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It’s TechStars’ Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups

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Today, 13 startups will present to a room filled with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars Demo Day in Boston. In case you haven’t heard of TechStars, it is an elite mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that is funded by more than 50 venture capital firms, and more than 25 angel investors. TechStars...
It’s TechStars’ Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups
Double Fine seeks to cut out publishers with Kickstarter-funded adventure

Report: Apple building thinner and lighter Liquidmetal next-gen iPhone

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A new report from Korean publication ETNews.com claims industry sources have confirmed Apple will be using the “liquid metal” technology that it acquired from Liquidmetal Technologies’  in August of 2010. According to industry sources, the next flagship phones of the companies are expected to adopt unprecedented materials for their main...
Report: Apple building thinner and lighter Liquidmetal next-gen iPhone

DreamIt Demo Day: Meet the 15 young startups presenting today in New York

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DreamIt Ventures, a NY, Philidelphia and Israel-based startup accelerator program akin to Y Combinator and TechStars, is about to have its second demo day in NY. Today, 15 young startups will be presenting in a matter of hours and are all vying for attention from a room packed full of investors, industry analysts and media,...
DreamIt Demo Day: Meet the 15 young startups presenting today in New York

General Motors pulls annual $10 million worth of ads from Facebook

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General Motors has announced that it would be pulling its paid advertising from Facebook, saying that it had too little impact. The announcement could not come at a worse time for the social media giant, which is expected to file its initial public offering on Friday. The newspaper reported that...
General Motors pulls annual $10 million worth of ads from Facebook

25 Hot CEOs Of Silicon Valley Startups You Can't Afford To Ignore

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Silicon Valley is home to some of the hottest startups in the world — but a lot of them never get off the ground without the proper leadership. We spoke to a bunch of CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors and industry analysts to find out who are some of the top leaders...
25 Hot CEOs Of Silicon Valley Startups You Can't Afford To Ignore

TechStars Demo Day: Meet the 13 young startups presenting today in New York

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Today, 13 startups are about to present to a room packed with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars’ 3rd yearly Demo Day in New York.In case you haven’t heard of TechStars, it’s an elite mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that’s funded by more than 50 venture capital firms, and over 25...
TechStars Demo Day: Meet the 13 young startups presenting today in New York

Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion

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Another major acquisition for Dell this morning. The company announced it’s buying enterprise management software maker Quest Software for $2.4 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Dell will pay $28.00 per share, which beat out Insight Venture Partners’ bid of $25.75 per share. Quest’s assets, including its access management...
Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion
VMware Swaps Microsoft Vet Maritz For Ex-Intel Man Gelsinger

Smallknot launches in New York to help you invest in local, neighborhood businesses

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Today, 13 startups are about to present to a room packed with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars’ 3rd yearly Demo Day in New York. Brooklyn-based SmallKnot, a tool that lets you invest in your neighborhood, is one of those startups, and the team is announcing a brand new re-designed...
Smallknot launches in New York to help you invest in local, neighborhood businesses

ANALYST: Smartphone Sales Will Dwarf PC Sales This Year And Reach A Staggering 1.5 Billion Per Year By 2016 (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK)

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If you think smartphones are hot today, you ain't seen nothing yet. Smartphone sales blew past the number of PCs sold last year, and they'll be nearly twice PC sales this year, analyst Alex Cocotas of BI Intelligence predicts. More startling, smartphone sales will exceed 1.5 billion units per...
ANALYST: Smartphone Sales Will Dwarf PC Sales This Year And Reach A Staggering 1.5 Billion Per Year By 2016 (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK)

Sponsor post: Connect, innovate and prosper at TiEcon 2012

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs believed that there is an entrepreneur in every one of us. This same core belief was behind the formation of TiE twenty years ago with a mission to foster entrepreneurship globally. Today it has over 40,000 members...
Sponsor post: Connect, innovate and prosper at TiEcon 2012
Analyst fears video game industry may hit six-year low

Bloomberg profiles Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller

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Peter Burrows and Adam Satariano of Bloomberg: Since Jobs’s death in October, perhaps no Apple executive other than CEO Tim Cook is under more pressure to fill the void. Apple declined to make Schiller available for this story, which is based on interviews with more than a dozen former Apple managers,...
Bloomberg profiles Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller

Mark Hurd Explains Oracle's Biggest Problem Vs. HP's Biggest Problem (ORCL, HPQ)

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Quick: If you had to name Oracle's biggest problem what would it be? Lousy hardware sales? Lawsuits? Its reputation as being too arrogant with customers? Ha! Oracle President Mark Hurd says its main problem is that most of its revenue comes from a relatively small number of customers. He was...
Mark Hurd Explains Oracle's Biggest Problem Vs. HP's Biggest Problem (ORCL, HPQ)

