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MavenSay, an app for music, food and fashion tastemakers, gets new feed and improved discovery

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Following its soft-launch back in October, MavenSay, a community for high quality recommendations revolving around music, food, drinks and shopping, is debuting a redesigned feed and an updated discover section ahead of SXSW. You may have already guessed that MavenSay’s purpose isn’t to highlight everything in existence; a maven is a tastemaker — an expert....
MavenSay, an app for music, food and fashion tastemakers, gets new feed and improved discovery

Booting Up: Minister of Propaganda Edition

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A gesture for Mr. Schmidt? (Photo: Wikipedia) Wikipedia is bleeding admins. Why? The vetting process for becoming one "is basically a hazing ritual at this point." [The Atlantic] Poor Microsoft. The unveiling of its newest Office suite yesterday was totally overshadowed by Yahoo's Marissa Mayer coup. We think we can...
Booting Up: Minister of Propaganda Edition

How Did Phantom CS Degree Get on CEO's Bio in SEC Filings? Yahoo's Not Saying.

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Back in early 2008 when Scott Thompson got the job as president of eBay’s PayPal, the regulatory filing accurately listed his educational pedigree: “Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Stonehill College.” The eBay filings over the next several years — until he left the online commerce...
How Did Phantom CS Degree Get on CEO's Bio in SEC Filings? Yahoo's Not Saying.

Airbnb Debuts 'Local Lounges' In SF To Expand Beyond People's Homes And Into Local Businesses

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Airbnb, the San Francisco startup that has become known for hosting an online marketplace for listing and and booking short-term housing accomodations, is expanding beyond homes and into the local cafes, restaurants, and businesses that make up a neighborhood. At a press event this morning, along with announcing a new...
Airbnb Debuts 'Local Lounges' In SF To Expand Beyond People's Homes And Into Local Businesses
Zimride’s Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition

There Are Two Narratives on Hewlett-Packard's $8.8 Billion Loss, Which One Should You Believe?

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Lynch. (The Telegraph) In the hours since Hewlett-Packard stunned investors by announcing an $8.8 billion loss on its acquisition of Autonomy, competing narratives have emerged to describe just what went wrong. H-P spoke first, explaining that "accounting improprieties" and "outright misrepresentations" committed before it acquired the British search engine maker...
There Are Two Narratives on Hewlett-Packard's $8.8 Billion Loss, Which One Should You Believe?
Holiday rental firm HouseTrip rakes in $40m as big backers multiply

Kickstarter tells users 'We are not a store,' tightens rules for hardware pitches

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Kickstarter's founders are getting worried about what people think -- and in particular that the crowdfunding platform will be perceived as an Amazon for uninvented gadgets. As such, they're tightening the rules on product pitches to prevent anything too nebulous getting through the vetting process. Projects using simulations or...
Kickstarter tells users 'We are not a store,' tightens rules for hardware pitches
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Ross Still Not the Boss (Yet): Yahoo CEO Selection Now Likely to Take Longer Than Many Expect

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According to multiple sources close to the situation, the selection of a CEO of Yahoo will not be announced today at its annual meeting, as many anticipate. In fact, sources said, it might take several more weeks, although that could certainly change quickly. In other words, despite a strong...
Ross Still Not the Boss (Yet): Yahoo CEO Selection Now Likely to Take Longer Than Many Expect

What accelerators do best -- and where they fall down

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Accelerators are of great interest to many startups: the funding and mentoring they offered has huge appeal to both first-time founders and more seasoned entrepreneurs. But what exactly are the benefits they offer — and are there ways for startups to get some of them even without joining an accelerator?...
What accelerators do best -- and where they fall down

Californians Sue Google Over Faulty Android Apps

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Two Android phone users who purchased defective products from Google’s app-store have filed a lawsuit, saying the company’s 15-minute refund window is unfair. Los Angeles man Dodd Harris says he purchased “Learn Chinese Mandarin Pro” for $4.83 while another, Stephen Sabatino, says he bought a bit-torrent application called aBTC...
Californians Sue Google Over Faulty Android Apps

Intel appoints Krzanich CEO

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After a vetting process that lasted a little more than six months, Intel has named Brian Krzanich as its next CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini, who will officially hand over the reins of the chip giant at the company's annual stockholders' meeting on May 16. New Intel CEO Brian Krzanich...
Intel appoints Krzanich CEO

Slickdeals' best in tech for February 25th: Canon EOS 6D bundle and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around...
Slickdeals' best in tech for February 25th: Canon EOS 6D bundle and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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PR Web issues official statement, calling the false ICOA/Google announcement 'identity theft'

