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  • Google's 16 biggest purchases, and how they worked out

    Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola will be its biggest acquisition ever -- more than four times the size of DoubleClick, the previous leader. But over the last decade, Google has been one of the biggest -- and most successful -- acquirers in the tech industry, and owes a lot of its success to these smart buys. Its core search advertising platform and most of its biggest new businesses, including Android, YouTube, and display advertising, all come from other companies. Join us as we count down Google's top 16 acquisitions by value and show what happened to them.
    08/15/2011 05:25 pm

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  • Twitter rolls out private photos in direct messages

    DMs get a little more personal: Twitter announced users can now send photo direct messages, plus the social media network added easier navigation to messages on the mobile app. 

  • Twitter: Is a zero-profit company really worth $31 billion

    Twitter went public with a bang, as shares soared 74 percent above the initial IPO price. But some analysts are skeptical that the company is really worth $31 billion.

  • Twitter IPO won't make shareholders super-rich

    The Twitter IPO will set the social networking company's value at $10 billion or more, but the lack of a central shareholder means that the Twitter IPO won't be minting as many billionaires as some of its tech predecessors, 

  • Horizons Twitter's redesign: More photos for profile pages, and a new iPad app

    Twitter unveiled its new look, which puts a heavy emphasis on photos and videos and nudges profile pages closer to a Facebook-like design. Mobile Twitter apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices also support the new photo-centric approach.

  • Twitter taking on reality TV?

    Anonymous sources told Adweek that Twitter has been meeting with reality television producers and executives to showcase an "original video series" similar to "The Hills" and "The Real World."

  • Why Google and Twitter didn't join the SOPA blackout

    Wikipedia, Reddit, and other sites are blacked out in protest of the SOPA anti-piracy bills. Why didn't Google and Twitter join the blackout?

  • Horizons Twitter introduces new look, and new HQ

    Twitter has a fresh new look, which extends to its website, its iOS and Android apps, and TweetDeck. Twitter is planning a physical as well as virtual expansion: a cavernous new headquarters with room for more than four times its current staff.
    12/09/2011 12:48 am

  • Horizons Twitter: Active user numbers up, more ads on the horizon

    Twitter has seen a surge in the number of active users, Twitter exec Dick Costolo said on Thursday.
    09/09/2011 12:50 am

  • Google's 16 biggest purchases, and how they worked out

    Google's $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola will be its biggest acquisition ever -- more than four times the size of DoubleClick, the previous leader. But over the last decade, Google has been one of the biggest -- and most successful -- acquirers in the tech industry, and owes a lot of its success to these smart buys. Its core search advertising platform and most of its biggest new businesses, including Android, YouTube, and display advertising, all come from other companies. Join us as we count down Google's top 16 acquisitions by value and show what happened to them.
    08/15/2011 05:25 pm

  • Steve Jobs joins high-tech meeting with Obama

    Steve Jobs was one of 12 tech-industry leaders to talk with Obama about spurring US innovation. Steve Jobs has been the focus of rumors of ill-health.
    02/18/2011 08:16 am

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What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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