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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

What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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This week was dominated by the continued fallout from the Apple v. Samsung case and the announcements coming out of VMWorld. But over on GigaOM Pro, we’re already looking ahead – to the fall (and our Mobilize conference) and beyond. This week on Pro, our analysts and curators look at...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro
ABI: Developers are in for a dose of reality as mobile app downloads decline

Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

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Meetic, the European dating giant majority-owned by NYC-based IAC, on Friday announced (PDF) that it has bought Belgium’s Massive Media. France-based Meetic is acquiring 100 percent of the company, which owns online dating site Twoo.com and social network Netlog, for a total price of 18.9 million euros (approximately $25 million)...
Meetic (IAC) buys Massive Media, the company behind Netlog and Badoo rival Twoo, for $25m

Samsung & Apple take half of global smartphone market, Android & iOS hit 80%

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Research firm Gartner released its numbers today for “Worldwide Mobile Device Sales” during Q1 2012. There aren’t many surprises here when it comes to Apple, but Gartner estimated Samsung sold 38 smartphones during the quarter, less than the 42.2 million estimated by IDC earlier this month and more than...
Samsung & Apple take half of global smartphone market, Android & iOS hit 80%
Huawei Outs "Entry-Level" Windows Phone 8: Ascend W1 Packs 4-Inch Screen, Dual-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon S4 Chip, Lowly Price-Tag?

Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal

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Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private-equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, or $32 a share, according to people familiar with the deal. The buyout is a bet that family-history research is more than a niche market and that...
Ancestry.com Sets $1.6 Billion Deal

Just-Eat plans to devour rivals with $64m funding

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Just-Eat, the European online food delivery service, has set its sights on global domination after raising a new $64 million round of funding. The London-based company, which acts as the middleman for restaurants and helps them take orders online, announced on Monday morning that its third round was being led...
Just-Eat plans to devour rivals with $64m funding
ThinkPad Tablet Android 4.0 update rolling out in some regions

Where in the World are iPhone and Android Devices? [STATS]

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Mobile advertising network AdMob has released its mobile metrics report for April 2010, which takes a closer look at the geographic distribution of unique iPhone and Android devices. The report also looks at the ratio of iPhone OS and Android devices overall, and in specific geographical locations.While Android is...
Where in the World are iPhone and Android Devices? [STATS]

HTC Earnings Reveal New Foray Into Emerging Markets

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HTC has been a brand known for trying to hit the top of the market. Its recent smartphone builds have had slicks designs, top specs and high price tags. The company has focused on consumers with above average incomes in developed markets like the United States and Western Europe. And...
HTC Earnings Reveal New Foray Into Emerging Markets

Samsung Expected To Widen Its Lead Over Apple This Year (AAPL)

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to widen its lead over Apple Inc in global smartphone sales this year with 35 percent growth, helped by a broad product lineup, market researcher Strategy Analytics told Reuters on Friday. Apple, returning the offensive, could roll out a smaller, cheaper...
Samsung Expected To Widen Its Lead Over Apple This Year (AAPL)

Nokia closes Salo handset manufacturing plant

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Nokia will close its last main cellphone manufacturing plan in Western Europe. The Salo plant, located in western Finland, will shutter its doors in September, and the plant turned out its last handset on Wednesday. The factory employs about 780 workers.......
Nokia closes Salo handset manufacturing plant
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Drives Double-Digit Growth In Social Media Engagement

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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 Web And Apps Driving Social Media Growth (Nielsen via MarketingProfs)Consumers continue to spend an insane amount of time on social networks. Roughly 20 percent of users'...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Drives Double-Digit Growth In Social Media Engagement
Nokia to cut 1,000 jobs from Finnish phone plant
Sponsor post: As paid content booms, will ad opportunities shrink?

