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Calxeda, Chipmaker Who Sought to Bring ARM Chips to Servers, Has Shut Down - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
The company "ran out of runway."
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Google Was More Resistant to Government Takedowns Than Government Surveillance in 2013 - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Requests by governments for Google to take down videos, search results, blog posts and other content grew 68 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the last half of 2012.
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China to Spend $5 Billion on Microchip Industry - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
The Chinese government is spending almost $5 billion on a new fund to support the country's microchip industry, as China moves to bolster what it has long considered a strategically important segment of its economy.
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Meet Kathy Brown, the Internet Society's New CEO - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Expect more fireworks on the policy front in 2014.
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They're Baaaack. Tabs Return to Yahoo Mail. - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Today, Yahoo announced that it is bringing back the popular Tabs feature to Yahoo Mail. Tabs, which allow you to multitask between reading and writing emails, will begin rolling out globally over the next few days, and can be enabled by going to View > Multitasking > Tabs. In addition, there’s a new Preview All feature that will allow you to see all open tabs in a grid view. The absence of Tabs was just one of many complaints users voiced about the new Yahoo Mail, which launched in October.
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Viral Video: It's Fake, but Computer-Generated iPhone Dominoes Still Pretty - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Wheeeeeee!
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Google Fined in European Privacy Probe - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Spain on Thursday became the first of six European governments investigating Google's compliance with privacy laws to fine the Internet giant.
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T-Mobile taps Former Avon, Barnes & Noble Exec as New CIO - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
T-Mobile US has hired Gary King to serve as its chief information officer, effective at the end of the year. King, who has worked at Avon and Barnes & Noble, has spent the past nine years at retailer Chico's FAS, where he was also CIO.
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Maybe BlackBerry Should Focus on Low-End Phones, Become the Hyundai of Mobile - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
The struggling device maker should focus on making an affordable, keyboard-equipped phone for the global mass market, says Wedge Partners principal Brian Blair.
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Ticket Search Service SeatGeek Buys Competitor Fansnap - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
SeatGeek, a ticket search service that gets about 3.5 million visits per month and expects $12 million in revenue this year, has bought its competitor Fansnap in order to take it off the market. Fansnap, which had raised $16 million in funding (more than twice as much as SeatGeek), had previously been bought in 2011 by Wize Commerce. SeatGeek said it raised $2.2 million to finance the acquisition, but didn't offer other terms of the deal.
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Ads on Instagram Work Great, Says Instagram - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Phew!
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China Bitcoin Exchange CEO: We're Not Giving Up Yet - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
"We got venture capital funding for a reason," BTC China CEO Bobby Lee said. "To safeguard for this rainy day."
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Sony Updates Lens-Style Camera to Include Photo Gallery, Better Connectivity - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Sony's lens-style cameras might be a bit more intuitive now.
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Cyanogen Raises Another $50 Million from Tencent and Andreessen Horowitz to Help Fund a More Open Android - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
The company expects to hire about 70 more people in the next several months to boost its engineering and design ranks.
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What Does the VC Sing? Harlem-Shaking, Twerking First Round Capital's 2013 Holiday Video Is a Wrecking Ball - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Though I never knew it, Howard Morgan in a muscle costume stranded hanging on a wrecking ball is the Christmas present I have always wanted.
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Traders Seek an Edge With High-Tech Snooping - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
A growing industry employs sophisticated surveillance and data-crunching technology to supply traders with nonpublic information about topics including oil supplies, electric-power production, retail traffic and crop yields.
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WhatsApp Does a Passive-Aggressive Stats Release to Call out Others for Bullshit Metrics - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
WhatsApp now has 400 million active users.
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Exclusive: Foursquare Raises $35 Million Round and Adds DFJ's Schuler to the Board - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Foursquare, the iconic social location service, has raised $35 million in a Series D round, led by DFJ Growth and the Capital Group’s SMALLCAP World Fund. The company confirmed the raise, which has been the subject of intense scrutiny and many reports that the New York-based company was in big trouble and likely to have […]
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Braintree Officially Joins PayPal as $800 Million eBay Acquisition Closes - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
EBay's $800 million purchase of payments startup Braintree on behalf of its Paypal subsidiary has closed, according to a PayPal blog post. The acquisition gives Paypal a strong foothold in the world of mobile app payments, which it hopes to bolster with the smaller acquisition of StackMob announced earlier this week.
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The Washington Post Is Hacked Again, and Again China Is Suspected - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
It's the third time in as many years the paper's systems have been breached.
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Sony PlayStation 4 Makes Right Play for Gamers - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Seven years after its last release, Sony is back with the PlayStation 4, a powerful console aimed squarely at gamers.
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Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Sell, and So Does Wall Street - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Mark Zuckerberg is selling a bunch of shares -- but he's buying even more, and giving $1 billion to charity. Meanwhile Facebook investors are using the news as a chance to profit from a big run.
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Bill Gates Makes a Darn Good Secret Santa - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
A participant in Reddit's gift exchange got quite a shock after opening her present and realizing it was from none other than the Microsoft chairman and philanthropist.
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NetSuite Speeds Data-Center Rollout Amid NSA Spying - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Cloud application vendor NetSuite Inc. is accelerating its construction of data centers in Europe as a result of the National Security Agency's eavesdropping activities.
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Freshdesk Nabs $7 Million Series C - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Customer support startup Freshdesk announced on Thursday it had raised $7 million in a Series C round of venture funding. Existing investors Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management participated in the round. Freshdesk has raised $13 million in venture funding since its launch in mid-2011.
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Apple Supplier Jabil Circuit Takes Hit - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Shares of Apple Inc. supplier Jabil Circuit Inc. fell more than 20 percent Wednesday after the components maker said an unanticipated drop in demand from a big customer would hurt revenue and profit in the current quarter.
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Mirriad, the Company That Wants to Automate Product Placement, Gets Some High-Profile Help - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Roger Faxon, the man last seen leading EMI Music, joins the digital ad startup as chairman.
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Viki Strikes Deal With Baidu to Bring Crowd-Translated Programming to China - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
"Hulu for the rest of the world" enters a big market.
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Target Hit by Credit-Card Breach - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Target Corp. was hit by an extensive theft of its customers' credit card data over the key Black Friday weekend, people familiar with the matter said, in what appears to be a brazen breach of a major retailer's information security.
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No One Buys Music on the Web Anymore. Except When they Buy a Million Beyonce Albums in 5 Days - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Beyonce and Apple defy gravity, and a year-long trend. What Does It All Mean?
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