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Google CEO hints about upcoming Motorola phone features

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Google CEO Larry Page just wrapped up his opening comments to kick off the company’s Q4 2013 earnings call taking place right now. While noting that “managing our supply better” is a priority (see Nexus 4 supply constraints), Page also hinted at some possible upcoming Motorola smartphone features. Two areas...
Google CEO hints about upcoming Motorola phone features

Cisco's New Strategy For Growth Looks A Lot Like IBM (CSCO)

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Cisco's CEO John Chambers reaffirmed his vows to grow the company's revenues at a 5 to 7 percent annual clip, but in a surprising new way. He wants to lean on Cisco's software and services businesses for that growth. These are not two areas that Cisco is known for. Cisco's...
Cisco's New Strategy For Growth Looks A Lot Like IBM (CSCO)

New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice

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Kickstarter is an amazing platform that faces a lot of interesting challenges. Chief among them is a combination of quality control and expectation management -- both of which revolve, in many ways, around image. As in: what is Kickstarter in the eyes of users? On the one hand, the company...
New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice

Education and health startups may be 'cloaked in nobility,' but how good are they, really?

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When you cover education technology and digital health, it’s easy to get caught up in the public goodness of it all. The companies in these sectors aren’t just trying to chase the next billion-dollar idea, they ostensibly want to bring change and improvement to two areas of society that need...
Education and health startups may be 'cloaked in nobility,' but how good are they, really?

Investing in the Cloud: Trending Topics for a New Fund

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Today we had the chance to get inside the head of one of the top entrepreneurs in cloud computing - a guy who also just happens to be an investor at one of the Valley's top firms. Satish Dharmaraj, former founder and CEO of Zimbra, spoke with us about the...
Investing in the Cloud: Trending Topics for a New Fund

Blip sheds partners: No money in Smart TV

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Blip's site still lists numerous distribution partners, but come May, more than half of these will be gone. Web series distribution platform Blip has been quietly ditching a good chunk of its distribution partners, including a number of Smart TV platforms. Blip severed ties with Boxee, PopBox, Samsung and Vizio at...
Blip sheds partners: No money in Smart TV
Reach for the skies with Airport City on Android

Strategy behind Sony A99 DSLR revealed

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With its upcoming Alpha 99 DSLR, Sony will aim to specifically outperform Canon's 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III, Sony Alpha Rumors learned from its sources. The feedback Sony gathered from professional photographers indicated they wanted pro video quality and support so that's the two areas it aims to...
Strategy behind Sony A99 DSLR revealed

Phones, 'Pads and Platform Plethora Pain

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Fifteen years ago, James Gosling and others at Sun helped promote a new programming language, Java, which aggressively promised to allow developers to "write once" and have their programs "run anywhere." At the time, Java aimed to solve the problem of programs being available for one operating system, but not...
Phones, 'Pads and Platform Plethora Pain

DailyDirt: Figuring Out Forgetfulness

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Few people wouldn't want the ability to remember facts with ease. The skill of memorizing vast amounts of information could be useful for so many tasks, but unfortunately, while there are a variety of techniques to help with impressive memory tricks, there's no magic bullet for general learning. Here are...
DailyDirt: Figuring Out Forgetfulness

Line Reports Q1 2013 Earnings Of $58.9M: Half From Game In-App Purchases, 30% From Stickers, 80% From Japan

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Line, a free-at-the-point-of-use messaging app made by NHN Japan Corp which recently passed 150 million users, has announced earnings for Q1 2013 – revealing for the first time how much of its revenue comes from game in-app purchases and how much from its other shtick: stickers. Line uses free social messaging and gaming...
Line Reports Q1 2013 Earnings Of $58.9M: Half From Game In-App Purchases, 30% From Stickers, 80% From Japan

Facebook Integration Coming to iPhone OS 4?

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Are you yearning for tighter Facebook integration with your iPhone? Your prayers might be answered this summer, when iPhone OS 4 arrives on end users’ devices.Blog Gunning for Safety (which, amazingly, seems to have two areas of interest: nail guns, and iPhone OS) has been doing some digging, and...
Facebook Integration Coming to iPhone OS 4?

Facebook user data: 845M monthly users, 2.7B daily likes & comments

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Facebook filed for an initial public offering today, and included an updated report on the giant social network’s user and usage data. The company’s total number of active monthly users, which it defines as registered Facebook users who have logged in and visited the site via web browser/mobile device...
Facebook user data: 845M monthly users, 2.7B daily likes & comments

Facebook Home sees 25% more engagement than Facebook app; update available today

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Facebook today announced an update for its Android homescreen experience Facebook Home to address performance and stability. Facebook also revealed that in four weeks since the launch of Home on April 12, Home increased user engagement by more than 25 percent compared to the standard Facebook app. Facebook measures engagement...
Facebook Home sees 25% more engagement than Facebook app; update available today

Former ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Starts Commerce Focused Fund, Birchmere Labs

