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How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

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Editor’s note: Dan Scholnick is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures where he invests in early stage cloud computing and consumerized IT companies such as New Relic, dotCloud, StackMob, Cloudscaling, and Loggly. You can read more about Dan at the Trinity Ventures website or follow him on Twitter @dschol. He is not an investor...
How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

Financial Communication, Warren Buffett Style

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It's annual report season, which includes announcements from the CEO and/or chairman of every public U.S. company. Given that Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, is the most successful investor of all time, you might expect that a 23-page communication from him would be jargon-packed and over most people's...
Financial Communication, Warren Buffett Style

Google and China: What You Need to Know

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The ongoing battle between Google and China sometimes reads like a spy novel, featuring a giant technology company clashing with a cadre of totalitarian overlords, attacks by hackers apparently aimed at pinpointing citizen activists and dissidents, and grandstanding speeches by senators and congressmen about the Chinese threat. Guardian political...
Google and China: What You Need to Know

Enter T-Metro: MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile merger

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Mark your calendars for May 1, folks. That’s the day MetroPCS ceases being an independent entity and T-Mobile USA will no longer be a fully-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. MetroPCS shareholders on Wednesday voted to back the T-Metro merger, granting it the last remaining approval it needed. The merger will...
Enter T-Metro: MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile merger

Apple's Market Cap: Half a Trillion and Counting

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Apple’s market capitalization passed the $500 billion mark in Wednesday trading, making it the sixth U.S. company to reach that heady milestone. But how long can it remain there? Of the five other companies to top $500 billion — Intel, Cisco, General Electric, Microsoft and Exxon Mobil — none has...
Apple's Market Cap: Half a Trillion and Counting

Aiming To Be The Mobile Banking App To Rule Them All, Numbrs Stashes $7.7M Of Fresh Funding

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Chalk this up as one to watch closely in the world of consumer fintech. Numbrs, a mobile-first banking app founded out of Swiss company builder Centralway, has raised 7.5 million Swiss francs (~$7.7 million) from its parent, capital it will use to build on its pending German launch, with the...
Aiming To Be The Mobile Banking App To Rule Them All, Numbrs Stashes $7.7M Of Fresh Funding

Yahoo's bid for Dailymotion reportedly axed by French pol

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French minister didn't want a U.S. company taking a controlling state in the video-sharing site, according to published reports. [Read more]...
Yahoo's bid for Dailymotion reportedly axed by French pol

Back in the air: FAA approves 787 battery design changes

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After three months of grounding, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is back in service. The Federal Aviation Administration today approved Boeing’s 787 battery changes and has agreed to lift the grounding order that was placed back in January. After a flurry of overheating lithium ion battery problems and emergency landings in Japan three months ago, the...
Back in the air: FAA approves 787 battery design changes

Sprint-SoftBank deal okayed by foreign investment watchdogs

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Sprint revealed on Wednesday that its acquisition by SoftBank had passed a key regulatory hurdle. Normally telecom mergers are the sole purview of the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, but since Japan-based SoftBank would effectively take over a U.S. company, the Committee on Foreign Investment in...
Sprint-SoftBank deal okayed by foreign investment watchdogs

Microsoft battles pirated software as a security risk

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Microsoft has launched a new anti-piracy campaign in China, which intends to highlight the security risks of buying counterfeit software. In a recent investigation, Microsoft purchased 169 PCs from shops in China and found that all were installed with pirated versions of Windows, with 91 percent of them containing...
Microsoft battles pirated software as a security risk

Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform

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Some consolidation in the error tracking/monitoring space: Exceptional, the error-tracking service for cloud developers, has announced the acquisition of the Ranger monitoring service to extend the U.S. company’s ‘DevOps’ platform. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although Exceptional CEO, Jonathan Siegel, tells me it’s a “solid six-figure purchase”, and covers...
Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform
The iconic game company Atari files for bankruptcy protection

After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

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Lulu (formerly Luluvise), the controversial mobile app that lets girls anonymously review and recommend guys, is seeing some pretty decent traction since it rebooted in February to focus on launching across U.S. college campuses, early Facebook-style. The London/U.S. company, backed by Passion Capital, PROfounders and a host of prominent angels...
After Rebooting, Lulu Sees Its Database Of Guys App Hit 200K Users In 8 Weeks Across U.S. Campuses

A GigaOM conversation with Sprint's Dan Hesse on five harrowing years as CEO

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When Dan Hesse took over the reins of Sprint on Dec. 17, 2007, he had quite the mess on his hands. That fourth quarter, Sprint was getting ready to announce not just an exodus of 683,000 subscribers but also an astounding financial loss of $29.5 billion, one of the largest...
A GigaOM conversation with Sprint's Dan Hesse on five harrowing years as CEO

