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Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

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Just as smartphones roared past PCs by the end of 2010, the tablet market is powering ahead even while shipments of PCs have begun to waver - which could prove a problem for MicrosoftHere's a graph to worry Microsoft - and hearten Apple and Google. It shows smartphone, PC and...
Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

Office 365's college edition will be subscription-only

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Microsoft has announced a version of its new Office suite for university students, and one of the most interesting aspects is that it will be sold only through a subscription license. In other words, it won't be possible to buy Office 365 University by paying a flat, one-time fee...
Office 365's college edition will be subscription-only

AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

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AOL CFO Artie Minson got a promotion today, becoming the company's COO. In his new role he's overseeing three business divisions: Advertising, Content, and Mail. He's going to have to figure out to get the company growing. AOL is looking for a new CFO to fill his old slot. Here's...
AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt
SimCity reboot announced at EA Game Changers event at GDC

Ad Analytics Firm Adometry Raises $8M Series D, Led By Shasta Ventures, To Beef Up Its Cross-Channel Marketing Tools, Reach

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Ad analytics company Adometry, the combined entity created when Click Forensics acquired Adometry and kept its branding, has announced it has closed an $8 million Series D round, led by Shasta Ventures, with Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures also participating. As part of the funding round, Shasta Venture’s MD, Jason Pressman, will...
Ad Analytics Firm Adometry Raises $8M Series D, Led By Shasta Ventures, To Beef Up Its Cross-Channel Marketing Tools, Reach

iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December

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Mobile app marketing company Fiksu just released new data revealing the impact the holiday season had on iOS app downloads and user acquisition costs. According to the company’s App Store Competitive Index, a measurement of the average aggregate download volume of the top 200 free U.S. applications, December saw 6.04 million daily...
iOS App Downloads & Marketing Costs Hit Record High In December
Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to cover Apple from 1971 - 2000, filming starts next month
Plenty of questions, few answers surface about early Windows 8 sales
Library of Congress posts elusive color photography from World War II
The iPhone is coming! Here are all the rumors to date

Amazon's Kindle Fire dips back below 4% market share

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Maybe the Kindle Fire really is the “fruitcake of tablets.” Worldwide market share for Amazon’s family of tablets dropped to 3.7 percent in the first quarter, according to new data from the IDC research firm, which says the Kindle Fire was the “victim of a highly seasonal product cycle.” In other...
Amazon's Kindle Fire dips back below 4% market share

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Sells Another $3.75 Million In Stock (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, has sold a second batch of Facebook shares, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, she sold about 176,000 shares, worth about $3.75 million. Last week she sold about twice as many, worth an estimated $7.4 million. Facebook engineering VP Mike Schroepfer also sold $663,000 worth of shares this...
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Sells Another $3.75 Million In Stock (FB)

YouTube rolls out improved analytics with more time watched data and annotation reporting

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Google announced a few updates for YouTube Analytics today on the YouTube Creators blog. Among the new tools for content creators is enhanced “time watched” data and a beta version of “Annotations report”, on top of a few UI improvements. For time watched data, which Google originally rolled out...
YouTube rolls out improved analytics with more time watched data and annotation reporting

Spotify App Will Land On Samsung Smart TVs Later This Year

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Samsung has signed a deal with Spotify to bring the streaming music service to Samsung’s Smart TV range, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems later this year. It appears to be the first TV manufacturer to do so. It’ll mean TV purchasers having instant on-demand access to a library of...
Spotify App Will Land On Samsung Smart TVs Later This Year

Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

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Trying to compare and contrast the cost of computing resources between clouds takes a lot of fortitude. And, just when you think you’ve got the best possible price for a small compute instance or a couple gigs of storage, Amazon, or Google, or Microsoft or someone else cuts its prices....
Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud
Startup Battlefield Applications Are Open For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

Here's The Most Embarrassing Part About TED Silencing That Report On Inequality

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The TED Conference is an annual event held where leading thinkers like Bill Gates and Malcolm Gladwell present "Ideas Worth Spreading" to an elite, curated audience that pays $6,000 to attend. The knock on TED is that it egregiously pats the backs of the elites in attendance, as the sub-text...
Here's The Most Embarrassing Part About TED Silencing That Report On Inequality

