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FTC report suggests ways to improve mobile privacy

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Under the recommendations laid out in a report released Friday by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), consumers would gain a much better understanding of how their data is gathered and used by key players in the mobile universe. The FTC report, which is based on a series of...
FTC report suggests ways to improve mobile privacy

Online video bigshot Brightcove acquires Zencoder

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In a $30 million deal, online video publishing company Brightcove has acquired Zencoder, a startup specializing in video encoding. Like the union between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, we universally acknowledge the correctness of the match and wonder what took ‘em so long. Zencoder’s services make video encoding two...
Online video bigshot Brightcove acquires Zencoder

Insparq's Live Pinboards Bring A Fancy, Social E-Commerce Experience To Any Online Retailer

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If you listen to the likes of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, physical retail as we know it is on a slow march to obsolescence, with the world today in a “pre-death” state of good-but-transitory traditional businesses sitting alongside more exciting e-commerce developments that point to the future. One such company working...
Insparq's Live Pinboards Bring A Fancy, Social E-Commerce Experience To Any Online Retailer

Whatever happened to Brightcove’s China ambitions?

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When online video platform provider Brightcove filed for its IPO earlier this year, it spent a great deal talking about its international business. “We have established a global presence,” the company’s S-1 filing read, touting deals in Europe, Australia, Japan and elsewhere. Notably absent from the filing was any mention...
Whatever happened to Brightcove’s China ambitions?

How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

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Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

Some of Amazon Web Services are down. Again!

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For second time in a month, Amazon’s Northern Virginia data center has suffered an outage and is impacting many popular services. Amazon’s status dashboard shows that the Elastic Compute, Elastic Cache, Elastic Mapreduce and Relation Database Services have been out for over an hour. The outage was first reported around...
Some of Amazon Web Services are down. Again!

Zendesk Wants to Be Everywhere Customer Interactions Happen

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It’s been a busy summer for online customer service platform provider Zendesk. The four-year-old startup is making it near impossible for companies to find an excuse not to use its product. In the last two months, it has rolled out 11 fully localized versions of its product and has...
Zendesk Wants to Be Everywhere Customer Interactions Happen
Shopgate Raises $7M To Help Retailers Maximize Mobile Storefronts And Sales

Mila, A Local Mobile Marketplace For Errands, Raises $3M To Bag Emerging Markets

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In the US startups like TaskRabbit, where anyone can run an errand for anyone else, seem like a novelty even today. But in emerging economies, where the mobile phone rules, it’s become the mainstream lifeblood of almost all business. “Micro-entrepreneurism” has become entirely powered by mobile. To that end tech...
Mila, A Local Mobile Marketplace For Errands, Raises $3M To Bag Emerging Markets

Ludei expands HTML5 platform offering to all web apps, brings cloud compiler into open beta

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HTML5 platform provider Ludei is expanding its services to include both web app and game development tools. As part of that move, starting today the company’s new HTML5-based cloud compiler is available via a free, open public beta. The Ludei Cloud Compiler allows developers to build games and web apps...
Ludei expands HTML5 platform offering to all web apps, brings cloud compiler into open beta
Egnyte Raises $16 Million Series C So Enterprises Can Have Their Cloud Cake and Eat it Too

eBay's Magento eCommerce platform now offers UK specific features

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Magento, an eCommerce platform provider and division of X.commerce, the eBay company, has announced the release of its new UK-specific features for Magento Go. Magento Go is a Software as a Service (SaaS) version of the company’s eCommerce platform  and the firm hopes that these new features will better meet the...
eBay's Magento eCommerce platform now offers UK specific features

Mobile Chat Platform-maker Look.io Acquired by LivePerson

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PandoDaily has learned that fledgling mobile chat platform provider Look.io is being acquired by LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN). The Los Angeles-based startup, which recently completed its incubation within Amplify.la, offers plug-and-play tool such as live-chat and screen sharing to mobile app developers. To date, Look.io’s biggest partnership was with last minute...
Mobile Chat Platform-maker Look.io Acquired by LivePerson

On Apple's Big Day, Zendesk Announces $60M Financing and Entirely Redesigned Platform

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It takes a certain kind of company to announce the launch of an entirely redesigned platform and a $60 million funding round the day that every eyeball, ear, and salivating tongue in the tech world is guaranteed to be glued to the Apple product announcement. One company apparently confident and...
On Apple's Big Day, Zendesk Announces $60M Financing and Entirely Redesigned Platform

Ooyala adds Twitter card support, anticipates new forms of tweetable video

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Video platform provider Ooyala is adding Twitter card support to its offering, allowing its customers to display videos right within the stream on Twitter.com as well as on any of Twitter’s desktop and mobile apps. Ooyala first tried this solution with ESPN, with the sportscaster tweeting out highlight videos while...
Ooyala adds Twitter card support, anticipates new forms of tweetable video

