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Microsoft Opens Online Flagship Store On Tmall, The 'Amazon Of China'

Comedy Duo Smosh Hits 5 Million Subscribers

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This week Smosh, the Web celebrity duo comprised of Millennials Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, hit five million subscribers on YouTube. They're likely the most famous Web celebrities you've never heard of, but to Google, it's DIY comedians like these that are turning its premium channels into big money. Smosh's...
Comedy Duo Smosh Hits 5 Million Subscribers

Open secret: Rhapsody tops $35 million in quarterly revenue, gets closer to profit

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Rhapsody, the subscription music service based in downtown Seattle, has been a private company since spinning off from RealNetworks as a standalone venture. That means Rhapsody doesn’t report its quarterly numbers publicly. But Rhapsody’s financial results are actually revealed in an ongoing series of little-noticed footnotes in RealNetworks’ regulatory filings with...
Open secret: Rhapsody tops $35 million in quarterly revenue, gets closer to profit
Orange customers flee to Free Mobile’s new ultra-cheap plans
Funding Daily: Happy Thanksgiving
Sprint sells 1.5 million iPhones in Q1, but subscriptions and revenue are flat

Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has raised the prickly issue of net neutrality with social networks, after a senior executive at the telecom giant claimed that Web-based companies should share revenues in exchange for using operators’ expensive infrastructure. Speaking to The Hindu’s Business Line supplement, Jagbir Singh, Director of Network Services Group, called...
Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans

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Latin American VOD platform Totalmovie is planning to venture into live online content early next year, Mexican newspaper El Economista reports. The company also unveiled a partnership with Sony, which will start offering a Totalmovie app across its devices, including connected TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and cell phones – presumably in...
Latin American VOD service Totalmovie partners with Sony, unveils live TV and carrier billing plans
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

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In the game of Internet connectivity, it appears that size does indeed matter: size of the Internet pipe, that is. And in this game, the phone companies keep losing. A new report from the Leichtman Research Group reveals cable operators acquired 330,000 new subscribers in the second quarter of 2012,...
Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

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NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile operator Orange took a step that could see some of that potential realized: it has announced that it will...
Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

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In its most recent Mobility Report, Ericsson estimates that mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of last year. There’s no end in sight for data demand either: Ericsson estimates that between 2012 and 2018, demand for mobile data will increase twelve-fold. The two key drivers of such growth?...
Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

Ancestry.com set for $1.6B acquisition deal: WSJ

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The genealogy giant with more than two million subscribers is set to be acquired by a private-equity firm, in a bid to move into the Western European market. [Read more]...
Ancestry.com set for $1.6B acquisition deal: WSJ

BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

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BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it’s not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency, announced that it has provided a €200 million ($256 million) working capital facility to Telefonica, one of...
BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET

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It's not Monday and we're finally back to our original recording schedule of the Engadget HD podcast. You can tune in live at on this Wednesday edition at 5:30PM and be be a part of it. Start by reviewing the list of topics after the break, then participate in...
Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET

Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

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Japanese mobile social gaming network firm DeNA has announced it has signed deals with China’s three largest mobile carriers, enabling DeNA’s games to get in front of nearly 1 billion mobile subscribers. DeNA’s Mobage China network, which allows gamers to buy social games and play them with their friends, will...
Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

T-Mobile exec: One major carrier will go down

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In a recent conversation with shareholders, T-Mobile COO Jim Alling said that he believes out of the four major cell phone carriers — AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and his own T-Mobile — one will fade away in the coming years. We’re guessing he didn’t mean the company he works for, even...
T-Mobile exec: One major carrier will go down
Verizon Wireless gamifies its site and gets 30 percent more logins
U.S. Cellular to Begin Offering Apple Products Later This Year

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

Netflix Sees Overseas Losses Doubling To $118 Million This Quarter

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Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) expects overseas losses to double in just three months, as it spends more and more on vital local video content and marketing. In Q4, its overseas costs doubled to $89 million, while revenue rose by a third to $29 million. International loss came in better than...
Netflix Sees Overseas Losses Doubling To $118 Million This Quarter

Deezer launches ad-supported streaming in 150 countries and supports artists with new D4A service

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Look out Spotify, Deezer the music subscription service has launched an ad-supported streaming service in 150 countries today. Along with the ads, Deezer has also released Deezer4Artists (D4A), a new platform that the company hopes will help artists work out a relationship with their fans. The ad-supported service is free...
Deezer launches ad-supported streaming in 150 countries and supports artists with new D4A service
Facebook may be interested in acquiring navigation company Waze
Despite Slower-Than-Expected Subscriber Growth, Netflix Pushes Forward With International Plans

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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Hulu is set to announce a 25% subscription growth in its online TV service at an event in NYC this week, as it looks to tempt advertisers on board to drive its revenue. Founded in 2007, Hulu is an online TV service that helps users discover premium content from around...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1
Now Showing On YouTube: Spotify

Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D, Led By NTT DOCOMO

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Eye-Fi, the maker of those nifty, wireless memory cards that automatically sync digital camera photos to your devices as well as to cloud services like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa and YouTube, is today announcing it has raised $20 million in Series D funding. The round was led by NTT DOCMOCO, the...
Wireless Memory Card Maker Eye-Fi Raises $20M Series D, Led By NTT DOCOMO

Carphone Warehouse beats predictions with 16% rise in UK revenue

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Demand for cheap tablets drove gains, though mobile phone company warns of reduced profits because of cut-price dealsCarphone Warehouse has surpassed analysts' expectations with a 16% rise in UK revenues as shoppers rushed to buy low-priced tablet computers.Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer reported high demand for the £99 Amazon...
Carphone Warehouse beats predictions with 16% rise in UK revenue

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, report says

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Hulu Plus had about 1.5 million subscribers in January, and has been averaging about 1 million new subscribers each year. That figure appears to be on the rise. [Read more]...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, report says

India’s leading operator Bharti Airtel unveils mobile advertising service

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has followed up its recent deal with Qualcomm that strengthens its 4G mobile service plans, with a move into the mobile advertising space, the Times of India reports. The carrier, which saw growth from April take it to 183.3 million subscribers, unveiled its m-Advertising platform, which it says...
India’s leading operator Bharti Airtel unveils mobile advertising service
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