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SMS is not dying and carrier billing is key to content monetization, mobile industry veteran Andrew Bud says

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If you have ever attended Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, you know how overwhelming the event can be. Between the latest gadget launches and its huge fair, your attention is constantly divided. With so many novelties, it’s easy to forget about long-existing technologies and players that are quietly serving millions of...
SMS is not dying and carrier billing is key to content monetization, mobile industry veteran Andrew Bud says
How low can Apple go?

(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

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By Cassandra Sweet (The following is an update from The Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference, which focuses on the business of the environment and runs through March 23. For all the coverage of this conference, check out: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/tag/economics) California Gov. Jerry Brown said the September bankruptcy of California solar-panel maker...
(ECO:nomics) California Gov.: Solyndra Failure is Part of Learning Process

Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

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Panasonic's financial year runs from summer to summer, so its first-quarter results for 2013 just hit the wire. The figures proudly show that the company has managed to turn around the losses it suffered so badly in the previous period -- with $23 billion in turnover generating a tidy...
Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

IBM Takes a Beating

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All winning streaks come to an end. For International Business Machines Corp., the moment came this week. After reporting profits that at least met Wall Street’s expectations for 31 straight quarters dating back through the financial crisis to early 2005, IBM stumbled late Thursday. Read the rest of this post...
IBM Takes a Beating
A Dutch publisher talks about his new mobile app with subscriptions for individual writers

'Convertible equity': a plan to keep early-stage startups out of debt

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As we enter into a quarter where we’re likely to see more early-stage investment deals than ever before, Adeo Ressi, CEO of The Founder Institute, believes there must be an alternative to convertible debt. Convertible debt, the old convertible notes once used as bridge loans for more mature companies, became popular with...
'Convertible equity': a plan to keep early-stage startups out of debt

Bankers' bonus caps: five reasons to be worried, according to the internet

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It's an issue that has all of us concerned, and the web provides plenty of reasons why the cap is a cruel and unusual thingFor richer, for poorer Because ... Leaving aside Des'ree's considered analysis of whether or not money really does make the world go round - internet evidence...
Bankers' bonus caps: five reasons to be worried, according to the internet
Guess What? IBM's A Software Company Now!

Iceland is embracing open source for public administrations and schools

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The Icelandic government has recently launched a one year project that will build a foundation for using free and open source software in its institutions. According to reports from project leader Tryggvi Björgvinsson, the three biggest public institutions in Iceland: all of the ministries, the city of Reykjavik and the National Hospital, are all...
Iceland is embracing open source for public administrations and schools

A Look at Two Dell Buyout Scenarios

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If the reported talks to take Dell private are indeed serious, it would amount to one of the biggest leveraged buyout deals since before the financial crisis of 2008. It would also be risky for those involved. But it’s totally doable. That’s the conclusion of analyst Chris Whitmore of Deutsche...
A Look at Two Dell Buyout Scenarios

Saved! Terra Firma Keeps EMI Out of Citigroup's Grasp (For Now)

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Terra Firma, which made a disastrous bet on EMI Music a few years ago, gets a bit more time to try to salvage things. Guy Hands’ private equity group has rounded up another $150 million from investors, which will allow it to avoid a looming default on debt held by...
Saved! Terra Firma Keeps EMI Out of Citigroup's Grasp (For Now)

Why GitHub decided to raise a giant $100M in venture capital

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GitHub founder and CEO Tom Preston-Werner might have waited a while to raise venture capital for his company, but when he eventually did, he went big. A year ago, GitHub announced that it had closed a $100 million funding round, almost all of it from Andreessen Horowitz, the VC fund’s largest...
Why GitHub decided to raise a giant $100M in venture capital

DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS]

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It's an election year, which means Americans have a chance to speak their minds. Well, there's one thing everyone should agree on: America just isn't working right now. It's not just Americans who aren't working. It's America itself, a country whose economy once worked for almost everyone, not just...
DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS]

After Suicide of Jody Sherman, A Call to Talk About the Emotional Strain of Life at Startups

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This week, the startup community mourned the death of Jody Sherman, the Ecomom founder and CEO who was found dead on Monday. In the days that followed, Mr. Sherman’s friends and colleagues remembered his drive and generosity and sense of humor in a series of blog posts—posts that largely left...
After Suicide of Jody Sherman, A Call to Talk About the Emotional Strain of Life at Startups
Okay, It's Time For Some Actual Facts About Our Economic Recovery

QUESTION: Will You Vote For The Candidate Who Will Be Better For The Country... Or For You?

