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Microsoft's quest to build the skills of 300 million youth

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By focusing on innovative technology education programmes to inspire and empower the world's youth, the software giant is strengthening future businessYouth unemployment in both wealthy and developing nations is in part due to a dearth of skills training. In turn, the lack of economic opportunities for the world's young workers...
Microsoft's quest to build the skills of 300 million youth
Ben Horowitz: Dinosaurs Not In Favor Of Being Eaten By Birds

Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

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A judge has sided with HP in its lawsuit with Oracle and the big winners are the company's joint customers. A judge ruled that HP didn't trick Oracle into promising continued support for Itanium servers, as Oracle had been claiming. This fight started when Oracle hired ex-HP CEO Mark...
Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

The 25 Best-Paying Tech Companies Of 2012 (AAPL, FB, MSFT, GOOG)

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We've already determined which companies have the best workplaces this year. Now let's get down to business: which of them pay the best?  Well, it's really not surprising that some of the most popular software companies among engineers and developers also pay the best. With help from Glassdoor.com, we've put together a...
The 25 Best-Paying Tech Companies Of 2012 (AAPL, FB, MSFT, GOOG)

Education data startup Clever hits big milestone, makes new hire

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When Y Combinator ed tech startup Clever launched in June, the startup accelerator’s co-founder Paul Graham challenged the group to reach 40 schools by Demo Day. But when the company takes the stage to present its service with the rest of the startups graduating today, it won’t be announcing that...
Education data startup Clever hits big milestone, makes new hire

Opera to add more ‘feature’ to Samsung feature phones with new browser deal

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Opera Software will soon receive a significant usage boost of its Opera Mini browser after it announced that it has partnered with Korean smartphone giant Samsung to preload the software on a number of its feature phone devices. Opera Mini will be available on Star3, Star 3 Duos, Champ Deluxe and...
Opera to add more ‘feature’ to Samsung feature phones with new browser deal

"Stealth mode" and other f'ing brilliant startup strategies

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This post was written by Jason Cohen, founder of WP Engine & Smart Bear Software Here’s some of my super-secret winning strategies from fifteen years of building startups. Stay in stealth mode until the last minute. The last thing any startup needs is people finding out about it. You can get attention later — that’s...
"Stealth mode" and other f'ing brilliant startup strategies

If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement

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Having failed to pass SOPA, Congress is apparently looking for other ways to keep the big copyright players happy. The latest is a letter sent by 16 senators to the FTC urging the commission to "protect American manufacturers" by cracking down on the fact that foreign companies often use unauthorized...
If They Can't Pass SOPA... Senators Ask FTC To Magically Stop Foreign Software Infringement

Should Your Startup Go Freemium?

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Editor’s note: Jules Maltz is a general partner at IVP and focuses on later-stage venture investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Follow him on Twitter. Daniel Barney is a senior associate at IVP and focuses on later-stage venture investments in digital media and information technology.  Follow him on Twitter. Over the last several...
Should Your Startup Go Freemium?

Vicarious Raises $15M Led By Dustin Moskovitz's Good Ventures To Build Software That 'Learns Like A Human'

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Vicarious, a startup that says it’s “building software that thinks and learns like a human,” has just raised a $15 million Series A. The round was led by Good Ventures, the investment firm founded by Dustin Moskovitz, who also co-founded Facebook and Asana. (The firm’s profits will be donated to...
Vicarious Raises $15M Led By Dustin Moskovitz's Good Ventures To Build Software That 'Learns Like A Human'

The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

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I’ve long been a believer that all the talk that software is now “bought” and not “sold” is wishful thinking. Other than Atlassian, most software companies eventually have to hire sales people if they want to build a real business. (We discussed this with the top management of Atlassian,...
The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

Report: Washington is the most 'app-intense' state

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Data: The Conference Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Calculations: South Mountain Economics LLC Welcome to the state of Washington, the land of apples, asparagus and apparently, apps. According to a new study titled “The Geography of the App Economy,” application development in Washington contributes 49,800 jobs with an economic impact of...
Report: Washington is the most 'app-intense' state
App Store Battles: Who's Best Positioned For The Revenue Boom

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

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Last year, when Sarah and I toured the south looking for new tech companies, the tech world was actually quite a different place. Most notably, neither Facebook nor Groupon had debuted on public markets. Businesses built around social media or social networks still had that frisson attached to them, like...
Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical
Reid Hoffman: Three Disciplines that Product-Focused Founders Need

Fast Track To A Facebook Phone — Buy INQ Mobile?

