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Apple Talking With Investors About $15-16 Billion Bond Offering

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Following up on yesterday's initial filing from Apple addressing the company's efforts to issue a bond offering to raise cash in support of its stock buyback program, the company today filed a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining its general plans, which include six different chunks of debt...
Apple Talking With Investors About $15-16 Billion Bond Offering

Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

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Kontagent, a company that provides enterprise-level mobile in-app analytics to companies that build and distribute mobile applications, today announced two new features to its platform that should allow companies to better segment their user base and track revenue per user over individual accounts. The new capabilities allow for the following: user groups can...
Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To "Aggressively Expand" Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push

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Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a €5.5 million ($7.2 million) Series A round. It’s not all new money — we covered the first €1.5 million tranche, back in January 2012 — but the startup has now added €4 million to complete the round. Backers include existing investor SmartCap, plus...
Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To "Aggressively Expand" Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Push
Apple sets another new record: the world's largest corporate debt sale
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Vodafone and Telefonica's faster 4G rollout deal gets green light in UK

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And then there were two. With UK mobile operators Everything Everywhere and Three already sharing their networks through a joint venture, rivals Vodafone and Telefonica (trading as O2) are about to do something similar. In effect, this means the UK will have just two sets of mobile infrastructure – enough...
Vodafone and Telefonica's faster 4G rollout deal gets green light in UK

What will Amazon do with $3 billion in nearly free money?

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The tech giant has quietly raised capital -- at almost no cost. FORTUNE -- While online shoppers were gobbling up e-deals on Cyber Monday, Amazon once again demonstrated its appetite for capital. It raised $3 billion in debt at ultra-low interest rates. Spread across three tranches of bonds that mature...
What will Amazon do with $3 billion in nearly free money?
Placester locks up $2.5M so real estate agents can do business online

Paul Carr’s NSFWCorp Web Publication Launches To Much Fanfare

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Former TC’er Paul Carr’s latest venture, called NSFWCorp, has launched into private beta. It’s a weekly news magazine dubbed as the “the Economist as written by ‘The Daily Show’” and will be available for $26 a year or “two bucks a month.” What’s particularly interesting, however, is how the company...
Paul Carr’s NSFWCorp Web Publication Launches To Much Fanfare

Apple Still Negotiating With Sony and Warner Over iRadio Royalties

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Apple is still in negotiations with Sony and Warner over its iRadio streaming music service, reports the Financial Times. Apple had offered roughly 6 cents per 100 tracks streamed, but later reportedly raised this to 12.5 cents per 100 tracks -- similar to the rate paid by Pandora. Although the...
Apple Still Negotiating With Sony and Warner Over iRadio Royalties
Disrupt Battlefield Finalist Zumper Reveals It Raised $1M Seed Round From Greylock, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, Others

France wants to invest $27B in high speed broadband

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France has unveiled a financing plan that would result in the government and private companies spending €20 billion ($27 billion) over the next 10 years bringing high speed broadband and fiber connectivity to the country. The news comes after the EU’s budget cut almost all of the $7 billion it...
France wants to invest $27B in high speed broadband
To Compete With Amazon, eBay Debuts Free Listings And Simpler Fee Structures For Sellers

Microsoft updates three key Windows 8 applications, improving Mail, Calendar and People

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Today Microsoft announced that several of the core Windows 8 applications that ship with the operating system will be updated to include a slew of new features. In the estimation of TNW, these updates bring the Mail, Calendar, and People to the level of 1.0, in that they are now...
Microsoft updates three key Windows 8 applications, improving Mail, Calendar and People

Samsung 'stringing' Microsoft along to hurt Windows Phone? Politely, no

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We’re off to the analyst cavern again friends, this time with Detwiler Fenton sending tracts of the media into a discussion concerning Samsung’s place in the Windows Phone market, and how its active participation is in fact harming Microsoft’s mobile efforts. AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski has the best summary of the idea, which...
Samsung 'stringing' Microsoft along to hurt Windows Phone? Politely, no

Better Place CEO departs, following Shai Agassi's exit

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It’s musical chairs at electric car infrastructure company Better Place. The company is officially changing up its current CEO, Evan Thornley, who took on the role only three months ago, following the departure of Better Place founder and original CEO Shai Agassi. Better Place says Idan Ofer, Chairman of the...
Better Place CEO departs, following Shai Agassi's exit

Sudden clarity analyst: Windows phone doesn't sell well due to a "lack of consumer interest"

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Sometimes I don’t know what to make of analysts. Other times I do. Today it’s the latter. Bernstein Research analyst Pierre Ferragu, take it away [Via Boy Genius Report]: Our research shows that for many years, poor sales of Windows-based phones stem from a deep and stable lack of consumer interest...
Sudden clarity analyst: Windows phone doesn't sell well due to a "lack of consumer interest"
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