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Keen On… Larry Downes: Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business (Not So Gradually)

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Sometimes it’s the quiet ones who end up doing the most damage. I always thought of Larry Downes, the co-author of the mega-selling Unleashing the Killer App, as an unusually gentle and wise soul. But this was before Downes unleashed his all-too-critical powers on Best Buy, transforming himself from...
Keen On… Larry Downes: Why Best Buy Is Going Out Of Business (Not So Gradually)

MobileBackstage Secures More Funds To Connect Fans With Artists

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Lady Gaga has captured the imagination of the entertainment world with her team’s successful social media engagement with the fans she calls her “Little Monsters”, and many other artists and agents are scrambling to capitalise in similar ways. At the same time startups are appearing to meet this need. To...
MobileBackstage Secures More Funds To Connect Fans With Artists

Weather Channel Apps Pass 100 Million Downloads As Weather Stays... Unpredictable

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The Weather Channel application on smartphones and tablets now been downloaded more than 100 million times. It’s hardly surprising – Weather globally has been a total basket case for the last couple of years (because there’s no such thing as climate change, right?). Hence, people need an app like this...
Weather Channel Apps Pass 100 Million Downloads As Weather Stays... Unpredictable

SingTel’s landmark $9.4 million deal for Asia Web startup HungryGoWhere was 9 months in the making

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We live in an era in which business deals are changing. The Internet is connecting people and companies in new and faster ways and, with tech firms like Facebook and Apple boasting financial clout and massive customer bases, deals can be agreed in weeks, if not days, as Mark Zuckerberg’s...
SingTel’s landmark $9.4 million deal for Asia Web startup HungryGoWhere was 9 months in the making
Cyber Monday Scorecard: Web Users Win, Mobile Users Wait

Fotopedia Is On A Roll: Now Gets 200M Image Views Per Month, Launches Morocco App

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Fotopedia is quickly building a reputation for producing beautiful travel-focused photo apps for iOS. Today, the company is launching its latest free app, which focuses on Morocco. The app is optimized for the new iPad’s retina display and, as usual, features hundreds of stunning professional images. Morocco is the company’s...
Fotopedia Is On A Roll: Now Gets 200M Image Views Per Month, Launches Morocco App

Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

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With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform. Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do. Growing at over 30% a month has...
Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

Swedish Piracy Crackdown: #2 Torrent Site Calls It Quits

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On February 1st, Sweden’s Supreme Court announced that it would not be granting leave to appeal in the long-running Pirate Bay case. This means that the prison sentences and millions of dollars in fines previously handed out to the four defendants will stand. Quickly, prominent copyright enforcers for the entertainment...
Swedish Piracy Crackdown: #2 Torrent Site Calls It Quits

Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr’s big backend is building fast

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From Flickr user David Stanley There was a terrific story story yesterday from the blog High Scalability yesterday digging into the work of scaling Tumblr’s backend architecture, which now supports 15 billion page views a month. The post compared the blogging platforms challenges to massive sites like Twitter and Facebook, both...
Cloud on fire: the burn rate on Tumblr’s big backend is building fast

Google+ now half the size of Twitter

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Research firm Compete released a study depicting Google+ as half the size of Twitter, as well as suggesting that the +1 button is now on every possible website on the Internet. Google’s social platform combines personal search, custom social networking, and significance to any website with the +1 feature...
Google+ now half the size of Twitter

The Guardian's Eyewitness iPad app gets premium subscription-only content

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The Guardian’s Eyewitness iPad app was launched way back in 2010 to showcase the photographic work of those witnessing notable events first-hand. The app actually followed the initial concept which was introduced in print form in the newspaper itself in 2005. With downloads nearing the one-million mark, the Guardian has...
The Guardian's Eyewitness iPad app gets premium subscription-only content

The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API

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4chan, the often anonymously-used imageboard that’s spawned memes like Lolcats and hosts the weirdest porn you’ll ever see, just released an API and its first new features in five years for its 22 million unique monthly visitors. 4chan’s founder moot said the API “potentially has huge performance implications” and that...
The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API
Cinchcast uses the cloud to scale up its self-serve conference calls
Tumblr grows to 20 billion monthly pageviews, monetizes a fraction

Mobile news apps publisher Mobiles Republic bags $3 million round

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French mobile apps publisher Mobiles Republic has landed $3 million in funding from investment firms XAnge Private Equity and Creathor Ventures. Originally founded in 2008 with offices in Bordeaux (France) and New York, Mobiles Republic specializes in news apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. The freshly funded company relies...
Mobile news apps publisher Mobiles Republic bags $3 million round

Oh snap: Instagram for Android is here!

