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IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

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Web giants such as Facebook, eBay and Google like to boast of the power-usage effectiveness (PUE) inside their data centers, but it’s rare to see cloud providers and other data center operators talking about how efficient they are with when it comes to using power. IO Data Centers markets the...
IO taps McLaren to speed up its modular data centers

Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

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Airbnb is about to take a very big bet against anonymity. Going further than any significant consumer tech company has before, the peer-to-peer travel accommodation site valued at $2.5 billion wants to combine users’ online and offline identities with a process that includes checking official photo IDs. It’s a gamble....
Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

EBay, a Gusher of Cash, Seems a Rare Find

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Over the past decade, eBay's stock has risen 2½ times faster than the S&P 500. There will likely be more where that came from....
EBay, a Gusher of Cash, Seems a Rare Find

Tim Cook Shares Details About New 'Made in USA' Mac Model

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In his interview with Politico earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some additional details about the new Mac model that will be manufactured in the United States when it is announced later this year. Cook said that not only will the machine be assembled in the U.S., many of...
Tim Cook Shares Details About New 'Made in USA' Mac Model
Boutiika's new features give offline boutiques an online edge

Cash In Your Old Blackberry At uSell.com

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This post is sponsored by uSell, a price-comparison website that helps you find the best price when it's time to sell your BlackBerry, smartphones, and other used electronics. Find reputable buyers for your used devices on uSell. #sellblackberry If you're a BlackBerry user, you're no doubt looking forward to the...
Cash In Your Old Blackberry At uSell.com

PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

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The European mobile payments market is about to get a major new face after online payment giant PayPal announced plans to bring its PayPal Here solution to the UK by the summer, marking its first rollout in the continent. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the presence of PayPal...
PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer
Spreecast extends its live video broadcast platform to mobile by popular demand
eBay-Owned Social Shopping Site Svpply Debuts A New Android App

Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

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Social voting app Polar has raised $1.2 milliom from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partners’ John Lilly, LiveOps Chairman and former eBay COO Maynard Webb, Ash Patel at Morado Ventures, Brian O’Malley Mike Dauber at Battery Ventures, Google’s Don Dodge, Sam Pullara, and others. Polar is...
Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others
Paper, Bricks & Cash Will Die: The Inevitable Evolution Of Local Commerce

Eventbrite Funding Slows Its IPO Chase

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Eventbrite Inc., an event ticketing company, has raised $60 million from two investors, making it the latest example of a startup to raise significant private late-stage funding that puts off an initial public offering. San Francisco-based Eventbrite had sparked expectations of an imminent IPO when it said earlier this month...
Eventbrite Funding Slows Its IPO Chase

eBay Ramps Up New Ad Exchange In Threat To Amazon (EBAY)

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eBay is ramping up its ad exchange in the U.S. with target-able shopper segments, according to Adweek. The exchange will allow advertisers to target web ads at users based on their eBay history, via an automated real-time bidding platform. Amazon already has an ad exchange up and running that some...
eBay Ramps Up New Ad Exchange In Threat To Amazon (EBAY)

Google tells Explorers: No selling Glass

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Think you'll make a bundle when you put your Explorer Edition of Google Glass up for grabs on eBay? Think again....
Google tells Explorers: No selling Glass

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, YHOO)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Yahoo defends its decision to ban workers from telecommuting. Someone is selling Google Glass on eBay in case you have a few thousand dollars to burn. Walt Mossberg reviewed the Pebble, a new smartwatch that syncs with your smartphone. He said it's nice, but has many...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, YHOO)
New startup Porch raises $6.25M seed round, aiming to disrupt home improvement with 'massive amount of data'
How to pitch to Chris Dixon

Internet drug dealing on the rise, survey finds

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Global Drug Survey suggests Silk Road is just the most visible aspect of a much larger online drug-dealing phenomenonThe internet is starting to rival the backstreet as a place to buy illicit drugs, according to findings from the 2013 Global Drugs Survey, with 22% of users reporting the had bought...
Internet drug dealing on the rise, survey finds

App and Mortar Is One New Way to Describe the Trend in Mobile Commerce

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The term “mobile commerce” is commonly used to describe e-commerce revenues that are generated over smartphones and tablets. But Flurry, a mobile analytics company, is now introducing the term “app & mortar” in a new report published today that explores the rise in smartphone shopping. Clearly, the term is a...
App and Mortar Is One New Way to Describe the Trend in Mobile Commerce

With "Experts," Klout Wants to Make Influence Matter in Online Q&A

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For some time I’ve thought that Klout, the social startup that aims to measure online influence, makes a certain amount of sense as a business product. The ability for a brand to keep track of the social reach of consumers could be useful, perhaps in catering to them with offers...
With "Experts," Klout Wants to Make Influence Matter in Online Q&A

With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

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Of all the complex aspects of the $23 billion leveraged buyout that is set to take PC maker Dell private — which sources said is likely to be announced sometime early today — one of the more interesting parts of the mega-deal is the evolving relationship between software giant...
With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious
Ebay sale: New iPad Mini $319, iPad 4 $469, iPod Nano $129, iPhone 5 $624, more

Alibaba's Extravaganza

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Alibaba Group Holding founder Jack Ma regaled the audience at the massive, somewhat over-the-top celebration of the 10th anniversary of the company's Taobao online shopping site, the Chinese equivalent of eBay....
Alibaba's Extravaganza
41 of the Fortune 500 companies are tech companies (and here they are)

NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

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E-commerce trade group NetChoice takes aim at state legislation -- and at open access and privacy advocates -- in the newest list of bills it deems would be awful for the Internet.Topping NetChoice's latest iAWFUL (Internet Advocates' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) list are a number of California proposals aimed...
NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet
An Investor Who Backed eBay Says Now Is A Great Time To Do Consumer Internet Startups
Facebook heads down efficiency gauntlet with real-time data and open-source dashboards

Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

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If you’re involved in building software, there’s a pretty good chance you use GitHub, the social repository for software code known for the surprise round of funding it took from Andreessen Horowitz last year. Here’s something new going up on GitHub: Starting today, the latest version of documents from Series...
Series Seed, an Open Source Set of Investment Documents, Moves to GitHub

Business-Focused Ad Startup Bizo Reports $22M In Revenue For 2012

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Bizo, a startup that helps advertisers reach a business audience, says that it brought in $22 million in revenue in 2012, and that its annualized run rate at the end of the year was $30 million. The company spun off from ZoomInfo in 2009, and it has raised a total...
Business-Focused Ad Startup Bizo Reports $22M In Revenue For 2012

Tech companies: gay marriage ban is bad for business

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Companies like Apple, Facebook, eBay and Intel will add their support in the legal fight against same-sex marriage bans, Fortune reports. [Read more]...
Tech companies: gay marriage ban is bad for business
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