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Beard Hats, PBR Bracelets, And Beef Empanadas: Payvment Is Taking The Impulse Buy Social With "Lish"

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Impulse is a powerful emotion in retail. It's why stores often bombard you in the checkout line with careful arrangements of inexpensive-but-unnecessary items: the brightly colored socks; the chocolate bars; the glossy magazines; the As Seen On TV sunglasses. It's a longstanding trick of brick-and-mortar stores that their online counterparts...
Beard Hats, PBR Bracelets, And Beef Empanadas: Payvment Is Taking The Impulse Buy Social With "Lish"

Avatar Reality Raises $4.2M For 3D Virtual World, Hires Industry Vet Trent Ward

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Avatar Reality, developer of the massively multiplayer online virtual world platform Blue Mars, has raised an additional $4.2 million from Kolohala Ventures and co-founder and games industry veteran (and somewhat of a legend) Henk Rogers. That brings the total invested in the company to more than $13 million, according to...
Avatar Reality Raises $4.2M For 3D Virtual World, Hires Industry Vet Trent Ward

Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

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Another week in tech has come and gone, and AllThingsD staffers made the rounds on the media circuit to weigh in on everything that went down. First up was Arik Hesseldahl, who commented on Yahoo’s latest in a CNBC video hit, including Marissa Mayer’s performance at the company shareholder meeting...
Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video
Message received: is BBM for Android and iPhone a sign of strength... or desperation?
What if Craigslist had design sensibility? This is what you'd get

Hollywood’s Role in Innovation … and SOPA

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Editor’s note: Professor Vivek Wadhwa is VP of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning,...
Hollywood’s Role in Innovation … and SOPA

Cable’s answer to the NewFront? Discovery buys Revision3

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Major internet video platforms including YouTube and Yahoo have just finished making aggressive overtures to Madison Avenue, trying to steal away a portion of cable TV’s advertising share. But on Thursday, one of cable TV’s stalwart programmers, Discovery Communications, answered in a big strategic way, acquiring Revision3, a top supplier...
Cable’s answer to the NewFront? Discovery buys Revision3
RIM CEO announces purges, wants to recapture love of enterprise IT

My Column Is Heading to CNET!

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Tweet Dear friends, colleagues and supporters, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining CNET and CBS Interactive as a contributing columnist and commentator! Ever since my departure from Mashable, I’ve posted my personal take on the big technology news of the day on BenParr.com. The response to my work...
My Column Is Heading to CNET!

Red Hat CEO Runs His Billion-Dollar Company From This Uber Modest Office (RHT)

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We've told you that Red Hat is one of the world's biggest "meritocracies," where employees can, and do, call the CEO an idiot to his face, if they don't like his ideas. CEO Jim Whitehurst is proud of that. He might be the boss, but in a meritocracy, people have...
Red Hat CEO Runs His Billion-Dollar Company From This Uber Modest Office (RHT)
Sony announces new PlayStation Mobile details: Buy a game once, play it anywhere

Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal (RHT)

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As the world's first and only billion-dollar fully open source company, Red Hat has a unique corporate culture. The employees collectively have more power than any one person, even the CEO. No one is more aware of this than Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. He calls it a "meritocracy"...
Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal (RHT)

LAZARIDIS: I've Been Planning To Step Down From RIM For Years (RIMM)

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Former RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis gave a lengthy exit interview to The Record yesterday where he explains his next move after stepping down last week. As far as we can tell, this is the only interview either he or RIM's other co-CEO Jim Balsillie have given since they stepped...
LAZARIDIS: I've Been Planning To Step Down From RIM For Years (RIMM)

Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

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When SendGrid landed itself on the wrong side of a debate about sexism in the tech industry, I was shocked. I live in Colorado and know the folks at SendGrid. SendGrid is the anchor of Boulder's warm-and-fuzzy startup community, one of the most successful companies to come out of incubator...
Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pre-Roll Ad

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Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback contributed an interesting article to Adage.com today, expressing his distain for pre-roll ads and at the same time predicting that the format will stay around, simply because it happens to be the most effective form of advertising in the online video space to date. Louderback knows...
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pre-Roll Ad

Lazaridis Won't Dump His Shares -- Unlike a Certain Other Former BlackBerry Co-CEO

