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Groupon will open its new international HQ in Berlin next week, for more than 1,000 employees

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These are tough times for Groupon, with a nose-diving share price and some even contemplating its demise. But the crisis-hit mega-startup, which was founded in 2008 and is now worth billions, is refusing to capitulate, pressing on with its expansion plans. And that spells good news for Berlin – the...
Groupon will open its new international HQ in Berlin next week, for more than 1,000 employees

RIM Shares Rally on Upgrade, BlackBerry 10 QWERTY Phone

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Today brought with it some good news for Research in Motion: an upgrade from Goldman Sachs. In a hesitantly positive note to clients, Goldman analyst Simona Jankowski raised her rating on the BlackBerry maker to buy from neutral, saying the company’s chances for recovery are improving. “We expect RIM’s results...
RIM Shares Rally on Upgrade, BlackBerry 10 QWERTY Phone

Twitter Gets a Vote of Confidence - and a Big Check - From Madison Avenue

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More momentum for Twitter’s growing ad business – a commitment from a big ad buyer to funnel “hundreds of millions” of its clients money to the social network. As the Financial Times reports, Twitter has struck a deal with Starcom MediaVest Group to give its clients “special access to preferred...
Twitter Gets a Vote of Confidence - and a Big Check - From Madison Avenue
Dell mistakenly sees hope in Windows RT where others don't

Data Science Startup Retention Science Gets $1.3M, Fulfills Founder's American Dream

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“If these guys can actually deliver on what they’re promising, this is going to be one hell of a company.” These were my initial thoughts the first time I heard about Retention Science. Today, after a highly successful three month private beta, the big data company is opening its...
Data Science Startup Retention Science Gets $1.3M, Fulfills Founder's American Dream
Amazon to open design and development hub in London for next-generation TV and film services
CloudOne gets $1.7 million to host your IBM Rational projects in the cloud

Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a vote of confidence for identifying and shaming people who post deeply offensive or stupid Twitter messages, a study that says Facebook encourages behaviors like overspending and overeating and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

San Jose tries again with free downtown Wi-Fi

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San Jose is casting a vote of confidence in municipal Wi-Fi from the heart of Silicon Valley, planning a new, free network just a few years after such networks were declared all but dead....
San Jose tries again with free downtown Wi-Fi

Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers' cloud services

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Funambol just got a $5.75 million vote of confidence that it can help mobile carriers that want to challenge the likes of Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. The later-stage funding round was led by previous investors HIG Growth Capital, Nexit Ventures and Castile Ventures. Funambol won’t just get the...
Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers' cloud services

Former Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose joins fashion recommendation site Dressipi in advisory role

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Dressipi, the online fashion and recommendation service has announced that the former chairman of Marks and Spencer (M&S), Sir Stuart Rose is to join the company as its chairman. In short, Dressipi is a consumer clothing site that offers a personal style guide, fashion tips and advice. It was recently...
Former Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose joins fashion recommendation site Dressipi in advisory role

Pentagon Sticks With BlackBerry

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Research in Motion may have lost droves of consumers to Apple iPhones and Google-powered devices. But the BlackBerry maker won a vote of confidence from one big customer: the Pentagon....
Pentagon Sticks With BlackBerry

Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS

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When Apple launched iPhoto for iPhone, it quickly became clear that there was something odd going on with the maps in the application. Even though Apple never talked about this publicly, the data Apple used to render these new maps was clearly not from Google anymore. Instead, most experts agreed,...
Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS
Yelp shares soar 22% after lockup expires

Bing is made up of 300 petabytes of data, adds one new terabyte daily

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According to Microsoft this morning at its TechEd event, as reported by NeoWin, the Bing search engine is comprised of some 300 petabytes of data, or 2.4*10^18 bits, and is currently packing on a terabyte of fresh information each day. A terabyte may not sound like too much, but it is certainly...
Bing is made up of 300 petabytes of data, adds one new terabyte daily
Apple finally gives OpenStreetMaps credit for iPhoto map data (two months late)

David Lee From SV Angel: "Foursquare Is One Of The Most Misunderstood Companies"

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Today at Business Insider’s Ignition conference in New York, David Lee, founder and managing partner at SV Angel, had a few things to say about Foursquare. Because SV Angel is an investor, they were good things. “Foursquare is one of the most misunderstood companies,” he said. At 43, Lee isn’t...
David Lee From SV Angel: "Foursquare Is One Of The Most Misunderstood Companies"

Rdio signs deal with UK music rights-holders, as it cranks up its European expansion

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Digital music subscription service just Rdio just took one small step closer towards launching in the UK, after PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of 85,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK, announced a licensing agreement with the music streaming service. Launched in 2010 in...
Rdio signs deal with UK music rights-holders, as it cranks up its European expansion

Mysterious Partner Buys 1 Million BlackBerry 10 Devices

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BlackBerry just won its biggest vote of confidence yet: A massive order for handsets running its next-generation operating system. The company said Wednesday that an “established partner” had agreed to buy 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices. The deal marks the largest-ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history, according to the...
Mysterious Partner Buys 1 Million BlackBerry 10 Devices
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Change at the top at China's Sina as CEO Charles Chao becomes chairman of the board

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There’s a significant change of leadership happening at Chinese Internet giant Sina, famed for its ‘Weibo‘ microblogging service, after the company announced that CEO Charles Chao has replaced Yan Wang as chairman of the board. Chao will combine the two roles and the change is effective immediately. Outgoing Wang, who...
Change at the top at China's Sina as CEO Charles Chao becomes chairman of the board

This Guy Sold Two Startups To Cisco. Now He's Taking Them On With The Ultimate Video Startup (CSCO)

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Blue Jeans Network is one hot startup to watch. It's a videoconferencing service with customers like Facebook, Foursquare, and Match.com. Now the company is about to storm the enterprise: it just scored a major contract with one of the world's largest audio conference vendors, InterCall. InterCall serves three quarters of...
This Guy Sold Two Startups To Cisco. Now He's Taking Them On With The Ultimate Video Startup (CSCO)
¡Más dinero! BPM solutions provider BonitaSoft raises $13M
Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all confirm they'll give BlackBerry 10 devices a chance
Solar Mosaic turns 'the kickstarter of solar' into a way to make money

IO Data raises $90 million, eyes IPO

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A big vote of confidence for the modular model. FORTUNE -- IO Data Centers has raised $90 million in new venture capital funding, just one month after landing a major client win with Goldman Sachs. This brings the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company's total equity funding to over $250 million, and helps...
IO Data raises $90 million, eyes IPO
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