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Brands (and puppies) flock to Periscope, Twitter's new app for broadcasting videos — It's an ironclad rule of social media: If you launch it, the brands will come. Marketers flocked to Periscope, Twitter's new live-streaming application, within hours of its launch on Tuesday. Some brand accounts used the service to broadcast exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage; others held spontaneous question-and-answer sessions with customers and fans.

BlackBerry turns a profit, but it's still not selling more smartphones — BlackBerry is back in the black, but despite numerous attempts at reinvention, the company is still flailing. The smartphone maker surprised Wall Street by posting a profit of $28 million or $0.05 per share, meeting the expectations of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

The 'Teflon Uber' paradox: Why controversies don't drive away customers — For nearly a year, Amy Resnick was the Uber poster child. She used the car service two or three times a week, taking it to and from work, the airport, you name it. Then news broke in November that a top Uber executive had made an idle threat against reporters who opposed the company.

Google to pay new CFO $70 million in two years — Ruth Porat has at least 70 million reasons to leave her job on Wall Street. Google has agreed to pay Porat, its new CFO, about $70 million in total compensation as of next year, according to an SEC filing on Thursday.

Battle for live video broadcasting: Meerkat raises $14M as Twitter announces rival app — LIVE NOW] The live streaming battle is heating up. Meerkat, the live video-sharing application, which launched at the beginning of this month and dominated South by Southwest (SXSW), confirmed on Thursday that it has raised "around" $14 million in funding from Greylock Partners and a host of other big names, including YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley, actor Jared Leto and Ashton Kutcher's VC fund.

Apple is still engineering the legacy of Steve Jobs — Brent Schlender didn't set out to write a Steve Jobs biography that Apple would love, but it happened anyway. On Tuesday, Schlender and co-author Rick Tetzeli published a new biography, Becoming Steve Jobs, that is widely viewed as a counterpoint to Walter Isaacson's bestselling authorized biography, published three weeks after Jobs' death, which portrayed Jobs as brilliant but temperamental.

Now you can conduct customer service fights over Facebook messenger — Now Facebook users can chat with the businesses they buy from the same way they chat with their friends. Facebook is rolling out a new option to let people chat with businesses directly through its Messenger application. The move strengthens Facebook's bid to ask consumers for their debit cards and bank account information to transfer cash.

Twitter quietly debuts new venture capital arm — Twitter, the company better known for its short status updates, is learning to embrace the long term with venture capital investments. On Monday, Twitter's name appeared on a list of investors that had collectively poured $80 million into Cyanogen, a startup founded in 2009 that is building a mobile operating system to rival Android and iOS.

6 Leadership lessons from the new book about Steve Jobs — Steve Jobs started out as an asshole - but, a new book says, he got better. That, in a nutshell, is the takeaway from Becoming Steve Jobs, a new biography of the late Apple CEO, which tries to provide nuance to the oft-told story of Jobs' professional rise at Apple, including the wilderness years that followed after being pushed out and his triumphant return.

Google hires 'the most powerful woman on Wall Street' as new CFO — A giant of Wall Street is moving to a giant of Silicon Valley. Google announced Tuesday that it has hired Ruth Porat, the former CFO of Morgan Stanley who has been dubbed "the most powerful woman on Wall Street," to take over as its new CFO.
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Mar 28, 2015

"the Pao/Kleiner Perkins trial was not setting a legal precedent, but a public discussion precedent."…

Mar 28, 2015

Saturday morning Periscoping: watching some penguins in New Orleans..

Mar 27, 2015

Ellen Pao gets in a perfect subtle dig at the jury who couldn't count to 9 and ruled against her

Mar 27, 2015

Do yourself a favor and read through all the tweets with #thankyouEllenPao

Mar 27, 2015

@WaltBTIG I don’t think so. That’s one feature i miss from Meerkat

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