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Now Autonomy is under investigation for fraud in the U.K.

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The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened an investigation into Autonomy, the British data management firm that HP bought in 2011, much to its eventual regret. Autonomy’s accounting methods leading up to the sale are already being scrutinized by U.K. accountancy authorities — HP claims the firm inflated its...
Now Autonomy is under investigation for fraud in the U.K.

Telefónica's digital arm brings in API specialist Apigee to beef up its app ecosystem

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Fresh from revealing plans to open an office in London to grow its European business, API management firm Apigee has inked a deal with Telefónica Digital that will see it become the partner for the operator’s API management platform. Apigee enables developers and company to design, test and monitor APIs and the...
Telefónica's digital arm brings in API specialist Apigee to beef up its app ecosystem
Rumor: Microsoft has Xbox (720) event in the works for April

Facebook Marketing Firm Spruce Media Lays Off 20 People (FB)

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Facebook marketing management firm Spruce Media laid off about 20 people yesterday, COO Lucy Jacobs confirmed to Business Insider. The company's headcount is now about 35 people. The move came because Spruce wants to align its business with shifts in the way its clients are marketing and buying ads on...
Facebook Marketing Firm Spruce Media Lays Off 20 People (FB)
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Is Google Looking To Buy A Social Media Management Firm To Keep Tabs On Facebook? (GOOG, FB)

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Consolidation continues apace in the social media campaign management sector -- with Salesforce.com's acquisition of Buddy Media, Oracle's of Vitrue, and Syncapse's of Clickable -- and the deals will likely keep coming if the gossip we heard last week is true. (Oracle recently snapped up Involver and Salesforce got GoInstant,...
Is Google Looking To Buy A Social Media Management Firm To Keep Tabs On Facebook? (GOOG, FB)
AT&T touts benefits of self-optimizing network technology, plans full deployment this year

SCARY: What Google's Revenues Look Like WITHOUT Motorola Mobility

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When Google bought Motorola Mobility in August, the deal was positioned as a patent acquisition: Motorola's tech assets would help protect Google's Android mobile operating system from being challenged in court. But with Google's Q2 2012 earnings showing the effect of the Motorola deal on Google's revenues for the first...
SCARY: What Google's Revenues Look Like WITHOUT Motorola Mobility

IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce From AT&T For $1.4 Billion

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IBM is acquiring Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. Sterling Commerce applications streamline the commerce lifecycle from selling to fulfillment to payments. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2010. IBM says the acquisition of Sterling will expand its ability to help...
IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce From AT&T For $1.4 Billion

Comcast expands Xfinity Home service, announces plans for learning thermostat

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Comcast is rolling out its Xfinity Home residential security, energy and automation service in Washington state today, and simultaneously taking steps to turn the system into more of a technology platform — announcing a deal with energy management firm EcoFactor to offer a cloud-based learning thermostat service to Xfinity Home...
Comcast expands Xfinity Home service, announces plans for learning thermostat

Can finger-biting Charlie profit from spin-off series?

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It’s YouTube’s most viewed viral video of all time. But does virality equal longevity? Harry and Charlie Davies-Car, stars of their hit amateur Charlie Bit My Finger video, will appear in new “original programming” in a deal between viral video management firm Viral Spiral and online video distributor Rightster. The...
Can finger-biting Charlie profit from spin-off series?

Citrix to buy mobile device management firm Zenprise

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Citrix plans to buy mobile device management company Zenprise and integrate its software with its Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work software for managing mobile apps and data....
Citrix to buy mobile device management firm Zenprise

API management firm Apigee moves into the UK to get closer to the EU market

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Apigee, the provider of API management and infrastructure tools, products, and technology platforms is setting up shop in London. The company is headed to there to better serve its UK and European markets and to find a base for further global growth. Apigee was founded in 2005 and since then...
API management firm Apigee moves into the UK to get closer to the EU market

Top Tech Exec Has Awkward Entanglements In Iran

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A Hong Kong-based firm that attempted to sell embargoed Hewlett-Packard computer equipment to Iran's largest mobile-phone operator has much closer ties to China's Huawei Technologies than was previously known, corporate records show. Cathy Meng, Huawei's chief financial officer and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, served on the board...
Top Tech Exec Has Awkward Entanglements In Iran

Quantitative Data Proves What We've All Known Since The Age Of Mesh Trucker Hats: Hipsters Heart PBR

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A new study from content management firm Locu indicates that hipsters really do love their Pabst Blue Ribbon. Willamsburg responds: Dude, obvi. A data analysis firm claims to have found quantitative proof of hipster and student love for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Locu, a company that markets a proprietary...
Quantitative Data Proves What We've All Known Since The Age Of Mesh Trucker Hats: Hipsters Heart PBR

Here's How Google's Wildfire Deal Will Help It Spy On Facebook (GOOG, FB)

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Google's $250 million acquisition of social media management company Wildfire -- which Business Insider suggested was in the offing on July 15 -- isn't just about offering advertisers ways of buying both conventional display ads from Google as well as social media campaign handling. It's a way for Google to...
Here's How Google's Wildfire Deal Will Help It Spy On Facebook (GOOG, FB)

