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Drawbridge comes out of stealth with targeted mobile ads

Ex-Googler Falls Prey to Wonderful Privacy Flaw of Google Buzz. http://r2.ly/ygfa

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Ex-Googler Falls Prey to Wonderful Privacy Flaw of Google Buzz. http://r2.ly/ygfa
Google Wallet's not just for credit cards; here's what it might hold in the future

"Hard Tech"

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"Hard Tech": Googler Jed Christiansen takes issue with my previous post about battery life. As he writes: MG comes across as an Silicon-Valley-centric arrogant jerk saying that “battery technology is really ripe for disruption.”  It implies that all he needs to do is call attention to this problem, and two...
"Hard Tech"

Facebook Lands Former Bebo CEO (and ex-Googler) Joanna Shields

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Facebook is beefing up its European sales team with a big name in social networking circles: It is adding former Bebo CEO Joanna Shields, who will runs sales and business development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s familiar territory for her in more than one way, since she...
Facebook Lands Former Bebo CEO (and ex-Googler) Joanna Shields

Report: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer looking to snag Google's Henrique De Castro

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Henrique De Castro A new report from tech website AllThingsD suggested Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is currently ramping up efforts to poach a key Google advertising executive, Henrique De Castro, for either a COO or lead ad role. AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher, who cited “sources close to the situation” and “numerous...
Report: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer looking to snag Google's Henrique De Castro

This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market (AAPL)

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A few weeks ago came the startling news that Apple has now been reduced to a niche player in the global smartphone market, at least from a "platform" perspective. Android is now running away with the race with ~75% global market share. Apple's iPhone, meanwhile, has only ~15% share. If...
This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market (AAPL)

BLOW BY BLOW: The Good And The Bad Of Being An Engineer At Google Right Now (GOOG)

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It's been a busy day for former Googler Spencer Tipping. He's started a huge debate on the web over what it's like at Google right now, now that he's left the company. We've done our best to distill down his most salient points about being a Google engineer — and...
BLOW BY BLOW: The Good And The Bad Of Being An Engineer At Google Right Now (GOOG)

Slow-loading e-commerce sites cost global retailers more than £1.7b in lost sales

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Slow page loading speeds cost online retailers globally more than £1.7 billion in lost sales according to new research from online customer data platform QuBit. E-commerce is now well established and seasoned retailers are adept at working out what customers would like to see on a page, how best to market...
Slow-loading e-commerce sites cost global retailers more than £1.7b in lost sales

Say Hello To Brit, A Former Googler Who's Turning Herself Into Martha Stewart 2.0

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No one is more surprised that Brit Morin founded a company than her mother. Not just any company -- a domestic living company, Brit. Growing up in Texas, Morin's family didn't cook much. Her mother didn't teach her to style her hair. So Morin taught herself to do a lot....
Say Hello To Brit, A Former Googler Who's Turning Herself Into Martha Stewart 2.0

Google to employees: 'Mac or Linux, but no more Windows'

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Filed under: SecurityWe first heard rumors of this policy change a couple of months ago, but now it's made the papers: the Financial Times is reporting that Google is phasing out the use of Windows internally, as employees are migrated to either Linux or Mac OS X on machine turnovers...
Google to employees: 'Mac or Linux, but no more Windows'

Google's Office Has A Half Pipe! (GOOG)

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In a thread on Quora about some of the things a Google employees should do before they leave, we found a great suggestion by Googler Aaron Boodman: If you can skateboard or rollerblade, don't forget to ride the half pipe. There's a photo of that same half pipe on Brett Crosby, Google's...
Google's Office Has A Half Pipe! (GOOG)

With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

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When I was in New York last week, I got a chance to sit down with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, the former not-Marissa-Mayer Googler, to talk about how it’s going in his thankless efforts to turn the New York-based Internet company around. Unlike Mayer, who is just getting started...
With AOL Set to Report Q2 Earnings Tomorrow, Tim Armstrong's Feeling Closer to Fine (Video)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AOL, AAPL, GOOG, IBM, YHOO, EBAY)

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Good morning! News:  Why did a top executive quit AppNexus, and why are others looking to leave? AOL has re-launched its Webmail product, calling it Alto. Facebook stock went up yesterday, thanks to a positive report about its mobile ad business. Reports say IBM will buy Israeli software firm Red...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AOL, AAPL, GOOG, IBM, YHOO, EBAY)

