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As We Predicted, Pandora Is Seeking A Government Bailout To Survive (P)

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The recent blog post by Pandora founder Tim Westergren is as close as the company has ever come to admitting that it cannot survive without government intervention. In the post, Westergren urges the passage of "the Internet Radio Fairness Act (H.R. 6480 and S. 3609)," which will alter pop song...
As We Predicted, Pandora Is Seeking A Government Bailout To Survive (P)

Apple and Microsoft at odds over SkyDrive app subscription fees

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Microsoft and Apple are reportedly engaged in a behind-the-scenes dispute over Apple's 30 percent cut of sales through iOS applications, as well as the ability to sign up for the SkyDrive service....
Apple and Microsoft at odds over SkyDrive app subscription fees

Study: U.S. gaming population has nearly tripled in three years

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The number of people playing video games in the U.S. has risen 241 percent since 2008, according to a new study from market research and consulting company Parks Associates. The study, Trends in Digital Gaming: Free-to-Play, Social, and Mobile Games, claims 135 million people play at least one hour per month...
Study: U.S. gaming population has nearly tripled in three years

EZTable Targets China & SE Asia As It Seeks To Become The OpenTable Of Asia

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With projected revenue of $7 million this year and 100,000 monthly active users, EZTable is one of the top successes to have emerged from Taiwan’s young startup industry. Founded in 2008, the restaurant reservation platform is poised to launch in Southeast Asia and expand its presence in China. EZTable, which...
EZTable Targets China & SE Asia As It Seeks To Become The OpenTable Of Asia
Mail Pilot For iPhone And iPad Launches, Turns Your Email Inbox Into A Full-Featured To-Do List

That Was Quick: Viacom Ends Web Ban For Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

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Jon Stewart came back from a two-week vacation last night and was in excellent form: There was a great recap on Mitt Romney’s Bain problem, a very funny interview with Louis CK, and a scathing bit where he decried the stupidity of Viacom’s decision to pull its programming — including...
That Was Quick: Viacom Ends Web Ban For Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations

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Ameya Bhatawdekar Nuubuu founder Ameya Bhatawdekar wants to make it simple for everyone to upload and sell their digital creations, from electronic books to designs to music to photos. There’s no shortage of places to do that now, including offerings from upstarts like Sellfy and Pulley. Founded just four months ago, Nuubuu charges five...
Startup Spotlight: Nuubuu creates a marketplace for your content creations
With Bloomberg TV, Aereo takes the first step in truly disrupting the old pay TV business model

Care.com sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO

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These are interesting times for Care.com, the Reid Hoffman-backed site that wants to be the “Amazon of care.” In the last year, the company has expanded its service to more than 15 countries, acquired a few startups and raised $50 million (bringing its total raised to $109 million). Now the...
Care.com sparks IPO speculation with hire of veteran public-company CFO
'The New York Times' launches HTML5 web app for iPad, dodges Apple's in-app subscription fees

App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

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Needless to say, photo ownership is a sticky topic. Just ask all the people who left Instagram in December over Instagram’s terms of service and the question of photo ownership and rights. So not surprisingly, one of the biggest champions of personal data ownership and paid services when it comes...
App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

Where is My All-in-One Connected-HDTV, Apple? [Digital Daily]

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Apple has long described its AppleTV business as “a hobby” and dismissed speculation that it’s considering an Apple-branded television. Indeed, during a February appearance at Goldman Sachs annual tech conference in San Francisco COO Tim Cook reiterated that stance. “We have no interest in the TV market,” he said....
Where is My All-in-One Connected-HDTV, Apple? [Digital Daily]
Blaast opens cloud-based mobile app platform to global developers
Office 365 vs. Office 2013: Should you rent or own?
Judge to Google, Oracle: tell me which bloggers you've paid

FCC examines plan to tax broadband subscription fees

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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is evaluating a plan to place a new tax on broadband Internet service. The move would generate funds for the Connect America Fund, a subsidy created from the Universal Service Fund in 2011 to expand Internet access to rural and underserved areas. The FCC...
FCC examines plan to tax broadband subscription fees

