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Yahoo plans its first-ever mobile developer conference

In a push to further expand its mobile reach, Yahoo announced Monday it will hold its first mobile developer conference in February. The one-day San Francisco event will highlight tools created by one of Yahoo’s recent acquisitions, Flurry, to analyze Read More →

Silicon Valley’s bumpy tour in the media business

With Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes working to keep The New Republic out of the obituary section, another tech star has dug deeper into journalism. This morning, First Look Media, the journalism enterprise by Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced Reported.ly, a Read More →

Stripe, a mobile payments startup, valued at $3.5 billion

Stripe, the digital payments company that helped drive Apple Pay's early success, has raised $70 million in new funding, making it the 14th most valuable startup in the world. Thrive Capital and Sequoia Capital led the round, which values Stripe at Read More →

Twitter makes it easier for users to take aim at abusers

Twitter announced today changes making it easier for users to report threatening tweets. The company has been under fire for abuse on the platform. Zelda Williams, the daughter of Robin Williams, signed off from Twitter after she said she Read More →

Cyber Monday may be fading

So, enjoy Cyber Monday (if that’s the idea) while you can. A number of people who think about these things think its days could be numbered. Hilary Milnes, writing on Bostlnno, points out what many have been talking about this holiday Read More →

So much for eBay’s same-day delivery

EBay had grand plans to become one of the fastest retail delivery services on the Internet, zipping electronics, food and toiletries to your front door in an hour or less. But sometimes best-laid plans and the economics of the low-margin retail Read More →
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