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States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

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When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything to avoid trial. That same day, three of the publishers -- HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and...
States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

ProBlogger Acquired by Google

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Press Release: For Immediate Release 1 April 2010 MELBOURNE, Australia. (April 1, 2010) – ProBlogger, the web’s #1 Blog Tips site, today announced that it has been acquired by Google. This acquisition will be a part of Googles extension of the ‘Blogger’ brand and a precursor to their new professional...
ProBlogger Acquired by Google

6 killer startups that are reshaping the mobile enterprise

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. Powerful mobile devices have swarmed into workplaces, and they’re not going away. Pesky employees ignore rules and use their...
6 killer startups that are reshaping the mobile enterprise

Samsung to spin out LCDs as Samsung Display on April 1

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Samsung on Monday confirmed rumors it was spinning out its LCD business. The group, to be renamed Samsung Display, would separate from its parent on April 1 pending approval. It would start off with $667.3 million of working capital.......
Samsung to spin out LCDs as Samsung Display on April 1

Google Reader aftermath: Feedly iOS gets big updates, while Reeder for Mac goes free

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Google announced on the Official Google Blog earlier this month that it will retire Google Reader on July 1, 2013, but the brains behind Reeder for Mac and iOS, a Google Reader client, clarified that development of their apps will continue after July 1. Moreover, since explaining what’s in store...
Google Reader aftermath: Feedly iOS gets big updates, while Reeder for Mac goes free
New service lets users try Apple’s new iPad for 30 days before buying

Did Sony really need to swap out CEOs? History says yes

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Sony's Howard Stringer will be replaced by Kazuo Hirai on April 1. It's a smart move on Sony's part, given the troubles Stringer has faced in recent history....
Did Sony really need to swap out CEOs? History says yes

Letter To Jennifer Allen Regarding False And Defamatory Statements

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The following letter from my attorneys was delivered to Jennifer Allen this afternoon, in response to her previous claims. I believe the letter speaks for itself. Eric M. George Browne George Ross Via E-Mail and U.S. Mail Jennifer Allen [Address Removed] [Email Removed] Re: Michael Arrington Dear Ms. Allen :...
Letter To Jennifer Allen Regarding False And Defamatory Statements

Sick of waiting for Mailbox? You can use Taskbox's gesture-based iOS email app right now

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation You know what sucks worse than email? Waiting in line to use an app that’s supposed to make using email easier. That’s exactly what you’ll have to do if you download the hotly discussed mobile email iPhone app Mailbox. Fortunately,...
Sick of waiting for Mailbox? You can use Taskbox's gesture-based iOS email app right now

How Google's Designers Got the Company on the Same Page

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You know how Google last year redesigned its products to align their design, with more white space and more consistent navigation schemes? You might not have liked all that change. I know I found it jarring, to put it nicely — and I still bristle at some of the things...
How Google's Designers Got the Company on the Same Page
See imagery of the Earth from the first weather satellite, taken 53 years ago

H-1B demand this year will be fast, furious

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The U.S. begins accepting new H-1B visa petitions on Monday, April 1, and fast demand is expected. This is going to be followed by much fury....
H-1B demand this year will be fast, furious

Bank Employee Plants Malware on ATMs

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Wired's Threat Level has a piece on a Bank of America employee, Rodney Reed Caverly, who has been charged with installing malware on ATMs in North Carolina. Caverly, who worked on the bank's IT staff, allegedly withdrew cash untraceably from the ATMs over a period of 7 months last year....
Bank Employee Plants Malware on ATMs
Apple's cheap iPhone said to have 4-inch display & plastic case in multiple colors
Apple makes iAd more attractive for developers and advertisers

HBO GO Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, It’s Not A Joke)

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I remember back when HBO GO first launched, and it was only available to Verizon Fios subscribers. All that True Blood, and so very few viewers to enjoy it. But in the past year, HBO GO has extended itself to the far reaches of our Internet-connected universe, and according to...
HBO GO Finally Lands On Xbox 360 On April 1 (And No, It’s Not A Joke)

Get a Good Look at Game of Thrones Season 2!

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No more teasing. The proper Game of Thrones season two trailer is finally here! The trailer goes on to hint about what's coming up next, including Daenerys on the warpath, Sansa staring down the end of an arrow, and surely lots more blood and sex. April 1 is coming up...
Get a Good Look at Game of Thrones Season 2!
Small businesses, not huge companies, will lead the way for tablet growth

Apple moves again to protect its iBrand over driPhone case trademark

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Apple has moved again to protect the use of its “i” brand, this time in New Zealand where it is fighting a trademark application for a smartphone case with the name ‘driPhone’, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Created by Hayden Crowther, the driPhone is a durable and waterproof case for...
Apple moves again to protect its iBrand over driPhone case trademark

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

Apple posts, pulls job listing pointing to future flexible display use

www.electronista.com
A job listing was posted on April 1 and removed today, detailing Apple's demand for a "Senior Optical Engineer." The listing, before its removal, was seeking "a Display Specialist to lead the investigation on emerging display technologies such as high optical efficiency LCD, AMOLED and flexible displays" possibly to work...
Apple posts, pulls job listing pointing to future flexible display use
HTC One delayed due to suppliers who think it's not a 'tier-one customer'

T-Mobile could become the good guy carrier you've always wanted

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If you’re thinking of making the switch to a new carrier, T-Mobile is making a good case for what it should be the one you choose. The self-described “un-carrier” will start rolling out its LTE network later this month, and with it, is activating the LTE functionality in the Galaxy Note II, which...
T-Mobile could become the good guy carrier you've always wanted
ShowYou now lets you watch videos with friends on the iPad & iPhone
Big partnerships may just give Firefox OS a fighting chance

Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

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Facebook posts by brands live longer on Timeline than they did prior to the social network’s massive overhaul, according to a study released Monday. While the analysis by London-based social media analytics firm Sotrender is limited in scope, covering just 130 brands headquartered in the U.K. and 5,000 posts, it is...
Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands
Motorola axes another 1,200 employees in its ongoing quest to cut costs

Guest Post: how Outfit7 used deep advertising integration to doubled performance and revenues

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Editors note: The following guest post was written by Nate Ahean, Marketing Manager at Chartboost, with input from Outfit7. No one likes ads, except when they are fun and relevant. Out Fit 7 Ltd (also known as Outfit7), the company behind the Talking Tom Franchise, is well aware of that. They...
Guest Post: how Outfit7 used deep advertising integration to doubled performance and revenues

In Big New Product Push, Facebook Set to Launch 6.5 Million New Community Pages

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Facebook is turning previously static information in user profiles into links for Pages. It’s also further clarifying the point of Pages, dividing out official ones for businesses, celebrities and other known entities from a new version of the feature called “Community Pages.” These move will help Facebook more clearly identify...
In Big New Product Push, Facebook Set to Launch 6.5 Million New Community Pages

Sony's PlayStation Boss Just Got Promoted To CEO (SNE)

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Sony announced today that it has promoted consumer electronics boss Kazu Hirai to President and CEO, replacing Howard Stringer, WSJ reports. Stringer once called Hirai, who has managed the company's PlayStation gaming division since April, the "first among equals to succeed him." Hirai will assume his new role April...
Sony's PlayStation Boss Just Got Promoted To CEO (SNE)
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