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Writer — TechCrunch
As seen in:  TechCrunch, The Next Web
Covers:  windows, acquisitions, microsoft, earnings, policy, startups, funding, technology
Doesn't Cover: apple


Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli — Whoops. Welcome to literal fait accompli. A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here's what it looked like: It led to the following URL: In case you missed it, the URL slug says "Microsoft Acquires Acompli."

The Snowden Effect, Quantified — The failure of the USA Freedom Act in the Senate earlier this month was a disappointment to many in favor of reforming the National Security Agency. The bill, far from perfect, and certainly incomplete in its scope was thought of by some as a possible first step.

Cooling Tablet Market Turns To Low-End Devices For Growth — Never in tech history have so many bought so much in such a short time. There was a memorable tweet sent in the final days before the first iPad was released: Someone in tech - and I forget their name and can't find the tweet, sadly - noted in less than 140 characters that they were about to embark on their last weekend before they would never have to have another without an iPad.

Two Rallies | TechCrunch — Today Apple topped the $700 billion value market cap threshold during regular trading, a remarkable achievement. The company's shares have since slipped some, but it's impossible to deny the technology giant's massive rally. Apple, a company that was once small enough to be dismissed whole-cloth is now not only the world's most valuable technology company, it's the world's most valuable public company of any industry.

Addappt Relaunches On iOS With A Focus On Messaging — Addappt, released in 2012 as an application to keep your contacts up to date, relaunched this morning with a new focus on messaging. Its re-designed iOS app still has a focus on your address book - it forms the locus of your social data - but Addappt now includes a feature the company calls 'Tapp.'

Crunchweek: Uber, Uber, Uber And Barbie — Here's a protip: Don't do what Uber did this week. That's the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn't just Uber's purview: The corporate entity behind Barbie was exposed for publishing a wantonly sexist tract that undercut the idea that women can be software engineers.

FCC Expects Cable Companies To Fight Back Over Net Neutrality — The FCC anticipates that large cable companies will sue the agency after it votes into place net neutrality regulations. This would be a mere repeat of history. It will have the clarifying impact of forcing hands: Companies that tried to split the fence will be decidedly on one end of it or the other.

About Those Uber Revenue Numbers — Uber generates lots of revenue. Everyone knows it. The company's roughly 20 percent cut of ride spend on its platform adds up to big numbers. How big, of course, is the real question. New data published by Business Insider helps put Uber's revenue into perspective. However, before we get to the new sums, let's rewind.

GoPro Craters 9.3% After Pricing Its Secondary Offering At A Discount — GoPro fell more than 9 percent today, after it priced its secondary offering at $75 per share, a discount to its market price. The company ended regular trading today at $71.74 per share, or a several dollar negative delta to the proposed price. The company will sell 1,287,533 itself, while prior shareholders will sell 9,072,967.

The CIA’s Review Of Glenn Greenwald’s Snowden Book Is Hilarious — Earlier this year, journalist Glenn Greenwald released a book titled No Place to Hide, chronicling the Snowden leaks, and breaking new ground on the NSA itself. The book garnered a grip of positive reviews upon publication, and has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon. Not bad, all told.
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Nov 27, 2014

RT @FelicityMorse: I DON'T WANT MY CONTENT TAILORED. Social media is trying to make me more 'me'. This can only end badly.

Nov 27, 2014

RT @thekenyeung: Speed test shows @comcastcares to my place is fine, but @netflix keeps lagging and buffering. If this is fast lanes, it's a shit deal.

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