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Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins' Megan Quinn On What's Next For Ecommerce; The Mobile Revolution And More

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Kleiner Perkins’ partner Megan Quinn joined us in this week’s Ask A VC, chatting about her views on what’s next for ecommerce, where mobile innovation is heading, technical product managers vs. non-technical PMs, and more. Quinn is one of Kleiner’s newest partners, with previous product experience at payments company...
Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins' Megan Quinn On What's Next For Ecommerce; The Mobile Revolution And More
LG plans to launch a ‘thinking smartphone’

Nokia looks to boost mobile innovation with further $250M investment in third Nokia Growth Partners venture fund

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Ensuring it doesn’t miss the latest and greatest mobile startups and technologies, Nokia has made another investment in its global venture arm — Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) — pledging $250 million into the firm’s third fund to boost the mobile ecosystem in the US, Europe and Asia. Along with news...
Nokia looks to boost mobile innovation with further $250M investment in third Nokia Growth Partners venture fund

Buzz + Latitude = A Minefield for Google

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Google is looking to integrate its Latitude and Buzz offerings, according to a story today in eWeek.com. Which means Buzz’s privacy problems may be about to get even bigger. Google continues to draw flak from privacy advocates over Buzz, which launched last month. The company has scrambled to alter certain...
Buzz + Latitude = A Minefield for Google

HTC shuffles execs in renewed comeback effort

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Shares of HTC (2498) have tumbled in the past year and the struggling manufacturer has seen its revenue fall for four straight quarters. Though it continues to build appealing smartphones, the Taiwanese company keeps losing market share to Samsung (005930) and Apple (AAPL), among others. In an attempt to reverse this...
HTC shuffles execs in renewed comeback effort

Ask A VC: Shasta Ventures' Rob Coneybeer On The Challenges Of Founding A VC Firm And More

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We put Shasta Ventures’ co-founder Rob Coneybeer in the hot seat this week for Ask A VC. After spending a number of years at NEA as a VC, Coneybeer decided to found his own firm. He explains in the video above why he felt there was a need for...
Ask A VC: Shasta Ventures' Rob Coneybeer On The Challenges Of Founding A VC Firm And More

Box ‘moons’ Microsoft, skips software giant in release of new cloud service

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Aaron Levie Was there something traumatic about Aaron Levie’s childhood that caused an intense dislike of Microsoft? The founder of the Silicon Valley online storage service Box attended Mercer Island High School, just a few miles from Microsoft’s sprawling Redmond campus. But there’s no hometown pride when it comes to...
Box ‘moons’ Microsoft, skips software giant in release of new cloud service

Searching for the Location Gold Mine

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Investments into the next generation of location and augmented reality applications these days are as big as the buzz surrounding them. But while we’re seeing amazing apps and demonstrations, we’re still not seeing compelling revenue models. On Wednesday, April 28, a select group of about 75 entrepreneurs, investors and technologists...
Searching for the Location Gold Mine

Government competition brings best of British mobile innovation to MWC

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A government-led competition brings 20 of Britain's most innovative mobile technology companies to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. [Read more]...
Government competition brings best of British mobile innovation to MWC
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski: 'The US Is Killing It On Mobile Innovation'

Second Innovation Works fund to focus on Online-to-Offline commerce, mobile

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Innovation Works founder Kaifu Lee has revealed that the early-stage incubator’s second fund will look toward investing in opportunities in Online-to-Offline (O2O) commerce and meeting the needs of China’s burgeoning smartphone user base. Lee confirmed to Sina Tech (translation) that Innovation Works began raising for the second fund in April. He told...
Second Innovation Works fund to focus on Online-to-Offline commerce, mobile
Five Years Of Android: The Devices That Defined Google's Mobile OS

Japan's NTT Docomo Launches $125M Incubator Fund And Program To Accelerate Homegrown Mobile Innovation

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Good news for Japanese startups: Japan’s largest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, has announced a $125 million investment fund and incubator program for smartphone and tablet related startups — to be called the Docomo Innovation Fund and the Docomo Innovation Village — both due to kick off at the end of March 2013....
Japan's NTT Docomo Launches $125M Incubator Fund And Program To Accelerate Homegrown Mobile Innovation

