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Reports Of Xbox One's Handling Of Used Games Mobilizes Playstation Fans

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We recently discussed the somewhat mishandled release announcement for Microsoft's new gaming machine, the Xbox One. While a big part of the problem was a lack of firm answers to gamers' questions, it's clear that something is going to change in how the new Xbox handles used games. The...
Reports Of Xbox One's Handling Of Used Games Mobilizes Playstation Fans

Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale While most of our attention in the mobile world is focused on smartphones, there’s a massive opportunity  for any company that can take over so-called developing markets, i.e. places where people are still mostly using relatively simple ”feature phones”. Taking...
Nokia ditches Windows Phone with its latest device aimed at developing markets

PayPal's New Leader to Bring Entrepreneurial Vibe to Payments

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David Marcus’s self-proclaimed interests include mobile, payments, technology and getting stuff done. True to his word, the entrepreneur has done a lot in the past eight months. He sold his start-up to eBay for $240 million; he became PayPal’s VP of Mobile; and he launched PayPal’s mobile payments service, called Here. Now,...
PayPal's New Leader to Bring Entrepreneurial Vibe to Payments
4 reasons Google Reader's death signals the rebirth of RSS

Why Is The US So Hostile To Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Want To Build Businesses Here?

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We've talked about just how ridiculous US policies towards highly skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs are for years. We're driving away the very people who can help create new companies and new jobs within our economy, and handing them, gift-wrapped, to other countries. And those other countries are increasingly aware of...
Why Is The US So Hostile To Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Want To Build Businesses Here?

The Internet Will Be Just Fine Without Google Reader

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“Google Reader will not be available after July 1, 2013″, read the popup message on Google Reader this morning. It’s impossible to ignore. It’s right there, in the center of the screen, ensuring you, the loyal user, know that Google is sunsetting Reader in three months. To some, this is...
The Internet Will Be Just Fine Without Google Reader

The Last Big Independent Social Marketer Syncapse Pimps Itself For Acquisition With Analytics Suite

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Syncapse wants to get bought. All it’s well funded competitors — Buddy Media, Vitrue, Involver, Wildfire — already have. So today it releases a new analytics suite, making it a more appealing turn-key social marketing solution to acquirers by rounding out its Faceb00k ads and Pages offering. The company’s PR...
The Last Big Independent Social Marketer Syncapse Pimps Itself For Acquisition With Analytics Suite

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part II)

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This post is co-written with Daniel Cunha, my partner at Initial Capital. In Part I, we outlined some of the challenges facing the Brazilian startup community as it sets-out to reap the massive opportunity the local market has to offer. In Part II below, we’re going to suggest a course of action, and...
Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part II)

Why Instagram's videos are 15 seconds long

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“I don’t think that number was made up out of thin air.” Instagram launched video yesterday, as everyone and her social dog knows. But why 15 seconds long, when Vine, the massively growing video-based social network that premiered the medium, is six seconds? “They said it was to give people...
Why Instagram's videos are 15 seconds long

Freelance writing marketplace Scripted raises $4.5M to grow its network of 80k US-based scribblers

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Scripted.com, a marketplace for freelance writers, announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its growth. The new investment comes from firms led by Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Started in May 2011 by Sunil Rajaraman and Ryan Buckley, Scripted originally was a...
Freelance writing marketplace Scripted raises $4.5M to grow its network of 80k US-based scribblers

HUGE FACEBOOK ADVERTISER: The Skeptics Are Dopes -- It Will Be Worth More Than Google

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The head of the vast global marketing firm Havas thinks that investors just don't get it with respect to Facebook. Specifically, he thinks Facebook will be worth more than Google. Why? Because Facebook's revenue opportunity is much bigger than "advertising." Here he is, Havas CEO David Jones, quoted in...
HUGE FACEBOOK ADVERTISER: The Skeptics Are Dopes -- It Will Be Worth More Than Google

Photo aggregation platform Chute gets $7M from Foundry Group, launches real-time ad product

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mBrands and publishers continue to seek out new ways to maximize their online engagement with consumers. One of more effective strategies has been around user generated photographs, with brands encouraging consumers to check in share photos while attending events, or to submit and share tagged photos as part of...
Photo aggregation platform Chute gets $7M from Foundry Group, launches real-time ad product

