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Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

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Adaptly, a startup that manages ad campaigns across multiple social networks, just announced that it has raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding. At the same time, it’s launching a new product called Evergreen to help advertisers promote their social network content. The round was led by...
Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

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Ahead of the Google I/O developer conference next week, Google announced Friday it is lowering the fees for apps accessing its API from $4 per 1,000 map loads to $0.50 per 1,000 map loads. After years of offering free access, Google imposed fees and restrictions on third-party apps using Google...
Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

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According to GigaOM, the main provider of US Internet service, Comcast has raised its data limits to 300GB from 250GB. The key reasoning for this, according to Comcast itself, is set-top boxes like Roku and of course the iPad phenomenon: Four years ago, when we first instituted a broadband Internet...
Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes
Ice Cream Sandwich slowly slinks toward double-digit Android adoption

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?
Groupon goes after loyalty with nationwide rollout of Rewards

Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

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With a 73-26 vote, the U.S. Senate brought my dream of a bonzai pet business one step closer to reality today (remember to send checks to WeWork Midtown, care of VentureBeat). The bill added on some much needed requirements to the JOBS Act that passed in the house, giving the...
Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

Esquire Hits 100,000 iPhone App Downloads—But Don't Talk About Sales Yet

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It took just six months, but Esquire magazine’s iPhone app has crossed a big threshold: it’s gotten 100,000 downloads of in Apple’s iTunes Store. But that’s only for the free “shell” that serves as a storefront to buy individual issues or subscriptions. While the Hearst mag says it’s sold...
Esquire Hits 100,000 iPhone App Downloads—But Don't Talk About Sales Yet
These Are The International Social Networks Closing In On Facebook

Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

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According to Amazon's blog today, the company is now on their 19th price cut since AWS debuted, but who's counting? Well, they are, apparently. The company is lowering pricing on EC2 instances, ElastiCache, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Map Reduce are all dropping significantly. Significantly, Amazon is...
Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

London Real-time hack event ends with exhausted and innovative winners

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On Friday we reported the start of the Real-time London event taking place at White Bear Yard. The event saw GoSquared provide participants with APIs from Amazon Web Services, Geckoboard, RabbitMQ, Twilio and Pusher to make something cool in just one weekend. This evening that drew to a close with creative, but exhausted competitors gathered to...
London Real-time hack event ends with exhausted and innovative winners

AT&T raises throttling threshold to 3GB on "unlimited" data plan

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AT&T announced a policy change on throttling data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans Thursday. 3G/HSPA+ customers will now be throttled once they reach 3GB of data usage and 4G LTE customers will be throttled when they hit 5GB of data. Previously, AT&T customers with unlimited data plans...
AT&T raises throttling threshold to 3GB on "unlimited" data plan

Google Music listeners find unpublished 'streaming limit'

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Google is now known to have an unpublished limit on the volume of music listeners can stream from their Google Play Music accounts. The company has acknowledged that it does impose a daily limit on how many songs can be streamed by an individual using Google Play. Google, however, has...
Google Music listeners find unpublished 'streaming limit'

Apple could see 1 billion iDevices sold by 2015, says analyst

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Calculating the number of iTunes accounts projected over the next two years, analyst Horace Dediu believes Apple could hit that 1 billion threshold in device sales. [Read more]...
Apple could see 1 billion iDevices sold by 2015, says analyst

S-1 reveals Facebook actively increased ad prices in Q4 2011

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In its S-1 filing earlier today, Facebook revealed that it took steps to increase the reserve price in its advertising auction system, which increased the minimum bid for some advertisers. [...] in the fourth quarter of 2011, we increased the reserve price (i.e., the minimum price threshold) in our advertising...
S-1 reveals Facebook actively increased ad prices in Q4 2011

Comcast: 'Unlimited Usage' Doesn't Mean 'Unlimited Usage'

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In January, Consumerist reader Matt received a brochure from Comcast touting their high-speed Internet service with "Unlimited usage for a flat, monthly rate." But only one month after upgrading to Comcast's "Ultra Tier," he found out that, well... "unlimited" actually means "limited." Here's Matt describing the call he just...
Comcast: 'Unlimited Usage' Doesn't Mean 'Unlimited Usage'

