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Why Australians called and texted each other less on Christmas Day

An 80 per cent surge in data usage suggests a different type of communication has become more popular over the year.<p>A record 1650 terabytes of data …

A Quick Exercise To Generate 9 New Growth Ideas

Common sense usually leads to average outcomes. Here’s how to get to uncommonly good thoughts.<p>It’s 1:54 a.m. I should be asleep. But two distractions are keeping me going. First, my house is dead silent, a state it rarely achieves with three young kids. Second, I returned home from a strategy …

PayPal moves one step closer to replacing your wallet with new iPhone, Android apps

After discussing its vision of a digital payments future over the past few years, PayPal is finally making it a reality today with the launch of its new iPhone and Android apps.<p>The apps (free on iPhone and Android) offer some innovative new features, such as the capability to order and pay for …

Bristol physicists working to bring quantum cryptology to our phones

It's no secret that our phones are often vulnerable to the occasional malicious hack, no matter how much we believe our passwords to be secure. But what if the encryption methods we used were based on the laws of physics instead of just mathematical formulas? The answer might just lie in quantum …

How to slaughter a patent troll in 5 steps

A few weeks ago, I got a letter from the scum of the earth: a patent troll. As an entrepreneur, I’m no stranger to having to deal with patent trolls, …

With 200+ Buyers Signed Up, Acquisition Marketplace Exitround Announces First Exit (But Won’t Say Who)

Exitround, the website that launched earlier this year that lets startups anonymously seek acquirers, is announcing that it has facilitated its very first acquisition.<p>Pretty exciting, right? But what’s the startup? Who did the acquiring? Well, co-founder and CEO Jacob Mullins isn’t saying. He …

Tom’s Planner Acquires Gantt Chart Service Competitor Gantto

Tom’s Planner, a web-based project management service, has acquired a competitor in providing Gantt charts to track projects: Y-Combinator-backed Gantto. The company plans to merge Gantto’s users and features into one platform under the existing brand.<p>Gantto launched its product in 2010, less than …

The Potent Lesson In Understanding How Yelp Learned To Listen

The key to any relationship is communication, right? Yelp founder Jeremy Stoppelman on why it’s the same for you and your users.<p>The story of Yelp is one of not-quite-foreseen potential: as CEO Jeremy Stoppelman will say, the company launched as a way to ask people for recommendations of where they …

Microsoft is emerging as the social search leader and Google should be worried

Four years into the Bing era and Microsoft’s still nascent search platform has yet to make a dent in Google’s dominance. But while many have written …

Concert Window, The Netflix For Live Concerts, Gives Fans A New, Mobile-Friendly Venue On The Web

Back in February, we introduced you to EvntLive, a new startup backed by Silicon Valley veterans that’s on a mission to create a scalable platform for broadcasting live concerts, from arenas to small clubs, backed by a library of recorded shows, profiles and music info. Of course, a platform for …

How to Measure Your Company’s Digital Marketing Efforts

The thing about digital marketing strategies is that every company has one, even if you’re not the one actively controlling it. Even if you’ve never …

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