coffers

coffers

Amazon and the Non-Level Retail Playing Field

allthingsd.com
“Amazon Profit Margins Evaporate.” That was the Wall Street Journal’s take on the retail juggernaut’s Q2 numbers. But this is cold comfort for Amazon’s competitors. Last year, Amazon’s Q4 growth was double that of online retail overall. Competitors point to Amazon’s stealing share with offerings like Prime and the Kindle...
Amazon and the Non-Level Retail Playing Field

The Internet Isn't Broken; So Why Is The ITU Trying To 'Fix' It?

www.techdirt.com
We've been talking about the ITU's upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) for a while now, and it's no longer "upcoming." Earlier today, the week and a half session kicked off in Dubai with plenty of expected controversy. The US, the EU and now Australia have all come out...
The Internet Isn't Broken; So Why Is The ITU Trying To 'Fix' It?
AOL closes $1B patent deal with Microsoft in effort to calm investors

James Cameron journeys to the Challenger Deep, lives to tell the tale in 3D (video)

www.engadget.com
It's easy for life to imitate art when you're armed with near billion dollar coffers. Taking a cue from his 1989 hit, The Abyss, James Cameron made a solo plunge down to the deepest part of the Earth -- a spot seven miles below sea level known as the...
James Cameron journeys to the Challenger Deep, lives to tell the tale in 3D (video)

App Store hits 45 billion total downloads, iCloud notches 300 million users

www.engadget.com
After cluing us in on the state of its ever-stuffed coffers, Apple's given us a quick progress report on its App Store, noting that it's reached a total of 45 billion downloads -- a 5 billion jump since the end of its last quarter. Cook's crew also divulged that...
App Store hits 45 billion total downloads, iCloud notches 300 million users

Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

thenextweb.com
According to a fascinating report in Politico, the money game that is Silicon Valley is in high gear. No, I don’t mean the tactic of investing in high-growth, early-stage companies, but instead the game that is played by politicians, who descend on the tech locale looking for dollars. That they often...
Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

What’s really going on at Mail.ru?

gigaom.com
There’s no doubt that Mail.ru is one of Russia’s most powerful internet players. It has gone from being a struggling web firm in the late 1990s to a real Runet force — and helped boost the careers of many local entrepreneurs along the way. But has it reached a watershed...
What’s really going on at Mail.ru?

How can Amazon pay tax on profits it doesn't make? | Alex Hern

www.guardian.co.uk
Reports of tax avoidance miss the real story: Amazon and its investors are so hellbent on growth they're giving stuff awayA Guardian investigation has revealed that Amazon paid just £3.2m in corporation tax in the UK last year. But this says less about the company's tax avoidance, and more about...
How can Amazon pay tax on profits it doesn't make? | Alex Hern
90 Seconds on The Verge: Friday, September 21st, 2012
Cheezburger beefs up warchest with $5M in new funding

How Marissa Mayer Almost Stopped Google's Second-Biggest Business From Being Born (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Back in 2004, Google's Marissa Mayer almost blocked the idea that became AdSense, Google's second largest business, which now accounts for about $5 to $7 billion in annual revenue. In this video interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Mayer explains how she was against the idea of putting ads in Gmail....
How Marissa Mayer Almost Stopped Google's Second-Biggest Business From Being Born (GOOG)

AT&T spends $780 million to buy more spectrum

news.cnet.com
AT&T said Tuesday that it plans to buy wireless spectrum and network assets from Atlantic Tele-Network in an effort to boost its spectrum coffers. [Read more]...
AT&T spends $780 million to buy more spectrum
Funding Daily: Into the darkness

Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

allthingsd.com
Apple just announced that it is in talks with Greenlight Capital about finding a way to distribute cash to shareholders. Apple shares rose by $13.55, or nearly 3 percent, on the news. In a statement issued a few minutes ago, Apple said it is in “active discussions about returning additional...
Apple in Talks With Greenlight Over Cash

Housing without developers: Argentina's architects show the way

www.guardian.co.uk
The fideicomiso model allows residents and architects to bypass bureaucracy. Could it help to ease the UK housing crisis?"Developer," the late architect Paolo Soleri used to say, "starts with 'D', like 'devil' and 'demon'."While Soleri was unique in many of his cosmic pronouncements, his suspicion of developers is not so...
Housing without developers: Argentina's architects show the way
Preview: How HBO GO on Kindle Fire could boost Amazon’s revenues

