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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Groupon's stock crashed yesterday after missing on revenue expectations, despite the fact that the company reported a profit for the first time in its recent history. The big red flag for investors was that Groupon's billings declined from last quarter because the company's core business,...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

What Does Mike Bloomberg Have in Common with Louis C.K. and Bjork?

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(twitter.com) Among this year's Webby winners: Louis C.K., Bjork, Instagram, and New York's own tech-loving mayor. Mike Bloomberg will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at next Monday's ceremonies. And no, it's not just for helping pull off two tech campuses and serving as cheerleader-in-chief for the city's startup scene. In...
What Does Mike Bloomberg Have in Common with Louis C.K. and Bjork?

Cutting Through the Fog of Google’s Cloud Print

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Google introduced its new approach to printing yesterday with the announcement of Google Cloud Print. But “cloud” in this case is equating to “foggy” for some because the entire solution is still at a high-level description. A web-based printing solution hasn’t been implemented yet by Google — instead, the...
Cutting Through the Fog of Google’s Cloud Print
Lift simplifies self-improvement, launches habit-tracking app for iPhone

Disappointing: Teller Sues Other Magician For Doing The Same Trick

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I've been a big fan of Penn & Teller since I was a kid, so I'm pretty disappointed to learn that Teller (the silent one, whose name, it turns out, is Raymond Teller) is suing another magician for copyright infringement for (a) doing a similar trick that may have been...
Disappointing: Teller Sues Other Magician For Doing The Same Trick

TVGuide.com buys online programming guide Fav.tv

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San Francisco-based Fav.tv, the site that wanted to be a kind of TV Guide 2.0, has been bought by none other than TVGuide.com itself. TVGuide.com’s GM Christy Tanner declined to give any financial details about the transaction during a recent phone conversation, but she described it to me as an acqui-hire,...
TVGuide.com buys online programming guide Fav.tv

Quietly, Opera is working on becoming a Smart TV powerhouse

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Quick: What’s the first thing that pops in your head when you think of Opera? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably the company’s desktop browser. But there’s more to Opera: The company has been hugely successful in mobile, bringing in more than $400 million in ad revenue in 2012...
Quietly, Opera is working on becoming a Smart TV powerhouse

Coursekit Is Now Lore; Peter Thiel Invests

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Mr. Cohen. (LinkedIn.com) Coursekit, which bills itself as a social network for higher education, is Coursekit no more. Henceforth the company will be known as "Lore," a name which offers a little more flexibility for a fast-growing, still-evolving startup. The company released a statement saying that the change “reflects the...
Coursekit Is Now Lore; Peter Thiel Invests
The Pac-12 comes to the iPad just in time for football season
Marvell’s Weili Dai on TV’s future: the tech is ready

A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

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When Brad Hargreaves was in college, he cofounded a company called GoCrossCampus. His startup got press most founders only dream of: an above-the-fold feature in The New York Times.  Titled, Storming the Campuses, it was a shining profile of Hargreaves' company. It was published in March 2008, just before Hargreaves...
A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

Marissa Mayer Asked Terry Semel For Advice On How To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

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In the past couple days, New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reached out to former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel for advice and the pair had a pleasant phone conversation about the history Big Purple, a source tells us. Terry Semel was Yahoo's CEO from 2001 to 2007, when he was fired...
Marissa Mayer Asked Terry Semel For Advice On How To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

Apple, Samsung CEOs may talk before trial goes to jury

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The CEOs of Apple and Samsung, Tim Cook and Kwon Oh Hyun, are expected to have a phone conversation later today in an attempt to settle their ongoing trial before it goes to jury, according to a Bloomberg source. Lawyers for the two companies are then expected to report to...
Apple, Samsung CEOs may talk before trial goes to jury
Cyborg anthropologist Case 'sells out' to Esri

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly chatted about patent issues

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Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have had a ‘behind the scenes’ discussion about patent issues, but the details of those discussions are unclear, reports Reuters. The report says that Cook and Page are talking about “about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent...
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have reportedly chatted about patent issues
Lore Launches a Rebuilt Platform, Wants to be a LinkedIn for Education

ByteLight's Lightbulbs Send Invisible Blinking Codes To Your iPhone

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Bulbs, starting at $69 for two, can screw into regular fixtures and broadcast offers, maps, or information to customers or guests of businesses--and send movement and behavior data to business owners. The lightbulbs at Boston's Museum of Science are talking to visitors. The museum recently partnered with ByteLight, a...
ByteLight's Lightbulbs Send Invisible Blinking Codes To Your iPhone
Porn troll facing ID theft charges wants judge off case

Why This Guy Quit His Sports Radio Dream Job... To Write Software

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Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. Jon Rish was living, breathing and sleeping his dream job as a sports announcer calling Red Sox games for a Boston radio station. Then, after several months spent working without a contract, he suddenly faced a 30 percent pay cut. So he stepped to...
Why This Guy Quit His Sports Radio Dream Job... To Write Software

Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox

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Telefónica Digital has acquired San Francisco-based real-time communications specialist Tokbox and now aims to bring the startup’s video chops to its own BlueVia platform, eventually offering developers access to voice and video communication as well as SMS and billing all out of one hand. Tokbox CEO Ian Small told me...
Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox
Photo- And Video-Sharing App Mobli Raises $22M From Kazakhstan Investor Kenges Rakishev And Others

Appsfire ranks the best iOS apps, not just the most-downloaded

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Operating on the theory that there are better ways to find great iOS apps than skimming the “top downloaded” lists on Apple’s App Store, Appsfire has published its first-ever alternative rankings that it says highlights the best quality apps, not just the ones with the highest download count. Appsfire is a...
Appsfire ranks the best iOS apps, not just the most-downloaded

Hackers post Scotland Yard anti-terrorist phone call on YouTube

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Met police 'confident' its systems are secure after TeamPoison claims responsibility for leakScotland Yard is investigating after computer hackers intercepted a highly sensitive anti-terrorist phone call and leaked it on the internet.A hacking group named TeamPoison claimed responsibility for the cyber-attack and said it was made in protest at extradition...
Hackers post Scotland Yard anti-terrorist phone call on YouTube

LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

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The hustling Los Angeles tech scene is revolving around a new center these days: an incubator called Science. It started just a couple months ago and is the work of former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Color co-founder Peter Pham. We took some time over the past couple of weeks to talk with Pham...
LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator
Why GitHub abandoned the bootstrapper's ship for a $100M Series A
Move fast, break things: Four stories for hackers from Facebook

The Ascent Of The Arab Startup

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When I arrived in Dubai in late 2009, Maktoob was all the rage. The Internet portal, founded in Jordan 11 years earlier, had hit the big time with the kind of exit that technology ventures dream of. In August 2009, a couple months before I arrived, Yahoo! had acquired Maktoob...
The Ascent Of The Arab Startup
Subscription Commerce Startup Love With Food Raises $645,000 To Bring Gourmet Food To The Masses
Qualcomm’s plan to win the battle for the digital home

Picksie Bets Ticket Sales Will Help Them Standout In the Location Game

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Picksie's Interface Launched in late 2010, Picksie is a location-based app serving up recommendations for smartphone users in search of something to do or somewhere to eat. In the interest of ensuring that your social life run as smoothly as possible, they’ve just integrated ticket purchasing into the app. It...
Picksie Bets Ticket Sales Will Help Them Standout In the Location Game
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