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Apple's iAd Focus Turns to iTunes Radio With New Real-Time Bidding Exchange

Apple's iAd team will be focusing heavily on monetizing iTunes Radio through advertising sales in the new year, reports <i>Adweek</i>. Apple's SVP of Internet software and services Eddy Cue reportedly told iAd staff that iTunes Radio ads, rather than app ads, are the new top priority.<p>Indeed, there is a new …

Top Manufacturers Like GE Have Transformed How Products Are Serviced

Instead of operating service as a cost center or outsourcing it to third parties, manufacturers need to establish an ongoing relationship with their customers, improve the lifetime experience and build loyalty while simultaneously cultivating a healthy, recurring revenue stream.<p>For example, GE …

Kima Ventures Will Allow Startups To Raise $150K Within 15 Days Via AngelList

As Paul Graham wrote a few months ago, fundraising can be incredibly distracting to a founder. It often takes months of pitching, re-pitching and paperwork to finally get your money in the bank. Kima Ventures is hoping to change this at the seed level with a new program. The seed stage investment …

Technically, you are what you wear

Ten years ago, the average American soldier on foot patrol carried roughly 100 pounds of gear. Though officials realized then they had to lighten the …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to 3D Print Batteries

Guns? Sure. Airplane engines? Why not! But 3D printing batteries has caused some headaches among researchers—until now. Because new inks and tools …

4-D printing at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab: The future will build itself.

<i>In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits</i> …

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On Smartphone-Optimized Sites, Black Friday Sales Up 187%, Thanksgiving Sales Up 258% Over Last Year

Mobile’s portion of online shopping continues to grow – this Black Friday, for example, smartphones drove a quarter of all online traffic, and 7.2% of all online sales, according to IBM Benchmark data. But the traffic and sales growth among retailers who have optimized their sites for mobile is, …

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to …

Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There's a drone for that

Off the grid: Walgreens opens self-powered pharmacy of the future

It’s been said that sunshine is the best disinfectant, but might it also be good medicine? Walgreens is betting on it with the opening of its solar-powered drugstore of the future — America’s first dedicated retail space that generates all of the energy it needs to operate on-site.<p>Built just north …

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7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

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