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Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business

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Like so many things that go on to have bit success, Yammer, the enterprise social networking company that was just officially acquired by Microsoft for a cool $1.2 billion, had an inauspicious start. At first, actually, Yammer was not intended to be a company at all. It was built as...
Memory Lane: Watch The Moment In 2008 When Yammer Launched As A Standalone Business
Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

Video Game Developers Continue To Ignorantly Attack Used Game Sales

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Every few months or so we see yet another story of a video game developer or publisher hating on the used games market, claiming that it's totally killing video games. Of course, the actual video game market is thriving, but facts aren't that important. Furthermore, as we've been pointing out...
Video Game Developers Continue To Ignorantly Attack Used Game Sales
Another Business Use For Instagram: Vitrue Integrates Photos With Brands’ Facebook Campaigns

Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

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Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund. Really? I didn’t know that! For the record, I’m not raising a fund. This article is NOT accurate. But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot. At two events tonight it came...
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?
Actually, Washington, D.C. does have a vibrant startup scene

The Opportunity to Learn

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In my post, A Perfect Dichotomy, I highlighted an interesting situation: designers are facing being undercut by very inexpensive labor because business people are quite often happy with “good enough” design. What I learned from the post was that designers are passionate. I learned that business people believe in...
The Opportunity to Learn
GlassesDirect Owner Prescription Eyewear Raises $19.3M, Uses The Bulk To Buy LensOn

Make Distinctive QR Codes With QR Hacker

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QR (Quick-Response) codes are those square blocks of black-and-white dots that are popping up everywhere these days. Most of us tend to be on the receiving end of these codes: Manufacturers and advertisers put them into ads, hoping that we will scan them with a smartphone and launch ourselves into...
Make Distinctive QR Codes With QR Hacker

Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

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Sunny Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptio We’re continuing our build-up to GeekWire Startup Day — taking place Sept. 22 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue— with videos from some of the notable presenters from past years. Today, we’re going back into the archive to 2010, featuring Apptio’s Sunny Gupta and his...
Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures

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Small business inventory management startup Stitch Labs is announcing a $1 million seed investment this morning led by True Ventures. In the same space as Bizelo and Ordoro, Stitch Labs allows design-focused small businesses to organize their CRM, product orders and inventory with custom tailored features like Etsy and Shopify integration....
Awesome Inventory Management Startup Stitch Labs Nabs $1M From True Ventures
90 Seconds on The Verge: 'Baby Got Back,' one million to Mega, and Amazon visits 'Zombieland'

INTERVIEW: This Homeless Man Is Acting As A Wi-Fi Hotspot At SXSW

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Standing outside the convention center, Mark was yelling out "Wi-Fi... Wi-Fi... Wi-Fi..." to the super connected crowd attending SXSW in Austin, Texas. His shirt says it all: "I'm Mark, I'm A 4G Hotspot." For the Internet-hungry, Mark is literally a walking hotspot. He has a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot hanging...
INTERVIEW: This Homeless Man Is Acting As A Wi-Fi Hotspot At SXSW

Want Skype on your mobile phone? Swedes will have to pay

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Swedish operator TeliaSonera won’t ban Skype’s voice service on handsets using its network but it will charge customers for it. The operator is piloting plans that will cost customers extra for using an over-the-top voice service on its network according to an item in TeleGeography. Ring ring! It’s network neutrality calling....
Want Skype on your mobile phone? Swedes will have to pay

Google Executive's Testimony Weakens Justice Department's Case Against Apple in E-Book Price Fixing Trial

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Just days after the U.S. Department of Justice presented its opening arguments against Apple in the antitrust e-book price fixing suit filed filed against Apple last April, the DoJ called Google's director of strategic partnerships Thomas Turvey to add credibility to its allegation, reports The Verge. According to The Verge's...
Google Executive's Testimony Weakens Justice Department's Case Against Apple in E-Book Price Fixing Trial

EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, isn’t backing down from its desire to have Google’s privacy policy changes investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 18th, the FTC basically told the organization to “mind its own business” (as The NYT put it), suggesting to the court that...
EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

Oracle Buys Tekelec To Move Closer To Carriers And Their Overstretched Data Networks

