last two months

last two months

The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

gigaom.com
In the last two months, a controversy has broken out between the startup of the moment, Twitter, and its ecosystem. Some of its actions — such as acquiring Tweetie (a mobile client that has since been rebranded as Twitter for the iPhone), coupled with its recent decision to impose limitations...
The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos

betabeat.com
If we’re talking about engagement, the White House online petition platform We the People has already been a resounding success: In the last two months of 2012 alone, users appended 4.9 digital signatures to more than 73,000 petitions on such matters as gun laws, the war in Afghanistan and the...
White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos
60+ Investors Band Together To Form BitAngels, The First Multi-City Angel Network & Incubator For Bitcoin Startups

Vine use on Twitter up almost 100% in last two months, says survey

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According to a study by video tech firm Unruly, 6-second Vine videos are being posted to Twitter at the rate of 9 per second which is up from 5 per second two months ago. The news comes amid talk of a brewing war in the between Twitter, which owns Vine,...
Vine use on Twitter up almost 100% in last two months, says survey
Likely riding a massive speculation wave, Bitcoin prices exceed $200

Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

www.geekwire.com
Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding company run by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, just announced a legal settlement with Olympus, the digital imaging and recording technology giant — the fourth company to resolve patent litigation with IV in the last two months. With the settlement, Intellectual Ventures...
Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

TechTarget Buys BeyeNetwork Family Of Business Intelligence Sites

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Business-to-business tech publisher TechTarget (NSDQ: TTGT) has made yet another acquisition, buying up BeyeNETWORK, which owns a network of news, blog and white paper sites that cater to business intelligence professionals (The full list of sites is here). The purchase comes as TechTarget has been on an acquisition spree;...
TechTarget Buys BeyeNetwork Family Of Business Intelligence Sites
A Dating Startup Is Giving Bored Couples A Way To Live Vicariously Through Their Single Friends

Messaging app Line's virtual currency and coupon service go global

thenextweb.com
International users of Line will now be able to use the mobile messaging app’s virtual currency to buy items after NHN Japan, the creator of the popular service, introduced ‘Line Coins’ to its worldwide userbase. The currency is already available in Japan and it allows users to buy additional services...
Messaging app Line's virtual currency and coupon service go global

George Osborne performs U-turn as borrowing forecast fails

www.guardian.co.uk
The chancellor will be forced into an embarrassing climbdown when he admits government loans will rise this yearGeorge Osborne will be forced into an embarrassing climbdown over next month's budget by having to admit that borrowing this year will go up, not down, according to his own independent tax and...
George Osborne performs U-turn as borrowing forecast fails

LinkedIn Competitor Branches Out to 300 Million Users

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BranchOut, a professional networking app built on Facebook, says it has reached 300 million registered users, double the number of its biggest competitor, LinkedIn. BranchOut CEO Rick Marini says his user base is able to grow faster than LinkedIn because he has access to Facebook’s 845 million users. He has...
LinkedIn Competitor Branches Out to 300 Million Users
Analyst suggests The Old Republic is already losing subscribers

Apple asks court to add 6 more Samsung devices to patent suit

www.pcworld.com
Apple is seeking to add six Samsung products in a patent infringement lawsuit between the electronic giants scheduled to start in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in March 2014. The motion, filed Friday, asked the court to add Samsung's Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note...
Apple asks court to add 6 more Samsung devices to patent suit

Dibsie goes public with an adaptive shopping catalog that learns from your social network

venturebeat.com
We’ve been tracking the progress of Dibsie, an New York based e-commerce company that learns user’s tastes and displays items from their social network in the form of a dynamic shopping catalog. Today the site is coming out of beta and launching to the public. The team behind Dibsie — Garren...
Dibsie goes public with an adaptive shopping catalog that learns from your social network

Trash-Talking Former Zynga Engineer Is Back With a Kickstarter

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(mercenary-games.com) Rejecting work at monster game factory Zynga for the sake of higher principles seems to be a bit of a trope these days. Slade Villena, who worked as a low-level engineer at Zynga, took to Reddit in February after he quit to spill his guts about his former employer....
Trash-Talking Former Zynga Engineer Is Back With a Kickstarter

