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INFOGRAPHIC: The Mobile Advertising Ecosystem Explained

Life after playlists: ShareMyPlaylists launches a bespoke Spotify app development studio

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ShareMyPlaylists has carved a niche for itself in the online music space, becoming known as the preeminent go-to for those wishing to share their Spotify playlists. Just to recap, way back in early 2009 we first reported on how ShareMyPlaylists.com was a pretty useful tool for music-lovers. Then, two weeks...
Life after playlists: ShareMyPlaylists launches a bespoke Spotify app development studio

What Is the Future of Online News?

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Newspapers around the world are struggling to survive while competing with websites that offer comparable news more quickly and without a subscription fee. Many newspapers have embraced the Internet and use their own websites to post news. But their online revenue is a fraction of what they got from print...
What Is the Future of Online News?

GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

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Don’t be evil? If that’s the unofficial Google motto, then the company has failed to deliver today. Among the products Google just announced it plans to sunset (read: kill off), beloved feed-reading service Google Reader is now on the chopping block. “*$%#” wrote at least one TechCrunch staffer upon hearing the...
GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

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Director of Zappos Labs Will Young just told Business Insider's Social Media Commerce Summit how his company got more than 400,000 "likes" on Facebook.(Zappos Labs is the experimental digital marketing arm of Zappos.) Not all of those likes are organic, he revealed. Many came from sponsored posts. But some were...
Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

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We’ve been covering Gogobot since it first launched in early 2010. It took the social travel discovery and advice site a little while to find its niche, but since about the middle of 2011, it’s been adding new members rapidly. Today, Gogobot is announcing that it has now surpassed the...
Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

Hipstamatic expands Snap, its iPad Magazine, to the iPhone and Web in search of more readers

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Since debuting on the iPad back in May, Snap, a mobile photography magazine created by Instagram competitor Hipstamatic, is launching on the iPhone and Web to expand its potential readership. As we previously explained, Snap isn’t just a giant gallery of vintage-inspired images; it’s a monthly culture and lifestyle magazine that explores artists,...
Hipstamatic expands Snap, its iPad Magazine, to the iPhone and Web in search of more readers

Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

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Frugalo, a daily deals aggregation platform that emerged from AngelPad’s third group of startups last fall, is being acquired by social video site TwitVid. As you may have guessed, the move was more about bringing Frugalo’s founders on board than it was an indication that TwitVid is now interested in the...
Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

30 Valuable Lessons Learned Using Social Media for Small Business

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In this post Mark Hayward shares some great tips on social media for small business. Image by jn is not here Do you own a small business? How long have you been using social media as a marketing tool and what have you learned? In a little over a months...
30 Valuable Lessons Learned Using Social Media for Small Business

Visual discovery service Gojee moves beyond foodies, launches fashion verticals on iOS and Web

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Gojee, the gorgeous, discovery and image-focused service known for curating food and drink recipes, has expanded into new fashion verticals on iOS and the Web. Now Gojee, which had previously carved a niche for itself among foodies, packs brand new categories, including jewelry, handbags, heels, dresses and lingerie. Early feedback from users...
Visual discovery service Gojee moves beyond foodies, launches fashion verticals on iOS and Web

Protocols, The GPL, Influences from MySQL

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I spent my Saturday at the SCALE conference down in LA. Most conferences I find have a meme and for this conference that was "MySQL's longterm influence on the GPL".MySQL was the company that had the most influence on how companies and investors viewed the GPL.When MySQL said "we will...
Protocols, The GPL, Influences from MySQL

Persuade bands to play near you with Songkick's 'Detour' crowdfunding platform, kicking off with London

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If you’re one of those music fans who hounds bands and musicians with questions such as ‘When are you coming to play MY town?’, Detour is one service you will be all over like a deranged groupie rash. London-based startup Songkick launched crowdfunding platform Detour in private beta last year,...
Persuade bands to play near you with Songkick's 'Detour' crowdfunding platform, kicking off with London

