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TNW's European Tech5 - Help your favourite European Tech5 company get on stage at TNW Europe. IDOART. Apple Said to Fire Maps Manager After Flaws Hurt IPhone 5. Apple Inc.

Apple Said to Fire Maps Manager After Flaws Hurt IPhone 5

(AAPL)’s Eddy Cue, who took charge of map software last month, is racing to turn around the troubled service, firing a senior manager and urging partners to improve data amid an escalating rivalry with Google Inc. (GOOG) Cue, 48, senior vice president overseeing Apple’s online services, pushed out maps supervisor Richard Williamson in a management shakeup soon after taking over the program, said people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be named because the information isn’t public. Apple iPad Art Exhibition in London.

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Curation. Klout raises ~ $30 million at $200 million valuation. Klout, the startup that calculates how socially influential you are on the web, has raised a heaping pile of capital -- or so we hear from multiple sources.

Klout raises ~ $30 million at $200 million valuation

We hear from a source with 90% certainty that Klout has raised ~ $30 million at a $200 million valuation. Kleiner Perkins led the round with participation from IVP. Four other involved sources gave no comment. Klout was founded in 2008 by Joe Fernandez and Binh Tran. It previously raised $10 million from Kleiner Perkins, Greycroft Partners, ff Asset Management and angel investors. Square Processing $2B In Payments Per Year, Has Signed Up 800K Merchants. Disruptive mobile payments company Square is making a number of announcements today relating to growth and new user features.

Square Processing $2B In Payments Per Year, Has Signed Up 800K Merchants

First, the company is dropping its new user limits. For background, Square offers an iPhone, Android and iPad app which allows merchants to process and manage credit card transactions with a handy little credit card swiping device that plugs into the headset/microphone jack. The device and service is the brainchild of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey. In May, the company debuted a new service to replace the cash register and loyalty card, and in June, Square raised a $100 million in funding, which valued the company above $1 billion. Facebook releases its official iPad app. 10 October '11, 10:20pm Follow Facebook has finally revealed its official iPad app.

Facebook releases its official iPad app

Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster. 7:19 p.m. | Updated The New Coke experiment lasted less than three months.

Netflix Abandons Plan to Rent DVDs on Qwikster

Qwikster did not even make it out of the bottle. In a swift reversal, Netflix said Monday that it had decided to keep its DVD-by-mail and online streaming services together under one name and one Web site, abandoning the breakup it had announced three weeks earlier. How Groupon Uses the Cloud to Scale its Business. The Scaling Startups Series is supported by Brother International.

How Groupon Uses the Cloud to Scale its Business

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Facebook. Levchin and Gurley Say That Next Big Company Will Capture The Interest Graph. Yesterday, at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, Googler and PayPal founder Max Levchin and Benchmark GP Bill Gurley discussed “game-changing technology” and the future of the Web.

Levchin and Gurley Say That Next Big Company Will Capture The Interest Graph

Google Boost, le modèle publicitaire d’Adresses s’étend à l’ensemble des Etats-Unis. Google renforce son positionnement dans la publicité de proximité et confirme le business modèle son service Adresses.

Google Boost, le modèle publicitaire d’Adresses s’étend à l’ensemble des Etats-Unis

Désormais, au début des résultats d’Adresse, les utilisateurs retrouverons des annonces publicitaires. Un taux de rebond qui excède 50% est mauvais signe - taux de rebond. Le taux de rebond est le rapport entre le nombre d'internautes qui ne visitent qu'une page d'un site et le nombre de visiteurs total.

Un taux de rebond qui excède 50% est mauvais signe - taux de rebond

La croissance de l'e-commerce français dépasse 26 % en 2010. Awards: The Full List of Finalists. The Mashable Awards, our annual contest highlighting the very best the web has to offer, is entering its final round.

Awards: The Full List of Finalists

After receiving 700,000 nominations, we've narrowed down the 40,000+ nominees to just five finalists per category. You have from now until December 15 to pick the winners. If you have questions about the Mashable Awards and the list of finalists, please post them to our GetSatisfaction page. Here is the full list of the finalists in each category. 10 Business Models That Rocked 2010. Emailvision acquis par Francisco Partners - Principales acquisitions de l'e-business en 2010. Pendant l'été, Emailvision est devenu proporiété de Francisco Partners, un fonds d'investissement américain spécialisé dans les nouvelles technologies.

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Itunes.apple. Mobile. Infographie : les marques les plus virales en 2010. La fin d’année approche et les bilans aussi, après le lip dub reprenant tous les buzz de l’année, voici une infographie qui revient sur les marques les plus virales en 2010. On retrouvera donc les marques et personnes qui ont été les plus vues sur le net, mais aussi celles qui ont été le plus partagées sur les réseaux sociaux (Facebook et Twitter). Vous avez aimé cet article ? The Real Reason Groupon Is Selling: They’re Nervous About Publishers. La quasi-totalité des jeunes est connectée à Internet - Usages Internet des jeunes. Les adolescents entre 12 et 17 ans passent en moyenne 16 heures sur Internet chaque semaine, contre 14 heures devant la télévision. Avec les cadres, et contrairement à l'ensemble de la population, aux ouvriers et aux seniors, ils sont la seule catégorie à consacrer plus de temps à Internet qu'à la télévision.

Facebook Acquires a Startup That Knows You Like a Friend(.ly) Two-year-old social network enhancing service Friend.ly has been acquired by Facebook, announced the Friend.ly blog earlier today. Friend.ly is a place where people can get to know each other based on random questions you might have in common. Answer a question posed by the service, and you'll be able to see how other people have answered that question. You can also search for a question by typing it into the site's search bar. So, are you ready to get even more friend.ly with Facebook? For example, I typed in the phrase "how many," and the following questions popped up: