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Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
PayPal to Pay $280 Million for Paydiant, the Startup Behind Walmart's Apple Pay Competitor   —  PayPal isn't giving up on payments in brick-and-mortar stores.  —  The eBay payment unit plans to acquire Paydiant, a payments startup that licenses a technology platform used by big retail chains …
Mar 2, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Re/code:
BlackBerry plans to expand cross-platform offerings, may license features like its software keyboard and BlackBerry Hub to other device makers   —  BlackBerry Aims to Show Its Software Side in Barcelona  —  BlackBerry CEO John Chen has made a bold promise, saying that the company needs …
Mar 1, 2015, 7:20 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Former Apple Retail Boss Ron Johnson Leads $16 Million Investment in Nasty Gal   —  Online retailer Nasty Gal is gearing up for its brick-and-mortar moment and has brought in former Apple retail boss Ron Johnson to help guide the way.  —  Johnson is leading a $16 million investment …
Feb 28, 2015, 3:45 PMIn context
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
IBM to invest $4B in cloud services, mobile, and data analytics businesses; CEO says those businesses will reach $40B in annual revenue by 2018   —  IBM Says Cloud, Mobile and Data Businesses Will Reach $40 Billion by 2018  —  Computing and IT services giant IBM will spend $4 billion on its cloud services …
Feb 28, 2015, 5:30 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Tinder building out ad product, approaching potential partners including Facebook, Twitter   —  Tinder Is Building Out Its Ad Product  —  Dating app Tinder is ready to make some money.  —  The Los Angeles-based startup, which isn't generating any substantial revenue, is building out its first ad product …
Feb 27, 2015, 6:20 PMIn context
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Google to Bring Paid Search Results to Google Play Apps   —  Google is bringing one familiar feature of Web search to its Google Play store: Paid search results.  —  The company said it will begin testing what it calls “sponsored” search results within its app store in the coming weeks.
Feb 26, 2015, 9:30 AMIn context
Re/code:
Google Mulling ‘Strategic Investment’ in Device Maker Jawbone   —  Google is considering making what several sources close to the situation describe as a “strategic investment” in Jawbone, the high-profile San Francisco maker of a number of wireless and wearable devices such as the Up fitness tracker.
Feb 25, 2015, 7:45 PMIn context
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Lytro Cuts Jobs, Raises $50M in Shift Toward Virtual Reality and Video   —  Workers at Lytro got a mixed bag of news on Wednesday, with the photography startup telling employees both that it has raised a further $50 million, but also that it intends to cut a significant chunk of its workforce.
Feb 25, 2015, 3:10 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Former Kleiner Perkins partner Trae Vassallo to testify she was harassed by same partner as Ellen Pao   —  Venture Capitalist Trae Vassallo to Testify She Was Harassed by Same Partner as Ellen Pao  —  One of the first witnesses in the gender discrimination case brought by former partner Ellen Pao …
Feb 24, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter's global head of developer and platform relations, Jeff Sandquist, is departing after less than 18 months   —  Twitter's Global Developer Lead Jeff Sandquist Departing  —  Twitter's global head of developer and platform relations, Jeff Sandquist, is leaving the company at the end of the week …
Feb 24, 2015, 4:55 PMIn context

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