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T-Mobile to offer data roaming in 100 countries at no additional cost [updated]

From the most expensive international roaming plans to the cheapest, in an instant<p>T-Mobile just keeps plugging away at its "UNcarrier" …

Cellular Networks

Netflix Launches in the Netherlands

Film and video streaming service Netflix has touched down in the Netherlands — the home of The Next Web — today, where it is offering its service to users for €7.99 per month. Readers in the country can visit www.netflix.nl to get started.<p>The launch comes good on an announcement Netflix made back …

Lean methodology: Building a product company with the lessons of Steve Blank & Eric Ries

We started Modify Watches in 2010, after graduating from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. During school, I had worked on a sustainability …

KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The …

Internet of Things

Meet the Man Who Sold a Month-Old App to Dropbox for $100M

When Mailbox sold itself to Dropbox for a reported $100 million or so this March, the month-old iPhone app wasn't even available to the public. …

3 Reasons Most Presentations Fail

Make your sales presentations more compelling and interesting.<p>When sales presentations and pitches fail, it's almost always because the presenter made one of these three basic (and fortunately correctable) mistakes, according to Dean Schantz, CEO of DNA Field Branding:<p><b>1. Presenting Too Much</b> …

Public Speaking

Google’s Three-Hour I/O Keynote Boils Down To These Highlights And One Theme: Foundation

Today’s three-hour-long Google I/O keynote came with plenty of announcements, but the company mostly assured us that it is focused on building frameworks that can benefit developers and consumers.<p>We saw a more unified company that needed three hours in one session to get their message across. …

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything

Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It’s all thanks to the Internet of Things.<p>If you are not familiar with the term, the Internet of …

The End of Traditional Ad Agencies

Much like newspapers, conventional advertising agencies are becoming irrelevant. When one person with a wireless connection can be an agency, a media company, or even a manufacturer, traditional advertising organizations have to change their culture, processes, structure, talent policies, …

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …