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Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

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When LearnVest launched two years ago, it was a site that promised to teach women important financial information. It was a fine idea, but when LearnVest raised $19 million last year, you had to wonder what investors were thinking. LearnVest's traffic and revenue didn't seem high enough to justify its...
Wall Street Should Fear 28-Year-Old Alexa Von Tobel

Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang

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Openbucks, a startup creating a gift card-based payment network (and a former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist), is announcing today it has closed $4.8 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. Also participating were Terry Semel, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital, Clearstone Ventures, Morado Ventures, Novel...
Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang

'IRS form' proves phishers getting smarter

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If you're a Briton who's been working in the US and you receive an authentic-looking form apparently from the US Internal Revenue Service, how should you react?So-called "phishing" emails - messages aimed at stealing personal or financial information by spoofing - are a common menace on the internet, though one...
'IRS form' proves phishers getting smarter

Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company

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Here’s yet another sad turn in the story of one of social networking’s also-rans. Bebo, the early U.K.-based social network that AOL bought for $850 million only to turn around and sell for less than $10 million later, may see its current CEO Adam Levin go. The company’s shareholders, who...
Bebo Shareholders File Motion To Remove CEO, Have A Receiver Take Control of Embattled Company
Passphrases weaker than expected because of human lack of imagination

Office Depot prepares for holiday season, adding PayPal support to its website

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One of the largest retailers of office products, Office Depot, is offering its customers the option to pay with PayPal on its website. Gearing up for the busy holiday season, Office Depot has added PayPal support to its website to provide shoppers “with a quick, and secure option to pay...
Office Depot prepares for holiday season, adding PayPal support to its website
More Bloomberg users turn to Apple devices for financial information
Telecom companies threaten to sue reporters for uncovering privacy breach with Google
Even in the red, StockTouch makes stock market look good

Best Buy Founder Gets Green Light to Pursue Buyout

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Best Buy Co. founder Richard Schulze won a victory in his attempt to take control of the retailer, getting a green light to make an offer. Now the pressure will be on Mr. Schulze to show he has a real deal up his sleeve. Mr. Schulze and Best Buy’s board...
Best Buy Founder Gets Green Light to Pursue Buyout

Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

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If you’re a PC gamer and play World of Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, you might want to log into Battle.net and change your password immediately. The company behind it, Blizzard, has confirmed that the site has been hacked. Here’s what Blizzard’s co-founder and President Michael Morhaime had to say about...
Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

Microsoft store hack in India grabs more than just passwords

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Earlier this month, Microsoft's web store in India was hacked by the Chinese group Evil Shadow. At the time. Microsoft indicated that only personal passwords and usernames were snatched. The software giant has now warned that private financial information was compromised as well.......
Microsoft store hack in India grabs more than just passwords

Carl Icahn signs nondisclosure, accesses Dell accounting

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New Dell investor Carl Icahn has agreed to sign the confidentiality agreement in order to allow access to the company's financial information. The investor is part of a larger group intending on torpedoing the current offer of $13.65 per share to take the company private. Dell's stock currently stands at...
Carl Icahn signs nondisclosure, accesses Dell accounting

DealBook: Autonomy's Ex-Chief: H.P.'s Claims 'Completely and Utterly Wrong'

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The former chief executive of Autonomy, the software maker at the center of Hewlett-Packard's latest scandal, denied that the company misled anyone about its financial information....
DealBook: Autonomy's Ex-Chief: H.P.'s Claims 'Completely and Utterly Wrong'

How much tax do Starbucks, Facebook and the biggest US companies pay in the UK

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How much do the biggest US companies in the UK pay in tax?• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe taxes paid by large US companies with operations in the UK is in the news, following the news that Starbucks has paid no tax in...
How much tax do Starbucks, Facebook and the biggest US companies pay in the UK

How to Avoid Getting Kicked Off the Internet by DNSChanger Malware [Video]

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A malicious bit of software called DNSChanger has infected hundreds of thousands of computers over the last five years, linking the computers together into a massive botnet, which malicious hackers use in denial-of-service attacks, to send spam or to steal financial information like credit card numbers - all without...
How to Avoid Getting Kicked Off the Internet by DNSChanger Malware [Video]