Daily Report: Early Opinions on Microsoft Windows 8

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Microsoft is back on center stage, basking in some attention for its Windows 8 operating system for computers. It gave the media and industry analysts an early look at the software, and initial reactions were positive....
Daily Report: Early Opinions on Microsoft Windows 8

Wander unveils its invite-only beta as a beautiful new way to share and experience the world

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Today, 13 startups are about to present to a room packed with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars’ 3rd yearly Demo Day in New York. Wander, a rather stealthy project by CEO Jeremy Fisher, is one of those startups, and the company is launching today in public invite-only beta (the...
Wander unveils its invite-only beta as a beautiful new way to share and experience the world
The Verge at Toy Fair 2012 (video)

Lenovo close to grabbing PC supremacy from HP

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If Chinese-based computer manufacturer Lenovo keeps moving at its current pace, the company will surpass Hewlett-Packard as the world's largest PC maker by the beginning of 2013, industry analysts say....
Lenovo close to grabbing PC supremacy from HP

Microsoft: Windows 8 beta should be compelling for enterprises

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When Windows 8's beta version becomes available for download on Wednesday, Microsoft expects many enterprises to jump at the chance to give the new operating system a test drive, but some industry analysts doubt that there will be much interest among corporate IT officials....
Microsoft: Windows 8 beta should be compelling for enterprises

Surprise: Worldwide PC shipments rise slightly

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New numbers released this afternoon show an increase of about 2 percent in worldwide PC shipments for the first quarter, surprising industry analysts who had been expecting a modest decline. It’s good news for Microsoft and other companies that rely on new PC sales for a large chunk of their...
Surprise: Worldwide PC shipments rise slightly

Analysts: At first pass, Outlook.com looks underwhelming

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Outlook.com, which Microsoft is positioning as a reinvention of its Hotmail and of competing consumer webmail services, appears at first glance more evolutionary than groundbreaking, according to several industry analysts....
Analysts: At first pass, Outlook.com looks underwhelming

An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts

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Gartner. Forrester. IDC. And lots of smaller fish, too. You can't read a tech-industy news story, attend a conference or listen to a sales pitch without someone quoting an industry analyst. For tech companies, analysts are big news and big business, promising to help with transformation, monetization and a...
An Insider's Guide to Technology Analysts
Why RIM Lost Its Crew, Its Groove

James Daunt: the bibliophile who means business | Observer profile

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Twelve months ago, Waterstones' then new boss referred to Amazon as the 'enemy'. So why is the man entrusted with saving the book trade now stocking Kindles in his shops?Last week, according to several reports, hell froze over and the lion lay down with the lamb. On closer inspection, it...
James Daunt: the bibliophile who means business | Observer profile

Affiliate Marketing Opportunities Abound In Luxury Online Retail

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We’ve recently seen some bold predictions for the continued growth of e-commerce and the rise in online spending on luxury items. The latest forecasts estimate the overall e-commerce market will reach nearly $300 billion by 2015, according to industry analysts Forrester Research. Meanwhile,... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Affiliate Marketing Opportunities Abound In Luxury Online Retail

Waterstones boss poised to join the e-reader battle

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Bookseller James Daunt remains upbeat about traditional books even as he plots a digital revolutionWhen you consider the prospects for literature in the age of the ebook, just four names seem to dominate the digital future: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft. These American west coast giants, founded respectively in 1994,...
Waterstones boss poised to join the e-reader battle

YammerSoft: What the industry thinks of Microsoft’s rumored Yammer buy

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Although nothing is certain until cash is in the bank, the Microsoft $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer looks pretty much like a done deal. VentureBeat asked some industry analysts and experts what they think this deal will do to Yammer, Microsoft, and the enterprise social networking industry as a whole....
YammerSoft: What the industry thinks of Microsoft’s rumored Yammer buy

What’s really going on at Mail.ru?

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There’s no doubt that Mail.ru is one of Russia’s most powerful internet players. It has gone from being a struggling web firm in the late 1990s to a real Runet force — and helped boost the careers of many local entrepreneurs along the way. But has it reached a watershed...
What’s really going on at Mail.ru?

Mobile Commerce And The Future Of Affiliate Marketing

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It’s hard to ignore all the talk about the potential of mobile commerce given the positive forecasts from industry analysts and researchers. Consider these compelling statistics: There will be 115.8 million smartphone users in the US by the end of 2012, and that number is expected to reach 176.3... Please...
Mobile Commerce And The Future Of Affiliate Marketing
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