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Facebook's Graph Search Supremo Lars Rasmussen On Relocating To London, Building A New Team, And The Challenges Of Natural Language

Fab.com plans to be big — Amazon big, says CEO

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When Fab.com won a Crunchie for best shopping app, no one was more surprised than the startup’s CEO, Jason Goldberg (pictured). “To be honest, I didn’t think we were going to win, mostly because Fab isn’t very much integrated into the whole tech scene… We’re definitely mainstream.” Being mainstream can...
Fab.com plans to be big — Amazon big, says CEO

Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

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Seattle startup Glympse continues to  gain momentum, announcing a partnership agreement today with navigation leader Garmin. As part of the deal, Glympse’s location sharing technology will be added to Garmin StreetPilot Onboard, a $50 navigation app for the iPhone, and to Navigon, a $50 app for Android and iPhone. Existing users...
Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

3 things to watch for in Facebook's earnings

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After its brutal initial public offering, the social networking company must show Wall Street it is serious about making money. FORTUNE -- Facebook will face a tough audience when the company reports its first quarter earnings on Thursday. After a theatrically disastrous initial public offering in May, the Menlo Park,...
3 things to watch for in Facebook's earnings

Tech Blogs 100% Absolutely, Totally Not Sure What Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow

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Facebook is gathering the world's press to its Menlo Park, California, headquarters on January 15 for a very special, very huge announcement. Like, mega huge. Like, the-world-will-never-be-the-same huge. And because it is not yet tomorrow, at this point, today, nobody actually seems to know exactly what Facebook will announce, and...
Tech Blogs 100% Absolutely, Totally Not Sure What Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow

Facebook Can Blame Google For Its China Problems

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Google has to bear some responsibility for Facebook’s inability to build a presence in China, according to a leading market analyst. I introduced Shaun Rein here on PandoDaily a couple of days ago. He’s the founder of the China Market Research Group and a veteran watcher of the country’s tech...
Facebook Can Blame Google For Its China Problems

Boot up: Facebook countersues Yahoo over patents, Nokia Lumia 900 reviews, and more

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Plus Instagram makes its Android debut, and is Facebook suing a TechCrunch commenter?A quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFacebook Threatens To Sue TechCrunch Commenter >> TechCrunchSeems fairly innocuous. Stratton tells us he received a four-page letter via FedEx on April...
Boot up: Facebook countersues Yahoo over patents, Nokia Lumia 900 reviews, and more

Band of Techies Rocks Local Scene

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At Facebook Inc.’s headquarters in Menlo Park late last month, internationally known rock musicians including Sammy Hagar performed at a gala for music-education nonprofit Little Kids Rock. Mixed in with the lineup was a lesser-known band: a local group named Coverflow. Read the rest of this post on the original...
Band of Techies Rocks Local Scene

CouchSurfing raises $15M to build a human travel network

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Long before the recent crop of collaborative consumption startups found fame, there was CouchSurfing, originally a non-profit that helped connect travelers to hosts. The feel-good story, however, was threatened last year when it became a Class B corporation and raised $7.6 million, prompting user fears that CouchSurfing was selling out. But...
CouchSurfing raises $15M to build a human travel network

Guggenheim Architect To Design Facebook HQ's New 3,400-Employee Engineering Building

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Share price be damned, Facebook is expanding. It’s just announced that Guggenheim Museum architect Frank Gehry will design a 3,400 employee engineering office connected to its Menlo Park Headquarters by an underground tunnel. Engineers will hack away in one giant room, separated from the product and ads teams in the...
Guggenheim Architect To Design Facebook HQ's New 3,400-Employee Engineering Building
FACEBOOK IN FLUX: A Hacker Haven's Nonstop Reinvention (FB)

Facebook sends invite promising 'new look for the News Feed'

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Facebook appears to be planning another redesign, sending out press invites to come see a "new look for the News Feed" Thursday at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The company didn't give further details about what changes may be coming to the landing page for Facebook users that...
Facebook sends invite promising 'new look for the News Feed'
Handle Is A Priority Engine And Task Management App For Your Inbox
The Stock Market Smiles On Facebook 'Home', With FB Share Price Up More Than 3% After Launch Event

Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom's Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

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Obviously, Kevin Systrom is something of a shutterbug — he made hundreds of millions creating the perfect mobile photo-sharing app. But you may not know about one of his other talents: Droppin’ fat beats on the dance floor. You think I jest, but on Saturday evening, Systrom — aka DJ...
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom's Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

Menlo Ventures Investor: I Still Believe Facebook Will Be A $200 Billion Company In 5 Years (FB)

