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Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

After $258M Google Ventures And TPG Investment, Uber Hires Finance, Business, And Growth Execs

After announcing a $258 million funding round from Google Ventures and TPG, Uber is revealing a number of new hires today in finance, business and international growth at the executive level.<p>Uber stole Brent Callinicos from Google, where he was VP, Treasurer & Chief Accountant. He will be Uber’s …

LinkedIn Wants More Cash, Offers to Sell $1.15B Worth of Stock

LinkedIn filed on Tuesday for a $1 billion secondary offering, saying it wanted the money for working capital, fuel for international expansion, …

Microsoft CEO Promises to Limit Nokia Phone Names to 10 Syllables or Less

Microsoft’s proposed $7.17 billion acquisition of Nokia’s wireless device business will create “a first-rate Microsoft phone experience” for its …

Optimizely Co-Founder Pete Koomen On Using The Art Of A/B Testing

San Francisco startup Optimizely has had a lot of success in making A/B testing much more accessible to the masses. And along the way, Optimizely’s co-founders Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen say that they’ve learned quite a bit more themselves about the practice of A/B testing, and what it can do for …

Microsoft's new employee is a man of two reputations

The man who could be Microsoft’s next CEO doesn’t shy away from a challenge.<p>When Stephen Elop was a college student in the 1980s in Hamilton, Ontario, he was frustrated by the limited data-sharing methods available at the time. So he decided to lay Ethernet cable around the campus to create one of …