Disrupt NYC Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets Now On Sale

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Thanksgiving is over, Christmas has come and gone, a New Year has arrived, and spring flowers are starting to bloom. Hopefully you know what that means. That means it’s almost time to disrupt the technology industry yet again. Disrupt NYC is back and bigger than ever. We will be taking...
Disrupt NYC Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets Now On Sale

Yahoo reveals US surveillance requests

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Company follows Facebook, Microsoft and Apple in publishing details of data requests from law enforcement agenciesYahoo has joined the increasing number of technology companies publishing details of how many requests US law enforcement agencies have made for data on their users.The company gave more details of its dealings with US...
Yahoo reveals US surveillance requests

Sponsored post: Leveraging the cloud for more than file storage

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It seems these days that everyone is storing their files in the cloud–or telling you that you should. But as many firms know, the challenges of effectively managing and collaborating on digital files isn’t automatically solved just because your organization’s files live online. Whether project team members are in the...
Sponsored post: Leveraging the cloud for more than file storage
Erli Bird helps startups get the early adopter worm

Apple Gets Exclusive On New Madonna Release

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  Apple is counting down to an exclusive global pre-order of Madonna's 18 track Deluxe Edition of MDNA on iTunes for $9.99. The pre-order offer includes one exclusive bonus remix from Madonna's new album which will only be available on iTunes from Friday, February 3rd through Monday, February 6th....
Apple Gets Exclusive On New Madonna Release

AT&T Denies Rumor of Company-Wide Vacation Blackout at End of September

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Yesterday, TechCrunch reported that AT&T had issued a vacation blackout for September 21-30 ahead of an "iconic release", coinciding exactly with a similar blackout at Verizon. 9to5Mac now reports that AT&T has specifically denied that a company-wide blackout is in effect for that time period. Anecdotal reports from store staff...
AT&T Denies Rumor of Company-Wide Vacation Blackout at End of September

Plukka Founder Joanne Ooi On Merging Manufacturing And Group Buying

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We’ve seen a lot of group buying services cross the home page here at TechCrunch, and almost all of them have one thing in common: they sell you the stuff that has been marked down, and couldn’t be sold at the time intended. But a new startup called Plukka,...
Plukka Founder Joanne Ooi On Merging Manufacturing And Group Buying

PSY's Gentleman sets new YouTube record with 38m views in 24 hours, highest in a single day Google confirms

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Last week on April 15, a press release hit the wire declaring that PSY’s new single Gentleman, his follow-up to the record-breaking Gangnam Style sensation, had amassed “a staggering 22-plus million views in less than a day” meaning that it had “set a new YouTube record for most views in...
PSY's Gentleman sets new YouTube record with 38m views in 24 hours, highest in a single day Google confirms

Morgan Stanley: Launching A TV Will Help Apple's Annual Revenue Explode To $400 Billion By 2015 (AAPL)

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If Apple does end up launching a television in the next two years as has been rumored, it could help Apple's annual revenue skyrocket to $400 billion by 2015, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. In a new research note, Huberty predicts that average annual U.S. household spending on...
Morgan Stanley: Launching A TV Will Help Apple's Annual Revenue Explode To $400 Billion By 2015 (AAPL)

Tim Armstrong Lays Out His Plan For AOL's Future

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Tim Armstrong has been doubling down on content creation for AOL's future with acquisitions and targeted investments in particular sectors. Armstrong gave an interview to our editor-in-chief Henry Blodget last week about what kind of company AOL has become, and what company the CEO is hoping to build for the...
Tim Armstrong Lays Out His Plan For AOL's Future

Wow! Apple Turns Over Its Entire Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*

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Apple turns over its inventory once every five days. That's part of why a new report from the technology research firm, Gartner, ranked Apple's supply chain the best in the world. And it's pretty amazing when you think about it. This is a company that sells hundreds of millions of hardware...
Wow! Apple Turns Over Its Entire Inventory Once Every 5 *Days*

This 17-Year-Old Coder Is Saving Twitter From TV Spoilers (Spoiler: She's a Girl)

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Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there's Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV...
This 17-Year-Old Coder Is Saving Twitter From TV Spoilers (Spoiler: She's a Girl)
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