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Suitcase Startup episode 6: Launching your startup is great, but then the real work begins [Video]

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Over the past few months, we’ve been following Chris Bradley in his Suitcase Startup mission, as he’s traveled London and the world, armed only with a suitcase and a dream, meeting people who have helped him launch his company, Publicate. In the latest episode, Publicate holds its quarterly board meeting to review where the...
Suitcase Startup episode 6: Launching your startup is great, but then the real work begins [Video]
Sprint abandons plans to buy MetroPCS for $8B
Dog park, sun pockets and public art could be hallmarks of Amazon's proposed Seattle campus

One Year Ago Today, These Two People Made The Best Decision Of Their lives

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One year ago today, Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer did something terrifying. They approached their Board of Directors and asked to shut down their startup Fabulous, a Groupon for gay people with 150,000 users. They didn't know what they'd do next, all they knew was their social site wasn't...
One Year Ago Today, These Two People Made The Best Decision Of Their lives

Fujitsu transfers files from PCs to phones through hidden network info (video)

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Most attempts to simplify device-to-device file transfers through a phone camera aren't very subtle or elaborate: Scalado's Photobeamer and Sony's vscreens rely on conspicuous QR codes, and aren't useful for much more than sharing images. Fujitsu's labs want something a tad more sophisticated. Their new technique hides network details...
Fujitsu transfers files from PCs to phones through hidden network info (video)

Asus joins the Google TV space with Nexus Q-like Qube

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  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission already hinted at the Qube’s existence last month, but now ASUS has finally made it official. The Qube, Asus’s first Google TV device, which bears a striking similarity to Google’s failed Nexus Q, will soon launch with 50GB of cloud storage and access to Netflix and...
Asus joins the Google TV space with Nexus Q-like Qube

Nothing Much Happened at Groupon Board Meeting

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Groupon’s board of directors meeting today was short on fireworks, despite a growing rift between company co-founder and Andrew Mason and a number of directors. Groupon spokesman Paul Taaffe told AllThingsD that today’s board meeting concluded without incident, there was no change of leadership and it’s business as usual. In...
Nothing Much Happened at Groupon Board Meeting

Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected

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There was little doubt jobs would be on the line after Sharp's significant Q1 losses, but now it's official. Following a board meeting today, the company has joined the likes of RIM, Sony and HP, announcing the "voluntary retirement" of around 2,000 staff in Japan before the year's out....
Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected

Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

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Daily deal website has seen its share price tumble since its IPO as directors may still want to replace chief executiveGroupon boss Andrew Mason appears to have survived a fractious board meeting at the troubled daily deal website. But insiders said unhappy board members are still keen to oust the...
Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate
Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson drives off in the first Model S

Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

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These are tough times at Sharp and the company is out to retain every yen that it can. Now the financially troubled Japanese firm has revealed it has set aside close to $350 million (27 billion yen) to offer its staff voluntary redundancy packages. Earlier this month the company announced...
Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

Dropbox's Drew Houston on what to do right after you get funding

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Drew Houston was feeling good. He’d just raised money from Sequoia for his file syncing company Dropbox. But soon afterward he realized he had a company to build. So what do you do after you finally raise that elusive first round of funding? During PandoMonthly in San Franscico, Houston...
Dropbox's Drew Houston on what to do right after you get funding

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Keeps His Job! (Today)

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Well, Groupon's board meeting has concluded, and CEO Andrew Mason hasn't been fired, Melissa Harris of the Chicago Tribune reports. But given several un-denied stories that the board is "seriously discussing" canning him, the leadership limbo at the top of Groupon is not going to go away. And that...
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Keeps His Job! (Today)
Does cleantech talk align with actual VC investment? Not when it comes to water

Interim Chairman Whitworth "Believes in HP's Turnaround"

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Hewlett-Packard’s new interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, just issued a statement saying he believes in the company’s turnaround strategy. Whitworth, the head of Relational Investors LLC, has more skin in the game from a financial perspective than any other HP director. He owns about 17 million HP shares, worth about $800...
Interim Chairman Whitworth "Believes in HP's Turnaround"

Lance Armstrong Stripped Of His Olympic Bronze By IOC

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The IOC had taken the decision before Christmas but wanted to wait until the UCI had confirmed he hadn't appealed against the decision of his disqualification. The International Olympic Committee has just announced that it has stripped Lance Armstrong of the medal he won back in 2000. The cyclist,...
Lance Armstrong Stripped Of His Olympic Bronze By IOC

Swedish Pirate Party Stops Hosting The Pirate Bay, But Intends To Sue Anti-Piracy Organization For Unlawful Coercion

