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In-App Purchase Revenue Hits Record High: Accounts For 76% Of U.S. iPhone App Revenue, 90% In Asian Markets

Viki doubles down on content arbitrage with Asian TV and movie deals

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Viki is adding more than 2,000 hours of content from Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Venezuela to its global TV platform, thanks to new distribution agreements with broadcasters like TV Asahi, Huace and Venevision. Viki CEO and co-founder Razmig Hovaghimian told me during a call Tuesday that this is...
Viki doubles down on content arbitrage with Asian TV and movie deals

An electric motor that's ditched the rare earth materials

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Political battles over rare earth materials — which are crucial for many energy components, like lighting, batteries and motors — have spawned efforts to create technologies free of these materials. A startup called HEVT (or Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies), which recently won the national Cleantech competition, has developed a rare...
An electric motor that's ditched the rare earth materials

LTE Phone Shipments Will Triple To 275M Units In 2013, With Amazon + Mozilla Among Those Waiting In The Wings To Pounce

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We are far from global ubiquity for LTE and other 4G networks, but carriers in markets that have implemented the faster mobile data standard are seeing a boom in growth. Figures out today from Strategy Analytics predict that shipments of LTE devices will hit 275 million units in 2013, a...
LTE Phone Shipments Will Triple To 275M Units In 2013, With Amazon + Mozilla Among Those Waiting In The Wings To Pounce

Another big obstacle to exascale computing: resilience

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Los Alamos National Laboratory is trying to build to an exascale computer, which would be 1000 times faster than Cray’s Jaguar supercomputer and could process one billion billion calculations per second. The man in charge of executing that vision, however, sees a big obstacle toward building a computer with 1...
Another big obstacle to exascale computing: resilience
The Japan-China connection: DeNA and Sina team upin mobile gaming
Distimo: Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey some of the most lucrative iOS app markets worldwide

Cray debuts Titan, one of the world's fastest supercomputers

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The latest creation from Seattle-based Cray has a new name, a new update and a possibly a new title: fastest supercomputer on the planet. Introducing Titan, an open science computer located at the U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, debuted today as part of an unveiling of Cray’s new production...
Cray debuts Titan, one of the world's fastest supercomputers

Student project pairs mobile with Kinect and helps kids learn about culture

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Ro Ramtohul has just finished his final year in the Digital Interactive Design course at Dundee University and created an extraordinary cultural gesture program for kids that gets them off the couch and learning via their TV. “I was watching TV in the UK and I found it to be...
Student project pairs mobile with Kinect and helps kids learn about culture

Softbank Capital Announces New $250M Princeville Growth Fund To Help Startups Expand Into Asia

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Softbank Capital, the venture arm of Japan’s massive Softbank Corp, has just announced a brand new growth fund of $250 million that the firm is calling “the Princeville fund.” Thus far, Softbank has focused more predominantly on seed-stage funding, and would like to expand that focus toward more mature companies...
Softbank Capital Announces New $250M Princeville Growth Fund To Help Startups Expand Into Asia
How Asia is kicking our butt, according to Mary Meeker’s tech stats
Unreasonable at Sea to set sail on 100-day accelerator cruise with 11 startups and Desmond Tutu

Online English-learning program Nulu raises $1.75 million as it takes off in Latin America

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Nulu, a startup that’s taking on the global English as a Second Language (ESL) market, has closed a $1.75 million seed funding round as its Spanish-English online learning program is experiencing rapid growth in Latin America. Teaching either English or Spanish, Nulu provides daily content such as news articles and...
Online English-learning program Nulu raises $1.75 million as it takes off in Latin America

HTC fights back with an ecosystem buy: SyncTV

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Taiwanese handest maker HTC is starting to realize that hardware and software alone aren’t enough to compete in today’s mobile market. The company bolstered its services area on Monday, buying a 20 percent stake in SyncTV, a Sunnyvale Ca. group that offers an online video platform for content providers. The...
HTC fights back with an ecosystem buy: SyncTV

Debuting Its Second Batch Of 18 Companies, 500 Startups Looks To Become The Most Active Seed Fund In Mexico

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500 Startups appears to be on a mission to take over the world. With about 20 percent of its capital going to international companies, the seed fund and accelerator has expanded its scope to include India, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Brazil and last year it snatched up LatAm startup accelerator,...
Debuting Its Second Batch Of 18 Companies, 500 Startups Looks To Become The Most Active Seed Fund In Mexico