Four Squared Signs You Are a Foursquare Addict

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For the last two months, I've been openly discussing my experimentation with Foursquare, logging my location at all sorts of places throughout my travels, and - gasp - even discussing the fact I cheat, while noting others may not be cheating, but they sure are leaving a lot of stops...
Four Squared Signs You Are a Foursquare Addict

Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content

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After a high-profile apology in the face of widespread media criticism, Apple is being accused of kowtowing to the Chinese government after it barred local access to an app that includes content that authorities deemed to be ‘illegal’ in the country. The Financial Times reports [paywalled] that bookstore app ‘jingdian shucheng’...
Apple accused of kowtowing to China as it follows recent apology by banning app for 'illegal' content

Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US

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A one-of-a-kind aircraft powered solely by solar energy took to the skies above Silicon Valley early Friday morning on the first leg of a planned trip across the U.S.The aircraft, called Solar Impulse, has the wingspan of a jumbo jet but weighs the same as a small passenger car...
Solar-powered plane takes off on flight across US
Windows Phone Marketplace more than doubles in 2012 with 75,000 new apps

Japan finally embraces e-reader revolution

www.guardian.co.uk
Japan's leading online retailer Rakuten is hoping to see off Amazon's Kindle and corner the world's second-largest publishing marketFor a nation of technology-loving avid readers, Japan has been slow to join the digital publishing revolution. While consumers in the US and Europe increasingly turn to e-readers, many Japanese have stubbornly...
Japan finally embraces e-reader revolution

Mario Balotelli must improve his behaviour, says Roberto Mancini

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• Manchester City manager warns his maverick striker• Balotelli reportedly pictured outside strip club in early hoursRoberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, admits Mario Balotelli needs to improve his behaviour but hopes his side reap the benefits from the striker's controversial axing by Italy.The Italy coach, Cesare Prandelli, left the...
Mario Balotelli must improve his behaviour, says Roberto Mancini

Advanced Materials Technology Solves Global Plague of Difficult-to-Pour Ketchup

www.theatlantic.com
Behold, the wonders of science. You know that thing where you go to pour ketchup onto your burger and/or fries and it won't come out of the bottle? First, you hit the bottom of the bottle with the base of your palm: BAM-BAM. But it still won't come out. So...
Advanced Materials Technology Solves Global Plague of Difficult-to-Pour Ketchup

Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents

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You may recall last summer that Apple, Microsoft, EMC, RIM, Ericsson and Sony all teamed up to buy Nortel's patents for $4.5 billion. They beat out a team of Google and Intel who bid a bit less. While there was some antitrust scrutiny over the deal, it was dropped and...
Apple And Microsoft Behind Patent Troll Armed With Thousands Of Nortel Patents
Nook tablet prices cut for second time in two months
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: How Zappos Uses Facebook To Drive Massive Site Activity

Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

thenextweb.com
Foursquare has been undergoing a transition over the past year from something of a check-in game to a full-fledged ‘decision service’ along the lines of Yelp. That transition has been accomplished by taking the massive amount of data from its 3.5B check-ins and offering up that value to people ‘searching...
Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

Africa is battleground for low-priced smartphones

www.computerworld.com
Africa has become a battleground for low-to-mid-range smartphones following high-profile launches of products from leading manufacturers in the last two months....
Africa is battleground for low-priced smartphones

Microsoft’s Hadoop roadmap laid bare via leaked slide

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It has been known for some time that Microsoft is bringing Hadoop support to both Azure and Windows Server. Even more, we’ve known roughly when it would happen. Today has brought us confirmation of those dates. ZDNet has managed to get its hands on a leaked slide, from December of...
Microsoft’s Hadoop roadmap laid bare via leaked slide

NetPlenish Launches Amazon Prime-Like Price Comparison Service On Everyday Products

techcrunch.com
We’re all familiar with price comparison shopping on high value items but less so on day-to-day consumables like groceries or household items. In effect it feels like just too much work and most of us do online grocery shopping with one store. Amazon Prime is looking at disrupting this space...
NetPlenish Launches Amazon Prime-Like Price Comparison Service On Everyday Products

CHART OF THE DAY: Here's How Fast Square Is Growing

www.businessinsider.com
Square, the payments startup run by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, is growing payments volume at a runaway clip—still. Since we last checked in March, payments processed per day have soared 50 percent. For Square, payments volume is a very close proxy for revenues: It takes a 2.75% cut of most...
CHART OF THE DAY: Here's How Fast Square Is Growing
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