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Former ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati has joined Birchmere Ventures as a lead partner. He will lead its lab division, Birchmere Labs, an early stage seed and studio that focuses on commerce initiatives and community-driven commerce - two areas that Ammirati sees expanding in the future. Sean has worked closely with...
Former ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Starts Commerce Focused Fund, Birchmere Labs

Dutch Law Would Authorize Police To Hack Into Foreign Computers And Phones: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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When we wrote last year about a Dutch idea to give police there the power to break into computers -- even those located abroad -- we and many others pointed out a number of deep flaws with the plan. Undeterred, the Dutch government seems to be going ahead with...
Dutch Law Would Authorize Police To Hack Into Foreign Computers And Phones: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

ABC officially relaunches its Player app as Watch ABC with live TV streaming

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Just as it revealed in an interview this weekend after months of rumors, the Disney / ABC Television Group has launched Watch ABC as an "open access preview" for New York and Philadelphia residents. Available on the web and as an iOS or Kindle Fire app in place of...
ABC officially relaunches its Player app as Watch ABC with live TV streaming
Trademob: 40 percent of mobile clicks are worthless (though things are looking up)

Elon Musk says a roughly $30K Tesla in 3-4 years

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Today, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors spoke at the All Things D conference. “Starting an electric car company would have to be one of the dumbest things you could do to make money,” Musk says, noting that he didn’t do it for the cash. Instead,...
Elon Musk says a roughly $30K Tesla in 3-4 years

With Square Stand, Jack Dorsey Brings High Design to the Point of Sale

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If you’re a business, Jack Dorsey wants to make your countertop look a whole lot better than it does right now. That’s, in part, the philosophy behind Square Stand, the payments startup’s new point-of-sale product unveiled on Tuesday morning. It’s sleek, it’s stark white like Square’s other hardware, it’s like...
With Square Stand, Jack Dorsey Brings High Design to the Point of Sale

Using mobile technology to tackle unemployment in developing countries

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We need better understanding of mobile learners, not mobile phones, to address the challenge of youth unemploymentAttention in the development sector has shifted sharply towards two areas over the past couple of years: youth and employment. While the huge increase in some countries' 15-24 year old population offers an opportunity...
Using mobile technology to tackle unemployment in developing countries

CHART OF THE DAY: Big Investors Are Most Excited About This Sector

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Earlier today we looked at Citi's survey of 115 institutional clients that showed growing bullishness around the U.S. economy and U.S. equities. These investors expect S&P500 EPS to grow over 7 percent year-over-year (weighted average) and expect the index to close at 1,422. While investors are most bullish on...
CHART OF THE DAY: Big Investors Are Most Excited About This Sector

For Those Freaking Out Over Pinterest's Terms Of Service, Have You Stopped Using Every Other Internet Site Yet?

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Last month we suggested that copyright holders stop freaking out over Pinterest. At the time, we noted there were two areas that people were panicking about: one was the terms of service and the other was whether or not Pinterest itself was violating the copyrights of images that are "pinned"...
For Those Freaking Out Over Pinterest's Terms Of Service, Have You Stopped Using Every Other Internet Site Yet?

E-Commerce Will Grow Again This Holiday, but Don't Thank Mobile or Social

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Online shopping is expected to be a bright spot during the holidays this year, with sales expected to grow by 20 percent compared to 2011. But it’s not what you may think — sales are forecasted to increase because there are two additional days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year,...
E-Commerce Will Grow Again This Holiday, but Don't Thank Mobile or Social

New Mahalo Profile pages based on Cassandra are up!!!

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It's a crazy, big ambitious project and we're ahead of schedule! Right now I would say we are 60% done, which means in 2-3 years Mahalo.com will be a top 25 site. We're super excited with the progress to date.  Here is a brief overview of how it is...
New Mahalo Profile pages based on Cassandra are up!!!

Former Apple Exec Condemns HP For Its 'PC Addiction' (HPQ)

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HP has a "PC Addiction" that has put it in a "race to the bottom," contends Jean-Louis Gassée, the former president of Apple's Products Division and current general partner at VC firm Allegis Capital. In a blog post, Gassée said he's not buying the company's official excuse on why...
Former Apple Exec Condemns HP For Its 'PC Addiction' (HPQ)

Videoplaza Raises $12 Million For Its Multiscreen Video Ad Platform

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The rising popularity of streaming video services is causing a knock-on effect for companies serving ads around that content. And here’s another example of that in action: today UK-based video ad platform Videoplaza is announcing a new $12 million round of funding. Leading the Series-B investment were Qualcomm (NSDQ:...
Videoplaza Raises $12 Million For Its Multiscreen Video Ad Platform

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

Integrate Has Raised $11 Million to Change the Ad Game

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We are finally seeing the time when advertisers are beginning to realize that placing a banner ad into someone’s line of vision isn’t getting results. Every year companies pump money into different advertising company, hoping that a targeted approach will help them bring in some new customers. This causes them...
Integrate Has Raised $11 Million to Change the Ad Game
Airbnb Updates Android App With Host Pre-Approval And Calendar Management
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?