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J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' sequel to tell 'personal, intimate, and emotional' story

Results From HP and Dell May Be Pretty Good After All

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Probably the last thing you’d expect from Hewlett-Packard and Dell right now is a set of positive quarterly results, but that’s exactly what Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore is expecting from the two companies when they report quarterly results next week. (Dell reports Wednesday Tuesday; HP on Thursday Wednesday.) Is...
Results From HP and Dell May Be Pretty Good After All
Windows 8 default wallpaper leaked

Salesforce.com Gets Access to Twitter's Firehose

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Salesforce.com announced late tonight that it has signed a strategic alliance with Twitter that will bring the global “firehose” of 400 million daily tweets right inside its Radian6 social intelligence application. Radian6 is the Canadian social analytics outfit for which Salesforce paid $326 million in March of 2011. Since then...
Salesforce.com Gets Access to Twitter's Firehose
This Business School Prof Just Wrote a Blistering Takedown Of Groupon's New Accounting Methods (GRPN)
Beyond Foxconn: new devices and old abuses shape China's changing labor landscape

If You See Marc Benioff Smiling Today, Here's Why

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If you happen to run into Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff in the next several days, and if he happens to seem a little happier or more jovial than usual, it may just be because his company on track to report a solid quarter when it announces results on Aug. 16....
If You See Marc Benioff Smiling Today, Here's Why
Social | Facebook Investors Face a Cruel Summer

Twitter Aims to Release Photo Filters in Time for the Holidays

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Forget Lo-Fi and Toaster. There may be a sepia-toned little bird under the tree this Christmas. Twitter is making a big push to release a series of photo filters to be used inside the official Twitter app before the end of the year, according to sources familiar with the matter....
Twitter Aims to Release Photo Filters in Time for the Holidays

Hoping to Run Into Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson This Week

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Okay, so. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are currently shooting a buddy comedy about “recently laid-off fortysomethings who hatch a diabolical scheme to land coveted internships at Google.” bport / Reddit According to casting calls, “The Internship” is shooting at Stanford on Friday and in San Francisco next week. Please...
Hoping to Run Into Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson This Week

Moving beyond silicon to break the MegaHertz barrier

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We're rapidly closing in on a decade since the first desktop processors cleared the 3GHz mark, but in a stunning break from earlier progress, the clock speed of the top processors has stayed roughly in the same neighborhood since. Meanwhile, the feature shrinks that have at least added additional...
Moving beyond silicon to break the MegaHertz barrier
Google dances on Reader's grave with Google Keep
Syfy releases first trailer for 'Helix,' new series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator
Forget Titanic: Women and children rarely first off sinking ships
Jon Miller: Hulu still essential to broadcasters

The Legacy Of 24

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Hampton Stevens takes stock of the show that just ended its eighth and final season:24 is the most influential TV drama of all time. There isn't even a close second. No other series—not The Sopranos, The Wire, Hill Street Blues, or ER, has had a tenth of the cultural...
The Legacy Of 24

Rovi deal gives Facebook data for building out entertainment, video platform

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Facebook today announced a deal with Rovi Corporation to use Rovi Video, a database of information about movies, TV shows and celebrities that can be used to improve search and discovery across its platform. Rovi’s data helps power experiences like on-screen TV guides, iTunes, Flixter, BestBuy.com and many others. Facebook has...
Rovi deal gives Facebook data for building out entertainment, video platform

One banker's predictions for the future of digital media

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The fact that there is a public debate about the maturation of digital media is a fair sign that real change is afoot. That one of New York’s most prominent angels is branching out from his collective of founders to a mega fund is another, reasonably symbolic, clue. To be clear, this isn’t about finality...
One banker's predictions for the future of digital media

Google Nexus tablet reportedly shows its pre-rendered face, packing Android 4.1 and a $199 price

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There's been a longstanding rumor that Google liked ASUS' Eee Pad MeMO ME370T well enough to bestow it with an official Nexus badge and take it underground until it was ready to show its Jelly Bean face. If we're to believe a render and a raft of claimed training...
Google Nexus tablet reportedly shows its pre-rendered face, packing Android 4.1 and a $199 price

Givit Aims to Be A Rare "Blue Lobster" Among Otherwise Commonplace Social Video Apps

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An estimated one in two million lobsters off the shores of America are blue. The odds of finding one are about as good as picking the “social video app” that’s going to be the next big thing among a sea of immitators. Stereotypes aren’t right 100 percent of the time,...
Givit Aims to Be A Rare "Blue Lobster" Among Otherwise Commonplace Social Video Apps

Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph

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Last September at its annual F8 Conference, Facebook unveiled a new version of its Open Graph. Based around the notion that different actions have different meanings, Facebook opened the door to a slew of media apps, with a focus on frictionless, serendipitous, real-time sharing. This was subsequently opened to any...
Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph
11 Extravagant Ways Rich Tech Executives Have Spent Their Fortunes

The 5 Best Superbowl 2013 Commercials [Video]

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Creating commercials for the Superbowl is always tough. The need to stand out, make a splash and be remembered naturally conflicts with the high stakes nature of the event.  This explains the yearly default to a short list of themes that always test well with consumers and clients alike: babies,...
The 5 Best Superbowl 2013 Commercials [Video]

What's the future of learning in a networked society? Watch Ericsson's latest short film to find out.

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“This is the first generation of people that work, play, think and learn differently than their parents. They are the first generation to not be afraid of technology. It’s like the air to them.” — Don Tapscott Ericsson has launched the latest in its Networked Society short film series,...
What's the future of learning in a networked society? Watch Ericsson's latest short film to find out.

TMZ Says Sean Parker is Spending Almost $9M on Wedding Decor Alone

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Okay, Elrond. (Photo: TMZ) When last we left the story of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas’s elaborate wedding plans, the Napster founder and former Facebook president was insisting that, despite reports, it was not a theme wedding and there would be “nothing medieval about it.” Rather, the outfits created by Lord of...
TMZ Says Sean Parker is Spending Almost $9M on Wedding Decor Alone

E3 2012: Assassin's Creed 3 – first look

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A new engine and a new outlook make Ubisoft's latest historical stab-'em-up smoother and faster-moving than ever; just what the series needs after a couple of lacklustre sequelsIt's surprising how lightly the Creative Director of AC3, Alex Hutchinson, takes his charge. I asked him how things were going on the...
E3 2012: Assassin's Creed 3 – first look

Charles Wolf: Don't Forget The Mac

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With all the attention around Apple focused on the growth of the iPhone and handicapping the potential fortunes of the forthcoming iPad, Charles Wolf, analyst at Needham and Co. in New York reminds us that Apple's Mac business is not only still strong, but getting stronger. In his latest "Wolf...
Charles Wolf: Don't Forget The Mac
IKEA adding augmented reality tools to paper catalog

Nokia Loss Widens as Smartphone Sales Slump

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Embattled Finnish mobile handset maker Nokia Corp. extended its heavy losses Thursday as shipments of its new line of Lumia brand phones failed to make up for slumping sales of its older models against a backdrop of intensifying competition from the likes of Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics. Nokia’s net...
Nokia Loss Widens as Smartphone Sales Slump

BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes

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One of the main talking points of those who argue that we need to cut taxes for rich people is that rich people will leave the country if we don't. Why will rich people leave? Because unlike all the irresponsible deadbeats who don't pay much in taxes, the story goes,...
BILLIONAIRE J.K. ROWLING: Here's Why I Didn't Leave The UK Even Though We Have High Taxes
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