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Julia Allison University Is Now Accepting Students

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Julia Allison will teach you "How to Become an Internet Celebrity" at Learning Annex for $45, way less than Parson's protocelebrity program. But don't expect financial advice: Amid turnover at her startup, Allison is considering applying to Stanford Business School. More »...
Julia Allison University Is Now Accepting Students

Federal Trade Commission to end antitrust investigation of Google

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The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to end its antitrust investigation of Google ahead of looming changes to the membership of the agency's ruling board. The coming turnover has created renewed urgency about resolving the nearly two-year-old probe of Google, said people familiar with the talks, which are likely to...
Federal Trade Commission to end antitrust investigation of Google

Now that's contrarian: Amid enterprise fever, Qwiki turns away revenue to go for consumer play

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The trajectory of search engine-multimedia-wikipedia-video-app-social-sharing pivot machine Qwiki looks a bit like a boomerang. The company moved from New York, to San Francisco, and back to New York. And now it’s switched from a consumer web search play, to a B2B publishing play, to a consumer app again. It’s been...
Now that's contrarian: Amid enterprise fever, Qwiki turns away revenue to go for consumer play

MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Susan Loh

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When I introduced this series on People, I stated that it was going to have a bunch of guest posts because there are many people who know a lot more about the people side of business than I do. One of them is Susan Loh who is Head of Talent...
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Susan Loh

Foxconn announces $226 million half-year net loss, blames usual suspects

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Manufacturing behemoth Foxconn (Hon Hai) has announced a record net loss of $226 million on turnover of $2 billion for the first half of the year. Unsurprisingly, it attributed the loss to the European debt crisis, global economic slowdown and its customers "continuous struggle" for market share. While it...
Foxconn announces $226 million half-year net loss, blames usual suspects

Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

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Panasonic's financial year runs from summer to summer, so its first-quarter results for 2013 just hit the wire. The figures proudly show that the company has managed to turn around the losses it suffered so badly in the previous period -- with $23 billion in turnover generating a tidy...
Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

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European online footwear and bag retailer, Spartoo — the ‘Zappos of Europe’ — has raised €25 million ($32.5 million) in Series C funding led by investment holding company Sofina. Existing investors A Plus Finance, CM-CIC Capital Privé, Highland Partners and Endeavour Vision also participated in the round. The company has raised €45 Million...
Online Shoe Retailer Spartoo Marches On With €25 Million Series C, Led By Sofina, To Bolster European Growth

Square Loses Two Execs, Including One Out Before His First Day on the Job

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Two senior execs have left Square, including a well-known former PayPal exec who had been announced but had not yet started at the high-profile payments company. That was Alex Petrov, who was supposed to be Square announced the startup’s new vice president of partnerships just three weeks ago. But...
Square Loses Two Execs, Including One Out Before His First Day on the Job

Kleiner Perkins Hires Square's Director Of Products, Megan Quinn

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Can Kleiner Perkins get hip? The Valley's once-preeminent venture-capital firm is fighting its stodgy image by hiring new partners straight out of hot startups—like Megan Quinn, Square's director of products. Quinn has only been at Square a year. It seems like the payments startup has seen a lot of turnover,...
Kleiner Perkins Hires Square's Director Of Products, Megan Quinn

With "Wish Lists," Grabio Creates the One Thing Most "Sell Your Stuff" Marketplaces Lack: Liquidity

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If there was ever a time to dethrone Craigslist, it’s now. The company’s bare bones online marketplace has been a source of “macro-angst” for years. Yet no one’s been able to displace it because that’s where the buyers, renters and job hunters are. Without those people, a marketplace is...
With "Wish Lists," Grabio Creates the One Thing Most "Sell Your Stuff" Marketplaces Lack: Liquidity

Twitter's trending topics tend to change rapidly

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The social network releases new stats and data visualizations on what time of day users tweet and how quickly the phrases they tweet on a given subject turnover. [Read more]...
Twitter's trending topics tend to change rapidly

Google responds to antitrust chief

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Joaquín Almunia wants to the change the way Google presents search results in EuropeGoogle has scraped in under the deadline to respond to the European commission's antitrust chief Joaquín Almunia, who is seeking to change the way it presents search results in Europe.It delivered its suggestions on Thursday 31 January,...
Google responds to antitrust chief

Turnover of UK search agencies

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Turnover of UK search agencies

Here's What's Really Going On At LA Startup, BeachMint

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Earlier this week, PandoDaily reported that BeachMint's CMO, John Volturo, left because, "something about BeachMint was no longer hot, sexy, or groundbreaking enough to keep Volturo's attention." PandoDaily also suggested Volturo was selling his shares to BeachMint investor, Millenium Technology Value Partners. We got on the phone with BeachMint president...
Here's What's Really Going On At LA Startup, BeachMint

