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More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits

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BTjunkie, a popular BitTorrent search service, has been ‘voluntarily’ shut down by its operator(s). In a goodbye message, BTjunkie writes: This is the end of the line my friends. The decision does not come easy, but we’ve decided to voluntarily shut down. We’ve been fighting for years for your right...
More MegaUpload Fallout As BitTorrent Search Engine BTjunkie Calls It Quits

Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

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Popular restaurant app Urbanspoon is releasing new data today related to its growth over the course of 2011. The company says its traffic is up by 80%, with mobile growth outpacing the web. The site is now seeing 28 million visits per month, with traffic now split roughly half and...
Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. Addressgate...
Addressgate: After The Path Fallout, Whose Address Book Is It Anyway?

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y-Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of 'Bad Times' In Silicon Valley

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Facebook has flopped on the public markets, and now we have vivid evidence of how badly Silicon Valley is reeling in the fallout. Paul Graham, cofounder of Silicon Valley's most important startup incubator, Y-Combinator, has sent an email to portfolio companies warning them "bad times" may be ahead. He warns:...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y-Combinator's Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of 'Bad Times' In Silicon Valley

Good call: Path apologizes, erases all lifted address book data from servers

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Path CEO Dave Morin Path, the mobile app for cataloging your daily activities and sharing them with a relatively small circle of contacts, came under serious fire on Tuesday when it was discovered that Path’s iPhone app imports all of its users’ address book data onto Path’s own servers without...
Good call: Path apologizes, erases all lifted address book data from servers

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Suddenly It Feels Like Google Is Actually Going To Buy Twitter (GOOG)

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Thanks to the fallout from the Facebook IPO, it's starting to feel like Google is going to finally acquire Twitter in the next many months. First there was our report from last week how Google's M&A team seriously regrets not buying Twitter "when it could."  For the same report, a source close to...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Suddenly It Feels Like Google Is Actually Going To Buy Twitter (GOOG)

Google starts warning affected users about state-sponsored cyber attacks

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The fallout from malware like Stuxnet and Flame might soon be rearing its head at a Google Plus page or Gmail inbox near you. A post on its online security blog states that Google will now issue warnings in the form of a strip placed just below the upper...
Google starts warning affected users about state-sponsored cyber attacks

Now One Of Facebook's Investors Is Suing NASDAQ Over The 'Mishandled' IPO

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The fallout from the botched Facebook IPO continues. Bloomberg reports that one Facebook investor filed a lawsuit against NASDAQ this week alleging that it "badly mishandled" the opening hours of the IPO, effectively making it impossible for some traders to know if they owned Facebook stock or not. The investor,...
Now One Of Facebook's Investors Is Suing NASDAQ Over The 'Mishandled' IPO

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Investors Tell Our Source They Won't Give AppNexus The Massive Valuation It Wants (FB)

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Is one of New York's fastest growing ad tech startups the latest victim of fallout from Facebook's disappointing IPO? A source that is well-known in the online advertising industry tells us he is getting calls from late stage investors researching AppNexus. These late stage investors tell this source that AppNexus...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Investors Tell Our Source They Won't Give AppNexus The Massive Valuation It Wants (FB)

Best Buy founder / chairman steps down after investigation

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Yet more fallout in the case of Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn's sudden resignation last month. Some more light has been shed on those aforementioned "certain issues" we heard about, and now an internal investigation has led to the exit of the big box retailer's founder Richard Schulze as...
Best Buy founder / chairman steps down after investigation

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: These Companies Just Got Downgraded (FBZNGA)

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Facebook's stock is off more than 30% since its IPO. It has had one of the worst first months after a public offering, ever. This has corners of Silicon Valley reeling. One of Silicon Valley's most influential early stage startup investors, Y-Combinator's Paul Graham, wrote an email this week to...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: These Companies Just Got Downgraded (FBZNGA)

More FB IPO Fallout? Russia’s Leading Social Network Vkontakte’s IPO ‘Postponed Indefinitely’

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In the aftermath-analysis about what exactly happened in the Facebook IPO, and what it might mean for the future, here’s one side-effect to the east of Nasdaq: Vkontake, the top social network in Russia, which shares a shareholder with Facebook, Mail.ru, has decided to delay its own IPO. The news...
More FB IPO Fallout? Russia’s Leading Social Network Vkontakte’s IPO ‘Postponed Indefinitely’

Kyocera joins forces with IHI and Mizuho on 70-megawatt solar plant

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Japan is often on the cutting edge of technology, but one of the things it apparently does not have is a collection of large solar power plants. Kyocera, better known state side for its interesting cell phone designs, is looking to change that by teaming up with IHI and...
Kyocera joins forces with IHI and Mizuho on 70-megawatt solar plant

