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8 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Many Comments

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A Guest Post by Charlie Gilkey from Productive Flourishing. No matter how big their blog is, every blogger loves and wants comments. When you’re just starting out, there are few bigger thrills than writing something and having people comment and give you feedback about what you’ve written. Veteran bloggers love...
8 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Many Comments

Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

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Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?
'Resident Evil 6' Xbox 360 achievement list unveiled

Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 8: Storage Spaces

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Your typical hard disk drive today measures its capacity in the half-terabytes.  If you’ve got a 250 GB drive – or maybe a half-dozen of them – you may think they're not good for much anymore. But what if you could use them to build a private cloud just like...
Top 10 Windows 8 Features No. 8: Storage Spaces

Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs New Venture Fund

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Facebook investor and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is backing a new venture-capital firm launched by a veteran of his own investment firm....
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Backs New Venture Fund

Suddenly, Zynga's Communications People Are Quitting (ZNGA)

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Since Zynga's initial public offering, three lead communications professionals at Zynga — Lisa Chan, Ashley Lipton and Adam Isserlis — have all left the company. Isserlis left to join Facebook, while Lipton left to join another startup. To be sure, they are still hiring to replace the staff that's leaving....
Suddenly, Zynga's Communications People Are Quitting (ZNGA)

Double Fine returns to the Kickstarter well to fill a Massive Chalice

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After raising $3.2 million for Double Fine Adventure last year, the large-for-an-independent studio behind Psychonauts and Brutal Legend has become partial to the idea of crowdfunding. The evidence is in today's launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Massive Chalice, a tactical strategy game planned for Windows, Mac, and Linux late next...
Double Fine returns to the Kickstarter well to fill a Massive Chalice

Hewlett-Packard Names Marc Levine As Controller

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Hewlett-Packard today named Marc Levine as its new controller, effective May 1. Levine is a 24-year veteran of HP, and is currently senior vice president of Finance for HP Enterprise Services. His jobs within HP have included finance roles in its Global Sales unit, and within its old medical products...
Hewlett-Packard Names Marc Levine As Controller

Here Are The 14 Startups In The TechStars Spring 2012 Class

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TechStars NY has announced the 14 chosen startups for its Spring 2012 class.  The three month accelerator will begin Wednesday at the new TechStars office on 36 Cooper Square. More than 30 new mentors were added to the program and 1,500 startups applied. Nearly half of the companies have...
Here Are The 14 Startups In The TechStars Spring 2012 Class

Facebook, Google, Amazon join forces in D.C. lobby

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Internet titans Facebook, Google, Amazon and Yahoo on Wednesday will launch a new lobbying association to counter efforts by federal regulators to strap new rules to their industry. The Internet Association, led by Capital Hill veteran Michael Beckerman, aims to band together Silicon Valley's biggest Internet firms on issues such...
Facebook, Google, Amazon join forces in D.C. lobby
Jack White and Gary Oldman join forces for Amex concert webcast
Watch this: creating the sounds of 'Lincoln' from a silent era

17-Year Apple Veteran Will Help Startups Pitch Themselves To Media Companies

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In San Francisco, technology rules. However, Media Camp, a new accelerator funded by Turner Broadcasting, is focused on media, not technology.  David Austin, who worked at Apple for 17 years, is heading it up. "The whole idea is to help startups understand that they are selling to a media...
17-Year Apple Veteran Will Help Startups Pitch Themselves To Media Companies

ARM chief executive explains his exit

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ARM Holdings has done well under CEO Warren East and there was no obvious reason for him to step aside. But by July 1, the new CEO, fellow ARM veteran Simon Segars, will be the new chief executive....
ARM chief executive explains his exit

INTERVIEW: This Homeless Man Is Acting As A Wi-Fi Hotspot At SXSW

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Standing outside the convention center, Mark was yelling out "Wi-Fi... Wi-Fi... Wi-Fi..." to the super connected crowd attending SXSW in Austin, Texas. His shirt says it all: "I'm Mark, I'm A 4G Hotspot." For the Internet-hungry, Mark is literally a walking hotspot. He has a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot hanging...
INTERVIEW: This Homeless Man Is Acting As A Wi-Fi Hotspot At SXSW

Tidemark apps go GA, name Wilmington operating chief

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Cloud business intelligence and analytics startup Tidemark lands new customers and names PeopleSoft veteran Phil Wilmington chief operating officer....
Tidemark apps go GA, name Wilmington operating chief

