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The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box

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Amazon has big ambitions in the TV content business. At the MIPTV conference in Cannes, France recently, I sat through what was basically a half-hour sales pitch to the TV industry from Amazon VP Anthony Bay, extolling the virtues of Amazon Instant Video in the US and its LoveFilm service...
The time is right for Amazon to ‘do a Kindle’ on the TV industry with its own set-top box
Can chip companies profit off the maker movement? TI is betting on it

Bing one-ups knowledge graph, hires Encyclopaedia Britannica to supply results

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It may have retired from the cut-throat world of print, but Encyclopadia Britannica is enjoying a renaissance by supplying results to Bing. Search for a topic and a Knowledge Graph-esque box will offer supplementary information to help you on your way. If it's a topic that the Britannica editors...
Bing one-ups knowledge graph, hires Encyclopaedia Britannica to supply results

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

Tumblr Creative Director Is Leaving Days After New Ad Announcement [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Tumblr creative director Jacob Bijani is leaving the company. This comes shortly after Yahoo's acquisition and the announcement that Tumblr is rolling out a new set of ads and sponsored posts. He wrote on Tumblr that "for now, I'm going to...
Tumblr Creative Director Is Leaving Days After New Ad Announcement [THE BRIEF]

105 Looks: A Makeover For Beauty E-Commerce (And You)

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Beauty may be only skin deep. But the bond between the average woman and her chosen face wash, moisturizer, or liquid eyeliner? Try seriously deep. Like you couldn't pry them from her cold, dead, gel-manicured hands deep. And given the way most women shop for makeup, skincare, and beauty products...
105 Looks: A Makeover For Beauty E-Commerce (And You)

Why You Can't Watch the Best Show on HBO on HBO Go

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“Hard Knocks” doesn’t have dwarves or dragons or naked (female) breasts. But it’s one of HBO’s best shows: If you love football, you know this already. If you don’t, you may be surprised to learn it’s a super-compelling, 5-episode reality show that is also about the Miami Dolphins’ training camp.*...
Why You Can't Watch the Best Show on HBO on HBO Go

Twitter's Lead Generation Card expands social media marketing options

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This week Twitter announced a bold expansion of its year-old Twitter Cards program, giving marketers a new way to directly obtain interested business leads via the social media service. The new Lead Generation Card is squarely aimed at business tweeters, and it functions a lot like its name implies....
Twitter's Lead Generation Card expands social media marketing options

Ellison hawks Oracle's cloud stack, calls out Salesforce.com

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a vigorous sales pitch on Tuesday for his company's next-generation Fusion Applications and underlying technology platform, saying they constitute a more modern approach to cloud-based software than offerings from rivals like Salesforce.com....
Ellison hawks Oracle's cloud stack, calls out Salesforce.com
There's A Huge Flaw In Yahoo's Monetization Plan For Tumblr (YHOO)

Adobe adds Lightroom to Creative Cloud subscription

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Part of Adobe's sales pitch for its subscription plan is that it will more products and services will be added. Lightroom 4.1 is the first such expansion. [Read more]...
Adobe adds Lightroom to Creative Cloud subscription

An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts

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Gartner. Forrester. IDC. And lots of smaller fish, too. You can't read a tech-industy news story, attend a conference or listen to a sales pitch without someone quoting an industry analyst. For tech companies, analysts are big news and big business, promising to help with transformation, monetization and a...
An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts

10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

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Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers that have a business slant. But there are lots of them, and I'm not just talking about Microsoft Office equivalents such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, or Google Analytics....
10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

Crushpath Raises $6M for Sales Pitch Tool

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Crushpath, a $9-per-month service that helps people craft and keep track of pitches, has raised $6 million from investors including The Social+Capital Partnership and Charles River Ventures. You can see the pitch that the company sent me  about their funding round here....
Crushpath Raises $6M for Sales Pitch Tool

Live: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Talks Turkey in Silicon Valley

