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Cloud storage startup Egnyte nets $16M to boost brand

Windows 8: The disastrous result of Microsoft's gutless equivocation

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This is it. Today, Microsoft will release Windows 8, the fat fruit of more than three years of last-gasp labor to produce an operating system that can ensure Microsoft’s continued relevancy in a touch-oriented world. With PC sales stalled, and smartphones and tablets on target to outsell PCs in the...
Windows 8: The disastrous result of Microsoft's gutless equivocation

Hill-Wood hits back as Arsenal boardroom row grows

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• Chairman says Alisher Usmanov's criticisms 'not helpful'• 'It's not as if we've been relegated,' says Hill-WoodThe Arsenal chairman, Peter Hill-Wood, has staunchly defended the running of the club against the vitriolic criticism levelled against the board by the 30% owner, the Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Hill-Wood maintained that Arsenal's...
Hill-Wood hits back as Arsenal boardroom row grows

Startup Winter Is Coming: Beware Funding Cliffs and Falling Valuations in the Consumer Web

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“It’s harder to act in a disciplined way in summer. All around you, you see excess and nonsense, companies being bought or funded for zillions of dollars without traction.” Eric Ries, the pioneer behind the Lean Startup movement, wrote those words back in August, 2011, warning that in the cyclical...
Startup Winter Is Coming: Beware Funding Cliffs and Falling Valuations in the Consumer Web
Microsoft to Merge Lync, Skype Teams - But Not Products

Priceline Books AOL's Tim Armstrong Into the Boardroom

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Online travel outfit Priceline announced today it was adding AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to its board of directors, citing “his deep experience with consumer-facing Internet businesses, Web marketing and search.”...
Priceline Books AOL's Tim Armstrong Into the Boardroom
Office Crashers: Zynga Overcomes A Bad Reputation, Touts Less Than 3 Percent Attrition

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

Arm director sails off but shares are boosted by broker optimism

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Executive to leave in 2013 for round the world race, while BarCap and Investec both issue positive notesThere are any number of reasons for directors leaving a company - good and bad - but going sailing is not the most usual one.That however is the reason Mike Inglis plans to...
Arm director sails off but shares are boosted by broker optimism

Flipboard Founder Mike McCue Steps Down From Twitter Board Of Directors

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Mike McCue, the tech entrepeneur best known at the moment as the founder and CEO of Flipboard, is no longer serving on the board of directors at Twitter McCue, who has been on Twitter’s board since late 2010, announced his departure via a Tweet, naturally: To the @Twitter team: it...
Flipboard Founder Mike McCue Steps Down From Twitter Board Of Directors
The Revenge of Team MySpace: Will Intelligent Beauty Be LA’s Redemption Story?

The Boardroom Shuffle Is All About Vision

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When a large company starts to decline, the blame is often placed in two places: with the CEO and with the Board of Directors. Depending on whether the problem is seen as systemic or not, either the CEO will be kicked out by the Board, or the Board will be...
The Boardroom Shuffle Is All About Vision

This Will Be The Last Article You Read

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits”. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If the Internet had a voice, I am fairly certain it would sound like...
This Will Be The Last Article You Read

Facebook's Director of Engineering explains how you're part of the dev team

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Ever wondered why those crazy fools at Facebook think it's a good idea to meddle with the timeline, or how you chat? Well you can blame yourself. Probably. The social network's Director of Engineering, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, reveals all in a recent blog post. By first explaining that the...
Facebook's Director of Engineering explains how you're part of the dev team

Yahoo's Biggest Shareholder May Be In Dan Loeb's Camp (YHOO)

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Capital Research & Management, an institutional investor which has long been a major Yahoo shareholder, is leaning towards demanding Scott Thompson's ouster, reports Kara Swisher of AllThingsD. In doing so, it would lend its support to activist investor Dan Loeb of Third Point. Two Capital-managed funds together own more than...
Yahoo's Biggest Shareholder May Be In Dan Loeb's Camp (YHOO)
The Revenge of Team MySpace: Will Intelligent Beauty Be LA’s Redemption Story?

