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Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

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Magic continues for JK Rowling as digital sales in first week exceed expectationsOver £1m-worth of Harry Potter ebooks have been sold in just three days, according to the chief executive of JK Rowling's new digital venture Pottermore.Pottermore's director Charlie Redmayne told Radio Litopia's show "The Naked Book" that Harry Potter...
Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

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Men are more positively inclined towards social media activities and use social networking sites more than women, according to what Liberty Mutual called a “comprehensive national survey” of online behavior it released yesterday. This is somewhat surprising, since it’s the exact opposite of what other surveys have found, including...
Who Uses Social Media More, Men or Women?

China Increases The Fines For Copyright Infringement

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For years, we've discussed how the US has put all sorts of pressure on China to boost its intellectual property enforcement regime -- and each time we warn that this is going to backfire in a big, bad way. To "appease" the US, China keeps ratcheting up its enforcement... but...
China Increases The Fines For Copyright Infringement
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Startups and brand protection in the UK – What you need to know

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Following on from the recent article published here on The Next Web about protecting your brand in the U.S, we thought you may like to get the low down on how to protect your brand in the UK. Branding can be about slogans, logos, product or service names, business names...
Startups and brand protection in the UK – What you need to know
Fans turn to mobile devices for Olympic searches, says Google

French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

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France's Hadopi graduated response approach, also known as "three strikes", occupies a special place in the annals of copyright enforcement. It pioneered the idea of punishing users accused of sharing unauthorized copies of files, largely thanks to pressure from the previous French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, who seems to have hated...
French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

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The message from Zynga's disastrous second quarter, which sent its stock diving 40 percent, is simple: fewer people are playing Facebook games. Zynga was once one of the hottest IPOs of 2011. But it has faded from the top as gamers move to mobile devices and spend less and less...
A Six-Word Explainer For Zynga's Disastrous Second Quarter (ZNGA)

Feedly adds 3M users in 2 weeks, updates mobile apps

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In the aftermath of Google announcing it will shut down RSS content aggregator Google Reader on July 1, alternative RSS services prospered from a huge influx of users searching for a replacement, including Feedly, which today announced that it’s added 3 million new users in two weeks since Google’s announcement and...
Feedly adds 3M users in 2 weeks, updates mobile apps

Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number

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The headline calls attention to everything that’s wrong with how businesses measure engagement in social media today. Businesses that invest any level of marketing resources in networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and the like (get it?) are being groomed to focus on soft metrics instead of the relevant activity...
Engagement Ain’t Nothing But A Number

Nielsen: 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone

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But 55- to 64-year olds who make more than $100,000 a year are big buyers too "Whether or not you have a smartphone is closely related to both how old you are and how much money you make," finds a Nielsen survey of 20,000 Americans with mobile phones conducted in...
Nielsen: 66% of Americans ages 24-35 own a smartphone
With $2.1M From True Ventures (And Others), TripleLift Builds Ads From A Brand's Trending Images

How will the new law on cookies affect internet browsing?

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Websites track visitors' activity, but will legal changes to users' consent make a difference to the Guardian or other sites?Join our Tracking the Trackers project to find out moreWe are being watched. The websites we visit, and the advertisers who promote products on those sites, are tracking our online activity,...
How will the new law on cookies affect internet browsing?

US Apple Stores make record sales whatever the measurement, says new analysis

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Apple’s US retail stores, which already make more money than any other store per square foot, also top the list when it comes to revenues per visitor, according to figures from Asymco’s Horace Dediu (via CNET). Dediu calculated that in the latest quarter’s figures, Apple achieved an average revenue of $13m...
US Apple Stores make record sales whatever the measurement, says new analysis

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

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One of today's many, many Spotify announcements was that legendary thrashers Metallica would be coming to the streaming service. As part of the announcement CEO Daniel Ek brought out the bands notoriously outspoken drummer Lars Ulrich and Spotify board member Sean Parker who, as you might remember, had a...
Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

Facebook prices shares on the high end of its range at $38

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Facebook priced its initial public offering at $38 per share, which is at the high end of the range it proposed on Tuesday. The price will raise $16 billion for the company and the social network a valuation over $100 billion. The company plans to list 421. 2 million shares...
Facebook prices shares on the high end of its range at $38

