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PandoMonthly New York with Chad Dickerson, the full interview

With a 7-inch Surface tablet, Microsoft can finally deliver on its UMPC concept

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After hearing much chatter about how bad the PC industry is doing, including some comments that Windows 8 is actually killing the PC market’s growth, it’s not surprising to see reports today that Microsoft is planning to build a 7-inch tablet. People familiar with Microsoft plans told the Wall Street...
With a 7-inch Surface tablet, Microsoft can finally deliver on its UMPC concept

Google+ gets full-size photo uploads, low-bandwidth Hangouts and more

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Google hasn't forgotten about Google+, its fledgling social network. In a big year-end update, the search giant has added several new features, including a way to automatically upload full-size photos from an Android phone. Users can enable full-size photo uploads in Google+ settings, by tapping on "Instant Upload," then...
Google+ gets full-size photo uploads, low-bandwidth Hangouts and more
ISIS confirms October 22nd launch in Salt Lake City and Austin

Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum

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A study that one Clearwire shareholder commissioned shows that the company’s spectrum is worth two to three times more than what Sprint is currently offering in its bid to acquire Bellevue-based Clearwire. The study, done by Information Age Economics, shows that Sprint’s current offer of $2.97 per share undervalues its longtime...
Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum
Fab, A Design Site That Raised $156 Million To Compete With Ikea, Now Has 10 Million Members

Analysts Cautiously Optimistic as eBay Gets Ready to Close the Books on 2012

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This week, we’ll find out if the 80 percent rise in eBay’s stock over the past year is justified. On Wednesday, the San Jose-based company will report fourth-quarter and year-end earnings, and eBay is expecting the holidays to have treated it well. For the fourth quarter, it is projecting earnings per...
Analysts Cautiously Optimistic as eBay Gets Ready to Close the Books on 2012

ComScore report finds drastic shift from web-based to mobile email among younger users in past year

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ComScore released its annual US Digital Future in Focus report this week, offering a year-end wrap of many of the trends its tracked throughout the past year and a look towards the next. One of the more telling stats concerns email use among those in their teens and twenties....
ComScore report finds drastic shift from web-based to mobile email among younger users in past year

The Future of SecondMarket In a World Without Private Facebook Shares

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Mr. Silbert In SecondMarket's 2011 year-end report, Facebook beat out Twitter, Foursquare, Gilt Groupe, Hulu, Spotify, and more as the trading platform's number one most-watched company. Facebook has 14,973 "watchers," almost double the next-closest, Twitter at 7,854. More tellingly, according to public statements from CEO Barry Silbert, 30 percent of...
The Future of SecondMarket In a World Without Private Facebook Shares
Tyler Winklevoss May Not Have Invented Facebook, But He Is Reportedly Dating A Brazilian Model

Apple iPad Mini rumors heat up; launch seen by year end

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Two reports suggest Apple is cranking up its supply chain partners in preparation for a fall debut of a long-awaited and highly-anticipated iPad 'mini'. [Read more]...
Apple iPad Mini rumors heat up; launch seen by year end

Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued

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Groupon has released its numbers ahead of its first ever quarterly earnings call and as expected, they’re not terrible. The company earned $506.5 million, a 194% increase over last year. Doubling its revenue is impressive but it shows slowing growth–this quarter last year Groupon had grown revenue by 400%. A...
Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued

Lyft Staffing Up In Seattle And Los Angeles As It Looks To Expand Its Ride-Sharing Service Beyond SF

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Lyft, the local on-demand ride-sharing service operated by the startup Zimride, is apparently not letting recent regulatory hurdles cramp its style. Lyft, which launched its service allowing individual car-owners to provide local transportation services to their peers in exchange for a suggested donation in San Francisco this past summer, is...
Lyft Staffing Up In Seattle And Los Angeles As It Looks To Expand Its Ride-Sharing Service Beyond SF

The most Twittery journalists of them all

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CNET NEWS EXCLUSIVE: A year-end look at some journalist stats on Twitter (including the most-followed journalists) provided by MuckRack, a sort of LinkedIn for media professionals. [Read more]...
The most Twittery journalists of them all

Android this week: Nexus 7 torn down; Atrix HD previewed; Galaxy Note updated

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In advance of the first Nexus 7 pre-order shipments, Google’s new tablet was torn down and examined for a cost estimate. The $199 model with 8 GB costs $151.75 in parts while the $249 version that doubles up on the storage capacity is comprised of parts worth $159.25 according to...
Android this week: Nexus 7 torn down; Atrix HD previewed; Galaxy Note updated

