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Much Like GOOG-411, Google's New Augmented Reality Game Ingress Is a Genius Ploy to Get You To Collect Data

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(Photo: Google Play store) When Google launched its new worldwide alternative reality game earlier this month, the web lit up with widespread questions. The game, called Ingress, allows users to move through the physical world with their Android devices, collecting pockets of energy in various locations that they can then...
Much Like GOOG-411, Google's New Augmented Reality Game Ingress Is a Genius Ploy to Get You To Collect Data
MOBILE INSIGHTS: Android Is Beating iOS In U.S. Smartphone Sales

'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

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Not the actual NowThis News headquarters, sadly. (Photo: DC Wikia The video startup formerly known as Planet Daily is stealth mode no more. Today the company announced its proper name–NowThis News–plus the identity of its executive team. The site will launch with a partnership with BuzzFeed in place, positioning the...
'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

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We don't have much to go on here, but Reuters is reporting that influential tech blog/conference business, AllThingsD might split from parent company News Corp. Reuters says AllThingsD's contract with News Corp is up at the end of the year. We're poking around to see what we can learn. Please...
All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

Like We Said, SAP Taking Over Naming Rights to San Jose's HP Pavilion

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We’re not usually in the habit of reporting on the business of sports here at AllThingsD, but occasionally that world intersects with the interests of some of the world’s biggest technology companies. Today is one of those days. As we reported in March, HP has withdrawn from the naming rights...
Like We Said, SAP Taking Over Naming Rights to San Jose's HP Pavilion
Apple Engineers Working Overtime on iOS 7's 'DeForstallization'

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

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Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday afternoon. The move to start taking advantage of the hashtag, a symbol that users are starting to recognize across the web, could help Facebook build on the idea of organizing content...
Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say
RIM's first payment to Nokia is $65 million in patent settlement

Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

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With Windows 8 finally launched, Microsoft is now turning its attention to mobile. Today, the company is hosting an event in San Francisco to spill the rest of the beans on the next version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Over the past few months, the company has...
Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

Yahoo chief bans working from home

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Marissa Mayer has ordered an end to 'remote' work as all staff are told to be in the office as part of a new era of collaborationSurfing the web from at home might be just what Yahoo's chief Marissa Mayer wants her audience to do - but she has banned...
Yahoo chief bans working from home

Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

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Netflix isn't sinking, but it's certainly not the soaring brand it once was and has endured its fair share of struggles over the last several years. But, if you think Reed Hastings is shaking in his boots over encroaching competition you'd be wrong. The CEO says that Amazon will...
Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards In HP Flap

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Mike Lynch says Hewlett-Packard has a problem with math. The founder and former CEO of the British software firm Autonomy, says at least some of the $5 billion written off by Hewlett-Packard earlier this week can be attributed to differences international accounting standards. In an interview with Reuters, Lynch, who...
Autonomy Founder Lynch Blames Accounting Standards In HP Flap

As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is planning a major management reshuffling that will put three executives into higher profile positions, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported Monday.   The three execs are Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division; Tony Bates, who runs Skype and Lync; and Don Mattrick, head of the Interactive Entertainment division and...
As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

Live blog: Motorola's Woodside and Dugan at D11 conference

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We’re here at the AllThingsD D11 conference where Walt Mossberg is interviewing Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside and SVP Regina Dugan. Catch our live blog below: - Woodside says a handful of new Android phones from company launching within 6 months. - Woodside confirms “hero” phone called “Moto X” will have...
Live blog: Motorola's Woodside and Dugan at D11 conference

Report: Yahoo's board agrees to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr

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Yahoo’s board of directors has agreed to acquire Tumblr for $1.1 billion, the Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD reported Sunday. The deal is expected to be announced Monday. Tumblr founder David Karp, who owns at least 25 percent of the company, has agreed to stay on for at least four years,...
Report: Yahoo's board agrees to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr
If Google wants to battle Apple, it's going to need its own retail stores
Facebook rumored to be going after Microsoft's Atlas ad platform

Intel Set-Top Box and Cable TV Service Won't Initially Revolutionize the Industry

