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Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman

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Mountain View, California-based web security technology startup Shape Security has hired Shuman Ghosemajumder as vice president. Ghosemajumder is known in tech and other obscure circles as Google’s former “click-fraud czar”. He helped protect the online search and advertising juggernaut’s $20 billion in ad revenue from automated and human-assisted attacks. Ghosemajumder...
Former Google ‘click-fraud czar’ joins security startup backed by Google Ventures, Google chairman

State of the Augmented Reality Union from the RWW Mobile Summit

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Last Friday, ReadWriteWeb hosted our second unconference event in Mountain View, California as experts from around the world gathered to discuss the mobile Web and its future. One of the hot topics I was eager to discuss going into the event was augmented reality (AR) - a top trend that...
State of the Augmented Reality Union from the RWW Mobile Summit

The Next Hot Tech IPO: Violin Memory Could Be Valued At $2 Billion

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Violin Memory Inc., a maker of flash memory for data centers, filed to go public last month under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, said two people familiar with the matter. The deal is being led by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp., said...
The Next Hot Tech IPO: Violin Memory Could Be Valued At $2 Billion

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

Apple And Google Are Trying To Buy $500 Million Worth Of Kodak Patents (AAPL, GOOG)

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Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. and Google Inc. have joined forces to offer more than $500 million to buy Eastman Kodak Co.'s patents out of bankruptcy, said two people with knowledge of the situation. The two companies, competing for dominance of the smartphone market, have partnered after leading two...
Apple And Google Are Trying To Buy $500 Million Worth Of Kodak Patents (AAPL, GOOG)

Weekly Wrapup: Bike Trails, Location Madness, SXSW, And More...

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Our top stories this week were about cutting the strings that tie us to our desks. And also about stalking celebrities at SXSW. Read on for our coverage and analysis. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010, including Real-Time Web, Mobile Web and Internet of...
Weekly Wrapup: Bike Trails, Location Madness, SXSW, And More...

The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That’s Changing the Rules of Business

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Photo: Spencer Higgins; Illustration: Si Scott Dan Siroker helps companies discover tiny truths, but his story begins with a lie. It was November 2007 and Barack Obama, then a Democratic candidate for president, was at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, to speak. Siroker — who today is CEO of...
The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That’s Changing the Rules of Business

Top 10 Mobile Trends of 2010, Part 1: Design & Development

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In a little under 3 weeks time, we will host our second unconference: the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit. It's a 1-day event at the lovely Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California. In preparation for the RWW Mobile Summit, we're going to outline the 10 leading trends of the Mobile Web...
Top 10 Mobile Trends of 2010, Part 1: Design & Development

Tesla Is Tumbling (TSLA)

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Tesla's stock is down nearly 7% today to $90.97 on no particular news. This is well off its intra-day high of $114.90 last week. The stock went on a tear in the weeks following its first every quarterly profit, though many have argued that it was just a paper profit....
Tesla Is Tumbling (TSLA)

Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation

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We knew that Google would likely be facing fines in the FTC’s investigation into its method of bypassing Apple’s default iOS Safari browser settings. Last month reports claimed the FTC would make a decision on the fines within 30 days. Today Reuters reported sources close to the situation have confirmed...
Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation
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What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?

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GigaOm today uncovered a pretty interesting tidbit about Google’s plans to test a new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled entertainment device in the homes of Google employees through July 17. The tests are to take place in Mountain View, California; New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts and Los Angeles. Reporter Stacey Higginbotham wonders if the application...
What’s the mysterious new entertainment device that Google is testing?
Google's 'personal communication device' could be ready for FCC submission in August

Announcing The Real-Time Web Summit, New York City

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Today we are announcing our third event and our first on the East Coast: the ReadWriteWeb Real-Time Web Summit, on June 11th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. As you all know, last Friday we held the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit, in Mountain View, California. The Real-Time Web Summit...
Announcing The Real-Time Web Summit, New York City

Opera buys Skyfire in bid to become mobile media middleman

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Opera's browser has long been an interesting technology, if not necessarily a popular one. But as it has pursued better ways to deliver content to mobile devices—and make money— the company has been moving further and further away from the browser itself and more into the world of mobile...
Opera buys Skyfire in bid to become mobile media middleman

Report: Google seeks help selling Motorola Mobility's set-top box division, bypasses chance to integrate Google TV?

