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Booker gets $27.5M to brings its cloud tools to Main Street

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Booker, the cloud-based service management startup formerly known as GramercyOne, has closed a $27.5 million funding round. The New York-based company has the ambitious goal of building a “unified platform” for businesses, meaning that it offers customer relationship management...
Booker gets $27.5M to brings its cloud tools to Main Street

Facebook roundup: facial recognition policy, director of engineering, Twitter sync, PMD announcements and more

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Facebook removes facial recognition in EU, addresses other concerns - Per recommendations from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, which has audited Facebook policies and practices, Facebook has removed the facial recognition feature that made suggestions for who to tag in a photo. The Data Protection Commissioner says Facebook has nearly complied with...
Facebook roundup: facial recognition policy, director of engineering, Twitter sync, PMD announcements and more
Ben Ling Turns His 'Hobby' Of Finding Billion Dollar Companies Into A Full Time Job At Khosla

Social Network Badoo Lands Top Google Product Exec

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If Facebook is the social network that allows people to connect with their current friends, Badoo is the social network for meeting new people, including potential dating partners. The company founder has called it a “nightclub in your smartphone.” Amid a push to gain traction with U.S. Internet users, the...
Social Network Badoo Lands Top Google Product Exec

Ex-Marchex exec lands cash for Lucky Oyster, plans to take on Bing and Google in social search

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Berk Matthew Berk is just four weeks into his new Seattle startup, Lucky Oyster. But the former executive vice president of product engineering at Marchex and CTO at Open List already understands that he’s on a potential collision course with the likes of Google, Bing, Facebook and others. After all, Berk’s...
Ex-Marchex exec lands cash for Lucky Oyster, plans to take on Bing and Google in social search

Former Greylock EIR And LinkedIn Product VP Adam Nash Joins Financial Planning Startup Wealthfront As COO

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Disruptive financial planning startup Wealthfront has scored a big talent win today with the addition of Greylock EIR and former LinkedIn and eBay Product exec Adam Nash as COO. For background, Wealthfront brings the quality investment theories of a fund manager online, at a much lower fee, essentially democratizing private...
Former Greylock EIR And LinkedIn Product VP Adam Nash Joins Financial Planning Startup Wealthfront As COO

Apple gives itself passing EPEAT grade for Retina MacBook Pro

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A coalition of electronics recyclers are disputing the Retina MacBook Pro's newly minted EPEAT "Gold" status, noting that the industrial-strength glue holding the battery in place runs afoul of rules designed to make computers easier to recycle. It turns out that the Gold rating was handed to Apple by none...
Apple gives itself passing EPEAT grade for Retina MacBook Pro

Midokura nabs $17.3m to scale up its cloud network virtualization service

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Cloud services startup Midokura has completed a $17.3 million Series A funding round to build out MidoNet, its network virtualization product. The company is also promoting co-founder and CTO Dan Mihai Dumitriu to CEO to leverage his technical background in marketing the service. He takes over for Tasuya Kato, who...
Midokura nabs $17.3m to scale up its cloud network virtualization service

Goodbye SEOmoz. Hello Moz!

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Posted by randfish For the last two years, the 130+ Mozzers across product, engineering, marketing, and operations have been working to transform this company to the next stage of our evolution. Today, that incredibly demanding, intense, but ultimately rewarding process has reached its first goal. I'm excited to announce that...
Goodbye SEOmoz. Hello Moz!
Top 5 lessons learned at OpenStack Summit

Android team 1-ups Apple by giving social support to developers using Google+

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Earlier this month, the Android team launched a style guide to help developers build prettier apps on its platform. Today, the team is taking another step to attract more quality apps by making its support more social by using Google+. In a post this morning, the team shared its plans...
Android team 1-ups Apple by giving social support to developers using Google+

Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

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I recently had lunch with Mark Leslie, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, who now teaches at Stanford and works with startups, often as a board member. He told me about a paper he and a colleague published in Harvard Business Review called The Sales Learning Curve. I read the paper...
Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit
Silicon Valley needs humanities students

Here's The Secret To Gaining Power At Google (GOOG)

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We spent an afternoon last week texting back and forth with a high-powered tech exec who has been very close to Google for the past decade. Here's something we learned: The best way to gain power at Google seems to be to go out and get a big job offer...
Here's The Secret To Gaining Power At Google (GOOG)

Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

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Corey Mandell Point Inside, a Seattle startup that specializes in mapping indoor spaces, has named technology veteran Corey Mandell as CTO. Mandell most recently served as senior vice president of product engineering at Kaseya Inc.  At Point Inside, he will lead development and technical operations. “Point Inside is leading the new generation...
Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

BetterWorks: Major Layoffs Signal Trouble in Paradise

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PandoDaily has learned that much heralded LA startup BetterWorks executed significant layoffs this week. The employee perks platform terminated all of its sales and marketing staff and half of its operations team on Tuesday. The list of departing senior executives includes VP of Sales Kevin Gaither, VP of Marketing Greg...
BetterWorks: Major Layoffs Signal Trouble in Paradise

