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Daily deal site Tippr acquired by nCrowd

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Tippr, the heavily-funded Seattle daily deals site, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Atlanta’s nCrowd. Kara Swisher at All Things D reports that the acquisition comes amid a “tough environment” for daily deal sites. Originally started under the name Kashless, Tippr went on to raise...
Daily deal site Tippr acquired by nCrowd

Ex-Microsoft exec to create the Starbucks of marijuana?

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Jamen Shively, a former corporate strategy manager for Redmond, decides he can have a happier life: creating a brand of pot for the good people of Washington state and beyond. [Read more]...
Ex-Microsoft exec to create the Starbucks of marijuana?
Former Yahoo & Microsoft exec Blake Irving named CEO of Go Daddy
Microsoft exec says cyber crime forced his company to completely miss the boat on smartphones

Microsoft exec resigns after telling users to 'deal with it' regarding always-on Xbox controversy

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Microsoft exec resigns after telling users to 'deal with it' regarding always-on Xbox controversy

Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim

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Up to now, Microsoft hadn’t weighed in with any kind of public response to the recent Vanity Fair piece about the company’s “Lost Decade.” But the full version of the Kurt Eichenwald story is now available online, sparking another round of blog posts, and Microsoft’s communications chief Frank Shaw apparently...
Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim
Microsoft's New Logo: Hip to Be Square

Microsoft Exec Says Google Doesn't Understand Enterprise Web Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google's annual I/O developer conference is next week, and it usually includes a few sessions on how enterprises are ditching Microsoft Office in favor of Google Apps For Business, its suite of subscription-based Web productivity apps.   So Microsoft is once again boasting about how it knows enterprise customers much...
Microsoft Exec Says Google Doesn't Understand Enterprise Web Apps (GOOG, MSFT)

Yes, There Are Layoffs Pending at HP's Autonomy Unit in the U.K.

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There are layoffs coming at Hewlett-Packard’s U.K.-based Autonomy software unit, but not quite so many as a report in the Daily Mail suggests. That newspaper reported today in a thinly sourced story that as many as 200 people were due to lose their jobs at the British software subsidiary in...
Yes, There Are Layoffs Pending at HP's Autonomy Unit in the U.K.

Microsoft And HP Execs Open Up About Everything That Went Wrong With The HP Slate Tablet

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Microsoft captured the tech world's attention last week with the introduction of the Surface tablet, but two and a half years earlier, the company's CEO Steve Ballmer was on stage at CES promoting a different tablet: the HP Slate. The Slate was the original iPad killer, unveiled right before Apple...
Microsoft And HP Execs Open Up About Everything That Went Wrong With The HP Slate Tablet

HP names Microsoft exec as head of Autonomy software division

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Hewlett-Packard has found new leadership for its Autonomy information management software division in the form of Microsoft executive Robert Youngjohns, HP announced Friday....
HP names Microsoft exec as head of Autonomy software division

Tumblr Creative Director Is Leaving Days After New Ad Announcement [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Tumblr creative director Jacob Bijani is leaving the company. This comes shortly after Yahoo's acquisition and the announcement that Tumblr is rolling out a new set of ads and sponsored posts. He wrote on Tumblr that "for now, I'm going to...
Tumblr Creative Director Is Leaving Days After New Ad Announcement [THE BRIEF]

L.A. Stories: HipSwap Tries to Take the Creepy Out of Craigslist (Video)

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Last week, I visited Los Angeles to get a gander at some of the many digital companies that are doing some interesting things down south of Silicon Valley. First stop: HipSwap, a community-based marketplace that is now in 14 U.S. cities after initial tests in Los Angeles and New...
L.A. Stories: HipSwap Tries to Take the Creepy Out of Craigslist (Video)
Microsoft exec claims Office 2013 for iOS and Android coming in March

Microsoft Exec Explains Why The Surface Pro Tablet Has Terrible Battery Life (MSFT)

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In our review of Microsoft's new Surface Pro tablet, we mentioned the device's terrible battery life. In most cases, it only lasted about four hours on a charge.  That's pretty bad compared to most laptops the Surface Pro is competing with.  Microsoft's Panos Panay is doing a Q&A session on...
Microsoft Exec Explains Why The Surface Pro Tablet Has Terrible Battery Life (MSFT)
Windows 8 hits 100M licenses: 'Very good, but not good enough,' says Microsoft exec

