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The FT targets US growth with interactive 3D infographics at New York’s Grand Central Station

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The Financial Times is putting on a bit of a show in New York this week, with Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall subjected to an interactive marketing campaign aimed at capturing the imagination of its US readers. FT Graphic World features a series of 3D interactive film projections created in...
The FT targets US growth with interactive 3D infographics at New York’s Grand Central Station

Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment
Yahoo didn't buy Tumblr. They bought Tumblr's market position

Chart: How World Of Warcraft subscribers are leaving Azeroth

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The world’s most popular online multi-player role-playing game has been transported back five years, as falling player numbers return it to 2007 subscriber levels. I compiled subscription disclosures from the last 22 quarters, including the latest from World Of Warcraft developer Activision-Blizzard’s majority owner Vivendi on Thursday, in to this...
Chart: How World Of Warcraft subscribers are leaving Azeroth

Referly launches an API to fuel online referral programs

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WendyReferly, a company that has worked to create a system by which individuals recommend products to friends, taking a cut when a referred sale generates a final transaction, has today released an API that should expand its product to a new class of users: businesses. Rerferly is a company that,...
Referly launches an API to fuel online referral programs

SkyDrive for iOS updated with new design, full resolution photos, iPhone 5 and iPad mini support, and more

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of SkyDrive 3.0 for iOS, featuring a slew of new features. You can download the latest version of the app now directly from Apple’s App Store. TNW readers will remember that this is the same app that Apple and Microsoft were at war over....
SkyDrive for iOS updated with new design, full resolution photos, iPhone 5 and iPad mini support, and more

Ad Recovery At Time Inc., Turner Helps Time Warner Beat Street

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Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) handily beat revenue and earnings estimates for the first quarter of 2010, with a profit increase of nearly 10 percent boosted by the ad recovery, higher affiliate fees and a strong film slate. It’s a far cry from the same quarter last year, when the company...
Ad Recovery At Time Inc., Turner Helps Time Warner Beat Street

Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

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Red Hat today announced that it has crossed the billion-dollar mark in revenue, with $1.13 billion in the fiscal year that ended February 29. Red Hat is unique in becoming the first vendor of its size to make all or nearly all of its money from building, maintaining, and...
Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

App.net hits 250k posts as first iPhone and Android apps are released

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Half of posts so far coming from external clients, but Hooha for App.net and AppNetRhino may boost thatMore than 250,000 posts have been created on App.net, the service launched by US entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell as an alternative to Twitter - or as its slogan puts it: "a real-time social feed without...
App.net hits 250k posts as first iPhone and Android apps are released
Markets: Workday Gets to Work on $3.8 Billion IPO, and a Shot at Revenge
Spotify to offer family subscription plans

Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

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Personalized reading app Zite is adding more publishers to its three-month-old ZitePublisher program. The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar, the International Business Times, Entrepreneur magazine, Macworld and PC World magazines, and tech blogs TechHive and Cult of Mac are joining the program and will have their own...
Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

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That Microsoft is working on iPad versions of its Office apps is one of the worst kept secrets in technology. The company has nearly said as much several times. In one of many statements last year, Microsoft said that a forthcoming version of “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones,...
The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

Our understanding of "paywall" needs to change

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I’ve noticed that, like President Obama, I’m increasingly reading news on my iPad, in much the same way I used to read newspapers. I pick up my iPad in the morning and read the New York Times over breakfast, or I sit back in bed just before I go to...
Our understanding of "paywall" needs to change

Kongregate grows virtual goods revenue 30 percent per month

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In case you haven’t noticed, virtual goods is rapidly becoming the business model of choice for online games. A proof point for that is the latest report from Kongregate, an aggregator of independently developed online games. Kongregate is announcing today that its virtual goods micro-transaction revenue is growing by...
Kongregate grows virtual goods revenue 30 percent per month
Warner signs on for Google's music subscription service

Facebook Quietly Rolled Out A New Feature That Could Revive Zynga And Other Facebook Games (ZNGA, FB, AMZN)

