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The Trendiest Trend Tie-Up Ever: With Psy's Blessing, GifBoom Holds a Gangnam Style GIF Contest

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Korean pop sensation Psy has hooked up with the animated GIF creation app GifBoom for an official Gangnam Style GIF contest. If that isn’t the perfect distillation of what’s trendy on the Internet right now, I don’t know what is. The contest is just a small thing; the grand prize...
The Trendiest Trend Tie-Up Ever: With Psy's Blessing, GifBoom Holds a Gangnam Style GIF Contest

From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

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Regardless of your definition of the category or whether you believe it has staying power, native advertising is as hot a topic as they come in the adtech world. It’s comparable to flash sales in 2009, daily deals in 2010, influencer marketing in 2011 or ambient social networking in 2012....
From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

Temple Run: Brave for iPhone and iPad

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The challenge in making a mobile game that's tied into a movie release is producing something that has staying power long after the film has departed your local cineplex for a Netflix queue near you. And Disney Mobile has a pretty good track record in that regard: From Pixar creations...
Temple Run: Brave for iPhone and iPad

Were Turntable.fm and "Group Listening" Just a Summertime Fad?

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Other than Spotify, there could hardly have been a more buzz-worthy music startup this summer than Turntable.fm. The group listening and virtual DJing app seemed to come out of nowhere and take the Web by storm, grabbing funding and users in huge quantities. The company, which rose from the pivot-generated...
Were Turntable.fm and "Group Listening" Just a Summertime Fad?

Another Apple vs. Samsung Battle: The Mobile Web

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There’s no shortage of battles that come down to Apple and Samsung. From the retail shelves to the courtroom, the two companies have emerged as the clear rivals when it comes to smartphones. And things are no different when it comes to the mobile Web. Chitika, which tracks Web share...
Another Apple vs. Samsung Battle: The Mobile Web

Can Facebook Break Our Google Habit?

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Social Media Insights is a new daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Can Facebook Disrupt The Google Habit? (Search Engine Watch)With...
Can Facebook Break Our Google Habit?
Pocket Gems clears 100M game downloads and 150 employees (exclusive)
What’s Facebook mean for early developers? Huge traffic, apparently.

Technology rewind: When Facebook turned on mobile comments, and Twitter was mocked as dull

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Twitter and Facebook are venerable social media properties, each showing remarkable staying power over the past years. Regardless of when you joined, the services have demonstrated an ability remain both relevant and sticky through their adolescence, and into product maturity. Facebook has gone public, and Twitter isn’t far behind. However, in...
Technology rewind: When Facebook turned on mobile comments, and Twitter was mocked as dull

Dealing with the social media jackass

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Like it or not, the Internet is not always a realm filled with rainbow and unicorns. There is a particular brand of Internet creep that simply gets off on making your day a bit less sunny. And it’s not just the Internet, jackasses seem to be everywhere, but unfortunately, the...
Dealing with the social media jackass

Angry Birds on Facebook: Testing the new economics of video games

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Sure, most of us have played Angry Birds in the past, probably on multiple devices, but even if you’ve grown tired of slingshotting birds at pigs, the arrival of the blockbuster action-puzzle game on Facebook this week is worth watching as an experiment in modern video-game economics. As expected, Angry Birds...
Angry Birds on Facebook: Testing the new economics of video games
EA shutting down Restaurant City on Facebook, iOS

50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

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Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it’s a big business, and it’s changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there’s still a lot garbage out there, and the space is still mostly dominated by a...
50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

Email Intelligence

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I am in my second decade as a board member on several companies. It doesn't happen often in the VC business, at least my VC business, because I get off the boards of companies that go public or are headed there shortly. The percentage of portfolio companies that don't shut...
Email Intelligence

The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year

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Dubbing him the “ultimate disrupter,” Fortune magazine has chosen Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos as its Businessperson of the Year. The profile that accompanies the honor, written expertly by senior editor Adam Lashinsky, delves into everything from Amazon’s memo-based culture to Bezos’ love of science fiction to the company’s legendary focus on...
The 'ultimate disrupter' Jeff Bezos named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year
iOS app Kapture wants to reward you for taking pictures of your coffee

