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4 Trends That May Surprise Online Marketers In 2013

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Over the last year, like every year prior, online marketers have witnessed an incremental growth in digital advertising spend and a rapid adoption of new technology. In 2012, we saw the introduction of Product Listing Ads as Google shifted to a pay-to-play model for shopping. Facebook began testing... Please visit...
4 Trends That May Surprise Online Marketers In 2013

Wireless Carriers Move Beyond Smartphones

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Wireless carriers aren’t just for smartphones anymore, as indicated by the devices they displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. While Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. have benefited from the rapid adoption of smartphones, as that growth slows the carriers are directing customers to other devices that connect to...
Wireless Carriers Move Beyond Smartphones

86% of U.S. adults use phones to settle arguments, solve problems and meet friends

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Here’s the situation: You’re at a restaurant and a friend asks a question about the name of actor who plays Roger Sterling in the TV show Mad Men. Or, you’re at a pub and want to know the updates in the Mariners’ game. Or you’re heading home from the soccer...
86% of U.S. adults use phones to settle arguments, solve problems and meet friends

Mobile Ad Startup Celtra Raises $4M Led By Softbank Capital

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Celtra, a company offering tools for rich media ad creation, mobile ad serving, and analytics, just announced that it has raised $4 million in new funding. The round was led by SoftBank Capital, and SoftBank’s Ron Fisher is joining the board. Existing investors GrandBanks Capital and Fairhaven Capital also participated...
Mobile Ad Startup Celtra Raises $4M Led By Softbank Capital

China's Apple wannabe Xiaomi gathers steam as IM chat service hits 1m concurrent users for first time

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Miliao, the group chat service from up-and-coming Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, passed a new milestone on Wednesday when it achieved 1 million simultaneous online users. Xiaomi announced the achievement on its Sina Weibo microblog late Wednesday shortly after it took place. Miliao, also known as MiTalk in English, took just 599 days to hit...
China's Apple wannabe Xiaomi gathers steam as IM chat service hits 1m concurrent users for first time
Isis, MCX, Barclaycard And Others On Mobile Payments And The Challenge Of "Convening An Industry"
Firefox 16 adoption not hurt by security missteps
This year, standalone social business software will die

Sign in to Homeroom: Schoology Raises $6 M. for Scaling Up

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(twitter.com) The latest edutech startup to see a cash infusion from eager investors: Schoology, which has raised $6 million in a round led by FirstMark Capital. Founded in 2009, the company--currently clocking in at one million users--peddles a collaborative learning platform available in a free version for teachers and a...
Sign in to Homeroom: Schoology Raises $6 M. for Scaling Up

Three-stream Wi-Fi hits the mark

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The rapid adoption of 802.11n has become a significant milestone in the history of wireless LANs. The MIMO-based technologies used in most 802.11n systems provide enough throughput, reliability, and rate vs. range performance to effectively remove the last major barriers to the broad adoption of WLANs in the enterprise....
Three-stream Wi-Fi hits the mark

Skillz rides skill-based real money gaming to pass 1M downloads in its first two weeks

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Betting is nearly as old as human civilization itself, as demonstrated by writings and artifacts found in ancient tombs and other archaeological sites. It’s not surprising then, that with the emergence of casual social and mobile gaming, players have gravitated toward putting money on the line wherever possible. Capitalizing on...
Skillz rides skill-based real money gaming to pass 1M downloads in its first two weeks
Kindle Fire ignites Android tablet market, overtakes Google in U.S.

Marketers, here's why mobile pay-per-click ads are your best buy

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As smartphone technology comes ever closer to equaling that of the personal computer, many of the tried and true marketing techniques of the Digital Era are transitioning to those miniature devices. Mobile search is the latest frontier to be pushed by app developers and web designers. Mobile search is expected...
Marketers, here's why mobile pay-per-click ads are your best buy

Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year

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Near field communication might be all the rage at the checkout counter, but there are still plenty of devices shirking the technology. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Atheros hopes to change that, announcing an ultra-low power NFC chip that might help OEMs cut costs. The QCA1990 boasts a footprint half the...
Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year

★ Mountain Lion

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“We’re starting to do some things differently,” Phil Schiller said to me. We were sitting in a comfortable hotel suite in Manhattan just over a week ago. I’d been summoned a few days earlier by Apple PR with the offer of a private “product briefing”. I had no idea heading...
★ Mountain Lion

Newsweek 'Muslim rage' cover invokes a rage of its own

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A dying magazine has managed to outrage and alienate potential readers with its latest attention-grabbing moveIt was either a brilliant bid for attention (and readers) or one of the worst editorial decisions in recent memory. Either way, the reaction was scathing. Below a headline proclaiming MUSLIM RAGE, Newsweek's latest cover...
Newsweek 'Muslim rage' cover invokes a rage of its own
Televisions now used to watch online videos more than computers

