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Samsung: No, we’re not buying Nokia – says reports are “not true”

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Last week we brought you news that Samsung was linked with the buyout of rival mobile company Nokia. We didn’t buy it at the time, and now Samsung has put an end to rumours by calling such reports “purely speculative” and “not true.” Samsung’s reported interest drove Nokia shares up...
Samsung: No, we’re not buying Nokia – says reports are “not true”

LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja steps down, company remains committed to wireless network

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The shakeup continues at LightSquared. Just days after the would-be LTE wholesaler confirmed that it would be cutting its staff by 45 percent, it's now announced that CEO Sanjiv Ahuja has resigned from his position, although he will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Chief network officer...
LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja steps down, company remains committed to wireless network

Post-Election, CrunchGov's Ferenstein Talks About What's Up Next for Tech and Politics

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Even though the results are not in yet, no matter who wins in this most contentious and dead-heat of elections, what happens afterwards is something to start thinking about for the tech sector. The many issues outstanding in the months and years ahead for Silicon Valley include include privacy,...
Post-Election, CrunchGov's Ferenstein Talks About What's Up Next for Tech and Politics
Cloud experts say healthcare is the "perfect storm"

With Its Latest Hire, Airbnb Gives A Clue On How It's Going To Fight Rental Laws

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Airbnb seems to be taking its regulatory problems increasingly seriously: The San Francisco-based online lodging marketplace has hired David Hantman, Yahoo's head of government relations, to run its public-policy efforts from Washington, DC, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports. Hantman isn't even the first experienced DC hand Airbnb has hired away from...
With Its Latest Hire, Airbnb Gives A Clue On How It's Going To Fight Rental Laws
Cabulous Rebrands As Flywheel, Plans Major Marketing Push To Bring E-Hail To Cabs Across The US

Samsung to acquire Nokia? Why we don’t buy it for a second

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Samsung is rumored to be preparing a bid for flailing phone maker Nokia, according to Finnish media (via IntoMobile). The rumors are boosting Nokia’s share price, which has taken so many hits over the years that I like to think of it as a used boxing ball. Wanna know something...
Samsung to acquire Nokia? Why we don’t buy it for a second

Crowdfunding for a Cause: Non-profits Can Now Hold Fundraisers on Crowdtilt

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Crowdtilt today will start offering tax-deductible donations for non-profits. The company says it is the first crowdfunding site to fully support charity fundraising. Here’s how it works: anyone can already start a Crowdtilt group with a funding goal. Now, they can select a 501(c)(3) organization from Crowdtilt’s index to receive that money....
Crowdfunding for a Cause: Non-profits Can Now Hold Fundraisers on Crowdtilt

The Internet Association has the potential to forever change the technology discussion on Capitol Hill

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Details are sparse and hard to come by, but the news is out that an organization called the Internet Association (IA) is being built. According to Reuters, companies backing it include Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook, and “other big Internet [firms].” That’s a running roster of Internet heavyweights, making the Internet Association, once it...
The Internet Association has the potential to forever change the technology discussion on Capitol Hill
The cloud ate my data! Health entrepreneurs say vendors should be liable

Winklevoss twins will secure bitcoins like gold -- in vaults

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A U.S. regulatory filing for a Bitcoin investment trust from the Winklevoss twins said they will protect the virtual currency like gold bars -- in vaults.Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, famous for their early association with Facebook, are selling the trust as a way for institutional and retail investors to...
Winklevoss twins will secure bitcoins like gold -- in vaults

More bandwidth capacity means cheaper bits (but not everywhere)

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Thanks to the addition of multiple undersea cables, there’s more bandwidth capacity around the world, but prices are still relatively expensive along certain routes such as those in India and Africa. Telegeography updated its global wholesale bandwidth pricing data Wednesday, and discovered that prices for bandwidth capacity along certain routes...
More bandwidth capacity means cheaper bits (but not everywhere)

Foxconn's plan to build a factory in Indonesia is reportedly delayed due to regulatory issues

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Plans for a Foxconn factory in Indonesia have hit a snag after the AFP reported that parent company Hon Hai has failed to reach an agreement with the national government to start work as expected. Hon Hai’s investment in Indonesia, speculated to be worth up to $10 billion, was expected kick off...
Foxconn's plan to build a factory in Indonesia is reportedly delayed due to regulatory issues

Payments Are A $557M Business For Facebook — That Could Expand From Games To Apps

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Within Facebook’s S-1, the social network revealed that its Payments business is bringing in $557 million in revenue per year. As the company explains, it currently requires Payments integration in games on Facebook. But according to the filing, Facebook is considering what could be very big moves in the payments...
Payments Are A $557M Business For Facebook — That Could Expand From Games To Apps

