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As Amazon's Stock Hits All-Time High, Warehouse Issues Percolate - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
In many ways, Amazon is on a roll. But certain workplace issues don't seem to be going away anytime soon.
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U.S. Lays Out Case Against Megaupload, Kim Dotcom - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Megaupload is only the most recent high-profile target in the continuing campaign by the Motion Picture Association of America against online sites that let users share movies and other entertainment without compensating the copyright holders.
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Should Forbes Be Valued as Online Business? - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Forbes' owners, primarily the Forbes family, are hoping the company will fetch between $400 million and $500 million, said another person familiar with the situation.
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A Microsoftie's Healthcare.gov (Comic) - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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Real-Time Marketing Hits New Low, Starring Gogo and Justine Sacco - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
When will brands learn?
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Music-Discovery Service ExFM Pulls the Plug - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
A startup that had buzz four years ago says that it's going dark, more or less, next month.
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Knewton Raises $51M for Personalized Learning - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Education technology startup Knewton, which makes tools that adapt to each student's learning style, has raised $51 million led by Atomico, along with GSV Capital and existing investors Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, First Round Capital, FirstMark Capital and Founders Fund. This doubles the New York-based company's funding and is meant to help it expand around the globe with schools and academic publishers.
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T-Mobile Plans to Talk Un-Carrier 4.0 at CES - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
"This one you aren't going to believe," T-Mobile says in an invitation to journalists.
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Oracle Acquires Cloud Marketing Player Responsys for $1.5 Billion - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Marketing in the cloud is still hot.
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Jack Dorsey's Holiday Gift to Square: 10 Percent of His Shares - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
In a rare move for any executive, Square CEO Jack Dorsey has returned about 10 percent of his stake -- or about three percent of all company shares -- back to the company. The move, which Fortune reported this morning, will expand the pool of shares that Square can dole out to current and new employees, whether they come through normal hiring or acquisitions.
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Netflix Doesn't Have the Market Cornered on Binge TV: Zombies + Walter White Help AMC Win the Fall VOD War - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
You have to work (relatively) hard to get video on demand out of your pay-TV provider. But lots of you are doing it -- especially when you get a chance to watch awesome TV, on your own schedule.
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Surge This: Ideas and Economics on Uber - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
“Hey, I ride you on sunny days and rainy days. And I’ll pay more in the rain. But don’t gouge me in a storm."
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Warby Parker Is Seeing Green After New $60 Million Investment - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Warby Parker, the eyewear startup that has built a cult following in a short time, has raised a new $60 million investment from its biggest investor, Tiger Global Management, as was first reported by Fortune. Existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Spark Capital and First Round Capital also contributed to the Series C round, which brings Warby's total funding to about $115 million.
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News Corp. Buys Storyful, a Social Video Sorting Startup - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
News Corp. has acquired Storyful, a video news startup, for $25 million. Storyful specializes in verifying and clearing amateur and user generated video, so news organizations and brands can use the clips. News Corp. which owns this Web site, says Storyful will keep operating as a standalone business.
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BlackBerry Reports Massive $4.4 Billion Quarterly Loss, Inks a Deal With Foxconn - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Still looking for a turnaround.
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Bulk SMS App Maker Bazuc Responds to Lookout's Claims, Says Consumers Should Pay Attention to Risks - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
The man behind Bazuc acknowledges their are risks to his app, which offers to pay users to send text messages through their account.
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People Are More Freaked Out by Hacking Than Tracking, Survey Finds - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Of course, the computer industry is well served by seeing one the fears of its main business models pale in comparison to the threat of evil hackers.
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When Twitter Bought MoPub, it Bought Itself an Advertising Safety Net - http://allthingsd.com/2013122...
Even if growth on Twitter's own properties stalls out, it now has a fast-growing mobile business that works everywhere else.
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In Wake of Card Data Breach, Target's Redcard Website Has Been Down All Day - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
A bad day gets worse for the retail giant and its customers.
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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $1 Billion to Silicon Valley Community Foundation - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
The recipient of Mark Zuckerberg’s latest $1 billion philanthropic contribution is a Silicon Valley institution that primarily feeds other nonprofits working in education, health care and the environment.
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Lookout Warns App that Pays for Unused Text Messages is a Big-Time Security Threat - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Mobile security vendor Lookout is warning customers that an app that pays users to send text messages on their behalf is dangerous and should be avoided. The app, called Bazuc, proposes that users allow them to send text messages from their plan. In exchange, it offers to pay users a tenth of a penny for […]
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Former Yahoo and Zynga Exec Named President and COO of Audax Health - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
David Ko, who joined the board of Audax Health in September, has been president and COO of the Washington, D.C.-based digital health development company. He'll be based in the company's San Francisco office. Before Audax, Ko was COO at gaming company Zynga and he also spent a decade at Yahoo in various senior roles.
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SEC Charges Former Microsoft Manager, Friend With Insider Trading - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged a former senior portfolio manager at Microsoft Corp., along with his friend and business partner, with insider trading.
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Atheer and Meta Want You to Touch Your Apps in Midair - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Reach out and touch something.
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For Google, Shopping Searches Are Looking Up - http://allthingsd.com/2013121...
Fighting a battle with Amazon.com Inc. to be the preferred entry point for Internet shopping, Google Inc. last year retooled its lucrative search page. Its strategy is showing signs of progress.
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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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