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Twitter reportedly plans to expand Sacramento data center space

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Twitter is leasing more data center space at RagingWire’s 500,000-square-foot campus in Sacramento, Data Center Knowledge reported Friday, attributing its report to “industry sources.” There’s no square-footage figure available, but power use for the expansion is pegged at “more than 20 megawatts.” And so the mystery about Twitter’s infrastructure continues....
Twitter reportedly plans to expand Sacramento data center space
Facebook, Twitter, and teens: who's winning the youth war
Apple roller-coaster ride on the Fortune 500 list

California's $500-billion pension time bomb - latimes.com

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California's $500-billion pension time bomb - latimes.com

Roy Yamaguchi And Dave McClure Talk Food Tech At 500 Startups [TCTV]

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Last week, incubator and early-stage investment firm 500 Startups hosted an event it called “Aloha Friday”, where food startups and other friends of the firm ate meals prepared by famous Hawaiian chef Roy Yamaguchi (founder of Roy’s). 500 Startups founder Dave McClure admitted that the event was mostly an...
Roy Yamaguchi And Dave McClure Talk Food Tech At 500 Startups [TCTV]

Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

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Semiocast, a European analytics company, says its data on Twitter shows only 170 million of Twitter's 500 million+ accounts are active. That's about 27%, and the 500 million number includes a lot of spam bots. The US isn't the leader in active Twitter. According to Semiocast, 33% of active Twitter...
Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surge

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2013 certainly started off with a bang in terms of tech business news, so we had a lot to talk about for CrunchWeek, that very special 10 minutes or so wherein a few of us writers gather ’round the TechCrunch TV studio and dish on the most compelling stories...
CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surge

EMBARGOED: Remote Tech Support Firm, 24/7 Techies, Raises $600k Seed Round -- Led By 500 Startups -- To Ramp Up SMB Business

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Online tech support company, 24/7 Techies, has raised a $600,000 seed round led by Dave McClure’s 500 Startups to accelerate its offerings for small and medium sized businesses. Other notable investors in the round include Rajan Anandan (VP Google India) and Shailesh Rao (VP Twitter, International Operations). Since launching a dedicated micro SMB...
EMBARGOED: Remote Tech Support Firm, 24/7 Techies, Raises $600k Seed Round -- Led By 500 Startups -- To Ramp Up SMB Business

Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

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Facebook has just closed a deal to hire about seven employees from Android photosharing app Lightbox. The app will shut down and people can download their photos until June 15th. Along with the Instagram acquisition, the Lightbox hires will help Facebook prepare for a very mobile-centric future. Here’s the full...
Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two

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No matter which way you cut it, the Android-based Wikipad gaming tablet -- dubbed as much despite not having any connection to Wikipedia -- is unusually expensive. As a 10.1-inch Android tablet, it's comparably priced with the leaders of the market (of the Apple and Samsung variety). The obvious...
Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two

iTunes users spend $40/year on apps, music, and digital shtuff

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Apple has built a massive and fast-growing $16 billion annual revenue stream in digital content alone, Apple analyst Horace Dediu says. The company announced that quarterly iTunes revenues topped $4 billion — including $2.4 billion in content alone...
iTunes users spend $40/year on apps, music, and digital shtuff

What Businesses Can Learn From Romney's $120,000 Twitter Splurge

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On Thursday, Aug. 30, the same day Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, two topics skyrocketed to the top of Twitter trends, the real-time ranking of what the network's 500 million users are buzzing about. Topping the list, right up there with Jersey Shore, was...
What Businesses Can Learn From Romney's $120,000 Twitter Splurge

The Instagram Acquisition Was Just As Fast As You Thought

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No, really -- name your price. (facebook.com) Apparently Instagram’s $500 million valuation sent Mark Zuckerberg into outright panic mode. The acquisition wasn't some secretly-long-in-the-works project. An anonymous source tells Dealbook that within 24 hours of the photo-sharing serving closing its latest round, Zuck was calling up CEO Kevin Systrom, ready...
The Instagram Acquisition Was Just As Fast As You Thought
Apple gives Facebook a big wet mushy kiss

Apple, Google lobbying money drops during Q2

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Apple spent about $470,000 lobbying US Congresspeople during the second quarter of 2012, versus Google's $3,920,000, Fortune notes. New Congressional lobbying reports have been released, indicating that both companies spent slightly less during the quarter in the efforts to influence politicians. During the first quarter, Google spent $5,030,000, versus Apple's...
Apple, Google lobbying money drops during Q2
Explay releasing the Crystal: a feature phone with a transparent color display

