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Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

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Professional social network LinkedIn is announcing the addition of a new board member today. Skip Battle, former CEO of Ask.com, is joining the company’s board of directors, joining founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, current CEO Jeff Weiner, Greylock’s David Sze, and Sequoia’s Marc Kvamme. Both Sequoia and Greylock have led...
Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board
FIPEL wonder-light: Where are the numbers?

Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

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One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was TechCrunch 50....
Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

US may seek legislation to “guard networks” against threat of Chinese telecom firms

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The US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee investing the potential national security threats posed by the developing businesses of Chinese telecom firms ZTE and Huawei, may look to introduce legislation “to guard US networks”, its head has said. The House signalled its intention to investigate the two firms in November of last year,...
US may seek legislation to “guard networks” against threat of Chinese telecom firms

Microsoft Employees Have Science Fairs Where The Prize Is Pretty Hot (MSFT)

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When was the last time you participated in a science fair? Microsoft employees hold science fairs about twice a year. It's good old-fashioned fun, but it's also serious career-building business. Microsoft has this on-campus techno lab called the Garage. It's located in Bill Gates old office and is equipped with...
Microsoft Employees Have Science Fairs Where The Prize Is Pretty Hot (MSFT)

UK Pirate Party Announces 2010 Election Lineup

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Recently the Dutch Pirate Party announced they would be participating in their national election on June 9th, but they are not the only ones joining an election race in Europe this spring. The UK Pirate Party is also determined to participate in the general election that will be held no...
UK Pirate Party Announces 2010 Election Lineup
Microsoft licenses file system patents to BlackBerry maker RIM

Microprocessor Report Chronicles Intel's Lead in Micro-Server, 3-D Transistors

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Today was a good day for bullish views on Intel. There was Deutsche Bank‘s Ross Seymore writing about the probable rise in the company’s share of tablet computer microprocessors; and there was Wells Fargo‘s David Wong writing that investors don’t fully understand the promise in Intel’s broad line of chips....
Microprocessor Report Chronicles Intel's Lead in Micro-Server, 3-D Transistors
Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]

Copyright Explained Musically

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For those of you who claim that copyright inspires no creativity whatsoever, perhaps you have not seen the following video, PandoHouse Rock: Copyright, explained, a collaboration between PandoDaily and Explainer Music's David Holmes: I usually find these sorts of things to be pretty bad. Copyright isn't something that you can...
Copyright Explained Musically

Jack Dorsey Still Has Pull at Twitter. Just Ask the Vine Guys.

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Asa Mathat | AllThingsD.com Earlier this month Twitter bought Vine, a three-man video-sharing startup that has yet to launch. Twitter may build its own video hosting system, so it’s possible Vine may play a role in that effort one day. But the main reason Twitter bought Vine is more concrete:...
Jack Dorsey Still Has Pull at Twitter. Just Ask the Vine Guys.
The incredible shadow-dancing light sculptures of Diet Wiegman
Keen On… Pomplamoose: How Nataly And Jack Are Reinventing The Music Business (TCTV)

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

So Which is More Offensive A Painting From The Art Institute of Chicago or Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Telling Mike Arrington to “Fuck Off” At a Public Tech Conference in New York City?

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See that photo above? It’s by a famous artist Jules-Joseph Lefebvre and hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago. It was painted in 1874. I took it last year when I visited the museum. It’s also a photo of mine that is presently being censored by Flickr. Apparently showing...
So Which is More Offensive A Painting From The Art Institute of Chicago or Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Telling Mike Arrington to “Fuck Off” At a Public Tech Conference in New York City?

