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Content Insider # 348 - Thinking, Doing By Miles Weston I'm not really sure if it is easy to innovate when you're staring at all of the big data or if the data just makes it easier to justify your decision. Perhaps because I suck at math I put less faith in someone who crunched the numbers to come up with an idea or someone who came up with an idea and pursued it, forced it to happen. When you're working on something innovative - really innovative - you should be uncomfortable because it's different. Following the work of others is like the second dog in a dog team...the view is the same most of the time. ...Read More »
Video: Google Granting Around Half Europe’s Search De-Index Requests — But Won’t Say How It’s Making Decisions By Clip Syndicate A meeting between European regulators and search engines was held to discuss the latter group’s implementation of a recent European Court of Justice privacy ruling. It emerged that Google has received around 91,000 requests from Europeans to de-index personal information that is outdated or irrelevant, with requests relating to a total of around 328,000 links. ...Read More »
Video: Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality By Clip Syndicate Samsung’s VR efforts are one leaky ship lately, with a report today echoing earlier rumors that the company would be partnering with Oculus VR for its own headset . Based on the leaked app screens, the Samsung Gear VR device will indeed mount a Galaxy smartphone in front of your face, likely similar to the way that Google Cardboard works with Android devices. ...Read More »
Video: Appealing To Women, Social Fitness App PumpUp Raises $2.4M Led By General Catalyst By Clip Syndicate You would think that combining a health and fitness app with social networking features had kinda been done for a while. PumpUp, a social fitness app (on iOS/Android) says it has found a sweet spot in this area by appealing in particular to women via allowing them to post photos of their progress, thus creating a highly focused, supportive social community. The company is now closed a $2.4 million seed round led by General Catalyst Partners. ...Read More »
Video: Appealing To Women, Social Fitness App PumpUp Raises $2.4M Led By General Catalyst By Clip Syndicate You would think that combining a health and fitness app with social networking features had kinda been done for a while. PumpUp, a social fitness app (on iOS/Android) says it has found a sweet spot in this area by appealing in particular to women via allowing them to post photos of their progress, thus creating a highly focused, supportive social community. The company is now closed a $2.4 million seed round led by General Catalyst Partners. ...Read More »
Video: Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality By Clip Syndicate Samsung’s VR efforts are one leaky ship lately, with a report today echoing earlier rumors that the company would be partnering with Oculus VR for its own headset . Based on the leaked app screens, the Samsung Gear VR device will indeed mount a Galaxy smartphone in front of your face, likely similar to the way that Google Cardboard works with Android devices. ...Read More »
Video: Appealing To Women, Social Fitness App PumpUp Raises $2.4M Led By General Catalyst By Clip Syndicate You would think that combining a health and fitness app with social networking features had kinda been done for a while. PumpUp, a social fitness app (on iOS/Android) says it has found a sweet spot in this area by appealing in particular to women via allowing them to post photos of their progress, thus creating a highly focused, supportive social community. The company is now closed a $2.4 million seed round led by General Catalyst Partners. ...Read More »
Video: New Google Maps For Android And IOS Takes A Jab At Foursquare By Clip Syndicate Google has announced a new version of Google Maps for Android and iOS devices, adding a new Explore function that lets you find interesting spots near your location. Located in the bottom right corner of the app, the Explore button gives you an overview of what's nearby. It's not only location-sensitive — the feature also pays attention to the context, meaning you'll get different results depending on the time of day and the weather. ...Read More »
Video: Facebook Revenue Jumps 61% On Mobile Ad Strength By Clip Syndicate Fueled by strong demand for mobile advertising, Facebook is officially on fire. Shares jumped nearly 3% in after-hours trading after reporting second-quarter revenue of $2.91 billion, an increase of 61%. Analysts predicted revenue of $2.8 billion, 55% higher than a year ago. JMP Securities analyst Ron Josey said"Facebook is firing on all cylinders and they are doing it in a very efficient way."

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Video: Facebook Revenue Jumps 61% On Mobile Ad Strength By Clip Syndicate Fueled by strong demand for mobile advertising, Facebook is officially on fire. Shares jumped nearly 3% in after-hours trading after reporting second-quarter revenue of $2.91 billion, an increase of 61%. Analysts predicted revenue of $2.8 billion, 55% higher than a year ago. JMP Securities analyst Ron Josey said"Facebook is firing on all cylinders and they are doing it in a very efficient way."

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