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The Complete Timeline Of Zynga's Disastrous 2012 (ZNGA)

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Only nine months ago, Zynga was worth $11.5 billion, pumping out new games every month at breakneck speed. It seems so far away in time, given everything that's happened since. Zynga's stock is stuck in the doldrums and it's shuttering 11 older games like PetVille and Indiana Jones Adventure World that failed...
The Complete Timeline Of Zynga's Disastrous 2012 (ZNGA)

Internet Poker Company May Attempt A Comeback By Buying An Atlantic City Casino

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While it's lost steam, you likely recall what is commonly referred to as the "poker boom" of the 2000s. Due in large part to the sudden interest in the game resulting from ESPN's coverage of the World Series of Poker, it seemed like everyone was playing. This took the form...
Internet Poker Company May Attempt A Comeback By Buying An Atlantic City Casino

The Next Web’s Weekly Recap: Location, Location, Location

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Welcome to The Next Web’s Weekly Recap.If there was ever a week dominated by one thing it was this week: location, location, location. We launched an entire new Location blog just to cover the space. All the major players from Gowalla, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook all had announcements or new...
The Next Web’s Weekly Recap: Location, Location, Location

From fad to fixture: Native ads and content marketing are here to stay

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In recent memory, we’ve seen SEO, enterprise social media and monitoring, and marketing automation companies follow nearly identical trajectories in their rise and exit. Startups like Buddy Media identified gaps in existing marketing technology, and became canaries in the coal mines into which mainstream brands — and hundreds of entrepreneurs —...
From fad to fixture: Native ads and content marketing are here to stay
Attention student loan borrowers: Tuition.io opens its doors to manage your repayment

OnForce: SMB IT market presents major revenue opportunity

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OnForce execs and partners discuss how its working with Apple, how this trend is affecting the small business market, and what we can expect from large corporations in the future....
OnForce: SMB IT market presents major revenue opportunity

A winning wager? Experts see a $20B market for gambling in games

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SAN FRANCISCO — Serious gamers did not shy away from confronting serious issues at third day of the Game Developers Conference — including gambling. A panel on the hotly debated issue of gambling in games was packed. The big questions for the experts: Is gambling the next big growth...
A winning wager? Experts see a $20B market for gambling in games
The secret sauce of native ads -- the next wave of advertising

Apple 'leaving money on the table' by not releasing big-screen iPhone

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Calls for Apple to make an iPhone with a larger display around 5 inches diagonally are growing among investors, who see a big-screen iPhone as a major revenue opportunity....
Apple 'leaving money on the table' by not releasing big-screen iPhone

With new exchange, TareasPlus takes on Khan Academy in Latin America and beyond

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Khan Academy has quickly become one of the most popular educational sites in the U.S. and around the world. But TareasPlus, a startup with offices in Colombia and San Francisco, believes it may have a leg up with Spanish speakers south – and increasingly north – of the border. Since...
With new exchange, TareasPlus takes on Khan Academy in Latin America and beyond

Wolfson shares jump 3% after signs chipmaker could be back in favour with Apple

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UK group lost out in latest iPhone and iPad but analysts say it has a chip in Apple's new adaptorWolfson Microelectronics suffered a downturn when Apple said while ago it would no longer use UK company's chips in the later generation iPhone and iPad.But could the fractured relationship be on...
Wolfson shares jump 3% after signs chipmaker could be back in favour with Apple

Google Gets 4% Of All Homes In Kansas City To Sign Up For Super Fast Internet After One Week (GOOG)

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Google would be the first to admit that its fantabulous new high-speed Internet in Kansas City is more of an experiment than a for-profit business. That said, in its first week, the service has already signed up 7,000, of 4% of potential households, say the analysts at Macquarie Capital in...
Google Gets 4% Of All Homes In Kansas City To Sign Up For Super Fast Internet After One Week (GOOG)

How A Flower Startup Is Turning 20-Somethings Into Revenue-Generating Machines

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Zach Smith had never been to Chicago. The first time he stepped foot in the windy city was when his employer, a 70-person flower delivery startup in New York, sent him to launch its third branch there.Launching a startup in a new market is a tall task for anyone, let...
How A Flower Startup Is Turning 20-Somethings Into Revenue-Generating Machines
Outdated online listings lead to $10.3B loss for businesses, says Yext

What LinkedIn Is Doing Really Well Right Now (LNKD)

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LinkedIn delivered a strong earnings performance last night, blowing away expectations, and the stock is up 8% in pre-market trading. Analyst Michael Graham at Canaccord Genuity raised his full year estimates for the company, upped his price target to $95, and wrote, "LinkedIn takes another step on the path...
What LinkedIn Is Doing Really Well Right Now (LNKD)
Online education for the pros: Udemy launches corporate training tools

