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Facebook admits that it doesn’t know how mobile works

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As Facebook moves inexorably towards its much-anticipated IPO, attention has focused on all kinds of things about the giant network with the $100-billion potential market valuation — including the earth-shattering fact that CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists on wearing a hoodie during his meetings with Wall Street bankers and analysts....
Facebook admits that it doesn’t know how mobile works

Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo

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Rosetta Stone, for those unfamiliar, are the makers of the oft-advertised language learning software of the same name. The 20-year-old Virginia-based company went public in 2009, and today makes learning software for over 30 languages that is used in over 150 countries. Its software aims to assist people of all...
Rosetta Stone Acquires Kid-Focused Language-Learning Startup GoGo Lingo

After blowing past $500B market cap, Apple seen headed for $1 trillion

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After surpassing Microsoft's record and becoming the most valuable company ever on Monday, Apple has passed a "key sentiment barrier" on its way to a $1 trillion market valuation, one analyst believes....
After blowing past $500B market cap, Apple seen headed for $1 trillion

Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

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Apple, once a company whose stock only knew a single direction, is in the midst of a painful decline. Today, for the first time since late 2011, the company’s stock traded below the $400 per share mark. The company ended the day’s trading at $402.59, a fall of 5.5 percent,...
Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

Calm Down, Wall Street – Marc Benioff Is Right About Salesforce’s Margins

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I haven’t always been the biggest Marc Benioff fan. And not just because, arguably, that title is held by Marc Benioff. As the PT Barnum of enterprise software, Benioff grabbed ink through stunts and quips that reporters couldn’t ignore. But I never felt comfortable writing about him, because I always...
Calm Down, Wall Street – Marc Benioff Is Right About Salesforce’s Margins

Are Yahoo's patents strong enough to topple Facebook?

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In its surprising patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook, Yahoo is taking advantage of several factors to pin its former partner into a position of weakness. For one, Yahoo has existed longer than Facebook, giving it more time to obtain patents covering Web technologies, even if it didn't put all...
Are Yahoo's patents strong enough to topple Facebook?

As Stock Continues Dive to All-Time Lows, Can Groupon Regain Investor Confidence?

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Groupon’s stock continued a downward spiral three weeks after it revised its fourth-quarter results to account for higher than expected returns during the holiday period. Friday, shares of the Chicago-based deals site closed at a new low of close to $11. At that price, it is now worth just over $7...
As Stock Continues Dive to All-Time Lows, Can Groupon Regain Investor Confidence?

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says iPhone is old news

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. The CEO of BlackBerry, whose market cap is around $7.7B at the time of this writing, had some nice words and some harsh words for the folks doing the innovating over at Apple. According to the Australian Financial Review, Heins doesn’t think Apple’s done much in the way of...
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says iPhone is old news
Markets pummel Zynga share price

iPad could produce the quickest climb to the $1B mark

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Filed under: iPadYesterday, we reported on an incredible statistic: If iPad sales continue at the current rate through the end of June, Apple could realize US$1 billion in revenue. Today, Yankee Group's Carl Howe puts that number into perspective, noting that the iPad "...will likely take the crown for the...
iPad could produce the quickest climb to the $1B mark
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Kayak Takes Off on Day One With a Bang

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Kayak, a household name for online hotel-and flight-search, jumped $4, or 16 percent, this morning to open at $30 a share. The company sold shares last night at $26 a share, raising $100 million. At that price point, the company has a market valuation of $1 billion. Only last week,...
Kayak Takes Off on Day One With a Bang

Is Twitter actually worth $10 billion? We have our doubts

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Twitter’s latest private market valuation of $9 billion, as pegged by a large investment from the BlackRock Group, turned heads. Is the valuation fair? And if so, what is the math behind the figure? The Wall Street Journal’s Dennis Berman recently penned a column indicating that, yes, Twitter is in...
Is Twitter actually worth $10 billion? We have our doubts

PRO: Why Facebook must prove the worth of social advertising

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One lackluster IPO later, Facebook holds a market valuation that’s impressive but well shy of the $100 billion most expected. A large factor in that shortfall has been a concern that the company isn’t generating as much advertising revenue as it should be, and it’s fair to say a huge...
PRO: Why Facebook must prove the worth of social advertising

ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Departs, Will Lead New Seed Fund At Birchmere Ventures