Google+ 'hit important milestone': 400M people have upgraded to Google+, 100M active monthly users

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While confirming the Nik Software acquisition on his personal Google+ account, Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra just revealed a few interesting statistics for Google+. The Googler said 400 million people have now “upgraded to Google+,” with 100 million of them being “monthly active users.” These numbers refer to Google+...
Google+ 'hit important milestone': 400M people have upgraded to Google+, 100M active monthly users

Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP

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Back in November, we reported that Sean Garrett, Twitter’s Head of Comms, would be stepping down from his post. As he tweeted at the time, for the first time in his career, he would be taking more than a two week break between jobs. Since Garrett stepped down, Karen Wickre,...
Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP

PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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PandoMonthly is back in Los Angeles for its once-quarterly event, and tonight’s guest is Chris Sacca, a former Googler and the head of Lowercase Capital, which has invested in startups like Instagram, Twitter, Kickstarter, and Uber. Sacca’s been a little quiet for a while (if you count building a billion-dollar...
PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca
Longtime Googler Russ Laraway, National Media Sales Lead, Joins Twitter

5 Silicon Valley tech companies we all want to work for

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If only we could all live and work in Silicon Valley.  The New York Times reports that Evernote--the company behind the same-named app as well as others including Skitch and Penultimate--is giving its employees a fantastic perk: Housekeeping twice a month for everyone from receptionists to executives. Anyone with...
5 Silicon Valley tech companies we all want to work for
Yahoo rips another page out of Google's playbook for advertising sales

Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

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According to sources both inside and outside of Yahoo, outgoing interim CEO Ross Levinsohn — who lost the race for the company’s top job to Google exec Marissa Mayer — is unlikely to remain at the company. The board, who unanimously bypassed the media-focused exec to select a candidate...
Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

If you love browsing Facebook, but loathe dealing with email, try Fluent

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Fluent, new email client from three ex-Google employees, makes your email look like Facebook and Twitter. We get it, going through hundreds of emails is not nearly as exciting as commenting on your friend’s statuses and retweeting a witty tweet. Fluent gets it too, so they took the look of...
If you love browsing Facebook, but loathe dealing with email, try Fluent

Google+ for iOS gets Instant Upload for photos and videos

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Google has done a pretty awesome job at keeping its Google+ iOS and Android clients up to date with the latest features in a timely manner. After last week’s update of the Android version, the social network finally brought its “What’s Hot” stream to mobile. The absolute biggest feature missing...
Google+ for iOS gets Instant Upload for photos and videos

Twitter Adds Another Ex-Googler And First Amendment Vet to Its Legal Team

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Twitter’s legal team has grown by one, as former Google deputy general counsel Nicole Wong joins the microblogging service. Wong, who announced her new position via Twitter, will serve as legal director for the company. Wong joins a number of former Googlers on the legal team, including general counsel Alex...
Twitter Adds Another Ex-Googler And First Amendment Vet to Its Legal Team

Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

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Tim Bray, the Googler most famous for his prior role in editing the XML language, has set his eyes on a new challenge: eradicating usernames and passwords, at least as we know them today, from the Internet. Bray, who landed at Google in 2010 as an evangelist for the...
Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

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Twitter is serious about rapidly growing its international support and sales staff. Earlier today, the U.S. company announced a dozen or so new job openings for its recently established Dublin and London offices. Twitter lists the open positions on its international jobs site, indicating that it’s primarily looking for account...
Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

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Yahoo announced today it has hired Henrique de Castro, currently vice president of Google’s worldwide Partner Business Solutions group, as chief operating officer (COO). It’s a major role: he’ll be overseeing Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide. According... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

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  Google deserves lots of credit for infusing New York with money and tech talent. But lately, Google has partly reversed course and begun draining the area of some product marketing talent, a former Google executive now at an area startup tells us. Google declined to comment on a story...
Google Is Draining Marketing Talent From New York, Complains Ex-Googler (GOOG)

Check Out Everyday.me, A Diary App That Launched At Y-Combinator

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Y Combinator Demo Day was yesterday. A lot of consumer apps launched including the smallest, most personal social network yet. Path is for 150 people and Pair is for two people, but Everyday.me is just for you. It's a dairy app that lets you keep private pictures and notes about...
Check Out Everyday.me, A Diary App That Launched At Y-Combinator
Google to Oust Motorola Mobility Chief, Replace With One of Its Own: Report
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