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Mobile Game Developers Reconcile Monetization: In-Apps or Ads?

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Mobile game developers are some of the leaders in app development. They push the bounds of what devices can do, how to implement constructive user experiences and handle privacy situations. By studying mobile game developers, one can see the macro environment of the mobile app ecosystem at large. Yet, when...
Mobile Game Developers Reconcile Monetization: In-Apps or Ads?
Chinese Gamer Has Spent The Past 6 Years In An Internet Cafe

Direct Impact buys Seattle’s Crowdverb to bolster ‘grassroots communications’

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Crowdverb, a Seattle social media monitoring startup led by Todd Herman, Sally Poliak and Cyrus Krohn, has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Washington D.C.’s Direct Impact. Founded last year, Crowdverb developed technologies that it dubbed Complete Signal Analysis and Real Time Polling that were designed to...
Direct Impact buys Seattle’s Crowdverb to bolster ‘grassroots communications’

Keep Calm, Carry On And Don't Charge For News, Johnston's Highfield Says

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Johnston Press says there the news business shouldn’t panic, as it aims to make a quarter of its revenue from digital, turn its 300-plus UK local newspapers “digital-first” and steadfastly keep its websites and mobile apps free whilst introducing paid iPad editions. “We are going to be launching new...
Keep Calm, Carry On And Don't Charge For News, Johnston's Highfield Says

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, 1912-2012: The Beating Heart of Science Fiction

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He was . . . well, he was Ray Bradbury, and for six decades that name was enough to tip you to the reading experience awaiting you below the byline.  Not the specific type of experience – Bradbury wrote across genres, categories, modes, media: fantasy, science fiction, mystery, suspense, horror, domestic...
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, 1912-2012: The Beating Heart of Science Fiction
Big data is expensive: Palantir raises another $56M

Does Citibank Suffer From Homophobia Or Just A General Dislike For Startups?

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I just finished reading a very unsettling blog post by serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, whose new startup fabulis has apparently had its bank account blocked by Citibank over posting “objectionable content” on its company blog, at least according to a bank employee he spoke to on the phone. Fabulis is...
Does Citibank Suffer From Homophobia Or Just A General Dislike For Startups?

"In The Studio," FLOODGATE'S Mike Maples Maintains An Outsider Mindset Despite His Valley Successes

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” welcomes a co-founder of a company which went public, a native Texan who studied engineering in Silicon Valley and business on the east coast, and who, upon returning to...
"In The Studio," FLOODGATE'S Mike Maples Maintains An Outsider Mindset Despite His Valley Successes

Another eBay Leader Has An Inaccurate Resume Now (EBAY)

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Katie Burke Mitic, one of the top Facebook executives who recently left the company, is also a member of eBay's board of directors. She disclosed her departure to her Facebook friends yesterday. So we loaded up eBay's SEC filings this morning expecting to see a similar disclosure to investors. No dice!...
Another eBay Leader Has An Inaccurate Resume Now (EBAY)

Steve Jobs Felt Like "Jeffrey Dahmer's Mother" During Apple's Worst Years

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Listen to recordings of Steve Jobs from a quarter century of reporting by journalist Brent Schlender. In this installment, Jobs reflects on what it's like to see his own company go astray. At the time, he was sure he'd never get it back. A Conversation With Steve Jobs Read highlights...
Steve Jobs Felt Like "Jeffrey Dahmer's Mother" During Apple's Worst Years

Online Video vs. Music – Different Game, Same Rules

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Editor’s note: Peter Csathy is President & CEO of online video technology company Sorenson Media and is a frequent guest blogger for TechCrunch, as well as his own “Digital Media Update” blog.  Csathy previously was President & COO of online music pioneer Musicmatch (acquired by Yahoo!) and spent 10 years in...
Online Video vs. Music – Different Game, Same Rules

Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international boss

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After enduring a torrid few months, Groupon has confirmed a shakeup of its international business, bringing in a new chief to oversee operations outside America. Out goes Marc Samwer, the oldest of the three notorious Samwer brothers, who became head of outside the U.S. when his family sold their Groupon...
Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international boss

Amazon will make its own TV shows

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As widely expected the company will begin making original series have the same quality as "real" TV shows, with production budgets to match. FORTUNE -- For months, the technology world has wondered when -- not if -- Amazon would get into original TV programing by soliciting scripts and beefing up...
Amazon will make its own TV shows
Foursquare snags a Yahoo exec to serve as VP of sales

