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Microsoft Redesigns Bing as Search Engine Lags Behind Google

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Microsoft Corp.Microsoft's redesign of Bing splits up the familiar page of Web-search results into three columns. Microsoft Corp. announced Thursday a redesign of its Bing Web-search engine that incorporates more information from social networks such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., another step in the company’s campaign to chase market-leading Google Inc....
Microsoft Redesigns Bing as Search Engine Lags Behind Google

TV ratings giant Nielsen eyes startup scene through marketing-centric VC

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As people move to new platforms on the web and mobile for entertainment and other content, ratings giant Nielsen is turning to startups as a new source to help understand this audience’s changing behavior. The company, which is best known for measuring TV audiences,  is now backing Pereg Ventures, a...
TV ratings giant Nielsen eyes startup scene through marketing-centric VC

RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

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Remember RockMelt The "social web browser"? The name doesn't come up often, especially when we talk about conventional browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Well, rest assured, the startup is still alive and kicking: after releasing an iPhone app earlier this year, it's introducing an iPad version as...
RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests
Demand Media Adds a Dash of Social to Its Ads, With Help From Facebook and Twitter

Could the browser eventually kill apps?

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Yu Yongfu, CEO of China's largest mobile browser UCWeb, thinks so. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Mobile Internet browsing is quickly overtaking traditional web surfing, particularly in emerging markets where few people own expensive PCs but many own smartphones. For many of the world's technology users, mobile Web is...
Could the browser eventually kill apps?

Google Releases Details On How You Convert a Website into an Installable Web App

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Last week at Google I/O, Google announced the Chrome Web Store, an upcoming “online” store for web apps built into Chrome.  There are a lot of questions about how this would actually work and whether or not, good or bad, the web store would be exclusive to Chrome.  The web...
Google Releases Details On How You Convert a Website into an Installable Web App
Automated video editing app Magisto launches one of Google's first 'native' Chrome apps

Startups: Can Anything Take Down the Facebook Juggernaut?

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Illustration: Mister Mourao Sometime in early 2004, as Mark Zuckerberg was furiously coding the first iterations of The Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, the Internet passed what then seemed to be an impressive milestone: 750 million people worldwide had become connected. The exact birthdate of the Internet is difficult...
Startups: Can Anything Take Down the Facebook Juggernaut?

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Video Continues To Rise

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Mobile Video Continues To Rise (FreeWheel via Mobile Marketing Watch)Video monetization firm FreeWheel says that 12 percent of all online videos viewed in the fourth quarter 2012 were...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Video Continues To Rise
Tradesparq brings a social networking approach to sourcing foreign suppliers

Socialcam passes Yahoo, CityVille to become most popular Facebook app by monthly active users

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Video application Socialcam vaulted to the No. 1 position on our AppData charts after gaining 40 million monthly active Facebook-connected users in two weeks. Socialcam overtook the Yahoo Social Bar news integration and Zynga’s game CityVille, both of which have lost MAU over the past few days. CityVille has been steadily declining for about...
Socialcam passes Yahoo, CityVille to become most popular Facebook app by monthly active users
The Atlantic's Quartz: interesting ... but willit make a profit?

Social Media Management Startup Spredfast Raises $1.6 Million

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Spredfast, recently a finalist in the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW, has raised $1.6 million in funding from Austin Ventures. This marks the first financing secured by the startup, which markets a social media management platform for businesses. Spredfast enables companies to manage social media campaigns and customer acquisition initiatives...
Social Media Management Startup Spredfast Raises $1.6 Million

WHERE joins the mobile advertising business with WHERE Ads

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The mobile search and recommendation service WHERE announced today the launch of its new hyper-local mobile advertising network, WHERE Ads. WHERE’s claim to fame is its immensely useful mobile application which goes by the same name. The app allows you to search for restaurants, entertainment, news, and more based on...
WHERE joins the mobile advertising business with WHERE Ads

Grokr Raises Another $2.4 Million in Quest to Bring Google Now-like Service to iOS

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For the past couple of years, Srivats Sampath has quietly been trying to redefine search for the mobile device. “Traditional web search makes you work hard for your information,” the former McAfee.com CEO told AllThingsD in an interview this week. “It’s almost like the DOS prompt.” That’s a luxury people...
Grokr Raises Another $2.4 Million in Quest to Bring Google Now-like Service to iOS

