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Meetup Passes 100 Million RSVPs for Its Community Gathering Service

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Meetup has just surpassed 100 million RSVPs for meetups on its popular local group website. Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman tweeted the milestone. In 2004, Heiferman helped co-found the NY Tech Meetup, which has over 30,000 members and is notable for being the launchpad for several local startups, including Foursquare. The...
Meetup Passes 100 Million RSVPs for Its Community Gathering Service
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Why Mint on Android tablets could boost its user base

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Mint’s financial management software made the move from Android phones to Android tablets on Wednesday. A new tablet-optimized version is freely available in the Android Marketand supports slates running Android 3.0 or better. The software offers the same functionality as Mint’s iPad app, which is experiencing much higher take-up...
Why Mint on Android tablets could boost its user base

Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

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We know that smartphone adopting is growing fast in India — particularly for the iPhone — but what about tablets? They’re growing too, albeit at a lesser rate, with Apple ranked third behind local players Micromax and Datawind, according to a new report. CyberMedia Research estimates that shipments of tablet...
Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

Instagram Reveals Monthly Active User Data For First Time

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The stats that matter are this: 90 million active monthly users, 40 million photos uploaded per day, and 10,000 "Likes" during peak time. Instagram has released details of its user data for the first time. The photo-sharing site, which was bought by Facebook last year for $715 million, had...
Instagram Reveals Monthly Active User Data For First Time

After 5M iOS Downloads, House Remodeling Platform Houzz Launches Its Android App

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Houzz is one of those quiet success stories that have the potential to completely change their niches. At its core, the service lets you browse beautiful pictures of home remodeling projects that are organized by metro area and style. If you ever needed some inspiration for your own remodeling project...
After 5M iOS Downloads, House Remodeling Platform Houzz Launches Its Android App

Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

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Students rejoice, there is work for you over the holiday season. Anyone who has taken up a seasonal job will likely remember the haul over Christmas and Amazon says that it will be opening 1000 jobs through its UK warehouses to cope with the demand for gift orders. Recruitment for...
Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

Solar panel power is rocking it in the U.S. in 2012

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You might not believe it when you listen to political campaign speeches, or look at the balance sheets of solar panels makers, but solar panel power projects are rockin’ in the free world in 2012. Well, in the U.S. specifically. Installations in the U.S. of solar panels more than doubled...
Solar panel power is rocking it in the U.S. in 2012

Netflix gobbles one-third of traffic at peak time in North America

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Sandvine also reports that total Internet data usage across North America is up a whopping 120 percent. [Read more]...
Netflix gobbles one-third of traffic at peak time in North America
Why I pay extra for "business-class" broadband at home

Bravo's 'Silicon Valley Start-Ups' reality show will premiere on November 5th

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If there’s been one topic that’s been pervasive within the tech bar talk over the past few months, it’s that of the Bravo television network’s reality show entitled “Silicon Valley Start-Ups”. The show follows teams as they work to take a product from idea to execution, including all the hope...
Bravo's 'Silicon Valley Start-Ups' reality show will premiere on November 5th

How To Get More People To 'Like' Your Company's Facebook Page

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This article originally appeared on American Express Open Forum. A Facebook business page is a helpful tool to connect with devoted and potential customers while at the same time building loyalty at no cost to the company. Much like first impressions, a consumer can make assumptions about a brand by...
How To Get More People To 'Like' Your Company's Facebook Page

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 gets an official second-screen app

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iPhone and Android app promises live lyrics, biographies and results for fans while watching on TVBritish fans of the Eurovision Song Contest are used to hearing tongue-in-cheek commentary while watching the annual event, but in 2013 they'll also be able to browse the lyrics for each song as it's performed.This...
Eurovision Song Contest 2013 gets an official second-screen app

Twitter talks audience activation, social TV strategy and #DoggingTales

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Dan Biddle recommends 'programming Twitter as you programme your channel' for broadcastersChannel 4's recent Dogging Tales documentary was a word-of-mouth hit in the UK, thanks partly to word-of-mouth recommendations on Twitter as it aired.Twitter's head of broadcast partnerships in the UK, Dan Biddle, used the show as a key example...
Twitter talks audience activation, social TV strategy and #DoggingTales

Another argument for Uber to launch a loyalty program

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Uber’s bend-over-backwards messaging attempts to make sure everyone knew that surge pricing was going to be in effect on New Year’s Eve. You can’t really fault them this year on communication, given the lengths they went to — including saying it’d be a...
Another argument for Uber to launch a loyalty program

Why you should expect more online outages but less downtime

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Google’s webmail service Gmail was down for 18 minutes last week after a “routine update” broke the service for a few minutes. The search giant reported that it conducted a routine update of its load balancing software between 8:45 AM PT and 9:13 AM PT and after the problems were...
Why you should expect more online outages but less downtime

BBC Olympic presenters: the good, the bland and the PC

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The broadcaster's plan to go for balance and safety in its Games line-up may prove more risky than it expectsAt least one of Britain's highest-profile sports stars will, we can be sure, be disappointed byTuesday's announcement of the BBC presenting teams for the Olympics.A day after Gary Lineker was tweet-tweaked...
BBC Olympic presenters: the good, the bland and the PC

Why Mint on Android tablets could boost its user base

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Mint’s financial management software made the move from Android phones to Android tablets on Wednesday. A new tablet-optimized version is freely available in the Android Marketand supports slates running Android 3.0 or better. The software offers the same functionality as Mint’s iPad app, which is experiencing much higher take...
Why Mint on Android tablets could boost its user base

Emergency services? Please help, my pigeon can't breathe

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Hoax and ludicrous 999 calls are putting additional pressure on overstretched staff at a time of swingeing budget cutsTo the callers it's obvious: if you've dropped your new glasses in the street, are being irritated by your neighbour playing his radio too loudly, or your pigeon is wheezing - just...
Emergency services? Please help, my pigeon can't breathe

Usain Bolt disqualified from racey Virgin Media broadband claims

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Recent Virgin Media TV ads starring athlete Usain Bolt claiming an end to buffering irk me because, in truth, I often experience exactly that. Why does @virginmedia buffer so bad on Xbox? Does it crap out on everything and i just don’t notice? — Robert Andrews (@RobertAndrews) July 13, 2012...
Usain Bolt disqualified from racey Virgin Media broadband claims
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