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24 hours in apps media disruption

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How mobile is sparking innovation in publishing, music, television, games and beyondIn 2012, smartphone and tablet apps are at the heart of disruption across the media and entertainment industries. Which sounds like a grandiose claim, but the evidence is there to back it up. In fact, the last 24 hours...
24 hours in apps media disruption

Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home?

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home? (The Motley Fool)Facebook Home suite...
Will Twitter Copy Facebook Home?

Watch MarketWatch shift its Apple colors from red to green

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Editorial sentiment is changing, but it may take some time to turn the ship around. FORTUNE -- Although it was never in quite the same boat as The Motley Fool, Insider Monkey or ValueWalk, there's been a predictable cast to the Apple (AAPL) coverage on the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch site these...
Watch MarketWatch shift its Apple colors from red to green

The Real Thing: Don't Listen to Coke, Social Media Works . . . At Least As Well As Regular Media

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Last week, Coca-Cola put out a study declaring that online buzz has no impact on sales. And of course, that announcement drove everyone on the Internet to start buzzing about it. AdAge, MediaBistro, Motley Fool, Business Insider and dozens of others all weighed in on Coke’s study, which “finds online...
The Real Thing: Don't Listen to Coke, Social Media Works . . . At Least As Well As Regular Media

Splunk's 10-Year Road to a Successful IPO

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The tech IPO is back in fashion, with the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and GroupOn dominating the headlines over the past year. One of the lesser known technology brands to have gone public is Splunk, a company hyped by its CEO Godfrey Sullivan as "the Google of Big Data." Splunk...
Splunk's 10-Year Road to a Successful IPO
The week in cloud: Google and Amazon cut prices (again); OpenStack Grizzly debuts

Zite, CNN Launch Publisher Program To Ease Cease-And-Desist Concerns

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Last April Fools' Day, publishers from Time Inc. to the Washington Post Company sent fast-growing startup Zite an aggressive cease-and-desist letter. The publishers weren't joking, accusing Zite's app, a personalized news reader for the iPad and iPhone, of copyright infringement and calling it "plainly unlawful." Fast forward to this...
Zite, CNN Launch Publisher Program To Ease Cease-And-Desist Concerns
Apple financials coming January 23: will Q1 2013 be a new record?
Nine publishers ready to embrace Zite’s mobile news app

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff on why they'd be able to withstand a Google threat

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Spencer Rascoff Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff faces all sorts of competition, but how would they fend off a potential challenge from Google? That’s what a reporter from The Motley Fool recently asked Rascoff. His response was interesting, touting both Zillow’s seven-year-old brand as well as its database of homes. “Our...
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff on why they'd be able to withstand a Google threat

Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

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Personalized reading app Zite is adding more publishers to its three-month-old ZitePublisher program. The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar, the International Business Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Macworld and PC World magazines, and tech blogs TechHive and Cult of Mac are joining the program and will have their own...
Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

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This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. I find predictions, and the people who make them,...
The Problem With Prognostication: Why You Shouldn’t Invest Based on “Expert” Predictions

This Is Why I'm DONE Listening To Wall Street Analysts About Apple (AAPL, T, VZ, MSFT)

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Matthew DiLallo is a member of The Motley Fool Blog Network -- entries represent the personal opinions of our bloggers and are not formally edited. Unlike most people, I don’t own Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, though I’ve wanted to since I sold my shares for $100 years ago.  As shares recently started to...
This Is Why I'm DONE Listening To Wall Street Analysts About Apple (AAPL, T, VZ, MSFT)

How to Turn Your Clutter Into Cash

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This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, this article is all...
How to Turn Your Clutter Into Cash

Should You Really Be Reading This Post?

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This is a guest post from Robert Brokamp of The Motley Fool. Robert is a Certified Financial Planner and the advisor for The Motley Fool’s Rule Your Retirement service. He contributes one new article to Get Rich Slowly every two weeks. Let’s say it’s 8 p.m. on a weekday. Or...
Should You Really Be Reading This Post?

