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Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

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Facebook spent $87 million so far this year on business acquisitions not including its Instagram purchase, the company revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Facebook spent $521 million on Instagram — $300 million of which was in cash, the rest in vested shares of Class...
Facebook spent $715M on Instagram, $87M on other acquisitions this year

Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret

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As far as 99.9 percent of the world population is concerned, Microsoft is a stodgy, old-guard technology company. Its bottom line is fully leveraged against PC operating systems and business software--hardly the building blocks of a future-thinking portfolio, right? But scratch that cold, conservative, pedestrian surface, and you'll find a Microsoft...
Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret

LifeStreet Media pays developers more than $125 million in ad revenues

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Advertising technology company LifeStreet Media today announced its mobile advertising revenue is growing at an annualized rate in excess of 250 percent, and that to date it has has paid out more than $125 million in ad revenues to publishers and developers. LifeStreet also reported that it has driven...
LifeStreet Media pays developers more than $125 million in ad revenues

How A Booming Startup Can Avoid Site Outages And Service Disruptions

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Plenty of tech startups rely on third-party platforms to simply get off the ground and go live. In the case of fashion startup Quincy Apparel, its founders used an e-commerce platform called Shopify to help launch its website. Co-founder and COO Alex Nelson created the site, and she used Shopify...
How A Booming Startup Can Avoid Site Outages And Service Disruptions

Stealthy SilverCar Raising Capital for Luxury Car Rentals, Headed by Former Skybus CEO

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SilverCar, an Austin-based startup focused on luxury car rentals, has raised $3.27 million, according to a regulatory filing. The offering has the capacity to raise up to $11 million, but $3.27 million has been secured to date, the filing states. The stealth mode company doesn’t have a Web site, but...
Stealthy SilverCar Raising Capital for Luxury Car Rentals, Headed by Former Skybus CEO

Chinese banks tell Proview: Your iPad trademarks belong to us

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If you thought Apple’s iPad trademark case in China couldn’t get any weirder, today the story has taken another surprising turn after debt-ridden Taiwanese technology company (and Chinese iPad trademark holder) Proview was told by its creditors that they hold the rights the company’s trademarks. The Wall Street Journal reports...
Chinese banks tell Proview: Your iPad trademarks belong to us

CK-12′s 'Get-Real' competition aims to test students use of tech and K-12 concepts in the real world

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Education technology company CK-12 has launched a student competition, called “Get-Real“, to see who can come up with the best real-world application of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concept they’ve learned. The incentive to participate is high as the winning submission will receive not only a prize for themselves,...
CK-12′s 'Get-Real' competition aims to test students use of tech and K-12 concepts in the real world

Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV]

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Here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, among the banking, shipping, steel and transport magnates of the global economy, there are a number of technology entrepreneurs floating around. As they rub shoulders with the likes of Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker, Loic Le Meur and Robert Scoble, it’s possible...
Knewton Prepares To Take Education by Storm [TCTV]

Boxever launches out of beta with high hopes for optimising airline data

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Boxever, the real-time customer intelligence platform for airlines has launched today to help flight companies achieve more with their own data. The company provides a way for airlines to segment and target customers in real-time with a recommendation engine that returns relevant flights, destinations and other probable requirements like hotels,...
Boxever launches out of beta with high hopes for optimising airline data

Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Technology

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Amazon bought text-to-speech technology company Ivona Software for an undisclosed price. Amazon's Kindle Fire already uses some Ivona technology....
Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Technology

LED desk lamp wirelessly charges smartphones

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Japanese technology company Konica Minolta debuts one of the most technologically advanced desk lamps we've ever seen. [Read more]...
LED desk lamp wirelessly charges smartphones

SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

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Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We’ve learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for now former Managing Director of North Sea Partners, Missy Godfrey. The service is used by some of the biggest...
SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience
CHART: If A Video Doesn't Go Viral Within 3 Days On The Web, It's Toast

