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The Libertarian Party Now Accepts Political Donations in Bitcoin

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Right, Bitcoin, it’s not doing well at the moment, shedding valuation at a precipitous rate. Bitcoin peaked recently at $266 per unit, and now rests comfortably below the $100 mark. The sudden rise in the profile of Bitcoin, however, has brought out the usual suspects on the hunt for cash:...
The Libertarian Party Now Accepts Political Donations in Bitcoin

Investment Vehicle For Ideas, Motif Expands To Fixed-Income Products

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Motif Investing, a vehicle that allows you to invest in ideas, is expanding its offerings today to include the ability to invest in 10 new fixed income “motifs,” which are specialized portfolios of bond ETFs tied to certain macro-economic trends. As we’re written in the past, Motif was founded last...
Investment Vehicle For Ideas, Motif Expands To Fixed-Income Products

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)

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The same platforms which helped give Apple its rise have also contributed to its rising vulnerability. This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices. A CVE is "the international standard for...
Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far (AAPL)
The App Stores Are Getting Full: Only 2% Of iPhone Top Publishers In U.S. Are Newcomers, 3% On Google Play

Arm loses out on growth worries despite upbeat investor day

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Analysts say highly rated shares already price in much of positive outlook for UK chipmakerLeading shares are pausing for breath after coming within sight of their all time high, with Arm one of the main fallers.The highly rated shares have dropped 47p to £10.18 - more than 4% - as...
Arm loses out on growth worries despite upbeat investor day

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

Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift To Mobile Processors

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Even though Intel’s quarterly earnings were a mixed bag, the biggest surprise comes from its research and development investment plans. In 2013, the company plans to invest $13 billion compared to $10.15 billion in 2012 and $8.35 billion in 2011. This money will be used to bridge the mobile gap,...
Back Against The Wall, Intel Ramps Up Investment For 2013 To Make The Shift To Mobile Processors
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As Stock Continues Dive to All-Time Lows, Can Groupon Regain Investor Confidence?

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Groupon’s stock continued a downward spiral three weeks after it revised its fourth-quarter results to account for higher than expected returns during the holiday period. Friday, shares of the Chicago-based deals site closed at a new low of close to $11. At that price, it is now worth just over $7...
As Stock Continues Dive to All-Time Lows, Can Groupon Regain Investor Confidence?
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What's Really Behind China's Attacks On Apple And Android?

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American technology is winning the smartphone wars. Apple's iPhone captures the lion's share of the industry's profits and Google's Android operating system easily dominates smartphone market share. Is this a cause for concern in China - which has grown accustomed to dominating tech manufacturing? Clearly, something is bothering the Chinese...
What's Really Behind China's Attacks On Apple And Android?

Explainer: What Happens In The 15 Minutes Before Facebook Shares Start Trading

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Facebook shares are supposed to go live on the NASDAQ market in about 20 minutes. But what happens in the next crucial 15? We caught up with NASDAQ’s Bruce Aust, who is the executive vice president and head of the global corporate client group there. After several years of carefully...
Explainer: What Happens In The 15 Minutes Before Facebook Shares Start Trading
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Ubuntu to Join the Crowded Mobile OS Fray

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Finally, a third mobile operating system in the smartphone wars! I say that in jest, of course. But, yes, another contender has stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, Canonical shared more details on Ubuntu, the Android-based operating system aimed squarely at taking the third-place seat behind the two current...
Ubuntu to Join the Crowded Mobile OS Fray

Why Can't Apple BUY Anything With Its $100 Billion?

