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In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable

In Changing News Landscape, Even Television is Vulnerable | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

From PewResearchCenter — Trends in News Consumption: 1991-2012

 

While traditional news platforms have lost audience, online news consumption has been undergoing major changes as well. Nearly one-in-five Americans (17%) say they got news yesterday on a mobile device yesterday, with the vast majority of these people (78%) getting news on their cell phone. Among smartphone owners, nearly a third (31%) got news yesterday on a mobile device.

 

The second major trend in online news consumption is the rise of news on social networks. Today, 19% of the public says they saw news or news headlines on social networking sites yesterday, up from 9% two years ago. And the percentage regularly getting news or news headlines on these sites has nearly tripled, from 7% to 20%.

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Twitter Just Isn't Mainstream

Twitter Just Isn't Mainstream | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
People know about it, but they don't use it.

Twitter is a wonderful, revolutionary communication tool that media organizations around the world are using. It is not, however, a mainstream product for users yet. Below you can see a chart from the Pew research just 11% of people has seen news on Twitter, versus 47% for Facebook, Google+, and other social sites.

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Venture Capital Secret: 3 of 4 Start-Ups Fail

Venture Capital Secret: 3 of 4 Start-Ups Fail | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Of the 6,613 U.S.-based companies initially funded by venture capital between 2006 and 2011, 84% now are closely held and operating independently, 11% were acquired or made initial public offerings of stock and 4% went out of business, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Less than 1% are currently in IPO registration.

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Square raises $200M, Plans to Go Global

Square raises $200M, Plans to Go Global | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Square, the fastest-growing mobile payments company in the U.S., has just closed its latest financing round, the start-up told in a short announcement on its website. No details are provided, but according to various sources the company has raised $200 million at a $3.25 billion valuation. By comparison, in its previous funding round last year, Square had raised $100 million at a valuation of $1.6 billion. Since then, the company’s processing volume has grown exponentially and its staff has more than doubled.

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The Collapse Of The Microsoft-Intel Monopoly

The Collapse Of The Microsoft-Intel Monopoly | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

A brief, visual history of the personal computing battlefield since 1975

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Retailers introduce indoor navigation in apps

Retailers introduce indoor navigation in apps | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

"Mobile brings the (online store) to the store." : according to Walmart about 15% of page views for their mobile app come from shoppers in stores.

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More Data Beats Better Algorithms — Or Does It?

More Data Beats Better Algorithms — Or Does It? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Having more data does trump a better algorithm, but it's not that simple.
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a YCombinator partner experiences 6 months mobile email absolute diet

a YCombinator partner experiences 6 months mobile email absolute diet | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Worth a full read on his blog :

 

Six months ago I deleted email from my phone by unlinking my Gmail account from the iPhone Mail app. Technically I could still check my email using Safari but I use 1Password to manage my passwords and the experience on mobile requires several,...

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Get Ready For 'Super Wi-Fi' To Be A Big Thing In 2013

Get Ready For 'Super Wi-Fi' To Be A Big Thing In 2013 | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

By this time next year, thousands of people will be using a new longer-range kind of Wi-Fi commonly called "super Wi-Fi."


Super Wi-Fi isn't really Wi-Fi, a form of wireless networking which uses unlicensed spectrum. Instead, it's a new kind of wireless network running on unused or underused spectrum known as "white spaces." It's championed by the likes of Google and Microsoft.

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How To Be a Genius: Apple's Secret Employee Training Manual

How To Be a Genius: Apple's Secret Employee Training Manual | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Apple tells its new recruits exactly what what to think and say. How do we know? Gizmodo read Apple's secret Genius Training Manual from cover to cover.

 

It's a penetrating look inside Apple: psychological mastery, banned words, roleplaying—you've never seen anything like it.

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smartphone adoption growing 10x faster than PC business in the 1980's

smartphone adoption growing 10x faster than PC business in the 1980's | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history.  Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution, 2X faster than that of 90s Internet Boom and 3X faster than that of recent social network adoption. 

 

Five years into the smart device growth curve, expansion of this new technology is rapidly expanding beyond early adopter markets such as such as North America and Western Europe, creating a true worldwide addressable market.

 

Overall, Flurry estimates that there were over 640 million iOS and Android devices in use during the month of July 2012.

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Why Quora Is Wikipedia's Worst Nightmare

Why Quora Is Wikipedia's Worst Nightmare | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

If the buzz in Silicon Valley is to be believed, the decade-old compendium of common knowledge Wikipedia could very well be replaced in the near future by a startup run by ex-Facebookers.


Instead people will be visitingQuora, a San Francisco-based$400 million startup that's basically an extremely flexible and powerful question-and-answer site, because Quoradelivers new and relevant content in addition to having a giant database of information.

Here is why:

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The other side of #BYOD : there is always a trade-off

The other side of #BYOD : there is always a trade-off | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Employees allowed to bring their own devices to work and given the flexibility to adjust their work schedules often work an extra five to 20 hours extra per week, a new survey claims.

