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Next steps on Net Neutrality – making sure you get champagne service if that’s what you’re paying for

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When it comes to the issue of “net neutrality” I want to ensure that Internet users can always choose full Internet access – that is, access to a robust, best-efforts Internet with all the applications you wish. But I don’t like to intervene in competitive markets unless I am sure...
Next steps on Net Neutrality – making sure you get champagne service if that’s what you’re paying for

Fresh Amazon claims highlight Europe’s tax trouble

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Despite being Britain’s biggest online retailer, with revenues of more than £3.3 billion last year alone — that’s over $5 billion — Amazon paid zero tax in the U.K., according to new reports. The claims are made in The Guardian (see disclosure below), which has made a great deal of...
Fresh Amazon claims highlight Europe’s tax trouble

Seedrs sweeps the competition and wins the London Web Summit

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Today at the London Web Summit, Seedrs won the startup competition, besting some 19 competitors. The company won an offered a £50,000 convertible note, legal and advisory services, and £14,000 in hardware from HP. That the company has won some funding is appropriate, as Seedrs is a company that is...
Seedrs sweeps the competition and wins the London Web Summit

European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies

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Mobile World Congress: Vodafone, Telefónica and Telecom Italia urge regulators to allow consolidationEuropean mobile companies have vowed to "break the monopolies" enjoyed by Google and Apple in smartphones and urged regulators to allow consolidation among rival operators.Hit by economic recession and the cost of subsidising expensive handsets, want to redraw...
European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies

Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

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Windows 8 has spurred a lot of unusual hardware designs, but few are as intriguing as the tabletop tablet. Imagine a full-fledged all-in-one PC that lies flat on whatever surface you have handy. It's a design that offers all the screen real estate and CPU performance of a touchscreen...
Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

Brussels threatens to take governments to court to create single mobile market

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Commission move to drive through one set of rules across Europe could erode power of national watchdogs such as OfcomThe European commission has waded into battle on behalf of the region's beleaguered mobile companies, threatening to overrule national governments by taking them to court in order to enforce the creation...
Brussels threatens to take governments to court to create single mobile market

Apple And Samsung Are Already Behind In The Race To Sell The Next Billion Smartphones

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BARCELONA, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The next billion people to connect to the internet in developing countries will do so largely via smartphones, prompting a battle that could favour low-price Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE over market leaders Samsung and Apple. Fixed-line telephone networks are often weak in emerging...
Apple And Samsung Are Already Behind In The Race To Sell The Next Billion Smartphones

Ebooks shouldn't be restricted by European borders

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Why have ebooks if not to access them in an instant? Europe needs a digital single market for its ebook industryEurope, including the UK, would have a growing economy today if we had a real digital single market. Just look at the ebooks market. While ebooks are booming around the...
Ebooks shouldn't be restricted by European borders
Data helps rebut the "violent video games cause shootings" argument

Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

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Updated: For the last few years European regulators have been pushing mobile companies to slash the roaming charges they slap on customers who cross the continent’s borders. Although operators have grumbled and griped about lost profits, for the most part they have taken the hits. Apparently, though, the gloves are...
Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments

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Groupon is once again expanding its portfolio of mobile payment services, putting it in closer competition with the likes of Square and PayPal’s here targeting local merchants: today it has released Groupon POS, which appears to be an iPad-specific version of its mobile payments service aimed at local merchants, working...
Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments

Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

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The reason News Corp. has shut down The Daily, its iPad-only newspaper, is due to a simple math problem: not enough subscribers to cover the cost of production and distribution. The Daily had reportedly 100,000 subscribers at $40 per year which, by my math is only $4 million annually. The...
Why The Daily Failed, And What Rupert Murdoch Should Have Launched Instead

Europe's Telco Giants In Talks To Create Pan-European Network, Reports FT

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Europe’s largest mobile network operators are considering pooling their resources to create pan-European network infrastructure, the FT is reporting. Quoting several people familiar with the situation, the paper says discussions to potentially “unite Europe’s fragmented national markets” were prompted by the European Commission — reportedly keen for more radical options...
Europe's Telco Giants In Talks To Create Pan-European Network, Reports FT
What would AT&T gain from going multinational? Not much

What does it take for an over-the-top TV service to succeed in Latin America?

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How to be successful with an over-the-top TV service in Latin America? That is the question some of the sector’s experts tried to answer yesterday during a panel at Streaming Media East in New York. As you may know, over-the-top (also known as OTT) can be defined as streaming video...
What does it take for an over-the-top TV service to succeed in Latin America?

