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Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

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Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we have Acer former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, based out of Italy, who resigned...
Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

Fab Isn’t an Ecommerce Company; It’s a Content Company with Sales

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Fab’s insanely rapid ascension to popularity is fast even for these heady days of social commerce. It took Gilt two years to get to one million users, ditto One King’s Lane. Fab got to two million users in just seven months, adding 450 million people in just the last thirty...
Fab Isn’t an Ecommerce Company; It’s a Content Company with Sales

The Three Things That Got Fab.com Two Million Users In Seven Months

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Fab.com has burst on to the e-commerce scene and it's still growing like crazy. Founded in February of 2010 as a gay social network, it pivoted to a high-end flash sales site last year and is now making a big impact in the industry. Fab director of marketing Sheezan...
The Three Things That Got Fab.com Two Million Users In Seven Months

Looking For The Next $1 Billion Open Source Company

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It's been just under seven months since Red Hat became the world's first $1 billion open-source company. Now the question is who will follow suit and become the next open source company to hit this milestone? Before sorting through the list of likely candidates, it's important to define what we're...
Looking For The Next $1 Billion Open Source Company

9 Ways To Have A Fab Relationship With Customers

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Last week we spoke with Fab COO Beth Ferreira.  The flash sales site gets tens of thousands of new users per day, and it reached 2 million registered users within its first seven months. Last month Fab was generating $200,000 per day in sales at an estimated annual revenue...
9 Ways To Have A Fab Relationship With Customers

Practice Fusion Pulls In $34M Series C Led By Artis To Crush The Other Electronic Medical Record Startups

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Practice Fusion is the frontrunner in the fevered race to become the electronic medical record platform, and today it finished raising a $34 million Series C led by hedge fund Artis Ventures to make sure it wins and lead it towards an IPO. Startups trying to compete? “We’re squashing them” founder and...
Practice Fusion Pulls In $34M Series C Led By Artis To Crush The Other Electronic Medical Record Startups

Lance Tokuda’s SchoolFeed rounds up $1.75M for fast-growing classmates network

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Lance Tokuda was looking for an old high school friend, but instead he found his second big social networking startup. The co-founder of RockYou happened to find an old acquaintance from high school on Classmates.com, which has more than 60 million users. But when he was going to email...
Lance Tokuda’s SchoolFeed rounds up $1.75M for fast-growing classmates network
With big Asana update, Facebook co-founder Moskovitz wants to kill email

Samsung's Galaxy S II celebrates 20 million sold, just in time for MWC

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After crossing the 10 million units moved threshold back in September, Samsung has joyously announced ahead of MWC 2012 that its Galaxy S II family of phones has sold 20 million since launching in April. According to Samsung, taking just ten months to hit the mark puts it ahead...
Samsung's Galaxy S II celebrates 20 million sold, just in time for MWC

Apple Fans Are Angry About The New iPads (AAPL)

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The fanfare of Apple's (AAPL) announcement of two new iPads Tuesday quickly gave way to backlash from consumers who say the short life span of Apple products is becoming wearisome -- and expensive. Apple surprised fans by unveiling a revamped, full-size iPad, just seven months after releasing the third-generation iPad....
Apple Fans Are Angry About The New iPads (AAPL)

New iPads in April and iPhone 5S with better camera, faster chip in August?

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iMore‘s Rene Ritchie claims that Apple plans to release its next-generation iPhone, the “iPhone 5S,” in August. An August release would be a few weeks earlier than 2012′s mid-September iPhone 5 launch. In line with Apple’s previous “S” generations of the iPhone, the next iPhone is expected to retain the...
New iPads in April and iPhone 5S with better camera, faster chip in August?

Isilon vets land $24.5M series A for stealthy data storage startup Qumulo

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Peter Godman When we first stumbled on stealthy Qumulo a few months ago, the former Isilon engineers leading the charge at the data storage startup didn’t want to disclose what they were building. Well, fast forward seven months and the crew at Qumulo … still aren’t saying much. But they’ve...
Isilon vets land $24.5M series A for stealthy data storage startup Qumulo
Office 2013 upgrade program reportedly launching on October 19th

Twitter Posts A Profit In The U.K.

