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TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 - Day 2

GitHub faces overhaul as many executives quit

GitHub is experiencing a huge inner havoc as many executives flee from the company. Chris Wanstrath has been overhauling the firm's culture backed by its board.

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Google Holds Press Event Announcing New Products

Android 6.0 Marshmallow's Best New Features

Android users can experience the new system update since 2015. Some remarkable new features include security improvement, performance management, user interface, storage improvement, and support to new innovations including the Type-C USB.

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Film Independent At LACMA Special Screening And Q&A Of 'Hail Ceasar!'

Wiper, alternative messaging app for costly movies

Messaging app Wiper has raised a total of $4.5 million seed funding from its investor Michael Choupak adding $2 million dollars. The service launced $4.99 monthly subscription fee to preview and watch thousands of original short and long, inexpensive indie films that can be compared to expensive Hollywood movies.

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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam Unveils Grand Prize Winners Of Verizon Powerful Answers Award At A Panel Moderated By TV Personality Mo Rocca At CES 2014 In Las Vegas

Verizon CEO showed interest in Yahoo acquisition

It was confirmed by Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam that Verizon is interested in acquiring Yahoo. The Internet search company had difficult times in the past years as many other companies had their market share in the online and mobile business. This promts Yahoo to reconstruct its business including cutting jobs.

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San Francisco Shuttle Buses To Silicon Valley

After robust phase, venture capital heads to pre-recession level

Venture capital (VC) funding activity seems to be heading towards pre-recessionary mark. The VC activity recorded robust growth phase for over seven years. The sluggish financial markets are discouraging VC funding and raising money.

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Intel To Purchase McAfee For 7.68 Billion

Silver Lake invest $500 million in Symantec

Private equity firm Silver Lake will invest $500 million in cyber security company, Symantec. The money from the investment will be used by the company to buy back shares and issue a $4 dividend to shareholders.

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 Inauguration Of The Academic Year At Bocconi University

Apple Plans To Transform iPhone Apps To Android Compatible Versions Aiming To Boost Revenue

Apple has tasted the sweet of transforming iPhone apps to Android compatible versions through Apple Music in 2015. In addition to introduce versatile range of products, Apple CEO has announced the future plan in a company wide meeting. Analysts have presumed that Apple is considering every feasible mean to boost up revenue earnings.

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Linkedin Q4 2015 Earning is Above Expectations, But Stocks Drop 30%

LinkedIn on Thursday reported its fourth quarter earnings in 2015. The number is better than analyst expectation, but its stock dropped to 30% because of weaker earnings guidance that analyst forecasted.

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A Career Fair Ahead Of Jobless Claims Figures

Job growth slowdown a sign of tightening economy

The US economy encouragingly created more jobs for the past two years and now is set for a slowdown, as economists predict. The prevailing credit conditions the US market indicate tightening of economy. The US private sector added 205,000 jobs in January as against 267,000 in December.

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Cisco Systems

Cisco to acquire Jasper for $1.4 billion

Cisco announced its intention to purchase Jasper Technologies, a provider of cloud service for internet-powered devices, for $1.4 billion. The merger will enable Cisco to provide a full IoT solution which is inter-operable through devices and coordinates with application developers and IoT service providers.

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Google

Google’s Parent Company Alphabet Wins The Title For ‘World’s Most Valuable Company’ Leaving Behind Apple in Net Asset Value

Google, for the first time, has disclosed financials on earnings, expenditure, asset value and future business planning. From the financials, analysts have found lot of scopes for Google and its parent company, Alphabet to expand. Google’s ad earnings have been witnessed to rise significantly during the year 2015. Meanwhile, it has spent only $3.6 billion in its ambitious technology projects during the same period. The net earning of Alphabet has been reached to $4.9 billion. Adding this earning to the net asset value, Alphabet has been recognized as the worlds most worthy enterprise.

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GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma - Day 1

NetApp acquires SolidFire: SolidFire is now an official part of NetApp

NetApp has completed its acquisition of SolidFire which is a scale-out flash array maker. Now customers have an advantage to meet their needs for data services by accessing industry's broadest all-flash portfolio.

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Yahoo to Cut 15% Employment, Laying-Off 17,000 Workforce

After a massive loss of $4.3 billion in Q4, Yahoo will struggle much more to return to profitability. The Internet company decided to cut its employment by 15%, close some offices and explore strategic alternatives.

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Jon Reynolds, Portrait shoot, July 8, 2014

Microsoft Just Spent Nearly $250 M To Buy Swiftkey, The Popular Predictive Typing App For Smartphones

Swiftkey, the popular predictive typing app for smartphone, has been reported to be bought by Microsoft for nearly $250 million. Microsoft is said to have a bigger plan with the app, going further than just expanding on more than iOS and Android devices.

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Inside The F8 Facebook Developers Conference

Facebook’s Parse Service Shutdown Upsets Many Developers Programmers, Betting Trust In The Future

The shutting down of Parse, a startup for developers that have been bought by Facebook in 2013, has received many protests from its users. Many small developers are disappointed and consider that Facebook cannot be trusted as a platform to support them.

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