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Netflix releases its first original show ‘Lilyhammer’, the BBC snaps it up

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Commissioning original programming to reduce its reliance on partners and formally entering the production market, Netflix has finally released Lilyhammer, its first piece of original content available to US, Canadian and Latin American subscribers. Lilyhammer is a Norweigan-American comic drama that stars Sopranos actor Steven Van Zandt as a New York...
Netflix releases its first original show ‘Lilyhammer’, the BBC snaps it up

Microsoft’s next retail store headed to Austin

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Here’s a right shocker: Microsoft’s next retail store will be located in Austin, Texas. Yes, the Austin that hosts the yearly drunken disaster nerdcon SXSW. Given the prominence of the tech scene in Austin, the location is hardly a surprise. We doubt it will be as popular as Apple’s local...
Microsoft’s next retail store headed to Austin

Brands Scored 2X Facebook Likes By Posting About Super Bowl

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Want to win some extra visibility for your brand on Facebook? Post about current events. Brands grabbed 99.7% higher engagement on their Page posts by talking about the Super Bowl yesterday, and 60% higher engagement over the past 6 weeks compared to the average post. The data from a Buddy...
Brands Scored 2X Facebook Likes By Posting About Super Bowl

Netflix secures European Lillyhammer deal, brings original content to the UK and Ireland

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Netflix has announced that it will bring its original TV show Lillyhammer to the UK and Ireland, picking up the rights to stream the Norwegian comedy drama following a deal with the show’s German distributor SevenOne International. Lillyhammer will debut on UK televisions later this year after being snapped up by the BBC,...
Netflix secures European Lillyhammer deal, brings original content to the UK and Ireland
Facebook Gives Its Ads a Boost, Using Your Photos

This iPhone app has made $500,000 from telling people how ugly they are

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There’s an app for everything it seems…including telling you how you rank on the ugly-ometer. Ugly Meter isn’t a new app, but it has been rising to prominence in recent times in the wake of coverage on shows such as Howard Stern and Jay Leno, and it now claims to...
This iPhone app has made $500,000 from telling people how ugly they are

Nobody Is Using Facebook's Life Events - Not Even Mark Zuckerberg

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When Facebook announced Timeline in September last year, a key new feature was the ability to define different types of "life events." Events such as starting a new job, entering a new relationship or getting married, making a home improvement, getting a tattoo. The idea behind Life Events was to...
Nobody Is Using Facebook's Life Events - Not Even Mark Zuckerberg

Pebble smartwatch breaks Kickstarter’s $3.3 million record…with a full month still to go

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Not content with hitting $1 million of funding in just over one day, Kickstarter project Pebble has broken the record for funding on the crowdsourced site but it still has a whole month left to raise additional revenue in. The project to create a slick e-paper smartwatch that connects to iPhone...
Pebble smartwatch breaks Kickstarter’s $3.3 million record…with a full month still to go

Data: Google Is Evil

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It’s bad enough when you run a search company in an increasingly social world. It’s worse when anti-trust regulators say you have unfairly and illegally used your dominance in search to promote your own products over those of competitors. Now Google executives, who like to boast of their company’s informal...
Data: Google Is Evil

Xbox Music is just an upgraded version of Zune, and that rocks

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Zune is dead! Long live Zune! Platitudes aside, that’s actually true. What Microsoft has put together with its Xbox Music project is a new version of Zune with a different name. It’s a shame to see Zune die, but it appears that we are getting the good parts of the...
Xbox Music is just an upgraded version of Zune, and that rocks
Page posts will have parity with those from users in upcoming News Feed redesign

Google's Bradley Horowitz on Google+: 'Friction can be a very good thing'

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Product vice president says balancing interests of users and developers will be key going forwardGoogle launched its Google+ initiative in June 2011: part standalone social network and part social layer for existing services like Gmail and YouTube and its search engine. A year later, how has it done?In April 2012,...
Google's Bradley Horowitz on Google+: 'Friction can be a very good thing'

Design Is Now Crucial to Startup Success

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Remember the good old days? When a startup founder could draw up his own clunky logo, slap it on a Web page and call it a day? Now every startup needs to spend time, attention and money on slick branding and design sophistication - just to get in the game....
Design Is Now Crucial to Startup Success

Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys

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Oracle, it seems, is not one for irony. Right after an epic court fight with Google in which it was accused of abusing its intellectual property, the software maker is now trying to dissolve another company’s patents. This time, though, Larry Ellison’s company gets to be the good guy. In...
Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys
Nokia sold 2M low-priced Lumias last quarter; lowers outlook

Promoted Tweets on mobile: more options, starting today

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For years, brands around the world have used Twitter to reach consumers with timely, relevant deals, discounts, news and information. And every day, millions of Twitter users who follow brands are turning to their mobile devices to hear from the companies they care about most.   We recently began testing Promoted...
Promoted Tweets on mobile: more options, starting today

Intel launches youth-focused iQ webzine, tells its brand story through aggregation

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It's like Highlights for kids, but with a decidedly techno-centric spin. The company known more for what it's put inside our gadgetry has just unveiled a new digital magazine, iQ, intended for the youthful, über-connected masses. Looking much like Flipboard in design and borrowing a live tile-ish approach, the...
Intel launches youth-focused iQ webzine, tells its brand story through aggregation

Doing It Wrong: Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization Asks Women’s Charity To Pay For Links

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An Irish women’s charity, Women’s Aid, linked to some articles on the Irish Examiner (like this, this, and this) and thought that all was right with the world. Heck, that’s how the Internet works, right? It turns out that according to the Irish Newspaper Licensing organization, you need to pay...
Doing It Wrong: Irish Newspaper Licensing Organization Asks Women’s Charity To Pay For Links

Windows Phone Inches Past Near-Dead Symbian In U.K. Market Share

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform seems to be picking up some steam across the pond, or so a new report from Kantar Worldpanel claims. According to their study, Symbian now only accounts for 2.4% of the UK smartphone market while the Windows Phone platform has grown from 0.5% last year to...
Windows Phone Inches Past Near-Dead Symbian In U.K. Market Share
Mozilla CEO: First Boot To Gecko Devices Will Be Sold In Brazil

The Death of Social Proof

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Social proof is dying as a startup differentiation heuristic during fundraising. Why? A) Blame Angellist for an Advisor Bubble Every company I see has some roster of advisors and/or soft-circled seed investors already committed. It's gone from evidence of company traction to merely an execution step before hitting 'publish' on...
The Death of Social Proof
Red hot Codecademy gets $10m from Index and KPCB

Heroku Chief Opens the Door to More Processes, Bigger Ecosystem, Less Amazon

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In an interview with ReadWriteWeb, the man who led the Heroku PaaS platform to prominence - and who continues to lead it as Executive Vice President of Salesforce - says that as his platform expands, it could certainly penetrate old barriers. One such barrier could be the ribbon, if...
Heroku Chief Opens the Door to More Processes, Bigger Ecosystem, Less Amazon
Facebook Redesigns Groups To Be More Timeline-y and Purposeful, Less Spammy
Nuance targets medical transcription with $300M Transcend acquisition

RIM After BlackBerry 10 Debut: Dead Or Alive?

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RIM's new operating system could help the company reclaim its smartphone prominence, but there are still some big roadblocks in its way....
RIM After BlackBerry 10 Debut: Dead Or Alive?

Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington

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Today’s launch of a new think tank call DisCo that wants to educate Congress about disruptive technologies is just one of several new efforts proposed by the Internet and startup community to get their voices heard. No longer will the conversation between Silicon Valley and DC rely solely on big...
Isolationist no more: The Internet goes to Washington

Oracle sues Lodsys, attempts to invalidate patents

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Texas-based shell company Lodsys has often been accused of being a patent troll for its various attempts to take legal action against app developers and companies it claims use its technologies. Most notably, the company last year attempted to get iOS and Android developers to pay royalities over in-app purchasing...
Oracle sues Lodsys, attempts to invalidate patents

Groupon slumps to lowest price ever

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Shares in online deals site drop below half IPO price, following downward trend set by Facebook and BlackBerry's RIMGroupon, the online deals site, hit a new bargain basement price on Monday, falling below $6bn (£4bn), the price Google offered for the company in 2010.The Chicago-based firm was once described as...
Groupon slumps to lowest price ever

Realty Bites: Agents Grapple With How Homes Are Being Sold on the Internet

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The Internet has forever changed the newspaper industry, the music business and travel agencies. Now it’s real estate’s turn. Or at least that seems to be the case, in what could be a developing feud between real estate agents and online listing services such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. As these sites...
Realty Bites: Agents Grapple With How Homes Are Being Sold on the Internet
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