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Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on

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Given the amount of time we spent with the WIMM One smartwatch, you'd think we would have had enough fodder for a full-blown review. Alas, though, one critical piece was missing: apps. Not test apps, like a balance ball game, but honest to goodness apps from major third-party developers....
Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on
Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Not In Favor Of Being Eaten By Birds

Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

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Mobile payment start-up Square has built a huge following in part by appealing to artisans and creators of hand crafted products. But the company is not just serving those merchants, it’s almost built in their image. The company has pushed a very design-focused product that has an almost artistic approach...
Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win
Xero: A billion-dollar software company that had five years in stealth at the bottom of the planet

Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M

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Intuit reported fourth-quarter earnings today, with Q4 revenue increasing by 14 percent to $651 million. The company missed analyst expectations, with $0.03 in Non-GAAP earnings. Analysts expected $0.06 cents a share on revenue of $652.6 million. Net income came in at $4 million for the quarter. “Fiscal 2012 was another...
Intuit Misses, Q4 Sales Up 14 Percent To $651M

Intuit's Profit Drops 40%

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Intuit Inc.'s fiscal second-quarter profit dipped 40% as the delay in the beginning of the U.S. tax season reduced revenue for its core tax-preparation business....
Intuit's Profit Drops 40%

Apple, Google and Intel CEOs ordered into questioning over no-poaching deals

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If you're the sort to go CEO-watching, you may want to swing by Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom in the near future. Judge Koh has ordered four hours each of depositions from Apple's Tim Cook, Intel's Paul Otellini and former Google chief Eric Schmidt to glean more information about the...
Apple, Google and Intel CEOs ordered into questioning over no-poaching deals

10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

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Mr. Horowitz Earlier this week, 10gen, the promising AlleyCorp startup launched by DoubleClick cofounder Dwight Merriman, announced a new partnership with an eye toward helping developers who work with big data and cloud technologies. The boost in market share probably doesn't hurt either. 10gen both develops and sponsors the open...
10gen CTO Eliot Horowitz on the Rise of MongoDB, Partnering with Red Hat, and Hiring in a Talent Crunch

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

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Good morning! New York cops are getting Android phones. They don't make calls, but they do look up criminal histories. Twitter is launching a music discovery app this weekend at the Coachella festival. Apple is going to pay a $53 million settlement over iPhone warranty complaints. Here's a profile of Joe...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

Facebook, Google, Zynga Ask Courts To Reject Patents On Abstract Ideas That Plague Tech Innovation

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Just because you take an abstract idea and say you do it “on a computer” or “over the Internet” doesn’t mean you deserve a patent, according to an amicus brief filed on Friday by Google, Facebook and six other tech companies. It asks the courts to reject lawsuits based on...
Facebook, Google, Zynga Ask Courts To Reject Patents On Abstract Ideas That Plague Tech Innovation
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg will testify in Silicon Valley 'no-hire' agreement lawsuit
GoPayment drops Windows Phone support, recommends a new phone

U.S. Sues eBay Over Recruiting Pact With Intuit

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EBay Inc. said it will fight a Department of Justice lawsuit that alleges that the Internet retailer and financial software provider Intuit Inc. had signed an illegal agreement restricting the companies’ ability to actively recruit employees from one another. According to the DOJ complaint, the agreement began no later than...
U.S. Sues eBay Over Recruiting Pact With Intuit

Startup Secret 46: Beginner's mind at Personal Capital

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Former CEO of Intuit and Paypal launches a financial management startup that takes on establishment money. [Read more]...
Startup Secret 46: Beginner's mind at Personal Capital

Intuit’s CEO: Our Future Lies in Mobile

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Intuit is best known for its PC software like TurboTax, but CEO Brad Smith says the company's future lies in mobile....
Intuit’s CEO: Our Future Lies in Mobile

Facebook's Sandberg To Face Questions In "No Hire" Law Suit

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Top Silicon Valley names allegedly agreed to not poach talent from each other. Sheryl Sandberg is reportedly going to be questioned as part of a long-running antitrust lawsuit about an anti-poaching agreement between Adobe, Apple, Disney, Google, Intel, and Intuit. Sandberg is being sought because she worked as Google's...
Facebook's Sandberg To Face Questions In "No Hire" Law Suit

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

Obama’s Startup America Initiative: A simple explanation

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You know all about the JOBS Act. You know the arguments for it, the points against it, and that it has been signed into law. You even know that a group has formed to help self-regulate some of its more controversial elements. But what about that plan the President put...
Obama’s Startup America Initiative: A simple explanation

Freelance writing marketplace Scripted raises $4.5M to grow its network of 80k US-based scribblers

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Scripted.com, a marketplace for freelance writers, announced today that it has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its growth. The new investment comes from firms led by Crosslink Capital and Redpoint Ventures. Started in May 2011 by Sunil Rajaraman and Ryan Buckley, Scripted originally was a...
Freelance writing marketplace Scripted raises $4.5M to grow its network of 80k US-based scribblers
Bank of America releases a mobile payment service to compete with Square

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

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Max Levchin has been many things in his long year run in Silicon Valley — PayPal cofounder, Slide founder, angel investor, etc. etc. — but now he’s trying on something more traditional. He’ll be joining Yahoo’s board of directors, in the latest move by the storied web company to reinvigorate...
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

Money Management Service Personal Capital Wants To Manage Your 401K

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Money management service Personal Capital, which launched last year, is announcing a new addition to its platform relating to 401ks. The company is debuting its own 401k plan and is launching a free 401k Fee Analyzer. For background, Personal Capital is led by Intuit CEO Bill Harris and provides a...
Money Management Service Personal Capital Wants To Manage Your 401K

January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

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We already knew that Facebook had usurped Yahoo's spot as the web's second-most visited website in the U.S. in January, but today, web analytics firm Compete also released its data for the rest of the top 50 sites in in the United States. Unsurprisingly, most shopping sites registered a large...
January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites
With $7.5M From Redpoint, Bill Campbell & Others, Curious Launches A Marketplace For Life-Long Learning

Got Roomies? Pay Your Bills With WePay, the Online Group Payment System

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If you've ever lived in a house with multiple roommates, then you know the pain of collecting for the various bills each month and keeping track of who paid what and when. Add to that the frustration of one person paying cash while another only has checks on hand, and...
Got Roomies? Pay Your Bills With WePay, the Online Group Payment System

The Fastest Online Payment Processor? It's Google

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If you are thinking about changing your online payment provider, you should take a moment to look at an interesting infographic from application performance management company New Relic. Turns out the most popular provider, PayPal, isn't even close to being the fastest processor. That distinction goes to Google Checkout. PayPal...
The Fastest Online Payment Processor? It's Google

Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game

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To call the mobile-based card processing business crowded would be a slight understatement -- launching a reader is nearly an instinctual reaction for commerce outlets that see Square running away with the market. What's to stop a bank from joining the fray? Bank of America doesn't see anything wrong,...
Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game
Intuit Merges Its Square Competitor GoPayment With QuickBooks Point Of Sale

ZenPayroll and Xero form cloud-based accounting partnership to rival the likes of ADP and QuickBooks

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ZenPayroll, a cloud-based payroll management service, announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Xero, a small business accounting software, to take on the industry’s market leaders and give businesses an alternative when it comes to managing their finances. With this new relationship, small businesses can now choose between traditional...
ZenPayroll and Xero form cloud-based accounting partnership to rival the likes of ADP and QuickBooks
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