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Amazon reportedly introducing set-top box this fall

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Will Amazon release a set-top box this year? All the pieces seem to in place certainly, between the retailer's robust online video offerings both premium and Prime (not to mention a slew of original material), as well as some experience in the hardware department through various Kindle devices. According...
Amazon reportedly introducing set-top box this fall
Will another $100M help Spotify deflect competition from Microsoft & Apple?
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson to step down, according to AllThingsD

Microsoft Refuses To Answer This Simple, Critical Question About Windows Phone Software (MSFT, NOK)

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There was a lot of confusion late last night and this morning about whether or not the current line of Windows Phones would get the upgrade to the next major version of the OS.  We tried reaching out to Nokia (the maker of the Lumia 900 flagship Windows Phone) and...
Microsoft Refuses To Answer This Simple, Critical Question About Windows Phone Software (MSFT, NOK)

Zynga's Investors Are About To Get A Huge Payout (ZNGA)

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Zynga, the makers of FarmVille and other popular social games, is planning a secondary share offering to avoid a sell-off when its lock-up expires, Bloomberg News reports. The move will let Zynga investors sell some stock while getting large shareholders to agree to stay in a longer lock-up period,...
Zynga's Investors Are About To Get A Huge Payout (ZNGA)
Google antitrust probe in U.S. may be wrapping up

Report: LightSquared preparing for bankruptcy filing

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Negotiations between LightSquared and its lenders remained "far apart" over the weekend, leaving the beleaguered would-be data carrier likely to file for bankruptcy protection Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing anonymous sources involved in the negotiations....
Report: LightSquared preparing for bankruptcy filing
Alibaba.com to go private, raising funds to buy back its stock

Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

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While Microsoft hasn't confirmed a release date for the next version of Windows, Bloomberg reported last night that Windows 8 will be finalized this summer, and sales of both Intel-based PCs and ARM devices will begin "around October." More than 40 Intel-based PCs (including some tablets, presumably) will be...
Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

Amazon reportedly licenses Nokia mapping technologies for Kindle Fire successor

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It looks like Nokia's strategy to become the go-to company for location-based services is gaining traction, as anonymous sources of Reuters suggest that Amazon will tap the Finnish company to provide mapping data for its upcoming tablet. The report contends that location-aware features will be core to Amazon's Kindle...
Amazon reportedly licenses Nokia mapping technologies for Kindle Fire successor
Hulu bidding war edges up to $1B with DirecTV offer (report)

Report: Amazon plans TV set-top box for video streaming

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Amazon.com plans to release its own TV set-top box, setting its sights on the living room and creating a flagship device for its Instant Video streaming service, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report this morning, quoting anonymous sources. The device will be introduced this fall, according to the story by Brad...
Report: Amazon plans TV set-top box for video streaming

Latest Hulu rumors suggest it could be up for sale, again

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While viewers enjoy promotions like free Star Trek and Kurosawa, Hulu's owners are once again considering selling the video streaming site. The last bit of news was that News Corp and Disney were considering buying one another out, but according to Reuters, anonymous sources confirm that the board is...
Latest Hulu rumors suggest it could be up for sale, again
Apple’s next iPhone will have a 4-inch display, WSJ says
Developer Explains Why Android Sucks for Some Audio Apps

Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

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It already sells phones and tablets, provides a wealth of online services and has been laying high-speed fiber to people's homes. Now Google is apparently considering a wireless network service as well. Google has been in talks with satellite TV provider Dish Network over a possible partnership to build...
Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

Alibaba reportedly buys 20-30% majority stake in Germany's Autonavi, China's top mapping system

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This week’s confirmation of Baidu’s much-speculated $370 million acquisition of PPS Video shows that there is very often no smoke without fire in China’s tech world. The latest speculation of a major deal is that e-commerce giant Alibaba has acquired a majority share (of up to 30 percent) in Germany-based auto navigation firm AutoNavi,...
Alibaba reportedly buys 20-30% majority stake in Germany's Autonavi, China's top mapping system
New PlayStation will expand social features, could integrate mobile gaming, says WSJ
WSJ: Sony's next PlayStation will be revealed February 20th, arrive later this year
Amazon building smartphone with a 3D screen, says WSJ
Google to Oust Motorola Mobility Chief, Replace With One of Its Own: Report
EU reportedly accepts Google antitrust settlement, requiring prominent links to competitors

Nokia to unveil two Windows Phone 8 phones on September 5th

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During its press event on September 5th, Nokia (NOK) will reportedly announce two new Windows Phone 8 devices, according to anonymous sources speaking with The Verge. The two smartphones will be part of Nokia’s Lumia portfolio and are currently code-named the “Arrow” and “Phi.” The Phi is considered a high-end device that will...
Nokia to unveil two Windows Phone 8 phones on September 5th
Spotify launches first ad campaign, reportedly working on streaming video service
Amazon reportedly prepping a smartphone – will it cost more than the Kindle Fire tablet?

Apple 'iTV' prototypes already in testing at Bell and Rogers in Canada?

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Now that CES is over, it's time for Apple iTV rumors to spin up again in earnest. The latest comes from Canadian paper The Globe and Mail, which cites anonymous sources who say that "Rogers and Bell already have the product in their labs." Apple is said to be...
Apple 'iTV' prototypes already in testing at Bell and Rogers in Canada?

White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

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The Obama administration has taken a hard line on secrecy and internal security, aggressively prosecuting leakers and using surveillance programs to uncover journalists' anonymous sources. And according to the McClatchy news agency, a program aimed at preventing leaks could be discouraging whistleblowing by equating it with treason. McClatchy has...
White House 'Insider Threat' program reportedly equates whistleblowing with spying

Apple fires manager of Maps team

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Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, has fired the product manager behind iOS 6's infamously flawed Maps app. Richard Williamson oversaw the mapping team at Apple and was reportedly handed a pink slip after Cue became responsible for Siri and Maps during last month's management restructuring...
Apple fires manager of Maps team

Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

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When Microsoft got fined $732 million by the European Commission on Wednesday for reneging on an agreement to give Windows users a clearer choice of browser, an interesting question in the back of many people’s minds was how on earth no-one noticed the browser choice screen’s omission for more than...
Google tipped off EU authorities over Microsoft's $732M browser boo-boo, report claims

The problems with righteous investing

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Ask the very best investors and entrepreneurs about the secrets to their success and many of them will say it’s all about the passion. Falling in love with an idea, or a product, to the point of obsession can be a powerful catalyst that makes a venture work. But what...
The problems with righteous investing
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