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EU project boosts mobile capacity tenfold to 1Gb/s per square km

EU project boosts mobile capacity tenfold to 1Gb/s per square km | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Alvarion demonstrates ultra-dense small cell platform to push towards gigabit networks at affordable cost

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Criteo lève 30 millions d'euros

Criteo lève 30 millions d'euros | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Ce tour de table doit permettre d'alimenter l'impressionnante croissance du groupe.

 

Créée en 2005, la start-up a généré un chiffre d'affaires de 9 millions de dollars en 2009, puis de 60 millions en 2010, et de 200 millions l'année dernière. Et le rythme devrait se poursuivre cette année, avec en plus un plan de recrutement de 250 salariés, qui permettra d'étoffer une structure aujourd'hui composée de 700 salariés.

 

La raison de ce succès : une solution de « publicité display à la performance ». La société propose ainsi aux annonceurs des espaces publicitaires personnalisés en fonction des habitudes de navigation de l'internaute qu'elle recueille de façon anonyme et qu'elle exploite via un algorithme développé spécialement. Une solution qui lui permet de revendiquer un taux de clic dix fois supérieur au marché, aux alentours de 0,6 %. De quoi lui permettre d'envisager l'avenir avec sérénité, et notamment une introduction en Bourse. «  On se met en ordre de bataille», commente sobrement Jean-Baptiste Rudelle.

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Two Charts Spell Out Just How Disappointing Apple's iPhone 5 Sales Really Are

Two Charts Spell Out Just How Disappointing Apple's iPhone 5 Sales Really Are | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

According to Gene Munster, opening weekend sales grew 70 percent between the 3GS and the iPhone 4, and then  an astounding 135 percent between the 4 and the 4s. That's acceleration. iPhone 5 sales,  meanwhile, grew only 25 percent. That's massive deceleration.

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iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed

iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Apple thankfully didn't obscure the details of its A6 slide at the launch event, which gave us a Samsung part number: K3PE7E700F-XGC2. Through crafty navigation of Samsung's product guide, Brian Klug got us the details. The K3P tells us we're looking at a dual-channel LPDDR2 package with 32-bit channels. The E7E7 gives us the density of each of the two DRAM die (512MB per die, 1GB total). The final two characters in the part number give us the cycle time/data rate, which in this case is 1066MHz.

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Nokia, Apple, experience and the near future by @mexfeed

Nokia, Apple, experience and the near future by @mexfeed | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Price and shipping might not seem like the traditional remit of a user experience team, but they should be.


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If you look at it from a customer perspective, there's no mystery to the success of the iPhone: it fits your life better. It only seems mysterious when you can't understand why someone would choose a slower processor, smaller screen and fewer megapixels. The mystery comes from measuring the wrong metrics and, indeed, trying to measure intangibles which can't be calculated in a spreadsheet.

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A Year Without a Computer

A Year Without a Computer | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Could you succeed in every aspect of your job using just a smartphone or tablet? One exec decided to try it for a year. Here's what he has learned.

Caveat: success depends a lot on the type of job, and in this particular case there is some strong bias
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Google Is Activating 1.3 Million Android Devices On A Daily Basis

Google Is Activating 1.3 Million Android Devices On A Daily Basis | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt revealed the company is now activating 1.3 million Android devices on a daily basis, up from 900,000 in July.

 

For some context, Apple sold ~46.4 million iOS devices last quarter, or 515,500 per day.

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how to check if your Apple device UDID has been compromised by the AntiSec leak

how to check if your Apple device UDID has been compromised by the AntiSec leak | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
If you're worried that you might own one of the 1 million Apple devices that have had their UDIDs leaked by AntiSec, reportedly from a breach of an FBI agent's laptop, our rockstar ...
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The 6 Apple Patents Samsung Violated

The 6 Apple Patents Samsung Violated | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

So Apple won its big patent lawsuit against Samsung (at least 1st round) and everyone commented about the consequences and the Apple Tax, but what about the ground ?

 

Business Insider have pulled together the six patents the jury says Samsung violated.

 

For instance Utility Patent 163: Enlarging documents by tapping the screen : you know when you double tap text that is too small and it enlarges? Or when you double tap and the text centers?

 

Well Apple owns that patent and the jury agreed that Samsung violated this one with 12 of its phones

 

Maybe Steven Spielberg or John Underkoffler should have patented most of Minority Report's gestures after all as evidenced in http://fon.gs/minority-report-ui-analysis

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VMware prepares for the all-software future

VMware prepares for the all-software future | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Summary: VMware is preparing its technologies for a future where the datacentre is viewed as a set of multiple services rather than as a collection of virtual machines and infrastructure.
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NASA to launch smartphone-powered nanosatellites

NASA to launch smartphone-powered nanosatellites | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
NASA is relying on a small team of engineers at its Ames Research Center in the Bay Area’s Moffett Field to develop three nanosatellites powered by Android smartphones.

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