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Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

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It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

Why No One Has Tamed Email

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Bio: Gentry Underwood is a software designer and CEO of Orchestra, which recently announced work on a mobile email app called Mailbox. You can find him on Twitter at @gentry. We are awash in email. Everyone complains about email. We feel inundated. Overwhelmed. Out of control. Lately there’s been quite a lot of...
Why No One Has Tamed Email

With the big cities covered, AT&T starts filling in its LTE gaps

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AT&T has arrived at the same comfortable point in its LTE rollout that Verizon Wireless hit about this time last year. It’s now built out the 4G network in 261 markets, blanketing 200 million people. That means all of the major and mid-sized cities are covered, and Ma Bell can...
With the big cities covered, AT&T starts filling in its LTE gaps

Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

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Senegal is one of East Africa’s leaders in telecom infrastructure. But, with an Internet penetration rate of barely 16%, you have to wonder if online information resources and social media can make a difference in February 26th’s presidential election. Senegal’s penetration rate for fixed phones is less than 3%. For...
Will social media influence Senegal’s presidential election?

China leads the second coming of the smartphone

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Although it currently leads the world in smartphone shipments, the U.S. had best be prepared to step down. China will take over the top spot this year and has no plans of looking back. Research firm IDC notes the new leader and confirms a trend we’ve previously reported: the...
China leads the second coming of the smartphone

Singapore-based games firm Corous360 grabs funding to develop its Southeast Asia focus

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China-Singapore based early stage venture firm Gobi has continued its focus on Southeast Asia after it invested $0.79 million (SG$1 million) in Singapore-based gaming firm Corous360. The deal will see the games platform focus on taking advantage of the opportunities in Southeast Asia, while Gobi’s Kay-Mok Ku will join the board...
Singapore-based games firm Corous360 grabs funding to develop its Southeast Asia focus

Rocket Internet reportedly exits Turkey despite its fast-growing digital economy; 400 jobs on the line

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Global clone factory Rocket Internet, the Samwer brother’s infamous ‘tech startup accelerator’, is leaving the fast-growing Turkish market according to local tech blog Webrazzi, after similar rumblings surfaced on blogs earlier this week. Rocket Internet has an office in Istanbul and employs roughly 400 people, which Webrazzi says are gradually...
Rocket Internet reportedly exits Turkey despite its fast-growing digital economy; 400 jobs on the line

China launches global TV news network

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China Xinhua News Network Corp (CNC) will begin trial broadcasts of its English TV service on SaturdayChina's biggest national news agency announced plans yesterday to launch its global English-language television news network this week, part of efforts to expand the country's influence abroad.Starting on Saturday, China Xinhua News Network Corp...
China launches global TV news network

There will be over 53 million iPad users in the US by year end: eMarketer

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This morning, conveniently on the first day of WWDC week, digital marketing and media research agency eMarketer published some projections about the market share of Apple’s iPad tablet(s) in the United States. According to eMarketer, iPad use will nearly double this year, with an increase of 90 percent to 53.2...
There will be over 53 million iPad users in the US by year end: eMarketer

Future of mobile: 5 takeaways from Mobilize 2012

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A long, early Saturday flight home highlighted the end of our Mobilize 2012 event, giving me plenty of time to digest all of the salient points made by our speakers and panelists. Many of these spoke to not only the current state of mobile, but the future too. And that...
Future of mobile: 5 takeaways from Mobilize 2012

Mary Meeker 2012 highlights: Mobile Web charges on - Apple dominates US, Android winning global

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Highly respected Web and technology analyst Mary Meeker has released her end of year 2012 report on Internet trends and the summary is that mobile and tablets are driving new levels of connectivity, particularly in emerging markets. Meeker, a partner with VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, estimates that...
Mary Meeker 2012 highlights: Mobile Web charges on - Apple dominates US, Android winning global
Google’s Mobile Sales Head: US Smartphone Ownership Grew 7% Last Year — Plus, Predictions
Why a one-room West Virginia library runs a $20,000 Cisco router

Nokia still top vendor as global handset shipments reached 1.6 billion in 2011

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Global mobile phone shipments grew 14% annually to shatter the previous shipment record in 2011. Market research firm Strategy Analytics estimates that 1.6 billion cell phones were shipped last year, representing more than one-fifth of the world’s total population, which surpassed 7 billion in late October last year according to...
Nokia still top vendor as global handset shipments reached 1.6 billion in 2011
Looking To Dominate Social Gaming In Emerging Markets, Peak Games Gobbles Up Another Studio

Facebook roundup: stock back up after dipping below $18, China on hold, Twitter beats Facebook mobile revenues, and more

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Stock rebounds slightly – Facebook shares closed at $18.98 today, up after an all-time low earlier this week when the stock traded at $17.59 mid-day Tuesday. The company this week decided not to make a secondary offering, which would have put more shares on the market and likely hurt the...
Facebook roundup: stock back up after dipping below $18, China on hold, Twitter beats Facebook mobile revenues, and more

