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Apple's stock has never been higher as iPad 3 anticipation mounts

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Apple isn't the first tech company to be worth $500bn – Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and GE passed that mark during the dotcom boom of 2000 – although none are near that nowApple is not the first company to be worth more than $500bn (£315bn) but with its equity value passing...
Apple's stock has never been higher as iPad 3 anticipation mounts

Russia Wants To Fine Websites For Poor Copyright Takedowns

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When it comes to the enforcement of copyright Russia is hardly the poster boy of the world’s intellectual property focused companies. In recent years the country has been subjected to intense criticism, especially from the United States, over its failure to curtail piracy both off and online. It’s expected that...
Russia Wants To Fine Websites For Poor Copyright Takedowns

Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund

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Redpoint e.ventures, the venture capital fund pioneered by Silicon Valley VC firms Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures (previously known as BV Capital), has raised $130 million for its first dedicated venture fund. Redpoint e.ventures’ founding partners Yann de Vries and Anderson Thees will manage the fund together. According to the firm,...
Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund

Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind

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Social technology businesses are taking the attitude of their youthful founders and employees. Phone calls are a lot of bother. They make themselves available to customers via e-mail, Twitter messages and Web sites. Older customers don't get it....
Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind

Yahoo's Layoffs Tomorrow Morning of Up to 2,000 Will Only Be the First Move of a Larger Purge to Come

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo’s massive round of layoffs tomorrow — which is likely to impact up to 2,000 employees — is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg that will hit the storied Silicon Valley Internet giant in the company over the months to come....
Yahoo's Layoffs Tomorrow Morning of Up to 2,000 Will Only Be the First Move of a Larger Purge to Come

Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

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(Flickr photo via JMRosenfeld) Could we see a new wave of technology-related mergers and acquisitions? Well, that’s one possible scenario given that the top 20 technology companies in the U.S. finished last year with a whopping $300 billion in cash and marketable securities, an impressive number which could indicate that...
Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

PandoHouse Rock -- "The Patent Song"

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While patent law may not be the sexiest topic in the world, thanks to the Apple-Samsung trial, it’s been all over the news the past few weeks. But the issues surrounding patent law and how it impacts innovation and entrepreneurship extend beyond the headline-grabbing trials. Companies known as “patent...
PandoHouse Rock -- "The Patent Song"

Amazon moves engineering hub to east London

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Online retailer employs a team of several hundred people in new offices near London's 'Silicon Roundabout'After more than a decade of toiling to bring internet television to the mass market, Paula Byrne's time has come. A year ago she sold her technology business to Amazon, and now the online retailer...
Amazon moves engineering hub to east London

Blipfoto secures $485k total investment and gains tech pioneer Ian Ritchie as chairman

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Scottish online daily photo journal Blipfoto has secured second stage seed funding, bringing total investment to £300,000 ($485,000) and has announced that Ian Ritchie is to join as its chairman. The second round of investment comes from its private investment group and the Scottish Investment Bank Seed Fund. Ritchie, who is...
Blipfoto secures $485k total investment and gains tech pioneer Ian Ritchie as chairman

4 tips for startup success if you're not based in a major tech market

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Alexios Ballas, who is founder & CEO of Fashinating. Fashinating was one of the first companies to receive accelerator funding in Europe outside big country hubs like the UK and graduated from the Openfund program in 2009.  Okay, you have a great...
4 tips for startup success if you're not based in a major tech market
Streetmap sues Google for favoring Google Maps over competitors in search results

SOURCE: Yahoo Has Already Started Firing Thousands (YHOO)

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Tomorrow, Yahoo is expected to fire as many as 2,000 people this week. According to a source close to people inside the company, however, the firing have already started.  Kara Swisher says the firings will only be the start of a much larger staff reduction at the company in...
SOURCE: Yahoo Has Already Started Firing Thousands (YHOO)

InnoSpring Launches First U.S.-China Tech Accelerator, Unveils Inaugural Batch Of 12 Startups

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As research from the Startup Genome is beginning to show, the world has become a global entrepreneurial playing field, as cities from Tel Aviv to Santiago evolve into thriving startup ecosystems, becoming both regional and global engines of job creation. With such a large, increasingly internet-connected population, China has become...
InnoSpring Launches First U.S.-China Tech Accelerator, Unveils Inaugural Batch Of 12 Startups
Ahead of the JOBS Act Rush, CircleUp Launches Crowdfunding Platform

Heads up, Berlin startups: Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund

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Earlybird Venture Capital, the aptly named pan-European early-stage VC firm based in Berlin, has raised $100 million for its fourth venture fund – only half of its target $200 million fund. The investment firm has now raised over $700 million since its founding in 1997, and has backed companies like...
Heads up, Berlin startups: Earlybird raises $100m for its target $200m fund
The VCs at Earlybird raise $100M for their fourth fund

