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Scribd adds print-on-demand to its e-book services

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The team at Scribd, a popular site for sharing written content, says it wants users to access that content even if they’re not at their computer. As one step in that direction, the San Francisco company announced a feature in February that allows users to read Scribd documents and e-books...
Scribd adds print-on-demand to its e-book services

Facebook's Seventh Employee Shares Lessons Learned Watching It Grow Into A $100 Billion Behemoth

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Kevin Colleran was Facebook's first sales person, joining the company seven years ago as its seventh employee. By the time last summer rolled around, Colleran was Facebook's second-longest tenured employee – after only Mark Zuckerberg himself. He decided it was time to move on. Now, after spending the last...
Facebook's Seventh Employee Shares Lessons Learned Watching It Grow Into A $100 Billion Behemoth

Tumblr Considered Shaking Up Senior Staff With A Big Name Addition

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As user-growth continues to skyrocket, Tumblr has, in recent months, considered seriously shaking up senior management. Specifically, we've learned that Tumblr recently hosted former Patrick Keane for a series of senior-level job interviews. We didn't learn this from Keane, but a source close to him. When we asked Keane...
Tumblr Considered Shaking Up Senior Staff With A Big Name Addition
Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Brazil's Appies raises seed round to launch dashboard for mobile app developers

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Appies has closed a seed round from Brazilian fund Trindade Investimentos, the São Paulo-based mobile powerhouse announced today. While values weren’t disclosed, both parties noted that this capital will finance Appies’ dashboard for developers – its beta version is set to launch in a couple of months. As you may remember, Appies...
Brazil's Appies raises seed round to launch dashboard for mobile app developers

This is where Proview, the company that could cost Apple millions in China, lives

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Precious little is known about Taiwanese firm Proview, but a notable fact about the company is that that it legally holds the rights to the iPad trademark in China. The company’s challenge to Apple’s use of iPad, which began back in 2010, has seen a serious legal case build up,...
This is where Proview, the company that could cost Apple millions in China, lives

EX-APPLE EMPLOYEE: Here's Everything That's Wrong With Apple's Enterprise Strategy (AAPL)

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Apple has had more success in the past year or so getting businesses to adopt its products, thanks in part to the success of newer devices like the iPad, but the company's enterprise strategy still has some major flaws. A former Apple employee who spent years helping to promote products...
EX-APPLE EMPLOYEE: Here's Everything That's Wrong With Apple's Enterprise Strategy (AAPL)

Lawsuit Over Video Game Rights Might Kill The NCAA But Not The System

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Cross-posted from I don't particularly like the NCAA and I enjoy their legal difficulties as much as the next guy. As a devout college sports fan, the usually arbitrary and always backward business side of the NCAA (including the affiliated schools and "non-profit" bowl associations) causes me great consternation....
Lawsuit Over Video Game Rights Might Kill The NCAA But Not The System
Yahoo’s Mobile Sales Head Joins Ad Startup Drawbridge

Windows head Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

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Steven Sinofsky, the executive in charge of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system and the driving force behind the new OS, is leaving the company, Microsoft announced late Monday. Sinofsky was also the public face for Windows 8 and its new Metro interface, posting constant updates in a Windows 8...
Windows head Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

Twitter expected to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2014

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Twitter is set to reach $1 billion in sales by 2014, significantly outpacing analyst predictions and demonstrating the company’s advertising viability, sources tell Bloomberg. The company earned $139.5 million in 2011, analysts say, which means if Bloomberg’s sources are correct, demand for advertising is taking off among companies looking to grow their...
Twitter expected to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2014

This Stanford Professor's Early Investment In Google Is Now Worth More Than $1 Billion (GOOG)

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Back in 1998, David Cheriton cut Larry Page and Sergey Brin a check for $100,000 to help them get their new company Google off the ground. Now, that early investment in Google is worth more than $1 billion. Cheriton, who still works as a computer science professor at Stanford, opened...
This Stanford Professor's Early Investment In Google Is Now Worth More Than $1 Billion (GOOG)

Breaking: Windows Head Steven Sinofsky to Leave Microsoft

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Windows unit president Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company, effective immediately, AllThingsD has confirmed. The move comes less than a month after Sinofsky presided over the launch of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet–products seen as key to the future if the PC software pioneer is to retain its position...
Breaking: Windows Head Steven Sinofsky to Leave Microsoft
Politico doubles down on subscription biz
Tech startups need/don't need MBAs? Discuss ...

