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Sprint's Share of iPhone Sales at Big Box Retailers Double That Seen at Apple Retail Stores

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AllThingsD reports on an interesting survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) studying the balance of iPhone sales among the three major U.S. carriers at various points of sale such as Apple's retail stores, Best Buy, and warehouse clubs and mass market retailers. The survey shows that AT&T remains the...
Sprint's Share of iPhone Sales at Big Box Retailers Double That Seen at Apple Retail Stores

China unveils 'world's fastest smartphone'

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Telecoms giant Huawei presents a device it claims can download high definition films in minutes and songs in secondsHuawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment group, has unveiled what it claims is the world's fastest smartphone and announced a 60% annual rise in shipments of its mobile devices.Headlining at the mobile phone...
China unveils 'world's fastest smartphone'

Apple's iOS retains top spot in US with over 51% share of smartphone OS sales for Q4 2012

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Accounting for over a 51% share of all smartphone OS sales in the U.S., Apple's iOS continues to be the market leader as existing customers move away from rival platforms like Android or upgrade older iPhones....
Apple's iOS retains top spot in US with over 51% share of smartphone OS sales for Q4 2012

Apple now third largest mobile phone vendor as feature phones fade

arstechnica.com
The mobile phone industry continues its march toward smartphone dominance as consumer interest in feature phones wanes, according to market research firm IDC. Record sales of Apple's iPhone in the fourth quarter pushed the company into third place among all mobile phone vendors, up from fifth place last year....
Apple now third largest mobile phone vendor as feature phones fade

Zillow’s new Agent Hub looks to help agents gets organized

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As part of an ongoing plan to diversify its business beyond advertising, Zillow today is launching a new service called Agent Hub that’s designed to help real estate professionals manage sales leads, contacts and other information in one spot. The new tool includes an analytics dashboard to track listing metrics and...
Zillow’s new Agent Hub looks to help agents gets organized
Breaking: Baidu Acquires PPS Video for $370 Million, Becomes China's Biggest Video Platform

Market Leader trims loss, boosts revenue as battle with Zillow rages

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Seattle-based Zillow and Kirkland-based Market Leader are locked in a battle to provide the very best online tools to real estate professionals, something we’ve written about in detail over the past few months. So, how are things shaping up? We got a little bit of insight today as Market Leader...
Market Leader trims loss, boosts revenue as battle with Zillow rages
How Much Is A Facebook 'Like' Worth To A Brand?

AT&T Wants You to Trust Them with Your Burglar Alarm

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Artist's rendering. (http://digitallifeservices.att.com/) Smartphone sales aren't going to grow indefinitely, and carriers are starting to look around for new lines of business. Hence, down south in New Orleans, at the annual CTIA wireless conference, AT&T just announced its plans to expand into home security. Yes, you read that right. PC...
AT&T Wants You to Trust Them with Your Burglar Alarm

iPhone 4S demand sees Apple top Japan’s mobile industry for the first time, but for how long?

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The launch of the iPhone 4S in Japan helped Apple has rise to the top of the country’s smartphone market for the first time, as it took the top spot during the final quarter of 2011, according to data from IDC. Figures from the research firm show that, between October...
iPhone 4S demand sees Apple top Japan’s mobile industry for the first time, but for how long?

Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

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With Christmas on the horizon, kids favorite Toys“R”Us has made a big global ecommerce push after launching a retail site in China and hatching plans to introduce mobile-optimized sites and apps to 11 new markets, including the UK, Germany and Japan. While the Western Christmas rush isn’t exactly replicated in China,...
Toys"R"Us launches ecommerce site in China, readies apps and mobile sites in 11 new markets

PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash

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PernixData today launched its Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) for clustering flash to get higher levels of performance. It’s similar to how VMware aggregates CPU and memory to give customers more for its server infrastructure. PernixData says <the advantage comes with getting more out of a flash-based server and reducing the need for storage, one...
PernixData Launches With Goal To Become The VMware Of Flash

HP is back into consumer tablets with new Mobility division, but will face tough challenges

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HP has formed a new Mobility business unit to produce consumer tablets, reports The Verge, which has gained access to internal HP documents detailing the company’s plans. According a company memo circulated today, former Nokia executive vice president Alberto Torres is joining the company to run its brand new Mobility...
HP is back into consumer tablets with new Mobility division, but will face tough challenges
Kantar: Android took 52% of US smartphone sales in April, but iOS and Windows Phone are growing faster

Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

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Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by investment firm Clearlake Capital Group in an assets deal — the latest move aimed at capitalizing on the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. Terms of...
Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

