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BII REPORT: Here's Why We Are Primed For Massive International Smartphone Growth

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Most of the six billion mobile phones in the world are not smartphones. Over the next several years, most of these handsets will be replaced by smartphones. The United States is one of the more mature smartphone markets. Most smartphone device growth, therefore, will likely  come from other countries --...
BII REPORT: Here's Why We Are Primed For Massive International Smartphone Growth

Chartboost lands $19M in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, network now reaches more than 300 million monthly active devices

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Chartboost announced a $19 million Series B round of funding today led by Sequoia Capital. The money will be used to focus on building better and more products and hiring more people. Existing investors TransLink Capital and SK Telecom Ventures also participated in Chartboost‘s second round of funding. Chartboost is...
Chartboost lands $19M in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital, network now reaches more than 300 million monthly active devices

Price gouging: It costs more to send a text message on Earth than from Mars

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Cha-ching! Telcos overcharge for text messages. We all know that, right? Unless you specifically subscribe to a text message plan in the United States, the carriers will charge you an exorbitant rate per message. For example, Verizon Wireless and AT&T will both charge $0.20 per text message if you don’t...
Price gouging: It costs more to send a text message on Earth than from Mars

Thinking cities: The challenges of urbanization in a networked society [Video]

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“The biggest impact that humans have had on the planet, has happened in the past 200 years, beginning with the industrial revolution. From that, we have been urbanizing at an exponential rate.” - Geoffrey West, physicist, distinguished professor, Santa Fe Institute. Ericsson’s latest Networked Society short film deals with one...
Thinking cities: The challenges of urbanization in a networked society [Video]
Half a million Flipboard magazines created in the last two weeks
Facebook now gives all new users a privacy tutorial, thanks to Irish authorities

Mobile phone data: the oil of the digital age

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When it comes to real-time data on the behavior of emerging markets, mobile phones might offer the best glimpse into this unpredictable and rapidly changing demographic, says Eric Tyler• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThree quarters of the world's more than six billion mobile phones are located...
Mobile phone data: the oil of the digital age

UN: world cell phone subscriptions now number six billion

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In a report released today, the International Telecommunication Union revealed that the world now has six cell phone subscriptions for every seven inhabitants. The UN telecom agency says there were six billion subscriptions by the end of 2011, as well as 2.3 billion Internet users. The new Internet estimate means...
UN: world cell phone subscriptions now number six billion

BII REPORT: Here's The State of Mobile Advertising

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For the first time ever last year, smartphone sales passed PC sales. Smartphones are rapidly becoming the most common device connected to the Internet.  Now, everyone's attention is turning towards the future of mobile advertising. BI Intelligence has produced a comprehensive presentation on mobile advertising, looking closely at the growth of smartphones and...
BII REPORT: Here's The State of Mobile Advertising

Oracle enlists additional high-profile copyright lawyers for Google Java appeal

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Three weeks ago I reported on Oracle's notice of appeal of the final ruling of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the Java-Android intellectual property dispute. As I explained then, it would take Oracle two steps (prevailing on copyrightability and defeating the "fair use"...
Oracle enlists additional high-profile copyright lawyers for Google Java appeal

Google News in Germany asks publishers to opt-in for indexing, sidesteps copyright fees

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Despite its "Defend Your Net" campaign last year, Google was unable to fully put the brakes on changes to German copyright law that may mean it has to pay up for news excerpts it indexes. As a result, the company announced that unlike the other 60 countries where Google...
Google News in Germany asks publishers to opt-in for indexing, sidesteps copyright fees
Former Yammer execs raise $5.5M to build a work-friendly texting app

MASSIVE: This Stat Tells You All You Need To Know About The Size Of The Mobile Ad Opportunity

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If there's one statistic that describes the massive untapped opportunity that is mobile advertising, it's the number of dumbphones—"feature phones" in industry parlance—that are still on the market: Six billion. That's 6 billion devices that only make calls, texts and little else, which will one day fail (or their owners...
MASSIVE: This Stat Tells You All You Need To Know About The Size Of The Mobile Ad Opportunity

