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Balanced closes $3.4M seed round to help it expand its payment fraud solution worldwide

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Balanced Payments has raised $2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Collaborative Fund, and several angel investors to help close out its $3.4 million seed round. With this investment, the company says that it will focus on improving its payments solution so that it will work for “the toughest type of e-commerce...
Balanced closes $3.4M seed round to help it expand its payment fraud solution worldwide

Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

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Tapjoy, a mobile app marketing firm, has replaced its CEO and president Mihir Shah with Steve Wadsworth, the former president of Disney Interactive Media Group. The move is the latest turn for a company that has often been in the spotlight, sometimes for unflattering reasons. Wadworth, who is currently a Tapjoy...
Tapjoy replaces CEO with former Disney executive Steve Wadsworth

Stealthy mobile payment startup Quemulus lands cash

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A stealthy startup by the name of Quemulus is emerging in Bellevue with grand plans to take on the likes of PayPal, Dwolla and other mobile payment companies. That’s a tall order, but Quemulus’ Elizabeth Willett believes her company can make inroads by integrating seamlessly with social networks so users...
Stealthy mobile payment startup Quemulus lands cash

Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

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Some 9 months after Google’s announcement that it would rather like to make a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, the $12.5-billion acquisition has finally been approved by the US, EU, and China. All eyes are now on Google to see what it will do with a bunch of software platforms under...
Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

Copy and paste: Apple presents compelling evidence that Samsung duplicated trademark icons

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During the third day of the Apple vs. Samsung trial taking place in a San Jose courtroom this morning, Apple has presented a set of new evidence through a series of six photographs, showing the phone, music, contacts, photos, notes, and settings icons from both iOS and Samsung’s custom TouchWiz...
Copy and paste: Apple presents compelling evidence that Samsung duplicated trademark icons

Planet Daily, Ken Lerer's Stealth Video Startup, Raises $5 Million

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It looks like Planet Daily, Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau's stealth video startup, has raised a round of financing. According to an SEC filing, the startup has raised $5 million. The filing was first spotted by BetaBeat. Oak Investment Partners may be an investor, as Fred Harman is mentioned in...
Planet Daily, Ken Lerer's Stealth Video Startup, Raises $5 Million

OnLive's founder and CEO Steve Perlman is out

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Here’s the latest from the ongoing OnLive restructuring drama: OnLive’s founder and former President and CEO Steve Perlman has left, the company just told us via press release. He is being replaced by former head of operations Charlie Jablonski, who will take on the role of COO and acting CEO....
OnLive's founder and CEO Steve Perlman is out

Ex-Dell CEO: People Don't Want A Microsoft Tablet (MSFT, DELL)

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Kevin Rollins, the former president and CEO of Dell, explained why Microsoft may have a difficult time gaining traction in the tablet market during an interview with Bloomberg West on Tuesday. "I don't know that customers are begging for a Microsoft-based system. They are very happy with Apple and very...
Ex-Dell CEO: People Don't Want A Microsoft Tablet (MSFT, DELL)

If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

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Boston’s new hack/reduce collaborative is looking for big data hackers. The goal of this non-profit organization is to foster a bigger, um, big data community in the Cambridge-Boston nexus. Applications to join are due Oct. 14. “We want to build a community and innovation around big data to make Boston a leader...
If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs

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With the rise of massive online open course platforms (a.k.a. “MOOCs”) like Khan Academy and Coursera, a new model of online learning has emerged, promising quality, affordable education at scale. This new generation of educational platforms offer alternatives to expensive degrees programs and physical classrooms in the hopes of ushering...
CreativeLIVE Lands $7.5M From Greylock For Its Free, Online Classroom For Creative Entrepreneurs
What you'll be playing on Sony's new PS4: Knack, Killzone Shadow Fall

Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory

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The news that’s been telegraphed for weeks is done: Yahoo has finally confirmed that roughly 2,000 staffers, 14.1 percent of its workforce, are losing their jobs as new CEO Scott Thompson remakes the business around the buzzwords smaller, nimbler, core, best in class.  Thompson, the surprise choice to fill the gap left...
Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory
Ex-WhitePages execs start Meritshare, a new way to reward top-performing co-workers
BlackBerry appoints former Sony Ericsson CEO and an ex-Verizon exec to its board of directors

