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Atlassian Launches A Marketplace For Project Management Add-Ons

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Atlassian, the Australian company that makes popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has opened a marketplace where customers can download and buy add-ons for the company’s apps. Usually, the launch of a marketplace or app store signals a company’s broader platform ambitions, but Atlassian President Jay Simons says...
Atlassian Launches A Marketplace For Project Management Add-Ons
USA Today’s internal app stats show Amazon’s Kindle Fire trouncing other Android tablets

Microsoft's mobile strategy should learn from Android

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The software company is taking Apple's closed-platform approach to mobile, a strategy fraught with peril and inconsistent with its somewhat open platform past....
Microsoft's mobile strategy should learn from Android

Facebook Open Graph, from Microsoft to User Privacy

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Facebook made some big announcements this week regarding the future (and future potential) of its platform approach to business. With the release of Open Graph and Social Plugins, Facebook provides deeper integration between its social network and third party websites and developers. The company also updated its existing Graph API...
Facebook Open Graph, from Microsoft to User Privacy

Isis Reveals New POS Partnerships With Verifone, Ingenico And ViVOtech

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Straight on the heels of showing off their new mobile payments system, the carriers leading the Isis joint venture have announced new partnerships with payment solutions providers. At Mobile World Congress Isis revealed partnerships with Chase, Capitol One and Barclaycard, and it seems we’ll now be adding Verifone, Ingenico and...
Isis Reveals New POS Partnerships With Verifone, Ingenico And ViVOtech

5 Areas That Demonstrate The Growing Potential Of Local Search

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As those of you who read my column know, I believe strongly in the potential of an integrated, multi-platform approach to local search, and the importance of educating small businesses about the various advertising opportunities available to them. Small businesses today often struggle with the idea... Please visit Search Engine...
5 Areas That Demonstrate The Growing Potential Of Local Search
Look out Chrome, Chinese Browser Maxthon Wants the US Market

The AirBnB Advantage: How to avoid competition and become a multi-billion dollar startup

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary, who analyzes business models for internet startups at his blog Platformed.info. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Technology startups are disruptive because they are driven by a desire to solve an unsolved...
The AirBnB Advantage: How to avoid competition and become a multi-billion dollar startup
Seamless brings super simple food ordering to the iPad

Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

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Today, we drop another another segment in the Rulers of the Cloud series, focusing on SalesForce.com, the cloud innovator that re-invented the rules of CRM (Customer Relationship Management). SalesForce is growing into a big company, recently announcing over a $1 billion in revenue annual run rate. Yet, the company is...
Rulers of the Cloud: Your CEO has a SalesForce.com-Powered TweetDeck, and She's Following You

Yahoo Login is more popular than Facebook. Are you covered?

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On PaidContent today, they have shared our login data which reveals some suprising information about the state of delegated identity on the web. Here’s how we think  the new login data makes sense for major publishers. To increase distribution, major media properties like Time and Forbes are leveraging their...
Yahoo Login is more popular than Facebook. Are you covered?

Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

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With a talent war in Silicon Valley for the best developers going strong it’s common knowledge that finding good mobile developers is a problem. Xamarin, a company founded last May, has found that building open-source software development tools for people write code for mobile is a good bet. The Boston-based startup plans...
Xamarin raises $12 million to promote cross-platform mobile development

Cellufun combines HTML5 transition with user-driven renaming contest

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New York-based Cellufun is pairing its shift to HTML5 with a renaming contest that puts the company’s name in the hands of users. Formed four and a half years ago, Cellufun got its start creating games accessed from a central website and played in feature phone browsers. While most of...
Cellufun combines HTML5 transition with user-driven renaming contest

Axcient Raises $20M To Help Companies Backup And Protect Data

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Axcient, the hybrid cloud-based data backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity startup, has raised $20 million in Series D funding led by Scale Venture Partners and Thomvest Ventures with Peninsula Ventures and Allegis Capital participating. This brings the company’s total funding to $53.5 million. Founded in 2006, Axcient wants to...
Axcient Raises $20M To Help Companies Backup And Protect Data

Ludei releases iBasket game on 7 app stores, showcasing cross-platform power of its HTML5 platform

