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Google acquires more than 50 mobile network technology patents from Magnolia Broadband

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Not finished with the expansion of its mobile patent portfolio, Google has today completed the acquisition of more than 50 mobile network technology patents from Magnolia Broadband. This is a developing story, please refresh for updates.   Magnolia’s press release: Magnolia Broadband, Inc. has sold its beam forming Mobile Transmit...
Google acquires more than 50 mobile network technology patents from Magnolia Broadband

Facebook goes public after years of delay while company focused on features, growth

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Facebook is now officially a public company as its shares began trading on the Nasdaq this morning at $38 a share, giving the social network a potential market cap of $104 billion for the largest Internet IPO in history. CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening bell from Facebook headquarters in...
Facebook goes public after years of delay while company focused on features, growth

iPad Only No More: Inkling Debuts HTML5-Powered E-Book App For The Web

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Inkling, the San Francisco-based startup that’s known for making super slick interactive digital versions of college textbooks and other educational titles for the iPad, has debuted its first ever platform for the web browser. ‘Inkling for Web’ requires no Flash or other plug-ins, and is powered entirely by technologies such...
iPad Only No More: Inkling Debuts HTML5-Powered E-Book App For The Web

Have Faith in Innovation, Fed Chairman Tells Graduates

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had some optimistic words for the class of 2013 this past weekend, and they had far more to do with technology than they did monetary policy. During a commencement address at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Bernanke advised graduates not to worry too much about...
Have Faith in Innovation, Fed Chairman Tells Graduates

Mike Maples Talks Venture Capital And Thunder Lizards

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Venture Capitalist Mike Maples gave a talk last week at the Future Of Funding event in Silicon Valley put on by Adeo Ressi. The talk is highly entertaining and thought provoking. He argues against the notion that startups that want to have a huge exit need to raise big money,...
Mike Maples Talks Venture Capital And Thunder Lizards

Surprise, Surprise: Amazon Doesn't Say How Many Kindle Fires It Sold

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Amazon is notorious for sharing very little information about how its products and business units perform. Its new Kindle Fire tablet is no different. Amazon just reported its fourth quarter financial results, and, shocking no one, it doesn't disclose how many Kindle Fire tablets it sold. Or even how many...
Surprise, Surprise: Amazon Doesn't Say How Many Kindle Fires It Sold

Microsoft takes Azure to China

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Microsoft is taking its Cloud OS show on the road to China, announcing a licensing pact with 21Vianet which will offer Windows Azure services from its local data centers. 21Vianet bills itself as the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China.  This could be a huge deal: Most...
Microsoft takes Azure to China

How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRI's Venture Process

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Editor’s note: Norman Winarsky is the Vice President of Ventures at research and technology development organization SRI International, and a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He is co-founder of Siri, and more than 30 other ventures. I am frequently asked what SRI International thinks about the explosion of incubators in the...
How To Say No, And Other Tips From Inside SRI's Venture Process
A startup lawyer's take on winning over a venture capitalist

What stays in Vegas: how Nevada's online gambling law will -- and won't -- change social gaming

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Nevada became the first state in the country this week to allow online gambling with a new law that gives the green light to poker and other games. The law is intended to keep Nevada out in front of rival New Jersey but will not do much for social game...
What stays in Vegas: how Nevada's online gambling law will -- and won't -- change social gaming

Apple's progress towards a $1,000 share price may yet go pear-shaped

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New iPhones and iPads have everyone excited about Apple's prospects, but pushing into China and into the TV market won't be problem-freeCould Apple become the world's first $1 trillion company? At last week's closing share price of $633, Apple is now worth a whopping $590bn, but two leading Wall Street...
Apple's progress towards a $1,000 share price may yet go pear-shaped
3D Systems CEO: We want 3D printing to be as big as the iPad

Weebly Aims Big For Online Publishing Market, Adds 25 More Themes And A New, Polished Interface

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It’s 2012, you’re a small business, and you know you need a web presence — but where do you turn? Maybe a Facebook Page or Twitter account if you want something social and very simple. But maybe you need a fuller set of features, where you can control the look...
Weebly Aims Big For Online Publishing Market, Adds 25 More Themes And A New, Polished Interface

Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

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As the social media space in Western markets edges closer to the point of saturation, the Internet’s top firms are tightening their focus on emerging markets where they can continue to grow their user bases, activity and revenues. With a population in excess of 1.3 billion, which makes it the...
Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

Home Improvement And Repair Marketplace Porch Raises $6.3M From SV Angel, Jeff Skoll And Others

