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Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ

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Genealogy website Ancestry.com — which filed for an IPO back in 2009 – has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira in a deal said to be worth about $1.6 billion, or $32 per share, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. The paper...
Ancestry.com Agrees To $1.6 Billion Buyout Led By European Private Equity Firm Permira, Says WSJ

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Bloomberg reports that Apple will launch a smaller, cheaper iPad later this year. The new iPad is expected to be 7 or 8 inches. The Wall Street Journal also reports Apple is preparing to release a new iPad that is smaller than 8 inches sometime...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Galaxy Note tops two million sales in South Korea

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Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Note has sold two million units since its release five months ago. The stylus-enabled "phablet" hit the two million mark in the shortest period for any Korean LTE phone to date.......
Galaxy Note tops two million sales in South Korea

Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

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Edtech is a tricky beast for many reasons. One major challenge I’ve focused on during our online education month is the business model. Plenty of edtech startups have built brilliant products that leverage technology to improve the way teachers teach and kids learn. But, as we’ve outlined, the fremium,...
Teachers first: How Schoology is changing the way schools buy technology

Report: February Wii U sales appear far short of Nintendo's hopes

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The Wii U’s track record for poorer-than-expected sales grows longer after February, when only 64,000 consoles went off store shelves in the US, according to a report from NPD Group. This is a major shortfall from Nintendo’s sales projections at launch—the company thought it would sell nearly two million...
Report: February Wii U sales appear far short of Nintendo's hopes
Gift-giving holidays spur huge success for mobile-game developers

Apple's Inroads in the Office Are Starting to Add Up

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Here’s some hard evidence to back up Apple’s claim that most every company in the Fortune 500 is either testing or deploying iPads. Executives from Tech Data, one of the world’s largest distributors of computer products, told attendees of Raymond James Technology & Supply Chain Conference that Apple products have...
Apple's Inroads in the Office Are Starting to Add Up

Waze nudges its community-powered navigation app up a notch, letting UK drivers find the cheapest fuel

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Back in June, community-powered road navigation app Waze rolled out a new feature to let users find the cheapest gas station around them, as well as get discounts when filling up. The initial launch of the real-time fuel price feature was US-only, but starting from two weeks ago the Waze...
Waze nudges its community-powered navigation app up a notch, letting UK drivers find the cheapest fuel

Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service

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Yiftee, a gifting service that aims to drive business to local merchants, has raised $850,000 in seed funding from Scott Cook, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and other angel investors. Similar to other gifting apps, Yiftee allows you to give gifts to friends via a mobile app. However, all gifts on the...
Yiftee Raises $850K For Local Business-Focused Gifting Service

After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App

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What’s a SXSW bump worth? To Redwood City’s Banjo, which pools check-ins and geotagged updates from friends across all the major social networks, it was worth 100,000 downloads during the interactive part of the conference. That brought the app to more than 900,000 users. Of those, a little more than...
After A Bump From SXSW, Banjo Tries To Bolster Its Position As The All-In-One Location App

UK now has 2 million "superfast" connections

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United Kingdom (UK), one of the laggards in Europe when it comes to superfast broadband, has finally passed the two million subscription mark or roughly 10 percent of UK’s fixed lines, according to broadband research firm, Point Topic. Their data shows that the UK superfast broadband has downstream bandwidth...
UK now has 2 million "superfast" connections

Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

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European online footwear and bag retailer, Spartoo — the ‘Zappos of Europe’ — has raised €25 million ($32.5 million) in Series C funding led by investment holding company Sofina. Existing investors A Plus Finance, CM-CIC Capital Privé, Highland Partners and Endeavour Vision also participated in the round. The company has raised €45 Million...
Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

iPhone 5 review round-up: It's everything Apple promised

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Ahead of the iPhone 5′s official release on Friday, hands-on reviews from major newspapers and tech sites have started to roll in. It probably shouldn’t surprise us by this point, but the reviews are almost universally positive. Considering the iPhone 4S was similarly well received, and the iPhone 5 is...
iPhone 5 review round-up: It's everything Apple promised

Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Notes, a.k.a "Phablets"

