juncture

juncture

Rackspace rebrands with open cloud mantra

Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

techcrunch.com
Two veteran investors who have been integral in the development of a new generation of Israeli startups are on a mission to reverse a trend in a country that has traditionally favored later-stage and enterprise-skewed venture capital. Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg and Genesis Partners’ Eden Shochat are teaming up to create...
Benchmark's Eisenberg And Face.com's Shochat Raise $120M+ For Aleph, An Early-Stage Fund For Israeli Startups

Google adds Quickoffice mobile productivity team to suite of talent

gigaom.com
Google announced Tuesday morning that it has acquired Quickoffice, a suite of mobile apps for iOS and Android focused on office-related productivity. The deal gives Google an established document viewing and editing platform at a critical competitive juncture. Microsoft appears reluctant to extend its productivity powerhouse Office to other mobile...
Google adds Quickoffice mobile productivity team to suite of talent

Interview: UBM CEO Says Print Sell-Offs Complete, Digital Tip Point Ahead

paidcontent.org
UBM CEO David Levin tells paidContent the business publisher is done with off-loading content businesses for now and is about to see online revenue overtake print, after a year in which it sold several magazine titles and bought more heavily in to events. The group sold its French medical...
Interview: UBM CEO Says Print Sell-Offs Complete, Digital Tip Point Ahead

Best Buy Founder Casts Shadow Over CEO Search

online.wsj.com
Best Buy founder and chairman Richard Schulze has long run the company like a family business. Now, his long shadow could complicate the hunt for a new chief executive at a crucial juncture....
Best Buy Founder Casts Shadow Over CEO Search

User Interface Guru Leaves RIM

allthingsd.com
Add another member to the conga line of executive departures at Research In Motion. Hampus Jakobsson, founder of The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) — the boutique design user interface design firm RIM acquired in 2010, left the company this week ostensibly to pursue new opportunities. “I’m a startup-guy,” he explained on...
User Interface Guru Leaves RIM

Glassdoor raises $20 million, tops 14 million registered users

www.geekwire.com
Glassdoor, which compiles compensation data on tens of thousands of companies, is getting its very own payday. The Sausalito, California-based company, led by former Expedia executive Robert Hohman and backed by Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, today is announcing $20 million in new funding from DAG Ventures; Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures...
Glassdoor raises $20 million, tops 14 million registered users

Judge Posner upholds largest part of Apple's touchscreen heuristics ('949) patent in Motorola case

www.fosspatents.com
In its litigations against Android, Apple is still on a quest for the Holy Grail in terms of a few patents that are broad enough to be powerful (to the extent that Android device makers would have to settle) but nevertheless able to withstand challenges to their validity. So far,...
Judge Posner upholds largest part of Apple's touchscreen heuristics ('949) patent in Motorola case

Gillette Geek

chris.pirillo.com
Gillette Geek is a post from Chris PirilloThis is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Gillette. All opinions are 100% mine with a cmp.ly/3 disclosure.I’m a guy. As such, I get facial hair – and it’s not all that much fun to deal with on a daily basis....
Gillette Geek

Zillow posts record revenue and $3.7M loss, tops 52 million visitors in April

www.geekwire.com
Spencer Rascoff Zillow today posted record first quarter revenues of $39 million, but losses accumulated as the fast-growing Seattle company digested acquisitions and spent heavily on a nationwide advertising campaign. “We are pressing our advantage,” said Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff in an interview with GeekWire. Rascoff called the nation’s housing...
Zillow posts record revenue and $3.7M loss, tops 52 million visitors in April

The best MMOs of 2012

venturebeat.com
Want proof that the massively multiplayer online (MMO) game industry is in a state of extreme flux? Look no further than ostensible World of WarCraft-challenger Star Wars: The Old Republic, which lasted all of seven months before going free-to-play. The times are certainly changing. Profound disruption, however, can have...
The best MMOs of 2012

Open source operating system Ubuntu finally arrives for smartphones

thenextweb.com
2012 was the year Microsoft finally unveiled its touch-friendly new operating system to the world, signalling where the computing industry is at and where it’s heading. Indeed, touchscreen tablets and smartphones are very much the order of the day, something that Microsoft was clearly mindful of with its Windows 8...
Open source operating system Ubuntu finally arrives for smartphones

Facebook Ownership Case Faces Key Juncture

www.pcworld.com
The legal team for Paul D. Ceglia, who claims to own at least 50 percent of the social network, is expected Wednesday to present its discovery plan in court related to evidence in the case....
Facebook Ownership Case Faces Key Juncture

Lenovo shows off ThinkStation E31 workstation in two different sizes

www.engadget.com
Don't let that headline fool you: although Lenovo technically just unveiled one product, the ThinkStation E31 workstation, it actually shoehorned two distinct machines into one press release. Behold: a budget workstation available as a conventionally sized tower, as well as compact one. Whichever you choose, both support up to...
Lenovo shows off ThinkStation E31 workstation in two different sizes

