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How Innovation Happens (And Why It Doesn't, When It Doesn't)

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Image copyright iQonceptThere are two things that a company should do well: Create products that deliver significant new value to customers, and get those products to the market quickly and conveniently. The former draws on a company’s capacity for innovation, vision, creativity and design. The latter relies on its operational...
How Innovation Happens (And Why It Doesn't, When It Doesn't)

In Russia, Internet giant Yandex now matches the country's top TV channel in advertising revenues

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Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. Illustrating the trend of moving online in the Russian advertising market, search engine giant Yandex saw its advertising revenues equal those of First Channel (“Pervyi Telekanal”), the country’s leading TV channel,...
In Russia, Internet giant Yandex now matches the country's top TV channel in advertising revenues

Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

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Apple, once a company whose stock only knew a single direction, is in the midst of a painful decline. Today, for the first time since late 2011, the company’s stock traded below the $400 per share mark. The company ended the day’s trading at $402.59, a fall of 5.5 percent,...
Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. ‘Tis the season when our thoughts often turn to the wee ones in our lives, and that has certainly...
Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

Apple Testing Watch-Like Device

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Apple is experimenting with designs for a watch-like device that would perform some functions of a smartphone, as part of explorations of potentially large product categories beyond the smartphone and tablet....
Apple Testing Watch-Like Device

comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession

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With record traffic numbers and spending increases in multiple corners of the world, it’s no big surprise that retail e-commerce is still growing. In fact, 2012 was a record year, with $186.2 billion in retail e-commerce sales. The latest figures come from comScore, which says 2012 was actually a 15...
comScore: Retail e-commerce hit $186.2b in 2012 thanks to 15% growth, the strongest since before the recession
LinkedIn's New Search Aims For More Engagement With Autocomplete, Unified Results And Improved Alerts

You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

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I sound like a broken record at this point, what with my proclamations of advertising clinging to the life-preserver that is the mobile market. But I’ll say it again: Advertising, as it currently stands, is not going to continue to work. It’s not only inefficient and annoying for the viewers...
You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches A Redesign To Make One-Click Shopping Even Easier
Tim Cook teases 'exciting new product category' and 'more surprises' in the fall

Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

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Foundry Group, an early investor in Zynga, Jiraffe, Awe.sm, Modular Robots and many more, has today announced that it has closed another $225 million fund. The news was announced in a blog post, which founders Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld, Seth Levine and Ryan McIntyre note was the exact same one it...
Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

This week at Microsoft: Blue, Windows 8, and Android dollars

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It’s Friday, friends, and that means we afford ourselves the moment to read up on what Microsoft got itself into during the last seven days. It’s been a heavy week for news on and about the company, so we’ll move quickly, hitting on a number of topics. Before we dive...
This week at Microsoft: Blue, Windows 8, and Android dollars

Samsung Passes Nokia To Become World's No. 1 Phone Maker

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A continued drop in sales at Nokia allowed Samsung to pass it up to grab the title of world’s No.1 seller of cell phones. Nokia sold 83 million units, while Samsung sold 92 million phones, according to IHS iSuppli. That’s a reversal from last year’s fourth quarter, where Nokia shipped...
Samsung Passes Nokia To Become World's No. 1 Phone Maker

Nokia's Elop talks Windows Phone, knocks physical keyboards, explains Symbian's demise

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To say that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s tenure at the company has been controversial would be an understatement. His role in taking the company from its homegrown mobile software to Microsoft’s Windows Phone continues to cause complaint and argument to this day. The firm’s first four devices in the Lumia...
Nokia's Elop talks Windows Phone, knocks physical keyboards, explains Symbian's demise

Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: "When To Buy" Recommendations Now $5 Per Month

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Decide.com, the shopping search engine that tells consumers both what and when to buy, is introducing its premium level of service today. Starting now, Decide.com will begin to charge for its “when to buy” recommendations – the recommendations which serve as Decide.com’s distinguishing feature versus the other shopping search services...
Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: "When To Buy" Recommendations Now $5 Per Month
Report: Apple loses share to Android in Q1 but maintains lead in tablet market

How Apple Created Entirely New Product Categories by Allowing a Tiny Bit of Freedom