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After releasing a fraudulent announcement regarding the acquisition of ICOA by Google, which was quickly denied by both parties, Vocus PRW Holdings has issued an official statement. Vocus explains that the release “was not issued or authorized by ICOA,” calling the incident “identity theft,” which somehow managed to bypass the service’s “reasonable safeguards.”...
PR Web issues official statement, calling the false ICOA/Google announcement 'identity theft'

Google's Self-Driving Cars Now Legal in California

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California governor Jerry Brown stopped by Google Tuesday to sign a bill that explicitly legalizes self-driving cars like those company co-founder Sergey Brin is so hot on. The bill — SB 1298, sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-L.A.) — essentially establishes safety guidelines and performance standards for autonomous vehicles operating...
Google's Self-Driving Cars Now Legal in California

Who is the hottest startup at Under the Radar? Vote now!

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VentureBeat is happy to be sponsoring the “VentureBeat People’s Choice Award” at the Under the Radar conference on April 26, 2012. There are 32 startups presenting at Under the Radar, from AppFog to Zadara. They are tackling a wide range of markets (mobile security, platform-as-a-service, performance monitoring, database scalability,...
Who is the hottest startup at Under the Radar? Vote now!

Intel appoints Krzanich CEO

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After a vetting process that lasted a little more than six months, Intel has named Brian Krzanich as its next CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini, who will officially hand over the reins of the chip giant at the company's annual stockholders' meeting on May 16....
Intel appoints Krzanich CEO
Navy SEALs face disciplinary action for consulting on Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Mandiant's China Hacking Claims Draw Criticism

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Maybe it wasn’t China. Maybe it was, but suppose it wasn’t. That’s the reaction of at least one computer security consultant to yesterday’s blockbuster report from the security firm Mandiant accusing a unit of China’s People’s Liberation Army of carrying out a series of hacking attacks against companies in the...
Mandiant's China Hacking Claims Draw Criticism

Women's writing site SheWrites launches book publishing division

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Women’s online writing network She Writes, which has about 20,000 members, including well-known authors like Francine Prose and Roxana Robinson, is now a book publisher, too. The company has launched She Writes Press, which it calls a hybrid between traditional and self-publishing models. “She Writes Press is not a platform...
Women's writing site SheWrites launches book publishing division

China slams U.S. for discriminating against nation's tech vendors

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China has slammed a new U.S. funding law that will tighten scrutiny of information technology purchases from the country, and said it could severely damage the mutual trust between the two nations. "The contents of the U.S. congressional act sends a very wrong signal, and could directly affect normal...
China slams U.S. for discriminating against nation's tech vendors
UK government breached from the inside, 1,000+ workers disciplined

Where are today's leading brands & retailers placing bets?

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This sponsored post is produced by Under the Radar. Under the Radar Conference: Mobile + Social Commerce November 15-16, 2012 NEW LOCATION: San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center VentureBeat Discount Code: http://undertheradarcommerce2012.eventbrite.com/?access=vbeat With the increased use of mobile devices and social networks, consumers can discover, share and purchase items anytime...
Where are today's leading brands & retailers placing bets?

Social CRM platform Nimble opens API

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Social CRM company Nimble this week released an App Marketplace and API for third-party products to integrate with the company’s social contact platform. Nimble helps marketers and salespeople manage their contacts from email and social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Foursquare. Nimble’s new Contact API allows complementary business...
Social CRM platform Nimble opens API

Yahoo’s board is “reviewing” the educational inaccuracy in CEO Scott Thompson’s biography

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There’s more drama at trouble Internet giant Yahoo where the board is looking into how and why inaccurate information was included in CEO Scott Thompson’s biography. The company has released a statement, as AllThingsD reports, which confirms that it is “reviewing” the matter: In connection with the statement the company made...
Yahoo’s board is “reviewing” the educational inaccuracy in CEO Scott Thompson’s biography
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Third Point demands Yahoo's books, records

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As Yahoo ignores noon deadline to fire its CEO, Third Point starts process to obtain company's books and records related to Scott Thompson, board's "vetting process" [Read more]...
Third Point demands Yahoo's books, records

Loeb Demands Yahoo Board Fire CEO by Monday Over False Resume

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Now that activist shareholder Dan Loeb has discredited Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s educational credentials and credibility, he’s going full bore after the company’s directors. In a new letter to Yahoo’s board of directors today, Loeb and his shareholder firm Third Point called for the company to disclose details of Thompson’s...
Loeb Demands Yahoo Board Fire CEO by Monday Over False Resume
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