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Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

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Yesterday I reported on a Motorola Mobility v. Microsoft trial in Mannheim, Germany, where the wholly-owned Google subsidiary desperately tried to argue that a grant-back clause in an Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) license agreement between Microsoft and Google wouldn't apply to Microsoft's implementation of the DirectPush part of EAS. And I...
Google's attempts to circumvent grant-back clauses are evil, hurt its reputation as a licensing partner

Should Your Company Just Say "No" To Dropbox?

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As the business world increasingly turns to mobile devices and cloud-based file-sharing services to store or collaborate on important documents, the amount of information that's falling into the wrong hands keeps climbing. The numbers tell the tale: 90% of organizations had a leak of sensitive or confidential information over the...
Should Your Company Just Say "No" To Dropbox?
Because Of This Chart, A Serious Person Posited That Samsung Might Someday Buy Google (SSNLF, GOOG)

Windows RT 8.1 Update Will Bring Full Outlook 2013 Desktop App To RT Tablets

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This has long been rumored, but Microsoft just officially announced that Windows RT, its operating system for ARM-based tablets and other small touch-enabled devices, will get Outlook 2013 once the free Windows 8.1 update arrives. Until now, Windows RT featured the desktop versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint, but ever...
Windows RT 8.1 Update Will Bring Full Outlook 2013 Desktop App To RT Tablets

RIM is Losing The Enterprise Market to iPhone and Android

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Research In Motion ceded the consumer smartphone market to Apple and Google years ago, and soon it will cede business market as well. New research from IDC indicates that enterprise — perhaps the last stronghold of RIM’s once great BlackBerry empire — is increasingly switching to iPhone and Android and...
RIM is Losing The Enterprise Market to iPhone and Android

Peter Thiel On His 'Super-Futuristic' Investments And The Chess Strategy Founders Should Know [TCTV]

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Peter Thiel, the tech industry magnate known among other things for co-founding PayPal and investing very early in Facebook, took home the VC of the Year award at the 6th annual Crunchies this week for his individual investments and his work with Founders Fund, the San Francisco venture capital...
Peter Thiel On His 'Super-Futuristic' Investments And The Chess Strategy Founders Should Know [TCTV]

Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

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It seems like every cloud storage company really, really, really  wants to be the Dropbox of the enterprise when it grows up. It’s easy to see why. Dropbox, which now claims 50 million users, is the sweetheart of the cloud storage,  file sharing, and synchronization world. People laud it for...
Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

Creative Destruction Sometimes Leads to Sabotage and Suicide

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While Silicon Valley welcomes the fantastic news of a Facebook IPO today and the countless millionaires it will create it is worth reflecting on creative destruction thriving in the business world where new generations of companies win at the expense of the old. In a way the iPad is the...
Creative Destruction Sometimes Leads to Sabotage and Suicide

iPads to Outnumber BlackBerries in the Office by 2014

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The BlackBerry’s days as enterprise’s sidearm of choice are numbered. Thanks to the consumerization of IT, there will soon be more iPads in the business market than RIM’s once ubiquitous handset. Speaking at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Monday morning, Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president of research at Gartner, predicted that iPads will...
iPads to Outnumber BlackBerries in the Office by 2014

Entrepreneurs Have A 'Superman Complex' That Holds Them Back

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One the biggest lessons entrepreneurs need to learn is that some serious dangers come along with rapid growth.  The very things that help entrepreneurs succeed -- including willpower, individualism, and the ability to go it alone -- can end up holding them back. According to Gazelles CEO Verne Harnish, the thing...
Entrepreneurs Have A 'Superman Complex' That Holds Them Back
Should you consider 'reshoring' despite the cost?

Helsinki's Meetin.gs relaunches with a makeover and increased focus on mobile

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Editor’s note: This article by Greg Anderson originally appeared on ArcticStartup, an independent tech blog that reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Do you find your day filled with scheduling meetings, meeting people, and then trying to manage the to-do process afterward? If...
Helsinki's Meetin.gs relaunches with a makeover and increased focus on mobile
How Qualtrics turned students into evangelists in the corporate world

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Arrives (Half A Decade Too Late)

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In 2006, Google announced its first public release of what later became Google Docs, today known as Google Drive. It’s 2013, and only now does it feel like Microsoft is fighting back. Microsoft today announced the reinvention of its Office flagship application for consumers, with the debut of Office 365...
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium Arrives (Half A Decade Too Late)

Poker pro Phil Gordon’s 6 steps to startup (and gambling) success

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Phil Gordon Professional poker player and commentator Phil Gordon is coming to Seattle this week, and he’s really looking forward to taking your money. Gordon, a computer scientist by training who retired from the tech industry in 1997 after the sale of Netsys to Cisco, will be a special guest this...
Poker pro Phil Gordon’s 6 steps to startup (and gambling) success

Does it still make sense to buy Microsoft Office?

