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Google introduces ‘VC Office Hours’, Google+ hangouts with top Silicon Valley figures

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Google+ is often lamented for failing to capture the attention of mainstream social network users and, almost in response to that accusation, Google is launching an interesting initiative that will see top figures from Silicon Valley participate in hangouts on the social network. The company introduced its VC Office Hours program today,...
Google introduces ‘VC Office Hours’, Google+ hangouts with top Silicon Valley figures

Walmart Spam Seems To Be Taking Over Twitter

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Over the past 48 hours, I've gotten almost a dozen tweets, via @mentions, telling me to go check out Walmart promotions. The latest reads like this: "Get for yourself an walmart gift-card. Everything you have to do is answer walmart's question! See my profile page!" I'm "blocking and reporting"...
Walmart Spam Seems To Be Taking Over Twitter

McNamee: There Was A Lot Of 'Self-Dealing' On Facebook's Board With The IPO (FB)

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Facebook's IPO was "thoroughly mangled" and it's caused the company's stock to become bigger issue than it should be, says Facebook investor and venture capitalist Roger McNamee. Speaking with Bloomberg, McNamee says CEO Mark Zuckerberg was, "was horribly let down by his advisors at Morgan Stanley his advisors at NASDAQ....
McNamee: There Was A Lot Of 'Self-Dealing' On Facebook's Board With The IPO (FB)
Armchair M&A: Roger McNamee on How Zynga May Spend that $1.8 Billion
PLAiR Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality To Any HDTV For $99, Now Available For Sale

Coming Soon From Google: Showy? (GOOG)

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Google just trademarked the brand "Showy" for TV remote control software. Fusible uncovered a trademark filing for Showy today after dotWeekly noticed Google had registered "GoogleShowy.com" earlier this month. The trademark filing says Showy is: Downloadable software which allows users to use their computer, tablet device, or mobile phone...
Coming Soon From Google: Showy? (GOOG)

The Real Reason Google Bought Kevin Rose And Milk: It Needs Designers (GOOG)

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Google acquired the Milk team last week — but only about half of it. Business Insider has learned that the other half, which included Milk engineers Amber Reyngoudt and David Peck, were not offered positions at Google. The reason they were left behind is because Google has plenty of...
The Real Reason Google Bought Kevin Rose And Milk: It Needs Designers (GOOG)

What do Yelp and Twitter Have In Common?

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Earlier this morning I opened my laptop after a long break and learned that Yelp has gone public. Much like LinkedIn and Pandora, it is one of those early Web 2.0 companies that has found its way into the market, benefitting from the halo effect being cast by the forthcoming...
What do Yelp and Twitter Have In Common?

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, EBAY)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The new iPad comes out tomorrow. Check out Walt Mossberg's review to see if it's right for you. We're a little bothered by this frustrating fact about the new iPad. Furthermore, here are some of the tech elite's complaints about Apple's new tablet. Roger...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, EBAY)
McNamee: Using Android is like 'having a motor scooter at the Indianapolis 500′

F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars

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The are almost too many tech events in the calendar these days to mark any particular one out as being worthy of note. I say almost because, on the global stage at least, TechCrunch Disrupt (Ok, Ok, but still…) remains up there because of how much other media attend and,...
F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars

Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

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Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple executive who took over handheld maker Palm and moved with it to Hewlett-Packard in a 2010 acquisition, has left HP effective today, AllThingsD has learned. Rubinstein is said to have no immediate plans, and had completed a 12- to 24-month commitment to stay with HP...
Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

Roger McNamee: Apple Is 'Already Doing The Things You Would Expect A Dumb Monopolist To Do' (AAPL)

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Outspoken venture capitalist Roger McNamee was on Bloomberg yesterday talking about the tech industry. His comments on Apple were entertaining, and typically bombastic. He says, "Apple is the most amazing thing I've seen in thirty years of covering the tech industry," and, "there's nothing competitive with them at all today."...
Roger McNamee: Apple Is 'Already Doing The Things You Would Expect A Dumb Monopolist To Do' (AAPL)

Is that French?

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Excuse my French, it was a clusterfuck. It’s like you had a chance to win the Super Bowl and you didn’t show up for the game. –Elevation Partners Roger McNamee, about the Facebook IPO...
Is that French?

Walkie Talkie App Voxer Goes Big, IVP And Intel Lead $30 Million Round

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Voxer, a walkie talkie mobile app that lets you talk to friends across iPhones and Androids, looked like an overnight success last November when it soared to its current place as a top social networking app in the app stores. But the company is five years old and has been...
Walkie Talkie App Voxer Goes Big, IVP And Intel Lead $30 Million Round

Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee Slams Android, Microsoft and Yahoo in One Fell Scoop

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Venture capitalist Roger McNamee took on a number of the big tech companies on Wednesday, arguing that most of Silicon Valley’s giants are failing to innovate. “I am really frustrated when I look at Microsoft or Yahoo or even Google, remarkably enough, because it feels to me they are not...
Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee Slams Android, Microsoft and Yahoo in One Fell Scoop

Here's What's In The New iPad...

