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ALLEGED BITCOIN INVENTOR: Please Stop Emailing Me, I Didn't Invent Bitcoin

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A man suspected of creating Bitcoin has issued a denial he did so. In 2011, New Yorker contributor Joshua Davis went on the hunt for Bitcoin's inventor. He came up empty handed. But he narrowed it down to several candidates whose interests and backgrounds made them pretty strong suspects. One...
ALLEGED BITCOIN INVENTOR: Please Stop Emailing Me, I Didn't Invent Bitcoin

E-commerce in Russia: The rules are different

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Russia is the last e-frontier in Europe. So why haven't big companies like Google and Amazon had much luck there? By Maelle Gavet, contributor FORTUNE -- When it comes to the likes of Amazon, eBay and Google, one might think Russia would welcome such foreign Internet giants with open arms....
E-commerce in Russia: The rules are different

LinkedIn 277% More Effective for Lead Generation Than Facebook & Twitter [New Data]

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Social media can be a huge contributor to a company's lead generation efforts in both B2B and B2C. But how efficient are the various different social channels in directly driving leads? In a recent study of over 5,000 businesses, HubSpot found that traffic from LinkedIn generated the highest visitor-to-lead...
LinkedIn 277% More Effective for Lead Generation Than Facebook & Twitter [New Data]

Mobile Ad Revenues $3.4 Billion, Search The Biggest Contributor

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Yesterday the IAB released digital ad revenue figures for the US market in 2012. Overall internet ad revenue came in at nearly $37 billion, making the internet the second largest medium after broadcast TV. Mobile and video advertising were the two biggest digital advertising growth drivers,... Please visit Marketing Land...
Mobile Ad Revenues $3.4 Billion, Search The Biggest Contributor

Huawei could trigger a major crisis

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Should recrimination and retaliation multiply, American firms would just as quickly suffer as Chinese companies. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- A congressional report this week recommended in no uncertain terms that U.S. companies and government agencies avoid two of China's biggest telecommunications companies. Buying equipment from them risks national...
Huawei could trigger a major crisis

Netflix has an identity problem

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Questions about what the company really is haven't abated. By Don Reisinger, contributor FORTUNE -- Netflix has a bit of an identity crisis. The company recently announced that it was its note to shareholders, forgetting about its DVD business. "We are making progress in every market we serve, and see...
Netflix has an identity problem
"In the Studio," KISSmetrics' Hiten Shah Simply Tells It Like It Is

"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco. Renee DiResta, an Associate with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), is relatively new...
"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

Making wearable technology a reality

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Wearable technology was all the rage at CES, but companies are still trying to figure out exactly how to convince consumers to wear tiny computer around the clock. By Olof Schybergson, contributor FORTUNE -- The key tech battle of the current decade will be about things we wear. Technology is...
Making wearable technology a reality
Andrew Keen Weighs In On Privacy: “The Internet Hasn’t Learned How To Forget”
The App Store is the McDonald's of software distribution

Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apple's Passbook

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR at Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. This post is about Apple’s Passbook. It’s not about mobile wallets, or Google Wallet, or Square, or anything else. I realize...
Iterations: The Unbundling Potential Of Apple's Passbook

Divvyshot Might Just Be The Most Gorgeous Photo Sharing Site Yet.

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I’m a firm believer that there is still room for another awesome photo sharing site, maybe a few. Flickr, Picasa, SmugMug all have their positives but none really take the biscuit. That’s why I was delighted to come across Divvyshot, a YCombinator start-up. Despite the awful name, this is in...
Divvyshot Might Just Be The Most Gorgeous Photo Sharing Site Yet.