Ooyala launches personalized video discovery platform

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From mobile to desktop, Ooyala's new content discovery system aims to keep viewers glued longerAs the world of online video rockets in popularity, content producers and brands are searching for the best way to deliver the ultimate viewing experience while getting the most effective monetization out of it. Ooyala, a...
Ooyala launches personalized video discovery platform

Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

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Quick, name a technology company with a REALLY good reputation? Apple? Google? Facebook?  Nope. Nah. Sorry. If you're on the same page as former Apple bigwig Jean-Louis Gassée, the company that should have jumped to mind first is Microsoft. In fact, Gassée says his old firm should try harder to emulate...
Ex-Apple President: Apple Needs To Be More Like Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT)

SOURCE: Music Service MOG Has Been Acquired By Beats Audio

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We've heard from a single source that subscription music service MOG has been acquired by audio technology company Beats Audio, which is part owned by phone maker HTC. It's only one source, so we'd categorize it as a rumor at this point. MOG would not comment, saying only, "We’re...
SOURCE: Music Service MOG Has Been Acquired By Beats Audio

In Defense of the Idealists

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The other day I ripped into Pinterest a bit for its spammy email actions for new users. Not long after, a friend of mine called me out indirectly, saying that Google+ did much of the same and yet nobody really talked about it. I’ll argue the point that it wasn’t...
In Defense of the Idealists
Anyone Who Thinks Apple's Bonds Are As Safe As Government Bonds Is Hallucinating
Unified launches new platform features to better track earned media value from social advertising
Google passes Microsoft in market valuation, sits far behind Apple as second-most valuable tech company

Apple boss Tim Cook takes a few cracks at Microsoft and Amazon, says tablets will ‘cannibalize’ PCs

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Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook leads the most powerful technology company on the planet. But even as the top dog in tech (with a market value of $475 billion, which is bigger than Microsoft and Google combined) Cook says that he relishes competition. “As long as people invent their...
Apple boss Tim Cook takes a few cracks at Microsoft and Amazon, says tablets will ‘cannibalize’ PCs

Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident

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Another day, another privacy payout. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will pay $22.5 million to settle claims that it hacked users’ iPhones in order to serve ads to them. The incident stems from a highly publicized incident in February in which a Stanford graduate student discovered that...
Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident
Samsung estimates last quarter revenue at a record $5.9 billion
Trimble acquires Spime to grow its GPS business

IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

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Tracy Daw Is RealNetworks becoming a farm system for the Seattle region’s aspiring public companies? Tracy Daw, who resigned as RealNetworks’ chief legal officer earlier this week, has been hired as general counsel by INRIX, the Kirkland-based traffic technology company that has made no bones about its plans to eventually...
IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

Citrix follows Box's lead by adding content editing and secure synching to its ShareFile mobile apps

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Citrix, a cloud, networking, and virtualization technology company, will announce on Tuesday that it is updating its ShareFile file-sharing app with better mobile content editing. What this means is that the service aims to compete against Box and other enterprise-focused file sharing services, hopefully allowing users to be more productive...
Citrix follows Box's lead by adding content editing and secure synching to its ShareFile mobile apps

WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

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The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Facebook may file for its long-awaited IPO as soon as this Wednesday, but notes that the “timing is still being discussed”, according to an anonymous source. The article says that Facebook is eyeing a valuation between $75 and $100 billion as it...
WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

iBike riding computer and case upgraded for iPhone 5

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Sports technology company Velocomphas updated its iBike line of cycling accessories for the iPhone 5. Two new products have been announced -- the iBike® Dash CC 5 cycling computer and iBike Phone Booth 5 bike case and mount. Both products are designed specifically for the new iPhone 5. The Dash CC...
iBike riding computer and case upgraded for iPhone 5

DealBook: Third Point Demands Records From Yahoo's C.E.O. Search

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Third Point sent Yahoo a request for records relating to its selecting former eBay executive Scott Thompson as its chief executive, after the besieged technology company admitted that it had misstated its leader's academic credentials....
DealBook: Third Point Demands Records From Yahoo's C.E.O. Search
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