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* Yahoo (YHOO) has three new directors: former Fox Broadcasting Network Chairman Peter Liguori, American Express (AXP) Chief Marketing Officer John Hayes, and IAC/Interactive Corp (IACI) Chief Financial Officer Thomas McInerney. (All Things D)
* How Taiwanese phone maker HTC plans to fend off competitors. (Fortune)
* Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning are beefing up staff as their new social video start-up, Airtime, gears up for launch. (TechCrunch)
* First, there were large social networks like Friendster, MySpace, and Facebook. Then, private social networks like Path became de rigueur. Now, there's Pair, an app designed for two people in a relationship. (TechCrunch)
* A look at the newest Angry Birds game topping the mobile app charts, Angry Birds Space. (CNNMoney)
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FORTUNE -- Isis, the mobile payments platform backed by AT&T (T), Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile USA, has inked deals with the four largest credit-card networks, a move that the companies say will help accelerate the long-awaited "cellphone-as-a-wallet" concept in the U.S.
New York-based Isis today will unveil alliances with American Express (AXP), Discover (DFS), Master Card (MA) and Visa (V) -- the major companies that settle payments among banks, consumers, merchants and MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Jul 19, 2011 11:50 AM ET
The "gamification" startup just closed a $12 million round of funding and added talent from Zynga and American Express. Here's why it thinks it's struck gold.
FORTUNE -- This is one in a series of articles leading up to the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, which will be held from July 19-21 in Aspen, Colorado. Fortune Brainstorm Tech will round up many of the best and brightest thinkers in technology. Our coverage in MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 13, 2011 7:30 AM ET
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* Plants vs Zombies and Bejeweled game maker PopCap is reportedly in final talks to get scooped up by Electronic Arts for $1 billion. According to TechCrunch, the company already pulls in revenues of between $100 million and $150 million (TechCrunch)
* Foursquare will announce its largest partnership to date, a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 23, 2011 11:48 AM ET
The new startup, incubated by Hearst and run by digital media guru George Kliavkoff, aims to incentivize customers and companies to give up their paper bills forever.
A new company called Manilla launches today and it could be the nail in the coffin for the US Postal Service. Its goal: To help businesses convert customers to paperless billing by giving consumers an easy tool for organizing and paying bills.
Manilla (as in MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Feb 28, 2011 11:27 AM ET
Thousands of websites and millions of pieces of private data are increasingly in one big cloud, where some of the old rules of data security are out the window.
With the rise of cloud computing companies, and the ferocity with which tech's biggest companies are snatching those firms up, it's no secret that a good chunk of our user data is already stored in the cloud. Our emails, our documents, our MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 24, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Online publisher Stratfor provides news and information people are willing to pay for.
George Friedman is not in the business of journalism. He wants to make that clear. But while traditional media organizations are on the decline, Stratfor, the Austin, Tex.-based global intelligence company he started in 1996, is on the rise as readers look for alternatives to the ailing international sections of their daily papers.
Stratfor publishes online analysis of global MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jan 14, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Living in the post-Visa world
By Roger C. Wood, CEO, ORCA Inc.
When I was contemplating moving from the wireless sector to the Web sector, I read just about every column Nick Negroponte wrote as a columnist for WIRED Magazine. His departing piece, entitled "Beyond Digital" was published in December 1998 and served as an inspiration to me. After reading it, I left my role as general manager of MOREDec 8, 2009 10:00 AM ET
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