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Online radio network Radionomy hits 13m listeners, targets US next with new San Francisco office

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French-Belgian Internet radio company Radionomy this morning announced that it has attracted more than 13 million unique listeners worldwide since its initial debut back in in 2008. Furthermore, its network currently boasts more than 6,000 user-programmed online radio stations that generate more than 42 million listening hours every month. The...
Online radio network Radionomy hits 13m listeners, targets US next with new San Francisco office

The Math Says HBO Shouldn't Go Direct, But They Left Innovation Out Of The Equation

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There's been plenty of talk about HBO and its ongoing refusal to offer a standalone internet offering for its content (unless you happen to live in the lovely Nordic region). A few months ago, this discussion took something of a viral turn with the website TakeMyMoneyHBO.com, which tried to calculate...
The Math Says HBO Shouldn't Go Direct, But They Left Innovation Out Of The Equation
Mobile-and-social app analytics firm Swrve raises $6.25M (exclusive)

Zynga Sees Limits To Growth: Sales Flatten As Marketing Costs Double (ZNGA)

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Zynga—the company behind Zynga Poker, FarmVille and Words With Friends—has been working hard to sustain its revenues as it enters a period in which the company expects slower sequential growth. So hard, in fact, that it doubled its Q4 2011 promotional budget sequentially from Q3, a period in which...
Zynga Sees Limits To Growth: Sales Flatten As Marketing Costs Double (ZNGA)
Suddenly, A Bunch Of Yammer Employees Are Reporting To A Microsoft Exec (MSFT)

Report: Amazon in talks to buy mobile ad network Jumptap

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A few weeks ago, AdAge reported that Amazon.com was pitching the home screen on its Kindle Fire to potential advertisers. Now, AdAge is back with another report which offers more details about the Seattle online retailer’s plans in mobile advertising. Amazon.com has reportedly been in acquisition talks with several mobile...
Report: Amazon in talks to buy mobile ad network Jumptap

AgilOne Raises $10M From Mayfield And Greylock To Help Marketers Tap Into Big Data

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AgilOne, a a cloud-based predictive marketing intelligence company, has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Mayfield Fund, with participation from Sequoia Capital. This brings AgilOne’s funding to a total of $16 million to date. AgilOne’s SaaS parses through marketing data to give companies insight and analytics into...
AgilOne Raises $10M From Mayfield And Greylock To Help Marketers Tap Into Big Data

Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth

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In a bid to capitalise on what it says is a period of “accelerated growth”, eBuddy, the Dutch web and mobile messaging company, has appointed Sytse Zuidema as its new Chief Operations Officer, where he’ll be charged with leading the management team and overseeing day-to-day operations, such as sales, marketing,...
Mobile Messenger eBuddy Appoints New COO As It Aims To Cash In On Growth
Vaultive keeps your data safe in the cloud, raises $10M
HTC names Mike Woodward president of North American business
YC-Backed Crocodoc Shifts Focus To Enterprise, Finds Customers In Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Yammer

Rometty to succeed Palmisano as IBM chairman

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It’s not unexpected but it’s still worth noting — IBM CEO Virginia “Ginny” Rometty will succeed Sam Palmisano as chairman of the computing and services giant on October 1. Palmisano will stay on as a senior advisor until his retirement date of December 1, 2012, IBM announced late Tuesday afternoon. Last October, IBM...
Rometty to succeed Palmisano as IBM chairman
Bizdom U Accelerator Is Looking For StartUps In Cleveland, Detroit For April 2012 Session

IBM’s Pick of SugarCRM Creates More Rivals for Oracle

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Much has been made of the rivalry between Oracle Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. in cloud computing. But last week a venture-backed start-up secured one of the richest contracts in business for software to manage sales, marketing and customer relationships. International Business Machines Corp. disclosed it will replace its Oracle/Siebel customer...
IBM’s Pick of SugarCRM Creates More Rivals for Oracle