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Shervin Pishevar, a managing director at Menlo Ventures, doubled down on his prediction that Facebook will be a $200 billion company within five years, despite the bumps in its IPO, during an interview with Bloomberg West on Thursday. "When I said in five years, it would be a $200 billion...
Menlo Ventures Investor: I Still Believe Facebook Will Be A $200 Billion Company In 5 Years (FB)

DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying

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DataXu, a startup that sees itself at the head of a “programmatic marketing revolution, has raised $27 million in new funding. DataXu was founded by MIT aeronautics and astronautics engineers who teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to create software that optimizes ad buying across multiple exchanges, which they launched at...
DataXu Raises $27M For Real-Time, Data-Driven Ad Buying

How To Win the War For Talent In Silicon Valley

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Courtesy: Churchill Brook The latest job numbers show the US economy is still struggling to recover. But you wouldn’t know it in Silicon Valley, where startups are on a hiring frenzy, especially in the San Francisco, San Mateo, and Redwood City region of the Bay Area. While the US is...
How To Win the War For Talent In Silicon Valley
With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

You Already Have A Facebook Phone (FB, AAPL, GOOG)

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The Facebook phone.  Along with Apple's fabled television set, it's the one rumor in tech that just won't die. Those rumors picked up again this week after Facebook invited the press to an Android-themed event on April 4 at its Menlo Park headquarters.  According to multiple reports, Facebook will introduce...
You Already Have A Facebook Phone (FB, AAPL, GOOG)

The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

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Time and again, Mark Zuckerberg has made it perfectly clear: "We're not going to build a phone." Zuck's most recent pronouncement came at Facebook's 2012 fourth-quarter earnings call. (See also Facebook's Zuckerberg: We're Not Going To Build A Phone.)  On Thursday, just two months later, Facebook is widely expected to announce an...
The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

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Breasts. They're complicated. Today women the world over are protesting Facebook's proposed policies on breast-feeding pictures. Right now, it states that breast-feeding pictures are okie dokie, just as long as there's no "exposed breast" that doesn't feature the child actively nursing. In other words, if there's no suckling, there's no...
Facebook Bans Breast-Feeding Photos

Hedge-Fund Manager Found Guilty in Insider Case

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A Northern California hedge-fund manager who testified in his own defense became the latest person convicted of criminal charges in a broad crackdown on insider trading in corporate America. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan had accused Doug Whitman, of Whitman Capital of Menlo Park, Calif., of making almost $1 million based...
Hedge-Fund Manager Found Guilty in Insider Case
OwnerListens nabs $1.1M for its Yelp alternative, a virtual suggestion box

Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

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Prashant Fuloria, who led monetization product management at Google and then commerce products at Facebook, started at Flurry today in the role of chief product officer. Facebook/Coverflow Prashant Fuloria plays guitar with Coverflow Fuloria, who had a brief stint as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Mayfield Fund, was previously responsible for Facebook...
Product Dude Prashant Fuloria Lands at Flurry After Google and Facebook

Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

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HTC is rumored to be the partner here. An invitation to an event next week has reignited the Facebook smartphone rumor again. Entitled "Come see our new home on Android", the launch is taking place at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Thursday 4 April, and has 9to5Google claiming...
Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

Facebook stock buoyed by mysterious email invitation

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The stock price of Facebook has surged to over $30 in the last 48 hours, since the social network began sending out invitations to "come and see what we're building" this coming Tuesday in its Menlo Park, California Headquarters. The share price surge marks the high mark for the stock...
Facebook stock buoyed by mysterious email invitation

We Don't Know What Facebook Is Unveiling Next Week, But It Could Be Its Big New Campus (FB)

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Facebook has announced a surprise media event on January 15 that has everyone guessing. The invitation said simply: "See what we're building." The word "building" made some gadget hounds speculate about hardware. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said very clearly that he believes building a phone is the wrong strategy...
We Don't Know What Facebook Is Unveiling Next Week, But It Could Be Its Big New Campus (FB)

Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games

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Lumosity, a company that creates online fitness games, has raised $31.5 million in Series D funding from Discovery Communications with existing investors Menlo Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Harrison Metal and Norwest Venture Partners are also participating in the funding. This brings Lumosity’s total funding to over $70 million to date. Created...
Lumosity Raises $31.5M From Discovery Communications For Brain Fitness Games

Poshmark raises $12 Series B to get you shopping for fashion on your phone

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Poshmark, the mobile-first shopping app that lets users re-sell clothes on their phones and in virtual shopping parties, is expected to announce Tuesday that it’s raised a $12 million Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from existing investors Mayfield Fund, Inventus Capital, and SoftTech VC. The round...
Poshmark raises $12 Series B to get you shopping for fashion on your phone
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