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Intel takes silicon photonics technology out of research, into production, & open source

Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim

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Up to now, Microsoft hadn’t weighed in with any kind of public response to the recent Vanity Fair piece about the company’s “Lost Decade.” But the full version of the Kurt Eichenwald story is now available online, sparking another round of blog posts, and Microsoft’s communications chief Frank Shaw apparently...
Microsoft exec calls BS on the 'Lost Decade' claim

RIM's Head of Sales Leaves for a New Gig

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Longtime Research In Motion executive Patrick Spence is leaving the company, the BlackBerry maker confirmed on Wednesday. Spence, RIM’s head of global sales and a 14-year company veteran, “will be taking on a leadership position in a different industry,” RIM said in an e-mail to AllThingsD. His last day will...
RIM's Head of Sales Leaves for a New Gig

Apple CEO Tim Cook on PCs, tablets and avoiding the ‘baggage from the past’

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Microsoft is pitching its upcoming Windows 8 as a “no compromise” experience — working across desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets and hybrid devices — but Apple CEO Tim Cook remains unconvinced that such an approach will be effective. Speaking at AllThingsD’s D10 conference in California last night, Cook expanded on the recent...
Apple CEO Tim Cook on PCs, tablets and avoiding the ‘baggage from the past’

The "iPad Is A PC" Argument

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The "iPad Is A PC" Argument: Microsoft Communications Chief Frank X. Shaw on the trend he noticed at the D conference (that nearly everyone in the audience was using an iPad): I actually think the PC is alive and well and thriving, it just comes in tons of different form...
The "iPad Is A PC" Argument

Alicia Keys gives PowerPoint presentation to BlackBerry

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BlackBerry marketing chief Frank Boulben reveals that the singer and company creative director is deeply engaged in BlackBerry's business. Did she sing as she presented? [Read more]...
Alicia Keys gives PowerPoint presentation to BlackBerry

Microsoft pokes at Facebook, says new 'Home' is like Windows Phone in 2011

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Microsoft is a longtime Facebook partner and investor, but that isn’t stopping the Redmond company from making some jabs over Facebook’s choice of Android for its new “Home” user interface — a replacement home screen centered around the user’s social network and friends. In a post this morning, Microsoft communications...
Microsoft pokes at Facebook, says new 'Home' is like Windows Phone in 2011

Facebook is an extremely risky investment and other quotes of the week

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Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Robert Scoble via Flickr.) “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. And we think this is a good way to build something. These days I think more and more people want to use services from companies that...
Facebook is an extremely risky investment and other quotes of the week
Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office — will you have one, too?

RIM Hopes to Score Points With BlackBerry 10 Super Bowl Ad

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Research In Motion really is going after the sports fans with the new BlackBerry. The company confirmed on Friday that it plans a Super Bowl ad as part of the marketing push behind its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. “A Super Bowl commercial is a great opportunity to show the...
RIM Hopes to Score Points With BlackBerry 10 Super Bowl Ad
Facebook, Intel, & Rackspace get more open-source than ever with new designs

2010 Microsoft Wrote Some Checks That 2013 Microsoft Can't Cash

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The RapGenius breakdowns of recent Andrew Mason and Warren Buffet statements by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz are, well, genius. And they got me thinking back to some of my favorite blog posts along the same lines: breaking down corporate speak, vagueness, or pure bullshit line-by-line. Strolling down memory lane,...
2010 Microsoft Wrote Some Checks That 2013 Microsoft Can't Cash

Help Us Figure Out Which Obama Cabinet Member Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman Almost Seduced

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Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy who was expelled from the U.S. in 2010, is back in the news today. A new report from the FBI said that she was "close" to seducing a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet.  FBI counterterrorism chief Frank Figliuzzi told the BBC that...
Help Us Figure Out Which Obama Cabinet Member Sexy Russian Spy Anna Chapman Almost Seduced

BlackBerry CEO: PlayBook Update Coming, Vague on Future Tablet Plans

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BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said Wednesday that the company is working on a software update that will update existing PlayBook tablets to the new BlackBerry 10 software. However, when it comes to future tablets, Heins said the company is trying to figure out a way to combine software and services...
BlackBerry CEO: PlayBook Update Coming, Vague on Future Tablet Plans

The difference between Kindle Fire and Windows Phone and other comments of the week

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The best comments, quotes, and random zingers we heard this week… “I think it’s interesting the types of adjectives journalists use to “spin” articles. For example in this article, Kindle’s market share of 5% is described as “a relatively modest slice of the overall market.” But in the yesterday’s post...
The difference between Kindle Fire and Windows Phone and other comments of the week

You Have To Read This Blistering Response From Microsoft's PR Boss On Its 'Lost Decade' (MSFT)

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We missed this when it was first posted, but it's so good, we have to post it here. Vanity Fair had a big expose on Microsoft in its August issue about the company's "Lost Decade." The story largely went over old material and said Microsoft's internal employee grading system let...
You Have To Read This Blistering Response From Microsoft's PR Boss On Its 'Lost Decade' (MSFT)

Microsoft confirms 'Blue' updates, sets developer event for June

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Microsoft this morning confirmed plans for an upcoming wave of product updates known inside the company as “Blue,” and announced plans to hold its next Build developer conference in June, where it will provide a first look at what’s next from the company. The company didn’t provide any details about...
Microsoft confirms 'Blue' updates, sets developer event for June
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