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Netflix Goes Nordic, With Plans To Launch In Norway, Denmark, Sweden, And Finland Later This Year

Kinect to see price drop to $110, $80 Xbox Essentials due

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The Kinect motion-sensing accessory for the Xbox 360 has received a $40 price drop in the US, with prices now set at $110. Other markets are due to get a similar though unspecified price drop as well, including North America, Latin America, Asia, and Pacific regions. Australians and New Zealanders...
Kinect to see price drop to $110, $80 Xbox Essentials due
Big Tech: Spies or No Spies, U.S. Companies Should Fear Huawei

Telefónica squares up to Amazon with Instant Servers global IaaS offering

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Telefónica, the giant Spanish telco, has just decided to take on Amazon around the world with Instant Servers, a public cloud service. Launched on Tuesday, the service’s virtual servers are optimized for mobile, enterprise and M2M applications. The infrastructure-as-a-service offering is the first product that Telefónica is selling to companies...
Telefónica squares up to Amazon with Instant Servers global IaaS offering

RIM taps 7Digital to power official BB10 music store

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RIM is already well acquainted with 7Digital thanks to joint efforts on smartphones and tablets, and now its chosen the firm to power the official music store of BlackBerry 10. Not only does 7Digital bring its tech and catalog of downloads to the table, but the duo are promising...
RIM taps 7Digital to power official BB10 music store

Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

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Ted Nadeau‘s career is a good example of the evolution of publishing; after a decade managing digital content for major magazine publishers in the US, such as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Hearst Magazines, he is now the President and COO of Style Coalition, which connects influencers with brands. Nadeau’s area of expertise...
Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]
Ex-Intel executive comes out as Qualcomm's chief marketing officer -- and he loves mobile devices even more now
OnApp nabs $20M from LDC to improve cloud management software

Netflix now has more than 30 million members globally, 25 million in the US alone

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TV and movie streaming service Netflix has announced a not-insignificant milestone today, as it passes 30 million members globally, with more than 25 million of these in the US alone. Netflix started off life in the US, and today it more than 5 million members in Canada, Latin America the...
Netflix now has more than 30 million members globally, 25 million in the US alone

Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

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If you’re a PC gamer and play World of Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, you might want to log into Battle.net and change your password immediately. The company behind it, Blizzard, has confirmed that the site has been hacked. Here’s what Blizzard’s co-founder and President Michael Morhaime had to say about...
Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

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Huawei, everyone’s favorite cheap smartphone maker, is taking over. Huawei has risen above the plummeting RIM and Nokia to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, reports the Wall Street Journal. Huawei shipped 10.8 million phones last quarter, allowing it to capture five percent of the global market.  While this is...
Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

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AlmaBox, an Argentine e-commerce company that sells monthly subscriptions of beauty and grooming products, has acqui-hired its Mexican counterpart Ploombox, the company announced today. Both AlmaBox and Ploombox are based on the same model as US-based Birchbox, which recently bought its European copycat Joliebox and inspired several other clones, such as Rocket...
AlmaBox acqui-hires Ploombox to expand in Mexico, eyes other Latin American markets

Samsung Galaxy Note II 'Phablet' Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months

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At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile maker has announced that cumulative global channel sales of the device have exceeded five million after around...
Samsung Galaxy Note II 'Phablet' Passes Five Million Channel Sales In ~Two Months

The Social Radio Wins Startup World: Buenos Aires

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The hunt for the world’s best startup continued in Buenos Aires last week as The Social Radio won the Buenos Aires semi-final of The Next Web’s global startup competition; Startup World. The Social Radio elevator pitch: “The Social Radio converts Twitter into a radio; Listen to your timeline, lists and...
The Social Radio Wins Startup World: Buenos Aires

New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

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New York City will soon welcome a delegation of Latin American entrepreneurs, the city’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. Called ‘LatAm to NYC,’ the program is part of a larger initiative aimed at attracting foreign businesses, known as ‘World to NYC.’ During the three-day event, which will take...
New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami

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Boeing announced today that it is moving its training flight simulators — including one for the 787 Dreamliner — along with other aircraft from Seattle to Miami. Boeing says that Miami is the company’s largest flight-training center and the preferred location for its customers from Latin America, United States, Middle East...
Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami

Last week on GigaOM Pro: cleantech, QR codes, and India

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It’s been a tumultuous week for cleantech, kicking off with Tesla’s Model S sedan being declared Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, and wrapping up with our own Katie Fehrenbacher on stage at the VERGE Conference, debating whether clean tech (at least, as we know it) is actually dead. Meanwhile,...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: cleantech, QR codes, and India

Netflix Sees Overseas Losses Doubling To $118 Million This Quarter

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Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) expects overseas losses to double in just three months, as it spends more and more on vital local video content and marketing. In Q4, its overseas costs doubled to $89 million, while revenue rose by a third to $29 million. International loss came in better than...
Netflix Sees Overseas Losses Doubling To $118 Million This Quarter

Rosetta Stone looks to the cloud with $8.5M acquisition of language learning site Livemocha

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Rosetta Stone, one of the biggest names in language learning, has picked up Seattle-based startup Livemocha.  In an announcement Tuesday, the 20-plus-year-old company said the $8.5 million acquisition is intended to help it move more quickly into the cloud. Rosetta Stone, which charges between $350 and $500 for its language...
Rosetta Stone looks to the cloud with $8.5M acquisition of language learning site Livemocha

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

Netflix non-US losses hit $100m but subscribers increase

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Online media provider reports major losses in non-US business in first quarter after UK launch, but 1.2 million new subscribersLosses at Netflix's operations outside the US ballooned to more than $100m (£62m) in the first quarter, as the impact of its launch in the UK & Ireland hurt financially but...
Netflix non-US losses hit $100m but subscribers increase

Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil

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In the U.S., when we’re hungry and feeling lazy and don’t want to cook, we’ve got GrubHub and Seamless to order food from online and on mobile apps, and to have that food delivered to us. In Brazil, they have iFood. The online food delivery service, which also has mobile...
Movile Invests $2.6 Million In Food Delivery Startup iFood To Build A GrubHub For Brazil
Despite Slower-Than-Expected Subscriber Growth, Netflix Pushes Forward With International Plans

1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC

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Global PC shipments are expected to decline even more due to slower-than-expected growth in China, the world’s top PC market, during the first quarter of 2013, according to new data released by IDC. 1Q shipments will decline by 7.7 percent, two percentage points more than what IDC had expected as...
1Q Global PC Shipments Will Be Even Worse Than Expected, Thanks To Slowness In China, Says IDC
Latin America is hot, hot, hot for e-commerce: Dafiti racks up $180M in under two years
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button
Netflix bill passes Senate, users are one step closer to sharing straight to Facebook

VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

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The Chilean service comparison startup ComparaOnline has received an investment from the Latin American VC firm Kaszek Ventures, its CEO Sebastian Valin announced today. While the value of this new round wasn’t disclosed, it takes the total amount ComparaOnline has raised so far to US$5 million, including funds from unnamed private...
VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

Netflix partners with Fox to expand film and TV content in Latin America from July

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Netflix has signed a multi-year agreement with Twentieth Century Fox to license some of the studio’s programming for its Latin American online streaming service, the company announced today. As from July, Latin American users will be able to stream previous episodes of TV series such as ’24,’ ‘Prison Break,’ ‘The...
Netflix partners with Fox to expand film and TV content in Latin America from July
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