Spotted in the wild: Google+ Events feature on its way, with tie-in to Google Calendar

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Google is putting a lot of effort into making its Google+ social network thing more robust to turn it into a viable competitor to market leader Facebook. One major feature Google+ was missing so far is support for scheduling, sending invitations for and sharing media from events (an inherently social...
Spotted in the wild: Google+ Events feature on its way, with tie-in to Google Calendar

Android Is Apple’s Burger King

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While we see the iPad garnering much attention during its official launch, Android fans are rejoicing. Given how many good reviews there have been for the iPad, this may sound kind of strange. However, sometimes being second best can still be the basis for a fantastic business. I call this...
Android Is Apple’s Burger King

Amazon Kindle Fire HD called 'ambitious,' but unlikely to dethrone Apple's iPad

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD lineup offers a variety of options at aggressive price points, but Apple's iPad -- particularly with the anticipated October launch of a so-called "iPad mini" -- is expected to remain the market leader....
Amazon Kindle Fire HD called 'ambitious,' but unlikely to dethrone Apple's iPad

8 Reasons Microsoft's Surface Is Better Than The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

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The Surface is here, ready to shake up the tablet space. Is it worth giving up your iPad for Microsoft's new tablet--or opting for one instead of the market leader, if you're a first-time buyer? This is just the beginning for the Surface line: Right now, you can buy a...
8 Reasons Microsoft's Surface Is Better Than The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

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In its continuing conquest to dominate Europe, Airbnb has just acquired its British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed sum. Both companies offer the same peer-to-peer accommodation marketplace, i.e. a chance for homeowners, renters and landlords to monetize their spare room, and for visitors to enjoy alternative housing options instead of hotels or...
Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

APPLE vs. SAMSUNG: Who's The King Of Smartphones?

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Apple and Samsung both reported blockbuster first quarters. Apple and Samsung are both now more cellphone companies than anything else (iPhones are more than 50% of Apple's revenue and cellphones are more than 40% of Samsung's revenue). Apple and Samsung together account for a huge share of the global smartphone...
APPLE vs. SAMSUNG: Who's The King Of Smartphones?
Google closes Checkout, pushing thousands of merchants into Braintree's arms

Microsoft plans to “drive shared hosting to the next level” with project ‘Antares’

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What up techheads. I take it that you are into such things as servers. I know that because you clicked on this link, and have therefore self-inducted yourself into an elite little group. Hey everyone. Here’s the skinny: Microsoft has a project called ‘Antares’ under construction that is looking to shake up shared hosting....
Microsoft plans to “drive shared hosting to the next level” with project ‘Antares’

Five hybrid cars: The newest gas-electric fuel-sippers

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The Toyota Prius may still be the hybrid market leader, but there are many other options on the market. [Read more]...
Five hybrid cars: The newest gas-electric fuel-sippers

Apple expected to sell 55M iPad minis, 33M iPads in 2013

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Shipments of 9.7-inch tablets like Apple's full-size iPad "collapsed" in January, setting the stage for the iPad mini to be the market leader in 2013....
Apple expected to sell 55M iPad minis, 33M iPads in 2013

The Dell dilemma

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Five years after Michael Dell returned to lead the PC maker he founded, Dell may actually be ready for a second act. The next several months will be dicey. Here’s what to watch for. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE — Is Dell finally turning a corner? Five years after Michael...
The Dell dilemma
Impatient to get launched? Here's how to quick-start a product business

Do You Really Care About the iPhone 4? I Don't.

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Amidst all the debate around Gizmodo's revelations around Apple's next generation iPhone and the methods by which they obtained access to the device, little was said about whether the device itself warranted the attention that was received. It seemed more people were excited in the idea of a scoop, and...
Do You Really Care About the iPhone 4? I Don't.

Business social network XING buys employer review platform Kununu for up to $12.3m

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XING, Europe’s LinkedIn, has acquired kununu, Europe’s Glassdoor, for up to 9.4 million euros ($12.3 million). Kununu is an employer assessment and review platform that enables people to rate their jobs and the company they work for. The service is available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and Vienna-based kununu claims...
Business social network XING buys employer review platform Kununu for up to $12.3m

ValueAppeal scoops up $6M to help home owners dispute their property tax bills

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Four years ago, Charlie Walsh attempted to appeal his property tax assessment, only to find that the process was painfully time consuming. With a degree in real estate development from MIT, Walsh knew there had to be a better way. So, he created ValueAppeal, a fast-growing Seattle startup that just scored...
ValueAppeal scoops up $6M to help home owners dispute their property tax bills
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