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Another Cloud Computing Acronym To Drive You Bonkers

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Scanning the news the other day and what do we see but a reminder of the many acronyms in the cloud computing world. Again, it's a vendor with a made up name. This time it's Verizon with an update to its "Computing as a Service" or CaaS for short. Acronyms...
Another Cloud Computing Acronym To Drive You Bonkers

CEOs are bullish on China's new consumer

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Mass-market tastes are changing at a rapid clip. By Brian Dumaine FORTUNE -- At today's town hall meeting at Fortune's Global Forum in Chengdu, China, leaders of some of the world's largest corporation engaged in a lively debate over the shape of China's changing culture. Mass-market tastes--especially among China's younger...
CEOs are bullish on China's new consumer

Fast-growing Zillow to expand at Seattle HQ, taking over 2 more floors

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Zillow continues to grow at a rapid clip, gobbling up more office space at its downtown Seattle headquarters in the Russell Investments Center. The company announced today that it plans to take over floors 33 and 34 at the Seattle skyscraper, adding about 45,000 square feet of space. “Zillow continues...
Fast-growing Zillow to expand at Seattle HQ, taking over 2 more floors
Sprint faces brutal U.S. subscriber math

Which apps will drain your battery and data plan? Verizon's got a list

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Verizon Wireless may have shut down its own app store, but it’s not wiping its hands of app curation entirely. The carrier has started reviewing, rating and recommending Android and iPhone apps to its customers. What’s interesting about Verizon’s approach is it isn’t making its recommendations based on how entertaining,...
Which apps will drain your battery and data plan? Verizon's got a list

New Relic raises $80M from Insight, T. Rowe Price. Aims for 2014 IPO

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Having spent last few decades building startups, Lew Cirne, founder and chief executive of the San Francisco-based software company, New Relic, knows one thing: building a company takes a long time and often needs patient and deep pocketed investors. And while sales for his company are growing at rapid clip,...
New Relic raises $80M from Insight, T. Rowe Price. Aims for 2014 IPO

Tableau Software updates IPO filing, shows Q1 net loss of $3.7M

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Tableau Software’s revenue grew at a rapid clip during the first quarter, but the Seattle maker of data visualization products also swung to a net loss, according to an updated IPO filing released Friday afternoon. Tableau — which filed to raise up to a $150 million in an IPO earlier...
Tableau Software updates IPO filing, shows Q1 net loss of $3.7M

Media.net is building an army to challenge Google’s contextual advertising dominance

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You’ve probably never heard of Divyank ‘Div’ Turakhia, and that’s a shame. Turakhia is an amazing India-born serial entrepreneur who started his first business when he was 14 years old, and co-founded domain name, Web hosting and Internet services giant Directi when he was only 18, turning it into a...
Media.net is building an army to challenge Google’s contextual advertising dominance
Yelp: Extreme Home(page) Makeover

Egencia partners with Concur to make business travel simple

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In an effort to make business travel more seamless, Egencia is partnering with Concur, the Redmond maker of travel and entertainment expense management software. Users who book and manage trips through Egencia, the Expedia-owned business travel management company, will now have the option of using Concur Expense right from the Egencia website, and vice versa...
Egencia partners with Concur to make business travel simple
The art of the spectacular and public crash and burn

Don't let your cloud app become a software licensing hostage

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Good job, Mr. IT Director! You developed a great cloud computing strategy and executed brilliantly. You created a hybrid cloud architecture and incorporated contestability at multiple points in your technology stack to help you achieve the best service levels at the lowest cost. You’re ready to launch your cloud service...
Don't let your cloud app become a software licensing hostage

Google Starting Construction on New Campus

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Google says it plans to start building a new corporate campus adjacent to its Silicon Valley headquarters as the Internet giant continues to grow at a rapid clip....
Google Starting Construction on New Campus
Yelp's had some (subtle) work done
LA billionaire launches an evergreen early stage fund to make hometown investments
Carrier data confirms it: Half of US now owns a smartphone

BRIC nations adopting mobile broadband at rapid clip

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Mobile broadband adoption is on a tear, fueled by Brazil, Russia, India and China. Latin America will go wireless than anyone else....
BRIC nations adopting mobile broadband at rapid clip
Clarizen Raises Another $12M For Project Management

comScore: Facebook’s uniques in the United States are slipping

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This can’t make Facebook investors feel too hot: According to comScore, Facebook is shedding monthly unique users in the United States. Users located in the States are more monetizable than users in other locales, making them more important on a 1:1 basis, from a revenue perspective. According to comScore, as...
comScore: Facebook’s uniques in the United States are slipping

The Samwer brothers suddenly lose their shyness

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It’s become almost cliche to say that the Samwer brothers, Europe’s most successful — and notorious — internet entrepreneurs are publicity shy. They have tended to keep away from the press, avoid much in the way of public speaking, and even apparently walk out of interviews from time to time....
The Samwer brothers suddenly lose their shyness
All hail the archive: A secret weapon that publishers don't even realize they have

Concur's revenue growth will fall short, but that's because business is so good

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Here’s the bad news. Concur, the Redmond maker of travel and entertainment expense management software, warned Wall Street this morning that it’s revenue growth for its fiscal second quarter won’t meet expectations. Now, here’s the good news. The reason for that slump in growth is that Concur is booking new...
Concur's revenue growth will fall short, but that's because business is so good

One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number

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Congratulations QuakeHOLD I. of Escondido, California, you’re Foursquare’s one millionth user. Or, at least, you’re the user with the one millionth ID. Yes, the much talked-about location-based service crossed the milestone today. Yesterday, Foursquare hinted the milestone was coming soon with a tweet saying, “We’re closing in on 1 million...
One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number

Angry Birds Maker at Pivot Point

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Rovio Entertainment Ltd. continued to grow at a rapid clip last year, but a top executive said maintaining momentum hinges on how well it pivots from a hot Nordic game developer into a global entertainment powerhouse. The Finnish company, which struck gold in 2009 with the launch of its Angry...
Angry Birds Maker at Pivot Point

Fab upgrades mobile experience for its 5.5m users with Live Feed and more, adds Facebook Connect

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Social commerce phenomenon Fab is only a year old, and it’s already raised $156 million in venture capital and launched a number of products in a variety of countries – and it’s upgrading those products at a rapid clip, too. Fab boasts 5.5 million members, all of which have signed...
Fab upgrades mobile experience for its 5.5m users with Live Feed and more, adds Facebook Connect
Amazon S3 posts stunning growth, now storing 905B objects

Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

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Etacts, which makes useful tools for managing email and phone contacts, has raised $650,000 in angel funding. The company recently completed the Y Combinator program, and was a hit with investors at its Demo Day exhibition in March. Angels in the Etacts round include Ron Conway of SV Angels, email...
Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts
Cloud-tastic: Amazon S3 surpasses one trillion objects stored

Tweaking the Twitter homepage

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Twitter's homepage is a work-in-progress. Today, we're testing a new design that bubbles up more of the information flowing through Twitter. This builds on a series of changes starting last year when we redesigned the homepage to make search and trending topics more visible and easily accessible to everyone. With...
Tweaking the Twitter homepage

Google revamps Chrome Web Store search UI for easier filtering

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Google has released an updated search interface for its Chrome Web Store that now tabulates filter options at the top of the page. Filter choices are: All, Apps, Extensions and Themes. Under the All section, users can also click on section headings to jump to a single category search. Google...
Google revamps Chrome Web Store search UI for easier filtering
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?