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Verizon, Redbox team up to build video streaming, DVD service

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Verizon and Redbox are developing a new video service to compete against Netflix, which will combine Redbox's kiosk DVD and Blu-Ray rental service with streaming and downloadable video content made possible by Verizon's network. Verizon and Redbox parent company Coinstar announced the partnership today with a press release and...
Verizon, Redbox team up to build video streaming, DVD service

Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

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We took a look at Flat6Labs, a Cairo-based accelerator in October when it launched its first cycle with 5 startups under its wing. Fast forward 7 months later, and the accelerator is graduating its second cycle of startups. Founded by venture capital firm Sawari Ventures and the American University in Cairo,...
Cairo accelerator Flat6Labs graduates its second cycle of seven startups

NTT Docomo Will Pay Up To $300M To Buy Italian Mobile Content Company Buongiorno

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Mobile carrier NTT Docomo today announced a move to grow its content business outside of its traditional base of Japan: it issued a tender offer to acquire Buongiorno, a mobile content company based in Japan, paying up to ¥24 billion ($300 million) for the assets. Docomo notes in a statement...
NTT Docomo Will Pay Up To $300M To Buy Italian Mobile Content Company Buongiorno

HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

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Facebook is banking a lot on the future of HTML5 and the idea of people going web-first instead of native-apps for their mobile content fixes, and today mobile gaming company Cellufun taking one step in its strategy to position itself as a key player in that space, too: it’s announcing...
HMTL5 Mobile Gaming Site Cellufun Is Now Tylted, Eyes Up “Substantial” Facebook Play, Virtual Goods, Ads

Telefónica brings Electronic Arts on board to offer more mobile games to the masses

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Telefónica Digital, the global business unit announced by Telefónica back in September to spearhead the telecom company’s digital growth, has launched the latest move in its global gaming strategy by teaming up with Electronic Arts’ (EA) mobile division. The tie-up with EA Mobile will let the telecommunications giant’s customers access...
Telefónica brings Electronic Arts on board to offer more mobile games to the masses

The App is Dead (OK Not Really, But The Browser Is Back)

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"If it can be done on the Web, build it for the Web; if it can’t, build an app." Alex Schleifer, GM of the Media Lab at SAY Media Thanks to Apple's iOS and Google's open source Android OS, smartphone and tablet apps have enjoyed a period of astounding success...
The App is Dead (OK Not Really, But The Browser Is Back)

Verizon Teams With Redbox For a Netflix-Style Video Service

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Here’s the Netflix-style video service that Verizon wouldn’t talk about a couple months ago: A joint venture with Redbox that promises “instantly available online and mobile content with immediate access to physical media through rental kiosks.” The two companies put out a press release without a whole lot of detail...
Verizon Teams With Redbox For a Netflix-Style Video Service

Watch live TV on your phone! No, really

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commentary Mobile Content Venture, a little known, but powerful consortium of broadcasters, wants to deliver local and live TV to phones and tablets. But does anyone care? [Read more]...
Watch live TV on your phone! No, really

Q&A Site ChaCha Cans UK Expansion After Poor User Take-Up

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Can a reasonably successful, U.S.-based mobile content brand find equal success for its English-language service in the UK? It’s a question that could have been asked on the Q&A service ChaCha, and unfortunately it looks like the company has figured out the answer the hard way. ChaCha, which launched in...
Q&A Site ChaCha Cans UK Expansion After Poor User Take-Up

Averail Raises $6M To Help Enterprises Share Documents On Mobile Devices

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Stealthy startup Averail has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Foundation Capital and Storm Ventures. In addition, the company has appointed Paul Holland, General Partner at Foundation Capital, and Tae Hea Nahm, Managing Director at Storm Ventures, to its Board of Directors. While some of the details...
Averail Raises $6M To Help Enterprises Share Documents On Mobile Devices

One URL To Rule Them All For Mobile SEO

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A core element of mobile SEO is to determine where the mobile content will reside in relation to that of the standard desktop orientated site. This debate was even broached a year ago. What Are The Mobile SEO URL Options? Same URL or One URL strategy An m. subdomain A third...
One URL To Rule Them All For Mobile SEO
Japan’s Docomo buying mobile content powerhoue Buongiorno for €224 million

Box OneCloud learns from Dropbox and iCloud, allows simpler document editing on-the-go (video)

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If you're an avid Box user, what we're about to say is apt to have a great, positive impact on your life. For everyone else -- well, chances are you aren't about to swap out of whatever cloud ecosystem you're already entrenched in. In an effort to create a...
Box OneCloud learns from Dropbox and iCloud, allows simpler document editing on-the-go (video)

RIM To Developers: We’ll Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year

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With the release of their BlackBerry 10 beta development tools and Dev Alpha devices earlier today, RIM has made it very clear that they want to build up as much developer love as possible before BlackBerry 10 officially launches. Well, as it turns out, that’s not the only thing they’re...
RIM To Developers: We’ll Make Sure Your App Earns At Least $10K In Its First Year

Mary Meeker: “Mobile Monetization Has More Going For It Than Early Desktop Monetization Had”

