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Ford, P&G And Others In Full-Scale Revolt Against Ad Price 'Arbitrage'

5 disk backup tips to help avoid future missteps

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Correctly sizing a disk backup with deduplication to meet your current and future needs is an important part of your data protection strategy. If you ask the right questions upfront and analyze each aspect of your environment that impacts backup requirements, you can avoid the consequences of buying an...
5 disk backup tips to help avoid future missteps

App Center Optimization: The Next Big Market For Charlatans, Hucksters, And Snake-Oil Salesmen (FB)

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Get ready for the next awful three-letter acronym to memorize: ACO. That's App Center optimization—the dark arts of wangling your way into Facebook's highly exclusive App Center. To get into Facebook's new directory of top mobile and desktop apps, developers have to go through a rigorous screening process. Their apps...
App Center Optimization: The Next Big Market For Charlatans, Hucksters, And Snake-Oil Salesmen (FB)
Inexpensive prepaid Android phones reduce iPhone to single-digit share in countries without carrier subsidies

EE introduces the UK's first 4G tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE available starting today

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Adding to its catalogue of flagship 4G slabs, EE's launched its first tablet for its relatively young network. You can read up our thoughts on how the stylus-friendly tablet handled in our review, but the addition of some high-speed data should add another temptation -- if you're willing to...
EE introduces the UK's first 4G tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE available starting today
The question every healthcare IT startup must answer

Apple Brazil makes substantial price cuts on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

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It might not have the trademark, but that hasn't stopped Apple shaving the cost of its entry-level iPhone 4 and 4S' to something closer to its price tag in North America. The 16GB iPhone 4S is now R$1,699 ($840), down from R$1,999, while the 8GB flavor of the iPhone...
Apple Brazil makes substantial price cuts on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S

Facebook CTO leaving company to build future start-up

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Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor announced today that he will be leaving the company later this summer to start a new business with friend and Google App Engine founder Kevin Gibbs. Director of Engineering Mike Vernal and Director of Mobile Engineering Cory Ondrejka will continue to lead in his absence,...
Facebook CTO leaving company to build future start-up

Microsoft Preparing to Sell Cellphone-Like Subscriptions for the Xbox?

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Microsoft isn’t commenting on this rumor, but The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to start selling subscriptions for the Xbox next week, similarly to how wireless carriers sell cellphones. Under the plan, the Xbox plus Kinect will cost $99 upfront and then $15 a month for two years,...
Microsoft Preparing to Sell Cellphone-Like Subscriptions for the Xbox?

Hubskip finds the cheapest price for your flights and gives you money if it drops even lower

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Hubskip, a big data startup from Amsterdam — the home city of The Next Web — has launched its unique price-saving travel booking service in beta today at the Microsoft Bizspark Startup Rally at TNW Europe. While the service is open for use, it is currently restricted to search, but bookings will...
Hubskip finds the cheapest price for your flights and gives you money if it drops even lower
Twitter teams up with Fox and ESPN to bring more video and ads to your timeline

Graphic: The top 10 U.S. cities for private tech M&A

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Silicon Valley remains well in the lead when it comes to acquisitions of private tech companies. Well, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the San Francisco Bay Area ranks on top when it comes to acquisitions of privately-held tech companies. But what’s amazing is just how far out...
Graphic: The top 10 U.S. cities for private tech M&A

Mark Zuckerberg's favourite social music game Song Pop gets Premium iOS edition

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Song recognition game's active-user growth could see it overtake Draw Something within a month.Social games developer FreshPlanet has launched a new version of its popular Song Pop game for iOS. The existing version is free to download and play, but Song Pop Premium charges £1.49 upfront.Why opt for the new...
Mark Zuckerberg's favourite social music game Song Pop gets Premium iOS edition
Facebook CTO leaving company to pursue start-up venture

TMNG launches smartphone lease plan in the US

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Consulting firm TMNG Global has launched a smartphone leasing scheme in the US as an alternative to a two-year phone contract. This will allow people to use the latest handset technology without having to pay early termination charges.This will definitely appeal to mobile fanatics, for whom the 'latest model'...
TMNG launches smartphone lease plan in the US

Orange Digital moves to Amazon Web Services to save over $3 million

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Orange Digital, which manages the online portals for EE is moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to cut costs and provide better support for traffic spikes. The company says that the move will save around £2 million (3.2m USD) over three years and that through mergers and acquisitions, the legacy...
Orange Digital moves to Amazon Web Services to save over $3 million

