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Electric Car Company Folds After Taking $850 Million From GE And Others

Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown steps down, company founder John Battelle assumes leadership

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Federated Media’s CEO Deanna Brown announced today that she will be leaving her position within the company. In her place, founder and Executive Chairman John Batelle will succeed in an attempt to keep the company competitive in a evolving industry landscape. Brown has not announced her next plans, but she...
Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown steps down, company founder John Battelle assumes leadership

Facebook's flotation: more pokes than likes | Editorial

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Even the biggest risks can come off in Silicon Valley, and Zuckerberg might just show he has the ingenuity to surprise cynicsTowards the end of his often revelatory book, The Facebook Effect, David Kirkpatrick quotes company founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on what he really wants out of business:...
Facebook's flotation: more pokes than likes | Editorial

Social Network Badoo Lands Top Google Product Exec

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If Facebook is the social network that allows people to connect with their current friends, Badoo is the social network for meeting new people, including potential dating partners. The company founder has called it a “nightclub in your smartphone.” Amid a push to gain traction with U.S. Internet users, the...
Social Network Badoo Lands Top Google Product Exec

PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App

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Yesterday we saw the funding announcement of HandyBook, and it appears this whole area of booking labour fast is really starting to take off. PeoplePerHour, a sort of ‘European E-Lance’ emerged in 2008, scored a seed round then secured VC round from Index ventures. Now it’s announcing a further £2M...
PeoplePerHour Secures $3.2M From Index Ventures, New Hires, New iOS App
Education: Next-gen Siri Will Teach Kids to Code in New Game

Dell first quarter profits down a whopping 79 percent

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Dell released its financial report yesterday for the first quarter of the company's 2014 fiscal year, and the overall numbers are positively dismal: a 79 percent drop in net income from the same quarter in FY13. In the first quarter last year, Dell reported an overall net income (GAAP) of...
Dell first quarter profits down a whopping 79 percent
Stylish Office Products & Furnishing E-Tailer Poppin Raises $11.1 Million Series B, Prepares Offline Expansion

Tesla Motors denied Virginia dealership license, but sees hope in battle with Texas to sell in state

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Tesla Motors is now fighting battles for dealership licenses on two fronts. On Tuesday, the automotive manufacturer was denied a dealership license by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, echoing a similar ruling the electric car company received in Texas brought on by the state’s dealership association. In a Tweet...
Tesla Motors denied Virginia dealership license, but sees hope in battle with Texas to sell in state
CipherCloud secures $30M to secure enterprise apps

Apple’s Tim Cook confirms Italian language support coming to Siri in 2012

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Apple’s Tim Cook has replied to a customer email inquiring about adding support for the Italian language to Apple’s Siri voice assistant, according to Italian site Melablog. The user sent an email in to the CEO asking him ‘why he didn’t like Italy’, Cook, much in the way of company...
Apple’s Tim Cook confirms Italian language support coming to Siri in 2012

BETRAYAL: Michael Dell's Former Right-Hand Man Leads Coup To Push Him Out

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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dave Johnson finds himself once again pitted against a former employer. In leading Blackstone Group's 11th-hour bid for Dell Inc, the acquisitions expert and famously tough negotiator has seated himself across the table from ex-boss and company founder Michael Dell. Their relationship has now become...
BETRAYAL: Michael Dell's Former Right-Hand Man Leads Coup To Push Him Out
Wolfram Alpha details gender differences in Facebook usage

VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console

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The folks behind the stylish, Android-based OUYA game console have been on a hot streak lately. Not only has the project raked in over $6 million in Kickstarter pledges, but cloud gaming service OnLive and legendary game developer Square-Enix have thrown their collective weight behind the $99 gadget. Now there’s...
VEVO Inks Deal To Bring Music Videos To Upcoming OUYA Android Game Console

Wall Street Beat: Dell says Icahn bid comes up short by billions

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As the time for a shareholder vote draws near, the Dell special committee weighing competing bids for the company said Wednesday that a plan from investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management comes up short by billions of dollars.The Dell committee reiterated that an offer from company founder Michael...
Wall Street Beat: Dell says Icahn bid comes up short by billions