Social gaming in Latin America: Beyond the challenges, an opportunity to seize

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With less than three months left to The Next Web Conference Latin America, we help you get ready with a new post series that will bring you everything you need to know about this exciting region. Did you know that over 40% of Latin American Internet users play social games? This...
Social gaming in Latin America: Beyond the challenges, an opportunity to seize

New Pew Report Confirms What We Already Knew: More Than Half of U.S. Adults Now Have Smartphones

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We’ve crossed the barrier, beyond the great divide. There’s no turning back now. Flickr/Ei Katsumata Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but a new report from Pew Research today confirms what we sort of suspected anyway: That more than half of adults in the U.S. are now smartphone owners — 56...
New Pew Report Confirms What We Already Knew: More Than Half of U.S. Adults Now Have Smartphones

The Facebook gender gap

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I have been looking for some time now for a page that displays Facebook statistics, because I like to keep track of the evolution and maybe discover some interesting facts. Today I have finally found such a site, while reading something not completely unrelated. After checking out the numbers for...
The Facebook gender gap

Online Gaming Group bwin.party Sells Poker Network Ongame To Amaya For Up To $32.2M

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Canada’s Amaya Gaming is to buy bwin.party’s B2B poker network Ongame in a deal worth up to €25 million ($32.2 million). An initial payment of €15 million ($19.3 million) is payable in cash on completion — expected during the fourth quarter of 2012 but subject to standard conditions including regulatory approval. Additional payments of up...
Online Gaming Group bwin.party Sells Poker Network Ongame To Amaya For Up To $32.2M

A Primer on Facebook Privacy Changes: Where Your Vote Probably Won't Change Anything

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By now, you’ve probably heard the hubbub about Facebook’s proposed privacy overhauls. Perhaps you’ve read lines like “Privacy is being flipped on its head! Facebook is taking away our right to vote! Rabble rabble rabble!” Frankly, it’s all a jumbled mess, which is typical any time Facebook privacy issues come...
A Primer on Facebook Privacy Changes: Where Your Vote Probably Won't Change Anything

Social TV on the rise in Brazil as 43% of Internet users browse the Web while watching TV

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43% of Brazilian Internet users browse the Web while watching TV, the research firm IBOPE Nielsen Online revealed in its Social TV report. In other words, the dual-screen viewing trend we note in other markets such as the US is also growing in Brazil. It is important to keep in...
Social TV on the rise in Brazil as 43% of Internet users browse the Web while watching TV

Verizon begins filling the gaps in its LTE network

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Verizon Wireless plans to launch 27 new LTE markets on Thursday and has been expanding its mobile broadband footprint in cities where it already offers 4G services. All of that activity won’t amount to much when it comes to new people covered – roughly 9 million people over the 200...
Verizon begins filling the gaps in its LTE network

Why Southeast Asia matters to US startups

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This sponsored post is produced by IDA Singapore. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The Asean market has a total population exceeding 600 million people and a combined GDP of US $1.8 trillion. Its per capita income of $3000 is...
Why Southeast Asia matters to US startups

A National Paywall That Works

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While the paywall experiment of the New York Times has received a lot of play in various online forums, one place where a working paywall - meaning that it is both making money for publishers and attracting traffic - is less well known, in the eastern European country of Slovakia....
A National Paywall That Works

Viva Hispania: HuffPo, Deezer, Yahoo court Latin dollars

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Latin America and Spain are hot this summer. Three big digital media operators on Thursday announced moves in to the regions. Latin America’s improving economy is creating a new middle class of “digital Latino”, according to these slides from Terra Internet co-founder Fernando Madeira. Huffington Post to Spain AOL’s content...
Viva Hispania: HuffPo, Deezer, Yahoo court Latin dollars

LinkedIn passes 1 million users in Singapore, reaching 20% of the total population

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LinkedIn, the business-focused social network, has announced that it has passed one million registered users in Singapore, which becomes the fourth country in Southeast Asia to hit the landmark. The company says it has doubled its membership in the country since 2011 and, while it has more than 200 million...
LinkedIn passes 1 million users in Singapore, reaching 20% of the total population

Where Do Teens Discover New Music? YouTube.

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As YouTube sits in the uncomfortable position of being absolutely loved by the general public, while also being accused by media labels of being an engine for piracy, while also being used by those same labels to try to get free money off the backs of their signed artists, we...
Where Do Teens Discover New Music? YouTube.

Brazil passes the 80m Internet user milestone

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The number of people with Internet access in Brazil has hit a record 82.6 million during the first quarter of 2012, out of a total population of 192 million, the research firm IBOPE announced today. As it points out, this represents a 5% year-on-year increase – and a big milestone. It...
Brazil passes the 80m Internet user milestone

Better use of public data could save government £33bn

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Passport applications, tax returns and Twitter are among sources of information not adequately utilised, says reportUp to £33bn a year could be saved from public spending without cutting services by making better use of data about citizens, from applications for passports and driving licences, to tax returns and social media.A...
Better use of public data could save government £33bn
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