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We’ve heard a lot about how monetizing mobile content is difficult in the context of Facebook’s recent IPO. A lot of the company’s growth is coming from mobile, after all, but it’s currently very hard to make money of this mobile traffic. At AllThingsD’s D10 conference today, Kleiner Perkins partner...
Mary Meeker: “Mobile Monetization Has More Going For It Than Early Desktop Monetization Had”
Verizon CEO Dan Mead announces Viewdini, a video aggregation app with Comcast Xfinity as its first partner

Buddy Media arms marketers with more social tools

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Social marketing platform operator Buddy Media is rolling out a bunch of updates to its suite of tools that should give marketers more flexibility and resources in using social channels to reach consumers. The update includes a unified social data API, the ability to track conversions and campaigns across entire social...
Buddy Media arms marketers with more social tools

Ogmento Lets You Shoot Like Jordan Or Fire Like A Tank Commander Thanks To Augmented Reality

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Ogmento is a gaming company dedicated to the creation of high-quality augmented reality games. Although AR games aren’t that rare – the 3DS does a few quite well and there are a number available on mobile phones – Ogmento is focusing on higher-end experiences. The demo above shows how...
Ogmento Lets You Shoot Like Jordan Or Fire Like A Tank Commander Thanks To Augmented Reality

Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple

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While Apple is busy fighting Proview over the iPad trademark in China, it has lost a separate trademark battle in Europe: Wapple, the mobile web developers, have won a suit filed by Apple over its name. The suit, originally filed in 2007, claimed that Wapple was trading on Apple’s brand...
Wapple Wins Trademark Battle Over Apple

Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right

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As a foreign correspondent in London 10 years ago, my job was to unearth innovative new startups for my business magazine's readers. I traveled across the Continent, from Helsinki to Milan, meeting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and big company researchers to write about the next big thing. In the summer of...
Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right

EXPERTS REVEAL: The 7 Biggest Mobile Marketing Mistakes You Can Make

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Money is pouring into mobile advertising—$5.3 billion last year—but much of it is wasted as advertisers make dumb mistakes. In advance of Business Insider's Mobile Advertising Conference, we asked half a dozen prominent mobile ad execs to give us their advice on the common mistakes that clients and agencies make....
EXPERTS REVEAL: The 7 Biggest Mobile Marketing Mistakes You Can Make

Leapfrogging 101: Brazil's Zeewe TV bets big on HTML5

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I always love to hear success stories from emerging markets, in part because they teach us a lot about doing business in the U.S. as well. Case in point: Brazil-based mobile entertainment provider Movile just surpassed the one million user benchmark with its new Zeewe TV service, which launched just...
Leapfrogging 101: Brazil's Zeewe TV bets big on HTML5
Averail exits stealth, nabs $6M to improve mobile file management

Baidu Q2 Sales Up 60% To $859M; Search Giant Keeps Focus On Mobile, Cloud Ahead

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Search is going very strong in China, and leading player Baidu continues to reap the benefits. In its Q2 results, the company reported sales of 5.456 billion yuan ($858.8 million), up 59.8 percent compared to the same quarter in 2011. The company’s chairman and chief exec, Robin Li, said in...
Baidu Q2 Sales Up 60% To $859M; Search Giant Keeps Focus On Mobile, Cloud Ahead

MSNBC.com Renamed NBCNews.com As Microsoft Departs

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News updates all day from Fast Company.MSNBC has rebranded itself as simply NBCNews.com, reflecting the fact that Comcast, NBC's owner, is buying out Microsoft's 50% stake in the online news site for what the New York Times says is around $300 million. NBC is said to be investing in the...
MSNBC.com Renamed NBCNews.com As Microsoft Departs

Japanese mobile social gaming comes to London as GREE moves into Silicon Roundabout

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GREE, the Japanese social mobile games company, has established a new studio in East London’s tech district, known locally as Silicon Roundabout. GREE has already seen international growth this year. The firm revealed plans for a development studio in Vancouver, Canada just last month. The company’s new base in London will...
Japanese mobile social gaming comes to London as GREE moves into Silicon Roundabout

comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones

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Smartphones users are, country by country, starting to gradually outnumber those who are using feature phones, and at the same time, consumers have passed a different kind of penetration: a majority is now using mobile devices to do a lot more than just make phone calls. A lengthy annual report...
comScore: Japan, An Early Mover In Mobile, Trails The U.S., Others In Smartphones

Mary Meeker's Legendary Internet Slide Deck: The D10 Highlights (Video)

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Most people dread presentations with PowerPoint slides, but Mary Meeker’s presentations on the future of the Internet have become legendary. Today the former Morgan Stanley analyst turned Kliener Perkins Caulfield and Byers venture capitalist brought her latest observations — and a 125-slide deck — to D: All Things Digital. Among...
Mary Meeker's Legendary Internet Slide Deck: The D10 Highlights (Video)

Box for business wants to put your iOS apps in OneCloud

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The lack of a visible filesystem on Apple's iOS devices is something of a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it reduces the need to manage documents and files as you would on a traditional Mac or PC—which, for some, is a plus. But without a shared...
Box for business wants to put your iOS apps in OneCloud
Verizon launches Viewdini video search app exclusively for LTE Android devices (hands-on)
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