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

Firms face 'bill shock' from smartphone use

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Employees that are using their own smartphones for work rank connectivity cost as the least important factor when choosing a mobile network, creating the potential for "bill shock" for enterprises that don't have cost control policies as part of their BYOD plans. Enterprise WiFi connectivity firm iPass surveyed 1,700...
Firms face 'bill shock' from smartphone use

Facebook tries promoting games with notifications

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Facebook appears to be testing a way to drive users to re-engage with games by sending them a new type of notification, we’ve discovered. Some users are seeing notifications about their friends playing games. These notifications, which are different from requests, appear to come from Facebook, not the game itself....
Facebook tries promoting games with notifications

PayPal Stops Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts

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PayPal phases out donations to non-profits and charities from Singapore accounts starting tomorrow, the 21st of March, and will complete this by the end of the month. This decision is a result of PayPal failing to get a remittance license in the country from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. PayPal...
PayPal Stops Charity Donations From Singapore Accounts

Twitter Users in the US and Europe Go Mobile: 71% Use a Phone or Tablet to Tweet in 2012 Compared to 64% for PCs

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Twitter users in the US and Europe are increasingly opting to use mobile devices rather than their PCs when using the social network. In fact, the proportion of the former group eclipsed the latter last year: just under two thirds used a PC while almost three quarters used a mobile...
Twitter Users in the US and Europe Go Mobile: 71% Use a Phone or Tablet to Tweet in 2012 Compared to 64% for PCs

Tech workers want Surface and iPhone, Forrester reports

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Microsoft's Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet is at the top of the wish list for information workers, as is Apple's iPhone, according to a report on mobile trends released by Forrester Research last week. The report, 2013 Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends, which has a list price of $2495, is...
Tech workers want Surface and iPhone, Forrester reports

How are we reacting to England's Euro 2012 campaign? Social media conversations analysed

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Data analysts are monitoring the sentiment of online conversations relating to England's Euro 2012 campaign. Was the France result deemed a success? Are we warming to Hodgson? Find out below.• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianSocial media analysts from are monitoring online reactions to...
How are we reacting to England's Euro 2012 campaign? Social media conversations analysed

Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics

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After a monthlong trial period, startup Graphicly is throwing the doors open to its digital publishing platform. Since incubating at TechStars in 2009, Graphicly has shifted strategy. Co-founder and CEO Micah Baldwin says the company was first conceived as an “iTunes for comics” — the place where existing comics publishers...
Graphicly Opens Publishing Platform To Everyone, Looks Beyond Comics

Posterous Adds Custom Domains

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Posterous, the integrated small blogging platform, announced the debut of one-stop custom domain registration today. A new "domain purchasing feature" provides a one-click on-site way to avoid what Posterous' Vincent Chu called "the geeky details" of securing and applying a personal domain to your account. Sponsor "After you've purchased your...
Posterous Adds Custom Domains

The FTC's Guide To Peddling Bogus Diet Pills On Twitter

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The last time the Federal Trade Commission issued a primer on online ads it was 2000. Things were different back then. So, time for an update. Which is pretty straightforward. Just like it did in the dial-up era, the FTC would like you not to lie when you sell stuff. If...
The FTC's Guide To Peddling Bogus Diet Pills On Twitter

3D scanning with the Smithsonian's laser cowboys (video)

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"We're not scanning every object in the collection," Adam Metallo tells me, offering up the information almost as soon as we set foot in the Smithsonian's Digitization office. It's an important piece of information he wants to make sure I have, right off the bat. It seems that, when...
3D scanning with the Smithsonian's laser cowboys (video)

Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones

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We’ve all been inundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what’s really frustrating isn’t the political back and forth, but the content that is being volleyed back and forth. More specifically, the lack of content. Watch 9...
Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones
(Real) Storm Crushes Amazon Cloud, Knocks out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram

Paul Nicholls plays down Cheltenham fears over coughing in yard

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• Champion trainer has two placed horses at Taunton• No work has been missed yet declares handlerPaul Nicholls said on Tuesday that his disclosure the previous day that some of his string are coughing had been "a little bit blown out of proportion" and that the great majority of his...
Paul Nicholls plays down Cheltenham fears over coughing in yard
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