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Ex-Yahoo And AOL Executives Are Into Tomfoolery

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Enterprise apps aren't nearly as popular as their consumer counterparts. This is because large companies typically have to worry about security, usability, and productivity. Tomfoolery is a new startup that wants to solve this problem--in part by approaching it from a completely different perspective. CEO and cofounder Kakul Srivastava most...
Ex-Yahoo And AOL Executives Are Into Tomfoolery
Storytelling service Wattpad raises $17.3M for next chapter
LUMO BodyTech Nabs $5M Series A For Smartphone And Sensor Tech To Change Your Posture

Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang

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Openbucks, a startup creating a gift card-based payment network (and a former TechCrunch Disrupt finalist), is announcing today it has closed $4.8 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang. Also participating were Terry Semel, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital, Clearstone Ventures, Morado Ventures, Novel...
Gift Card Payment Network Openbucks Raises $4.8 Million Series A, Led By Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang

Why Adding Marc Benioff Is A Brilliant Decision From Cisco (CSCO, CRM)

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It's a major coup for Cisco that Salesforce.com founder and CEO Mark Benioff has agreed to join Cisco's board. First of all, if any company could use a little Benioff pizazz, it's Cisco. Although Cisco is still the biggest, baddest network vendor in the world, it is facing a whole...
Why Adding Marc Benioff Is A Brilliant Decision From Cisco (CSCO, CRM)
Cloud: Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang Backs OpenStack 'Metacloud'
Tomfoolery, A Mobile-First, Consumer-Driven Enterprise App Lab From Ex-AOL And Yahoo Execs, Picks Up $1.7M From Andreessen Horowitz, Jerry Yang And More

Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

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Now, here’s a product that just seems perfect for desk-bound, laptop-typing geeks like us. Meet the Lumo BodyTech, a device worn around the waist which vibrates when one slouches. Those vibrations are meant as a gentle reminder to sit up straight. (Now, I don’t have to hear it from my...
Stop slouching! Startup scores cash for high-tech posture-sensing waistband

Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community

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Wattpad, a booming e-book community site, has raised $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures, and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, Union Square Ventures and Golden Venture Partners. Check out that growth chart on the right. The site now hosts five million stories, with 500,000 added per month. It has eight...
Wattpad Takes Quick $17.3M for Thriving E-Book Community
Ready to Rumble or Make Nice? Activist Shareholder Daniel Loeb Could Strike Sooner Than Yahoo Thinks

Opinion-Sharing App Startup Polar Raises $1.2 Million

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Polar, an app made for sharing opinions and polling your friends, announced a new funding round of $1.2 million today, and released a new version of the application, now available for download in Apple’s App Store. Investors in the round include Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures (formerly of Yahoo,...
Opinion-Sharing App Startup Polar Raises $1.2 Million

BOOM: Watch Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang Nail A Big Putt At Pebble Beach (YHOO)

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Google sales boss Nikesh Arora isn't the only person in tech playing at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Yahoo founder, and 9-handicap, Jerry Yang is also in it. We grabbed a clip of him putting. He had better luck (or is it skill?) than Arora with his putt.     Please...
BOOM: Watch Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang Nail A Big Putt At Pebble Beach (YHOO)

Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

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CEO Marissa Meyer risks blowing the blogging platform's cool - but the deal could rejuvenate the tech giant's ad businessDespite the breadth and diversity of life online, there are relatively few opportunities to make the kind of acquisitions that make the industry stop and take stock. Yahoo's $1.1bn deal to...
Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow Of Steve Jobs, Is Joining Stanford University's Board Of Trustees

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Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of visionary Apple co-founder and CEO, the late Steve Jobs, is joining the board of trustees of Stanford University. She has been elected for a five-year term that will begin on October 1. The move continues her association with educational policy as well as Stanford — she...
Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow Of Steve Jobs, Is Joining Stanford University's Board Of Trustees

How Yahoo might get away

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Microsoft's $40 billion bid would be hard to refuse, but there are escape routes. Yahoo co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang spurned Microsoft's advances more than a year ago, and insiders say he's now exploring ways to evade the hostile bid. Courtesy of Yahoo. Yahoo stock spiked after Microsoft's bid, reclaiming...
How Yahoo might get away

Marissa Mayer Asked Terry Semel For Advice On How To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

