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All the Fun Guys Have Worked at SAP

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Ajit Nazre If "fun" means alleged LEGO hoarders and targets of gender discrimination lawsuits, SAP must be a fun place to work! Betabeat has been covering the arrest of SAP exec Thomas Langenbach, who built something "like a mini Legoland" in his San Carlos, CA home. We've learned that in...
All the Fun Guys Have Worked at SAP

MyLife Releases Social Dashboard to Assist "Overwhelmed but Obsessed" Social Media Users

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As the number of commonly used social media platforms proliferates and those sites play an ever-increasing role in the life of an average internet user, the need for tools to manage a user’s online presence grows stronger and stronger. People search and social discovery site MyLife, which was formed...
MyLife Releases Social Dashboard to Assist "Overwhelmed but Obsessed" Social Media Users

Can you hear me now? Verizon ranked highest in customer care for fourth time in a row

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For the fourth time in a row, Verizon was recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for the best customer care among national, full-service carriers. The rankings take into account on how well companies provide customer service via telephone, walk-in and online support. Verizon ranked first with a overall score of...
Can you hear me now? Verizon ranked highest in customer care for fourth time in a row

Michael Arrington's Ex-Girlfriend Alleges That He Physically Abused Her via Public Facebook Post

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Mr. Arrington. (Photo via Flickr.) Jenn Allen, a startup founder and ex-girlfriend of Michael Arrington revealed on Facebook that her relationship with the TechCrunch founder and investor was so wrought by physical and emotional abuse that she can’t get out of bed. The public Facebook post, first reported by Gawker,...
Michael Arrington's Ex-Girlfriend Alleges That He Physically Abused Her via Public Facebook Post

Apple, Philippe Stark To Reveal “Revolutionary” Project Prior To Christmas

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$10 says it’s an iPhone 5 case. AFP is reporting Philippe Stark and Apple have teamed up on a project that Stark called “fairly, if not very, revolutionary.” The project is said to drop in time for Christmas. However that’s where the fun info stops. No other details were given...
Apple, Philippe Stark To Reveal “Revolutionary” Project Prior To Christmas

Keith Rabois' Long Statement on Personal Relationship With Square Employee, Sexual Harassment Claims That "Feels Like a Shakedown"

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I am meeting with former COO Keith Rabois right now about the developing situation at Square, which involves a sexual harassment claim from a male employee still at the payments company. I’ll have more in a bit, but here is a pretty stunning statement he just gave me that...
Keith Rabois' Long Statement on Personal Relationship With Square Employee, Sexual Harassment Claims That "Feels Like a Shakedown"
Kleiner Perkins sued by female partner for sexual harassment and discrimination

Game over: the changing face of games retail

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Keza MacDonald hopes the demise of Game Group might herald the return to the high street of small enthusiast shopsGame Group, the company that owns both of the specialist high-street games retailers Game and Gamestation, has officially gone into administration , after suspending trading on its shares and filing for...
Game over: the changing face of games retail

Desperately Seeking the Right Social Enterprise Tool?

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Scott Carl, CIO of Parsons, an engineering and construction company with more than 11,500 employees, knew he needed the right tools to help new employees integrate into the company and facilitate collaboration among existing staff--particularly recent college grads. "As we hire them, we have to help them form a personal...
Desperately Seeking the Right Social Enterprise Tool?

An IT Company May Have Scored $500M In IRS Contracts Due To A 'Personal Relationship'

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Oversight Committee is investigating whether a personal relationship between an Internal Revenue Service employee and the owner of a computer company produced a series of government contracts worth about $500 million. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press from the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell...
An IT Company May Have Scored $500M In IRS Contracts Due To A 'Personal Relationship'

OncoGenex finance chief resigns after 'personal relationship' develops with CEO

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Michelle Burris Michelle Burris, the chief financial officer at Bothell biotechnology company OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, has resigned from her post after disclosing a “developing personal relationship” with CEO Scott Cormack. After the relationship was disclosed to the board, the company determined that Burris should hand over her executive duties to others in...
OncoGenex finance chief resigns after 'personal relationship' develops with CEO

Why it's smart to be an early adopter on a new platform

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A Tweet posted last week by Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff — who I used to work for  — caught my attention. I don’t know how she did it, but this designer already has 1400+ followers on #ZillowDigs! #jealous zillow.com/digs/user69368… — Spencer Rascoff (@spencerrascoff) February 8, 2013 My first thought was this: Zillow...
Why it's smart to be an early adopter on a new platform

Larry Page's Needs To Get Out More -- He Doesn't Know What's Happening In The Valley (GOOG)

