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MeeGo's 'Saviour' Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

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Jolla Mobile — Meego’s saviour in the making — is certainly ambitious, perhaps insanely so. The Finnish startup made up of a crack team of ex-Nokians is already committed to release not one but two Meego-powered smartphones, launching a new handset brand along the way. It’s early days, of course,...
MeeGo's 'Saviour' Heads To China: Jolla Signs Deal With Chinese Retailer D.Phone

Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

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Seattle startup Glympse continues to  gain momentum, announcing a partnership agreement today with navigation leader Garmin. As part of the deal, Glympse’s location sharing technology will be added to Garmin StreetPilot Onboard, a $50 navigation app for the iPhone, and to Navigon, a $50 app for Android and iPhone. Existing users...
Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

It's Another Big Week in the Sprint Takeover Saga as Shareholder Vote Looms

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The battle over Sprint Nextel will reach a key milestone this week as its shareholders are slated to vote on a proposal by Japan’s SoftBank to acquire a controlling interest in the company. Wednesday’s vote, though, could be delayed as a committee of Sprint’s board continues to weigh a competing...
It's Another Big Week in the Sprint Takeover Saga as Shareholder Vote Looms

Here Are Five Reasons You Don't Want To Miss Startup This Thursday

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Cool companies like Facebook, Gilt Groupe, and Dwolla will convene this Thursday at Business Insider's fourth-annual Startup conference on entrepreneurship in New York City's midtown. You should drop everything and reserve a ticket if you want to learn how to: Score an exit like Instagram: Get pivot 411 from Jason...
Here Are Five Reasons You Don't Want To Miss Startup This Thursday

ParStream Raises $5.6 Million For Big Data Analysis

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Par Stream has raised $5.6 million for further extending its big data analysis technology that uses in-memory and massive parallel processing to do real-time analysis. The Series A financing was led by Khosla Ventures with Baker Capital, Crunch Fund, Data Collective, Tola Capital and private individuals participating in the round....
ParStream Raises $5.6 Million For Big Data Analysis

WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

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WhatsApp, one of the planet’s most popular mobile messaging apps, is said to be preparing to launch a games platform in a move that would diversify its monetization model and increase its revenues. That’s according to a report out of Korea where the US startup is said to have agreed...
WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million

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Ready for another post-IPO Facebook acquisition rumor? Israeli business publication Calcalist reports (in Hebrew) that the social networking giant is close to purchasing face recognition technology company Face.com. Newsgeek reports that the deal size is between $80 million and $100 million. This is pure speculation at this point, and we...
Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million

Bleacher Report pays writers, grooms media stars

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More and more, Bleacher Report is looking less like a geeky fan site and more like a sports media empire. The site’s growth was fueled by fans contributing absurdly specific slide shows like “Five Reasons CC Sabathia should eat fewer pork chops on game day”. Lately, though, Bleacher Report has...
Bleacher Report pays writers, grooms media stars
Facebook Rumored To Purchase Traffic App Waze For $1 Billion
Could Pinterest already be worth $500M?

Why Google should just shut up and buy T-Mobile

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Google is at a crossroads with its mobile efforts. Android is by far the most popular phone platform in the world, having long since overtaken Apple’s iOS. While Google runs Android as an open source project, the mobile industry it is driving is remarkably locked down. For Google to do...
Why Google should just shut up and buy T-Mobile

The One Thing You Should NEVER Say At A Pitch Meeting With This VC

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Yesterday, we asked Andreessen Horowitz partner Peter Levine how he and the firm evaluate enterprise companies to invest in. Usually, the initial pitch meeting is about an hour long. That leaves just a few minutes for chatting to really get to know the team. At some point, the partners...
The One Thing You Should NEVER Say At A Pitch Meeting With This VC

If the shoe fits: Ozon, Russia’s Amazon, buys Sapato

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Ozon, often called the “Amazon of Russia”, is looking to consolidate its lead over local rivals by buying one of the country’s largest online retailers, shoe store Sapato.ru. In an announcement this morning, Ozon said it was making the deal in order to build a “powerhouse” that could become the...
If the shoe fits: Ozon, Russia’s Amazon, buys Sapato

Liberty spins off Starz: Who will buy it?

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With Liberty Media’s announcement Wednesday that it’s spinning off Starz into a  separately traded public company, the speculation is on as to who might be America’s No. 3 pay cable service. As a standalone premium network with licensing agreements in place to run Disney and Sony theatrical films, Starz could...
Liberty spins off Starz: Who will buy it?

