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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

The Most Social Super Bowl Breaks Records, Offers Advertisers Lessons

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Twitter did not crash and the Super Bowl became the most tweeted sporting event in history, averaging more than 10,000 tweets per second. That wasn't all that surprising: continued growth of the social network, not to mention tablet and smartphone technology that make it easier to tweet while watching television,...
The Most Social Super Bowl Breaks Records, Offers Advertisers Lessons

Meet The Woman In Charge Of Salvaging EA's $400 Million Acquisition (ZNGA, EA)

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When EA spent $400 million on social gaming company Playfish, the hope was that it would be able to compete with Zynga. Well, almost three years later, it's clear that didn't happen. The acquisition hasn't yielded much. To salvage the $400 million deal, EA is putting Catharina Mallet in charge...
Meet The Woman In Charge Of Salvaging EA's $400 Million Acquisition (ZNGA, EA)
Former Square COO & Foursquare CEO battle about Foursquare's success

Blackberry is about to give away its last advantage

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Its free messaging service is one of the struggling company's most valuable assets. By Cyrus Sanati, contributor FORTUNE -- Blackberry's decision to make its free messaging service, BBM, available on other mobile phone platforms is a Hail Mary play for a damaged company that pretty much has nothing to lose at this...
Blackberry is about to give away its last advantage

Podcast: Blackberry's in a jam, no Facebook phone and Netflix's excellent adventure

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It’s a special edition of the GigaOM Podcast this week as we welcome our very first non-GigaOM guest! After we talk with Kevin Tofel about RIM Blackberry’s Hail Mary event and Eliza Kern about Facebook’s move into mobile, we talk with Prof. Bob Sutton, author of the books Good Boss,...
Podcast: Blackberry's in a jam, no Facebook phone and Netflix's excellent adventure

Lot18 Lays Off 35 Percent of Its Staff: Pivots from High-End Flash Sales to Regular Old Direct Response

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Mr. Sung (Photo: LinkedIn) Lot 18, the troubled New York-based wine sales marketplace, is once again booted another batch of staffers. AllThingsD broke the news that the company laid off 25 employees this morning, cutting approximately 35 percent of its staff. This brings the total employees to 46, about half as many as...
Lot18 Lays Off 35 Percent of Its Staff: Pivots from High-End Flash Sales to Regular Old Direct Response
Memo to Fab: Don't call yourself a "pivot" unless you want others to call you a failure

And Now Nokia Has A New Problem -- It Might Go Bankrupt

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Nokia just blew its first quarter earnings, in part because sales of its new iPhone-killer, the Lumia, have been "mixed." (Read our Lumia review here.) That's bad. But here's what's worse. The company is burning cash at a mind-boggling rate, and it's about to run into a cash crunch. Nokia...
And Now Nokia Has A New Problem -- It Might Go Bankrupt
Brian Lee starts to tip his Hail Mary hand with new redesign, celeb deals and price points

BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)

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Like any good show pony, BlackBerry 10's been trotting around the world, strutting the fairly limited elements of its known UI in an effort to court developers. The platform, without question the nail upon which RIM's fate and fortune hangs, had its big coming out party this past May...
BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)

The Senate may resurrect the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 in lame duck, allowing it a second death this year

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Great news for you folks who worry about the safety of critical infrastructure here in the United States: The Senate may get back to work on the issue in its coming session. Bad news for you folks who worry about the safety of critical infrastructure here in the United States: The Senate bill is still...
The Senate may resurrect the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 in lame duck, allowing it a second death this year

Buddy Media founder Michael Lazerow: Keith Rabois Has 'Never Been Relevant'

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Many of the biggest names in Silicon Valley are angry at former Foursquare COO Keith Rabois for nasty comments he tweeted about his old company this weekend. Buddy Media cofounder Michael Lazerow just jumped into the argument, too. Rabois, now a venture capitalist at Khosla, has been duking it out...
Buddy Media founder Michael Lazerow: Keith Rabois Has 'Never Been Relevant'

Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick

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Earlier today, Yahoo sent out an email to the press notifying us about a special event on Monday with CEO Carol Bartz. The event happens to be in New York City which is interesting for two reasons. 1) Foursquare, the subject of many Yahoo aqusition rumors, is based in NY....
Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick

Baidu falls short of expectations in Q1 2013 with $961M in revenue, $1.00 EPS as growth slows

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Chinese search giant Baidu failed to live up to analyst expectations in the first quarter of 2013 with its $961 million in revenue and adjusted earnings per share of $1.00. Analysts had expected revenue of $969 million and EPS of $1.03. Commenting on the company’s performance during the quarter, CEO Robin...
Baidu falls short of expectations in Q1 2013 with $961M in revenue, $1.00 EPS as growth slows
Tupac's Coachella 'performance' is equal parts amazing, tacky, and macabre

