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NYT: Samsung Galaxy S IV will tout eye-based scrolling

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One of the Galaxy S III's most vaunted features was Smart Stay: when it was active, the smartphone's display would stay awake as long as its owner did. A reported Samsung insider's tip to the New York Times claims the Galaxy S IV will take that intelligent use of...
NYT: Samsung Galaxy S IV will tout eye-based scrolling

HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

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HTC's woes seem to have cut into its staff morale with a several senior executives said to be leaving the company, reports The Verge. HTC's Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera left the Taiwanese smartphone maker last week, joining an exodus that has taken place over the past three months. Other...
HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives
Beamit changes name to Remitly

Android notebooks? Yep, Intel says, and they'll only cost $200

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Dadi Perlmutter, Intel's chief product officer, also tells CNET that devices running Intel's mainstream Core line of processors could sell for as low as $399 to $499. [Read more]...
Android notebooks? Yep, Intel says, and they'll only cost $200

YouSendIt acquires Found, adds file searching to move its 38m users closer to a 'cloud-nostic future'

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File sharing service YouSendIt has acquired Found Software, the makers of Found for Mac, a service that allows users to find files and content on not only their hard drives, but also across various services. With this deal, YouSendIt says that it will be able to offer its customers the...
YouSendIt acquires Found, adds file searching to move its 38m users closer to a 'cloud-nostic future'

Eric Schmidt wants you to try gadgets before you buy them

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TomorrowVentures, Google chair Eric Schmidt’s VC firm, has just led a $1 million round of funding for YBUY, a Los Angeles area startup that offers a subscription gadget service, allowing tech fiends to try before they buy. From iPads to espresso machines, YBUY delivers top-shelf gizmos to its customers...
Eric Schmidt wants you to try gadgets before you buy them

The Social Marketing Shakeup Continues: Syncapse Buys Clickable

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Have you bought or sold a company that helps companies market themselves on Facebook? Join the club — a consolidation wave has hit the industry in the last few months. Here’s the newest example: Syncapse, a 5-year-old company that helps companies manage their presence on Facebook, has acquired Clickable, a 6-year-old...
The Social Marketing Shakeup Continues: Syncapse Buys Clickable

Photo-Editing Software Firm Aviary Names New CEO

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Aviary — the outfit which provides photo-editing software development kits to companies like Twitter, Yahoo and other smaller developers — named Tobias Peggs its new CEO on Monday. Peggs was recently a product manager at WalMart and before that the CEO of OneRiot, and will take over the position from...
Photo-Editing Software Firm Aviary Names New CEO

One Kings Lane Stocks Up on Talent As Revenues are Projected to Hit $200 Million

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In an interview, One Kings Lane CEO Doug Mack said the luxury home decor site is on target to hit $200 million in net revenues this year. Additionally, to fuel the company’s growth, it has plans to hire aggressively, and recently appointed four new high-level executives. “We want to be the most-visited premium...
One Kings Lane Stocks Up on Talent As Revenues are Projected to Hit $200 Million

Older Yahoo Product Strategy Memo Appears To Inform CEO Mayer's Vision

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Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, the prodigious leaker of Yahoo internal memos, has released former Chief Product Officer Blake Irving’s August 2011 internal strategy document. The 21-page memo is called “Yahoo Three-Year Product Strategy” and lays out “five strategic... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Older Yahoo Product Strategy Memo Appears To Inform CEO Mayer's Vision

SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

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Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We’ve learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for now former Managing Director of North Sea Partners, Missy Godfrey. The service is used by some of the biggest...
SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

Boeing execs participate in live Q&A on 787 Dreamliner battery changes

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Boeing says it has a fix for the battery problems that grounded its new 787 Dreamliner, and tonight executives are answering questions about the fixes. A Q&A live streamed on Boeing's website features president and CEO Ray Conner and VP / Chief Product Engineer Mike Sinnett talking about why...
Boeing execs participate in live Q&A on 787 Dreamliner battery changes

A quick video primer on Forbes' Lewis DVorkin, next week's PandoMonthly guest

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The majority of PandoMonthly guests are one of two things: entrepreneurs or investors. So it may come as a surprise to see Forbes’ Chief Product Officer Lewis DVorkin on the slate for next week. What’s an executive of an old hoary financial magazine doing in the old PM hot seat?...
A quick video primer on Forbes' Lewis DVorkin, next week's PandoMonthly guest

The end of Moore's Law is on the horizon, says AMD

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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku believes Moore's Law has about 10 years of life left before ever-shrinking transistor sizes smack up against limitations imposed by the laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics. That day of reckoning for the computing industry may still be a few years away, but signs of...
The end of Moore's Law is on the horizon, says AMD

UberVu's Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available

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UbueVu tries to go beyond social media monitoring by providing actual suggestions of things for social media managers to do. Today its Signals service, which we covered previously, is out of beta. Plus the service has a completely redesigned interface. Every analytics company claims to offer “actionable intelligence,” so what...
UberVu's Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available
Tech Moves: HasOffers taps CEO; Tableau bolsters board; EveryMove's key hires; etc.

Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

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Kontagent, an fbFund winner and social analytics platform has raised $1 million from a number of angel investors, including Jameson Hsu, co-founder/CEO of Mochimedia; Greg Thomson, founder of TallTreeGames and creator of YoVille (Acquired by Zynga); Mike Sego, Chief Product Officer of Gaia and creator of (Fluff)Friends (Acquired by SGN)....
Kontagent Raises $1 Million For Facebook Analytics Platform

Confirmed: Former Slingbox leader joins Xbox as Microsoft buys his new startup

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Blake Krikorian, the former CEO of Slingbox maker Sling Media, has joined Microsoft as a corporate vice president in the company’s Interactive Entertainment Business, home of the Xbox, following Microsoft’s acquisition of his latest startup. Microsoft announced Krikorian’s appointment this morning and confirmed the acquisition of his home-automation technology startup,...
Confirmed: Former Slingbox leader joins Xbox as Microsoft buys his new startup

Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

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Chinese search giant Baidu has for the first time partnered up with another company on a hackathon. Ford was the lucky partner, as the two hosted an event over the weekend that used Baidu’s developer tools to build apps designed for the car maker’s Sync AppLink system. The 24-hour event featured individuals...
Baidu and Ford cooperate on hackathon to produce Baidu Cloud apps for Sync AppLink

GoDaddy Acquires Mobile Site-Building Startup M.Dot

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Web hosting and domain giant GoDaddy announced Monday it has acquired M.Dot, a startup whose self-serve app allows users to build their own mobile websites directly from the application. This is GoDaddy’s first acquisition under former Yahoo chief product officer Blake Irving, who left Yahoo to become GoDaddy CEO in...
GoDaddy Acquires Mobile Site-Building Startup M.Dot

Disney's Cheng Talks About New Apple App That Lets You Watch "Phineas and Ferb" Live (Video)

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Disney is launching three apps for the iPhone and iPod that will allow users watch Disney Channel shows like “Phineas and Ferb” and “Good Luck Charlie” live and on demand, anywhere they want. Called WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior, perhaps the most important feature of...
Disney's Cheng Talks About New Apple App That Lets You Watch "Phineas and Ferb" Live (Video)

The Age of Austerity Hits Apps in Barcelona

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By David Roman With Europe’s worst economic crisis in decades forming the backdrop to the cell-phone industry’s largest annual gathering here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, a series of products designed to bring austerity to mobile spending have been in the spotlight. Smartphone apps, in particular, can be money-savers...
The Age of Austerity Hits Apps in Barcelona

Microsoft hires R2 Studios, Amazon executive Blake Krikorian

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Microsoft said on Thursday that as a result of its acquisition of id8 Group R2 Studios, it has hired technology maven Blake Krikorian to help run the interactive entertainment business for the Xbox gaming console. Krikorian will be the corporate vice president of the group, reporting directly to Marc Whitten,...
Microsoft hires R2 Studios, Amazon executive Blake Krikorian

Kixeye Fires Back at Zynga, This Time in a Lawsuit

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Kixeye’s CEO Will Harbin has had a few harsh things to say about rival Zynga. Kixeye CEO Will Harbin It likely started when Kixeye published a recruiting video that made fun of Zynga, while also trying to steal away its employees. However, the latest battle between the two San Francisco...
Kixeye Fires Back at Zynga, This Time in a Lawsuit
Try-before-you-buy YBuy subscription services raises $1M from Eric Schmidt

Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

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Prashant Fuloria, who led monetization product management at Google and then commerce products at Facebook, started at Flurry today in the role of chief product officer. Facebook/Coverflow Prashant Fuloria plays guitar with Coverflow Fuloria, who had a brief stint as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Mayfield Fund, was previously responsible for Facebook...
Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

HTC loses its Asia CEO as high-level execs continue to abandon ship

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale The “Quietly Brilliant” HTC is in the middle a not-so-quiet battle for its future. Burned by a string of recent failures, the smartphone marker has lost both Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik, who joined the company in 2011, and chief product...
HTC loses its Asia CEO as high-level execs continue to abandon ship

LiquidPlanner's new CEO: How Liz Pearce rose to the top at age 35

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Liz Pearce LiquidPlanner, the Bellevue-based project management software company, this morning named a new CEO — Liz Pearce, 35, a marketing specialist who previously worked as the company’s chief operating officer. Charles Seybold, the company’s co-founder and previous CEO, will become the company’s chief product officer. In a blog post this...
LiquidPlanner's new CEO: How Liz Pearce rose to the top at age 35

Former Microsoft exec Blake Irving named CEO of GoDaddy

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Web hosting and domain name registration giant Go Daddy has named former Microsoft and Yahoo executive Blake Irving as CEO effective January 7th. He will replace investor Scott Wagner who has been serving as interim CEO since July. “Blake Irving’s deep technology experience and his history of developing new cutting-edge...
Former Microsoft exec Blake Irving named CEO of GoDaddy

Yahoo Product Org Changes Now Taking a Backseat to Company-Wide Restructuring (Memo!)

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In a memo to his staff today, Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer Blake Irving said that the major planned changes he was making to the unit, which I reported about here, were going to get tabled. That’s due to the larger restructuring being done by CEO Scott Thompson, which he communicated...
Yahoo Product Org Changes Now Taking a Backseat to Company-Wide Restructuring (Memo!)
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