Microsoft Swaps in New China Boss

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A notable change of leadership at Microsoft’s operations in China. The company said Friday that Simon Leung, who has been chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China since 2008, has stepped down for personal and family reasons. He will be succeeded by Ralph Haupter, the current VP of Microsoft Germany...
Microsoft Swaps in New China Boss
The Vergecast Special Edition 01: Apple vs. Samsung - August 8, 2012

Live: GeekWire Meetup, with Microsoft design vet Bill Flora

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Jonathan Sposato, left, and Bill Flora prep for their talk this evening at the GeekWire Meetup at the Zillow HQ. We’ll be hanging out with more than 200 GeekWire readers at the downtown Seattle headquarters of Zillow this evening for the GeekWire Spring Meetup. The crowd is now gathering...
Live: GeekWire Meetup, with Microsoft design vet Bill Flora

Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

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Asa Mathat | AllThingsD.com On the heels of the news of his departure from HP Friday, Apple veteran and onetime Palm head Jon Rubinstein spoke with AllThingsD about the move and the fate of Palm’s webOS. Why leave Hewlett-Packard now? A few months before we shipped the TouchPad, I told...
Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

One downside of paywalls: Where does your growth come from?

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Anyone who has been following the debate around newspaper paywalls probably knows I am not a big fan of them as a strategy, for a number of reasons. While I admit they can bring in additional cash — and that can make a big difference for companies that have seen...
One downside of paywalls: Where does your growth come from?

Game Closure Poaches Zynga’s CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development

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Last we heard from Game Closure, the young startup had just turned down offers from Zynga and Facebook on its way to a $12 million raise from Greylock, Benchmark, General Catalyst, and more. Even in spite of $100 million-plus offers, Game Closure CEO Michael Carter tells us that the startup...
Game Closure Poaches Zynga’s CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development

Google finalizes Motorola buyout

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Google has announced that its proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility has been closed, following necessary approvals from the US Department of Justice, European Union and other international agencies. Current Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha will continue to help complete the transition, however he will step down as chief executive as...
Google finalizes Motorola buyout

Ex-Nokia MeeGo team unite to create new smartphones

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A team of ex-Nokia employes have joined with a group of MeeGo coders to form a new smartphone companycalled Jolla. Jolla is Finnish for 'dinghy,' which suggests that their goal to create a life raft for the stalled platform and push it forward commercially. The new organization is headed up...
Ex-Nokia MeeGo team unite to create new smartphones

Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

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In case you were wondering why newspapers like the New York Times continue to cut costs and fire people, here are some stats for you. They come from former newspaper veteran Alan D. Mutter, who fled the industry years ago. (Mutter writes the excellent blog "Reflections Of A Newsosaur"). The...
Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

Where next for Steven Sinofsky?

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Steven Sinofsky, the former president of Microsoft’s Windows group probably never needs to work again — he’s a 20-year-plus veteran of the company who is vested many times over. But no one really thinks he’s retiring. So … where will SteveSi land next? Interesting question. He’s not talking (much), so let’s...
Where next for Steven Sinofsky?

Sony Promotes Hirai to President

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Sony Corp. said Wednesday it tapped Kazuo Hirai, a veteran of its PlayStation videogame business, to be the company’s next president and chief executive officer, in a move expected to accelerate a network strategy to align its consumer electronics with content and services. The 51-year-old Mr. Hirai, who oversees Sony’s...
Sony Promotes Hirai to President

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup Will Address a Basic Human Need

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How do you build the next billion-dollar company? Easy. Think of a basic human need and put it online. “I had this stupidly simple observation that maybe everyone else under 30 has already had,“ says Steve Blank. “And the big observation is that we talk about social networking and...
The Next Billion-Dollar Startup Will Address a Basic Human Need

News International CEO Tom Mockridge to Step Down at Year's End

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The head of News Corp.’s News International unit is stepping down at the end of the year, the company said on Sunday. Tom Mockridge, a 22-year company veteran, took over as head of the unit in July 2011, following the resignation of Rebekah Brooks, in the wake of the PhoneGate...
News International CEO Tom Mockridge to Step Down at Year's End

A giant sucking sound: Seattle startup CEOs say Amazon is sucking up all of the tech talent in the city

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A sign outside Amazon’s HQ in Seattle shows the company’s amazing appetite for new hires. Photo: Matt Shobe It’s tough enough to do a startup, let alone when you’re competing for talent against a juggernaut like Amazon.com. I’ve heard that a lot in recent weeks, especially as the Seattle online...
A giant sucking sound: Seattle startup CEOs say Amazon is sucking up all of the tech talent in the city
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