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Apple to Developers: Don't Mess With Our App Store Rankings

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Apple really does not like it when you mess with its finely tuned systems. Especially when it is the company's cash cow iOS platform. In a short statement yesterday, Apple warned developers to not game the rankings system in its App Store, threatening the loss of Apple Developer Program membership...
Apple to Developers: Don't Mess With Our App Store Rankings

Someone better than that

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The news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has lied about having a computer science degree is now four days old. Neither Yahoo nor Thompson have denied that this happened or have presented any sort of story that mitigates the damage. And as of today Thompson still has his job. I...
Someone better than that

A Closer Look: Facebook’s Operating Margins Decline With Growing Headcount, International Growth

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One thing that has been remarkable about Facebook is its willingness to expand in developing markets that many other consumer Internet companies would otherwise write off because they’re hard to monetize. But that growth abroad plus the company’s increasing headcount and share-based compensation expenses are eating into its operating margins,...
A Closer Look: Facebook’s Operating Margins Decline With Growing Headcount, International Growth
Playing to families, OfferUp takes on Craigslist with mobile marketplace

The World is Not Quite Ready for Mobile Payments, According to MasterCard

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Is the world ready for mobile payments? Not quite, according to a global survey released by MasterCard yesterday. There are a variety of factors that lead will lead to mobile payments adoption across the planet, from infrastructure deployment to consumer willingness to make payments with a mobile device. The mobile...
The World is Not Quite Ready for Mobile Payments, According to MasterCard

PlaySpan: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

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It’s not exactly a secret that gaming has found new life on the web, social and mobile platforms. Of course, with it, especially the rise in free-to-play gaming, developers need to find ways to monetize their apps, or their browser-based games. Beyond mobile or banner advertising, there is the option...
PlaySpan: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

Telefónica eyes the fast-growing mobile markets in Brazil and Chile with plans for LTE services

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Spanish giant telco Telefónica is planning to bid for LTE frequencies in Brazil and Chile during the second half of the year, BusinessWeek reported. As we reported, smartphone sales seem to be taking off in Latin America, boosting data use. The announcement was made in Barcelona by the company’s CTO Enrique Blanco,...
Telefónica eyes the fast-growing mobile markets in Brazil and Chile with plans for LTE services

Seeking an exit, Proview prepares to negotiate with Apple over Chinese iPad trademark

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Taiwanese firm Proview appears to be seeking an exit from its ongoing trademark dispute with Apple in China. According to a report from Times of India, the company’s lawyer has indicated its willingness to sit down with Apple and agree a deal that grants it the rights to use the...
Seeking an exit, Proview prepares to negotiate with Apple over Chinese iPad trademark
Anonymous organizes protests in 18 Indian cities over web censorship

From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All

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I’ve been on a journey through the past as Disrupt NYC (tickets here) draws closer, sifting through past Disrupt and TC50 startups with the hopes of getting a clear update on the accomplishments, the trials, and the milestones between then and now. The stories have been amazing, but one of...
From TC50 Winners To A $7.4M Round And A Home Depot Acquisition, Redbeacon Tells All
Feature: Stakeout: how the FBI tracked and busted a Chicago Anon

Zuckerberg Defends His Billion Dollar Instagram Splurge

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Late yesterday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from potential investors in the first part of his pre-IPO whirlwind roadshow. At the New York meeting, Zuckerberg dealt with a lot of questions about his impulsive purchase of Instagram. The deal involved a...
Zuckerberg Defends His Billion Dollar Instagram Splurge

Four (Competing) Approaches to Security in the Mobile + Cloud Era

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"When you give the power to the users, sometimes this can cause a lot of problems." This from Check Point Software Technologies security evangelist Tomer Teller, in a recent interview with ReadWriteWeb. Check Point is the current distributor of the ZoneAlarm firewall for Windows, which set new standards a decade...
Four (Competing) Approaches to Security in the Mobile + Cloud Era

Paypal Pressured To Play Morality Cop And Forces Smashwords To Censor Authors

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We have become quite accustomed to Paypal arbitrarily deciding to shut down the payment services for a website with no warning and little recourse. Usually when it does so, it acts through its own volition. However, Paypal also has to deal with the whims of the credit card companies with which...
Paypal Pressured To Play Morality Cop And Forces Smashwords To Censor Authors

Study: Most Consumers Open To Cloud Storage, But Only 30% Willing To Pay

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Good news for the developers of the iCloud, UltraViolet and other digital locker systems: nearly 90 percent of consumers say they’re inclined to use cloud-based digital storage solutions. The bad news? Nearly 70 percent say they’d be less apt to use these services if they’re charged for them. This...
Study: Most Consumers Open To Cloud Storage, But Only 30% Willing To Pay

Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

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Patent litigation is full of surprises, but what I learned this afternoon is beyond belief. Based on what was said in open court today in Mannheim, Germany, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola Mobility submitted an expert report on patent royalties according to which a single patent that is essential to...
Motorola likens its enforcement of FRAND patents to bank robbery: 'it only takes one bullet to kill'

CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers Says Protests Are Mere 'Turbulence' On Landing

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It appears that Congress still doesn't get it. Rep. Mike Rogers, the sponsor of the bad CISPA bill that puts your privacy at risk, really doesn't seem particularly concerned about the protests that have been happening online this week. He referred to them as being "like turbulence on the way...
CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers Says Protests Are Mere 'Turbulence' On Landing

Kubuntu 12.10 gains Blue Systems as sponsor, Canonical waves farewell

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Everyone loves a happy ending, and it's with this in mind that we share the latest round of good news from the Kubuntu team. Starting with version 12.10, the popular KDE variant of Ubuntu will have sponsorship from Blue Systems. Previously, Canonical announced its intention to drop its sponsorship...
Kubuntu 12.10 gains Blue Systems as sponsor, Canonical waves farewell

Why Buddy Media Is So Important to Salesforce

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Michael Lazerow, CEO, Buddy Media Salesforce.com's willingness to shell out $745 million for Buddy Media shows the confidence Salesforce has in the social advertising specialist's ability to turn people's love of conversation to an advertiser's greatest tool. Salesforce announced the acquisition Monday with the intent of making Buddy's marketing tools...
Why Buddy Media Is So Important to Salesforce
EU finds four potential antitrust offenses in Google search, prefers to resolve them amicably
Mark Zuckerberg's CEO skills examined ahead of Facebook IPO

Felix Salmon: iTunes Pricing As A Model for Journalism

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Stephen Morse doesn’t Matter. In fact, he calls the journalism startup — whose Kickstarter campaign broke past the $100,000 level in just nine days — “Snake Oil Salesmen 2.0″ and “a scam”. And after getting a smart explanation of exactly how Matter’s business model is, he doubled down on...
Felix Salmon: iTunes Pricing As A Model for Journalism

Clay Shirky Q&A: online creativity and intellectual property

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Join our live webchat with prominent thinker and academic Clay Shirky to talk about the future of Sopa, online piracy and the threat of a 'consumption-only internet' (7pm UK time; 2pm EST)In January, after a lengthy online battle involving the "blackouts" of key websites such as Reddit, Tumblr and Wikipedia,...
Clay Shirky Q&A: online creativity and intellectual property

In a Change, Intel Hopes to Matter at Mobile World Congress

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Historically, Intel has not been much of a presence at Mobile World Congress, nor much of a factor in the mobile market. This year, though, it hopes to change all that. “2012 will be the year when we deliver the proof that yes, we are there,” Intel general manager Hermann...
In a Change, Intel Hopes to Matter at Mobile World Congress

Dealing with trolls: a guide

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If you tweet or blog, they're a fact of life. But don't let the trolls get you down. Here's how to fight back1. Know your troll. A troll is someone who persistently seeks to derail rational discourse through mindless abuse, needling, hectoring, or even threats of violence. A troll is...
Dealing with trolls: a guide

British under-35s are more influenced by brands than friends on social networks, says study

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Brand messages on social media have more influence on young consumers than online friends’ recommendations, a new study shows. Carried out among 1,100 British social media users aged 15-34 for the UK consultancy firm Decode, the study shows that among those who have made a purchase based on social media,...
British under-35s are more influenced by brands than friends on social networks, says study
Meet the startup that wants to speed up U.S. broadband

Fighting Proview in Shanghai court, Apple highlights iPad’s benefits to China’s economy

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An important update as a Shaghai court hearing this morning confronted Shenzen, China-based LCD display maker Proview  and Apple of California, the maker of the widely popular iPad tablet. The high-profile hearing drew more than a hundred reporters. As you know, Proview is dreaming about a multi-billion dollar settlement for...
Fighting Proview in Shanghai court, Apple highlights iPad’s benefits to China’s economy

What non-profits can take away from Facebook’s organ donation initiative and past activism efforts

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Many non-profit organizations already use Facebook pages and apps to raise awareness and money for their causes, but yesterday’s organ donation initiative is another example of the social network’s willingness to work more directly with non-profits on broad social issues and the sort of impact that can result. To promote...
What non-profits can take away from Facebook’s organ donation initiative and past activism efforts

When Newspapermen Tried to Explain Friending to America

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"A high friend count is as much evidence of a willingness to hustle as it is proof of popularity."...
When Newspapermen Tried to Explain Friending to America
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