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Dear game developers: Zynga’s got $1.8 billion in cash and is aggressively looking for the next OMGPOP

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Good news for all you mobile game developers out there. Zynga, now a public company, has a big chunk of available cash on hand, and says its aggressively looking for the next big thing to spend part of its $1.8 billion on. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, along with M&A chief...
Dear game developers: Zynga’s got $1.8 billion in cash and is aggressively looking for the next OMGPOP

12 startups that offer their employees the coolest perks

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Most employers’ idea of benefits is limited to health insurance, maternity leave and some vacation time. In the startup industry, however, benefits and perks mean a lot more than that. Whether its catered meals or bringing your dogs to work, a travel stipend or an indoor slide, these companies are...
12 startups that offer their employees the coolest perks

Experian agrees $175m deal with Ybrant Digital to offload PriceGrabber and other comparison sites

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Information and financial services company Experian today announced that it has sold off PriceGrabber, LowerMyBills, and ClassesUSA.com to digital marketing firm Ybrant Digital for a $175 million. The deal will see the Indian company pay Experian $100m cash upon closing, with the further $75m arranged as a loan note, which will be used to repay money it...
Experian agrees $175m deal with Ybrant Digital to offload PriceGrabber and other comparison sites

Health startup Simplee spots medical billing errors to help consumers save

gigaom.com
Paying any kind of bill isn’t exactly a pleasure, but medical bills, which tend to be extra dense and difficult to understand, seem to exact a particular kind of pain. That’s why many of us probably don’t give our healthcare statements the kind of scrutiny they deserve. But, according to...
Health startup Simplee spots medical billing errors to help consumers save

With Obamacare Still In Play, GoHealth Lands $50M For Health Insurance Comparison Shopping

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This month, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), deciding whether or not adults in the U.S. will be required to purchase healthcare. If the Court rules in favor, millions of Americans will soon be in the market...
With Obamacare Still In Play, GoHealth Lands $50M For Health Insurance Comparison Shopping

WeWork Labs coworking space will open new offices in San Francisco next week

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WeWork Labs, a coworking startup that recently out-grew its NYC offices, has officially announced that it is opening a new space in San Francisco at 156 2nd Street on May 14th, which will hold approximately 100 entrepreneurs, designers and developers. The west-coast initiative will be run by Kaitlin Pike, Seth Blank and Dave Nugent. WeWork Labs...
WeWork Labs coworking space will open new offices in San Francisco next week

Social+Capital and Greylock Fund Health Insurance Site Simplee

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Simplee, a health insurance management site for consumers that helps them pay bills, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership and including seed investor Greylock Partners. The company, which launched last year and competes with Cake Health, said it’s compatible with 80 percent of...
Social+Capital and Greylock Fund Health Insurance Site Simplee
A quarter of a million Social Security numbers and other personal data exposed in Utah Medicaid hack
WeWork Lab’s hip SF pre-incubator space opens its doors

WeWork Labs Opens San Francisco Incubator, Starts Offering Health Insurance to All WeWork Members

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WeWork Labs SF WeWork Labs, the coworking space for early-stage startups, which moved to 17,000 square foot space in March, is planning on doubling its size. By July, the incubatorish offices will occupy both the third and fourth floor of 175 Varick Street. Applications are welcome for June, but it's...
WeWork Labs Opens San Francisco Incubator, Starts Offering Health Insurance to All WeWork Members
This Buffalo Startup Built the Amazon of Health Care Buying

Hack attack exposes data for 181,000 Utah benefits recipients

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The personal data belonging to more than 181,000 Utah residents who receive state benefits has been stolen by hackers who exploited a configuration error in a server maintained by the state's Department of Technology Services. The attack, believed to have been carried out by hackers from Eastern Europe, affects...
Hack attack exposes data for 181,000 Utah benefits recipients

IBM's Offer To Older Workers: Either Take A Pay Cut, Or Risk Being Canned (IBM)

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Older IBM employees got a surprise e-mail today: an early retirement offer which asks them to cut their hours by 40% and their pay by 30% if they announce a retirement date of Dec. 31, 2013 or earlier. If it sounds like a bad deal, consider that it's better than...
IBM's Offer To Older Workers: Either Take A Pay Cut, Or Risk Being Canned (IBM)
Lemon backs up your entire wallet on your smartphone

Introducing ZigMail, an elegant box for your “transactional” email

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Email is a ball and chain. We’re locked to it, and it sucks. So anything that makes it easier to deal with, well, we’re going to try it out, right? ZigMail is a nifty new email service that gives you control over all those personal so-called “transactional” emails that clog...
Introducing ZigMail, an elegant box for your “transactional” email