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Oracle continues on its acquisition trail to build out a more full-service operation targeting the carrier market. Today it announced that it would acquire Tekelec, a provider of network signaling, policy control, and subscriber data management solutions. It says it plans to integrate Tekelec’s solutions into its Communications portfolio, and...
Oracle Buys Tekelec To Move Closer To Carriers And Their Overstretched Data Networks

Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

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You may remember iiNet, the Australian ISP that Hollywood attacked (with support of US State Department officials) after they decided that it was too small to fight back, but big enough that people would notice. They guessed incorrectly, and iiNet not only fought back by taking a strong pro-consumer view,...
Aussie ISP: We Won't Be Hollywood's Copyright Cops If Hollywood Won't Fix Its Own Business Model

Rather Than Bitching About The Failure Of SOPA/PIPA, Rupert Murdoch Should Take A Closer Look At His Own Policies

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It's well established that Rupert Murdoch threw a bit of a hissy fit on Twitter, after public protests helped put SOPA and PIPA on hold. However, as plenty of people have been pointing out, perhaps the real problem is with Murdoch's (and others') own business model choices. Danny Sullivan recently...
Rather Than Bitching About The Failure Of SOPA/PIPA, Rupert Murdoch Should Take A Closer Look At His Own Policies

Big Fish touts 2 billion game downloads, reports $220 million in bookings last year

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Paul Thelen Big Fish currently sits atop the GeekWire 200 list, our ranking of the top privately-held companies in the region. And here’s a good reason why. The Seattle game maker, founded by former RealNetworks employee Paul Thelen in 2002, announced today that it has distributed more than two billion...
Big Fish touts 2 billion game downloads, reports $220 million in bookings last year
Much Ado about Digital Theatre's streaming of Shakespeare

Why Apple Cannibalized The iPod (AAPL)

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Remember the iPod? It just observed its 11th birthday Tuesday, though few noticed. When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, it wasn't trying to create a huge new business as much as it was looking to protect its vital iPod franchise. In the last three months of 2007, Apple sold...
Why Apple Cannibalized The iPod (AAPL)

FINALLY: The Business Insider Office Tour

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Since the day we started publishing office tours, readers have demand that we do one of our own offices.  And so now we have!When you enter the office you are greeted by one of our very own Business Insider interns. Today it is Jhaneel Lockhart, writing for Careers. Of course...
FINALLY: The Business Insider Office Tour

HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

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So there I was, minding my own business, when a giant metal dinosaur foot smashed through the ceiling of my house. "Oh, hi, FAKEGRIMLOCK," I said, quite used to these visits by now. "YOU WANT SCOOP ON SECRET FAKEGRIMLOCK ANIMATION HITTING WEB ON FRIDAY?" the robosaurus rex asked me. "Yes," I...
HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

A Source Got A Glimpse Of Google's Plans For Search And Teased Us With This Detail (GOOG)

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We have an advertising industry source who was given a lengthy glimpse, by Googlers, of where Google plans to take search. He walked away impressed. This source is a bit of a tease. Because he wants to leverage what he learned for his own business advantage, he would only...
A Source Got A Glimpse Of Google's Plans For Search And Teased Us With This Detail (GOOG)

Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

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Last week, Yammer, the business-oriented microblogging platform that won TechCrunch50 2008, sent out invites to press inviting them to virtually attend a “major launch event” that will be broadcast through a WebEx meeting tomorrow morning. The company has also posted an invite to its blog, along with a not-so-subtle jab at its...
Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

New Starz Play website and apps stream only to Cox customers, but you might not need them

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Earlier this year Starz pulled its online content library back from Netflix and now it's relaunching the old Starz Play branded websites and apps (iOS and WiFi only for now, 3G and Android coming soon) for authenticated streaming, similar to HBO Go and Showtime Anytime. There's also an Encore...
New Starz Play website and apps stream only to Cox customers, but you might not need them

News Feed and mobile ads bring Facebook CPCs down to 2010 levels, TBG report finds

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Social media ad company TBG Digital released its quarterly Global Facebook Advertising Report today with findings about how mobile and desktop News Feed ads have driven down costs per click to averages not seen since 2010. CPCs in the U.S. decreased by 40 percent this quarter, likely because of the...
News Feed and mobile ads bring Facebook CPCs down to 2010 levels, TBG report finds

QUOTE: The competitor to be feared is one who never

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The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. —Henry Ford...
QUOTE: The competitor to be feared is one who never
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