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Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

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The Microsoft Store will start Black Friday earlier than most retailers by kicking off its sales extravaganza online on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12 a.m. Pacific time. It's not clear if there will be a difference between the sales online on Thursday and those at Microsoft Store locations on...
Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

Even Old Media Institutions Are Acting Like New Media

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60 Minutes has online games. The Wall Street Journal and The Times produce hours of video per day. Legacy publications have embraced social media.  ...
Even Old Media Institutions Are Acting Like New Media

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

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In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes", the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand. [Read more]...
Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

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Microsoft reported its first-ever quarterly loss this week, thanks to the huge writedown of its 2007 aQuantive deal. But one acquisition, Skype, is turning out to be the little engine that could for the Redmond giant, at least based on the information Microsoft is providing. According to Microsoft’s Q4 earnings report,...
Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%
David Kelley talks about Steve Jobs and 'design thinking' in '60 Minutes' interview

Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

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Fuji Electric Retail Systems Co. is no stranger to flipping coins for profit, thanks to a robust lineup of vending machines such as the A011. The Japanese company, however, has also branched out from dispensing hot and cold drinks for change by supplementing its offerings with a different kind...
Fuji Electric releasing first coin-operated EV fast charger, gives electric cars extra life

Social Media Updates for 2010-03-28

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Social Media Updates for 2010-03-28 is a post from Chris PirilloLEGO Imperial Scout Walker Completed! Thanks to @HipsForHire for sorting, assembly. On display now: http://live.pirillo.com/ #Building a LEGO Imperial Scout Walker with @HipsForHire on http://live.pirillo.com/ right now. #Watching "Dining with the Stars." They keep moving around, though. Where's the food?...
Social Media Updates for 2010-03-28

Why nobody really wants to get to the bottom of China, ZTE and Huawei

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Chinese telecom gear makers Huwaei and ZTE are about to get blacklisted by the U.S. Congress in a report to be published Monday. Reuters reports that the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will recommend U.S. companies don’t use wares from the two companies over fears that...
Why nobody really wants to get to the bottom of China, ZTE and Huawei

Lawmakers ready report on Huawei, ZTE spying claims

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The House Intelligence Committee will release a report Monday, following its probe into espionage charges against the two telecommunications gear makers. Also, 60 Minutes will air its investigation into the company Sunday. [Read more]...
Lawmakers ready report on Huawei, ZTE spying claims

Thiel's college dropout plan scrutinized by '60 Minutes'

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Investor and entrepreneur tells the CBS news magazine that a college degree is unnecessary for financial success, but critics call his program an elitist ploy. [Read more]...
Thiel's college dropout plan scrutinized by '60 Minutes'

Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers

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Microsoft changed up its Office product in January by offering the productivity suite as a subscription for home users for the first time — pay a recurring annual fee of $99.99/year rather than a one-time license. So how’s it going? The company just announced that Office 365 Home Premium has surpassed 1 million...
Microsoft Office 365 tops 1M Home Premium subscribers
Huawei and ZTE pose national security risk according to US Congressional report

CBS's "60 Minutes" Casts Its Eye on Stuxnet Worm

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It’s been almost two years since the infamous and mysterious computer worm known as Stuxnet was first detected by a team of researchers in Belarus. Opinions on this vary, but the worm that is said to have caused explosions at certain nuclear installations in Iran is thought to have...
CBS's "60 Minutes" Casts Its Eye on Stuxnet Worm

comScore: Long-Form Video Content Views On The Rise In January

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comScore just released its monthly U.S. online video data, and while viewership dipped slightly in January 2012 (from December), long-form video content views are on the rise. According to comScore, 181 million U.S. Internet users watched nearly 40 billion videos of online video content in January, compared to 182 million...
comScore: Long-Form Video Content Views On The Rise In January

Designer David Kelley discusses close friend and collaborator Steve Jobs in CBS interview

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In a one-on-one interview with '60 Minutes,' founder of global product design firm IDEO David Kelley discusses a number of high-profile projects including a Apple's first mouse, as well as his relationship with Steve Jobs....
Designer David Kelley discusses close friend and collaborator Steve Jobs in CBS interview

SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is promoting her controversial book, Lean In, on 60 Minutes tonight. In a CBS preview, she defends her message that women should take more responsibility for their own success by saying, "I'm not blaming women" but "there's an awful lot we can do."  Her critics also say...
SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

Redfin on the radio: Online real estate firm experiments with ‘old media’

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Photo via Jamiecat Redfin has built its online real estate service over the years largely through word-of-mouth referrals and a very active public relations effort, one which landed CEO Glenn Kelman on “60 Minutes” a few years ago. But things are changing at the Seattle online real estate company, which...
Redfin on the radio: Online real estate firm experiments with ‘old media’

No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

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“It’s the beginnings of what a cable television network would look like – if it was run by lunatics.” Rob Barnett, Hollywood veteran and founder / CEO of My Damn Channel, likes juicy soundbites – but he is dead serious about recreating the cable TV experience on the Internet. Next...
No joke: YouTube gets its first live comedy show

Microsoft Starts Integrating Skype Into Office

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Microsoft announced its plans to buy the popular peer-to-peer VoIP service Skype in early 2011 and the acquisition closed last October. Since then, though, Microsoft mostly left Skype alone and continued to run it as a stand-alone product. With the release of the next version of Office, Microsoft is now...
Microsoft Starts Integrating Skype Into Office

Checkmark Brings Better Geofenced Reminders To iPhone, Mac Version In The Works

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Checkmark is yet another one of those buzzy iPhone apps which people were talking about, blogging about and raving about, even before it officially launched. And today, it launched. It’s hard to resist taking a look at it, when even weeks before its debut, people were saying this is the...
Checkmark Brings Better Geofenced Reminders To iPhone, Mac Version In The Works
FAA ban on electronic devices making us less productive in the air

Jack Dorsey tells '60 Minutes' Twitter and Square creation stories

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This Sunday, Dorsey, the founder of two of the tech world's hottest companies goes back to his roots in St. Louis to talk about how he got interested in micro-communications. [Read more]...
Jack Dorsey tells '60 Minutes' Twitter and Square creation stories

Crime Inc. Inc., The Business Of Hyping The Piracy Threat

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Growing up in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s, I have fond memories of watching Bill Kurtis on Channel 2 news. He was sort of a local Walter Cronkite--the personification of the news. At our house, he was on every night. So I felt some nostalgia when I got a...
Crime Inc. Inc., The Business Of Hyping The Piracy Threat

27 Top Executives Who Get Up Really Early

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Getting up early is a no brainer for most executives. It means being awake during a part of the day when there are few distractions. It means reacting to the biggest news of the day while others are dreaming. And in the evening you have the option to work late...
27 Top Executives Who Get Up Really Early
Analysts: Office 365 is a win for consumers. For businesses, it's not so clear
Huawei Ascend D Quad XL review: A great smartphone that's likely to be overlooked

The Return of Dean Kamen

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Dean Kamen is a 21st century Buckaroo Bonzai who has invented all sorts of fantastical devices — from the heart stent to a wheelchair that can climb stairs to the Segway scooter. To say he’s brilliant is perhaps understating things. After all, his name is on hundreds of patents. But...
The Return of Dean Kamen

Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

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Peter Thiel. We may have screwed up a little on the Facebook IPO, admits NASDAQ [Wall Street Journal] Facebook stock starts trading in Europe [Bloomberg] The rise and fall of Yahoo’s Scott Thompson [New York Times] Rovio used its $42 million investment last year to pay its owners as new investors...
Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

The Bloom Box: What All the Fuss Is About

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This is secretive fuel cell company Bloom Energy’s big week. Tonight 60 Minutes aired an exclusive look inside the Bloom Box, and on Wednesday the company is officially launching, after operating for 8 years and having reportedly raised around $400 million from investors like Kleiner Perkins. Watch the video clips,...
The Bloom Box: What All the Fuss Is About

IBM's Anjul Bhambhri: Letting Silos Be Silos

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The business of information technology has made verbs of many nouns, not the least of which is "siloing." On the one hand, workers in an enterprise tend to operate against their own interest when they continue to do their business from disparate silos. On the other, corporations that actively try...
IBM's Anjul Bhambhri: Letting Silos Be Silos
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