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Ignition's John Connors on Nike's FuelBand, Enterprise Software and Investing (Video)

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John Connors was Microsoft’s chief finance guy for five years, responsible for managing one of the largest tech company’s books. For the past seven years, however, he’s been contributing his fiscal know-how and diversity of opinions to the venture business, joining Bellevue’s Ignition Partners in 2005. As a member of Nike’s board, the...
Ignition's John Connors on Nike's FuelBand, Enterprise Software and Investing (Video)

Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

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Technology companies went wild bidding on generic top-level domains (gTLDs) once the opportunity presented itself. That seemingly impulsive behavior hasn't sat well with the Government Advisory Committee, which just posted a list of its member countries' initial 250 objections over the internet gold rush. While the list is broad,...
Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google
Balanced is in a dogfight for peer-to-peer marketplaces

Investors work to place the right bets in health care

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As an industry, digital health is at an interesting point, where smartphones and tablets allow consumers to create and upload massive amounts of personal data without expending much effort, and cloud computing allows them to track and share that data with doctors or the public in ways they’d never been...
Investors work to place the right bets in health care

Business and politicians scrap over rules for the coming FCC-led spectrum auction

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The Federal Communications Commission intends to hold an auction for spectrum – new airwaves, essentially – in 2014, but what the rules for that auction will be had many in Washington and the business community riled today. At stake is the structure of the deal, which might sound odd given that...
Business and politicians scrap over rules for the coming FCC-led spectrum auction

How To Pimp Your Company's Facebook Timeline

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If you haven't changed your brand's Facebook page over to Timeline yet, Facebook will do it automatically on March 30. And if you have, chance are you could be doing more to make it look better. One of the initial complaints when Timeline for brands was announced last week...
How To Pimp Your Company's Facebook Timeline
Worldwide smartphone shipments outpace dumbphones for the first time

Despite controversy, Huawei is making strides in the South Pacific

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Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei doesn’t have many friends in major developed markets.  Last October, US Congress labeled Huawei a national security threat, in fear that granting the firm access to US telecom infrastructure will allow easy access for Chinese spies. Canada and parts of Europe have also enacted similar measures.  Australia...
Despite controversy, Huawei is making strides in the South Pacific

Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

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Telefónica, the world’s sixth largest mobile provider, says it’s ready to step up and become not just a network, but a serious global technology player. In an announcement in London on Thursday, the Spanish company, faced with turmoil in its core markets and witnessing turbulence in mobile sales all over...
Telefónica pins its hopes on being more than mobile

The good news and bad news about bubbles

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On Thursday, I moderated a panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who discussed a provocative question: As startup valuations get frothy, are we blowing another bubble? It seems like you can wander down Sand Hill Road muttering “social location games” and get a $20 million check dropped in front of...
The good news and bad news about bubbles
Nevada Gaming Control Board grants first two licenses for regulated online casino games
How Cisco wants to make big data a community affair

Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom

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Search giant's co-founder hits back at critics of his comments to Guardian, echoing remarks made by Sir Tim Berners-LeeGoogle co-founder Sergey Brin has hit back at critics of his exclusive comments to the Guardian about the importance of the open web, and emphasised that he thinks "government filtering of political...
Google's Sergey Brin: state filtering of dissent threatens web freedom

The Rise Of The Explainer Video

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Editor’s note: Rico Andrade a former executive producer at Transvideo Studios and Picturelab. Follow him on Twitter @andrade_rico. Two years ago, Jason Kincaid wrote a short but influential post titled “The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do.” He said: During my time...
The Rise Of The Explainer Video

DLD 2013: the gathering of the digital great and good

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Munich's pattern-connecting conference of the future is about to begin, exploring everything from 3D printing to climate predictionWhat can we expect at the ninth DLD in Munich this weekend? Every tech conference now has the inevitable blokes (and it usually is blokes) flogging their books, blokes perpetuating hype about some...
DLD 2013: the gathering of the digital great and good
Markets: How Insurers Can Foil the Next Hurricane Sandy

