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Apple Gobbles Chomp

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In an effort to revamp the way consumers navigate its massively successful but increasingly confusing and overpopulated App Store, Apple has acquired Chomp, "the search engine that finds the apps you want." MG Siegler, writing for Techcrunch, reports Apple has fully committed to Chomp, and with good reason: This...
Apple Gobbles Chomp

Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas” (paidContent) New York Post pivots on iPad strategy, dropping paywall (Forbes) Is Cue the cure for information overload? (Bloomberg Businessweek) Bing ties Yellow Pages for most accurate local data (Search Engine...
Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

The 16 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Year

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Earnings season has been pretty disappointing this quarter, as company after company reports weaker-than-anticipated sales.  As employers look to rein in costs, there has been one area they're quick to cut: headcount.  Already this year, more than 283,000 people were fired according to Challenger Gray & Christmas. Of those laid off,...
The 16 Biggest Mass Layoffs Of The Year

Apple iPad Components Cost At Least $259 - BusinessWeek

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Apple iPad Components Cost At Least $259 - BusinessWeek
Google CEO: Steve Jobs didn’t really hate Android

Fortune Gives Facebook the Apple Treatment

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Last year Fortune magazine was so proud of an Apple cover story that it made it hard for people to read: The magazine kept the piece off the Web, and only made it available to subscribers, via the print edition and an iPad app, or to people who bought the...
Fortune Gives Facebook the Apple Treatment

Apple reportedly looking at $5 billion price tag for new "spaceship" HQ

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What Apple's spaceship campus is expected to look like from above Apple's new "spaceship" campus will require little more work—and resources—to build than originally thought. A new piece at Businessweek looks at the details of the new headquarters, noting that Apple has apparently pushed back its plans to move into...
Apple reportedly looking at $5 billion price tag for new "spaceship" HQ

The Perils of Market Research - BusinessWeek > "Market research is a compass, not a map" #innovation http://post.ly/T0KQ

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The Perils of Market Research - BusinessWeek > "Market research is a compass, not a map" #innovation http://post.ly/T0KQ

Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

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A lot of what they build in Silicon Valley these days is pretty mundane: sexting apps, social games, and new ways to "share" things over the Internet. So it's pretty exciting when you hear about someone who has some really crazy ideas for what the future might hold. One such...
Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apparently Microsoft kept its PC partners in the dark about the Surface tablet until just three days before the big media event on Monday. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took a potshot at Google in a leaked memo about the tablet's launch. "We made search more...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

iPad: It’s All About the Games

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Businessweek article, the iPad is going to be all about the games. A large portion of the few companies elite enough to actually get their hands on a pre-release version of the iPad are game developers. Gaming is big on the iPhone/iPod touch platform and our own Weldon Dodd’s...
iPad: It’s All About the Games

Quotations from CEO Cook

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Excerpts from Tim Cook's Bloomberg Businessweek interview FORTUNE -- We always knew that Steve Jobs was going to be a tough act to follow, so I suppose his successor should be forgiven if he came across in his NBC and Bloomberg Q&As Thursday as painfully sincere and even a little schmaltzy...
Quotations from CEO Cook

Apple, Samsung have 'communicated lately' about settlements

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High-level executives from Apple and Samsung have "communicated lately about potential settlement options," according to Bloomberg Businessweek, citing sources familiar with the situation. The magazine has a new cover story called "Apple's War on Android," detailing the lawsuits the company has been pursuing against corporations like Samsung and Motorola. Bloomberg's...
Apple, Samsung have 'communicated lately' about settlements
Multiple Google services, including search and Gmail, are currently blocked in China

Apple Tries to Torpedo Samsung's "Sony Style" iPhone Charge

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Samsung’s argument that Apple cribbed portions of its original iPhone design from Sony is an interesting one, but the company may not get a chance to see how it plays in court. Unsurprisingly, Apple has taken exception to it and asked that it be excluded from the pair’s upcoming patent...
Apple Tries to Torpedo Samsung's "Sony Style" iPhone Charge

Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

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Facebook could bid to acquire WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app, as it aims to extend its mobile reach. The rumoured acquisition, reported by TechCrunch today, comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that the future of his company lay in mobile devices. "The big thing is obviously going to...
Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

Actually, Amazon Paid About $150 Million for Goodreads

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According to sources, Amazon paid from $140 million to $150 million for Goodreads, the books recommendation service. And while BusinessWeek ran a we-are-just-guessing story today that posited a self-described “overly simple, back-of-the-envelope estimate” of $1 billion, sources said that number is simply wrong. I am still trying to determine...
Actually, Amazon Paid About $150 Million for Goodreads

Booting Up: Google Here, Google There, Google Everywhere

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Super cool. (via Wired.com) Kickstarter would prefer that you don’t notice failed projects, and those are definitely not the droids you’re looking for. [Misener.org] Google takes down 250,000 search links every week due to alleged copyright violations. In the spirit of transparency, the company is now keeping a running list of...
Booting Up: Google Here, Google There, Google Everywhere

Here's One Reason Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Have Botched Mobile (RIMM)

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently a huge BlackBerry fan. Zuckerberg was reluctant to give up his BlackBerry until 2010, when he traded it in for an iPhone, according to a new profile in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One source close to Facebook told BusinessWeek that's partially why Facebook has fumbled around...
Here's One Reason Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Have Botched Mobile (RIMM)
Amazon testing in-app purchases, enters app store battle with Google & Apple
Sony eliminates two divisions, restructures electronics unit
Bloomberg: Hon Hai investment in Sharp could be preparation for Apple TV set

Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

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For the first time in years, Apple will manufacture computers in the United States, the chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, said in interviews with NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek. As an icon of American technology success and innovation, Apple has been criticized in recent years for outsourcing jobs abroad....
Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.
Digg and Milk founder Kevin Rose heads to Google

Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star: Some Of The Cast Members 'May Be Insane'

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Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" has received its fair share of reviews since premiering two weeks ago.  People have criticized the reality-TV show for not depicting an accurate, authentic view of life in Silicon Valley. "The problem with Start-Ups is that there's absolutely nothing that's reflective of the place and culture that...
Bravo 'Start-Ups' Star: Some Of The Cast Members 'May Be Insane'

Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

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The very private CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, gave his first two wide-ranging interviews and both will publish Thursday. And he even made some news: Apple is bringing some of its manufacturing, for at least one product, the Mac, back home to the U.S., he revealed in a Q&A with...
Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort, Desire to Replace Google as iOS Search Engine

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Bloomberg Businessweek's profile of Apple one year after the death of Steve Jobs includes an interesting glimpse of Steve Jobs' role in Apple's mapping effort, a project that has been a number of years in the making but which only now has made its way into the public's hands. Unsurprisingly,...
Insiders Detail Steve Jobs' Role in Apple's Mapping Effort, Desire to Replace Google as iOS Search Engine

Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression

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Virgin Mobile is offering the iPhone to its prepaid customers as of today. The Sprint-owned subsidiary is using the event to kickstart a new retail strategy that will see the company open branded retail stores in Chicago -- with a nationwide rollout dependent upon its success. Since all carriers...
Virgin Mobile to carry iPhone from today, Sir Richard does his best Fonz impression

How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers

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How did security firm Mandiant put names to two previously unknown Chinese hackers who, it says, steal American corporate secrets for the Chinese government? With a little inadvertent help from Anonymous. Mandiant's 74-page report covers a particular hacking group referred to as "APT1" and contends that the group works...
How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers

17 Examples of Great Presentation Design

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Last week we shared 10 rules to help instantly improve your presentations. While readers mostly agreed with the rules, they requested some examples of well-designed slides, so Dan and I did some digging.  We gathered some of the best examples of slides and presentation design to help provide a clear...
17 Examples of Great Presentation Design
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