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These Brand Successes Will Give You Faith In Social Media
Zynga Japan is no more

Facebook stocks up on mobile ad success reports

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Facebook's ongoing efforts to monetize its ever-growing mobile user base may be paying off, as shares in the company were up today on reports that Facebook is further along in its mobile efforts than many expected. Facebook shares rose more than two percent today when a research report from Wedge...
Facebook stocks up on mobile ad success reports

10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg

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With the recent passage of the JOBS Act, crowdfunding is about to get even hotter. Serial tech entrepreneur, speaker and consultant Scott Steinberg, author of The Crowdfunding Bible, explains how to make crowdfunding work for your startup. Steinberg, CEO of TechSavvy Global, answered ReadWriteWeb’s most pressing questions with these...
10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg

Royal Canadian Mint’s “MintChip” Looks To Officially Digitize Cash

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Moving everyday transactions into the digital realm seems an inevitability, but as yet there have been no breakout successes. Sure, there are fringe efforts like Square (which relies on existing card and bank infrastructure) and Google Wallet (which is a bit early to the NFC party), but there’s nothing that...
Royal Canadian Mint’s “MintChip” Looks To Officially Digitize Cash

Microsoft's Steven Guggenheimer: Steven Sinofsky Is A "Phenomenal Visionary" - Will Be Missed At Microsoft

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At LeWeb Paris this morning, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for its Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, just took the stage to discuss the state of the Windows 8 developer ecosystem and Microsoft in general with Techonomy Media‘s Founder & CEO David Kirkpatrick. Guggenheimer has now spent more than 18 years...
Microsoft's Steven Guggenheimer: Steven Sinofsky Is A "Phenomenal Visionary" - Will Be Missed At Microsoft
Space-Age Risks and Profound Effects on Humanity: Why Elon Musk is Thinking Bigger than the Internet

Eyeballs still don't pay the bills

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Ning is laying off 40% of its staff and dumping free versions of its service. That’s a shitty day for the people who lost their job and the folks left behind without their coworkers. I went through a few rounds back in the dotcom days and fun it was not....
Eyeballs still don't pay the bills

MySQL’s Marten Mickos becomes CEO of hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems

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Marten Mickos, former chief executive of open source database company MySQL, is moving to cloud computing startup Eucalyptus Systems, where he will serve as CEO. Mickos built MySQL into what seemed like the open source world’s biggest successes, with a $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008. But he...
MySQL’s Marten Mickos becomes CEO of hybrid cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems
How Real-Time Bidding Could Save Mobile Advertising

After passing 60m Facebook installs, Rovio's Angry Birds Friends is coming to Android and iOS

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Don’t feel like you’ve had quite enough Angry Birds action on your mobile device quite yet? There’s some good news for you. Hot on the heels of its epic 2012 financial results, announced earlier today, Rovio has revealed that it’s bringing its hit Facebook game Angry Birds Friends to Android and...
After passing 60m Facebook installs, Rovio's Angry Birds Friends is coming to Android and iOS

The Unlikely Case For Yahoo!

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Yahoo! today announced that it has won approval from the city of Santa Clara for a new 46-acre headquarters. Reaction to this news has been harsh in social media circles. People can’t believe that Yahoo! would have the audacity to build a 15 building state-of-the-art campus with all of the perceived problems...
The Unlikely Case For Yahoo!
The real reason Marissa Mayer left Google: She had to

The hard truth: Report says 75% of VC-backed startups fail

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Embrace failure (Wikipedia photo) Over the years, I’ve covered hundreds of startup closures, from high-profile flameouts like HomeGrocer.com to smaller lesser known upstarts that never really got off the ground. Now, according to research from Harvard Business School lecturer Shikhar Ghosh, there appear to be a lot more failures going...
The hard truth: Report says 75% of VC-backed startups fail

As Feds Drop Bogus Domain Seizure Cases, Another Site Admin Held Without Bail And About To Be Deported

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While the cases of Dajaz1 and Rojadirecta have shown that the US government wants nothing to do with lawsuits around domain seizures when those sites lawyer up with strong legal teams, it has continued to railroad those with less-than-stellar legal support. We saw it with NinjaVideo where it was clear...
As Feds Drop Bogus Domain Seizure Cases, Another Site Admin Held Without Bail And About To Be Deported
Xbox Live adds gameplay recording and sharing, revamps achievements

The 10 Best Selling Products Of All Time

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Some products sell well when first introduced. Many more fail miserably. Very few of them sell so well that they fundamentally impact American culture. This is 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 10 products that did just that. See which products made the list > Besides selling in droves, many of...
The 10 Best Selling Products Of All Time

10 great technologies to secretly install on Mom's PC

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She's your mom. She's risen to every challenge, not the least of which was raising you to be the fine, upstanding PC enthusiast you are today. Yet despite all of Mom's successes, you're still the only go-to techie in the family. With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's...
10 great technologies to secretly install on Mom's PC

Bill Gates Is Now the Dowager Countess of Microsoft

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(Photo: Screencap) We just realized something: He doesn’t have the same ease with a zinger, but at this point in the history of Microsoft, Bill Gates is basically the company’s Dowager Countess. Think about it. As chairman, he’s long since removed himself from the day-to-day running of the estate, preferring to...
Bill Gates Is Now the Dowager Countess of Microsoft
Boulder's Startup Ecosystem: Pros and Cons

China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway

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State news agency Xinhua is reporting that China is planning to launch a manned spacecraft later this month. A Shenzhou-9 capsule and rocket are already in place, and when it launches it'll manually dock with the nation's space station: Tiangong-1. The nation is moving quickly to capitalize on its...
China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway
Google CEO Page on Apple's 'thermonuclear' Android war: 'How well is that working?'

Collage app creator Mixel ditches social networking, joins Etsy to strengthen its mobile team

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Collage making iOS app Mixel has been acquired by Etsy to strengthen its native mobile app development team, reports AllThingsD. Mixel first debuted its iPad app in 2011, and had since garnered praise for its design, while not seeing major successes with its social networking attempts. The financial terms of...
Collage app creator Mixel ditches social networking, joins Etsy to strengthen its mobile team

Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

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For some of us, hanging out with our parents is something best relegated to off-work hours and holidays. But Kenneth Lerer and Ben Lerer have had some big successes working together at Lerer Ventures, the New York City venture capital firm whose portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Warby Parker, Everlane, FancyHands,...
Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

90 Days of Killing Cyberlockers: 50 Dead, More Than 500 Injured

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During the summer, adult industry businessman Robert King embarked on an extremely aggressive anti-piracy project. Known online as AdultKing, the Australian-born 45-year-old said he would make it his mission to damage or destroy what he described as “the bad players” in the cyberlocker market. “What I hope to achieve is...
90 Days of Killing Cyberlockers: 50 Dead, More Than 500 Injured
Tradesy raises $1.5 million Series A to kill clothing resale competition
Woz on Microsoft Surface: 'I want to use one, I want to own one'

When everything rides on a single cold call

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This embed is invalid Our sit down with Brian Lee last week captured everything I love about the PandoMonthly series. It was an inside look at the challenges and successes of one of the most important LA entrepreneurs to watch. And fortunately for any story-teller, Lee’s career makes for a...
When everything rides on a single cold call

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

Why Twitter's CEO Personally Teaches A Class For Every New Manager

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo offers a personally-taught course on "managing at Twitter" to new managers at the company which he started working on around November 2011, according to his Twitter feed. Ruslan Belkin, a senior director of engineering at the company, confirmed the class on Quora and mentioned that he was...
Why Twitter's CEO Personally Teaches A Class For Every New Manager
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