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Having an extra $100 billion lying around isn't a bad problem to have. And I don't have an issue with Apple's decision today to use some of that cash stash to pay dividends to investors and to buy back some of its stock. But doesn't that decision also indicate a...
Why Can't Apple BUY Anything With Its $100 Billion?
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Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

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According to sources close to the situation, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz (pictured here) and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy will be stepping down from the board of Groupon. Schultz’s departure will be effective today, but Efrusy — who was critical to the initial funding around the Chicago-based daily...
Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining
Apple's earnings per share could decline for first time in almost a decade

How sharing platforms empower the agricultural industry

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Despite technology’s pervasive tendencies, farming and disruption were, until recently, completely unrelated concepts. Though popular in certain, well-informed circles, community supported agriculture was hardly competition for corporate farms, which are empowered by their ability to distribute quickly, widely and cheaply, much to the dismay of those familiar with the consequential...
How sharing platforms empower the agricultural industry
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The future of recruiting in the technology industry

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If you spend any time hanging around founder and CEO types and ask them what their biggest problem is, you’ll hear “recruiting developers, engineers and UX/UI designers”. It’s the complaint that lead us to tackle the problem with the founding of DeveloperAuction. The fact is, since LinkedIn was created (90%...
The future of recruiting in the technology industry

The Anatomy Of A Pass, A Quantitative Analysis On Why A VC Passes

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Editor’s note: Jay Jamison is a partner at BlueRun Ventures. It is an exciting time for early stage technology company building and venture capital.  Despite some early bumps in Facebook’s recent IPO (my thoughts here), we are seeing something of a return in the IPO market, as Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon,...
The Anatomy Of A Pass, A Quantitative Analysis On Why A VC Passes

Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

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Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updating the site. Co-founders Jay Marcyes and Mark Hendrickson are no longer maintaining the service. “We made a...
Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

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Today Dell announced that its board member James Breyer has declined to “stand for reelection.” He’s out, in other words. The news isn’t particularly surprising, as Dell is enduring external pressure and internal turmoil as its business contracts and its founder attempts to take it private. Michael Dell, along with Silverlake...
Dell board member James Breyer will not run for reelection as the firm looks to head private

Apple could theoretically buy Amazon, Nokia and RIM with its pile of cash

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With over $110 billion in cash, the Cupertino giant could theoretically buy three major rivals and still have change left to go shopping for a new handbag or two. We know that’s not how it actually works, but it helps to put the size of Apple’s gargantuan amount of cash...
Apple could theoretically buy Amazon, Nokia and RIM with its pile of cash

One Example Of How The Public Market's Reaction To Tech Companies Could Pop The Tech Bubble (YELP)

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Foursquare has been teasing a revamp to its mobile app, and it looks like its going to shift from being centered on check-ins to centering on exploring your world. We have screenshots here. Foursquare is going to become Yelp 2.0. It's a more social way to help people find restaurants,...
One Example Of How The Public Market's Reaction To Tech Companies Could Pop The Tech Bubble (YELP)
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Study: new iPad gets up to nine degrees warmer than iPad 2

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New iPad owners can fairly claim that their display is more color-accurate, with higher resolution and faster graphics than any other tablet on the current market -- but all that power comes at a price, including a heavier, thicker battery. A new study done in Holland has shown that the...
Study: new iPad gets up to nine degrees warmer than iPad 2

The Pitch Season 2, Episode 5: EQuala - Personalized Radio for You and Your Friends

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Are American consumers ready for a social radio app that creates a personalized music station based on what your friends have shared and listened to? EQuala cofounder, Lior Aharoni, is on a mission to prove the answer is yes. Created by a team of Israeli technical wizards, who honed their...
The Pitch Season 2, Episode 5: EQuala - Personalized Radio for You and Your Friends

Wait! Now Someone's Saying Apple Is NOT The Most Valuable Company Of All Time (AAPL, MSFT)

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A media critic at the Columbia School of Journalism claims that Apple's market cap isn't an all-time record and that Microsoft's 1999 record still stands. That's because no one reporting on the story has adjusted Apple's market cap for inflation. "Apple's $622 billion market cap is a nominal record, which...
Wait! Now Someone's Saying Apple Is NOT The Most Valuable Company Of All Time (AAPL, MSFT)
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