Security Company White Sky Adds $7.5 Million to Coffers

pandodaily.com
White Sky, a Menlo Park-based security software company, has raised a $7.5 million round of funding from Trinity Ventures, Prism VentureWorks, and strategic investor Intersections Inc., an identity theft software company. The round adds to the company’s $27 million in total funding. White Sky was founded in 2005 as a...
Security Company White Sky Adds $7.5 Million to Coffers

After Surviving The ‘Shark Tank’, Unikey Technologies Raises $1.1M In Equity Funding

techcrunch.com
Unikey Technologies, a company made known by ABC’s Shark Tank, is seeking to raise $1.1M through a private offering according to an SEC filing. This would add additional non-debt funds to the company’s coffers which also includes a $500,000 equity stake raised from Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary earlier this...
After Surviving The ‘Shark Tank’, Unikey Technologies Raises $1.1M In Equity Funding

The irony of the French government's intervention in the Yahoo! - Dailymotion deal...

www.rudebaguette.com
Photo via Les Echos Last week, my cofounder wrote about how the French government’s may potentially be slowing the deal for Yahoo to acquire 75% of Dailymotion (currently 100% owned by Orange). This morning, Les Echos confirmed that the government is indeed looking for alternative solutions, and, essentially, refuses to let...
The irony of the French government's intervention in the Yahoo! - Dailymotion deal...

How Apple's offshore tax mess could impact your business

www.pcworld.com
Apple, that darling of the tech world, has been in the news this week, not because of any new hardware it's releasing, but because of the way it's been handling its foreign earnings. Dragged before the U.S. Senate, CEO Tim Cook was excoriated over allegations that the company is...
How Apple's offshore tax mess could impact your business

PlayHaven Lands $8M From GGV To Help App Developers Monetize Their Games, Expand Overseas

techcrunch.com
It ain’t easy being a mobile game developer. Between developing an original, good-looking game to acquiring users, honing in on the right monetization strategy without bombarding users with annoying ads or in-app spam (hi, Zynga!), while keeping engagement and retention up, leaves developers with their hands more than full. PlayHaven...
PlayHaven Lands $8M From GGV To Help App Developers Monetize Their Games, Expand Overseas

Should we boycott Google, Starbucks and Amazon?

www.guardian.co.uk
Margaret Hodge and Jeff Jarvis debate the rights and wrongs of the revelation that Google, Starbucks and Amazon pay so little tax in the UKMargaret Hodge MP, chair of the public accounts committee From now on I will be putting away my Kindle and feeding my caffeine addiction somewhere other...
Should we boycott Google, Starbucks and Amazon?

FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

allthingsd.com
FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

UK Bank Barclays swoops up 8500 in iPads to improve customer support

9to5mac.com
This has to be a worrying trend for Microsoft, whose Windows OS powers every bank client transaction I’ve ever made.  It doesn’t sound like the Surface was in the running either. Barclays told us that staff had demanded the reassuringly expensive pad over any other shiny devices – clearly there...
UK Bank Barclays swoops up 8500 in iPads to improve customer support

Facebook accused of taking UK for a ride over taxes

www.guardian.co.uk
Figures suggest only 11% of sales in UK are declared, with company benefiting from basing its HQ in DublinFacebook has been accused of taking the British taxpayer for a ride after experts suggested the company had depressed sales figures and that the website's average UK employee earned more last year...
Facebook accused of taking UK for a ride over taxes

Ireland should finally get 4G in 2013, after spectrum auction shatters expectations

gigaom.com
In a salutary reminder of just how valuable radio waves are these days, Ireland’s mobile networks have shattered expectations for the country’s 4G spectrum auction haul. Having projected a win of €170m ($216m), the actual total turned out to be five times as much: €855m ($1.1bn). With €481.7m going into...
Ireland should finally get 4G in 2013, after spectrum auction shatters expectations

Digital advertising firm Buysight adds $8m to its coffers, ex-Microsoft exec to management team

thenextweb.com
Buysight, a privately-held digital advertising company based in Palo Alto, California, has secured $8 million in Series B financing. The funding round was led by existing investors ONSET Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners, and brings Buysight’s total of capital raised to $18 million. Buysight offers retargeting and performance display advertising...
Digital advertising firm Buysight adds $8m to its coffers, ex-Microsoft exec to management team

Google grows IP arsenal with mobile patents from Magnolia Broadband

www.engadget.com
In the tech industry, you're only as safe as your latest batch of patent procurements. And Google, stuffed with billion dollar coffers, is only too happy to comply. Neatly paired with its recently wrapped Motorola acquisition, the Mountain View-based company's just expanded its intellectual property holdings with a portfolio...
Google grows IP arsenal with mobile patents from Magnolia Broadband
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others
An inside look at the first major acquisition of a premium YouTube channel
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?