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U.S. probes whether partners of Microsoft bribed foreign officials

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Federal officials are investigating allegations that business partners of Microsoft, one of the world's richest companies, bribed foreign officials to help enhance sales of the company's software, according to people familiar with the probe. Read full article >>...
U.S. probes whether partners of Microsoft bribed foreign officials

Leo Laporte: This Week in Tech on course to generate $4 million in 2012

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Noted tech broadcast network This Week in Tech (TWiT) grossed $3.75 million in revenue during 2011, and that figure is likely to kick on and surpass $4 million this year, according to founder Leo Laporte. Laporte took to Reddit — in an ‘ask me anything’ (AMA) thread — which was typically...
Leo Laporte: This Week in Tech on course to generate $4 million in 2012
Why Klout really matters: Money, money, money

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft
In wake of Apple ruling, Samsung's internal 'firewall' between divisions protects key partnership

Zao’s Social Hiring Platform Could Finally Put an End to Recruiters and Job Boards

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Zao is a social hiring startup that allows employers to extend referral reward incentives beyond their employees to entire social network surrounding their company. This means the system intelligently identifies qualified candidates from within a trusted referrer’s social graph and then pays cash to the referrer following a successful hire. Through...
Zao’s Social Hiring Platform Could Finally Put an End to Recruiters and Job Boards

FORMER HEADHUNTER: How LinkedIn Killed The Recruiting Industry

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The headhunting business was born because companies realized how much is at stake when they choose the wrong talent.  But the internet has changed the headhunting game: research, networking and referrals can now be accomplished through sites like LinkedIn and Monster, which means professional recruiters find themselves in struggling careers.  "A...
FORMER HEADHUNTER: How LinkedIn Killed The Recruiting Industry

Nintendo's Scott Moffit on staying relevant in this console generation (interview)

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Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here. LOS ANGELES — Nintendo is in a tight spot. The Japanese company launched its Wii U last fall, but it has had a tepid response from the market. The new consoles from Sony and Microsoft are arriving this fall, and...
Nintendo's Scott Moffit on staying relevant in this console generation (interview)

Microsoft to cooperate with feds in bribery, kickback probe

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Microsoft today said it would cooperate with federal regulators who are reportedly investigating claims that some of its business partners bribed officials in China, Romania and Italy to close deals....
Microsoft to cooperate with feds in bribery, kickback probe

U.S. Probes Microsoft, Partners Over Bribery Claims

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Federal regulators are investigating Microsoft Corp.’s relationship with business partners that allegedly bribed foreign government officials in return for software contracts, according to people familiar with the matter. Lawyers from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining kickback allegations made by a former Microsoft representative in...
U.S. Probes Microsoft, Partners Over Bribery Claims

At home in Singapore with Smaato and mobile advertising

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This sponsored post is produced by Ragnar Kruse, CEO of Smaato. Times are truly exciting. Since I co-founded Smaato back in 2005, our journey providing “Ads for Apps and Mobile Websites” has seen us grow from our original home in Hamburg, Germany, to San Francisco, California and finally to Singapore....
At home in Singapore with Smaato and mobile advertising
It's easier than ever to sell your soul

Why it's the right time for the Lean Startup Accelerator

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For the last year and a half, I’ve been working with one of Europe’s top accelerators, HackFwd, as their marketing geek. But now it’s time to make the entrepreneurial leap: I’m founding Vuact, a platform for finding and delivering interesting video to the right audiences. Suddenly being outside the accelerator...
Why it's the right time for the Lean Startup Accelerator

Labbler hopes to cover the full spectrum of the music industry with social network for pros and fans

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Social network for music professionals and fans Labbler is now available in open beta, the company has announced recently. While its short description may remind you of MySpace, its purpose is actually wider, and includes the music business as a whole. In practical terms, its ambition is to connect artists,...
Labbler hopes to cover the full spectrum of the music industry with social network for pros and fans

Mark Zuckerberg received free iPhone 5 from Tim Cook

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In an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's The Today Show, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Apple CEO Tim Cook sent him a free iPhone 5, a gesture usually afforded only to important business partners and public figures....
Mark Zuckerberg received free iPhone 5 from Tim Cook

Napster, the Movie

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Thank you, Techmeme, for pointing out that one of the films debuting at South by Southwest in a couple months is “Downloaded”, a documentary on Napster. Here’s the trailer: Based on that clip, at least, this looks like a pretty straightforward retelling of the tale, made with the cooperation of...
Napster, the Movie

Companies explore self-detonating data as security control

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The popular Snapchat photo-messaging app used mainly by Android and iOS mobile device owners to share images that then self-destruct after 10 seconds is the sort of security idea that businesses say can help them secure online transactions with business partners. "It puts controls on what people see, and...
Companies explore self-detonating data as security control