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In buying Instagram for one billion dollars in just three days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg eliminated one of the company's biggest threats at a cost of just 1% of market cap. It was bold, brilliant, and ballsy. Earlier today, my boss, Henry Blodget, suggested Google CEO Larry Page follow Zuckerberg's...
Larry Page's Needs To Get Out More -- He Doesn't Know What's Happening In The Valley (GOOG)

Former Best Buy CEO’s “Extremely Close” Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup

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When former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned after announcing a dramatic restructuring of the company’s retail operations, it looked like a reaction to the company’s recent financial woes. The timing of Dunn’s resignation provided him with ample cover — his announcement coming just days after Best Buy posted disappointing...
Former Best Buy CEO’s “Extremely Close” Relationship With Employee Leads To Boardroom Shakeup

Former Genentech Exec Susan Desmond-Hellmann Joins Facebook's Board of Directors

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Facebook named University of California San Francisco Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann to the social giant’s board of directors, the company announced on Wednesday, the second woman and ninth addition to the company’s board. “Sue has a great track record of building and managing a diverse set of organizations, so her insights...
Former Genentech Exec Susan Desmond-Hellmann Joins Facebook's Board of Directors
Best Buy founder and chairman Richard Schulze resigns following internal investigation
Foursquare gives its online listing pages a much-needed makeover

Localytics launches push messaging alternative for app developers, secures $5.5M for growth

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Localytics, a marketing and analytics service for iOS, Android and BlackBerry apps, has shared two major announcements today: it just secured $5.5M from Polaris Venture Partners and is simultaneously launching an in-app messaging service that compliments (or even replaces) push messages and email alerts. According to Localytics, there’s a void...
Localytics launches push messaging alternative for app developers, secures $5.5M for growth

7 ways to build and retain a strong team as your company grows

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk, “the world’s largest online workplace.” Your team is the backbone of your startup. It can propel your business to greatness, or sink it into irrelevance. Building your team wisely is perhaps the most important thing you can do to increase...
7 ways to build and retain a strong team as your company grows
How An Ex-Googler Built Facebook For Glass

Best Buy Founder to Step Down in Wake of Inquiry

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Best Buy Co.’s founder, Richard Schulze, will step down as chairman next month after an internal probe found that he didn’t alert other directors that his handpicked successor as chief executive, Brian Dunn, was allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. The struggling electronics retailer disclosed that its...
Best Buy Founder to Step Down in Wake of Inquiry

How to keep friendships long past your startups

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If The Social Network taught us anything, it’s that startups can ruin friendships. So it was refreshing and fun to interview Satish Dharmaraj, general partner at Redpoint Ventures, and Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage. The two have been working together, but more importantly have remained friends for more than...
How to keep friendships long past your startups

The Tech CEO Hall of Shame

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In the grand pantheon of disgraced technology company CEOs, the resume blunder of ousted Yahoo Chief Executive Scott Thompson seems almost trivial. Claiming an unearned degree pales in comparison to the true titans of tech transgressions - whose careers were toppled by everything from massive fraud and grand larceny to...
The Tech CEO Hall of Shame
Elmo's puppeteer disciplined by Sesame Street over Internet usage

Surprise: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Thinks The Justice Department Is Too Cozy With Hollywood

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the current head of the House Judiciary Committee,is seen as a friend of copyright maximalists -- generally supporting their legislative efforts. He's not nearly as extreme as his predecessor, Lamar Smith, but he's hardly seen as a problem for Hollywood. So, it's a bit surprising to see...
Surprise: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Thinks The Justice Department Is Too Cozy With Hollywood
Tugg Lets Audiences Choose What’s Playing In Theaters

Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

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Editor’s Note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on consumer Internet companies. He was previously a founding executive at TellMe Networks and at @Home. Friends and family can be an essential source of funding for fledgling entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they are the only source. But before you ask...
Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

Best Buy cleans house in aftermath of scandal, sends founder to retirement

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It’s not a good week to be the head of a publicly-traded company — if you like playing fast and loose with the rules, that is. The same weekend that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned after a false claim on his résumé, Best Buy announced that it would be replacing...
Best Buy cleans house in aftermath of scandal, sends founder to retirement

With 690K downloads, Between aims to create digital magic out of your relationship

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Social networking is old school these days it seems. A certain group of people, mainly late-twenty and thirty-somethings are tired of sharing everything with everyone on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Smaller has become better as we’ve learned by watching the growth of Path and the impact of Pair. Intimacy...
With 690K downloads, Between aims to create digital magic out of your relationship
Why This 28-Year-Old Executive Left Square To Become A Venture Capitalist
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