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Leo Apotheker: Due Diligence of Autonomy Was Meticulous

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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker, who orchestrated the company's acquisition of Autonomy last year, said he was "both stunned and disappointed" to learn of Autonomy's alleged accounting inproprietaries. Here's the full statement, sent through his representative: I'm both stunned and disappointed to learn of Autonomy's alleged accounting improprieties.  The developments...
Leo Apotheker: Due Diligence of Autonomy Was Meticulous

Size Up The Competition With A Matrix

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If you are considering setting up an affiliate program or if you are relatively new to affiliate marketing, there are a few things you need to put into place before launching your program. One critical step is to do some due diligence researching and preparing before you jump in. One...
Size Up The Competition With A Matrix
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What does Yahoo want with Summly?

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It has barely been available for one month, but mobile news aggregator Summly has clearly impressed Marissa Mayer. AllThingsD reported that the Yahoo CEO is doing due diligence to acquire the app created by 17-year-old London developer Nick D’Aloisio — and we understand the report is correct. The new Yahoo...
What does Yahoo want with Summly?

CapLinked Plugs Its Deal Management Tools Into AngelList, Thanks To Shareable Links

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CapLinked, a startup offering private workspaces for managing financial deals (such as startup funding), has occasionally been described as a competitor to AngelList. Today, however, it’s announcing a new feature — the ability to share links pointing to CapLinked workspaces — that makes it easier for companies to use the two...
CapLinked Plugs Its Deal Management Tools Into AngelList, Thanks To Shareable Links

Too legit to quit? MegaUpload was headed for billion dollar IPO before Feds shut it down

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Apparently MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom is under the impression that when companies go public it means they are a legitimate business (see Enron, Groupon, etc). Pirate news site TorrentFreak reports that before it was shut down by U.S. authorities, MegaUpload was preparing for a billion dollar IPO, and had contacted...
Too legit to quit? MegaUpload was headed for billion dollar IPO before Feds shut it down

Security Manager's Journal: Acquisitions need early security review

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It's always best when you can do a security review ahead of the due diligence phase, but one will certainly be needed at some point....
Security Manager's Journal: Acquisitions need early security review

Mirantis pitches a do-it-yourself OpenStack cloud

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OpenStack is coming into its own, at least if you count the number of companies delivering OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure. But with variety comes confusion. Who do you go with? Rackspace? Red Hat? Hewlett-Packard? Cloudscaling? SUSE? Ubuntu? Internap? Someone else? Storage from one vendor, compute from another? Mirantis is pitching itself...
Mirantis pitches a do-it-yourself OpenStack cloud
Tradesparq brings a social networking approach to sourcing foreign suppliers

Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave

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Amid the startups, panels and speeches at TechCrunch Moscow today has been some emerging news about the Russian scene. For one, is the move in Russia’s top echelons to address patent law and a robitics investment. But also today has come news of a new fund which takes a very...
Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave

Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday. Due diligence is underway after a term sheet was signed, Calcalist said, adding that talks began six months ago. Waze...
Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion
Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

This business startups act is a hucksters' charter | Dan Gillmor

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It should be easier for innovators to issue shares, but in its haste to look pro-enterprise, Congress has not done due diligenceBarring some last minute complications, Congress will soon give its final approval to legislation that backers say will aid the American economy by giving a big boost to entrepreneurship....
This business startups act is a hucksters' charter | Dan Gillmor
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Why Philip Roth needs a secondary source

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How hard is it to prove online that you are who you say you are? Author Philip Roth had to publish a letter in The New Yorker to satisfy the editors of WikipediaLegendary writer Philip Roth - author of Portnoy's Complaint, The Plot Against America and many other novels -...
Why Philip Roth needs a secondary source

