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Reality check: Apple makes more in a day than Twitter earns over a year

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We recently highlighted research from eMarketer that suggested that Twitter’s revenue from advertising could pass half a billion dollars by 2014. That would see it triple the $139.5 million that ads brought it last year which, if you ask us, is pretty good going for a firm that has struggled...
Reality check: Apple makes more in a day than Twitter earns over a year

From T-Pain To $6 Million In New Funding: Viddy Attempts To Become The “Instagram Of Video”

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People really like Instagram. Founder Kevin Systrom recently appeared in a Best Buy Super Bowl ad paying tribute to mobile innovators, a testament to how far its come with a team of six. (Over 15 million users-far.) While Instagram is awesome (just ask Alexia), they haven’t extended their platform to...
From T-Pain To $6 Million In New Funding: Viddy Attempts To Become The “Instagram Of Video”

Appsfire launches its App Booster SDK, letting developers boost user engagement

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As a developer, have you ever wondered how you can improve engagement with your apps, and keep users, erm, using them? This is an issue Appsfire is trying to solve with its latest App Booster product, promising to let app developers boost engagement and encourage user retention. The ‘engagement’ problem...
Appsfire launches its App Booster SDK, letting developers boost user engagement

GetTaxi Grabs $20 Million Funding To Bring NYC’s Taxis Into The Digital Age

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GetTaxi, an app aimed at letting people order taxis from their smartphones or via the web, has already gained significant traction in the UK, Russia and Israel. But now it has its sights set on conquering the United States — and New York City is the first on its list....
GetTaxi Grabs $20 Million Funding To Bring NYC’s Taxis Into The Digital Age

Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

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Facebook is huge on mobile — as an application developer. But questions have circled for years around how it can be a real mobile platform on top of operating systems controlled by Apple and Google. But we got a little more data on what it’s already accomplishing on the platform...
Facebook As A Mobile Platform: 60 Million Mobile Users Visit Third-Party Apps Each Month

AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

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A lot of adtech startups have focused their attention on ways to improve the process of measuring, buying and delivering online ads, but here’s an example of a company getting some traction for a solution that to better sense of how a company’s online activities relate to what customers do...
AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed

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Facebook’s late-comer HTML5 mobile app platform lags way behind the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace. Yesterday I spotted Facebook’s latest effort to catch up — a test showing bookmarks for third-party applications at the top of the mobile news feed. Currently, Facebook buries HTML5 app bookmarks at the bottom of...
Facebook Could Jumpstart HTML5 Platform With App Bookmarks On News Feed

Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

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Now it’s as easy as a fist-pound to pay a friend back for dinner, drinks, or a cab. Bump, the popular contact sharing app developer, today releases a new standalone iOS app that lets you transfer money via PayPal to anyone in arm’s reach. But that’s also Bump Pay’s biggest limitation....
Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person
Android On Your PC: Qualcomm Invests In BlueStacks After Beta Sees 1M Downloads In 10 Days

Samsung: Galaxy S III with a 3D display? Forget about it.

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Samsung must be enjoying the amount of buzz its next flagship Android smartphone is generating, despite the company’s silence on what will be included in the device and when it will launch, but it has today moved to quash any rumours it is about to incorporate a 3D display in...
Samsung: Galaxy S III with a 3D display? Forget about it.

Daily Report: Social App Makes Off With Address Books

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Path, which makes a social networking app of the same name that has been getting some traction lately, is facing criticism over the way it surreptitiously uploads a copy of users' address book information to its servers....
Daily Report: Social App Makes Off With Address Books

Another Siri-Like App, Voice Answer, Hits The App Store For Those Of Us Without The iPhone 4S

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Looks like Apple might be loosening its grip even more on voice recognition apps? Or, it simply just feels that the competition is not as good as its own native Siri. We’ve just gotten word from Netherlands-based developer Sparkling Apps that its voice-response app, Voice Answer — rejected by Apple...
Another Siri-Like App, Voice Answer, Hits The App Store For Those Of Us Without The iPhone 4S

Survey: Android programmers shifting toward Web apps

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Difficulties coding for Google's mobile OS are pushing programmers toward Web apps instead, an Appcelerator survey finds. But Google+ has lots of traction. [Read more]...
Survey: Android programmers shifting toward Web apps

Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1

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With the growth of more location-based mobile apps, there is some inevitable shakedown, too: the latest of these is that check-in service Forecast will be shutting down its app and website, effective July 1, because its developers, Hurricane Party, have run out of money. The news hasn’t been posted yet on Forecast’s...
Check-In App Forecast Runs Out Of Money And Will Shut Down On July 1

Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What You’ve Done

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In the spirit of connecting your phone’s activity to the cloud, a trend that has inspired one of this week’s more interesting launches, Phonedeck, there now comes another application that wants to automatically track your activity in order to provide a history of your communications, additional analysis, and even a...
Friday: A Personal Assistant That Remembers What You’ve Done
The Google Nexus Tablet: The Top 6 Must-Have Features
Kiip will fill its digital wallet with rewards for your everyday victories

The Incredible Story Of How Laid-Off OMGPop Workers Got Hired Back Just In Time To Cash-In On The Big Sale (ZNGA)

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A few months ago, OMGPop was about to go bust. Its Facebook games weren't performing and prospects were so bleak, CEO Dan Porter was forced to lay off several of the startup's flash developers. Then OMGPOP launched a mobile game called Draw Something, and everything changed. Days after its...
The Incredible Story Of How Laid-Off OMGPop Workers Got Hired Back Just In Time To Cash-In On The Big Sale (ZNGA)

Apple’s iOS And Mac Platforms Drive The Most Search Requests; Linux the Least

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Google is the undisputed search giant at the moment, with some 92 percent of all searches passing through its engines worldwide at the moment. But when it comes to what browsers seem to be driving the most search queries, Google’s platforms, surprisingly, are not in the lead. According to research...
Apple’s iOS And Mac Platforms Drive The Most Search Requests; Linux the Least

With 1.4M Images Uploaded, Foap Adds $500K for Crowdsourced Stock Photo App

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Foap, an app that lets users sell their iPhone photos, announced today that since it launched in June over 1.4 million images have been uploaded to the app, with almost one million of them approved for purchase by media agencies and anyone else looking for crowdsourced stock photography. BetaKit covered...
With 1.4M Images Uploaded, Foap Adds $500K for Crowdsourced Stock Photo App

Vonage dials up new mobile apps

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It remains to be seen whether Vonage can make much traction against Skype's installed base, but the opportunities abroad are huge....
Vonage dials up new mobile apps

DogVacay Adds Airbnb Investor Andreessen Horowitz To Its Pack Of Backers, Aims To Become The Premier Destination For Pet Services

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DogVacay launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs — offering owners an alternative to soul-less kennels and expensive dog sitting services for when they need to leave town and leave their pooches behind. Since then, the service has picked up some traction, and to continue its growth,...
DogVacay Adds Airbnb Investor Andreessen Horowitz To Its Pack Of Backers, Aims To Become The Premier Destination For Pet Services

Twitter chat extension Bonfire to close, will be extinguished on September 26

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Earlier in the year, we waxed lyrical about a new Twitter chat service called Bonfire, a browser extension that integrates a real-time chat service into the official Twitter website. While the service gained a loyal userbase, the company has decided to close its chat tool, telling users it will turn...
Twitter chat extension Bonfire to close, will be extinguished on September 26

Meet Spongecell, a Profitable Ad Tech Company With $10 Million in New Funding

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You hate Web ads, or you ignore Web ads. Ah, but what if those Web ads weren’t boring old Web ads, but they danced or sang or jiggled around? This is the pitch, more or less, for Spongecell, a startup that helps produce “rich media” Web ads. That’s not a...
Meet Spongecell, a Profitable Ad Tech Company With $10 Million in New Funding

Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money

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Here's some incredibly stunning, earth-shattering news: You know all those hundreds of incredibly stupid startups that have been raising seed money in Silicon Valley despite the fact that the people running these startups have no experience doing anything, ever, and have no idea at all how to generate revenue (let...
Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money

ComScore: Android tops 52 percent of US smartphone share, iPhone cracks the 33 percent mark

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Both Apple and Google have reasons to break out the champagne in the wake of ComScore's latest market share figures. Android is still sitting prettier than ever and just reached a new high of 52.2 percent for US smartphone share as of this past July, no doubt in part...
ComScore: Android tops 52 percent of US smartphone share, iPhone cracks the 33 percent mark
Russian Online Air Travel Booking Site OneTwoTrip Raises $9M After Big First Year
Got milk? First ever "Growthathon" will help 7 startups get big and strong

iPhone Compatible 'Pebble' Wristwatch Tallies Nearly $4 Million in Kickstarter Presales

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Kickstarter is a popular place for wild ideas to gain some traction, but sometimes an idea clicks with so many people it's possible to wonder why no one thought of it before. Such is the case with the Pebble digital wristwatch. It uses an e-paper display, similar to the...
iPhone Compatible 'Pebble' Wristwatch Tallies Nearly $4 Million in Kickstarter Presales

Fundable launches to take on startup crowdfunding, fusing CircleUp and Kickstarter into a single platform

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A new startup called Fundable launched today, taking on the funding of young companies through crowd collection. At its most basic, Fundable is a fusion of Kickstarter, which lets average folks finance projects that they want to see come to fruition, and get rewarded in non-equity ways, and CircleUp, which...
Fundable launches to take on startup crowdfunding, fusing CircleUp and Kickstarter into a single platform
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