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It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

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Whether because of its name, its outsize media hype, or its reputation for getting its users in trouble for ill-advised words, Twitter has struggled to be taken seriously by adult Americans outside the media and celebrity spheres. But while faddish firms like Groupon and Zynga have fallen by the wayside,...
It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad
Bitcoin Prices Are Surging Again This Morning, And Just Hit $155

Samsung passes 100 million Galaxy S sales milestone

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Samsung has announced that it passed the 100 million sales milestone for its Galaxy S smartphones. The South Korean technology giant said that it achieved the milestone just two years and seven months following the launch of the original Galaxy S in May 2010. Of the three models sold so...
Samsung passes 100 million Galaxy S sales milestone

After iOS fail, Google debuts MoreThanAMap.com to celebrate 800k sites and apps using its Maps API

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Google today announced that 800,000 Web sites and apps are actively using its Google Maps API. To celebrate the milestone, the search giant has launched MoreThanAMap.com which showcases how developers are leveraging the features of the Maps API. While millions of users simply visit maps.google.com to find where they need...
After iOS fail, Google debuts MoreThanAMap.com to celebrate 800k sites and apps using its Maps API

Google Play Will Beat Apple App Store To 1,000,000 Apps

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Apple and Google have been playing the numbers game about iOS and Android for years. Apple had the headstart, of course, but Android first caught on the number of smartphones that it ships and activates every day. Apple maintained its lead when it comes to sheer volume of apps in...
Google Play Will Beat Apple App Store To 1,000,000 Apps

SlideShare passes 10M presentations after growing by one-third a year after acquisition by LinkedIn

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SlideShare, a document sharing service, announced today that it has hit a milestone. Now, more than 10 million presentations have been uploaded to the service. This comes as it marks the one-year anniversary when LinkedIn acquired the service for $119 million. Interesting to note, at the time of its acquisition,...
SlideShare passes 10M presentations after growing by one-third a year after acquisition by LinkedIn

Real Estate Site Zillow (Barely) Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3: $31.9M In Revenue, $0.08 EPS, Tops 1 Billion Mobile Home Views

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Real estate site Zillow just released its third-quarter earnings report, once again coming in just ahead of what Wall Street analysts had predicted. The company said it saw $31.9 million in revenue and earnings of 8 cents per share in the quarter ending September 30. That’s up from revenue of...
Real Estate Site Zillow (Barely) Beats Analyst Estimates For Q3: $31.9M In Revenue, $0.08 EPS, Tops 1 Billion Mobile Home Views

Netflix now has more than 30 million members globally, 25 million in the US alone

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TV and movie streaming service Netflix has announced a not-insignificant milestone today, as it passes 30 million members globally, with more than 25 million of these in the US alone. Netflix started off life in the US, and today it more than 5 million members in Canada, Latin America the...
Netflix now has more than 30 million members globally, 25 million in the US alone

IBM moving to replace silicon with carbon nanotubes in computer chips

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IBM has hit a milestone in its quest to come up with a successor to silicon computer chips....
IBM moving to replace silicon with carbon nanotubes in computer chips

Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

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A report by market analysts App Annie and IDC continue to show that mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Nexus 7 control a clear majority of mobile gaming interest and dollars spent on purchases, with portable handhelds fading rapidly. The first quarter of 2013 saw another milestone achieved...
Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane
Ziptask Launches Its End-To-End Outsourcing Platform For Small- To Medium-Sized Enterprises

Quicksilver application launcher for Mac emerges from beta after nearly 10 years

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Quicksilver, an application launcher built for OS X, has finally emerged from beta after almost 10 years of development with the release of version 1.0. The open source software includes a new action for quickly adding files or folders to the catalog. Users can now specify synonyms for targets, rather...
Quicksilver application launcher for Mac emerges from beta after nearly 10 years

BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today

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While it's still got some distance to make up, BlackBerry has swiftly reached a milestone of sorts -- its first 100,000 apps. According to the announcement, BB10 has notched up over 30,000 new games and apps over the last seven weeks, all before it's even entered the USA. Notable...
BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today
The App Store's 50B Downloads Vs. Google Play's 48B: Android Closes The Gap