John Carmack-backed Oculus Rift VR project hits Kickstarter, developer kits start at $300

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We heard late last month that the John Carmack-backed Oculus Rift VR headset would be hitting Kickstarter any day now, and it looks like today is the big day. The project has just launched on the crowd-funding site with a goal of $250,000. To reach that, the team (led...
John Carmack-backed Oculus Rift VR project hits Kickstarter, developer kits start at $300

Former Best Buy CEO’s “Extremely Close” Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup

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When former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned after announcing a dramatic restructuring of the company’s retail operations, it looked like a reaction to the company’s recent financial woes. The timing of Dunn’s resignation provided him with ample cover — his announcement coming just days after Best Buy posted disappointing...
Former Best Buy CEO’s “Extremely Close” Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup

Blue Badge Style launches app for cool venue spotting with accessibility in mind

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Blue Badge Style, a guide for a stylish lifestyle incorporating accessibility, has launched a mobile app, which is free to download during the Paralympics. Aimed at stylish people with mobility issues, initially in London, the Blue Badge Style app identifies venues near your location and uses a tick rating system...
Blue Badge Style launches app for cool venue spotting with accessibility in mind

Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS

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Slovak startup Piano Media, which has challenged the online media industry with an aggregated paywall concept, has raised 2 million Euros from 3TS, one of the leading private equity funds in Central and Eastern Europe. Piano Media, launched in May 2011, enables online publications to offer their readers premium content...
Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS

Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

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Amazon announced its first quarter financial performance and it has $16.07 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.18 . It’s sales were up 22 percent from last year. Wall Street analysts had expected the online retail company to bring in $16.2 billion in revenue this quarter with $0.08...
Amazon falls short of expected revenues in Q1 2013 with $16.07B, but sees 22% increase in sales YoY

Developer Community Coderwall Launches Pitchbox, A New Recruiting Service

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Y Combinator-backed Coderwall started out as a social site for developers to list their achievements and projects, but it has been moving into recruiting — first by allowing companies to build their own profiles, and now with the launch of a new service called Pitchbox. It’s a separate site from...
Developer Community Coderwall Launches Pitchbox, A New Recruiting Service
How to pitch to Chris Dixon

How Dick Costolo Deals With Challenge Of Leading Twitter Without Being Its Founder

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is not a company founder, and that presents a challenge. People at tech companies naturally look to founders for direction, he observed at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference in San Francisco Thursday morning. At Twitter, two cofounders, Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey, are still on the...
How Dick Costolo Deals With Challenge Of Leading Twitter Without Being Its Founder
Meta, The World's First Entry-Level VR Glasses, Hires The Father Of Wearable Computing As An Advisor

Tech and Titillation: Why its time to stop the booth babes and muscle men

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Over the past few weeks we’ve seen some blatant episodes of sexism and discrimination within technology get called out quite publicly. Sexism in business and technology has been rampant for years, but now the public, verbal backlash has begun. Finally. It’s high time to put an end to booth babes...
Tech and Titillation: Why its time to stop the booth babes and muscle men

Carl Icahn Already Has A Short-List Of CEOs If He's Able To Take Over Dell

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NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) - Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management Inc are short-listing potential candidates to become the next Dell Inc chief executive should they succeed in a proxy battle against Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. A number of...
Carl Icahn Already Has A Short-List Of CEOs If He's Able To Take Over Dell

Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

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For a tech company founder in San Francisco, I’m a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. The iPad? I’m embarrassed to admit, I got my first...
Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?
EMI Group forces file-sharing service MP3tunes into bankruptcy

Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

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By the time Digg was portioned off for sale this year, company founder Kevin Rose wasn’t visiting the site anymore. He had already left Digg for other projects, including his own startup and a role at Google Ventures, and says it had become hard to see what happened to his...
Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy
Old-School Car Dealers Whining Tesla Dealerships are Illegal
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