Cakehealth Launches Version 2.0 For A New Look And Feel To The “Mint.com For Health Insurance”

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Cakehealth, the online tool for managing and tracking healthcare expenses, is rolling out a completely rebuilt and redesigned version of its web app today. The San Francisco-based Cakehealth first debuted with the aim of being “the Mint for health insurance” back in September 2011 as a finalist at TechCrunch...
Cakehealth Launches Version 2.0 For A New Look And Feel To The “Mint.com For Health Insurance”
Lemon Takes Aim At Digitizing Your (Bulging, Paper-Stuffed, Back-Crippling) Wallet

Healthcare Reform: Why today’s Supreme Court ruling is great news for startups

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No matter which side of the aisle you sit on*, today’s ruling by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, is a big deal for the healthcare industry, but it’s also a big deal for startups. It’s actually a very positive outcome for startups. No, I’m...
Healthcare Reform: Why today’s Supreme Court ruling is great news for startups

White House Will Take To Twitter To Answer Questions About SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

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The United States Supreme Court today voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act (informally referred to as ObamaCare), the health care reform bill that will require nearly all Americans to have health insurance coverage. It’s a very, very big deal — and it’s apparent on social media sites that many...
White House Will Take To Twitter To Answer Questions About SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

Startup Coworking Space WeWork Labs Heads To The West Coast, Opens Up Shop In San Francisco

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WeWork Labs opened its doors to New York City entrepreneurs in April 2011. For $250 per month, they could raid WeWork's fridges, drink its kegs, and build companies. The co-working space was an instant hit. It now houses more than 200 entrepreneurs who are working on more than 100 companies....
Startup Coworking Space WeWork Labs Heads To The West Coast, Opens Up Shop In San Francisco

SCOTUS Decision + ObamaCare = Internet Fun (and Not So Much)

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Of course, because Americans now have a wide range of tools to express themselves online, the historic and surprising Supreme Court decision that has upheld the Obama administration’s controversial health care overhaul has been a perfect medium for the escalating debate. There is already a Tumblr created today with...
SCOTUS Decision + ObamaCare = Internet Fun (and Not So Much)

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: 38 Studios

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On its own, “Game Developer Fails to Wow, Folds” is hardly newsworthy. But add lies, possible criminal behavior, and a $100 million bill to taxpayers, and you have a DeathWatch Candidate. Throw a controversial baseball icon into the mix, and you have a winner! 38 Studios collapsed under the weight...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: 38 Studios

ZocDoc Just Made My Day By Booting A Shady Doctor Off Its Site

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I have an arthritic foot that'll surgery soon. So when my podiatrist dropped my insurance, I was hard-pressed to find a new one.  I reluctantly began scouring review sites like Yelp and RateMDs to weed out the duds. I've switched doctors with dubious results before, so I wasn't about to take...
ZocDoc Just Made My Day By Booting A Shady Doctor Off Its Site
Apple retail employees come in sprightly, but leave worn-out

Coffee & Power's Dream Of The 2020s Is Alive In Portland

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Coffee & Power's third workclub is set to open in Portland, Ore. at Urban Grind, a favored ReadWriteWeb remote workplace. The San Francisco-based "meta-company" runs its first workclub there, and a second one opened under its own power (and coffee) in Santa Monica, Calif. in December. Portland will now be...
Coffee & Power's Dream Of The 2020s Is Alive In Portland

This Greek Web Entrepreneur Wants To Vote For The Conservatives, And Then Wants To Do Something Very Violent To Himself

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ATHENS, GREECE -- Not all hope is lost in Greece, despite the economic collapse you read and hear so much about. Tonight I got to meet with a group of 20 or so men and women who are building Athens' startup ecosystem, either as founders, VCs, or active participants are...
This Greek Web Entrepreneur Wants To Vote For The Conservatives, And Then Wants To Do Something Very Violent To Himself

Departing Yahoo Product Exec Pops Up at eHealth

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Top Yahoo product exec Bill Shaughnessy, who recently left the Silicon Valley Internet giant, is joining eHealth as president and COO. Shaughnessy, who will also become a board member at the online health insurance company, was SVP of product management and product marketing at Yahoo and had previously worked at...
Departing Yahoo Product Exec Pops Up at eHealth
Todd Park appointed as new US Chief Technology Officer

States now under the gun to implement health insurance exchanges

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Although Texas is refusing to set up health insurance exchanges required by the Affordable Care Act, other states realize it's time to choose a customized exchange before a 2014 federal deadline....
States now under the gun to implement health insurance exchanges

AP: Republicans Were For Obamas Health Insurance Requirement

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AP: Republicans Were For Obamas Health Insurance Requirement
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