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Shift.com: Social Ad Startup GraphEffect Tries To Create A More Productive LinkedIn
Is data mining company Palantir's software behind PRISM surveillance? Palantir says no

Silicon Valley's Top Engineers Can Answer These 7 Ridiculous Riddles (GOOG, AMZN, FB, ADBE, MSFT)

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Some of the top technology firms in Silicon Valley -- Google, Apple, Facebook and others -- have very strenuous hiring processes. Often times, that requires asking very weird brain teasers to test the logical abilities of each prospective engineer. We've gathered a new group of these questions (and answers) from MyCareerStacks,...
Silicon Valley's Top Engineers Can Answer These 7 Ridiculous Riddles (GOOG, AMZN, FB, ADBE, MSFT)

Verizon finds developer outsourced his work to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

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No, this is not the Onion, it’s not April Fools, and I’m not making this up. All of this comes straight from Verizon, or rather a case study from 2012 outlined by its security team. The story goes a little something like this. A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure...
Verizon finds developer outsourced his work to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

Moms to the rescue! BackOps raises $1 million from Mark Pincus and others

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It’s hard to believe PandoDaily is a mere eight months old. It’s growing fast, but I am reminded we’re still a start-up as I watch Sarah and our General Manager Oni Rovatti trying to not only create a great product on a daily basis, but also handle all the accounting,...
Moms to the rescue! BackOps raises $1 million from Mark Pincus and others

Samsung and Apple Continue to Dominate Smartphone Market, But iOS Market Share Falls

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Gartner's quarterly Market Share Analysis: Mobile Phones, Worldwide report shows that Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, with more than 52% of the market between them, but that Android's market share grew dramatically year-on-year while iOS saw a decline. Samsung's Q4 2012 smartphone sales totalled 64.5 million...
Samsung and Apple Continue to Dominate Smartphone Market, But iOS Market Share Falls

Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything

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The first modern smartphone is generally considered to have been the Nokia Communicator, released in 1996. It was large and clunky, had a flip keyboard and a awkward antenna. Boy, how things have changed. Multiple companies now churn out increasingly amazing models with incredibly slick designs, intuitive features and hundreds...
Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything

New Java vulnerability is being exploited in the wild; disable the plugin or change your security settings

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A new Java 0-day vulnerability has been discovered that is being exploited in the wild. If you use Java, you can either uninstall/disable the plugin to protect your computer or set your security settings to “High” and avoid approving malicious applets. This latest flaw was first discovered by security firm...
New Java vulnerability is being exploited in the wild; disable the plugin or change your security settings

Advisory Update: BuzzGain Acquired By Meltwater Group

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Just a quick note to mention that BuzzGain, the "do it yourself PR" service started by Mukund Mohan and others, was recently acquired by Meltwater Group, a media monitoring company I have used at multiple companies. PaidContent covered the story yesterday following a press release from Meltwater announcing the acquisition,...
Advisory Update: BuzzGain Acquired By Meltwater Group
ICANN mulling .apple, .google domain names, among others

At Hit Detection, it’s all about giving feedback to game developers — before anyone knows their games suck

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Hit Detection is one of those consultancies that has a hidden influence on video games. And if some of the games coming out these days don’t suck as much as they otherwise might, you can thank these guys. N’Gai Croal (pictured right) was a noted video game critic who...
At Hit Detection, it’s all about giving feedback to game developers — before anyone knows their games suck

ZenPayroll Launches Simple, Cloud-Based Payroll Service For Accountant And Bookkeepers

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YC-backed ZenPayroll, the startup that offers an easy to use, cloud-based payroll application, is debuting a new product today—ZenPayroll for Accountants. ZenPayroll, which has a list of all-star investors, is disrupting a space that incumbents like ADP and Paychex have dominated for some time. The startup offers a much simpler,...
ZenPayroll Launches Simple, Cloud-Based Payroll Service For Accountant And Bookkeepers

THE PR 50: The Best Communications Pros In Technology

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Behind every high-powered technology company and executive is usually a man or woman (and often a team) making sure the company's message is coming off right. Often enough, we don't give these people a lot of praise. Dealing with public relations professionals can be frustrating and at times excruciating. But we...
THE PR 50: The Best Communications Pros In Technology

Larry Ellison: Oracle Has Invented A New Kind Of Database (ORCL)

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Sometime next year, Oracle will launch a brand new kind of database. It's called Oracle 12c and the c stands for cloud. Larry Ellison has been eating a lot of crow in 2012 over his previous not-too-high opinion of cloud computing. In 2008, he said cloud computing was nothing but...
Larry Ellison: Oracle Has Invented A New Kind Of Database (ORCL)

In Major Change Of Plans, Google Will Let Multiple Companies Release 'Nexus' Phones (GOOG)

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In a major departure from its current smartphone strategy, Google plans to let multiple manufacturers make Google-branded Nexus phones, according to WSJ. In previous years, Google would partner with one manufacturer to make a Nexus phone. That manufacturer would get early access to the latest version of Android before anyone...
In Major Change Of Plans, Google Will Let Multiple Companies Release 'Nexus' Phones (GOOG)

ZenPayroll Launches A Cloud-Based Service For Accountants To Manage Payroll For Multiple Companies