German court holds that Android does not infringe Microsoft's radio interface patent

www.fosspatents.com
This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court sided with Motorola Mobility on one of Microsoft's various patent assertions against the Google subsidiary. Presiding Judge Andreas Voss ("Voß" in German) announced the decision, which Microsoft may and presumably will appeal.Today's ruling validates my assessment after the August trial that a finding of...
German court holds that Android does not infringe Microsoft's radio interface patent

Dealguru eats up rival Asian Room Service to heap pressure on Rocket-backed Food Panda

thenextweb.com
There’s consolidation in Asia’s growing online food delivery space after Dealguru, the firm behind Southeast Asia buying site Deal.com.sg, found its appetite and gobbled up rival Asia Room Service on undisclosed terms. The deal will see Room Service Deliveries merged into Deal.com.sg’s 6-month-old ‘Dealivery’ service, the result (which requires no baking) will...
Dealguru eats up rival Asian Room Service to heap pressure on Rocket-backed Food Panda

Yahoo launches redesigned Android app with Summly integration, but it's US-only for now

thenextweb.com
A week after Yahoo re-launched its iOS app with Summly integration and redesigned article pages, the same updates have finally arrived on Android too. Just to recap, Summly is the news summary service recently acquired by Yahoo from UK teenager Nick D’Aloisio. The app was launched by D’Aloisio when he was 16,...
Yahoo launches redesigned Android app with Summly integration, but it's US-only for now
Wind, water, fog: the 4D movie experience, never coming to a theater near you

Social Magazine Apps Grapple With Advertising

paidcontent.org
Now that Forbes has 460,000 subscribers on Flipboard and 900,000 across properties on Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Currents, the brand is close to advertising deals with both social magazine platforms, Forbes Media’s Bruce Upbin says. On a panel at the MPA Digital: Swipe conference Tuesday morning, Upbin said that reader...
Social Magazine Apps Grapple With Advertising

Justice Department Backs RIAA Against Pirating Student

torrentfreak.com
More than half a decade ago, the RIAA sued tens of thousands of alleged file-sharers. While the music group settled with the majority for a few thousand dollars each, student Joel Tenenbaum chose to put up a fight. As of today, the case is still ongoing. In 2009, a jury...
Justice Department Backs RIAA Against Pirating Student
Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans
Airbnb crashes the London Olympics with buy of U.K. rival

Speek launches its simple conference call app on Android, but remains US-only for now

thenextweb.com
A couple of weeks back, we brought you news on Speek, a startup setting out to disrupt the conference call market with simplicity and WebRTC. And today the service lands on Android. Just to recap, Speek offers an easy way to set up and join conference calls with your telephone...
Speek launches its simple conference call app on Android, but remains US-only for now

3Taps Files Craigslist Countersuit, Refutes Copyright Infringement, Says Craigslist Is Anticompetitive

techcrunch.com
Craigslist may have a peace sign as part of its logo, but the war over its data continues. As TechCrunch reported it would yesterday, 3Taps has today filed a countersuit against Craigslist in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, responding point by point to Craigslist’s allegations...
3Taps Files Craigslist Countersuit, Refutes Copyright Infringement, Says Craigslist Is Anticompetitive

China Recap: A Glimpse at How the Internet is Reshaping the Middle Kingdom

pandodaily.com
As I wrote yesterday, China’s Internet industry is at a fascinating juncture, emerging from the shadows of its copycat past and catapulting itself into a mobile future, one in which it will likely innovate in parallel alongside the best from Silicon Valley. Looking back on two months of reporting from...
China Recap: A Glimpse at How the Internet is Reshaping the Middle Kingdom
RIM CEO denies company is ‘in a death spiral’

Apple and Samsung submit final pleadings before crucial December 6 hearing

www.fosspatents.com
On December 6, 2012 Judge Lucy Koh will hold a hearing to discuss a wide array of post-trial issues between Apple and Samsung. The August 24, 2012 verdict was a key event in this process, but it can be overruled in whole or in part (or there could be a new...
Apple and Samsung submit final pleadings before crucial December 6 hearing
Anonymous launches DDOS attacks in the name of Julian Assange
Startup Spotlight: Founder of Personify looks to make the world a better place

GoDaddy CEO Steps Down, Scott Wagner Named Interim CEO

techcrunch.com
GoDaddy CEO Warren Adelman has stepped down after less than two months on the job. Adelman replaced the beleaguered elephant-killing former CEO, Bob Parsons, and will be succeed by Scott Wagner of KKR Capstone, a major GoDaddy investor. “I am proud to have been part of a team that has...
GoDaddy CEO Steps Down, Scott Wagner Named Interim CEO
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?