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DealBook: In Dell's Waning Cash Flows, Signs of Concern

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Going private may allow the company to slash costs, which preserves cash. But management may also feel liberated to spend more on initiatives, which could deplete cash initially....
DealBook: In Dell's Waning Cash Flows, Signs of Concern

Empowering Women Doesn't Help Them

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A German client of mine was complaining this week about a survey she received from the country's leading newspaper. As the Head of Diversity at a large German multinational, she is the natural recipient of surveys asking how German companies are going to meet the 35% gender balance quotas that...
Empowering Women Doesn't Help Them

Morgan Stanley Upgrades Netflix, Says Amazon Isn't A Direct Threat (NFLX, AMZN)

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Netflix stock boasts one of the ugliest charts you'll ever see. However, at least one analyst thinks it's finally time to buy. Morgan Stanley's Scott Devitt raised Netflix to "overweight" this morning while maintaining his $85 price target, which represents an upside opportunity of almost 30 percent. "Why now?" writes...
Morgan Stanley Upgrades Netflix, Says Amazon Isn't A Direct Threat (NFLX, AMZN)

Facebook platform update: European incentive program, policy, training course, more

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Facebook announced a number of changes and initiatives this week, including a program to reward developers who drive sales using Credits among European users. European incentive program begins – Facebook will give developers who drive more than US$100,000 in sales to European customers in a given quarter will be rewarded with...
Facebook platform update: European incentive program, policy, training course, more

Apple guns hard for education market with iOS 7 improvements

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The Internet has been revolutionizing education, and tech giants are swooping in on the immense potential for schools to become more connected, as Apple has pulled out all the stops to cater to the education sector in its latest iOS version, offering new features that “make it easier for institutions to put devices in...
Apple guns hard for education market with iOS 7 improvements

Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

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If the Pixel sparked your interest in investing in a Chromebook, but its absurd price turned you off, then the Acer C7 Chromebook may be what you’re looking for. Announced via press release this afternoon, the new and improved Chromebook C7 from Acer boasts a number of useful performance boosts....
Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

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Microsoft on Thursday released the Xbox SmartGlass Software Development Kit (SDK) to partners that have agreements to develop Xbox games and entertainment applications for the Xbox 360. The device-agnostic SmartGlass application was first revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier in June, showing how users will eventually be able...
Microsoft rolls out SmartGlass SDK to first crop of devs

Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

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(flickr.com/Sreejith K) The JOBS Act is a done deal, and as we reported last week, that means the doors to early-stage startup investment are about to swing wide open. But before everyone runs to their favorite crowdfunding platform, the SEC needs to come up with some rules. They’ve got...
Help the SEC Crowdsource Its Crowdfunding Rules

Google's Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory

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Google just announced that the mobile version of Google Product Search can now tell you if a certain product is in stock at nearby stores. Currently, Google is only working with a handful of retailers, including Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm, but the company is actively...
Google's Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory

SAP to give business tools a consumer-app makeover

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A series of initiatives are under way at SAP with the goal of bringing its business applications much closer to the ease of use and eye-catching visuals provided by consumer applications, particularly ones made amid the boom in mobile computing....
SAP to give business tools a consumer-app makeover

Designers: Kleiner Perkins Wants You

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will Tuesday announce two new initiatives around design....
Designers: Kleiner Perkins Wants You

Groupon's Co-Founder Eric Lefkofsky Has Transferred Nearly 19 Million Shares

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Groupon's earliest investor and co-founder Eric Lefkofsky has transferred 18.7 million shares of the company, Bloomberg reports. Bloomberg confirmed the transfer, found in a regulatory filing, with a Groupon spokesperson. Most of the shares, 15.4 million, were moved from 600 West Groupon LLC and distributed to Lefkofsky's beneficiaries. 600 West...
Groupon's Co-Founder Eric Lefkofsky Has Transferred Nearly 19 Million Shares
Verizon launches Viewdini video search app exclusively for LTE Android devices (hands-on)
Wowzapp: Microsoft Opens Registration For Its Worldwide Windows 8 Hackathon In November

Google ends its 6-year feud with the Belgian press - and here's why it matters

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on France’s startup blog Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in Paris, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Google announced yesterday on its French blog the end of a six-year struggle with the francophone Belgian press, who argued that the “cached” versions of articles...
Google ends its 6-year feud with the Belgian press - and here's why it matters