Global smartphones in use pass 1bn, but next billion could come by 2015: Report

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The number of smartphones in use worldwide has passed the 1 billion mark for the first time, according to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, which estimates the landmark was surpassed during the third quarter of 2012. Strategy Analytics believes that there were 708 million smartphones one year ago, during the third...
Global smartphones in use pass 1bn, but next billion could come by 2015: Report

Facebook hits 1 billion active user milestone

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The world's largest social network has finally reached the 1 billion active user mark, eight years after the service started. [Read more]...
Facebook hits 1 billion active user milestone

Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

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Fueled in part by candidate Mitt Romney’s comments about the Sesame Street character Big Bird, Wednesday evening’s presidential election debate in Denver, Colorado set a new record as the most tweeted about political event in US history. Twitter’s dedicated government and politics account Tweeted the milestone shortly after the debate...
Big Bird helps presidential debate soar to most tweeted about political event in US history

Blog Post: A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration

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Last week Office 365 Home Premium launched and we've seen a lot of enthusiasm over the seamless integration of SkyDrive for saving and sharing your docs. Recently we reached a big milestone; our customers are now storing over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive! We're really excited about the feedback...
Blog Post: A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration
U.K. To Get First 4G Network On October 30; EE's LTE Will Kick Off In 10 Cities, 16 By Year's End

Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

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Endorsements, a lightweight way for people on LinkedIn to recommend each other’s skills, has picked up some significant traction in its first five months of life. Today, LinkedIn is announcing that Endorsements has passed the 1 billion milestone — with 58 million members getting recognition on their profiles for different...
Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

Opera gears up at 300 million users

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Opera Software today announced reaching the milestone of 300 million monthly users across all its browser products on phones, tablets, TVs and computers....
Opera gears up at 300 million users

Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm

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The bitcoin, a virtual currency created in 2009, has achieved a billion-dollar milestone that has turned the relatively obscure online means of exchange into a media sensation....
Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm

Microsoft sells more than 100M Windows 8 licenses in 6 months

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The sales milestone is on par with the number of Windows 7 licenses sold in its first six months on the market. [Read more]...
Microsoft sells more than 100M Windows 8 licenses in 6 months
Nvidia's new Santa Clara campus could rival Apple's 'spaceship' in scope

Ubuntu Linux 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' hits beta 1

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Fans of Ubuntu Linux may recall that the Ubuntu 13.04 development cycle is a little different from those of versions past, as Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth outlined back in October. Not only is a new "skunkworks" approach being brought to bear on the next upcoming version of the popular...
Ubuntu Linux 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' hits beta 1

10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

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Recently FoundersCard, a subscription service that provides entrepreneurial-minded folks with targeted benefits and networking meetups at select events, has crossed the 10,000 subscriber mark. The company, in addition to reaching that milestone and perhaps because of it, is raising its annual price from $495, to $595. The company called the price...
10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

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Wireless provider Sprint is moving into communication and entertainment systems for vehicles, and it’s bringing Airbiquity along for the ride. The Seattle-based company was selected by Sprint to provide its “Choreo” cloud platform for connected vehicles as part of the new Sprint Velocity system, which was announced earlier today. Sprint...
Sprint taps Airbiquity to bring the cloud into cars

Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

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Stray Boots, a New York-based startup that recently graduated from the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator with the goal of transforming the city tours market, has announced a $2 million Series A funding round led by Milestone Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $400,000. The startup, which first launched in 2009 as Urban Games, tells TNW that...
Stray Boots turns city tours into games, raises $2 million to expand its app to new cities

Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

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Hacking attempts across the globe are likely to top one billion in the final quarter of 2012, according to estimations by the NCC Group. The information assurance firm, which works with more than 90 percent of the FTSE 100, identified 981 million hacking attempts worldwide during the third quarter of...
Hacking attempts will pass one billion in Q4 2012, claims information assurance firm

KiOR hits milestone of making biocrude in Mississippi

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Next-gen biofuel maker KiOR announced last week that it’s hit a major milestone: the company has started producing its biocrude at its factory in Columbus, Mississippi, and plans to start shipping this biofuel later this month. The company released the good news in its earnings call and KiOR CEO Fred...
KiOR hits milestone of making biocrude in Mississippi
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