Endeavor introduces Innovation Panel to promote entrepreneurship

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Endeavor is launching a new event in Brazil called Innovation Panel, the global entrepreneurship support network has announced. Scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro on March 15th, the one-day event will be accepting applications until February 18th. The purpose of this new event is to give ten shortlisted...
Endeavor introduces Innovation Panel to promote entrepreneurship

Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

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It's inspired artwork, sketch shows and even a Pomplamoose cover, but flinging feathery fowl is ultimately a serious business. Rovio has announced that in 2011, it made a huge $106.3 million turnover and a whopping $67.6 million in profit (before tax). Fueled by the success of Angry Birds, Seasons...
Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

Cloud app services company rPath acquired by SAS

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The cloud consolidation continues. rPath, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based company that bills itself as “the enterprise PaaS company,” is rumored to be on the verge of getting acquired, multiple sources tell GigaOM. Business analytics giant SAS Institute is the company that is being linked to rPath. The price is being pegged...
Cloud app services company rPath acquired by SAS

Here's What's Really Going On At LA Startup, BeachMint

www.businessinsider.com
Earlier this week, PandoDaily reported that BeachMint's CMO, John Volturo, left because, "something about BeachMint was no longer hot, sexy, or groundbreaking enough to keep Volturo's attention." PandoDaily also suggested Volturo was selling his shares to BeachMint investor, Millenium Technology Value Partners. We got on the phone with BeachMint president...
Here's What's Really Going On At LA Startup, BeachMint

Marissa Mayer Doesn't Need A New CTO (YHOO)

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The last thing Yahoo needs is a new chief technology officer. Everyone's noted Yahoo's CEO churn. But Yahoo has also had a ton of turnover lower down in the executive ranks. Ash Munshi, who parted ways with the company over the summer, is, by our count, the fifth senior leader in charge...
Marissa Mayer Doesn't Need A New CTO (YHOO)
U.S. Court Rules For Facebook In Its Case Against Typosquatters On 105 Domains; $2.8M In Damages

Today in Tech: Why are Groupon sales reps fleeing?

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How Facebook and Zynga's businesses couldn't be more different; Motorola faces big-time staff cuts. Groupon feels the heat [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] A Groupon attorney last month sent Mr. Silagadze a letter saying Top Hat was improperly recruiting Groupon employees. Top Hat's 25-person sales staff includes eight former Groupon employees. Groupon's turnover...
Today in Tech: Why are Groupon sales reps fleeing?

British-made typewriters reach the end of the line

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The presentation of the last Brother CM-1000 to the Science Museum marks the end of the manufacture of typewriters in the UKIt was at 12pm on Friday that the last British-made typewriter was packed into its box at the Brother factory in Wrexham. Its maker, Edward Bryan, 40, has worked...
British-made typewriters reach the end of the line
Wittlebee Grabs ShoeDazzle Customer Acquisition Superstar Chris Nella

Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse

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Internet giant pledged only £20,000 to Internet Watch Foundation last year, despite multibillion-dollar turnoverGoogle donated little more than £20,000 last year to the charity responsible for policing child abuse images online - the equivalent of 90 seconds' profit for the internet firm.The search giant was one of a number of...
Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse
Google Project Glass patent shows control system using infrared rings and fingernails

Sprint's Hesse: We'll Make Money on the iPhone … Eventually

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Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse took a $3.25 million pay cut earlier this month as penance for orchestrating the company’s pricey iPhone deal with Apple. Has outcry over the agreement, which will cost Sprint an estimated $15.5 billion over the next four years, soured him on it? Not at all....
Sprint's Hesse: We'll Make Money on the iPhone … Eventually
EU giving Google one last chance to settle antitrust search case

Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had come to an understanding with Google that would permit a settlement without a court case. The EU has been investigating Google since 2010, when European search companies began complaining that Google was burying search results for products that competed with Google's...
Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

Amazon posts $21.27 billion in 2012 Q4 revenues, makes tinier profit of $97 million

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It's still the same old story, really. Amazon pulls in revenues equal to a small nation's GDP and makes a small profit for itself in the process. In this case, particularly small. Jeff Bezos' little company that could has posted fourth-quarter turnover of $21.27 billion, a 22 percent increase,...
Amazon posts $21.27 billion in 2012 Q4 revenues, makes tinier profit of $97 million

InnovateCV innovates the resume, the cover letter, and the application ... right out of existence

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The three trusty standbys of jobs searches, resumes, applications, and covering letters, may soon be a thing of the past. Which might be a relief for anyone who’s recently been forced to write one. InnovateCV will be launching a new company and product, Apploi, in April. I chatted with CEO...
InnovateCV innovates the resume, the cover letter, and the application ... right out of existence
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