Clearing the Air

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Hey bloggers. There’s been a lot of buzz on various blogs and news sources online about some of our available Premium features, as well as some misconceptions surrounding what type of searches Spokeo is capable of doing. We are a people-centered technology. The purpose of our endeavor is to simplify...
Clearing the Air

Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More

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The stealthy consumer Internet startup Dashlane, which had raised a $5 million Series A back in September, is today coming out of hiding with the launch of its public release. The company is offering a personal data assistant that aims to speed up access to websites through password-saving and online...
Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More

Well, Now We Know What Facebook's Worth -- And It's Not $100 Billion (FB)

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Now that we finally have precise financial information for Facebook, we can get a good sense of what the company is worth. The answer? Not as much as some people thought a few weeks ago, before they knew the numbers. ($100+ billion.) Before we get to that, though, we...
Well, Now We Know What Facebook's Worth -- And It's Not $100 Billion (FB)

Google licenses MPEG LA patents for VP8 video format

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Google today announced that it has struck a deal with MPEG LA that will allow it to license patents essential to Google’s VP8 and previous generation VPx video compression technologies. The deal will allow Google to stop MPEG LA’s efforts to form a “VP8 patent pool” made up of...
Google licenses MPEG LA patents for VP8 video format

PayPal And The Evolution Of The Digital Wallet [Sponsored Video]

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ReadWrite's Michael Singer explains how online payment services are evolving to include mobile wallets that give you unprecedented flexibility when shopping at major retailers and small businesses. Get a walk through on using your mobile phone and PIN - or an associated PayPal card - to pay quickly and...
PayPal And The Evolution Of The Digital Wallet [Sponsored Video]

Why Aren't Entrepreneurs Developing Innovative Solutions For Renters?

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There are some 40 million rental units in America today. And that segment is growing fast as more Americans choose to rent instead of own in a tepid real estate market. While some technology providers have come to the rescue of landlords and prospective tenants, much opportunity remains. With home...
Why Aren't Entrepreneurs Developing Innovative Solutions For Renters?

Hewlett-Packard Scores a Second Quarter Beat

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Hewlett-Packard is at least starting today’s earnings report with good news: It has beat the expectations of Wall Street analysts. Per-share earnings at 98 cents beat the Street forecast of 91 cents, while sales, which were though to be light, came in at $30.7 billion, ahead of the $29.9 billion...
Hewlett-Packard Scores a Second Quarter Beat

Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

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Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Eugene Kaspersky’s security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have sleuthed out a new “cyber-espionage weapon.” The Russian supervillain’s (or awesomely cool billionaire, depending on your point of view) labs say this weapon has nearly as cool a name as previously discovered cyber...
Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

E-mail lists, encrypted passwords stolen in Battle.net hack

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The company behind games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo tell customers it believes no financial information was accessed but suggests users change their passwords immediately. [Read more]...
E-mail lists, encrypted passwords stolen in Battle.net hack

It’s time to change all the Passwords!

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Sigh. First LinkedIn’s passwords were was hacked, then eHarmony’s. Today we found out passwords from Last.fm’s may also have been stolen. Odds are pretty good there are more compromised site that we just don’t know about yet. So guess what it’s a good time to do? CHANGE ALL THE PASSWORDS!...
It’s time to change all the Passwords!

DIGITAL 100: Submit Nominations For The Most Valuable Private Digital Companies!

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It's that time of the year again. Time for you to submit nominations for our annual Digital 100 list, which will be out in September. The Digital 100 ranks the 100 most valuable Internet startups. So put your nominating hats on! In this survey box, please nominate the companies that deserve to...
DIGITAL 100: Submit Nominations For The Most Valuable Private Digital Companies!
Android lost money in 2010
OneID develops ring of strategic partnerships to keep identities top secret

Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy

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Following the FTC’s release today of a massive online privacy policy framework, I had a few minutes to chat with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. I asked him about the implications for Web and social media companies that use personal data. credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images News For context, the conversation...
Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy
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