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Google is looking to sell the set-top box division of its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, and has allegedly enlisted the help of Barclays Plc. According to Bloomberg, which cited ”two people familiar with the situation,” Barclays will seek buyers for the unit that could fetch up to $2 billion. The publication’s sources further noted sales...
Report: Google seeks help selling Motorola Mobility's set-top box division, bypasses chance to integrate Google TV?

Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

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Google’s public policy director today said software patents are failing to promote innovation, and that patent lawsuits are hurting consumers. But it would be hard to argue Google is doing much to end the patent wars. Only three days ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility sued Apple and demanded an import...
Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers
Startup Plugs Gmail Into GitHub Into HipChat Into…

Jumio launches enhanced SDK to help iOS app makers take credit card payments more swiftly

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Digital payments startup Jumio is today debuting an enhanced Netswipe Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK), which it originally debuted last May. Basically, the enhanced SDK lets app developers and publishers add nifty credit card scanning capabilities to their iOS apps (with Android still ‘coming soon’). New is what Jumio calls...
Jumio launches enhanced SDK to help iOS app makers take credit card payments more swiftly
Mozilla says Microsoft won't allow rival browsers on ARM Windows desktop

Announcing The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit

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Today ReadWriteWeb is announcing our second event, the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010. It will take place May 7, 2010, in Mountain View, California. The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit will be an exploration of the latest Mobile development trends, both the technology and the emerging business applications. Registration is now open, at...
Announcing The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit

Green Dot acquires location-based services pioneer Loopt for $43.4 million in cash

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In a move straight out of left field, Green Dot, a provider of prepaid debit cards, has acquired Loopt for total consideration of $43.4 million in cash. The press release is below, we’re updating this post. Green Dot to Acquire Loopt Loopt is a pioneer in mobile user interface design,...
Green Dot acquires location-based services pioneer Loopt for $43.4 million in cash

After selling Inbox2 tech, founders return with cloud file-management app for iPad

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Dutch entrepreneurs Khuram Hussain and Waseem Sadiq are at it again. After co-founding social email service Inbox2 – one of the finalists of the 2010 The Next Web Startup Rally – and selling the technology to an undisclosed social network (all we know is that it has roughly 60 million...
After selling Inbox2 tech, founders return with cloud file-management app for iPad

Photo Tour: Google's Surprise-Filled New York City Office, Including Digital Bookshelf

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Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, is well known. The Googleplex, as it’s commonly called, sports everything from a T-Rex to a replica of SpaceShipOne. But Google’s second largest office in New York City has plenty of sights to see of its own. I’ve been to... Please visit Marketing Land...
Photo Tour: Google's Surprise-Filled New York City Office, Including Digital Bookshelf

At Google, They Actually Conduct Meetings On This Strange Contraption (GOOG)

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There are 1,300 bicycles on Google's Mountain View, California campus. A handful of them are called "ConferenceBikes." They seat seven people. And, yes, some Google managers actually like to hold meetings on them. One manager explains why in this Wired video: Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation...
At Google, They Actually Conduct Meetings On This Strange Contraption (GOOG)

Samsung Electronics to build new U.S. R&D center on an 8.5 acre campus in Mountain View

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Samsung Electronics (Samsung) today announced that it will move its R&D subsidiary Samsung Information Systems America (SISA) to a new 8.5 acre campus in Mountain View, California. Construction of Samsung’s new R&D center in Silicon Valley is expected to start in the second half of 2013, with occupancy expected in...
Samsung Electronics to build new U.S. R&D center on an 8.5 acre campus in Mountain View

Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus On Xbox

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Telecom equipment maker Ericsson has agreed to acquire Microsoft’s Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software that allows operators to deliver television over the Internet, the company announced this morning (via Reuters). Rumors about an impending deal were reported at the end of last month by Bloomberg. Microsoft weighed in on...
Microsoft Sells Mediaroom To Ericsson To Focus On Xbox

We Can't Wait to See You at the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit This Friday

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If you haven't registered for the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010 do it now! Join high-value, intimate conversations with people working throughout the industry - from garage developers to industry luminaries. The summit will take place May 7, 2010, in Mountain View, California and will be an exploration of the latest...
We Can't Wait to See You at the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit This Friday
Expedia leads $30M investment in hotel search startup Room 77

Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon

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Google has so far spent more than $180 million on book scanning and, at the outset of the project, one of its stated goals was to keep web searchers away from Amazon. These are among the details set out in a new court filing by the Authors Guild, which is...
Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon
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