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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Amazon Eyed Overseas Markets in Smartphone Talks   —  As Amazon prepares to launch its long-awaited smartphone, opportunities in non-U.S. markets loom large.  —  Amazon executives last spring held talks with possible hardware partners that included detailed discussions on strategies for China …
Mar 13, 2014, 10:40 AMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Square tests giving businesses capital for growth, considers new funding and delaying IPO   —  In Crunch Time, Square Considers Giving Capital to Businesses  —  Square is moving further beyond the swipe.  —  The payments company has begun testing a way to give Square merchants thousands …
Feb 25, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google Was Willing to Beat Facebook's $19B Offer for WhatsApp   —  Last week, Google CEO Larry Page met with WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum in a last-ditch effort to prevent the rapidly growing messaging app from selling itself to Facebook, according to three people involved in the deal.
Feb 20, 2014, 3:25 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google offered to pay WhatsApp to notify them of any acquisition talks, but was rebuffed   —  Google's Unusual Offer to WhatsApp  —  More than six months ago, Google approached WhatsApp with an odd offer: It would pay the mobile messaging startup in exchange for the right to be notified …
Feb 19, 2014, 11:05 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google paid more than $500M for DeepMind, beating out Facebook; creates ethics board to ensure technology isn't abused   —  Google Beat Facebook for DeepMind, Creates Ethics Board  —  Google, which is acquiring DeepMind Technologies, has agreed to establish an ethics board to ensure …
Jan 26, 2014, 10:40 PMIn context
Eric P. Newcomer / The Information:
YC's Paul Graham: The Complete Interview   —  Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham isn't your typical startup guru.  For eight years he's been at the helm of what's now the industry's most prominent accelerator and a lightning rod for frustrations with entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley.
Dec 30, 2013, 8:55 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google to try again with a streaming TV box called “Nexus TV”, which may launch in H1 2014   —  GoogleÂ's Latest TV Takeover Attempt: Â'Nexus TVÂ'  —  The battle among technology companies to take over the living room is getting even more crowded.
Dec 6, 2013, 4:50 PMIn context
The Information:
Employee Stock Sales Boom, As Square Considers One at $5 Billion   —  Across Silicon Valley, employees are cashing out.  —  For years, the Valley's conventional wisdom has held that allowing employees to sell some stock before an initial public offering would reduce their drive and hurt retention.
Dec 5, 2013, 9:05 PMIn context
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Former Wall Street Journal reporter launches The Information, a tech news site with a $399 annual subscription   —  Letter From the Editor  —  Technology news needs a reboot.  There are more stories and outlets than ever, but a troubling cycle is playing out:
Dec 4, 2013, 12:20 PMIn context

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