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HP and EDS: A chat with CEOs Mark Hurd and Ron Rittenmeyer

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Early in the life of Hewlett-Packard, an adviser warned co-founder Dave Packard that more companies die from indigestion than starvation. The message: Be careful how you handle acquisitions. With CEO Mark Hurd's announcement Tuesday that Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will purchase services giant EDS (EDS) for $13.9 billion (including EDS's cash and...
HP and EDS: A chat with CEOs Mark Hurd and Ron Rittenmeyer

Alec Ross on the web, democracy and the US

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This week on Tech Weekly with Aleks Krotoski, Guardian technology editor Charles Arthur discusses Microsoft's release of Windows 8 and the storm-delayed Google launch of Android updates and the next generation of Nexus devices.Aleks talks to Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Alec...
Alec Ross on the web, democracy and the US

Bootup Labs Loses a Founder, Gains an Adviser

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One of the founders of Bootup Labs, an incubator/venture fund that was forced to restructure recently after failing to raise as much money as it had promised its pool of startups, is leaving the company. Boris Mann, who co-founded the incubator with Danny Robinson, says he’s been “pushing on...
Bootup Labs Loses a Founder, Gains an Adviser
Personal Capital brings its financial smarts to iPad, helps make sense of your stock options

Scientific advisers ignored or sidelined by government, says Lords report

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Chief scientific advisers must be consulted early and throughout policymaking, Lords committee recommendsThe government must overhaul its use of chief scientific advisers to prevent departments from ignoring and sidelining evidence that affects their policies, a Lords committee says.The committee examining the role and function of chief scientific advisers (CSAs) found...
Scientific advisers ignored or sidelined by government, says Lords report

Op-Ed Columnist: Is Mexico the Comeback Kid?

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Despite its problems, our neighbor to the south is an unlikely hub of innovation....
Op-Ed Columnist: Is Mexico the Comeback Kid?

Reid Hoffman: Searching for Breakout Ideas

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It sometimes feels as though LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has been involved in every major tech start-up in the last decade, either as an entrepreneur, investor or adviser....
Reid Hoffman: Searching for Breakout Ideas

The Power Of Pull: Joi Ito And Yossi Vardi Have Pull, And So Can You (Book Excerpt)

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Editor’s note: The following set of excerpts is from the recently published book The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things In Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison. The excerpts are taken from throughout the book. Joi Ito, Information...
The Power Of Pull: Joi Ito And Yossi Vardi Have Pull, And So Can You (Book Excerpt)

Thumb is so hot it’s seeing twice the engagement of Pinterest, steals its own VC

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Just a few months after the mobile Q&A company Opinionaided rebranded itself as Thumb, it’s already seeing significant engagement gains — so much so that its users are twice as addicted as Pinterest’s. Thumb is on such a tear that it has managed to tempt one of its own...
Thumb is so hot it’s seeing twice the engagement of Pinterest, steals its own VC

Yahoo's Longtime Top Lawyer Mike Callahan Departs (Internal Memo!)

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Mike Callahan, Yahoo’s longtime and powerful general counsel, is leaving the company. According to an internal memo, Callahan does not have another job. But sources said that he has been considering departing the company since the beginning of the year. Currently, interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is in charge, but...
Yahoo's Longtime Top Lawyer Mike Callahan Departs (Internal Memo!)

Should Louise Mensch be setting up a Twitter rival on the side? | Belinda Webb

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The Corby MP is behind a 'focused' discussion site that's already up and running in the US. Just don't Menshn the day jobLouise Mensch, the Conservative MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, has been very busy lately. She's set up a new social networking and discussion site, Menshn.com, which she...
Should Louise Mensch be setting up a Twitter rival on the side? | Belinda Webb

Raveld reveals Klout-like score for cloud spending on AWS

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It may start getting easier to make optimal Amazon Web Services purchasing decisions. Or, at least, less expensive. Raveld, a Seattle-based startup formed last year, is launching a new free service to help organizations decide which AWS resources they need. At its heart, it is a report containing what the...
Raveld reveals Klout-like score for cloud spending on AWS

Housing boost plans under government scrutiny

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Ministers study report into lending publicly owned land to developers and relaxing laws on social housing build schemesMinisters are studying plans to boost housebuilding by lending publicly owned land to developers and relaxing requirements for building schemes to include social housing.The recommendations are expected to be made in a report...
Housing boost plans under government scrutiny

ISS Sides With Apple Over Einhorn on "Blank Check" Proposal

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Shareholder adviser ISS Proxy Advisory Services has urged investors to vote for an Apple Inc. proposal to eliminate the company’s power to issue preferred stock without shareholder approval, after hedge-fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital Inc. challenged Apple’s proposal earlier this week. “ISS policy supports the elimination of ‘blank...
ISS Sides With Apple Over Einhorn on "Blank Check" Proposal

Microsoft Swaps in New China Boss

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A notable change of leadership at Microsoft’s operations in China. The company said Friday that Simon Leung, who has been chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China since 2008, has stepped down for personal and family reasons. He will be succeeded by Ralph Haupter, the current VP of Microsoft Germany...
Microsoft Swaps in New China Boss