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As the heat around the “Facebook Phone” story gets higher, our thoughts turn to the days a couple of years ago when it emerged Facebook had been thinking about developing an actual phone. Back then, it transpired that Facebook was working with INQ Mobile on a smartphone. The phone duly...
Fast Track To A Facebook Phone — Buy INQ Mobile?

Software Companies Find Tax Advantages in the Cloud

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Expanding use of cloud computing to deliver software as a service can make it easier for global software companies to earn and keep its profits abroad, outside the reach of U.S. taxes....
Software Companies Find Tax Advantages in the Cloud

Software vendors reach out to users who resist upgrades

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Several major software companies, including Microsoft and Symantec, kicked off an initiative called International Technology Upgrade Week to persuade customers to keep their code current....
Software vendors reach out to users who resist upgrades

Hootsuite Opens Up Google+ Page Integration To All Users

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Hootsuite, the popular social media management interface, can now offer Google+ Pages access to all of their nearly 5 million users. Since November, when Google allowed Hootsuite to offer Pages on their site, Hootsuite has been limited to only 200 pages. Google lifted that cap today. However, they still cannot offer Google+...
Hootsuite Opens Up Google+ Page Integration To All Users

Bogus Stats Again: BSA Puts Out Its Yearly Propaganda About Software Piracy

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For the 9th year in a row, the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an organization that mainly represents Microsoft's interest, has put out its ridiculous "Global Software Piracy Study", which argues that tons and tons of software is being pirated, and if only people paid for it, there would be $63.4...
Bogus Stats Again: BSA Puts Out Its Yearly Propaganda About Software Piracy
Touchscreen displays will become a $31.9B market by 2018

DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware

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DB Networks has raised $4.5 million in Series B funding from Khosla Ventures for its security platform for real-time advanced database attack detection. The company uses behavior analysis technology to rapidly and automatically detect SQL injection attacks and denial of service attacks. SQL injection is a code-injection technique that exploits a...
DB Networks Raises $4.5M From Khosla Ventures For Database Security To Protect Against Malware

Zuora partners with accounting software companies

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The company said that it has partnered with FinancialForce.com, Intacct and Sage to standardize how subscription revenue is treated with accounting applications....
Zuora partners with accounting software companies

SaaS valuations come back to earth — sorta

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It looks like some of the bloom is off the software as a service rose. New numbers show the booming growth in valuations of SaaS companies is slowing after a long run-up. The reason: These pure-play SaaS companies face heightened competition from each other and, perhaps more important, from legacy...
SaaS valuations come back to earth — sorta

Software Firms Find Tax Advantages

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Expanding use of cloud computing to deliver software as a service is making it easier for global software companies to earn and keep profits outside the reach of U.S. taxes....
Software Firms Find Tax Advantages

7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. What industry do you work in? Are you sure? Thanks to the rapid pace of innovation lead by the tech industry, there are now so many creative ways to run a business that "the whole...
7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

The Cloudy Future of Facial Recognition In Stores

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Department store surveillance cameras are not just watching for thieves. Some are also tracking customer activity. Knowing the ebb and flow of the number of shoppers, the path they take through the store and the products they touch can provide valuable information for boosting sales. While customers may find this...
The Cloudy Future of Facial Recognition In Stores

Investment in software companies tops $3 billion in the third quarter of 2012

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The software industry received $3.3 billion in funding during the third quarter of 2012, according to a dataset created by WhoGotFunded. This accounted for just over a quarter of all investments made throughout the same period. In comparison, venture capitalists put forward $12.5 billion through 1,046 funding deals worldwide during July,...
Investment in software companies tops $3 billion in the third quarter of 2012

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Subscriptions

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When I got into the venture capital business in the mid 80s, software was sold. You would pay a large sum to acquire a license to the software and then a much smaller annual fee for maintenance and support. Today, most software is sold in a subscription model. You pay...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models - Subscriptions

Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns

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Smartphones and social networking sites are making it much easier for stalkers to target victims, say charitiesNew forms of digital technology and social networking sites such as Facebook are increasingly putting people at risk of stalking, according to a report published on Wednesday.The study, from Women's Aid and the Network...
Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns
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