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Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

HP and Oracle to Meet in Court Over $4 Billion Itanium Lawsuit Today

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The very public argument over a very obscure chip is spilling into public view today as lawyers for Hewlett-Packard and Oracle present their opening arguments in a California state court in their dispute over Intel’s Itanium chip. It all began in March of 2011 when Oracle said it would stop...
HP and Oracle to Meet in Court Over $4 Billion Itanium Lawsuit Today
Beamit changes name to Remitly

BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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Rupert Murdoch group celebrates online success, but pre-tax profits dip as TV subscriber growth slowsBSkyB has moved past TalkTalk to become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the three months to the end of September, as growth in TV subscriber numbers slowed.BSkyB, which reported a 6% fall...
BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

Datadog secures $6.2m in funding from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures

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IT monitoring platform Datadog has announced a $6.2 million Series A investment round co-led by Index Ventures and RTP Ventures. Founded in 2010, Datadog plans to use the funding to scale its operations and live up to the expectations of its growing enterprise customer base. New York-based Datadog has built...
Datadog secures $6.2m in funding from Index Ventures and RTP Ventures

Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

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Amazon Web Services’ partner network has grown to more than 4,000 members, up from less than 1,000 a year ago — a key step for the company as it tries to expand its cloud-computing customer base beyond startups to more large companies. That’s the word from Reuters this morning in...
Amazon Web Services targets bigger companies, going toe-to-toe with Microsoft

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

Microsoft Dynamics Tries To Ease Enterprise Customers Onto The Cloud

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The Next Web is having "a chuckle" at the expense of customers Microsoft is catering to with its enterprise resource planning products. And after spending an hour talking with Fred Studer, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Business Solutions Technical Fellow Mike Ehrenberg Thursday, we can say it's probably...
Microsoft Dynamics Tries To Ease Enterprise Customers Onto The Cloud

Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

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Folks, we’re in a good old-fashioned bidding war! Dish has now upped its own bid for Clearwire to $4.40 per share, $1.00 per share more than Sprint’s current offer of $3.40 per share—and noticeably higher than Dish’s own previous offer of $3.30. Both companies are after Clearwire’s significant spectrum...
Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire
How one man is bringing VoIP, 'Net access where telecoms fear to tread

Tradeshift partners with Intuit to bring its social invoicing platform to more than 5m QuickBooks users

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Tradeshift, which already has some pretty big partners on its books, has today announced a “multi-million dollar” deal with Intuit that will see the company’s social invoicing and payments service made available to users of the QuickBooks accounting software. Tradeshift started out as a fresh way to handle invoicing online,...
Tradeshift partners with Intuit to bring its social invoicing platform to more than 5m QuickBooks users

Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform

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Some consolidation in the error tracking/monitoring space: Exceptional, the error-tracking service for cloud developers, has announced the acquisition of the Ranger monitoring service to extend the U.S. company’s ‘DevOps’ platform. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although Exceptional CEO, Jonathan Siegel, tells me it’s a “solid six-figure purchase”, and covers...
Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform
Sprint sells 1.5 million iPhones in Q1, but subscriptions and revenue are flat

Judge denies Apple a permanent ban on Samsung devices, tosses Samsung's attempt at a new trial

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A permanent sales ban on a number of Samsung devices isn't happening, says Judge Lucy Koh, shooting down an injunction request filed by Apple. In a filing denying the motion, Koh admits that Samsung may have cut into Apple's customer base, but says "there is no suggestion that Samsung...
Judge denies Apple a permanent ban on Samsung devices, tosses Samsung's attempt at a new trial

The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isn't The Problem at Groupon

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In February of this year, Groupon acquired Adku, an e-commerce data targeting startup staffed with a whip-smart technical team. It was one of a series of acqui-hire deals Groupon executed as part of its strategy to staff up its Silicon Valley office with the most data-savvy engineers money can buy....
The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isn't The Problem at Groupon

