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GASPARINO: Facebook Furious At Morgan Stanley Over Leak Of IPO News

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On Friday afternoon it was reported that Facebook planned to file for its IPO on Wednesday, with sources later saying the S-1 could be submitted as early as Monday. Also on Friday, we learned that Morgan Stanley was 'close' to securing the lead underwriting role, beating out rival Goldman...
GASPARINO: Facebook Furious At Morgan Stanley Over Leak Of IPO News

Microsoft pushes its quarterly dividend 15% higher to 23 cents per share

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Today Microsoft announced that it is raising its dividend from 20 cents per share to 23 cents per quarter, a raise of around 15%. That gives the company a yield of around 2.9% According to a report in Reuters, this is the seventh time that Microsoft has raised its dividend...
Microsoft pushes its quarterly dividend 15% higher to 23 cents per share
Gaikai signs up Warner Bros. Lord of the Rings Online game for instant demos
Who’s Streaming March Madness? You’d Be Surprised

Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More

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The race to be the “Instagram for video” is hotter than ever, and Socialcam, the app that spun out of video sharing pioneer Justin.tv last year and was part of Y Combinator’s winter 2012 class, is hustling hard for the lead. The company has raised seed funding from a group...
Socialcam Nabs A-List Angel Funding: Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Ari Emmanuel, Laurene Powell Jobs, And More
Verizon: we're America's 4G LTE king

Telefónica’s startup accelerator Wayra lands on rival Deutsche Telekom’s home turf

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Wayra, the hot new startup incubator founded by telecom giant Telefónica, recently opened a call for projects in Germany, where chief competitor Deutsche Telekom has just opened its own startup accelerator hub:raum in Berlin. Interested German startups can sign up now, until 8 July 2012, and the best 10 startups...
Telefónica’s startup accelerator Wayra lands on rival Deutsche Telekom’s home turf
Trulia is raising $150M to 'boost cash reserves' for acquisitions

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

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We caught up with Opera Software CEO Lars Boilesen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to discuss some of the company’s recent moves and announcements, and to talk about the recent acquisition rumours and the big push of Firefox OS by chief competitor Mozilla. The Norwegian browser software company...
Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

Exclusive: Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today

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Spotify today plans to begin the roll out of its first ever browser-based music player, The Verge has learned from sources close to the company. The web player looks a lot like its desktop counterparts on Mac and Windows, but only includes a "basic" feature set: search, Spotify Radio,...
Exclusive: Spotify to begin rolling out browser-based music app in beta today

China's Youku to Buy Chief Rival Tudou

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Chinese online video company Youku Inc. reached an agreement to acquire its chief competitor, Tudou Holdings Ltd., in a stock-for-stock transaction that will solidify the companies’ dominance of the sector. Under the terms of the agreement, Youku shareholders and ADS holders will own approximately 71.5 percent of a newly combined...
China's Youku to Buy Chief Rival Tudou

Sprint, T-Mobile delay launch of Galaxy S 4

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T-Mobile and Sprint will delay the launch of Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 smartphone, due to shipment delays, the companies said. The Galaxy S 4 is Samsung's newest 5-inch flagship phone and its chief competitor to Apple's iPhone. Samsung announced last month that it would begin selling the phone by...
Sprint, T-Mobile delay launch of Galaxy S 4
Spotify expands to Australia and New Zealand

Y Combinator's surprise hit: Teespring, a nerdy T-shirt startup

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If you didn’t see a wide open market for custom T-shirts, I wouldn’t fault you. But a startup called Teespring is generating a huge buzz at Y Combinator’s demo day. The company presented today to a roomful of investors and press, and announced that it pulled in $750,000 in revenues...
Y Combinator's surprise hit: Teespring, a nerdy T-shirt startup
How VMware Embraced Its Open Source Nemesis
Flipboard finally makes its way to Android phones, still no tablet support

Samsung unwraps Galaxy Note 8.0 to take on Apple's iPad mini

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Apple's chief competitor Samsung used this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to unveil its competitor to the highly successful iPad mini -- a stylus-enabled Galaxy Note 8.0 that the South Korean conglomerate hopes will finally make inroads in the mini tablet sector that it arguably pioneered years ago....
Samsung unwraps Galaxy Note 8.0 to take on Apple's iPad mini

iSuppli: Amazon shipped 3.9 million Kindle Fires last quarter to Apple's 15.4 million iPads