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The sales pitch for Windows 8 started early on Wednesday night. Before the doors to the ballroom had opened for Steve Ballmer’s speech, Microsoft had an army of its store staff roaming the halls showing off the Surface to anyone who would stop. The company set up a full pop-up...
Live: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Talks Turkey in Silicon Valley

The Newest Version of Tibbr Exceeds Expectations

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One year ago Tibbr burst onto the scene with a new way of organizing data for its subscribers.  It took away the mystery of much of the data-world by allowing users to receive information they wished to receive without the inconvenience of searching and sifting through unnecessary information.  Their latest...
The Newest Version of Tibbr Exceeds Expectations

Why is Facebook's e-commerce offering so disappointing?

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Facebook probably has high expectations for e-commerce, but it seems that either it, or the brands and businesses present on the social networking site, are out of sync. Some commentators see enormous growth opportunities; consultants Booz & Company predict global social commerce sales will be $30 billion in 2015. Others,...
Why is Facebook's e-commerce offering so disappointing?
Microsoft details business features of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Tesla's Model X struts its stuff on video, gets serenaded by Elon Musk

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We may have attended the Model X premiere, but despite us pleading for a ride-along, Tesla PR insisted only those who'd plunked cash for a pre-order that evening would get the chauffeur treatment. Thankfully there's YouTube user TheSpeedRead, who either threw down enough cash or was swift enough to...
Tesla's Model X struts its stuff on video, gets serenaded by Elon Musk

Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

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BT said the 'particularly big' downloads are to blame for me exceeding my monthly broadband allowanceI thought others might like to know that I have succeeded in getting BT to refund an additional charge that appeared on my bill for usage over the monthly allowance included in my broadband package....
Does Guardian iPad edition take me over download limit?

Microsoft mum as Windows 8 developers decry low ad-fill rates in apps distributed through the Windows Store

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Over the past several weeks, developers who have built applications for the Windows 8 platform have vocally complained that ad-fill rates in their apps have dropped precipitously. This is no small issue: if advertising revenue via Microsoft’s pubCenter network is scarcer than water in the southwestern United States, it will materially harm...
Microsoft mum as Windows 8 developers decry low ad-fill rates in apps distributed through the Windows Store

Yahoo Plans Katie Couric Program

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Yahoo unveiled a new show hosted by Katie Couric to prospective advertisers. Yahoo, AOL, Hulu and YouTube are presenting their versions of an "upfront" ad-sales pitch....
Yahoo Plans Katie Couric Program
Why bother? The sad state of Office 2013 touch support

Heroku says PostGIS support enables smarter mobile app development

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In case you hadn’t noticed, mobile app development is where the action is. It’s why Facebook just bought Parse, and why Amazon, Rackspace and Salesforce.com are frantically bolstering their mobile app building capabilities. And it’s why Heroku, which is owned by Salesforce.com, is now adding PostGIS 2.0 support to its...
Heroku says PostGIS support enables smarter mobile app development

Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

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Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch

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For some time, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been referring to its initial crop of Windows Phones as the first real Windows Phones, a move that draws cringes from the other companies that have been making such phones. Now Nokia’s hubris appears to be targeted at the entire phone industry....
"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch

Kids beware: your ISP has rated this website "PG"

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UK ISP Tibboh is selling "safe" mobile broadband targeted at kids. For £19.99, you get a cheap USB HSPA modem, "10Gb" [sic] of data a month, and Internet access that's filtered like the movies. Tibboh appears to be the first ISP to use the UK's official film classification scheme...
Kids beware: your ISP has rated this website "PG"
Report: Apple To Highlight iPad's Educational Value At Tuesday's iPad Mini Event
Retail: eBay Bans Sale of Spells, Curses, Advice and Other 'Intangibles'

Good God, Lemon.

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Our submitter spotted this unusual sales pitch while driving in Livermore, California. (“The dealership sucks, the car sucks, but it’s for sale if you want to buy it!”) related: You lied to me, Mr. Lundegaard....
Good God, Lemon.
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