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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

Estimize aims to replace sell-side analysts with crowdsourced earnings estimates -- and now Gnip is selling its data

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You only have to listen to one public company earnings call to understand how wary sell side analysts are of standing up to the companies they cover. Each question posed during any call’s Q&A begins with “First of all, congrats, CEO, on your great quarter, and thanks for taking...
Estimize aims to replace sell-side analysts with crowdsourced earnings estimates -- and now Gnip is selling its data
Netflix reaches 30M streaming subscribers
Post-acquisition, SAP and SuccessFactors outline where marriage is headed
Cloud Jargon Unwound: Distinguishing Saas, IaaS and PaaS [Infographic]

Huawei outs Ascend D quad

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We'd seen some prior leaks, but aside from poorly translated marketing jargon, Huawei's managed to keep its latest and greatest smartphone under wraps -- until now, that is. The device is being billed as the "world's fastest quad-core smartphone" with the company's own K3V2 CPU, clocked at 1.2GHz/ 1.5GHz,...
Huawei outs Ascend D quad
Which Journalists Accepted Free Laptops from Google?

Convertro Tracks the Impact Of TV Ads

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When people talk about the difference between online and offline advertising, one of the big themes is accountability — you just can’t get the kinds of data about, say, a TV campaign, that you can about an online banner. (Though the online world isn’t entirely transparent, either.) A startup called...
Convertro Tracks the Impact Of TV Ads

IT's Worst Addictions (and How to Cure Them)

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Jargon, data, power -- the first step to IT recovery is recognizing the monkey on your back....
IT's Worst Addictions (and How to Cure Them)

Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

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I’ve always loved shows that take you behind the scenes of creative efforts: Project Runway and Classic Albums being two of my favorites. Here’s one about the development of Twitterrific 5. Since a lot of the people reading this aren’t developers, I’m going to keep the jargon to a minimum....
Behind The App: Twitterrific 5
'The Fourth Dimension' for iOS: learn to see in 4D (hands-on)

Social Gaming = The New Jargon

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Social Gaming = The New Jargon
There's A Science To Attracting Engaged Followers On Social Media

When the going gets tough, Weird Science fakes its empathy

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After several reader requests, we've decided to bring back a small dose of Weird Science every weekend. Enjoy! It pays to accentuate the negative (at least for guys): Alternately, appearances matter. This study looked at the role of empathy for couples in committed relationships. One of the things it...
When the going gets tough, Weird Science fakes its empathy

Chris Pirillo Debuts E-Book: 140 Twitter Tips

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One of our favorite geeks has just released an e-book on best practices for Twitter use. Chris Pirillo's 140 Twitter Tips, a 14-page PDF, is a concise compendium of useful guidelines and helpful hints for every kind of Twitter user, from doing-it-wrong noobs to social media addicts. From the best...
Chris Pirillo Debuts E-Book: 140 Twitter Tips

4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess

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No two successful people are the same. But Inc's Mehdi Maghsoodnia, who has spent 20 years investing in and starting companies, came up with four common characteristics the best entrepreneurs possess. They are:Adventurous - "Starting a company or investing or joining a startup is like embarking on a four-week backpacking...
4 Characteristics All Successful Founders Possess

Booting Up: Google's Plan for Motorola Starts With Massive Job Cuts Edition

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(Photo: Inner-active.com) How did big data become a meme? Here’s a hint: a catchy, non-technical name helps. [New York Times] Larry Page’s big plan for his “boldest” acquisition involves laying off 20 percent of Motorola’s work force–and nearly a third of its 94 offices around the globe–on his way to becoming a...
Booting Up: Google's Plan for Motorola Starts With Massive Job Cuts Edition
Insiders Say Marissa Mayer Just Made A Major Mistake (YHOO)

The truth about Twitter

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Bashing Twitter has become easy. It’s making fabulously unpopular moves by restricting what developers can do with its data and application programming interface. It’s pushing your favorite third-party clients out and replacing them with its own apps, which are unfortunately inferior in a lot of ways. And it’s communicating these...
The truth about Twitter

Everyone Has The Features Yahoo’s Suing Facebook For: Here They Are

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Yahoo reared its patent troll head this week, and it’s not just Facebook that has reason to be worried — at least, judging by the extremely broad features that it’s being targeted for. Yahoo could easily sue Twitter, Pinterest, Google and many other popular web services whenever it thinks it...
Everyone Has The Features Yahoo’s Suing Facebook For: Here They Are

802.11n Wi-Fi Routers: Tested to the Nth degree

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Sure, those fancy new 802.11ac routers are wicked fast, but the IEEE isn't expected to ratify that standard until later this year. So today's 802.11ac hardware could be rendered obsolete if the standards body changes course between now and November. That probably won't happen, but if you value interoperability...
802.11n Wi-Fi Routers: Tested to the Nth degree

After Ruining Facebook's IPO, GM Comes Crawling Back (GM, FB)

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One big reason for Facebook's disappointing IPO was that days before it went off, General Motors, one of the nation's biggest advertisers, loudly announced that it was cutting its ad spend on the site to zero. GM said Facebook ads didn't work. Now, a month and a half later, GM...
After Ruining Facebook's IPO, GM Comes Crawling Back (GM, FB)

INSIGHT: Jargon is insecurity.

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Jargon is insecurity....
INSIGHT: Jargon is insecurity.
Let's hope Dilbert dig buries cloudwashing once and for all

There is No Perfect VP of Sales and Marketing

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Sales and marketing are not the same thing. It's true they both deal with relationship management and it's true that neither of these job descriptions require hardcore engineering, but just because they're both in the realm of words over code does not mean that they are the same. At the...
There is No Perfect VP of Sales and Marketing

Mobile-Loco: The future of the mobile location revolution

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This sponsored post is produced by Mobile-Loco. Mobile-Loco is a tour-de-force across Social, Local and Mobile market forces, technologies and solutions.  Learn from real-world successes and failures how to deconstruct the buzz words, hype and jargon, to get at the real drivers of customer behavior in today’s mobile, super-connected...
Mobile-Loco: The future of the mobile location revolution

Marissa Mayer and the Art of the Earnings Call

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Conference calls discussing corporate earnings are often like political debates: An hour or so of jargon as dry as dirt. But much like the this year’s presidential debates, Yahoo’s earnings call Monday promised to be worth tuning into, if for no other reason that this was Marissa Mayer’s first and...
Marissa Mayer and the Art of the Earnings Call

Council websites fail on planning, housing and transport

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Information online is hard to find and littered with jargon, leaving local authorities counting the costHere are a small sample of comments made by the team that has just completed our annual review of UK council websites:• "I was shocked by the number of councils that did not have information...
Council websites fail on planning, housing and transport

Adam Curtis argues TV needs 'new tools' to tell its stories

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Traditional techniques are obsolete, leading documentary-maker will tell masterclass at television festival in EdinburghTelevision no longer has the dramatic techniques to explain today's world, the leading documentary-maker Adam Curtis is warning.At a masterclass session at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television festival, Curtis will claim that the traditional techniques television uses,...
Adam Curtis argues TV needs 'new tools' to tell its stories
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