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StartupRoots Plays Matchmaker for Startups and College Interns

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While there aren't nearly enough, there are several incubator programs out there for startups in most of the major cities with thriving startup cultures. These programs provide early-stage companies with funding, mentoring, and workspace among other aid, but there are very few programs that help college students looking for internships...
StartupRoots Plays Matchmaker for Startups and College Interns

CES 2013: Crapgadget roundup

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For every big name present at CES, there are literally hundreds of smaller companies littered throughout the show's many halls and venues. We make it our mission to walk every aisle in search of hidden gems. However, that treasure hunt sometimes leads us to the most useless of products,...
CES 2013: Crapgadget roundup

Closure of CityPockets provides window onto shakeout in daily deal business

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Less than a year ago, it looked like CityPockets, a NY-based startup that organizes daily deals and provides a secondary market for them, was in a groove. It scored $750,00 in new funding, made an acquisition and was rolling out product enhancements. But this week, the company said it was...
Closure of CityPockets provides window onto shakeout in daily deal business
Crocodoc rethinks PDFs for the mobile web

Four ways to compete against Google in the wake of the FTC ruling

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The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has spent the past year investigating allegations that Google abused its power as the dominant search engine to block smaller rivals and promote its own sites and services. On Friday, the FTC announced that it would not pursue the action any further, nor will...
Four ways to compete against Google in the wake of the FTC ruling

Nokia and SAP team up on TwoGo ride-sharing platform

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SAP has launched a cloud-based corporate ride-sharing platform called TwoGo, with Nokia providing the location component. The service is for companies that want to quickly roll out a ride-sharing scheme for their employees – as is generally the case with such schemes, the advantages range from greater environment-friendliness to lower...
Nokia and SAP team up on TwoGo ride-sharing platform
Amazon launches RedShift for massive petabyte-scale data analysis in the cloud

Oops! Oracle Accidentally Leaks A Confidential Sales Document (ORCL)

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Oracle's customers got a sweet surprise this week when the company accidentally released an internal document detailing its sales plans for Taleo, the human resources cloud company it recently bought for $1.9 billion. The document was intended to train Oracle partners to sell Taleo as well as its homegrown human...
Oops! Oracle Accidentally Leaks A Confidential Sales Document (ORCL)

CHART OF THE DAY: Google Is Spending Billions On Data Centers

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Google is under attack from a lot of different directions. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks are collecting data about users and their relationships that Google doesn't have. The smartphone explosion means that more people are getting info from apps, which could drive them away from Google's Web services....
CHART OF THE DAY: Google Is Spending Billions On Data Centers
The shocking extent of online tracking
Lodsys claims momentum in patent fight as some indie devs leave US

Reuters: half of all Chinese LED makers to go under

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A slump in global display demand and reductions in subsidies from the Chinese government will combine to force about half of all Chinese LED manufacturers out of business, according to an analysis out from Reuters. The industry is said to be oversupplied already, and trends in the global economy are...
Reuters: half of all Chinese LED makers to go under
Amid the mania to quantify the sharing economy, do sharers want to be counted?

Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

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Earlier this year, the JOBS Act passed Congress with widespread bipartisan support, and was signed into law by the President. There were a few different pieces involved, but one that got plenty of attention was the opening up of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., owning actual shares in a company). In...
Ridiculous: SEC Boss Refused To Move Forward On Required Crowdfunding Rules To Protect Her 'Legacy'

Verizon tops Consumer Reports' carrier survey, but AT&T scores best for 4G service

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Consumer Reports just published its annual ratings report on wireless carriers, and the general consensus is that the big four carriers tend to promise a lot but their customer satisfaction scores prove they struggle to deliver. None of the major carriers —Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile— could ratchet up an overall...
Verizon tops Consumer Reports' carrier survey, but AT&T scores best for 4G service
The Mobile Industry Is Ignoring the Rules of Consolidation

How Two Startups Are Joining Forces To Fix the Mobile Silo Problem

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For most small game studios, designing for the iPhone and Android is a major pain point. Double Fine, the studio that made waves in February for its insanely record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, has found a clever solution via a partnership with Zipline Games, a Seattle-based gaming company that offers a mix...
How Two Startups Are Joining Forces To Fix the Mobile Silo Problem

Google’s New Mobile Site Builder Gives Three New York Businesses Mobile Makeovers

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NY Dog Nanny's Mobile Makeover (gomobileads.blogspot.com) With mobile web usage on the rise, companies of all sizes are clamoring to hammer out their mobile strategies, but some smaller companies aren't properly equipped to execute them. Google, friendly giant that it is, wants to help fix that. Today, they announced that they're offering...
Google’s New Mobile Site Builder Gives Three New York Businesses Mobile Makeovers

8 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses

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Sure, cloud computing offers benefits to companies of all sizes. But the clouds' advantages apply even more dramatically the smaller and newer your company. At the same time, the standard objections to cloud computing matter less to small companies than to large ones. On the plus side, the cloud's economies...
8 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses

Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

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On-demand car service Uber announced a new perks program that can instantly make a company cooler to work for. If you want to be able to provide transportation as a perk or benefit for your employees, Uber has the solution for you. The program allows companies to dole out “Uber...
Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

Fusion-io unveils flash cards for smaller companies

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Fusion-io has taken the flash storage cards it's been making for its biggest customers and turned them into products that almost any company can buy....
Fusion-io unveils flash cards for smaller companies

Tumblr creates "A-List" of favorite agencies, points brands there for the best experience

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In response to rising interest from large brands, Tumblr has created the “A-List Partnership Program;” a group of ad agencies, media agencies, creative agencies, tech providers and theme developers, which Tumblr says will “enable brands to have the best Tumblr experience possible.” More than anything, this announcement reflects how important Tumblr believes it...
Tumblr creates "A-List" of favorite agencies, points brands there for the best experience

Apple Shopping Spree: What Tim Cook Could Buy

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(This post was originally published on sister blog Deal Journal.) Apple says it is buying back $10 billion in stock and launching a dividend payment to spend just under half of its cash pile on shareholders in the next three years. While Apple has avoided big acquisitions instead favoring buying...
Apple Shopping Spree: What Tim Cook Could Buy
'AR-MAPS' makes Apple's awful iOS Maps app more interesting with augmented reality

Ngdata raises $2.5M for big data management software (exclusive)

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Need help managing Big Data for the enterprise? Just ask Lily. Lily is the data management platform of Ngdata, a startup that is announcing today that it has raised $2.5 million for its enterprise data management software. The San Francisco company says its data management solution allows enterprises to...
Ngdata raises $2.5M for big data management software (exclusive)
Nielsen: Android growing faster than Apple, both companies edge out competitors

Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud

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Amazon’s Terry Wise SAP All-in-One applications will soon run in Amazon’s cloud. That could make Amazon EC2 more attractive to companies that worry about offloading crucial business applications from their own data centers.  SAP BusinessObjects analytics and Rapid Deployment solutions already run on Amazon — as do most of Oracle’s...
Amazon and SAP put All-in-One in the cloud
Apple and Facebook are closing in on the low-end smartphone market

Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition

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[tc_5min code="517687315"] As the race toward mainstream wearable computing heats up, watches are hot and smart watches are hotter. In fact, word on the street is that Apple is working on a new smart watch that would integrate with its iCloud and iOS devices. But as it stands now, the...
Fly Or Die: Smart Watch Edition
Yahoo shareholders seem pleased with Mayer after first full quarter as CEO
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