Windows Blue to hit in late June, Microsoft exec says

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Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president for Windows says that despite some reports, there won't be any major changes to Windows 8 with the release of Blue. [Read more]...
Windows Blue to hit in late June, Microsoft exec says

Microsoft exec sees no need to build a Microsoft phone

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A Microsoft executive said Tuesday in an interview at the All Things D mobile conference that the company will not be building its own smartphone running its Windows 8 operating system. [Read more]...
Microsoft exec sees no need to build a Microsoft phone

Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

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In December, news leaked that former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie had raised $4 million for a stealthy startup known as Talko, previously known as Cocomo. Not much is known about the company’s plans, but originally the speculation was that Talko is building cloud-based backend services. We’re hearing now that a...
Ray Ozzie's Stealthy Startup Talko Is Building A Consumer-Facing Mobile Communications App, Not A Cloud-Based Mobile Backend

Microsoft exec on 7-inch tablets: 'We're really set up for that'

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With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft and its hardware partners have been focusing on larger tablets, with screen sizes of more than 10 inches. But the Redmond company is increasingly signaling that it’s open to the notion of smaller tablets, more along the lines of the iPad mini or...
Microsoft exec on 7-inch tablets: 'We're really set up for that'

Exclusive: Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Resigns

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer Blake Irving has turned in his resignation and it has been accepted by the company. The process for Irving’s departure is a bit more formal since he is a top officer at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. But...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Resigns

Former Microsoft Exec Admits The Zune Was A Screwup (MSFT, AAPL)

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Former Microsoft exec Robbie Bach shares four startup lessons over at Geekwire, but we were most interested in what he had to say on the company's entrance into the portable music player market with the Zune. "The portable music market is gone and it was already leaving when we started....
Former Microsoft Exec Admits The Zune Was A Screwup (MSFT, AAPL)

Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

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Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, WA. campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company's next-generation video game console. Microsoft exec Don Mattrick called it out as an "all-in-one" box. The core strategy is "simple, instant, and complete." Developing...
Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One

This Ex-Microsoft Exec Will Not Sleep Until He Reinvents Investing

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Hardeep Walia wants you to stop gambling on stocks and bet on ideas instead. With that goal, the veteran of Microsoft's mergers and acquisitions team is launching Motif Investing, a new online brokerage, today. From what Walia has shown us, Motif promises to be the kind of game-changer that the...
This Ex-Microsoft Exec Will Not Sleep Until He Reinvents Investing

Microsoft exec's defection adds to Amazon phone mystery

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A new data point for the latest parlor game around Amazon's possible entry into the smartphone race. [Read more]...
Microsoft exec's defection adds to Amazon phone mystery

T-Mobile taps ex-Microsoft exec as marketing chief to build 'America's un-carrier'

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Michael Sievert, a former marketing executive at AT&T, Clearwire and Microsoft, has been named chief marketing officer at T-Mobile USA. He starts on the job Monday, filling the shoes of longtime marketing exec Cole Brodman who left the company in May. Sievert most recently held the CEO title at Discovery...
T-Mobile taps ex-Microsoft exec as marketing chief to build 'America's un-carrier'

Microsoft exec: Xbox 360 has ‘a lot more than two years’ left

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In an interview with GameSpot down at the E3 video-game convention in Los Angeles this week, a Microsoft Xbox executive made an attention-grabbing statement about the Xbox 360, saying that the console has “a lot more than two years” of life left in it. The quote from Microsoft Studios boss Phil...
Microsoft exec: Xbox 360 has ‘a lot more than two years’ left

Windows 8 isn't New Coke, says top Microsoft exec; it's Diet Coke

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Frank X. Shaw, Microsoft's head of corporate communications, defended his company's Windows information disclosure strategy, denying that Microsoft has adopted Apple's "cone of silence" approach to imparting news....
Windows 8 isn't New Coke, says top Microsoft exec; it's Diet Coke

Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

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Microsoft is poised to release its first Surface tablet, so of course, speculation in the tech industry is turning once again to the possibility of the Redmond company coming out with its own Windows Phone, possibly under the Surface brand. Nokia CEO and former Microsoft exec Stephen Elop, who has...
Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

Microsoft Exec Blames Google For Windows Phone Woes

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Is Google trying to sabotage the Windows Phone? Once upon a time Apple was blamed for some strange iPhone app woes that may have also been Google's fault. (More recently Google's gone rogue with its own iOS apps.) Now a variation on the same story is being played out...
Microsoft Exec Blames Google For Windows Phone Woes
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