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In The Future, The Business Founder Will Not Be Ignored

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Editor’s note: Adam Rodnitzky is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Favo.rs. He programmed his first startup using ColdFusion in 1999. Rodnitzky is based in San Francisco, and you can follow him on Twitter @rodtwitzky. The entrepreneurial world loves nothing like a good meme. One of the more recent ones making the rounds from...
In The Future, The Business Founder Will Not Be Ignored

Travel search service Kayak drops BlackBerry support, blames lack of users

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Online travel pricing site Kayak has revealed that it has dropped its BlackBerry app after it came to “practical” decision to cease supporting the RIM platform, which it says is attracting lessening interest. The company announced the decision in a statement that explained that things weren’t working out with the troubled smartphone platform:...
Travel search service Kayak drops BlackBerry support, blames lack of users

Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire Instagram. The compensation will be approximately $1 billion in cash and stock. The purchase will expand Facebook’s prowess in online photo sharing. Mark Zuckerberg posted the following letter to his Timeline about the purchase: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve...
Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion

Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Lytro (other than nearly grabbing a Crunchie (I voted for them)), the camera where you shoot now and focus later. And the latest news comes not from the company itself, but from the FCC, which just today published the internal photos...
Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

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Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. We first wrote about the engineers getting hired by WaPo on...
It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

RSS dashboard company Netvibes acquired by Dassault Systèmes

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Netvibes, the San Francisco-based startup that allows people and brands to create personalized RSS feed dashboards, announced Wednesday evening it has been acquired by French enterprise software firm Dassault Systèmes. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. The deal makes sense on a few levels, as Netvibes’ engineering...
RSS dashboard company Netvibes acquired by Dassault Systèmes

In letter to stockholders, Groupon CEO explains why he wants to move fast on a bumpy road

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Andrew Mason, co-founder and CEO of Groupon, says the company wants to build an ‘Operating System for Local Commerce’ in a letter to stockholders that was just filed with the SEC and published on the Groupon blog. Mason reiterated that, in 2011, Groupon sold more than 170 million Groupons to...
In letter to stockholders, Groupon CEO explains why he wants to move fast on a bumpy road

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook just bought Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg just announced the news on Facebook: I'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family....
Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Becomes Founding Entrepreneurial Officer For Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus

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In its latest move to get top technical students to New York and started on new projects, the city’s Cornell campus has named a top technologist to a new position. Greg Pass, the former CTO of Twitter and previously the cofounder of search startup Summize, is now its Founding Entrepreneurial...
Former Twitter CTO Greg Pass Becomes Founding Entrepreneurial Officer For Cornell’s NYC Tech Campus
‘Firebase’ Does for Apps What Dropbox Did for Docs

Rubicon Project Acquires Mobsmith To Expand Into Mobile Ads

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Online advertising company Rubicon Project just announced that it’s getting into the mobile market by acquiring a startup called Mobsmith. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the initial announcement. I’ve asked Rubicon for more details and will update if I hear back. The company does say...
Rubicon Project Acquires Mobsmith To Expand Into Mobile Ads

Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

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What do you do when you’re a consumer apps company with apps that never hit the big-time, but whose development forced you to solve the same problems over and over again? Well, if you’re Border Stylo (makers of Glass, Retrollect, and Trivia Together), you turn your knowledge of developers’ needs...
Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

Apple Compensates Victim of iMessage Bug for Breach of Privacy

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In December, an apparent bug appeared in Apple's iMessage service that allowed iMessages to be sent to a stolen iPhone. The messages can, apparently, continue to be sent and received from the stolen phone after a remote wipe and a SIM card deactivation. This is obviously an unintended action, and...
Apple Compensates Victim of iMessage Bug for Breach of Privacy

[Excerpt] Earlyvangelists: The Most Important Customers of All

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Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part excerpt from the book The Startup Owner’s Manual, a step-by-step how-to guide for entrepreneurs. In this excerpt, authors Steve Blank and Bob Dorf continue to explain the Customer Discovery Philosophy (see Part One, "Is Your Startup a Valid Vision or Just a...
[Excerpt] Earlyvangelists: The Most Important Customers of All

Twitter Cuts Load Time By 80% & Gets Rid Of Hashbangs In URLs

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While Twitter’s performance is leaps and bounds above their previous “fail whale” days, it will only get faster.  In a blog post yesterday, the Twitter engineering team announced that they have reviewed their entire technology stack in a mission to optimize the site’s speed.... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Twitter Cuts Load Time By 80% & Gets Rid Of Hashbangs In URLs
Microsoft testing Windows Phone 8 with dual-core Snapdragon S4 for Sprint?

