Stories for Jun. 30, 2014

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David Hahn, the former VP of product for LinkedIn, will join Greylock Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence, the VC firm announced Monday. At LinkedIn, Hahn oversaw the company’s monetization products, including Sponsored Updates. According to LinkedIn co-founder and current Greylock partner Reid Hoffman, Hahn’s product portfolio generated $1.5 billion for the company. As an entrepreneur-in-residence, Hahn will advise the leadership teams of the firm’s portfolio companies, which include both social and enterprise startups, on monetization and product.

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QuickOffice for iOS and Android

After years of widespread use — going back to Symbian and Windows Mobile days — QuickOffice is going away as a standalone application. On its Apps blog, Google announced it will be “unpublishing” QuickOffice for both Android and iOS in the coming weeks. Google purchased QuickOffice in 2012 to integrate the Office-compatible software in Google Docs. Chromebooks have already seen some of the QuickOffice integration and once the software is pulled from app stores, you’ll only see QuickOffice in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides unless you already have QuickOffice on your mobile device: Existing app users can keep using it but the software won’t get future updates.

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Google’s earliest social network, the decade-old Orkut, will shut its virtual doors at the end of September, the company said on Monday. This mainly affects Brazilians, as the service has been more or less specific to that country for the last six years (it was also successful in India for a while). Seriously, Orkut was huge in Brazil — Facebook only overtook it there two and a half years ago — but now it has well under 1 percent of the market. In a blog post on Monday, Google said new Orkut registrations were now closed and people could export their photos and other data using Google Takeout.

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Cisco has bought a Danish firm called Assemblage for its skills in wrangling browser technologies like WebRTC for real-time collaboration that don’t require the user to download any programs or plugins. Assemblage currently offers a range of tools including Kollaborate (for videoconferencing), Presentation and Same (for screen-sharing), and says it will continue to do so for now. In a blog post on Friday, Cisco — purveyors of expensive telepresence equipment that plays in the same space — said it was after the startup’s engineering prowess and third-party integration record.

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