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Microsoft and Nokia to invest €18 million in mobile app development over three years

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Just as the VLC team is passing the hat to make the leap to Windows 8, Microsoft and Nokia have a plan to continue momentum on the Windows Phone platform: money. It’s a resource that Microsoft has plenty of, and one that Nokia can help direct. Through Nokia’s AppCampus, in association...
Microsoft and Nokia to invest €18 million in mobile app development over three years

Betaworks to turn its six "Hacker in Residence" products into real companies

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This year startup studio Betaworks has been churning out various social, mobile and media-related products at a prolific pace. Now, as its first Hacker in Residence program comes to a close, the company will attempt to pull off a slightly more daunting challenge than merely shipping products — it will...
Betaworks to turn its six "Hacker in Residence" products into real companies

Visa Issues Scuttle Topix's Acquisition Of Taploid, Gossip App Will Now Shut Down Amid Funding Crunch

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It’s a tough day for The Taploid and its plucky founder Redg Snodgrass. H1-B Visa issues for the startup’s UK team soured a buyout by city forum site Topix, and investors have pulled out forcing the tabloid app to shut down and the team to scatter into consulting jobs. It’s...
Visa Issues Scuttle Topix's Acquisition Of Taploid, Gossip App Will Now Shut Down Amid Funding Crunch

CHART OF THE DAY: Yelp's Difficult Path To Profitability (YELP)

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Yelp finally made its debut as a publicly-traded company today. It's trading well above its IPO price of $15, ending the day at $24.58. But Yelp faces a difficult path to becoming a profitable company. For now, the company has no clear path to profitability, according to Business Insider Intelligence research....
CHART OF THE DAY: Yelp's Difficult Path To Profitability (YELP)

To RIM: Don’t Change The Strategy, Change The Rules

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A lot has been said and discussed about RIM’s downfall: indecisive leadership, inability to innovate at fast pace, and no clear path to recovery. I don’t disagree at all with the analysis and the interpretation of the situation, but I do disagree with the conclusion that many people are...
To RIM: Don’t Change The Strategy, Change The Rules

Admitting his agency plods like a broken mule, new FCC member Pai proposes moving more quickly

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In late 2011, US President Barack Obama nomimated Ajit Varadaraj Pai to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Today he gave his first speech as a member of that agency. Happily, Pai appears to have modernization in his sights. The agency could use it. Noting that the FCC is hardly revered for its speed in...
Admitting his agency plods like a broken mule, new FCC member Pai proposes moving more quickly

Rise of the cyborgs

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Restoring function to a damaged nervous system has a clear path to success, but its risk to benefit ratio is high. To augment a nervous system in perfect working order without subsequent detriment elsewhere is another challenge altogether, yet this journey has already begun. Where does it lead?...
Rise of the cyborgs

History: Legends Of War - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS Vista; PQube; £29.99-£34.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewAlthough notionally about General Patton, the maximum number of units you command in History: Legends Of War is eight, a job Patton would have regarded with disdain if not active embarrassment. Lightly bending history to meet...
History: Legends Of War - review

VC Explains Why A Founder's Initial Idea Often Doesn't Matter At All

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Investor Laura Sachar says she can spot entrepreneurs who have ideas, but don't know how to execute them. Sachar, general partner and founder of StarVest Partners, has been involved in early stage companies since the mid-'90s. She shared her insights on a panel at Business Insider's Startup 2012 conference: Sachar...
VC Explains Why A Founder's Initial Idea Often Doesn't Matter At All

Report: Twitter Seeking Partnerships With NBC & Viacom For Online TV Distribution

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Twitter has been busy diversifying services, in what looks to be a clear path that leads to an IPO. This year alone Twitter has announced video services like the Vine iPhone app, to Twitter Music, an ads API to global expansion. Today, Bloomberg reports that Twitter is in the process...
Report: Twitter Seeking Partnerships With NBC & Viacom For Online TV Distribution

Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

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Plus Z10 v Xperia Z, why Bitcoin isn't a currrency (but is a medium of exchange), Microsoft hits at Facebook and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHome turf >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance (who used to work at Apple): While the...
Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more
Codecademy is letting you pop the hood on Twitter, Gilt, & other sites you actually use

