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The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

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Softbank bought a controlling stake in Sprint for ~$20 billion. It's bad news for Yahoo, Yahoo shareholders, Marissa Mayer, Silicon Valley VCs, and tech startups. Here's how: Yahoo Japan is a joint venture between Yahoo and Softbank. Softbank was, until a few weeks ago, preparing to pay Yahoo ~$3 billion...
The Hidden Losers In Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Deal: Startups, VCs, And Yahoo Shareholders (YHOO)

Two New Shoes Drop On Google: UK Tax Whistleblower And Canadian Antitrust Action

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Within a roughly 48 hour period Google got two big helpings of bad news. According to the Canadian newspaper Financial Post, the country’s Competition Bureau is preparing to launch a formal antitrust investigation into Google’s Canadian business operations. The scope and precise focus... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Two New Shoes Drop On Google: UK Tax Whistleblower And Canadian Antitrust Action

Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

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Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It: bryan: Classic DF takedown of what appears to be some awfully misleading journalism: There are signs that Apple's grip on tablets has been weakened among consumers, who are buying more devices made by Samsung and Amazon. Now the trend is trickling into...
Daring Fireball: Another Way of Looking at It

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows...
Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

Bad News For Microsoft's Plans To Crush The iPad? (MSFT)

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Microsoft's plans to put Windows on tablets that compete with iPad and Android could be hitting some snags. Brooke Crothers at CNET says Windows RT, which runs on ARM-based chips, could "stumble out of the gate." He believes that Microsoft's PC partners, like HP, and chip-makers are struggling to get...
Bad News For Microsoft's Plans To Crush The iPad? (MSFT)

Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony 40-inch 1080p HDTV, courtesy of NBC Universal!

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It's movie time, folks. The bad news is that you have to bring your own popcorn. The good news, on the other hand, is that the feature film and the TV are on us! Thanks to the folks at NBC Universal, there's a 40-inch 1080p HDTV up for grabs....
Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony 40-inch 1080p HDTV, courtesy of NBC Universal!

Top Five in Tech: We'll Miss You, Atari

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In this week's Top Five in Tech, Scott Austin looks at the week that included Atari's filing for bankruptcy and some bad news for Apple....
Top Five in Tech: We'll Miss You, Atari

RIM Delays BlackBerry 10, Lays Off 5,000 Amid Plummeting Sales

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It's a a triple-dose of bad news from Research in Motion....
RIM Delays BlackBerry 10, Lays Off 5,000 Amid Plummeting Sales
You Want a Cookie With All Those Facebook Likes?

Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices

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Advertisers want to compile as much information about you as possible. Tracking where you go, what you click, and how you search is literally their business. They use that data to target ads directly to you, and feed relevant data to their partners. With the increasing use of tablets and...
Nowhere to hide: Advertisers can now stalk you across multiple devices

Flatlining user base spells end of RIM's growth story

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Analysts prepare for more bad news when the BlackBerry maker reports its second-quarter results...
Flatlining user base spells end of RIM's growth story

News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

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News Corporation has just reported its quarterly earnings. For Q4 it had revenues of $8.4 billion with earnings per share of $0.32, down compared to the year before (Q4 2011 the company reported revenues of $9 billion). The earnings per share met analysts expectations, but revenues fell short, with analysts expecting...
News Corp. Q4 Sales Of $8.4B Miss Estimates, Takes $2.9B Charge On Publishing Business

Facebook's mobile-only use jumps 23 percent since March

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The social network's latest quarterly report to the SEC shows that users are fleeing desktop use and increasingly flocking to mobile-only. Which is bad news for the moment. [Read more]...
Facebook's mobile-only use jumps 23 percent since March

Some Lucky Asshole Gets to Go to Space With Leonardo DiCaprio

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Hey there, travel buddy! (Photo: Flickr, Craig Grobler) Somebody check on the president of the Leonardo DiCaprio fan club, because we’ve got some bad news. E! reports that someone–it’s not clear who–has paid $1.5 million for a ticket to outer space sitting next to Mr. DiCaprio. Can you imagine a better chance...
Some Lucky Asshole Gets to Go to Space With Leonardo DiCaprio

When an HP cloud is not an HP cloud (and whether it matters)

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Much of Hewlett-Packard’s new cloud relies on non-HP technology. The foundation is OpenStack; the content delivery network (CDN) is from Akamai; and the latest piece, unveiled this week, is a Platform as a Service from ActiveState. That outsourcing of key technologies from a company once known for its “invent” motto, is jarring...
When an HP cloud is not an HP cloud (and whether it matters)

Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

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Ever since the first glimpses of Windows 8 were shown well over a year ago, naysayers have been trumpeting the death of the start menu as the end of the line for Microsoft. There’s nowhere to go from here except down, according to them. Apparently, moving forward with the start...
Bringing the start menu back to Windows 8 is bad news

Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

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Typically, a CEO likes to downplay bad news and say it's going to have no real impact on a company's business. Not Elon Musk! For some reason, the Tesla CEO wanted to exaggerate the damage of the New York Times' bad review of the Model S. In an interview with...
Elon Musk: The NYT Review Of The Model S Cost Tesla $100 Million (TSLA)

Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)

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New data from comScore reveals Yahoo's search share continues to collapse while Google reaches new all-time highs, and Microsoft's Bing also climbs. Analyst Ben Schachter at Macquarie Research distributed the raw numbers in a report last night: GOOG - GOOG queries increased 6% y/y in February. GOOG's share of searches in February was 67.5%, compared with 67.0%...
Yahoo's Search Share Continues To Drop Sharply (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)
Some Jerk Has Figured Out a Way to Recover Your 'Deleted' Snapchat Photos

Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

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Running traditional desktop apps on Windows RT may be one step closer to reality, thanks to a vulnerability that a hacker claims lets you run any desktop app on the ARM version of Windows. A hacker called 'clrokr' recently detailed the Windows RT exploit, which requires manipulating a part...
Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

Amazon's Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today's uncertain economy

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Amazon has been on the tips of everyone’s tongue Tuesday at our Structure:Europe event in Amsterdam as the de facto standard that everyone has to measure up against. So when Werner Vogels, CTO and VP of Amazon, joined Om Malik onstage to explain how cloud changes business models and how...
Amazon's Vogels: Cloud is the resource model for today's uncertain economy

Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping

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Fancied PlayJams' GameStick Android gaming console enough to back it on Kickstarter earlier this year? The good news is that Dev units have been shipping to the roughly 600 who signed up, with the remaining ones set to head out within a week. The bad news? The early-backer versions...
Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping
Apple stock sinks below $500 after Citigroup downgrade
More bad news for Vegas Tech Fund: Star company Romotive is moving to the Bay Area

Feedly promises 'seamless' transition after Google Reader to its own backend

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If you (like many of us at Engadget) are in a state of shock facing the end of Google Reader this summer, there may be an easy replacement. RSS app/service Feedly posts on its blog that it has been anticipating the shutdown of Google's service for some time, and...
Feedly promises 'seamless' transition after Google Reader to its own backend

Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

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Linkedin’s second-quarter earnings were just about in line with what analysts expected, with an extra helping of revenue. Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman The professional networking company had revenue of $228.2 million, above First Call expectations of $216.3 million. Its non-GAAP earnings per...
Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage

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HTC previously showed off a special edition One X geared toward fashionistas in New York City, and now it's time for a slightly lesser-specced member of the numero uno family to get a somewhat similar treatment -- we're talking about the One S. And while the most noticeable characteristic...
HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage
(Real) Storm Crushes Amazon Cloud, Knocks out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram
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