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Samsung says it has shipped five million units of its Galaxy Note, a $300 smartphone-tablet hybrid with a 5.3-inch screen that hit the market last October. It’s unclear exactly how many units of the device have been sold; in February, Samsung said it had sold more than two million units...
Samsung Ships Five Million Galaxy Notes, a.k.a "Phablets"
Visual Studio + Git: Microsoft development tools now support open-source version-control system Git
Nokia Lumia sales hit record high of 5.6 million in Q1, nearly 20 million in total

Store Loses $1.6 Million in Pricing Mixup

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Store Loses $1.6 Million in Pricing Mixup is a post from Chris PirilloOn Friday night, a pricing mixup caused 6pm.com to lose nearly two million bucks. Around midnight, there was a mistake made in the pricing engine that capped everything on the site at $49.95. This only affected merchandise which...
Store Loses $1.6 Million in Pricing Mixup

CouchSurfing raises $15M to build a human travel network

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Long before the recent crop of collaborative consumption startups found fame, there was CouchSurfing, originally a non-profit that helped connect travelers to hosts. The feel-good story, however, was threatened last year when it became a Class B corporation and raised $7.6 million, prompting user fears that CouchSurfing was selling out. But...
CouchSurfing raises $15M to build a human travel network

Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify

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French online music company Deezer today revealed what it intends to do first with its fresh $130 million funding from Warner Music Group owner Access Industries. The news, announced at Deezer UK’s first birthday bash in London, includes expansion into 76 more countries, bringing the total to 160, and a...
Deezer goes global, releases free service to rival Spotify

Apple's Chinese iPhone sales explode

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Bottom line: Roughly 2 million units sold in greater China in the space of 6 months Analysts scratching their heads about how they could have so badly underestimated Apple's (AAPL) iPhones sales — and as a result, its revenue and earnings — in the quarter that ended March 27 need...
Apple's Chinese iPhone sales explode
People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)

Supply shortages notwithstanding, 59 analysts predict 26.3M (mean) iPhones sold in Q4

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Apple has been selling iPhone 5′s as fast as they can make them since its mid-September launch. However, preorder delays and retail shortages related to manufacturing troubles meant Apple was a little shy of the 10 million units predicted by analysts for opening weekend. We know Apple sold at least...
Supply shortages notwithstanding, 59 analysts predict 26.3M (mean) iPhones sold in Q4
iPhone 5 sales exceed five million after first weekend of availability, more 100 million devices updated to iOS 6

Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

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Hulu is set to announce a 25% subscription growth in its online TV service at an event in NYC this week, as it looks to tempt advertisers on board to drive its revenue. Founded in 2007, Hulu is an online TV service that helps users discover premium content from around...
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscribers, seeing 500,000 new members in Q1

German court: YouTube must prevent upload of copyrighted content

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On Friday, the Hamburg State Court ruled that Google, YouTube’s corporate parent, will need to prevent users from posting copyrighted material without express consent. The suit was filed two years ago by GEMA, the German royalty agency, and other music rights groups, who alleged that the video-sharing site had...
German court: YouTube must prevent upload of copyrighted content

Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

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THQ's global head of communications takes us through a demo of the Metro 2033 sequel, and talks about the reception of this fringe successHuw Beynon is a very serious man. All of his responses are carefully measured, punctuated with a series of pauses that makes dictaphone recordings of them refreshingly...
Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3
Birchbox Rebrands In The UK, Hopes To Take A Little Shine Off Glossybox And Other Beauty Box Rivals
"In the Studio," Quizlet's Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut

Good News in Jobs: Ad-Supported Internet Economy Doubles

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Associated Press The number of people working in the advertising-supported Internet economy has doubled between 2007 and 2011 to two million, according to a new study, defying the anemic job growth in the wider of the economy. When jobs that indirectly benefit from the Internet economy are considered, the number...
Good News in Jobs: Ad-Supported Internet Economy Doubles

RT @Gartenberg: "two million iPads in less than 60 days" http://j.mp/9eWFgY

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RT @Gartenberg: "two million iPads in less than 60 days" http://j.mp/9eWFgY
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