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iFixit flew a reporter 17 hours to Australia to get a new iPad and rip it apart before anyone else. Well done! Here's the video: Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Roger McNamee Thinks Google Should Build A Chrome Phone, And Twitter...
Here's What's In The New iPad...

Roger McNamee: “I’m Not Wired to Be Greedy, I’m Wired to Play the Game”

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The last two installments of our sit down interview with Elevation Partners’ Roger McNamee are the most personal. They’re about his up-and-down journey as an investor, who has been in the middle of the largest social media company — Facebook– and one who passed on three of the others —...
Roger McNamee: “I’m Not Wired to Be Greedy, I’m Wired to Play the Game”

Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

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This is good stuff. We interviewed famed tech investor and founder of Elevation Partners Roger McNamee about where he sees technology going. And a lot of his view concerns how Apple has created a haven for quality content once again — a Web “do-over,” if you will. More on that...
Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

Apple, Internet and the constant new normal

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Of all the books I have read, there are two that stand out, not because they were the most well written or perhaps the most famous. They are two books that made me view the world with a fresh perspective. When I was reading The Number by Alex Berenson, it became pretty...
Apple, Internet and the constant new normal

Roger McNamee: Android is a motor scooter on the Indy 500

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Elevation Partner's McNamee gives Google, Microsoft and Samsung a piece of his mind FORTUNE -- "I'm no Apple fanboy," says venture capitalist Roger McNamee before ripping into Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Twitter, Samsung and -- to a lesser extent -- Apple (AAPL) in a 21-minute interview with Bloomberg's...
Roger McNamee: Android is a motor scooter on the Indy 500

Meet Gram, HP's New Name for the Company Formerly Known as Palm

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It’s been about two years since IT giant Hewlett-Packard closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of the smartphone company Palm. And it hasn’t exactly been a happy ride. But now there’s a glimmer of new hope. A new wholly owned subsidiary has been created within HP called Gram, and it’s...
Meet Gram, HP's New Name for the Company Formerly Known as Palm

Boot up: the truth on Apple and Dropbox, Samsung Galaxy opinions, options on being mugged and more

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Plus OpenStreetMap acknowledged, the iPhone that caught fire, best examples of HTML5 and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team25 top examples of HTML5 >> CreativeBloQGreat examples of HTML5 can be hard to come by and even harder to master....
Boot up: the truth on Apple and Dropbox, Samsung Galaxy opinions, options on being mugged and more

Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

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There's a scary, and perfectly legal, way that hackers are making money these days. They find holes in popular software like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer and sell them to spies in this country and others. They aren't breaking the law as long as they are only selling...
Your Browser Has Put You In The Middle Of An International Cyber War (GOOG)

How Facebook May Save Elevation Partners

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Things are not going great at Elevation Partners. Its initial $1.8 billion fund – that was met with great fanfare when it was raised by rockstar investor Roger McNamee, rockstar gaming executive John Riccitiello and actual rockstar Bono – is about 70% invested and the two biggest deals are duds....
How Facebook May Save Elevation Partners
Who is the Really Truly Real Mark Zuckerberg?

Apple Takes About 15 Minutes To Review An App For Approval (AAPL)

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Have you ever wondered how crappy apps end up in the App Store? It happens because, for all the talk of Apple running a tight, walled-garden, it's still a very human process, according to a story in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. A former manager tells Bloomberg BusinessWeek Apple's App Store approval...
Apple Takes About 15 Minutes To Review An App For Approval (AAPL)

VC Roger McNamee slams Android's 'profitless prosperity'

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"The threat to Apple is that they forget that their power and success comes from selling hardware. If Android gets too much unit volume, it's a mistake," said McNamee, a co-founder of the VC firm Elevation Partners. [Read more]...
VC Roger McNamee slams Android's 'profitless prosperity'
Area Startup Raises $2.1 Million For Some Damn Thing It Won't Talk About

Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners says Apple is acting like a "dumb monopolist" [Video]

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In a recent interview on Bloomberg Television, Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners discussed why he thinks Apple is beginning to act like a “dumb monopolist”. While noting “Apple’s the most amazing thing I’ve seen in 30 years of covering the tech industry,” McNamee said the company’s anti-competitive nature can be...
Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners says Apple is acting like a "dumb monopolist" [Video]
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