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Dorsey on Reduced Role at Twitter: Move On, Nothing to See Here!

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Today on Tumblr, Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey clarified a story in the New York Times that seemed to imply that he had been sidelined from a more active recent role at the company. Among the issues raised by the piece, which was in a longer profile of CEO Dick...
Dorsey on Reduced Role at Twitter: Move On, Nothing to See Here!

Crowdstar the latest social games publisher to switch focus to tablets

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Armed with $12m of new funding, developer hopes to follow in the lucrative footsteps of SupercellThe phrase "mobile-first" continues to be en vogue for a range of media and entertainment services. But in the world of social gaming, "tablet-first" is becoming just as popular a strategy.Publisher Crowdstar is the latest...
Crowdstar the latest social games publisher to switch focus to tablets

'Difficult To Work With,' Jack Dorsey's Role At Twitter Has Been 'Reduced'

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  Now we know how Jack Dorsey is handling two demanding jobs at two fast-growing companies. He's not, really. The Twitter cofounder made a triumphant return to the company in early 2011, after years away. Already chairman (after having originally been CEO), "executive" was appended to Dorsey's title to make it...
'Difficult To Work With,' Jack Dorsey's Role At Twitter Has Been 'Reduced'

Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

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With the news breaking of copyright troll firm Prenda Law, along with John Steele and Paul Duffy (who basically appear to be Prenda) suing a bunch of critics for defamation, it's worth remembering that the challenges to some of their existing lawsuits are still ongoing. Brett Gibbs, who has been...
Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper
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Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

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We’re excited to officially announce the launch of PageData Pro & Enterprise. Similar to our AppData active user tracking service for Facebook apps, PageData tracks likes and People Talking About This for millions of Facebook Pages. Our PageData Pro service allows you to see historical views of Facebook Page growth...
Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

Committees: A Great Source of Terrible Marketing

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“If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.” – Charles Kettering It’s September, the time in the technology industry when the product launches and marketing campaigns that have been percolating over the summer get unleashed. What’s predictable is that much of...
Committees: A Great Source of Terrible Marketing
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Lot18 Co-Founder Philip James Departs And Heads On A 2 Month Bike Ride Across Siberia

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Last summer, Kevin Fortuna left the wine sale startup, Lot18, that he and Philip James started. Today, Philip James announced his departure from the company as well. For the past few months, James has been helping Lot18's new CEO, Jay Sung, get up and running. The pair have made a...
Lot18 Co-Founder Philip James Departs And Heads On A 2 Month Bike Ride Across Siberia

Jack Dorsey confirms reduced role at Twitter and renewed focus on Square

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Square CEO and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wrote a Tumblr post Tuesday morning confirming that he has now taken a more limited role at Twitter after a short period working to define the company’s mission in 2011 under CEO Dick Costolo. Dorsey returned to the company in March 2011 to...
Jack Dorsey confirms reduced role at Twitter and renewed focus on Square

X-COM plus Game of Thrones equals Double Fine's turn-based tactical Kickstarter game

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Double Fine arguably started the Kickstarter era of video game development when it launched its Double Fine Adventure project last year. Now, as that title nears completion, the studio is headed back to the platform to fund its next major release. This time the developer wants $750,000 to make...
X-COM plus Game of Thrones equals Double Fine's turn-based tactical Kickstarter game

As It Prepares For Relaunch, Airtime Hires K2 Media Labs Founder Daniel Klaus To Lead Day-To-Day Operations

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Sean Parker’s video chat startup Airtime is still alive and kicking, and has a new executive running it. According to sources, K2 Media Labs founder Daniel Klaus has joined the company, as the company has moved its operations to New York City and is preparing for a relaunch after the...
As It Prepares For Relaunch, Airtime Hires K2 Media Labs Founder Daniel Klaus To Lead Day-To-Day Operations

Alibaba Names Insider Jonathan Lu As New CEO Replacing Founder Jack Ma

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Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, today named insider Jonathan Lu Xaoxi as its new CEO — filling a hole two months after founder Jack Ma announced that he would be stepping down from the position. The move is another step in the company’s bigger restructuring, which saw the creation of some...
Alibaba Names Insider Jonathan Lu As New CEO Replacing Founder Jack Ma

Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

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We’re excited to officially announce the launch of PageData Pro & Enterprise. Similar to our AppData active user tracking service for Facebook apps, PageData tracks likes and People Talking About This for millions of Facebook Pages. Our PageData Pro service allows you to see historical views of Facebook Page growth...
Inside Network Launches PageData Pro Service, Tracking Millions of Facebook Pages

The Truth About Yahoo's 'Interim' CEO (YHOO)

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After Yahoo fired CEO Scott Thompson for lying on his resume, it promoted Americas boss Ross Levinsohn to "Interim CEO." But Levinsohn is not the same kind of "interim" CEO that Yahoo CFO Tim Morse was last fall. Morse's job was to be a placeholder while the board formed a...
The Truth About Yahoo's 'Interim' CEO (YHOO)

Jack Dorsey and Twitter: Can you have a part-time product visionary?

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New York Times technology writer Nick Bilton has published a profile of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, and the challenges the company is facing as it tries to transform itself from a real-time information network into an advertising-driven media entity. But one of the interesting things about the piece isn’t what...
Jack Dorsey and Twitter: Can you have a part-time product visionary?

Nokia: A Microsoft Surface Phone Could Screw Us

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Jonas DaehnertNo one knows for sure yet if Microsoft is developing its own Windows 8 smartphone, but some of the company’s handset manufacturers clearly fear that it might. One in particular: Nokia. Nokia bet the farm on Windows Phone back in 2011, committing to a broad partnership under which Microsoft’s...
Nokia: A Microsoft Surface Phone Could Screw Us
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NY Times: Jack Dorsey role at Twitter reduced because he's "difficult" and indecisive

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Nick Bilton has a nice profile of Dick Costolo today in the New York Times. But perhaps the most intriguing passages, for me, had to do with his characterizations of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Dorsey, as CEO of Square and his product role at Twitter, has seen his reputation morph...
NY Times: Jack Dorsey role at Twitter reduced because he's "difficult" and indecisive
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Twitter to roll out ad products to 50 more countries

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Latin America and western Europe to be the first to get promoted tweets as network ramps up efforts to generate revenueTwitter has unveiled an aggressive expansion of its advertising products, with a rollout planned to 50 countries by the end of the year.The expansion marks the next stage for the...
Twitter to roll out ad products to 50 more countries

Larry Ellison on Sun’s Previous Management

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Jim Finkle, reporting for Reuters: Ellison says he learned that Sun’s pony-tailed chief executive, Jonathan Schwartz, ignored problems as they escalated, made poor strategic decisions and spent too much time working on his blog, which Sun translated into 11 languages. “The underlying engineering teams are so good, but the direction...
Larry Ellison on Sun’s Previous Management

Iran's "Second Internet" Rivals Censorship Of China's "Great Firewall"

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Iran is unveiling a nationwide "Halal Intranet" this spring that will try to seal the nation off from the corrupting influences of Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But can it work?Iran's long-awaited “Halal Internet”--a nationwide intranet that will be heavily monitored and cut off from the rest of the world--finally has...
Iran's "Second Internet" Rivals Censorship Of China's "Great Firewall"
Is Nokia starting to believe in the Surface phone?
NAS: By 2050, it's possible to cut car petroleum use by 80 percent
Savveo raises $2M to fill the world's unmarked space with advertising

Dwolla Democratizing APIs With New Non-Technical Portal

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An API is a “must have” feature for many tech startus. Mailchimp CEO Ben Chestnut went so far as to write that the company’s API is “probably the best marketing we’ve ever done.” But for some companies an API is more than just marketing, it’s a core part of the...
Dwolla Democratizing APIs With New Non-Technical Portal

2K's interactive XCOM trailer and the future of YouTube "games"

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Here at Ars Technica, we usually don't bother posting the vast majority of game trailers that PR companies try to pitch to us. Most of them are incredibly boring, and there are other places you can go to see those kinds of marketing materials as soon as they're posted....
2K's interactive XCOM trailer and the future of YouTube "games"
Garmin CEO retires amid transitional phase for navigation giant
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