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What Will Facebook’s Perfect Storm Of An IPO Leave Behind?

Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO

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It's been a bit of a sour year for Yahoo -- it's seen the departure of one of its founding fathers, suffered through a patent dispute with Facebook and lost its new CEO in a sea of scandalous accusations. Yikes. At least former head honcho Scott Thompson's negotiations to...
Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO

Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

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Solum, a startup building tools for a more data-driven approach to agriculture, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, and partner John O’Farrell will be joining the Solum board. The company’s PR team sent me a copy of the blog post that...
Software Is Feeding The World: Agriculture Startup Solum Raises $17M Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Does Facebook have designs on its own chip?

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Facebook, a chip designer? Never! Well, don't be too quick to pooh-pooh the idea. Facebook, after all, is a Silicon Valley company. [Read more]...
Does Facebook have designs on its own chip?

Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already

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Fans of the photo site aren't too keen on being swallowed up by a behemoth, and they've taken to Twitter to talk about itFacebook has acquired photo-sharing app Instagram, a two-year-old start-up, for $1 billion in cash and shares. The deal was announced by Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook – but...
Facebook buys Instagram for $1bn and everyone hates it already

Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

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According to sources both inside and outside of Yahoo, outgoing interim CEO Ross Levinsohn — who lost the race for the company’s top job to Google exec Marissa Mayer — is unlikely to remain at the company. The board, who unanimously bypassed the media-focused exec to select a candidate...
Levinsohn Unlikely to Stay at Yahoo, as Mayer Begins Her Talent Search

In Customer Service Push, Microsoft Invests In 24/7, Which Acquires Voxify

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People who are forced to engage in online chats with virtual customer service agents–or who are passed from agent to agent without getting their problems solved–are likely to get highly frustrated and take their business elsewhere. Microsoft is trying to fix that. It has struck a broad-ranging partnership with a...
In Customer Service Push, Microsoft Invests In 24/7, Which Acquires Voxify

Evernote Hires CNET's Rafe Needleman As Its New Platform Advocate For Third-Party Apps

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Evernote, the Silicon Valley company that makes note-taking and personal archiving software, is announcing today that it’s hired longtime tech journalist Rafe Needleman as its new Platform Advocate and the leader of its newly-formed “Developer Voice Platform.” Needleman is joining Evernote from CNET, where he’s worked as an editor and...
Evernote Hires CNET's Rafe Needleman As Its New Platform Advocate For Third-Party Apps
eBay to build huge Bloom Energy fuel cell farm at data center

Atlassian taps ex-Microsoft exec as chairman

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Atlassian chairman Doug Burgum. Doug Burgum, who once led Microsoft’s Business Solutions Group and was chairman of the board of SuccessFactors, knows a thing or two about business software. That’s one big reason Atlassian tapped him to chair its board of directors. Atlassian, based in Sydney, Australia with offices in...
Atlassian taps ex-Microsoft exec as chairman

Microsoft merges voice-response tech into 24/7 Inc., promises smarter self-serve calls

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Microsoft is merging its interactive voice-response technology into 24/7 Inc. and taking an equity stake in the Silicon Valley company. The deal, announced this morning, includes an R&D partnership between the companies and a patent licensing agreement that gives 24/7 broader access to Microsoft’s speech technologies. An undisclosed number of...
Microsoft merges voice-response tech into 24/7 Inc., promises smarter self-serve calls

Apple Partners with Chinese Environmental Group for Supplier Audit

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While Apple has received much publicity for its partnership with the Fair Labor Association to audit working conditions at several of its manufacturing partners' facilities in China, Financial Times reports that the company has now also partnered with the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) for an environmental audit...
Apple Partners with Chinese Environmental Group for Supplier Audit

Why It Sucks Being An In-House Chef At A Tech Startup

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It sucks to be a chef for a startup, according to one chef, Jonas Luster, writing on Quora. Here's why: It is shit. Let me say this again: shit.I have never had such a job but I am friends with people who were, are, or work under someone who is.First,...
Why It Sucks Being An In-House Chef At A Tech Startup

With Millions Of New Records, Inflection Delivers One-Two Punch To Ancestry.com

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Inflection may be the hottest Silicon Valley company you’ve never heard of. That’s largely because they’ve invested all their time in just building a big business, and almost none of it in talking about it. True to that culture, rather than just tell me they’d amassed one of the largest...
With Millions Of New Records, Inflection Delivers One-Two Punch To Ancestry.com

From the physical world to 3D in a snap (video)

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Silicon Valley company Matterport is developing a consumer-friendly system to capture physical environments as 3D images with the use of a handheld scanner and software. [Read more]...
From the physical world to 3D in a snap (video)

Startup Pushes Skinny, Flexible Silicon for Solar

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Gloom has lately seemed to hang over solar startups, amid subsidy scandals, stiff competition and plunging prices for panels. But lower prices are good for consumers, and Twin Creeks Technologies is trying to push them down even faster. The Silicon Valley company on Tuesday is unveiling a production tool called...
Startup Pushes Skinny, Flexible Silicon for Solar

Vaunted Yahoo Techie Departs for Microsoft (Surprised? Me Neither.)

