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Amazon to let you buy real stuff inside Kindle Fire apps

Geotargeting And The Slippery Slope To Fragmenting The Internet With Localized Censorship

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For years we've talked about the challenges a global internet creates for legal questions that are based on more limited jurisdictions. As different countries start to deal with this, there has been some fragmenting of a global internet in the form of country-wide censorship, such as those seen in the...
Geotargeting And The Slippery Slope To Fragmenting The Internet With Localized Censorship

Redbox kiosks race past 1m film and video game disc rentals in Canada, 10 months after launch

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Redbox revealed today that it has topped over one million disc rentals in Canada since launching there ten months ago. It’s a significant landmark for the film and video game rental service, which has differentiated itself through the use of automated retail kiosks since it was introduced in the United States last...
Redbox kiosks race past 1m film and video game disc rentals in Canada, 10 months after launch

Google invests in shipping with acquisition of Canadian YC alum BufferBox

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BufferBox, the recent graduate of Y Combinator that provides lockers where ecommerce customers can pick up their packages, has been acquired by Google, the company announced in a blog post today. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but a Google engineer told the Toronto-based Financial Post that...
Google invests in shipping with acquisition of Canadian YC alum BufferBox

Amazon Expanding In-App Purchases to Include the Sale and Delivery of Physical Goods

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In what is one of the best demonstrations of Amazon’s tablet and commerce businesses coming together, the company is letting developers sell physical goods inside of their games with one click. While most of the attention last week was focused on Amazon’s new lineup of Kindle devices, this new feature will be...
Amazon Expanding In-App Purchases to Include the Sale and Delivery of Physical Goods

Google takes on Apple: and only the phones may know what will happen

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The internet search company is setting up its first factory to build a device reportedly so clever that the iPhone may come under serious pressureGoogle is growing up. This may seem a strange thing to say about a company that has long been one of the most profitable digital enterprises....
Google takes on Apple: and only the phones may know what will happen

Pirates and Profits: Three Reasons Why the Music Biz Can Finally Get Excited About India's Billion-Sized Audience

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Digital distribution has made huge changes to India’s music industry. Until very recently, India reached only a small fraction of its profit potential due to the limitations of physical distribution and rampant piracy. Seeing the Indian digital music scene as a haven for illegal download sites, brands kept themselves —...
Pirates and Profits: Three Reasons Why the Music Biz Can Finally Get Excited About India's Billion-Sized Audience

Google's same-day delivery trial is part of the web's next shift

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The web used to live online, but thanks to services such as Uber, TaskRabbit and Google’s test of same-day delivery we’re increasingly able to take action on the web that delivers near-immediate results in the physical world. This is a slow and ongoing shift that takes the internet beyond a...
Google's same-day delivery trial is part of the web's next shift

Hurricanes and the limits of data (and technology)

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We write a lot of stories that show how data is helping to solve big problems and improve people’s lives. But the New York City post-Sandy experience is also a testament to the limits of data. Certainly, sharing data about where you can get food and gasoline, and optimizing traffic routes based...
Hurricanes and the limits of data (and technology)
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PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth

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Global spend on entertainment and media services, according to a new Global Media and Entertainment Outlook report out from PwC, will reach $2.1 trillion by 2016, from $1.6 trillion in 2011. But the continuing change to digital over physical distribution will mean that growth will come at a slower pace...
PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth

BBC Worldwide: 25M App Downloads, Including 1M For Global iPlayer; Digital Now Nearly 13% Of Revenues

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The BBC has been expanding its digital business in anticipation of a time when revenue streams from traditional products like TV and physical distribution  become less strong, and that strategy is steadily beginning to bear more and more fruit. The media giant’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, today published its annual...
BBC Worldwide: 25M App Downloads, Including 1M For Global iPlayer; Digital Now Nearly 13% Of Revenues

Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?

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Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?: The headline is your typical click-baity BI stuff, but Henry Blodget's post itself is worth a read. Well, aside from this part: Apple is expected to introduce an "iPad Mini" next week, which will compete directly...
Sorry, Apple Fans, Amazon Is Sucking The Profit Out Of iPads -- iPhones Next?
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Deutsche Post DHL Buys IntelliAd To Ramp Up Its Adtech Business

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Some more consolidation in the adtech space: the German logistics, communications and postal giant Deutsche Post DHL has acquired IntelliAd, a German online marketing agency that specialises in optimizing search ad buys, as part of a larger strategy to make a bigger push into online advertising and marketing. Financial terms...
Deutsche Post DHL Buys IntelliAd To Ramp Up Its Adtech Business

Microsoft eyes London and Toronto for retail stores in first international expansion

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Microsoft is looking to expand its retail presence beyond the United States, planning to open Microsoft Stores in London and Toronto, according to two reports. The move is notable in part because Microsoft Stores will be the primary physical distribution channel for the company’s upcoming Surface tablet computer. The...
Microsoft eyes London and Toronto for retail stores in first international expansion

Across the pond: Microsoft may open stores in Europe

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A packed house at Microsoft’s retail store at Seattle’s University Village Big Ben, The Eiffel Tower, and now, Microsoft Stores. Sources familiar with Microsoft told the Financial Times that the company is discussing expanding its storefronts across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. The Redmond-based software giant has reportedly spoken with...
Across the pond: Microsoft may open stores in Europe
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