The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right

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The latest addition to Adonit's family of disc styluses for iOS devices, the Jot Flip seeks to fill the 2-in-1--stylus combined with pen--niche treasured by those still chained to paper and pen. And while the problems I've had with the Jot line in the past are still present in the...
The Jot Flip stylus/pen combo gets the pen right

Meet Microryza: Crowd funding for scientific research

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This is awesome. Launching today is Microryza, a Seattle-based firm that is taking the popular crowd-based fundraising model and is applying it to a critical component of the modern economy: scientific research. Yes, you just might be able to help fund your own Sheldon Cooper now. The platform allows for...
Meet Microryza: Crowd funding for scientific research

Redbox Instant is no Netflix killer

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The streaming and DVD rental business wants to carve out a niche from movie lovers, but is saddled with a confusing service. [Read more]...
Redbox Instant is no Netflix killer

Weekend Fun: New Apps for Your iPhone

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As one of ReadWriteWeb's iPhone users, I'm always looking for new applications to try out. Some get downloaded for a day and then deleted right away, others slowly inch their way closer to my homescreen. Even rarer are the ones that become actively used on a regular basis. Occasionally, we...
Weekend Fun: New Apps for Your iPhone
Vimeo’s Festival + Awards reveals how it is intensely embracing past and future

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

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According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays...
Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

Vuclip Looks Outside the U.S. for Mobile Video Watchers and Finds a Lot of Them

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YouTube is the king of Web video, and that dominance extends to phones, too: The site now generates a billion views a day. But just like video on the PC, you can still make a go of it in mobile video, if you’re willing play in areas that Google doesn’t...
Vuclip Looks Outside the U.S. for Mobile Video Watchers and Finds a Lot of Them
Nexus 4 Review: Not Exactly Perfect, But Close Enough For Me

TNW gets down with Nike+ Kinect Training ahead of launch; the gym reimagined for your home

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Nike’s showing no signs of slowing in its quest to dominate the tech-fitness space. With the launch of the Nike+ Fuelband earlier this year, this was swiftly followed by the Nike+ Training and Basketball apps, which were designed to work with special Nike+ connected shoes. And now, Nike is on...
TNW gets down with Nike+ Kinect Training ahead of launch; the gym reimagined for your home
An over-abundance of apps isn't the same as app burnout

LG A290 with triple-SIM support arrives in Russia in late February for about €75

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Dual-SIM phones have been all the rage in many emerging markets for years now. And big phone makers were very late to this game, which at first consisted primarily from unknown Chinese vendors. But time has passed and some of the big names in mobile are slowly warming up to...
LG A290 with triple-SIM support arrives in Russia in late February for about €75
HotelTonight releases an iPad app for same-day hotel bookings

Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

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THQ's global head of communications takes us through a demo of the Metro 2033 sequel, and talks about the reception of this fringe successHuw Beynon is a very serious man. All of his responses are carefully measured, punctuated with a series of pauses that makes dictaphone recordings of them refreshingly...
Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

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Founded in 2007 by former BBC producer Sanchita Saha, CitySocialising may not be a name that immediately rolls off your tongue when discussing social networks. But the London-based company has carved a niche for itself in the UK for those wishing to take their online networking offline into the real world,...
CitySocialising goes mobile and becomes Citysocializer, helping you tap social scenes wherever you roam

WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

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When I was in Austin earlier this year, there was one company people kept pushing me to meet with: WP Engine. The company provides a one-stop shop for all WordPress hosting needs, with the goal of simplifying the lives of WordPress developers and users. Today, the company is taking a...
WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

Clipboard Cuts Into Cloud Storage with New File Upload Feature

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Clipboard, the accurately-named clipping service, is getting into the cloud storage game after adding a new file upload feature that includes 1GB of free space. The Clipboard team announced the update on Monday, following a revamp of its Clipper browser plugin last month. Files are limited to a maximum of...
Clipboard Cuts Into Cloud Storage with New File Upload Feature

LG starts to find its niche, ships a record 10.3 million smartphones in Q1

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LG starts to find its niche, ships a record 10.3 million smartphones in Q1
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