Win a free ticket to GROW2012 Conference and a Nokia Lumia 800 phone

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This sponsored post is produced by the GROW Conference.  The GROW Conference is less than three weeks away and we’re giving you a last minute chance to win a ticket to attend. If you want a shot at winning the phone and a free ticket to GROW2012 on August 23rd, all...
Win a free ticket to GROW2012 Conference and a Nokia Lumia 800 phone

Anatomy of an iTV rumor

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The latest “confirmation” that Apple is building a TV set turns out to be another soufflé Via Techmeme FORTUNE — It is perhaps a measure of how badly broken today’s commercial TV viewing experience is — the cookie-cutter sitcoms, the ridiculous reality shows, the ever-shifting channel line-ups, the relentless, merciless commercial...
Anatomy of an iTV rumor

Here's Where To Learn About The Future Of Mobile Advertising

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Hear from Bravo, 1-800-Flowers, the NHL and other brands at the Mobile Advertising conference on June 14, 2012 in New York. From branded apps to geo-targeting, and mobile video to iPad--find out the most successful strategies at Mobile Advertising!Want to hear about the future of mobile advertising from Google,...
Here's Where To Learn About The Future Of Mobile Advertising

Thousands Of People Are Looking For Love On LinkedIn (LNKD)

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There's an episode of Sex in the City where Charlotte decides to use her best business networking tactics to find her true love. Now, real life is imitating TV. A new dating site called Hitch.me turns your LinkedIn network into a search for a soulmate -- or in some...
Thousands Of People Are Looking For Love On LinkedIn (LNKD)

Ian Rogers: Instead of SOPA, Here's How To Combat Piracy While Encouraging An Open Internet

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Guest post by Ian Rogers of Topspin Media. Last week's Internet-wide SOPA/PIPA protests divided the Internet between content owners looking for stronger anti-piracy tools and technologists who believed the proposed legislation was an overreach. Those opposed said SOPA/PIPA opened the door to content companies taking down sites such as...
Ian Rogers: Instead of SOPA, Here's How To Combat Piracy While Encouraging An Open Internet

Piercing The Corporate Veil

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Yet another MBA Monday topic comes from the comments of last week's post. This series is turning into a conversation which makes me very pleased. Mr Shawn Yeager said: As a recovering lawyer, and a serial entrepreneur, I constantly have associates, friends, and family coming to me for advice on...
Piercing The Corporate Veil

Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System

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The video conferencing world is ultra-competitive. I know because every time I get on a video conference with someone from a video conferencing company,* all they ever do is tell me about how they’re leading the industry, and how what they’re announcing will change video conferencing forever by making what...
Vidyo Takes On Polycom By Launching Browser-Based Telepresence And A $750 Executive Desktop System

Best Places spotlight: Boeing staffers explore multiple IT roles

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IT staffers rotate through various tech specialties and team up with business partners at the No. 84-ranked organization on our 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list....
Best Places spotlight: Boeing staffers explore multiple IT roles

Tradeshift Is Courting VCs On A $80-100 Million Valuation

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Tradeshift, which aims to become the "Skype for invoicing", has pulled in two new significant angel investors: former MySQL CEO Mårten Mickos and founding investor in LastFM Stefan Glaenzer. Tradeshift is working on what it positions as the world's first free invoicing platform, news which we broke on its launch...
Tradeshift Is Courting VCs On A $80-100 Million Valuation

Hey IT Manager, We're Your Friends

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You know who you are. You are the employee who ignores mandates from the IT department. You use your own devices and apps to get the job done, company policies be hanged. The IT manager might call you a problem employee, but actually you are part of the solution. The...
Hey IT Manager, We're Your Friends

Bloomberg profiles Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller

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Peter Burrows and Adam Satariano of Bloomberg: Since Jobs’s death in October, perhaps no Apple executive other than CEO Tim Cook is under more pressure to fill the void. Apple declined to make Schiller available for this story, which is based on interviews with more than a dozen former Apple managers,...
Bloomberg profiles Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller

Book review: “The Speed of Trust”

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(Editor’s note: Javier Rojas is a managing director leading U.S. investment activities for Kennet Partners. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.) Trust is so basic to business that it is rarely discussed in an analytical and accessible way. The book “The Speed of Trust” offers critical advice for entrepreneurs on...
Book review: “The Speed of Trust”

When Command and Control Needs to Become Engage and Support

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Every so often there are those times when you bump into a couple of articles published by people, who you know and respect dearly for the tremendous amount of great work they have done in the space of Social Computing, that give you such an adrenaline rush, while reading through...
When Command and Control Needs to Become Engage and Support
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