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Facebook Earnings a ‘Watershed Event’ for Advertising on Mobile Social Sites

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Facebook’s recent earnings statement is likely to give a big boost to advertising on mobile social networks, according to Opera Software executive vice president of consumer mobile Mahi de Silva. Marketers will be more confident about spending for advertising on social apps and websites, and the media owners will be more assertive in setting prices, he said.

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Smule Raises $12M Round As It Continues Hiring Spree

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According to a recent SEC filing, music app developer Smule has raised $12M in another round of funding after having previously raised $13.5. Best known for its popular mobile apps such as the I am T-Pain autotune app and Ocarina, Smule will aggressively pursue the mobile social music market by continuing to innovate on its existing free-to-play apps. More after the jump.

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Can Apple Capture User Intent With Siri?

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It may be easy to pass Siri off as another voice recognition application but its domain stretches beyond AI algorithms, continual learning and contextually aware systems. The new Siri stands tall as Apple’s flagship feature to its iPhone 4S and for good reasons. More after the jump.

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