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F-commerce might be dead, but Facebook -- not Pinterest -- still rules social commerce

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This time last year, social shopping was The Next Big Thing. Driven by the insane adoption of Pinterest, everyone from old school retailers to new e-commerce sites buzzed with excitement over social commerce. By April of this year, the industry had raised something like $302 million. One year later, the...
F-commerce might be dead, but Facebook -- not Pinterest -- still rules social commerce

Aiming To Dominate Mobile Ad Attribution, HasOffers Raises $9.4M Round Led By Accel

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HasOffers, a startup that helps mobile app developers see which ad efforts are actually paying off, is announcing that it has raised a $9.4 million round of funding led by Accel Partners. The company was founded in 2009 — the product that it initially built, and the one that’s still...
Aiming To Dominate Mobile Ad Attribution, HasOffers Raises $9.4M Round Led By Accel

AT&T, Google Among Top Lobbying Spenders in First Quarter

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AT&T spent nearly US$7.1 million on lobbying the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama's administration in the first quarter of 2012, making it the......
AT&T, Google Among Top Lobbying Spenders in First Quarter
Facebook Lets Advertisers Tap Purchase Data Partners To Target Customers, Categories Like Car-Buyers

Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize

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Playnomics, a San Francisco-based startup that helps mobile game developers earn more from their existing players, just picked up another $5 million in funding from Vanedge Capital and existing investors including FirstMark Capital and XSeed Capital. Vanedge is a Vancouver-based fund co-created by a couple Electronic Arts veterans including former...
Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize

Marketers May Not Like Facebook's Latest Moneymaking Scheme (FB)

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Facebook is playing a dangerous game with marketers. When you like a brand on Facebook, you make it easier for that brand to run ads that you'll see. But you also make it easier for all of that brand's competitors to target ads to you. It's the dirty secret of...
Marketers May Not Like Facebook's Latest Moneymaking Scheme (FB)

Google, other tech firms among top lobbying spenders in US

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Google, AT&T and Verizon Communications were among the top corporate spenders on lobbying the U.S. government in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to information released this week by the U.S. House of Representatives....
Google, other tech firms among top lobbying spenders in US

BlueStacks Latest Program Marries Android and the Mac

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BlueStacks, a start-up that has focused on bringing Android apps onto Windows computers, says it is now ready to do the same for the Mac. The company is using a mock wedding at Google’s I/O conference to mark the launch of an early “public alpha” version of its Android-on-Mac software....
BlueStacks Latest Program Marries Android and the Mac

Yahoo Interim CEO Is Ad World Veteran

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Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, forged strong alliances with executives at Madison Avenue agencies that represent the biggest ad spenders, setting him apart from his predecessors, who had no ad experience....
Yahoo Interim CEO Is Ad World Veteran
Google study: bricks & mortar retail

How the Big Tech Companies Are Selling You Out

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In the months leading up to the passage of CISPA, Google, AT&T and dozens of other companies unleashed a small army of lobbyists on the White House, Congress and the Senate. The crusade was just a fraction of the $32 million that the tech industry - which is fast becoming...
How the Big Tech Companies Are Selling You Out

Mixpanel Raises $10.25M Led by Andreessen Horowitz, Now Provides Analytics For Viddy And Path

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Y Combinator-backed analytics startup Mixpanel can now add Andreessen Horowitz to an already-impressive list of investors. Mixpanel previously raised $1.75 million from Sequoia Capital, Square COO Keith Rabois, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, and Bebo co-founder Michael Birch. Now Andreessen Horowitz has led a $10.25 million Series A, with participation from...
Mixpanel Raises $10.25M Led by Andreessen Horowitz, Now Provides Analytics For Viddy And Path

Playhaven Acquires Staq.io To Beef Up Gaming Analytics

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Playhaven, a startup that helps mobile game developers monetize their player bases, acquired a small three-person startup called Staq.io to beef up their analytics offerings. The company, which had came out of the TechStars incubator program, had built an analytics product that helps game developers understand how to retain and...
Playhaven Acquires Staq.io To Beef Up Gaming Analytics

A Start-Up Rewards Savers, Not Spenders

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SaveUp, a new start-up, joins other Web companies that aim to help people manage and learn about their finances. It takes a different approach, its founders say, by turning saving and paying off debt into a game with prizes-- like a $2 million jackpot. Any time users save $1 or...
A Start-Up Rewards Savers, Not Spenders

What it means to be a 'whale' -- and why social gamers are just gamers

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The “whales” of the social-gaming world are a mystery to most of us. As the biggest spenders, they make up a tiny group (think about 2 percent of audiences) that drives most of the revenue for publishers of these games. But the word “whale” isn’t a flattering term, and...
What it means to be a 'whale' -- and why social gamers are just gamers