Busbud, The Kayak For Intercity Bus Travel, Raises $1M Round Led By iNovia Capital And Real Ventures

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Canadian startup Busbud, which bills itself as the “Kayak for intercity bus travel,” today announced that it has raised a first $1 million funding round led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Peter Kern, an Expedia board member and managing partner of private equity firm InterMedia Partners, as well as...
Busbud, The Kayak For Intercity Bus Travel, Raises $1M Round Led By iNovia Capital And Real Ventures

Here's your chance to join General Assembly's six-day European Buffet for Internet Week

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Internet Week Europe is nearly upon us. Running from November 12 – 16, the event celebrates industry, technology and community across the continent. To mark the occasion, General Assembly London and Berlin are teaming up to host a European Buffet – a six-day program in London that includes workshops, networking...
Here's your chance to join General Assembly's six-day European Buffet for Internet Week

Microsoft Wants Yammer To Help It Sell Microsoft Products In A Whole New Way (MSFT)

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We just finished listening to the Microsoft-Yammer press conference with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Yammer's David Sacks, and Microsoft Office president Kurt DelBene. One thing they talked about over and over again is how Yammer comes into the enterprise through its users. Ballmer calls it a "viral adoption model." He's...
Microsoft Wants Yammer To Help It Sell Microsoft Products In A Whole New Way (MSFT)

The cleantech sector dodges a bullet as Obama projected to take Presidency

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Supporters of clean energy and clean technologies everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief as President Obama is being projected to win four more years in the White House. I know I am — if Mitt Romney had won, the next four years would be even more bleak than they...
The cleantech sector dodges a bullet as Obama projected to take Presidency
"In the Studio," Sifteo's David Merrill Unveils "Sifteo Cubes" To The World

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

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Last week we invited Greylock’s David Sze and Reid Hoffman into the studio for a chat about the state of the venture market, with its odd mix of soaring valuations and horrible returns. As it turned out, these two might be the worst guys in Silicon Valley to ask. I...
Greylock Bats off Market Concerns, Calls Pandora an IPO Candidate [Video]

Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global

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Nextdoor, the company that lets people create private social networks with others who live in their local neighborhoods, has raised $21.6 million in a new funding round led by Greylock Partners with the participation of existing investors Benchmark, DAG Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Allen & Company, Pinncacle Ventures, along with new...
Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global

The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are "Pretty Good Technology"

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Quality long-form writing has a place in the Internet age, says the New Yorker editor David Remnick — and it’s worth paying for. Asked whether print magazines would last another 20 years, Remnick said, “The New Yorker — you roll it up, you put it in your bag. It’s quite...
The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are "Pretty Good Technology"

Zynga's David Ko opens up about Zynga's mobile publishing plans

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When Zynga announced its mobile publishing program at June’s Zynga Unleashed event, details about the program were left vague. Recently, Zynga CMO David Ko talked to us about the program, unveiling some details about what developers can expect to get out of partnering with Zynga and what Zynga itself is looking for....
Zynga's David Ko opens up about Zynga's mobile publishing plans

Sprint Board: CEO? What CEO?

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The word on the street today is that Sprint and MetroPCS are in the middle of a long series of negotiations to merge the two companies, with Sprint offering $8 billion for MetroPCS. The deal was set to go, and would be announced later today. MetroPCS was on board, Sprint...
Sprint Board: CEO? What CEO?

Report: Online retail in China will triple to reach $360 billion by 2015

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China’s Internet commerce market is being tipped to see its value triple over the next three years to reach a massive $360 billion by the end of 2015, a new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concludes. The 193 million online shoppers in China make it the world’s largest...
Report: Online retail in China will triple to reach $360 billion by 2015

Judge grants Greenlight's motion to red light Apple shareholder vote

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Judge blocks Apple from allowing shareholder vote at annual meeting concerning bundled preferred stock proposal. #BREAKING $AAPL— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 22, 2013 According to a report from Reuters, following a request from Greenlight Capital, a judge has blocked Apple from going through with a shareholder proposal that would...
Judge grants Greenlight's motion to red light Apple shareholder vote
Acer's snappy Intel-based Windows 8 tablet: up close and personal (video)

Recruiting developers: Perspectives from the startup front lines

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Photo: Brenda Gottsabend Recruiting developers to a startup is hard. The market is tight. That’s compounded by the fact that it takes a special type of developer to work at a startup — someone who is comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity, and digs the culture. I spend a lot of...
Recruiting developers: Perspectives from the startup front lines
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