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U.S. Web Users Averaged Record-High 36 Hours Online In January

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The average Internet user in the U.S. spent 36 hours online in January. That won’t seem like much to those of us who reached 36 hours online by January 3rd, but comScore says it’s a new record for Internet usage. That stat comes from comScore’s latest ranking of US web...
U.S. Web Users Averaged Record-High 36 Hours Online In January

The 10 most glaring Windows Store no-shows

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After grinding to a standstill earlier in the year, Microsoft's Windows Store is finally starting to pick up steam, with recent additions such as Nokia Music,Twitter, and MLB.TV bringing big-name clout to the fledgling platform. Nevertheless, spending a week of self-imposed exile in Windows 8's modern UI made it...
The 10 most glaring Windows Store no-shows
Twitter users: Do you want a LinkedIn-style who-viewed-your-profile feature?

Cisco Fits Back in Its Skinny Jeans, Drops $1 Billion in Annual Costs

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Cisco Systems has met an important goal of its restructuring. It has reduced its annual operating expenses by $1 billion and it has hit that goal one quarter earlier than predicted. “We are executing well on our three-year plan to drive earnings faster than revenue. Our operational focus continues to...
Cisco Fits Back in Its Skinny Jeans, Drops $1 Billion in Annual Costs

Distro Issue 68: PC game designers and the quest for compatibility

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Well friends, the week's end brings with it an issue of our tablet mag that's hot off the digital presses. PC gaming nabs the cover story this time out as we take a look at the task of insuring compatibility across a set of devices that adds customized models...
Distro Issue 68: PC game designers and the quest for compatibility

Kerry Wood Strikes Out One Final Batter And Walks Away

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Kerry Wood Strikes Out One Final Batter And Walks Away: I distinctly remember talking about Kerry Wood’s 20K game right after it happened during high school baseball practice. That was his rookie year. 1998. This stat is crazy: Among pitchers with at least 1,000 innings, Kerry Wood is one of...
Kerry Wood Strikes Out One Final Batter And Walks Away

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Match.com: Android users more willing to put out

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Match.com decided to figure out what the correlation was between promiscuity and smartphone platform ownership. That’s Match.com for you. The result was that 62% of Android phone owners are willing to have sex after the first date. That sets Google’s mobile operating system ahead of...
Match.com: Android users more willing to put out

Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

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After delays and a software preview, RIM BlackBerry finally pulled the wraps off of it's new hardware and operating system that we'd been looking for the end of January to bring. In this week's edition of our e-publication, we take a look at all of the wares that the...
Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

Stranded In SF? Corral Rides Shows Uber, Lyft, Sidecar And Muni In One App

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Super Awesome SF Party A has just ended, and you need to figure out how to get to Super Awesome SF Party B stat… and preferably by spending as little money as possible. So what do you do? Muni? Uber? Lyft? Sidecar? Hoof it? You could switch between half...
Stranded In SF? Corral Rides Shows Uber, Lyft, Sidecar And Muni In One App

New report says video ads are soaring -- but only 5% are on mobile

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New ad industry figures claim the number of online video ads shown in the last quarter of 2012 grew an eye-popping 52 percent compared to the previous three months. This stat shows that TV dollars may be shifting to the web in force; this could also come as good news...
New report says video ads are soaring -- but only 5% are on mobile

Facebook Bugs Have Been Messing With Your Page Reach

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In yet another Bad News Friday post, Facebook has informed us that it hasn't exactly been counting the audience for our posts quite correctly. In fact, the social network has been significantly understating the "reach" of Facebook posts - especially paid posts - for at least the past several months. In...
Facebook Bugs Have Been Messing With Your Page Reach

Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

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It’s fairly obvious by now that iOS and Android are the top dogs in mobile, so the battle is on for the third platform player. I wrote off BlackBerry a while ago, and got some confirmation of that Thursday. Windows Phone is looking better and better to be No. 3...
Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

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This year, Mozilla has been on an aggressive streak in its bid to make Firefox more than a basic browser: that’s included some big steps in social integration, transforming its browser into more of a platform for web interaction. But perhaps one of the company’s most significant moves has been its...
Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

The passive-aggressive wunderkind

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Mandie in Sullivan, Illinois found this love note from her six-year-old daughter tucked under her pillow one night. Can we get this kid on a stamp, stat? I think she has a future at Hallmark (or someecards). Perhaps she could work on getting this prototype (by six-year-old Max in Marietta,...
The passive-aggressive wunderkind
Why too many startups (er) suck

CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

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The CTIA wants you to know that Americans used 123 percent more wireless data in 2011 than 2010, but the wireless industry’s lobby apparently doesn’t want you to know exactly how that translates in any way a normal person understands. Instead the folks decided to use an overly complicated real...
CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