New Tech Spenders Scoop Up Firms

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Facebook, Groupon and Zynga have been snapping up companies at a record pace, lifting start-up valuations and hopes for technology entrepreneurs looking to cash out....
New Tech Spenders Scoop Up Firms

Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

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• 71% of contract customers own smartphones• Nearly 500,00 pre-pay customers defect in Q1 • ... but 151,000 contract customers sign up• 90% of new customers take broadband tooEverything Everywhere, the UK's largest mobile phone operator, has turned the rise in smartphone owners to its advantage by curbing the revenue...
Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

Android apps are 2.5-times more expensive than iOS? Not so fast

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A new analysis of app prices from market research firm Canalys calls out Android apps as being 2.5-times more expensive than iOS apps on average. By gathering the current costs of all the top 100 apps on both platforms, Canalys felt confident enough to decree Android users are paying “dramatically...
Android apps are 2.5-times more expensive than iOS? Not so fast

Amazon estimated to have sold 6M Kindle Fires in Q4

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Amazon will reveal its fourth quarter earnings Tuesday and finally put to bed the hottest question of the new year: Just how many Kindle Fire tablets did the company sell? Can’t wait one more day? You’re in luck. Stifel Nicolaus digital-media analyst Jordan Rohan estimates the Kindle Fire performed better...
Amazon estimated to have sold 6M Kindle Fires in Q4
Happy times for Google: Android gains on iOS in world's most important smartphone markets

Intel's Top-Secret Lab Is Working On Google Glass-Like Gadgets (INTC)

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In 2012, Intel spent $10.1 billion on research and development, making it one of the biggest R&D spenders in the world.  Half of that money goes to wildly experimental tech, Justin Rattner, Intel CTO said Monday on stage at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit.  "50 cents of every dollar...
Intel's Top-Secret Lab Is Working On Google Glass-Like Gadgets (INTC)

How Zynga Pampers The People That Spend Thousands Of Dollars On Its Facebook Games (ZNGA)

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There are people out there who spend thousands of dollars on Zynga's Facebook games like FarmVille and CityVille. We've read reports about these people before, and have heard that they are called "whales" internally. What we didn't know is how Zynga treats people: like high-rollers at a casino. According...
How Zynga Pampers The People That Spend Thousands Of Dollars On Its Facebook Games (ZNGA)

Who is Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo’s New Interim CEO?

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European Pressphoto AgencyRoss Levinsohn, who was named Yahoo interim Chief Executive In choosing Ross Levinsohn to become Yahoo Inc.'s interim chief executive, the company is focusing squarely on its need to protect its greatest asset: online-ad sales, which make up the bulk of its more than $4 billion in annual...
Who is Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo’s New Interim CEO?
The mobile data mirage

Small Twitter Advertisers Can Now Target Ads Like Big Brands (& Use The Advanced Interface)

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Equality has arrived in Twitter’s advertising system. The company has announced that small, self-serve advertisers now have access to the same “advanced” dashboard as bigger spenders, and can also target ads using the same options as big brands. These are things that Twitter has... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Small Twitter Advertisers Can Now Target Ads Like Big Brands (& Use The Advanced Interface)

T-Mobile USA reveals significant customer losses, plans for LTE in 2013

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New public figures for T-Mobile USA show the company lost more than 700,000 postpaid customers during the final quarter of 2011, as its rivals’ Apple’s iPhone 4S devices cut into its subscriber base. The carrier has given out some positive news however, as it revealed it is planning to launch...
T-Mobile USA reveals significant customer losses, plans for LTE in 2013

Ali Velshi's Work Flow: Mysteries, Motorcycles Keep The CNN Anchor's Work-Life Balance In Check

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CNN's chief business correspondent doesn't have much down time. When he's not anchoring, promoting his new book, or speaking on stage, Ali Velshi is attached to his BlackBerry answering emails and managing tweets. His daily work flow is all about juggling meetings and helping people manage money. Velshi tells me...
Ali Velshi's Work Flow: Mysteries, Motorcycles Keep The CNN Anchor's Work-Life Balance In Check
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Are GREE's U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?

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The Japanese mobile gaming companies came. They saw. And they still have yet to conquer Western consumer markets, but at least they’re showing some financial progress. Japan’s GREE today said that its U.S. studios have now seen about $29 million in revenue in the first-half. No word on profits though,...
Are GREE's U.S. Efforts Starting to Pay Off With $29M In First-Half Studio Revenue?
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