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Group calls on Skype to release a Google-like transparency report

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Several organizations have called on Microsoft to release details on who it shares Skype data with and what type of data it collects. The software giant purchased Skype in 2011 and last year several groups pointed out that as a result Skype had become less secure, plus Microsoft had filed...
Group calls on Skype to release a Google-like transparency report

Netflix stock appears to rise on Microsoft acquisition rumor

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An unconfirmed rumor circulated on Wall Street that Microsoft seeks to acquire Netflix and that's what allegedly sent shares of the video service up 13 percent today. [Read more]...
Netflix stock appears to rise on Microsoft acquisition rumor
Microsoft newsdump includes tablets, translation, $2.1B in fines

Those Yammer / Microsoft Acquisition Rumors: A Former MS Spokesperson Weighs In

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Editors’ note: Clippy was spokesperson at Microsoft between 1997-2003. He is now a General Partner at ClippyFund....
Those Yammer / Microsoft Acquisition Rumors: A Former MS Spokesperson Weighs In

A Day In The Life Of Alexia Tsotsis, Startup Scribe Of Silicon Valley

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Just a few years ago, Alexia Tsotsis got her dream job -- a reporter at TechCrunch, one of the top technology sites in Silicon Valley. Now she's running the show with co-editor Eric Eldon, and they've staffed it up with a ton of new writers. The tech reporting scene is...
A Day In The Life Of Alexia Tsotsis, Startup Scribe Of Silicon Valley

Yammer's former Head of Community joins Salesforce to help grow its Chatter Communities product

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Salesforce appears to be obsessed with helping companies become social. So much, that it just hired Yammer’s Head of Community, Maria Ogneva, to work on its Chatter Communities product. In her post announcing the news, Ogneva indicates her responsibility will be somewhat similar to her previous role where she helped...
Yammer's former Head of Community joins Salesforce to help grow its Chatter Communities product

Majority of new Lumia 900 converts are coming from Android or the iPhone

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Nearly 60% of those switching to Windows Phone due to the Nokia Lumia 900 or HTC Titan II were former iOS and Android owners. Apple brand-loyalty? We think not. We ran a poll the other day asking users if they switched to Windows Phone due to the Lumia 900...
Majority of new Lumia 900 converts are coming from Android or the iPhone

Podcast: Nook vs. Kindle, future of Xbox, and settling in with our new devices

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Has Amazon’s Kindle lineup distanced itself even further from Barnes & Noble’s Nook over the past couple months? Could the Xbox become an all-encompassing hub for home automation technologies? And how are our parents doing with their new smartphones and tablets? Those are some of the topics on this...
Podcast: Nook vs. Kindle, future of Xbox, and settling in with our new devices

Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: "When To Buy" Recommendations Now $5 Per Month

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Decide.com, the shopping search engine that tells consumers both what and when to buy, is introducing its premium level of service today. Starting now, Decide.com will begin to charge for its “when to buy” recommendations – the recommendations which serve as Decide.com’s distinguishing feature versus the other shopping search services...
Shopping Engine Decide.com Rolls Out Premium Pricing: "When To Buy" Recommendations Now $5 Per Month
Microsoft isn't slowing Yammer down: Major update adds Hootsuite integration, IM, & more
Pink is the New Purple!

Facebook bid on AOL patent portfolio before Microsoft acquisition

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Earlier this month, Microsoft successfully bought AOL’s portfolio of tech patents to the tune of $1.06 billion. However, according to a new report from Bloomberg News, Facebook apparently bid on the same set of patents, according to "two people with knowledge of the matter." Microsoft announced its acquisition of...
Facebook bid on AOL patent portfolio before Microsoft acquisition
Social: Yammer Releases First Update Following Microsoft Acquisition

Yammer Taps Microsoft Translator To Bring Cross-Language Translation To The Enterprise Social Network

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Microsoft-owned Yammer has been relatively quiet since its acquisition by Redmond, but the company piped up today to announce plans to add instant message translation capabilities, which will allow multilingual collaboration on the “Facebook for the office.” The Yammer team is tapping Microsoft Translator to power the translations, which is...
Yammer Taps Microsoft Translator To Bring Cross-Language Translation To The Enterprise Social Network

Someone better than that

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The news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has lied about having a computer science degree is now four days old. Neither Yahoo nor Thompson have denied that this happened or have presented any sort of story that mitigates the damage. And as of today Thompson still has his job. I...
Someone better than that

Skype announces ‘Conversation Ads,’ hopes you’ll converse about them

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Skype, a.k.a. Microsoft’s Skype Division, just announced a new form of advertising on its service, called “Conversation Ads.” The ads will appear in the on-screen interface for people making free audio calls with other Skype users in the Windows version of the software. But the company isn’t inserting these ads into...
Skype announces ‘Conversation Ads,’ hopes you’ll converse about them

CardSpring Gains New Investors, First Data Partnership, As Its App Platform For Payment Cards Nears Launch

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CardSpring, an ambitious payments startup founded by former Netscape engineers, is building a platform that connects web and mobile applications to payment cards. It’s a card-linked payment infrastructure that can work across any bank or card type (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, etc.), because it sits in the cloud, and is attached...
CardSpring Gains New Investors, First Data Partnership, As Its App Platform For Payment Cards Nears Launch

As Skype finally makes it to Windows Phone, we ask what’s next [interview]

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Back in May 2011, Microsoft announced its intentions to acquire Skype, an $8bn deal that was finally given the green light in October. Skype is pretty much the industry leader for consumer VoIP technology in many markets, and is also the platform of choice for small-to-medium sized businesses, given that...
As Skype finally makes it to Windows Phone, we ask what’s next [interview]

Skype rolls out update for Windows with full HD video calling, group screen sharing

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Skype rolled out its version 5.8 software update for Windows users today, and it brings with it a couple of fairly notable features. That includes full HD video calling (provided you have a suitable webcam and internet connection, of course), video calling to Facebook users (regardless of whether they...
Skype rolls out update for Windows with full HD video calling, group screen sharing

Yammer CEO Recounts Lessons of Microsoft Acquisition

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Speaking in San Francisco on Wednesday at Yammer's law firm-Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe--along with a couple of Yammer's investors, Yammer founder and Chief Executive David Sacks explained how Yammer got as far as it did and some of the lessons he learned along the way....
Yammer CEO Recounts Lessons of Microsoft Acquisition
President of Skype: users up 47 percent to 250 million since Microsoft acquisition
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