Yahoo's Mayer says long-term success depends on a 'series of sprints' including recent talent tear

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During Yahoo’s Q1 2013 earnings call on Tuesday, company CEO Marissa Mayer told investors that she is seeing continued stability for Yahoo. However, the turnaround isn’t over as Mayer believed long-term success was going to be determined by a “series of sprints”. The first of such sprints, involving improving Yahoo’s...
Yahoo's Mayer says long-term success depends on a 'series of sprints' including recent talent tear
How data proved the real winner in Obama reelection, Nate Silver's rise to prediction fame
Major cable companies try to make themselves innovative by opening up new research center

Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

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Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users have will remain up and running for now. Posterous founder...
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

iPad Pre-Orders to Start Next Week? [RUMOR]

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Could iPad pre-orders start as early as next week? According to AppAdvice.com, that seems like a possibility. The website cites a “source familiar with the matter” that says US-only presales could begin as soon as February 25.We’re still classifying this very much as a rumor, although Apple has made...
iPad Pre-Orders to Start Next Week? [RUMOR]

JOB OF THE WEEK: Director, Digital Advertising Sales & Partnerships

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Director, Digital Advertising Sales & Partnerships Care2 New York, NY Why it’s cool: Care2 is a large healthy living, lifestyle...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Director, Digital Advertising Sales & Partnerships

New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517695770"] City governments here in the United States aren’t typically known as early adopters of the latest in technology and innovation — that means that New York City’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot has a pretty big job on her hands. So it was great to have the...
New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

Guest Post: How to market your app during the holiday season

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Editor’s note: The following guest post was written by Ravi Kamran, CEO of Trademob, a Berlin-based mobile app marketing platform that allows customers to track mobile app marketing campaigns and connect with more than 100 mobile ad networks and publishers such as Google AdMob, InMobi and Millennial Media. For mobile...
Guest Post: How to market your app during the holiday season

Google releases Course Builder, takes online learning down an open-source road

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Google is well-known for projects with unexpected origins. It's almost natural, then, that the code Google used to build a web course has led to a full-fledged tool for online education. The open-source Course Builder project lets anyone make their own learning resources, complete with scheduled activities and lessons,...
Google releases Course Builder, takes online learning down an open-source road

Is Facebook Poised to Revolutionize Health Care?

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Before we dismiss appearances by Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on ABC News Tuesday as orchestrated, feel-good public relations events less than a month before Facebook holds its initial public offering, consider this:When Zuckerberg and Sandberg introduce and explain the new initiative, they could be revolutionizing health care. Zuckerberg...
Is Facebook Poised to Revolutionize Health Care?

Google chief weighs in on German copyright row

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Google’s European chief Matt Brittin has described a new proposed copyright law in Germany as “like putting up a big sign saying ‘we don’t understand the Internet’.” The “ancillary copyright” law, in its draft form, would make search engines, including Google, pay for reproducing newspapers’ headlines and first paragraphs in...
Google chief weighs in on German copyright row

Troubled Sharp is reportedly looking to offload $1.2 billion in assets

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Troubled Japanese tech giant Sharp is reportedly looking to sell more than $1.2 billion in assets, including a key solar panel plant in its native Japan. A report from the Daily Yomiuri [via Reuters] claims that the company is already in negotiations with an overseas bidder as it looks to...
Troubled Sharp is reportedly looking to offload $1.2 billion in assets
How to build a developer community from scratch

Maynard Webb On 'Rebooting' Your Career By Relying On Yourself, Not Your Employer [TCTV]

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Maynard Webb knows a thing or two about navigating through a career path. From the start of his professional life as an entry-level employee at IBM, he has risen to be one of the tech industry’s most respected veterans. After working his way up through increasingly senior ranks at...
Maynard Webb On 'Rebooting' Your Career By Relying On Yourself, Not Your Employer [TCTV]

An Open Letter to Facebook

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I started this letter before f8, so for the record, it’s not about anything new. However, it even holds more water as a result. While Facebook is introducing new developments, they are losing sight of the old issues that are mostly “broken” or that have not yet been addressed. As...
An Open Letter to Facebook
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