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Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth

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The latest numbers from Kantar show Windows continuing steady sales and, somewhat surprisingly, growing at a faster rate than those of Android. Windows Phone has seen its market share grow from 3.8 percent in February, March and April of 2012 to 5.6 percent during the same three month-period in 2013. That’s...
Study: Android still dominates, but Windows Phone makes gains thanks to youth
The Boy Genius Report: iPad mini, iMac and the Microsoft Surface
Android growth to end in 2012 as Microsoft begins to steal Google and Apple’s thunder
Amazon's S3 Now Stores Over 1.3 Trillion Objects, 3.7 Million Elastic Map Reduce Clusters Launched Since May 2010

UK now has 2 million "superfast" connections

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United Kingdom (UK), one of the laggards in Europe when it comes to superfast broadband, has finally passed the two million subscription mark or roughly 10 percent of UK’s fixed lines, according to broadband research firm, Point Topic. Their data shows that the UK superfast broadband has downstream bandwidth...
UK now has 2 million "superfast" connections
APPLE DROPS BELOW $500 PER SHARE

Samsung sends out event invites to “come and meet the next Galaxy” on May 3 in London. Galaxy S III incoming?

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Samsung could be just weeks away from unveiling its next flagship Android smartphone — the Galaxy S III — on May 3 after the company began sending invites with the tagline “come and meet the next Galaxy” for an event that will be held in London at the start of...
Samsung sends out event invites to “come and meet the next Galaxy” on May 3 in London. Galaxy S III incoming?
Has Apple caught up to Windows in the 'post-PC' era?

Wall Street Analysts Keep Writing Passionate Love Letters To LinkedIn (LNKD)

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LinkedIn will report its Q3 earnings tomorrow after the market closes. Wall Street analyst are downright giddy, and their latest research reports on LinkedIn read like love letters. "We have little reason to expect anything but continued strong operating momentum," says Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Graham. XOXO, right? JP Morgan's Douglas...
Wall Street Analysts Keep Writing Passionate Love Letters To LinkedIn (LNKD)

BlackBerry momentum may be slowing as Galaxy S4 sales soar

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BlackBerry momentum may be slowing as Galaxy S4 sales soar
Verizon reports Q1: Earnings up 16%, 734,000 net subscriber additions

Social Data: Gigya Launches User Management Platform To Put Marketers In The Driver's Seat

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Businesses understand the importance of implementing a social strategy in the Facebook Era — and not just because it’s cool, but because it can have a real effect on user engagement. Just ask Salesforce, which recently acquired Buddy Media for $643 million or Oracle, who followed suit by snatching up...
Social Data: Gigya Launches User Management Platform To Put Marketers In The Driver's Seat

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

Google Launches Its Answer To Facebook Groups: Google+ Communities

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An answer to LikedIn or Facebook Groups, Google today launched Google+ Communities. It also released some new “momentum” numbers. Communities has yet to roll out to most people. It will be an additional icon on the left column of Google+, presumably leading to a directory of existing... Please visit Marketing...
Google Launches Its Answer To Facebook Groups: Google+ Communities

Facebook's Zuckerberg Gives Zynga's Stock Price a Boost

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Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance today at TechCrunch Disrupt not only gave his own company’s stock a bump, but it also boosted shares of its close partner, Zynga. In after-hours trading, Facebook’s stock jumped 3.4 percent to close at $20.08 a share. The social games company, which has faced its own struggles...
Facebook's Zuckerberg Gives Zynga's Stock Price a Boost
Expensify now lets companies reimburse international employees in Bitcoin
Despite All the Sturm und Drang, Yahoo Will Likely Beat This Quarter (It's the Next Step That's a Doozy)

Coca-Cola, Entertaining Elf, Ted movie and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages

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Facebook for Every Phone, the page for Facebook’s feature phone application, continues to have massive organic momentum, picking up millions of new Likes a week. The top 20 fastest growing Pages this week gained between about 308,000 and 2.7 million Likes. We compile this list with our PageData tool, which tracks...
Coca-Cola, Entertaining Elf, Ted movie and more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook pages
Keek snags $7M for social video service

Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013: Strategy Analytics

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Samsung topped China’s smartphone sales for the first time last year, and the Korean firm has taken that momentum into this year, after selling a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm’s latest figures are reported by the Korea Herald (via Sammy...
Samsung sold a record 12.5 million smartphones in China during Q1 2013: Strategy Analytics

Apple, Google and others win as Kodak sells patents to Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation for $525m

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After months of posturing, struggling photographic firm Kodak has announced that it has sold its digital imaging patents to Apple and Microsoft-backed Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation — a consortium backed by Google, LG and HTC for $525 million. In a statement, Kodak says that it will receive the money...
Apple, Google and others win as Kodak sells patents to Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation for $525m

Google profits climb, company announces stock split

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Google’s profits rose sharply in the first quarter, to $2.89 billion, with CEO Larry Page saying the company is “tremendous momentum from the big bets we’ve made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube.” The search giant also announced an unusual plan to implement what amounts to a stock split,...
Google profits climb, company announces stock split

Mightybell continues push into creative spaces, adjusts features based on users, lots more on the way

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Mightybell launched in 2011 with the ambitious aim of creating user-generated pages full of useful content that could be shared by individuals, and grow with user participation. Mightybell at the time also touted ideas like guides creators could sell, item lists that would be monetized, analytics and more. However, nearly...
Mightybell continues push into creative spaces, adjusts features based on users, lots more on the way

Go to the Head of the Class, iPad

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With a growing number of schools across the nation embracing the iPad, the device is gaining significant momentum in the education market. And while it’s still early in its history, it’s beginning to look like the iPad could be the biggest thing happen to the classroom gadget market since the...
Go to the Head of the Class, iPad

Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders

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On the heels of reports that some students on online course platform Coursera have copied content from other sources, the education startup this week started rolling out what co-founder Daphne Koller called their ‘first line of defense’ against plagiarism: honor code reminders that students must acknowledge reading before submitting some...
Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders
For The First Time, Facebook's 680M Mobile DAUs Surpassed Web DAUs -- Zuck Says It's Now A "Mobile Company"
Signia Venture Partners' Rick Thompson delivers the über-investor's take on mobile gaming investments (interview)

Pinterest launches on Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets alongside an overhauled Facebook app

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Barnes & Noble announced today that Pinterest has launched a dedicated app for many of its Nook tablets, and will come preloaded alongside an overhauled Facebook app for new devices starting today. The Pinterest app is available from the Nook store immediately and should give tablet owners all of the...
Pinterest launches on Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets alongside an overhauled Facebook app

Why laptop makers should be focusing on tablets now

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Laptop makers not focused on producing attractive tablets may want to re-evaluate that strategy. According to an IDC report on Monday, tablets will begin to outsell portable PCs in 2015. This forecast further emphasizes the massive shift toward mobile, which has been underway for several years: Smartphones began outselling PCs...
Why laptop makers should be focusing on tablets now
When veteran filmmaker Larry Clark is embracing TinyPass, you know micropayments are set to go mainstream
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