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España se mantiene como el principal destino de Semana Santa para los turistas españoles

Bedsonline, el mayorista de acomodación exclusivo para agencias de viajes, ha anunciado hoy sus previsiones de reservas para la Semana Santa para el mercado Español. Según datos del mayorista de acomodación, España sigue siendo el destino preferido para los viajeros españoles para pasar sus vacaciones de Semana Santa, representando la mitad del total de reservas. […]

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The Omnichannel Challenge: Stop siloing your customers (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: No matter the touchpoint, the channel, or the device they use, a customer is still just one person. Learn how to treat them that way and adopt an effective omnichannel strategy that unifies the customer experience. Register here for free.  We’re living in an omnichannel world, but not everyone knows how to speak its language. Consumers are transitioning to […]

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Streaming music now drives more revenue than downloads in the U.S.

The business of streaming is only getting bigger. A report released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), a vocal music industry group, claims streaming music surpassed downloads for the first time by revenue last year in the U.S. The milestone was shared in the RIAA’s 2015 year-end sales report, as the Wrap notes, marking the industry’s fifth year of consecutive revenue […]

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As free-to-play mobile games go global, so does South Korea’s Netmarble

Netmarble Games grew up in the shadow of South Korea’s Nexon, but it moved to free-to-play mobile games in a timely way. Last year, it launched the huge mobile role-playing game Marvel: Future Fight, invested $130 million into casual game publisher SGN, and generated nearly $1 billion in sales. Now it ranks as No. 8 on […]

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Gadget Ogling: Bathroom Bots, Bedroom Bulbs, and Doorbell Detectives

Can you imagine a time before robot vacuum cleaners? The world was a messier place, certainly in the homes of those with too little impetus to pick up a broom or vacuum cleaner once in a while. Thankfully, for those of us who don’t mind sweeping but are less enthused about using the mop, robotic help is on its way in a more affordable model: the Braava Jet from iRobot.

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Miitomo isn’t printing money for Nintendo yet, but investors don’t care

Nintendo’s first mobile game is the most downloaded smartphone application for iOS and Android in Japan, but that isn’t exactly bringing in the big bucks. Miitomo is the 176th highest-grossing iPhone application in Japan today, according to intelligence firm Sensor Tower and market-tracking firm App Annie. On Google Play, the Android app market, Miitomo is way […]

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DoorDash gets $127M more for its food delivery service — and avoids getting crunched too badly

DoorDash, the food delivery company that helps restaurants deliver food to their customers’ homes for a fee, has raised another $127 million in its third round of funding. The company just posted about the series C funding today, after months of speculation that it was struggling to raise the money at the $1 billion valuation. The […]

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New Stagefright Exploit Takes a Bow

Stagefright, a multimedia library in Android 2.2 and higher, has been exploited again, according to news reports published last week. Zimperium last year reported a Stagefright exploit that it said exposed 95 percent of Android devices. Details of the latest exploit, named “Metaphor,” were published earlier this month in a paper from NorthBit. Metaphor affects Android 2.2-4.0 and 5.0-5.1.

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Nvidia pursues ‘Netflix of gaming’ strategy with GeForce Now

Nvidia continues to invest in its GeForce Now cloud-based streaming technology, which can deliver PC or console games to an Nvidia Shield set-top box in the living room. Instead of using a console or PC, the GeForce Now service executes the game in a web-connected data center and then streams it to the set-top box, which […]

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Learn fast-growth mobile data strategies from Docusign, HotelTonight & more

VB EVENT: On Thursday, VentureBeat will host an event in SF to showcase our research on how to best put together a fast-growth mobile strategy using data. Our research — based on thousands of surveys and other data — suggests that the best strategy is one where a company’s marketers collaborate closely with engineers. It all goes down […]

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China’s Youzu Interactive buys German online game developer Bigpoint for $89.7M

Chinese game publisher Youzu Interactive has acquired German game developer Bigpoint for up to 80 million euros, or $89.68 million. The deal is one more sign of how the $99.3 billion game business has gone global and Chinese publishers are using their financial power to become players on the global stage. China is important to […]

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Hopkins Boffins Break iMessage Encryption

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University has found a way to crack open files sent as encrypted instant messages in Apple’s iMessage app, according to news reports published Monday. Although it took months to do, the researchers, led by Professor Matthew Green, were able to brute force a 64-bit encryption key, allowing them to unscramble an image file stored in Apple’s iCloud.

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Airships could be returning for commercial travel

AIRSHIPS, for many people, will conjure the image of the Hindenburg igniting with terrible effect, as it tried to dock in New Jersey in 1937 (pictured below). It was widely assumed that the idea of the airship as a method of mass transport perished that day along with 35 of those on board.  

Not so. On March 22nd, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), a British firm, unveiled a vessel that it hopes will reignite, metaphorically speaking, the technology. The Airlander 10 (pictured top) is the longest aircraft in the world. At 92 metres, it stretches nearly 20 metres further than an A380 jumbo, and holds over 28,000 cubic metres of helium (although technically it is a hybrid—60% of its lift comes from the gas that inflates it and 40% comes from its aerodynamic shape when propelled). Its owners reckon that it could stay in the air for five days. It can take off vertically even on the most testing of surfaces, including ice or water.

Several uses of the airship have been mooted, including carrying heavy equipment to out-of-the-way places,…Continue reading

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ClicksMob and AppGrade to create combined ad tech platform for video mobile marketing

ClicksMob and AppGrade are getting hitched. ClicksMob is a mobile-only performance advertising platform that delivers users to app developers and publishers. As a third-party broker, ClicksMob can access thousands of sources of traffic, making mobile advertising more efficient by matching advertisers and publishers. Now the company is merging with AppGrade to focus on monetizing video ads for […]

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Here’s Google’s real answer to Amazon Web Services

Today Google finally told the world its real strategy for competing with public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). Google first launched the Google Compute Engine infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in 2012, but it has always been in the shadows of AWS. Google tried using major price cuts in order to gain ground […]

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The man who put Intel inside

IN HIS book, “Giants of Enterprise”, Richard Tedlow of Harvard Business School argues that America has an extraordinary ability to produce business titans. Italy produces a disproportionate number of great opera composers, he writes, and Russia an abundance of great novelists. America’s unique genius lies in nurturing business heroes. Whether this remains true in the future as American capitalism becomes mired in red tape, protectionist pressure mounts, and business dynamism shifts to the emerging world, is open to debate. But Andy Grove certainly stood squarely in this great tradition.

Just as Andrew Carnegie helped to usher in the steel age and John D. Rockefeller the oil age, Mr Grove, Intel’s former boss, who died this week, helped to bring about the computer age. And just as Carnegie and Rockefeller worked their magic by building organisations rather than inventing new products, Mr Grove, though a brilliant technologist, worked his by building Intel from a startup into the world’s dominant semiconductor firm. Like Carnegie and Rockefeller, he built huge plants employing thousands; but whereas they flaunted their wealth and power, Mr…Continue reading

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