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Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

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Tapjoy, a mobile app marketing firm, has replaced its CEO and president Mihir Shah with Steve Wadsworth, the former president of Disney Interactive Media Group. The move is the latest turn for a company that has often been in the spotlight, sometimes for unflattering reasons. Wadworth, who is currently a Tapjoy...
Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

SoftBank gives U.S. right to OK Sprint board member -- report

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To placate security concerns over its attempt to acquire Sprint -- and over use of Chinese gear in Sprint's network -- the Japan-based firm would allow for board member who'd oversee compliance with security rules. [Read more]...
SoftBank gives U.S. right to OK Sprint board member -- report
Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Not In Favor Of Being Eaten By Birds

Real-world analytics firm Euclid secures $17.3 million Series B funding to expand its customer base

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Real-world shopping analytics firm, Euclid, has secured $17.3 million Series B funding to serve its growing customer base. The round was led by Benchmark Capital with participation from NEA, Harrison Metal and Novel TMT Ventures. Along with the cash injection, Bruce Dunlevie, general partner at Benchmark Capital is joining Euclid’s...
Real-world analytics firm Euclid secures $17.3 million Series B funding to expand its customer base

The Bottom Line on Apple and YouTube

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Normally, losing home page placement for an app on the iPhone and iPad would cause gnashing of teeth and wailing of tongues in the afflicted boardroom, along with wholesale firings and restructuring. But in YouTube’s case, losing that coveted spot on Apple’s mobile devices is an unequivocal blessing, not a...
The Bottom Line on Apple and YouTube

Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

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Early Googler and Associated Content CEO Patrick Keane has had quite the career. After his four year stint at Google, Keane became CMO of CBS Interactive. He was CEO of Associated Content when it was acquired by Yahoo! for $100 million. Now he's giving back to the New York...
Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

Fab.com plans to be big — Amazon big, says CEO

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When Fab.com won a Crunchie for best shopping app, no one was more surprised than the startup’s CEO, Jason Goldberg (pictured). “To be honest, I didn’t think we were going to win, mostly because Fab isn’t very much integrated into the whole tech scene… We’re definitely mainstream.” Being mainstream can...
Fab.com plans to be big — Amazon big, says CEO

Twitter co-founder says tweet views are more valuable than follower count

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In a panel held at Buzzfeed’s headquarters, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams shared his view about how the follower count might not be all that important after all. As the social network sees more accounts attempt to buy their Twitter influence, Williams says that it’s possible the social network service might move...
Twitter co-founder says tweet views are more valuable than follower count
Take your photos and go home: Instagram competitor PicPlz shutting down

Apple co-founder Jobs admired Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, biographer says

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Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson on Tuesday reaffirmed the tech guru's respect for Mark Zuckerberg during an interview with Washington Post Company CEO and Facebook board member Don Graham....
Apple co-founder Jobs admired Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, biographer says

After being ousted from Yahoo, Scott Thompson ‘resigns’ from Splunk board

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As you probably know, former PayPal exec Scott Thompson was recently forced out of Yahoo, mere months after joining the beleaguered Internet company as chief executive officer. Thompson had misstated his credentials in regulatory filings and other places by claiming he had a computer science degree on his résumé. Now,...
After being ousted from Yahoo, Scott Thompson ‘resigns’ from Splunk board

Al Gore purchases $29.6 million in Apple stock for $441,000

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A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing was made on Thursday, showing that Apple board member Al Gore purchased 59.000 shares of Apple stock worth over $29.6 million dollars. As a result of his board membership, Gore paid $7.475 per share, paying $441,000 out of pocket for the shares.......
Al Gore purchases $29.6 million in Apple stock for $441,000

Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

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I recently had lunch with Mark Leslie, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, who now teaches at Stanford and works with startups, often as a board member. He told me about a paper he and a colleague published in Harvard Business Review called The Sales Learning Curve. I read the paper...
Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

Angry Birds maker Rovio hires former EA exec Oskar Burman to head new Stockholm games studio

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Rovio, the Finnish company behind the hit game franchise Angry Birds and the recently released Amazing Alex, has appointed Oskar Burman, formerly the head of EA’s Easy Studios, as the new general manager of its Stockholm office. Burman notes on his Twitter feed that the new Stockholm studio is opening...
Angry Birds maker Rovio hires former EA exec Oskar Burman to head new Stockholm games studio
Apple finally gives OpenStreetMaps credit for iPhoto map data (two months late)

Peter Thiel Sells Large Facebook Stake

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Peter Thiel, Facebook's earliest investor and a board member, has sold the majority of his shares in the social network, as restrictions on insider selling of the stock begin to lift....
Peter Thiel Sells Large Facebook Stake

