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Scribd Has 100M Users And A Mobile App It Needs To Rethink (After Yahoo Walked Away From A Deal)

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Started originally as a ridesharing service, then pivoting to become a document uploading and reading service, Scribd now has 100 million registered users, with 90 million monthly active users. That makes it probably the biggest effort of its kind, but leveraging that size hasn’t always been easy. Scribd, TechCrunch has...
Scribd Has 100M Users And A Mobile App It Needs To Rethink (After Yahoo Walked Away From A Deal)

TuneCore: iTunes Match created a whole new revenue stream for artists

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While the music world has shown some skepticism towards streaming services such as Spotify, Apple’s iTunes Match may be getting a much warmer reception, Ars Technica reports. So how is Apple’s cloud-based service any different from its competitors and why does it please musicians? The independent music distribution service TuneCore summarized it...
TuneCore: iTunes Match created a whole new revenue stream for artists

Report: Amazon Moves One Step Closer To Its Own In-App Payment System For Appstore

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When we interviewed Ray Anderson, the CEO of mobile payments company Bango last month and asked him when we would see one of its key customers, Amazon, roll out its own mobile payment service, his cool answer was “in due course.” A report out today from Bloomberg points to the...
Report: Amazon Moves One Step Closer To Its Own In-App Payment System For Appstore

Amazon’s Takes In-App Purchases Out Of Beta: Here’s How They’re Getting Around That Pricing Issue

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Amazon is taking the wraps off a new in-app purchasing service today in an effort to make its app store competitive with what Apple and Google offer developers. That should let developers for Amazon’s appstore tap into what has emerged as the most lucrative revenue way of monetizing apps over...
Amazon’s Takes In-App Purchases Out Of Beta: Here’s How They’re Getting Around That Pricing Issue

Tracking Your Interests on Facebook: How It Compares to Twitter & Google+

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Earlier this week, we reviewed how mainstream social networks are being used to track the things you care about - such as art, baseball or cooking. Our conclusion was that Twitter is the best way to do this currently, because it's easy to track topics and converse with other people about...
Tracking Your Interests on Facebook: How It Compares to Twitter & Google+

Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines

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If you've taken issue with your usual choices for buying magazines on your tablet, be it pay-per-issue or per-subscription, you're not alone. If you'll recall, it was nearly a year ago that Next Issue Media launched the preliminary version of its "Hulu-meets-magazines" app on the Galaxy Tab, and it's...
Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines
Dropbox confirms Apple is rejecting apps that use its SDK

Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

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Automattic is announcing a new feature for large-scale sites hosted in WordPress.com VIP SaaS program (TechCrunch is a VIP publisher)—Featured Partners for third-party integrations. Basically, the program allows companies that have integrated their services with the WordPress platform to promote and seamlessly enable their tools for large-scale VIP sites, which...
Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

Apple Is Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox

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Apple is rejecting applications that use Dropbox, an online storage system, because it violates rules against sending users to a new purchase, according to a support thread on Dropbox. If the user of the new app doesn't have Dropbox installed, it redirects the user to the web-based version of Dropbox...
Apple Is Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox

Switched On: New World Recorder

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. When it comes to time-shifting television viewing, the conversation almost always comes back to premium streaming services -- namely, Netflix and Hulu Plus. But consumers routinely shell out more than they do for either of these services --...
Switched On: New World Recorder

Amazon nears deal with Viacom as it readies standalone video subscriptions

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Amazon is reportedly close to finalizing a Web video licensing agreement with Viacom and is nearly ready to launch a standalone video subscription service that would challenge Netflix....
Amazon nears deal with Viacom as it readies standalone video subscriptions

The New York Times sees weekday circulation rise by 73% year-on-year, driven by digital subs

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For the six months leading to March 31, 2012, The New York Times saw a strong growth in both weekday and Sunday circulation figures, according to a new Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) report. And it seems these gains are largely attributable to its popular digital subscription packages which were...
The New York Times sees weekday circulation rise by 73% year-on-year, driven by digital subs
LinkedIn revenue up 105% in fourth quarter 2011

Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

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Users are downloading more e-books, music, TV shows and movies than ever: Digital content and subscriptions were the fastest-growing retail e-commerce category in 2011, according to a new ComScore (NSDQ: SCOR) report. As tablets and e-readers become more popular, “acceleration of e-book downloads…represented a strong driver of this growth,”...
Digital Downloads Jumped 26% In 2011, Led By E-Books

