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Nokia’s Richard Kerris: People Won’t Remember Our Troubles By Next Spring

Nokia’s troubles today will be all but forgotten come next year, according to Richard Kerris, Nokia’s global head of developer relations. By spring, he said during an interview in Sydney, Australia earlier today, people won’t talk about the problems the company is having now. That doesn’t mean the next months won’t be hard for Nokia, but in Kerris’ view, the company will come out ...

08 Jul 6:40 PM 0 Read More...

How Colleges Are Becoming Entrepreneurial

Editor’s note: Dan Schawbel is the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and management consulting firm. He is also the #1 international bestselling author of Me 2.0 and was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 list in 2010. Subscribe to his updates at Facebook.com/DanSchawbel. Colleges are starting to become startup incubators by offering a variety of classes and ...

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Ad Retargeter Criteo: People Who Click On Ads Totally Aren’t Losers

What kind of person clicks on ads? When I talk to ad companies, there’s a lot of discussion about how ads are supposed to be relevant, targeted based on user intent, and so on, but I’ve never entirely shaken the suspicion that the real answer is: Suckers. That suspicion? A company called Criteo just released some research saying it’s pretty much a myth. Keep in mind that Criteo offers a...

08 Jul 4:06 PM 0 Read More...

India’s Prizm Payments On Track To Hit $50B In Transactions, Plans Square-Style Service For Feature Phones

One of the more innovative moves in mobile commerce has been the rise of services like Square, PayPal’s Here, iZettle, Payleven, and mPowa, which are based around using a dongle to turn a smartphone into a payment processor. Now Prizm Payments, an India-based payments company, is eyeing up how to bring that concept to its home market’s 670 million+ mobile subscribers, by offering a simila...

08 Jul 3:40 PM 0 Read More...

The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 (So Far)

Editor’s note: Brad Spirrison is the Managing Editor of mobile app discovery services Appolicious, AndroidApps.com (which includes the Appolicious Android App) and AppVee. This is his third year of writing a semi-annual TechCrunch post on top mobile apps.  Halfway into 2012, there are now more than 1.2 million mobile applications available to download to iOS and Android devices. With so ma...

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Tmura: The Non-Profit that Uses Israeli Startup Exits to Do Good

Tmura, an Israeli non-profit, is closing on its 10-year anniversary. In a decade’s worth of work it has contributed a whopping $6.3M+ to educational programs. The extraordinary amount isn’t the result of efficient fundraising, rather, of having been allotted small amounts of options by early-stage startups. Tmura then exercises these options when the startups see a liquidation event. Ou...

08 Jul 11:25 AM 0 Read More...

8 Ways Mobile Developers Can Make The Most Money On Their Apps

Editor’s note: Mitchell Weisman is CEO at global marketing and digital advertising company LifeStreet Media. Have a mobile app? Wondering if advertising can help you make money from that app? Here are eight must-know tips to help you turn mobile app inventory into dollars. 1. It takes customers to make money While this is a piece about monetizing apps, the amount of money you can generat...

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Bringing Technologies To Mobile Applications

Editor’s note:  GD (Ram) Ramkumar is a serial entrepreneur and computer scientist. He was founder and CTO of SnapTell (acquired by Amazon in 2009) and is now the Founder and CEO of Concept.io, a new mobile startup. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. I started as a mobile entrepreneur in the pre-iPhone era in 2006 as the founder of SnapTell, the first successful mobile app ...

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Could Cloud Gaming Kill The Next-Generation Video Game Console?

The current generation of game consoles is getting a bit long in the tooth, but signs point to late 2013 as the earliest that a replacement for either the PlayStation or Xbox consoles will come online. But then something interesting  happened this past week, which could change the way that console makers think about their hardware and software service: Sony bought cloud gaming company GaiKai...

07 Jul 11:00 PM 0 Read More...

Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S III

I said in my review that the Samsung Galaxy S III is the phone you’ve been waiting for, and the same holds true in this latest episode of Fly Or Die. John and I took a look at the various specs, namely the NFC-style features and S-Voice, and we both walked away with a warm, fuzzy feeling. To put it quite bluntly, the Galaxy S III is far and away the best Android phone you can buy today. ...

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