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iPad's Momentum in Restaurants Grows with Buffalo Wild Wings Trial

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Ever since the iPad was introduced two years ago, its potential to revolutionize the restaurant industry has been widely touted, with some restaurants already moving to replace their traditional point-of-sale devices with iPads and companies such as Square seeking to fill that need. And while iPads in restaurants have been...
iPad's Momentum in Restaurants Grows with Buffalo Wild Wings Trial

Iran swapping internet for intranet in August, this post to vanish there soon after

www.engadget.com
There's dealing with internet comments, and then there's this. According to a statement from Reza Taghipour, the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, Iran will be shutting off access to the world wide in around five months, as it flips the switch on a nationwide "intranet" that'll act...
Iran swapping internet for intranet in August, this post to vanish there soon after

Iran plans to unplug the Internet, launch its own "clean" alternative

arstechnica.com
Iran topped a recent list of repressive regimes that most aggressively restrict Internet freedom. The list, published by Reporters Without Borders, is a part of the 2012 edition of the organization’s Enemies of the Internet report. One of the details addressed in that report is the Iranian government’s bizarre...
Iran plans to unplug the Internet, launch its own "clean" alternative

Whatever happened to Brightcove’s China ambitions?

gigaom.com
When online video platform provider Brightcove filed for its IPO earlier this year, it spent a great deal talking about its international business. “We have established a global presence,” the company’s S-1 filing read, touting deals in Europe, Australia, Japan and elsewhere. Notably absent from the filing was any mention...
Whatever happened to Brightcove’s China ambitions?

Gogobot social travel service talks apps, expansion and competition

www.guardian.co.uk
Startup finds its users are keener to plan their trips on mobiles than it expectedSocial travel service Gogobot has opened a European office in London, in an effort to boost the popularity of its site and app beyond its US homeland.Gogobot launched in November 2010 as a website, with an...
Gogobot social travel service talks apps, expansion and competition
No That Won't Backfire At All: Questionable Story About Obama's Daughter Disappears From The Web
Zite, after doubing engagement, adds more publishers sections (exclusive)

FAB.COM: More Than A Third Of Our Visits Are Now Mobile--And 95% Of Those Are iPhones And iPads

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I was just talking with Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg as a warmup for the conversation we'll be having on stage tomorrow at Startup 2012. Jason's going to tell the story of how, in early 2011, two months after raising capital from investors, he and his partners realized that their original...
FAB.COM: More Than A Third Of Our Visits Are Now Mobile--And 95% Of Those Are iPhones And iPads
Iran Not Cutting Off Internet Access, Bullet not Dodged

STAND DOWN: Iran’s ‘Clean Internet’ Rumor Started With a Hoax

www.betabeat.com
Nineties Leftover, Tehran (Flickr.com/kamshots) You guys, didn’t anyone tell Iran we’re not doing Internet April Fools Day anymore? Apparently not, because a fake interview with the country’s communications minister has everyone convinced they’re straight-up banning the internet. An International Business Times piece is currently racing around the internet, giving everyone...
STAND DOWN: Iran’s ‘Clean Internet’ Rumor Started With a Hoax

International Business Times Attempts Reddit Glossary, Gets One Term Wrong

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Really, IBT? (alltheragefaces.com) Reddit General Manager Erik Martin pointed us to an especially funny error in the International Business Times today. The online global business newspaper ran a servicey article for the Olds, with definitions of some of the weird acronyms users of the social news site Reddit use to communicate...
International Business Times Attempts Reddit Glossary, Gets One Term Wrong

Whatever happened to Brightcove’s China ambitions?

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When online video platform provider Brightcove filed for its IPO earlier this year, it spent a great deal talking about its international business. “We have established a global presence,” the company’s S-1 filing read, touting deals in Europe, Australia, Japan and elsewhere. Notably absent from the filing was any mention...
Whatever happened to Brightcove’s China ambitions?

Facebook doesn’t want world domination: it needs it

gigaom.com
In many ways Facebook is a very American success: forged at Harvard, warmed up in the crucible of Silicon Valley, and now reaching boiling point by becoming one of the nation’s most valuable companies. But it’s also a very international business, too, with 900 million users spread all around the...
Facebook doesn’t want world domination: it needs it

On China's Twitter, telling lies will get you kicked out

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Sina Weibo, one of China's most popular microblogging sites, introduced new rules for participation this week that discourage anonymous speech and punish spreading falsehoods based on the number of people that falsehood reached. According to The International Business Times, Sina Weibo—which is something of a Twitter/Facebook hybrid and counts more...
On China's Twitter, telling lies will get you kicked out

Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international boss

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After enduring a torrid few months, Groupon has confirmed a shakeup of its international business, bringing in a new chief to oversee operations outside America. Out goes Marc Samwer, the oldest of the three notorious Samwer brothers, who became head of outside the U.S. when his family sold their Groupon...
Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international boss

Groupon Replaces International Chief

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Groupon has tapped new blood to run its international business that accounts for well over half of the young online-coupon provider's revenue....
Groupon Replaces International Chief
Anonymous says ACTA must be killed with fire, hacks U.S. government websites

Groupon Replaces International Chief

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Groupon Inc. has tapped new blood to run its international business that accounts for well over half of the young online-coupon provider’s revenue. Veit Dengler will become senior vice president of international operations, replacing Marc Samwer, who had joined the company as part of its 2010 acquisition of German firm...
Groupon Replaces International Chief

Sony Music Exec: The Internet Is Full Of Opportunities & Not A Problem; Intransigent Collection Societies, However...

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We've detailed a few times the ridiculous standoff in Germany, where the incredibly aggressive music collection society GEMA is involved in a big lawsuit against YouTube for posting videos with music in them. YouTube has done licensing deals with collection societies around the globe, but GEMA refuses to even sit...
Sony Music Exec: The Internet Is Full Of Opportunities & Not A Problem; Intransigent Collection Societies, However...

Turkey bans use of Google, services - International Business Times

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Turkey bans use of Google, services - International Business Times

Nokia Hello: breaks down borders, gets the drinks in

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Ever wanted to order a tea and coffee, but found language to be a barrier? Then say bonjour, to Nokia Hello. Making creative use of NFC, Nokia Hello users can touch phones to exchange greetings, pleasantries, as well as the aforementioned beverage order. Mild joking aside, the project has...
Nokia Hello: breaks down borders, gets the drinks in

Intel, AOL, Others Help Betaworks Round Up $20M

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As we profiled in our Never Mind the Valley series last month, New York is increasing its stronghold on the east coast startup scene. The city's rich media and international business ecosystems make it the perfect launch pad for startups looking to leverage these markets. One other reason the city...
Intel, AOL, Others Help Betaworks Round Up $20M

Nikesh Arora rumored to become Motorola CEO after acquisition

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Nikesh Arora, Google’s SVP and Chief Business Officer, will run Motorola once the Google acquisition closes later this year, according to rumor published by Business Insider. Arora ran the company’s international business for Eric Schmidt, taking over the global business after the former CEO stepped down. Arora has reportedly been...
Nikesh Arora rumored to become Motorola CEO after acquisition

Rotten Tomatoes About To Give Its International Sites The Chop?

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Seems there’s a good chance that the Australian and UK versions of Rotten Tomatoes, a leading film review site and community, might be about to get the chop. Encore Magazine is reporting that Editor of the Australian version, Luke Goodsell, “sent an email out to industry contacts today saying that...
Rotten Tomatoes About To Give Its International Sites The Chop?
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