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In the past couple days, New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reached out to former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel for advice and the pair had a pleasant phone conversation about the history Big Purple, a source tells us. Terry Semel was Yahoo's CEO from 2001 to 2007, when he was fired...
Marissa Mayer Asked Terry Semel For Advice On How To Run Yahoo (YHOO)
Proxy Fight Looms As Yahoo Appoints Three New Board Members
Unfreeze your mind! Polar melts away ice caps of indecision

Dealpolitik: The Yahoo Paradox

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The Yahoo board seems to be officially in full retreat (if not virtual surrender) in response to the assaults from Dan Loeb’s Third Point which began last year. You know the litany: last year Yahoo sacked its CEO, and as this year began it hired a replacement. In December Yahoo...
Dealpolitik: The Yahoo Paradox

Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

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Social voting app Polar has raised $1.2 milliom from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang at AME Cloud Ventures, Greylock Partners’ John Lilly, LiveOps Chairman and former eBay COO Maynard Webb, Ash Patel at Morado Ventures, Brian O’Malley Mike Dauber at Battery Ventures, Google’s Don Dodge, Sam Pullara, and others. Polar is...
Mobile Social Voting App Polar Raises $1.2M From Jerry Yang, John Lilly, Maynard Webb And Others

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

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Good morning (and happy Valentine's Day)! Here's the news: Did you forget Valentine's Day? This startup has you covered. Apple has reportedly been demoing an 8-inch iPad. AT&T and Verizon will sell a 4G iPad 3. The guy who invented BitTorrent says his new goal is to kill off television....
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)
Zoom Raises $6M Series A, Launches Version 1.0 Of Its Radically Different Virtual Conferencing Tool

Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

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Tomfoolery, a service looking to develop consumer quality, mobile-first software for the enterprise, has just raised $1.7 million in seed funding. With this investment, the company says it will spend the capital on hiring more people and will use it to focus on developing its product. Morado Ventures led the...
Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

Yahoo to cut more jobs, report says

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Internet giant struggling to keep up with rivals Google and Facebook in advertisingYahoo is reportedly planning another series of redundancies as the troubled internet giant struggles to keep pace with rivals Google and Facebook.The layoffs, first reported by the technology site All Things D, would be the first major move...
Yahoo to cut more jobs, report says

Yahoo May Not Need a "Loebotomy," But It Definitely Can't Endure a Brain-Sapping Proxy Fight

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Let’s put this in the simplest terms: Yahoo cannot spend the next half year in any kind of testy proxy battle with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb. Not shouldn’t. Can’t. Having closely covered the last goat rodeo in 2008 with corporate troublemaker Carl Icahn — which ended in big shareholders...
Yahoo May Not Need a "Loebotomy," But It Definitely Can't Endure a Brain-Sapping Proxy Fight

Inside The Silicon Valley Cafe Where PayPal, Tesla, And Netscape Did Deals

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We walked into Buck's Restaurant yesterday and felt like we entered a set in a movie about Silicon Valley deal makers. Everyone in the Valley has eaten at Buck's in Woodside, California at some point.  In fact, the only local hot shot entrepreneur who never stepped foot in here was...
Inside The Silicon Valley Cafe Where PayPal, Tesla, And Netscape Did Deals

Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

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It’s back to the future time at Yahoo, it seems. The Internet portal/media giant has decided to invest in original content again, embarking on a hiring spree that’s so far added almost a dozen journalists from both traditional print media outlets (like Jane Sasseen from BusinessWeek) and online media...
Yahoo Banking on Original Content — Again

Yahoo Q1 Financial Results: Revenue Flat Year-Over-Year, Net Earnings Up 28%

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Yahoo today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2012, and after three years of declining annual revenue numbers, the company looks like it may just be on track to stop the streak — or at least slow it down. Yahoo reported first quarter revenue on a GAAP...
Yahoo Q1 Financial Results: Revenue Flat Year-Over-Year, Net Earnings Up 28%

Digital Publishing Startup Wattpad Raises $17.3M Series B For Social Reading

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Old school, meet new school. (flickr.com/friarsbalsam) Just last week, the publishing industry got the Wall Street Journal treatment for having sidestepped the disruptive effects of digital privacy. But everyone gathered on the far west side for Book Expo America might want to hold off on the high fives, because the Internet isn’t...
Digital Publishing Startup Wattpad Raises $17.3M Series B For Social Reading
What Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang Should've Learned From Firefox In 2005
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