How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

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This is a guest post by Ifeelgoods co-founder and CEO Michael Amar. For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. Classically, US start-ups have pursued the European market after their Series B or C funding rounds, or even later. Many companies only consider Europe when their US growth begins...
How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m

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Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA has announced record revenue of $567 million (52.3 billion yen) for its third quarter 2012. The company, which runs the Mobage games network for iOS and Android, saw revenues rise 52 percent year-on-year, while operating profit jumped 54 percent from that of Q3 2011...
Japan's DeNA posts record quarterly revenue of $567m, operating profit jumps 54% year-on-year to $216m
Cheating DeathWatch: ARM Holdings Holds Out

Is The Vertical Approach To Enterprise Software Enough To Help You Win The Market?

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Editor’s note: Boris Wertz is the founder of version one ventures, and has invested in over 40 early-stage consumer and enterprise companies, including vertical SaaS investments in Clio, Frontdesk, Jobber and Top Hat Monocle. Follow him on his blog and on Twitter @bwertz. We already know that the most profitable companies from...
Is The Vertical Approach To Enterprise Software Enough To Help You Win The Market?

Android Smartphone Sales, Led By Big Screens, Are Growing Everywhere...Except In The U.S.: Kantar

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We’ve seen a lot of images of an (alleged) iPhone coming soon with a bigger screen, and some numbers out from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the WPP-owned market analysts, underscore how a bigger iPhone may not be coming a moment too soon. In the last 12 weeks, it found that Android-based...
Android Smartphone Sales, Led By Big Screens, Are Growing Everywhere...Except In The U.S.: Kantar

EBay’s PayPal Looks to Social Media

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Amid competition in the online-payment business, eBay’s PayPal is making a push to attract developers of social-media payment applications, whether or not the product is branded with the PayPal name. Reuters At the annual Goldman Sachs technology conference in San Francisco, eBay CEO John Donahoe expanded on PayPal’s efforts to...
EBay’s PayPal Looks to Social Media

Calibrating launch performance for the iPhone in China

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When the iPhone 5 launched Apple promised availability in 100 countries before the end of year. This was a very aggressive plan given the gradual release of previous products. Last year the iPhone 4S only arrived in China (along with 21 additional countries) on January 13th. This year it was...
Calibrating launch performance for the iPhone in China
Where Europe's subscribers are -- and aren't

European commissioner promises single mobile market by 2015

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As much as Europe can hope for deeper integration, it doesn't feel that way when citizens get whacked for hefty roaming rates. European digital commissioner Neelie Kroes has got such charges in her sights, telling business leaders that she's planning to push through a single mobile telecoms market before...
European commissioner promises single mobile market by 2015
EU Issues Formal Objections Against Samsung For Patent Abuse

Flipboard launches for iPhone in China, increases reach into world’s largest smartphone market

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Social sharing app Flipboard has massively increased its services in China with the launch of Flipboard for iPhone in the country. The company has prioritized China as a key international market for some time, having introduced a Chinese version of Flipboard for the iPad back in December, but it is only...
Flipboard launches for iPhone in China, increases reach into world’s largest smartphone market

EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

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The European Commission believes that, alongside the rise of smartphones, tablets and other TV replacements, by 2016 connected TVs could be used in the majority of European homes — up from around 40.4 million today. Today it released a Green Paper to lay the groundwork for how it might cope...
EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

Meet the UK startup that plans to be the Etsy for ethical goods

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Stepping in where Etsy and Folksy left a gap, Ethical Community has opened up a way for eco-buyers and sellers to trade with a personal touch. Having launched in 2010 and now tied down £200,000 seed funding in February, the company of just 3 employees is looking to expand. Co-Founder,...
Meet the UK startup that plans to be the Etsy for ethical goods

Despite single-market push, it's English content more Europeans will pay for

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One of the European Commission’s biggest ongoing digital initiatives is a multi-pronged approach to creating a “single market for digital content”. That plan would, for example, harmonise the currently fractured entertainment licensing regimes to ensure online services can offer music, TV and more across national borders. But do Europeans really...
Despite single-market push, it's English content more Europeans will pay for

EU identifies 6 issues to modernize digital copyright, including cross-border portability and private copying

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“Digital” and “copyright” are two terms often intertwined, with the ubiquity of Web-enabled devices creating a seemingly unstoppable vehicle for pilfered content. Indeed, in May last year the European Commission (EC) set out its “blueprint” for intellectual property rights, to boost creativity and innovation in the EU. It also laid...
EU identifies 6 issues to modernize digital copyright, including cross-border portability and private copying
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