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6 things entrepreneurs should do before selling their company

<i>Caine Moss and Alon Rotem work for international law firm Goodwin Procter.</i><p>Congratulations! A big-name serial acquirer is preparing a term sheet to purchase your company. While your attention may naturally focus on negotiating the purchase price and closing the deal immediately, here are 6 things …

Going native: Why a veteran web developer finally turned to OS-native apps

When I told friends and colleagues that Player FM would soon have a native Android app alongside its browser-based web app, it took them a while to …

Will flash or disk drives own the future of data storage?

<i>This is a guest post by Gary Gentry, SVP of solid state drives at Seagate.</i><p>“Flash or disk?” That question — whether the future of data storage would be defined by flash memory or hard drives — has been a looming battle in the storage industry for the last several years.<p>Hard drives, of course, remain …

Why Tumblr Was a Massive Steal for Yahoo

The blockbuster acquisition of Tumblr by Yahoo for $1.1 billion — all cash — has been portrayed as a gigantic gamble on the part of the acquirer. …

Larry Page is sad, hopeful, and frustrated in his heartfelt Google I/O speech

Larry Page is feeling sentimental. The Google chief executive delivered a heartstring-pulling speech today at the I/O conference in which he spoke about the intersection of technology, humanity, and, of course, Google.<p>It’s obvious that technology built this man’s life.<p>Page successfully delivered …

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different …

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Dropbox Can Find Your Stolen Computer

Lost or stolen tech produces a sickening feeling. In the moment you realize your laptop is gone for good, you feel helpless.<p>But should you find …

HP’s new Moonshot: 1,800 servers per rack, 3M visitors/day on 720 watts

HP has been looking for a big, ambitious, risk-it-all project to turn its sinking fortunes around, so it’s perhaps fitting that its new server project is called Moonshot.<p>Today, HP announced that customers can now buy an HP Moonshot server system. The company claims that Moonshot uses up to 89 …

Apple’s rumored iRadio service could be great for labels, but crappy for Pandora, Slacker, & others

Apple is finalizing deals with two major record labels to launch its own streaming music service with lower royalty rates than competitors already in the space, according to a recent CNET report.<p>The service is expected to be a smart radio offering (as opposed to providing songs on-demand) that will …

Is Hulu worth $500M? Former News Corp. president thinks so.

Official bidding for the sale of streaming video service Hulu ended last year when Hulu owners took it off the market, but that isn’t stopping others from making offers.<p>Former News Corp. president Peter Chernin has apparently made an offer to buy Hulu for $500 million, according to a Reuters report …

Xbox now Microsoft’s sole TV strategy after selling MediaRoom to Ericsson

Microsoft confirmed today that it has agreed to sell its MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson, following rumors about the deal a few weeks ago.<p>MediaRoom will help Ericsson expand its IPTV efforts — Microsoft noted that the software already powers 22 million set-top boxes in 11 million subscriber homes. …

Microsoft sells Mediaroom IPTV business to Ericsson

Microsoft’s Mediaroom allows operators to deliver television over the internet, but the Redmond-based company is handing off the business division to …