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And Amazon’s pre-announcement PR onslaught continues. While the recent Kindle Fire leak may have ruined Amazon’s big surprise, the online retail giant is still working to position itself as a hotspot for Android developers, and has just released some new stats about the growth of its Android Appstore to back...
Amazon Talks Up Android Appstore Growth Ahead Of New Kindle Fire Announcement

Apple's Lucky Bag sale brings New Year bargains to shoppers in Japan

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The coming of a New Year in Japan means not only a lot of tweets (Japan and Korea notched the most messages on Twitter) but also the latest batch of ‘lucky bags’ for Apple fans in the country, as Tech In Asia reports. To recap, lucky bags (known as ‘Fukubukuro‘, 福袋,...
Apple's Lucky Bag sale brings New Year bargains to shoppers in Japan

Withings WiFi scale syncs weight with BodyMedia site, won't let you hide from the truth

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Are you using a Withings WiFi Body Scale to monitor your weight-loss efforts? Are you also using a BodyMedia FIT Armband to track your activity and calories burned? Get ready for a body-stat explosion, because now you can pair the two devices to streamline all that info on your...
Withings WiFi scale syncs weight with BodyMedia site, won't let you hide from the truth

"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

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Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when...
"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily

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All About Windows Phone, a news and review site that is – you guessed it – all about Windows Phone claims the Marketplace has surpassed 100,000 applications for the platform, according to data from its own tracking system. Every Windows Phone app has a unique ‘App ID’ number, the...
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily

"There is a major new marketing war going on between Priceline and Expedia, and Google is the..."

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"There is a major new marketing war going on between Priceline and Expedia, and Google is the beneficiary." - Mark Mahaney, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, speaking to Bloomberg. The crazy stat: Based on his estimate, Priceline spent about $1.14 billion with Google in 2012, accounting for 2.6 percent...
"There is a major new marketing war going on between Priceline and Expedia, and Google is the..."

Microsoft says Office 365 adoption accelerating, but questions remain

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When Microsoft reported its third-quarter financial results last week, company officials trumpeted several metrics about sales and adoption of Office 365, the cloud subscription suite for email and collaboration.Specifically, Microsoft said that Office 365 "net seat additions" grew five times compared with the same quarter last year, and that...
Microsoft says Office 365 adoption accelerating, but questions remain

Always on? Study says 72% of U.S. gamers now play online

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The number of people who play video games without an online connection is quickly dwindling, according to the results of a study released today. The report by the NPD research firm found that 72 percent of U.S. gamers now play games online, up 5 percentage points from last year. It’s not...
Always on? Study says 72% of U.S. gamers now play online

Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi

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Love venting your E-Train frustrations with Boingo and Google Offers' free WiFi? While the Manhattan program ends on September 7th, the partnership has swelled its coverage to include a further 24 locations across the nation. From today, eight malls will offer WiFi in cities like LA, SF and Seattle...
Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi

Kingdoms of Amalur: A great action game in an empty, forgettable world

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The ubiquity of the action RPG, as an idea, is a little weird when you think about it. It's hard to think of two more disparate genres to try to combine, and usually the attempt ends up leaning too heavily toward one side of the coin or the other....
Kingdoms of Amalur: A great action game in an empty, forgettable world

Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

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Today ahead of its event at SXSW, Facebook’s platform team has shared a number of new stats, including that more than 400 billion Open Graph actions have been shared “back to Facebook” as of this month. This 400 billion figure is a somewhat unusual metric, given how vague it really is....
Facebook: More than 400 billion Open Graph actions have now been shared

A Really Good Mobile App Will Crush Your Mobile Website (AAPL, GOOG)

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Analytics company ComScore released an interesting, though somewhat inconclusive, report on time spent in mobile applications on smartphones. The startling headline stat that jumps out is 82% of time spent on mobile is inside of applications. This would confirm what a lot of people think -- applications are killing the...
A Really Good Mobile App Will Crush Your Mobile Website (AAPL, GOOG)

Amazon's Cloud Is So Big It Would Take You 37,000 Years To Count All The Files It Holds (AMZN)

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Here's a mind-blowing stat about Amazon's cloud. Its storage cloud, Amazon S3, is now storing 1 trillion objects, writes Amazon’s Jeff Barr on the AWS blog. That's 1,000,000,000,000 files, images or other bits of data and that's equivalent to: 42 objects for every person on Earth 3.3 objects for every...
Amazon's Cloud Is So Big It Would Take You 37,000 Years To Count All The Files It Holds (AMZN)
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