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Barcelona, which just hosted the Mobile World Congress, wants to become a major technology hub.

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Barcelona, which just hosted the Mobile World Congress, wants to become a major technology hub.

Show’s Over, But Barcelona Wants Mobile Spotlight to Keep Shining

For Barcelona, four days isn’t enough. Spain’s second biggest city, which just hosted the nearly weeklong Mobile World Congress, wants to be a center of technology year-round. And it’s easy to see why. Faced with a worsening recession, a 26...

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Spreecast's Jeff Fluhr expects to make money by providing audience data to producers.

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Spreecast's Jeff Fluhr expects to make money by providing audience data to producers.

Spreecast Gains an Audience With Easy, Free Webcasting

In his quarter century of broadcast journalism, Scott Baker said he has used virtually every expensive and hard-to-use piece of audio, video and webcasting equipment on the market. So last year when he tested Spreecast, a website that lets users broadcast...

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

ResearchGate’s 2013 Resolution: Make Money

Since opening its doors in 2008, ResearchGate has aimed to be the Facebook for scientists — a website for medical researchers to connect and share their findings. But following Facebook’s disastrous initial public offering last year, ResearchGate is spending 2013 trying...

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Moshi, formerly an Internet telephony company, has found a big business in selling accessories for devices such as the iPad.

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Moshi, formerly an Internet telephony company, has found a big business in selling accessories for devices such as the iPad.

Moshi’s Mega Pivot: From Web Telephony to Apple Accessories

Technology startups are notorious for making dramatic product changes, whether that means moving from hardware to software or from an ad-supported business to one based on subscriptions. In Silicon Valley, it’s called the pivot. But few companies have pivoted the...

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Uber, which offers mobile software for booking black cars and other rides, hikes prices during peak times.

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Uber, which offers mobile software for booking black cars and other rides, hikes prices during peak times.

Uber Reverses on Hurricane Sandy Cab Price Hike in New York

Uber, the car service that lets people summon rides via a smartphone app, was hit with its own storm this week when New Yorkers accused the startup of unfairly profiting by charging higher rates in the wake of Hurricane Sandy....

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