Giuseppe Taibi’s Techlog

Impressions and bookmarks about my technology journeys

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Mobile Social Shopping Startup Shopkick Raises $15M From Smart VCs

July 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Shopkick, a Silicon Valley startup that “bridges the mobile and retail worlds“, has been awarded $15M of the smartest money that entrepreneurs can ever dream to get (WSJ, TechCrunch, VentureBeat). It is practically a “Grand Slam” of fund raising, starting with angel money from visionary LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, followed by an A-series from the [...]

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What Do Leonardo da Vinci, Enzo Ferrari, Adriano Olivetti and Steve Jobs Have In Common ?

March 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As of last Friday, Apple’s stock reached the all time high of $218.94 . As a result, Apple is now the fourth largest company in US by market capitalization, less than ten billion dollars behind Wal-Mart. If the stock rally continues, Apple will become number three, right behind Microsoft. As Apple fanboy and shareholder, I [...]

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In Defense of the iPad

February 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The iPad will grab significant market share from longtime Windows users. There is a large pool of Windows XP and Vista users that are just tired of Windows and have considered switching to an Apple computer but have not switched yet because of the price point of the entry level MacBook ($999). Those users are [...]

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Public Radio Player 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch is now available on iTunes App Store

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Public Radio Player 2.0 for iPhone and iPod Touch. This app is already half way in the top 10 free Music apps on the iTunes App Store. PRP 2.0 was developed by a team assembled by the great minds at Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Bringing this [...]

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Apple Softens iPhone NDA

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Today Apple has announced to drop the NDA for released iPhone software. This is the full text of the Apple announcement as posted on the Developer Connection website:   We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software. We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple [...]

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