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D11: Sandberg: Facebook Home Will Take a While

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg thinks it is going to take a while to make Facebook Home right....
D11: Sandberg: Facebook Home Will Take a While

Facebook shares stats about businesses using pages and promoted posts

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Facebook today announced that more than 300,000 pages have promoted 2.5 million posts since Promoted Posts launched for businesses in June. More than one-quarter of those businesses have been new advertisers on Facebook. The stats, shared Facebook’s Director of Global SMB Markets Dan Levy at BIA/Kelsey’s Interactive Local Media West...
Facebook shares stats about businesses using pages and promoted posts

Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

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With T-Mobile COO Jim Alling hinting that the iPhone was too expensive at a recent conference in Barcelona, it seemed like the carrier was planning continuing with its bring your own iPhone strategy for its continually expanding iPhone compatible 4G network. However, today a note from Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig...
Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week
SEC charges LightSquared's Falcone with securities fraud
PR isn't rocket science. Just ask Keith Rabois

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor nabs $21.6m to grow its platform, coming to a doorstep near you

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The social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, is releasing its second generation service to its users, giving them a redesigned interface, the ability to connect with nearby neighborhoods, and and includes an enhanced focus on creating a virtual neighborhood watch to help fight crime in the area. All of these changes...
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor nabs $21.6m to grow its platform, coming to a doorstep near you

Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

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Ted Nadeau‘s career is a good example of the evolution of publishing; after a decade managing digital content for major magazine publishers in the US, such as Condé Nast, Hachette Filipacchi Media and Hearst Magazines, he is now the President and COO of Style Coalition, which connects influencers with brands. Nadeau’s area of expertise...
Ted Nadeau: How everyone is a content creator, and what it means for brands [Video]

The Social Marketing Shakeup Continues: Syncapse Buys Clickable

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Have you bought or sold a company that helps companies market themselves on Facebook? Join the club — a consolidation wave has hit the industry in the last few months. Here’s the newest example: Syncapse, a 5-year-old company that helps companies manage their presence on Facebook, has acquired Clickable, a 6-year-old...
The Social Marketing Shakeup Continues: Syncapse Buys Clickable

Square's COO Keith Rabois Quits

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Square has lost a key executive, for unexplained reasons. Square has released a statement saying that its Chief Executive Officer Keith Rabois is leaving the company, lavishing praise on Rabois but refraining from saying why he left. Rabois, AllThingsD points out, has simply said that "it is better at...
Square's COO Keith Rabois Quits

Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

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In a bid to capitalise on what it says is a period of “accelerated growth”, eBuddy, the Dutch web and mobile messaging company, has appointed Sytse Zuidema as its new Chief Operations Officer, where he’ll be charged with leading the management team and overseeing day-to-day operations, such as sales, marketing,...
Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

KatieCam Leans In: AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks to Sheryl Sandberg

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg covered a lot of ground in her appearance at D11, the eleventh D: All Things Digital conference happening this week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. But there’s only time for so much, so most of the discussion was about her book “Lean In” and Facebook’s post-IPO...
KatieCam Leans In: AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks to Sheryl Sandberg

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)
Ex-WhitePages execs start Meritshare, a new way to reward top-performing co-workers

SHERYL SANDBERG: 'The Most Important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, is a big fan of a presentation published by Netflix. She loves it so much, she said it "may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley." The presentation was created by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and it was first published...
SHERYL SANDBERG: 'The Most Important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

Intel appoints COO Brian Krzanich as CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini; Renée James elected president

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Chip maker Intel has just announced that it has promoted Brian Krzanich to CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini. Krzanich, previously the company’s CEOn will assume his new role at the company’s annual stockholders’ meeting on May 16.$ We’ll update this story with more information soon....
Intel appoints COO Brian Krzanich as CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini; Renée James elected president

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

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After an outbreak of user-generated porn on Twitter's new video-sharing app Vine, there's been a big debate about how such content should be managed by Apple, which explicitly prohibits porn in apps for iPhone and iPad. But much of it misses the point. The story here isn't the porn on...
There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)
Beats Targets The Business Traveller With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn't rule out a phone
After Being Removed For Porn, Photo-Sharing App 500px Is Back In Apple's App Store

Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

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Yahoo wants to hire AOL's Ad.com CEO, Ned Brody, as its head of US ad sales. The offer is good enough that Brody has already resigned his position at AOL, Kara Swisher reports and AOL confirms. Here's the problem: Brody signed an non-compete agreement with AOL. Yahoo's solution, according to...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week

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The deal would give Apple access to 33 million more mobile subscribers FORTUNE -- It was only last week that Jim Alling, COO of T-Mobile USA, poured cold water on speculation that his company might finally start selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhones to its 33 million customers. "Make no mistake about it:...
Merrill Lynch: T-Mobile USA may get the iPhone next week

Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

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Here's what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story? Maritz is leaving, but it is not at all clear what will be happening to him - is he all the...
Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the "Class Day" of Harvard Business School yesterday. (Class day is the event that leads up to its commencement day.) We're trying to get a full transcript now, but David Whitford at CNNMoney has some notes from the speech. There are two great lines that stand...
Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has the courage to say it, point blank,without apology. And her honesty is going to help all of us. Telecommuting has been dead for a while Facebook has something called lock-down, where no one can go home. Kids come to Facebook if they want to see their parents. Really. Which...
Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos

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Here’s another Big Media company investing in YouTube: StyleHaul, which makes and distributes fashion videos on the world’s biggest video site, has raised a $6.5 million B round led by Bertelsmann’s Digital Media Investments arm. Earlier investors including RezVen Partners, who put $4.4 million into the company last year, are...
Another Big-Media YouTube Bet: Bertelsmann Invests in StyleHaul's Fashion Videos
The Era of Their Ways: Apple's Post-PC World Is Microsoft's PC-Plus Future

HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

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A couple of weeks after we reported on five senior departures from HTC, Business Week reports that the company’s COO Matthew Costello has also gone. Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello stepped down after less than three years at Taiwan’s biggest smartphone maker amid slumping sales that have pushed down shares...
HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps

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It's been available since last month, but browser-maker Opera has only today confirmed that it's Opera Devices Software Development Kit is providing the backend for the Boxee TV's HTML5 apps. Those already include the likes of YouTube, Spotify and Vimeo, but Opera says one of the big advantages of...
Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps

Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees

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On the heels of announcing a mega-deal with Starbucks, mobile payments processing company Square is announcing another piece of key news—specialized, lower pricing per swipe for small businesses. Basically, Square is going to offer small businesses who make less than $250,000 per year the option of either paying the set...
Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees
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