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Earlier this month Facebook rolled out a new feature for its games that could breathe new life into companies like Zynga. It added in-game subscriptions, allowing Facebook game developers to charge users a recurring fee for games. Subscriptions either reward players on a regular basis with extra in-game currency or...
Facebook Quietly Rolled Out A New Feature That Could Revive Zynga And Other Facebook Games (ZNGA, FB, AMZN)
Google may launch YouTube 'music' subcriptions, but not to compete with Spotify

Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

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Today Oracle reported its fiscal second quarter financial performance, with revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Analysts on the street had expected revenue of $9.02 billion, and earnings per share of $0.61. Those earnings per share figures are non-GAAP figures. On a GAAP basis, the company earned $0.53 per...
Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS

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Microsoft and Apple are currently locked in something of a Cold War over the future of SkyDrive in the iOS App Store. Sources close to Microsoft have detailed to TNW a difficult, and perhaps unresolvable situation between the two companies that underscores the difficulty with certain Apple rules concerning its app marketplace, and...
Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS
Pandora now controls over 70% of top U.S. Internet radio market

Red Hat Earnings Fall as Expenses Surge; Shares Slip After Hours

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Shares of Linux software vendor Red Hat are falling after hours after the company reported earnings that fell year-on-year, weighed down by an increase in investments and acquisition-related expenses. Red Hat reported a per-share profit of 18 cents, missing the consensus of analysts, who had expected 29 cents a share....
Red Hat Earnings Fall as Expenses Surge; Shares Slip After Hours

Oracle Takes Another Dig at Red Hat with Free Updates and Errata

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Oracle announced certification of Oracle Database for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and Oracle Linux 6 yesterday. By itself, not a particularly remarkable announcement. Enterprise database certified to run on enterprise operating systems. Yawn. The real news is the last bullet point, which is yet another potshot at Red...
Oracle Takes Another Dig at Red Hat with Free Updates and Errata

Zuora partners with accounting software companies

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The company said that it has partnered with FinancialForce.com, Intacct and Sage to standardize how subscription revenue is treated with accounting applications....
Zuora partners with accounting software companies

Don't Look Now but Salesforce Stock Is in the Clouds

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When we last heard from Salesforce.com on the earnings front, the message was a tough one and the stock suffered mightily for it, perhaps in part because investors reacted to a quarter that was a tad slower than had been expected. Today the opposite is true. Let’s put it simply:...
Don't Look Now but Salesforce Stock Is in the Clouds

Fortune: YouTube music streaming service launching this year

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We've been hearing rumblings about Google's plans for a Spotify-killer for what seems like forever now. More recently, there's been word that the company's YouTube brand is also getting set set to enter the space, albeit with some overlap from a Google-branded effort. Fortune spoke to some anonymous-type folks...
Fortune: YouTube music streaming service launching this year

Pew: Papers' Biggest Revenue Threat Is Inertia; Second Biggest Is Action

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Before we get into the results of the latest detailed look at how U.S. newspapers are faring on the digital revenue front, let’s get one serious qualm out of the way: the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s 16-month study that cuts across an intensely active time for experiments in charging...
Pew: Papers' Biggest Revenue Threat Is Inertia; Second Biggest Is Action

Report Shows MPAA 'Experts' Seriously Misrepresented The Uses Of Hotfile

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We've been following the surprisingly weak case that the MPAA filed against Hotfile for some time -- and, in some ways it's become even more important lately as a sort of "civil analog" to the criminal case against Megaupload. Hotfile and Megaupload have many similarities, and the arguments against both...
Report Shows MPAA 'Experts' Seriously Misrepresented The Uses Of Hotfile

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Subscriptions

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When I got into the venture capital business in the mid 80s, software was sold. You would pay a large sum to acquire a license to the software and then a much smaller annual fee for maintenance and support. Today, most software is sold in a subscription model. You pay...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Subscriptions

New York Times taps BBC executive for its new CEO

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It took more than eight months but the New York Times finally has a new chief executive. The company announced today that it has hired BBC Director-General Mark Thompson to be President and CEO. In a release issued after markets closed on Tuesday, the Times cited Thompson’s track record developing new products...
New York Times taps BBC executive for its new CEO
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