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Reports Detail Amazon Appstore's Growing Influence, Revenue Potential

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Amazon doesn’t share details on how well its Amazon Appstore apps sell, but according to mobile app analytics firm App Annie, the app marketplace is seeing growing traction among developers. The company surveyed over 1,500 developers, and found that 22.5 percent of them were now publishing to the Amazon Appstore,...
Reports Detail Amazon Appstore's Growing Influence, Revenue Potential

Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

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Newfangled social and gaming apps are popular and all, but it turns out that content dating back thousands of years can still more than hold its own in today’s tech landscape. YouVersion, a Bible reading app made by nationwide Christian megachurch LifeChurch.tv, has crossed the 50 million download mark...
Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

The three hottest hires in Silicon Valley

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This guest post is by Jim Yu, the founder and chief executive of BrightEdge. Every Silicon Valley company knows how difficult it is to hire top talent right now. But there are three roles that are especially hard to fill: SEO Director, Growth Product Manager, and UI Designer. Who...
The three hottest hires in Silicon Valley

The Ad Business 'Will Not Honor' Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Plan For IE10, Exec Says (MSFT)

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More evidence is emerging that Microsoft's plan to launch Internet Explorer 10 with a default "do not track" (DNT) setting to prevent advertisers from targeting individual users will be a fiasco. We previously told you that the DNT setting is flawed because: It's a signal, not an anti-tracking mechanism, and,...
The Ad Business 'Will Not Honor' Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Plan For IE10, Exec Says (MSFT)

Beyond Ads: Monetizing Location-Based Services

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This week geo-crazy mavens were pleased to hear of location-based updates to Facebook, the launch of Foursquare analytics and of course yesterday's news of Gowalla's comment and picture functionality. So far the most common way to monetize these types of services is through sponsored leader boards and tips on nearby...
Beyond Ads: Monetizing Location-Based Services

Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

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Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers visited by approximately 12 million unique visitors each month. In addition to millions of listings, the website also offers a variety of comparison resources, pricing tools, expert automotive content and dealership reviews. To support its high volume of site traffic, Cars.com...
Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

WhatsApp now making more money from Google Play than iOS in some key markets

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The new Distimo report on mobile app spending patterns offers some interesting regional tidbits. Globally, Google Play continues steadily chipping away at the huge lead Apple has built in mobile app revenue generation. In April 2013, the Google Play vs. iOS app revenue balance stood at 27% to 73%. One year...
WhatsApp now making more money from Google Play than iOS in some key markets
Infographics For Everyone: Visual.ly Launches First Automated Tool Out Of Beta

Nintendo's Wii U Outperforming the Original Wii, Only Because It Costs More

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Nintendo’s Wii U has managed to outperform the launch of its original Wii, at least in terms of revenue, but only because it costs more. In the U.S., Nintendo sold 460,000 Wii U devices in December and more than 890,000 since it launched in mid-November, according to NPD, which tracks monthly...
Nintendo's Wii U Outperforming the Original Wii, Only Because It Costs More

OverBlog Gets Overhauled, Arrives In US: Turns Your Blog Into A Real-Time Social Media Hub

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OverBlog, a leading blog platform in Europe with 3 million registered users and over 34 million uniques (according to comScore), has just arrived in the U.S. And it’s kind of awesome. The entire platform has been totally re-developed from scratch over the past 18 months, and, ironically, it’s the U.S....
OverBlog Gets Overhauled, Arrives In US: Turns Your Blog Into A Real-Time Social Media Hub

Oracle Claims Taleo's Cloud-based Talent Management Jackpot

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In the 20th century, corporations recruited talented professionals but then nurtured them and integrated them into their organizations. Talent was part of their business foundations. In the more intricate economy of the 21st, talent is something perceived to be possessed by individuals. Corporations recruit these people, and then undertake what's...
Oracle Claims Taleo's Cloud-based Talent Management Jackpot
The secret sauce of native ads -- the next wave of advertising

Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

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Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers visited by approximately 12 million unique visitors each month. In addition to millions of listings, the website also offers a variety of comparison resources, pricing tools, expert automotive content and dealership reviews. To support its high volume of site traffic, Cars.com...
Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

