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Facebook’s ambition

scobleizer.com
Ambition. It’s the one word that kept coming up in conversations I had around the halls today at Facebook’s F8 event. Whenever I heard that word it was clear we were talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Compared to last week’s weak moves by Twitter, where its CEO barely...
Facebook’s ambition

Akamai Acquires Website Performance Company Blaze Software

techcrunch.com
After scooping up rival Cotendo for $268 million recently, content delivery and web services giant Akamai is making another acquisition today—Blaze Software. Blaze’s technology helps accelerate speed of Websites, and optimizes load times while cutting bandwidth costs. Financial details of the dealn were not disclosed except that it was an...
Akamai Acquires Website Performance Company Blaze Software

Google's Roll It Chrome Experiment brings skee ball to your phone and browser

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Google's continuing to romance the casual gaming world with the unveiling of Roll It, the company's latest Chrome Experiment. The title emulates that old boardwalk classic skee ball, utilizing your smartphone to aim and pitch the ball and the browser to emulate the familiar ring-sporting game alley. You can...
Google's Roll It Chrome Experiment brings skee ball to your phone and browser

Former Greylock EIR And LinkedIn Product VP Adam Nash Joins Financial Planning Startup Wealthfront As COO

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Disruptive financial planning startup Wealthfront has scored a big talent win today with the addition of Greylock EIR and former LinkedIn and eBay Product exec Adam Nash as COO. For background, Wealthfront brings the quality investment theories of a fund manager online, at a much lower fee, essentially democratizing private...
Former Greylock EIR And LinkedIn Product VP Adam Nash Joins Financial Planning Startup Wealthfront As COO

IBM Acquires Tealeaf To Add Customer Buying Analytics To Smarter Commerce Products

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Another week, another IBM acquisition. Big Blue has announced the purchase of Tealeaf Technology, which provides customer experience analytics software that helps organizations access information about consumer web experiences. Financial details were not disclosed. Basically, Tealeaf’s software captures and records what each customer is doing and seeing in real-time on...
IBM Acquires Tealeaf To Add Customer Buying Analytics To Smarter Commerce Products
Funding Daily: personalized web, big data, Yahoo Japan, and marketing automation

Open-source Drupal software startup Acquia bags $30m to fuel expansion in Europe and Asia

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Acquia, the Burlington, Massachusetts-based software company co-founded by open-source CMS Drupal creator Dries Buytaert, has raised $30 million in new funding to boost enterprise adoption of the social publishing system, primarily across Europe and Asia Pacific. Led by new backer Growth Capital with participation from Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, North...
Open-source Drupal software startup Acquia bags $30m to fuel expansion in Europe and Asia

Chrome for Android may get a speedy websurfing boost

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Google is reportedly experimenting with delivering the web faster on Android devices through data compression. Over the weekend, Francois Beaufort noted the development on his Google+ page; Beaufort has consistently delivered early information on Google’s Chrome OS and Android efforts in the past. He says the end result would be...
Chrome for Android may get a speedy websurfing boost

Get.com Redesign Makes it a Free Crowdsourced Consumer Reports

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Online shopping may not be broken, but it’s hard to argue it has fulfilled the full promise of the Internet. Nearly two decades in, the experience remains largely disjointed and inefficient. The best laptop for John is not necessarily the best for Jane. Unfortunately, the existing product search and recommendation engines...
Get.com Redesign Makes it a Free Crowdsourced Consumer Reports

WordPress.com Launches Restaurant Vertical As It Pushes Platform Well Beyond Basic Blogging

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Restaurants are kind of notorious for having painful web experiences — either with websites that are horribly basic and out of date, or needlessly souped up with music and Flash animation. So it was good news today when web publishing stalwart WordPress.com rolled out a new set of templates...
WordPress.com Launches Restaurant Vertical As It Pushes Platform Well Beyond Basic Blogging

Very soon the Web will tell us who we are - but should we believe it?

thenextweb.com
I talk to people a lot about interest and social graphs these days – it’s a topic that feels like it’s moving in from the fringes of social media towards the centre, as we begin to understand what the wider implications the vast amounts of data on users tastes, relationships...
Very soon the Web will tell us who we are - but should we believe it?

Firefox adds new developer tools that rival Chrome’s offerings

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Firefox has just added built-in developer tools that rival Chrome’s own offerings. The new tools provide a clean and easy way to inspect elements in a single window. More specifically, it’s now much easier to switch between CSS and HTML elements, unlike Chrome’s view, which seems to mash the two together...
Firefox adds new developer tools that rival Chrome’s offerings

Website traffic monetization firm Dynamic Yield lands $2m from The New York Times and others

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Dynamic Yield, which develops audience personalization software that helps online publishers and e-retailers increase revenue yield and measure key engagement metrics, has raised $2 million in funding. Founded in 2012, Dynamic Yield’s Series A round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with The New York Times Company and Google chairman...
Website traffic monetization firm Dynamic Yield lands $2m from The New York Times and others
For Web Content Formatting, Apple Makes iPad Mini Indistinguishable From Regular iPad

