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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 Will Power AOL Search, Transfer Some Advertising Work As It Sheds Hundreds Of Employees

Uber Acquires Part Of Bing’s Mapping Assets, Will Absorb Around 100 Microsoft Employees — Uber will acquire assets from Microsoft Bing, including roughly 100 employees focused on the product's image collection activities. In short, Uber is absorbing data-collection engineers from Microsoft to bolster its own mapping work. The companies confirmed the transaction with TechCrunch, but each declined to name the terms of the agreement.

CrunchWeek: Taylor Hugs Apple, Verizon Buys Us, And New NSA Leaks — Hello, friends, and welcome to a slightly more important episode of CrunchWeek. This week, we became vassals of a new empire, Taylor Swift bequeathed her most recent album to Apple's new streaming product, and WikiLeaks is back in the news as fresh NSA leaks have emerged.

FCC Chief Argues That Net Neutrality Won’t Gut Broadband Investment — It's Friday, so you deserve a modest respite. Happily, the Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler, gave a speech today to The Brookings Institution that should provide sufficient argument fodder for the full weekend, at least among policy dorks wonks.

Whittl Picks Up A Chicago-Style $3.3M Series A — It turns out geography is still a thing. Recently, Whittl, a Chicago-based company raised a $3.3 million Series A round of capital. The new monetary event follows a $1.3 million seed round that took place around two years ago. If you can't see the irony, you haven't lived outside of the Valley in some time.

Facebook Snaps Off Another All-Time High, Closing Regular Trading Worth $88.86 Per Share — Facebook set an all-time high today, closing at $88.86 per share, valuing the company at just under $250 billion. Positive analyst sentiment has helped propel the company's shares in recent days. Facebook traded around $82 as recently as last Friday, making its fresh heights even more notable - a few points for a company as valuable as Facebook mean billions in value being created, or erased.

HubSpot Takes Its CRM Tool Out Of Beta — HubSpot, a company best known for its marketing tools, took its CRM product out of beta today. According to the firm, some 60,000 companies used the tool during its beta period. The product is free, but HubSpot's sales "acceleration" tool, Sidekick, will run you $50 per seat, per month.

Here’s What Windows 10 Will Cost Abroad If You Don’t Snag A Free Upgrade — We've known for some time that Windows 10 will cost either $119 or $199 in the U.S. once the year-long free upgrade period ends. The price differential, of course, is predicated on which version you select. However, until now, international prices have been somewhat occluded 1.

Box And IBM Ink Wide-Ranging Cloud Partnership — IBM is going Levie. This evening, Box and IBM announced a partnership that will see their technologies integrated, and their cloud products commingled. As part of the arrangement, Box will also offer its customers the ability to store their data on IBM's cloud, which will have - I checked with the firm - 46 data centers around the world by the end of the year.

Haha, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Upgrade Path For Pirates Is Confusing As Shit — If you didn't keep your ear to the page this weekend, especially regarding the news that relates to how Microsoft will allow - or not! - folks that pirated previous versions of Windows to get, or not, Windows 10, I am here to help.
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Jun 29, 2015

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