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Project delays anger Kickstarter backers

Thursday, November 15, 2012 | More »

Kickstarter is on course to triple the amount of money pledged to projects on its crowdfunding site this year, with $277m offered to would-be creators in the first 10 months of 2012 compared with about $100m in 2011. But as creators and entrepreneurs flock to Kickstarter with ever-more-ambitious id...


The savvy network behind Summly

It’s the perfect dotcom success story: a 17-year-old from south London topping App Store charts with an iPhone app he developed in his bedroom and scooping a $1m investment. But the school uniform-to-riches tale of Nick D’Aloisio and his Summly news app tells only half the story. Though he taug...

9 November, 2012 | More »


Concern over cost of reaching Facebook ‘fans’

Facebook’s changes to the algorithms governing what appears in each user’s news feed are worrying advertisers and agencies, who say the social network is forcing them to buy more ads to reach their “fans”. The social network is constantly trying to improve its best guesses fo...

16 October, 2012 | More »


Twitter co-founder to focus on start-up

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s product mastermind and the last remaining co-founder still working at the social media site, has stepped back from day-to-day operations to focus on his other start-up, payments firm Square. The confirmation of his role on Tuesday came as Twitter makes changes to how it ...

11 October, 2012 | More »


Instagram is overtaking Twitter on mobile

Twitter has been touting its success as a “mobile first” social  network, capitalising on the biggest perceived weakness of its  main rival Facebook. One recent estimate from eMarketer has even suggested that  Twitter will generate more revenues from mobile ads than  Facebook this year. But ...

28 September, 2012 | More »


Apple stumbles in delivering web services

Apple’s decision to replace Google Maps with its own mapping software in its latest iPhone has caused controversy among some users, many of whom took to its forums and social media sites to protest this week. However, the move is consistent with Steve Jobs’ founding vision that Apple sho...

21 September, 2012 | More »


Facebook tests mobile ad network

Facebook is exploring new ways to target advertising using its 950m users’ data beyond its own website and apps, starting with the test of a new mobile ad network. The social media company, which is under pressure to find new sources of revenue from mobile devices, said on Tuesday that it was test...

19 September, 2012 | More »

Apple edges ahead in smartphone stakes

For a company whose informal motto is “insanely great”, many observers’ reaction to Apple’s new iPhone was merely: “good enough”. But most believe that will be plenty to give Apple back its edge over main rival Samsung and over Google’s Android software which powers the Korean manufact...

13 September, 2012 | More »


Twitter beats Facebook on mobile ads

Twitter has taken an early lead over Facebook in the mobile advertising market, analysts say, despite the 140-character messaging site’s fewer users. EMarketer, a market research group, published a report on Thursday suggesting that Twitter will earn almost twice as much revenue from mobile ad...

7 September, 2012 | More »

Hackers embarrass Apple with data leak

Apple faced a major embarrassment on the eve of the launch of its new iPhone when hackers published a trove of sensitive information about 1m Apple devices online. The hacker group AntiSec, an offshoot of the Anonymous and Lulzsec collectives which last year targeted Sony, News International and ...

5 September, 2012 | More »

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