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- Elad Blog: How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing "The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit – Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed."
- IFTTT, A Glue Gun For Sticking Together The Web, Raises $1.5M Seed Round From Top Investors | TechCrunch "While he’s not disclosing more specific numbers, he says that over 500,000 tasks created, contained in some 14,000 recipes, with 90 million tasks being triggered to date at the current rate of 1 million per day."
- How Getting Featured in the Android Market Boosted RunKeeper App Downloads by 637% | RunKeeper
- Google requiring default ‘Holo’ theme in Android 4.0 devices for Android Market access | The Verge "The Holo theme is simpy a set of UI widgets and design elements that developers can use to build apps. While that means that 3rd party developers will have the option to design widgets and apps with the theme, it most definitely does not mean that Google is enforcing usage of the theme on anybody, least of all manufacturers."
- 13 Prozent aller Online-Weihnachtseinkäufe in den USA gingen von iOS aus | Business | News | ZDNet.de "13,4 Prozent aller Online-Weihnachtseinkäufe in den USA sind von einem Gerät mit iOS ausgegangen. Am ersten Weihnachtsfeiertag, dem 25. Dezember, wurden 7 Prozent des E-Commerce von einem iPad aus eingeleitet und 6,4 Prozent von einem iPhone. Das hat IBM durch Untersuchung von 500 Shops ermittelt.
Über Android-Geräte erfolgten dagegen nur 5 Prozent aller Bestellungen."
- So much for the penny press « BuzzMachine "So, in inflation-adjusted current pennies, The New York Times today costs 10 times more than a newspaper in 1890. Granted, Today’s Times is better than a product of the penny press. But is it worth 10x? Should it cost 10x?"
- Angry Birds for Android projected to bring $12 million a year in ad revenue to Happy Humans "Angry Birds has been downloaded 12 million times from iOS devices, each time costing the buyer a 99 cent charge. This has brought approximately $8 million to game designer Rovio after Apple takes its 30% cut. The game has also been downloaded 5 million times for free from the Android Market and unlike the version available for iOS devices, the Android model of the game is supported by advertisements.
Rovio's CEO Peter Vesterbacka says that by the end of this year (which, folks, is only about 4 weeks away), he projects earnings of $1 million a month with the advertisement supported version of Angry Birds that is free to download from the Android Market. "
- The Insanity Of Copyright Law: When Even Professionals Have No Idea They’re Breaking The Law | Techdirt "The idea that anyone should need to understand the differences between performance rights and reproduction rights and performance licenses and sync licenses, just to post a fun slide show of a summer camp, doesn't make any sense at all. It's a serious problem borne out of a history of copyright law that was designed for an entirely different purpose. It's supposed to be for commercial infringement, not personal use, and copyright law has been built by simply duct taping on new or different rights every few years as the technology changes. What you get is a hodge podge mess that's impossible for most people to understand, even those who work in the entertainment industry and who that same industry insists only wants ever more draconian copyright law."
- Rivva Blog » Ein neues Jahr "2011 bleibt für mich als das Jahr in Erinnerung, in dem Rivva das Blatt noch einmal wenden konnte. Knapp dem Projekttod entronnen, hat die Seite unterdessen sogar seine Leserzahlen verdoppeln können. [..]
Es freut mich daher außerordentlich, euch heute das Update geben zu können, dass BMW i die Werbepartnerschaft durch mokono für das gesamte Jahr 2012 verlängert." Yay!
- Best Of: neumusik.com im Dezember 2011
- For Evernote, 2011 was a year to remember — Tech News and Analysis "The company started the year with 6 million users, and ended it with 20 million users, CEO Phil Libin told me in an interview last week."
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