Pandora Reports Record 2Q14 Financial Results

Pandora Reports Record 2Q14 Financial Results Great news for Pandora! But with Spotify and the upcoming release of iTunes Radio the music streaming juggernauts seem poised for an epic battle to be our preferred music source. iTunes Radio has already secured multimillion-dollar ad commitments from the likes of Pepsi, Nissan, Procter & Gamble and McDonald’s, …

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Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don’t Understand

Artificial Intelligence and What Computers Still Don’t Understand The New Yorker covers a paper by Hector Levesque – an Artificial intelligence researcher – that contends AI research is far too caught up in the realm of parlor tricks than in actually understanding intelligence. He cites a number of problems that are easy for a human …

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Piecing Together Mobile Analytics Still Too Complicated For Most Brands

Piecing Together Mobile Analytics Still Too Complicated For Most Brands Forrester analyst Julie Ask “They spend less than 2% of their marketing and advertising budgets on mobile,” she writes. “The perception that mobile has limited business impact … causes ebusiness professionals to deprioritize mobile analytics.” We see this a lot at BiTE. Mobile has already …

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Microsoft said Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months.

Microsoft said Chief Executive Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. The man who laughed at the iPhone and said he “liked our position” with Windows Mobile and who presided over Microsoft’s Lost Decade (as VanityFair branded it) has decided to step down. This is good news for anyone who is a fan of Microsoft. …

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The (alleged) 13-inch iPad and the triumph of thin clients | stratēchery by Ben Thompson

The (alleged) 13-inch iPad and the triumph of thin clients | stratēchery by Ben Thompson Ben Thompson brings up iPads (and tangentially) smartphones as a triumph of thin clients. He is definitely on to something and this has been an ever increasing part of the way we (meaning the folks here at BiTE) think about …

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Android tablet numbers — Benedict Evans

Android tablet numbers — Benedict Evans Ben Evans compares the numbers from Google’s announcement last week and Chitika’s usage report. Color us puzzled as well. By google’s numbers, they have activated half as many Android tablets as Apple has sold iPads, yet Chitika’s shows an overwhelming majority of iPad usage and individual Android tablets make …

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Inside the technology behind iOS 7’s parallax effect | Macworld

Inside the technology behind iOS 7’s parallax effect | Macworld A good accompaniment to the earlier post about iOS 7’s computational expense is this rundown on just how parallax and perspective work on us visually. While it might seem to be a bit of a gimmick, the home screen parallax actually reinforces a key design …

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