Apple making fast switch to TSMC chips, analysts claim

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Apple may be moving to TSMC for processor production "earlier than expected," according to analysts with Credit Suisse. Quoting checks with equipment suppliers and other firms in Japan, China, and Taiwan, the analysts suggest that Apple could make the jump to a 28nm TSMC process as soon as the second...
Apple making fast switch to TSMC chips, analysts claim

VentureBeat heads to the Israel Innovation Marathon — in search of disruption

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Next week, I’ll will be traveling to Tel Aviv, in a long overdue trip to one of the most innovative places in the world — especially in the area of security start-ups. For those of you who read VentureBeat, you’ll know I’ve been on a world tour, trying to find...
VentureBeat heads to the Israel Innovation Marathon — in search of disruption

Meet the inaugural class of startups that will step aboard 'Yacht Combinator'

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Unreasonable at Sea, a floating incubator for tech startups, has selected its first group of companies to expand their business operations while cruising through the high seas. Invited to join the sailing party are founders, venture capitalists, and students from Semester at Sea, a shipboard program for global study....
Meet the inaugural class of startups that will step aboard 'Yacht Combinator'

Unreasonable at Sea: A startup accelerator with a difference – it travels around the world on a boat

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Most entrepreneurs would save a round-the-world boat trip for after their big exit, but Unreasonable at Sea is flipping things around by giving startup founders a chance to take to the high seas while mentors help them prepare to expand their businesses to international markets. The trip is the brainchild...
Unreasonable at Sea: A startup accelerator with a difference – it travels around the world on a boat

DoCoMo, China Mobile and KT cooperate on Wi-Fi, NFC roaming for Japan, China and Korea

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Asian carriers NTT DoCoMo, China Mobile and KT have announced a new partnership on both Wi-Fi and NFC roaming plans across their respective countries of Japan, China and Korea. The three companies are showing off the scheme at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. The system, which will...
DoCoMo, China Mobile and KT cooperate on Wi-Fi, NFC roaming for Japan, China and Korea

Parts in Google's "made-in-the-USA" Nexus Q mostly from Asia

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When Google announced its orb-shaped Nexus Q streaming media player, it proudly boasted that the device was made in the USA. Once you take the device apart, though, it becomes clear that the Nexus Q actually contains many components from Japan, China, Thailand, and perhaps other countries in Asia or...
Parts in Google's "made-in-the-USA" Nexus Q mostly from Asia
In-App Purchase Revenue Is Soaring

Sparklabs Aims To Bring Silicon Valley Innovators, Like Advisors Mark Cuban And Vint Cerf, To South Korea

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SparkLabs, a new startup accelerator, launched today in hopes of developing South Korea’s next wave of entrepreneurs. Serial entrepreneurs Hanjoo Lee, James Kim and Bernard Moon, who have all known each other since college, co-founded the accelerator. Moon said they are all Korean or Korean American and want to be...
Sparklabs Aims To Bring Silicon Valley Innovators, Like Advisors Mark Cuban And Vint Cerf, To South Korea

YouTube Premium Content Goes Global - Without Asia

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Banking on the success of the 100 Original Channels it launched last year, YouTube announced on Sunday that the company has funded 60 more channels, this time with an international twist. But where's Korea? Japan? China? "Given the success of these and the tens of millions of other amazing...
YouTube Premium Content Goes Global - Without Asia

More then 30 MMORPG companies targeted in ongoing malware attack

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Researchers have uncovered an ongoing cyberespionage campaign targeting more than 30 online video game companies over the past four years. The companies infected by the malware primarily market so-called massively multiplayer online role-playing games. They're mostly located in South East Asia, but are also in the US, Germany, Japan,...
More then 30 MMORPG companies targeted in ongoing malware attack
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia
Bad Piggies hits No. 1 in more than 37 countries -- impressive, but not as good Angry Birds Space or Amazing Alex
Facebook Mimics Google With Underwater Cable To Asia

The Head Of Foxconn Has Pissed Off China By Saying He Will Buy These Disputed Islands And Share Them With Japan

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China and Japan have argued for years about the sovereignty of a  group of islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. The conflict is largely to do with wartime history and underground gas reserves, but things have become especially heated recently —...
The Head Of Foxconn Has Pissed Off China By Saying He Will Buy These Disputed Islands And Share Them With Japan
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