My new home

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I’m saved. Two weeks ago, I resigned from CNET after seven years at the technology news site. Today, I can report that I have accepted an offer from The Verge to become a senior reporter. I start in a couple of weeks.  Greg Sandoval When I say “saved,” I’m probably...
My new home

Top Google And Salesforce Partners Merge, Form Global Cloud Co. Cloud Sherpas

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Two top enterprise partners of Google and Salesforce.com have merged to become an international cloud service provider, helping businesses in the U.S. and Asia Pacific that use either Google or Salesforce move their computing to the cloud, VentureWire has learned. Associated Press The terms of the deal between Cloud Sherpas,...
Top Google And Salesforce Partners Merge, Form Global Cloud Co. Cloud Sherpas

Founder Swap: Like Wife Swap For Startup Execs

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On June 1, Founder Swap aims to take six different startups and get them to exchange founders, in an effort to get a fresh set of eyes on whatever they’re working on and foster new ideas. The New York City-based project was dreamed up by ScrollKit founders Kate Ray and...
Founder Swap: Like Wife Swap For Startup Execs

Facebook Employs A Guy To Make Posters For The Office. Is He Going To Be A Millionaire Too?

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Facebook employs a guy named Ben Barry on its communications team. A big part of Barry's job, according to a profile in Collector's Weekly, is to make posters and plaster them all over the office. For this job, Facebook bought Barry his very own printing press. We've already learned...
Facebook Employs A Guy To Make Posters For The Office. Is He Going To Be A Millionaire Too?
Despite Gains on the Business Side, Women Lag in Computer Science

Massive hire: Keelin Linehan joins PandoDaily as director of operations

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As I said when I announced we’d hired online journalism pioneer and folk hero Adam Penenberg as editor, we are not fucking around here at PandoDaily. I’m thrilled to announce an equally transformational hire for the company today. Keelin Linehan is joining us as director of operations. Keelin had a...
Massive hire: Keelin Linehan joins PandoDaily as director of operations

Insights: Three Reasons Why Zoho Joined the Google Apps Marketplace

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Since the announcement went live yesterday about the Google Marketplace, we've had a number of companies come to us about how its applications will fit with the service. We'll do a fuller look at these companies this week but for some immediate perspective we decided to take a look at...
Insights: Three Reasons Why Zoho Joined the Google Apps Marketplace

How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryl’s IPO

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A tug of war between innovation and monetization as Facebook grows towards could dilute The Hacker Way, says a paywalled piece from CNN Fortune. But a plan a hatched since it filed its S-1 to IPO. Rather than sacrifice the user experience for revenue or vice versa, Facebook is merging...
How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryl’s IPO

On-Demand Taxi Startup Hailo Raises $30M From USV And Others, Including Strategic Funding From KDDI To Launch In Tokyo

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On-demand taxi service Hailo is looking east. After successful launches in cities throughout Europe and North America, the startup is intent on bringing its e-hail application to Tokyo, Japan. To do so, the company has created a Japanese subsidiary, and it’s raised some strategic funding from Japanese telco KDDI, in...
On-Demand Taxi Startup Hailo Raises $30M From USV And Others, Including Strategic Funding From KDDI To Launch In Tokyo

Top Exec Says Windows 8 Off to "Solid Start" Despite Challenges

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While some people have been quick to write off Windows 8, the head of the Windows business insists that the three-month-old operating system is off to a solid start. “We are really only just getting started,” said Tami Reller, who now runs the business side of Windows, following the departure...
Top Exec Says Windows 8 Off to "Solid Start" Despite Challenges

Q&A: Why this former Microsoft exec wanted to become a venture capitalist

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Madrona’s Ted Kummert Ted Kummert is a Seattle homer. He attended Roosevelt High School, and still bleeds University of Washington “purple and gold” where his father served as a law professor and he studied electrical engineering. “I practically grew up on campus,” said Kummert. Now, the former Microsoft executive will...
Q&A: Why this former Microsoft exec wanted to become a venture capitalist

What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelona

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Mobile World Congress doesn’t really get going until the weekend. But here at AllThingsD we want you to have a pretty good idea what to expect even before things kick off in Barcelona. We’ve been noodling around to find out what all the big companies have planned for next week....
What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelona

Lending Club Lands $17.5 Million from Kleiner Perkins and Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack

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Lending Club, the peer-to-peer lending platform, has received $15 million in new funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In addition, John Mack, the former CEO of Morgan Stanley who still serves as the investment bank’s chairman emeritus, has invested $2.5 million of his own money into the San Francisco-based...
Lending Club Lands $17.5 Million from Kleiner Perkins and Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack
Storyteller: Create A Website With Content From (Virtually) Anywhere

Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg Talk All Things Digital at NYU

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Mr. Mossberg, Ms. Swisher, and Mr. Cohen. Last night, two journalism veterans in a very young industry took the stage at NYU for the first installment of "Inside the Internet Garage," a series of interviews wherein titans from the various corners of tech will reflect on the last 20 years...
Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg Talk All Things Digital at NYU
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