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A question for everyone on this outrageously hot summer Friday afternoon: When the Presidential election rolls around this November, will you vote for the candidate whose policies are: Better for the country (ie, for the average American), or Better for you. Presumably, given enough time and consistent leadership, these priorities...
QUESTION: Will You Vote For The Candidate Who Will Be Better For The Country... Or For You?

Court Rules In Iceland's Favor Over Icesave Controversy

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Icelanders have a reason to smile today. Icelanders have long been known as a clever and happy race, but today the volcano-dotted nation will host even more smiles than usual: A European court has ruled that Iceland hasn't broken the law by refusing to compensate for U.K.- and Holland-based...
Court Rules In Iceland's Favor Over Icesave Controversy

Étienne Balibar: 'Ejecting Greece from the eurozone would be a moral failure for Europe'

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French Marxist philosopher Étienne Balibar discusses European identity amid the financial crisis and argues that the continent still has some way to go to rid itself of racism and xenophobiaAlex HealeyPhil MaynardJessica Reed...
Étienne Balibar: 'Ejecting Greece from the eurozone would be a moral failure for Europe'

Forget the data: VCs brace for the Instagram aftereffect

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Venture capitalists greeted the new year with fewer overall deals and dollars invested during the first quarter, but in the rapid-fire world of investing in web startups this first-quarter data is about as relevant as a day-old newspaper. There are two things to know as an entrepreneur looking at the...
Forget the data: VCs brace for the Instagram aftereffect

Anything Qype Can Do, We Can Do Four Years Later: Yelp Enters Poland

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Local reviews site Yelp — which is up against big competition in Europe in competitor Qype — has launched Yelp Poland, giving it a stronger base in Central Europe. The U.S. publicly listed company already has a Central European presence in Germany (launched in July 2010), Austria (launched in October...
Anything Qype Can Do, We Can Do Four Years Later: Yelp Enters Poland

Yzerfontein Chronicles: Mervyn King: "World's Worst Financial Crisis Ever"

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Yzerfontein Chronicles: Mervyn King: "World's Worst Financial Crisis Ever"

Adam Curtis argues TV needs 'new tools' to tell its stories

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Traditional techniques are obsolete, leading documentary-maker will tell masterclass at television festival in EdinburghTelevision no longer has the dramatic techniques to explain today's world, the leading documentary-maker Adam Curtis is warning.At a masterclass session at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television festival, Curtis will claim that the traditional techniques television uses,...
Adam Curtis argues TV needs 'new tools' to tell its stories

Apple Reports $35 Billion Quarterly Revenues, $8.8 Billion Profits

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Apple has reported its third quarter financial results, headlining with a quarterly revenue of $35 billion and net profit of $8.8 billion. Although Apple beat its own guidance on every figure, analysts had been predicting revenues of about $37 billion, profits of about $10.36 per...
Apple Reports $35 Billion Quarterly Revenues, $8.8 Billion Profits

Ask the attorney: Will Senator Dodd’s new bill destroy angel investing?

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(Editor’s note: “Ask the Attorney” is a weekly VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions. Submit yours in the comments below and look for answers in the coming weeks. Author Scott Edward Walker is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a...
Ask the attorney: Will Senator Dodd’s new bill destroy angel investing?

Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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We've been banging on Mitt Romney a fair bit this morning, so now it's President Obama's turn. One of the single biggest factors in a President's reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We're inside...
Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...
Bonus Life: How a Korean Gaming Startup Saved Itself From Certain Death

ANDREESSEN: There Are No Exciting Tech IPOs Coming -- Because We've Ruined The Public Markets

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Don't expect a game changing tech initial public offering anytime soon. Private tech companies are steering clear of going public as long as they can manage, said Marc Andreessen, the co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, on CNBC's "Closing Bell" Monday. "When you say what's the next big IPO, the brutal...
ANDREESSEN: There Are No Exciting Tech IPOs Coming -- Because We've Ruined The Public Markets

Greek Financial Crisis: Will It Lead to Demise of Euro?

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Greek Financial Crisis: Will It Lead to Demise of Euro?
HTC blames U.S. customs delays, slow EU sales for falling profits
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