Marissa Mayer: Yahoo surpassed 300 million active mobile users in the first quarter

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Today on the its earnings call, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer stated that Yahoo passed the 300 million active user mark during the first quarter of 2013. This is a key milestone for the company, as it underscores that even as its traditional business pillars of display ads and search revenue...
Marissa Mayer: Yahoo surpassed 300 million active mobile users in the first quarter

Where Marries GeoLocal App with the Web

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After having seen tremendous success with its geo-local app called Where, the Boston-based uLocate Communications today rebranded itself as Where. The company also launched a new website that allows mobile users to sync information in the app between the phone and the PC. Where.com users can go online to search nearby...
Where Marries GeoLocal App with the Web
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: iOS Continues To Dominate Mobile Ad Monetization

Industry Moves: Forbes; Digitas Health; MSLO; Time Inc; TwelvefoldMedia

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Here is a roundup of some of the latest executive-level hirings and exits in the world of digital media business… —Forbes Media: Meredith Kopit Levien has been promoted to chief revenue officer and Mark Howard has been elevated to SVP of digital advertising strategy. Levien joined Forbes four years...
Industry Moves: Forbes; Digitas Health; MSLO; Time Inc; TwelvefoldMedia

Eventbrite will support Apple's Passbook for all event tickets

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Apple’s iOS 6 is right around the corner, which means we’ll soon get to take the new Passbook service for a spin. Partners for the new application have been signing up steadily, and ticketing startup Eventbrite is the latest to jump on board. Eventbrite, which earlier this year hit $1...
Eventbrite will support Apple's Passbook for all event tickets
HTC’s struggles continue, revenue plummeted 45% so far this year

Google and Yahoo Face Off Over Local Ads

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Yahoo this week described itself to Forbes.com as “laser focused” on bringing local brand advertisers online. Meanwhile, Google’s director of mobile advertising, Diana Pouliot, told an audience at a CTIA-related event that a third of mobile Google searches are now related to the location of the searcher. It’s no secret...
Google and Yahoo Face Off Over Local Ads
HTC announces Desire X

Mobile World Congress: A reminder that the U.S. leads mobile -- but don't count Europe out

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation Yesterday was an interesting day for me at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As always the sheer size of this event is somewhat overwhelming, however there is no better place to see what the future of the mobile industry holds....
Mobile World Congress: A reminder that the U.S. leads mobile -- but don't count Europe out
Towards fewer apps: The rise of the uber-app
As innovation declines, ITU hopes to relieve mobile patent wars
LG Mobile Managing Director: 'we'll set a new rule of the game with thinking smartphone'

What's next for mobile display ads?

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Google, MediaCom, LBi and YuMe ponder the future for brands on mobile devices.The panel comprised Stefan Bardega, head of mobile innovation, MediaCom; Ian Carrington, mobile and social Google advertising sales director, NACE, Google; Ilicco Elia, head of mobile, LBi; and Owen Hanks, general manager - mobile, Europe, YuMe. The moderator...
What's next for mobile display ads?

eBay changed commerce, and now it's doing it again with mobile

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The way that we purchase consumer goods has definitely changed since the days of going to a store and paying cash for it. No longer are people driving hours to a store, finding that what they wanted no longer exists, and leaving unsettled because the item isn’t available anywhere else...
eBay changed commerce, and now it's doing it again with mobile

Need spectrum? FCC plans TV incentive auction for 2014

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The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission plans to share his thinking around how the agency will conduct an auction that would take airwaves from TV broadcasters and make them available for mobile broadband. The plan to entice TV broadcasters who are currently using airwaves to give them up to...
Need spectrum? FCC plans TV incentive auction for 2014
Congrats! You've been hired as VP Mobile... Now what?

Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation

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A lot more innovation is desperately needed for mobile hardware design and platforms. Are Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft up to the task?...
Scot Finnie: A call for mobile innovation
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