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Social: Facebook IPO Is Not the Endgame

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Meagan Marks, far right, with Mark Zuckerberg and team on the night Facebook's News Feed launched. Photo: Courtesy Meagan MarksIt would make sense if Meagan Marks sat glued to some digital stock ticker, watching every twitch in Facebook shares on this first day of public trading in what is the...
Social: Facebook IPO Is Not the Endgame

Why AT&T and Verizon May Love Windows Phone - But Can't Live Without the iPhone

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AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s two largest wireless carriers, intend to market the heck out of Microsoft Windows Phone to prevent Apple from gaining a stranglehold on the U.S. smartphone market. But the strategy has many pitfalls, including the fact that the carriers still can’t afford to live without...
Why AT&T and Verizon May Love Windows Phone - But Can't Live Without the iPhone

Maker Studios' Backers Now Include Time Warner and Iron Man

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Remember that weird bit of unpleasantness between Maker Studios and one of Web video’s biggest stars last week? It didn’t stop Time Warner and other investors from putting a pile of money into Maker, a fast-growing YouTube “network”. This is the deal I told you about last month. And it tells...
Maker Studios' Backers Now Include Time Warner and Iron Man
Buddy Media CEO Mike Lazerow on the Future of Paid Social, F-Commerce and the Company’s Second Acquisition

After Getting Hundreds of Millions of Dollars from Microsoft, Nokia to Start Paying Redmond

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There was a doozy of a footnote in Nokia’s earnings report on Thursday. Since signing its deal to go with Windows Phone in February 2011, Nokia has been getting $250 million in “platform support payments” from Microsoft. Nokia also pays Microsoft an unspecified amount of royalties for using Windows Phone....
After Getting Hundreds of Millions of Dollars from Microsoft, Nokia to Start Paying Redmond

Sexting App Snapchat Is The Consumer Startup Most Likely To Sell For Huge Pile Of Money In 2013 (GOOG, FB, YHOO)

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Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion last spring in a defensive measure. The main reason people use Facebook is to share photos, and Instagram was threatening this dominance on mobile, where consumer computer usage is going. Now there is a new startup that presents a similar threat. It's called Snapchat....
Sexting App Snapchat Is The Consumer Startup Most Likely To Sell For Huge Pile Of Money In 2013 (GOOG, FB, YHOO)
AOL closes $1B patent deal with Microsoft in effort to calm investors

Can Yahoo Nab Foursquare for $125 Million or Will VCs Prevail? The Race for the Hot Mobile Start-Up Nears Its End

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You have to give Yahoo an A for effort, if perhaps the ultimate grade in its ongoing quest to buy hot mobile start-up Foursquare is an F. While its founder Dennis Crowley–who controls a large chunk of the shares of the start-up–has so far turned down several $100 million-plus...
Can Yahoo Nab Foursquare for $125 Million or Will VCs Prevail? The Race for the Hot Mobile Start-Up Nears Its End
So Facebook Isn’t the New Google. But Zuckerberg Could Be the New Bezos.

Man sentenced to 30 months for selling access to a 72,000 computer botnet for $1,500

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For this kind of jail time, I bet that Joshua Schichtel wishes that he had extracted a higher price for the work that has now put him away. The Arizona man, after pleading guilty, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. The charges? According to PC World, he pleaded guilty...
Man sentenced to 30 months for selling access to a 72,000 computer botnet for $1,500

Facebook IPO Is Not the Endgame

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Meagan Marks, far right, with Mark Zuckerberg and team on the night Facebook's News Feed launchedIt would make sense if Meagan Marks sat glued to some digital stock ticker, watching every twitch in Facebook shares on this first day of public trading in what is the largest technology IPO in...
Facebook IPO Is Not the Endgame

SilkRoad raises a $35 million Series C, looking to boost its global expansion

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Funding news becomes interesting for any of several reasons, the most common of which is that a young company is raising enough cash to aggressively attack its market. But on the other end of that spectrum is news of an older firm raising a huge round, usually following other fat investments. That’s...
SilkRoad raises a $35 million Series C, looking to boost its global expansion
Deal-crazy Oracle to buy Acme Packet for an astounding $2.1B

Foursquare's Next Move: A Big Funding Round

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Startup of the moment Foursquare has lots of buzz, a rapidly growing user base, and a triumphant tour of South by Southwest under its belt. Next task: Raising a pile of money. Sources tell me that the mobile social network, which lets you tell your friends where you are, is...
Foursquare's Next Move: A Big Funding Round

Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

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Two months ago, Boston-based app analytics company Crashlytics turned down an acquisition offer. Today, it’s turned the tables and acquired a company of its own. Crashlytics has acquired Firetower app, a company that makes bug detecting instruments for Javascript. Crashlytics swiped Firetower from the hands of a competing acquirer at...
Crashlytics Acquires Firetower for Mobile Web Analytics

The $36 Million Man: Yahoo Confirms Hiring of Google's De Castro as COO (Like I Said)