The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

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In my recent piece Reengineering Capitalism I highlighted a phenomenon that the global entrepreneurship ecosystem is paying very little attention to: Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek funding get rejected. Yet, the entire world is focused on the 1% that is "fundable." The media, when pitched a startup story, is...
The Other 99% of Entrepreneurs

Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers

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Through the hard-fought battle to represent the world’s top brands, social marketing platform Wildfire has stayed quiet. But today, it revealed to TechCrunch that it has 13,000 paying customers, more than any company in the space, and has grown from 7 to 300 employees since the start of 2010, making it...
Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal 300 Employees, 13,000 Customers

Peecho brings its Cloud Print button to Issuu’s vast online document library

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Peecho, the startup that launched an embeddable Cloud Print button last year, has today announced a deal to bring the feature to the 4 million publications hosted by document sharing service Issuu. Once embedded, the Cloud Print button allows a user to order a physical copy of the document they’re...
Peecho brings its Cloud Print button to Issuu’s vast online document library

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

BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

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BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it’s not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency, announced that it has provided a €200 million ($256 million) working capital facility to Telefonica, one of...
BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

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Today, security company Palo Alto Networks reported its first earnings after becoming a public company in July. Revenue for the fourth quarter grew 88 percent year-over-year to $75.6 million, compared with $40.2 million in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2011. The company saw a GAAP net loss for the fiscal...
In First Earnings Report Post-IPO, Palo Alto Networks Beats, Sees Q4 Revenue Up 88 Percent To $75.6M

What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum

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Within hours of making their merger plans official on Wednesday, T-Mobile and MetroPCS started selling their grand plan to investors, customers, the media and the world. On a conference call with analysts and press, T-Mobile’s new CEO John Legere painted a picture of a new hyper-competitive carrier that would dominate...
What T-Mobile gains from a MetroPCS merger: Surgical spectrum
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results…Again

Appcelerator introduces private cloud services to court bigger developers, enterprise clients

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Mobile app development platform Appcelerator has expanded its cloud services offerings. Developers working with Appcelerator can now opt to have their own private, dedicated, cloud service servers that can be set up either virtually or at their own premises. Appcelerator introduced cloud services to its product lineup earlier this year, giving...
Appcelerator introduces private cloud services to court bigger developers, enterprise clients

AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

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AT&T will be shutting down its 2G bands by the start of 2017, according to a mention in a recent SEC filing picked up by the Wall Street Journal. The carrier gave New Year's Day, 2017 as a deadline to discontinue its 2G service to customers, which allows nearly four...
AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

Ning Gets Glammed Up With Site-Wide Update

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Ning, the social network network, announced its largest new release since being acquired by Glam Media last year, the next version of Ning targeted primarily at businesses and professional customers. The new product, Ning VIP, is a subscription-based service starting at $1,000 monthly, offering a suite of tools for larger-scale...
Ning Gets Glammed Up With Site-Wide Update

Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

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Bwin, the online gaming giant that is powering Zynga’s first foray into real-money gambing, in the UK, today is spinning off its payments platform Kalixa. In turn, Kalixa is launching new mobile and online wallet products to further its concept of being a one-stop shop for those seeking an e-commerce...
Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

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Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. The news highlights two trends we’ve seen emerging recently around here: companies dedicated...
Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hits $158m in revenue, 500,000 monthly shipments

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Apple may be the company generating headlines from its Chinese smartphone efforts but lesser known Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi‘s business is taking off impressively. The firm introduced its $320 MI-One device last year, and it is now seeing revenues of $158 million and is shipping half a million handsets each month. The...
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi hits $158m in revenue, 500,000 monthly shipments

Bud Light's Loudly Supporting Gay Marriage -- No Matter What The Haters Say

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Bud Light thrust itself into the middle of the gay marriage conversation by posting an ad on its Facebook page promoting equality. The pic features a pair of Bud Light cans aligned like an equals sign. In around 15 hours, the post has accumulated more than 34,000 'likes' and racked...
Bud Light's Loudly Supporting Gay Marriage -- No Matter What The Haters Say
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