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"They don’t brush their teeth in the morning – they file them."

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“They don’t brush their teeth in the morning – they file them.” - Jean-Louis Gassée speaking about Nokia’s prospects of competing with Samsung....
"They don’t brush their teeth in the morning – they file them."

PrivCo may be wrong, but LivingSocial's CEO is still sugarcoating this round

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There is a world of people who have been poised, ready, and willing to dance on LivingSocial’s grave. The torches and pitchforks have come out in full force against daily deals as everyone who ever played a role in hyping Groupon tries to pretend they never did. As the...
PrivCo may be wrong, but LivingSocial's CEO is still sugarcoating this round

Rackspace CMO to vendors: 'Be smarter than me!'

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Debbie Landa is the CEO of Dealmaker Media/Under the Radar. This is part three of a five-part series sponsored by Under the Radar aimed at helping innovative startups attract the attention of C-level executives. Meet Suaad and hear how he manages technology at Under the Radar 2013, May 22-23, in...
Rackspace CMO to vendors: 'Be smarter than me!'

Start your business right with The Ultimate Entrepreneur Bundle [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. So you’re thinking of starting a new venture, right? But you just don’t know where to begin. There’s so many things you’ll need to know and so many things you’ll to do that without the proper preparation – if you don’t have...
Start your business right with The Ultimate Entrepreneur Bundle [VB Store]

Turning The Drama Down On Y Combinator V. Google Ventures

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I have a few thoughts on this Y Combinator/Google Ventures mess. Background: The original post is at Business Insider and includes a leaked email from Y Combinator founder Paul Graham. The email: If you’re talking to Google Ventures you may be part of a pattern. The pattern is: you’ve already...
Turning The Drama Down On Y Combinator V. Google Ventures

Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute

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Last December, TechCrunch worked with Adeo Ressi from The Founder Institute to host a competition for one-sentence pitches. It’s been a few months — so we’re doing it again. Distilling your startup idea into a single sentence can be a big challenge, but it’s crucial for communicating what you’re doing...
Startups: Time For Another One-Sentence Pitch Competition With The Founder Institute

Prospects Dim for BlackBerry Maker

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Research In Motion warned its business is deteriorating and will likely lose money for the second straight quarter, underscoring the uphill battle to turn around its flagging BlackBerry smartphone business....
Prospects Dim for BlackBerry Maker
GitHub raises $100 million in funding, plans for expanded enterprise sales

RealNetworks posts wider loss, new CEO cites progress

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RealNetworks today posted first-quarter revenue of $67 million, a decline of 23 percent, with a quarterly loss of $17 million — slipping further into the red as all of its three major divisions saw their sales decline. Despite the result, RealNetworks CEO Thomas Nielsen, who took over last year, expressed...
RealNetworks posts wider loss, new CEO cites progress
When Games Allow Mods, Beautiful Things Can Happen

Who downgraded Facebook's prospects? Maybe the company itself

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Underwriters of the social network's IPO were instructed to tell major clients they were reducing their revenue forecast for the company, a source tells Business Insider. [Read more]...
Who downgraded Facebook's prospects? Maybe the company itself
Trademob: 40 percent of mobile clicks are worthless (though things are looking up)

Sony CFO on poor PlayStation Vita sales: 'We don't think we have any problems'

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Sony's been trying to wave off concerns over the poor sales of the PlayStation Vita, and the drumbeat continued on the company's recent earnings call. CFO Masaru Kato stated the the company sold 500,000 units in the first three weeks after launch — it's being outsold by the nearly...
Sony CFO on poor PlayStation Vita sales: 'We don't think we have any problems'

Online payments service Braintree lands in Australia, as its international rollout continues

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Braintree, an online and mobile payments platform that has raised $70 million to date, announced today that it is launching the service in Australia. The company raised $35 million to fund its growth in October. It partnered with LightSpeed just days after the announcement and acquired another company in the...
Online payments service Braintree lands in Australia, as its international rollout continues

Surface: Could It Be a Real iPad Competitor?

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Microsoft launched its Surface tablet at a Hollywood event in June, and with its 10.6-inch display, Windows 8 OS and handy-looking keyboard built into its cover, the new tablet immediately sent much of the tech press into a flurry of speculation on its possible success and its prospects against the...
Surface: Could It Be a Real iPad Competitor?

Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

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Even though retailers are better prepared to go up against Amazon this holiday season than in year’s past, that isn’t stopping Amazon’s chief from being perpetually optimistic. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning, Jeff Bezos said: “It will be a record season for us, knock on...
Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

Foursquare and NFC: how the two can help each other

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Though Foursquare has been thinking about expanding its identity beyond the check-in, it still needs all the check-in data to power its Explore recommendation engine. The company has been thinking about how to make the check-in process easier and it’s now showing it can use NFC to speed up the...
Foursquare and NFC: how the two can help each other

Michael Powell A Bit Quick To Claim Google Broadband Is Viable Competition

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Former FCC chair Michael Powell really, really, really wants to believe that there's viable competition in the broadband market, but he seems to have a history of using tiny experiments (that may go nowhere) as if they prove that there's real competition. You may recall that when he was in...
Michael Powell A Bit Quick To Claim Google Broadband Is Viable Competition
Nexgate nets $3.5M from Sierra to track & protect your company's social accounts

Yahoo Expects To Pay Nothing In Its Mexico Lawsuit (YHOO)

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In its fourth-quarter earnings call, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman gave a brief update on its multibillion-dollar lawsuit in Mexico. A former business partner, Worldwide Directories, sued Yahoo for breaking off a telephone-directories project that had started in Mexico but was set to expand internationally. A Mexican district court awarded it...
Yahoo Expects To Pay Nothing In Its Mexico Lawsuit (YHOO)
Apple, Samsung push HTC's Q3 profits off a cliff

One downside of paywalls: Where does your growth come from?

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Anyone who has been following the debate around newspaper paywalls probably knows I am not a big fan of them as a strategy, for a number of reasons. While I admit they can bring in additional cash — and that can make a big difference for companies that have seen...
One downside of paywalls: Where does your growth come from?

Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

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If you're a Facebook shareholder who has lost half their money since the May IPO, here's some good news for you: Wall Street has finally sobered up about Facebook's prospects. Specifically, in the wake of Facebook customer Zynga's latest collapse, Wall Street has finally realized that its expectations for the...
Here's Some Good News For Facebook's Mauled Shareholders -- Analysts Aren't Hallucinating Anymore

Eddy Cue mum on Apple TV prospects, hints at slow approach

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Plans for an Apple TV set (or a more advanced set-top) may still be some time in coming, suggests Pacific Crest's Andy Hargreaves. On Wednesday the analyst met with Apple's CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, and its senior VP for Internet software and services, Eddy Cue. Hargreaves pressed the idea of a...
Eddy Cue mum on Apple TV prospects, hints at slow approach

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

Next, Salesforce Aims to Obsolete the CMS with Site.com Launch

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Here's the proposition: If your business fronts a marketing Web site, perhaps with a digital storefront and probably with additional content on Facebook, Salesforce.com is now offering a service - not a software package, but a cloud-based system - for you to compose the entire site, including layout template and...
Next, Salesforce Aims to Obsolete the CMS with Site.com Launch

Oh, So Here’s Why Kickstarter Lets Projects Get Overfunded

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"Double Fine Adventure" cocreator Tim Schafer, with Cookie Monster. (Kickstarter) We mourned the loss of a few good jellyfish earlier this month when an overfunded Kickstarter-backed jellyfish tank proved fatal. At the time, we noted that with many Kickstarter projects that go wrong, the effect is amplified if the project...
Oh, So Here’s Why Kickstarter Lets Projects Get Overfunded

Friday Night Bytes: Leadership Lessons From Coaching Football

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Business can learn a lot from football, says Billy Bosworth, the DataStax CEO who once stared down Brett Favre. Technology and football. These have been the twin faces of Billy Bosworth's life, CEO of DataStax, a data platform that competes with the likes of Oracle and counts Netflix among...
Friday Night Bytes: Leadership Lessons From Coaching Football
Big data: a retailer's guide to likes, tweets, reviews, customer data, and basically everything else (infographic)

Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal

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Zynga’s latest mobile acquisition appears to be an estimated $3.8 million deal for San Francisco-based mobile-social game company Wild Needle, according to TechCrunch. Reportedly a talent deal, Wild Needle is the latest in a long series of relatively low priced mobile buys from Zynga. The company’s largest mobile acquisitions to...
Zynga picks up Wild Needle in $3.8 million talent deal
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