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Lessons from the Failure of Readability’s Author Payment Plan

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Yesterday Readability announced that they were shutting down their experiment to take payments on behalf of authors and then distribute them (minus a 30% cut) to those authors. The announcement talks about learning from the experiment, the main learning being that while readers seemed to like the model, it was...
Lessons from the Failure of Readability’s Author Payment Plan

Sponsor Post: There's Never Been a Better Time to Start Something on Your Own

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Editor's note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to...
Sponsor Post: There's Never Been a Better Time to Start Something on Your Own

Netflix nabs a million UK subscribers, promises to 'invest heavily' to outbid Sky for movie rights

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has threatened a bidding war with UK Broadcaster BSkyB for premium movie rights, and he could have the war chest to back it up -- the company also hit the million subscriber mark in the UK only seven months after launching there. Netflix UK boasted...
Netflix nabs a million UK subscribers, promises to 'invest heavily' to outbid Sky for movie rights

Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

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There’s more evidence of the rising importance of messaging apps in Asia after Line announced (Google Translate) that ten political parties in Japan have opened official accounts on its service in a bid to increase their engagement and communication with voting members of the public. Line recently passed 150 million registered users,...
Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

Disrupting Discounts: ifeelgoods' Relevant Rewards Attract Shoppers Better Than Dollars Off

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It turns out people are 3X more likely to click through an ad and 30% more likely to make purchase that offers a $5 gift card compared to $5 off. That bit of social engineering gives personalized ecommerce rewards startup ifeelgoods the potential to reinvent the concept of discounts. ifeelgoods looks at...
Disrupting Discounts: ifeelgoods' Relevant Rewards Attract Shoppers Better Than Dollars Off

For Startups, 2012 Swung From Consumers To The Enterprise

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For consumer-oriented startups, 2012 came in like a lion, but left like a whimpering lamb. As the year went on, startups that target the consumer market had an increasingly hard time getting funded. Blame Facebook. Blame Groupon and Zynga. All of them had a discouraging year and their flaccid performance...
For Startups, 2012 Swung From Consumers To The Enterprise

Traditional VCs Didn't Even Get A Shot At Funding Pinterest's Mega-Round

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Hot social startup Pinterest just closed a $100 million financing round at a $1.5 billion. It's a unique deal: Pinterest didn't take money from an of the Valley's big VC firms or other traditional late stage startup investors. It raised from ecommerce giant Rakuten. A source familiar with how the...
Traditional VCs Didn't Even Get A Shot At Funding Pinterest's Mega-Round
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Apple: trial win means more than money or patents

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The Cupertino company says verdict sends message that "stealing isn't right." [Read more]...
Apple: trial win means more than money or patents
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