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Google/YouTube Reportedly Prepping To Buy Twitch. Yowza.

Google/YouTube Reportedly Prepping To Buy Twitch

Pinterest Is Now Worth $5 Billion. 4chan's Christopher Poole Is Not Rich. The Makings Of A Snapchat Star. The internet has democratized our ability to become celebrities.

The Makings Of A Snapchat Star

The Peculiar Worthlessness Of Yahoo. New calculations show that the company's core business is valued at negative-$10 billion.

The Peculiar Worthlessness Of Yahoo

What? Reuters Yahoo is huge. Startup: From Craigslist To Amazon Killer. Découvrez le matériau qui va radicalement changer le monde: le graphèn. About.com CEO Neil Vogel Discusses The Challenges Of Evolving An Established Brand. About.com has never been the coolest website on the internet.

About.com CEO Neil Vogel Discusses The Challenges Of Evolving An Established Brand

With a grayish background and an ugly logo, it was the place you landed when you searched for help with something, but you rarely went there on your own. This is the product that Neil Vogel took over one year ago, when he was made CEO of About.com. Inside Story of Clinkle. Petition Demanding Removal Of Condoleezza Rice From Dropbox Board Pops Up Online, On Twitter. Internet activists are at it again.

Petition Demanding Removal Of Condoleezza Rice From Dropbox Board Pops Up Online, On Twitter

Following yesterday’s news regarding the appointment of Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, to the board of cloud storage and syncing service Dropbox, a petition has sprung up online, demanding that users tell Dropbox they’re opposed this move, and threaten to leave the service if Rice isn’t removed from the board. APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO. Marissa Mayer Biography.

Is Jawbone Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat? Long before there were wearable devices, there was Jawbone.

Is Jawbone Apple And Google’s Biggest Threat?

The brainchild of founder and CEO Hosain Rahman, the hardware and gadgets manufacturer is now a multi-billion-dollar company that is becoming a personal electronics powerhouse and brand. How Could Snapchat Make Money? College Kids. Over 77 percent of college students are using Snapchat at least once every single day, according to research by Sumpto.

How Could Snapchat Make Money? College Kids

And even more stunning, 45 percent of college kids aged 18-24 would open a snap from a brand they didn’t know, while 73 percent of students would open a snap from a brand they already know. Though Snapchat hasn’t yet determined a revenue model, data like this suggests that native advertising is a pretty viable route. Snapchat could let brands send their own animated (or taped) videos to the entire Snapchat user base, or even targeted demographics based on location, age, and other factors. Snapchat’s own Terms of Service explain that it has access to more than enough of personal data (like name, phone number, email, location, device info, and age) to start pin-pointing users for brands, and the ToS even provides for Snapchat to use this data for “advertisements.”

And all that without any connection whatsoever to Facebook or Facebook Connect. Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets. With 450 million monthly users and a million more signing up each day, WhatsApp was just too far ahead in the international mobile messaging race for Facebook to catch up, as you can see in the chart above that we made last year.

Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets

Facebook either had to surrender the linchpin to mobile social networking abroad, or pony up and acquire WhatsApp before it got any bigger. It chose the latter. Facebook recently said on its earnings call a few weeks ago that its November relaunch of Messenger led to a 70 percent increase in usage, with many more messages being sent. But much of that was likely in the United States and Canada where the standalone messaging app war is still to be won. Internationally, Facebook was late to the Messenger party. WhatsApp launched in 2009 with the right focus on a lean, clean, and fast mobile messaging app. Unlike PC-based social networking, there is no outstanding market leader in mobile messaging. White House: Without Net Neutrality, The Internet Would Be An Inaccessible “Toll Road” In case you wondered whether the White House is deliberately ignoring its petition platform, the President’s Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, wrote an official blog post in support of net neutrality.

White House: Without Net Neutrality, The Internet Would Be An Inaccessible “Toll Road”

“Absent net neutrality, the Internet could turn into a high-priced private toll road that would be inaccessible to the next generation of visionaries,” wrote Park about the contentious law that will allow Internet service providers to charge more money for some websites. Yahoo Could Do Search Because It Needs The Money. Yahoo could be getting back into the search game.

