april 1st

april 1st

This Heroic Startup (And Barry Diller) Are Standing Up To Your Goliath Cable Company

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"HOW many people here love their cable company?" Chet Kanojia, the boss of Aereo, an internet TV start-up, posed that question to an audience recently. Only one man raised his hand--and he worked for one. Mr Kanojia started Aereo in 2012 to capitalise on people's hatred of high cable bills....
This Heroic Startup (And Barry Diller) Are Standing Up To Your Goliath Cable Company
Sony's US content business names Michael Lynton as CEO and Nicole Seligman as president

Is this the slick new minimalist Internet Explorer 9? [Screenshots]

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These are screenshots posted to a Chinese Microsoft blog (via Download Squad) reportedly showing a brand new minimalist look for a preview version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9.Today, being April 1st, it’s difficult to be sure what’s genuine and what isn’t but the fact that the browser does share some...
Is this the slick new minimalist Internet Explorer 9? [Screenshots]

The After Math: Facebook finds a new Home, robot hands get cheaper and the Bluths are back

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Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages It's finally Friday, and while the week kicked off with one too many April 1st efforts, the big news for TAM this week is a release date for the...
The After Math: Facebook finds a new Home, robot hands get cheaper and the Bluths are back
Sony tries to pivot back to premium, begins 'unilateral' pricing on consumer electronics

Sony confirms Kazuo Hirai as new President and CEO

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Sony has just confirmed Kazuo Hirai as its new CEO and President, validating rumors that have been swirling for a few weeks now. Outgoing CEO Howard Stringer, meanwhile, has been appointed Chairman of Sony's Board of Directors. The Hirai era officially begins April 1st, while Stringer will assume his...
Sony confirms Kazuo Hirai as new President and CEO

Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

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Last week we announced some pretty impressive TechCrunch Disrupt New York veterans who will be back on the stage this year. Today we’re revealing more of our stellar lineup for May’s big event. Joining our all star cast will be co-founder of Founder Collective and CEO of recently acquired Hunch,...
Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker to begin shipping this April, for $200

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It's been a while since we've heard about iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker, but that all changed Wednesday, when the company announced that its wireless system will begin shipping on April 1st. Standing at a little under six inches tall, this setup is about 25 percent smaller than its predecessor,...
iHome's iW2 AirPlay speaker to begin shipping this April, for $200

Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

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Game of ThronesHBO's hottest new series is back with a new season, and there should be plenty of action in all forms coming along with it. Whether it's through betrayal, all out warfare or political intrigue everyone is making a grab for power in the land of Westeros and...
Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

Microsoft releases Windows 8 Embedded in a rolling fashion between now and April 1st

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Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Embedded 8 Pro, and detailed coming availability of Windows 8 Embedded Industry for Point of Sale systems which will land on April 1st.  The company also noted that it will add flexible options for companies that need to add “enterprise-specific functionality” in July....
Microsoft releases Windows 8 Embedded in a rolling fashion between now and April 1st
Samsung spins off struggling LCD business
Samsung braces for a tough year, says it will step up patent defense against Apple

Briefly: STM announces velocity lineup, Komplete discounts

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STM has announced the launch of its new velocity collection of laptop bags and sleeves. The lineup features five unique products, including the impulse, velo 2, linear, maryanne, and blazer. Each product offers compartments specifically designed to house different tech devices, such as laptops, iPads, iPods, and phones. All five...
Briefly: STM announces velocity lineup, Komplete discounts

Insert Coin: Alarm clock makes you enter a code to silence it, in another room (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. We love the snooze button as much as everyone else. But...
Insert Coin: Alarm clock makes you enter a code to silence it, in another room (video)

Bike Sharing Service Spinlister Launching in New York April 1st

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Mr. Dennis with his beloved bike, The Blue Lady Killer. (spinlist.com) If you've ever had the opportunity to go to Paris, you may have noticed that many of the effortlessly posh locals get around town on matching bikes. It's not some hip bike brand they're advertising, it's actually Vélib’, Paris's...
Bike Sharing Service Spinlister Launching in New York April 1st

Lenovo to split into Lenovo Business Group and Think Business Group, effective in April

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Lenovo's done pretty well since its acquisition of IBM's personal computer business in 2005, but in an internal e-mail earlier today, CEO Yang Yuanqing admitted that despite some attempt, the Lenovo brand is still only effective in the mainstream and low-end markets; whereas the Think brand is his company's...
Lenovo to split into Lenovo Business Group and Think Business Group, effective in April

