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Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

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Professional social network LinkedIn is announcing the addition of a new board member today. Skip Battle, former CEO of Ask.com, is joining the company’s board of directors, joining founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, current CEO Jeff Weiner, Greylock’s David Sze, and Sequoia’s Marc Kvamme. Both Sequoia and Greylock have led...
Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

The 9 Outrageous Ways Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Just Ripped Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Apart (GOOG)

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Venture capitalist Peter Thiel and Google chairman Eric Schmidt hit the stage Tuesday night at Fortune's Brainstorm conference in Aspen to engage in a good old-fashioned insult-swaping smackdown. The tech-elite attendees--Michael Dell was sitting front and center, for example--ate it up. Thiel and Schmidt are on opposite sides of the...
The 9 Outrageous Ways Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Just Ripped Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Apart (GOOG)

"Bring Your Own Device" Evolving From Trend to Requirement

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Here’s an unexpected twist in the growing trend at companies that support employees who bring their own devices to the office: By 2017, more than half of companies will require their employees to supply their own devices on the job. The finding comes in a new report from Gartner containing...
"Bring Your Own Device" Evolving From Trend to Requirement

Mobile Ad Revenues Will Top $11.4 Billion In 2013, Up 19% On 2012. India, China Fuelling Boost, Search Ads 'Diminishing' In Use

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The growing popularity of free mobile content — largely in the form of apps — is having a big impact on mobile advertising, the route that many developers and publishers are taking to monetize that content. Gartner has released its forecasts for mobile advertising today, and it predicts that this...
Mobile Ad Revenues Will Top $11.4 Billion In 2013, Up 19% On 2012. India, China Fuelling Boost, Search Ads 'Diminishing' In Use

The Evolution of Foursquare: An Interview With Dennis Crowley

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Foursquare checked into our lives in 2009 and has rapidly grown its user base to 15-million, tripling in just over a year. And now the US-based service reports that just over half of its users reside overseas, largely in emerging market countries. The social network is a piece of innovation...
The Evolution of Foursquare: An Interview With Dennis Crowley
Amazon looking to aggressively expand Kindle R&D division

CHART OF THE DAY: Why Smartphones Remain Out Of Reach For Many Global Consumers

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This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. The next monster wave in smartphone adoption will supposedly come from populous emerging markets like India, China, and Brazil. But it's important...
CHART OF THE DAY: Why Smartphones Remain Out Of Reach For Many Global Consumers

Adlibrium Revamps Platform, Launches About.me for Merchants (Plus! Tablet Giveaway to Pando Readers)

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Adlibrium is starting over in a big way. The company, which launched in August as an online tool set for local merchants and small businesses, quickly realized it was slightly ahead of its time. Adlibrium discovered that smaller merchants didn’t understand media mix and online targeting, according to co-founder Shaunak...
Adlibrium Revamps Platform, Launches About.me for Merchants (Plus! Tablet Giveaway to Pando Readers)
Why the next Mark Zuckerberg may come from Brazil

THE DIGITAL 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies

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Welcome to the DIGITAL 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies! In the past two months, we have evaluated hundreds of private tech companies and ranked the top 100 by value. Our rankings are based on several metrics, including revenue, users, market opportunities, growth rates, and the perception of...
THE DIGITAL 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies

Internet Trends report finds online growth driven by China and India, users increasingly mobile

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You probably don't need a 112 slide PowerPoint presentation from Mary Meeker and the venture capital firm KPCB to tell you this, but the Internet, she's getting bigger. Every year more and more people sign on and, not surprisingly, many of the 663 million netizens added over the last...
Internet Trends report finds online growth driven by China and India, users increasingly mobile

Opera Mini Sees 50.5 Million Mobile Users In February, Up 145 Percent

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Browser maker Opera Software has released its latest ‘State of the Mobile Web’ report this morning, which is based on the usage of its Opera Mini browser for mobile phones. Each month, the conclusion is always the same: mobile web usage around the world keeps on growing and growing. In...
Opera Mini Sees 50.5 Million Mobile Users In February, Up 145 Percent

Sweden is the World's Most Networked Country - U.S. Drops to Fifth Place

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In 2005, the U.S. still ranked as the most networked country in the world according to the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report. This report, which provides an extensive analysis of the economies and network infrastructures of 133 countries, has now demoted the U.S. to fifth place and ranks...
Sweden is the World's Most Networked Country - U.S. Drops to Fifth Place
Nokia Lumia 510 launched in India, available in November
Bright outlook: First Solar sells out of solar panels, inks new deal in China

Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put

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Google's smartphone operating system hits new peak for daily activations, while Android chief denies rumours he's about to leave the company.Andy Rubin, the founder of Android (the company) and head of Android (the mobile software division at Google) is not leaving Google.And, simultaneously but unrelated, Android device activations are now...
Android hits 900,000 activations per day - and Andy Rubin's staying put

The UN calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off

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Today, in a vote of the Human Rights Council, the United Nations passed a resolution that calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off. The resolution could have a lasting impact on how the Internet is controlled, and censored, the world around. As quoted by RawStory, the...
The UN calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off

These are the 10 companies that Intel Capital is investing a total of $40m in

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Intel Capital announced on Tuesday that it is investing $40 million in 10 different technology companies. By backing startups from India, China and Brazil, Intel Capital is sowing its seed widely in emerging markets, though it’s also betting on cloud service companies in the US. Here’s a quick look at...
These are the 10 companies that Intel Capital is investing a total of $40m in

Intel reveals Quad-Core, LTE-capable Medfield chips are on the way

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Intel's curious decision to shun the US and release Medfield-powered smartphones in India, China, Russia and the UK might be because of those countries' underdeveloped levels of LTE. Marketing chief Sumeet Syal told TechCrunch that its current-generation x86 system-on-chip won't support the standard, but a capable version will arrive...
Intel reveals Quad-Core, LTE-capable Medfield chips are on the way

IBM's Rometty: That Extra $20 Billion? We're So There, Almost

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Computing and services giant IBM published its annual report over the weekend, and one of the highlights was the first letter to shareholders by new CEO Ginny Rometty. And the highlight of that letter was an update on Big Blue’s progress toward meeting its growth targets for the year 2015....
IBM's Rometty: That Extra $20 Billion? We're So There, Almost
Nokia Unboxes Cheapest Windows Phone Yet: $199 Lumia 510 Runs WP7.5, Targets India, China First

Kobo hires former Apple sales director to oversee international strategy

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Toronto-based e-reading company Kobo has hired Jean-Marc Dupuis, a former sales director at Apple, as managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At Apple, Dupuis was sales director for the same regions and was “instrumental in increasing customer partnerships in Europe, expanding Apple’s business in emerging countries and...
Kobo hires former Apple sales director to oversee international strategy

Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg?

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Silicon Valley has led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship because of its culture of information sharing and mentoring. No other region in the world is like it. But things are changing. In my travels to countries like India, China, and Chile, I’ve witnessed a noticeable evolution in entrepreneurial culture...
Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg?

Half of companies will require BYOD by 2017, Gartner says

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About half of the world's companies will enact BYOD (bring your own device) programs by 2017 and will no longer provide computing devices to employees, a new Gartner report predicts.Ultimately, only 15 percent of companies will never move to a BYOD model, while 40 percent will offer a choice...
Half of companies will require BYOD by 2017, Gartner says
What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like

Nielsen: Smartphone Battle Ready To Rage In Brazil, Russia, India

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In a research note released today, Nielsen examines the potential for smartphone growth in the BRIC region (Brazil, Russia, India, China), where, in many cases, feature phones still dominate. According to the firm’s findings, only in China are smartphones predominant, where they’re now owned by two-thirds of mobile subscribers, as...
Nielsen: Smartphone Battle Ready To Rage In Brazil, Russia, India

Nokia unveils new touchscreen phones

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Nokia unveiled Tuesday two new models in its Asha Touch family which it claimed as its most affordable capacitive touchscreen devices. The company also debuted Nokia Life+, a free Web application, which provides content on education, health, information, and entertainment topics on both Asha 308 and 309 and other...
Nokia unveils new touchscreen phones

Empowering farmers through SMS

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Mobile phone services are improving agricultural yield and profits by providing farmers advice on crops, weather and market pricesLast year, the GSM Association (GSMA), the representative body of mobile phone network operators worldwide, reported that mobile penetration in Africa had reached 649 million subscribers - equivalent to around 65% of...
Empowering farmers through SMS

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

Coursera reaches 1 million students worldwide

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Just four months since officially launching, online education startup Coursera says it’s hit the one million mark for enrolled students. In a blog post Thursday, the company, which reported 680,000 students less than a month ago, said its students come from every country in the world. About 39 percent of...
Coursera reaches 1 million students worldwide
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