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Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri

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Aneel BhusriFew people where as many hats in Silicon Valley as Aneel Bhusri. Currently known primarily for his role as co-CEO of Workday, the cloud-based human resources software company that floated in an IPO last year, he also maintains an active role as a partner at venture capital firm Greylock...
Seven Questions for Workday CEO and Greylock Partner Aneel Bhusri
Startups Are Getting Sick Of NYC's Dirty, Overcrowded Coworking Spaces

The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

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Training at a distance is more hassle than it’s worth, several CEOs have warned. But when we recently reported their cautions against onboarding new employees virtually, a senior analyst at training consultancy Bersin & Associates named Janet Clarey took exception with their point of view in the comments. Not that...
The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone
We Have No Evidence Amazon Is Launching a Square Competitor, But I Hope So

German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent

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Motorola and Samsung just caught a break from the law after a few hard knocks. A Mannheim, Germany court has ruled that neither company infringes on an Apple patent covering how an OS responds to and ignores touch events. While we don't yet know the full details, patent lawsuit...
German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent

Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

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Farmville publisher Zynga could be about to gamble its entire future on the devotion of its users. It appears something of a bust-up is brewing between Facebook and Zynga; one which could see the company leave Facebook for good. The story, as first reported by TechCrunch, goes that Zynga is...
Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple

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While playing the “Steve would never do that” game is seldom a great idea — it’s akin to calling yourself a fortune teller or a mind reader — it is fairly safe to say, based on his prior statements and declarations, that Steve Jobs chose a successor who is...
With dividend, Tim Cook thinks differently about Apple

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close
How Wordnik moved its database to the cloud

Suburban Express Goes Double Or Nothing On Their Aggressive Behavior

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Hopefully you recall the story of Suburban Express and its owner, admitted domain squatter Dennis Toeppen, but let me catch you up and let you know what's been going on since that post ran. Suburban Express is a bus company that caters to Midwest students traveling to and from Chicago....
Suburban Express Goes Double Or Nothing On Their Aggressive Behavior

The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

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Retina-caliber displays are superb. Apple defines “Retina” as a display that is so high-resolution that at a specific distance defined by the screen’s size, the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels. Without a doubt, this is a huge improvement in screen technology that truly makes text and images come come...
The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

"In The Studio," Felicis' Aydin Senkut Shares His Thesis On Frontier Markets

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens the spring of 2013 by welcoming one of the best-known “super angels,” who arrived to Valley, by way of Boston, Philadelphia, and Istanbul, in the mid-1990s, held early...
"In The Studio," Felicis' Aydin Senkut Shares His Thesis On Frontier Markets

This Woman's Job Is To Convince Madison Avenue That Groupon Won't Kill The Ad Business (GRPN)

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Since July 2011, Groupon has been reaching out to ad agencies to encourage them to include daily deals in their marketing efforts. The campaign is a bold one because in some ways Groupon competes with the traditional and digital arms of Madison Avenue. Plus, agencies tend to jealously guard...
This Woman's Job Is To Convince Madison Avenue That Groupon Won't Kill The Ad Business (GRPN)

Customer Service Is Next Job for IBM's Watson

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Remember Watson? The supercomputer that in an elaborate but interesting publicity stunt beat humanity at the game show “Jeopardy” a few years back, and then for a follow-up went on to become a big shot doctor (sort of), and more recently has started to specialize in cancer research now has...
Customer Service Is Next Job for IBM's Watson
WALL STREET CURRENCY ANALYST: One Hour Ago, I Had My First Client Ask About Bitcoin

What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

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Building products or services for free is a sticky subject in a variety of realms, from tech to academia to media, and it’s not likely to get any less controversial as the web keeps growing. At the MIT Sloan School of Management‘s conference on the Digital Economy in San Francisco Friday,...
What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

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As we’ve seen in the previous two parts of this series (covering characterization and plot), using storytelling techniques to help communicate your personal brand can make for clearer, more consistent, more compelling branding efforts. In this final part of the series, let’s look at the storyteller’s other tools — narrative...
Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

Original iPod Designer Tony Fadell On How Apple's Design Process Leads To Nailing Product Launches

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Fadell, one of the people behind the first iPod, says that the firm's "point of view" meant its employees had to bring their best to the table. Every single day. Nest CEO Tony Fadell, one of the men behind the design of the iPod, and a one-time special adviser...
Original iPod Designer Tony Fadell On How Apple's Design Process Leads To Nailing Product Launches

It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

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When you use an app, or a platform like a mobile phone, or a social network, or a web service — whether it’s from Google or Apple or Amazon or Facebook — do you think about the extent to which it is open or closed? Or do you just think...
It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel

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As announced this week, the new Apple TV brings a new UI, better internal specs, and full HD capability to the table. But there's the business equivalent of an Easter egg hidden in it for Netflix subscribers: From now on, if you want to join Netflix you can do it...
Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel

With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

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When Adkeeper launched as a virtual ad-clipping service last February, the big question was: will people actually want to save online ads? More than one year later, the company still says the answer is “yes.”  But they’re finding that consumer behavior isn’t changing as fast as they’d hoped. So while they...
With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

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Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Eugene Kaspersky’s security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have sleuthed out a new “cyber-espionage weapon.” The Russian supervillain’s (or awesomely cool billionaire, depending on your point of view) labs say this weapon has nearly as cool a name as previously discovered cyber...
Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks
This Guy Modeled His Impressive Resume After Google Analytics

Nintendo at E3: press conference liveblog

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In advance of E3's official start later in the day, Nintendo will be presenting its traditional pre-E3 press conference on the morning of Tuesday, June 5 at 9:00am PDT (GMT-7—see when the liveblog starts in your own timezone). Nintendo's presentation is likely to focus on the Wii U, the tablet-controlled...
Nintendo at E3: press conference liveblog

Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level

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The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a suite of tools available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers that enables IT admins to manage Microsoft environments more effectively. App-V--one of the tools included in MDOP--has been updated with significant enhancements IT admins and users will appreciate. What is App-V Let's...
Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level

Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

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Facebook posts by brands live longer on Timeline than they did prior to the social network’s massive overhaul, according to a study released Monday. While the analysis by London-based social media analytics firm Sotrender is limited in scope, covering just 130 brands headquartered in the U.K. and 5,000 posts, it is...
Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

iPad, a different point of view by @Jeffpulver: iPad: The day after - http://140.vg/ipaddayafter

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iPad, a different point of view by @Jeffpulver: iPad: The day after - http://140.vg/ipaddayafter

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

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I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong....
MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It
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