Just in time for Valentine's Day, this awesome video explains the science of love

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Popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE has produced a great new video explaining how your brain works differently when you are in love — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Surprisingly (or maybe not, depending on how deeply you’ve felt love), a brain in love looks a lot like a brain...
Just in time for Valentine's Day, this awesome video explains the science of love

Comment voting working, getting expanded

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It has been a week since we introduced comment voting on Ars, and the consensus among the staff, readers on Twitter, and a handful of people who have reached out to me by e-mail is that it's working. And by "working," I mean "improving discussions on the site." In the...
Comment voting working, getting expanded
Big Tech: Most of Kansas City Now Set to Get Wired with Google Fiber

Part Of Being More Open And Human Is Actually Holding Conversations With Fans

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There is a lot that can be said about being open and honest with your fans. Sure those fans can be pushy and complain a lot, but amongst all that, there is a real opportunity to connect with your fans and help them build up greater love and respect for...
Part Of Being More Open And Human Is Actually Holding Conversations With Fans
Google BBS lets you search today's web from yesterday's interface

Bill Gates: Here's Why The iPad Was A Success And Microsoft's Original Vision Fell Short (AAPL, MSFT)

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Bill Gates admits that Apple's first tablet was better than his. Gates was a guest on Charlie Rose last night where he talked about the tablet wars and Windows 8. Rose asked Gates, "You thought about a tablet and a touch system way before Steve Jobs?""Way too early," Gates responded."That...
Bill Gates: Here's Why The iPad Was A Success And Microsoft's Original Vision Fell Short (AAPL, MSFT)

Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

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Whether you like it not, Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Radian6 are measuring your social capital — not your influence but your potential for it. Altimeter Group’s principal analyst Brian Solis today releases a free report that explains why influence is largely misunderstood, and breaks down what 14 of the top...
Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

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Posted by randfishI've been an SEO for a long while - nearly 8 years. In all that time, I still haven't been able to wean myself off the intoxicating drug dealt out by the Google toolbar - that "little green fairy dust" called PageRank. Intellectually, I know it's flawed in a multitude...
The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome

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Google has pledged cash prizes totaling $1 million to people who successfully hack its Chrome browser at next week's Pwn2Own hacker contest. Google will reward winning contestants with prizes of $60,000, $40,000, and $20,000 depending on the severity of the exploits they demonstrate on Windows 7 machines running the...
Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome

Time Warner Cable expands Essentials Broadband policy

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Time Warner announced today that it would be expanding its usage-based broadband policy to all of its systems save those in Hawaii. The Essentials Broadband policy, launched in Texas this past February, charges users on a per-gigabyte basis when they exceed a certain threshold. The policy will be rolled out...
Time Warner Cable expands Essentials Broadband policy

The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

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The days of easy mobile growth are gone in the developed world, and those who want a smartphone have one — or 1.57 mobile connections according to recent research. That’s why the theme of third-quarter wireless industry financial results calls in the U.S. have focused on how carriers will grow...
The mobile market isn't saturated yet: Over half of the world is unconnected

Amazon Launches Career Choice Program To Fund Tuition For Fulfillment Center Employees

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos frequently uses the e-commerce site’s front page as a place to announce changes in service or major new initiatives. As one of the most-trafficked sites on the web, it’s the perfect place to make a big splash. And today, he is using that space to announce...
Amazon Launches Career Choice Program To Fund Tuition For Fulfillment Center Employees

Digital economy bill: what will it do?

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The newly introduced clause requires a legal mind to unravelThe government has published the Digital Economy bill's replacement Clause 18 (because 17 was killed off by the Liberal Democrat and Conservative peers, but they are now going to let it all slip away).Now the challenge is figuring out what it...
Digital economy bill: what will it do?

Mobile device connections growing quickly

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BARCELONA -- Sometime this year, the world will cross a threshold: There will be more mobile device connections than there are humans. That doesn't mean every soul on the planet will have a cell phone. But data released Monday by GSMA, an association of cell operators whose Mobile World Congress...
Mobile device connections growing quickly
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