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The long wait for Instagram on Android is over. The popular and free photo sharing application that launched on Apple iOS devices, and stayed there until today, is now available in Google Play for smartphones running Android 2.2 or better. How much of a following does Instragram have just on...
Oh snap: Instagram for Android is here!

President Obama's DNC speech sets new Twitter politics record with 52,757 tweets per minute

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During his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, US President Barack Obama hit a new record for political moments on Twitter by inspiring 52,757 tweets per minute (TPM). Twitter’s Government & Politics team announced the new record not long after Obama finished, noting that a total of 9 million...
President Obama's DNC speech sets new Twitter politics record with 52,757 tweets per minute
How Tumblr went from wee to webscale
Ben Huh of Cheezburger on starting, failing, taking VC, and his favorite meme

Gallivant: The creator of Uncrate and Devour launches a guy-centric travel guide

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There’s a lot to be said for the seemingly-niche market of male-focused publications. But the industry is quite huge, with players ranging from the obvious to the obscure. Today, a site named Gallivant joins the ranks, headed by the same team that has launched the successful sites of Uncrate and...
Gallivant: The creator of Uncrate and Devour launches a guy-centric travel guide
Exclusive: China's online Olympics audience breaks records

Want A Clip From 'Mad Men' As Your Ringtone? Check Out Hark

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Hark cofounder David Aronchick used his service to download a ring tone from Mad Men to his phone. "The next time my phone rings, someone around me will listen to it and ask me about it -- and give me a chance to talk about it," Aronchick said. Right now,...
Want A Clip From 'Mad Men' As Your Ringtone? Check Out Hark

All the celeb gossip that’s fit to print: Wetpaint tops 10 million monthly visitors

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People just can’t get enough of celebrity gossip and Hollywood scoops, which is good news for Seattle startup Wetpaint. The company announced today that its Wetpaint Entertainment unit is now attracting more than 10 million unique visitors and 50 million page views per month. The traffic numbers come just 18...
All the celeb gossip that’s fit to print: Wetpaint tops 10 million monthly visitors

With $2M from Eric Schmidt, biNu brings smartphone apps to dumb phones

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We take for granted that the smartphone is on its way to dominance, now that half of Americans have the souped up phones. But smartphone take-up is much slower in developing parts of the world due to handset prices, slower wireless networks and other considerations. The desire for a smartphone...
With $2M from Eric Schmidt, biNu brings smartphone apps to dumb phones

Red Tricycle pedals ahead with $1.5M from Maveron and Zulily to help parents discover more family fun

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Jacqui Boland started Red Tricycle in Seattle six years ago when she was pregnant with her son, creating an online city guide for new parents who wanted to discover restaurants, day trips, events and other activities for families. Today, Red Tricycle boasts nearly 400,000 email subscribers, attracting about a million...
Red Tricycle pedals ahead with $1.5M from Maveron and Zulily to help parents discover more family fun

Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net

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Italian authorities and the local music industry are continuing their war on piracy, resulting in a new blockade of two frequently visited BitTorrent sites. The Vallo della Lucania Court just issued an injunction that requires all Internet providers to block access to the domain names and IP-addresses of both TorrentReactor.net...
Italian Court Orders Nationwide Block of TorrentReactor and Torrents.net
A look behind the technical curtain of Obama's fundraising platform

Live now: Spartz Media's CEO answers your questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Emerson? Use the chat feature below to get it answered live. Emerson Spartz is one of the world’s leading experts on internet virality and has been featured in major media including the Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. As the CEO...
Live now: Spartz Media's CEO answers your questions via video. Get involved!

Boxee’s Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the ‘YouTube Of Porn’

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Boxee has slowly but surely been building out the adult content offered through its streaming service, and now there is one more in the mix: Pornhub (NSFW link) — which informally calls itself the YouTube for porn, offering a mix of user-generated and more professional content — is now also...
Boxee’s Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the ‘YouTube Of Porn’
NBC broke even on London Olympics coverage, had more than 219 million TV viewers in US
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