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Piracy, Google and Facebook Crowdfunding: Ari Emanuel Lets Loose At D10 (Video)

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Separated by only hundreds of miles, Northern and Southern California still remain worlds apart. Viewers want a la carte content, and Silicon Valley has created easier ways to give it to them. But Hollywood still wants its money. Enter Ari Emanuel, one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry...
Piracy, Google and Facebook Crowdfunding: Ari Emanuel Lets Loose At D10 (Video)

Zynga to lay off 18 percent of staff, shut offices, slash infrastructure

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Social game maker Zynga is laying off 520 employees, or 18 percent of its workforce, and closing offices and slashing infrastructure costs, AllThingsD reported today. "The move today will affect every part of the San Francisco social gaming company and cut $80 million in staff costs," AllThingsD's Kara Swisher...
Zynga to lay off 18 percent of staff, shut offices, slash infrastructure

LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

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Can InPulse find that gap in the market provided by the shuttering of Google Reader? LinkedIn has finalised its sale with Pulse, it announced yesterday. The social network for networkers paid $90 million for the news aggregator, around $10 million less than was originally thought. Deep Nishar, LinkedIn's SVP...
LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

How to ask Tim Cook questions

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At last week’s D11 conference, Tim Cook spoke and was asked a bunch of questions by Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and some members of the audience. He said some interesting things, if you were listening (he even made a staffing announcement) and we covered some of that stuff. But he...
How to ask Tim Cook questions
Cook Reveals More Details About Apple’s Product Naming Policies, And Yes, The ‘S’ Stands For Siri

Tim Cook: We Are Going To Blow You Away In Two Weeks (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has disappointed people who expected him to make a product announcement at D10, the high-powered tech conference taking place this week in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Cook teased the crowd by mentioning "the things I cannot talk about today," according to AllThingsD's liveblog of the event. "We...
Tim Cook: We Are Going To Blow You Away In Two Weeks (AAPL)

Tim Cook at D11: Wearables are Incredibly Interesting, Nothing Great on the Market

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At this year's annual All Things Digital conference hosted by AllThingsD, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher asked Apple CEO Tim Cook about wearable devices, such as Apple's much rumored smart watch, which has been dubbed the "iWatch." Tim Cook mentioned that he found wearables to be "incredibly interesting" and went...
Tim Cook at D11: Wearables are Incredibly Interesting, Nothing Great on the Market

Yahoo reportedly moving forward with Tumblr acquisition as its board mulls $1.1B all-cash offer

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According to Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka of AllThingsD, Yahoo’s board will meet in two days time on Sunday to vote to approve a $1.1 billion cash offer for Tumblr, the popular blogging service and social destination. That the offer is to be all cash is surprising, given that Yahoo’s stock has enjoyed a renaissance in...
Yahoo reportedly moving forward with Tumblr acquisition as its board mulls $1.1B all-cash offer

Countdown to Dive Into Mobile (Plus Some Livestreaming for Those Who Can't Make It IRL)

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D: Dive Into Mobile kicks off in less than one week, and we at team #dmobile (hashtag alert!) are ready to go. Mobile leaders from Google, Facebook, Nokia, Verizon Wireless, Pandora, Mozilla, WhatsApp, Telefonica and more are set to join us in conversation on stage on Oct. 29 and 30...
Countdown to Dive Into Mobile (Plus Some Livestreaming for Those Who Can't Make It IRL)

Report: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer looking to snag Google's Henrique De Castro

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Henrique De Castro A new report from tech website AllThingsD suggested Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is currently ramping up efforts to poach a key Google advertising executive, Henrique De Castro, for either a COO or lead ad role. AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher, who cited “sources close to the situation” and “numerous...
Report: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer looking to snag Google's Henrique De Castro
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is buying the maker of Pulse, a mobile news-reading app, for between $50 million and $100 million, Liz Gannes reports at AllThingsD. Gannes's colleague Kara Swisher had reported that a deal was likely earlier on Monday. "We don't comment on rumors or speculation," a LinkedIn spokesperson told us. Pulse...
LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)

Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. The controversy that began last week...
Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

Where the F was F8?

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Last September, Mark Zuckerberg and former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg stood on a stage at Facebook’s F8 Web developer’s conference in San Francisco while an audience of hundreds hung on every word. The comedian perfectly impersonated Zuck, then strode offstage to the lyrics, “All I do...
Where the F was F8?

Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

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Zynga’s road to succes owes much to Facebook — the social giant has been by far the largest driver of traffic to Zynga’s gaming platform. And as Zynga CEO Mark Pincus noted at our D: AllThingsDigital conference, Facebook remains the platform of choice in driving traffic. “We grew the fastest...
Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick

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Earlier today, Yahoo sent out an email to the press notifying us about a special event on Monday with CEO Carol Bartz. The event happens to be in New York City which is interesting for two reasons. 1) Foursquare, the subject of many Yahoo aqusition rumors, is based in NY....
Yahoo To Throw A Hail Mary To Nokia — But The Football Will Be Tied To A Brick

Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

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Hunch, a buzzy startup that answers questions using crowd-sourced recommendations, has resolved one query of its own: Who’s going to fund our B round? Sources tell me that Khosla Ventures is leading a new round that will add another $10 million to $12 million to the startup’s bank account. General...
Hunch Gets It Right, Adds A $10 Million B Round Led By Khosla Ventures

Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

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Yahoo wants to hire AOL's Ad.com CEO, Ned Brody, as its head of US ad sales. The offer is good enough that Brody has already resigned his position at AOL, Kara Swisher reports and AOL confirms. Here's the problem: Brody signed an non-compete agreement with AOL. Yahoo's solution, according to...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)
Marissa Mayer Is Testing Another New Yahoo.com Homepage Design (YHOO)

Click here for live coverage of Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview at D10

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In his first interview since assuming the chief executive role at Apple late last year, Tim Cook is taking the stage at D: All Things Digital for an in-depth sit-down with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg that promises to "offer a new look inside the mind" of the man running...
Click here for live coverage of Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview at D10

Tim Cook on Steve Jobs, Apple TV and Facebook: The D10 Highlights (Video)

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[ See post to watch video ] Tim Cook learned a lot from Steve Jobs, and one of the big takeaways seems to be: Don’t tip your hand. The Apple CEO was unwilling to tackle questions about any future product plans during his first appearance on the D10 stage Wednesday...
Tim Cook on Steve Jobs, Apple TV and Facebook: The D10 Highlights (Video)
Pinterest Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company

It's 2012, And Yahoo Is Still Trying To Figure Out What It "Is"

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Yahoo execs spent the entire day yesterday trying to answer the same question they've been talking about for the past dozen or so years: "What is Yahoo?" Is it a products company? A media company? A sales and commerce company? Maddening. What's particularly frustrating is that Yahoo execs Ross...
It's 2012, And Yahoo Is Still Trying To Figure Out What It "Is"

Why VCs Are Getting Into PR

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More than ever before, venture capitalists are digging in. To stay competitive and top-of-mind, VC’s are no longer loaning their advice and their capital, but actual “core” services that portfolio companies need. This shift isn’t necessarily new. For example, top VC firms like Kleiner Perkins and Greylock play a hands-on...
Why VCs Are Getting Into PR

Jack Dorsey Was 'Heartbroken' When Instagram Sold To Facebook

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It's been a little over one year since Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. For one of Instagram's early investors, Jack Dorsey, the acquisition is still a painful memory. AllThingsD's Kara Swisher has written an in-depth article about the tug-of-war between Facebook and Twitter for Instagram...
Jack Dorsey Was 'Heartbroken' When Instagram Sold To Facebook

Marissa Mayer Is Plotting A Major Purge Of Executives At Yahoo (YHOO)

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Yahoo just parted ways with its chief information security officer, Justin Somaini, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports.  She says there are two reasons for his departure. One: Yahoo Mail has suffered from some security bugs lately, and Somaini may be getting the blame. Two: CEO Marissa Mayer is looking at purging...
Marissa Mayer Is Plotting A Major Purge Of Executives At Yahoo (YHOO)

More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

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Yet more change at embattled AOL: Tim Dierks, the top engineer at its Huffington Post Media Group unit, is out, less than six months after he joined the company. AOL tech SVP Michael Manos will replace him, at least temporarily. Dierks left Google to work for Tim Armstrong and Arianna...
More AOL Tech Moves: HuffPo Tech Head Tim Dierks Out After 5 Months

Cook: 'I want there to be' Apple products made in America

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently being interviewed by AllThingsD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, and took time to answer the question of whether or not Apple is interested in manufacturing any of its products domestically. While pointing out that it does source components locally, including the glass for...
Cook: 'I want there to be' Apple products made in America

Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

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Vox Media, the Washington, D.C., online media start-up that owns The Verge and SB Nation, is finally debuting its standalone videogames site called Polygon. Back in February, Kara Swisher reported that the goal of the site “is to create the premier destination and media outlet for video games news, reviews, video...
Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

The Man Responsible For Windows 8 Is 'Happy' With Sales (MSFT)

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Former Microsoft Windows boss Steven Sinofsky says he's good with the way things are going so far for Microsoft's Windows 8. "It's hard for me to look at selling 100 million of something and not be happy," Sinofsky told AllThingsD Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on stage at the D11...
The Man Responsible For Windows 8 Is 'Happy' With Sales (MSFT)
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