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Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

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Academics have charted reviews on social media sites and broadsheet books desks, and ranked their impact on novel sales. The results make for interesting readingLast week's paper from the Harvard Business School asking "What makes a critic tick?" put me in mind of teachers and bombs. Literary critics can be...
Amazon v newspaper: which is the more valuable review?

Nokia accuses Apple of Siri bias

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A Nokia spokeswoman criticises Apple after it appears to "override" its Siri software over the question: "What is the best smartphone?"...
Nokia accuses Apple of Siri bias
Cloudscaling wants to make OpenStack webscale

Meet The 10 Patents Yahoo! Is Using To Sue Facebook

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Yes, Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) went there today—claiming in a lawsuit that it, not Facebook, is the real king of social networks. The company points to ten patents that it says cover features like messages, advertising and privacy settings. For your convenience, we’ve provided abstracts of those patents for your...
Meet The 10 Patents Yahoo! Is Using To Sue Facebook
Apps must be cross platform

Awesome: Denmark working towards generating half its electricity with wind power

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Remember in SimCity 2000, how many darn wind turbines it took to power your burgeoning metropolis? An infinite number. However, in the real world, unlike your hellish, digital dystopia, wind power isn’t quite so weak. That’s why a news story out today caught our eye. Denmark, a country that most...
Awesome: Denmark working towards generating half its electricity with wind power

MBA Mondays: Optimal Headcount At Various Stages

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This is the third post in the MBA Mondays series on People. The number of people you have in your company at any time is a very important part of getting the company building process right. Too many and you will slow things down, burn through too much cash, and...
MBA Mondays: Optimal Headcount At Various Stages

Would You Buy This Stock? A Technical Look At Apple

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A few weeks ago I asked a simple question – “would you buy this stock”?   The point of the exercise was to get readers to begin thinking about the ways that a simple chart can tell a story about the market’s current state.  As many of you guessed,...
Would You Buy This Stock? A Technical Look At Apple

Visual.ly launches redesign with social features for its growing community of nearly 145K users

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Infographics have quickly become the bane of the Web since exploding in popularity over the past year. The number of poor designs, empty stats, bias and sketchy sources are enough to make any design-conscious person cringe, but that’s because infographics aren’t any different from any other sort of design; there’s...
Visual.ly launches redesign with social features for its growing community of nearly 145K users

Forget RIM -- Apple Owns The Smartphone Game In Canada Now (RIMM, AAPL)

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RIM just lost its number one spot in smartphone shipments in its native Canada to Apple, reports Bloomberg. RIM shipped 2.08 million BlackBerrys in Canada last year versus Apple's 2.85 million iPhones. Paul Taylor, a fund manager at Toronto-based BMO Harris Private Banking, told Bloomberg, "For RIM, in its home...
Forget RIM -- Apple Owns The Smartphone Game In Canada Now (RIMM, AAPL)

Look, This Is What It Comes Down To

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The old press is still having the same conversation about the new press: objectivity! Here’s the latest by the L.A. Times, titled Are Silicon Valley tech bloggers truly objective? This can (and has) gone on and on and on. I argue that there’s no such thing as objectivity, and that...
Look, This Is What It Comes Down To
Steve Jobs' 'thermonuclear' comments won't be part of Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit

Daily Wrap: Facebook Profile Suggests Future Job Performance and more

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A new study finds it's possible to judge your potential job performance using your Facebook profile. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you...
Daily Wrap: Facebook Profile Suggests Future Job Performance and more

British under-35s are more influenced by brands than friends on social networks, says study

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Brand messages on social media have more influence on young consumers than online friends’ recommendations, a new study shows. Carried out among 1,100 British social media users aged 15-34 for the UK consultancy firm Decode, the study shows that among those who have made a purchase based on social media,...
British under-35s are more influenced by brands than friends on social networks, says study

Judge: Apple v. Samsung trial 'not about Steve Jobs'

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The Apple versus Samsung legal showdown over the iPad and the Android-powered Galaxy Tab is set to kick off in a San Jose, Calif. courtroom at the end of July. And the presiding judge, Lucy Koh, took steps to ensure that Apple founder Steve Jobs — and more specifically, quotes...
Judge: Apple v. Samsung trial 'not about Steve Jobs'

