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Rocket Internet's Amazon clone Lazada lands $40m more, as Swedish retailer Kinnevik invests

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There’s more huge funding news for Lazada, the Rocket Internet-backed Amazon clone for Southeast Asia, after the German incubator announced that the startup has secured more than $40 million in investment from Swedish retail giant Kinnevik. That investment was made during the last quarter when the startup also landed undisclosed...
Rocket Internet's Amazon clone Lazada lands $40m more, as Swedish retailer Kinnevik invests

Here's The Biggest Problem In The American Economy

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Several factors have come together to produce a frustratingly weak economy that has persisted in the U.S. for more than a decade: "Globalization" has opened up a vast pool of billions of workers who work for much less than Americans. This, in turn, has resulted in companies shifting formerly middle-wage-paying...
Here's The Biggest Problem In The American Economy

Attack on Telenor was part of large cyberespionage operation with Indian origins, report says

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A recent intrusion on the computer network of Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor was the result of a large cyberespionage operation of Indian origin that for the past few years has targeted business, government and political organizations from different countries, according to researchers from security firm Norman Shark.Researchers from Norman...
Attack on Telenor was part of large cyberespionage operation with Indian origins, report says

Yet Another TechCity Report Confuses Tech Companies With Web Agencies And Consultants

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A new report commissioned by research giant GfK claims that the growth of the high density cluster of technology companies in East London (dubbed Tech City by the UK government) is being “stunted” by a talent shortage and lack of access to capital. The ‘Tech Futures Report’ – commissioned by...
Yet Another TechCity Report Confuses Tech Companies With Web Agencies And Consultants

Rocket Internet zooms in on Southeast Asia: Marc Samwer takes the lead, plots new funding

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In a significant move, Germany-based incubator Rocket Internet is making a massive push in the nascent market of Southeast Asia, with none other than founding partner Marc Samwer stepping in to take the reins of its operations there. Samwer’s new role, which sources at Rocket Internet revealed to TNW, will see...
Rocket Internet zooms in on Southeast Asia: Marc Samwer takes the lead, plots new funding
What to make of AT&T’s vanishing spectrum crisis

The three biggest mistakes made by security pros

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Here's the flip side of last week's post on security missteps made by senior management. The takeaway? Know your priorities and work down the list -- now....
The three biggest mistakes made by security pros

Autonomy's Mike Lynch 'Flatly Rejects' The Charge That He Duped HP (HPQ)

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The man accused of masterminding massive accounting fraud at a company HP paid $11.1 billion to acquire, denies any wrongdoing. HP announced an $8.8 billion writedown this morning, blaming it largely on accounting fraud it says it discovered at Autonomy, which it bought last year. HP is asking US and...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch 'Flatly Rejects' The Charge That He Duped HP (HPQ)

No timeline for reopening messaging on Habbo, says CEO: “Our safety measures cannot be hurried”

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The CEO of underfire firm Sulake, which owns kid and teen-focused online community Habbo, has said that the site cannot confirm when it will reactive messages between users, after they were closed following reports of sexualised content. All messaging on the site was suspended this week following revelations from a Channel 4 investigation....
No timeline for reopening messaging on Habbo, says CEO: “Our safety measures cannot be hurried”

What are the digital marketing opportunities Down Under?

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The shifting digital economy is something I've written about in depth previously, with the main focus of my thoughts being the BRIC countries and other parts of Asia. Recently, though, I'm seeing growing evidence pointing towards the fact that Australia should probably be given an equal amount of due care...
What are the digital marketing opportunities Down Under?

Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao to Work on 'Strategic Partnerships'

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(Photo: Kleiner Perkins) Kleiner Perkins partner Ellen Pao, who made headlines last year for suing the company in a widely publicized gender discrimination suit, is gainfully employed once more. After reportedly being fired from KPCB in October 2012, she has now taken a gig at community site Reddit, where she’ll be “helping...
Reddit Hires Former Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao to Work on 'Strategic Partnerships'

China Mobile suspends registrations for its Skype competitor Jego, less than a month after its launch

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China Mobile has suspended account registrations for its Jego service, less than a month after it was quietly launched as a competitor to Skype. China Mobile International – a global-focused China Mobile subsidiary – announced the suspension of new account registrations for Jego over the weekend, and has also disabled Jego-to-Jego...
China Mobile suspends registrations for its Skype competitor Jego, less than a month after its launch

Why leadership is crucial for driving digital transformation

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Six practical recommendations for charity chief executives who want to advance their organisation's digital outputYou don't need to look very far to find charities using digital in increasingly creative and innovative ways. From last week's Macmillan/RNLI/Mencap charity shake off (as captured in Kirsty Marrin's Storify) to the British Red Cross'...
Why leadership is crucial for driving digital transformation
Former Zynga 'Fixer' Guru Gowrappan Heads To App Search Startup Quixey As EVP Of Products

Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

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Mobile device management (MDM) company Mformation Technologies, which tried to juice millions of dollars from BlackBerry-maker RIM in a patent scuffle but ultimately failed, has been acquired by investment firm Clearlake Capital Group in an assets deal — the latest move aimed at capitalizing on the BYOD (bring your own device) trend. Terms of...
Investment Firm, Clearlake Capital, Grabs Mformation's Assets In BYOD Move

What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

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Today’s bombshell from Hewlett-Packard concerning an $8.8 billion write-down related to Autonomy, the British Software firm it acquired in 2011 for $11.7 billion in combined cash and assumed debt is a little hard to understand. Here’s how it breaks down: First HP’s total $8.8 billion write-down isn’t all Autonomy related....
What Exactly Happened At Autonomy?

Thrillist President Philippe Guelton Leaves After Just 8 Months

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Last March, Thrillist hired one of its early investors, Philippe Guelton, as its President. Guelton was the first (and possibly the last) president the company will ever have. This week, Guelton announced he'd be leaving Thrillist to become CEO of SheKnows, an Arizona-based women's lifestyle company. Both he and Thrillist...
Thrillist President Philippe Guelton Leaves After Just 8 Months

Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years' Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal

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Swedish telecoms kit maker Ericsson has filed suit against mobile maker Samsung in the US for patent infringement. The move follows nearly two years of negotiations to renew a FRAND patent licensing agreement between the pair, according to Ericsson. It’s unclear exactly which patents are involved but Ericsson said they relate...
Ericsson Files Patent Suit Against Samsung In The U.S. After Nearly Two Years' Of FRAND Talks Fail To Reach A Deal
Trulia acquires Market Leader to enter realm of enterprise software

Online retail titan 360Buy looks to acquire Chinabank Payments, boosting its payment options

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One of China’s largest online retailers, 360Buy, is on the brink of acquiring the third-party payment service provider Chinabank Payments, according to reports. Marbridge Daily, an online newsletter managed by the firm Marbridge Consulting, has reported that a recent filing submitted to China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce is...
Online retail titan 360Buy looks to acquire Chinabank Payments, boosting its payment options

Executives, not Employees, are Driving the Consumer Tech in the Enterprise

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Corporate IT is in turmoil as users shift from company-issue hardware and software to consumer offerings. Tech marketers like to think that employees are leading the way, but a pair of Forrester surveys reveal that executives are driving the change. And they're listening more to their customers than their...
Executives, not Employees, are Driving the Consumer Tech in the Enterprise

Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

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If you can’t beat ‘em, aggregate ‘em. That was my take in late 2010 when a host of daily deal aggregators sprang up at the height of the whole Groupon-clone thing. So you’ll be forgiven if this post reeks of déjà vu for you, too. Bownty, the Denmark-based daily deal...
Is That 2010 Calling? Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Raises $1.1 Million

Sony-Disney's FilmFlex plans new launch amid Netflix challenge

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As Netflix’s UK launch loomed near last November, the local online PPV movie vendor FilmFlex brushed aside the imminent and well-resourced American threat. CEO Jeff Henry told paidContent his company, which powers white-label movie access for third parties, hoped to almost triple its business by signing six or seven new...
Sony-Disney's FilmFlex plans new launch amid Netflix challenge

Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

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More drama in the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers / Ellen Pao discrimination case. Just hours ago, it was revealed that Ellen Pao had said that she was fired from the VC firm where she was a partner — something she made public in a statement on Quora. Now, KPCB...
Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

Qualcomm warns FTC against 'serious judicial challenge' in FRAND enforcement context

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Yesterday I quoted and summarized a few select passages from Apple and Microsoft's submissions to the FTC concerning the proposed Google consent decree. Apple and Microsoft are the targets of Motorola's deemed-abusive SEP enforcement activities. Among the two dozen submissions the FTC received there are also some that advocate SEP-based...
Qualcomm warns FTC against 'serious judicial challenge' in FRAND enforcement context

Facebook roundup: IPO anniversary, Glassdoor ratings, HTC First, more

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Facebook shares down 31 percent since IPO 1 year ago – Facebook shares closed today at $26.25, up $0.12 from yesterday but down 31 percent since the company’s initial public offering on May 18, 2012. Despite a new focus on monetization, particularly on mobile, Facebook hasn’t instilled confidence in investors...
Facebook roundup: IPO anniversary, Glassdoor ratings, HTC First, more
Online Learning Marketplace Udemy Lands $12M To Expand Its Course Catalog, Go Cross-Platform

I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider

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I've always hated the idea of labor unions. Why? Several reasons. They create an "us versus them" culture within companies, instead of putting everyone on the same team They create a culture of entitlement They restrict flexibility and hurt competitiveness They drive companies to move jobs out of the country,...
I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider
Checking In With the Foursquare Founder Parting: More "Tense" (Of Course)
5 Lessons From RIM's Sticky BlackBerry Mess
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