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Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech

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Erply, the startup that makes iPad-oriented and cloud-based point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has raised $2.15 million in new funding, co-founder CEO Kristian Hiiemaa tells TechCrunch. The round, which is Erply’s Series B, was led by Redpoint Ventures with the participation of Index Ventures and Dave...
Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech
Half of Fortune 500 companies and U.S. federal agencies infected with DNSChanger malware

Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

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Netvibes has just been acquired by European product design company Dassault Systèmes (sure this isn’t the type of thing I usually write, but I like the founder Tariq Krim so bear with me here … ). French startup Netvibes is an analytics dashboard that allows Fortune 500 companies to track their...
Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

4 Keys To Succes For RIM's BlackBerry 10

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If Research In Motion is going to set the world on fire, the match needs to be lit on Wednesday. BlackBerry 10, RIM's much-anticipated next-generation mobile operating system, is set to be unveiled at several launch events around the world on January 30, 2013, including the featured keynote at Pier...
4 Keys To Succes For RIM's BlackBerry 10

YouSendIt acquires Found, adds file searching to move its 38m users closer to a 'cloud-nostic future'

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File sharing service YouSendIt has acquired Found Software, the makers of Found for Mac, a service that allows users to find files and content on not only their hard drives, but also across various services. With this deal, YouSendIt says that it will be able to offer its customers the...
YouSendIt acquires Found, adds file searching to move its 38m users closer to a 'cloud-nostic future'

Splunk's 10-Year Road to a Successful IPO

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The tech IPO is back in fashion, with the likes of Facebook, LinkedIn and GroupOn dominating the headlines over the past year. One of the lesser known technology brands to have gone public is Splunk, a company hyped by its CEO Godfrey Sullivan as "the Google of Big Data." Splunk...
Splunk's 10-Year Road to a Successful IPO

Crooks steal security firm's crypto key, use it to sign malware

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christinabean Hackers broke into the network of security firm Bit9 and used one of its cryptographic certificates to infect at least three of its customers with digitally signed malware, the company said on Friday afternoon. The compromise is striking because Bit9's "application whitelisting" approach allows virtually all digitally signed...
Crooks steal security firm's crypto key, use it to sign malware

RIM's BlackBerry 10 Ready Program Is Attracting Converts

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If you’re looking for a good barometer of enterprise interest in Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, the company’s BlackBerry 10 Ready Program is one place to check. With its offers of free BB10 training and the opportunity to easily upgrade existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server licenses, the program...
RIM's BlackBerry 10 Ready Program Is Attracting Converts

Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

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Portland has the beer. Seattle has the coffee. Portland has bacon maple bars. Seattle has flying fish. Portland has bridges. Seattle has skyscrapers. The debate between the two city-siblings can go on for as long as the three-hour trek down I-5 from the Emerald City to the City of Roses. And now,...
Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

Facebook Will Make The Fortune 500 Faster Than Any Company Ever

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Fortune revealed today that Facebook made the Fortune 500 earlier in its life than any other company. From the report: Given the company's 2011 earnings reported in its S-1, the tech giant is still expected to land safely in the 400 to 415 range ranking among Fortune 500 companies. If that...
Facebook Will Make The Fortune 500 Faster Than Any Company Ever

Apple Leaps to #6 in Latest Fortune 500 Rankings

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Fortune today released its annual "Fortune 500" list, a high-profile ranking of the largest companies in the United States ranked by revenue. In the new rankings, Apple has risen to #6 from its #17 spot in last year's rankings.Apple is bigger than ever -- the company cracked the Fortune 10...
Apple Leaps to #6 in Latest Fortune 500 Rankings

Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto

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Cloud-based data warehouse company Treasure Data officially opened its doors this week with $1.5 million in funding that includes an investment from  Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto – the creator of the Ruby programming language. The other investors include angel investor Bill Kai; Naren Gupta of Nexus Venture and a director with...
Treasure Data Launches Cloud-Based Data Warehouse With Investment From Ruby Creator Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto

Box announces it has over 14 million users with 92% of Fortune 500 companies using service

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Aaron Levie took the stage today at Box’s second annual Boxworks conference to give an address about the company and its future, complete with his humorous commentary. From jokes about Google+, Oracle, and even coming out dancing to “Gangnam Style”, Levie shared some amazing statistics. A lot has changed since...
Box announces it has over 14 million users with 92% of Fortune 500 companies using service

