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Exclusive: Coupons apps seeing CPMs in excess of $10 from Pontiflex's sign up ads

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Mobile ad platform Pontiflex today announced that leading coupon apps on Google Play are seeing CPMs in excess of $10. Pontiflex allows mobile ad networks and developers to serve sign up ads to their customers. The sign up ads are for deals and newsletters from brands and other business. Advertisers...
Exclusive: Coupons apps seeing CPMs in excess of $10 from Pontiflex's sign up ads

Cloud keeps looking good for IBM, and flash storage could help in the months ahead

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IBM reported $23.4 billion in revenue in the first quarter of the year, down more than 5 percent year over year, and $3.03 billion in net income, down 1.1 percent. Analysts had been expecting more than $24 billion in revenue. The company said cloud-computing revenue was up more than 70...
Cloud keeps looking good for IBM, and flash storage could help in the months ahead

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

Reuters to Journalists: Don’t Break News on Twitter - http://bit.ly/9pvnuO

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Reuters to Journalists: Don’t Break News on Twitter - http://bit.ly/9pvnuO

Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?

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Both the Financial Times and the New York Times have either already crossed or are close to crossing an important threshold: namely, the point at which revenue from reader subscriptions exceeds the revenue they get from advertising. For an industry that has been as dependent on ad revenue as the...
Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?

Live blog: Facebook's News Feed redesign event

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There’s not much debate about what’s going to take place Thursday morning at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.: the company has already said that it’s going to unveil an update to its service’s News Feed, the most vital part of the Facebook experience and one that hasn’t seen an...
Live blog: Facebook's News Feed redesign event

HBO Ignores Internet Geniuses, Sells More HBO

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We all agree that it would be awesome if HBO would let us subscribe to the pay TV service without paying for TV, via the Web. And many of us agree that HBO will eventually do that, one day. Maybe. For now, though, the only way you can get HBO...
HBO Ignores Internet Geniuses, Sells More HBO

Mobify launches tablet optimization tool for websites

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Tablets are finding their way into more homes, and they’re proving to be quite the ecommerce tool, helping boost sales for many retailers better than desktop and smartphones in some cases. But many big sites aren’t optimized for tablets; instead, relying on native tablet apps or just the regular desktop site. Mobify,...
Mobify launches tablet optimization tool for websites

How did Google+ get 100M active users? Hint: they're not reading your posts

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Google SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra revealed some impressive stats about Google+ earlier Monday: The service now has a total of 400 million registered users, and it just surpassed 100 million active users. Gundotra made these comments while announcing the purchase of Snapseed maker Nik Software, and the stats were...
How did Google+ get 100M active users? Hint: they're not reading your posts

Japan's DoCoMo hits 10 million LTE subscribers, doubling its numbers in 6 months

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest largest mobile operator, has announced that its Xi 4G-LTE service has passed 10 million subscribers, doubling its numbers from 5 million customers in August 2012. The operator, which has a 46 percent domestic market share, claims to support a peak downlink speed of 100 Mbps, but says it is...
Japan's DoCoMo hits 10 million LTE subscribers, doubling its numbers in 6 months

Sprint Q4: 1.8M iPhone Sales, But 'All The Money's Going To Cupertino'

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Is Sprint’s bet on the iPhone paying off, or costing it a pretty penny? In the company’s Q4 earnings, the carrier boasted that 40 percent (720,000) of all iPhone sales were going to new customers, with 1.8 million iPhone users added overall, in the first full quarter of Sprint...
Sprint Q4: 1.8M iPhone Sales, But 'All The Money's Going To Cupertino'

Plumber Cracks and Office Jerks: How Fluik built up an entertainment app empire

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Entertainment apps are often the sleeper hits of the top grossing app charts. Although Edmonton-based Fluik Entertainment’s games have been downloaded more than 31 million times in the last year alone, the 22 person company has flown largely under the radar since its title Office Jerk hit the top of...
Plumber Cracks and Office Jerks: How Fluik built up an entertainment app empire

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
Everything We Expect Google To Announce At Its Biggest Event Of The Year Next Week (GOOG)

What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

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The startup Curebit brought something of a firestorm down on its head recently. Here's how VentureBeat broke the story: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals....
What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation
Facebook Opens Timeline To All Biz Pages, Mandatory After 30 Days Of Curation

If you think Twitter doesn’t break news, you’re living in a dream world

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One of the signs of how much Twitter and other social tools are disrupting media are the strenuous arguments about how they aren’t doing this at all — including repeated assertions that “Twitter doesn’t break news.” In the latest example of the genre, a writer in the American Journalism...
If you think Twitter doesn’t break news, you’re living in a dream world
Web developers: Watch out for Meteor!
Apple Continues To Dominate Mobile Video Viewing, With 60% Occurring On iOS Vs. 32% On Android, Report Says

Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

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The majority of U.S. college students now prefer digital formats whether they’re reading textbooks or “fun” books, according to a new survey from the Pearson (NYSE: PSO) Foundation. “Survey on Students and Tablets 2012” (PDF) polled 1,206 U.S. college students and 204 college-bound high school seniors. Some findings: —College...
Most U.S. College Students Now Prefer Digital Reading

Google explains how celebs and politics are driving Google+ growth in Asia

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Google+ is now up to 90 million users worldwide and while the spotlight shines on its battle with Facebook and Twitter, and the ongoing enhancements it makes to its platform, Google says that the social network is making strong progress in Asia. Asia is a regional that is largely dominated by...
Google explains how celebs and politics are driving Google+ growth in Asia

Awesome: Instagram now translates your @mentions when you share photos on Twitter

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This is fantastic. Instagram has just done something I’ve been wanting it to do from day one. It translates the names of people you share photos with on Twitter to their appropriate Twitter name, even if their Instagram name is different. This means you can mention @mpanzarino on Instagram, and it will get auto-translated...
Awesome: Instagram now translates your @mentions when you share photos on Twitter

Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

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As Sky News clamps down on staff Twitter updates, corporation tells reporters to file copy before tweeting itBBC journalists have been told not to break news stories on Twitter before they tell their newsroom colleagues.The new rules, which apply to all of the corporation's correspondents, reporters and producers, were announced...
Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told
FAQ on the Starbucks-Square deal
DeNA sets new earnings record with $529M in sales and $234M in operating income during its fourth quarter

Why Amazon's Tablet Business Is Nowhere Near As Good As Apple's (Yet) (AMZN, AAPL)

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Amazon just disappointed Wall Street with a big revenue miss in the last quarter of 2011. But more interesting story comes when you contrast how Amazon is talking (or not talking) about the Kindle Fire, versus how Apple talks about the iPad. Amazon gave no sales stats for the...
Why Amazon's Tablet Business Is Nowhere Near As Good As Apple's (Yet) (AMZN, AAPL)

The two ways to break news

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Matthew Yglesias on the two ways to break news: But there are really two ways to break news. A Type 1 scoop is a story that if you don’t break, just won’t be broken. A Type 2 scoop is a pure race for priority. You get Type 2 scoops by...
The two ways to break news
Analyst Questions Sales Numbers For SAP's 'Fastest-Growing' Product (SAP)

Analyst: Amazon's Cloud Is Really A $19 Billion Business ... And Growing (AMZN)

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Amazon is notoriously tight-lipped about how much money it really makes on its cloud business, Amazon Web Services. But it could be sitting on a unit that will generate nearly $4 billion of high-margin revenues this year, writes Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter in a research note issued today. He...
Analyst: Amazon's Cloud Is Really A $19 Billion Business ... And Growing (AMZN)
Itanium and Xeon CPUs to share chipsets, motherboards
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