Rackspace Eats Its Own Dog Food With OpenStack

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The Rackspace Cloud will begin practicing what it preaches and transition to OpenStack. The announcement is one of the first of many expected out of the OpenStack camp this week, as the developers and companies involved with OpenStack descend on San Francisco for a design summit and conference. Sponsor Starting...
Rackspace Eats Its Own Dog Food With OpenStack
Steve Blank's Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More

MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees

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I hate to see employees leave our portfolio companies for many reasons, among them the loss of continuity and camaraderie and the knowledge of how hard everyone will have to work to replace them. Many people see churn of employees in and out of companies as a given and build...
MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees

Samsung tipped to continue strong growth with record profits in Q1 2012

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Samsung is tipped to post record profit once again when it announces figures for business during the first quarter of the year, which are expected next month, according to a Korea Times report. Citibank expects that the Korean firm will post “historically high” results as it continues to grow impressively. January saw Samsung post record...
Samsung tipped to continue strong growth with record profits in Q1 2012

Protocols, The GPL, Influences from MySQL

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I spent my Saturday at the SCALE conference down in LA. Most conferences I find have a meme and for this conference that was "MySQL's longterm influence on the GPL".MySQL was the company that had the most influence on how companies and investors viewed the GPL.When MySQL said "we will...
Protocols, The GPL, Influences from MySQL

How safe is your company's Twitter account?

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In light of last week's massive password reset, businesses should shore up their security measures. What do the experts suggest? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Don Sears, contributor"] FORTUNE -- Did Twitter force you to change your password last week? While it may have been an inconvenience to social media managers, the micro-blogging...
How safe is your company's Twitter account?

Life, death and free culture in the Mission

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Ilya Zhitomirskiy was supposed to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. He had the startup, the crowdfunding, the loyal following. And then everything fell apart. By Matthew Shaer, contributor FORTUNE -- At 8 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2011, a San Francisco entrepreneur named Tony Lai received a call from a number...
Life, death and free culture in the Mission

Andy Zaky is loaded for bear. Apple bears, that is.

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The manager of an Apple-only hedge fund has had it with the naysayers FORTUNE -- Andy Zaky is angry. The occasional Fortune contributor and current manager of (among other things) an Apple (AAPL)-only hedge fund is tired of seeing a stock he has analyzed every which way to Sunday maligned in...
Andy Zaky is loaded for bear. Apple bears, that is.
The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

Google Buzz Boosts Sharing On Google Reader By 35 Percent

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Social sharing is becoming a big contributor to traffic for many sites. While Facebook and Twitter drive more sharing than any other services, Google is trying to compete with Buzz, which is now part of Gmail but shares links to article and blog posts through Google Reader. Over the...
Google Buzz Boosts Sharing On Google Reader By 35 Percent

An Amazon-eBay throwdown is coming

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eBay's spectacular turnaround has been fueled by mobile commerce. That puts it on a collision course with Amazon. By Don Reisinger, contributor FORTUNE -- The trouble began with the departure of a charismatic chief. After CEO Meg Whitman stepped down from her post at eBay in 2008, the online commerce giant's business...
An Amazon-eBay throwdown is coming

Online travel: It's going to be bumpy

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A look at the performance of several online-travel companies shows their fates diverging. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- The past several years have been sluggish ones for the travel industry, and it's unlikely to get better: Fiscal uncertainty in the U.S., a sovereign debt crisis in Europe, economic slowdown...
Online travel: It's going to be bumpy

When Google met Siri

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Google's Siri alternative is finally available on Apple devices. So what happens when they have a chance to chat? By Justin Belmont, contributor FORTUNE - Apple's Siri is no longer the only voice assistant in town. Recently, Google introduced its own voice-powered search sidekick, Google Now which is also available...
When Google met Siri

Law comes to one of the Internet's Wild Wests

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The question is, can drastic new penalties really curb Japan's rampant piracy? By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE -- The Wild East of unregulated internet usage appears to be coming to a close -- in Japan, at least. At the beginning of this week, a law passed in June that made...
Law comes to one of the Internet's Wild Wests

Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did

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The Obama administration should be seriously considering a strike on Iran, according to neoconservative Fox News contributor Bill Kristol.An Israeli Deputy Defense Minister said last week that he expected Israel would have to attack Iran within a year. Kristol believes it would be better for the US to attack first."I...
Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did
Wikipedia and the dead Russian film director who never lived at all
"In the Studio," Quizlet's Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut
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