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Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

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App.net has so far raised nearly $800,000 in membership fees with the promise that it will be a non-commercial, user and developer-friendly version of Twitter. It's off to a good start, with early adopters enthusiastically kicking the tires of App.net's alpha service and (perhaps more importantly) its API. But there...
Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

Sina Narrows Its 1Q Loss As It Counts On Weibo-Alibaba Deal To Bolster Ad Revenue

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Despite rising costs and increasing competition from rivals like Tencent, Chinese Internet giant Sina narrowed its first-quarter net loss to $13.2 million from $13.7 million a year earlier, the company reported today. Sina’s net revenue increased 19 percent year-over-year to $126 million, strengthened by stronger-than-expected non-advertising revenue. The company’s Sina...
Sina Narrows Its 1Q Loss As It Counts On Weibo-Alibaba Deal To Bolster Ad Revenue

RovAir Aims to be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

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Got a mobile broadband device that you only really use a few times a month? Me too. If you’re sick of two-year contracts and monthly fees that go mostly to a gadget that sits idle in your bag until you’re out of range, there are a couple of different alternative...
RovAir Aims to be the Airbnb of Mobile Broadband Plans

Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services

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One of the most interesting startups to appear at the Slush conference in Helsink this week was Holvi. Not a million miles away from Bank Simple, seed-funded Holvi plans to attack traditional bank accounts with a super simple service which also gives the account holder a tonne of tools traditionally...
Holvi Plans To Disrupt Traditional Bank Accounts With Simple But Powerful Services

FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

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Over the past years several file-hosting services have been taken to court in the US, the most notable being Megaupload, RapidShare, Hotfile and Oron. While these cases differ in nature, all companies have been accused of facilitating copyright infringements through their services. FileServe is the latest cyberlocker to run into...
FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

KidsCash: Fun, educational online money-management for kids

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Editor’s note: This look at new children’s money startup KidsCash originally published by Israel’s NoCamels blog. If today’s kids are the Wall Street traders of the future, let’s hope they are better prepared than their predecessors. Israeli startup KidsCash is trying to teach monetary responsibility to kids in a fun and understandable way. The...
KidsCash: Fun, educational online money-management for kids

Davos 2013: why are only 17% of delegates women?

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The annual schmoozefest for the world's movers and shakers will again be male-dominated. What is its excuse?Facing up to reality, especially in these dark days of the year, can sometimes be exhausting. So I like this new work by the Itinerant Museum of Art (ItiMa), a sort of pop-up show,...
Davos 2013: why are only 17% of delegates women?

Why I'm One Of 100,000 People Lining Up For This New Movie App

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After living in New York for a few years, the only thing I find it impossible to adjust to is shelling out $13 to $17 every time I want to see a new movie.  So when Business Insider's Kevin Smith raved about MoviePass, a new app that lets users see...
Why I'm One Of 100,000 People Lining Up For This New Movie App
Kim Dotcom will sell you a Mega membership for just half a bitcoin

App.net developers to be paid based on strength of user reviews

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Dalton Caldwell’s audacious proposal for a paid, open developer ecosystem called App.net has already started shaking things up in Silicon Valley, as Caldwell tries to capitalize on developer frustration with Twitter to propose a new business model for an information system. While App.net remains fairly new at this point, Caldwell took another step further in...
App.net developers to be paid based on strength of user reviews

Oops – Alibaba.com sees net profits drop 25% in Q1 2012

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Alibaba.com, the flagship company of China’s Alibaba Group and a massive provider of e-commerce solutions for small businesses, took a serious but not entirely unexpected hit in terms of net profits in the first quarter of this year. Compared to Q1 2011, Alibaba.com’s net income dropped 25 percent to MB339.2...
Oops – Alibaba.com sees net profits drop 25% in Q1 2012

VOD liability in flux as UK regulators disagree

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UK online publishers will take further hope that the VOD regulatory regime against which they have campaigned will be dismantled, after another of its decisions was overturned by its own parent. The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD) had earlier ruled that, by allowing its satellite TV subscribers to watch...
VOD liability in flux as UK regulators disagree

Stargazing live - with some help from robot telescopes

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Powerful telescopes at some of the best observing locations in the world are waiting to take your stargazing instructions"Get out and look at the stars!" is the annual call of the BBC's Stargazing Live, but if the sky is overcast you could do something even more awe-inspiring. You could instruct...
Stargazing live - with some help from robot telescopes
ShoeDazzle hits 10M members and steps out of its comfort zone

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power
Sony courts developers by dropping PlayStation Mobile membership fees
Bacon over business cards: 6 tips for keeping the conversation flowing at tech events

Zipcar test-drives the 'Access Plan' in Canada, a new weekday service with no annual membership fees

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Just two days after car rental giant Avis Avis acquired Zipcar for $500 million, the car-sharing company has announced a new weekday driving program called the Access Plan, which is offered sans annual membership fee, and is being rolled out initially as a pilot program in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. Founded...
Zipcar test-drives the 'Access Plan' in Canada, a new weekday service with no annual membership fees
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