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Live: Mozilla Shows off its Firefox OS Work in Barcelona

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Mozilla’s efforts to build a Web-based mobile operating system around its Firefox browser took a significant step forward on Sunday. The company brought together several of its early partners in Barcelona to show the progress it has made in the months since it first unveiled the Firefox OS project. The...
Live: Mozilla Shows off its Firefox OS Work in Barcelona

New Groupon CEO Unlikely Until Next Year

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Groupon isn't likely to name a permanent new chief executive until next year, the daily-deal company's interim chiefs said Wednesday....
New Groupon CEO Unlikely Until Next Year

Yahoo Chief Plots Return to Ad Basics

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Yahoo has spun through several chiefs and unsuccessful turnaround plans in recent years. Now, interim chief Ross Levinsohn is refocusing the firm on a risky online advertising battle with Facebook and Google....
Yahoo Chief Plots Return to Ad Basics

What If Apple Went In On A Mobile OS Mashup?

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Three mobile operating systems dominate the market: iOS, Android, and now Windows Phone 7/8. Each has their interface strengths — iOS is clean where Android is customizable where WP8 is dynamic. But what if you could have the best of all three? Designer and Wrapp cofounder Max Rudberg has attempted...
What If Apple Went In On A Mobile OS Mashup?

Google 'to be told by EU to unravel privacy policy'

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French data protection commissioner's ruling that web giant must separate user data could have global impact, say sourcesGoogle will be told on Tuesday to unravel the controversial changes introduced in March to its European privacy policy, legal sources have told the Guardian.The French data protection commissioner, the CNIL, will be...
Google 'to be told by EU to unravel privacy policy'

Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid

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The chiefs of Softbank Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp. are focused on closing their $20 billion deal, but said Thursday they may pursue mergers with other wireless carriers if opportunities present themselves. Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, who earlier this week announced a deal to buy 70 percent of Sprint, wouldn’t...
Softbank CEO Won't Rule Out MetroPCS Bid

Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

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Slams music biz's 'terrible' attempts to crush pirates Music industry chiefs must have been pleased to hear that the maker of pig-squishing iPhone game Angry Birds has learned from its mistakes in combating piracy.…...
Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

After being banned in Australia, Huawei plans increased 4G investment in India

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Chinese telecom firm Huawei is to increase its presence in India’s growing market and focus on 4G, after the company was barred from competing for a contract relating to Australia’s national broadband network on national security grounds. Now, according to a Business Line report, the company has set its sight on India,...
After being banned in Australia, Huawei plans increased 4G investment in India

Europe approves Universal - EMI merger, cements the dominance of the 'big three'

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The European Union has signed off on Universal's $1.9 billion purchase of EMI music, provided that it sells off two-thirds of the fallen giant's assets to comply with competition regulations. The most notable jewel on the auction block is label Parlophone, home of the early Beatles records, Pink Floyd,...
Europe approves Universal - EMI merger, cements the dominance of the 'big three'

Samsung adds co-CEOs to company's executive lineup

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Chiefs of the company's mobile and TV divisions will help the existing CEO steer the South Korea electronics giant. [Read more]...
Samsung adds co-CEOs to company's executive lineup

Apple, Samsung chiefs made to talk settlement within 90 days

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Lightly touched-on settlement talks between Apple and Samsung should become formal within the next three months. Judge Lucy Koh late Monday asked both sides to declare their availability for mediated talks within the next 90 days. Both sides on Tuesday agreed to enter into a settlement conference with Magistrate Judge...
Apple, Samsung chiefs made to talk settlement within 90 days

NBC's Brian Williams Gets a Sit Down With Apple CEO Tim Cook, Interview to Air Dec. 6

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NBC is more than a little excited about its upcoming sit-down interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook. And, it is a coup, considering Cook has followed his predecessor’s footsteps in limiting his public appearances. Cook’s appearance on stage at our D10 conference in June was really the only major interview...
NBC's Brian Williams Gets a Sit Down With Apple CEO Tim Cook, Interview to Air Dec. 6

MPAA: Kim Dotcom's conspiracy theories are bunk

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Kim DotCom suggests Joe Biden met with studios chiefs a year ago to talk about MegaUpload. MPAA says there was one topic of the discussion and it wasn't MegaUpload. [Read more]...
MPAA: Kim Dotcom's conspiracy theories are bunk