The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom

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The Daily, a boldly innovative publication – in the platform sense – is over. It’s never pleasant to see a newspaper of any form go under. However, there are lessons to be made from its birth, growth, and eventual demise that have wide implications for the content industry that are...
The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom
Vodafone complains about Everything Everywhere's LTE 'head start'

Everything Everywhere should be allowed to offer 4G, says Ofcom

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Telecoms watchdog said it was inclined to approve an application from EE to launch a 4G network ahead of its rivals.The UK's largest mobile phone company, Everything Everywhere, should be allowed to offer its 27 million customers a 4G superfast broadband connection as early as this year, according to Ofcom.The...
Everything Everywhere should be allowed to offer 4G, says Ofcom

Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

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Twitter announced it has acquired blogging and sharing platform Posterous in what appears to be an acquisition of talent. No details about the acquisition were released but Posterous Spaces will remain up and running for the time being though it’s unclear how long that will last. On its blog, Twitter...
Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

YELP: It Has No Clear Path To Profitability (YELP)

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This note is from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's market research service. To learn more and sign up for a free trial, click here → Local reviews site Yelp is set to price their upcoming IPO tonight.  According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, it will sell 7.15 million...
YELP: It Has No Clear Path To Profitability (YELP)
Chumby platform could die in February as funding for open source project dries up

Freelance Marketplace Solvate Shuts Down After Four Years and $6.3 M.

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Mr. Paolucci. "Agency-caliber talent at half the cost." That was the pitch for Solvate, the freelance labor marketplace based in New York that raised $6.3 million from investors including RRE Ventures and DFJ Gotham Ventures. But as of today, Solvate is no longer accepting new users and individual pages on...
Freelance Marketplace Solvate Shuts Down After Four Years and $6.3 M.

Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category

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Thumb, the opinion polling mobile app, has been growing swiftly. But long ago, before users were asking about their love lives or how sexy their abs look from this angle, the vision for Thumb was focused on products, and the influence friends and family have on purchasing decisions. 1.2 million+...
Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category
With merger, Deutsche Telekom finally has viable plan for US market
Rescue the baby birds with Hareep

Tips for leaving your job the right way

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Leaving a job can be a tricky proposition. Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the IT unemployment rate at 3.3 percent, the job market isn't great. Deciding to resign takes courage, direction and confidence. Leaving with your dignity, reputation and network intact is the end game. So...
Tips for leaving your job the right way

What Normal People Really Think Of Yelp

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Local reviews site Yelp went public earlier this month and some wondered if the company was overvalued.  Does Yelp has the potential to grow beyond where it is now? Will it keep its momentum or would users get tired of it and abandon it? We took to the streets...
What Normal People Really Think Of Yelp
GoDaddy's new CEO wants to change the world, one domain name at a time

Cisco attacks Microsoft's Lync service

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Cisco chose the eve of Microsoft's first Lync conference to attack the Microsoft unified communications platform as incomplete when compared to Cisco's enterprise UC offerings. Cisco has launched what it calls a frank and direct conversation and a weeks-long debate about what's important when IT executives decide which platforms...
Cisco attacks Microsoft's Lync service

Some Apps That Silicon Valley Startup Founders Can't Live Without

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We asked some founders of Silicon Valley startups what their favorite apps were. It turns out entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley optimize for productivity. Some admitted that they indulge in entertainment once in a while. Here is what they said: Ben Parr of The Peep Project: Evernote and Clear. "Evernote...
Some Apps That Silicon Valley Startup Founders Can't Live Without

RIM is a ship heading for the rocks of a breakup

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The announcement by Thorsten Heins that the company will lose money this quarter suggests that there is no clear path for the BlackBerry maker to return to healthHere's what I think: RIM is heading for the breakers' yard, as surely as a ship that has reached the end of its...
RIM is a ship heading for the rocks of a breakup
Here’s an Idea: Let’s Turn Pinterest Into a Massive Graphic Novel

MegaUpload users offered data lifeline with EFF’s MegaRetrieval

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MegaUpload users with non-copyright infringing content trapped on the sized file-sharing site’s servers could have a lifeline, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and one of MegaUpload’s hosts exploring data rescue possibilities. Frustration at the site’s downtime turned to panic last week, when reports from US prosecutors suggested MegaUpload’s inability...
MegaUpload users offered data lifeline with EFF’s MegaRetrieval
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