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TechCrunch: Facebook To Webcast First-Ever Stockholders Meeting on June 11
/ June 5, 2013 1:13 pm
TechCrunch: Facebook To Webcast First-Ever Stockholders Meeting on June 11

TechCrunch reports that Facebook has announced that it is going to webcast its first stockholders' meeting on 11 June. The main agenda of the meeting will be the election of Facebook's board of directors. The candidates include Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Donald Graham, Marc Andreessen, Erskine Bowles, Reed Hastings, Peter Thiel, and Susan Desmond-Hellmann. The meeting will represent the end of Facebook's first year as a public company. Read More

WSJ: DataSift Announces Collaboration With Tableau
/ June 4, 2013 4:33 pm
WSJ: DataSift Announces Collaboration With Tableau

The Wall Street Journal reports that DataSift has announced a partnership with Tableau Software, a leading enterprise provider of analytics and social data, and also announced the addition of Facebook Pages, Instagram and Google+ to offer brands a better understanding of customer's social habits. . Read More

Bloomberg: Zynga Slashes 520 Jobs, Shuts Offices as Games Underachieve
/ June 4, 2013 11:34 am
Bloomberg: Zynga Slashes 520 Jobs, Shuts Offices as Games Underachieve

Bloomberg reports that social games giant Zynga Inc. announced that it will slash 520 jobs (approximately 18 percent of its staff), and shut down some offices as a result of lower than expected returns from its titles apart from the FarmVille series. The cuts will save roughly $70 million to $80 million in pretax expenses per year, the company said in a statement. Read More

Reuters: Nasdaq Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Settle Cases Arising from Facebook IPO
/ May 30, 2013 10:59 am
Reuters: Nasdaq Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Settle Cases Arising from Facebook IPO

Reuters reports that Nasdaq has agreed to pay $10 million to resolve civil charges arising from errors made during Facebook's IPO last year, U.S. securities regulators said. This is the biggest penalty ever imposed against a stock exchange. During the administrative proceedings against the stock exchange, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that Nasdaq's regrettable decisions on the day of the IPO resulted in a number of regulatory violations. . Read More

Shazam Launches Windows Phone 8 App with Links to XBox Music, Faster Tagging
/ May 30, 2013 10:55 am
Shazam Launches Windows Phone 8 App with Links to XBox Music, Faster Tagging

Shazam today announced the launch of the Shazam App for Windows Phone 8, with an innovative user interface and features including fast tagging, local tags and tagging from the home screen. The Shazam App is free with unlimited tags and helps consumers discover new music by identifying any song in seconds, then enabling them to go on and purchase their favorite tracks from either XBox Music or, if using a Nokia phone, Nokia Music. . Read More

The Next Web: Korea’s KakaoHome Reaches 1 Million Downloads
/ May 27, 2013 12:29 pm
The Next Web: Korea’s KakaoHome Reaches 1 Million Downloads

The Next Web reports that KakaoHome, the Android app from South Korea’s top messaging company Kakao, has surpassed the one million download mark just four days after it crossed 500,000 downloads. The number shown on its Google Play page is remarkable given that KakaoHome was released just 13 days back and is only available in Korea. Read More

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Bloomberg: Google Said To Be Thinking About Purchasing Waze
/ May 24, 2013 4:49 pm
Bloomberg: Google Said To Be Thinking About Purchasing Waze

Bloomberg reports that Google Inc., creator of the Android operating system, is thinking of buying map-software provider Waze Inc., which may lead to a possible bidding war with Facebook Inc., people familiar with the matter said. . Read More

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