Amazon's new China app store could help pave way for Kindle products

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Amazon.com has updated its mobile app store to include support for its Chinese customers, in a sign that the U.S. company could be preparing to sell its Kindle e-readers and tablets in the country....
Amazon's new China app store could help pave way for Kindle products

Amazon squeaks past Apple as most reputable U.S. company

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Among 60 major companies for reputation, Amazon scored the top spot, followed by Apple, Walt Disney, and Google. [Read more]...
Amazon squeaks past Apple as most reputable U.S. company

Yahoo's Deal To Buy A $200M Stake In Dailymotion From Orange Scuppered By French Government

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It looks like lightening has struck on the towers of Dailymotion. Yahoo’s bid to take a $200 million majority stake in the video site — known as the ‘YouTube of France’ — has been killed by the French government, which decided that it didn’t want a U.S. company to take...
Yahoo's Deal To Buy A $200M Stake In Dailymotion From Orange Scuppered By French Government

Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

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Twitter is serious about rapidly growing its international support and sales staff. Earlier today, the U.S. company announced a dozen or so new job openings for its recently established Dublin and London offices. Twitter lists the open positions on its international jobs site, indicating that it’s primarily looking for account...
Twitter hiring loads of – mostly sales – staff for its Dublin and London offices

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tours Foxconn iPhone Production Facility in China

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Following his appearance at the Xidan Joy City retail store in Beijing and meetings with Chinese government officials earlier this week, Bloomberg now reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook has also toured a new iPhone production facility in Zhengzhou, China.Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook visited Foxconn Technology Group’s...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Tours Foxconn iPhone Production Facility in China

Apple Tests TV Designs

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Apple Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test several TV set designs, suggesting the U.S. company is moving closer to expanding its offerings for the living room....
Apple Tests TV Designs

Evernote launches China-based note-taking service

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Evernote launched a Chinese version of its popular note-taking service on Thursday, marking the U.S. company's entrance into a key country....
Evernote launches China-based note-taking service

The most valuable company on earth is also Fortune's 8th fastest growing

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Fortune runs the numbers: Some had worried that the loss of Steve Jobs might hinder the seemingly relentless forward march of Apple. They needn’t have. Since Jobs passed away last year, Apple’s share price has risen almost 80%. In August, the iPhone maker overtook Microsoft as the largest-ever U.S. company...
The most valuable company on earth is also Fortune's 8th fastest growing

Apple Is Now Suing Samsung Over 4 More Devices (AAPL)

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* Samsung Galaxy S III is claimed to infringe Apple patents * Apple first filed patent lawsuit in February * Follows Apple victory over Samsung in same court NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalize on a major legal victory over its rival Samsung Electronics Ltd , Apple...
Apple Is Now Suing Samsung Over 4 More Devices (AAPL)

Business Modeling And Planning Solution Anaplan Acquires Vue Analytics, Hires Ex-SAP France COO To Head Up Its European HQ

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Anaplan, which provides a cloud-based solution for businesses to model and plan for sales, operations, and finance, has announced its expansion into Europe via the acquisition of Vue Analytics, an Anaplan reseller in the UK & Ireland. The fee is undisclosed. In addition, the company has appointed the former Chief...
Business Modeling And Planning Solution Anaplan Acquires Vue Analytics, Hires Ex-SAP France COO To Head Up Its European HQ

China investigating Amazon's e-book business

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The General Administration of Press and Publication of China is looking into whether the U.S. company flouted local laws by piggybacking on the sales license of its Chinese partner, Chineseall.com....
China investigating Amazon's e-book business

Software downloads in Syria

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Free expression is a fundamental human right and a core value of our company—but sometimes there are limits to where we can make our products and services available. U.S. export controls and sanctions programs, for example, prohibit us from offering certain software downloads in some countries. The fine details of...
Software downloads in Syria
Truth check: Rep. Rogers' claims that no U.S. companies oppose CISPA is false

Exxon Overtakes Apple as Biggest U.S. Company by Market Cap

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When it comes to the stock market, there's a new sheriff in town. For now....
Exxon Overtakes Apple as Biggest U.S. Company by Market Cap

ONE YEAR WITH TIM COOK RUNNING APPLE (AAPL)

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One year ago today, Tim Cook was officially named the full-time CEO of Apple. At the time it was a sad event because it was the most definitive signal yet that Steve Jobs was close to death. It also should have given some investors reason to worry about the long...
ONE YEAR WITH TIM COOK RUNNING APPLE (AAPL)

Pegatron: Apple hasn’t informed us about forthcoming labor audits

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Apple’s contract manufacturer Pegatron Technology of Taiwan is unaware of any forthcoming labor inspections at its Asian plants because its client hasn’t officially tipped them about labor audits, chief financial officer Charles Lin tells Bloomberg this morning. Lin was reacting to yesterday’s announcement by Apple of California that the first audits in cooperation...
Pegatron: Apple hasn’t informed us about forthcoming labor audits
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