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MediaShift acquires Travora Media to create traveler advertising juggernaut

Google Retains #1 Rank In Fortunes Best Companies To Work For

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Fortune Magazine released their annual best companies to work for list and Google is number one again on the list again, four years running. Google took the number one spot because, as the magazine writes: The Internet juggernaut takes the Best Companies crown for the fourth time, and not just...
Google Retains #1 Rank In Fortunes Best Companies To Work For

Amazon fattens up EC2 compute cloud, chops prices

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Embiggened CPU and memory, but EBS storage only Cloud computing juggernaut Amazon Web Services has cut prices and fattened up its offerings.......
Amazon fattens up EC2 compute cloud, chops prices

Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten booked $2.56 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012

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Japan-based but global ecommerce juggernaut Rakuten reported its financial results for the first 6 months of the fiscal and calendar year this morning, revealing that its revenues exceeded ¥200,5 million (roughly $2.56 billion), up almost 13 percent compared to the same period last year. Rakuten reported an operating profit of...
Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten booked $2.56 billion in revenue in the first half of 2012

My Last Sony: The Rise And Fall Of The House Of Sonny Boy

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In light of the recent layoffs by Sony to the tune of 10,000 employees, I think it’s important to see where Sony currently resides in the tech ecosystem and why the company, once the darling of the CE and PC set, went so far off track. As background, I recommend...
My Last Sony: The Rise And Fall Of The House Of Sonny Boy

Y Combinator Company Swapbox Launches And Aims To Pick Up Where Bufferbox Left Off

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You know the drill, you order something from your favorite site and you can’t wait to get the package. Like a blogger normal person, you go to work and hope that the package is there when you get home. That hope slowly turns into worry as you picture your valuable...
Y Combinator Company Swapbox Launches And Aims To Pick Up Where Bufferbox Left Off

Startups: Can Anything Take Down the Facebook Juggernaut?

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Illustration: Mister Mourao Sometime in early 2004, as Mark Zuckerberg was furiously coding the first iterations of The Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, the Internet passed what then seemed to be an impressive milestone: 750 million people worldwide had become connected. The exact birthdate of the Internet is difficult...
Startups: Can Anything Take Down the Facebook Juggernaut?
How enterprises can tackle the bring-your-own-tablet challenge

Must See HDTV (February 4th - 10th)

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It's finally over -- pro football is done for the year. In its absence we have a number of big returning shows to look forward to, including favorites like Community and The Walking Dead. Also of note, Syfy will air Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome this weekend, a show...
Must See HDTV (February 4th - 10th)

iPhone Expectations Are High -- Can Apple Meet Them?

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Five years ago, Apple was an upstart in the smartphone business, and the iPhone a curious new device laughed off by more well-established rivals. Now, on the morning of its latest iPhone launch, it is an industry juggernaut, poised to debut a device that some economists say could actually boost...
iPhone Expectations Are High -- Can Apple Meet Them?
EA's Vue is the company's attempt at a social sharing app

At a $104b valuation, here’s how Facebook stacks up against other public tech companies

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At least on paper, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth more personally than all of online services pioneer Yahoo. Here’s how the social networking company he co-founded some 8 years ago stacks up against other public technology and Internet firms at current market valuations. Valued at $104.2 billion...
At a $104b valuation, here’s how Facebook stacks up against other public tech companies

Sony promo lets PS Vita, PS3 hold hands for cross-platform play, because sharing is caring

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Need another reason to cough up for that PS Vita? Well, Sony's attempting to sweeten the pot for existing PS3 owners with the launch of a promotional lure that'll make a trio of titles available for cross-platform play. Yes, that portable-to-console bridge has been attempted before and though it's...
Sony promo lets PS Vita, PS3 hold hands for cross-platform play, because sharing is caring
Data now 85% of mobile traffic, but 39% of revenue – what gives?

Woody Harrelson and the No-Good, Very Bad Reddit AMA

www.observer.com
Yesterday we suggested fun questions to ask Woody Harrelson during his AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on link aggregation juggernaut Reddit, but as it turned out, our suggestions were probably mooted by Mr. Harrelson, who clearly did not understand what he was getting into. Mr. Harrelson appeared to treat the...
Woody Harrelson and the No-Good, Very Bad Reddit AMA
Google Slaps $100M Golden Handcuffs On Wildfire To Retain Employees After $350M Acquisition

Ever gone through PayPal reports hell? You will love SlowPal

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PayPal claims over 100 million active user accounts, but a lot of people hate the company, for a variety of reasons. Love or despise it, it has become hard to ignore and avoid the e-payments juggernaut whether you are an online seller or buyer. Enter Shoply, which aims to democratize...
Ever gone through PayPal reports hell? You will love SlowPal
Shape Security raises $20M for a project so secret, if it told you, it would have to kill you
5 reasons why the future of Hadoop is real-time (relatively speaking)

Users finally triumph as Skype 5.8 goes on the Ultra Slimfast diet

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Yesterday, Skype updated its Mac client, significantly altering the user interface. That is not the story. Rather, the story is why the company changed, and how the update is largely focused on placating angry Apple users. In November 2010 Skype updated its Mac client and Skype went from a messaging...
Users finally triumph as Skype 5.8 goes on the Ultra Slimfast diet
What To Do With Microsoft? Chop Up The Borg -- Now

Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

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Later today in New York, Samsung plans to introduce its latest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S 4. I’ll be covering the event live from Radio City Music Hall starting at 4pm PT (7pm ET), as Samsung introduces what will likely be the most scrutinized phone in the Android world....
Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4
Mobile is the new black at eBay and PayPal
"In the Studio," Quizlet's Andrew Sutherland Quietly Built A Classroom Juggernaut

Lights turning off at Nintendo Power?

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A cherished magazine from the heyday of Nintendo's juggernaut console generation in the 1990s reportedly is set to call it quits. [Read more]...
Lights turning off at Nintendo Power?
The Jolla 'Other Half' is the Nokia version of an Android smartphone, sort of

The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

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The social media juggernaut's financial filing reveals some uncomfortable truths about Silicon Valley and Wall Street. By Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- There's something to be said for being a fossil when it's time to look at a phenomenon like Facebook's pending stock offering. The medium is new, the...
The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

Fallen kingdom: 38 Studios' collapse and the pitfalls of using public money to support tech companies

www.engadget.com
In a career filled with many clutch throws from the baseball mound, former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling's main calling card was a gutsy post-season performance made even more memorable by a blood-soaked sock. It was a pitch made by Schilling outside of Major League Baseball, however, that...
Fallen kingdom: 38 Studios' collapse and the pitfalls of using public money to support tech companies
Due To The Apple / Google Deathgrip, Former CEO John Lilly Says For Mozilla, “Mobile Is A Little Scarier”

A giant sucking sound: Seattle startup CEOs say Amazon is sucking up all of the tech talent in the city

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A sign outside Amazon’s HQ in Seattle shows the company’s amazing appetite for new hires. Photo: Matt Shobe It’s tough enough to do a startup, let alone when you’re competing for talent against a juggernaut like Amazon.com. I’ve heard that a lot in recent weeks, especially as the Seattle online...
A giant sucking sound: Seattle startup CEOs say Amazon is sucking up all of the tech talent in the city
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