Demandbase Raises $15M More From Scale, Adobe And Others For B2B Marketing Software

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Demandbase, a company that develops B2B marketing software, has raised $15 million in new financing led by Scale Venture Partners with participation by existing investors Sigma Partners, Altos Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Adobe Systems. This brings the company’s total funding to $33 million. Demanbase allows B2B marketers...
Demandbase Raises $15M More From Scale, Adobe And Others For B2B Marketing Software
Mozilla, AT&T And Ericsson Team Up To Demo Seamless Web-To-Mobile WebRTC Integration At MWC

Pandora Ships Its Biggest Android Update Yet With A Redesign, Music Exploration Features And More

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Pandora has been fairly open about the fact that mobile is a major focus for the music streaming company. More than 70% of listening on Pandora takes place on a mobile device—33 million hours of songs are played in a single day on Pandora, and 23 of those hours take...
Pandora Ships Its Biggest Android Update Yet With A Redesign, Music Exploration Features And More

MediaWire Mobile Helps Print Publishers Build Apps Affordably

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There’s been a lot of excitement around the possibilities that smartphones and especially tablets offer to traditional publishers, but they also present a big challenge — the costs are often too high, said MediaWire CEO Clifford Hoffer. That’s why MediaWire is launching a new product called MediaWire Mobile, which allows...
MediaWire Mobile Helps Print Publishers Build Apps Affordably
VC Fred Wilson says mobile is where the growth is
Citia shifts focus from just books to all content creators

Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More

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The past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for the social TV market. Driven by the growth of smartphone and tablet usage while viewers watch television, dozens of companies have emerged in that time to aggregate audiences who wish to share what they’re watching on TV with other, like-minded...
Twitter Is Already Winning The Social TV War, But It Will Soon Do More

Forrester report urges HTML5 adoption, says most browsers can support it

arstechnica.com
A new report from market research company Forrester says that it’s time for companies to embrace the latest Web standards and start building richer Web experiences that take advantage of the capabilities that are supported by modern Web browsers. The report highlights changing trends in browser adoption and talks about...
Forrester report urges HTML5 adoption, says most browsers can support it

Y Combinator-Backed Strikingly Launches To Help Publishers Build Compelling Mobile-First Web Experiences

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In today’s web environment, where there are more mobile phones than toothbrushes around the world, and where smartphones are increasingly becoming consumers’ go-to computing devices, publishers who have yet to build a web site may be best focusing their development efforts mobile-first instead of building for the desktop environment. To...
Y Combinator-Backed Strikingly Launches To Help Publishers Build Compelling Mobile-First Web Experiences

Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Buys Struggling Synchronica For $38M

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Some consolidation afoot in the evolving world of mobile messaging: one messaging provider, Switzerland’s Myriad Group, is buying a UK-based rival, Synchronica, for £23.9 million (around $38 million), in what looks like an all-share deal. Myriad says the deal will make it one of the biggest providers of messaging services...
Mobile Messaging Consolidates: Myriad Buys Struggling Synchronica For $38M

Bing Fund: Microsoft Officially Launches Its New Angel Fund And Incubator Program

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This wasn’t exactly a secret anymore, but Microsoft just officially unveiled its Bing Fund, a new angel fund and incubator program sponsored by Bing and “backed by the experience, expertise, and resources of Microsoft.” The idea here, says Microsoft, is to “partner with like-minded entrepreneurs—great talent that is innovating online...
Bing Fund: Microsoft Officially Launches Its New Angel Fund And Incubator Program

Make the mobile web better by NOT making these 4 responsive design mistakes

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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. Igor Faletski is CEO of Mobify. Until recently, almost everyone who accessed the web used the same device: a...
Make the mobile web better by NOT making these 4 responsive design mistakes

Android fragmentation also a challenge for Web developers

arstechnica.com
Fragmentation remains an issue for third-party Android application developers. The wide spread and slow rate of adoption for new versions of the operating system prevent developers from being able to use the latest APIs. But native application developers aren't the only ones who are feeling the pain. A prominent...
Android fragmentation also a challenge for Web developers

Adobe confirms: no Flash for Chrome on Android

arstechnica.com
Google issued a beta release of Chrome for Android earlier today. The browser provides support for modern Web standards and includes a number of compelling features that aren't available in the Android's default browser. One noteworthy Chrome desktop feature that isn't included in the mobile port, however, is the...
Adobe confirms: no Flash for Chrome on Android

Disney Brings More Live Kids' Content Online Through Comcast's Xfinity TV Website

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Disney is getting in on the TV Everywhere game in a big way, by bringing even more of its live kids content online with partner Comcast. The move will help Disney reach its viewers on new platforms, and offer up new ways for them to access its content online. Up...
Disney Brings More Live Kids' Content Online Through Comcast's Xfinity TV Website
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