Russia hits afterburners on stealth tech

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The world of aviation is moving towards the rapid adoption of stealth technology, whether for drones, bombers, or fighter aircraft. read more...
Russia hits afterburners on stealth tech

Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

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Dots, the addictive iOS game that came from the NYC team at Betaworks, has continued seeing upward growth stats and is announcing both a native iPad version and a multiplayer option for users to compete against each other. The team behind Dots plans to announce Thursday that the game hit...
Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays
Say Media Says Yes To $27M, Will Build Out Publishing Platform, Buy More Assets

Box adds 10 healthcare app partners, becomes HIPAA and HITECH compliant to bolster industry offering

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Cloud storage service Box is diving deeper into the healthcare space. Today, the company shared that it has added 10 new healthcare application partners to its platform to help respond to industry-specific challenges. In addition, to further gain acceptance by companies in this space, Box is sharing that it is...
Box adds 10 healthcare app partners, becomes HIPAA and HITECH compliant to bolster industry offering

Lifecrowd Adds Former Google Offers Product Manager as Co-Founder and Head of Product

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Lifecrowd has recruited Silicon Valley veteran, Jacquie Phillips, a former Product Manager of Google Offers, to join the Los Angeles startup as a co-founder and its new Head of Product. The five-month-old Lifecrowd, which only one week ago launched its Social Activity Marketplace into public beta, aims to connect its users,...
Lifecrowd Adds Former Google Offers Product Manager as Co-Founder and Head of Product

When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

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Facebook's future home for big data Dealing with the terabytes of data generated by users online and serving up relationships tied to that data quickly are forcing web-scale sites like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook to investigate a variety of home-built, open sourced and hardware solutions, and reject as many closed-source...
When it Comes to Web Scale Go Cheap, Go Custom or Go Home

Only 50% Of Twitter Messages Are In English, Study Says

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Paris-based Semiocast, which helps brands understand and interact with real-time Web services, has performed a semantic and quantitative study of Twitter based on an analysis of 2.8 million tweets. Turns out roughly half the tweets posted on the micro-sharing service are in English, even though the company is based in...
Only 50% Of Twitter Messages Are In English, Study Says

iOS 6 adoption at 25-35% after just 48 hours, eclipsing iOS 5, which took 21 days to hit 21%

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iOS 6 has seen rapid adoption among iPhone and iPad users, reports developer David Smith. Smith’s applications like Audiobooks get around 100k downloads weekly and he’s taken to mapping the adoption of Apple’s software releases over the last couple of years. This update’s data shows a 35.4% adoption of iOS 6,...
iOS 6 adoption at 25-35% after just 48 hours, eclipsing iOS 5, which took 21 days to hit 21%

CBS.com Testing HTML5 in Advance of iPad Release

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Shared by Bud So, the super proprietary, closed iPad platform is leading to more rapid adoption of an emerging open standard. I think H.264 has won the html5 video codec fight. CBS.com is apparently adding itself to the line up of big-name media properties scrambling to get their websites ready...
CBS.com Testing HTML5 in Advance of iPad Release

Commercializing Big Data

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With the web and cloud computing generating new data sources and consumption patterns, a fresh crop of software solutions and companies have emerged to tackle big data. And while there’s been rapid adoption of big data tools on the part of large web properties, the business models around building, delivering...
Commercializing Big Data

Customers Ignite a New Era of CRM

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What follows is the unedited version of my latest post at AllThingsDigital… The Altimeter Group is no stranger to disruption. The incredibly savvy and influential team lead by Charlene Li are redefining the role and purpose of industry analysts by placing research into action – essentially bringing trends from...
Customers Ignite a New Era of CRM

Walmart dominates the list of U.S. companies using solar

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Walmart’s massive scale allows it to dominate a lot of sectors it enters — turns out the retailer is also a behemoth in solar panel power. According to a list of the top 20 companies in the U.S. using solar panel systems, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on...
Walmart dominates the list of U.S. companies using solar

Guest Post: major growth ahead for mobile advertising in China, but fragmentation looms

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Editor’s Note: Mingge Ma is the Head of Advertising of CocoaChina. Prior to CocoaChina, Ma led the development of ad delivery and targeting systems at Yoyi, a major Chinese online advertising firm. Ma also held a senior technical position at Youku, responsible for their video transcoding and advertising systems. With the...
Guest Post: major growth ahead for mobile advertising in China, but fragmentation looms
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