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Twitter CEO: Unlike Facebook, We’re Naturally Suited to Mobile

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Mr. Costolo (Twitter.com) Okay, now we’re really wondering what’s up with Facebook’s mobile strategy. Because–according to CEO Dick Costolo, anyway–Twitter seems to be doing just fine making money off mobile. Reuters reports that Mr. Costolo appeared yesterday on a panel at a conference in San Francisco. Asked the difference between...
Twitter CEO: Unlike Facebook, We’re Naturally Suited to Mobile

For Silicon Valley VC, a Leap from great advice to big rewards

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For Andy Miller, a general partner with the venture capital firm of Highland Capital Partners, helping his portfolio companies may be just as rewarding as making money from them. [Read more]...
For Silicon Valley VC, a Leap from great advice to big rewards

Dave McClure Says Most VCs Are 'Stupid, Insufferable, Arrogant' And Terrible At Making Money

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Dave McClure, an angel investor who competes with VCs to fund startups, went on a rant about VCs at a Vancouver conference. Among the things said: Wearing a suit around tech talent is stupid. "They are scared sh*tless of people in sales in suits," McClure said. On the whole, VCs...
Dave McClure Says Most VCs Are 'Stupid, Insufferable, Arrogant' And Terrible At Making Money
Foursquare tweaks desktop version of site as it moves toward local search

SF ad:tech – Your data is all fun and games until someone wants to make money

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Internet Explorer 9. Learn more here. Missed the tweet and just now seeing this post? Pin this page in IE9 to see all of the content as it happens. I’m here at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco and one...
SF ad:tech – Your data is all fun and games until someone wants to make money

Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who parlayed Facebook cash into a multi-million dollar Bitcoin stake, say making money means working with the Feds. Meanwhile, the Bitcoin Foundation is about to hire its first D.C. lobbyist. [Read more]...
Winklevoss twins on Bitcoin: Time to work with the Feds

Zuck: Facebook Will Grow Headcount Quickly In 2013 To Develop Future Money-Making Products

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On Facebook’s earnings call today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a strong statement about the company’s further investment in product development, especially those products that are making money for the company. He said on the call: Facebook will grow headcount quickly in 2013 in product development. This will come at the...
Zuck: Facebook Will Grow Headcount Quickly In 2013 To Develop Future Money-Making Products

Viacom: "Fair use works for us," unlikely to sue bloggers

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Viacom is unlikely to sue bloggers for posting their own clips of The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, contrary to reports floating around on the Internet. The company clarified its position to Ars on Thursday, noting that it tries to be as permissive as possible when it comes...
Viacom: "Fair use works for us," unlikely to sue bloggers

Nokia: $1.7 Billion In The Red

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Nokia: $1.7 Billion In The Red: Nokia, the undisputed king of mobile just a few years ago, has posted a $1.7 billion loss for the quarter.  Some of it was restructuring costs, but a lot of it was the ever-increasing competition (meaning Apple and Samsung, basically the only two phone...
Nokia: $1.7 Billion In The Red

3 things to watch for in Facebook's earnings

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After its brutal initial public offering, the social networking company must show Wall Street it is serious about making money. FORTUNE -- Facebook will face a tough audience when the company reports its first quarter earnings on Thursday. After a theatrically disastrous initial public offering in May, the Menlo Park,...
3 things to watch for in Facebook's earnings
Now You Can Make An App For Google Glass In Just 15 Minutes (GOOG)

This dedicated developer has taken to Kickstarter to fund his unofficial Spotify iPad app

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What do you do when a major music technology company releases an official version of its tablet app, when you’ve already been working hard to produce your very own unofficial version? Do you ditch your plans and start afresh on something new, or shrug your shoulders and carry on regardless?...
This dedicated developer has taken to Kickstarter to fund his unofficial Spotify iPad app

Hey, Google, Great Show -- But What's Up With The Nexus Pricing Strategy?

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Google put on a great show in San Francisco yesterday, with a bunch of skydivers leaping out of a plane and landing on the roof of the conference center to demo Google's new computerized glasses. And Google released an impressive new tablet, the Nexus 7, that is designed to compete...
Hey, Google, Great Show -- But What's Up With The Nexus Pricing Strategy?

Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

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It’s fairly obvious by now that iOS and Android are the top dogs in mobile, so the battle is on for the third platform player. I wrote off BlackBerry a while ago, and got some confirmation of that Thursday. Windows Phone is looking better and better to be No. 3...
Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

Skimlinks Founder: Actually, Merchants Love Pinterest

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Ms. Navarro. Fast-growing social media startup Pinterest is making money already, it was revealed this week, albeit in a somewhat sneaky way. Pinterest uses a third-party service called Skimlinks that crawls through user-submitted links and checks whether a link points to a merchant (ex. Amazon). Then Skimlinks checks if Amazon...
Skimlinks Founder: Actually, Merchants Love Pinterest

Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money

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It seems like everyone’s discovered Pinterest this week! Alongside the countless posts dissecting its userbase over, sideways, and under have been a series of stories about how it’s “secretly” “monetizing” — a fact unearthed when LLSocial revealed that the startup was using a service called SkimLinks in order to drive...
Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money

UH OH: Spotify Isn't Making Money In The US The Way It Should Be

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In the 9 months since the streaming music service landed in the US, Spotify's paying member base isn't anywhere near what it should be, reports the New York Post. 3 million US subscribers have signed on since June. About 20% of those -- 600,000 people -- are actually paying...
UH OH: Spotify Isn't Making Money In The US The Way It Should Be

Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

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Ever since the first glimpses of Windows 8 were shown well over a year ago, naysayers have been trumpeting the death of the start menu as the end of the line for Microsoft. There’s nowhere to go from here except down, according to them. Apparently, moving forward with the start...
Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news
How much does Pinterest actually make?

WeChat Takes Bite Out of Weibo

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Tencent's fast-growing mobile messaging application WeChat isn't making money yet, but according to rival Sina Corp., the application is already taking user attention away from competitors....
WeChat Takes Bite Out of Weibo

Finland's Newest Hit Maker: Supercell

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One of the hit-makers in the mobile-game industry once again hails from Finland, but Supercell is making money with cows and dragons instead of Angry Birds....
Finland's Newest Hit Maker: Supercell

How I Use Third Tribe Marketing

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I’m a co-founder of Third Tribe Marketing, a private membership site where we talk about online marketing. It’s been the best thing I’ve done in 2010 so far, and I say that because I’m really enjoying the interaction with the over 2000 members, and because I’m making money (or at...
How I Use Third Tribe Marketing
For The First Time, Facebook's 680M Mobile DAUs Surpassed Web DAUs -- Zuck Says It's Now A "Mobile Company"
CHART OF THE DAY: How App Makers Make Money (AAPL, GOOG)

Yelp Sets The Price Range For Its IPO And It's Overvalued (YELP)

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Yelp is set to start trading on the public markets on March 2, Dow Jones reports. It plans to raise $100 million in its IPO, and it set a price range of $12-$14 for its shares, giving it a valuation of ~$800 million. At that valuation, the company is...
Yelp Sets The Price Range For Its IPO And It's Overvalued (YELP)

Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

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Another day, another story of Olympics insanity. Apparently the website for the London Olympics has a really awful interface that highlights tickets that are available. So, some enterprising coders quickly hacked together a better system, called 2012TicketAlert that would help alert people when new tickets were available. It was just...
Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

Facebook's IPO will put Zuckerberg's 'open, connected' mantra to the test

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Almost exactly eight years ago today, on the first Wednesday of February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg famously launched thefacebook.com out of his Harvard dorm room. And now on the first Wednesday of February 2012, the company he built has filed papers for what's expected to be the largest initial public offering...
Facebook's IPO will put Zuckerberg's 'open, connected' mantra to the test

TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars

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How studios and networks continue to profit after the Academy Awards. Taking social media food photography to the next level. NBC struggles to recover from its ratings plunge....
TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars

Instagram's Financial Report: No Revenues, $2.7 Million In Losses, $5 Million In The Bank (FB)

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At a hearing in San Francisco where California regulators were deciding on whether to allow Facebook's acquisition of Instagram to go ahead, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom gave an overview of the company's finances. In its two years of existence, he said, Instagram had run up $2.7 million in losses. Before...
Instagram's Financial Report: No Revenues, $2.7 Million In Losses, $5 Million In The Bank (FB)

"A Nightmare For Carriers"

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"A Nightmare For Carriers": A few things here: 1) Boo-fucking-hoo. The carriers have raked consumers over the coals for years with things like SMS charges, which have a near-infinite margin. 2) This shows the position of power Apple has now. This is a direct result of going exclusive first with...
"A Nightmare For Carriers"
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