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Gartner: The black cloud over IT will lift in 2013

Finding Patterns In The Tableau IPO

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Editor’s note: Glenn Solomon  is a partner with GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet, and Nimble Storage. He blogs regularly at www.goinglongblog.com, where the focus is on growth stage entrepreneurs who are thinking big. Follow him on Twitter @glennsolomon. Stanford-born and Seattle-based Tableau Software...
Finding Patterns In The Tableau IPO

Yahoo to Close South Korean Operations

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Yahoo Inc. will close its South Korean operations by the end of this year after struggling to make inroads in a market dominated by local Web portals. “The Korean operation has been faced with a lot of challenges and has slowed Yahoo’s overall business growth for the past few years,”...
Yahoo to Close South Korean Operations

Obama proposes boosts for small businesses

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President Obama offered Congress a $48 billion legislative package Tuesday to accelerate small-business growth that includes ideas previously offered by Republican lawmakers, an effort to garner bipartisan support in an election year. Read full article >>...
Obama proposes boosts for small businesses

AdWords, meet AdMob

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Mobile advertising has become a core part of marketers’ and publishers’ digital strategies, helping to fuel business growth and great content. To make mobile ad buying seamless and accessible for more than a million AdWords advertisers, today we're integrating our AdMob technology directly into our AdWords system. This enables advertisers...
AdWords, meet AdMob

500 Startups launches a podcast series to highlight the stories of its portfolio's founders

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The prominent startup accelerator and early-stage investment group 500 Startups has announced that it will produce a series of podcasts that highlight founders from companies that it has incubated and invested in. It’s a good idea. If you have spent even a modicum of time with startup founders, you know how...
500 Startups launches a podcast series to highlight the stories of its portfolio's founders
IT departments fail to drive business growth, report warns

Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

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Worldwide spending on information technology products and services will grow 4.1 percent this year to roughly US$3.8 trillion, according to new forecast figures released by analyst firm Gartner. Cuts in U.S. government spending and the ongoing debt crisis in Cyprus have caused "the fragile business and consumer sentiment throughout...
Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

Facebook hires: technology partners, analysts, platform operations, growth, more

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Facebook hired a number of technology partners and analysts this week, based on job listings removed from its Careers page. The company also appeared to hire a principal of global small business growth in Hyderabad and a client partner in Singapore. As we covered earlier today, Facebook also hired Acyrlic founder Dustin...
Facebook hires: technology partners, analysts, platform operations, growth, more

YuMe Adds Another $10 Million From WestSummit Capital

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Online video advertising startup YuMe has picked up another $10 million in financing from China-based investment firm WestSummit Capital, closing out a $22 million strategic round that was first announced last November. The round was led by Samsung Ventures and also included Translink Capital. YuMe founder Jayant Kadambi confirmed the...
YuMe Adds Another $10 Million From WestSummit Capital

LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

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Professional social network LinkedIn just reported stronger than expected fourth quarter 2011 earnings today. Earnings came in at $0.12 per share. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $167.7 million, an increase of 105% compared to $81.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter was...
LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

Kiip makes its debut in London with the launch of YO! Sushi rewards

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Kiip, the mobile rewards system is continuing to push business forward as it takes its first steps into Europe with the launch of its YO! Sushi rewards game for London. In case you haven’t heard about the company that is growing at a phenomenal rate and puts its success down...
Kiip makes its debut in London with the launch of YO! Sushi rewards
Huawei not expecting growth in US this year as security concerns effectively freeze sales

Mashery Plugs Its APIs Into $5.5 Million In New Funding From Cisco, Others

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These days, APIs are a must for just about every web service. It’s no longer enough to simply be a web site, everyone wants to be a platform, and APIs are the hooks that enable that by way of data. Since 2006, Mashery has existed as a company to both...
Mashery Plugs Its APIs Into $5.5 Million In New Funding From Cisco, Others

Googlers Can't Wait Till Facebook Is A Public Company That Has To Put Up Or Shut Up (GOOG)

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The people most eagerly anticipating Facebook's late May IPO are obviously the thousand or so employees and former employees who will become millionaires the moment the company starts trading. After that, the Silicon Valley group most eager to see Facebook public has to be Googlers – especially those involved...
Googlers Can't Wait Till Facebook Is A Public Company That Has To Put Up Or Shut Up (GOOG)

Barcelona Activa: Could governments get entrepreneurship?

