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The music industry is set for a marketing revolution as APIs go mainstream

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“This year feels like APIs are becoming a mainstream thing for the [music] industry.” These were the opening lines from Stuart Dredge at the ‘Music apps – beyond the hype‘ evening in London last night. Dredge is the editor-in-chief of business intelligence service The Appside and Music Ally, the hosts of...
The music industry is set for a marketing revolution as APIs go mainstream
One Year Post-Launch, E La Carte Has Put 20,000 Of Its Tablets In 600 Restaurants Worldwide
Facebook adds new public data to page Timelines, lets businesses assess competitors
Facebook now sending 160 million users a month through to mobile apps

Chrome passes Internet Explorer to become world’s most popular browser

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Google’s Chrome Web browser has continued to gain market share since its introduction in 2008. Despite surpassing Internet Explorer in select regions and on weekends, Google’s browser has never been able to dethrone Microsoft in global usage share. According to new numbers from StatCounter, however, Google’s browser has finally...
Chrome passes Internet Explorer to become world’s most popular browser

Android's User Growth Has Slowed To Its Lowest Rate Since 2009 (AAPL, GOOG)

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Android makes up the majority of the smartphone market right now, but that might start to change if recent sales growth trends continue. The number of new users who purchased an Android smartphone steadily declined throughout the first four months of this year, according to an analysis of recent comScore...
Android's User Growth Has Slowed To Its Lowest Rate Since 2009 (AAPL, GOOG)

Brightcove’s IPO: What you need to know

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Online video platform provider Brightcove amended its SEC filing today to go public; the company is expected to raise just shy of $60 million, selling 5 million shares for $10 to $12 a piece. Brightcove originally filed its S-1 with the Security and Exchanges Commission in August of last year, but...
Brightcove’s IPO: What you need to know

Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

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Phil Libin, the CEO of note taking app Evernote, is sitting on a $1 billion valuation and plans for an IPO, and while it may be a while yet before it follows through on going public , today at LeWeb in London he revealed new numbers for just how much the service...
Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

Nielsen: As U.S. Nears Smartphone Majority, It’s A Two-Horse Race Between Android and Apple’s iOS

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New numbers out from Nielsen today point to just how close the U.S. is to having more smartphone than feature phone users: the proportion that currently owns a smartphone, as of February 2012, is 49.7 percent, say the analysts, a big leap on the 36 percent who owned smartphones a...
Nielsen: As U.S. Nears Smartphone Majority, It’s A Two-Horse Race Between Android and Apple’s iOS

For Social Success, Post To Twitter & Facebook In Early Afternoons, Tumblr In Evenings

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When’s the best time to post to social media platforms to ensure your content is most seen? URL shortening service Bitly has crunched some new numbers. Success on Twitter and Facebook means posting in the early afternoons, while Tumbr likes the night live. Bitly looked at the amount of clicks......
For Social Success, Post To Twitter & Facebook In Early Afternoons, Tumblr In Evenings
Android 4.0 finally on 10 percent of devices, 8.5 months in

Larry Page: Google+ Is Google’s Social Spine, Seeing “Healthy Growth” and “Impressive Engagement”

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During its Q1 earnings call today, Google’s CEO Larry Page called Google+ the company’s “social spine.” With about 120 Google+ integrations across Google’s portfolio, Page said, Google+ is now what connects all of Google’s products. He also stressed that there are two aspects to Google+: the social spine (which now...
Larry Page: Google+ Is Google’s Social Spine, Seeing “Healthy Growth” and “Impressive Engagement”

NPD: Include iPad and Apple doubles nearest competitor in Mobile PC share, iPad now 63% of tablet market

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Taken during the new iPad’s announcement in March Tim Cook likes to refer to the iPad as “the poster child of the post PC world” and brags often about how it’s leading the pack. According to new numbers out today from research firm NDP, if you account for the iPad (13.6 million...
NPD: Include iPad and Apple doubles nearest competitor in Mobile PC share, iPad now 63% of tablet market
The Era of AppNation Has Arrived

iOS web marketshare rises pass 65% in June

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NetMarketShare is out with new numbers this morning that portray iOS’ continuing dominance over web marketshare. The firm found that in the month of June, iOS’ web marketshare rose almost 3%, pushing it past 65% — an almost 15% increase year-over-year. Compared to the competition, iOS is blowing 0thers out...
iOS web marketshare rises pass 65% in June

Songkick Secures Sequoia’s First Ever UK Investment With A $10m B Round

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Songkick – which allows users to follow music artists, their live music events and book tickets – has raised a $10 million B round of financing from Sequoia Capital. This is Sequoia’s first ever investment in a UK headquartered start-up. The round takes Songkick’s total funding to date to around...
Songkick Secures Sequoia’s First Ever UK Investment With A $10m B Round
Google App Engine by the numbers
Roku CEO: Blu-ray is going to peak soon
It’s Official, Facebook Killed a Shaky IPO Market — Is a Rebound Coming?

