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Sprint Sells 1.8 Million iPhones in 4Q 2011, 40% to New Subscribers

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Sprint today became the last of the three major U.S. iPhone carriers to report earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011, disclosing that it sold a total of 1.8 million iPhones during the quarter. While well below the 7.6 million activations reported by AT&T and the 4.3 million activations reported...
Sprint Sells 1.8 Million iPhones in 4Q 2011, 40% to New Subscribers
Less than 2% ‘Like’ mobile carriers despite millions spent on Facebook campaigns

Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?

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The ongoing tug-of-war between musicians, record labels and digital content providers inched a little more towards artists this week with the introduction of an innovative paid-referral plan from streaming provider Rdio. The new program pays artists a flat $10 fee for every user they refer, a rare form of direct-to-artist...
Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?

Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

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Plus China's mobile broadband outnumber fixed, Windows 8 seen by Gartner, BB10 getting its own Siri?, calculating Marissa Mayer's pay and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamCustomer satisfaction with Windows smart phones rise by 18% >> Amplified Analytics BlogAndroid shows...
Boot up: Android piracy explanations, Windows Phone satisfaction, Samsung v Apple and more

Flush with cash, lynda.com buys European online learning site video2brain

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One month ago, when online learning site lynda.com announced that it had raised $103 million in its first venture round since launching in 1995, we noted that the company would be well-positioned to buy up other companies in its space. On Wednesday, the Carpinteria, Calif. company said it had started...
Flush with cash, lynda.com buys European online learning site video2brain

Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal

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Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private-equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, or $32 a share, according to people familiar with the deal. The buyout is a bet that family-history research is more than a niche market and that...
Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal

China accounted for a record 15% of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2012

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The importance of China for Apple’s bottom line continues to grow, as its portion of the company’s revenue has risen from 12 percent last fiscal year to a total of 15 percent this year. With CEO Tim Cook’s confirmation that the iPhone 5 will arrive in the country sometime during the...
China accounted for a record 15% of Apple's revenue in fiscal 2012
Sprint sizzles - is AT&T and Verizon's greed the reason?

Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

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In a webcast today,  Japanese operator Softbank has acquired a 70 percent stake in US operator Sprint, financing the deal with $8 billion in new capital and shares and $12 billion in existing shares. Softbank says that it will allow the company to “establish an operating base as one of...
Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings
Spotify's paid subscriber base grows to five million, one billion playlists created to date

The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom

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The Daily, a boldly innovative publication – in the platform sense – is over. It’s never pleasant to see a newspaper of any form go under. However, there are lessons to be made from its birth, growth, and eventual demise that have wide implications for the content industry that are...
The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom

Sprint Buying Clearwire For $2.2 Billion

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In an effort to rival its bigger peers, Sprint snaps up the other half of the massive wireless company. Sprint already owned about 50% ownership of Clearwire, but today it's just confirmed it's buying the remaining half of the company for around $2.2 billion in cash. With the deal,...
Sprint Buying Clearwire For $2.2 Billion

iCloud Now Has 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer

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Well, that was fast. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer just announced on Apple’s Q2 2012 earnings call that the company’s iCloud service has attracted 125 million users in the roughly six months since the service launched. It seems like just yesterday that Oppenheimer revealed that the service had 85 million users,...
iCloud Now Has 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer

Sprint Lost A Lot Of Money Selling Lots Of iPhones

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Call it a sort of a bear hug: Sprint, the also-ranniest of the also-rans in the carrier world, lost money selling phones that, on the aggregate gained them subscribers. It’s also Catch-22, a blindside, and a mess. According to Sprint, the company reported a net loss last quarter while still...
Sprint Lost A Lot Of Money Selling Lots Of iPhones

China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal

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More than six years after beginning talks with Apple, China Mobile, China’s largest wireless phone operator, has yet to add the iPhone to its handset portfolio. Negotiations between the two companies proceeded slowly, hamstrung by disagreements over subsidies and China Mobile’s demands for a cut of App Store app sales...
China Mobile Starting to Need an iPhone Deal

Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify

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French online music company Deezer today revealed what it intends to do first with its fresh $130 million funding from Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. The news, announced at Deezer UK’s first birthday bash in London, includes expansion into 76 more countries, bringing the total to 160, and a...
Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify
Yet another analyst touts RIM as 2013′s comeback kid

FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said digital subscribers now outnumber those in print, and that digital revenues now account for half of all sales...
FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

After a rise and fall, BlackBerry 10 is RIM's last, best comeback attempt

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The year was 1999 when Research In Motion first unveiled its initial BlackBerry email pager, the beginning of a strong product brand that continues to this day. In that time, the ubiquitous BlackBerry has grown beyond a simple email machine to capable smartphones in 2003, gathering a cult-like following of “crackberry”...
After a rise and fall, BlackBerry 10 is RIM's last, best comeback attempt
BlackBerry 10 said to show promise, but it can't dent iPhone or Android
Analysis suggests RIM might not be worth buying, even with a user base of 78 million

10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

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Recently FoundersCard, a subscription service that provides entrepreneurial-minded folks with targeted benefits and networking meetups at select events, has crossed the 10,000 subscriber mark. The company, in addition to reaching that milestone and perhaps because of it, is raising its annual price from $495, to $595. The company called the price...
10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

Hulu adds PBS shows to its TV content library

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Streaming video service Hulu is adding a huge collection of PBS television shows to its content library, the company announced Thursday. The new content is available with commercials to all Hulu plus users, while premium subscribers of Hulu Plus can want it commercial-free. Some of the shows now available include...
Hulu adds PBS shows to its TV content library
This subscriber loss may haunt RIM in coming months

AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%

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AT&T has just released its Q3 2012 earnings report — the telecom giant reported quarterly revenues of $31.5 billion (which is essentially flat year-over-year) and earnings of $0.61 per share as opposed to last quarter’s $0.66 per share. That’s a 5 percent increase year over year. But perhaps more importantly,...
AT&T's Q3 2012: Revenues Of $31.5B, Earnings Of $0.60/Share, Postpaid Smartphone Adoption Surges To 63.8%
Hustle and flow: Why RIM believes BlackBerry 10 can beat the competition

RIM shares up 14 percent as 2Q results beat expectations

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Research in Motion posted a $235 million operating loss for the second quarter of this year, but shares in the company rose as the BlackBerry maker reported figures that beat analysts expectations. The Wall Street Journal reports that RIM stocks were up 14 percent today on news that RIM's subscriber...
RIM shares up 14 percent as 2Q results beat expectations
Sprint to expand 4G LTE to Kansas City and Baltimore this year

YouView estimated to have added up to 230,000 subscribers since launch

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TalkTalk adding up to 10,000 customers a week for joint venture internet TV service, despite poor high street sales of boxesYouView, the BBC-backed internet TV service, is estimated to have up to 230,000 subscribers six months after launch, with TalkTalk revealing that it is seeing demand running at more than...
YouView estimated to have added up to 230,000 subscribers since launch
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