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Some people think governments should stay away from the entrepreneurial world. Yet, some of the most interesting programs we have seen recently, such as Start-Up Chile, are promoted by local authorities. However, this program is very recent compared to another initiative called Barcelona Activa. If you have traveled to Barcelona...
Barcelona Activa: Could governments get entrepreneurship?

AU Optronics, Idemitsu Kosan announce 'strategic alliance' on OLED development

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The OLED-infused future is fast approaching in Taiwan, where AU Optronics today announced a "strategic alliance" with Japanese firm Idemitsu Kosan. According to AUO, the partnership will see both companies collaborate on new OLED displays and patents, with Idemitsu filling the role of supplier. Taiwan-based AUO delivered the following...
AU Optronics, Idemitsu Kosan announce 'strategic alliance' on OLED development

SCVNGR's LevelUp achieves 'Interchange Zero,' drops all processing fees from its payment service

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Fresh from raising $12 million last month, Boston-based SCVNGR has announced that it has dropped all merchant feeds from LevelUp, its mobile payments service, claiming it is the first in its space to do so. The move, which will see the service join the ‘Interchange Zero revolution’, which will relieve merchants...
SCVNGR's LevelUp achieves 'Interchange Zero,' drops all processing fees from its payment service

What’s In A Word? The Critical Role Of Keyword Selection For Business Growth

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Marthe types the word “Melkeallergi” into Google.no, searching for information about a health condition she’s worried about. In her discussion group for Norwegian school moms, one parent suffered from stomach cramps just like she did, and mentioned the diagnosis of “milk... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
What’s In A Word? The Critical Role Of Keyword Selection For Business Growth
iPhone trade-in biz booms ahead of Sept. 12, values expected to plummet after event

Imation Buys Nexsan For $120M To Beef Up Its Enterprise Storage Business

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Some consolidation in the world of enterprise storage to kick off the new year: the storage and data security giant Imation Corp. has acquired Nexsan Corporation, a specialist in disk-based storage systems, for $120 million, with $105 million of that in cash and the remainder in publicly-traded Imation shares, according...
Imation Buys Nexsan For $120M To Beef Up Its Enterprise Storage Business

Google Fiber provides faster Internet and, cities hope, business growth

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Smack in the middle of the nation, this city is about as far as possible from the hubs of high-tech innovation on both coasts. An effort last spring to excite new Web entrepreneurs in a place better known for cattle drives and barbecue sauce turned up...
Google Fiber provides faster Internet and, cities hope, business growth
Data killed the HiPPO star
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51% Of People Think Stormy Weather Affects 'Cloud Computing'

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If there's a buzzword that's more soporific/confusing than "cloud computing" we're not sure what it is. A survey from Citrix confirms that we're not the only ones who feel this way. It surveyed 1,000 people about cloud computing and found that 51 percent think bad weather affects cloud computing. Another...
51% Of People Think Stormy Weather Affects 'Cloud Computing'
Obama & Romney Are Ignoring America's Hottest Export: Big Data

Workshare teams up with SkyDox for collaboration software powerhouse, backed by $32.2m in new funding

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London-based enterprise software firm SkyDox is joining forces with Workshare, a document collaboration software firm that’s headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in London and a few other cities worldwide. Workshare will raise £20 million (roughly $32.2 million) in growth capital to support the de-facto merger, tapping into funds...
Workshare teams up with SkyDox for collaboration software powerhouse, backed by $32.2m in new funding

Obama offers plan to help small businesses, start-ups

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A week after his State of the Union pledge to create a stronger economy, President Obama on Tuesday sent Congress a legislative package aimed at accelerating small business growth and removing roadblocks for start-ups. Read full article >>...
Obama offers plan to help small businesses, start-ups

Kickstart transport projects to boost economy by billions, ministers told

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British Chambers of Commerce says promised investment in infrastructure is delivered too slowlyThe British Chambers of Commerce has called for urgent action to kickstart transport projects that could boost the economy by billions of pounds.The body's report on transport priorities, which tracks progress on 13 top projects, argues that £30bn...
Kickstart transport projects to boost economy by billions, ministers told

16 Terrible Social Media Mistakes You're Making

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"What are the biggest mistakes that you find small business leaders make when using social media?" Marvin Powell, a Small Business Growth Consultant in Washington DC, posted that question on LinkedIn and 97 people responded. Here are the most common complaints."Thinking it's a sprint instead of a marathon" "I...
16 Terrible Social Media Mistakes You're Making
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