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Daily deal site Tippr acquired by nCrowd

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Tippr, the heavily-funded Seattle daily deals site, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Atlanta’s nCrowd. Kara Swisher at All Things D reports that the acquisition comes amid a “tough environment” for daily deal sites. Originally started under the name Kashless, Tippr went on to raise...
Daily deal site Tippr acquired by nCrowd

Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

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Another week in tech has come and gone, and AllThingsD staffers made the rounds on the media circuit to weigh in on everything that went down. First up was Arik Hesseldahl, who commented on Yahoo’s latest in a CNBC video hit, including Marissa Mayer’s performance at the company shareholder meeting...
Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

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Daniel Bernstein is back in the startup game. The Seattle area entrepreneur, best known for founding Sandlot Games, has formed a new company by the name of UpTap that’s focusing on tablet-based games, GeekWire has learned. The 2-month-old company just landed a seed round of $645,000 from Seattle angel investors,...
Casual gaming vets raise cash for UpTap, focusing on a new class of tablet-based games

FBI issues report detailing spread of lurid employee misconduct

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FBI assistant director details 'rash of sexting cases' and hopes report's release will stem tide of inappropriate behaviorSo widespread are the instances of illegal activities among FBI employees that the bureau has taken the drastic step of issuing a report detailing the spread of misconduct in an attempt to stem...
FBI issues report detailing spread of lurid employee misconduct

Zuck: Facebook Will Grow Headcount Quickly In 2013 To Develop Future Money-Making Products

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On Facebook’s earnings call today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a strong statement about the company’s further investment in product development, especially those products that are making money for the company. He said on the call: Facebook will grow headcount quickly in 2013 in product development. This will come at the...
Zuck: Facebook Will Grow Headcount Quickly In 2013 To Develop Future Money-Making Products

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?

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"Definitely the best Android phone available today -- it's possibly even the best phone available today, period." That's the oft-repeated conclusion to our Galaxy Nexus review and the question is, were we right? Four months have elapsed since the handset arrived and it's still the daily driver for a...
How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?

SEC staffers leave computers open to cyber attack, report says

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The government agency was forced to hire a third-party firm and pay it at least $200,000 to determine if any breaches occurred. [Read more]...
SEC staffers leave computers open to cyber attack, report says

Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

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Twitter investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures may have thought he was just musing aloud about the Twitter ecosystem and whether it has reached an “inflection point” in his recent blog post, but it seems as though some third-party app developers took his comments about Twitter features as...
Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isn't The Problem at Groupon

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In February of this year, Groupon acquired Adku, an e-commerce data targeting startup staffed with a whip-smart technical team. It was one of a series of acqui-hire deals Groupon executed as part of its strategy to staff up its Silicon Valley office with the most data-savvy engineers money can buy....
The Story Of Adku, And Why Andrew Mason Isn't The Problem at Groupon

Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory

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The news that’s been telegraphed for weeks is done: Yahoo has finally confirmed that roughly 2,000 staffers, 14.1 percent of its workforce, are losing their jobs as new CEO Scott Thompson remakes the business around the buzzwords smaller, nimbler, core, best in class.  Thompson, the surprise choice to fill the gap left...
Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory

Ask Engadget: Best sub-$100 camera/laptop bag?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Joseph (he's from Atlanta) who needs a camera bag for his semi-professional photography enterprise. If you're looking to send in...
Ask Engadget: Best sub-$100 camera/laptop bag?

World's first cyborg says Apple, RIM will have their own Google Glass

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Steve Mann says he’s the world’s first cyborg — and that you’ll join him as one pretty soon. “It’s kind of obvious that everyone is moving along that trajectory,” Mann told The New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday. According to Mann, it won’t be long until...
World's first cyborg says Apple, RIM will have their own Google Glass

Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs

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It’s no secret that NBCUniversal is in serious talks to buy out Microsoft’s remaning stake in the online news venture msnbc.com. All indications point to a deal happening, with some speculation that an announcement is just days away. If the deal goes through, we’ve wondered what will happen to the...
Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs

"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and..."

