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* Arik Hesseldahl over at All Things D does the math and guestimates that HP (HPQ) could be losing anywhere between $140 million and $300 million just on TouchPad-related hardware costs. (All Things D)
* Meanwhile, HP Executive Vice President Todd Bradley may be aggressively seeking a CEO job elsewhere. (Business Insider)
* Piracy of Fox shows has more than doubled after the network changed its licensing rules to include an eight day delay between the time those shows air and free Hulu users can actually watch them. (TechCrunch)
* New York-based venture capital firm Thrive Capital, founded by 25-year-old Josh Kushner in 2009, has raised $40 million for its second fund. The news comes a day after the announcement that Skype would be acquiring group-messaging startup GroupMe, one of the companies in Thrive's portfolio. (Fortune)
* How group listening rooms (think Turntable.fm) is heating up the web music scene. (Wired)
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The group messaging startup will offer slickly branded groups promoting bands, TV shows, and concerts. In other words: sponsors. Will users love or loathe the idea?
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
At the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin this month, while speaking about the recent heavy influx of platforms that offer group text messaging, Ted Livingston, CEO of KIK, told CNNmoney, "The four big [companies] that all the blogs talk about is us, MOREMar 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET
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Jonathan Geller of Boy Genius Report documents his tortured experience switching from AT&T's iPhone to Verizon's. Now before readers accuse Geller of being anti-Big Red, bear in mind he's been dreaming about the Verizon iPhone for the last three years. But the reality of his situation kicked MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
In acquiring Beluga, Mark Zuckerberg has set Facebook's sights on cell companies' most overpriced service: text messaging.
Under the cell phone industry's peculiar pricing system, downloading data to your smartphone is amazingly cheap—unless the data in question happens to be a text message. In that case the price of a download jumps roughly 50,000-fold, from just a few pennies per megabyte of data to a whopping $1000 or so per megabyte.
In that giant MOREScott Woolley - Mar 4, 2011 10:50 AM ET
The group texting app is cool, but even the founders know it's less about the SMS and more about the power of groups.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
If you've ever wanted to text a group of people all at once, you suddenly have a host of services to choose from. Apps that allow you to create a text message group have erupted in recent months, and venture capitalists have taken careful note MOREJan 20, 2011 2:31 PM ET
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