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Apple, DOJ may land e-book settlement within weeks

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Apple may be ready to make important concessions to settle a possible Department of Justice lawsuit over e-book pricing, a pair of sources claimed Friday. Although not concrete, a deal could come "in the next few weeks," the Reuters insiders said. The core of the deal would revolve around Apple...
Apple, DOJ may land e-book settlement within weeks

T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS

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Holy Magenta! T-Mobile TV is now available for iOS. Just a few weeks removed from the carrier's launch of the iPhone 5, its entertainment streaming app offers a free 30-day trial run with content from Fox News, the Associated Press, Campus Insiders and ACC Digital Network. Those looking to...
T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS
Windows 8 default wallpaper leaked

The Facebook IPO Filing Will Drop Any Moment Now!

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The Facebook IPO filing could drop at any moment today. We are besides ourselves with excitement. Facebook is era-defining company. We're going to have live and (very) comprehensive coverage at SAI, so stay with us. Click here to see if the filing is out yet >> In the meantime,...
The Facebook IPO Filing Will Drop Any Moment Now!

Anonymous Teams With Wikileaks To Publish Confidential Stratfor Emails in ‘The Global Intelligence Files’

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Wikileaks's symbol for the Stratfor email leak Wikileaks dropped a bomb on Texas-based "global intelligence company" Stratfor late Sunday with "The Global Intelligence Files," a dump of over 5 million hacked emails containing confidential information about Stratfor's informers, psych ops, pay-offs and the methods they use to make the payments....
Anonymous Teams With Wikileaks To Publish Confidential Stratfor Emails in ‘The Global Intelligence Files’

Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO

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If Phil Libin ever writes a book on building Evernote it’ll be called “Good Problems to Have.” That’s one of the most annoying phrases you can hear as an entrepreneur. Just because they are good problems, doesn’t make them any less serious of problems, he argues. One of Evernote’s good...
Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO

Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

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A new study of data breaches has found that criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37 percent of corporate data breaches in 2011, a six percent rise from 2010. The study, performed by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, also found that these attacks were much more costly to...
Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks
Yahoo Tries To Quell Furor Over Work-At-Home Ban
Survey: Despite initial missteps, mobile payments will boom in 2013

Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

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Insider selling is rarely a positive sign for a company. At best, it's a neutral event: An officer, director, or existing shareholder deciding to diversify his or her risk and trimming exposure to the company. At worst, it's a sign that insiders are nervous about the future of the...
Yes, A Facebook Insider Dumping Nearly His Whole Stake Should Make You Nervous...

Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

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Daily deal website has seen its share price tumble since its IPO as directors may still want to replace chief executiveGroupon boss Andrew Mason appears to have survived a fractious board meeting at the troubled daily deal website. But insiders said unhappy board members are still keen to oust the...
Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

Apple Is Making 'Dramatic' Changes To The iPhone, And Insiders Are Suddenly Worried They Won't Be Done In Time (AAPL)

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Apple is going to release a new version of the software that runs iPhones and iPads in June at its big conference for developers, called WWDC. That's been the plan for a while now. But according to a new report from Bloomberg's Adam Satariano, insiders are suddenly worried that the new...
Apple Is Making 'Dramatic' Changes To The iPhone, And Insiders Are Suddenly Worried They Won't Be Done In Time (AAPL)

Fast Talk: Acceleration Nation

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The number of accelerators and incubators dotting the globe has grown absurdly fast. In Fast Company's September Fast Talk series, we asked insiders from Y Combinator, TechStars, SeedCamp, and more for their advice on New Age accelerators....
Fast Talk: Acceleration Nation

Look, This Is What It Comes Down To

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The old press is still having the same conversation about the new press: objectivity! Here’s the latest by the L.A. Times, titled Are Silicon Valley tech bloggers truly objective? This can (and has) gone on and on and on. I argue that there’s no such thing as objectivity, and that...
Look, This Is What It Comes Down To

