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Mobile Game Developers Reconcile Monetization: In-Apps or Ads?

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Mobile game developers are some of the leaders in app development. They push the bounds of what devices can do, how to implement constructive user experiences and handle privacy situations. By studying mobile game developers, one can see the macro environment of the mobile app ecosystem at large. Yet, when...
Mobile Game Developers Reconcile Monetization: In-Apps or Ads?

iSuppli: Apple will regain lost tablet market share

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Of course, Apple is still far ahead in the tablet race, and it only lost a small portion of its stake in the market....
iSuppli: Apple will regain lost tablet market share

EPISODE 65 – SIEGLER, M.E.

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Welcome to the 65th episode of the FFundercats Podcast. This podcast is devoted to FriendFeed and is hosted by Josh Haley and Johnny Worthington. In this episode: The boys are joined the guru of life streaming, Mark Krynsky. FriendFeed goes down hard, premature blogging occurs, passions rise, Johnny meets...
EPISODE 65 – SIEGLER, M.E.

Apple SVP Dan Riccio sells $11M in company stock, gives some proceeds to charity

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Apple's recently-minted Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio sold nearly $11 million worth of company stock this week in two separate sales, with a small portion of the gains going to a charitable donation....
Apple SVP Dan Riccio sells $11M in company stock, gives some proceeds to charity

The Super Cool Thermostat Startup Nest Rolls Out New Features To Save You Money

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Thermostat startup Nest is introducing a couple of new software features to make homes more efficient. Nest is the thermostat that was designed by the man behind the iPod, Tony Fadell. It basically looks like a thermostat if Apple made thermostats. The Nest went on sale at the end...
The Super Cool Thermostat Startup Nest Rolls Out New Features To Save You Money
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BitTorrenting biology, getting the big picture in search

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The biosciences, like other branches of research, are being dragged into the digital era. This is in part because traditional mediums of communications, including journal articles, are migrating online, and in part because high-throughput approaches to biological research are producing staggering amounts of data that can only be stored...
BitTorrenting biology, getting the big picture in search

Now Facebook Must Prove To Wall Street Its Ads Really Work

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Facebook has made a $3.1 billion business from a social advertising sector many, even it, concede is experimental and unproven. Now it must find that proof - but experimenting on Wall Street, as well as Madison Avenue, could prove challenging. “Our advertisers typically do not have long-term advertising commitments...
Now Facebook Must Prove To Wall Street Its Ads Really Work

NPD: most smartphone users never exceed 2GB data

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The overwhelming majority of smartphone users on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon never exceed the 2GB per month data cap that's common to many carriers. This according to a new study from NPD, which looked at data usage among Android smartphone users. TechNewsDaily got ahold of the study's results, finding...
NPD: most smartphone users never exceed 2GB data
Apple Sells 4.1M Macs In Q1 2013, Down 21% Year Over Year And 16% From Previous Quarter
Top Chips! Intel hits a high as our gadgets multiply

Piracy Is A Cultural Opportunity; Embrace It

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Piracy has become a force of nature in the entertainment world. No matter what you make or how you release it, there are pirates waiting around the corner to try to get it for free. No matter what you try to stop this from happening, you just can't -- much...
Piracy Is A Cultural Opportunity; Embrace It
Bring It, WordPress: Squarespace's Version 6 Launches New Developer Platform.
How video game purchases help fund gun makers
Google admits it didn't delete all Wi-Fi data collected by Street View cars

Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery

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Streaming music startup 8tracks is officially relaunching its iPhone application today, which offers a much-needed (and really well done) user interface revamp. For those who remember the earlier version of the app out last year, it will be as if you’re getting a brand-new application altogether. 8tracks 2.0, as the update is being...
Streaming Radio Service 8tracks Relaunches On iPhone: App Rebuilt From Ground-Up With New Look, Better Music Discovery
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Jalatext: Utility to open and navigate immense files

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Data mining often involves hunting through files many gigabytes in size that are not amenable to quick filtering by scripts. Jalatext ($30, thirty-day free trial) is a tool designed to help you view, search and edit such files--and it can do it fast. Written in Java, Jalatext is capable...
Jalatext: Utility to open and navigate immense files

Through The Looking Glass: Hiring Sales People

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Editor’s note: Ben Horowitz is co-founder and partner of Andreessen Horowitz. He was co-founder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by HP, and ran several product divisions at Netscape. He serves on the board of companies such as Capriza, Foursquare, Jawbone, Lytro, Magnet, NationBuilder, Okta, Rap Genius, SnapLogic and...
Through The Looking Glass: Hiring Sales People

New Photos of Camera-Equipped iPod Nano Casing Surface

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Last April, Taiwanese site Apple.pro posted a photo of what appeared to be an iPod nano with a hole in the rear casing that was said to be for a camera. A second photo showing the casing from the other side surfaced a month later, appearing to show a clipless...
New Photos of Camera-Equipped iPod Nano Casing Surface

Facebook earned $5M from non-game payments in Q4 2012, expects Gifts and other revenue sources to grow slowly

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Facebook today announced that $5 million of its $256 million payments business came from sources outside of games, such as Gifts and user promoted posts during the fourth quarter of 2012. The company didn’t offer a specific breakdown, but CFO David Ebersman said that user promoted posts were the primary...
Facebook earned $5M from non-game payments in Q4 2012, expects Gifts and other revenue sources to grow slowly

Beware: a massive (fruity) spam attack is hitting Instagram

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Updated at 1.59 pm, June 29, 2013: If you are an Instagram user, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen quite a few photos of fruit appearing in your stream recently, along with messages extolling a miracle fruit diet. Spammers are posting the photos to a user’s profile, as well as...
Beware: a massive (fruity) spam attack is hitting Instagram

Google’s President of Enterprise, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup

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Leaving Google behind, Dave Girouard, is leaving to launch his own startup. The company is called Upstart, which lets “you raise capital in return for a small portion of your future income,” according to the company’s website. VentureBeat has learned that the invest you would make through Upstart goes towards a...
Google’s President of Enterprise, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup
Whoops: Google reveals it didn't delete all of its Street View Wi-Fi data
Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild nets $1.1M in funding to create "exploitation-free" games for core gamers
Curiosity discovers bright, unidentified Martian particles, celebrates by eating some dirt
News360 iPad app update offers a prettier way to read the news

Zynga lays off 18 percent of its employees, shuts down 3 offices

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Zynga today let go 18 percent of its employees (approximately 520 people) after shutting down its Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City studios. The studios that were shut down was first reported by AllThingsD. A small portion of the 18 percent were let go from Zynga’s Los Angeles office,...
Zynga lays off 18 percent of its employees, shuts down 3 offices
Apple owns 8.8% of cell phone market, 73% of cell phone profits
Bloom Energy launches data center focus for its fuel cells
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