Today in Tech: Too late to IPO?

August 9, 2011, 10:30 AM UTC

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* Has the tech IPO (initial public offering) window closed thanks to the extremely volatile market? (VentureBeat)

* Whether or not Spotify can achieve its ambitious goal of nabbing 50 million U.S. users during its first year of domestic operations remains to be seen, but at the very least, it looks to be off to a good start. The music streaming service has reportedly signed up 1.4 million U.S. users since coming stateside a few weeks ago with 175,000 of those paying for some form of premium plan. (All Things D)

* Why both sides could lose in the Verizon strike. (Fortune)

* Charlie Kindel, a 21-year-old Microsoft veteran is leaving the company to focus on an unspecified startup. Most recently, Kindel directed the company’s efforts to get developers to develop for the Windows Phone platform. (All Things D)

* Twitter acquired Bagcheck, a startup that allows its users to create lists of things that interest you. At this point, it’s a complete unknown how the social network plans to utilize Bagcheck’s technology, but The Next Web speculates it may allow users to interact with brands even further. (The Next Web)

* Why Google+ is very much here to stay. (The Next Web)

* In case you were wondering, the fastest Web browser in the “real world” remains Google Chrome. (TechCrunch)

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