Dan Loeb Starts A Potentially Nasty Fight With Yahoo To Get His People On The Board

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of Yahoo's major investors is urging shareholders to vote its four nominees on to the Internet company's board, launching a potentially nasty fight to transform its direction. Hedge fund Third Point LLC, which has a 5.8 percent stake in Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo Inc., said...
Dan Loeb Starts A Potentially Nasty Fight With Yahoo To Get His People On The Board

Twitter launches Certified Products Program to promote services that leverage its data

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Twitter has today announced its Certified Products Program that will be used to put its stamp of approval on apps and services that leverage its data to help companies leverage its data to engage with customers. Twitter is launching the service with twelve partners, all of which help companies parse...
Twitter launches Certified Products Program to promote services that leverage its data

City must wake up to digital growth, says tech investor

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Saul Klein says US companies such as Google and Amazon have 'walked in and eaten the lunch' of UK businessesOne of the UK's biggest tech investors has called on the City and FTSE 100 companies to wake up to the internet, warning that if they do not there will be...
City must wake up to digital growth, says tech investor

Sheryl Sandberg Doesn't Have to Occupy Menlo Park to be Radical

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Lean in, as literally as possible. (Photo: Lean In’s Facebook page.) Over the last week or so, there’s been much debate over whether Facebook’s resident adult in the room is actually a rebel. The fury was kicked off with a New York Times piece previewing Sheryl Sandberg’s upcoming book Lean In. Right on...
Sheryl Sandberg Doesn't Have to Occupy Menlo Park to be Radical

HTC to sue Taiwanese magazine following "groundless" report of boardroom tension

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Troubled phone-maker HTC is to sue a Taiwanese magazine after it published a report that claimed chairwoman Cher Wang had given CEO Peter Chou six months to kick-start the company’s resurgence or he’d be out of a job. The publication, Next Magazine, said there was tension between the two and reported that Wang...
HTC to sue Taiwanese magazine following "groundless" report of boardroom tension

Music Labels Downplay Imminent Launch of New Apple Music Service

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In September, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in licensing negotiations with record labels to create a Pandora-like music service. The next day, the New York Post reported that talks were hung up over licensing fees. Earlier today, it was Bloomberg breaking the story. The wire service reported...
Music Labels Downplay Imminent Launch of New Apple Music Service

Why women's jokes fall flat in the boardroom

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Women often try to use self-deprecating humour to get their colleagues on-side but it raises few laughsHumour is a staple part of any boardroom discussion, as viewers of the BBC's The Apprentice will know. But research reveals that, while men benefit from the use of well-judged banter, the brand of...
Why women's jokes fall flat in the boardroom

Ex-BlackBerry chief sells entire stake in firm

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Jim Balsillie offloaded 26.8m shares during 2012, as company struggles to make inroads into smartphone marketJim Balsillie, formerly the largest shareholder and co-chief executive of struggling smartphone company BlackBerry, has sold his entire shareholding in the business.The move, revealed by a filing released this week, occurred before the end of...
Ex-BlackBerry chief sells entire stake in firm

Seeing is believing: 6 reasons why video makes for a better online meeting

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Seeing is believing: 6 reasons why video makes for a better online meeting

Samsung chairman 'calmed down and slightly closed his eyes' after Apple verdict briefing

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A rare peek inside the boardroom of the world's largest smartphone manufacturer FORTUNE -- The Korea Times, which earlier reported that Samsung executives were "reeling in shock" after its lopsided loss to Apple (AAPL) last week, followed up Wednesday with a description of the moment the news reached the company's...
Samsung chairman 'calmed down and slightly closed his eyes' after Apple verdict briefing
With Tech From Space, Ministry Of Supply Is Building The Next Generation Of Dress Shirts
Why IT pros need to understand risk management

Hands on with Glassboard 2.0 for iOS: simple, private group sharing

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Glassboard: is it a group messaging app? Sort of. Is it a collaboration app? Sure. Is it like a Facebook Group? Maybe. Version 2.0 of the app, released this week, can be as many or as few of those things as you'd like, depending on who you're sharing with...
Hands on with Glassboard 2.0 for iOS: simple, private group sharing
Here's The Beats By Dre "Executive" Headphone Review By Someone Who Actually Used Them
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