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It's Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr For $1.1B, Vows To Keep It Independent

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Yahoo has now officially confirmed that it is buying blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion mostly in cash, after reports on an impending deal first surfaced last week. It says it will keep it as an independent company, with founder David Karp at the helm as CEO. “The product, service...
It's Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr For $1.1B, Vows To Keep It Independent

Google Maps Exodus Continues As Wikipedia Mobile Apps Switch To OpenStreetMap

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Last year, Google announced that it would begin charging high-volume users for access to its previously free Maps API. It seemed like an odd move. Jacking up the price on something, without actually offering anything new to entice customers to stay, only works if you have a total monopoly—and free...
Google Maps Exodus Continues As Wikipedia Mobile Apps Switch To OpenStreetMap

PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

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PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services, and now this policy has also been actively applied to a VPN provider. PayPal has stopped providing service to the Germany based VPN provider GT Guard. In addition, all the company’s funds have been...
PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

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HTC's woes seem to have cut into its staff morale with a several senior executives said to be leaving the company, reports The Verge. HTC's Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera left the Taiwanese smartphone maker last week, joining an exodus that has taken place over the past three months. Other...
HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

How Google+ Can Win: Make Publishing Universal

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Editor’s Note: Bindu Reddy is the CEO of MyLikes and was formerly Group Product Manager at Google. She was the first product manager for the project that evolved to become Google+. Her Google+ profile can be found here. Larry Page recently announced that he is quite thrilled with Google+’s explosive...
How Google+ Can Win: Make Publishing Universal

As Iraq war enters final act, US readies for exodus of men and machines. http://r2.ly/2q7a

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As Iraq war enters final act, US readies for exodus of men and machines. http://r2.ly/2q7a
Everything We Know About Why GM Was Forced Back To Advertising On Facebook
Worry About The State More Than The Church

Michael Goddard, a 25-year AMD Veteran, Jumps to Samsung

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Add another name to the list of veterans decamping from troubled chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices to other jobs amid an ongoing reorganization and recent job cuts. The latest is Michael Goddard, a 25-year AMD veteran whose last title at that company was corporate VP for product design engineering and chief...
Michael Goddard, a 25-year AMD Veteran, Jumps to Samsung

Today's Scuttlebot: Spherical Amazon and Teenage Exodus

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Tuesday, selections include the merger of online food delivery sites in Chicago and New York, the origin of Tumblr and good news for cats who feel left out when people use...
Today's Scuttlebot: Spherical Amazon and Teenage Exodus

IDC: iOS, Android surpassed BlackBerry in enterprise in 2012

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Everyone knows that Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry, have had a rough year -- but the disinterest in the platform has spread to even its most core constituency, corporate and enterprise buyers, industry analyst IDC reports. A significant portion of that disenchantment may stem from the...
IDC: iOS, Android surpassed BlackBerry in enterprise in 2012

Solavei starts carrying nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 nomads

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Those who want to use an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US beyond AT&T have had relatively few places to go for an exodus, T-Mobile and Straight Talk usually being the two carriers on the short list. It's time to add a third: Solavei is now carrying nano-SIMs for...
Solavei starts carrying nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 nomads
T-Mobile CEO says iPhone will finally put an end to subscriber exodus
Japanese carrier faces subscriber exodus over lack of iPhone 5

Facebook Exodus Planned for May 31: Will You Quit? - http://bit.ly/bsdeCq

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Facebook Exodus Planned for May 31: Will You Quit? - http://bit.ly/bsdeCq

RIM director likens ex-CEOs to Steve Jobs in odd defense

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RIM director Roger Martin in an unusual interview with the Globe and Mail defended RIM's decision to hold for years before bringing in a new CEO. He saw there being no option for an outside CEO until RIM had groomed one from the inside, with outsiders being "morons from the...
RIM director likens ex-CEOs to Steve Jobs in odd defense

Which mobile OS’s apps make most money? Surprise! It’s BlackBerry

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BlackBerry development may be on steep decline, but the platform still remains a profitable one for the developers that have stuck with it. According to a new study from mobile analytics firm Vision Mobile, the average monthly revenue from a BlackBerry app is $3,853, compared to $3,693 for iOS and...
Which mobile OS’s apps make most money? Surprise! It’s BlackBerry