Yahoo Could Do Search Because It Needs The Money

Its long-suffering deal with Microsoft has underperformed, making recent revelations that the company is working on building new search products hardly surprising. If the projects are serious — meaning they are more than experiments or attempts at leverage for the coming discussion it will have with Microsoft on per-search revenue — Yahoo could be working to create a product that will replace nearly one-third of its current revenue. In its calendar third quarter of last year, Yahoo earned 31 percent of its total revenue from the search deal with Microsoft. As a percentage of its revenue, the Bing search deal is of growing importance to Yahoo. For the nine months ending last September 30, 30 percent of the company’s revenue came from the deal, or slightly less over the nine-quarter period than the last quarter reported. So, 24 to 27 to 30 to 31 percent. Bell Canada, les données des abonnés et la publicité (trop) ciblée… 

Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion. REVIEW: The Nest Thermostat. Business Insider Our Nest! Over the summer, my wife and I bought a house. When it started to get cold here in the Northeast, we decided to get a Nest thermostat. Nest Gives Google A Head Start On The Future Of Hardware. 3 $ pour 1000 admirateurs Facebook. Le reportage de Vincent Maisonneuve Une nouvelle génération d'ateliers clandestins voit le jour dans le monde. Des « sweatshops » version 2.0 où l'on ne fabrique pas des vêtements.

Les travailleurs, très souvent sous-payés, passent plutôt de longues heures à cliquer « J'aime » sur la page Facebook d'une entreprise ou à s'abonner au compte Twitter d'une vedette sportive. Un texte de Vincent Maisonneuve. La Suisse veut devenir le coffre-fort numérique du monde. Une employée d'Amazon raconte «la peur organisée» Amélie (1), 30 ans, a travaillé quelques semaines au sein de la plateforme d’Amazon à Montélimar (Drôme). Alors que des grèves pour des hausses de salaires se poursuivent en Allemagne, nous avons décidé de publier son témoignage, saisissant, sur les conditions de travail au sein du numéro 1 mondial de la vente en ligne. «Les agences d’intérim de Montélimar recrutent en fin d’année des hordes de salariés sur les quatre postes de travail de la plateforme Amazon, implantée il y a trois ans.

Vous pouvez y être admis comme "eacher", pour réceptionner les marchandises et les enregistrer informatiquement; "stower", pour les ranger dans les kilomètres d’étagères de l’entrepôt; "picker", pour arpenter les allées et rassembler les produits commandés; ou "packer", pour les emballer avant expédition. «C’est en tant que pickeuse que j’ai découvert l’univers d’Amazon. Airfy. Silicon Supercapacitor Powers Phones for Weeks on Single Charge. Material scientists at Vanderbilt University have developed a supercapacitor made out of silicon. Previously thought to be kind of a crazy idea, the silicon capacitor can be built into a chip – which means cell phones that work for weeks without needing a charge, or solar cells that produce energy with or without the sun. Pretty sweet deal. Published in Scientific Reports, the first-ever silicon supercap stores energy by gathering ions on the surface of the porous material.

Who Wins in the Battle for Power on the Internet? Distributed citizen groups and nimble hackers once had the edge. Now governments and corporations are catching up. Apple's Business Model is Backwards — And it Works Like Crazy. Give away the razor handles, make money on the razor blades. Careers at Amazon: Why It's So Hard to Climb Jeff Bezos's Corporate Ladder. Samsung Goes First, Google Experiments And Apple Refines. How San Francisco Tech Companies Justify Their Tax Breaks. Ray Dolby, Innovator of Cinema Sound, Has Died. 90% of Yelp Users Say Positive Reviews Affect Their Purchases. A Magical Window That Blocks Noise But Lets Breezes Pass Through. Where the Most Important Part of Your Battery Comes From.

Did Apple Just Ally With Microsoft Against Google? Tim Cook Just Signaled A Huge Change In Apple's iPhone Strategy. « Fairphone », vers un smartphone équitable. Yahoo shells out $1.1 billion for Tumblr. Is Marissa Mayer About to Buy Tumblr for $1 Billion? Scientists have been using quantum internet for years. Unlimited Wi-Fi Access Throughout the Americas. Baromètre de compétitivité AQT.