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Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

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As someone who spends most of her time reporting on the United States technology landscape, it’s always a bit jarring to look at the numbers coming out of China-focused web companies. The sheer numbers involved there are crazy — and from the looks of it, the growth is not going...
Chinese Web Search Giant Baidu Sees $677 Billion In Q1 Revenue, Up 75% Year-Over-Year

The 16 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Year

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Earnings season has been pretty disappointing this quarter, as company after company reports weaker-than-anticipated sales.  As employers look to rein in costs, there has been one area they're quick to cut: headcount.  Already this year, more than 283,000 people were fired according to Challenger Gray & Christmas. Of those laid off,...
The 16 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Year
RIM begins slashing jobs in hope of saving $1B

Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

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Finnish game studio Rovio, the company behind the successful Angry Birds franchise, this morning reported its financial results for 2011 (via Guardian). The company says it booked revenue of 75.4 million euros ($106,3 million) and earned 48 million euros ($67.6 million) before taxes in 2011, which comes down to 64...
Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

Zuck: Facebook Will Grow Headcount Quickly In 2013 To Develop Future Money-Making Products

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On Facebook’s earnings call today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a strong statement about the company’s further investment in product development, especially those products that are making money for the company. He said on the call: Facebook will grow headcount quickly in 2013 in product development. This will come at the...
Zuck: Facebook Will Grow Headcount Quickly In 2013 To Develop Future Money-Making Products

SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

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Almost exactly one year ago, we first wrote about former Digg lead architect, Joe Stump, and former Social Thing founder, Matt Galligan, teaming up to form Crash Corp., an “alternate reality mobile gaming” startup. A lot can change in a year. Today, Stump and Galligan are well into building out...
SimpleGeo Digs Up Another $8 Million And A Group Of Former Digg Employees

Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

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I recently had lunch with Mark Leslie, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, who now teaches at Stanford and works with startups, often as a board member. He told me about a paper he and a colleague published in Harvard Business Review called The Sales Learning Curve. I read the paper...
Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

Google Continues Motorola Restructure, Drops 1K Employees And Divides Staff Into "Home" And "Mobile" Ahead of Sale

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Google unveiled its Q4 2012 earnings today, and among the numbers were its customary look at employee headcounts for the quarter, and that number tells the tale of a conntinued reorganization of the Motorola business it acquired last year. Overall Google’s full-time headcount went up, with 53,861 staff overall vs....
Google Continues Motorola Restructure, Drops 1K Employees And Divides Staff Into "Home" And "Mobile" Ahead of Sale
NYC iPad line: Shorter than iPad 2, longer than expected

Media Temple Raises $15 Million, Hungry For New Acquisitions

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Virtualization provider Media Temple has raised $15 million from a group of investors led by Triangle Capital (also includes GMB Mezzanine Capital). Founded in 1998, Media Temple is a web hosting and software service provider, helping clients host websites, email, and other forms of rich media content. This is the...
Media Temple Raises $15 Million, Hungry For New Acquisitions

Charles River Ventures’ George Zachary: Our QuickStart portfolio earned $37M revenue

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Charles River Ventures, a firm whose portfolio includes well-known companies like Twitter and Scribd, announced an experimental seed program called QuickStart three years ago, and has been making investments for two years. Today, partner George Zachary got on-stage at the Future of Funding event (where VentureBeat is one of the...
Charles River Ventures’ George Zachary: Our QuickStart portfolio earned $37M revenue

Executive Shuffling At Mobile Game Maker Pocket Gems: Co-Founder Terry Steps Down From CEO Role

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Zynga’s not the only one mixing around management these days. Pocket Gems, a mid-size mobile game developer backed by Sequoia Capital, is seeing some changes at the top today. Co-founder Daniel Terry is stepping down from the CEO role and becoming the company’s chief creative officer and executive chairman. Chief operating officer...
Executive Shuffling At Mobile Game Maker Pocket Gems: Co-Founder Terry Steps Down From CEO Role

Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

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Facebook gave investors something to ponder ahead of its mid-May IPO, when it filed an amended S-1 to report lower quarterly revenue and net income for the first three months of 2012. Where has the money gone? Look under its hood, strip away its go-faster stripes and you see Facebook...
Last-minute nerves? Wall Street digests dip in Facebook numbers