HUGE FACEBOOK ADVERTISER: The Skeptics Are Dopes -- It Will Be Worth More Than Google

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The head of the vast global marketing firm Havas thinks that investors just don't get it with respect to Facebook. Specifically, he thinks Facebook will be worth more than Google. Why? Because Facebook's revenue opportunity is much bigger than "advertising." Here he is, Havas CEO David Jones, quoted in...
HUGE FACEBOOK ADVERTISER: The Skeptics Are Dopes -- It Will Be Worth More Than Google
VC Fred Wilson says mobile is where the growth is

BBC Asked For Assurances On Pay-To-Download Scheme

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Development of a radical scheme under which UK viewers would pay to download new and old BBC TV shows is inching forward, after suppliers of those shows expressed qualified support. paidContent has learned the BBC executive wants to make all its shows, both new and archive, available for download-to-own...
BBC Asked For Assurances On Pay-To-Download Scheme

Fancy teams up with Zaarly to turn craftiness into currency

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Martha Stewart-style crafts and cooking projects generate a ton of “likes” and “pins” online, but they might also be able to generate some cash. Social discovery and commerce site Fancy and peer-to-peer marketplace Zaarly announced Monday they are partnering to make DIY items shared on The Fancy available for users to purchase. Until...
Fancy teams up with Zaarly to turn craftiness into currency

Meteor rakes in $11.2M to fuel enterprise app development push

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Meteor Development, the hot startup that aims to remake enterprise software development, picked up some pretty impressive coin in a $11.2 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with contributions from Matrix Partners. The company’s goal is to help developers write enterprise applications for the webscale era. Meteor’s...
Meteor rakes in $11.2M to fuel enterprise app development push

JP MORGAN: Facebook's Mobile Business Isn't As Bad As You Think (FB)

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The big investment banks are out out with their initial ratings on Facebook. We're gathering them all up today. Check here to see the investment banks' research as we get it. So far, we have Doug Anmuth of J.P. Morgan's note. He rates Facebook "overweight" and gives it a year-end...
JP MORGAN: Facebook's Mobile Business Isn't As Bad As You Think (FB)

Flipboard Now At 56M Users, Adding 6M In One Month Since 2.0 Launch

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Flipboard CEO Mike McCue took the stage at Disrupt NY 2013 today to talk about his company and the changing nature of media and publishing, and he revealed updated stats about user adoption of his company’s platform. Since the version 2.0 launch in March, it has added 6 million new...
Flipboard Now At 56M Users, Adding 6M In One Month Since 2.0 Launch
Urban mining: recovering $21B a year in gold and silver from discarded devices (infographic)
Huawei Released 85% Of Its Devices Under Its Own Brand In 2012 Compared To 20% In 2011

ANALYST: Facebook's Graph Search Adds Long-Term Revenue (FB)

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Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia raised his estimates (to $37) for Facebook following its announcement of its new Graph Search. He believes yesterday's big announcement expands Facebook's longer-term growth opportunity and will enable the social media platform to expand into the much bigger market for search advertising, moving it past just display...
ANALYST: Facebook's Graph Search Adds Long-Term Revenue (FB)
The Facebook Effect Author David Kirkpatrick Talks Facebook’s Ad Network Potential, Future Acquisition Targets

Automattic Grows Up: The Company Behind WordPress.com Shares Revenue Numbers and Hires Execs

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Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is a quiet Web powerhouse. WordPress now powers 70 million sites, up from 35 million sites a year ago. Almost half of the biggest blogs in the world are hosted by WordPress.com or run on their own versions of the open-source WordPress platform. Matt Mullenweg...
Automattic Grows Up: The Company Behind WordPress.com Shares Revenue Numbers and Hires Execs

Danny Sullivan asks the FTC to review Google’s new paid ads policies

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Search engine marketing guru Danny Sullivan has asked the FTC to review Google’s treatment of paid results within, next to, or near organic search results. Remember this? It’s from Google’s 2004 founders’ IPO letter: Our search results are the best we know how to produce. They are unbiased and objective,...
Danny Sullivan asks the FTC to review Google’s new paid ads policies

Big data's little secret: Hadoop isn't the end-all-be-all

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This is a guest post by enterprise technology executive Jeff Carr “Big data” is without a doubt the hottest trend in technology today, possibly surpassing social media, which has held the tech hype crown for years. At its broadest, the definition of big data includes any aspect of harnessing, analyzing and monetizing the...
Big data's little secret: Hadoop isn't the end-all-be-all
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