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3 challenges in mobile ad monetization — and 3 ways to solve them

<i>Adam Landis is the Vice President of Business Development for LifeStreet Media.</i><p>A day doesn’t go by without news of some record-breaking funding round for a hot mobile advertising start-up, or a new analyst report forecasting that mobile ad growth will be even more dramatic than expected. Indeed, …

Why Amazon is like the cable company of the future

This week, Amazon announced plans to bring online grocery shopping to Los Angeles with a new service called Amazon Prime Fresh. For $79, Amazon Prime already gives customers two-day shipping and access to thousands of streaming movies and TV shows. But for a $299 annual fee, Prime Fresh members can …

eCommerce

Microsoft Adds Support For Google Cloud Messaging, Git And Custom APIs To Azure Mobile Services

Microsoft today announced a number of updates to its Azure Mobile Services that include support for Git source control, custom APIs and Android push notifications through Google Cloud Messaging to its mobile backend service. Azure users now also get a free 20MB SQL database for mobile services and …

The next version of Android will be aimed at low-end phones and emerging markets

Google’s Android mobile operating system, which powers the majority of smartphones on the planet, may be about to go on a crash diet that will shrink it to a size it hasn’t been since 2010. The results could be a leaner, faster mobile operating system that reinvigorates older Android phones and …

Android News

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

We’ll find out what Facebook is really up to on June 20

Forget this e-vite crap. Facebook just sent out letterpress invitations for its latest product announcement.<p>Woo, fancy.<p>On June 20, your trusty VentureBeat newshounds will be reporting live from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park and will have all the juicy details of the small team/big idea …

Pres. Obama will defend US phone and Internet surveillance programs to a skeptical G8

Today Reuters reported that at the coming G8 event, President Obama will defend the NSA’s surveillance and data collection programs that have recently caused a sensation both at home, and in foreign media.<p>The United States’ intelligence community, it was recently unveiled, collects so-called …