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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed. This week, Google held its annual I/O conference in San Francisco, revealing plans for cross-platform Google Play support, ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Say what you will about Windows Phone, but the platform’s greatest strength has always been Nokia’s Lumia phones. And the latest phone in the series, the Lumia 928, is no different. The Lumia 928 is the first high-end Lumia ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

Stitcher Radio is rolling out a new feature on its iOS app today that makes it much easier to use the streaming service while driving in a vehicle — which is exactly where radio belongs. Unlike the majority of streaming audio services, Stitcher focuses entirely on radio shows and podcasts. ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

A year ago today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg “rang the bell” to open trading in one of the most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings in history as Facebook hit the stock market. And promptly went splat. Today, not that much has changed. After debuting close to $40 and cratering to just under ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

Marketing automation business Marketo made its debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange today, and early trading looks strong, with shares up 55 percent over initial pricing. Last night, the company priced 6.1 million shares at $13 — the high end of its $11-to-$13 range — and ended up raising $79 ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

Two months ago we reported that the U.S. Department of Defense had ordered as many as 650,000 iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches from Apple. Now, after passing Pentagon tests, the devices are actually approved for use. Before authorizing any devices for use in security-conscious military environments, the military requires a ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

Maxthon has carved out a name for itself as a reliable alternative web browser built with the cloud in mind. The company has more than 120 million monthly users for its browser, which isn’t as crash-prone as those made by its rivals. Now the Beijing-based company hopes to transform the ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 341 days ago

Pizza and a movie go together like love and marriage, a horse and carriage, right? So Domino’s Brazil has hit on a genius marketing campaign: DVDs that smell like pizza. Working with video rental stores in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Domino’s stamped DVDs with heat-sensitive thermal ink and ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 372 days ago

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin This article is a comprehensive and detailed look at the key metrics that are needed to understand and optimize a SaaS business. It is a completely updated rewrite of an older post.  For this version, I have co-opted ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 372 days ago

The Bridge Group have recently published a report titled: Inside Sales for SaaS Metrics and Compensation Report for B2B technology companies   The report is based on a survey of 197 B2B technology companies, and covers topics such as: Ramp and Retention Compensation and Quota Activity and Infrastructure Inside Sales ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 524 days ago

Bruce V. Bigelow With 300 million smartphones sold worldwide during the first six months of this year, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is feeling bullish about industry trends that are carrying the wireless giant to record revenues, profits, and mobile chip shipments. Jacobs told financial analysts who gathered at the company’s ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 524 days ago

Catherine Arnst The East Coast produced some good news this week about treatments for hepatitis C, some big deals, and at long last, hope for victims of bedbugs. —Advances against deadly hepatitis C dominated biotech news at the beginning of the week as several very positive clinical trial results were ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 524 days ago

Wan Li Zhu Seed stage investing has been growing tremendously and continues to accelerate. Just in the past year, according to CB Insights, it has grown from 15 percent of total U.S. VC investment volume in Q3 2011 to 31 percent of deal volume in Q3 2012. While it’s still ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 524 days ago

AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have announced they are now offering the LTE iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad in their retail stores. Unveiled on Oct. 23, the Wi-Fi version of the iPad mini hit the market on Nov. 2, at least for those who bought it from Apple. The ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 524 days ago

The iPad Mini is proof positive why technical specs don’t matter anymore. It’s slower than both the third and fourth-generation iPads, and it features a significantly lower resolution screen that doesn’t even meet HD video standards. And yet, its miniscule size and overall convenience makes it the best iPad I’ve ...

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