The WELL stares into the abyss as Salon says it will pull the plug

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San Francisco-based online community is up for sale and won't accept further subscriptions, leaving its patrons worriedThis is what an online apocalypse looks like: "Don't break anything! There's no one left to fix it!"Last Thursday night, members of The WELL, the 27-year-old San Francisco-based online community, were shocked to receive...
The WELL stares into the abyss as Salon says it will pull the plug

Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies

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Ambitious individuals who want to bulk up on new skills can turn to online learning site Udemy for lessons on everything from web development and programming to accounting and entrepreneurship. And it might not be long before their employers start picking up the tab. Next week at the Arizona State...
Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies
Office for Home: A visual tour

Facing Competition, Dropbox Pro Increases Storage Options

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Dropbox on Tuesday announced it was increasing the amount of storage available to Dropbox Pro subscribers, but without increasing subscription fees: Users of the $10-a-month 50 GB storage plan will now have 100 GB available at the same cost....
Facing Competition, Dropbox Pro Increases Storage Options

News International considers Olympics downtime for Times and Sunday Times paywall

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Rupert Murdoch’s News International erected a paywall around the UK’s Times and Sunday Times online content two years ago, which resulted in an almost immediate drop-off in traffic at the time. Indeed, the debate surrounding paywalls in general has been ongoing, with The New York Times typically held aloft as...
News International considers Olympics downtime for Times and Sunday Times paywall

YouTube launches pilot program for subscription based channels, broader rollout in coming weeks, starts at $0.99/month, 14 day trials

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Following weeks of rumors, YouTube has launched a pilot program for subscription-based YouTube channels. Subscription rates will begin at 99 cents per month, but all plans include a 14 day free trial for YouTube channel viewers. YouTube says that a broader rollout will occur in the coming weeks. Starting today,...
YouTube launches pilot program for subscription based channels, broader rollout in coming weeks, starts at $0.99/month, 14 day trials

New ways to support great content on YouTube

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We’ve been building a YouTube partner program since 2007 that enables content creators to earn revenue for their creativity. We’ve watched them build amazing channels that have made YouTube into a news, education and entertainment destination 1 billion people around the world cannot do without. Today, there are more than...
New ways to support great content on YouTube
App Install Ads Earned Facebook "Real Revenue" And Helped 3800 Developers Drive 25M Downloads

Facebook Helped Its App Publishers Monetize In 2012

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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. Facebook Helped Its App Publishers Monetize In 2012 (Inside Facebook)Facebook...
Facebook Helped Its App Publishers Monetize In 2012

Microsoft trims Xbox 360 and Kinect to $99, but this promotion comes with a catch

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Last week, word leaked out that Microsoft planned to introduce a $99 version of the 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect sensor for those buyers who signed up for a $15 per month subscription to the Xbox Live Gold service. Well, the deal is now official, advertised at the Microsoft...
Microsoft trims Xbox 360 and Kinect to $99, but this promotion comes with a catch

The rise of Redbox should spook Netflix

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A decade ago, Redbox was a tenuous experiment; its kiosks sold miscellanea from pantyhose to milk. Now, it has a shot at disrupting the king of web streaming. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE — Reed Hastings must look at Redbox these days with a mixture of bafflement and envy. Last...
The rise of Redbox should spook Netflix
Financial Times exec: iOS apps don’t work for publishers

Judge Orders Google and Oracle to Disclose Who They Paid to Write About Java Trial

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In something of a peculiar turn in the nearly concluded lawsuit between Oracle and Google over the Java platform, the judge in the case has ordered both parties to disclose who they paid to cover and write about the trial. Judge William Alsup, who presided over the case in the...
Judge Orders Google and Oracle to Disclose Who They Paid to Write About Java Trial

Roku seeking $50M round for international expansion

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Roku is raising a new $50 million round of funding in the next three months to help push its streaming media set-top boxes into more international markets, the company told Reuters in an interview with Reuters published today. The company’s set-top boxes allow people in the U.S. to stream...
Roku seeking $50M round for international expansion
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