Former Twitter Platform Chief Sarver Joins Redpoint as Partner

Every time a bell rings, a VC gets his wingtips.
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Sunrise, Sunset: Why Companies Kill Products We Love

The first motivation of sunsetting is herding customer groups into larger concentrated pools of usage.
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Dataminr Closes $30 Million Round

Dataminr, one of the more noteworthy startups to comb through and analyze Twitter data, raised $30 million in its third venture round, the company announced. The round, led by Venrock and Institutional Venture Partners, brings Dataminr’s total funds raised to $46.5 million. Dataminr scans the hundreds of millions of tweets sent daily, using algorithms to pinpoint new, noteworthy and otherwise important tweets from influential sources. The company services clients ranging from finance firms on Wall Street to government agencies, among others.

After Four Years, Twitter Platform Director Ryan Sarver to Depart

A mainstay of Twitter’s partnership program exits the company.
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WordPress’s Matt Mullenweg Talks About Future of Blogging in a SXSW Pedicab

Rolling through the analog streets of Austin on a digital day.
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Loose Lips: Yahoo M&A Head Told Employees Company Looking at Two “Significant” and a Half-Dozen Small Buys

In most cases, they sink ships. Here, perhaps not.
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Mayer’s 10X Challenge: Yahoo’s Homepage, Mail and Search Traffic Show Significant Year-Over-Year Declines

The reality of traffic falloffs on key properties is a vexing issue.
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Max Levchin Says Marissa Mayer’s “Very Ballsy Move” to CEO of Yahoo Was the Reason He Finally Took Board Seat

I now remember why I really like that Max Levchin: He blogs!
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Apple Just Added 56 Countries’ Worth of New iTunes Customers

Apple doubles the iTunes Store’s international footprint.
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What Will Marissa Do?: Here’s Yahoo’s 2011 Three-Year, 21-Page Product Strategy Plan That Reads a Lot Like Mayer’s New Vision

Personalization? Check! Mobile first? Check! Invest in ad tech? Double check!
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Exclusive: Apple iPad 2 Event Set for March 2

Apple App Happy Sonos Also Goes Android