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Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

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Tapjoy, a mobile app marketing firm, has replaced its CEO and president Mihir Shah with Steve Wadsworth, the former president of Disney Interactive Media Group. The move is the latest turn for a company that has often been in the spotlight, sometimes for unflattering reasons. Wadworth, who is currently a Tapjoy...
Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

Google Announces Rebuilt AdMob Developer Tools With Smarter App Promotion, Local Currency Support

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Mobile app developers using Google’s AdMob ad network will start seeing a new version that has been rebuilt “in a ground up sort of way,” according to Jonathan Alferness, director of product management for mobile ads. The update, which starts rolling out today, also brings AdMob more in line with...
Google Announces Rebuilt AdMob Developer Tools With Smarter App Promotion, Local Currency Support

Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

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Kaltura, the open source video platform that’s powering Wikipedia’s new HTML5 player, has announced a new $25 million funding round from new investors which include Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and ORIX Ventures, with participating from existing investors which include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures....
Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

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At long last, Yahoo has announced a plan to monetize its stake in Chinese internet company Alibaba. It's complicated, and it will be in stages, but the process has begun, and Yahoo says it will get about $7.1 billion in short order, via Alibaba's repurchase of half of Yahoo's stake...
FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

How Facebook could monetize Instagram

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Facebook is not likely in any rush to monetize Instagram since it acquired the mobile photo sharing application last week, but with the app coming at a billion-dollar price tag, the social network is bound to have some ideas on how the service could eventually benefit its advertising business. Mobile...
How Facebook could monetize Instagram

JumpTime Gets New Patent and $4 Million to Optimize Traffic and Content Monetization

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According to traffic optimization startup JumpTime, online publishers are regularly leaving enormous sums of money on the table due to a lack of information and a poor understanding of the true value of each piece of content. “Publishers are gauging traffic incorrectly,” says co-founder and CEO Michele DiLorenzo. The data-driven...
JumpTime Gets New Patent and $4 Million to Optimize Traffic and Content Monetization

The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

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The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company’s headquarters. The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and “teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology...
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

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Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the most interesting sections of her presentation were her thoughts about the future of the Internet. In...
Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So we...
Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

Here's How Much Facebook Is Expected To Make In Mobile Ad Revenue Per Quarter (FB)

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Facebook could make $300 million per quarter from its mobile ads, according to a research note from J.P.Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, and mobile revenue could eventually exceed that of its existing desktop revenues. Almost all of Facebook's ad revenue -- $872 million in Q1 2012 -- currently comes from its...
Here's How Much Facebook Is Expected To Make In Mobile Ad Revenue Per Quarter (FB)
Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn "Verified Certificates" For A Fee

Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

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I just reported on Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, and subsequently saw that Nokia has meanwhile issued a statement. I'll now quote it, and comment on it, passage by passage:"Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on IPR...
Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

Is it a good thing that Elsevier bought Mendeley?

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When rumors sprang up in January about the scientific journal publisher Elsevier buying British reference manager and academic social network Mendeley, the reaction was negative in some quarters. Elsevier has a bad reputation among many academics over the amount it charges for access to its journals, which are generally populated...
Is it a good thing that Elsevier bought Mendeley?

Facebook Pages Manager: Now you can manage your pages from Facebook’s new iPhone app

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During the build-up to Facebook’s impending $100 billion-plus initial public offering, mobile has been a frequent sore point. Yesterday, the social network quietly released Facebook Pages Manager, an iPhone app for Facebook marketers to manage their brand pages. The new app will be familiar to anyone who uses the current...
Facebook Pages Manager: Now you can manage your pages from Facebook’s new iPhone app

Ooyala launches personalized video discovery platform

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From mobile to desktop, Ooyala's new content discovery system aims to keep viewers glued longerAs the world of online video rockets in popularity, content producers and brands are searching for the best way to deliver the ultimate viewing experience while getting the most effective monetization out of it. Ooyala, a...
Ooyala launches personalized video discovery platform

W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i today announced that it has rebranded the company, changing its name to NativeX. The company’s name change comes alongside its other announcement, pivoting the business to providing native ad units for its customers, a form of in-app advertising where publishers can integrate ads into...
W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform
It's the 'second inning' of mobile monetization & these startups are making bank

ZURB acquires Forrst from COLOURlovers to build a "strong, active" design and development community

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Product design firm and creator of tools like Notable and Verify, ZURB, has acquired Forrst, a design and development community founded in 2010 that was previously acquired by COLOURlovers in mid 2012. This is an interesting development for both companies involved, as ZURB has played an important role as a service provider in the...
ZURB acquires Forrst from COLOURlovers to build a "strong, active" design and development community

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

Facebook's Fischer And Lessin Say User Experience And Advertising Are Sides Of The Same Coin

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Do Facebook’s efforts to make money come at the cost of the user experience? Company executives David Fischer (vice president of marketing and business partnerships) and Sam Lessin (who heads the Identity Product Group) said today that they don’t see it that way — instead, Fischer argued that the Facebook...
Facebook's Fischer And Lessin Say User Experience And Advertising Are Sides Of The Same Coin

Fuzz.com Is Trying To Find The Sweet Spot Between Pandora, Spotify, And Turntable.fm

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Listening to music online is either about leaning forward or leaning back. You either know which songs you want to listen to and go out to find them, say using an on-demand service such as Spotify; or you're not quite sure what you want to listen to, so you turn...
Fuzz.com Is Trying To Find The Sweet Spot Between Pandora, Spotify, And Turntable.fm

Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $1.58 billion in Q4 revenue

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Facebook announced $1.58 billion in revenue Wednesday for the company’s fourth quarter, beating analyst estimates of $1.53 billion. Overall, the company reported $5.09 billion in revenue for 2012, compared to $3.71 billion for 2011, when the company was not yet public. The company saw fourth-quarter earnings of $0.17 per share excluding one-time charges, compared to...
Facebook beats analyst expectations, reports $1.58 billion in Q4 revenue

Facebook shares back up to $28; company to report Q4 earnings Jan. 30

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Facebook shares are up 5 percent today, closing at $28 on the first day of trading in 2013. The company also set the date for its 2012 fourth quarter earnings call: Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. Today’s share price is as high as it has been since Dec. 13. This...
Facebook shares back up to $28; company to report Q4 earnings Jan. 30

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding
Where's the big money going in Europe? On money itself

Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

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Google SVP and chief business officer Nikesh Arora touted growth at YouTube on the company’s earnings call today, saying that the company had finally found a business model for the giant video site. Without giving firm numbers, Arora said the site had come a long way since 2007, when some...
Google's Nikesh Arora: 'We Found Our Model' For YouTube

BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is one of the fastest-growing usage categories in mobile, with huge growth seen in Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. In particular, social mobile gaming, enabled by always-connected smartphones and the "freemium" revenue model, is particularly strong. BI Intelligence has produced a new report on Mobile Gaming, taking a look at the size of the mobile...
BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the e-books antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple and book publishers by the United States Department of Justice, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2012, and has focused on the so-called 'agency model' for pricing ebooks that Apple attempted to...
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

G Cloud Backup gives Android users peace of mind for free

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G Cloud Backup is a new backup solution for Android devices from developer Genie9. It aims to provide a simple, no-frills backup service to give Android users peace of mind, and does so for free — with optional purchases of additional storage space for those who need it. Setting up...
G Cloud Backup gives Android users peace of mind for free
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