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The enterprise needs a better network to the cloud

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While much of the networking industry today is focused on improving speeds and feeds inside the data center, we need to recognize the importance of improving the networks that connect enterprise data centers to each other, and to the public cloud. If the industry can deliver an elastic network with...
The enterprise needs a better network to the cloud

Here's The Biggest Problem In The American Economy

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Several factors have come together to produce a frustratingly weak economy that has persisted in the U.S. for more than a decade: "Globalization" has opened up a vast pool of billions of workers who work for much less than Americans. This, in turn, has resulted in companies shifting formerly middle-wage-paying...
Here's The Biggest Problem In The American Economy

Bugs pick up pesticide resistance from pesticide-eating bacteria

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The indiscriminate spraying of pesticides has probably caused as many problems as it has solved, but here's one that was not expected: some bacteria have decided that one insecticide is a very tasty meal. Unfortunately for us, one of the strains of bacteria that has evolved the ability to...
Bugs pick up pesticide resistance from pesticide-eating bacteria

NBC Sports Doubles Olympic Digital Ad Revenue With Time Left On The Clock

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NBC (NSDQ: CMCSA) Sports sold $25 million in digital advertising for the 2008 Beijing Olympics—and has more than doubled the amount for the London Games with months to go before the 17-day marquee event, paidContent has learned. The more than $50 million in digital sales represents at least 5.5...
NBC Sports Doubles Olympic Digital Ad Revenue With Time Left On The Clock

Black Friday: Catalyst for Tablets to Far Surpass Notebook Shipments in North America

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This year’s Black Friday is expected to be the catalyst for tablets to pass notebook shipments for the first time in North America, a trend which we expect to continue for the foreseeable future. NPD DisplaySearch’s fourth quarter North American tablet shipment forecast is 21.5 million units, far exceeding the...
Black Friday: Catalyst for Tablets to Far Surpass Notebook Shipments in North America

Are Yahoo's patents strong enough to topple Facebook?

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In its surprising patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, Yahoo is taking advantage of several factors to pin its former partner into a position of weakness. For one, Yahoo has existed longer than Facebook, giving it more time to obtain patents covering Web technologies, even if it didn't put all...
Are Yahoo's patents strong enough to topple Facebook?

Sprint hits delays in LTE rollout

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Sprint Nextel's deployment of its ambitious Network Vision infrastructure, which includes the gradual rollout of 4G LTE technology, is about three months behind schedule due to several factors, the company said during its financial results call on Thursday. Network Vision is an infrastructure that allows Sprint to run multiple...
Sprint hits delays in LTE rollout

Firefox will be translated into South American Quechua to promote digital inclusion

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The Internet browser Firefox may soon be available in Quechua, Mozilla has announced on its Peruvian blog. The translation work will be crowdsourced, and you’re welcome to join the project if you can speak or write this language. As you may know, Quechua is a native South American language, which...
Firefox will be translated into South American Quechua to promote digital inclusion

Led by Facebook, display ad buying becoming more of a real-time business

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Bolstered by the recent launch of Facebook’s private ad exchange, real-time bidding could account for 25 percent of all  U.S. display-ad spending by 2015, according to research firm eMarketer. In its first forecast on the fast-growing method of buying and selling display advertising, eMarketer said real-time bidding (RTB) will account...
Led by Facebook, display ad buying becoming more of a real-time business

Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

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A new report from advertising and analytics company Flurry demonstrates just how dedicated developers still are to Apple’s platforms, with some 7 out of every 10 new apps being made for iOS, versus only 31% for Android in Q1 of 2012. The firm measures the ‘new project starts’ by recording...
Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

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On the surface, crowdfunding seems like a panacea for all that ails the venture capital and angel investment community. Instead of creating complex business plans and pitches and hoping influential groups of wealthy investors will decide your business or startup aligns with their vision of public taste, you can instead...
20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

PREDICTION: Sheryl Sandberg Will Leave Facebook Within A Year

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Yesterday, Kevin Roose of New York Magazine predicted that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will leave the company within a year. Roose based his prediction on several factors, most of which are logical: Sandberg has done what she was hired to do at Facebook: Help the company build a massive, profitable,...
PREDICTION: Sheryl Sandberg Will Leave Facebook Within A Year

How Orbitz Targets Its Site’s Visitors

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Your computer’s operating system is one of several factors Orbitz considers when serving up hotel search results....
How Orbitz Targets Its Site’s Visitors

With a solid launch of Star Wars online game, EA investors can breathe a sigh of relief

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Electronic Arts saw better-than-expected sales of Star Wars: The Old Republic and Battlefield 3 in the third fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, according to the company’s comments in its analyst conference call today. After initially driving the stock down, EA’s performance has now driven the stock up 4 percent to...
With a solid launch of Star Wars online game, EA investors can breathe a sigh of relief

