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Five technology companies, including I.B.M. will be investing $4 billion in computer-chip research in the Empire State, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday. The deal with I.B.M., Intel, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will bring thousands of jobs to the state, Cuomo said.
Someone should get Groupon CEO Andrew Mason a discount to a business-management course. Already taking SEC heat about Groupon‘s IPO filings, Mason’s company apparently over estimated its revenues by nearly $400 million — adding more questions to its viability and clouding its IPO future further. “Their accounting issues were foolish,” says Scott Sweet, senior managing partner at research firm IPO Boutique. “I’ve sent Groupon straight to my junk folder.”
Six weeks after serving Google with broad subpoenas, Federal Trade Commission lawyers and several state attorneys general are focusing their investigation of Google, reports The Wall Street Journal. For one thing, they have been asking whether Google prevents smartphone manufacturers that use its Android operating system from using competitors’ services.
In February, Facebook introduce iframe tabs for Facebook Pages, a new model for building apps on pages. This new update was designed particularly for brands to increase their marketing campaigns through social media with more sophisticated content. At the BlogWorld & New Media Expo, Webtrends’ senior manager of social product managing Justin Kistner walked his audience through this new technology, demonstrating how to build these frames and use them to cultivate your brand.
While you wouldn’t think a search engine for electronic parts, with the name “Octopart” nonetheless, could have a warm-and-fuzzy story, it does when told by Michael Arrington for TechCrunch. It goes like this: Two physics Ph.D students drop out of school to pursue the worthy goal of making parts easier to find and buy.