Half of Fortune 500 firms infected with DNS Changer

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Half of all Fortune 500 companies and major U.S. government agencies own computers infected with the "DNS Changer" malware that redirects users to fake websites and puts organizations at risk of data theft, a security company said today....
Half of Fortune 500 firms infected with DNS Changer

CEOs Open to Cyber Protections

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Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries back a system of voluntary cybersecurity standards, according to a Senate survey by a strong backer of a new legislative push to protect computer networks....
CEOs Open to Cyber Protections

King taps tech industry veteran Robert Cohn as a new member of its board of directors

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Game company King today announce that it’s adding tech industry veteran and former co-founder and CEO of voice mail supplier Octel Communications Robert Cohn to its board of directors. “We are excited to have Bob join our board given his broad experience with public and private companies across the globe and...
King taps tech industry veteran Robert Cohn as a new member of its board of directors

Facebook’s (other) major milestone

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The social network’s IPO is a milestone — and it could join the Fortune 500 list in record time. By Sierra Jiminez, contributor FORTUNE — Facebook’s blockbuster IPO isn’t the only milestone the company is passing by going public. If all goes well in 2012, the company is expected to...
Facebook’s (other) major milestone
6 Business Friendly Features In iOS 6 And What They Say About The New "Surface" Threat

Spotify signs ad deals with McDonalds, AT&T and Coca-Cola

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The spotlight has been on Spotify the past several months and it gets only hotter today. The company has scheduled a press event for later in the day but just announced new ad deals with some Fortune 500 companies. [Read more]...
Spotify signs ad deals with McDonalds, AT&T and Coca-Cola

Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

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Box has been grabbing headlines lately because it has been nailing a big market: enterprise customers who need to easily share and store big collections of documents online. But a quiet Silicon Valley rival has also been winning a bunch of this turf — YouSendIt. Today, the company is backing...
Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

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Social analytics firm Socialbakers – the social media monitoring startup that counts Fortune 500 companies like McDonald’s, Nestle, LVMH and Vodafone as clients — has raised $6 million to continue building out its business. The Series B round was led by Index Ventures, and also included participation from existing investor Earlybird Venture...
Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service

Fake Reviews Shadow Brands Selling Online

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Buying positive product reviews is unethical and sometimes illegal, but always sleazy. Yet the practice flourishes on popular sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Places and Amazon, according to research firm Gartner. Where Shoppers Go For Advice Online reviews, especially those posted at marketplaces like Amazon, are more popular purchasing tools...
Fake Reviews Shadow Brands Selling Online

Microsoft Isn't The Only Tech Company Doing Forced Employee Ranking (MSFT)

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Microsoft has been taking a lot of heat over its employee review process known as "forced ranking" or "stack ranking." But Microsoft is far from the only tech company doing it. We've heard from employees at Dell, Accenture and Deloitte who tell us they've experienced the same sort of thing....
Microsoft Isn't The Only Tech Company Doing Forced Employee Ranking (MSFT)

Can She Lead?

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(Editor's note: This post is part of a six-week blog series on how leadership might look in the future. The conversations generated by these posts will help shape the agenda of a symposium on the topic in June 2010, hosted by HBS's Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana, and Scott Snook. This...
Can She Lead?

Mail.ru chief Dmitry Grishin buys into Y Combinator grad Double Robotics

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Last time we caught up with Mail.ru CEO Dmitry Grishin, he was launching a $25m fund to stimulate the robotics startup industry. It looks like he’s making good on that promise: on Friday Grishin Robotics announced a $250k investment in Y Combinator grad Double Robotics. Double Robotics is one of...
Mail.ru chief Dmitry Grishin buys into Y Combinator grad Double Robotics
41 of the Fortune 500 companies are tech companies (and here they are)
Apptopia, Set for a Post-SXSW Launch, Is an Exit Strategy for Unprepared Developers
President Obama meets with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other CEOs to discuss fiscal cliff and economic growth

The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains What It's Like To Be Turned Into A Wildly Popular Internet Meme

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Last June, 21-year-old Laina Walker uploaded her first-ever YouTube video for a Justin Bieber contest. The goal of the contest was to take Bieber's popular song, "Boyfriend" and change the lyrics to "Girlfriend." To stand out, Walker wrote her version from the perspective of a stalker.  While Walker only placed...
The Overly-Attached Girlfriend Explains What It's Like To Be Turned Into A Wildly Popular Internet Meme
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