Fresh Off Rebranding Effort, Hightail Lands $34 Million in New Funding

New mission. New name. New money.
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In New Challenge to Dropbox and Box, YouSendIt Morphs Into Hightail

Cloud since before the cloud was a thing.
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Equifax Buys Identity Protection Startup TrustedID for About $30 Million

The data giant picks up a well-respected Silicon Valley ID protection firm.
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Hey, Big Senders! YouSendIt Bulks Up Mobile App.

Looking beyond just sending, YouSendIt focuses on productivity features with its new mobile app.
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YouSendIt’s Brad Garlinghouse Talks About Found Acquisition, Rebranding and More! (Video)

The data on the file-sharing service was lost and is now presumably, um, found.
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Sweet! Mayer Declares That It’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Time at Yahoo.

Good riddance to the Peanut Butter Manifesto and hello to Process, Bureaucracy & Jams.
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AOL PR Exec Hollars Becomes Andreessen Horowitz PR Partner

After the departure of AOL exec Brad Garlinghouse, it’s probably no surprise that his longtime public relations exec Kiersten Hollars would be next to go. And she is indeed leaving to take a job as a PR partner at Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. She’ll be reporting to marketing partner Margit Wennmachers there.

Ex-Yahoos Getting Downloaded by PE Firms and Others on Possible Deals

Former employees are good for something, apparently!
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RIM Workers Respond to ‘BlackBerry Jam Manifesto’

Current and former Research In Motion employees are offering their two cents after an anonymous worker’s manifesto of all that ails the company was posted on Thursday to Boy Genius Report. RIM publicly brushed off the first letter, but will any of the comments be taken to heart?
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RIM Gets Its “Peanut Butter Manifesto” as Employee Rails About Internal Woes

Back in 2006, then-Yahoo executive Brad Garlinghouse wrote the now infamous Peanut Butter Manifesto detailing the internal issues that ailed the company. Now, Research In Motion is having its Skippy moment.
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