Sprint hits delays in LTE rollout

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Sprint Nextel's deployment of its ambitious Network Vision infrastructure, which includes the gradual rollout of 4G LTE technology, is about three months behind schedule due to several factors, the company said during its financial results call on Thursday....
Sprint hits delays in LTE rollout

After the writedown: How Microsoft squandered its $6.3B purchase of ad giant aQuantive

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Big expectations for aQuantive: In this 2007 file photo, then-Microsoft executive Kevin Johnson, left, talks with aQuantive co-founder Nick Hanauer, center, and former aQuantive CEO Brian McAndrews. Photo by Scott Eklund, courtesy SeattlePI.com. It was supposed to change everything for Microsoft, creating a viable rival to Google and establishing the Redmond...
After the writedown: How Microsoft squandered its $6.3B purchase of ad giant aQuantive

Why it wouldn't make sense for Apple to use Brazil as a production hub for the 'iPad mini'

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According to MacRumors, a source told the Japanese blog Macotakara that ‘iPads mini’ are being produced in Foxconn’s Brazilian factory. Yet, there are several elements that lead us to think this wouldn’t make sense for Apple. As a matter of fact, the main reason why Foxconn is assembling some iPhones and...
Why it wouldn't make sense for Apple to use Brazil as a production hub for the 'iPad mini'

Why Is Megaupload (Still) Censored by Google's Piracy Filter?

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Since January 2011, Google has been filtering “piracy-related” terms from its ‘Autocomplete‘ and ‘Instant‘ services. Google users searching for terms like “torrent”, “BitTorrent” and “Megaupload” will notice that no suggestions and search results appear before they type the full word. While no search results are removed from Google’s index, there...
Why Is Megaupload (Still) Censored by Google's Piracy Filter?
The Listening Machine turns Tweets into music, literally

NYC lags Silicon Valley and other cities to rank 5th on list of top startup ecosystems

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If New York City wants to be the top spot for startups, it isn’t just Silicon Valley that it needs to beat. In a report released Tuesday on the world’s most active startup ecosystems, Startup Genome ranked New York fifth — behind Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Seattle....
NYC lags Silicon Valley and other cities to rank 5th on list of top startup ecosystems
Atlanta tops list of best places to start a business; Seattle ranks 7th
Troll slayer: Can Mark Cuban cure the U.S. patent system?

As Apple cans Ping, five other notable deaths in the social media world

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Ping heads off to the great social network in the sky, and we look back at once-buzzed-about startups that suddenly stoppedLast week, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the end of Ping, a move that attracted about 1% as much attention as the iPhone 5 announcement. Ping, as you've likely forgotten,...
As Apple cans Ping, five other notable deaths in the social media world

Freshdesk Wants To Make Customer Service Fun With Game Mechanics

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Today Freshdesk announced Freshdesk Arcade, a new game mechanics system for its web-based help desk software. Freshdesk Arcade will award points based on several factors, including the amount of time it takes to close a ticket, whether an issue is resolved in one call and customer satisfaction. Points can be...
Freshdesk Wants To Make Customer Service Fun With Game Mechanics

Graph Search Optimization: The New SEO and What it Means for Social Advertisers

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This is a guest post by Todd Herrold, senior director of product marketing at Kenshoo Social, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer with Facebook Exchange access. Facebook introduced Graph Search in January signaling a major shift in social search. Graph Search matches natural language search terms with content from the...
Graph Search Optimization: The New SEO and What it Means for Social Advertisers
NASA's Mars mission goes off without a hitch

Bart Perkins: Make sure your restructuring is savvy, not silly

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There are several factors to consider in planning a wise and pain-free restructuring. Insider (registration required)...
Bart Perkins: Make sure your restructuring is savvy, not silly

Study shows Facebook Timeline extends post lifetime, increases engagement by 13%

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According to a recent study by Sotrender, despite any gripes brands may have had, after having the (not so new anymore) Facebook Timeline forced upon them, the change has had a positive effect on fan engagement. With over a month passing since the changes took their final effect, Sotrender analyzed...
Study shows Facebook Timeline extends post lifetime, increases engagement by 13%

Brazil overtakes India to become the second biggest country on Facebook

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Brazil has overtaken India as the second biggest country on Facebook, SocialBakers reports. According to the social media analytics firm, the country now has over 46m Facebook users, a 22% increase over the last three months: To explain this growth, SocialBakers suggests that “Brazil owes its success [on Facebook] to...
Brazil overtakes India to become the second biggest country on Facebook

Middle Class Jobs Are Being Replaced By Burger-Flipping, Retail Sales, And Other Lousy Low-Pay McJobs

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There's been a lot of talk in recent years about the "hollowing out" of the American middle class. A new study by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) confirms the troubling trend. NELP broke down jobs into low/ middle/and high-wage groups based on median incomes. Looking at the period...
Middle Class Jobs Are Being Replaced By Burger-Flipping, Retail Sales, And Other Lousy Low-Pay McJobs
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