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Chrome Is Rapidly Approaching Firefox In Extension Numbers

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It was only December when Google officially launched extensions for its Chrome browser. Almost immediately, there were 500 extensions in the gallery as many developers had been working on them for a while. Today, Google is saying that number is now past 3,000. And that’s significant because it’s already pretty...
Chrome Is Rapidly Approaching Firefox In Extension Numbers

Guardian mobile visits overtake desktop at some times of day

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Group product manager Anthony Sullivan says overall, smartphones and tablets account for nearly 35% of traffic"Mobile is having a huge transformational effect not only on how our audience seek out content, but how they're discovering it," says Anthony Sullivan, group product manager for Guardian Core products at Guardian News &...
Guardian mobile visits overtake desktop at some times of day

Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

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Metaps, a Japanese company that provides an advertising and promotions platform for Android, has raised a 1 billion yen (approximately $11 million) round of Series B funding that will help accelerate its expansion across Asia and beyond. The platform operates in a similar fashion to US-based rewards-based platform Kiip —...
Japan's Kiip-like Metaps raises $11m, aims to become world's top Android monetization platform

Post-IPO, SolarCity plans to ratchet up solar roofs to 250MW in 2013

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Following an IPO that saw solar installer and financier SolarCity’s shares rise almost 50 percent on its first day of trading, the Elon Musk-backed company now says it has a robust growth plan in place for its solar roofs in 2013. This year, SolarCity says it plans to install 250...
Post-IPO, SolarCity plans to ratchet up solar roofs to 250MW in 2013
Startup Spotlight: Codeproof IDs jailbroken phones, 'malicious apps' and other mobile threats

Social discovery service Banjo hits 1 million users in just 9 months

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Banjo founder and CEO Damien Patton has held a variety of jobs in his life, but the career experience that he believes is paying off big at his current startup is the time he spent head mechanic on one of NASCAR’s top teams. “Down in the pit, you learn a...
Social discovery service Banjo hits 1 million users in just 9 months
Facebook Poisons Instagram For Its Most Valuable Users: Real Photographers

RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance

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Lord knows niche and independent online publishers can sometime struggle to monetize what they do and over the last few years we’ve seen the rise of startups to address those problems in the market, from companies like SAY Media to Federated Media. In general they offer baked-in ad networks and...
RollUp Media Raises $1.4 Million From Arts Alliance

7 steps for business success with big data

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No longer the new technology on the block, big data continues to generate significant buzz.  Technologies such as Hadoop and HBase are seeing rapid growth, analysts are experimenting with new techniques and approaches, and business leaders are adapting their business models to rely more on the power of big data....
7 steps for business success with big data

Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle

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Editor’s note: Ankur Jain is an investor at Nexus Venture Partners. Nexus invests in early stage companies across sectors in India and US, and manages $600 million in assets. Follow him on Twitter @Ankur_Jain_VC. The rapid growth of mobile device use has created major gaps in CRM capability. As smartphone adoption has exploded,...
Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle

Entrepreneurs Have A 'Superman Complex' That Holds Them Back

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One the biggest lessons entrepreneurs need to learn is that some serious dangers come along with rapid growth.  The very things that help entrepreneurs succeed -- including willpower, individualism, and the ability to go it alone -- can end up holding them back. According to Gazelles CEO Verne Harnish, the thing...
Entrepreneurs Have A 'Superman Complex' That Holds Them Back

China Unicom Net Profit Rises 14%

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China Unicom said its net profit rose 14% last year as its third-generation mobile communications and fixed-line broadband businesses continued their rapid growth....
China Unicom Net Profit Rises 14%
China takes the lead worldwide in iOS and Android activations

Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

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This week, Inside Facebook asks people who have built businesses on the Facebook platform why they believe in the company. These are the people that are truly invested in Facebook, whether or not they bought stock. For Part 2 of our series, we spoke with Milyoni founder and CEO John...
Investing in Facebook: John Corpus of Milyoni

Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

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Facebook gave investors something to ponder ahead of its mid-May IPO, when it filed an amended S-1 to report lower quarterly revenue and net income for the first three months of 2012. Where has the money gone? Look under its hood, strip away its go-faster stripes and you see Facebook...
Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

Mobile Augmented Reality Poised for Rapid Growth

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Mobile Augmented Reality Poised for Rapid Growth

Dropbox picks Dublin for first office outside US

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Firm says Irish capital is pool of multilingual talent as cloud demand growsThe cloud-based file storage and sharing service Dropbox is opening its first international office in Dublin, and plans to hire between 30 and 40 people by the end of 2013, the company says.The hirings will be added to...
Dropbox picks Dublin for first office outside US

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

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One in every ten tablet users views video content almost daily on their device, according to a new report by comScore. The study also found that tablet users are nearly three times more likely to watch video on their device compared to smartphone users. Nearly one in four smartphone owners...
Top Trends of 2012: Video on Tablets

Cloud-consultant Cloud Sherpas raises $20M, merges with GlobalOne

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Salesforce partner GlobalOne and Google enterprise partner Cloud Sherpas are merging together to form a new cloud consulting firm. GlobalOne will take Cloud Sherpas’ name in this marriage, and the newly merged company will offer the same services for both cloud platforms. Cloud Sherpas also announced a new round of funding...
Cloud-consultant Cloud Sherpas raises $20M, merges with GlobalOne

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Evolution of Google+, Mobile Dominates in 2012 and More

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Richard MacManus explains how Google+ has evolved over the past year and whether it delivered on its promise. Mobile continues to dominate in 2012. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - plus...
Weekly Wrap-Up: The Evolution of Google+, Mobile Dominates in 2012 and More

Twitter active users pass 200 million

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Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million

ChowNow brings in $2M Series A extension, $1M venture debt to fuel rapid growth of mobile ordering platform

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It’s been a busy year for Los Angeles-based ChowNow, which offers restaurants a mobile and Web ordering and marketing platform. The company has more than doubled its team to 30 employees, growing in all departments, and is coming off of its best month in history in terms of restaurant...
ChowNow brings in $2M Series A extension, $1M venture debt to fuel rapid growth of mobile ordering platform

Marketing Day: August 8, 2012

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Report: 40% Of Top Brands Have Adopted Instagram Thanks to Instagram’s rapid growth to over 80 million users, marketers are finally... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Day: August 8, 2012

I Drive Safely, Dafiti, The Lifeline Program and others among this week's top PTAT gainers for product and service pages

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I Drive Safely is this week’s top gainer in the People Talking About This Metric for product and service pages. The page has seen almost one million total engagements over the week, with only 117,000 total Likes. The page drew over 826,000 additional engagements week over week. We compiled this list...
I Drive Safely, Dafiti, The Lifeline Program and others among this week's top PTAT gainers for product and service pages
CHART OF THE DAY: The Death Of The E-Book Reader (AMZN)

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments
EU giving Google one last chance to settle antitrust search case

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples
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