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Porch, a soon to be launched home improvement and repair marketplace, has raised $6.25 million is funding from SV Angel, Chamath Palihapitiya, Javier Olivan, Jeff Skoll, Bill Lee, Geoff Entress, Charles Moldow, and others. Porch is a Pinterest-like platform for home design and improvement that also connects you to professionals...
Home Improvement And Repair Marketplace Porch Raises $6.3M From SV Angel, Jeff Skoll And Others
Pre-merger, Apple, AuthenTec were working on new tech together

First Tim Cook, now Mark Zuckerberg is spotted visiting China

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Facebook’s own Mark Zuckerberg has taken a jaunt to China, apparently for fun, but we suspect also for business. The level of his celebrity has made it so that wherever he goes, he is followed. Mark and American-Chinese girlfriend Priscilla Chan were spotted and snapped pottering around Shanghai. Recently Apple’s Tim...
First Tim Cook, now Mark Zuckerberg is spotted visiting China
Airware, A Startup That's Helping Bring Drones To The Masses, Just Raised $10.7 Million

LinkedIn Competitor XING Buys Glassdoor-like Startup Kununu For $12.3M, But Will It Fair Well?

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The German market for startups never ceases to amaze me. While many European startups struggle with either internal markets that are too small or international markets that are pretty daunting, the German eco-system rattles along pretty well, given that with Germany, Austria and Switzerland you have a potential market of...
LinkedIn Competitor XING Buys Glassdoor-like Startup Kununu For $12.3M, But Will It Fair Well?

Things You Don't See Every Day: MPAA Argues For Fair Use In Court

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April Fool's Day has already passed, so it appears this is legit. Yes, the MPAA has jumped into a court case to argue in favor of fair use. A few years ago, we wrote about the fact that there are actually lawyers whose main job is to watch movies to...
Things You Don't See Every Day: MPAA Argues For Fair Use In Court
Firefox for Android gets a major update, may be the best mobile browser yet (hands-on)
Q&A: Ray Ozzie on startups, Microsoft, and what he’s dreaming up next

Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

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Moira Butterfield and Nosy Crow keen to see authors and publishers collaborating more on book-appsMany children's book-apps are based on existing print titles, with the original author's role confined to approving the plans and finished results. After all, they've already written the words that will be used. These are contractual...
Why writing an app is different to writing a children's picture book

Why India and Brazil are the next hot e-book countries

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India and Brazil are on their way to becoming e-book powerhouses, but their path there looks different from the transition in the US and the UK. Twenty-four percent of Indian adults with Internet access have bought an e-book, Bowker’s Kelly Gallagher said in a panel at the Publishers Launch BEA...
Why India and Brazil are the next hot e-book countries
New Kiip expands beyond mobile game rewards to other apps and platforms

A Start-Up Sees an Opportunity in Diabetes Prevention

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Omada Health, a San Francisco start-up, is offering a diabetes prevention program to the general public. The potential market is certainly large, since an estimated 79 million Americans at high risk of developing diabetes. But preventive health has proven a challenging field for businesses....
A Start-Up Sees an Opportunity in Diabetes Prevention

Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

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GetFunded is now open for pre-registration to all businesses more than a month after Apps Genius revealed its plans to enter the crowdfunding space. Apps Genius develops, markets, publishes, and distributes social games and applications for consumers. And in an effort to promote its latest initiative and draw in the best...
Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

The 10 Features Every Social Mobile Game Must Include

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Industry experts at the recent Game Developers Conference in San Francisco iterated that mobile is the next big platform for social games. If you’re a developer designing for this niche or a player trying to choose, there are certain features that every social game should have. (Consider that nearly half...
The 10 Features Every Social Mobile Game Must Include

How Facebook Really Stacks Up Against Pre-IPO Google

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Now that Facebook is preparing the biggest tech IPO in history, it is possible to compare its financials and potential market value to Google’s when it went public. At first glance, all of Facebook’s numbers look bigger. Its pre-IPO revenues of $3.7 billion in 2011 are more than two and...
How Facebook Really Stacks Up Against Pre-IPO Google

Analyst: China could bring 57M iPhone bump by 2013

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Apple’s iPhone was a hot seller in the company’s first fiscal quarter of 2012, but that’s nothing compared to what one analyst predicts we could see in just a couple of years’ time. Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty anticipates as many as 57 million additional iPhone sales for Apple in China...
Analyst: China could bring 57M iPhone bump by 2013
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