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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

Apple and Samsung Moving into 'Hate-Hate' Relationship

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Apple and Samsung have long had a complicated relationship, with the two companies locked in numerous court battles linked to their competition in the smartphone and tablet marketplaces even as Samsung serves as Apple's largest component supplier. As tensions have continued to ride high between the two companies, there have...
Apple and Samsung Moving into 'Hate-Hate' Relationship
15 percent of Facebook users download from the App Center

Amazon moves to reduce Appstore app fragmentation with new Device Targeting feature

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Recognising that developers consistently push different versions of their apps in mobile marketplaces on different platforms, Amazon has today introduced a new ‘Device Targeting’ feature, providing opportunities to push different versions of an app and reduce fragmentation on its marketplace. With Device Targeting, Amazon says developers can offer different Android APKs (the...
Amazon moves to reduce Appstore app fragmentation with new Device Targeting feature

Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards

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The California Attorney General's office today announced that Apple, Google, and other companies running mobile app marketplaces have agreed to implement new standards for notifying users of privacy policies associated with apps offered in their stores. The provisions will require that developers of apps that collect personal information include privacy...
Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards
Balanced is in a dogfight for peer-to-peer marketplaces

Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

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Over the past few years, Valve’s Steam platform has become the gold standard of online games marketplaces. Now, the company is launching Steam Greenlight, a new system that will allow the platform’s users to vote for games that they want to see released for purchase there. The system is simple,...
Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

The Opportunity to Learn

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In my post, A Perfect Dichotomy, I highlighted an interesting situation: designers are facing being undercut by very inexpensive labor because business people are quite often happy with “good enough” design. What I learned from the post was that designers are passionate. I learned that business people believe in...
The Opportunity to Learn

IaaS marketplaces: the impact of utility computing

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Cloud-based services revolutionized IT, creating a fundamental shift in the way businesses consume compute, storage and networking. The emergence of open IaaS marketplaces will provide IT with the same degree of agility and choice in the way they acquire those resources, and it could be every bit as revolutionary as...
IaaS marketplaces: the impact of utility computing

Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

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We all like to experience the real culture behind countries that we visit and Meetrip, a Japan-based online marketplace that gives travelers the chance the enjoy local experiences, has made this more possible in Asia after it expanded to 10 new cities there. The site, which borrows cues from social...
Meetrip expands its Airbnb-like marketplace for local travel experiences to 10 new cities in Asia

Could Amazon Interest You in a Used eBook?

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(Photo: flickr.com/justbecause) Oh boy, the big six are just going to love this: Geekwire reports that Amazon has secured a patent for a "secondary market for digital objects," meaning anything from ebooks to mp3s. That means Amazon has hammered out the basics of a system that would, according to the abstract from the...
Could Amazon Interest You in a Used eBook?

FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

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The Department of Justice announced today that it had seized the domain names of three websites offering pirated Android apps. With help from French and Dutch police, the FBI took over applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com. In their place visitors to the sites now see the familiar FBI seizure banner. The...
FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

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I know I say this a lot, but man that was fast. Valve’s new pair of Steam mobile apps have been in their respective marketplaces for less than a week, and already they have graduated from beta status. That means that you, Mr. or Mrs. Game Enthusiast, will be able...
Steam Mobile Apps Graduate From Beta, Now Open To All Gamers

Balanced nabs Eventbrite exec Patrick Breitenbach as Operations chief to boost its global expansion

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Balanced, the payment service that’s designed to help facilitate all the financial issues a marketplace typically needs to worry about, has picked up Patrick Breitenbach as its Vice President of Operations. Previously, he held the Operations role at event planning service Eventbrite. The company says that Breitenbach was brought on...
Balanced nabs Eventbrite exec Patrick Breitenbach as Operations chief to boost its global expansion

All those apps for offloading stuff? Here’s why we need them

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Credit: MelvinSchlubman Consuming goods is about as American as apple pie, so it’s no wonder that homes across the country seem to be overrun with clutter. For four years, anthropologists and other researchers at the U.C.L.A. Center on Everyday Lives of Families observed 32 middle-class, dual-income families in Los Angeles...
All those apps for offloading stuff? Here’s why we need them

Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

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Redmond, we have a problem. With PC sales stalling and tablet sales booming, Microsoft decided to shed the shackles of its desktop-focused past in favor of a touch-friendly, mobile-first future. It's goodbye Start button, hello Start screen. Icons are out, tiles are in. The new look-and-feel in Windows 8...
Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

Greylock's Simon Rothman Joins Apartment List Advisory Board As The Startup Looks Beyond Apartments

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Apartment List, an apartment search engine that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last fall, says that Simon Rothman, an entrepreneur in residence Greylock Partners, has joined the company’s advisory board. Rothman was founder and global vice president at eBay Motors, which he reportedly grew to a $14 billion annual global business...
Greylock's Simon Rothman Joins Apartment List Advisory Board As The Startup Looks Beyond Apartments

How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary who analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Marketplaces are difficult businesses to run. Like all multi-sided platform businesses, they suffer from the classic chicken and egg problem: the technology has...
How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

Facebook Commerce Startup Ondango Picks Up $500K To Turn More Likes Into Buys

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To date, Facebook has focused the majority of its revenue efforts on ads, and, to a lesser extent, payment services around apps that run on its social platform. But Facebook commerce, where users buy physical or other good not connected to apps, is one area where Facebook has not done...
Facebook Commerce Startup Ondango Picks Up $500K To Turn More Likes Into Buys

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: News Consumption Is All About Mobile Now

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. News Consumption Is All About Mobile And Social (Pew Research Center via GigaOM)A new study from the Pew Research...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: News Consumption Is All About Mobile Now

Take a Tour, Give a Tour

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Online sites that offer local tour guides aren’t new. But a new generation of sites are empowering people to become amateur tour guides themselves. SideTour One of the tours offered on SideTour: a drive in a Tesla Roadster electric car in New York. These peer-to-peer marketplaces encourage social interaction offline...
Take a Tour, Give a Tour

With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

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If you’re looking for a peer-to-peer marketplace trying to take on Craigslist in local commerce, there’s no shortage of startups that fit the bill. HipSwap, OfferUp, Grabio and more are all angling to be the new local marketplace for a more mobile and social crowd. And, since launching in 2011,...
With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

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Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal’s original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly accept payments. It could be a huge win for early-stage peer-to-peer marketplaces, since many more mature companies in the space like Airbnb...
Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups
Beyond online advertising into knowledge monetization

Groupon Shares Suffer As eBay Enters The Daily Deals Business (EBAY, GRPN)

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - EBay Inc has quietly launched an online marketplace for deals on local services, taking on Groupon Inc and expanding into a potentially big category. Called eBay Lifestyle Deals, the offers are being run in a limited number of urban areas, including the San Francisco...
Groupon Shares Suffer As eBay Enters The Daily Deals Business (EBAY, GRPN)

Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

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We all know by now that the right mentor can be a huge boon to your career. But actually finding the right Larry Summers to your Sheryl Sandberg can be awkward at best, and impossible at worst. A new startup launching today called Everwise is looking to help. The San...
Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor
How An Airbnb "Super Host" Plans To Reinvent The Online Clothing Market

eBay Offers A Mobile Search Shortcut For Online Stores

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Last month, I touched on several ways that businesses could use apps as an alternate channel to reach mobile searchers. Online retailers have a couple opportunities to use apps in this way, by tapping into the eBay and Amazon marketplaces. Let’s take a closer look at eBay, and some strategies......
eBay Offers A Mobile Search Shortcut For Online Stores

Backops Outsources Your Startup's Back Office Using The Best Enterprise Apps, Raises $1.5M

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Early-stage startups die if they don’t nail their core products quickly. But like all companies, they also need to process loads of paperwork required for basic operations, from crunching numbers in Quickbooks to churning out piles of human-resource forms for new hires. So, as any startup executive knows, the balance...
Backops Outsources Your Startup's Back Office Using The Best Enterprise Apps, Raises $1.5M

Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It

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Diego Zambrano moved to the US from Brazil and promptly taught himself English using Twitter. That part of his story is fairly unique, but the thing that inspired him to build a startup is quite common: He landed a decent paying job and discovered the joys of Amazon’s one-click shopping....
Accumulating Stuff is Easy, Bondsy Helps Us Get Rid of It
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