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ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 15 May 2010

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The upcoming week is full of thought-provoking social media, startup and tech-related events. One that caught our eye was the SF MusicTech Summit, which looks at the intersection of music, business and technology. Speakers include Ben Folds, the musician, Michael Tilson Thomas, a conductor, and Tim Westergren, founder of...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 15 May 2010

In Media? You have a new home. Techmeme launches a new aggregator, Mediagazer.

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Gabe Rivera has launched a new property, Mediagazer, as another column in his network of vertical content websites. Mr. Rivera is of course the man behind Techmeme, a website that everyone in the world of technology is familiar with. An aggregation service, it uses a powerful algorithm to harvest news, and...
In Media? You have a new home. Techmeme launches a new aggregator, Mediagazer.

Job matching startup Path.to expands to three new markets, adds several new features

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Today Path.to is moving into the Chicago, Boston, and New York City markets, and also adding several new features into its product including business profiles, social resumes, and candidate recommendations. Path.to began as a product that let job seekers create a beautiful visual resume for themselves. However, the product shifted...
Job matching startup Path.to expands to three new markets, adds several new features

Marissa Mayer Will Not Sell Right Media, Plans To Invest In Ad Tech (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is not going to ditch the company's ad tech business. Instead she's going invest, says Michael Barrett, the chief revenue officer who joined Yahoo in June when Ross Levinsohn was CEO. Barrett tells Jason Del Rey at Ad Age, "We just want to go on the...
Marissa Mayer Will Not Sell Right Media, Plans To Invest In Ad Tech (YHOO)

Eyeing An IPO, HubSpot Adds Akamai’s CFO And Former IBM Exec JD Sherman As COO

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Marketing software company HubSpot has brought on a new leader today—Akamai CFO JD Sherman. Sherman has been chief financial officer at Akamai for over 6 years. Prior to Akamai, Sherman served as the chief financial executive of IBM’s $21 billion Systems and Technology Group. Over the course of 15 years...
Eyeing An IPO, HubSpot Adds Akamai’s CFO And Former IBM Exec JD Sherman As COO

Rejecting Google's Money, Marissa Mayer Just Made A Risky, Billion Dollar Bet (YHOO, GOOG)

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In her first few months as CEO, Marissa Mayer has changed Yahoo in ways that will, in the short term, cost the company money. There's the free food, the lights she's keeping on later, an expensive Christmas party she's planning, and even talk of giving employees new smartphones. Most Yahoo...
Rejecting Google's Money, Marissa Mayer Just Made A Risky, Billion Dollar Bet (YHOO, GOOG)

In Two Weeks: Inside Network and SmartRecruiters' Network Get Work happy hour

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Come join Inside Network and SmartRecruiters in November for happy hour. Our “Network, Get Work” event brings together job seekers and companies in the social media and tech industry. Whether you’re interested in joining tech start-ups or global firms in the Bay Area, recruiting for top social media talent, or...
In Two Weeks: Inside Network and SmartRecruiters' Network Get Work happy hour

Yapta charts new course with former Sabre exec as CEO

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Online travel upstart Yapta continues on its new course today with the appointment of James Filsinger as CEO. A former executive at Sabre Holdings who most recently served as CEO of EZYield.com, Filsinger takes over from interim CEO Ken Myer who helped launch Yapta’s new FareIQ product during his seven-month...
Yapta charts new course with former Sabre exec as CEO
Get acquired! An idiot's guide to technology M&A

Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO

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Violin Memory, the Silicon Valley-based company with a super-fast flash memory service, is hurtling toward a highly successful IPO. Bloomberg Businessweek reported today that the company filed to go public under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) act. This allows Violin Memory to keep its public offering under the radar...
Flash memory provider Violin Memory said to file for a sky-high IPO
A classic startup horror story: the M&A bait and switch

Facebook to replace Infosys as part of the NASDAQ 100 Index on December 12th

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Facebook will replace Infosys as part of the NASDAQ 100, the basket of companies that determine the movement of the NASDAQ index. The move is affirmation of Facebook’s status in the technology space, and could lead to a buying swing for the stock as index funds and other pick up its...
Facebook to replace Infosys as part of the NASDAQ 100 Index on December 12th

Apple beating Samsung on its home turf as the iPad passes 1 million sales in Korea

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Apple has passed the landmark of one million iPad sales in South Korea, where its tablet device some way ahead of rival Samsung’s efforts on its home turf. The statistics, which are reported by the Korea Herald, make Apple the country’s top tablet vendor, with sales of the original iPad...
Apple beating Samsung on its home turf as the iPad passes 1 million sales in Korea

A Facebook phone: Is this the final brick in the social network's walled garden?

