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When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?

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Self-employed. Freelancer. Entrepreneur. Business owner. However you label it, these people are making an independent living by themselves and their businesses they have built. These “labels” often blend into one another: those who are self-employed consider themselves business owners, business owners consider themselves entrepreneurs, freelancers consider themselves self-employed. For those who enjoy...
When is it time to stop calling yourself a freelancer and become an entrepreneur?

BSkyB announces Now TV, offering pay-as-you-go Internet TV to the masses

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The Next Web is at the Guardian Changing Media Summit this week, a conference promising to deliver insights from the organisations and individuals capitalising on disruption within the digital content space. You can monitor all our coverage here. Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, was the first keynote of the two-day...
BSkyB announces Now TV, offering pay-as-you-go Internet TV to the masses

Microsoft aims at Amazon with Azure virtual Windows (and Linux!) IaaS

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In a bid to take on Amazon and other giants of public cloud infrastructure, Microsoft announced on April 16 that it has launched its own Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering as part of Windows Azure. Stepping beyond Microsoft's Platform-as-a-Service offerings, the new expanded Azure cloud service will allow users to deploy full...
Microsoft aims at Amazon with Azure virtual Windows (and Linux!) IaaS

Ovi Share to be discontinued

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TweetGLOBAL – We have made the decision to discontinue the Ovi Share service as of May 30, 2012. Naturally, we are committed to helping you download all of your content and make the experience as seamless as possible.  If you are an Ovi Share user, you will have until...
Ovi Share to be discontinued

Streaming Forward: Where Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

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The streaming content landscape during the past four quarters of 2012 has been eventful, to say the least. Industry activity was fast and furious, and major changes dramatically impacted the service offerings and consumer choices for what content audiences select and how they decide to consume it. Given the changes...
Streaming Forward: Where Streaming Content Industry is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries

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E-commerce and m-commerce payments platform Braintree has major news today: it’s expanding operations outside of the U.S. and will now become available to thirty additional countries worldwide. The new international offering will operate in a private beta period over the next few months and will then launch publicly in the third quarter of...
Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries

Zapier Raises $1.2M Seed Round From Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Others

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Zapier, which is essentially IFTTT for business users, just announced that it has raised a $1.2 million seed round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Wufoo co-founder Kevin Hale and a number of other angel investors. The company plans to use this additional investment to continue the development of...
Zapier Raises $1.2M Seed Round From Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson & Others
Self-Improvement Marketplace Betterfly Raises $1.5M, Gets A New CEO

Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

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Amazon.com has set up a website with its brand in India, but will not be selling on the site.In line with Indian government rules, the new marketplace Amazon.in is only offering sales and order fulfillment services to Indian retailers.Amazon Seller Services set up in February last year another website...
Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

Apple's Ping to End With a Thud in Next Release of iOS

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Apple has finally acknowledged what the market has been telling it since it first debuted Ping its social network for music in September of 2010. The service is a failure. And rather than continue to maintain Ping, the company is abandoning it and using its partnerships with Twitter and Facebook...
Apple's Ping to End With a Thud in Next Release of iOS

Build your customer base with recurring revenue programs

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Recurring revenue is much more than fixed-price subscriptions. Freemium, metered usage and tiered subscription models have upended the recurring revenue markets, and successful companies need to provide flexibility in pricing and payment to serve the widest possible audience. A flexible recurring revenue strategy can increase customer satisfaction, open products to...
Build your customer base with recurring revenue programs

Dropbox's "Great Space Race" Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years

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If you are a college student anywhere in the world, Dropbox just launched an interesting new program for you that . The Great Space Race, which will run for the next eight weeks, will allow college students to get up to 25GB of free Dropbox storage for the next two...
Dropbox's "Great Space Race" Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years

Corethree launches Core Engine m-wallet, a platform to drive a cashless society

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Corethree, the firm that works toward making more services mobile, has released ‘m-wallet‘, a mobile payment infrastructure for clients with solutions built on Core Engine, its mobile application platform. Core Engine is a distributed content management platform for handling large-scale service offerings on behalf of clients. It has a modular...
Corethree launches Core Engine m-wallet, a platform to drive a cashless society

Microsoft & Urban Airship Team Up To Offer Push Messaging On Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

