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Ari Levy

Covering finance then technology then finance then technology for Bloomberg since 2003.


Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still hasn't recovered from a series of past mistakes that he attributed to "arrogance."

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still hasn't recovered from a series of past mistakes that he attributed to "arrogance."

Netflix Still ‘on Probation’ With Customers, Hastings Says

More than a year after triggering a cyber-revolt among his subscribers, Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said he’s only halfway to redemption. “You might say we’re on probation at this point, so we’re out of jail,” Hastings said during...

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Spreecast's Jeff Fluhr expects to make money by providing audience data to producers.

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Spreecast's Jeff Fluhr expects to make money by providing audience data to producers.

Spreecast Gains an Audience With Easy, Free Webcasting

In his quarter century of broadcast journalism, Scott Baker said he has used virtually every expensive and hard-to-use piece of audio, video and webcasting equipment on the market. So last year when he tested Spreecast, a website that lets users broadcast...

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

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Axel Toelke (left) and Ijad Madisch, the CEO and co-founder of Berlin startup ResearchGate.

ResearchGate’s 2013 Resolution: Make Money

Since opening its doors in 2008, ResearchGate has aimed to be the Facebook for scientists — a website for medical researchers to connect and share their findings. But following Facebook’s disastrous initial public offering last year, ResearchGate is spending 2013 trying...

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Brad Feld, the venture capitalist and author, is using BookShout to field questions about his latest book.

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Brad Feld, the venture capitalist and author, is using BookShout to field questions about his latest book.

A Virtual Book Club Where the Author Is a Member

Venture capitalist Brad Feld has been advising entrepreneurs since around the time Jeff Bezos started selling paperbacks out of his garage. A longtime investor, board member and author, Feld recently found his new favorite way to communicate with his growing...

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AnchorFree's services are popular in countries such as Syria where governments may censor online content.

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AnchorFree's services are popular in countries such as Syria where governments may censor online content.

AnchorFree to Bundle Mobile and Desktop Security Tools

Silicon Valley startup AnchorFree makes computer-security software that has been downloaded more than 100 million times, often by people in China and the Middle East looking to circumvent Internet censorship. But as personal computing increasingly goes mobile, the company is...

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Moshi, formerly an Internet telephony company, has found a big business in selling accessories for devices such as the iPad.

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Moshi, formerly an Internet telephony company, has found a big business in selling accessories for devices such as the iPad.

Moshi’s Mega Pivot: From Web Telephony to Apple Accessories

Technology startups are notorious for making dramatic product changes, whether that means moving from hardware to software or from an ad-supported business to one based on subscriptions. In Silicon Valley, it’s called the pivot. But few companies have pivoted the...

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