With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders’ Obvious For ‘New Brand Of Discourse’

With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders’ Obvious For ‘New Brand Of Discourse’

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Last June, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone announced that he was stepping back from Twitter to again team up with co-founder Evan Williams and early employee Jason Goldman to re-start The Obvious Corporation — an idea incubator — the one that initially helped give life to Twitter. A few months later,...
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Mobile tech firm Vringo to sell $31.2m worth of stock, to buy IP from Nokia and more

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Vringo, a publicly-listed mobile technology company that’s really mostly about intellectual property in that field, this morning announced that it will raise $31.2 million by selling 9.6 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct offering at a price of $3.25 apiece. The company says it will use...
Mobile tech firm Vringo to sell $31.2m worth of stock, to buy IP from Nokia and more

TuneIn radio service tops 40m active listeners as it raises $16m

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Company says its mobile listeners have increased by 267% in the last yearStreaming radio service TuneIn has raised $16m (£10.2m) in its latest round of funding, while announcing that it now has more than 40m monthly active listeners.The service, which is available as a website, mobile apps and through connected...
TuneIn radio service tops 40m active listeners as it raises $16m

LinkedIn Q2 Earnings Beat The Street: $228.2M In Sales; EPS of $0.03

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Enterprise-focused social network LinkedIn has just released Q2 earnings. It’s posted revenues of $228.2 million and earnings per share of $0.03  (non-GAAP EPS: $0.16). This puts the company past earnings estimates from First Call of $216.3 million, and Yahoo Finance, which had estimated revenues of $216 million. It also beat First Call’s EPS of $0.01, as well...
LinkedIn Q2 Earnings Beat The Street: $228.2M In Sales; EPS of $0.03

Yandex Q2 Earnings: Revenues $207.2M Up 50%, Net Income $68.4M Up 76%, Search Share Upwards Too

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Yandex, Russia’s biggest search company, has posted Q2 earnings, with revenues up 50% over the same quarter in the previous year to $207.2 million, and net income up 76% to $68.4 million. And as impressive as the numbers sound, the results were shy of analyst expectations: on average analysts expected revenues...
Yandex Q2 Earnings: Revenues $207.2M Up 50%, Net Income $68.4M Up 76%, Search Share Upwards Too

Russian search giant Yandex's Q2: revenue up 50% to $207.2m, net income grows to $60.4m

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Russian search and Internet services company Yandex this morning published its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, reporting a 50 percent increase in revenue compared to the same period last year (to RUR 6.8 billion or $207.2 million). Net income jumped 60 percent compared with Q2 2011, to...
Russian search giant Yandex's Q2: revenue up 50% to $207.2m, net income grows to $60.4m

Ecommerce Company Ordoro Raises $1.2M to Make 'Confirm' Button Hassle-Free

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It’s always interesting to hear about parts of the Internet that I didn’t know existed – or imagined to be populated with dancing elves and pinballs moving through Rube Goldberg machines. For instance, what happens after you hit the “Confirm” button on your purchase online? I assumed I was setting...
Ecommerce Company Ordoro Raises $1.2M to Make 'Confirm' Button Hassle-Free

Newsweek plans eventual transition to digital-only format

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Owner of magazine says company is examining their options as manufacturing costs continue to hinder publication's profitsThe owners of Newsweek have said they are considering whether to make the weekly news magazine available only in a digital format.Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InteractiveCorp, told analysts on a conference call that a...
Newsweek plans eventual transition to digital-only format

Meteor Open Source Project Gets $11.2M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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App developers are eagerly anticipating Meteor, an open-source framework that promises to help developers quickly build rich and responsive applications using JavaScript. Now, Meteor Development Group, the small team behind the framework, has gotten $11.2 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and including Matrix Partners. Meteor helps...
Meteor Open Source Project Gets $11.2M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Josh Mendelsohn's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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When a group of entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, and others in the startup community started Engine Advocacy almost a year ago, we set out to help policy makers understand startups while also bringing awareness of the importance of the policymaking process back to startups. Techdirt was a guiding source. This week,...
Josh Mendelsohn's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

RIM may appeal $147.2m verdict in patent lawsuit, says it will await further rulings before deciding

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Troubled Research In Motion (RIM) took another blow yesterday, after it was ordered to pay an $8 royalty to a company called Mformation for every BlackBerry device connected to its enterprise server software. As a result of a wireless patent lawsuit brought on by Mformation back in 2008, RIM has...
RIM may appeal $147.2m verdict in patent lawsuit, says it will await further rulings before deciding
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