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Looks like it’s that time of year again — the time when rumors of a “Facebook phone” pop up like tulips after a spring rainstorm. This time around, it was a cryptic announcement from the social network about a mobile event next week that set the rumor mill in motion:...
A Facebook phone: Is this the final brick in the social network's walled garden?

Obama nominates Wheeler as new FCC chairman

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President Obama has nominated telecom trade group veteran Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Tom Wheeler Wheeler's nomination, announced Wednesday, ends weeks of speculation that he was the top choice to replace outgoing Chairman Julius Genachowski. Wheeler, a managing director at Washington, D.C.,...
Obama nominates Wheeler as new FCC chairman

Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking.

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Martin Casado, CTO and co-founder of Nicira Nicira, the not-so-stealthy-but-seriously-hot networking startup is ready to tell the world what it offers and who is buying its software. The list of customers is impressive. Nicira’s Network Virtualization Platform is used at eBay, NTT, AT&T, Fidelity Investments and Rackspace, and I expect...
Meet Nicira. Yes, people will call it the VMware of networking.

Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund take on ed-tech with launch of their learning games accelerator

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Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund have announced the formation of a new learning games accelerator designed to help produce social games for the social good. To support this initiative, Zynga.org has provided $1 million in funding for the accelerator’s first year. Funded by Zynga’s non-profit organization, this new games accelerator...
Zynga.org and NewSchools Venture Fund take on ed-tech with launch of their learning games accelerator

Meet 1871: Chicago’s enormous new coworking, event, and startup space

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Author’s note: I recently took a journey, a last sojourn, through Chicago’s tech scene. I’m leaving, and I wanted to give the place that has been my welcome host for four years a proper exit. This post and a few others are my goodbye to the city. It’s been great....
Meet 1871: Chicago’s enormous new coworking, event, and startup space

Telefónica’s startup accelerator Wayra launches in London, offering €1m in funding

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After first launching across Latin America, last month we reported that Telefónica‘s startup accelerator Wayra was arriving in Europe with the Spanish telecommunications company launching its Academy in Madrid. And now it’s London’s turn. Telefónica has pledged “funding in excess of €1m”, as it officially announced the launch of its...
Telefónica’s startup accelerator Wayra launches in London, offering €1m in funding
Edmodo exec: New $25M funding is just the beginning of spike for edtech

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Banking industry opens new FinTech accelerator in London

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London is the world’s top financial center, so this one is something of a no-brainer: having run a FinTech Innovation Lab in New York for the last couple of years, Accenture and the big banks are bringing the idea across to the British capital. The setup is similar to that...
Banking industry opens new FinTech accelerator in London
Evernote Declares A 'Cease-Fire' In Its War With Paper, Partners With Moleskine For Smart Notebooks
BlackBerry 10: RIM Demos Key Features Of Next-Gen Mobile OS Ahead Of Q1 2013 Release

Under Mayer, Yahoo stands by ad tech and Right Media

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After months of speculation that Yahoo might part with ad exchange Right Media, the company is going out of its way to affirm its commitment to its core ad technology. In a mini media blitz of stories in the ad trades today, company executives said Yahoo has no plans to...
Under Mayer, Yahoo stands by ad tech and Right Media

NFC Company ViVOtech Unloads Its Reader Business, Will Focus On Software Going Forward

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In late July, NFC industry news site NFC Times reported that ViVOtech, a software and systems provider which makes everything from smart posters to transaction management infrastructure, was shutting down. The company soon after released a statement explaining that it wasn’t closing up shop, but it was “restructuring its operations.” Today, ViVOtech...
NFC Company ViVOtech Unloads Its Reader Business, Will Focus On Software Going Forward
YouTube network Fullscreen adds NBCUniversal and HBO veteran Tim Mohn as new SVP of Engineering
Startups: Female Developers and Athletes Take the Leading Role at espnW Hack Day
McGraw-Hill: Build education tech, and we’ll buy you

Dell, Cisco looking at vendor-led SDN consortiums, but is it too late?

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Dell is joining a growing list of vendors that want to develop their own standard for software-defined networking (SDN), and perhaps dilute the influence of customer-led standards in the data center. Last week, the nonprofit Object Management Group (OMG) said Dell intends to create an OMG committee on SDN. The...
Dell, Cisco looking at vendor-led SDN consortiums, but is it too late?
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