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Sergey Brin Is Secretly Buying Up Property And Charging Below Market Rent (GOOG)

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As a cofounder of Google, Sergey Brin has already done lots of very good things for the world on a macro scale. He's given us a great technology that makes the Internet usable, created a company that provides jobs for tens of thousands of people, and donated millions to various...
Sergey Brin Is Secretly Buying Up Property And Charging Below Market Rent (GOOG)

Google Faces Tablet Hurdles Amid Online Store Effort

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By Amir Efrati and Jessica E. Vascellaro Even as Google plans to open an online store for tablet computers, the company must overcome numerous challenges to make headway against Apple’s iPad. While smartphones based on Google’s Android mobile operating software have become meaningful challengers to Apple’s iPhone, Android-based tablets show...
Google Faces Tablet Hurdles Amid Online Store Effort
Appreciate Is A New Way To Find Quality Apps On Android
Michigan students ‘play VC’ in a $25M biotech round
Yahoo's Search Business Sounds Like It's Pretty Much Hosed (YHOO, MSFT)

New Apple iPhones to Arrive in June, Analyst Says

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Apple is work on two new updated iPhones, according to a research note from Lazard Capital Markets. The new iPhones, plus the iPad, are expected to benefit Apples parts suppliers, including, most notably, SanDisk and Broadcom. - Apple reportedly has two new iPhones in the works, according to a Feb....
New Apple iPhones to Arrive in June, Analyst Says

What Google Ventures wants to invest in: radical life extension and cancer cures. Also, thermostats

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In an interview with WSJ’s Amir Efrati, Google Ventures Managing Partner Bill Maris, has revealed a number of details regarding how the search giant’s venture fund is run, in addition to what he’s done and where where he sees the fund going. Of the interesting details, Maris revealed the types of ideas he is most...
What Google Ventures wants to invest in: radical life extension and cancer cures. Also, thermostats
Report: Twitter Music to launch within two weeks
Twitter expanding #Music team in L.A., looking for a 'head of music partnerships'

UIU Android launcher targets non-techie users with easy cloud management (video)

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Emblaze Mobile's First Else may be no more, but its legacy lives on. During MWC we caught up with the company's ex-CEO, Amir Kupervas, who started a company called UIU in June 2011 -- only a month after his departure and almost a year after the tantalizing First Else...
UIU Android launcher targets non-techie users with easy cloud management (video)

EXEC breaks out a dedicated iPhone app for cleaning services, as it expands into Seattle

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EXEC, the startup that helps find you local, part-time help with errands, tasks, and other jobs, launched a new iPhone app that branches off its house cleaning service. With the new app, it is also bringing its cleaning service to its third city: Seattle. EXEC Cleaning isn’t a new service,...
EXEC breaks out a dedicated iPhone app for cleaning services, as it expands into Seattle

Yahoo's Board Has Begun Searching For A CEO (YHOO)

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Yahoo's board has begun a formal search to find a CEO to replace Scott Thompson, who was fired in May after he was caught lying about his educational background. After Yahoo fired Thompson, it named EVP Ross Levinsohn interim CEO. For a while, the board held off starting a formal...
Yahoo's Board Has Begun Searching For A CEO (YHOO)

Emblaze Mobile's ex-CEO: First Else was eventually ready but the market had changed

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We were rather heartbroken when Emblaze Mobile announced the abortion of its First Else project back in June 2010, with the culprit being "critical delays in deliveries;" so when we caught up with ex-CEO Amir Kupervas -- who's now running a startup called UIU -- at MWC, we had...
Emblaze Mobile's ex-CEO: First Else was eventually ready but the market had changed
Can you negotiate prices online? Well, maybe, with Netotiate
Report: To Settle With EU Regulators, Google Proposes To Link To 3 Competitors Every Time It Links To Itself
Jibe Mobile Raises $8.3M To Grow Its Cloud-Based App Developer Platform -- Wants To Teach Carriers How To Win In An All-IP World

In Closed-Door Meeting, Google's Android Boss Calls Samsung A Threat (GOOG)

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The Wall Street Journal's Amir Efrati has a great story out about how Andy Rubin, the genius behind Google's mobile operating system, Android, is nervous about the success of Samsung. Efrati writes: At a Google event last fall for its executives...Mr. Rubin also said Samsung could become a threat if...
In Closed-Door Meeting, Google's Android Boss Calls Samsung A Threat (GOOG)
Vodafone leads $8.3M investment in Jibe Mobile
20 Stanford Students Quit School To Work For This Payments Startup

Jibe Picks Up $8.3 Million from Vodafone and MTI To Help Build Carrier-Quality Messenging Into Apps

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Jibe Mobile is betting that one of the biggest app categories — mobile video chat — is soon to become a feature of other apps. The days of old-school calling or texting someone–even on a cell phone, are coming to an end, says Jive Mobile CEO Amir Sarhangi. “You don’t...
Jibe Picks Up $8.3 Million from Vodafone and MTI To Help Build Carrier-Quality Messenging Into Apps

EXEC adds NYC, Boston, Chicago, and LA to its cleaning service, launches Race For The Chore contest

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Housecleaning service EXEC Cleaning is bringing its offering to four new cities. Starting today, the company says those in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles will now be able to request its service. In order to add a bit of creativity to the news, the company is also launching a...
EXEC adds NYC, Boston, Chicago, and LA to its cleaning service, launches Race For The Chore contest

Parody Asks: What is the iPad Revolutionizing? [VIDEO]

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Do you want an iPad with every wretched fiber of your being, but you can’t quite articulate why? Well, College Humor’s Jake and Amir feel your pain.After all the waiting in line, televised hype and general silliness, it’s kind of a relief when the parodies start coming out in...
Parody Asks: What is the iPad Revolutionizing? [VIDEO]

Salesforce.com Quietly Bought an Israeli Start-Up Called BlueTail in July

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Salesforce.com’s acquisition streak over the summer included both companies large and small, some you’ve heard of and some you haven’t. On the big side, there was the $750 million deal for Buddy Media, which Salesforce announced in June after word of a pending deal first leaked in May. Then in...
Salesforce.com Quietly Bought an Israeli Start-Up Called BlueTail in July

Mark Skaggs, The Mastermind Behind FarmVille, Is Eyeing His Next Big Thing (ZNGA)

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Mark Skaggs, one of Zynga's earliest and most important developers and the lead on FarmVille and CityVille, is heads down on a huge, unannounced project at Zynga right now. He'll be there for the next six to twelve months. But where is he going after that? We've heard from...
Mark Skaggs, The Mastermind Behind FarmVille, Is Eyeing His Next Big Thing (ZNGA)
Jibe raises $8.3M to build rich real-time communications for games and apps

Hey Look, Another Drummed-Up Google Controversy (GOOG)

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Google is unifying all the different kinds of user accounts it has for its various products. The "home" for these accounts will now be Google+. The WSJ's Amir Efrati this is a "controversial tactic" intended to boost Google+'s membership numbers. This is silly, and it's not news. From the very beginning,...
Hey Look, Another Drummed-Up Google Controversy (GOOG)
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