Shrinking Big Data Challenges: Enterprise Storage Startup, Qumulo, Raises $24.5M Series A Led By Highland Capital Partners

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Seattle-based enterprise data storage startup Qumulo, which was only founded back in March and has been in a quasi-stealthy state ever since, has raised its voice to announce a $24.5 million Series A financing round today, led by Highland Capital Partners. Madrona Venture Group and Valhalla Partners are also participating in the round —...
Shrinking Big Data Challenges: Enterprise Storage Startup, Qumulo, Raises $24.5M Series A Led By Highland Capital Partners

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Gets Money From Bono And Al Gore For His Mysterious New Startup, Jelly

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has a new startup called Jelly, and he just raised a Series A round of investment for it. The amount was not disclosed. The round has a few traditional investors, such as Spark Capital and SV Angel. It also involved strategic angel investors such as politician...
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Gets Money From Bono And Al Gore For His Mysterious New Startup, Jelly
BII REPORT: What's Holding Back Mobile Advertising?

HP May Still Be The King Of PCs, But Lenovo Will Usurp The Throne Next Quarter

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Depending who you ask, Lenovo topped HP in 2012′s third quarter to become the top worldwide PC supplier. Research firm Gartner reports Lenovo shipped just slightly more PCs than HP to hit a 15.7% marketshare, besting HP’s 15.5% marketshare. But IDC reports an additional segment and therefore different numbers; HP...
HP May Still Be The King Of PCs, But Lenovo Will Usurp The Throne Next Quarter

Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare

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When I was at South by Southwest in Austin a few weeks ago, checking in on Foursquare and Gowalla was useful as it helped people know where I was and friends reciprocated letting me know where they were at. It was also somewhat novel being able to get new badges...
Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare
Think Big Analytics nabs $3M to help you with Hadoop
ZipDial, The Missed Call Leader In India, Adds Jungle Ventures To Seed Round And Launches In Sri Lanka
App Install Ads Earned Facebook "Real Revenue" And Helped 3800 Developers Drive 25M Downloads

Mobilizing the masses: How Facebook can transform its mobile risk into success

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Among the many compelling sections of Facebook’s landmark S-1 filing last week—which included Zuck’s “The Hacker Way” founder’s letter, its $1 billion in profits last year and of course, the money spent on private jets—one area really stood out among the numbers and hyperbole. The risk, and of course on...
Mobilizing the masses: How Facebook can transform its mobile risk into success
Mc10 nabs $10M to build invisible electronics that monitor your health

Facebook eyes 'massive opportunity' with mobile

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Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, one billion users, mobile, monetize mobile, mobile advertising, social network, IPO, Sharon Gaudin, tablet, smartphone, Google, SEC, Brad Shimmin, Enderle...
Facebook eyes 'massive opportunity' with mobile

Ngdata raises $2.5M for big data management software (exclusive)

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Need help managing Big Data for the enterprise? Just ask Lily. Lily is the data management platform of Ngdata, a startup that is announcing today that it has raised $2.5 million for its enterprise data management software. The San Francisco company says its data management solution allows enterprises to...
Ngdata raises $2.5M for big data management software (exclusive)
The Changing Of The Enterprise Guard

Amazon Hits $1,554 A Share!

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In a former life, I was a stock analyst. And believe it or not, I was actually a famous stock analyst. First, I was famous for predicting that the stock of a money-losing Internet book store called Amazon would hit $400 a share. Then, later, I got even more famous...
Amazon Hits $1,554 A Share!

PayPal Promotes Execs to Focus on Offline Payments and Credit Services

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PayPal is making a few minor tweaks to its organization today, marking some of the first changes since David Marcus became president in March. The first move will consolidate all of PayPal’s product groups into one global product organization led by one man: Hill Ferguson, who was previously in charge...
PayPal Promotes Execs to Focus on Offline Payments and Credit Services

Apple to provide Yelp check-in functionality within iOS 6 Maps

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Apple is set to hand Yelp a massive opportunity to increase its worldwide userbase and boost interactions with its service as a result of a new check-in feature in its new iOS 6 Maps app. Already working as an Apple partner to provide local business listings and ratings via its...
Apple to provide Yelp check-in functionality within iOS 6 Maps
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?