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There are only so many ways to interact with the iPhone. Apple has dictated how each and every input method works – the ring/silent switch always turns the ringer on or off, the lock button locks the screen or takes a screenshot, and (until Apple “borrowed” an input method from...
How Apple Created Entirely New Product Categories by Allowing a Tiny Bit of Freedom

Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others

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SneakPeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised a new round totaling $2.67 million from Bain Capital Ventures; Metamorphic Ventures; Keith Rabois, Tim Kendall, Mike Murphy, and Vikas Gupta. As we wrote in our initial review of Sneakpeeq, aims to replicate the experience of...
Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others

Microsoft Gives Bing Shopping a New Look

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Microsoft has just updated Bing Shopping,  putting in some enhancements to product categories and navigation. Specifically, Bing Shopping now has a list of product categories on the left side of the homepage. This will enable you to drill down to specific items under the specific product categories. It will also...
Microsoft Gives Bing Shopping a New Look

Surprise! Apple is looking at new product categories, still on schedule to open new campus building in 2016

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Apple’s annual shareholder meeting isn’t usually the source of much news, and this year isn’t much different. With a judge recently granting Greenlight Capital’s motion to block a vote on a proposal that would require a shareholder vote before issuing preferred stock, many expected Apple would address what it plans to do...
Surprise! Apple is looking at new product categories, still on schedule to open new campus building in 2016

It’s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note Launches Feb 19 on AT&T for $299

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Samsung and AT&T made the release date and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note official today. The leaked roadmap from last week was almost right. Consumers get to scoop up the Note on February 19th, not the 18th. One extra day to wait. Unless you pre-order. Customers that do so...
It’s Official: Samsung Galaxy Note Launches Feb 19 on AT&T for $299

Tim Cook Says be Patient, New Product Categories on the Way

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Tim Cook Says be Patient, New Product Categories on the Way

There's just four days left to enter our back to school sweepstakes with nearly $50,000 in prizes!

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During the month of August, we published 14 back to school guides, covering product categories ranging from cameras and printers, to smartphones and ultraportables. With each post, we offered a selection of gadget must-haves, but we also gave you an opportunity to enter our massive back to school giveaway,...
There's just four days left to enter our back to school sweepstakes with nearly $50,000 in prizes!

Visualized: the iDevice influence on Apple's bottom line

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Apple's Q3 earnings last week rang loud and clear: iDevices are paying Cupertino's bills. The customary numerics laid down the bare facts, citing an 84 percent increase in iPad sales since 2011 and a similar 28 percent jump for the iPhone. Of course, well-organized tables of sales data aren't...
Visualized: the iDevice influence on Apple's bottom line

Apple Shares Take a Wild Ride as Analysts Recalibrate

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There was plenty to chew on for bulls and bears both in Apple’s Tuesday earnings report, and the company’s stock has been more than a little mercurial as a result. Plans to substantially increase its dividend and share buybacks; an 18 percent drop in net income for the March quarter;...
Apple Shares Take a Wild Ride as Analysts Recalibrate

Corsair, the Silicon Valley firm that makes hardware for PC gaming enthusiasts, raises $75m

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Corsair Components (Corsair), the privately-held Silicon Valley hardware firm that supplies PC gamers with custom, pre-assembled systems or the necessary components to build their own powerful PCs, has raised approximately $75 million in a ‘strategic investment’ round from private equity firm Francisco Partners. In a statement, Corsair says Francisco Partners...
Corsair, the Silicon Valley firm that makes hardware for PC gaming enthusiasts, raises $75m

"Ambient Location" Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management

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It’s fair to say that the “ambient location” craze has passed. Several of the mobile apps intent on connecting people with friends and other recommended users nearby are still struggling to find mainstream adoption. Some, like Glancee and Glassmap have sold. Others, like Kismet, have moved into new product categories....
"Ambient Location" Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management
Influenster leaves stealth mode with 200K users

Anatomy Of A Redesign: How eBay Pieced Together A New E-Commerce Machine

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eBay is grabbing as large a slice of the $10 trillion global retail industry as it can get, starting with an all-new website redesign, which it unveiled at a press event at New York's Highline Stages today. The new eBay, which is rolling out across the U.S. starting today, sports...
Anatomy Of A Redesign: How eBay Pieced Together A New E-Commerce Machine

FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq

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Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised $7.5 Million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Metamorphic Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to over $10 million. The startup aims to replicate...
FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq
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