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Last week, we wrote about how the Hollywood-backed Swedish anti-piracy organization, "Rights Alliance," was threatening the Swedish Pirate Party with criminal charges for hosting The Pirate Bay. It didn't stop there, however, also going after some of the connectivity firms further up the chain, moving beyond mere secondary liability (TPB)...
Swedish Pirate Party Stops Hosting The Pirate Bay, But Intends To Sue Anti-Piracy Organization For Unlawful Coercion

HP Finance Chief Tried To Stop $11.7 Billion Acquisition, But Lost

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HP's chief financial officer Cathie Lesjak blindsided her old boss at a board meeting and told assembled directors she was totally opposed to HP's $11 billion acquisition of enterprise search company Autonomy. Fortune reports that Lesjak had told then-CEO Leo Apotheker in private that she was opposed to the deal,...
HP Finance Chief Tried To Stop $11.7 Billion Acquisition, But Lost

Habbo’s future is bleak as child sex scandal explodes

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Things are looking bad for Habbo, the Finnish virtual world for teens, as explosive revelations about the site continue to ripple through the industry. Earlier this week a report by the U.K’s Channel 4 News alleged that Habbo — a cute, blocky isometric environment which lets young users chat to...
Habbo’s future is bleak as child sex scandal explodes

You shouldn't be bored at a board meeting, Pt. 2: Structure for success

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In my previous post I laid out some dos and don’ts for board meeting attendees. In this post I’ll describe best practices that help enable the board to surface and tackle the key issues the company is facing. A good way to structure the meeting is to divide it...
You shouldn't be bored at a board meeting, Pt. 2: Structure for success

Levchin Hopes Being Bought by Yahoo Can be 'Cool' Again

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Yahoo's newest director, Max Levchin, has already sat in on part of a company board meeting--though he says he hardly uttered a word, preferring to listen and take notes. It's not surprising he wants to brush up....
Levchin Hopes Being Bought by Yahoo Can be 'Cool' Again

Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson diagnosed with thyroid cancer – reports

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Thompson, who quit amid allegations that he had lied on his CV, reportedly said his illness contributed to his decision to resignYahoo's ex-chief executive Scott Thompson, who quit on Sunday as Yahoo sought to defuse a row over allegations Thompson lied on his CV, has reportedly been diagnosed with thyroid...
Former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson diagnosed with thyroid cancer – reports

Chatty Only Weeks Ago, Tumblr Sources Suddenly Go Silent Amid Talk Of Yahoo's $1 Billion Offer (YHOO)

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Last night, Peter Kafka and Kara Swisher of All Things D reported that Yahoo might buy Tumblr for a price close to $1 billion. Then, GigaOm suggested Facebook might swoop in and buy Tumblr at a higher price for itself. Then, Forbes's Jeff Bercovici said that Microsoft is circling Tumblr...
Chatty Only Weeks Ago, Tumblr Sources Suddenly Go Silent Amid Talk Of Yahoo's $1 Billion Offer (YHOO)

Habbo Hotel: private equity group ditches stake over paedophile fears

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Move by 3i group follows claims that paedophiles have targeted children and teenagers using the websiteA major British private equity group is to ditch its shareholding in the company behind Habbo Hotel, the game-based social networking website popular with children and teenagers, following allegations that online paedophiles have been targeting...
Habbo Hotel: private equity group ditches stake over paedophile fears
HP's Chairman Ray Lane to step down; HP loses two other board members

Yahoo's Mayer Finally Parts Ways CFO Tim Morse

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Marissa Mayer, in a move that is not unexpected, has replaced Yahoo CFO Tim Morse with Ken Goldman. Goldman comes from Fortinet, a provider of threat management technologies. He has some consumer Internet experience, having previously worked at Excite@Home. Morse’s departure is part of a major house-cleaning by Mayer of...
Yahoo's Mayer Finally Parts Ways CFO Tim Morse
Cloud: VMware Joins OpenStack, Embraces Its 'Ugly Sister'
What Now: Board Meeting or Waste of Time?

Sometimes, mother-in-laws top hard statistics

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(Editor’s note: Jeff Bussgang is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. This column originally appeared on his blog Seeing Both Sides.) I’ll never forget my first marketing class at business school.  Our professor peered at us with an intense glare as he pushed back on our standard, “chip shot”...
Sometimes, mother-in-laws top hard statistics

Groupon CEO in jeopardy of losing his job?

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With the stock in a free fall and Groupon's board meeting this week, Andrew Mason's tenure as CEO reportedly faces opposition. [Read more]...
Groupon CEO in jeopardy of losing his job?
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