The 5 biggest tech failures of 2012

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Technology marches onward with unrelenting determination year after year. The gadgets that run our lives get cheaper, faster, and more beautiful without fail. However, that doesn’t mean that individual companies can’t pull a boner from time to time, and 2012 was no exception. Let’s take a look at the five...
The 5 biggest tech failures of 2012

Civil Suit Against Google, Apple and Others Over Employee-Poaching Ban Can Continue

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A U.S. District Judge has ruled that an anti-trust case filed against a number of tech companies can continue, saying "they still have an antitrust claim" according to Bloomberg. [Judge] Koh didn’t take issue with the allegations about the agreements between individual companies, Joseph Saveri, a lawyer for the plaintiffs,...
Civil Suit Against Google, Apple and Others Over Employee-Poaching Ban Can Continue
For the Internet of things, will it be verticals or horizontals?

Facebook May Not Be Into Mobile Ads Yet, But Plenty Of Others Are

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Mobile advertising may not yet be something that Facebook has explored in its strategy to monetize its massive user base, and given the growth we’ve seen in the space, you can argue that it might be missing a trick. What’s interesting is that while companies like Google are certainly making...
Facebook May Not Be Into Mobile Ads Yet, But Plenty Of Others Are

Social Trumps Search On Smartphones But On Tablets Search Is King

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The market is now awash in data. Each new day brings a dozen surveys or reports to my inbox. Most of these data intended to promote individual companies but some of the metrics are useful and interesting. A lot of the data I’m now seeing pertain to the growing importance...
Social Trumps Search On Smartphones But On Tablets Search Is King

In the last 4 years, the app economy has created almost 500k jobs in the US

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The launch of Apple’s App Store in 2008 triggered a massive upswing in mobile application sales. Sure, apps had been being sold on a small scale in ecosystems like Palm or Windows Phone, but once the expectation of apps being purchased right on the device was established, the ecosystem took...
In the last 4 years, the app economy has created almost 500k jobs in the US
Exascale supercomputer hardware is easy - it's the software that's holding us back

Cameron refuses to say if he will quiz Google boss Eric Schmidt over tax

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PM's spokesman refuses to be drawn on whether Cameron will question Schmidt over Google's tax arrangementsDavid Cameron has refused to say whether he will question Google's chairman over allegations that the internet giant is exploiting tax loopholes at a meeting on Monday that will discuss tightening up international tax rules.The...
Cameron refuses to say if he will quiz Google boss Eric Schmidt over tax
BlueStacks Partners With AMD, Bringing 500,000 Android Apps To Windows PCs

One year and 18 investments on, Angel CoFund is helping to tackle the UK's Series-A crunch

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The UK Government-backed Angel CoFund is marking its first anniversary this month. Supporting syndicates and making use of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund money it has provided £24 million ($38.5m) in funding to high-growth British businesses. Over the year, the Angel CoFund has already invested in 18 companies. Every £1...
One year and 18 investments on, Angel CoFund is helping to tackle the UK's Series-A crunch

Gilt reverses its stance on selling Jetsetter

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Back in February, when several of Gilt Groupe’s non-core businesses were suffering layoffs and restructurings, we’d heard rumors the company might consider selling off the growing side businesses. Why not? Gilt’s main flash sale business had hit a plateau, but several of these side businesses, including Jetsetter, were regularly fielding...
Gilt reverses its stance on selling Jetsetter

Why Gilt Should Spin Off Its Growth Businesses

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Yes, flash sale purveyor Gilt Groupe should sell stakes in its side businesses to outside investors. This is not just a crazy idea I just cooked up. The company regularly fields approaches from VCs and investors to this effect, and according to several people involved, Gilt is seriously entertaining them....
Why Gilt Should Spin Off Its Growth Businesses
Yahoo says an 'infinitesimal percentage' of users' data will ever be shared with the government
There’s Room for More than One Startup Ecosystem
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