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Venture Capital Financing Weekly Round-Up

recode.net — It's the who-got-money week in review.

NFL Bans Beats Headphones On Camera

recode.net — Remember the television commercial that opens with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick arriving at an opposing team's stadium, where he is greeted by a throng of screaming, projectile-throwing fans? Kaepernick dons a pair of Beats by Dre noise-cancelling headphones to tune out the invective-spewing mob, affecting a stoic pose, as the slogan "Hear What You Want" appears on-screen.

The 10 Silicon Valley Startups Engineers Most Want to Work For

recode.net — Silicon Valley tech companies go to great lengths to woo new employees. Free meals, unlimited vacation days, even free transportation make up just some of the perks offered by startups and tech giants, where software engineers often make well over six figures.

Fresh Round of Layoffs to Cost Sprint $160 Million in Q2

recode.net — Sprint, the third largest U.S. wireless carrier, has launched a new round of layoffs, the company said Friday in a regulatory filing, the latest in a string of job cuts plaguing the Kansas-based carrier. Sprint has been reshuffling executives and laying off workers as it struggles to reverse a subscriber exodus brought about by a messy network overhaul that has caused gaps in coverage.

What Really Happened to Windows 9 (Comic)

recode.net — Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

We’ve Seen This Movie Before

recode.net — Netflix made news this week by announcing "Crouching Tiger 2," the first scripted studio feature film to be released simultaneously in theaters and on its platform. Better yet, it struck a deal with Adam Sandler to film four movies with Netflix as the sole distribution platform in nearly 50 countries.

HTC Q3 Profit Beats Estimates as Cost Cuts Offset Weak Sales

recode.net — Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC swung to better-than-expected profit in the third quarter from a heavy loss a year earlier, as cost cuts helped it offset the impact of still-sluggish sales. HTC said on Friday it earned T$640 million ($21 million) in unaudited net profit during the July-September quarter, well above a T$216.23 million mean estimate of 13 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Health Care

recode.net — Facebook already knows who your friends are and the kinds of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple and Google, Facebook is plotting its first steps into the fertile field of health care, said three people familiar with the matter.

Why Recalled Cars Stay on the Road, Texas Man Is the New Florida Man and More #Mustreads

recode.net — Happy Friday! Here's some content Re/code picked up at the Internet for you, just Venmo us what you owe: Earlier this year, General Motors recalled 2.6 million vehicles with an ignition switch defect linked to 13 deaths and 54 car crashes.
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Oct 22, 2014

@gabrielsnyder @tmcgev math correct, so 100 buyouts at $250k costs $25m. (annual div costs about same btw) $NYT has about $300m in net cash

Oct 22, 2014

@tmcgev @nytimes @nypost yes, my bad on last, package request versus actual applications, but looks like strong chance they'll get 100+

Oct 22, 2014

Clarification to last tweet, over 300 have requested the buyout package, waiting to see how many actually apply. @nytimes @nypost

Oct 22, 2014

The @nytimes was seeking 100 news staffers to take a buyout to help trim costs. Over 300 applied: nyp.st/1nyrtaT via @nypost

Oct 21, 2014

Ben Bradlee, a giant of journalism who stood up for his reporters and helped take down a president, is dead at 93 wapo.st/1t9ONOc

Oct 21, 2014

Smart on @tyrangiel @Justin_B_Smith hiring @TheStalwart & Halperin/Heilemann. Big contract terms lock in content strategy for few yrs.

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