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"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and we're losing money." - An internal email to Motorola staffers leaked to Amir Efrati of WSJ. ...but if you can look past all that... Google plans to layoff another 10 percent of employees -- following the 20...
"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and..."

Salesforce's Desk.com Turns Any Employee Anywhere Into A Customer Support Ace

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Desktop software is sold "by the seat." But a "by the hour" pricing structure offered by cloud-based apps means smaller businesses can put everyone on customer support--even the CEO or the weird guy clinging to his red stapler.Customers are increasingly expecting to get help from companies through social media, like...
Salesforce's Desk.com Turns Any Employee Anywhere Into A Customer Support Ace

Mixed state jobless numbers ‘confound’ economists, but signs point to better times

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Numbers sometimes tell strange stories, and that appears to be the case in the latest unemployment report from the Washington State Employment Securities Department. The analysis found that the unemployment rate actually dropped to 8.1 percent in Washington state during April, down from 8.3 percent in March. However, the good...
Mixed state jobless numbers ‘confound’ economists, but signs point to better times

"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

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Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when...
"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

Mystery for the day: Who's buying ST-Ericsson's geolocation business

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In the course of breaking up, sometimes it’s simpler to shed shared assets. Ericsson and STMicroelectronics are in the process of doing just that – having already decided which partner gets what out of their cash-haemorrhaging joint venture, ST-Ericsson, the companies are now seeing what they can get for the...
Mystery for the day: Who's buying ST-Ericsson's geolocation business
RunWilder looks to mobile to build out an entertainment franchise for grownups
What's up at Lockerz? Heavily-funded startup mum on fashion site Ador

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

IT Spending Up - But That Doesn't Mean More IT Jobs

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New information from IDC this week reveals that despite global economic doldrums, IT spending will still grow by an average of 6% globally. But don't look for a corresponding increase in IT jobs, which are getting substituted by more automated software and services. The growth projection comes at a time...
IT Spending Up - But That Doesn't Mean More IT Jobs

Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

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I’ve long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible and rude every time I see that massive number in bold, yet if I...
Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch
Blip launches studio focused on branded content

Recruiting developers: Perspectives from the startup front lines

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Photo: Brenda Gottsabend Recruiting developers to a startup is hard. The market is tight. That’s compounded by the fact that it takes a special type of developer to work at a startup — someone who is comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity, and digs the culture. I spend a lot of...
Recruiting developers: Perspectives from the startup front lines

Paul Allen’s Vulcan cuts 20 jobs

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Paul Allen Vulcan, the Seattle-based investment arm of billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, today laid off 20 staffers, GeekWire has learned. “We communicated the tough decision today to lay off 20 people as we realign some functions with the company’s emerging priorities,” said Vulcan spokesman David Postman. Allen has...
Paul Allen’s Vulcan cuts 20 jobs

Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao Sues Firm for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao has filed a lawsuit against her employer alleging multiple instances of sexual harassment and a continuing pattern of gender discrimination against her and other women at the firm. The case was filed on May 10 and surfaced by Colleen Taylor at TechCrunch...
Kleiner Perkins Partner Ellen Pao Sues Firm for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization

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Remember your father's disaster recovery (DR) process? Chances are it involved using a bunch of data tapes and rotating them between home and work, or different offices. Tapes were cheap, but notoriously unreliable. And getting them restored on a server took a lot of work. There are better solutions for...
New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization

Yahoo Product Org Changes Now Taking a Backseat to Company-Wide Restructuring (Memo!)

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In a memo to his staff today, Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer Blake Irving said that the major planned changes he was making to the unit, which I reported about here, were going to get tabled. That’s due to the larger restructuring being done by CEO Scott Thompson, which he communicated...
Yahoo Product Org Changes Now Taking a Backseat to Company-Wide Restructuring (Memo!)
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