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Panama Creates a Vocal Community

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Panama provides a way to leave and receive free voice messages. Users can send the voice messages person-to-person with a voice app, post them on a public microblogging format or even post their Panama messages to other services such as Facebook and Twitter. Sponsor "Panama's ambition is to host world's...
Panama Creates a Vocal Community

Tumblr rolls out mobile ads, which will appear alongside posts in user streams

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Users of Tumblr’s mobile apps are noticing something new in their streams today: Ads. The company rolled out mobile ads for the first time Monday, after announcing that it would do so in March. The first participating advertisers are ABC, GE, Pepsi and Warner Brothers. AdAge described how the ads...
Tumblr rolls out mobile ads, which will appear alongside posts in user streams

Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

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Greenlight Capital scored a major win over Apple executives in federal court this week. Greenlight Capital Inc. founder David Einhorn may have won a major battle against Apple, with a federal judge ruling in his favor on Friday to block an upcoming shareholders vote over preferred stock, Reuters reported....
Judge Blocks Vote Over Preferred Shares

Seattle startup Placed nails down $3.4M for ‘location analytics’

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Let’s face it: The startup name of Sewichi never quite rolled off the tongue. A combination of the Korean words se (three) and wichi (location), founder David Shim said the name was always meant as a placeholder of sorts. But the Seattle startup is growing up, ditching the Sewichi name...
Seattle startup Placed nails down $3.4M for ‘location analytics’

Tumblr Raises $5 Million Third Round, With Marketplace Modeled On App Store

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When microblogging site Tumblr raised $4.5 million in funding a year-and-a-half ago, it said it was preparing some paid services. Now that the service has secured a $5 million third round from previous backers Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures, MediaMemo reports, the company will now roll out some...
Tumblr Raises $5 Million Third Round, With Marketplace Modeled On App Store

Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business

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Like so many things that go on to have bit success, Yammer, the enterprise social networking company that was just officially acquired by Microsoft for a cool $1.2 billion, had an inauspicious start. At first, actually, Yammer was not intended to be a company at all. It was built as...
Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business

David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

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Move comes after the Greenlight Capital founder succeeded in getting a key vote off of the agenda for the shareholders meeting this week. Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn dropped his much-talked about lawsuit against Apple over the issuance of preferred stock on Friday, All Things D reported. The hedge...
David Einhorn Drops Case Against Apple

David Karp's Dilemma

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As the Tumblr/Yahoo deal continues to be negotiated by press, and the world gears up for whatever is being announced Monday morning, Tumblr founder David Karp is probably having a very interesting weekend. It’s likely, in between multiple discussions with his board members and Marissa Mayer, that he’ll take a...
David Karp's Dilemma

Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

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In light of the news that Softbank is buying 70% of Sprint for $20.1 billion dollars, Bloomberg Television correspondent Jon Erlichman spoke with DCM co-founder David Chao about Softbank President Masayoshi Son's leadership.  Many have described Son as a gambler, notably for betting well on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo...
Meet The 'Gambler' Bent On 'World Domination' Who Just Bought Sprint For $20 Billion (S)

Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

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Last year analytics startup Metamarkets mulled a purchase offer from Twitter, and ended up raising money instead. Now investors are pouring more money in, via a $15 million round led by Khosla Ventures. The three-year-old “Big Data” company has now raised some $23 million, and is using the new money...
Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO
Yahoo 'reimagines' Flickr with a bold new design, a free TB of space for all users, & more
Panna's digital magazine delivers world famous chefs into your kitchen

Workday Stock Soars 72% On IPO (WORKP)

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Workday, a  a cloud-based human resources provider, has begun trading on the New York stock exchange, and it's done so with a classic IPO pop. Priced at $28 per share, it's now going for ~$48, a 72% boost. That sounds like great news for Workday founder David Duffield and venture backers Greylock...
Workday Stock Soars 72% On IPO (WORKP)

Tumblr Finally Rolls Out Comments. Sort Of. Trolls Not Welcome.

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Just about a week ago, we noted how the blogging service Tumblr was testing out a new feature: photo replies. Apparently, the test worked so well that they decided to make it a permanent feature. They also apparently learned something else: people like commenting on posts. As such, they’ve started...
Tumblr Finally Rolls Out Comments. Sort Of. Trolls Not Welcome.

Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Waiting for Next Apple Blockbuster

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Apple’s brutal 17 percent share-price decline in the first quarter shook the faith of many an investor, but not that of Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn. Discussing Greenlight’s latest financials with shareholders on Tuesday, Einhorn said that Apple’s stock performance earlier this year had cost the fund dearly. “Our biggest...
Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Waiting for Next Apple Blockbuster

Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

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Tomfoolery, a service looking to develop consumer quality, mobile-first software for the enterprise, has just raised $1.7 million in seed funding. With this investment, the company says it will spend the capital on hiring more people and will use it to focus on developing its product. Morado Ventures led the...
Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

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Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of...
What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch

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Mr. Chung (Photo: TechStars) In December, after reports about an impending downturn in the accelerator boom, some local investors expressed concerns about the future of TechStars New York. Would the next Demo Day be the same parade of oversubscribed startups when much-hyped graduates were still stuck in beta? Were the...
TechStars NYC Poaches Eugene Chung, a VC at NEA, to Replace David Tisch
Is your workforce happy or burned out? TinyPulse lets employers know the real mood

After four years as President of Tumblr, John Maloney steps down

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In a post appropriately shared on Tumblr, John Maloney has announced that he’s stepping down as President of the content-sharing site. Maloney has filled this role at Tumblr for the past four years, and says that the team is in very capable hands with CEO and founder David Karp. Here’s...
After four years as President of Tumblr, John Maloney steps down

StartupBus Mexico: An interview with a first year conductor

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Have you ever participated in one of StartupBus‘ events? Here at The Next Web, we are big fans of this initiative, which is best described as a road trip for entrepreneurs – or better say, “buspreneurs.” Over the last few months, we have followed StartupBus’ journey from its European expansion...
StartupBus Mexico: An interview with a first year conductor

No ads here: Tumblr now charging $1 to “highlight” blog posts

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Tumblr founder David Karp has always dismissed the idea that Tumblr might put ads on its platform. See here, here, and just about every interview the young founder has ever given. Talking recently with The Guardian, Karp’s hatred of advertising spilled over. “”The only real tools for expression these days...
No ads here: Tumblr now charging $1 to “highlight” blog posts
Tumblr Is The New York Area's Third Billion-Dollar Startup Exit In The Past 12 Months

Targeting Families, Sidebark's Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature

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Want more proof that the private, mobile social networking space is exploding? Today, there comes yet another entrant into the game: an iOS and web application called Sidebark, which targets families and friends interested in sharing photos and videos privately via mobile. Because there are so many of these apps,...
Targeting Families, Sidebark's Private Photo & Video Sharing App Debuts With Automatic List-Making Feature
Beating the MetaCafe Curse: Israel finally wins a consumer Web victory over the Valley

Vamos launches out of beta to change event discovery

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Vamos‘ first event discovery app is now available in the App Store, the young Berlin-based startup announced today. In practical terms, it helps you find the interesting local events and where your friends are going in real-time. At the moment, Vamos is pulling this info from Facebook, by letting you know which public...
Vamos launches out of beta to change event discovery

David Sacks Just Made Three Big Promises To Yammer Customers (MSFT)

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Yammer founder David Sacks sent an e-mail to Yammer customers today filled with vows for the future. He promised that the freemium version wasn't going away and that Microsoft would continue to improve it. He promised that Yammer would still remain his baby, as he took a job for Redmond....
David Sacks Just Made Three Big Promises To Yammer Customers (MSFT)

David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban

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Yammer founder David Sacks just left the stage at the Launch conference in San Francisco, where he talked in general terms about his future at Microsoft. He also weighed in on some hot tech topics including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s new ban on working from home. As someone with a...
David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban
Yahoo board approves $1.1B all-cash acquisition of Tumblr (report)

Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn

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Acquisition steps up software giant's battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplaceMicrosoft has bought the four-year-old business social network Yammer for $1.2bn (£770m) as the software giant steps up its battle with Google for the future of technology in the workplace.The purchase of Yammer, dubbed "Facebook...
Microsoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn
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