Hewlett Packard Could Have Been Apple, But It Made 5 Poor Decisions

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Back in the 1970's Steve Wozniak worked for Hewlett Packard designing its hit product, engineering calculators. At night and on the weekends, often in his HP cubicle, he tinkered on a little project that would one day become the Apple I computer. Woz designed the hardware, circuit boards and operating...
Hewlett Packard Could Have Been Apple, But It Made 5 Poor Decisions

Badoo Hires Google Exec As New COO To Push its Platforms And US Growth

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Badoo, which long before Highlight, Banjo and Sonar came along to push social discovery, has been quietly building on its 147 million registered user base and today makes a key hire. It’s appointed former Google executive Benjamin Ling as COO to help push it out across mobile and Web platforms....
Badoo Hires Google Exec As New COO To Push its Platforms And US Growth

Apple: leaving green product registry EPEAT was a "mistake"

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Only one week after Apple pulled 39 of its products off the eco-friendly product registry EPEAT, the company has decided to hop back on board. In an open letter posted to Apple's website, Apple's Senior VP of Product Engineering Bob Mansfield further explained Apple's stance on the environmental friendliness...
Apple: leaving green product registry EPEAT was a "mistake"

First, Fire Thyself

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Editor’s note: Joe Kraus is a partner at Google Ventures, focusing on mobile, gaming, and local services. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine. He also co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company acquired by Google in 2006. Follow him on his blog, JoeKraus.com, and on Twitter: @jkraus. One of the hardest things...
First, Fire Thyself

Badoo Does More Than Flirt With Google's Ben Ling; It Hires Him as COO

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Long-time Google product guy Ben Ling will become COO of Badoo, the London-based social discovery company with 35 million active monthly users, as the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. Ling had worked closely with Google’s Marissa Mayer on various products in search and local, and had for a brief...
Badoo Does More Than Flirt With Google's Ben Ling; It Hires Him as COO

Flat is the new up: Why are companies using organizational structures that are thousands of years old?

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While most of us focus our attention on the technology and product innovation coming out of Silicon Valley, one of the most significant innovations of our time will come not from digital technology, but from the development of new ways of organizing ourselves to work together. Despite radical advances in...
Flat is the new up: Why are companies using organizational structures that are thousands of years old?

Change.org Hires Google's Jennifer Dulski as President and COO

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Change.org, the online petition powerhouse, has hired Jennifer Dulski from Google as president and COO to share leadership duties with founder and CEO Ben Rattray. Dulski was CEO of deal aggregator Dealmap when it was acquired for the Google Offers team in 2011. She previously spent nine years at Yahoo, where...
Change.org Hires Google's Jennifer Dulski as President and COO

Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

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Skype's got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it's called "Opus." It's been kicked around at Skype since March 2009, though work didn't begin in earnest until June of the same year, and it was just certified by the IETF as a...
Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

Viggle Acquires GetGlue For $25M Plus Stock Options To Expand Social TV Presence

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GetGlue, social TV app maker with 3 million+ users under its belt, has just entered into an agreement to be acquired by Viggle, a TV loyalty service. The cash and stock deal states that Viggle will pay $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock for GetGlue. All...
Viggle Acquires GetGlue For $25M Plus Stock Options To Expand Social TV Presence
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'

Former LinkedIn VP Adam Nash Joins Personal Finance Start-up Wealthfront

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Adam Nash, who previously was VP of product management at LinkedIn and was for the past year an executive in residence at Greylock Partners, will join the start-up Wealthfront, citing his long-standing interest in personal finance. Wealthfront said Nash will direct its product, engineering and marketing teams, with the title chief operating officer....
Former LinkedIn VP Adam Nash Joins Personal Finance Start-up Wealthfront

Recruiting the Draft Picks: Twitter's Internal Shuffle, Spurred by a Year-Long Talent Raid on the Valley

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Twitter is looking more and more different by the day – and it’s not just the company’s fancy new little blue bird logo. The company is in the midst of a significant ongoing internal reorganization of key roles in its product, engineering, strategy and sales teams, stealing a number of...
Recruiting the Draft Picks: Twitter's Internal Shuffle, Spurred by a Year-Long Talent Raid on the Valley

Facebook Snags Former Netflix Engineering VP John Ciancutti

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John Ciancutti, formerly VP of product engineering at Netflix, has joined Facebook as a director of engineering, according to an update in his LinkedIn profile. Ciancutti was an early engineer at Netflix, having spent more than a decade at the company in various roles related to user interface interaction and...
Facebook Snags Former Netflix Engineering VP John Ciancutti
Social TV consolidates: Viggle to acquire GetGlue for $25M
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