Australian startup incentivizing chores grabs $1.5M funding 2 months after launch

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An Australian startup that incentivises and monetizes errands has launched its iPhone app having raised $1.5 million, just two months after launching. Airtasker, which operates like Craigslist-for-chores, can be used to sell all manner of jobs to ‘runners’, who earn money by carrying out duties listed on the site. Tasks...
Australian startup incentivizing chores grabs $1.5M funding 2 months after launch
Wavii Vows to Understand Entire Internet

Social analytics company Hotspots.io acquired by Twitter for revenue engineering team

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The social analytics company Hotspots.io has been acquired by Twitter, and its team will be joining the revenue engineering department there, according to a splash page on its website. More to follow...
Social analytics company Hotspots.io acquired by Twitter for revenue engineering team

SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com

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SocialCode, a social media advertising firm and subsidiary of The Washington Post Co., announced Thursday that it has hired 15 members from the engineering team at the social news site Digg. Digg was once one of Silicon Valley’s most promising start-ups. But the service, which allows readers to vote on...
SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com

Twitter Now Available in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu

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Today we’re launching Twitter in four new languages: Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu.We first added these four languages to the Twitter Translation Center on January 25. Thirteen thousand volunteers around the globe immediately got to work, translating and localizing Twitter.com into these languages in record time. Thanks to their contributions,...
Twitter Now Available in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Urdu

Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Startup Hotspots.io

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Hotspots.io, a startup promising to deliver “social media intelligence that you’ll actually use”, just announced on its home page that it has been acquired by Twitter. It looks like Hotspots was still in private beta, and as a result, the site doesn’t have any product details. However, you can see...
Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Startup Hotspots.io

Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion.

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Facebook is acquiring Instagram for $1 billion, and Instagram’s team will be joining Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced the deal in a Facebook post: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook. For years, we’ve focused on...
Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion.

Facebook acquires photo sharing app Instagram for $1 billion

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has just announces that the company has acquired Instagram for $1 billion. Full announcement is below: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook. For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for...
Facebook acquires photo sharing app Instagram for $1 billion

A Faster Emulator with Better Hardware Support

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[This post is by Xavier Ducrohet and Reto Meier of the Android engineering team. — Tim Bray.]The Android emulator is a key tool for Android developers in building and testing their apps. As the power and diversity of Android devices has grown quickly, it’s been hard for the emulator keep...
A Faster Emulator with Better Hardware Support

Nitro picks up $3.5 million to double head count and race to the cloud

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Nitro, a company that you’ve probably heard of at some point due to the popularity of its PDF tools, has changed its tack and taken on capital to expand its operations. Up to this point in the company’s history, it has been self-funded, focusing on profitability. However, flush with $3.5...
Nitro picks up $3.5 million to double head count and race to the cloud

Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn: full statement by Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook has acquired the photo-sharing website Instagram for a reported $1bnFacebook has bought the photo-sharing website Instagram for a reported $1bn.Here's the full statement by founder Mark Zuckerberg issued on the Facebook website.Statement by Mark ZuckerbergI'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their...
Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn: full statement by Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Opens Up Hardware World With Magic Hinge

Twitter buys social media analytics startup Hotspots.io

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Startup, which appears to have still been in beta mode, will join Twitter's revenue engineering team. [Read more]...
Twitter buys social media analytics startup Hotspots.io

Adobe's sandboxed Protected Mode for Flash Player coming to Firefox

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It seems like every other day someone is poking a new security hole in Flash Player or Adobe's issuing another patch to fix one. To make it harder for people to exploit vulnerabilities in the rich media player, Adobe is working on a sandboxed Firefox version for Vista and...
Adobe's sandboxed Protected Mode for Flash Player coming to Firefox
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