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Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

Here's Why AOL Never Spun Out Ad.com, Despite All The Rumors (AOL)

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Over coffee a couple months ago, a former AOL executive told us that Ned Brody, the CEO of what used to be called AOL's Advertising.com Group, once lobbied with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong for a spinoff from the larger company. The idea makes some sense. The Advertising.com Group, particularly the...
Here's Why AOL Never Spun Out Ad.com, Despite All The Rumors (AOL)

InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries

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We’re hearing that mobile ad network InMobi has acquired MMTG Labs, a San Francisco startup that operates AppBistro, an application marketplace for Facebook pages, and AppGalleries, which is a white-label app store platform that is in use by the likes of Brit Media. The financial terms of the deal aren’t...
InMobi Acquires MMTG Labs, The Startup Behind AppBistro And AppGalleries

Tired of flinging birds at pigs, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android [video]

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Rovio wants its fans to know that it’s more than a one-trick birdie. The pride of Finnish mobile gaming on Thursday finally released Amazing Alex for iOS and Android devices, a game that features an even more diverse array of physics-based puzzles than the company’s classic Angry Birds. The...
Tired of flinging birds at pigs, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android [video]

Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute

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Apple and Amazon are fighting over made up words, as you may well be aware. Apple takes issue with Amazon’s use of “Appstore,” the name for the online retailer’s marketplace of Android software, which came after Apple had already been using its own App Store branding for a mobile apps...
Apple And Amazon Ordered To Talk Settlement In "App Store" Trademark Dispute
French fashion startup raises $1.5M to spread 'ineffable French touch' worldwide

Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services

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Cloudscaling has opened up the Google Compute Engine (GCE) APIs to OpenStack, allowing customers that use the open, federated cloud to access Google’s vast infrastructure. Cloudscaling, a San Francisco startup, is one of the pioneers in building open, distributed clouds that  in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) style. The company...
Cloudscaling Opens Google Compute Engine APIs To OpenStack, Provides Alternative To Amazon Web Services

Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Bill

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Congress took a step toward ending tax-free shopping on the Internet on Monday, as the Senate passed a bill empowering states to collect sales tax for purchases made online. But online shoppers won’t have to pay sales tax just yet. The measure — which got 69 yes votes and 27...
Senate Passes Internet Sales Tax Bill
Zillow's Marketplace revenue nearly doubles in a strong Q4
PivotDesk's New Office-Sharing Marketplace Helps Startups Find Affordable Office Space

Good news, gamers: Windows Phone finally getting uber-popular Temple Run

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One of the top mobile games is finally coming to Windows Phone. At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference, Microsoft announced that Temple Run will be arriving in the Windows Phone Marketplace “very, very soon.” Microsoft is actually a bit late with this, as it promised Temple Run for the 2012 holiday...
Good news, gamers: Windows Phone finally getting uber-popular Temple Run
OnApp nabs $20M from LDC to improve cloud management software

Windermere Solutions changes name to Sweepre

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Windermere Solutions, started as the technology arm of the giant Pacific Northwest real estate company, has changed its name to Sweepre Interactive. “When we launched the company as Windermere Solutions two years ago, we were a true spin-off from Windermere Real Estate, one of the largest independent real estate brands...
Windermere Solutions changes name to Sweepre
Study: Users Both Mostly Positive And Inconsistent In Reviewing iOS App Store Titles

Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

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Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help...
Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)
Apple’s spotless record tarnished by App Store’s first malicious spam app
Video streaming app Crackle gets Windows Phone version

Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

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This year, Mozilla has been on an aggressive streak in its bid to make Firefox more than a basic browser: that’s included some big steps in social integration, transforming its browser into more of a platform for web interaction. But perhaps one of the company’s most significant moves has been its...
Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

The biggest deterrent for women in tech

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New survey results from job marketplace Elance. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- A new survey by online job marketplace Elance found that men and women share similar opinions when it comes to women working in the tech industry. The results, which consisted of answers from close to 7,000 freelancers mainly...
The biggest deterrent for women in tech

Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

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Google’s public policy director today said software patents are failing to promote innovation, and that patent lawsuits are hurting consumers. But it would be hard to argue Google is doing much to end the patent wars. Only three days ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility sued Apple and demanded an import...
Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

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Consumers may someday be able to buy and sell old e-books, apps and songs the same way campus bookstores sell used textbooks -- at least if an Amazon patent ever comes to life. The patent, which Amazon filed in 2009 and won on Jan. 29, imagines a digital resale marketplace...
Amazon patents resale marketplace for used e-books, songs and other digital goods

Menlo Ventures Investor: I Still Believe Facebook Will Be A $200 Billion Company In 5 Years (FB)

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Shervin Pishevar, a managing director at Menlo Ventures, doubled down on his prediction that Facebook will be a $200 billion company within five years, despite the bumps in its IPO, during an interview with Bloomberg West on Thursday. "When I said in five years, it would be a $200 billion...
Menlo Ventures Investor: I Still Believe Facebook Will Be A $200 Billion Company In 5 Years (FB)

Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

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Heroku announced a new version of its Add-Ons Marketplace to give developers a “program in a box,” so they can focus on the apps they’re developing instead of spending time on such issues as marketing and billing. Heroku CEO Oren Teich said in an interview that the company has found that developers need...
Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

Airbnb Doubled Number Of Listings In 2012

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Up next for the startup? Fiji Airbnb, the online marketplace which hooks up people renting a room to people looking for a place to crash, more than doubled its number of listings in 2012. The company, according to its website, grew from 120,000 listings at the start of the...
Airbnb Doubled Number Of Listings In 2012
UK online retailer Play.com to shutdown its retail business in March

Google Checkout for merchants to be retired on November 20th

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Although Google Checkout was rolled into Google Wallet at the end of 2011, it's still been an option for folks who peddle their wares online to collect payments. Come November 20th, however, the service will officially shut down. While Page and Co. recommend US-based merchants switch to the revamped...
Google Checkout for merchants to be retired on November 20th

PaaS products are the next cloud revolution. Are you ready?

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings represent the next evolution of the cloud, and they are revolutionizing the way organizations build software. In this GigaOM Pro webinar, we will address the issues that businesses, both large and small, need to consider when creating and executing a PaaS strategy. This includes identifying development and...
PaaS products are the next cloud revolution. Are you ready?
Certified 'Powered by Firefox OS' devices require Firefox Marketplace, minimum hardware specs

Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

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The U.S. Senate on Friday previewed how it might vote on legislation that would make online retailers pay out-of-state sales tax. Senators voted 75-24 for a non-binding amendment to budget plans, as a way to test support for the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act....
Senate Vote Shows Support for Internet Sales Tax

Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits

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Marketplace payment service Balanced has announced the official release of its Balanced Payouts, a standalone API that allows developers to tap into next-day ACH deposits . While not a new feature for the company, it is the first time it has been released on its own — previously it was part...
Balanced releases its Payouts API as a standalone offering giving access to next-day ACH deposits
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