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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

Snapguide

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Snapguide: Yesterday, Heavy Bits launched Snapguide, an iPhone app for making and viewing how-to guides. Since we’re investors in Heavy Bits (through a personal investment Michael brought into the fund), I’ve had the privilege of trying the app out for a couple weeks. It’s both brilliant and beautiful.  The reality...
Snapguide

New in Theaters: May 28th, 2010

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Wide Releases: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Trailer I’m not super-excited for Prince of Persia but I’m not against it either. Jake Gyllenhaal can be a decent actor sometimes, and he’s certainly not unattractive to watch on the big screen. Directly Rank Against (scroll over to preview...
New in Theaters: May 28th, 2010
Holiday Shopping Guide: The best docks, stands, cases, & cables for your iPad mini

PulsoStartup10: and the winners are…

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The startup competition PulsoStartup10 has just announced the winners its jury picked among the 20 Latin American semi-finalists it unveiled a couple weeks ago. As you may remember, PS10 is organized by the Latin America-focused tech news website Pulso Social. During two weeks, its readers had the opportunity to support their favorite participant, and...
PulsoStartup10: and the winners are…

Trust And Safety

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As Director of Twitter's Trust and Safety team, a big part of my job is focused on the detection and prevention of spam and abuse. A couple weeks ago, Biz explained how Twitter users were being victimized by phishing scams spread primarily through links in Direct Messages. Basically, people click...
Trust And Safety

Saving Private RIM

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If RIM wants to do something bold, such as focusing on software and services, it might consider taking the company privateOver the past couple weeks, we've read a number of bedtimes stories about RIM's next move. They all start with the same trope: once upon a time, late last century,...
Saving Private RIM
Kayak delays its IPO to avoid ‘the Facebook effect’

Ferris Bueller Is Back For The Super Bowl, But Not As You Might Expect (VIDEO)

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A couple weeks ago, a quick teaser video emerged on the web and many thought that all signs pointed to the sequel to the classic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The teaser video simply had Ferris Bueller star, Matthew Broderick emerge from behind a curtain and hint “how could...
Ferris Bueller Is Back For The Super Bowl, But Not As You Might Expect (VIDEO)

Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms

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There's been an awful lot of important talk about internet freedom and its importance this year. It's certainly permeated the political sphere. But is it a national political agenda item? We'll see. The Republican National Convention kicks off in a couple weeks, followed a few weeks after that by the...
Both Republicans And Democrats Considering Supporting Basic Internet Freedom Principles With New Platforms
Third Point buys stake in 3 new tech companies: Apple, Google, Cisco

Zeebox closes deal with digital TV vendor to embed app in up to 9m new televisions

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The British companion TV app Zeebox has signed a deal with the DTV manufacturer Vestel, AppMarket reports. Following the partnership, Zeebox’s interactive app will be integrated to Vestel-manufactured TVs, smartphones and tablets. While you may not be familiar with Vestel’s name, it manufactures TV sets and other devices that are...
Zeebox closes deal with digital TV vendor to embed app in up to 9m new televisions

Cleantech VC and the state of the IPO market

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This article originally appeared on GigaOM Pro, our premium research subscription service. A couple weeks back cellulosic ethanol hopeful Mascoma quietly pulled its IPO after it had filed to go public. It’s safe to say that the abysmal performance of the 2011 crop of biofuels IPOs, that included Solazyme, Gevo...
Cleantech VC and the state of the IPO market
Hipmunk scraps old hotel search, builds new one from scratch

After wanting to puke for a couple weeks, went ahead and made...

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After wanting to puke for a couple weeks, went ahead and made...

Facebook To Allow Users To Delete Search Activity

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Facebook announced users will soon be able to delete their search activity under their “Activity Log.” The feature is being released over the next couple weeks to all Facebook users. Currently, Facebook users are able to delete other activity, like status updates, under the Activity... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Facebook To Allow Users To Delete Search Activity

DreamHost’s Unhappy January Continues: First, A Database Breach, Now An Outage

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DreamHost has been having a rough couple weeks. The low-cost hosting provider and domain name registrar found some unauthorized activity in its databases back on January 20th, which they later admitted were a series of attacks that may have led to the theft of some of their customers’ FTP passwords....
DreamHost’s Unhappy January Continues: First, A Database Breach, Now An Outage

Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

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I blogged about this a couple weeks ago so this topic will be fresh in the minds of the AVC crowd. I am super excited about this. There is a documentary about a chess team in the IS 318 middle school in Brooklyn. The film is called Brooklyn Castle and...
Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle
Gruber: TBA sessions on WWDC schedule could point to apps for Apple TV

HBO: Almost GIFing it Kind of Together

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(screencap from What Should We Call Girls) A couple weeks back, Betabeat noted that Cinemax had embarked on a GIF-happy marketing campaign for its new show, Banshee, which seemed like a heavy-handed marketing campaign for a heavy-handed show. Well, if releasing the entire first episode in GIF format seemed a bit...
HBO: Almost GIFing it Kind of Together

Google Apps highlights — 3/26/2010

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This is part of a regular series of Google Apps updates that we post every couple of weeks. Look for the label "Google Apps highlights" and subscribe to the series. - Ed.We've been busy over the last couple weeks launching updates to make Google Apps more useful, whether you use...
Google Apps highlights — 3/26/2010
App of the Week: 'Toca Tailor Fairy Tales' is an artist's paper-doll dream

Facebook ads could become videos soon, with 15 second commercials invading your News Feed

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Facebook could be adding a new advertising format to its arsenal soon, according to AdAge. Based on what the publication has heard from “several industry executives”, the social network could be bringing video ads to its 1 billion users within the “first half of next year” to generate more revenue....
Facebook ads could become videos soon, with 15 second commercials invading your News Feed
At New York Startup 1stdibs Employees Eat Catered, White-Table Cloth Lunches
Twitter's Crashlytics Enterprise Features Are Now Available To All Developers For Free
After you read this, you’ll want to spend way less time on your computer
Larry Page and Tim Cook reportedly exchanging calls on patents

What If... (Office For iPad Edition)

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Watching the back-and-forth yesterday about the whole Microsoft Office for iPad thing was nothing if not amusing. The basic rundown: “It’s coming, here it is.” “That’s not it.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not, but we didn’t say it’s not coming.” “A Microsoft employee showed it to us.” “No they...
What If... (Office For iPad Edition)

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

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A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s

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Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s: Chris Velazco for TechCrunch: Since the only device that fits the description is the iPhone 5, that breaks down to about 651,000 iPhone 5s sold and activated since the device's launch in September. That may seem...
Verizon Activated 3.1 Million iPhones In Q3 2012, But Only 651K Were iPhone 5s
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