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Twitter, which is inching towards an $11bn (£6.8bn) US stock market flotation, posted profits of just £16,500 in the much-delayed maiden accounts for its UK subsidiary. It is too early to tell, however, whether the microblogging website will adopt the kind of financial structures favoured by other internet firms such...
Twitter Posts A Profit In The U.K.

One Tell-Tale Sign Of A Wildly Successful Startup

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Most startups fail. But there is a common thread among some of the most successful startups: Consumers, not investors or tech blogs, find them first. A few examples: Facebook Instagram Pinterest Most recently: Snapchat Facebook was founded in February 2004. It received seed funding, $500,000 seven months later. Then, Facebook...
One Tell-Tale Sign Of A Wildly Successful Startup

How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

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Working virtually sounds like heaven to many startups. After all, not having a central office staffed with employees saves money on rent, utilities, parking, etc., freeing you to invest in research, development or marketing. On the other hand, operating virtually is no panacea. Before you make the virtual leap, you...
How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

Google Loses Search PR Director Gabriel Stricker To Twitter

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Gabriel Stricker is still listed on Google as Director of Communications, Search. However he’s now VP of Communications for Twitter. He follows Karen Wickre, Google’s former Senior Media Liaison, who joined Twitter about seven months ago. And quite some time before that, Carolyn Penner... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Google Loses Search PR Director Gabriel Stricker To Twitter
EE to double 4G download speeds as UK LTE battle heats up

Apple Seriously Embarrassed Google's Android Yesterday (AAPL, GOOG)

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The iPhone 3GS turns three this summer. You'll be able to update it to Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 6, this fall.  That means once the New iPhone or iPhone 5 or whatever you want to call it launches later this year, there will be four generations of iPhones...
Apple Seriously Embarrassed Google's Android Yesterday (AAPL, GOOG)

Samsung Galaxy S III Shipments Hit 10 Million in Two Months

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Samsung appears to have made good on its June promise that sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone would hit 10 million by the end of July. Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s information technology and mobile communication division, said Sunday that the SIII, its new flagship Android smartphone, has passed...
Samsung Galaxy S III Shipments Hit 10 Million in Two Months
That Windows 8 experience? Confusing. Confusing as hell.
Next version of OS X to be more iOS-like than ever with Mountain Lion

Amazon Appstore more lucrative for many devs than Android Market

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Investment in Amazon’s Appstore is paying off in a big way for many top developers, a good chunk of whom are pulling in more money for their apps on Amazon than through Google’s Android Market. App analytics firm Distimo, in its latest monthly report, laid out how despite its much...
Amazon Appstore more lucrative for many devs than Android Market

Codecademy Update

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It's been a while since we've talked about Codecademy here at AVC. I think the last time I blogged about this USV portfolio company was at the start of the year when they did their Code Year thing which resulted in over a quarter million people signing up to learn...
Codecademy Update
Skype’s present is secure, its future is not

Iranian computers attacked by new malicious data wiper program

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AlienVault Labs Iranian computers are under another targeted malware attack that wipes entire disk partitions clean, according to an advisory issued by that country's Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center. Dubbed Batchwiper, the malware systematically wipes any drive partitions starting with the letters D through I, along with any...
Iranian computers attacked by new malicious data wiper program
3rd Generation iPad discontinued, refurbished models available starting at $379

Why did Apple launch the iPad 4 now?

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The 4th-generation iPad comes just seven months after the launch of the previous model, a move that seems very un-Apple like. [Read more]...
Why did Apple launch the iPad 4 now?

Twitter UK posts profits of just £16,500

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Microblogging website, which is expected to float for $11bn, records meagre profits in British subsidiary's first accountsTwitter, which is inching towards an $11bn (£6.8bn) US stock market flotation, posted profits of just £16,500 in the much-delayed maiden accounts for its UK subsidiary.It is too early to tell, however, whether the...
Twitter UK posts profits of just £16,500
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