Publicis, Omnicom Close to Merger Deal

Omnicom Group Inc. and Publicis Groupe SA, the world’s second- and third-biggest advertising companies, respectively, are near a deal to merge, people familiar with the situation said, creating what would be a $30 billion behemoth. If a deal is completed, it would be billed as a merger of equals. The two companies each have a … Continue reading

Twelve Things About Voxer’s Tom Katis

Frustration was the impetus for Tom Katis to co-found Voxer in 2007. While he was serving in the U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan, he experienced the limitations of communication via military walkie-talkie firsthand. Now his push-to-talk app is looking to be the Nextel of the future, with free Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro for Business … Continue reading

BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten Heins called a “complex transition” earlier this month, and the latest is that 250 employees of its core R&D and new product testing facility have been … Continue reading

Microsoft Launches IE11 Developer Preview For Windows 7, Updates Modern.IE With New Tools

Almost exactly a month ago, Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 11 as part of the Windows 8.1 preview and today, it is also launching a developer preview of IE11 for Windows 7. Sandeep Singhal, Microsoft’s group program manager for IE, told me earlier this week that IE11 for Windows 7 will bring all of the advances … Continue reading

Study: Apps and Content Startups Miss Out Because Affiliate Model Is Broken

Skimlinks, the platform which gives publishers greater control over affiliate links and content monetization, releases some major research today which could well concentrate the minds of online “publishers”, and that includes apps, startups and bloggers. It’s white paper reveals that while editorial or social websites can point a user towards a product they might go … Continue reading

Dorm Room Fund-Backed Skillbridge Is A Freelance Marketplace For High-End Professional Services

A startup called Skillbridge is trying to create a new kind of marketplace for freelance work – not for the programming and writing jobs that you’d find on a site like Elance, but for strategy, finance, marketing and other professional services. The company is announcing today that it has been backed by First Round Capital’s … Continue reading

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos App Expands To Support Video Upload & Playback On Android

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, the photo-uploading utility that helps move photos from a mobile device into Amazon’s online storage, may have to change its name. Now, the tool doesn’t just support photo uploads, it supports videos, as well. Videos can be manually uploaded one by one, or users can opt to have videos auto-save from … Continue reading

London, We Want To See You At Our Pitch-Off+Meetup On Monday

In preparation for TechCrunch Disrupt Europe I’ve been running around the Continent for more than a month, hitting the Balkans for a huge tour and Warsaw for an amazing meet-up. Now I’m back for a meet up+pitch-off with our own Mike Butcher and the rest of the UK team. Tickets are free so grab yours … Continue reading

Even Dumbledore has to pump his own gas…

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Raiden revealed for Mortal Kombat X – Finish Him!

Holy smoke balls but the Thunder God, Raiden is impressive in the hands of a skilled Kombatant! Watching the guys at NetherRealm put him through his paces is just damn cool. Watching his move set makes him deadly, especially with those lighting traps. His Fatality is gory which is fine with me, the gorier the … Continue reading

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