Tech

THE CRUNCHIES: With Billions At Stake, San Francisco’s Tech Elite Take A Night To Celebrate

[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] Thursday night, hundreds of members of the technology elite—founders, investors, hustlers, hackers—gathered at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall for the sixth annual Crunchies Awards, a ceremony which celebrates private-stock valuations and product launches instead of box-office scores and film premieres.When a handful of tech […]
THE CRUNCHIES: With Billions At Stake, San Francisco’s Tech Elite Take A Night To Celebrate
News

The Worst Gaming Advertising Of 2012

[credit provider=”PlayStation via Kotaku” url=”http://updates.kotaku.com/post/34746962264/in-france-the-ps-vita-is-being-promoted-with-four”] There’s no such thing as bad press. It’s a cliché, and — even worse than that — it’s not even true.If you want evidence that the public spotlight is a bad thing on occasion, you should acquaint yourself with the story of Ocean Marketing.
The Worst Gaming Advertising Of 2012
Tech

Groupon Is Testing A Payments System To Compete With Square And PayPal

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] Groupon is testing out an offering of its own in the increasingly crowded payments space, according to an email I was forwarded by a business that was solicited for the service. (Disclosure: I have various puts against Groupon.)The pricing is extremely aggressive, with a 1.8% […]
Groupon Is Testing A Payments System To Compete With Square And PayPal
Tech

Groupon Is Losing Top Sales Talent

[credit provider=”Groupon”] According to a former salesperson at Groupon, top sales talent is leaving the company as its troubles mount. As of this morning, Groupon reached another all time low, trading on the NASDAQ at $10, half off its $20 IPO price. In just the month of April, the stock […]
Groupon Is Losing Top Sales Talent
Tech

Two Angry Birds Leaders Leave The Nest To Start Boomlagoon

[credit provider=”Boomlagoon”] Angry Birds has become a worldwide phenomenon with more than 700 million downloads. So it’s no small event when two of the leaders who created the mobile game leave the nest at Rovio to form their own game studio.Antti Stén (pictured left), the lead server architect for the […]
Two Angry Birds Leaders Leave The Nest To Start Boomlagoon
Strategy

Apple’s Press Conference Showed A Brand unravelling

[credit provider=”AP”] Apple has long been known for its intense focus on consistent branding and beautiful simplicity.While today’s Apple event unveiled a couple new improvements to an expected lineup of products, it also revealed a certain sloppiness that was absent from former, Steve Jobs-led launches.
Apple’s Press Conference Showed A Brand unravelling
Tech

VentureBeat Tries To Blow Up TechCrunch And Fails Miserably

Last night, VentureBeat’s Dylan Tweney accused TechCrunch of “trading favours for exclusives.” He claimed advertisers spend money with TechCrunch in exchange for non-sponsored posts and exclusives. The proof, Tweney said, was an accidental email sent to VentureBeat — one Tweney thought was intended for TechCrunch.  In it, a startup seemed […]
VentureBeat Tries To Blow Up TechCrunch And Fails Miserably
Tech

Why Kleiner’s Hiring Of Meg Whitman Is A Very Shrewd Move

The move by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms, to hire former eBay CEO Meg Whitman as an advisor is not an “odd” move, as VentureBeat’s Anthony Ha characterised it. It’s astute and clever.
Why Kleiner’s Hiring Of Meg Whitman Is A Very Shrewd Move