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According to this report, the iPad's chief competitor was not the Fire but the iPhone 4S Data: IHS iSuppli. Chart: PED Amazon (AMZN) had a one-time shot to loosen Apple's (AAPL) hold on the worldwide tablet market, and it grabbed a 14% share last quarter according to a report issued...
iSuppli: Amazon shipped 3.9 million Kindle Fires last quarter to Apple's 15.4 million iPads

China's Youku to Acquire Rival

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Chinese online video company Youku reached an agreement to acquire its chief competitor, Tudou in a deal that will solidify their dominance of the sector....
China's Youku to Acquire Rival

Listen up, Nordics: Spotify rival Rdio quietly launches in Norway

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Music subscription and discovery service Rdio is now available in Norway, the company yesterday unceremoniously announced on its Twitter account (but not its blog). Rdio is now available in 4 Nordic countries, having previously launched in Denmark, Finland and chief competitor Spotify‘s home turf Sweden. It’s also available to users...
Listen up, Nordics: Spotify rival Rdio quietly launches in Norway

Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding

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This year’s SXSWi did not the herald the next Big Thing in tech, as some guessed it wouldn’t, but it wasn’t always this way. In 2010, a year when people were a bit more optimistic about the new new thing, Foursquare was the boss. First appearing in 2009, by 2010 it...
Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding

Box rolls out new revenue-share plan, SDKs to help its app partners make money

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Cloud storage player Box plans to split revenues with the developers writing apps for its storage and collaboration platform. Box is focused on business customers rather than consumers, since that’s where the money is, and it is...
Box rolls out new revenue-share plan, SDKs to help its app partners make money
iOS Users Beg Apple: Set Our iPhones & iPads Free!

Microsoft’s big announcement: Loser + Loser = Winner?

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TechCrunch is reporting insider information that the big and much-anticipated Microsoft announcement tomorrow is an e-reader and streaming media tablet in conjunction with Barnes & Noble. If that’s true — and that’s a big if — I’m more than a little shocked by the massive build-up and pre-launch tension-building secrecy. One loser...
Microsoft’s big announcement: Loser + Loser = Winner?
Say 'buenos dias' to Languages, the first offline translator for iPhone that won't break the bank

Is Readability Just an Instapaper Ripoff or Something Bigger?

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Like the rest of the iOS device-toting, lots-of-stuff-reading geekosphere, I rushed to download the Readability app pretty much as soon as it dropped yesterday. The service has long existed as a Web browser add-on, but its presence on the iPad and iPhone had been delayed after a public dispute with...
Is Readability Just an Instapaper Ripoff or Something Bigger?

Spotify launches Play Button in bid to become the web's default music player

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The music streaming wars have been heating up a good deal, as of late, thanks in no small part Spotify's long-awaited US launch. Since then, Rhapsody bought its one-time chief competitor Napster, both Pandora and Rdio underwent major redesigns and Mog finally launched a Windows client. Naturally, all of...
Spotify launches Play Button in bid to become the web's default music player

Zynga recruits Electronic Arts veteran to run game studios

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Zynga announced today that it has appointed Steven Chiang, a veteran game executive from Electronic Arts, to be president of the social game company’s development studios. Chiang has 17 years of experience in the console game industry, 15 of them at EA. He was most recently senior vice president and...
Zynga recruits Electronic Arts veteran to run game studios

Best Buy to give Samsung Apple-esque in-store mini-stores

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A number of Best Buy stores will soon feature a special section dedicated to showing off tablets, computers, and smartphones from one of the world's top mobile device manufacturers: Apple's chief competitor, Samsung....
Best Buy to give Samsung Apple-esque in-store mini-stores

Data: With Google Gone, Can Apple Successfuly Navigate in Maps?

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Apple is now navigating on its own in maps. Ilustration: superdeluxesam/flickrAnother big-name guest was invited to the iOS party Monday when Apple announced that iPhones and iPads would soon include deep integration with Facebook. Twitter and Yelp have been there since iOS 5. Over the course of the next year,...
Data: With Google Gone, Can Apple Successfuly Navigate in Maps?
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