Nokia's Elop talks Windows Phone, knocks physical keyboards, explains Symbian's demise

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To say that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s tenure at the company has been controversial would be an understatement. His role in taking the company from its homegrown mobile software to Microsoft’s Windows Phone continues to cause complaint and argument to this day. The firm’s first four devices in the Lumia...
Nokia's Elop talks Windows Phone, knocks physical keyboards, explains Symbian's demise
Sift raises $540K to turn your inbox into a personal shopper
Mobile: Square Buys Design Shop to Infuse Itself with Apple DNA
Microsoft's Windows President, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Company Following Launch Of Windows 8

"In The Studio," Felicis' Aydin Senkut Shares His Thesis On Frontier Markets

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens the spring of 2013 by welcoming one of the best-known “super angels,” who arrived to Valley, by way of Boston, Philadelphia, and Istanbul, in the mid-1990s, held early...
"In The Studio," Felicis' Aydin Senkut Shares His Thesis On Frontier Markets

TaskRabbit Would Like to Be Your New Temp Agency

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TaskRabbit today is announcing a new tool for businesses who want to hire its workers for extended stints, which it says should serve as a more modern temp agency with lower fees. TaskRabbit CRO Anne Raimondi said that 30 percent of TaskRabbit revenue already comes from small businesses, and many...
TaskRabbit Would Like to Be Your New Temp Agency

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

Mary Barra Drives The Future Of GM

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When it comes to glass ceilings in the auto industry, just put Mary Barra behind the wheel of any GM car and she'll likely figure out a way to blast right through them. Sure, there are plenty of women taking lead roles in car design and manufacturing (we've talked to...
Mary Barra Drives The Future Of GM
6 important lessons from this year's Growth Hacker Conference

10gen staffs up for bigger MongoDB push

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10gen, the company behind MongoDB, the NoSQL database used by companies from Craigslist to Foursquare to Disney to Thrillist, is adding some serious enterprise and open-source software talent to its executive roster to help build  momentum worldwide. The new faces include Ed Albanese, who headed business development for rival Cloudera and...
10gen staffs up for bigger MongoDB push

Exclusive: Apple Nabs Amazon A9 Exec Stasior to Run Siri -- But Does Hire Signal a Bigger Move Into Search?

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Apple has hired major Amazon exec and prominent search technologist William Stasior to run its Siri unit, according to sources. At the online retail giant, Stasior has been in charge of A9, Amazon’s search and search advertising unit. The former AltaVista exec co-founded the independent company and has run...
Exclusive: Apple Nabs Amazon A9 Exec Stasior to Run Siri -- But Does Hire Signal a Bigger Move Into Search?

An Interview With Cyber-Security Czar Howard Schmidt

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Trailrunner7 writes to tell us that US Cyber-Security Czar Howard Schmidt recently gave an interview where he discusses his career and what he sees as the priorities of the positions. "Howard Schmidt has been involved in just about every aspect of the security industry during his career. After stints in...
An Interview With Cyber-Security Czar Howard Schmidt

"In The Studio," Morgenthaler's Mark Goines Investments In Products For "Really Small Businesses"

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” this week welcomes a Silicon Valley veteran with decades of operational and investing experience under his belt, an active board member to many successful companies, and who holds a...
"In The Studio," Morgenthaler's Mark Goines Investments In Products For "Really Small Businesses"

Longtime Tech Exec Debra Chrapaty Joins Nirvanix as CEO

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Debra Chrapaty, who has done high-ranking stints at companies such as Zynga, Cisco and Microsoft, has been named CEO of enterprise cloud storage company Nirvanix. She replaces Dru Borden, who will still remain at the San Diego-based company as SVP of planning and development and who will remain a director....
Longtime Tech Exec Debra Chrapaty Joins Nirvanix as CEO

Second RealNetworks’ CEO resigns after less than a year

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RealNetworks‘ Thomas Nielsen stepped down today as chief executive and president. Rob Glaser, the company’s chairman, has been appointed by the board as the interim CEO. “The board and Thomas mutually agreed that the CEO position wasn’t the right fit,” Glaser said in a press release Tuesday. “We thank Thomas...
Second RealNetworks’ CEO resigns after less than a year
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