Ahead Of Its IPO On Th NYSE, Yelp Shows Growing Losses

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It may now be obscured by all the hoopla surrounding Facebook’s going public, but back in November the popular user-generated review site, Yelp, filed to go public and planned to raise $100 million ahead of its IPO (at an expected $1 to $2 billion valuation). On Friday, Yelp filed an...
Ahead Of Its IPO On Th NYSE, Yelp Shows Growing Losses

Zoho CRM: Manage Your Business Information Online for Free

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While most online CRM software providers offer very limited or no free versions, Zoho continues to offer a full-featured Customer Relationship Management software that is free for up to 3 users. Arguably one of the most valuable of Zoho’s online productivity applications, Zoho CRM allows you to organize and manage...
Zoho CRM: Manage Your Business Information Online for Free

Skyhigh Networks Raises $20M For Service That Discovers, Analyzes And Controls Apps Employees Use

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Skyhigh Networks discovers,manages and analyzes data from all the apps that people use at work. Today the company raised $20 million in a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital with participation from existing investor Greylock Partners. Skyhigh discovers, analyzes and controls the cloud services that a customer’s employee uses....
Skyhigh Networks Raises $20M For Service That Discovers, Analyzes And Controls Apps Employees Use

I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

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Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. Two of my favorite things are shoes and tech. That a site exists which combines...
I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

Intel Leads $20M Round For Solera Networks

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Solera Networks just announced that it has raised $20 million in Series D funding from Intel Capital (the chip-maker’s investment arm) and others. The company says its DeepSee Platform can index and classify all network traffic, giving companies a comprehensive picture of their network security in real-time, either for spotting...
Intel Leads $20M Round For Solera Networks
Thumbs Up: Digg Wasn't A Failure, It Was A Beginning

Microsoft to beef up workforce, boost R&D in China

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Microsoft plans to add 1,000 staff to its workforce in China over the next year, a move aimed bolstering its foothold in a key market with serious growth potential, Reuters reports. Ralph Haupter, CEO for the software giant’s Greater China division, told reporters in Beijing that the new employees will work in research...
Microsoft to beef up workforce, boost R&D in China

SAP Exec: Here's Why We Spent $8 Billion On Cloud Companies (SAP)

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Since February, SAP spent nearly $8 billion buying a stake in the cloud. That's between its $3.4 billion buy of SuccessFactors, closed in February, and its pending $4.3 billion acquisition of Ariba. Business Insider talked to SAP's Sven Denecken, Vice President of Strategy for the cloud, and one of the...
SAP Exec: Here's Why We Spent $8 Billion On Cloud Companies (SAP)

Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

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Further consolidating East London’s Tech City district as a centre for big tech names, Yammer, the enterprise social networks provider, is moving into a larger premises in the area. The new office will house Yammer’s EMEA leadership team, sales, marketing and recruitment personnel as well as a developer centre. Yammer...
Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City
Schmap Takes A Deeper Dive Into Twitter Audience Data With Demographics Pro
Microsoft reportedly prohibiting workers from buying Apple products with company funds

Google’s President of Enterprise, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup

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Leaving Google behind, Dave Girouard, is leaving to launch his own startup. The company is called Upstart, which lets “you raise capital in return for a small portion of your future income,” according to the company’s website. VentureBeat has learned that the invest you would make through Upstart goes towards a...
Google’s President of Enterprise, Dave Girouard is leaving to launch his own startup
Check Out Google's Crazy New Offices In Tel Aviv (GOOG)
Office gossips, be warned. Yammer now tracks office-wide emotions
Samsung only made $519 million on alleged iPhone clones, not $2.4 billion as Apple suggests

Old school MS-Apple drama: Microsoft bans iPads and Macs

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A recent email leak seems to suggest that Microsoft will soon ban employees from expensing Apple products. While they are not prohibited from buying Macs and iPads for their own personal use, the company is banning departments from purchasing Apple products for employees. Furthermore, Microsoft will be phasing out any...
Old school MS-Apple drama: Microsoft bans iPads and Macs
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