TBS launches its Social Dugout app in time for the MLB playoffs and rewards you for watching

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It’s October and if you’re a sports fan, you’ll know that it’s playoff time for Major League Baseball. But how will you be watching your favorite matchup? Most likely in front of a television screen watching on TBS. That’s great, but what if you could get rewarded for just sitting...
TBS launches its Social Dugout app in time for the MLB playoffs and rewards you for watching

Google Buys Social Media Developer Meebo

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Google agreed to buy closely held ad-platform provider Meebo for an undisclosed sum....
Google Buys Social Media Developer Meebo

Security Hole Spotted In Facebook Android SDK, Long Tail Apps May Still Be Unpatched

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Mobile app platform provider Parse is reporting having discovered a major security hold in the Facebook Android SDK. The problem was quickly patched after being reported to Facebook, but that alone may not be enough to secure affected mobile applications, the company says. The security vulnerability affected all apps using...
Security Hole Spotted In Facebook Android SDK, Long Tail Apps May Still Be Unpatched

Multi-channel e-commerce software firm Hybris raises $30m from Meritech, Greylock and others

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E-commerce platform provider Hybris Software has secured $30 million in funding from Meritech Capital Partners, Greylock Israel and prior backer Huntsman Gay Global Capital (HGGC). Hybris delivers an enterprise-grade commerce suite for all channels, including the Web and mobile, for both B2C and B2B. It basically aims to help companies...
Multi-channel e-commerce software firm Hybris raises $30m from Meritech, Greylock and others

Push technology provider uCirrus raises $1.7M

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uCirrus, a push technology platform provider, has raised $1.7 million of an expected $4.4 million in equity, according to a filing with the SEC. Based in San Mateo, Calif., the software company recently launched a new platform for MySpace game developers that brings push technology to Flash games. Rob Trice of SK Telecom...
Push technology provider uCirrus raises $1.7M

The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

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There’s good reason that Dell, HP and the other major brand server vendors are rushing to build clouds of their own. It’s increasingly obvious that big cloud infrastructure providers — which used to be the biggest customers of these server makers — are contracting out more of their server manufacturing...
The market for traditional servers is being enveloped by the cloud

A Year Later, the BlackBerry PlayBook is Finally Fully Baked

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Better late than never, right? Research In Motion has released the next iteration of its BlackBerry PlayBook OS that (finally) brings some core functions to the tablet that were missing when the erstwhile slate was released in April 2010. That includes a dedicated email client with a unified inbox, calendar...
A Year Later, the BlackBerry PlayBook is Finally Fully Baked
Exclusive: China's online Olympics audience breaks records

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

Brightcove's New Tool Helps Build "Flashless," iPad-Ready Web

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Video platform provider Brightcove just announced the launch of a new tool for website publishers called the "Brightcove Experience Framework for HTML5." The framework allows the company's 1300 customers create HTLML5-compatible websites for delivering video content to Apple mobile devices including the upcoming slate computer known as the iPad as...
Brightcove's New Tool Helps Build "Flashless," iPad-Ready Web

Streaming the Olympics: How CNTV and Neulion do it

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China always wins: What’s true for Olympic disciplines like diving also holds true for the online video coverage of the games — or any other worldwide sporting event, for that matter. Broadcasters like the BBC and NBC may clock record numbers with their live streams of the London Games, but...
Streaming the Olympics: How CNTV and Neulion do it

The state of Android vs iOS usage among Facebook users

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About 20.1 percent of Facebook users connect to the service on an Android device compared to 18.9 percent of users who connect with an iOS device, according to data from Optimal, Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer last week that Facebook had more users...
The state of Android vs iOS usage among Facebook users

HireVue lands $22 million to modernize hiring with a 'digital interview platform'

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Cloud-based digital interviewing platform provider HireVue today announced that it has completed a $22 million financing round, which includes a $17 million Series C equity round led by Investor Growth Capital and an expansion of the firm’s debt facility. The news comes on the heels of the company’s acquisition of...
HireVue lands $22 million to modernize hiring with a 'digital interview platform'

SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform

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SkyGiraffe, an enterprise mobile platform provider, has raised a seed round from well-known investors, including Parker Thompson, a partner at 500 Startups and Yuval Neeman, a former corporate vice president at Microsoft, who started and led the company’s .Net development. SkyGiraffe makes a platform called SkyGiraffe Studio that connects data...
SkyGiraffe Raises Seed Round From 500 Startups Partner And Original .Net Creator For Mobile App Platform

How Social Video Could Kill YouTube

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Startups like SocialCam and Viddy, two of the fastest growing social networks for sharing video on smartphones, may be on a collision course with Google-owned YouTube. While initial indicators are far from conclusive, rumblings of a possible market tsunami are afoot. From January to March, people spent 10% less time...
How Social Video Could Kill YouTube
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