offer their own customer loyalty scheme, has raised £150,000 (~$225k) from Mark Pearson’s Markco Media. Pearson, a well-known investor and entrepreneur in the UK, is founder of discount website MyVoucherCodes, amongst other online marketing...
Mark Pearson's Markco Media Invests $225K In Customer Loyalty Platform Stamp.it
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