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Facebook hires: revenue analyst, recruiter, account managers and more

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Facebook hired some finance, HR and marketing-focused positions this week according to the company’s LinkedIn feed and its Careers page. It seemed to be a slower week in terms of hiring engineers, which often make up many of the company’s new employees. New hires according to LinkedIn: Mark Puritz, Business Applications Support - former Director of...
Facebook hires: revenue analyst, recruiter, account managers and more
It’s official: Levinsohn interim Yahoo CEO, Loeb in

Bloomberg Site Redesign Phase One: New Layout is More Ad-Friendly

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As the print edition of Bloomberg Businessweek gets rebooted later this week, Bloomberg.com is unveiling its makeover a little earlier. Aside from replacing the dark background with a lighter one, the updated site will be sporting the Online Publishers Association pushdown ad unit, a larger display format intended to...
Bloomberg Site Redesign Phase One: New Layout is More Ad-Friendly
General Catalyst hires Adam Valkin from Accel's London office

Bloomberg's iPad App Gets A Major Redesign And It's Awesome

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Bloomberg released an update to its hugely popular iPad app this week. The new version brings massive changes, including a redesign and customizable interface. And it isn't just for Wall Streeters either, Bloomberg's app is a great way to keep track of your personal investments too. Click here to jump...
Bloomberg's iPad App Gets A Major Redesign And It's Awesome

RIM 'to cut 2,000 jobs'

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Reports say BlackBerry maker preparing to restructure as it continues to struggle against Android and iPhoneResearch in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry phones, is preparing for a major restructuring that will see it eliminate at least 2,000 jobs worldwide from its roster of 16,500, Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper says.The...
RIM 'to cut 2,000 jobs'
Pepsi Puts A Pop Culture “Cheat Sheet” At The Heart Of Its New Campaign
CollegeFeed wants to give students training wheels for the job hunt
Bloomberg Hiring Social Media Director With Friendster Experience

Facebook's head of brand design shares strategies for social apps

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Facebook Global Head of Brand Design Paul Adams offered marketers at Pivot Conference in New York City recommendations for applying Facebook’s product development principles to their own apps and social campaigns on the platform. These include “Build many lightweight interactions” and “Design, build and ship in six weeks.” Adams, who...
Facebook's head of brand design shares strategies for social apps

Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

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There is a massive demand for location-based mobile services worldwide, according to the findings of a new TNS report, which found that the services are the most sought after by mobile users across the globe ‘Mobile Life‘, the firm’s latest report, concludes that almost two-thirds of mobile users that don’t...
Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

Four Early Employees Have Left Airbnb, Including Its Lead Engineer

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Folks at Airbnb are talking about how some of their longest-tenured colleagues are leaving--including Nick Grandy, Airbnb's very first employee. Two sources have confirmed Grandy's departure, though his LinkedIn profile still has him at Airbnb. He'd only been there two years. We don't know Grandy's future plans, but we notice...
Four Early Employees Have Left Airbnb, Including Its Lead Engineer

Will The iPad 3 Beat Other Tablets?

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Rumors of an upcoming iPad 3 launch are swirling, with a possible date of early March. So will the device -- if it arrives -- continue to up the bar for elegance? Or will it fall short of expectations and lose market share to devices with cheaper price points...
Will The iPad 3 Beat Other Tablets?

Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

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We managed to grab a quick chat with Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila, following the global launch of the Lumia 925. When asked about the still-notable absence of some mainstream apps within Windows Phone 8, Jutila was surprisingly frank. With reference to the company's Lumia series,...
Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

4 payments trends that will shape the future of game development

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Jennifer Schulz is the global head of commerce at Visa. Nearly one in 10 Americans has purchased a digital good in the past year. Today’s gamers have an unprecedented range of platforms, payment options and preferences to choose from, and there is little doubt that the digital goods economy...
4 payments trends that will shape the future of game development

Visa, Samsung Ink NFC Deal, Galaxy S IV First In Line For Deep Integration; ROAM Is Visa's First 'Ready' Mobile Payment Partner

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Visa is swiftly moving ahead announcing its first partners for its new NFC initiative and push into the wider world of mobile payments — two programs it announced a few days ago that come with a set of APIs to let third parties integrate the credit card giant’s payment services more...
Visa, Samsung Ink NFC Deal, Galaxy S IV First In Line For Deep Integration; ROAM Is Visa's First 'Ready' Mobile Payment Partner
Nokia's Richard Kerris: People Won't Remember Our Troubles By Next Spring
Nokia to bring Pulse app to iOS and Android

Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

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Visa today is announcing a key development in its bid to build a ubiquitous digital wallet service. It has signed on Overstock.com as the lastest retailer to use V.me. That service now has 35 online merchants signed up, but Overstock, which makes some $1 billion in online sales annually across...
Visa Adds Overstock.com, Its Biggest Retail Catch Yet, To Its V.me Digital Wallet

Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

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THQ's global head of communications takes us through a demo of the Metro 2033 sequel, and talks about the reception of this fringe successHuw Beynon is a very serious man. All of his responses are carefully measured, punctuated with a series of pauses that makes dictaphone recordings of them refreshingly...
Huw Beynon on Metro Last Light and the hell that is E3

A double helping of Pi: Hit mini-computer Raspberry Pi now available with 512MB of RAM

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Mini computer favourite Raspberry Pi just got fatter as element14, the collaborative community and electronics store furthers its partnership and launches the new 512MB board. The latest version provides double the RAM and so it is able to cope with multimedia, high memory and mobile applications. According to element14. this...
A double helping of Pi: Hit mini-computer Raspberry Pi now available with 512MB of RAM

Industry Moves: CNBC; NYT; MSLO; Starz Entertainment; m6d

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—CNBC: Kevin Krim is CNBC’s new digital general manager, reporting to Mark Hoffman, president of CNBC (NSDQ: CMCSA). Krim comes from Bloomberg where he was global head of Bloomberg Digital, responsible for Bloomberg.com and BusinessWeek.com, as well as integrating the company’s TV, radio, news and data content into its...
Industry Moves: CNBC; NYT; MSLO; Starz Entertainment; m6d

Even More Raspberry Pi Now Made In The U.K. As Largest Distributor Of $25 Microcomputer Shifts All Production To Wales

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The Raspberry Pi affordable microcomputer is now almost entirely made in the U.K., after Premier Farnell/element 14 — the largest of the Pi Foundation‘s distributors — announced it has shifted all its production to Sony’s Pencoed factory in Wales. The company inked a multi-million pound contract with Sony to manufacture Pis last fall but...
Even More Raspberry Pi Now Made In The U.K. As Largest Distributor Of $25 Microcomputer Shifts All Production To Wales

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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We’re in the home stretch of 2012, a time of year-end wrapups, 2013 outlooks and, of course, the usual retail madness. If you’re still doing some last-minute holiday shopping, check out our gift-guide podcast to hear what gadgets our friends at GigaOM are buying and giving this December. Then, take a...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Europe loses another VC: Adam Valkin leaves Accel for General Catalyst, London for Boston

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Adam Valkin, one of Europe’s top investors, is departing Accel Partners, the venture capital firm where he has been a partner since April 2010. He’s also leaving Europe altogether, as he will be relocating to the United States to join VC firm General Catalyst Partners as a general partner in...
Europe loses another VC: Adam Valkin leaves Accel for General Catalyst, London for Boston

LAST CHANCE: Get Your Discounted Social Commerce Summit Ticket Today

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Your chance to save on tickets to the Social Commerce Summit on February 6, 2013, in New York is about to end. The ticket price jumps on Friday, Jan. 4, at midnight, so grab your early-bird pass before it's too late. Register now and hear from the experts about how...
LAST CHANCE: Get Your Discounted Social Commerce Summit Ticket Today

YouTube Premium Content Goes Global

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Banking on the success of the 100 Original Channels it launched last year, YouTube announced on Sunday that the company fund 60 more channels, this time with an international twist.   "Given the success of these and the tens of millions of other amazing channels already out there ......
YouTube Premium Content Goes Global

Google Continues YouTube Original Channels Push: Expands In Europe, Adds 60+ New Channels

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Google-owned YouTube is continuing its original channels push to attract more advertising dollars – by expanding its programming line-up internationally with the launch of country-specific channels in Europe. An announcement on the YouTube blog notes that ”a new generation of original channels” are launching in France, Germany, the U.K., along with new channels in the U.S....
Google Continues YouTube Original Channels Push: Expands In Europe, Adds 60+ New Channels

PayPal: Your Data Is More Secure in Our Mighty Cloud Than in Your Pocket

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Visa’s global head of product, Jim McCarthy, criticized PayPal’s new in-store payments service at a Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, saying he believes there are “real issues” around security when it comes to the PayPal service. MarketWatch reports that McCarthy then gave the example of someone watching...
PayPal: Your Data Is More Secure in Our Mighty Cloud Than in Your Pocket

RIM plans first BlackBerry store in the Middle East, in latest international sales push

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RIM is close to opening its first retail outlet in Dubai, as it plans to build its sales presence across the Middle East, as it continues to focus on international markets following efforts in India and Asia. Bloomberg reports that the company is “in the final stages” of securing the...
RIM plans first BlackBerry store in the Middle East, in latest international sales push
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