What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

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Today’s bombshell from Hewlett-Packard concerning an $8.8 billion write-down related to Autonomy, the British Software firm it acquired in 2011 for $11.7 billion in combined cash and assumed debt is a little hard to understand. Here’s how it breaks down: First HP’s total $8.8 billion write-down isn’t all Autonomy related....
What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?
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If Apple is really rejecting apps over use of UDID, the lack of alternatives is a problem

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Apple has been warning developers since August of last year that they should stop referencing the UDID (Unique Device identifier) of iOS devices in their apps. The ID itself is harmless, and carries no personal information about a user, but it can be combined with information gathered in an app...
If Apple is really rejecting apps over use of UDID, the lack of alternatives is a problem

Online gambling firm Betfair rejects $1.38b takeover bid from CVC, says it 'undervalues' the company

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Internet betting exchange Betfair has today rejected an initial bid from CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm that owns the Formula One Group, on the basis that it undervalued the publicly-listed company and was “highly conditional.” The preliminary proposal from CVC Capital Partners consisted of an offer price at 880 pence...
Online gambling firm Betfair rejects $1.38b takeover bid from CVC, says it 'undervalues' the company

The Tumblr Architecture Yahoo Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars

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It's being reported Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. You may recall Instagram was profiled on HighScalability and they were also bought by Facebook for a ton of money. A coincidence? You be the judge. Just what is Yahoo buying? The business acumen of the deal is not something...
The Tumblr Architecture Yahoo Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars

Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

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The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans — Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. — those picking on the little guys — remember patent troll Lodsys suing all those iOS developers? — and everything in between (here’s one...
Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

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Former managers at British tech firm deny claims and accuse HP of destroying a 'world leader'Hewlett-Packard has revealed it has taken an $8.8bn (£5.5bn) writedown after "serious accounting improprieties" were discovered at Autonomy, the British tech firm it acquired in 2011 for more than $10bn.HP called on the US and...
Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

Chinese Star Of Hollywood Films Accused Of Trying To SLAPP Down American-Based Journalist

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This is a complex story that took a fair bit of reading to follow all the twists and turns. It involves the story of Bo Xilai, the a top Chinese politician at the heart of a somewhat crazy scandal in China that resulted in his ouster from the Communist Party,...
Chinese Star Of Hollywood Films Accused Of Trying To SLAPP Down American-Based Journalist

We Need More Female Investors

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Women are gaining financial independence to an unprecedented degree -- they now make up the majority of college graduates, are nearly half of the labor force and are becoming the primary earners in many households.Yet most remain uneasy or uninvolved when it comes to talking about and managing money. -- USA Today...
We Need More Female Investors

A Fresh Season of Apple Television Rumors

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Now that the iPad mini has successfully transitioned from rumor to reality, Apple-watchers are turning their attention back to another of the company’s mythical products: the Apple Television. According to a new report out of Jefferies, Apple’s much-rumored breakthrough TV is not only in the company’s product pipeline, it’s nearly...
A Fresh Season of Apple Television Rumors

There's A Civil War Brewing At Yahoo Over Its New CEO And His Direction For The Company (YHOO)

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During Yahoo's fourth quarter earnings call, new CEO Scott Thompson announced that he has ended a debate that long plagued the company: whether it is a technology/products company or a media company. "We need to do both," he said. "We end the debate about which is more important. We must...
There's A Civil War Brewing At Yahoo Over Its New CEO And His Direction For The Company (YHOO)

An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing

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So you want to invest in startups, but you either don’t have enough capital lying around or you don’t want to allocate all of your capital to one startup. After all, you’re wealthy, but you’re not wealthy enough that you won’t notice that the money is gone. MicroVentures is...
An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing
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IFTTT gets $7M from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and Lerer to connect all of our Internet silos

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Today, IFTTT is announcing a Series A round of $7M that is led by Andreessen Horowitz, with NEA and Lerer Ventures participating. The round will help IFTTT to expand its staff, and work towards building out its service into a platform. It’s also bringing on Andreessen Horowitz partner John O’Farrell...
IFTTT gets $7M from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and Lerer to connect all of our Internet silos
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