Sony's Q3 earnings are in: wider than expected full year loss, lowered sales projections

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Sony already revealed Kazuo Hirai will take over for Howard Stringer as CEO and President April 1st last night, and with the big shocker out of the way it's time for the fiscal Q3 reports. After posting a net loss of $346 million last quarter, Sony is expecting a...
Sony's Q3 earnings are in: wider than expected full year loss, lowered sales projections
Sony reorganizes into 'One Sony', prioritizes digital imaging, gaming, and mobile

YouTube founders quietly launch a Chinese fork of Delicious called Mei.fm

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Last weekend, word got out about Zeen, an upcoming magazine discovery and creation service developed by AVOS, the company formed by YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. But that’s not the only service AVOS has quietly launched recently. Some time last week, their new site, Mei.fm, surfaced. Basically, it’s...
YouTube founders quietly launch a Chinese fork of Delicious called Mei.fm

Personal Info Scrubber SafeShepherd Finds its Flock, Doubles its Userbase In a Month

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The Valley loves a tale of a breakout success that finds a million users on launch day, but such things are usually the exception. While it’s great to celebrate these wins, it’s equally (or perhaps even more) important to study the companies that launch to moderate success but then...
Personal Info Scrubber SafeShepherd Finds its Flock, Doubles its Userbase In a Month

A Brave New Push: Urban Airship Brings Location, Context Targeting To Mobile Notifications

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At the end of October, Urban Airship, the startup that gives developers a simple way to build in-app purchases and push notifications into their mobile apps, acquired SimpleGeo for a reported $3.5 million. At the time, it was unclear what Urban Airship would be doing with the terabyte-plus of SimpleGeo...
A Brave New Push: Urban Airship Brings Location, Context Targeting To Mobile Notifications

Simple Tips To Make Miracles Happen In Your PPC Campaigns

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Last week, millions of Americans flocked to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket or ten, each hoping for their own personal miracle. This strategy worked for all of three people. Yesterday, in their annual homage to the April 1st prankster’s holiday, Google announced the miracle of a new ad... Please...
Simple Tips To Make Miracles Happen In Your PPC Campaigns

Group messaging service Convore to shut down on April 1st

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Group messaging was all the rage last year and one of the entrants into the space was a service built by Pownce’s Leah Culver, called Convore. The difference with Convore was that it focused on web-based community chat with a supporting iPhone app. Today the team has announced that it...
Group messaging service Convore to shut down on April 1st
Sony eliminates two divisions, restructures electronics unit

A different kind of company name

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Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google. We’ve been wondering ever since how best to honor that moving gesture. Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google...
A different kind of company name

iPad Hungry Hungry Hippos and Other April Fools for 2012

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It's April 1st again -- also known as April Fools' Day. Today also represents Apple's 36th anniversary, having been founded on this day in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Here are a couple of the more ambitious pranks floating around the internet today: Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad...
iPad Hungry Hungry Hippos and Other April Fools for 2012

Let’s get ready for April 1st by playing: “April Fools’ Day prank or real app?”

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It’s that time of year again, April Fools’ Day. Every time the first day of April finds its way to our calendar there are a people ready to fool us with goofy pranks. Big companies take part in this annual custom as well, as shown by Google’s 8-Bit Maps “release”...
Let’s get ready for April 1st by playing: “April Fools’ Day prank or real app?”

Now this is an April Fools prank

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As I’ve already written elsewhere I think very little of the crap that is disguised as April Fools joke when it comes to the Web. However that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great and imaginative pranks being pulled. Much like this one that Biola University professor Matthew Weathers...
Now this is an April Fools prank

Google Street View in 3D: More Than Just an April Fool's Joke

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On April 1st, Google introduced a 3D mode for Street View in Google Maps. At that time, we just thought this was an elaborate April Fool's joke, but as of this morning, the 3D view is still available in Google Maps. To see these images, you will need a pair...
Google Street View in 3D: More Than Just an April Fool's Joke

Google Translate For Animals And 9 Other Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks

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For some companies, April 1st means pretty serious business. What better day for Google to unveil Google Translate for Animals or the BBC to announce a newly discovered flock of flying penguins? Unruly Media has collected the most shared April Fools' ads of all time. Embrace the silly.1. Gmail...
Google Translate For Animals And 9 Other Hilarious April Fools' Day Pranks
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