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Telly Releases Android Tablet App As It Approaches 70K Likes Per Week On Google's Mobile OS

Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

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TechCrunch’s Best Buy tag isn’t exactly a heartening place to visit. In the last few months, it “stole Christmas,” been “finished,” and is now “going out of business.” Dire straits indeed for a company that has defied the odds not only against big retail competition but against deadlier online opponents...
Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

Square: We're going to be the "remote control for commerce"

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Square has been a darling of the startup world since launching service in 2010. Now, as the mobile payment company looks ahead to 2013, it thinks it is poised to become a household name and a global brand, bolstered by support from ubiquitous partners such as Starbucks along with millions...
Square: We're going to be the "remote control for commerce"

Does big data really need custom hardware?

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IBM and Cisco are betting big on big data with new boxes designed specifically to store a lot of data, with the networking capabilities to move data around really quickly. As the glut of information inside businesses grow and the desire to analyze it becomes more pressing, big enterprise IT...
Does big data really need custom hardware?

With iMessage outage, another hiccup for iCloud

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For a couple of hours Monday, users of Apple’s iMessage app reported their messages were not being delivered. A quick survey by tech blog 9to5 Mac revealed that the outage wasn’t universal: 47 percent of respondents said iMessage wasn’t working for them, while 44 percent said it was working just fine....
With iMessage outage, another hiccup for iCloud

App Search Company Quixey To Power App Search Results On Ask.com

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Quixey, the app search company which closed a $20 million Series B this summer, is today announcing a major new partnership: starting today, the company’s app search results will be integrated into Ask.com. These results will appear interspersed with Ask’s main search results page, as well as within a new,...
App Search Company Quixey To Power App Search Results On Ask.com

7 ways to boost app downloads - for under $1000

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Iris Shoor a co-founder at Takipi, a new startup looking to change the way developers work in the cloud. Previously, she was co-founder at VisualTao, a B2B startup acquired by Autodesk. This article was originally published in Hebrew by Newsgeek. Marketing is not just...
7 ways to boost app downloads - for under $1000

As Dell Shifts To Software & Services, Announces Plans To Buy SonicWall

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Computer manufacturer Dell announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement that will allow it to acquire SonicWall, a security vendor specializing in firewalls, network security and data protection. The move will help Dell round out its security solutions portfolio, the company reports, which currently includes Dell’s SecureWorks security...
As Dell Shifts To Software & Services, Announces Plans To Buy SonicWall

5 tips to increase engagement on your Facebook Page

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Advising brands to get active on social media is, in the words of Black Eyed Peas, “so 2000 and late.” Every brand smaller or bigger has at least a Facebook page, if not also at least one Twitter handle, a Tumblr, a Google+, an Instagram and Pinterest account, etc. Most...
5 tips to increase engagement on your Facebook Page
Yahoo's YouTube? Yahoo may buy a controlling stake in Dailymotion
Flickr now using Nokia Maps to power photo geotagging and location search

New York Times explains decline in digital ad dollars, paywall plans

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The New York Times Co. raised eyebrows among media watchers this morning when it announced that online ad revenue had slid from a year ago. While the decline was a modest two percent and accompanied by good news on the circulation front, the drop is still worrisome for a news...
New York Times explains decline in digital ad dollars, paywall plans

AWS Reveals In Job Listing It's Launching "A New Business," Looks To Be Pushing Deeper Into Mobile

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Amazon Web Services believes wholeheartedly that the cloud is the future. And not just the cloud, but the AWS public cloud. As a result, Amazon sees big opportunity for its technology in the enterprise market and has been making some aggressive moves to fluster the incumbents and stalwarts, like Microsoft....
AWS Reveals In Job Listing It's Launching "A New Business," Looks To Be Pushing Deeper Into Mobile

YC-Backed Referly Acquires LaunchGram, Eyes Ramen Profitability

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At just about a year of age, Referly may be a tad young to be making its first acquisition. But the San Francisco-based startup is doing just that today with the purchase of 500 Startups-backed LaunchGram. Basically, LaunchGram was a service that kept people up-to-date on upcoming product releases. Because...
YC-Backed Referly Acquires LaunchGram, Eyes Ramen Profitability