ComScore report finds 42 percent of US mobile users have smartphones, Android at nearly 50 percent

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ComScore released its annual Digital Future in Focus report earlier this month, offering new findings on things like email and web use, and it's now out with its latest Mobile Future in Focus report, which provides a year-end wrap of mobile device use both in the US and around...
ComScore report finds 42 percent of US mobile users have smartphones, Android at nearly 50 percent
Best Buy extends deadline for founder's takeover bid to February

HTC sees lower sales at year-end

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HTC says its sales will be lower than expected as the Taiwanese smartphone maker has been finding it hard to emulate the success of its rivals....
HTC sees lower sales at year-end

Moredays Brings A Digital Journal, Scrapbook & Calendar To iPhone

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Moredays, a very pretty digital calendar/scrapbooking app has just arrived on the iPhone. The app had previously launched in iPad-only format last fall (where it was spotted in TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley). At the time, we described it as “a journaling app combined with a diary app” that also...
Moredays Brings A Digital Journal, Scrapbook & Calendar To iPhone

Staying Connected Always Comes with a Price – Are You Willing to Pay for IT?

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I’m sure that during the course of these first three months of the year you may have read already a few dozens of articles, blog posts, news items, etc. etc. stating that this is it! This is the year! 2010: The year of (the) mobile!!! 2010: *The* Year of Mobile!!!!...
Staying Connected Always Comes with a Price – Are You Willing to Pay for IT?

Accomplishments, Complaints & Predictions: The Ultimate 2012 Year-End List

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Well, it’s that time of year again: time to squeeze in every little bit of revenue before the 2012 books close; time to take every last day of vacation before they magically disappear at the stroke of midnight on December 31st; and, perhaps most importantly, it’s that time of year when...
Accomplishments, Complaints & Predictions: The Ultimate 2012 Year-End List
Despite Slower-Than-Expected Subscriber Growth, Netflix Pushes Forward With International Plans

Motorola Mobility - Google's biggest mistake?

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As severance and restructuring costs push the price well above $12.5bn, can MMI's patent portfolio really provide enough value?The $12.5bn (£8bn) cost to Google of buying Motorola Mobility (MMI) is quickly heading towards $13bn, and it's beginning to look like Google's biggest mistake. Add $275m more in severance costs (for...
Motorola Mobility - Google's biggest mistake?
5 Mobile Payments Data Points That Will Blow Your Mind

Duck Duck Go Passed 1mm Searches Per Day

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I'm a bit late with this news about our portfolio company Duck Duck Go but I am super excited about it so I'm posting it anyway. I'll let a tweet tell the story:   We received over 1,000,000 direct searches yesterday for the first time ever!duckduckgo.com/traffic.html — duckduckgo (@duckduckgo) February...
Duck Duck Go Passed 1mm Searches Per Day

Call in podcast: T-Mobile iPhone and the best Android keyboard

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It’s another edition of the weekly call-in show where we answer your tech questions. We start off the show with the big news that T-Mobile finally has its own iPhone and LTE network. Then we get right into your questions about another CDMA Nexus phone, Chromebook tips, and what’s the...
Call in podcast: T-Mobile iPhone and the best Android keyboard

Here's The REAL Reason Twitter's Mobile Ad Revenue Is Crushing Facebook's In 2012 (FB)

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Bloomberg's Katy Finneran just tweeted: "BREAKING: #Twitter's 2012 mobile ad revenue exceeds Facebook's 2012 mobile ad revenue, $129.7 million to $72.7 million." The numbers, it seems, are based on year-end predictions from eMarketer. They sound pretty impressive for Twitter and bad for Facebook. But want to know the real reason for...
Here's The REAL Reason Twitter's Mobile Ad Revenue Is Crushing Facebook's In 2012 (FB)

AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

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AT&T on Monday said it plans to more broadly enable the use of Apple’s FaceTime for users over its cellular network in the next few weeks, and by year’s end plans to allow video chat apps use over its network by all customers. This latest position on FaceTime and similar...
AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

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Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say. The Windows 8 trough--the suppression of...
PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

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The last concrete details we'd heard about Redbox Instant was that it was entering internal alpha testing, but now Verizon exec Eric Bruno has revealed more background information. Previous info indicated the service would focus more heavily on movies than the back catalog of TV shows that is a...
Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD
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