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Awesome News – Facebook Acquires Face.com

Thank you, Microsoft, Apple, and Google

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For making amazing products that I use every single day of my life, thank you, Microsoft, Apple, and Google....
Thank you, Microsoft, Apple, and Google

Square acquires NYC design firm 80/20 and East coast headquarters while they're at it

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The payment company Square has acquired NY based design firm 80/20, a user interface company. The news was posted by Square CEO Jack Dorsey on Twitter today. The design firm was founded by former employees of Apple and Adobe and its 12 designers will only be doing interface work for...
Square acquires NYC design firm 80/20 and East coast headquarters while they're at it

Facebook gets even more aggressive with photo sharing, acquires the Lighbox team

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As if Facebook wasn’t already aggressively attacking the photo sharing space with its purchase of Instagram, Lightbox co-founders Thai Tran & Nilesh Patel have announced that their team is joining Facebook and closing down the service entirely on June 15. With this move the team is officially “no longer accepting new signups.”...
Facebook gets even more aggressive with photo sharing, acquires the Lighbox team

Here's How Tim Cook Explained Apple's Executive Shakeup To Employees (AAPL)

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9to5Mac, an Apple news website, got a copy of Apple CEO Tim Cook's email to employees about the dramatic ouster of top executives Scott Forstall and John Browett and the expanded responsibilities other executives got. Most of it reiterates what the company announced publicly. But the nuances of language Cook...
Here's How Tim Cook Explained Apple's Executive Shakeup To Employees (AAPL)
Groupon Acquires Realtime Location-Aware Service Glassmap To Help You Find Deals

Payments Company Square Makes Its Second Acquisition; Buys Design Firm 80/20, Opens New York Office

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After raising $200 million in new funding, payments company Square is spending some of this cash on an acquisition. Square has purchased New York-based design firm 80/20. The acquisition was first reported in the New York Times. As the company writes on its website, “At 80/20, we’ve been fortunate to...
Payments Company Square Makes Its Second Acquisition; Buys Design Firm 80/20, Opens New York Office
Big Apple exec changes: iOS VP Forstall and retail head Browett are leaving

The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit (GOOG)

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Last week, Betaworks, a small, privately held company in New York bought a website called Digg for $500,000. This was shocking news to the Internet industry. Just six years ago, Digg was a hot startup fielding big buyout offers. News Corp. wanted to buy it for $60 million. Al Gore...
The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit (GOOG)
Square Acquires NYC Design Agency 80/20
On HTC's Big Day, Everyone Was Talking About Samsung

Head of iOS software Scott Forstall out at Apple

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Apple announced on Monday a major reorganization of the top leadership of the company that leaves SVP of iOS Software Scott Forstall out of the picture. Forstall will be leaving Apple next year. Recently hired SVP of Retail Operations John Browett will also depart the company. Other top executives will...
Head of iOS software Scott Forstall out at Apple
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook pricing ahead of rumored Kindle refresh

Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

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Facebook has just closed a deal to hire about seven employees from Android photosharing app Lightbox. The app will shut down and people can download their photos until June 15th. Along with the Instagram acquisition, the Lightbox hires will help Facebook prepare for a very mobile-centric future. Here’s the full...
Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

Ordinary people must have a say in deciding the future of the web

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Against the backdrop of the ITU World Conference of International Telecommunications, David Rogers explains why the existing approach to web governance would benefit from broader participationThe technical standards that govern the future of the web hit the spotlight at the World Congress of International Telecommunications, held in Dubai. Groups of...
Ordinary people must have a say in deciding the future of the web

Valley Nerds Cook For Good in "The Start-Up Chef" E-book

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Mention of the words “techie” and “food” likely brings to mind the typical engineer fare — racks of Popchips, Snickers bars and chilled Mountain Dew, staples all too common to the Silicon Valley start-up pantry. But some nerds eat better than others. At least, that’s the case for those contributing...
Valley Nerds Cook For Good in "The Start-Up Chef" E-book

Apple's Retail Boss Is Out (AAPL)

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Developing...here's the release from Apple: CUPERTINO, California--October 29, 2012--Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company's world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles....
Apple's Retail Boss Is Out (AAPL)
Facebook buys facial recognition startup Face.com

Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013, Browett out, Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles

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Apple’s Scott Forstall and John Browett will leave the company and the rest of the executive team will take over additional responsibilities, the company has announced. Forstall will leave in 2013 and Browett will also leave at an unspecified date. Forstall is out officially in 2013, but it looks as...
Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013, Browett out, Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles
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Apple loses senior executives in management shakeup

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Scott Forstall and former Dixons boss John Browett set to leave just weeks after disastrous launch of Apple MapsApple is losing two of its most high profile executives in the firm's biggest management shakeup since co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive.Scott Forstall, senior vice-president of iPhone software and...
Apple loses senior executives in management shakeup

Geek Made: Graypants creates intricate design products with your garbage

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The silver lining in a slow economy is that smart people get scrappy. With a knack for design and access to dumpsters full of cardboard, architects Seth Grizzle and Jonathan Junker created the booming startup, Graypants. They use a laser cutter to cut the cardboard scraps and assemble each...
Geek Made: Graypants creates intricate design products with your garbage

Face.com shuts down API and Klik mobile app following Facebook acquisition

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Three weeks after being acquired by Facebook, Face.com announced it will shut down its facial recognition APIs and it has already removed its mobile app Klik from the App Store. The Israeli company built facial recognition software for web and mobile applications, which could identify and tag people in a...
Face.com shuts down API and Klik mobile app following Facebook acquisition

So who got hosed when Facebook bought Lightbox?

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When London-based photo app developer Lightbox announced on Tuesday that its team was joining Facebook, you could almost hear the champagne corks popping. Becoming part of the social web’s most powerful company? Being moved out to Palo Alto? Joining a company on the brink of a huge IPO? No wonder...
So who got hosed when Facebook bought Lightbox?

Breaking: Scott Forstall Out at Apple, Along with Retail Head

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Big management shifts at Apple taking place. Here is the press release: Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities to Their Roles CUPERTINO, California—October 29, 2012—Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even...
Breaking: Scott Forstall Out at Apple, Along with Retail Head
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T-Mobile exec stands behind his desire to get rid of device subsidies

Careful, Apple! You're Giving People Flashbacks To The Horrible Old Microsoft Monopoly Days

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Fifteen years ago, Apple (AAPL) was left for dead. Vanquished by Microsoft (MSFT) in the operating system wars, and badly mismanaged in the wake of the firing of founder Steve Jobs, the company was running on fumes. Then Steve Jobs came back. And, over the next decade, Jobs led...
Careful, Apple! You're Giving People Flashbacks To The Horrible Old Microsoft Monopoly Days
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Facebook acquires facial recognition company Face.com

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Facebook has agreed to acquire facial recognition technology company Face.com, according to a post on Face.com. The Israeli company builds facial recognition software for web and mobile applications, which can identify and tag people in a photo or help users discover photos of themselves they didn’t know were online. TechCrunch reports...
Facebook acquires facial recognition company Face.com
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