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Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

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Aneel BhusriFew people where as many hats in Silicon Valley as Aneel Bhusri. Currently known primarily for his role as co-CEO of Workday, the cloud-based human resources software company that floated in an IPO last year, he also maintains an active role as a partner at venture capital firm Greylock...
Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

Mergelab Cofounder, Jobster, iLike Vet to Join Google

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One of the small aggregation startups that debuted in 2008, but failed to catch on with users, despite a feature-rich and clean interface, was Mergelab, forged by a host of former Jobster executives, including the company's former CTO, Phillip Bogle, and Alan Steele, the company's vice president of engineering. The...
Mergelab Cofounder, Jobster, iLike Vet to Join Google

Bonica births a better baby registry

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Babies are an ordeal to bring into the world, tough to raise, and really, really expensive to buy things for. Baby registry site Bonica can’t help with most of those things, but it does want to help parents make sure their babies have all the supplies they need. CEO Hans...
Bonica births a better baby registry

Last call! Students & early-stage founders save big on CloudBeat tickets

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Only a few seats remain for Wednesday and Thursday’s CloudBeat 2012 event. We’ve decided to offer up a handful of heavily discounted tickets to students and/or founders who may not have the budget to make the event at full price. So, if you’re a student or a startup founder on a...
Last call! Students & early-stage founders save big on CloudBeat tickets

Dear Czech and Polish entrepreneurs - ditch Silicon Valley, come to Berlin

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Many German digital and media companies, corporations, and startups alike, see our eastern neighbors more as a source for employees (“they have so much technical talent!”) than as hotbeds of innovation in their own right. So I was intrigued when the training program I founded, Berlin Startup Academy, was...
Dear Czech and Polish entrepreneurs - ditch Silicon Valley, come to Berlin

Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

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We've argued for years that broadband data caps are not -- as the industry would have you believe -- about stopping "data hogs" or making sure that people "pay their fair share," but rather about protecting provider revenue (or, really, secretly increasing fees without "increasing" fees). A recent study from...
Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps
The Sky Is The Limit For Aereo, Assuming The Sky Remains Filled With Free TV Signals

The People's Operator: A new UK mobile network launches today, promising 25% of profits to charity

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A new mobile phone network is launching in the UK today, one that’s promising to shake up the status quo and offer an ethical alternative for those looking to steer clear of the big-name incumbents. The People’s Operator (TPO) will be flicking its switch to ‘on’ later this morning, promising...
The People's Operator: A new UK mobile network launches today, promising 25% of profits to charity

TC Makers: A Return To The Textile Economy At Durham's Spoonflower

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Making custom fabric has long been the domain of the big guys. Trying anything new, whether it was having a swatch of cool fabric made or printing a custom logo on some slip covers, has required minimum investments of a few thousand dollars and lots of waiting. Spoonflower solved...
TC Makers: A Return To The Textile Economy At Durham's Spoonflower
With New Sign In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch
AnyRoad takes on tour buses with business tools for local guides
The week before the iPhone launch is getting kind of busy: Motorola/Google, Microsoft and now Amazon all have big launches

Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

www.techdirt.com
We've argued for years that broadband data caps are not -- as the industry would have you believe -- about stopping "data hogs" or making sure that people "pay their fair share," but rather about protecting provider revenue (or, really, secretly increasing fees without "increasing" fees). A recent study from...
Senator Wyden Proposes Bill That Would Protect Users From Bogus Data Caps

This Is The Future Of Gaming

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Earlier this month, the Bafta video game awards seemed to show an industry in rude health, with innovative indie titles sharing the honours with interesting mainstream success stories like Dishonored and Far Cry 3. But with the cost of development rising, a new console generation on the horizon and radical...
This Is The Future Of Gaming
Can startups hack down the "redwood giants" of technology companies?

Nintendo's Hardware Problem

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Nintendo's Hardware Problem: Some good follow-up thoughts by Marco Arment on my thoughts about Nintendo. Arment is of course right that Nintendo wants to remain in the hardware business because when things are going well, it's a much better business to be in. But things aren't going well. And I'm...
Nintendo's Hardware Problem

Offbeatr Is A Kickstarter For Your Fantasies

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Whether you’re into nude Canadian elk-dancing or Honda tailpipe sniffing, our sexual peccadilloes are all unique. That’s why there’s Offbeatr [NSFW. Seriously. Chill]. Described as a “kickstarter for porn,” the site allows you to support super SEXXXY porn projects that could include a movie on Japanese squid porn or an...
Offbeatr Is A Kickstarter For Your Fantasies

As the firehose matures, Twitter tightens grip on valuable asset

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This summer, Twitter showed that it had no problems playing favorites when it came to developers using its API to build a business. So when it comes to the company’s firehose – the unfiltered deluge of 1 billion tweets every two and half days — it’s becoming apparent the company will...
As the firehose matures, Twitter tightens grip on valuable asset
Apple’s crackdown on app-ranking manipulation: Confused developers caught in the dragnet

Google Drive v rest: cloud storage compared

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Which is cheapest? Which offers the best cross-platform support? The results may surprise youThis week both Microsoft and Google got their acts together and released Dropbox-like applications for their online storage services, SkyDrive and Google Drive respectively.Why has Dropbox been winning in this space? Fantastic convenience. Just save a file...
Google Drive v rest: cloud storage compared
Square’s Register and the return of the mom-and-pop shop

How Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the Recession

www.readwriteweb.com
Cloud computing creates enough disruptions for small businesses that it seems almost folly when we hear some of the stories we do. We heard one story about an IT department that said that the company could not afford to have more people accessing the Internet. Yes, the Internet is too...
How Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the Recession
Which Apps Got Screwed By iOS 6?
Hands-On With The HTC One V: This Little Guy Feels Great

Weekly Wrapup: Nexus One, Facebook, Ai Weiwei, And More...

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Our top story this week was about bad news for the big guys: Google, Facebook, Digg's top users. As you catch up on the news, be sure to watch the conversation about China, tech and democracy that took place between activist/artist Ai Weiwei, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and ReadWriteWeb's Richard MacManus....
Weekly Wrapup: Nexus One, Facebook, Ai Weiwei, And More...

Developers vs the industry: 15 ideas about the future of games

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We chat to four veteran developers and Bafta video game committee members about the state of the industry and what the future holdsEarlier this month, the Bafta video game awards seemed to show an industry in rude health, with innovative indie titles sharing the honours with interesting mainstream success stories...
Developers vs the industry: 15 ideas about the future of games
Indian IT powers face big growth challenges
Chalkfly Wants To Become The Zappos Of Office Supplies With A Charitable Spin

Apple's App Discovery Lead On Google Is Shrinking, But Mobile Publishers Shouldn't Be Too Worried

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Matthäus Krzykowski is a co-founder of Xyologic, a mobile app search engine. The number of iPhone apps that hit the Top Free 100 rankings in the U.S. Apple App Store has decreased by 35%, according to a study we’ve completed at app search startup...
Apple's App Discovery Lead On Google Is Shrinking, But Mobile Publishers Shouldn't Be Too Worried
NoSQL Rebels Aim Missile At Larry Ellison's Yacht
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