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* In a first for Apple (AAPL), the Cupertino-based tech giant published the results of a study reporting that it had "created or supported" 514,000 American jobs. Abroad, Apple says it has created almost 700,000 jobs. (Apple via The New York Times)
* Shares of Yelp, the local business reviews site, climbed 64% Friday in its initial public offering (IPO), from $15 per share to $24.58 per share. (CNNMoney)
* Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai is leaving the location-based social network after three years. Wrote Selvadurai in a blog post: "I've worn a ton of hats: from product to engineering, from funding rounds to roadshows, from recruiting to evangelizing. But ... i feel i've done all i can do and i'm moving on. (next [STREAM])
* Square, the mobile payments startup from Jack Dorsey, is now processing $4 billion in payments per year, double what was announced last October. (TechCrunch)
* One startup quickly gaining buzz in the Valley: Highlight.The startup is positioning the iPhone-only app as a "people discovery" tool that automatically alerts users to people nearby with common connections and interests. (CNET)
* There's a new kind of programmer supposedly emerging, the "brogrammer," or "developers who are much more sociable an alike to go out and have fun." (Bloomberg Businessweek)
* A by-the-numbers comparison of the Apple Store versus the Microsoft Store. (Fortune)
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* With both Facebook and Yelp poised to go public next year, the tech industry may raise $11 billion next year, making 2012 the biggest year for U.S. Internet IPOs since 1999 -- a year before the dot-com bubble burst. (Bloomberg)
* Should Research in Motion co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 29, 2011 6:00 AM ET
What Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman told the Senate antitrust panel about Google
As feared, the Senate hearings Wednesday on "The Power of Google: Serving Customers or Threatening Competition?" barely scratched the surface.
What Google (GOOG) did to Apple (AAPL) -- copying Apple's touchscreen operating system and offering it to Apple's competitors for free -- never came up. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) used much of their time to suck up to Google MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 22, 2011 7:00 AM ET
First Yelp, now Groupon: Why hot startups -- especially those holding the key to "local" -- keep slipping through the search giant's fingers.
While the official confirmations have yet to land (and my colleague Dan Primack is following up on Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's hopefully tongue-in-cheek offer to discuss the finer points of his affection for miniature dollhouses), it's looking like talks between Google and Groupon have fallen apart. The situation MOREPaul Smalera - Dec 4, 2010 2:09 PM ET
Despite rumored bids from Google and Yahoo and lawsuits from disgruntled small businesses, Geoff Donaker says the popular listings service is right where it wants to be -- connecting with the young and affluent.
Over the last year, popular business listings site Yelp experienced several notable developments -- and not all of them were welcome. The company founded in 2004 by former PayPal employees Jeremy Stoppelman and Russell Simmons, now serves MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 12, 2010 11:56 AM ET
The site is making some changes, not to placate critics, but to prove they've been wrong all along. By Paul Smalera, senior editor
"Some businesses are never going to be happy with a paradigm that allows customers to comment, or makes them have to have to earn their content," Vince Sollitto of Yelp tells me
It's hard to argue. As Yelp has grown from fledgling start-up to critical mass website, serving over 30 MOREApr 9, 2010 5:25 PM ET
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