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Though the suite still drives the business world, aren't most consumers better off with something that costs a lot less -- or costs nothing at all? [Read more]...
Does it still make sense to buy Microsoft Office?

Twitter actually did LinkedIn a favor, the site has become usable again

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It’s been about a week since Twitter laid the smackdown on LinkedIn, enforcing some new rules that restrict third-party developers from basically replicating a Twitter stream. This integration was first announced in 2009. Quickly, the LinkedIn feed became extremely unusable, and before I could figure out spend the time to...
Twitter actually did LinkedIn a favor, the site has become usable again

Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

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With the introduction of newer and innovative technologies over the past few years, businesses have been trying to keep up and find creative and useful ways to adapt them to work within their organizations. Today, many companies are highly involved in social business and making it work for their customers....
Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

How 3D Printing Will Transform Medicine And Manufacturing [INTERVIEW]

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[Sponsor Post] As of right now, 3D printing remains a bit of a novelty. Sure, you can design your own shoes, pretend you're on "Star Trek," or dream up a three-wheel hybrid car, but 3D printing's practical implications for business have yet to capture the public imagination.When will 3D...
How 3D Printing Will Transform Medicine And Manufacturing [INTERVIEW]
Startup Spotlight: GiftGiv looks to make gift giving a breeze

SocialPandas Raises $1.5 Million For CRM Tools To Aid The Forgotten Sales Person

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SocialPandas has raised $1.5 Million in a seed round from True Ventures to develop its social tools for sales people — the ones left behind at the front lines of the business world. The oversubscribed round also includes angel investments from former Salesforce.com, VMware, and Apple executives as well as...
SocialPandas Raises $1.5 Million For CRM Tools To Aid The Forgotten Sales Person
6 Business Friendly Features In iOS 6 And What They Say About The New "Surface" Threat

Nissan pilots immersive Kinect experience at dealerships

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When Microsoft expanded its Kinect sensor to Windows and made a software development kit available for commercial applications, we wondered when we’d see the technology start trickle out into the business world. Well, here we go. Sixteen Nissan dealerships will pilot a Kinect application that lets car buyers experience...
Nissan pilots immersive Kinect experience at dealerships

Don't Spout Off About Social In The Business World - Just Get The Work Done

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Don’t spout off about social in the business world. Just use it to get the work done, because that’s what matters most. I have been reminded of that often during the year. Earlier this month, I wrote about Moxie Software and how it uses the Facebook social graph and a company’s...
Don't Spout Off About Social In The Business World - Just Get The Work Done

TechCrunch Is Off To Beirut For ArabNet

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This week I’m heading the ArabNet Digital Summit in Beirut, Lebanon. It looks like the march of the Internet isn’t just changing society across the Arab region, but business too. The MENA (Middle East North Africa) region’s largest digital event has been expanded to 5 days featuring speakers, panels, workshops,...
TechCrunch Is Off To Beirut For ArabNet

IBM Wants Your CEO To Embrace The Future -- And It Will Do All The Hard Work

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Executives with a capital "C" in their title generally don't have a clue on how to adjust to the social, mobile, and cloud-based business world. Now IBM wants to help these Luddite execs adapt -- by plunking them down into a new lab where it will show them what the...
IBM Wants Your CEO To Embrace The Future -- And It Will Do All The Hard Work
How one startup is overhauling Android to make it enterprise-ready

Office 365 For Business Is Here. Good Luck Figuring Out What It'll Cost You

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Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based office suite, is moving the turf war against Google Docs to the business world with today's announcement of business-ready subscriptions. But you'll need a spreadsheet to figure out which of six different options you'll need - not to mention what it'll cost. It's easier to first explain...
Office 365 For Business Is Here. Good Luck Figuring Out What It'll Cost You

Strategist Jonathan MacDonald on 'denoising' and creating an engaged workforce [Video]

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“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.” It was this Plato quote that Jonathan MacDonald, co-founder of This Fluid World and strategist for some of the world’s largest brands, chose to kick-start his keynote with at TNW Conference Europe last month. MacDonald delivered an impassioned talk...
Strategist Jonathan MacDonald on 'denoising' and creating an engaged workforce [Video]
Enterprise gamification goes big as Badgeville teams up with Capgemini
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