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Lanyrd Jumps Into The Space Left By LinkedIn's Events App Closure With New Features

Facebook stocks up on mobile ad success reports

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Facebook's ongoing efforts to monetize its ever-growing mobile user base may be paying off, as shares in the company were up today on reports that Facebook is further along in its mobile efforts than many expected. Facebook shares rose more than two percent today when a research report from Wedge...
Facebook stocks up on mobile ad success reports
Here's One New York Startup Talking About Revenue
5 Reasons Foursquare Is Losing The Social Local Mobile Revolution

Space Selfies: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken In Orbit Above Earth For $25

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Two new privately funded space telescopes will let schools and universities perform space imaging on the cheap. Self-portraits in outer space (yes, they exist) are just the beginning of the new space telescope race. Both Planetary Resources and the International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) are launching two new, privately...
Space Selfies: How To Get Your Mugshot Taken In Orbit Above Earth For $25

Larry Page Hints Mobile Advertising May Become More Expensive Than Desktop (GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page thinks the imbalance between mobile advertising and desktop advertising -- mobile is currently a lot cheaper -- won't last very long, and than ultimately mobile may overtake desktop as a revenue generator for Google. He also suggested that Google may have made a huge strategic error...
Larry Page Hints Mobile Advertising May Become More Expensive Than Desktop (GOOG)

Why the NYT-Flipboard deal is a smart move

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The New York Times hasn’t exactly been free-wheeling with its digital content in the past: the only way you could get it was through the newspaper’s apps or via excerpts on a site like The Huffington Post or Google News — which is why the deal it announced early...
Why the NYT-Flipboard deal is a smart move

GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)

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An independent study released this morning by neutral app store GetJar indicates that the market for mobile apps should grow to a whopping $17.5 billion within the next three years. This would basically mean that the value of apps sold would be greater than the value of CDs sold...
GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)
Missing the dazzling profit potential of free apps

Thrillist's Big Cool Revenue Generator, JackThreads, Just Hit 4 Million Members

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JackThreads, the members-only clothing site for men, just hit 4 million members.  Ever since men's lifestyle brand Thrillist acquired the JackThreads back in 2010, the hip clothing site for men has experienced solid growth (see chart below). At the time of the acquisition, JackThreads had about 150,000 members. Just three months...
Thrillist's Big Cool Revenue Generator, JackThreads, Just Hit 4 Million Members

Twitter snaps up Google's agency relations chief to help show firms that it can play ball too

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Twitter has hired away Google’s agency relations chief in a play that will allow the service to build better relationships with companies interested in using it to develop campaigns. AdAge is reporting that Matt Derella, who handled the search engine’s relationship with Publicis, one of the world’s top holding companies...
Twitter snaps up Google's agency relations chief to help show firms that it can play ball too

Initial Trials Show Facebook Exchange Retargeted Ads Deliver Massive Return On Investment, Up To 16X

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Facebook began allowing partners in its Exchange cookie-based real-time bidding retargeted ads to share results this morning, and data from AdRoll, Triggit, and TellApart show the ads earn businesses up to 16X what they spend. Facebook revealed the new ad format in June, and by August we were already hearing...
Initial Trials Show Facebook Exchange Retargeted Ads Deliver Massive Return On Investment, Up To 16X

You'll never guess Samsung's most popular phone in the U.S.

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Hint: It’s not one of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphones. The Apple v. Samsung trial continues to reveal juicy details about both companies, with the latest court filing breaking down just how much phones the companies sold over the past two years, AllThingsD reports. The biggest surprise? Samsung’s most...
You'll never guess Samsung's most popular phone in the U.S.
Beating the odds: How Remedy hit 10M downloads and made a $40 in-game purchase work

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%

Zuckerberg: Mobile and our platform is our focus, but social gaming can be better

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on a conference call that the social network will be focusing more on mobile opportunities and further building out its platform. On the heels of the company’s latest earnings report, Zuckerberg said that there is incredible opportunity for building out a mobile presence — something...
Zuckerberg: Mobile and our platform is our focus, but social gaming can be better
Tumblr opens the door for brands with new Radar ads

