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MediaShift acquires Travora Media to create traveler advertising juggernaut
Facebook posts small win with $1.18 billion in revenue for Q2

After being ousted from Yahoo, Scott Thompson ‘resigns’ from Splunk board

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As you probably know, former PayPal exec Scott Thompson was recently forced out of Yahoo, mere months after joining the beleaguered Internet company as chief executive officer. Thompson had misstated his credentials in regulatory filings and other places by claiming he had a computer science degree on his résumé. Now,...
After being ousted from Yahoo, Scott Thompson ‘resigns’ from Splunk board

FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

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At long last, Yahoo has announced a plan to monetize its stake in Chinese internet company Alibaba. It's complicated, and it will be in stages, but the process has begun, and Yahoo says it will get about $7.1 billion in short order, via Alibaba's repurchase of half of Yahoo's stake...
FINALLY: Yahoo Officially Announces Plan To Monetize Alibaba Stake

Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

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Feb 19 (Reuters) - Sina Corp posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue and profit amid concerns about the slowing growth of Chinese online advertising. Shares in the company, which runs China's largest online portal and the Twitter-like "Weibo" microblogging platform, climbed 6 percent to $56.50 after-hours. They have fallen 13.4 percent since...
Sina Q4 Sales Beat Street Despite Ad Market Concerns

Nasdaq: Would Have Scuttled Facebook IPO

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A Nasdaq official told customers that it would have pulled the plug on Facebook's initial public offering had it known the full extent of its technical problems....
Nasdaq: Would Have Scuttled Facebook IPO

Zynga Retools Exec Team By Promoting From Within: Mark Vranesh Takes Over As CFO, David Ko As COO, Barry Cottle As CFO

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Zynga today fought back against a slew of high-level departures, announcing a slate of new appointments to C-level and executive roles. In all of these new appointments, Zynga is promoting from within rather than bringing in executives from the outside — perhaps in a big to truly stabilize the company...
Zynga Retools Exec Team By Promoting From Within: Mark Vranesh Takes Over As CFO, David Ko As COO, Barry Cottle As CFO

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

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Good morning! New York cops are getting Android phones. They don't make calls, but they do look up criminal histories. Twitter is launching a music discovery app this weekend at the Coachella festival. Apple is going to pay a $53 million settlement over iPhone warranty complaints. Here's a profile of Joe...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, MSFT, IBM, AAPL)

Now One Of Facebook's Investors Is Suing NASDAQ Over The 'Mishandled' IPO

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The fallout from the botched Facebook IPO continues. Bloomberg reports that one Facebook investor filed a lawsuit against NASDAQ this week alleging that it "badly mishandled" the opening hours of the IPO, effectively making it impossible for some traders to know if they owned Facebook stock or not. The investor,...
Now One Of Facebook's Investors Is Suing NASDAQ Over The 'Mishandled' IPO

Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business

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Image: methodshop.comNetflix stock has been on a tear today, up more than 11% to almost $74 as the markets readied to close. The bump, even as the Nasdaq traded every so slightly down, was based primarily on what amounts to a “buy” rating from Morgan Stanley’s Scott Devitt. The gist...
Digital Content: Amazon Isn't Really in the Netflix Business
AAPL opens at an all-time high, is heading toward 700 on iPhone 5 launch

Kindle Fire now over half of Android tablet market, as Amazon reports blowout earnings

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It’s been apparent over the last few months that Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire has been making rapid gains in Android tablet market. However, we didn’tthink it was all out domination. According to research firm ComScore, the Kindle Fire now makes up 54.4 percent of the total Android Market as of...
Kindle Fire now over half of Android tablet market, as Amazon reports blowout earnings

A Tale Of Two Stock Exchanges...

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There's buzz today about the NYSE making a press for Facebook to switch stock exchanges, since its IPO flopped and there were technical issues on the first day. No surprise then: Shares in NYSE Euronext are trouncing shares in NASDAQ today. In both charts, the NYSE is the blue line....
A Tale Of Two Stock Exchanges...

Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand adds Paramount titles

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Nasdaq-traded Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand has added another one of Hollywood’s major studios to its portfolio, Paramount Pictures. The deal puts some of Paramount’s recent theatrical hits on YOU’s cable-based pay-per-view and subscription video-on-demand services in China, including Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mission: Impossible – Ghost...
Chinese VOD operator YOU on Demand adds Paramount titles
Another bad day: Facebook shares tumble nearly 10%
SolarCity sets terms for an up to $151 million IPO

FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals

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iRobot's robots physicians have been wanting to offer their diagnostic assistance for around six months, but now the the RP-VITA, made in partnership with InTouch's AVA telepresence broadcast tech, has been given permission by the FDA to roam a hospital corridor near you. According to the press release, the...
FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals

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)

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors believe it will continue for another seven years or more. No one is completely sure what will come after that, but it’s worth reflecting on what brought us here and what the dynamics are of...
Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

Is Facebook raising its IPO range?

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Facebook set to up its price. FORTUNE -- Last week, Bloomberg reported that Facebook was getting "weaker than forecast" demand for its upcoming IPO. A few hours later, Reuters reported that the offering was already oversubscribed. It would seem that Reuters was the one to trust. Maureen Farrell of CNNMoney,...
Is Facebook raising its IPO range?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Give His First On-Stage Interview Since The IPO At Disrupt SF

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The whole world wants to know what’s on Mark Zuckerberg’s mind, and we’re going to find out. The Facebook CEO has agreed to his first interview on stage since his company’s IPO, and it’s happening at TechCrunch Disrupt next week. While once Zuckerberg’s dorm-room project, Facebook has transformed into a...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Will Give His First On-Stage Interview Since The IPO At Disrupt SF

In India, a time of flux approaches

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Two news items from the tech startup ecosystem broke through the clutter of politics, cricket, Bollywood, and more politics news in India earlier this month. The first was good. The second was just grim. Just Dial, which runs the local business listings site Justdial.com, had raised US$57 million in one...
In India, a time of flux approaches

King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

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Swedish gaming company King.com just acquired Stockholm-based developer Fabrication Games in a big push to expand onto Android and iOS this year. With the deal, King.com picks up Fabrication’s talent, games and developer tools. Terms weren’t disclosed, but I would assume the acquisition is priced in the talent-range. Fabrication had...
King.com Buys Fabrication Games as it Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

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Peter Thiel. We may have screwed up a little on the Facebook IPO, admits NASDAQ [Wall Street Journal] Facebook stock starts trading in Europe [Bloomberg] The rise and fall of Yahoo’s Scott Thompson [New York Times] Rovio used its $42 million investment last year to pay its owners as new investors...
Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition
Athenahealth Acquires Maker Of Popular Mobile Health Apps For Doctors, Epocrates, For $293M

New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

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Facebook’s tough first six months on the Nasdaq soured some investors on the company’s money making prospects. But a few analysts are still keeping the faith. Case in point: The latest “Buy” rating coming from J.P. Morgan Chase, complete with a shiny new price target raised to $35, up six...
New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

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The Chilean service comparison startup ComparaOnline has received an investment from the Latin American VC firm Kaszek Ventures, its CEO Sebastian Valin announced today. While the value of this new round wasn’t disclosed, it takes the total amount ComparaOnline has raised so far to US$5 million, including funds from unnamed private...
VC firm Kaszek Ventures backs ComparaOnline, its first investment in a Chilean Web startup

When everything rides on a single cold call

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This embed is invalid Our sit down with Brian Lee last week captured everything I love about the PandoMonthly series. It was an inside look at the challenges and successes of one of the most important LA entrepreneurs to watch. And fortunately for any story-teller, Lee’s career makes for a...
When everything rides on a single cold call

London Stock Exchange paves way for more tech IPOs with draft rule book for new High Growth Segment

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The London Stock Exchange has published a draft rulebook for the High Growth Segment, the Main Market segment for high growth companies. We heard last year that the UK government was considering the possibility of relaxing rules for high-growth companies on the LSE. David Willetts, the MInister of State for...
London Stock Exchange paves way for more tech IPOs with draft rule book for new High Growth Segment

Yahoo And Spotify Hook Up So You Can Listen To Music While Surfing Yahoo (YHOO)

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Spotify and Yahoo are joining forces to try and spread some musical love. Spotify will become a streaming service on Yahoo at first just on the Yahoo's music site but eventually across all of Yahoo! Meanwhile Yahoo will build an app for Spotify integration on Yahoo! entertainment sites will feature...
Yahoo And Spotify Hook Up So You Can Listen To Music While Surfing Yahoo (YHOO)
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