Ride and car-sharing companies tout personal safety in wooing regulators

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Sharing economy companies are no strangers to regulatory troubles. There’s a long laundry list of examples of City Hall trying to put the clamp on these companies, from Airbnb’s legality being questioned in New York to RelayRides being banned in New York State to FlightCar being sued by the city...
Ride and car-sharing companies tout personal safety in wooing regulators
Mayor Bloomberg’s Big Plan to Improve Broadband for the City’s Booming Tech Sector

Predicta's Co-Founder On Bridging The Startup Scenes In Brazil And Silicon Valley [TCTV]

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Sao Paulo, Brazil and the San Francisco Bay Area are many miles apart, both literally in terms of distance, and figuratively in terms of culture. But one tech startup called Predicta is taking on the challenge of bridging the gap. The Sao Paulo-based company, which makes a technology platform...
Predicta's Co-Founder On Bridging The Startup Scenes In Brazil And Silicon Valley [TCTV]

EU's Message: Anybody Else Feel Lucky?

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The European Commission’s announcement Wednesday of $732 million in sanctions against Microsoft is an inevitable and expected comeuppance for the software giant’s failure to comply with the terms of an antitrust settlement requiring it to offer consumers a choice of Web browsers. But it’s also a warning to other companies...
EU's Message: Anybody Else Feel Lucky?

Federal judge sets evidentiary limits on Apple v. Samsung trial

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The judge overseeing the patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung has set some limits on the amount of evidence that can be presented in order to keep the trial focused. Both parties will be limited to presenting 25 hours maximum of oral arguments and a maximum of 125 exhibits...
Federal judge sets evidentiary limits on Apple v. Samsung trial

Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates sign deal with Khosla Ventures

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The venture capital firm will use RiceHadleyGates for help with "political, policy, and regulatory issues around the world." [Read more]...
Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates sign deal with Khosla Ventures
Markets: Airbnb, Coursera, Uber: Don't Let Government Regulate the Sharing Economy

Peer Lending Site Lending Club Raises $24.5 Million Series C Round

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A big round for a company that originally started out as a Facebook app: peer lending network operator Lending Club has secured a $24.5 million Series C financing round led by Foundation Capital and joined by existing investors including Morgenthaler Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Canaan Partners. This brings the...
Peer Lending Site Lending Club Raises $24.5 Million Series C Round

Uber's CEO: Innovators Shouldn't Have To Ask For Permission Or Forgiveness

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We've written a bunch about the disruptively innovative transportation company Uber, which has been running into regulatory issues with multiple local regulators. Andy Kessler recently had a fantastic interview with Travis Kalanick, Uber's CEO, concerning the regulatory battles he keeps running into. If you've followed Uber over time, very little...
Uber's CEO: Innovators Shouldn't Have To Ask For Permission Or Forgiveness

LightSquared pays Inmarsat to get vital break

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LightSquared on Friday changed its agreement with Inmarsat, with the latter effectively extending the deadline for the payments LightSquared is responsible for. The company has already missed its $56.25 million Phase 1 payment, with Phase 2 due on April 1, 2014. The extension will give LightSquared time to try and...
LightSquared pays Inmarsat to get vital break

Sprint discussed deals with 4 other companies before picking Softbank

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Before Sprint’s board accepted Softbank’s $20.1 billion takeover offer, the carrier talked up potential deals with four other entities, according to documentation Sprint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Monday. Sprint didn’t reveal their identities, naming the companies W, X, Y, and Z, but Company W is most...
Sprint discussed deals with 4 other companies before picking Softbank

Yahoo Loses Government Relations Head to Airbnb (Internal Memo Time!)

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Yahoo’s David Hantman, who has been its deputy general counsel and VP of global public policy, is taking a similar job at the online rentals start-up Airbnb, according to an internal memo he sent today. The job move is interesting, given the many regulatory issues that the San Francisco-based...
Yahoo Loses Government Relations Head to Airbnb (Internal Memo Time!)
Cloud security company Qualys to IPO at $12 a share tomorrow

Uber set to ride in DC with new legislation to support transportation startups

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Uber won a legislative battle on Tuesday in D.C., with the City Council unanimously approving legislation that will regulate, rather than eliminate, transportation startups like Uber in the city along with traditional taxi and sedan services. The company has seriously struggled with regulatory issues and opposition from cab companies in a...
Uber set to ride in DC with new legislation to support transportation startups
LightSquared CEO steps down, will remain chairman of the board

RIM aiming to introduce carrier billing for BlackBerry apps in India this year

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It’s been quite a week for the smartphone ecosystem in India, following hot on the heels of Google’s decision to open paid Android apps and reports of a new Apple strategy, RIM has opened up about its plans to introduce carrier billing for BlackBerry devices in the country. Sunil Dutt,...
RIM aiming to introduce carrier billing for BlackBerry apps in India this year
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