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Snapdeal raises $50 million in funding from eBay and investors

Snapdeal, an online marketplace located in New Dehli, India, has just secured $50 million in funding thanks to eBay as well as its current investors, …

Venture Capital

Queueing Theory Lets Any App Offer A Mailbox-Like Reservation System (Even If It’s Just For Building Buzz)

Ever since Google announced that access to its then-new email application Gmail would be invite-only at first, startup founders have been angling to reproduce that same kind of fervor for their own services. But it wasn’t until the new iOS app Mailbox launched its innovative “reservation system” …

Ex-Windows Phone GM joins the Amazon team

Amazon has just hired the ex-General Manager of Windows Phone to work on a “secret” project. Charlie Kindel left Microsoft back in August of 2011 …

MISSING OUT ON BILLIONS: These 10 People Made Some Of The Saddest Choices In Tech History

The folks on this list sure could have used that.<p>The tech industry is littered with stories of people making choices that would cost them hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

Silicon Valley

Facebook Is Close To Rolling Out Its New Profile Design To Everyone

Just under three weeks ago, Facebook announced a new look for its so-called Timeline pages. The new look reverses a two-column design Facebook introduced in 2011, replacing it with a simplified, single-column scrolling feed of photos and status updates.<p>The new Timeline look also makes it easier for …

Apps

Gigaom | Netflix job offers hint at further international expansion: are India, Europe or Korea next?

Advertisement<p>Netflix (s NFLX) posted a few job offers that hint at further international expansion in late March, including one for “experienced …

Michael Dell Promises Employees That Big Changes Are Coming To The PC Business

Because the company is in ongoing negotiations with investors, Dell filed a copy of the email with the SEC.<p>The company's founder and CEO has a lot of PR work to do with Dell employees, some of whom could get the short end of the stick if any of the proposed deals with Silver Lake or other …

Employment

Why Facebook's Future Is In Mobile

When you first switch on an iPhone, you are asked for your Apple account. Switch on an Android device and nine times out of ten you’ll be asked for a Google account (the other ten percent will be Amazon asking Kindle users to log in). Windows Phone will ask for a Live account. BlackBerry will ask …

21 Most Admired Companies Making IT A Competitive Advantage

All enterprises, regardless of what they produce or the services they deliver, are really information businesses.<p>The accuracy, speed and precision of IT systems means the difference between winning or losing customers, keeping supply chains profitable, and solidly translating new concepts into …