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Yahoo said today in a regulatory filing that it had hired one of Google’s top sales exec Henrique De Castro as its COO. Earlier today, I had reported that CEO Marissa Mayer had been close to nabbing the exec, who has been Google’s president of partner business solutions. De Castro...
The $36 Million Man: Yahoo Confirms Hiring of Google's De Castro as COO (Like I Said)

How new Facebook privacy deal could pay you $10... or $5 .. or nothing

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Facebook’s $20 million “Sponsored Stories” settlement is back in the news. Months after a federal judge balked at a deal that would have given half the money to lawyers and nothing to users, Facebook has a new offer that might give users $10. But don’t hold your breath. For the...
How new Facebook privacy deal could pay you $10... or $5 .. or nothing

Welcome to the Hotel California: Here's What's Really Happening in the Foursquare Pig Pile

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No, Facebook is not in serious talks to buy Foursquare. No, Microsoft is not poised to snap up the social location start-up, beyond a cursory should-we-look query to itself. No, there is no longer a crazy bidding war going on among major venture players in Silicon Valley, all waiting...
Welcome to the Hotel California: Here's What's Really Happening in the Foursquare Pig Pile

Ignite Game Technologies raises $5M for Simraceway online racing game

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Ignite Game Technologies has raised $5 million in a third round of funding for its Simraceway online racing world and its accompanying steering wheel for the PC. San Francisco-based Ignite is creating a high-end realistic racing game as a downloadable web title, and it has also created a unique steering...
Ignite Game Technologies raises $5M for Simraceway online racing game

Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

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When cellular carriers, banks, credit card companies, web giants and start-ups eye the opportunity in mobile payments, they imagine themselves making gobs of money by selling retailers on the merits of their technology. Turns out the retailers might have their own plans. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal,...
Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

Yahoo's Ad Tech Outsourcing Plans: Complicated and in Limbo

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Yahoo has been making a flurry of content deals of late, all part of interim CEO Ross Levinsohn’s plan to turn the company into a media giant. But what about the other part of Levinsohn’s plan — possibly outsourcing a big chunk of the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s ad-servicing...
Yahoo's Ad Tech Outsourcing Plans: Complicated and in Limbo
McAfee to buy network security biz Stonesoft for $389M cash

'Everyone knows I'm not in the Trampery to make a pile of money'

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Charles Armstrong, founder of a work space for tech-savvy London hipsters, outlines his plans to expand creative hubThis ain't no ordinary office. You can tell from the footwear. There's lots of Converse, other people are padding around in socks (yellow, green blue), and the boss is sporting shiny silver trainers.It...
'Everyone knows I'm not in the Trampery to make a pile of money'

The Hottest Startup In The Valley Is Hiring Up And It's Targeting Facebook Execs And Googlers (FB, GOOG)

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Pinterest is a fast-growing Web service and it just raised a huge pile of money, so of course it is hiring like crazy right now. Two jobs it's looking to fill sooner rather than later: a head of engineering and a head of legal. Interested? Apply here. But first, a warning:...
The Hottest Startup In The Valley Is Hiring Up And It's Targeting Facebook Execs And Googlers (FB, GOOG)

Yahoo's Futile Search for the Fountain of Youth Continues, With Talk of Acquiring Tumblr

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He's staring at a large pile of money, shimmering in the distance like an oasis. Looks like there might be a suitor waiting in the wings for Tumblr, that scatterbrained belle of the ball. He's a real gray-hair, though. According to AllThingsD, the blogging site is talking to Yahoo about the...
Yahoo's Futile Search for the Fountain of Youth Continues, With Talk of Acquiring Tumblr

The Startup That's Keeping An Extra Billion Cars From Hitting The Road Just Raised $13.9 Million

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Getaround, a car-sharing startup, just announced that it is raising $13.9 million in its first round of funding, which includes the likes of Marissa Mayer, Shervin Pishevar and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors. Getaround has been around for just about a year but hadn't yet raised a lot of money like most...
The Startup That's Keeping An Extra Billion Cars From Hitting The Road Just Raised $13.9 Million

Court Temporarily Blocks School District From Suspending Student For Refusing To Wear Student ID/Tracking Device

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A few months back, Tim Geigner covered the story of a Texas school district's efforts to track its students' whereabouts using student ID cards with embedded RFID chips. The district attempted to paint this "students-as-livestock/prisoners" effort as being there for the safety of students and staff. But underneath all the...
Court Temporarily Blocks School District From Suspending Student For Refusing To Wear Student ID/Tracking Device

Exclusive: Mayer Set to Get Yahoo's Alibaba Billions in One Week (But Will Investors Get Some Back Too?)

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo will officially close the multi-billion sale of half its assets in China’s Alibaba Group in one week. Sources said the deal is set to be announced next Wednesday, in which the Chinese Internet giant will pay the Silicon Valley company $7.6...
Exclusive: Mayer Set to Get Yahoo's Alibaba Billions in One Week (But Will Investors Get Some Back Too?)
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