AllThingsD Week in Review: Nokia’s Android Phone, Bitcoin Funding and Facebook the Newspaper

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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EMC’s Pivotal Wants to Help Your Company Build Its Software

Pretty much every company of any size has to build some kind of software. EMC’s Pivotal would like to help you do it.

In a Big Mobile Move, Pivotal Buys Xtreme Labs for $65 Million in Cash

You need to be mobile in the enterprise, says the cloud-based joint venture of EMC and VMware.

FireEye Takes Off as Shares Rise 80 Percent in IPO Debut

A company with a new spin on security opens for trading.

After Q2 Results, Everyone Likes Salesforce Again

Next stop: $10 billion in sales.

Seven Companies Microsoft Doesn’t Want Former Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky to Work For

An obvious list — but interesting!
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Former Nicira VP Alan Cohen Joins Stealthy Security Startup Illumio

A new super-stealthy security company.

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Salesforce Taps VMWare Veteran Tod Nielsen as Heroku’s Next CEO has chosen Tod Nielsen, the onetime COO of VMWare, to run its Heroku platform-as-a-service offering for software developers, according to report on GigaOM. His title will be CEO of Heroku. Nielsen left VMWare last year for a role at EMC’s big data venture, known as the Pivotal Initiative. Salesforce confirmed the move in a statement to AllThingsD and said a formal announcement was pending. He will replace Byron Sebastian, who left Heroku in September.

VMware Veteran Jerry Chen Is Greylock’s Newest Enterprise-Focused Partner

First, disrupt the plumbing.