RIM Gets a Brief Bit of Breathing Room From Apple-Samsung Verdict

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Apple’s sweeping patent victory Friday over Samsung is a real and obvious boon for the iPhone maker, which saw its share price chart a new record high on Monday. But it’s also proving to be something of a windfall for a few of Apple’s disadvantaged rivals. Research in Motion, for...
RIM Gets a Brief Bit of Breathing Room From Apple-Samsung Verdict

Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook Say Sources

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The purchase of Face.com by Facebook is happening and is a done deal, say multiple TechCrunch sources. Those familiar with the matter have confirmed the price will be $100m, as per the media speculation in the last few days. So far Face.com itself has declined to comment. CEO Gil Hirsch...
Face.com Is Definitely Being Acquired By Facebook Say Sources

Machinima Raising Capital at $250 Million Valuation

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YouTube gaming channel Machinima is shopping a new round of funding worth up to $50 million, according to several sources familiar with the situation. The LA-based company, which earns money through an ad revenue sharing agreement with YouTube, has a pre-money valuation of between $200 million and $250 million. The...
Machinima Raising Capital at $250 Million Valuation

Collaborative commerce: Pinterest and Amazon are a match made in affiliate heaven

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I don’t want you to get the wrong idea, not every service on the web is an acquisition target, nor does every company even want to be acquired. However, there comes a time in a product’s life where there is only a few ways it can go. This means that...
Collaborative commerce: Pinterest and Amazon are a match made in affiliate heaven

Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa

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The number of mobile phone users that use the Opera Mini browser has topped 200 million per month for the first time, that’s up 47 percent from last year, the Norwegian company has today revealed. Launching its latest State of the Mobile Web report that looks at usage of its...
Opera tops 200m active mobile users, up 50% from 2011; strong growth in Africa
Nipping At The Heels Of Skype, Rebtel Passes 20M Users And $80M In Sales

HopStop passes 3 million downloads as it expands its transit coverage into Australia and New Zealand

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Amid increasing competition from Google, HopStop, the transit service which offers subway, bus, cab, walking and biking directions on mobile and Web, has informed us of a new milestone: the company has passed 3 million app downloads just six months after crossing the 2 million mark. HopStop shares that its service is now launching in Australia and...
HopStop passes 3 million downloads as it expands its transit coverage into Australia and New Zealand

Millennial Media Acquires TapMetrics

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Though it has been rumored to be an acquisition target, after the sales of AdMob to Google and Quattro Wireless to Apple, Millennial Media is doing some buying of its own. That would be its just announced acquisition of TapMetrics, a San Francisco-based mobile analytics firm. Terms of the transaction...
Millennial Media Acquires TapMetrics
Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile

WhatsApp: Bigger Than Twitter

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There are plenty of $.99 smartphone app success stories, but few as big as Whatsapp. First launched in 2009, the cross-platform messaging app has charted a stratospheric rise in popularity. Today, WhatsApp is the single most-used independent smartphone app in nearly every country in the world. It has hundreds of...
WhatsApp: Bigger Than Twitter

Lenovo May Produce A Think-Brand Smartphone, Says ThinkPad Business Unit's VP

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In an interview today with Sina Tech (link via Google Translate), Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s ThinkPad Business Unit, said that the Chinese tech company may build a Think-brand smartphone. If Lenovo does come out with a Think-brand smartphone (a ThinkPhone?), it would be inline with the...
Lenovo May Produce A Think-Brand Smartphone, Says ThinkPad Business Unit's VP
Waze Mapped As The Billion-Dollar Treasure

Lenovo debunks RIM deal rumors, says CFO was just chatting

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Lenovo turned a few heads last week when its CFO mentioned RIM as a possible acquisition target or partner, and with many eyes peering in its direction, the company's felt the need to clarify its relationship with the BlackBerry maker. An English-language statement -- courtesy of The Next Web...
Lenovo debunks RIM deal rumors, says CFO was just chatting

Cricket Parent Leap Wireless Narrows Loss, Adds Customers

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Leap Wireless, the parent company of Cricket, on Thursday posted a narrower net loss as the prepaid carrier continued to add customers. The company said it lost $84.4 million, or $1.10 per share, on revenue of $767 million. That compares to a $249.4 million loss, or $3.28 per share, on...
Cricket Parent Leap Wireless Narrows Loss, Adds Customers

Google, Amazon Are Potential Buyers for Deal Site Travelzoo

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Travelzoo’s stock soared by nearly 30 percent today on news that the 14-year-old deals site is planning to sell itself. Shares of the New York-based company gained $6 to close at $27.06 today after Reuters reported that the company was in the process of hiring a financial adviser after it...
Google, Amazon Are Potential Buyers for Deal Site Travelzoo

Grooveshark is an acquisition target

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Investor Avi Faliks has expressed interest in the controversial music service but has so far been rebuffed, sources say. Meanwhile Grooveshark paid off debt to EMI. [Read more]...
Grooveshark is an acquisition target
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