Samsung's predicament

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In the past year, Samsung went from being a moderately successful electronics manufacturer to the leading non-iOS mobile device maker. Together, Apple and Samsung earn 98% of the profits in the smartphone market. MG Siegler echoed a common sentiment when he wrote that Samsung is now the “fifth horseman” of tech, alongside Apple, Google, Amazon,...
Samsung's predicament

NYC Startups Batten Down the Hatches for Sandy

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Scary sky With mass transit closed and dangerous storm surges set to wallop the city, New York startups aren’t messing around when it comes to hurricane prep. Most, like Useablenet, Kickstarter, HowAboutWe and SideTour, are urging employees to work from home due to the closure of the MTA system. “We have a...
NYC Startups Batten Down the Hatches for Sandy

Publishers should be proud of their legacy

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The word 'legacy' is becoming a term of abuse in the publishing revolution, but a long history of bringing great writing to committed readers is nothing to be ashamed ofThe near-Orwellian debate about "publishers bad, Amazon good" or "Amazon bad, publishers good" strikes me as symptomatic of the degree of...
Publishers should be proud of their legacy

Berlin Is Still Sexy But No Longer Poor – Earlybird Raises $100m For A $200m Fund

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It looks like Berlin, famously described by the city mayor as “poor but sexy”, is now quite a bit less port in the realm of early stage tech startup financing. Earlybird Venture Capital has announced the $100m first close of its fourth venture fund. The target fund size is $200m....
Berlin Is Still Sexy But No Longer Poor – Earlybird Raises $100m For A $200m Fund

Want the UK to support innovative firms? Better do it yourself

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The UK has no coherent innovation policy, so maybe we have to think more about where our pensions and savings are investedIt's official - the UK has no coherent innovation policy, according to the cross-party House of Commons science and technology committee, in the latest report to describe the UK's...
Want the UK to support innovative firms? Better do it yourself

Tapjoy CEO Mihir Shah steps down, Former Disney Interactive Media Group president Steve Wadsworth steps in as new president and CEO

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Mobile and advertising platform Tapjoy announced today that CEO Mihir Shah resigned and that former Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) president Steve Wadsworth and current Tapjoy director has become the new president and CEO of the company. Wadsworth had spent the past 17 years overseeing Disney’s digital media and technology...
Tapjoy CEO Mihir Shah steps down, Former Disney Interactive Media Group president Steve Wadsworth steps in as new president and CEO

Here’s what Jay Inslee wants to do to keep the state’s IT industry humming

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Jay Inslee There’s no shortage of ideas in Jay Inslee’s economic plan for Washington state. The Democratic candidate for governor released a 30-page jobs plan — divided into seven subsections — on Monday at the MacDonald-Miller factory in Seattle. Among the priorities: Clean Energy, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Military, Information and...
Here’s what Jay Inslee wants to do to keep the state’s IT industry humming

Jack Dorsey, the Professional Masseur and Punk-Rock Fan

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Most people know of Jack Dorsey as the founder of two notable technology businesses - Twitter and Square. But here are some things you probably haven't heard about the 35-year-old entrepreneur:...
Jack Dorsey, the Professional Masseur and Punk-Rock Fan

Today, Microsoft opened its new Azure Accelerator in Bangalore, India - and we were there

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Hot on the heels of the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure program in Israel in April this year, the Redmond giant is all set to kick off similar proceedings in India. Having narrowed their selection from over 200 down to 11 applicants, the accelerator will incubate these...
Today, Microsoft opened its new Azure Accelerator in Bangalore, India - and we were there

Yes, It's Possible to Be Confident About Mobile Security

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Mobile phone image copyright Oleksiy MarkWhen it comes to mobile computing, many organizations either cringe at the fear of security risks or rejoice in the business potential. On one hand, mobile is revolutionizing business operations — improving operational efficiency, enhancing productivity, empowering employees, and delivering an engaging user experience. On...
Yes, It's Possible to Be Confident About Mobile Security

Defense contractor pwned for years by Chinese hackers

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QinetiQ, a UK-based defense contractor, has its fingers all over some of the US Defense Department's most sensitive systems. The company's subsidiaries provide robots, diagnostic systems, intelligence systems for satellites, drones, and even "cyber-security" to the US Department of Defense. The parent company, which was created as a privatized...
Defense contractor pwned for years by Chinese hackers
How SFR's 'Chocolate Factory' produced a cloud service business in four months
IBM buys UrbanCode for its devops chops

Tech Press Falling For Intellectual Venture's New Spin

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It appears that Intellectual Ventures, the world's largest patent troll, is testing out some new hilarious spin concerning its business of shaking down companies who innovate, getting them to pay huge sums of money to avoid getting sued. And, ridiculously, some in the tech press are falling for it. ZDNet's...
Tech Press Falling For Intellectual Venture's New Spin
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