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Booting Up: Hiring Edition

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“Technology Investors Turn Wary on Ventures” [NYT]

Facebook Launches SMS service based on Beluga, which they purchased in March. [BI]

Groupon lost $100 million in hiring last month, though their business model has always been questioned re: scalability. [TC]

Here’s a look at the non-app Angry Birds industry. [WSJ]

Ryan Tate on why Wall Street hates Huffpo-AOL. [Gawker]

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Booting Up: Dens Edition

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    Twitter, Square and LivingSocial are reportedly taking steps to bar investors from secondary market trading. [Bloomberg

    Dennis Crowley is likened to Graydon Carter and Kurt Andersen in the third paragraph of this Ad Age profile. [Ad Age]

      Groupon will drop that wonky accounting that ruffled feathers in its IPO filing. [ATD]

        New funding may value Dropbox at $10 billion. [TC]

          “Shopper Receipts Join Paperless Age.” [NYT]

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            Booting Up: Kanye Edition

            Google+ attracts 25 million visitors. [Reuters]

            Peter Thiel’s Airy Labs raises $1.5 million. [ATD]

            Yes, Amazon is ramping up the battle over whether or not it should pay sales tax. [WSJ]

            Lady Gaga and Kanye West have reportedly invested in Turntable.fm. [BI]

            An unnamed country apparently hacked the U.S. for five Read More