$850 For Everyone? What Happens Next In The AT&T Throttling Case

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An out-of-work truck driver from California made headlines on Friday when he turned the tables on AT&T (NYSE: T), and stuck it to the phone giant in small claims court. A judge in Simi Valley awarded Matt Spaccarelli $850 after finding that AT&T had choked data on his iPhone...
$850 For Everyone? What Happens Next In The AT&T Throttling Case

Judge cuts international Galaxy S and S II, Galaxy Ace from Apple lawsuit against Samsung

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Apple rested its side of the case in its main lawsuit against Samsung on Monday, and with the switch of focus came a small sacrifice. While Samsung failed in a Hail Mary bid to have the suit dismissed, it successfully argued that a few devices should escape the clutches...
Judge cuts international Galaxy S and S II, Galaxy Ace from Apple lawsuit against Samsung
Big Tech: Nokia Fires 10,000: Looks to Undercut Cheap Android Phones

Dmitry Shapiro to Join Google+ as Head of Product

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We’re hearing rumors that Google may be shaking things up at the top of its product team for Google+. It’s no secret that the search company has been trying to crack the social puzzle with increasing urgency and desperation. But now we’ve heard from a single source with direct...
Dmitry Shapiro to Join Google+ as Head of Product

Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick http://tcrn.ch/bPsKIe

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The 404 1,196: Where we get locked up for unlocking (podcast)

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Today's top story: Microsoft throws a Hail Mary to the Internet with an ad for Internet Explorer 10 that ties in the worst trends of the 90s. [Read more]...
The 404 1,196: Where we get locked up for unlocking (podcast)

Tupac Hologram Performs at Coachella

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By Lyneka Little Rapper Tupac joined Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival Sunday. Yes, you read that right. The rapper, who died in 1996, was brought to life as a hologram to perform his hits, “Hail Mary” and “2 of...
Tupac Hologram Performs at Coachella

Here's Everything We Know About BlackBerry 10, RIM's Hail Mary Play For Mobile (RIMM)

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It's no secret that RIM needs to shake up its business if it wants to stay afloat. That's exactly what the company hopes to do with its highly-anticipated mobile platform, called BlackBerry 10. RIM kicks off its big BlackBerry developers conference in Orlando this week, and we're expecting to get...
Here's Everything We Know About BlackBerry 10, RIM's Hail Mary Play For Mobile (RIMM)

Report: Court rejects ban on iPad sales in Shanghai

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Reuters confirms a Chinese paper’s report that Proview has lost its case against Apple One of three Shanghai Apple Stores A hail-Mary legal play to ban the sale of iPads in Shanghai — a city of 23 million with three Apple stores — has failed, according to a Reuters report...
Report: Court rejects ban on iPad sales in Shanghai

The Internet Is For Baseless Legal Threats: Popehat, Greenfield And Volokh Triple-Streisand Edition!

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It has long been stated that the Internet is for porn. And while that's never really going to change, it also appears that the Internet has another purpose: baseless legal threats. Something tends to get lost in the ether(net), stripping away many people's ability to think clearly when confronted...
The Internet Is For Baseless Legal Threats: Popehat, Greenfield And Volokh Triple-Streisand Edition!

Sony Is Also Working On A Secret Plan To Blow Up The Cable Business (SNE)

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Is anyone in the technology industry not working on a plan to disrupt the traditional cable model? The latest entrant is Sony, which is apparently trying to figure out how to build a virtual cable network that is distributed through the Internet. Andrew Wallenstein at Variety says Sony has been...
Sony Is Also Working On A Secret Plan To Blow Up The Cable Business (SNE)

Why game makers love Sony's PS4

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Sony's new game console is a Hail Mary. To win, it must lure game creators. FORTUNE -- With gaming on smartphones and tablets growing rapidly, it's not enough for traditional hardware companies like Sony (SNE) to trot out new consoles with better technical capabilities. They have to innovate. Judging from...
Why game makers love Sony's PS4

Exclusive: Tupac Coachella Hologram Creator Tells How He Resurrected Rapper

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'It was [Dr.] Dre's vision to bring this back to life,' says Nick Smith president of the company that created the Tupac hologram at Coachella.By Gil Kaufman 2Pac hologram at Coachella Photo: Getty Images The Coachella festival is a place where minds routinely get blown, usually due to an awesome...
Exclusive: Tupac Coachella Hologram Creator Tells How He Resurrected Rapper

NCAA Goes Backwards On Streaming The Basketball Tournament

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If anyone has gotten the streaming sports thing right in the past, it's been NCAA Basketball. I've actually pointed to them as an example in the past of how the rest of the sporting world should embrace streaming their games and advertise the hell out of the experience. Rather than...
NCAA Goes Backwards On Streaming The Basketball Tournament
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