Is it time to kill the smartphone subsidy? Verizon & AT&T are on the fence

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T-Mobile made quite a splash last month when it announced that it was killing off its smarphone subsidies. The carrier’s plan is simple: Rather than sell its customers devices on the cheap and lock them in with two-year contracts, T-Mobile wants to save them money by allowing them to pay up front for...
Is it time to kill the smartphone subsidy? Verizon & AT&T are on the fence

Square Has A New Competitor, GoPago, And It's Backed By The Same Investor (JPM)

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There's a new competitor to Square that just rolled out its service nationwide. It's called GoPago. It's based in San Francisco, just like Square. It charges retailers a flat fee to take credit cards, just like Square. It lets you buy stuff at physical stores with a mobile app, just like...
Square Has A New Competitor, GoPago, And It's Backed By The Same Investor (JPM)

What static designs don't tell you: the missing spec

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You'd think your web project is ready for development when the visual designs are signed off. But they sometimes miss important details: the "missing spec" for the SEO, usability or accessibility of your site.Next time you get given a visual design here are some additional questions to ask.Ahh, the smell...
What static designs don't tell you: the missing spec

Thousands of YouTube publishers now make six figures a year

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Thousands of YouTube partners are making over $100,000 a year, according to Google SVP and Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora. The number was shared during Google’s Q2 earnings call, where Arora pointed to YouTube as an acquisition that has paid off for the company. YouTube had previously put the number...
Thousands of YouTube publishers now make six figures a year

"This is the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard in my entire life. Do you have any idea how..."

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"This is the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard in my entire life. Do you have any idea how much you're paying?" - T-Mobile CEO John Legere at an event today where he unveiled the iPhone on his network (FINALLY) as well as the company's "un-carrier" plans. It seems that...
"This is the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard in my entire life. Do you have any idea how..."
Verizon prepared follow T-Mobile's lead if ending phone subsidies proves profitable

Y Combinator startups to get less cash, more connections in strategic shift

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In a big change for Silicon Valley’s oldest startup incubator, Y Combinator announced today that it would change how its classes of startups receive investments, with Y Combinator taking control of the funding process, changing which VCs make the investments and halving the amount of money given to startups. The changes scale...
Y Combinator startups to get less cash, more connections in strategic shift

Microsoft's Xbox 360 $99 on-contract deal expands to Best Buy, Gamestop

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The Xbox 360 pilot program's breaking out of its Microsoft Store-only confines and heading to more ubiquitous electronics retailers Best Buy and GameStop starting today. If you'll remember, Redmond intro'd this subsidized plan last month, giving prospective buyers within reach of one of its 16 participating locations the ability...
Microsoft's Xbox 360 $99 on-contract deal expands to Best Buy, Gamestop

The Times UK offers digital newspaper subscriptions with subsidized Nexus 7

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While News Corporation's big tablet newspaper experiment, The Daily, may have ended with a whimper, it's not stopping the global media company trying more strategies to pick up more (paying) digital readers. The Times, one of the only UK national papers to keep its content firmly behind a paywall,...
The Times UK offers digital newspaper subscriptions with subsidized Nexus 7

Newegg's 'Screw Patent Trolls!' Strategy Leads To Victory

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During CES, there was a panel discussion on patent trolling, and panelist Lee Cheng, Newegg's top lawyer, made some strong statements about how the company had made the decision that it will never give in to patent trolls, because if it does, more will just come knocking. That strategy may...
Newegg's 'Screw Patent Trolls!' Strategy Leads To Victory

Cute quotient overload: eyes-on with the Street Fighter x Sanrio Fightstick for Xbox 360

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Thought the holidays were over? So did we. Imagine our surprise, then, when we returned to the office to find one last, special package lying in wait: Mad Catz Street Fighter x Sanrio Arcade Fightstick Pro. As ridiculous explosions of cute go, this one takes the sugoku kawaii cake...
Cute quotient overload: eyes-on with the Street Fighter x Sanrio Fightstick for Xbox 360
Pace's XG1 cable box runs TiVo software and records six channels
Bad credit? No problem! Prepaid iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile
Time Warner to stream TBS and TNT online this summer, cable subscription required
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