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Taking Your Startup Global

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Every online startup has a global presence, whether that's its goal or not. For e-commerce startups the question then becomes, "Do you really want to turn down a sale just because the order comes from overseas?" To Laurel Delaney, founder and president of Chicago-based GlobeTrade.com and creator of The Global...
Taking Your Startup Global

Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation -- Read the Letter

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Proview’s legal battle with Apple over the iPad trademark grows more inane by the day. This morning the bankrupt company said it won a ruling from People’s Intermediate Court in Huizhou barring Sundan, a Chinese electronics retail chain, from selling iPads. But the decision applies only to Sundan’s Huizhou branch....
Apple Threatens to Sue Proview for Defamation -- Read the Letter

Is Intel Making Apple's Next iPhone, iPad Chips?

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The next chapter for an already beautiful union could be written soon. Intel already powers Apple's Mac computers thanks to a historic changeover from IBM PowerPC chips in 2006, but now some analysis is hinting that in the future Intel will also be churning out chips for iPhones and...
Is Intel Making Apple's Next iPhone, iPad Chips?

Commun.it launches new business CRM tool for Twitter, integrates with Buffer

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Today sees the launch of Commun.it, a brand new CRM service for Twitter that enables marketers and customer service reps to “build and nurture” relationships in a business context, by fusing smart filtering and easy-to-use engagement options. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Commun.it is launching in public beta today featuring...
Commun.it launches new business CRM tool for Twitter, integrates with Buffer
The iPad trademark follies: Apple legal strikes back

Exclusive: Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred

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According to sources close to the situation, well-known tech exec Jon Rubinstein will be joining the board of Qualcomm, the San Diego-based chipmaker that has gotten a big boost for its role in the explosion of mobile devices. Rubinstein is an interesting and logical choice for Qualcomm, having been...
Exclusive: Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred
Negativity sucks: PositiveTalk is social app for happy thoughts only

KILTR, the LinkedIn for Scots, heads to New York for international launch

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According to a report in The Scotsman Kiltr, the Scottish social network is to see a refresh and international release today in New York, just in time for Scotland Week in the city. Built around the annual Tartan Day celebrations in the USA and Canada on April 6, Scotland Week is an...
KILTR, the LinkedIn for Scots, heads to New York for international launch
Woman's LinkedIn account stolen, court rules she can't sue under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Are you hurting your business relationships by syncing Twitter and LinkedIn?

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Are you hurting your business relationships by syncing Twitter and LinkedIn?
Apple to sue bankrupt Proview over iPad trademark

Qualcomm Names Yoler SVP of Business Development (And Silicon Valley Point Person)

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Qualcomm, the powerful mobile chipmaker, has hired well-known Silicon Valley investor Laurie Yoler as SVP of business development. The San Diego-based company said that Yoler will be “responsible for augmenting existing business relationships in Silicon Valley, as well as developing new strategic business opportunities for Qualcomm in the region”; she...
Qualcomm Names Yoler SVP of Business Development (And Silicon Valley Point Person)

Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon's New Interim Co-CEO, Has Some Cozy Deals With His Own Vendors (GRPN)

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Groupon's founder and executive chairman, Eric Lefkofsky, just took on the role of temporary co-CEO as the company searches for a replacement for Andrew Mason in the top job. Lefkofsky shares the role with Ted Leonsis, a Groupon board member who is a venture capitalist and owner of several sports...
Eric Lefkofsky, Groupon's New Interim Co-CEO, Has Some Cozy Deals With His Own Vendors (GRPN)

Google teams with leading US carriers to form Mobile Payments Committee

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There is a new sheriff in town for the mobile payments arena—or at least that’s what VentureBeat described in a report this morning on the newly-formed Mobile Payments Committee. Electronic Transactions Association CEO Jason Oxman announced the group’s formation in an interview with Devindra Hardawar, where he explained the...
Google teams with leading US carriers to form Mobile Payments Committee

How Data is Redefining Business Relationships

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Suaad Sait is co-founder of Workstreamer, a business listening platform that delivers actionable, real-time information to business professionals.As businesspeople, we now have an unlimited amount of constantly updating information at our fingertips. It holds the promise of great value (and more importantly, profit), but it is also voluminous and...
How Data is Redefining Business Relationships

De-Anonymizing Social Network Users

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Interesting paper: "A Practical Attack to De-Anonymize Social Network Users." Abstract. Social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Xing have been reporting exponential growth rates. These sites have millions of registered users, and they are interesting from a security and privacy point of view because they store large amounts...
De-Anonymizing Social Network Users

Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

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So Dish is the latest company interested in building an Internet TV service, as Bloomberg reported last week that it was in talks with various networks about licensing their content and delivering it over-the-top. But while an over-the-top live TV would certainly be a welcome choice among video options, it’s...
Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

A Cautionary Tale For Techies: The Downfall of a Dotcom Millionaire

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On Sunday the Times published the melancholy and disturbing tale of former dot-com millionaire Jennifer Sultan, who is sitting at Rikers Island, facing the prospect of years in prison. Jennifer Sultan’s name is not familiar to anyone in tech today, but at one time she and her boyfriend Adam Cohen were sitting...
A Cautionary Tale For Techies: The Downfall of a Dotcom Millionaire

Open vs. Closed: The Cloud Wars

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Corporations are moving to cloud computing a lot faster than expected, and the big incumbent players are moving fast too. They are using their strongest assets, business relationships and lots of different products, to create new ways to lock in customers. Their opponents, the young start-ups, are uniting to offer...
Open vs. Closed: The Cloud Wars

Apple tells Proview that it will sue for defamation if it doesn’t stop talking

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Earlier today the news surfaced that a local Chinese court had effected a ban on iPad sales at retailer Sundan’s Huizhou branch. This ban was effected due to Apple being found in violation of the ‘iPad’ trademark rights of a company called Proview, who originally took Apple to court over the...
Apple tells Proview that it will sue for defamation if it doesn’t stop talking

China's ZTE Corp. Has A Plan To Defuse U.S. Espionage Concerns

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Politics and business can be a capricious combination, and one pawn in a recent game of international brinksmanship, Chinese telecom vendor ZTE Corporation, is looking for a little fairness when judging the merits of its products and services. It would be folly to suggest that the United States and China were...
China's ZTE Corp. Has A Plan To Defuse U.S. Espionage Concerns
Astia forms elite angel network to build up female founders

Paydiant Gets $12M More To Build Out Its White-Label Mobile Payments API

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Paydiant, one of the more recent entrants in mobile payments, has closed a $12 million round of funding that it plans to use to build out its white-label, API-based product for banks and merchants to offer their own branded payments services on Android and iOS devices. This Series B was...
Paydiant Gets $12M More To Build Out Its White-Label Mobile Payments API

Exclusive: Zynga's Alan Patmore case gets more complicated with Kixeye cross-complaint

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Zynga’s lawsuit against Alan Patmore just had another legal layer added to it: Kixeye’s legal team filed a cross-complaint against Zynga yesterday afternoon. Kixeye’s complaint alleges that Zynga’s lawsuit against Patmore is designed to “send a message to its employees about the consquences of leaving Zynga to work at Kixeye...
Exclusive: Zynga's Alan Patmore case gets more complicated with Kixeye cross-complaint
Unifyo launches as a unified inbox for maintaining social relationships (exclusive)

Sony ends LCD joint venture with Sharp, recoups its $125.79 million investment

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Sony and Sharp have announced that their joint venture to develop large LCD panels is to end, with Sony getting back its full $125.79 million investment in the Sharp Display Products Corporation (SDP) as part of the deal. The Japanese entertainment giant is selling its 7.04 percent share in SDP, which is...
Sony ends LCD joint venture with Sharp, recoups its $125.79 million investment

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

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The Real Results series is supported by Gist, an online service that helps you build stronger relationships. By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies. See how it works here.PR professionals use social media every single day to get the word...
How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

Qualcomm withdraws Apple-bashing submission to ITC, says it wasn't appropriately authorized

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Two days ago I reported on a rather surprising submission on FRAND issues that Qualcomm filed with the ITC. It was replete with Apple-bashing, and Apple is actually a major Qualcomm baseband chip customer. Now Qualcomm says the letter wasn't "appropriately authorized" (I guess this means that high-level decision-makers at...
Qualcomm withdraws Apple-bashing submission to ITC, says it wasn't appropriately authorized

Roundup of the Google-Apple Maps soap opera in the last 24 hours

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In case you hadn’t heard, the Maps app that Apple released in iOS 6 isn’t meeting everyone’s expectations and there are more than a few people claiming to have intel on Google’s plans for bringing an alternative, third-party app into the mix. We have also been hearing a lot about...
Roundup of the Google-Apple Maps soap opera in the last 24 hours

Is it too easy for your cloud provider to snoop on your business?

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In today’s world of fierce co-opetition, your cloud provider may be both your partner and competitor – and building your business on top of your competitor’s cloud is a very dangerous way to live. When the ancient Chinese wanted to keep their population safe from dangerous invaders, they built a...
Is it too easy for your cloud provider to snoop on your business?
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