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ZenPayroll, the cloud-based payroll service company, is launching a new service designed to help accounting and bookkeeping service providers manage the payroll for multiple companies. With ZenPayroll for Accountants, anyone handling payroll has a centralized dashboard from which they can manage the process — no longer will they need to...
ZenPayroll Launches A Cloud-Based Service For Accountants To Manage Payroll For Multiple Companies

AOL's new publisher tool to compete with Google, Armstrong says its back in "ad tech game"

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AOL today announced a new product for publishers called Marketplace, which integrates various elements of its ad tech platforms. The move comes as AOL redoubles its efforts to bring in revenue unrelated to its legacy copper wire business. “This gets us back into the ad tech game in a serious manner,”...
AOL's new publisher tool to compete with Google, Armstrong says its back in "ad tech game"

How To Reverse Engineer Your Startup

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Many of today's most successful businesses got their start without an apparent business model in mind (I'm looking at you, Facebook). But while drifting around for years as a free service without a clear path to profits might work for some businesses, it's not a road that's going to lead...
How To Reverse Engineer Your Startup

Mozilla's CEO Makes the Case For The Firefox Mobile OS

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No one likes a duopoly — in the tech business industry, that is. And one of the largest duopolies today is the mobile OS split between Apple’s iOS operating system and Google’s Android. Mozilla, the foundation behind the popular Firefox Web browser, wants to take the lead amid the multiple...
Mozilla's CEO Makes the Case For The Firefox Mobile OS

Twitter’s Biz Stone is writing a book about his business experiences

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Biz Stone took a backwards step at Twitter last summer, and it seems the Twitter co-founder is putting some of his new-found time to good use by penning a book on his experiences before, during and after founding the microblogging platform. As MediaBistro reports, Twitter’s Creative Director is putting his...
Twitter’s Biz Stone is writing a book about his business experiences

Google withdraws ITC patent claims against Microsoft over video technology

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Google has withdrawn patents claims it had previously filed against Microsoft over the company’s wish to use video compression technology with the Xbox, All Things D reports. By virtue of its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola, Google owns two standards-essential patents that Microsoft is looking to license in order to gain...
Google withdraws ITC patent claims against Microsoft over video technology

Apple's Schiller takes more jabs at Android ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4 event: '4x as many iPhone switchers'

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Just last week, Apple Worldwide Marketing SVP Phil Schiller was tweeting a warning out to Android users to be safe in light of a recent F-Secure report which said the overwhelming amount of  mobile malware floating around was on Android. Today, the WSJ reports that Schiller has more tough words...
Apple's Schiller takes more jabs at Android ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4 event: '4x as many iPhone switchers'

Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything

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The first modern smartphone is generally considered to have been the Nokia Communicator, released in 1996. It was large and clunky, had a flip keyboard and a awkward antenna. Boy, how things have changed. Multiple companies now churn out increasingly amazing models with incredibly slick designs, intuitive features and...
Know What's Cool? A Billion Smartphones. And They're Changing Everything
Rivals already eying Google eyewear; Project Glass competitors now in development
Solid-state drives now cheaper than ever before

FBI warns of US telecom phishing attacks: Criminals promising up to $500 are stealing customer logins

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The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a task force that includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), on Wednesday issued a phishing warning to US telecom customers. Victims are seeing their accounts being taken over after attempting to login to malicious sites. The IC3 says criminals are contacting individuals using...
FBI warns of US telecom phishing attacks: Criminals promising up to $500 are stealing customer logins

Infrastructure startups get a brand-new $40M seed fund in Amplify Partners

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A former Battery Ventures general partner has left the venerable Boston firm to create the $40-million Amplify Partners  fund aimed at investing in seed and early stage infrastructure startups. Sunil Dhaliwal, who is the sole managing partner at Cambridge, Mass.-based Amplify, has so far raised $16 million of the fund’s...
Infrastructure startups get a brand-new $40M seed fund in Amplify Partners

Apple Reportedly Begins Filing for 'iWatch' Trademarks

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Russian newspaper Izvestia reports [Google translation, via AppleInsider] that Apple has filed for a trademark on the term "iWatch" in Russia, supporting rumors that the company is planning to launch a smart watch as soon as later this year. The Russian trademark filing is said to claim a priority registration...
Apple Reportedly Begins Filing for 'iWatch' Trademarks

Google, MPEG LA agree to royalty-free terms for VP8 video codec

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Google and MPEG LA have announced that they have come to an agreement over Google's VP8 video codec. 11 patent holders have agreed that any patented techniques used by VP8 can be used without payment of a royalty, forever. In 2010, Google bought On2, a company that developed video...
Google, MPEG LA agree to royalty-free terms for VP8 video codec

Oculus VR Co-Founder Andrew Scott Reisse Killed At 33, The Victim Of A Hit-And-Run

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Our community has lost a brilliant mind today. Andrew Scott Reisse, a founding member and lead engineer on the Oculus Rift VR headset project, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Santa Ana, California as its driver fled from the police. According to an ABC report, Reisse was crossing...
Oculus VR Co-Founder Andrew Scott Reisse Killed At 33, The Victim Of A Hit-And-Run
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