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Following Monday’s reveal of Windows Phone 8, the most recent update to Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system, backend service provider Urban Airship is announcing that it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to be the preferred provider for push messaging services on the new platform. What this means is that the two companies...
Microsoft & Urban Airship Team Up To Offer Push Messaging On Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8
Continuuity gets $10M to free Hadoop from itself

Microsoft ends free Bing Search API, moves to paid service on Azure Marketplace

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Microsoft has announced that it's going to change its Bing Search API—a service offered to developers to allow them to integrate Web search capabilities into their applications and sites—from a free service into a paid offering. Over the next few months, the service will move to join Microsoft's Translator...
Microsoft ends free Bing Search API, moves to paid service on Azure Marketplace
HTC eyes enterprise market, invests $35.4 million in Magnet Systems

Boombox 360: Which Xbox streaming service rocks harder?

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The Xbox 360 is one of the bestselling game consoles in history. It has successfully become the living room companion it is today by transforming itself from a one-trick console into an all-inclusive streaming media set-top box. No longer do you need a beefed-up stereo system or high-priced Blu-ray player...
Boombox 360: Which Xbox streaming service rocks harder?
Apple's Problem Isn't Skeuomorphism, It's Services
How Infochimps wants to become Heroku for Hadoop
FCC puts wireless carriers on notice, will start testing their data speed claims
Will Facebook Go Out With A Bang?

Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime

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Google on Wednesday expanded its cross-platform service offerings with a revamped version of Hangouts, now a standalone application for iOS and Android with a focus on video and text conversations within groups....
Revamped, cross-platform Google Hangouts app competes with Apple's iMessages, FaceTime

German appeals court lets Motorola continue to enforce its push notification patent against Apple

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For a significant period of time (which could be a year or more), Motorola gets to continue its enforcement of a German patent injunction that obligated Apple to deactivate the push notification feature of its iCloud and MobileMe service offerings for customers using those services in Germany.A spokeswoman for the...
German appeals court lets Motorola continue to enforce its push notification patent against Apple

Today in Tech: Why Microsoft feels "cool" again

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A flirting app runs into trouble; the impending shakeout for app makers.  Aging Microsoft lures young tech idealists [REUTERS] "Microsoft feels cool again," said 22-year-old Gbenga Badipe, an electrical engineering student at Rice University, one of 1,500 interns spending 12 weeks at the company's leafy campus this summer. "Microsoft products...
Today in Tech: Why Microsoft feels "cool" again

Evernote, Now With Its First COO, Takes Its Premium Evernote Business App To 26 New Markets

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Evernote, the popular personal information and productivity app, is taking another step today in building out its premium service offerings: its enterprise app, Evernote Business, which formally launched in seven markets in December 2012, has now been switched on throughout the European Union, Norway and Iceland, with Australia and New...
Evernote, Now With Its First COO, Takes Its Premium Evernote Business App To 26 New Markets

IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

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IBM announced its Q1 2013 earnings today, reporting net revenues of $23.4 billion and earnings per share of $3.00. EPS was an improvement over last year’s numbers (of 8 percent), while revenue was down 5 percent, or 3 percent adjusting for currency. Flat software revenue and down service revenue is what led...
IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

T-Mobile USA agrees to come clean about 'uncarrier' service plans

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T-Mobile USA's "radical" service plans promising no annual contracts aren't quite as radical as consumers might think, and the mobile operator will change its advertising and offer refunds in a settlement with the state of Washington.On March 26, the fourth-largest U.S. carrier introduced a series of new service offerings,...
T-Mobile USA agrees to come clean about 'uncarrier' service plans

Autonomy, Not So Autonomous Anymore: HP CSO Bill Veghte Steps, Founder Mike Lynch Steps Down

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Within HP’s quarterly results today, a bit of a development on Autonomy, the company’s $10.2 billion enterprise software purchase from last year that was profitable when HP bought it but in the last quarter saw “significant” declines in its core licensing revenue: its founder and head Mike Lynch is stepping...
Autonomy, Not So Autonomous Anymore: HP CSO Bill Veghte Steps, Founder Mike Lynch Steps Down

Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor ‘Google Storage’ At I/O

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Amazon’s cloud storage services are going to be getting another major competitor this week: Google. We hear that this week during its I/O conference, Google will be announcing a new service that is a direct competitor with Amazon’s S3 cloud storage. Google’s service will be called Google Storage for Developers,...
Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor ‘Google Storage’ At I/O
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