From Satire To Singles: Former President Of The Onion Is Running A New Dating Site

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Take men. Add women. Put a computer between them. What's the perfect background to bring these three together? Eight years as president of one of the greatest satire sites of all time, The Onion. That's Sean Mills' story. He is currently the CEO of The Nerve and its new...
From Satire To Singles: Former President Of The Onion Is Running A New Dating Site

Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

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On Friday, Third Point’s Dan Loeb — the activist shareholder who is waging an ever nasty proxy battle against Yahoo — said in a letter regarding the inexplicable errors in the resume of its CEO Scott Thompson that he would take “further action” if he did not get answers....
Yahoo Should Expect Incoming Lawsuit Lobbed by Loeb Tomorrow on CEO Hiring

Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

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Quick, name a technology company with a REALLY good reputation? Apple? Google? Facebook?  Nope. Nah. Sorry. If you're on the same page as former Apple bigwig Jean-Louis Gassée, the company that should have jumped to mind first is Microsoft. In fact, Gassée says his old firm should try harder to emulate...
Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

Fujitsu Ex-President Loses Suit Against Company

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Fujitsu former President Kuniaki Nozoe lost a lawsuit that said the company forced him to resign on false accusations of possible ties to organized crime. He plans to appeal....
Fujitsu Ex-President Loses Suit Against Company
Radio stations yank Ke$ha's 'Die Young,' Foster the People's 'Pumped Up Kicks' following Newtown shooting

Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

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Former Omniture CEO Josh James, now running the upstart business intelligence software outfit Domo, has just hired another one of his old buddies from Omniture. Domo is expected to announce shortly that it has hired former Omniture CTO Brett Error (picture from his Twitter account). His title will be chief...
Domo Nabs Another Omniture Alum as Chief Scientist

Square Continues Poaching From PayPal

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square (flickr.com/joi) Squares they most certainly are not. In an impressively cutthroat move by mobile payment startup Square, the team announced today that they poached PayPal's VP of products for North America, Alyssa Cutright. PayPal has recently entered the market as a direct competitor to Square with...
Square Continues Poaching From PayPal
Bill Clinton and Stephen Colbert craft the ex-president's first tweet

Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

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Ringadoc, a San Francisco startup that helps doctors manage patient phone calls, has raised an additional $700,000 in seed funding. The round, which included Siemer Ventures, Telegraph Hill Group and Dr. Lyle Dennis, a neurologist and founder of HealthKeep, brings the startup’s total amount raised to $1.9 million. Previous investors...
Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

Treater launches its social and mobile gifting service, raises $2.5m in seed funding

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Washington, DC-based Treater has secured $2.5 million in seed funding and is today launching its ‘instant’ social and mobile gifting service in public beta. The capital injection comes from a mix of unnamed funds and angel investors. Treater has expanded its board of directors with folks like Jack Davies (founder...
Treater launches its social and mobile gifting service, raises $2.5m in seed funding
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Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges

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During June 2009 a somewhat surprising story began to emerge. The Pirate Bay would be sold for $7.8 million, turned into a legal site, and the whole deal would be completed within a couple of months. The urgency of the announcement and apparent imminent closure of the deal was a...
Pirate Bay 'Buyer' Receives Probation, Court Dismisses Most "Swindling" Charges
Bush family privacy shattered after e-mails, photos exposed online
Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro: "The Future Of The Web Will Be Completely Different From What It Is Today"

Designer: iPhone, Galaxy phones are 'substantially the same'

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Peter Bressler, former president of the Industrial Designers Society of America and himself the head of an established industrial design group, was called to the stand by Apple today as an expert witness in the Apple vs. Samsung trial to testify about three specific Apple patents. In his testimony, Bressler...
Designer: iPhone, Galaxy phones are 'substantially the same'

Why Companies That Are Lucky Are Doomed

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We recently interviewed Sean Parker, the former President of Facebook, and his Airtime cofounder Shawn Fanning. Both believe that a business' success is either calculated or an accident. If it's an accident and the company becomes successful by dumb-luck, it's probably doomed. Fanning used Facebook and MySpace as examples. Myspace,...
Why Companies That Are Lucky Are Doomed
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