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Why Hasn't NYC Produced Many Tech IPOs?

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Jeff Bussgang asks an interesting question on his blog. He suggests that the lack of NYC tech IPOs compared to Boston is a result of: The IPO culture hasn’t fully permeated NYC?  There are only very few public technology companies based in NYC:  I count AOL as the only one...
Why Hasn't NYC Produced Many Tech IPOs?

RIM not leaving consumer market despite dismal earnings

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After releasing a bleak quarterly earnings report, embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Friday clarified that it will not pull out of the consumer sector, and will continue its new strategy of targeting more specific audiences ....
RIM not leaving consumer market despite dismal earnings

Last week on Pro: content personalization and the future of shopping

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This week, the content and digital publish space got a bit more exciting, with the news that NYC-based incubator and investor Betaworks acquired Instapaper. Over on GigaOM Pro, our analysts have  also been watching the content personalization landscape, and our latest Sector RoadMap (published in conjunction with paidContent Live) scrutinizes...
Last week on Pro: content personalization and the future of shopping

Dell posts $14.5 billion for Q2, consumer revenues tumble

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Dell announced its fiscal 2013 second-quarter results today, revealing that the company's consumer segment took a considerable hit versus the same quarter last year. The company saw steady growth in its enterprise solutions and services sector, as well as in its networking and storage divisions. The consumer sector, though, continues...
Dell posts $14.5 billion for Q2, consumer revenues tumble

Mobile Marketing Set to Create Havoc and Opportunities

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Procter & Gamble should be kicking itself for not developing a mobile operating system when it had the chance: More people worldwide own mobile phones than toothbrushes. Get ready for a tsunami of mobile marketing and commerce to crash on the shores of retail. The beauty of mobile devices...
Mobile Marketing Set to Create Havoc and Opportunities

Yahoo's dramatic stock price revival mirrored quietly by Microsoft as both push 30% higher in 2013

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Yahoo under the leadership of Marissa Mayer has found new energy. The company has enacted an acquisition spree, picking up companies both small and Tumblr. Hiring has also become easier for the company as its mindshare has risen. Its mobile efforts have seen firm traction. It’s a company on the...
Yahoo's dramatic stock price revival mirrored quietly by Microsoft as both push 30% higher in 2013

Why RIM Absolutely Must Seed BlackBerry 10 To The Federal Government

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During the decline of Research In Motions base of loyal followers, the BlackBerry maker could always count on one bastion of users that would never surrender to the iPhone/Android duopoly: the United States government.  Ever an organization of extremely security conscious agencies, the U.S. federal government has long preferred BlackBerries...
Why RIM Absolutely Must Seed BlackBerry 10 To The Federal Government

Citrix links cloud-based storage to SharePoint and Azure

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Citrix Systems is making its cloud-based storage service ShareFile more Microsoft-friendly with SharePoint integration and the ability to store data on Azure. Services for storing and sharing content in the cloud started in the consumer sector, but more enterprises are now adopting rather than blocking them. Citrix saw this...
Citrix links cloud-based storage to SharePoint and Azure

Lexmark to leave printer biz, lay off 1,700

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Lexmark is exiting the inkjet printer business and will be refocusing its efforts to improve profitability. As PCWorld details, the printer company is leaving the consumer sector to focus on more profitable endeavors, including higher-margin products like multifunction printers, managed print services, and software. As a result, the company will...
Lexmark to leave printer biz, lay off 1,700
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Fear of fraud stifles Nigerian dotcom growth

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Entrepreneurs get creative in attempt to do business online while Yahoo-Yahoo boys try to make a living through scamsIn Nigeria, internet shopping is not all that it might seem. Take Sheffy Bello-Osagie's recent purchase of a hair product. Instead of punching in her card details online, she emailed the seller...
Fear of fraud stifles Nigerian dotcom growth

Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

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There has been a lot of discussion out there about the Series A crunch, the consumer sector falling out of favor, VCs getting more conservative, the need to focus on revenues instead of users, and so on and so forth. All of this is going on and the environment is...
Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

www.avc.com
There has been a lot of discussion out there about the Series A crunch, the consumer sector falling out of favor, VCs getting more conservative, the need to focus on revenues instead of users, and so on and so forth. All of this is going on and the environment is...
Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises
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Dell reports Q3 earnings: $13.7 billion in revenue, net income drops 47% year-over-year

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Dell's revenues and profits continued to shrink in Q3 of 2013. While the manufacturer did manage to rake in revenues of $13.7 billion, that marks a significant drop from Q2's $14.5 billion and the $15.5 billion it pulled in over the same period last year. Even profits took a...
Dell reports Q3 earnings: $13.7 billion in revenue, net income drops 47% year-over-year

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's Maveron Doubles Down On Seed Investments In Consumer Startups

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Maveron, the VC firm founded by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Dan Levitan, is doubling down on seed investments. The firm, which has offices in both Seattle and San Francisco, has been making a few seed investments sporadically over the past few years, but with today’s announcement, Maveron is committing...
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's Maveron Doubles Down On Seed Investments In Consumer Startups

I'm Bored. What's Next?

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It’s just about 2013 and I gotta say, I’m a little bored. At least, the blogger in me is. As an investor things are just peachy. All this panic about overpriced consumer startups has led to a nice softening of the market (periodic reports of Blubbles are great for that)....
I'm Bored. What's Next?

1 in 4 employees want Apple iPad for work, 1 in 3 want iPhone, study finds

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Apple's best-selling iPad and iPhone continue to thrive in the consumer sector, but a new report indicates that iOS is positioned to challenge Microsoft in the enterprise segment as well....
1 in 4 employees want Apple iPad for work, 1 in 3 want iPhone, study finds

Tech Weekly discusses government plans to watch the web

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Aleks Krotoski and Charles Arthur are joined by Trefor Davies and Keith Stuart to tackle this week's technology headlines. The UK government's announced moves to monitor email, web browsing and social media. How realistic is this, and will it curb terrorism? BlackBerry manufacturer RIM has decided to refocus its smartphone...
Tech Weekly discusses government plans to watch the web
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