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Google hired Del.icio.us founder

joshuaschachter thumb Google hired Del.icio.us founder

The founder of the Yahoo’s social bookmarking site Del.icio.us, Joshua Schachter has joined the rival Google. Schachter who left the company in June 2008, will resume his new job at the search engine giant Google. Though his LinkedIn profile suggests that he is a member of the technical staff of Google, his exact job description is yet to be known.

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slingmedia Co founders and top executives of Sling Media leaving

According to a report, the co-founders and top executives of Sling Media the consumer electronics company, are leaving the company. According to PaidContent, co-founders Blake and Jason Krikorian along with executives Jason Hirschhorn and Ben White are leaving the company. The report points out that the top executives of the Sling Media earlier agreed to stay on for about an year after the company’s acquisition by EchoStar for $380 million.

facebook Facebook had a minor service outage today

A number of users today reported about the performance and availability issues with the popular social network, Facebook. Some faced slowness while loading the page, while according to some the third party desktop apps which connect to the social network became unavailable. The chat feature also became unavailable. According to an email sent by Facebook’s spokesperson to CNET:

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decatv thumb Deca.tv grabs $10 million in the Series B

Santa Monica, California based site of Entertainment Corporation of America, Deca.tv, has raised $10 million the second round of funding. The round was participated by Rustic Canyon Ventures, Mayfield Fund, General Catalyst Partners and Atomico Investments. Back in September 2007, the company raised $5 million from the current investors excluding Rustic Canyon Ventures. The amount will be used to produce and distribute online video content.

prototypesces thumb Toshiba displays iPhone, Netbook alternative prototypes

Japanese company Toshiba has come up with some iPhone, Netbook alternatives at Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Currently the company is not offering Netbook for its users in the U.S. At CES, they have displayed a number of prototypes similar to iPhone. These prototypes were in both sizes i.e. small and large. The photo above displays some of these prototypes.

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googleruresults thumb Google Russia isn’t providing some correct results

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seagate Seagate to fire 10% employees as the CEO resigns

Seagate Technology the storage company has announced that the company will be laying off 10% work force from around the globe. Also they have announced that the CEO Bill Watkins has also resigned. Watkins has served the company for 12 years (CEO since 2004). The new CEO of the company will be the chairman, Stephen Luczo.

Company’s quarter report is expected on January 21, 2009. According to Watkins, the company had a crappy quarter. He further said:

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applelg lcd thumb Apple signs a five year deal with LG for LCD display supply

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windows 7 thumb No download limit on Windows 7 beta for two weeks

According to Microsoft, the 2.5 million download limit on Windows 7 beta will be suspended for a couple of weeks. The latest software from the software giant was expected to be made available from Friday but due to website problems for a day, the release was delayed. The company expects millions of testers for the Windows 7 beta.

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fireappslogo FireApps raises $8.75 million in Series B

Scottsdale, Arizona based developer of  foreign exchange exposure management solutions, FireApps, has raised $8.75 million in the second round of funding. Trilogy Partnership and returning backer Ignition Partners played their role by contributing $7.5 million, where as $1.25 million came from the Silicon Valley Bank. The company earlier raised $3.5 million. The amount will be used to manage the foreign currency risks.