Netflix’s Former Customers Are Returning After Rebranding Fiasco

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At a J.P Morgan conference held in Boston on Wednesday, Netflix CFO David Wells said that the company was looking up and, more importantly, customers who cancelled the service because of the Qwikster rebranding, plan repricing, and subsequent poor PR are now returning. The company drove users away due to...
Netflix’s Former Customers Are Returning After Rebranding Fiasco

MLB At Bat 2012 now free on all platforms, gets monthly in-app subscriptions on iOS

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Major League Baseball’s MLB At Bat 2012 app launches today on both Android and iOS. The app brings the widely praised franchise back for another season and it has several important changes for baseball lovers. Among these is the fact that it will be one of the first apps outside...
MLB At Bat 2012 now free on all platforms, gets monthly in-app subscriptions on iOS

Financial Times’ Web app draws in 2m users in the ten months since launch

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Last month we wrote that FT.com’s subscription revenue was on course to overtake its ad-based revenue in 2012, with Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of FT.com, adding that mobile will be the Financial Times’ main channel for distributing news within ‘three to four years’. Today the Guardian reports that the FT’s...
Financial Times’ Web app draws in 2m users in the ten months since launch
Web journey complete, FT switching off iOS app

Warcraft subscriptions stabilise

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Activision Blizzard says subscriptions to World of Warcraft have held steady after losing over one million users the previous year....
Warcraft subscriptions stabilise

Backstage With The Disrupt NYC Hackathon Winners: Thingscription, PoachBase, & PractiKhan

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The speaker schedule for TechCrunch’s Disrupt NYC conference has been set for a while now, but three brand new presenters were just added to the lineup: The winners announced earlier today at the finale of this past weekend’s 24 hour Disrupt 2012 Hackathon, Thingscription, PoachBase, and PractiKhan. Since the...
Backstage With The Disrupt NYC Hackathon Winners: Thingscription, PoachBase, & PractiKhan

Amazon Matches Apple's Revenue Split for In-App Payments

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Starting today, Amazon is finally giving developers in its Appstore the opportunity to sell digital content and subscriptions within their apps. As part of the announcement, the retailer is also confirming it will take a 30 percent cut of each transaction, which is the standard across both Apple’s App Store and...
Amazon Matches Apple's Revenue Split for In-App Payments

AT&T reports Q1 earnings: $31.8 billion in revenue, sells 5.5 million smartphones

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Sure, there was no new iPhone to boost its smartphone sales this quarter, but the carrier still managed to push 5.5 million of the devices out the door, while activating 4.3 million Apple-branded handsets. The company beat analyst predictions by raking in $31.8 billion in revenue and pocketing $3.6...
AT&T reports Q1 earnings: $31.8 billion in revenue, sells 5.5 million smartphones
Vimeo launches native iOS app, adds UI redesign and persistent watch later queue

Amazon Instant Video app for the PS3 brings both Prime subscriptions and VOD along

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While Amazon has continued to grow both its video on-demand and all you can eat Prime Instant Video services content-wise, playback on the TV is still limited to relatively few devices. You can add a major one to the list however, since the app has just started popping up...
Amazon Instant Video app for the PS3 brings both Prime subscriptions and VOD along

TiVo quietly rebrands Premiere XL, Elite DVRs as XL2 and XL4 under cover of darkness

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TiVo's rebranding its Premiere line of DVRs in order to eliminate customer confusion in the lineup. The range will now comprise of the Premiere, while the Premiere XL is unsurprisingly renamed Premiere XL2, while the quad-tuner Premiere Elite is now called the Premiere XL4. The first two are suitable...
TiVo quietly rebrands Premiere XL, Elite DVRs as XL2 and XL4 under cover of darkness

Netflix dethrones iTunes as king of online movie business

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Apple is no longer the dominant player when it comes to the US online movie business. According to a new report by market research firm IHS iSuppli, Netflix was crowned the new king in 2011 after a meteoric rise in popularity throughout 2010. The firm credits Netflix's success with its...
Netflix dethrones iTunes as king of online movie business

ALL of Adobe’s core products (and more) for $49.99 a month? Adobe Creative Cloud is an absolute game changer.

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Not a month ago, Boris and I were discussing the absurd prices Adobe charges for its products. How could this supposedly innovative technology company be so behind the times? We were genuinely considering launching a campaign against Adobe (an advertiser on our site no less) in the hope that with...
ALL of Adobe’s core products (and more) for $49.99 a month? Adobe Creative Cloud is an absolute game changer.
How HTML5 could beat out apps as the future of magazines

World of Warcraft may go mobile

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Developers of the popular video game World of Warcraft say they are considering porting the title to smartphones and other mobile devices as subscriptions fall....
World of Warcraft may go mobile
Hulu Plus subscriptions hits 2 million, accelerates revenue
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