Google optimizes Google News design for tablets

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Google is tweaking the design of Google News so that it works better on tablets, including its ownNexus 7, Nexus 10 and the Apple iPad. When viewed from a tablet, the new Google News has a less cluttered look with more space between articles. The site will support touch...
Google optimizes Google News design for tablets

Inside Social Apps profile: GREE's Sho Masuda

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Editor’s Note: Sho Masuda is vice president of marketing at mobile-social gaming giant GREE. Here’s look into what will be talked about at the “Platform Opportunities for Social Apps” session at Inside Network’s Inside Social Apps conference June 6 to 7. Inside Mobile Apps: iOS and Android have remained the...
Inside Social Apps profile: GREE's Sho Masuda

Talk is cheap: Six billion people worldwide have cell phones

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It’s something that we all knew but perhaps didn’t fully appreciate—just about all of us have cell phones now, and we use them a lot. According to new figures published by the International Telecommunications Union on Thursday, six out of every seven people on the planet has a mobile phone. Fully...
Talk is cheap: Six billion people worldwide have cell phones
MightyText, "The iMessage for Android," Targets iCloud With New Cross-Device Photo And Video Sync

Shapeways Can Now 3D Print Pretty Much Anything You Can Goddam Think Of

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Shapeways, the Etsy of 3D printing, which moved to New York in after an investment from Union Square Ventures, is poised to open a “factory of the future“ in Long Island City. Fresh off a $6.2 millon fundraising round led by Lux Captial, the company is eager to share some impressive new...
Shapeways Can Now 3D Print Pretty Much Anything You Can Goddam Think Of
MightyText reveals its true goal: everything on your phone should be everywhere all the time

Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s always nice to see it plotted on a graph: Smartphones might just be the fastest-spreading technology in human history. The only technologies that come close is the adoption of television between 1950 and 1953, and the recent emergence (and rapid growth)...
Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history
mBlox: app developers, here's how to revive old apps (and 30K free messages to help)
$1 per day for a gigabyte of mobile data in 2020, says Nokia Siemens Networks CTO

BII REPORT: The State of Mobile Advertising

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For the first time ever last year, smartphone sales passed PC sales. Smartphones are rapidly becoming the most common device connected to the Internet.  Now, everyone's attention is turning towards the future of mobile advertising. BI Intelligence has produced a comprehensive presentation on mobile advertising, looking closely at the growth of smartphones and...
BII REPORT: The State of Mobile Advertising

Zynga's Draw Something Slingshots Past Angry Birds in App Store

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OMGPOP’s Draw Something is once again the top-selling iPhone application after being knocked off just two weeks ago by the launch of Angry Birds Space. The top ranking will go a long ways in quieting the critics, who believed Zynga foolishly acquired OMGPOP for $180 million the day of Rovio’s big launch, only to...
Zynga's Draw Something Slingshots Past Angry Birds in App Store
Judge: Oracle owes Google $1.13M in legal fees

The Internet of Things: In action

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By 2015, six billion objects in the world will be connected to the internet. While it may seem tricky to grasp as a concept, the internet of things is nothing simpler, and more stunning, than objects being connected to the internet. At its most mind-blowing, these objects are learning and...
The Internet of Things: In action
Evernote launches no-equity accelerator program to promote 'more cool things' on its platform
6 billion datapoints from 500 million devices reveal differences between smartphones and tablets

YouTube Touts Viewer Growth

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YouTube, in a pitch to advertisers, said more than one billion unique visitors watch more than six billion hours of its videos per month, up from around four billion hours a month last year....
YouTube Touts Viewer Growth

Flickr updates its iOS app enabling hashtags to be added to any photo's title, description, or search

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Flickr released an update on Saturday to its iOS application with hashtag support. Now, users are able to add a hashtag not only to a photo’s title or description, but they can run a search query to find all photos using that term. The Yahoo-owned photo-based social network has more...
Flickr updates its iOS app enabling hashtags to be added to any photo's title, description, or search
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