U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

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The U.K. parliamentary committee probing illicit voicemail interception by News Corp.’s shuttered News of the World tabloid released a final report Tuesday concluding that News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company” and accusing several former company executives...
U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

JOBS Act Fallout: Making Crowdfunding Work WITHOUT Selling Stock

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On April 5, President Obama will sign the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Among other things, the new law will allow privately held startups with a fundraising goal of $1 million or less to sell unregistered stock to the public through approved crowdfunding sites. And that means startups seeking...
JOBS Act Fallout: Making Crowdfunding Work WITHOUT Selling Stock

After Facebook, Kayak IPO Stalls

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Kayak Software Corp. slowed its march to the stock market in one of the clearest examples yet of the fallout from Facebook Inc.'s tumultuous initial public offering....
After Facebook, Kayak IPO Stalls

Mary Meeker Weighs In On The Facebook IPO: Bankers “Did The Best They Could”

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The fallout from Facebook’s initial public offering earlier this month continues to play out in the media, but according to some of the most senior players in the financial space, any negative aspects of the social network’s stock market debut may not have really been the fault of the company...
Mary Meeker Weighs In On The Facebook IPO: Bankers “Did The Best They Could”

Facebook IPO Fallout on Silicon Valley

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An influential start-up guru sparked debate on whether Facebook's botched IPO ultimately makes it harder for entrepreneurs to raise money....
Facebook IPO Fallout on Silicon Valley

KA-CHIRP! Twitter Mobile Ads Beat Desktop Ads For The First Time This Year

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo told a crowd at a conference put on by the Economist today in San Francisco that Twitter's mobile ad revenues had beat its desktop revenues. For at least one day, at any rate. Here's the exact quote, via Peter Kafka at AllThingsD (emphasis added): Even though...
KA-CHIRP! Twitter Mobile Ads Beat Desktop Ads For The First Time This Year
Instructables user creates working PIP-Boy prototype, how-to guide

James Murdoch Leaves News Corp. Publishing Unit

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More fallout from Phonegate: News Corp. executive James Murdoch has “relinquished his position” as executive chairman head of News International, the conglomerate’s British newspaper unit. News Corp. which also owns this Web site, says News International chief executive Tom Mockridge will stay on, and report to News Corp. chief operating...
James Murdoch Leaves News Corp. Publishing Unit

Apple's eyes open iPhone distribution: The fallout

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If you assume all phones will be smartphones, Apple has a huge shot to get some serious volume as it tests the prepaid market....
Apple's eyes open iPhone distribution: The fallout

New Orleans, Alabama and the future of digital journalism

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As expected, Newhouse-owned newspaper chain Advance Publications announced on Tuesday a wave of layoffs at its properties in Alabama and at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans — the fallout from a recent decision by the company to stop printing those newspapers every day and instead shift its focus to...
New Orleans, Alabama and the future of digital journalism

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Facebook shareholders sue the company as the fallout from last week’s IPO gets messier, Amazon launches an on-demand store for movies and TV shows that have never been available on DVD, and Apple’s Jony Ive arises as a Knight. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

Parsing the Facebook Fallout

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Many Silicon Valley veterans said Facebook's bungled IPO stemmed from rare miscalculations and unusual circumstances, and not a fundamental change in sentiment that might bode ill for the funding or public offering plans of other start-ups....
Parsing the Facebook Fallout
Interplay's Brian Fargo finds fan funding for Wasteland sequel
iPads on planes, Death of Zune and other stories to read today

It's Not Just Facebook: Look Who Else Is Getting Slammed On The IPO Flop

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Shares of Facebook broke the IPO price today, and are tanking over 8%. And there's a lot of fallout elsewhere in the market. Zynga is off 5.3% GSVC (a publicly traded VC firm that owns some Facebook) is down over 8%. Shares of NASDAQ (which is getting hammered for the...
It's Not Just Facebook: Look Who Else Is Getting Slammed On The IPO Flop
Apple’s new iOS Maps: the risk factors

AT&T deal fallout continues: T-Mobile CEO resigns

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Phillipp Humm T-Mobile’s CEO Philipp Humm has resigned, according to the company. The move came as a surprise to industry watchers, and T-Mobile’s COOs Jim Ailing, will take over the duties of the CEO while the nation’s fourth largest phone carrier searches for a replacement. The change up top  could...
AT&T deal fallout continues: T-Mobile CEO resigns
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