Let's Hope This Paid Facebook Message Experiment Fails (FB)

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Facebook is not for reaching out to strangers. Facebook Messages is not an email replacement.  Facebook is for sharing stuff with your friends, people you actually know and want to talk to. So I don't understand why Facebook is testing a feature that lets strangers pay $1 to send you...
Let's Hope This Paid Facebook Message Experiment Fails (FB)

Rosetta Stone Buys Language-Learning Competitor, Livemocha

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The freemium online platform is popular in Brazil, China, and the Middle East. Rosetta Stone, whose language-learning software kiosks are ubiquitous in airports and malls worldwide, purchased one of their main international competitors. This morning, the Virginia-based company announced the acquisition of Livemocha, a freemium online language-learning platform with...
Rosetta Stone Buys Language-Learning Competitor, Livemocha

Payments Are A $557M Business For Facebook — That Could Expand From Games To Apps

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Within Facebook’s S-1, the social network revealed that its Payments business is bringing in $557 million in revenue per year. As the company explains, it currently requires Payments integration in games on Facebook. But according to the filing, Facebook is considering what could be very big moves in the payments...
Payments Are A $557M Business For Facebook — That Could Expand From Games To Apps

Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

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Investors take fright after Wall Street Journal suggests move indicates weakening of demandApple's shares dipped below $500 on Monday as Wall Street took fright over reports that it had cut orders for parts from screen suppliers for its iPhone 5 - but others said the reaction was overdone.The Nikkei newspaper...
Apple shares dip below $500 following reports it cut iPhone 5 screen orders

Tumblr Starts Offering Premium Themes

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Remember that little payment widget on Tumblr we talked about a couple of weeks ago? One of the things it’s used for are premium themes, which are (besides the fee for getting your blog featured in Tumblr’s blog directory) Tumblr’s first revenue generator.Although monetization on blogging and microblogging networks...
Tumblr Starts Offering Premium Themes

Zynga stock price takes a dive, triggering circuit breakers

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Zynga shares fell today as fears about the company’s user base prompted another sell-off. Zynga’s shares dropped as much as 13 percent. That triggered a short-sale circuit breaker, which halts trading in the stock until cooler heads prevail, for the first time. In a research note, Cowen analyst Doug Creutz...
Zynga stock price takes a dive, triggering circuit breakers
Google declares war on free clicks

Behold Hulu, Hollywood's answer to YouTube

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Hulu.com, which launched in private beta today, emulates many features popularized by Google's (GOOG) YouTube. But unlike YouTube, which mostly shows user-generated content, Hulu includes programs from networks, including NBC, Fox, E! Entertainment, FUEL TV, SciFi Network and USA Networks. The site's purpose is to be both a promotional vehicle...
Behold Hulu, Hollywood's answer to YouTube
Honest launches a new iPhone app, an important step to becoming more than a diaper company

Android Market Hits 450K Apps, Challengers Abound

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Apple's iOS is still considered a bigger revenue generator, and Google's Market may in fact end up being nothing more than a bargain basement app retailer if Amazon has its way....
Android Market Hits 450K Apps, Challengers Abound

Apple’s Revenue by Product Division

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Silicon Alley Insider’s chart of the day: Apple’s iPhone business, which didn’t exist three years ago, now represents a whopping 40% of the company’s revenue, and has been the company’s biggest revenue generator for three quarters in a row. Keep in mind, too, that iPod Touches don’t count toward the...
Apple’s Revenue by Product Division
Vimeo debuts paywall options & 'tip jar' to reward video creators

Neil Young is right — piracy is the new radio

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As an artist who probably makes a substantial income from licensing his music, you might think Neil Young would frown on piracy and file-sharing, but that appears not to be the case, according to an interview he gave at the Dive Into Media conference in Los Angeles. Instead of...
Neil Young is right — piracy is the new radio
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