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YammerSoft: What the industry thinks of Microsoft’s rumored Yammer buy

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Although nothing is certain until cash is in the bank, the Microsoft $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer looks pretty much like a done deal. VentureBeat asked some industry analysts and experts what they think this deal will do to Yammer, Microsoft, and the enterprise social networking industry as a whole....
YammerSoft: What the industry thinks of Microsoft’s rumored Yammer buy

Women, technology and exploring the line between empowerment and manipulation

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What can and should be done to increase women's access to technology in the world, and, once they have access to it, where does empowerment stop and manipulation begin? A gathering of powerful women in politics, policy and technology convened at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., for an event...
Women, technology and exploring the line between empowerment and manipulation
Former Tumri CEO Calvin Lui Joins Unified As President And Chief Strategy Officer

The FDA launches first inquiry into medical iPhone app

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week launched its first investigation into an unregulated mobile medical app. Medical diagnosis on-the-go offers a new opportunity for health entrepreneurs. But the FDA believes that patient safety is potentially at risk with some — but not all — of these apps. The agency...
The FDA launches first inquiry into medical iPhone app

Jonny Bauer

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Jonny Bauer is Chief Strategy Officer at global advertising agency Droga5, a three-time Agency of the Year winner and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for 2013. He is responsible for building and overseeing the strategic function at Droga5, including all brand, digital, media and IP thinking for the...
Jonny Bauer

The Company Behind Zynga’s Large Scale Apps [Video]

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Want to learn more about how Zynga scales their applications? There are numerous components behind a company as large as Zynga. Between internal engineers and external partners, running a single application like Farmville with close to 100 million users dictates massive infrastructure requirements. The people over at Northscale have worked...
The Company Behind Zynga’s Large Scale Apps [Video]
AT&T's spectrum crunch said to have been overblown, company admits it is now well-positioned
Samsung to devote $1.1B to investments in the Americas

Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

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If you’re trying to promote a new mobile industry standard called Weightless, it makes sense to hire an industry heavyweight to do the lifting. U.K. wireless startup Neul has hired former Icera CEO Stan Boland to take over the company. Boland co-founded phone baseband chipmaker Icera in 2002, heading up...
Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

In A Bid To Enter The Japanese Market, Kids' Tablet Maker Fuhu Raises $5M From Telecom KDDI

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Japan’s second largest cellular provider KDDI just announced that it has made the first US investment with its Open Innovation Fund, putting $5 million into Fuhu. The Los Angeles-headquartered startup offers a number of products and services (when Fuhu raised its Series B from Acer, we described it as an...
In A Bid To Enter The Japanese Market, Kids' Tablet Maker Fuhu Raises $5M From Telecom KDDI

Search Underway at HP for Autonomy's Next Chief

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The search is on at Hewlett-Packard for an executive to run Autonomy, the former British software firm for which HP paid $12 billion in combined cash and debt last year. While there’s no word on who’s on the short list — I’m told the process is just getting underway —...
Search Underway at HP for Autonomy's Next Chief

Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

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Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading tech hubs. AcceleratorHK, which is sponsored by Telerik, is now seeking the second batch of startups from within and outside...
Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

Cisco's Newly Minted Chief Strategy Officer FINALLY Talks About Cisco's Survival (CSCO)

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Cisco's new chief strategy officer, Padmasree Warrior, is telling the world that VMware and Oracle won't eat Cisco's lunch. Last week, VMware spent $1.26 billion to acquire startup Nicira, giving VMware access to technology known as software-defined networking. Then Oracle spent an undisclosed sum to acquire Xsigo, which makes a...
Cisco's Newly Minted Chief Strategy Officer FINALLY Talks About Cisco's Survival (CSCO)

Samsung Hinges Its Defense in Apple Case on Rectangles and Rounded Corners

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A significant part of Samsung’s defense in Apple’s patent lawsuit is that elements of the iPhone design are actually natural outgrowths of improvements in technology. The company used Samsung executive Justin Denison on Friday to begin making that case for the seven men and two women that will ultimately decide...
Samsung Hinges Its Defense in Apple Case on Rectangles and Rounded Corners
Sensus case brings touch controls all over the iPhone

Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

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Editor’s note: Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora, as well as the former chief strategy officer/chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @tientzuo. Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAP’s cloud acquisitions — RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from...
Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