Olympics boost to outdoor advertising

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Advertisers booked campaigns across London during 2012 event, but TV and newspapers report decline in revenuesOutdoor advertising was significantly boosted by the London Olympics last summer, although other sectors including TV and newspapers saw revenues decline during the period.The big Olympic winner was, as expected, the outdoor advertising sector, which...
Olympics boost to outdoor advertising

Network security market growing internationally as Cisco leads

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Despite Eurozone woes and some declines in Southern Europe, Western Europe’s piece of the international market share grew by 9.7 percent year-over-year....
Network security market growing internationally as Cisco leads

4G Will Make Up Just 10 Percent Of Global Connections in 2017

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It looks like just 10 percent of mobile data traffic will be based on 4G networks in 2017, according to Cisco Systems’ annual mobile forecast. It’s significant growth from the extent of today’s 4G deployments, which make up just 1 percent of global connections. But with 4G LTE devices like...
4G Will Make Up Just 10 Percent Of Global Connections in 2017

Huawei's Germany-Bound Ascend G615 Packs High-End 3G Phone Specs In Mid-Range Price, With 1.4GHz Quad-Core Chip & 4.5″ 720p LCD

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Chinese mobile maker Huawei has had a habit of firing handsets into the market with specs that are pretty tasty for the money. Today it’s continuing this Android underdog strategy: unveiling what on paper looks like a relatively high end 3G smartphone but at a price that sits in the...
Huawei's Germany-Bound Ascend G615 Packs High-End 3G Phone Specs In Mid-Range Price, With 1.4GHz Quad-Core Chip & 4.5″ 720p LCD

The Ups and Downs of the "America-Proof" Cloud: CloudSigma

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If it's a feature your customers are asking for, it's difficult not to want to provide it. Although one of the benefits of public cloud computing is the ability to provision computing and storage resources from anywhere in the world on-demand, enterprises in Europe are wary that if their cloud-based...
The Ups and Downs of the "America-Proof" Cloud: CloudSigma
Cable networks blocking BBC’s U.S. iPlayer aims
Nokia: We've Stooped In Smartphones To Conquer In Windows Phone 8 -- "We Will Innovate, Out-Maneuver, Outsell Everyone"

BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

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RIM‘s new CEO faces a dual-challenge, Apple in North America and the ascendence of Samsung in Europe, according new research, though BlackBerry is a surprise hold-out in the UK. “Android and Apple together are eating BlackBerry’s lunch” Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett said of the smartphone pincer-movement, the NYTimes reports, with global...
BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top

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A charger on every nightstand and a phone in every pocket -- it could be a presidential slogan, but it's really just reality. According to research from Strategy Analytics, a staggering 1.6 billion mobile phones were shipped (not sold) globally in 2012, and 700 million of them were smartphones....
Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top

Massive cyberattack slows Internet in Europe

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A fight between two European companies has significantly slowed the Internet, making it difficult for millions to access Web services such as Netflix, the BBC reported. According to the report, a Dutch hosting site called Cyberbunker is perpetuating an enormous denial-of-service attack against the anti-spam group Spamhaus. The attack --...
Massive cyberattack slows Internet in Europe

Report: iOS and Android make tech history with worldwide, fast-growing adoption

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Mobile analytics firm Flurry published a new report today asserting iOS and Android handsets have experienced adoption at such a supersonic speed that their growth rate has now eclipsed all consumer technology in history. According to Flurry: The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any...
Report: iOS and Android make tech history with worldwide, fast-growing adoption

Microsoft finishes rolling out Bing's new high resolution aerial maps in the US

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Microsoft’s Global Ortho (GO) project, a two-year initiative to capture high-resolution aerial imagery for Bing Maps, is coming to a close in the US, reports The Verge. With the continental US completely photographed at a claimed 30cm resolution (1 foot = 1 pixel), Western Europe is all that’s left for the GO project...
Microsoft finishes rolling out Bing's new high resolution aerial maps in the US

Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe

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The Amazon Appstore is now available to Europeans in a localized format. The Android-based service from Amazon is up and running in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, with prices in local currency and a more regionalized list of apps being featured on its front page. The timing of...
Amazon Appstore launches in UK, Western Europe
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