Would You Buy A Nokia Phone If An Astronaut Delivered It? (NOK, MSFT)

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Nokia seems to think so. To promote the new Lumia 800 Windows Phone in Hungary, Nokia is hiring performers to dress up as interesting characters and deliver the phones to customers. Here's one featuring an astronaut. You can see more with Michael Jackson and circus performers by heading over...
Would You Buy A Nokia Phone If An Astronaut Delivered It? (NOK, MSFT)

Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

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One of today's many, many Spotify announcements was that legendary thrashers Metallica would be coming to the streaming service. As part of the announcement CEO Daniel Ek brought out the bands notoriously outspoken drummer Lars Ulrich and Spotify board member Sean Parker who, as you might remember, had a...
Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify

TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe

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Make way for another online ticketing startup, this one coming at the market by way of Eastern Europe. TicketForEvent, a London-based B2B online ticketing site with most of its operations in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, has raised $3 million, which it will use to expand its business in the region,...
TicketForEvent Raises $3M From New VC Abele Ventures To Take On Eventbrite and Cvent In Online Ticketing In Europe

Microsoft board member retiring; company boosts dividend

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Gilmartin This just in, two pieces of news from Microsoft’s board of directors this afternoon … Microsoft board member Raymond Gilmartin, who has been a director of the company for more than a decade, has decided not to seek re-election at the company’s upcoming shareholder meeting. Gilmartin, the former Merck...
Microsoft board member retiring; company boosts dividend

Netflix CEO Buys $1 Million of Facebook Stock

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Reed Hastings, chief executive of Netflix and a Facebook board member, disclosed Thursday a purchase of roughly $1 million in Facebook stock....
Netflix CEO Buys $1 Million of Facebook Stock

A Zynga Board Member BOUGHT $560,000 Worth Of Zynga Stock Last Week (ZNGA)

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Ellen Siminoff, a longtime Internet executive who joined the board of Zynga this summer, bought 250,000 shares at $2.22 a share last week. The stock is now trading around $2.14, so Siminoff is already out money, as the stock continues to decline. But as DividendChannel.com's editors put it, "There's an old...
A Zynga Board Member BOUGHT $560,000 Worth Of Zynga Stock Last Week (ZNGA)

Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

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Today Dell announced that its board member James Breyer has declined to “stand for reelection.” He’s out, in other words. The news isn’t particularly surprising, as Dell is enduring external pressure and internal turmoil as its business contracts and its founder attempts to take it private. Michael Dell, along with Silverlake...
Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

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Swedish gaming company King.com just acquired Stockholm-based developer Fabrication Games in a big push to expand onto Android and iOS this year. With the deal, King.com picks up Fabrication’s talent, games and developer tools. Terms weren’t disclosed, but I would assume the acquisition is priced in the talent-range. Fabrication had...
King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

Netflix Facebook Sharing Bill Clears Senate, Waiting For Obama's OK

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Want to tell your Facebook pals what you’re watching on Netflix? Netflix wants to help you do that. And it’s now very close to doing that for American users: The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would give the video service the go-ahead to facilitate “frictionless sharing” of users’...
Netflix Facebook Sharing Bill Clears Senate, Waiting For Obama's OK

Apple CEO Tim Cook May Be On The Fancy, A Rival To Pinterest (AAPL)

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The Fancy is the New York-based Pinterest competitor that is killing it in social commerce. It may now have the most powerful business figure in the world--Apple CEO Tim Cook--signed up as a user. There's an account with the username "timcook" on the service. That's easy to fake. But The...
Apple CEO Tim Cook May Be On The Fancy, A Rival To Pinterest (AAPL)

Yahoo Puts Blue Pencil to Board Bios

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With Yahoo's CEO in the hot seat and one board member leaving amid a controversy over incorrect resume claims, the company is getting out the blue pencil....
Yahoo Puts Blue Pencil to Board Bios

SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

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SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin has been down this path before, as detailed in his extensive account of the company’s attempt to raise a large round of venture capital funding last year. But this time, with a different investor, the deal has actually closed. They’re so excited...
SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed
Due To The Apple / Google Deathgrip, Former CEO John Lilly Says For Mozilla, “Mobile Is A Little Scarier”

Apple's iCar is finally here

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It's just not being made in Cupertino. By Matt Vella, senior editor FORTUNE -- According to J.Crew CEO and Apple board member Mickey Drexler, Steve Jobs long dreamed of taking on the global automotive industry by building an Apple car, the would-be iCar. The Apple chief reportedly told the New...
Apple's iCar is finally here
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