CHART: Facebook's Mobile Ads Are More Effective Than Twitter's

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Facebook's mobile "Sponsored Stories" ads are much more effective than mobile ads displayed on Twitter, according to a study by TBG Digital, a large buyer and manager of Facebook campaign media. TBG studied 24 million Twitter impressions across multiple clients and sectors in Q2 2012, and saw an average click-through...
CHART: Facebook's Mobile Ads Are More Effective Than Twitter's

Metadata-centric enterprise content management firm M-Files scores €6M in funding

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The Finnish enterprise content management platform M-Files, which places an unusual amount on emphasis on metadata, has closed a €6 million ($7.85 million) Series A round that was led by DFJ Esprit and also took in cash from the Finnish government. M-Files does away with traditional folder structures, relying entirely...
Metadata-centric enterprise content management firm M-Files scores €6M in funding

Hot New Job Alert for Struggling English Majors: Writing Fake Yelp Reviews

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Chili's always scores 5 stars. (Photo: Yelp) There are plenty of struggling writers in the city looking for a few extra dollars, so someone has smartly devised a plan to use their skills and to game the very legitimate review system on Yelp. As discovered by Eater, a posting on Craigslist (in New York's writing/editing...
Hot New Job Alert for Struggling English Majors: Writing Fake Yelp Reviews
Super Bowl plans to handle 30,000 Wi-Fi users at once--and sniff out "rogue devices"

Citadel banking malware is evolving and spreading rapidly, researchers warn

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A computer Trojan that targets online banking users is evolving and spreading rapidly because its creators have adopted an open-source development model, according to researchers from cyberthreat management firm Seculert....
Citadel banking malware is evolving and spreading rapidly, researchers warn

Recurly suffers hardware failure, doesn't know how much data will be retrievable

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Subscription billing startup Recurly is suffering a serious outage. The company says it experienced an intermittent hardware failure at approximately 3:30 AM (PDT) on Monday, which prevented some transactions from processing. It followed up with an apology to customers on Tuesday, but on Wednesday (today) the problem is still not...
Recurly suffers hardware failure, doesn't know how much data will be retrievable

Shop Hers takes a stab at high-end digital resale

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Jaclyn Shanfeld‘s venture into high-end fashion retail started where many women head when they’re ready to refresh their wardrobe — the consignment store. Having just quit her job at a model management firm but wanting to continue dressing stylishly in Los Angeles, she dropped off several thousand dollars worth of...
Shop Hers takes a stab at high-end digital resale

Having Already Wooed Facebook, Sprout Social Now Gets Twitter Love, Too

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As brands engage more with their clients through social media, streamlining and analytics tools like Sprout are becoming more useful. Sprout Social, a social media management firm, has revealed it's been approved by Twitter to join the sparse ranks of other Twitter Certified Products, as an Engagment and Analytics...
Having Already Wooed Facebook, Sprout Social Now Gets Twitter Love, Too

Survey: Outside the office, workers turn to the tablet over the PC

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Tablets aren’t overtaking smartphones or PCs in the enterprise, but they’re definitely carving a new business niche for themselves as workers start shifting a lot of work to the slate when outside of the cubicle. According to an enterprise survey conducted by cloud content management firm Alfresco, tablets have replaced...
Survey: Outside the office, workers turn to the tablet over the PC

Report: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Fastest Browser On Windows, Chrome 19 Wins On Mac

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According to the latest data from web application performance management firm New Relic, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 currently has the fastest response time of any browser on Windows, leading the company – and Microsoft – to conclude that IE10 is currently the fastest browser on Windows. Looking...
Report: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Fastest Browser On Windows, Chrome 19 Wins On Mac

Social Media Tactics Still Learning to Play Well With Others

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Social media is on the front of every marketer’s mind (or at least it seems that way) but it still gets the treatment normally reserved for those who don’t quite fit in. In other words, while there is tremendous value in social media it is still a tough road...
Social Media Tactics Still Learning to Play Well With Others

AOL, Yahoo Mail Users Are Energy Hogs

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In an exceedingly odd metric, a new survey reveals that Yahoo Mail users consume far more power in their residences than do Gmail users. But AOL users appear to be the worst energy hogs of all. The reasons why might surprise you. According to an initial survey of 2.8...
AOL, Yahoo Mail Users Are Energy Hogs
PRESENTING: The End Of The Retail World As We Know It

Former Yahoo Boss Ross Levinsohn Has a New Gig, and a Digital M&A Warchest

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Ross Levinsohn, who wanted to run Yahoo but didn’t get the gig, has a new perch. He’s heading up a new digital media company backed by Guggenheim Partners. Guggenheim already controlled several media trade titles, including Billboard, Adweek, and The Hollywood Reporter, so Guggenheim Digital Media will start out running those. But...
Former Yahoo Boss Ross Levinsohn Has a New Gig, and a Digital M&A Warchest
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