Dwellable arrives on Android, upgrades iOS app

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Dwellable, the Seattle upstart led by Urbanspoon co-founder Adam Doppelt and former NBA digital executive Brenda Spoonemore, continues to carve new territory with its mobile applications for vacation rentals. Today, the company is announcing a new Android app, as well as upgrades to its iOS app. The Android version comes after...
Dwellable arrives on Android, upgrades iOS app

Heroku mobile lead: 'Mobile is not different'

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. There’s a pervasive myth that traditional web development is dead and that it’s all about mobile, but this simply...
Heroku mobile lead: 'Mobile is not different'

Facebook, You’ve Got a Friend: Matt Mullenweg Thinks You Own the Future of Advertising

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At PandoMonthly in New York tonight, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg said the page-view mentality is “poisonous” and in-stream advertising is the future. Speaking to Sarah Lacy, Mullenweg confessed to using an ad blocker when browsing the Web. Publishers get angry at that technology because they think it erodes their money-making ability, he...
Facebook, You’ve Got a Friend: Matt Mullenweg Thinks You Own the Future of Advertising

Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

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People are always complaining about the difficulty of getting found in the Apple App Store, so a new startup called Alau.me (pronounced “allow me”) is trying to tackle the problem through a Bit.ly-like link service with referral tracking. Co-founder Brian Sabino says the team has built iOS apps itself, and it...
Alau.me Wants To Fix iOS Marketing With Bit.ly-Like Links And More

Apple Hires An Amazon Exec To Fix Siri (AAPL, AMZN)

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Apple has poached William Stasior from Amazon to lead Siri, its voice-activated personal assistant software, Kara Swisher at All Things D reports. This is a big hire, and Swisher thinks it means Apple will dive further into disintermediating Google's search business on iOS devices. At Amazon, Stasior was the CEO...
Apple Hires An Amazon Exec To Fix Siri (AAPL, AMZN)

Instagram For The Web Coming Soon? Online 'View Profile' Link Spotted In The Wild

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Instagram became a billion dollar company by providing a service that existed entirely within the mobile app realm. But it’s looking like the social photo-sharing juggernaut may be almost finished with constructing a bridge to the web as well. Web designer Cole Reinke says he recently was logged into Instagram...
Instagram For The Web Coming Soon? Online 'View Profile' Link Spotted In The Wild

Former iAd executive now playing games with mobile ads

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There are no shortage of companies and smart people trying to tackle the mobile advertising problem: how best to integrate interesting ads into such a small screen. Lars Albright, one of the founders of the company that led to Apple’s iAd, thinks that game mechanics could be the answer to...
Former iAd executive now playing games with mobile ads

Meet MillionShort: The Hack That Could Be The Perfect Antidote To Search Engine Spam

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Recently I tried to do a Google search for a wine to pair with swordfish, and it was pretty much a disaster (first world problems, I know, but still.) The problem is, web search results for certain topics are just overloaded with “search engine optimized” (SEO) content, which is very...
Meet MillionShort: The Hack That Could Be The Perfect Antidote To Search Engine Spam
Twitter Buys Design Agency Nclud, Appoints Co-Founder Twitter’s New Design Manager
Microsoft search guru outlines big Bing changes

Zynga’s Mark Pincus: Facebook should focus on either web plumbing or portal business, not both

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Facebook’s biggest partner had a suggestion for the adolescent social network: figure out what it wants to be when it grows up. Mark Pincus, chief executive of Zynga and the biggest app maker on Facebook, offered the remarks in response to a question after his speech at the Inside Social...
Zynga’s Mark Pincus: Facebook should focus on either web plumbing or portal business, not both
Parse lets mobile app developers write server code without servers
How Social Media Shaped Boston Bombing Response

‘Photo and video’ is the fastest growing mobile app category, according to Flurry report

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Mobile analytics company Flurry has published some pretty interesting insights on the growing popularity of apps by category, revealing that ‘photo and video’ is the fastest growing in terms of time spent using them. Flurry tapped a sample of 8 million mobile users across all application categories, with its analytics...
‘Photo and video’ is the fastest growing mobile app category, according to Flurry report
Vimeo Acquires Animated GIF App Echograph As Mobile Video Sharing Space Heats Up Thanks To Vine
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