Author Archive: Sam Wakoba

Jobscience early today acquired Atomkeep in a move the company says was to help job seekers validate their social image over the various social networks to avoid mistaken identities from would be employers.
Jobscience says on their blog that it was built on’s platform and gives social entreprises recruiting and talent management solutions.

Last week we told you about Viddy’s new public API for developers. Viddy also announced another program, The Rule The Beach. Today we bring amazing news for Silicon Beach entrepreneurs apart from the $10,000 prize.

TechZulu caught up with Nate Redmond managing partner of Rustic Canyon and he tells us what is happening in the LA Tech Scene.

Today Chris Jones,Microsoft Windows Live VP has unveiled what he says is a modern email for the next billion mailboxes.
He says in a blog post,” We’ve also been hard at work on a mission to reinvent personal email – from the datacenter all the way to the user experience”.

Ross Levinsohn the then interim CEO has today left Yahoo. Ross Levinsohn was appointed interim CEO after a resume flaw was found on the then CEO Scott Thompson.
Levinsohn has left Yahoo and has not revealed his next task yet. He leaves after the Yahoo board chose Marissa Mayer as new CEO by passing him again. Levinson’s exit was not unexpected, the board had earlier by passed him for Scott Thompson.

Gabi is not someone you know, she is not your friend next door nor your brother’s girlfriend, she is not even a she after all. A much more different Gabi is making news here.
A new startup from as far as Berlin, loui AppsUG is making Facebook more interesting and personalized to as real as following status updates relating to one’s mood and preferences.

We reported here last week when former Google number 20 employee Marissa Mayer was appointed Yahoo CEO and said what it meant for Yahoo, Marissa Mayer and the then interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.

This morning Dustin Moskovitz announced that Asana had got a $28 million investment from Peter Thiel and Founders Fund. Welcoming Thiel to their Board of Directors.
Moskovitz said they have admired and respected Founders Fund and loved their commitment to building teams to improve lives.

Microsoft in late June announced to have acquired social network for enterprises Yammer at $ 1.2 billion.But the deal has been fully completed today.
According to the Jared Spataro Senior Director, Office Division, Microsoft in a blog post the firm had met all the requirements regarding the acquisition.

Telephone booths will be brought back to life again, thanks to a new city program installing Wi-Fi in telephone booths across the city.
The pay phones will be fitted with top range antennas to enable the service be accessible to users in a 300 feet radius. The service is being installed by Van Wagner Communications at $2,000.

On Tuesday PayPal acquired, a smartphone credit card scanner.
According to Hill Ferguson, VP Global Product PayPal, will integrate its credit card information capturing technology to PayPal’s mobile wallet. The payment details were not made public.