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After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board

MetroPCS is Off the Table. What Now, Sprint?

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With its acquisition of MetroPCS, T-Mobile and its parent, Deutsche Telekom, have taken out one tough rival and put the competitive screws to another: Sprint. Earlier this year, Sprint was poised to acquire MetroPCS when the company’s board of directors balked at the deal at the last minute. Though fully...
MetroPCS is Off the Table. What Now, Sprint?

Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

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Gravity, the content personalization startup founded by a team of former MySpace executives, just announced that it has raised $10.6 million in Series B funding. When Gravity launched in 2009, it offered some content recommendation products for consumers, but its real goal was to offer its “interest graph” technology to...
Gravity Raises $10.6M For Content Personalization And Marketing, Round Led by GRP Partners

'Infinite storage' startup Bitcasa hires former Box VP; Horizons' Frank Meehan joins board

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Bitcasa, the interesting startup that promised to deliver users ‘infinite storage’ when it emerged last year, is today announcing a double win. The first is its recruitment of Tony Lee, formerly VP of backend engineering at that other hot cloud storage startup, Box. The former Yahoo director of engineering will...
'Infinite storage' startup Bitcasa hires former Box VP; Horizons' Frank Meehan joins board

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

Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

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Apple has issued a press release reiterating its commitment to return some of its extremely large cash pile to shareholders, saying that Apple management and the Board of Directors are in "active discussions" about how to return cash to shareholders. This follows letter sent to Apple shareholders this morning by...
Apple Issues Statement About Returning Cash to Shareholders

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

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

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Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund. Really? I didn’t know that! For the record, I’m not raising a fund. This article is NOT accurate. But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot. At two events tonight it came...
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

HP director Babbio steps down as part of reshuffle

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HP has announced that Larry Babbio Jr. is stepping down from his position on the company's board of directors. The departure marks the latest move in a series of changes within HP's leadership, including the addition of six new directors to the company's board within the past year.......
HP director Babbio steps down as part of reshuffle

Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo has closed a deal to sell a portion of its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba, netting $4.3 billion for the company. In a memo to employees, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she will return $3.65 billion of that money to shareholders. Yahoo will be keeping $650 million. Here...
Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

RIM faces angry investors; searches for new board

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion faces shareholders as it votes to keep its current board of directors, despite discontent with the company's performance. [Read more]...
RIM faces angry investors; searches for new board

Does Facebook's corporate board need women?

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The social-networking titan has millions of female users but zero women on its board of directors. The FACE IT campaign believes this is unacceptable. [Read more]...
Does Facebook's corporate board need women?

LinkedIn Adds Former Ask.com CEO to Its Board of Directors - http://bit.ly/amsWXb

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LinkedIn Adds Former Ask.com CEO to Its Board of Directors - http://bit.ly/amsWXb

HP's Layoffs Will Squash This Important Business Unit, Employees Warn (HPQ)

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HP is about to layoff a massive number of workers, sources tell us, with one business unit, HP Services, to be particularly hard hit. In 2008, HP spent $13.9 billion on EDS and gave it the name of HP Enterprise Services (HP ES). HP reports earnings on May 23 and  HP...
HP's Layoffs Will Squash This Important Business Unit, Employees Warn (HPQ)

Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

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Today is HP's annual shareholder meeting and chances are investors will be asking the board lots of questions about the HP's botched $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy. Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, has a whole bunch of questions, too. He wants the board to publish the document from accountants PwC that...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

Apple increases buyback to $60 billion, and quarterly dividend to 15%

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Following its Q1 2013 earnings report on Tuesday, Apple announced that its Board of Directors authorized increasing share repurchasing to $60 billion, up from $10 billion that it announced in 2012. In total, the company expects to utilize a total of $100 billion of cash under this expanded program. Shareholders...
Apple increases buyback to $60 billion, and quarterly dividend to 15%

Yahoo investor demands Thompson resign by Monday

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Dan Loeb of Third Point, Yahoo’s largest outside investor, has writtten yet another letter to Yahoo’s board of directors demanding, in part, that new chief executive Scott Thompson be dismissed by 12 noon EDT on Monday, May 7. Read full article >>...
Yahoo investor demands Thompson resign by Monday

This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

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Until about an hour ago, it looked like Softbank would acquire 70% of Sprint for ~$20 billion. But then, whammo: DISH Networks dropped a press release announcing its own $25.5 billion offer. That's about a 13% premium over the Softbank offer. In the press release, DISH includes the letter it...
This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i today announced that it has rebranded the company, changing its name to NativeX. The company’s name change comes alongside its other announcement, pivoting the business to providing native ad units for its customers, a form of in-app advertising where publishers can integrate ads into...
W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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

Google's Marissa Mayer Headed to Walmart Board

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Google’s Marissa Mayer is about to get a board seat with the world’s biggest retailer. Google’s vice president of local and maps has been nominated to join Wal-Mart’s board of directors. Assuming her nomination goes through, it will be her first board seat at a major corporation. Wal-Mart already has...
Google's Marissa Mayer Headed to Walmart Board

Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

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It’s been two weeks since Square announced a landmark partnership with Starbucks,  but the red-hot mobile payments startup experienced difficulties this evening (US time) after its payment app and website suffered outages that affected some payments. Squareup.com was down for an hour but, more importantly, a number of users reported (via...
Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

James Wahba

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James Wahba is the co-founder and CEO of Projective Space, an entrepreneurial community and coworking space for over 60 tech startups, with two New York City locations. Mr. Wahba’s background includes real estate development, business investments and launching tech startups. He is currently an investor in the Brooklyn-based restaurant, ISA....
James Wahba

RIM Moves to Appease Shareholders

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Research In Motion's chairwoman said the BlackBerry maker is actively looking to further shake up its board of directors, in a further move aimed at appeasing frustrated investors....
RIM Moves to Appease Shareholders
New CEO Ross Levinsohn in message to Yahoos: “focus on the momentum”

Cloud cost management startup Cloudability picks up $8.7m from Foundry, 500 Startups and others

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Today Cloudability announced that it has landed a $8.7 million Series A round, led by Foundry Group, and participated in by 500 Startups, Wieden, and Trinity Ventures. Two new members of its board of directors were announced as well, including Jason Seats, the founder of SliceHost. The cloud – computing and storage services that...
Cloud cost management startup Cloudability picks up $8.7m from Foundry, 500 Startups and others

Audit Bureau Of Circulations Endorses Meaningful Metrics On Digital Mags

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The Audit Bureau of Circulations is hoping to make its reporting more relevant to an e-reading age with a new set of standards requiring much more detailed reporting of digital magazine sales. ABC’s board of directors has endorsed a new reporting format that would require large consumer magazine publishers...
Audit Bureau Of Circulations Endorses Meaningful Metrics On Digital Mags
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