Archive | March 13th, 2012

A Big Idea: Y Combinator Now Lets Founders Apply Without… An Idea

Posted on 13 March 2012

Venture firms like to pull in experienced founders to become entrepreneurs in residence — people who typically come in without a clear idea of what they want to do, who may simply be tasked with thinking up a new company.

AT&T Gets Dirty, Threatens Plaintiff With Termination Of Service Unless He Shuts Up [Update: ATT Responds]

Posted on 13 March 2012

Let me catch you up: Matt Spaccarelli, an everyday guy from California, recently took AT&T to small claims court regarding its questionable throttling practices .

Facebook Pages Race To Adopt Timeline, 8M Of 37M+ Upgraded In 10 Days

Posted on 13 March 2012

On March 30th, Facebook will forcibly migrate all Pages onto the Timeline redesign , but Facebook tells me it only took 10 days for 8 million of the more than 37 million Pages that have been set up to opt into the change. The stats are a sign of success that show the added features are ones admins want, considering tons of Facebook Pages get set up and forgotten about. However, it will take a while to see whether Timeline actually helps Pages market more effectively. So far the most popular Pages that have switched haven’t seen growth rates increase

To Boost Windows Azure, Microsoft Launches Company’s First-Ever Startup Accelerator

Posted on 13 March 2012

Today, Microsoft is launching the first startup accelerator in the company’s history in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure.

Fly Or Die: The LG Spectrum

Posted on 13 March 2012

The Spectrum has been a busy little diva the last few days, strutting in and out of our NYC studio like she belongs there. So much in fact, that I’ve given her a gender and started to refer to her in gender-specific pronouns. A scary thought, to say the least.

Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?

Posted on 13 March 2012

The lawsuit filed on Monday by Yahoo against Facebook over alleged infringements of certain “method” patents was a high profile step for Yahoo to take in the lead-up to Facebook’s IPO.

Onesheet On-The-Go: Music Service Now Lets Artists Connect With Fans Across Mobile Devices

Posted on 13 March 2012

If you’re in a band and you don’t know Onesheet , you should check it out.

Now You Can Make Your AT&T Galaxy Note Play Nice With T-Mobile HSPA+

Posted on 13 March 2012

Know what I love about Android hackers? They’ve got moxie. Take a look at these folks on the XDA-developer forums: a user named itsjusttime put up a bounty post offering cold hard cash to whoever could get AT&T’s Galaxy Note I717 up and running on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.

Last Week to Pre-Order Inside Virtual Goods: Spending and Usage Patterns of the Social and Mobile Gaming Audience 2012

Posted on 13 March 2012

If 2011 is remembered as the year that games on mobile platforms grew quickly and games on social networks continued to mature, 2012 is quickly becoming the year that mobile games ecosystems are beginning to mature as well. Given massive changes in the Facebook monetization ecosystem over the last year, last year’s hit games are fighting for their lives, and new developers and games are climbing the leaderboards. At the same time, larger players are consolidating smaller studios and teams, investing heavily in a portfolio approach across mobile and social, and large media companies and traditional game developers continue to plot their social and mobile gaming strategies. Get the Annual Membership Get Annual Membership (Includes Report + 3 Additional Quarterly Issues): $2,495 $1,995 USD* OR Buy Single Report: $995 $795 USD* * Pre-order discount ends March 19, 2012

How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems

Posted on 13 March 2012

Somewhere off in the future, there will be a mobile app that shows you all of the nearby people who you might find interesting — without you having to click a single button to check in. But we’re not there yet, as thousands of South By Southwest attendees have been discovering over the last few days.

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