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Facebook hits low, as insiders sell stock -- the first in what could several waves of selling

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Facebook’s stock fell nearly 7 percent after trading started this morning, hitting a new low of $19.76. The stock is at $19.90 as I publish. The downward pressure comes from a massive sale of shares by company insiders — board members, institutional investors and executives — who are doing so...
Facebook hits low, as insiders sell stock -- the first in what could several waves of selling

Head of Groupon Goods Faisal Masud is leaving to take a new job

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Two months after firing its CEO, Groupon is facing another setback: The executive in charge of Groupon Goods, the part of the company that has provided a bright spot in an otherwise struggling daily deals business, has resigned, sources close to the situation have told us. Faisal Masud, the vice president of...
Head of Groupon Goods Faisal Masud is leaving to take a new job

Bloomberg: Microsoft to hold onto Facebook investment post-lockup

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According to sources speaking to Bloomberg, Microsoft intends to hang on to its Facebook shares, once the lockup period expires in the coming week. Purchased at a valuation of $15, Microsoft’s roughly 1.6% investment in the company cost it $240 million, back in 2007. The deal was a smashing surprise, giving Facebook...
Bloomberg: Microsoft to hold onto Facebook investment post-lockup

Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

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Morgan Stanley is now lending shares of Facebook to short sellers, CNBC has recently reported. Morgan Stanley was the offering’s lead underwriter. On the day of Facebook’s IPO, its underwriting banks had to purchase the stock at several intervals to keep it from declining past its launch price. Short selling...
Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

Japan's DeNA Appears Unfazed By Gaming Mechanics Ban As Profit Is Up 20%

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At least for the time being, Japan’s multibillion dollar gaming giant DeNA appears to be unaffected by the government’s recent inquiry into ‘gacha’ gaming mechanics. Profits were up 20 percent year-over-year to 10 billion yen ($127.3 million), and rose 6 percent quarter-over-quarter. Overall revenue was up 37 percent to...
Japan's DeNA Appears Unfazed By Gaming Mechanics Ban As Profit Is Up 20%

Wall Street Beat: Chips, mobile devices in spotlight as tech slumps

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Even though sales of some mobile devices are booming, overall confidence in the tech sector continues to erode as economic weakness puts downward pressure on the computer market....
Wall Street Beat: Chips, mobile devices in spotlight as tech slumps

Google drop: what the blogs say

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What analysts gathered from one of the most expensive emails ever sent - Google's latest financial resultsIt will be one of the most expensive emails ever sent, the one that sent Google's results to the shares regulator (SEC) four days early wiped $20bn (£12.47bn) from the company's market value. The...
Google drop: what the blogs say

Facebook Has Dropped Below $20 Again (FB)

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Facebook shares closed below $20 today. The first time it crossed this threshold--nearly half the price at which it debuted on the stock market--was in August. The stock rallied after CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at a conference in San Francisco in September. Among other remarks, he explained the company's missteps...
Facebook Has Dropped Below $20 Again (FB)

Pocket Gems Eyes A Younger Female Audience With Tap Campus Life

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Pocket Gems, a Sequoia Capital-backed mobile gaming startup, is eyeing a younger female demographic with a new game out today — Tap Campus Life. It puts the company in more direct competition with rivals like Crowdstar, which is behind fashion-focused Top Girl and Social Girl. Tap Campus Life is a...
Pocket Gems Eyes A Younger Female Audience With Tap Campus Life

How-to: Build a multi-talented HTPC for (roughly) $1,000

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More Info Our 2009 HTPC build The one from 2006 Something completely different This is an auspicious year for building an HTPC or indeed any type of sub-$1,000 rig. Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors are about to exert a nice downward pressure on last year's finest, despite the fact...
How-to: Build a multi-talented HTPC for (roughly) $1,000

In First Report As A Public Company: Millennial Media’s Net Loss Widens To $4M, Revenues Up 53%