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

5 Reasons To Stay Skeptical About Groupon (GRPN)

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The business press got excited when Groupon reported greater than expected revenues in Q4 2011 and missed earnings estimates only because of one-off tax expenses in its foreign operations. My boss even demanded an apology from Groupon's critics because the new numbers prove that the "haters" are "wrong."But before...
5 Reasons To Stay Skeptical About Groupon (GRPN)

Chartboost raises $19m from Sequoia, TransLink and SK Telecom to help mobile game developers monetize

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Chartboost has been plying its trade for the best part of two years now, helping mobile game developers increase their revenues by making it easier to manage their in-game advertising. And the San Francisco-based startup is taking a big step towards cementing its position in the mobile ad industry, announcing...
Chartboost raises $19m from Sequoia, TransLink and SK Telecom to help mobile game developers monetize

TinyCo to set up not-so-tiny 60 person studio in Vancouver B.C.

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TinyCo has announced it will open new, standalone studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. TinyCo is the latest in a growing series of San Francisco-based game companies to set up north of the border, following in the footsteps of Gameview Studios and GREE. According to TinyCo CEO and co-founder Suli Ali,...
TinyCo to set up not-so-tiny 60 person studio in Vancouver B.C.

MBA Mondays: Optimal Headcount At Various Stages

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This is the third post in the MBA Mondays series on People. The number of people you have in your company at any time is a very important part of getting the company building process right. Too many and you will slow things down, burn through too much cash, and...
MBA Mondays: Optimal Headcount At Various Stages

Tubemogul raises $20M to grow its video ad platform

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Emeryville, California-based video ad platform Tubemogul has raised a $20 million Series C round of funding, the company announced Thursday. The round is led by new investor Northgate Capital, with existing investors Trinity Ventures and Foundation Capital coming back for more as well. Tubemogul wants to use the new infusion...
Tubemogul raises $20M to grow its video ad platform

Angry Birds helped Rovio double its revenues to £129m in 2012

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45% of Finnish company's income now comes from merchandise rather than gamesAngry Birds games attracted 263m monthly active players in December 2012, helping their publisher Rovio double its revenues for the calendar year.The company has published its financial results for 2012, revealing that its revenues grew 101% year-on-year to €152.2m...
Angry Birds helped Rovio double its revenues to £129m in 2012

Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

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Twitter announced it has acquired blogging and sharing platform Posterous in what appears to be an acquisition of talent. No details about the acquisition were released but Posterous Spaces will remain up and running for the time being though it’s unclear how long that will last. On its blog, Twitter...
Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

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That was quick. Sponsorship positions for the TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up in NYC are officially filled, and boy is this thing going to be awesome! If you aren’t already aware (and shame on you, if you aren’t), we’re having a little get-together for the tech/startup industry here in the Big Apple...
Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

Charts: Putting Apple’s growing cash pile in perspective

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Apple’s balance of more than $97 billion in cash and investments is back in the news today, with CEO Tim Cook saying at the company’s annual meeting that the money is “more than we need to run a company.” “The board and management team are thinking about this very deeply,”...
Charts: Putting Apple’s growing cash pile in perspective

Treehouse Nabs $7M Announces Plan to Teach High Schoolers Code

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After hitting $3.6 million in revenues and launching Android, iOS, WordPress and jQuery courses, tech education startup Treehouse has major news to share: the company has raised a $7 million Series B round, led by Kaplan Ventures with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership. Since debuting nearly a year and a half ago, Treehouse has grown rapidly in the face of competition...
Treehouse Nabs $7M Announces Plan to Teach High Schoolers Code
5 things you need to do now if your Q1 is going poorly

Near record turnout for iPad mini in the Big Apple

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Reports of disappointing crowds may have been premature FORTUNE -- I'm seeing headlines to the effect that the iPad mini is drawing smaller crowds than previous Apple (AAPL) product launches. I've only been to the flagship store on Fifth Avenue today, so I'm not in a position to generalize. But...
Near record turnout for iPad mini in the Big Apple
With $135 million in AUM, Betterment lures two key hires away from traditional finance
France's Netatmo Raises $5.8M To Extend The Reach Of Its Connected Weather Station
Time Warner Cable bulks Kansas City staff to combat Google Fiber growth

Amazon continues to expand office footprint in Seattle

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Amazon.com continues to gobble up office space in its hometown, expanding with a new 10-year lease for about 140,000 square feet at the Metropolitan Park North building. The lease, which was signed last month, was reported today by The Seattle Times. Metro Park North at 1220 Howell The new space...
Amazon continues to expand office footprint in Seattle
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