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One of Yahoo’s most respected researchers, Raghu Ramakrishnan, who is the author of one of the most famous database textbooks, “Database Management Systems,” has left the Silicon Valley company to join Microsoft. He was also critical to the development of much of Yahoo’s personalization technology. Sources said the chief...
Vaunted Yahoo Techie Departs for Microsoft (Surprised? Me Neither.)

Facebook Uses Zuckerberg Patent To Countersue Yahoo

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Facebook has responded to a ten patent lawsuit from Yahoo by asserting ten patents of its own — including one that lists CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the inventor. The new development was revealed in a court filing in which Facebook not only denied Yahoo’s allegations but asserted patent infringement...
Facebook Uses Zuckerberg Patent To Countersue Yahoo

Intel Spares No Expense In New Ultrabook Ads

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Intel hasn’t launched a really big ad campaign since 2003, when it was promoting a brand called Centrino that helped popularize wireless networking. But the chip giant is not holding back in hawking Ultrabooks, another portable category Intel thinks is just as important. Intel A scene from Intel’s “Desperado” spot....
Intel Spares No Expense In New Ultrabook Ads

Non-profit sues Delaware Governor, regulators over Bloom Energy deal

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A non-profit government watch dog group called Cause of Action has filed a lawsuit accusing Delaware Governor Jack Markell, and the Delaware regulatory agency Delaware Public Service Commission, of cronyism over a deal with fuel cell maker Bloom Energy. Bloom Energy is building a factory in Delaware to make its...
Non-profit sues Delaware Governor, regulators over Bloom Energy deal

Going to a Start-up Accelerator Is Just Like Summer Camp, Right?

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500 Startups today released a “Hunger Games” parody movie trailer shot with the 27 start-ups that make up its summer accelerator program. “May the VCs be ever in your favor” is the motto for the goofy video, which includes nerf and water gun fights as well as mock killings. It’s...
Going to a Start-up Accelerator Is Just Like Summer Camp, Right?

Frustrated With Virtual Customer Service? Microsoft Tries to Help

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People who are forced to engage in online chats with virtual customer service agents–or who are passed from agent to agent without getting their problems solved–are likely to get highly frustrated and take their business elsewhere. Microsoft is trying to fix that. It has struck a broad-ranging partnership with a...
Frustrated With Virtual Customer Service? Microsoft Tries to Help

Anybots Names Former Cisco Exec David Rogan CEO, Company Enters Into ‘Rebuild Mode’

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It’s a time of transition for Anybots, the 11-year-old Silicon Valley company which makes remote-controlled robots that are meant to serve as “mobile telepresence systems.” Trevor Blackwell, who served as Anybots’ CEO since he founded the company way back in May 2001 and is also a partner at famed startup...
Anybots Names Former Cisco Exec David Rogan CEO, Company Enters Into ‘Rebuild Mode’

UK gov’s real ‘special relationship’ is with Google

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The British government is currently embroiled in a cash-for-access scandal after it emerged that rich business tycoons were promised access to Prime Minister David Cameron in exchange for large donations. But there’s at least one company that doesn’t need to worry about stumping up cash to cosy up to the...
UK gov’s real ‘special relationship’ is with Google

Intel Developing Web-Based TV Service

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Intel Corp. is developing an Internet-based TV service that it hopes to sell to U.S. consumers, a strategic shift for the chip maker that makes it the latest technology company to look at a foray in the pay-TV business. The Silicon Valley company has for several months been pitching media...
Intel Developing Web-Based TV Service

WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Closes On $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More

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GainSpan, a Silicon Valley company that deals in low power WiFi semiconductor technology, is looking to raise a total of $20 million in a new round of funding, according to a filing the company made today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. GainSpan has closed on $6.47 million of...
WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Closes On $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More
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Netflix Transition Rattles Investors

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The Silicon Valley company, with subscriber growth in the U.S. slowing to a trickle, is looking overseas for new users. But the effort adds significantly to expenses, increasing financial pressure as it tries to build its streaming-video business....
Netflix Transition Rattles Investors

Auto Tech Is Target of Intel $100 Million Fund

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When Intel wants to build or penetrate a market, it has a few favorite tricks–including putting up a hefty pot of money into start-ups that could become partners or supporters of its chip technology. The auto industry is the latest example. The Silicon Valley company on Wednesday is announcing a...
Auto Tech Is Target of Intel $100 Million Fund

Wheeler-dealer DeWalt Casts Eye on FireEye

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People who follow the money in high-tech circles could have done well by following Dave DeWalt, an entrepreneur known for successfully selling some prominent software companies. Now he has taken an interest in FireEye, a Silicon Valley company startup that DeWalt predicts will soon be much better known....
Wheeler-dealer DeWalt Casts Eye on FireEye
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