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At today's AllThingsD Dive Into Media Conference, Intel Media vice president Erik Huggers announced that the company is indeed working on an Internet TV service and a set-top box to go along with it. Huggers noted that Intel has put together a team of people hired from Apple, Netflix, and...
Intel Set-Top Box and Cable TV Service Won't Initially Revolutionize the Industry

KatieCam Thinks Outside the Box: Before He Was in Enterprise, Aaron Levie Was a Magician

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With Cisco’s John Chambers, Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie was half of a doubleheader onstage at D11. But like Chambers, he got some one-on-one time with AllThingsD’s Katie Boehret after their interview ended. In this video, he tells Katie about his adventures as a child magician. [ See post...
KatieCam Thinks Outside the Box: Before He Was in Enterprise, Aaron Levie Was a Magician

Booting Up: Google Only Paid $1 for Fiber in Provo, Utah

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Look at all that spring-fed fiber in Provo. (Source: Flickr) All it took for Google to buy Provo, Utah’s fiber-optic network was a dollar. If only you had four quarters! [AP] Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that YouTube did not violate Viacom’s copyright–despite the fact that several of the company’s shows were being...
Booting Up: Google Only Paid $1 for Fiber in Provo, Utah

The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

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When the Viggle-GetGlue merger was first announced this morning, there was initially a bit of congratulations for those involved. After all, there are a number of folks who’d love to see a successful company tackle the social TV market — mainly networks who’d like to see apps that can get...
The Ugly Numbers Behind The Viggle-GetGlue Merger

Execs Abandon Airtime as Sean Parker Resorts to Meaningless Buzzwords

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(Photo: flickr.com/christmas-on-mars) Tech’s golden party boy, who was once portrayed by a mugging Justin Timberlake in a dialogue-heavy Aaron Sorkin flick, has hit a wall with his new startup, Airtime. Sean Parker, (in)famous for cofounding Napster, serving as the first president of Facebook and as a Spotify board member, opened...
Execs Abandon Airtime as Sean Parker Resorts to Meaningless Buzzwords

Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

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“What else can we do with my money?” (Photo via flickr.com/jurvetson) After a steady stream of complaints about hacking and spam, BT (a.k.a. British Telecom) is moving its six million customers off Yahoo! email. [Telegraph] “What we have concluded is that illegal enterprises — commercial child pornography, human trafficking, drug...
Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure
Check out this video showing off Google Fiber TV's features

Twitter Poised to Name Media Mogul Peter Chernin to Board of Directors

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Twitter is poised to announce the appointment of Hollywood media exec Peter Chernin to the company’s board of directors, according to sources familiar with the situation. As AllThingsD has previously reported, the microblogging service has been interviewing a series of media executives, including Chernin, for a possible board position with...
Twitter Poised to Name Media Mogul Peter Chernin to Board of Directors

HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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Executives at Hewlett-Packard are scratching their heads at a report in The Times of London saying that HP had tried to unload Autonomy — the British software firm that it acquired in 2011 only to write down its value by $5 billion — on the German software giant SAP. The...
HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

"The Year Of Windows"

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"The Year Of Windows": John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year: "One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we'll see close to ... 400 million new devices running those new operating systems," Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia's new Lumia smartphones...
"The Year Of Windows"

Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studios diving into original content

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Nancy Tellum, president of entertainment and digital media at Microsoft. Photo via Microsoft. Microsoft has already been taking steps to turn the Xbox 360 into more than just a video game console. Now, they have an official entertainment studio that’s aiming to supercharge that effort. Speaking at the AllThingsD D:Dive Into Media...
Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studios diving into original content
Apple's iPad dominated mobile holiday shopping this past weekend

Nintendo's Fils-Aime Expects Wii U's Killer App to be Social Networking

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The small tablet that comes with Nintendo’s Wii U, used as a game controller or to change the TV station and watch videos, is the most obvious distinguishing feature of the new game console. But in an interview, Nintendo North American President Reggie Fils-Aime said he believes the Miiverse, the...
Nintendo's Fils-Aime Expects Wii U's Killer App to be Social Networking
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