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Ludei, the HTML5 game development platform that is used by developers to produce more than 150 games, has announced the HTML5 version release of its popular basketball title iBasket. What makes this interesting is that it became available on seven major app stores all without needing to make a single...
Ludei releases iBasket game on 7 app stores, showcasing cross-platform power of its HTML5 platform

Platform thinking: 4 ways to leverage the power of networks for your business in 2013

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary, who analyzes business models for network businesses at his blog Platformed.info. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Online networks are becoming increasingly important in the context of business today. In this era of...
Platform thinking: 4 ways to leverage the power of networks for your business in 2013

As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

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Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations. The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this week focused on...
As Facebook hits 250m monthly gamers it starts rolling out a new Games feed on profiles

AdRelevance founder Will Hodgman named KISSmetrics CEO

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Will Hodgman Will Hodgman, who previously founded Seattle’s AdRelevance and M:Metrics, has been named chief executive officer of KISSmetrics. Hodgman was previously executive vice president of international at comScore, Inc. As CEO, Hodgman will be responsible for driving the company’s business strategy and securing and managing capital.  He continues to...
AdRelevance founder Will Hodgman named KISSmetrics CEO
"In the Studio," Kent Goldman Discusses First Round Capital's Platform Approach

Mobile messaging app Kakao Talk hits 10m downloads in Japan, but still lags behind local rival Line

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Kakao Talk has revealed today that its Internet-based mobile messaging app has hit 10 million downloads in Japan, putting additional pressure on rivals Line and WeChat. The Korean mobile messaging giant published a blog post earlier today – spotted by  SD Japan - to celebrate the milestone with its renowned cast...
Mobile messaging app Kakao Talk hits 10m downloads in Japan, but still lags behind local rival Line

New Messaging Platform Mumbo Launches with $4 Million from Redpoint

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Ross Dargahi is horrible at making predictions about other people’s companies. He once bet me dinner anywhere in the world that Facebook wouldn’t be worth more than $30 million. Out of kindness, I haven’t collected. So I was a little horrified when he sent me this: Uh-oh. We’re doomed. More...
New Messaging Platform Mumbo Launches with $4 Million from Redpoint
Social networking goes to work
The Daily Drops Dead: What Murdoch's Failure Means For iPad Publishing
With $3.2M In Funding, 'Real-World Operating System' Startup Dekko Refocuses To Build Its Own Augmented Reality Apps

SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers

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Internet-of-things startup, SmartThings, this year’s winner of the Dublin Web Summit’s startup competition, has closed a $3 million seed round. The round was led by First Round Capital and includes contributions from SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, CrunchFund, Max Levchin, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, David Tisch, A-Grade Investments, Chris Dixon, Vivi Nevo,...
SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers

Can we get more connected? Find out at Mobilize 2012

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Always-on complex devices and sensors, all produced by different manufacturers, connecting via different broadband technologies now need to interact with one another to serve needs for security, home automation and entertainment. How will these devices be controlled and managed in the coming years? Get the full story at GigaOM’s Mobilize...
Can we get more connected? Find out at Mobilize 2012

Habbo plans post-scandal reinvention, but that means cutting jobs

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Sulake, the company behind the scandal-hit Habbo Hotel, is to lay off up to two-thirds of its workforce in Finland as it tries to reinvent itself as a gaming and entertainment platform. Back in June, a TV investigation in the UK revealed how the Habbo Hotel virtual world was being...
Habbo plans post-scandal reinvention, but that means cutting jobs
Google Pushes Play Front And Center: Is Selling Content Now King?

Employment matchmaker Jobaline hooks $1.5 million from Madrona and others

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A stealthy Seattle area startup by the name of Jobaline has reeled in $1.5 million in fresh funding, money that the company plans to use to continue development on a new service that matches hourly workers with employers. Former Facebook general counsel Rudy Gadre is leading the round, with Seattle’s...
Employment matchmaker Jobaline hooks $1.5 million from Madrona and others

Did Twitter Just Kill TweetUp Minutes After Its Launch?

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Twitterjust put up a blog post talking up its platform approach and long-term strategy. Surprisingly, the company has made some decision that are sure to irk a bunch of third-party developers and startups. Here’s the big news: aside from Promoted Tweets, Twitter said it will not allow any third...
Did Twitter Just Kill TweetUp Minutes After Its Launch?
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