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Score your free pass to Startup 2012, May 3

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Score your free pass to Startup 2012, May 3

25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

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Congratulations, David Karp! The Tumblr founder will grace the cover of the January 21 issue of Forbes, headlining the magazine's "30 Under 30" issue, in which pages he reveals his "Jason Bourne or James Bond fantasy" and holds forth on his minimalist proclivities. It's a fine honor for the...
25 Other Lists Featuring Perennial List-Maker David Karp

EPIX deal beefs up Amazon's Prime streaming service ahead of new Kindle Fire launch

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Before Amazon (AMZN) gets ready to unleash its new Kindle Fire tablet, the retail giant on Tuesday announced a new partnership with EPIX that looks to beef up the company’s Prime streaming service. The multi-year licensing agreement between the two companies will deliver 25,000 new movies and TV episodes such as...
EPIX deal beefs up Amazon's Prime streaming service ahead of new Kindle Fire launch

AppNexus CEO Says 'Multi-Billion Dollar Exit' Expected

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Now that Tumblr has been acquired by Yahoo, people are wondering what the next big New York IPO might be, and many fingers are pointing at AppNexus, the online ad platform based in the Flatiron district. We talked to CEO Brian O'Kelley recently and he told us that wasn't planning,...
AppNexus CEO Says 'Multi-Billion Dollar Exit' Expected
AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion deal

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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What a weekend. Over here at paidContent, we spent the past few days bingeing on episodes of House of Cards, glued to the Superbowl (the game, the ads), and hiding from it all with a good dose of Downton Abbey. Take a quick break from the media overload and then...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Social TV Leaders Viggle and GetGlue Enter into Agreement to Merge

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viggle and GetGlue have entered into an agreement to merge and the combined company will be the dominant force in Social TV....
Social TV Leaders Viggle and GetGlue Enter into Agreement to Merge
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook pricing ahead of rumored Kindle refresh

AOL sells more than 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion+ cash deal

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Huge news from the patent front this morning, as AOL and Microsoft have struck a deal that will see the former sell more than 800 of its patents to the Redmond software giant. In addition, Microsoft will license more than 300 additional patents and applications. Aggregate proceeds of the agreement...
AOL sells more than 800 patents to Microsoft in $1 billion+ cash deal

AOL initiates “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase $400m worth of shares

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Internet services and media giant AOL this morning announced that it has started a modified “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase shares of its common stock up to an aggregate purchase price of $400 million, which includes the roughly $40 million remaining from the initial $250 million stock repurchase authorized...
AOL initiates “Dutch auction” tender offer to repurchase $400m worth of shares

Facebook to Move Into New Frank Gehry-Designed New York City Digs

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Facebook is upgrading its New York City office space, signing a 10-year lease to relocate from its current 55,000-square-foot home to two floors of space at 770 Broadway totaling just under 100,000 square feet of real estate, the company announced Monday night. Famed architect Frank Gehry, who is already working...
Facebook to Move Into New Frank Gehry-Designed New York City Digs
New York Tech Meetup steps up to help shape NYC's tech policy

Cyber Attacks Are On The Increase, Warns Defense Firm

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One in five of every attack is "advanced and persistent", says Lockheed Martin VP Chandra McMahon. One of the biggest names in defense claims that hackers are adopting a new tack on infiltrating computer systems. According to Chandra McMahon, VP and Chief Security Officer of Lockheed Martin, cyber-criminals are...
Cyber Attacks Are On The Increase, Warns Defense Firm
Google will become landlord to CornellNYC Tech during 5-year commitment to ‘training and developing engineering’

Panetta: Cyberspace is the 'battlefield of the future'

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Just a week after a major policy speech on Internet security in front of a New York business group, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that cyberspace is the battlefield of the future, with organized groups of attackers assaulting financial institutions and developing the power to assail US power grids...
Panetta: Cyberspace is the 'battlefield of the future'

New York Tech Meetup Urges Political Hopefuls to Make City World's Best for Tech

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(Photo: Flickr, imaginecup) Earlier this week, Betabeat reported on New York Tech Meetup’s plans to host a series of candidates forums ahead of the upcoming citywide elections, as the local tech community seeks to reshape the city in the image of its own fast-Internet, open-data, science-in-schools algorithmic fantasy. As we...
New York Tech Meetup Urges Political Hopefuls to Make City World's Best for Tech

Booting Up: Sheryl Sandberg is Leaning In on Women, Work and Leadership

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Former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once asked Sheryl Sandberg if she was a “pom-pom girl.” If Mr. O’Neill were alive today, the Facebook COO would tell him she’s “a pom-pom girl for feminism,” she writes in her forthcoming book.  [WSJ] Talk about chutzpah. An Indian website plagiarized...
Booting Up: Sheryl Sandberg is Leaning In on Women, Work and Leadership

Brazilian startup Compra3 launches group buying site

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Brazilian start-up Compra3 is leaving beta testing today and opening up its group buying site to the public, complete with social networking features, more than 100,0000 users, and almost one million products on offer. The site exclusively targets the Brazilian market at the moment, although the company says it is...
Brazilian startup Compra3 launches group buying site

Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

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You already know all the details, but here’s the official word from Yahoo on its $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. Note the touches of Tumblr-like whimsy in the release, and Yahoo’s tacit acknowledgment that this sort of thing is easy for a big company to botch. Yahoo! to Acquire Tumblr Promises...
Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

New York Times sells About.com to IAC for $300M

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While we previously heard that Answers.com was a likely buyer for About.com, today the New York Times announced that it has sold the site to Barry Diller’s IAC conglomerate. Release below, refresh for updates. NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 26, 2012– The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) has entered into an...
New York Times sells About.com to IAC for $300M

Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s news about paywalls. Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is adopting a new payment model for digital content: Its new HTML5 site, HoustonChronicle.com, requires a subscription, while a separate site, Chron.com, remains free. The Boston Globe enacted a similar model last September. John T. O’Loughlin, president...
Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek
Google Offers to sponsor free Boingo Wi-Fi access in NYC until September, with access below street

AOL Announces Close of $1.056 Billion Patent Transaction with Microsoft

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AOL, Inc. today announced that it has completed the previously announced $1.056 billion patent transaction with Microsoft Corporation....
AOL Announces Close of $1.056 Billion Patent Transaction with Microsoft
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