Nielsen: Internet Ads In Q1 Grew By 12.1% While Magazines Declined 1.4%

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When it comes to revenue generation, online advertising may still be one of the smaller of all ad mediums, but it remains the fastest-growing. , outpacing other non-print formats like TV, radio and cinema — as well as printed advertising formats like newspapers and magazines. New numbers out today from...
Nielsen: Internet Ads In Q1 Grew By 12.1% While Magazines Declined 1.4%

Exclusive: Buddy Media Hires Salesforce Exec Susan St. Ledger As New President

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Another big move for Buddy Media as it continues to build out the services it offers as part of its social media marketing business: the company has hired sales supremo Susan St. Ledger as its new president. She is joining Buddy Media from Salesforce.com, where she had been for the...
Exclusive: Buddy Media Hires Salesforce Exec Susan St. Ledger As New President
Ad Agency BBH Moves Into Social Gaming, Looking For Developer Partners Who Like Lollipops
Frustrated with poor mobile sales, publishers blame ad agencies
Game of Phones: Apple keeps app revenue edge even before next-gen iPhone launch

Revenue from social networks to top $16.9bn in 2012, advertising alone worth $8.8bn: Report

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Social networks have already revolutionised the way that we interact online, becoming the Internet itself for many, but the ‘Facebook Effect’ has gone beyond communication and is changing the way money is made on the Web, with $16.9 billion set to be generated from social sites this year, according to...
Revenue from social networks to top $16.9bn in 2012, advertising alone worth $8.8bn: Report
ABI: Tablets Will Take A 35%, $8.8BN App Revenue Share This Year - Passing Smartphones By 2018
Android's explosive content consumption growth threatens Apple

Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

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Last week, developer Tom Waddington uncovered Facebook code that pointed to the creation of a “Want” button — a plugin that potentially points to a new kind of commercial innovation being developed by Facebook itself, different from “want” buttons already being developed by third parties (one example here), and partially...
Little “Want” Button Code Forshadows Big Things For Facebook Ecommerce

Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

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Bing has identified the area of Chinese search market that it will target to expand its presence there. Interestingly, the search engine intends to go after searches from the country that are executed in English. According to Microsoft, that segment is estimated to be roughly 5% of the total Chinese search market....
Bing's China strategy: Go after the lucrative English-language queries originating in the country

Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

gigaom.com
Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers visited by approximately 12 million unique visitors each month. In addition to millions of listings, the website also offers a variety of comparison resources, pricing tools, expert automotive content and dealership reviews. To support its high volume of site traffic, Cars.com...
Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

gigaom.com
Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers visited by approximately 12 million unique visitors each month. In addition to millions of listings, the website also offers a variety of comparison resources, pricing tools, expert automotive content and dealership reviews. To support its high volume of site traffic, Cars.com...
Sponsored post: Big data drives high performance for Cars.com

As users flee 3G, Verizon turns it into a prepaid network

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Willing to give up speedy LTE service to save a few bucks? Then Verizon has your number. The operator launched two new prepaid phone plans on Friday that include unlimited voice minutes and messaging. For $60, you also get 500 MB of mobile data, while another $10 per month boosts...
As users flee 3G, Verizon turns it into a prepaid network
Apple SVP Design Jony Ive speaks on Apple's design process and the 'Bankruptcy Days'
Seed investors are getting creative to survive the Series A crunch

CONFIRMED: Tumblr Is Searching For An Ad Sales Chief

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Tumblr is searching for an ad sales chief, the company confirmed, which seems to indicate that the blog platform is finally getting serious about revenue generation. Tumblr spokesperson Katherine Barna said: "We are looking for someone. We currently have people working on revenue products and partnerships and now it's...
CONFIRMED: Tumblr Is Searching For An Ad Sales Chief

iOS Continues to Hold Significant Lead over Android in Developer Interest

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Flurry Analytics today released a new report highlighting developer interest in iOS and Android as measured by downloads of Flurry's tools for integrating analytics into apps. With a new high of over 18,000 SDK downloads by developers during the first quarter of 2012, Flurry found that iOS continues to hold...
iOS Continues to Hold Significant Lead over Android in Developer Interest
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