After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself

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Two daily deal companies that are far off the radar are joining forces with Half Off Depot agreeing to acquire CrowdSavings for $6.4 million in cash and stock. Together, the two will be rebranded as nCrowd, and will be headquartered out of Atlanta. There are two remarkable aspects to this transaction,...
After Acquiring 15 Groupon Clones, CrowdSavings Finds a Buyer for Itself
What iPhone 5? Samsung says Galaxy S III sales reach 20 million

5 Reasons You Stopped Using Google Buzz

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While Google Buzz generated a huge response from early tech adopters when it first launched, the initial “buzz” (pardon the pun) has died down. Now only the most dedicated users appear to be using the service and it’s now questionable as to whether or not Buzz will have the staying...
5 Reasons You Stopped Using Google Buzz
Apple continues to dominate tablet market, Kindle Fire demand fizzles
With $3.2M in funding, Dekko unveils a clever tech to insert animations into the real world

The Mobile Payments Fustercluck

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It seems that every week there’s a new company, startup, or financial institution that is launching a new way to pay from, issue rewards, or power transactions from a mobile phone. The question that always lingers in my mind when I see yet another mobile payments service pop up—how many...
The Mobile Payments Fustercluck

Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

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Kontagent, a company that provides enterprise-level mobile in-app analytics to companies that build and distribute mobile applications, today announced two new features to its platform that should allow companies to better segment their user base and track revenue per user over individual accounts. The new capabilities allow for the following: user groups can...
Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

Take our survey and give us your feedback -- you could win a Jawbone Jambox

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PaidContent launched more than a decade ago, at a time when digital media was still new: Many in the media business were skeptical that the move to the web had staying power, and most consumers just ignored the digital tools of the day or were befuddled by them. Now, of...
Take our survey and give us your feedback -- you could win a Jawbone Jambox

Friday Poll: Do you still carry a dedicated MP3 player?

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The day of the MP3 player may be fading, but the little devices seem to have some staying power for certain uses. Is an MP3 player still a must-have gadget for you? [Read more]...
Friday Poll: Do you still carry a dedicated MP3 player?

Microsoft exec: Xbox 360 has ‘a lot more than two years’ left

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In an interview with GameSpot down at the E3 video-game convention in Los Angeles this week, a Microsoft Xbox executive made an attention-grabbing statement about the Xbox 360, saying that the console has “a lot more than two years” of life left in it. The quote from Microsoft Studios boss Phil...
Microsoft exec: Xbox 360 has ‘a lot more than two years’ left

Top Rovio Execs Talk "Bad Piggies," The Addictive Second Act From "Angry Birds" Creators

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This morning, Rovio, the Finnish startup behind the ubiquitous mobile game Angry Birds, plans to release Bad Piggies, a physics-based puzzle game that finally pushes the porcine villains out of their wooden and stone fortresses and onto the main stage. As I learned at the company's offices during a hands-on...
Top Rovio Execs Talk "Bad Piggies," The Addictive Second Act From "Angry Birds" Creators

500 days of support left for 500M Windows XP PCs, likely leading to a second wind for Windows 7

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Fascinating data from ZDNet and Camwood makes two points: There are around 500 million computers in the market running Windows XP at the moment, and 500 days remain until extended support ends for the operating system. Once the end of that countdown is met, Windows XP will cease to receive patches...
500 days of support left for 500M Windows XP PCs, likely leading to a second wind for Windows 7

What To Expect From Facebook's Q4 Earnings Report

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Analysts, investors and naysayers alike are waiting with bated breath today in anticipation of Facebook's fourth quarter earnings report. The company is expected to report $1.53 billion in revenue from the final quarter in 2012, up from $1.26 billion in the third quarter. After hitting record lows around $17 per...
What To Expect From Facebook's Q4 Earnings Report
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