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Apple Profits Fall And Growth Slows. Welcome To The New Normal
Digital Content: At XOXO, a Counterculture Kickstarts Itself

As Facebook goes, so goes Palo Alto real estate

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Housing prices in Silicon Valley's tony neighborhood soared before the Facebook IPO. Now inventory is soaring. By David A. Kaplan FORTUNE -- You can take the pulse of the prospects of Silicon Valley by checking stock prices, revenues, profits, hiring, even press clippings of various companies. Or instead maybe you...
As Facebook goes, so goes Palo Alto real estate

Bob Pittman's Former Partner Andy Russell Launches His First Of Many Startups, Inside Hook

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In September, Bob Pittman's former Pilot Group partner Andy Russell raised $22 million. Russell used the money to found a New York seed fund, Trigger Media.Trigger Media is similar to Betaworks and Alley Corp, the incubator that produced Business Insider, Gilt Groupe and MongoDB. Russell's goal is to seed...
Bob Pittman's Former Partner Andy Russell Launches His First Of Many Startups, Inside Hook

News, tabs, video, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAU

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A news Timeline application, Younews, topped our list of emerging Facebook apps this week. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top apps grew from between 120,000 and 580,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking...
News, tabs, video, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAU

Is the honeymoon over for Facebook gaming?

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It’s not just Facebook commerce, or F-commerce as some like to call it, that is languishing at the world’s largest social network. With its IPO on the horizon, there’s reason to start worrying about Facebook’s gaming revenues, according to new research from IHS iSuppli. Facebook’s problems in the gaming market...
Is the honeymoon over for Facebook gaming?

Armies of Magic, ReverbNation, Ustream, tabs, more on this week’s emerging Facebook apps by MAU

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Games and tabs were super popular on our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. There was also an assortment of music applications and a few website...
Armies of Magic, ReverbNation, Ustream, tabs, more on this week’s emerging Facebook apps by MAU

Digg, games, Social Video, virtual gifts, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAU

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Digg topped our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. Additionally there were a few other news-related apps, a travel app, games, Social Video, a few...
Digg, games, Social Video, virtual gifts, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAU
Google+ scores Digital Chocolate’s Gangs of Boomtown as an exclusive social game

The Olympics: good sports | Editorial

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As long as it goes more or less to plan, then the Olympics will at last be not about the business of sport but sport itselfThe Olympic torch has reached London. Its wet, winding journey through the British isles (with a detour to Dublin) is a neat metaphor for the...
The Olympics: good sports | Editorial

Dropbox, videos, Soul Crash, Pose, Digg, hi5, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAU

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Dropbox topped our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week after the app started giving bonus storage space to people who refer friends to use it. Then a few video apps, games led by Soul Crash, mobile fashion app Pose, Digg’s Timeline app, hi5 and...
Dropbox, videos, Soul Crash, Pose, Digg, hi5, more on this week’s top 20 emerging Facebook apps by MAU

Calling All Yahoos–Or Are They Calling Demand Media? [BoomTown]

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The temperature is rising between Yahoo and Demand Media, as several execs have or are expected to move from the Internet giant to the social media start-up. In March, Demand pulled off a major coup by hiring Yahoo’s head of U.S. advertising sales, Joanne Bradford. Today, Bradford’s top communications exec,...
Calling All Yahoos–Or Are They Calling Demand Media? [BoomTown]

Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz Drops Out of Funding Race for Foursquare

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In an unusual move for a venture firm chasing a hot start-up, Andreessen Horowitz said it has dropped out of the race to be an investor in hot social location company Foursquare. In an interview tonight, Ben Horowitz, partner in the high-profile VC outfit he helms with Marc Andreessen, said...
Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz Drops Out of Funding Race for Foursquare

Exclusive: Facebook Poaches Yet Another Major Googler–This Time, Ad Exec David Fischer

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David Fischer–who was VP of Global Online Sales & Operations for Google and more recently was heading up its local efforts–is taking a job at Facebook as VP of Advertising and Global Operations, according to sources. Both Google (GOOG) and Facebook just sent out an internal memo about the move...
Exclusive: Facebook Poaches Yet Another Major Googler–This Time, Ad Exec David Fischer

Technologizer: The Future of Windows

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David Worthington: Technologizer asked some of the industry’s big brains about what Microsoft needs to do to keep its operating system relevant in the years to come. Their advice ranges from merely simplifying the interface to borrowing ideas from other Microsoft products such as the Xbox to giving the OS...
Technologizer: The Future of Windows

Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–to Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs

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Series Seed Documents, templated term sheets for entrepreneurs to use for seed-stage deals, will be launched today, part of effort by Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang and pushed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The point: So new entrepreneurs don’t waste time and money negotiating often unnecessarily complex term sheets....
Series Seed Documents–With an Assist From Andreessen Horowitz–to Help Entrepreneurs With Legal Hairballs

The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

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How is it that a leading newspaper with a global reach doesn’t get it. I mean here we have the New York Times competing with all the other big brand papers to establish a foothold on the Web and yet when an iPad app uses their publicly available RSS...
The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

Cisco's SlideHD Debuts: A Video Encounter of the Flip Kind

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Tonight, Cisco unveiled the latest version of its popular and innovative Flip digital video camera line, called the SlideHD. The new device, which can record up to four hours of HD video and store up to 12 hours of content, has a dramatic slide-up touchscreen and also a slide...
Cisco's SlideHD Debuts: A Video Encounter of the Flip Kind

Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating of the 25th Anniversary of the Web [BoomTown]

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Last night, BoomTown headed to San Francisco’s wedding-cake City Hall to attend “The 25 Years of .Com Gala,” which is honoring a quarter-century that I have been jacked into the matrix. Actually, it’s the 25th anniversary of the .com Internet domain name. VeriSign (VRSN), which administers the .com registry,...
Scott McNealy's Top 15 Reasons He's Surprised We're Celebrating of the 25th Anniversary of the Web [BoomTown]

Louis C.K. Creating Post-Grad CBS Sitcom

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CBS is looking to Louis C.K. and Spike Feresten for laughs.The network has ordered an untitled comedy pilot from the comedic duo, who previously collaborated on a passed over sitcom pilot Boomtown more than a decade earlier. The current project centers on an ensemble of young people who are trying...
Louis C.K. Creating Post-Grad CBS Sitcom

Exclusive: Kakai, Stealthy No More–It's a Kindle for Students and Much More

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Founded last May, Kakai is one of the start-ups in Silicon Valley in the deepest of stealth modes, despite a panoply of high-profile players involved. But, while reports have been sketchy around it being some kind of e-reader, BoomTown has found out exactly what it’s up to via reports...
Exclusive: Kakai, Stealthy No More–It's a Kindle for Students and Much More

Groupon's Andrew Mason Speaks!

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The last time I really was truly bullish on a start-up and its founder–BoomTown’s motto is wait-and-see rather than hype-it-up–was AdMob’s Omar Hamoui. That turned out pretty well, with the sale of the mobile advertising site to Google (GOOG) for $750 million last fall. My 2010 start-up that passes...
Groupon's Andrew Mason Speaks!

Hunch's Fake and Dixon Speak (and They've Got a Hunch, You Might Not Get Exactly What It Is Yet)

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When Aardvark was sold to Google (GOOG) for $50 million last week, a lot of folks wondered about the fate of Hunch, another hot start-up in the space. Except, quite correctly and from a chat BoomTown had yesterday with two of its four co-founders, Caterina Fake and Chris Dixon,...
Hunch's Fake and Dixon Speak (and They've Got a Hunch, You Might Not Get Exactly What It Is Yet)

Intel Acquires AppMobi's HTML5 Developer Tools And Staff

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Intel has gutted the HTML5 mobile-app development firm appMobi, acquiring its tools and related staff â€" but not the startup itself. The move is part of Intel's bid to build out its own suite of developer tools for mobile applications. According to documents obtained by ReadWrite (see below), appMobi will...
Intel Acquires AppMobi's HTML5 Developer Tools And Staff

Welcome to the Hotel California: Here's What's Really Happening in the Foursquare Pig Pile

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No, Facebook is not in serious talks to buy Foursquare. No, Microsoft is not poised to snap up the social location start-up, beyond a cursory should-we-look query to itself. No, there is no longer a crazy bidding war going on among major venture players in Silicon Valley, all waiting...
Welcome to the Hotel California: Here's What's Really Happening in the Foursquare Pig Pile

Calling All Yahoos–Or Are They Calling Demand Media?

kara.allthingsd.com
The temperature is rising between Yahoo and Demand Media, as several execs have or are expected to move from the Internet giant to the social media start-up. In March, Demand pulled off a major coup by hiring Yahoo’s head of U.S. advertising sales, Joanne Bradford. Today, Bradford’s top communications exec,...
Calling All Yahoos–Or Are They Calling Demand Media?

What Is Cisco Announcing This Morning to "Forever Change the Internet"? A Foursquare-Enabled Jet Pack? [BoomTown]

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Bright and early this morning at 8 am PT, BoomTown will be jacked into the matrix for an invitation-only media and analyst briefing to hear exactly what the heck Cisco (CSCO) has been yammering on about of late. Last month, the networking giant said in a mysterioso email that...
What Is Cisco Announcing This Morning to "Forever Change the Internet"? A Foursquare-Enabled Jet Pack? [BoomTown]

Yahoo Tries to Recover From "It's Y!ou" Ad Disaster by Attacking Google's One Box (This Is Going to End in Tears)

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Say it ain’t you, Yahoo. And yet, here’s one of the major new directions of the troubled Internet giant’s pricey marketing campaign, aimed at recovering from its first advertising foray that has widely been considered a failure: A full frontal attack on search leader Google. BoomTown posted several weeks...
Yahoo Tries to Recover From "It's Y!ou" Ad Disaster by Attacking Google's One Box (This Is Going to End in Tears)

Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement

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Correcting yet another post-first-and-ask questions later rumor, sources tell BoomTown that–as has been previously reported many times–Microsoft and Apple have been in long-term talks about adding the Bing search service as a prominent option on the iPhone and not as a replacement of Google. Currently, Google (GOOG) is the...
Microsoft Talking to Apple About Being a Search Option on the iPhone, Not Google Replacement

Yahoo's Chief Technologist Sam Pullara Departs for Benchmark

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Yahoo’s Chief Technologist Sam Pullara is leaving the company to become an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. BoomTown had inquired about the departure earlier in the week with Pullara and then got a call from Yahoo PR today confirming the move. “Sam Pullara is leaving Yahoo! to pursue a...
Yahoo's Chief Technologist Sam Pullara Departs for Benchmark
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