Some History

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Folks often ask me "how have you been able to make comments work so well on your blog?" It is not any one thing, it is a bunch of them. But one of them was the decision to have a "bouncer." Back in the early days, when we were using...
Some History

How To Deal With Being The Youngest Person At The Executive Table

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This is a guest post from Darren Herman, Chief Digital Media Officer of The Media Kitchen and Managing Partner, kbs+ Ventures. Follow him on Twitter here. I’ve always been the young guy at the executive table, but after turning 30 this past weekend, I realize that will probably change....
How To Deal With Being The Youngest Person At The Executive Table

Want Android 4.0 on your phone? Move from the U.S.

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Four months after the introduction of Google Android 4.0, handset makers are starting to update older phones. The software version, known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), currently ships on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. on Verizon’s network; all other Android phones run on the older Gingerbread, or Android...
Want Android 4.0 on your phone? Move from the U.S.

Prospectus for Silicon Valley's Next Hot Tech IPO

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With people still talking about the mess of Facebook's IPO, it's been causing other companies problems as well -- including a series of postponed IPOs. However, the folks over at McSweeney's have uncovered the S-1 filing for what could possibly be the next hot IPO. As they note, this is...
Prospectus for Silicon Valley's Next Hot Tech IPO

Morgan Stanley: Hedge funds treat Apple like junk

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A high-quality, fast-growing mega cap company that gets no respect on the Street Click to enlarge. Katy Huberty, Morgan Stanley's chief Apple (AAPL) analyst, issued an elaborate report Monday entitled AAPL: How Do You Do Risk Management? that I can't pretend to understand completely -- not even the title. But...
Morgan Stanley: Hedge funds treat Apple like junk

Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had come to an understanding with Google that would permit a settlement without a court case. The EU has been investigating Google since 2010, when European search companies began complaining that Google was burying search results for products that competed with Google's...
Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

DOJ to Apple: You're wrong, wrong, wrong on e-books

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With public comments running 10 to 1 against it, the antitrust division refuses to budge FORTUNE -- My bias may be showing, but when I read the document filed Monday by the Justice Department in response to sharp criticism from Apple (AAPL) and others of its e-book antitrust suit (see...
DOJ to Apple: You're wrong, wrong, wrong on e-books
Apple’s iPhone tops BlackBerry in RIM’s own backyard

Oracle loses shot at using revived Java patent vs. Google

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Oracle saw a significant setback Wednesday after Judge William Alsup ruled (below) that the company couldn't use a revived Java patent against Google. He told the database firm that, as the trial had already started before the patent had been put back into effect, Oracle couldn't use the claim as...
Oracle loses shot at using revived Java patent vs. Google
Jimmy Wales, Mary Gardiner address Wikipedia's gender gap at Wikimania conference

Yahoo Product Org Changes Now Taking a Backseat to Company-Wide Restructuring (Memo!)

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In a memo to his staff today, Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer Blake Irving said that the major planned changes he was making to the unit, which I reported about here, were going to get tabled. That’s due to the larger restructuring being done by CEO Scott Thompson, which he communicated...
Yahoo Product Org Changes Now Taking a Backseat to Company-Wide Restructuring (Memo!)

90% of US tablets are Wi-Fi, explain iPad lead over Android

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A new study on Tuesday from consulting firm Chetan Sharma has pointed to a very strong bias towards Wi-Fi tablets in the US. Based on data from the past summer, the most recent point at which there was a detailed breakdown available, about 90 percent of American tablets were Wi-Fi...
90% of US tablets are Wi-Fi, explain iPad lead over Android

How Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia's Woman Problem

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According to Wikipedia's 2011 Editor Survey, just 9 percent of Wiki editors are women. While the gender gap is better than it was--in the early '00s, it was more like 3 percent--and the proportion of new editors who are women is rising, the site remains a boys' club. During yesterday's...
How Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia's Woman Problem
Kickstarter: FLASHr Wants To Make The iPhone's Bezel A Massive Notification Light

How Facebook investors fooled themselves

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What bliss. There is a psychological explanation for why Facebook investors chose to ignore the realities of the investment. It's called "Availability bias." [Read more]...
How Facebook investors fooled themselves
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