A GigaOM conversation with Sprint's Dan Hesse on five harrowing years as CEO

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When Dan Hesse took over the reins of Sprint on Dec. 17, 2007, he had quite the mess on his hands. That fourth quarter, Sprint was getting ready to announce not just an exodus of 683,000 subscribers but also an astounding financial loss of $29.5 billion, one of the largest...
A GigaOM conversation with Sprint's Dan Hesse on five harrowing years as CEO

Ohio mainframe exodus wraps up in 84,500 hours

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The Ohio Department of Public Safety successfully moved its mainframe applications to a Windows-based system, and all the work was done in-house over five years....
Ohio mainframe exodus wraps up in 84,500 hours

TNW's Daily Dose - World of Warcraft bleeds 1 million subscribers, Samsung can't reference sci-fi and more

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Blizzard and World of Warcraft are bleeding subscribers. Samsung can’t reference 2001: A Space Odyssey with its patent suit against Apple. Facebook drops below $20 per share. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make sure to hit the subscription button...
TNW's Daily Dose - World of Warcraft bleeds 1 million subscribers, Samsung can't reference sci-fi and more

Tweet Marker Plus reborn as Watermark with App.net support in move away from Twitter

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Developer Manton Reece has announced that he is changing the name of the Tweet Marker Plus service to Watermark as part of a “gradual move away from Twitter”. In a growing sign of the times, Watermark also includes support for App.net, a pay-to-use social networking platform that has set itself...
Tweet Marker Plus reborn as Watermark with App.net support in move away from Twitter

And Now For A Bunch Of Things I Just Learned About The Founding Of Mormonism...

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Our next President may be a Mormon, so it seems a good time to learn some things about that particular religion. For example: Do Mormons have any weird beliefs or practices that might make a President do strange things? Is there a Mormon "pope" or other boss that a...
And Now For A Bunch Of Things I Just Learned About The Founding Of Mormonism...
90 Seconds on The Verge: Disney buys Lucasfilm, Scott Forstall's exodus, and Windows 8 upgrades

As The Stock Implodes, The Exodus From Zynga Begins (ZNGA)

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Kixeye, a fast-growing social gaming startup in San Francisco, has hired away Zynga general manager Alan Patmore. At Zynga, Patmore oversaw CityVille and Mafia Wars, two of the company's most successful games on Facebook. Zynga has lately had a lot of trouble replicating those early successes, and is doing whatever it...
As The Stock Implodes, The Exodus From Zynga Begins (ZNGA)

Google Wallet co-creator leaves for Square in larger exodus

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Square landed a key addition to its ranks Monday after Rob von Behren confirmed through his LinkedIn profile and a conversation with NFC Times that he had left Google for the newcomer. He had co-created Google Wallet, but left the project in January and decided to switch companies after hearing...
Google Wallet co-creator leaves for Square in larger exodus

Zynga says farewell to another departing exec

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Wilson Kriegel, who came to Zynga as the chief revenue officer for Omgpop, is the latest in a growing executive exodus. [Read more]...
Zynga says farewell to another departing exec

Tax relief plan to boost TV production in UK

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Government hopes move by Treasury will encourage more producers to shoot high-budget drama at homeA drive to make the UK an affordable location for the production of big-budget television shows, animation and video games was launched yesterday.It is hoped that the planned tax relief move by the Treasury will stem...
Tax relief plan to boost TV production in UK

And Here is Tumblr's New L.A. Office Space. Time to Sell Some Ads!

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Well hello there. (via) Well, well: Looks like even as Tumblr was shuttering Storyboard, the company was getting ready to begin another chapter on the sunny West Coast. Yesterday, the company’s head of sales, Lee Brown, posted several photos of an unfurnished building. “Tumblr LA office open!!!” he captioned it....
And Here is Tumblr's New L.A. Office Space. Time to Sell Some Ads!

Fall of Angry Birds & some other posts you should read

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The fall of Angry Birds – Trey Smith, a San Diego, CA-based game developer crunches the numbers on Angry Birds, and offers up an explanation to why it has fallen in the app store ranking. He argues that mobile gaming is becoming all about “free to play.” Telcos and their...
Fall of Angry Birds & some other posts you should read

Class-Action Suit Filed Against Yahoo! For Yahoo! Contributor Network Hack

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Yahoo! (Getty) That was fast. In mid-July hackers calling themselves "the D33Ds Company" gave Yahoo! a spanking for lax security by posting the login information of some 453,000 Associated Content/Yahoo! Contributor Network users online. Less than a month later, we've got the first class-action lawsuit related to the breach. New...
Class-Action Suit Filed Against Yahoo! For Yahoo! Contributor Network Hack
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