Clouds in the forecast: Amazon S3 grew 192% year-over-year

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Keep your eyes to sky because clouds are in the forecast. Amazon Web Services has reported massive growth for its number of objects stored in the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), with a 192 percent increase year-over-year. Amazon Web Services is by far the most popular cloud infrastructure provider in...
Clouds in the forecast: Amazon S3 grew 192% year-over-year

500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day

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Today, Dave McClure’s 500 Startups showed off some of its Latin America flavor. Just a day before its 500 Startups Accelerator Demo Day, the venture firm previewed some of the companies it has incubated in Mexico. Today in Mountain View, Calif., 500 Startups Mexico City held its first demo day...
500 Startups Mexico City Comes North Of The Border With A Mountain View Demo Day

Google Knowledge Graph hands-on: The Web's tail is long indeed

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Hitting entries in Google's 500-million-item database of things is still a bit of a roulette spin. [Read more]...
Google Knowledge Graph hands-on: The Web's tail is long indeed

What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

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The startup Curebit brought something of a firestorm down on its head recently. Here's how VentureBeat broke the story: Curebit, a Y Combinator startup that just closed a round of funding from Dave McClure’s 500 Startups fund, has been caught red-handed stealing HTML code, images, and the like from 37signals....
What The Curebit Saga Teaches Us About Copyright, Plagiarism And Reputation

850,000 Android Devices Are Activated Each Day (GOOG)

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Android has crossed 850,000 device activations per day, according to a tweet from Google boss Andy Rubin. This is up from the 700,000 daily activations reported in December, and a Google blog post indicates that there have been over 300 million activations to date (Apple most recently indicated that it's...
850,000 Android Devices Are Activated Each Day (GOOG)

Instagram’s User Count Now At 40 Million, Saw 10 Million New Users In Last 10 Days

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Instagram received a few amount of press over the last week. First, 10 days ago, the app launched on Android for the first time. Then news of Facebook buying the tiny startup for $1 billion was everywhere from the Drudge Report to The Daily Show. The attention resulted in explosive...
Instagram’s User Count Now At 40 Million, Saw 10 Million New Users In Last 10 Days

Rogers rolls out LTE in 18 new Canadian markets

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Rogers has expanded its LTE coverage in Canada by 18 new markets. Previously promised in July, the expansion sees the carrier's LTE network grow enough to cover 60-percent of the Canadian population, only months into its second year of deployment in the country. This forms part of the company's $500...
Rogers rolls out LTE in 18 new Canadian markets

500 Startups Staffs Up in New York City, India

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Mr. McClure, ringleader. (Photo: flickr.com/joi) Goodness, the early-stage scene in New York City sure is getting crowded. Pretty soon investors are going to have to start throwing them 'bows if they want to get past their competitors and reach the most promising founding teams for so much as a hi-how-are-you...
500 Startups Staffs Up in New York City, India

TNW interviews César Salazar as Mexican.VC joins 500 Startups

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As Mexican startup accelerator Mexican.VC is officially joining Dave McClure’s 500 Startups, we decided to ask a few questions to its co-founder, César Salazar. As you may remember, Mexican.VC started as a micro-seed fund and accelerator co-created by Silicon Valley geek David Weekly and Mexico’s usual suspects César Salazar and Santiago Zavala, who...
TNW interviews César Salazar as Mexican.VC joins 500 Startups
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia

Don't spend hours tweeting, says Twitter co-founder

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Biz Stone, the creative director of Twitter, has told the micro-blogging site's 500 million users that spending hours tweeting is unhealthy....
Don't spend hours tweeting, says Twitter co-founder

China's Sina Weibo grew 73% in 2012, passing 500 million registered accounts

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Chinese microblogging network Sina Weibo continued rapid growth last year after growing 73% to reach 503 million registered accounts at the end of 2012. Sina CEO Charles Chao also revealed during a recent quarterly earnings call that the service had 46.2 million daily active users as of last December, up...
China's Sina Weibo grew 73% in 2012, passing 500 million registered accounts

Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks up despite dire PC, server outlook

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Despite dismal forecasts for PCs and servers, tech stocks have been doing well on optimism about cloud technology and mobile devices.A fresh batch of dire forecasts for the hardware market came out this week, yet tech stocks have continued to lead markets to new heights this month.The Nasdaq Computer...
Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks up despite dire PC, server outlook
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others
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