And now, here’s Zuckerberg riding the Wall Street bull, impaling investors

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Leave it up to Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese firm known for its wacky news videos, to create the only Facebook IPO wrap-up that’s actually worth watching. Sure, this Facebook wrap-up features a dead-eyed Zuckerberg riding the Wall Street bull and mowing down investors, but hey, at least they...
And now, here’s Zuckerberg riding the Wall Street bull, impaling investors

"CMOs Are The New CIOs" & Other Things The Industry Is Saying About Salesforce Deal To Buy ExactTarget

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Marketing insiders had much to say about yesterday’s announcement that Salesforce.com will be acquiring ExactTarget for nearly $2.5 billion. Commentaries were offered on everything from the future of marketing automation, to the role of email marketing and its continued significance in an... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
"CMOs Are The New CIOs" & Other Things The Industry Is Saying About Salesforce Deal To Buy ExactTarget

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

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The latest rumor making its way through the Chinese Internet sphere is too juicy not to report. According to TechNode, several insiders are reporting that Alibaba has invested in Sina Weibo to the tune of a 15-20 percent stake in the micro-blogging service. Frankly, I’m highly skeptical about this, but...
Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

Facebook's latest filing: Insiders are cashing in

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The company's latest S-1 Registration Statement reveals that the increase in available shares will come from investors and early shareholders, and not Facebook. [Read more]...
Facebook's latest filing: Insiders are cashing in

INSIDERS: we hang at irc.thisweekin.com

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The team at ThisWeekIn.com has an IRC server setup for nerds, geeks and freaks to hang out in. If you know how to use IRC some of the popular channels are: #startups #tech #venturecapital #ipad #law #apple #cloudcomputing #kevinpollakschatshow #android #videogames #poker some IRC questions: http://www.mahalo.com/answers/online-communication-and-networking/which-is-the-best-irc-client-for-mac-os-x http://www.mahalo.com/answers/mahalo-answers-community/how-do-you-connect-to-the-mahalo-irc-chat http://www.mahalo.com/answers/tag/irc software for...
INSIDERS: we hang at irc.thisweekin.com

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?
The Facebook-Instagram deal went down in 48 hours
Analyst charged with insider trading and fraud after leaking Apple sales data

Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

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American carrier AT&T is looking towards expanding into Europe, according to insiders. The telecommunications giant may be making a bid to buy a mobile phone network, with the likelihood that the company will upgrade older generations of technology and improve the slow rate of 4G rollouts, as well as moving...
Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

Netflix on the iPhone? Yes, Please!

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Recently, Netflix sent out a survey to select subscribers in order to determine interest in an iPhone application for streaming movies via mobile phones. According to the survey's wording, the proposed app would be Wi-Fi only and would offer the same content that the Netflix "Watch Instantly" service provides. Currently,...
Netflix on the iPhone? Yes, Please!

Apple to unveil entirely new MacBook series at WWDC, insiders say

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Apple next week is expected to unveil an entirely new MacBook model positioned between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, available in sizes of 13 and 15 inches with no disc drive....
Apple to unveil entirely new MacBook series at WWDC, insiders say
Booting Up: Zynga's Sketchy Stock Dumpers Edition

DOJ said likely to clear Google-Motorola, Nortel patent deal

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The Department of Justice is leaning towards approving Google's takeover of Motorola, insiders leaked Wednesday. It wasn't clear what the motivating reasons were in the Wall Street Journal tip, but the approval could be publicized as soon as next week. Regulators would mostly be watching to see if Google abused...
DOJ said likely to clear Google-Motorola, Nortel patent deal

Late State Convertible Debt

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I've written about convertible debt a few times on this blog, most notably here and here. My general take on convertible debt is that its very good for the founders and not very good for the investors in seed and early stage investments and a much better solution in late...
Late State Convertible Debt

AT&T said spending $150m on Lumia 900 ad push

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AT&T has earmarked as much as $150 million for promoting the Lumia 900 launch, insiders claimed Monday. An Ad Age leak had AT&T going beyond conservative estimates depending on conditions. AT&T declined to comment on the assertion, although it has publicly promised a major ad campaign with TV ads and...
AT&T said spending $150m on Lumia 900 ad push
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