HP takes aim at Amazon.com with new cloud services

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Hewlett-Packard is the latest technology giant looking to chip away at Amazon.com’s lead in cloud computing services, with the computer giant expected to unveil a new offering today dubbed the HP Converged Cloud. The New York Times reports that  it marks the company’s first real foray into offering public cloud services...
HP takes aim at Amazon.com with new cloud services
With $2.1M From True Ventures (And Others), TripleLift Builds Ads From A Brand's Trending Images

The Future of Pandora: When Internet radio will be in everyone’s hands

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When I asked Pandora’s founder and chief strategy officer Tim Westergren how much of a threat he thinks his company faces from other online music services like Spotify and Rhapsody, he did something I wasn’t prepared for. He yawned. More than once. While on a phone interview, he spoke broadly...
The Future of Pandora: When Internet radio will be in everyone’s hands

Can Yell turn online around with self-serve marketing?

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Yell.com and Yellow Pages operator Yell Group is acquiring UK point-and-click website builder Moonfruit, as it tries to salvage even digital classifieds that are in reverse. Over five million sites, including 230,000 e-tail stores, have been created using Moonfruit since its 2000 launch, according to the buyer. Yell is a...
Can Yell turn online around with self-serve marketing?

Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

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Cisco CEO John Chambers says he's had his eyes opened to women's issues by reading Sheryl Sandberg's new book. He was so inspired, he bought a copy of "Lean In" for all his senior managers and is making them read it. Then they must find ways to promote more women...
Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

Exclusive: HP Labs Head Prith Banerjee Leaving

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Prith Banerjee, a Hewlett-Packard senior vice president and for five years the head of its research and development organization, HP Labs, is leaving the company effective April 15, according to an internal company memo obtained by AllThingsD. Banerjee is leaving for a position that will be based outside the U.S....
Exclusive: HP Labs Head Prith Banerjee Leaving

Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

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Former Omniture CEO Josh James, now running the upstart business intelligence software outfit Domo, has just hired another one of his old buddies from Omniture. Domo is expected to announce shortly that it has hired former Omniture CTO Brett Error (picture from his Twitter account). His title will be chief...
Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

Cisco CEO Chambers Talks Retirement Plans; Succession Race Officially Begins

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Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers has been on the job since 1995, longer that most CEOs in the tech industry. Now 63, he’s starting to see a time when he might be ready to step down from day-to-day management of the networking giant with which his name is nearly synonymous....
Cisco CEO Chambers Talks Retirement Plans; Succession Race Officially Begins

iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies

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iRobot has been branching out from its traditional household and military robots for quite a while, and it looks like it's now officially embracing those activities as a core part of its business. The company announced a reorganization (or "strategic realignment") today that will see it comprised of three...
iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies

HP CEO Whitman Earned One Dollar Plus $16 Million in 2011

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Hewlett-Packard released its annual proxy statement this morning, which among other things gives a look at what its top five executives made last year. Here’s the rundown. CEO Meg Whitman, who upon becoming CEO agreed to take an annual base salary of $1 received more than $16 million worth of...
HP CEO Whitman Earned One Dollar Plus $16 Million in 2011

Reader's Digest Emerges From Chapter 11; Cuts Debt By 75 Percent

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After a series of delays, the Reader’s Digest Association has finally emerged from bankruptcy having reduced its debt by 75 percent, the company said. The publisher, which filed for Chapter 11 protection last August, has received $525 million in exit financing from a bond refinancing that will provide RDA...
Reader's Digest Emerges From Chapter 11; Cuts Debt By 75 Percent

About.com's New CEO On How To Stay Relevant

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[tc_5min code="517767512"] Even with 84 million uniques each month, About.com tends to fly under the radar. But there is change afoot since IAC bought out About.com from the New York Times last year, most notably the appointment of Neil Vogel as CEO. We brought in Vogel, as well as Chief...
About.com's New CEO On How To Stay Relevant

EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Meg Whitman Told Employees About Her Latest Management Change (HPQ)

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HP employees tell us they were shocked to get an email from Meg Whitman this morning. It said HP has hired yet another outsider—George Kadifa of Silver Lake Partners—for a leadership role at HP. Why the surprise? Whitman had told employees that HP needs to find leaders from the inside,...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Meg Whitman Told Employees About Her Latest Management Change (HPQ)

Desktop Ads Are About To Reach Their Peak [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: eMarketer predicts that desktop-based ad spending will peak in 2014. Soon it's going to be all about mobile. Harrods made a mobile scavenger hunt to up its social game. Suzanne Powers joined McCann Erickson as an EVP/chief strategy officer. She was previously...
Desktop Ads Are About To Reach Their Peak [THE BRIEF]
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