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In its first-ever earnings report as a publicly traded company, mobile advertising network Millennial Media said its net loss for the first quarter widened to $4 million on increased costs. Revenues were up 53 percent year-over-year to $32.9 million. Millennial’s shares fell by 7.7 percent in after-hours trading, as the company’s...
In First Report As A Public Company: Millennial Media’s Net Loss Widens To $4M, Revenues Up 53%

Battling the dark side of coworking

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Independent and remote work may be on the rise and, as many experts have told us, this offers great benefits, from access to new markets for previously underemployed talent to the joys of autonomy and control for workers. But not every aspect of the change is rosy. Provision of benefits...
Battling the dark side of coworking

Samsung stock sheds $12 billion on slowing Galaxy S4 sales

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Despite debuting as the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung's history, fears that Galaxy S4 sales are slowing and that the company is trading profit margin for volume has led to $12 billion being wiped of its market cap. According to Reuters, the 6 percent share plunge follows the release of...
Samsung stock sheds $12 billion on slowing Galaxy S4 sales

What LinkedIn Is Doing Really Well Right Now (LNKD)

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LinkedIn delivered a strong earnings performance last night, blowing away expectations, and the stock is up 8% in pre-market trading. Analyst Michael Graham at Canaccord Genuity raised his full year estimates for the company, upped his price target to $95, and wrote, "LinkedIn takes another step on the path...
What LinkedIn Is Doing Really Well Right Now (LNKD)

Six Podcasting Predictions for 2013

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Image copyright This GeekPodcasting has officially grown up. Many believed that unscripted comedians and niche bits recorded and put out on the Internet wouldn’t provide its own culture online, but it has. While 2010 and 2011 provided a resurgence in content (one that began in the mid-2000s), 2012 brought more...
Six Podcasting Predictions for 2013

Iterations: Google Challenges Apple At The iOS Application Layer

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Back in September 2011, a full year before the iPhone 5, I wrote an post here speculating, mostly for fun, how...
Iterations: Google Challenges Apple At The iOS Application Layer

Battling the dark side of coworking

gigaom.com
Independent and remote work may be on the rise and, as many experts have told us, this offers great benefits, from access to new markets for previously underemployed talent to the joys of autonomy and control for workers. But not every aspect of the change is rosy. Provision of benefits...
Battling the dark side of coworking
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In A Post-Facebook IPO World, SecondMarket's Transactions Rise 27% In First Half of 2012

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Facebook and Zynga’s post-IPO performances may have scared many companies off public markets for the time being, but liquidity is still available to certain smaller, private companies. SecondMarket took a look at the privately-held companies that continue to offer shares on the marketplace and found that they have an...
In A Post-Facebook IPO World, SecondMarket's Transactions Rise 27% In First Half of 2012
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Ebook price war sees discounts reach 97%

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As digital fiction sales rocket, Sony and Amazon push dramatic price cuts - raising concerns from authorsBestselling ebooks by authors including Jeffrey Archer and James Herbert are being sold for just 20p from Sony and Amazon's digital stores, prompting concerns from writers that the "relentless downward pressure on book prices"...
Ebook price war sees discounts reach 97%

Dish's Ergen: we prefer working with broadcasters over Aereo

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Charlie Ergen, the mercurial chairman of satellite TV provider Dish Network, said Thursday that he would prefer to work with incumbent televisions players to continue a dual-stream revenue model rather than striking up a new partnership with upstart mobile-TV company Aereo. The comments came during a Thursday call on Ergen...
Dish's Ergen: we prefer working with broadcasters over Aereo
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Apple says iPad mini margins to apply downward pressure on profits

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During Apple's fourth quarter conference call, CEO Tim Cook said the iPad mini is being sold at a price that will net lower gross margins than is typical with other products, revealing that the company is being aggressive with its push into the small form factor tablet market....
Apple says iPad mini margins to apply downward pressure on profits

Social: Gusher of New Facebook Shares Dent Stock Price

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Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Photo: Kevin Krejci/Flickr Facebook stock is down roughly 4 percent today after 254 million company shares unlocked and hit the public market. That’s a relatively modest decline given that the “float” of Facebook shares, the number available to public market investors, grew 37 percent...
Social: Gusher of New Facebook Shares Dent Stock Price
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