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A month at Y Combinator: What it’s like after you’ve been accepted

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August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nasdaq, J.C. Penney, Others in Hacking Case, Were “Targets of Opportunity”

Beginning in 2005 and ending last summer, the computer systems of Nasdaq, OMX Group, J.C. Penney Co., Carrefour SA and around a dozen other companies were breached by hackers, resulting … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google Spent $1.3B on Acquisitions So Far This Year, Mostly on Waze

In the first half of 2013, Google spent $1.31 billion on 16 acquisitions, it said in a financial filing today. Shutterstock/Fussypony The largest of those was the mapping startup Waze, … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Google’s Answer to the Great Chromecast/Netflix Giveaway Mystery: There’s No Mystery — We Sold Out

Why did Google kill its Chromecast/Netflix promotion a day after it launched? It didn’t, exactly. And neither did Netflix. Here’s a new statement from Google on the end of the … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Samsung Accounted for a Third of Smartphone Sales Last Quarter, While Apple’s Share Fell

Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments hit 76 million last quarter – up 56 percent from the prior year, and giving the company a 33 percent share of the global market. iStockphoto … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Activision to Buy Back Most of Vivendi’s Controlling Stake

Activision Blizzard Inc. said it has reached an agreement to buy back nearly $6 billion worth of Vivendi SA’s holding in the company, ending months of negotiations over the fate … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Apple Takes Home Three Brand of the Year Awards

Here’s an achievement certain to be trotted out at Apple’s next big media event. Harris Interactive on Thursday declared the company the top U.S. brand across a trio of consumer … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · Leave a comment