‘Micro-publishing’ startup Checkthis picks up $910,000 in seed funding to help fuel its public beta

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This morning, Checkthis announced that it has raised a $910,000 seed round. The funding closed in May, with the round ending oversubscribed. The company began the fundraising process in January, and the round was led by Lerer Ventures, with Index Ventures, SV Angel, Betaworks, Seedcamp, and various angel investors taking part....
‘Micro-publishing’ startup Checkthis picks up $910,000 in seed funding to help fuel its public beta

Google Chairmen Eric Schmidt and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen author new book looking at our future

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Google Executive Chairmen Eric Schmidt and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen have announced a new book titled, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, that aims to take a look at our general future. The book is in partnership with Knopf Publishers, a division of Random...
Google Chairmen Eric Schmidt and Director of Google Ideas Jared Cohen author new book looking at our future

Tim Berners-Lee Says UK's Net Spying Plans Would Be 'Destruction Of Human Rights'

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Not content with inventing the Web and then giving it away, Tim Berners-Lee remains highly active in warning about the threats the Internet and its users face. Most recently he has taken on the British government's disproportionate plans to store information about every email sent and Web page visited in...
Tim Berners-Lee Says UK's Net Spying Plans Would Be 'Destruction Of Human Rights'

UK banks are ready for Greek exit, says Bank of England adviser

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Michael Cohrs says unfolding eurozone crisis means banks must keep bolstering their strengthBritain's banks are strong enough to withstand any Greek exit from the eurozone but need to keep bolstering their financial strength in the face of the escalating crisis, according to a member of a Bank of England regulatory...
UK banks are ready for Greek exit, says Bank of England adviser

Top Google And Salesforce Partners Merge, Form Global Cloud Co. Cloud Sherpas

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Two top enterprise partners of Google and Salesforce.com have merged to become an international cloud service provider, helping businesses in the U.S. and Asia Pacific that use either Google or Salesforce move their computing to the cloud, VentureWire has learned. Associated Press The terms of the deal between Cloud Sherpas,...
Top Google And Salesforce Partners Merge, Form Global Cloud Co. Cloud Sherpas

Junk mail eliminator PaperKarma processes more than 1M opt-out requests, named one of Apple's favorites

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One of our favorite technology products of the year here at GeekWire is PaperKarma, a mobile application that allows recipients of junk mail to snap a photo of the worthless paper and, in a few simple clicks, unsubscribe from the distributor’s list. When we’ve told people about the app, most folks...
Junk mail eliminator PaperKarma processes more than 1M opt-out requests, named one of Apple's favorites

Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

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Federal initiatives to make more spectrum available for mobile services are likely to take off running after President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, a member of a presidential technology commission said....
Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

Twitter Latest Design Hire: PicPlum Co-Founder Paul Stamatiou

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Twitter announced the latest addition to its design team on Monday: Paul Stamatiou, co-founder of the photo-sharing service PicPlum. As an intern for Yahoo in 2006, Stamatiou worked on developing the company’s “Yodel Anecdotal” corporate blog. He worked on PicPlum during YCombinator’s Summer of 2011 class, but has decided to...
Twitter Latest Design Hire: PicPlum Co-Founder Paul Stamatiou

FCC’s Amy Levine to leave the agency

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The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that senior counsel Amy Levine will be leaving the agency. Levine has served as a key wireless adviser for the agency and was promoted to her current position when FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski appointed Zachary Katz as his chief of staff in January. Read...
FCC’s Amy Levine to leave the agency

FTC names Internet privacy expert as senior adviser

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The Federal Trade Commission has named an Internet privacy expert to advise on mobile privacy and competition issues as the agency takes on high-profile investigations of potential harm to consumers by the Web’s biggest firms. Read full article >>...
FTC names Internet privacy expert as senior adviser

TNW Academy presents: Gamification principles and practices

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Gamification is the process of using game mechanics and game thinking to engage users and to solve problems. In this live interactive class Gabe Zichermann, chair of the Gamification Summit, will show you how gamification works and explain why it works. Gabe is a highly rated public speaker, entrepreneur and...
TNW Academy presents: Gamification principles and practices

Leaders will 'lash back' at net

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A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton, Alec Ross, warns that governments pose the biggest threat to global innovation....
Leaders will 'lash back' at net

East Village Newbies

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I read a long article yesterday on The Villager about LEV, which is an acronym for Local East Village, which is the name the NYT-NYU project to blog the East Village goes by. I know all the people the article was about, Jay Rosen, Brooke Kroeger, Rich Jones, the NYU...
East Village Newbies

RT @constantnos: Senior Goldman Adviser Criticizes Greece – Without Disclosing His Goldman Affiliation http://bit.ly/b2bghI #fail

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RT @constantnos: Senior Goldman Adviser Criticizes Greece – Without Disclosing His Goldman Affiliation http://bit.ly/b2bghI #fail

Open vs. Closed: What Does Open Really Mean?

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The Open vs. Closed debate, which we’re covering as an ongoing series on the GigaOM Network, continues to bubble and boil around Facebook and the social networking site’s attempts to extend its “social graph” out into the broader web. Is this move by the company truly open, or is...
Open vs. Closed: What Does Open Really Mean?
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