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Journalist: mobile/media/tech news. Mom: 2 kids. Wife. Traveler. Speaks English, American, Russian, Franglais, Spanglish, in metaphors

Mobile Commerce Consolidation As Mozido Takes Majority Stake In CorFire — Just days after Dutch digital commerce provider Adyen announced a $250 million round of funding, another heavily capitalised player in the space has made an acquisition to up its game. Mozido, a mobile commerce specialist that raised $185 million in October 2014 after raising $103 million in May, has taken a majority stake in CorFire, another mobile commerce startup that focuses on point-of-sale payments.

Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal — Microsoft's got some more support today in its ongoing appeal and wider campaign against the U.S. government over how the latter requests customer data from the cloud, and specifically when the servers where the data is stored are located outside the U.S..

Gartner: 301M Smartphones Sold In Q3 As Xiaomi Muscles Into The Top 5 At Samsung’s Expense — Smartphones now account for 66% of all mobile phones worldwide and are on track to see 2014 sales of 1.2 billion units in 2014. But while Android appears to have "won" the so-called platform war, the two-horse race between smartphone vendors - between Samsung and Apple - looks like it may finally be breaking up a bit, powered by sales of handsets in emerging markets.

Nokia’s Here Will Power Maps For Baidu Outside China To Cater To China’s ‘Globetrotters’ — Search giant Baidu has made no secret of its ambitions to expand its business outside of China by way of mobile services. Now it's struck a deal with Nokia that could help it with that by serving domestic users abroad.

YouTube Is Testing An Autoplay Feature That Streams Suggested Videos Automatically — YouTube, always on the lookout for ways to keep people watching more videos and staying on its site longer, is testing out a new feature that could prove to be a honeypot for casual visitors: video autoplays, where once the video you came to watch ends, instead of defaulting to the usual grid of suggested videos, another video starts up.

LinkedIn Rolls Out A Simplified Homepage With Analytics And News Feed Front And Center — LinkedIn, the social network for pro today gets around 45 million monthly unique visitors to according to comScore, and to help grow that number, LinkedIn is debuting a pared-down redesign of its homepage that will focus around analytics (and traffic) on your own LinkedIn profile, the Pulse news feed, jobs, and simple suggestions for keeping in touch with existing contacts.

After Rape Incident, Uber Suspends Service In New Delhi While It Reviews Operations — Uber has announced today that it will suspend services in New Delhi, India, pending a bigger review of its operations in the city that will include a full audit of how it verifies riders and feedback; partnering with local organizations to improve women's safety; and a look at how it can bring in more best practices from other Uber operations.

Microsoft Buys HockeyApp To Add Developer Tools To Its Mobile Effort — Apple has Test Flight, Twitter has Crashlytics, and now Microsoft has HockeyApp. The Windows Phone maker has made an acquisition to continue building out its mobile business, this time focusing on developers. HockeyApp is a suite of tools for developers that includes live crash reports, user feedback tools, a beta distribution platform and test analysis that works across Windows Phone as well as Android and iOS.

Enterprise Cloud Service Huddle Raises A $51M Growth Round At $250M-$300M Valuation — The clouds appear to be clearing for cloud-based enterprise startups. Huddle, the enterprise cloud collaboration company co-headquartered in London and San Francisco, is today announcing that it has raised another $51 million in funding - a Series D round that will be used to double down on growing its business in the U.S.

Web Index: Twitter Had The Biggest Rise In FISA Data Requests Of All Major Web Sites In 2014 — Later today, Tim Berners-Lee will be making an appearance in London to talk about how well the world is doing at making the Internet accessible to everyone and a place safe from commercial and political interference, a theme that has been a strong one for the inventor of the World Wide Web.
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Dec 17, 2014

@traviskatz oh no! what a nightmare. i'm flying tomorrow in the opposite direction (to SF)

Dec 17, 2014

The worst part of having a flu for me is the long drawn-out recovery process. The endless runny nose, the coughing.

Dec 16, 2014

Tinychat bought by Paltalk. Backed by Diddy, Ashton and more, it cdn't survive independently Msg apps=scale business

Dec 16, 2014

Mattermark made its name parsing data on tech startups but the bigger opportunity is applying that to other verticals

Dec 16, 2014

@sdcrane @TechCrunch @DanielleMorrill a new meaning to "party round" (although i'm not sure they are all at the same party)

Dec 16, 2014

@sdcrane thanks. i don't suppose it will wash but i think it's a WP bug that confused me (odd/random returns in the text)

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