How Rethinking Your Workplace Can Speed Innovation

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Picture this: A person sits alone in an office, head in hands. Fingers drum on the desktop. The clock ticks as a deadline looms. Then: "Eureka!" Cue the light bulb, the widened eyes, the "I just had a brilliant idea" music.  As we all know, creativity doesn't always work...
How Rethinking Your Workplace Can Speed Innovation
Liveblogging Inside Social Apps: Social Apps for Marketers and Brands, Maximizing Audience Engagement

Video: The Gradual Demise of Social Media Marketing

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Nearly two years after I said those calling themselves social media experts are going to be as antiquated as those who once called themselves Webmasters, I continue to see confusion at corporate levels on how to engage in social media, and how to make this new world fit as part...
Video: The Gradual Demise of Social Media Marketing

Palm Phones: Not Worth a Cent?

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Sure they are, at least according to Palm, and to Amazon, where they are available for exactly that much, as long as the buyer is willing to sign a two-year service contract. The Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus are both on sale for a single red cent...
Palm Phones: Not Worth a Cent?

Brandividualism: Dilema or Opportunity?

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Many business owners and managers are perplexed by the social web. The effect of customer participation with social media on brands is undeniable. The effect of employee participation with social media can be a bit of a quandary.  The range of acceptance for social web activity runs the gamut from IT...
Brandividualism: Dilema or Opportunity?

Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ

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Mail.ru’s DST may have spent $187.5 million taking ICQ off AOL’s hands, but it’s in no rush to make a direct return on the veteran IM service. The group has announced that it is pulling advertising out of ICQ for the first time since it was added in 1999....
Mail.ru Yanks Domestic Ads From ICQ

Review: ConceptDraw Mindmap helps businesses brainstorm, create, and present mind maps

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Turning your ideas into a mind map can help make better sense of them, show how they relate, and turn them into actions. If you're just a single user starting to dabble with mind maps, you may benefit from the many free mind-mapping utilities available, such as Blumind. But...
Review: ConceptDraw Mindmap helps businesses brainstorm, create, and present mind maps

Sony's Comeback Plan Includes PlayStation Smartphone

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The long-rumored Sony (NYSE: SNE) Playstation phone is now becoming a reality. Sony is developing a new lineup of handheld products, including a smartphone that would be capable of downloading and playing PlayStation games, as well as connecting to Sony’s online media platform, reports the WSJ, which quotes people...
Sony's Comeback Plan Includes PlayStation Smartphone
Bluefin Labs officially joins Twitter's flock
Spotify Acquires Music Discovery App Tunigo, A Spotify-Powered Songza Competitor
Apple was the largest U.S. phone vendor in Q4 (but Samsung still ruled 2012)

Citrix: What kind of company is it anyway?

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Citrix is many different things to many people. It's a cloud company, it's a virtualization player, it's a mobile technologies vendor and it's a collaboration products provider. But according to Mark Templeton, Citrix CEO since 2001, all of that blends together and fits with where enterprise IT shops are headed....
Citrix: What kind of company is it anyway?
Revelation: Netflix's Reed Hastings created (and abandoned) Roku

WolframAlpha Drops iPhone App Price by 96% to $1.99, Offers Refunds

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Last year, WolframAlpha made waves with its $50 iPhone app; today the company is announcing a new overall strategy and its starting by launching a new mobile optimized website and dropping the price of the iPhone app to just $1.99. This is all part of WolframAlpha’s new strategy to...
WolframAlpha Drops iPhone App Price by 96% to $1.99, Offers Refunds

Google settles Immersion patent lawsuit, licenses its haptic technology for use in future Motorola devices

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Nine months after it was named in a patent lawsuit by touch feedback development company Immersion, Google has signed a settlement and licensing agreement with the company, compensating it for prior shipments of Motorola devices and a commitment to pay for use of its haptics patents in future smartphones. It’s a...
Google settles Immersion patent lawsuit, licenses its haptic technology for use in future Motorola devices

iPad mini reportedly in mass production for introduction this month

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Whether or not you think a smaller version of the iPad makes sense, it appears as if the rumored device is on the verge of making its public debut. A new report from the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday cited sources claiming Apple's Asian suppliers have already begun mass production...
iPad mini reportedly in mass production for introduction this month
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