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Microsoft Exec: Putting Me In Charge Has Really Worked Out (MSFT)

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Satya Nadella, the leader of Microsoft's massively important Server and Tools business, sent a letter to the troops today that spelled out how CEO Steve Ballmer's decision to shake up the unit's leadership more than two years ago has paid off.   The letter came on the same day that...
Microsoft Exec: Putting Me In Charge Has Really Worked Out (MSFT)

Birst is Bursting Out All Over With $26 Million in Funding from Sequoia

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Remember Birst? The first two letters of its name stand for Business Intelligence and when I last looked in on this startup, it had just announced a Business Intelligence appliance. Today Birst will announce it has taken a $26 million round of funding led by Sequoia Capital. It is Birst’s...
Birst is Bursting Out All Over With $26 Million in Funding from Sequoia

To Grow Or Die In The Cloud

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Editor’s note: Byron Deeter is the lead cloud specialist at Bessemer Venture Partners. Follow him on Twitter @bdeeter. A few years ago, most people couldn’t tell you what the cloud was. They certainly couldn’t foresee a market in which the sexy, highly anticipated consumer Internet IPOs would be flops while the seemingly nerdy...
To Grow Or Die In The Cloud
Gigya launches partner ecosystem to turn social, gamification into cash

Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame

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EggDrop, a mobile marketplace application with over half a million downloads, is shutting down. The company will inform its current user base via email on Friday. According to CEO Dan Zheng, EggDrop was the recipient of a Cease & Desist letter from Craigslist a few months ago, but that’s not the primary...
Mobile Marketplace EggDrop Shuts Down Following Craigslist C&D, But Says Slow Growth To Blame

Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

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Kaltura, the open source video platform that’s powering Wikipedia’s new HTML5 player, has announced a new $25 million funding round from new investors which include Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and ORIX Ventures, with participating from existing investors which include Nexus Venture Partners, Intel Capital, .406 Ventures and Avalon Ventures....
Kaltura nabs $25m from Mitsui, ORIX, Intel and more to grow its open source video platform globally

Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international boss

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After enduring a torrid few months, Groupon has confirmed a shakeup of its international business, bringing in a new chief to oversee operations outside America. Out goes Marc Samwer, the oldest of the three notorious Samwer brothers, who became head of outside the U.S. when his family sold their Groupon...
Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international boss
800 million Android smartphones, 300 million iPhones in active use by December 2013, study says

Here's The Part Of Facebook's Earnings Call That Caused The Stock To Crash (FB)

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A Wall Street insider recently alerted me to something important I missed in Facebook's Q2 earnings call. Yes, there was a lot of other stuff to worry about in that call, at least for short-term investors: Facebook's revenue and earnings performance was merely in line with guidance that most observers...
Here's The Part Of Facebook's Earnings Call That Caused The Stock To Crash (FB)
What Twitter and Pinterest know about DevOps that you don't (infographic)
Why you need to boost your customer service game

Here's The Good News For Apple (AAPL)

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A lot of normal people are looking at Apple's earnings results and asking themselves a pretty reasonable question: "What exactly is the problem here?" After all, iPhone sales of 47.8 million units were up on a year over year basis, despite the fact that Apple only had 13 weeks to...
Here's The Good News For Apple (AAPL)

Facebook Barely Poked Snapchat, Active Usage Data Shows

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After initially missing the boat on mobile-photo sharing and then having to turn around and plunk down nearly $1 billion for Instagram, Facebook wasn’t going to let a hot app (and potential existential threat) emerge too quickly again. Although Facebook is more than 1 billion users strong, the company still...
Facebook Barely Poked Snapchat, Active Usage Data Shows

Announcing: The Next Web Latin America Conference 2012

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Having unofficially spread the rumour on our plans at this year’s TNW2012 flagship conference in Amsterdam, we’re now ready to officially share the news: we’re hosting our first ever international TNW Conference in São Paulo, Brazil! Our plan to set foot upon Latin American soil fits in line with the...
Announcing: The Next Web Latin America Conference 2012
Google Stock Blasts To Another All-Time High
Pison Cloud raises $8 million to strengthen product in the private cloud
Google Stock Blasts To All-Time High

"Path Does Not Spam Users": Dave Morin Talks About the Hyper-Growth Pains of a "Personal Network"

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Dave Morin, CEO of Path, is adamant that he isn’t doing anything wrong. “Path does not spam users,” Morin told AllThingsD in an interview about the self-proclaimed “personal network” yesterday. “Invites on Path are never sent without a user’s consent — any allegations to the contrary are false.” That’s...
"Path Does Not Spam Users": Dave Morin Talks About the Hyper-Growth Pains of a "Personal Network"

Coveo, Canada's 'big data' offering, nabs $18M as it edges closer to profitability

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“Big data” startups are experiencing fast-growth and are getting funded on an international scale, a sure sign that it’s more than just a fleeting Silicon Valley trend. Coveo, the Quebec-based big data analytics company, has received a massive $18 million from local growth equity firm, Tandem Expansion Fund. It...
Coveo, Canada's 'big data' offering, nabs $18M as it edges closer to profitability
Groupon Crashes To A New All-Time Low... (GRPN)

Coveo secures $18m to expand its big data analysis platform

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Big data analysis platform provider Coveo has announced that it has landed an $18 million funding round led by Canada’s Tandem Expansion Fund. The company that recently launched its Coveo for Salesforce product, integrating Big Data insights into Salesforce CRM interface, is planning to spend the funding on expanding its sales...
Coveo secures $18m to expand its big data analysis platform
What’s With All the Hyper-Growth Startups?
YC-Backed Parse Bets On Windows 8, Supports Back-End Development For Its Apps

Bit.ly to Twitter: So Long, and Thanks for All the Links

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Bit.ly is healthy and growing, says John Borthwick of Betaworks, which created and then spun off the URL shortener, even despite the fact that it’s no longer the default shortener used by Twitter. The messaging service broke off its formerly close relationship with Bit.ly in December, and CEO Evan...
Bit.ly to Twitter: So Long, and Thanks for All the Links
Photo Community 500px Announces New Professional Portfolios, Price Increase Giving Paid Accounts Unlimited Storage

Twitter Firms Up Top Ranks With CTO, Tightens Product and Design Roles

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Twitter has appointed Adam Messinger as the company’s Chief Technical Officer, according to his Twitter profile, in a move that solidifies Twitter’s top C-Suite ranks on its slow, steady trudge to becoming a public company. Messinger joined Twitter in 2011 as vice president of application development in the engineering department,...
Twitter Firms Up Top Ranks With CTO, Tightens Product and Design Roles
Help! We Need More Office Space!

Brian Pokorny Returns To SV Angel As A General Partner After Airbnb Talent Deal

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Brian Pokorny, who led photo-sharing service Daily Booth and Batch into a talent acquisition by Airbnb, is returning to SV Angel as a general partner. He has a long history with the firm. He’s been a strategic partner of SV Angel since 2009, before he left to be CEO of...
Brian Pokorny Returns To SV Angel As A General Partner After Airbnb Talent Deal
Building a delivery startup in Turkey with epic traffic, scant funding, and no broadband

My Startup Didn't Have Explosive Growth, So We Started Spending More Face-Time With Customers

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Our company has a new rule: everybody on the team has to talk to users. Everyday users can explain what they do not like about your product and provide crucial clues on how to make it better. Admittedly, talking to users seems at face value seems like a blindingly obvious...
My Startup Didn't Have Explosive Growth, So We Started Spending More Face-Time With Customers
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