Siri’s Nemesis Evi Relaunches, Recruits Berkowitz From Wolfram Alpha, Opens US Office

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We saw what happened yesterday with the Siri announcements from Apple. Clearly they see it as core to their strategy and its deep integration inside iOS reflects its increasing importance. Plenty of other players see the importance of voice-driven Q&A-plus-actions and a few attempts are roaming around on Android, such...
Siri’s Nemesis Evi Relaunches, Recruits Berkowitz From Wolfram Alpha, Opens US Office

HTC Shares Fall as Taiwanese Phone Maker Names New CFO

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Shares of HTC fell on Tuesday after the Taiwanese cell phone maker announced it was changing chief financial officers. In a statement, HTC said it had named former Goldman Sachs partner and onetime Motorola engineer Chia-Lin Chang as its new numbers executive, replacing Winston Yung. Yung, who has been with...
HTC Shares Fall as Taiwanese Phone Maker Names New CFO
Game Over: Latest Nielsen survey says over 90% of US Smartphones purchased in last 3 months are iOS or Android

Today in Tech: Will Google’s Dropbox rival launch next week?

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Research in Motion (RIMM) is reportedly seeking a financial advisor to help the ailing handset maker weigh strategic options. One analyst suggestion? License out the BlackBerry operating system to...
Today in Tech: Will Google’s Dropbox rival launch next week?
Android still has over 50% U.S. smartphone market share, says comScore

Live blog: Apple Q2 earnings call

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Apple just announced is fiscal Q2 2012 earnings, and the company is set to hold an earnings call with investors to announce its fiscal Q2 2012 financial results at 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern time this evening. You can listen to the call on Apple’s Investor Relations page (QuickTime...
Live blog: Apple Q2 earnings call

It Turns Out Facebook's Mobile Ads Are Clicked On Much More Than Its Web Ads

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According to Tech Crunch, new numbers show Facebook mobile ads are even more effective than its web ads. This data was not available in the past because Facebook just last month allowed advertisers to buy ads exclusively on mobile. (It's worth noting that the ad companies that provided the data...
It Turns Out Facebook's Mobile Ads Are Clicked On Much More Than Its Web Ads

5 Reasons To Stay Skeptical About Groupon (GRPN)

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The business press got excited when Groupon reported greater than expected revenues in Q4 2011 and missed earnings estimates only because of one-off tax expenses in its foreign operations. My boss even demanded an apology from Groupon's critics because the new numbers prove that the "haters" are "wrong."But before...
5 Reasons To Stay Skeptical About Groupon (GRPN)

Japan inches closer to Android/iPhone duopoly, as Apple gains marketshare

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As of the latest research from Nielsen, we know the United States smartphone market has quickly become an iOS/Android duopoly with 90 percent of devices on either one of those platforms. While smartphone usage in Japan is still at 1-in-5 mobile phone owners, new numbers from comScore today show Japan’s smartphone market is...
Japan inches closer to Android/iPhone duopoly, as Apple gains marketshare

Cloud as job creator or destroyer? Microsoft says the former

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A new Microsoft-funded IDC report purports to show that the adoption of cloud computing will spark the creation of 8.8 million new jobs worldwide (1.1 million in the U.S.) in the next four years. That stat was met with silence from Microsoft partners and IT people who feel the number...
Cloud as job creator or destroyer? Microsoft says the former

PC shipment forecast shrinks as Windows 8 approaches

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Research firm Gartner has reportedly lowered its projections for PC shipments this year and next, raising the possibility of a weaker-than-expected environment for the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system. In a note to clients this morning, longtime Wall Street analyst Rick Sherlund of Nomura Securities said new...
PC shipment forecast shrinks as Windows 8 approaches
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