The 18 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Past Year

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The U.S. economic recovery started in early 2009.  And while the job market has improved, the labor recovery has been painfully slow. Part of the problem is that companies continue to layoff employees in their efforts to control costs. With the help of Bloomberg, we compiled a list of the...
The 18 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Past Year

Poll: Should Microsoft buy Barnes & Noble?

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Barnes & Noble is struggling. Could Microsoft, which invested $300 million in the company’s Nook digital reader business last year, be the bookseller’s savior? Barron’s got the rumor mill going over the weekend when it wrote that Microsoft’s ownership of the nation’s largest bookseller would “jump start” the company’s...
Poll: Should Microsoft buy Barnes & Noble?

Google Rolling Out Micropayments for Web Content

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Google Wallet for Business (Screengrab) Oh, yay, Google is set to implement a micropayment system for online content. CNET reports the search giant has confirmed that users will be able to purchase articles for prices between $0.25 and $0.99 apiece. Google isn’t trying subvert free content, it says the project...
Google Rolling Out Micropayments for Web Content

Marc Benioff Has Swagger But What About That Salesforce.com Balance Sheet?

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Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff is a charismatic guy for someone who leads a company that serves the stodgy world of the enterprise. He’s so well-recognized that he was put on stage this past week in Las Vegas to give a keynote at CES, the world’s largest consumer electronics show. Let...
Marc Benioff Has Swagger But What About That Salesforce.com Balance Sheet?

Microsoft's Chinese Factory Worker Conditions Are The Same As Apple's (MSFT)

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Consumer watchdog organizations are screaming over Apple's worker conditions. And rightly so. But why leave Microsoft off the hook? John Grgurich at The Motley Fool points out that when Foxconn workers hit one of their low points, they were working for Microsoft, not Apple. He writes: In 2010, 12...
Microsoft's Chinese Factory Worker Conditions Are The Same As Apple's (MSFT)
Mobile news aggregator Zite adds publisher sections for CNN, Bleacher Report, & others

The Next Web is a proud partner in Zite’s brand new publisher program

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Today, personalized news magazine Zite announced its new publisher program that will allow it to deliver personalized news sections from a set of carefully chosen partners. These sections will contain 50 new stories for that day from the partner. The Next Web is one of those partners, so you’ll be...
The Next Web is a proud partner in Zite’s brand new publisher program

Baidu Launches English-language Antivirus Software

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Chinese Internet search giant Baidu launched a free Windows security suite today, in the company's latest effort to crack foreign markets. Will international customers use antivirus software from a Chinese company? China-based Internet powerhouse Baidu is betting they will--the company's new English-language Baidu Antivirus 2013 launched today. The free...
Baidu Launches English-language Antivirus Software

Flash in the iPad

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Two stories are getting some airtime today.  One has NPR and the WSJ building special iPad versions of their websites without Flash (remember this was one of Steve Jobs requests last month when he visited the Journal?)  The sites will be basically the same but the Flash bits will be...
Flash in the iPad
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BlackBerry Takes Its PR Fight To The SEC: Seeks Review Of "False" Report On Return Rates Of BB Z10 From Detwiler Fenton

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BlackBerry, the beleaguered Canadian handset maker, today said it is contacting the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission for formal reviews of the analysts Detwiler Fenton, after its analysts issued a statement saying that its new flagship handset, the BB Z10, was seeing record-levels of returns in...
BlackBerry Takes Its PR Fight To The SEC: Seeks Review Of "False" Report On Return Rates Of BB Z10 From Detwiler Fenton

The Next Invest Conference

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I guess this will be online learning weekend. Yesterday I talked about MBA Mondays Live and the fact that it will be available via livestream and via archive. Today, I'd like to tell you about an online conference being put on by our portfolio company Covestor. It is called the...
The Next Invest Conference
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