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Mike Lazaridis, co-founder and former co-CEO of BlackBerry, will step down from the smartphone maker’s board on May 1, but he’s taking his shares with him. Asked Thursday if he planned to divest his BlackBerry stake, which amounts to nearly six percent of the company’s outstanding shares, Lazaridis said he’s...
Lazaridis Won't Dump His Shares -- Unlike a Certain Other Former BlackBerry Co-CEO

RIM's Lazaridis backs new CEO Heins, buys $50M in company stock

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Former Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said that he and former co-CEO Jim Balsillie had been planning to step down for several years, and he expressed confidence in the BlackBerry maker's new CEO, Thorsten Heins. To back up his confidence in the company's future and turnaround prospects, Lazaridis...
RIM's Lazaridis backs new CEO Heins, buys $50M in company stock

SB Nation Launching 20 Regional Sports Sites; First Batch Includes NYC, DC

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With minimal additional investment and no extra hires, fan-based SB Nation is launching 20 new regional sports sites during the next few weeks. The first six went live after midnight: New York, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Arizona and DC, where the startup is based. The look is similar; all are...
SB Nation Launching 20 Regional Sports Sites; First Batch Includes NYC, DC
Foundation: NationBuilder CEO Jim Gilliam on How to Build a Movement
RED challenges the world: bring your best cinema camera to our June 4th face-off

Confirmed: Revision3 acquired by Discovery Communications

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One of the Internet’s first big web video networks, Revision3 is getting acquired by Discovery Communications, the company that owns familiar cable networks such as the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and Science Channel. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but earlier reports...
Confirmed: Revision3 acquired by Discovery Communications

Google Maps causes huge spike in iOS 6 adoption

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IPhone users welcomed Google Maps with open arms when it was finally released by Google (GOOG) late last week. The app quickly vaulted to the No.1 spot in Apple’s (AAPL) App Store as more than 10 million people rushed to download it during the its first 48 hours of availability....
Google Maps causes huge spike in iOS 6 adoption
Red Hat: The Software Industry's Choice Is 'Open Or Die'

RIM Gives In, Admits That Business Users Want iPhones And Androids (RIMM, AAPL, GOOG)

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RIM is bending to the inevitable ... the slow death of BlackBerry among its previous biggest fans, corporate customers. Today the company released new software that lets IT departments manage iPhones, Androids and BlackBerry devices. The software is called BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. It was announced in November but became...
RIM Gives In, Admits That Business Users Want iPhones And Androids (RIMM, AAPL, GOOG)

BrightEdge: Here’s How To Make Paid And Organic Search Work Together

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If your company shows up in both the organic and paid search results of a given search term, is that a good thing? Or a waste of money? That’s something that Google itself has been researching, and today, SEO service BrightEdge took a closer look at one advertiser’s approach for...
BrightEdge: Here’s How To Make Paid And Organic Search Work Together

HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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Executives at Hewlett-Packard are scratching their heads at a report in The Times of London saying that HP had tried to unload Autonomy — the British software firm that it acquired in 2011 only to write down its value by $5 billion — on the German software giant SAP. The...
HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

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I recently had a chance to sit down over a Thai food lunch with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. Whitehurst, who took over Red Hat after leaving Delta Airlines in 2007, had a lot to say about the current situation of open source computing, and ReadWrite will be following up...
7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst

SAP co-CEO: We're working to fix software licensing, pricing complexity

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SAP is aware of widespread user discontent over the complexity involved with licensing rules and pricing for its software and is working to remedy the situation, co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said....
SAP co-CEO: We're working to fix software licensing, pricing complexity

Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

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Vox Media, the Washington, D.C., online media start-up that owns The Verge and SB Nation, is finally debuting its standalone videogames site called Polygon. Back in February, Kara Swisher reported that the goal of the site “is to create the premier destination and media outlet for video games news, reviews, video...
Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

RED Dragon sensor exceeds expectations after internal tests

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RED's teased 6K resolution Dragon sensor is exceeding the company's expectations after internal testing, CEO Jim Jannard revealed on the official forums. He promises the sensor will be "the cleanest" ever seen and will be the resolution and dynamic range king. At ISO 2000, Jannard said, the images produced look...
RED Dragon sensor exceeds expectations after internal tests
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