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Microsoft's Windows Chief: Hey, Our Windows 8 App Store Grew Faster Than Apple's (MSFT)

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One of the complaints against Windows 8 is the lack of apps. Windows 8 can't run older Windows apps in  "Metro" mode and the Windows RT version can't run Windows 7 apps at all. Seven months after launch, the Windows 8 app store now has 60,000 apps, Tami Reller, Microsoft's...
Microsoft's Windows Chief: Hey, Our Windows 8 App Store Grew Faster Than Apple's (MSFT)
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

Wantster, Canada's Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications

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Wantster, a site founded earlier this year in Canada that lets users collect images of things they want from around the web and pin them on a central page — a kind of Canadian Fancy – has announced a round of funding: $4 million from Evanov Communications, a Canadian radio broadcasting company....
Wantster, Canada's Answer To Fancy, Picks Up $4M From Radio Station Owners Evanov Communications

Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

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It may seem a bit silly that Motorola launched the Droid 4 just seven months after the Droid 3 debuted. But here it is: the fourth iteration of the flagship Android phone that kicked off the platform's rise to dominance. Motorola seems to be shifting to a more rapid...
Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

Samsung passes 100 million Galaxy S sales milestone

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Samsung has announced that it passed the 100 million sales milestone for its Galaxy S smartphones. The South Korean technology giant said that it achieved the milestone just two years and seven months following the launch of the original Galaxy S in May 2010. Of the three models sold so...
Samsung passes 100 million Galaxy S sales milestone

New Stats: 2011 Was Good For E-Books, Not So Good For Print

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The Association of American Publishers closes out calendar year 2011 today with a round of new stats on print and digital books. Publishers’ e-book revenues were up 117.3 percent in 2011, with hardcover, paperback and mass market sales declining sharply and affected in part by Borders’ closing. Here’s how...
New Stats: 2011 Was Good For E-Books, Not So Good For Print
Reddit leaders deflect censorship criticism and defend hands-off policies

Square hits $10 billion in annual payments processed

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Just two months after hitting $8 billion in annualized transactions, and seven months after hitting $5 billion, the company has made it to 11 figures. [Read more]...
Square hits $10 billion in annual payments processed
One in ten laptops shipped last quarter had a touchscreen, says report

4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess

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No two successful people are the same. But Inc's Mehdi Maghsoodnia, who has spent 20 years investing in and starting companies, came up with four common characteristics the best entrepreneurs possess. They are:Adventurous - "Starting a company or investing or joining a startup is like embarking on a four-week backpacking...
4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess

Steve Jobs offered Samsung Apple's crown jewels for $250M

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Was willing to license iPhone and iPad patents for $30 per phone and $40 per tablet FORTUNE -- In October 2010, seven months after Steve Jobs told his biographer that he was going "thermonuclear" on Google's (GOOG) Android for ripping off the iPhone, he and Tim Cook offered Samsung a...
Steve Jobs offered Samsung Apple's crown jewels for $250M

Lance Tokuda’s SchoolFeed rounds up $1.75M for fast-growing classmates network

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Lance Tokuda was looking for an old high school friend, but instead he found his second big social networking startup. The co-founder of RockYou happened to find an old acquaintance from high school on Classmates.com, which has more than 60 million users. But when he was going to email...
Lance Tokuda’s SchoolFeed rounds up $1.75M for fast-growing classmates network

Why Zynga Failed

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The year was 2008 and Zynga had it all figured out. Facebook became a portal to games for those who had never played. Viral growth there was unchecked. Facebook ad rates were low so buying traffic was cheap. And most games were played on desktop. But soon everything changed, and...
Why Zynga Failed

The best MMOs of 2012

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Want proof that the massively multiplayer online (MMO) game industry is in a state of extreme flux? Look no further than ostensible World of WarCraft-challenger Star Wars: The Old Republic, which lasted all of seven months before going free-to-play. The times are certainly changing. Profound disruption, however, can have...
The best MMOs of 2012

Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets, launches new colors

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Samsung Electronics has announced that global channel sales of its Galaxy S4 has surpassed 10 million units shipped in less than one month after its commercial debut. Launched globally on April 27, the phone is estimated to be selling at a rate of four units per second. Shipments of the...
Samsung ships 10 million Galaxy S4 handsets, launches new colors
Verizon Is Working On A Way To Save You $100 On The iPhone 5 (VZ, AAPL)

7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne

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Well that was short-lived. Just seven months after it acquired Boxcar, French startup Kwaga (maker of Writethat.name) has announced that it is selling the push notifications service to fellow Paris-based company ProcessOne. Under the deal, the financial terms of which haven’t been disclosed, the technology and IP behind Boxcar will...
7 months after acquiring it, Kwaga sells push notification service Boxcar to ProcessOne
Carriers and developers feed on growing Android security fears -- but are they real?
Micron announces DDR4 DRAM module ahead of official spec
Google Play revenues up 137% since January, payment conversion rates within "kissing distance" of iOS

Samsung ships 100 million Galaxy S Android phones

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Samsung on Monday announced it has shipped more than 100 million Galaxy S phones since May 2010, when the original Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone was released. Samsung Galaxy SThe first Samsung Galaxy S topped 24 million shipments, with the first 10 million in seven months. In 2011, the...
Samsung ships 100 million Galaxy S Android phones

How One Startup Is Betting Big On Homemade Porn Videos

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Cindy Gallop has set out to change the future of porn. As the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, a crowd-sourced porn site where anyone can submit videos, Gallop wants porn to foster intimacy instead of wicked thoughts. And it's working too. After seven months, the site has over 75,000 members and has taken...
How One Startup Is Betting Big On Homemade Porn Videos
Groupon shareholder Kinnevik heads for the door

Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

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“Silicon Valley doesn’t have a monopoly on brilliant entrepreneurs and founders,” Derek Andersen tells me over coffee, “so we want to find them wherever they live, give them a stage and an opportunity to share their hard-won experiences with those who need it and might benefit from it.” That mission...
Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

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The tale of Docracy’s year-long journey is a fun one. When Matt Hall and his partner John Watkinson first went into the Hackathon last year, the only goal was to get a prototype working for an idea they had, a GitHub for legal documents. Sure, a win would’ve been...
From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

Live blog: Apple's WWDC keynote starts 10 a.m. PT Monday

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It feels like forever since we’ve done one of these, doesn’t it? It’s actually only been seven months. But still! That’s a really long gap between Apple events. So on Monday just before 10 a.m. PT, we’ll be kicking off our live blogging coverage of the opening keynote for WWDC...
Live blog: Apple's WWDC keynote starts 10 a.m. PT Monday
LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees

RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

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Of all his strategic moves, JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been particularly staunch in defending his pricing strategy. He wants to turn JCPenney into a retailer that offers every day prices -- not constant discounts and sales.  The strategy has its share of detractors, who point to discounting as a traffic...
RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

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News consumption service Circa announced today that it has hired Anthony De Rosa, currently Social Media Editor for Reuters, as its new Editor in Chief. De Rosa is expected to join the company in June and will help the existing editorial team “push the boundaries” of the content being showcased...
Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

Facebook ends Reach Generator program in favor of Promoted Posts product

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Facebook has ended the Reach Generator program for premium advertisers less than seven months since it was announced at fMC, a company spokesperson confirms. Reach Generator allowed advertisers to pay Facebook on an ongoing basis, as opposed to a CPC or CPM basis, to sponsor their page posts and guarantee...
Facebook ends Reach Generator program in favor of Promoted Posts product
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