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Following its acquisition by SAY Media, ReadWriteWeb’s COO Sean Ammirati is leaving the company to join Birchmere Ventures, an early-stage VC firm with investments in cleantech, medical, and technology startups. Ammirati will be added to Birchmere’s investment team and will serve as the lead partner for a new fund within the...
ReadWriteWeb COO Sean Ammirati Departs, Will Lead New Seed Fund At Birchmere Ventures

Microsoft may provide up to $3B for Dell buyout, presaging a bigger OEM effort by the software giant

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According to Reuters, Microsoft may provide between $1 billion and $3 billion in mezzanine financing, as part of a larger buyout of Dell, helping to take the firm private. In current trading, Dell is worth some $22.85 billion, awarding the theoretical $3 billion investment roughly 13% of the PC manufacturer. With that...
Microsoft may provide up to $3B for Dell buyout, presaging a bigger OEM effort by the software giant

Groupon is not a tech company. Why was it valued like one?

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The summer of discontent — well, that’s what it seems to be from the perspective of the not-so-new web darlings — might be coming to an end, but months (perhaps years) of misery awaits these erstwhile rocket ships. The news reports of late have reserved particular vitriol for Groupon, the company...
Groupon is not a tech company. Why was it valued like one?

Sky's the limit: Analyst says Apple could be worth $1 trillion

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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Muster says Apple's total market valuation could soon exceed $1 trillion. Just another $400 billion to go. But beware the Microsoft precedent. [Read more]...
Sky's the limit: Analyst says Apple could be worth $1 trillion
Apple is no longer the world's most valuable company

Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

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According to sources close to the situation, Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz (pictured here) and Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy will be stepping down from the board of Groupon. Schultz’s departure will be effective today, but Efrusy — who was critical to the initial funding around the Chicago-based daily...
Exclusive: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; "Accounting Types" Joining

Facebook Stock Continues to Fall After Earnings Report

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By late-morning Friday, a day after Facebook's first earnings announcement, the company stock was down to $23, down $3.84, giving the company a market valuation of $49 billion....
Facebook Stock Continues to Fall After Earnings Report
Facebook: See? We told you social advertising works
Social: Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users, Here's How It Hits $141 Billion in Value
Facebook to value itself up to $15B below initial expectations

In letter to stockholders, Groupon CEO explains why he wants to move fast on a bumpy road

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Andrew Mason, co-founder and CEO of Groupon, says the company wants to build an ‘Operating System for Local Commerce’ in a letter to stockholders that was just filed with the SEC and published on the Groupon blog. Mason reiterated that, in 2011, Groupon sold more than 170 million Groupons to...
In letter to stockholders, Groupon CEO explains why he wants to move fast on a bumpy road
Google passes Microsoft in market valuation, sits far behind Apple as second-most valuable tech company

The Social Media Bubble has popped

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It happened. It’s over. The bubble was popped by Facebook’s IPO belly flop. Some saw it coming, but before May 18, plenty of smart people saw only blue skies. Chris Sacca predicted we’d see a $56 price on opening day. But within 2 weeks, the price had dropped 29% to...
The Social Media Bubble has popped

Facebook's stock price soars past $30, its highest in nearly 6 months

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Don’t look straight away or you might jinx it, but Facebook’s stock price today surpassed the $30 mark (per @CNBC). At the time of writing, shortly after market-open, the stock price is up almost 4 percent to $30.2 per share. This is the first time the social networking giant’s share...
Facebook's stock price soars past $30, its highest in nearly 6 months

At a market cap of ~$950 million, the New York Times is ‘worth’ less than Instagram

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This will make you think: at its current, public market valuation, the New York Times company is worth about $50 million less than the $1 billion dollars that Facebook just paid for Instagram. Yes, the New York Times is an organization in transition. Yes, newspapers are struggling. Yes, digital monetization is...
At a market cap of ~$950 million, the New York Times is ‘worth’ less than Instagram

"In The Studio," SoftTech's Charles Hudson Has Game When It Comes To Gaming

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In The Studio” rolls on this week by welcoming a long-time Valley operator, founder, angel investor, venture capitalist, and now general partner at one of the first “super angel” funds. Charles Hudson,...
"In The Studio," SoftTech's Charles Hudson Has Game When It Comes To Gaming
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