R.I.M. Reveals Multimillion-Dollar Pay for Former Chiefs

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The company said that the two former executives "revolutionized the worldwide wireless industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry and forever changed how the world communicates." Read more »...
R.I.M. Reveals Multimillion-Dollar Pay for Former Chiefs

AT&T and Sprint Chiefs Display a Difference in Moods

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Differences between the chief executives of AT&T Mobility and Sprint became clear with remarks they made at the CTIA Wireless conference in New Orleans this week. One seemed to be a techno-Pollyanna, while the other was a downer in comparison....
AT&T and Sprint Chiefs Display a Difference in Moods

Mallinder out of England contention

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• Mallinder joins Wayne Smith out of the running• Stuart Lancaster is only confirmed applicantThe Northampton director of rugby, Jim Mallinder, has joined the former New Zealand assistant coach Wayne Smith in ruling himself out of contention to be the next permanent England head coach.Mallinder, touted as one of the...
Mallinder out of England contention

Building the search engine of the future, one baby step at a time

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Larry Page once described the perfect search engine as understanding exactly what you mean and giving you back exactly what you want. It’s very much like the computer I dreamt about as a child growing up in India, glued to our black-and-white TV for every episode of Star Trek. I...
Building the search engine of the future, one baby step at a time
Apple brings its iPhone Game Center to the Mac

UK Politician Says EU Site Wants To 'Brainwash' Children With Propaganda About Democratic Principles

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The UK is famous for its tabloid newspapers and their particular brand of journalism. Here's a fine example from the Daily Express, under the headline "EU attempts to brainwash children with 'sinister Soviet-style propaganda'": European Parliament chiefs are considering setting up a site to target young children with a...
UK Politician Says EU Site Wants To 'Brainwash' Children With Propaganda About Democratic Principles

Northampton Saints to throw weight behind appeal of Calum Clark's ban

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• We'll support him as we will with Hartley, says Jim Mallinder• We didn't play very well, we were awful, says Martin HaagNorthampton seem to certain to contest the 32-week ban on their flanker Calum Clark. Their director of rugby, Jim Mallinder, gave a strong hint that, with the RFU...
Northampton Saints to throw weight behind appeal of Calum Clark's ban

Departing T-Mo CEO Humm lands at Vodafone to run half of Europe

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Philipp Humm One day after Philipp Humm’s surprise resignation from T-Mobile, Vodafone announced he has joined its ranks. Humm won’t just be supervising one of Vodafone’s numerous European subsidiaries – he will take charge of eight of them: Germany; the UK; the Netherlands, Turkey, Ireland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and...
Departing T-Mo CEO Humm lands at Vodafone to run half of Europe

Google's privacy policy: EU data protection chiefs 'to act within days'

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EU data protection commissioners are believed to have determined that pooling of data by Google breaches privacy lawsGoogle's unilateral change to its privacy policy in March will come under fire from European data protection commissioners within days, sources say.The controversial changes, in which Google tied together the previously separate data...
Google's privacy policy: EU data protection chiefs 'to act within days'

Google privacy policy slammed by EU data protection chiefs

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Commissioners say privacy changes effectively breach European law due to 'uncontrolled' and non-consensual data useGoogle's changes to its privacy policies have been criticised by 30 European data protection commissioners for resulting in 'uncontrolled' use of personal data without individual's clear consent, relating to their use of YouTube and Gmail.The commissioners...
Google privacy policy slammed by EU data protection chiefs

iPad 3 to Include Haptic Display Technology to Provide On-Screen Textures?

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A series of last-minute rumors and speculation are suggesting that the iPad 3 might include haptic technology that would give on-screen objects texture. The rumors have linked Finnish company Senseg with Apple and have been fueled by Apple's media event invitations carrying the tagline "We have something you really have...
iPad 3 to Include Haptic Display Technology to Provide On-Screen Textures?

Apple and Samsung Chiefs to Kick Off Settlement Talks Monday

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Samsung Vice Chairman Gee-Sung Choi and Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet in San Francisco tomorrow to discuss a possible settlement to their intellectual property dispute, Reuters confirmed today. As reported last month, the two companies agreed to go to mediation, but it is difficult to believe that two days of talks will result in...
Apple and Samsung Chiefs to Kick Off Settlement Talks Monday

In Shake-Up, Apple's Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart

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Scott Forstall, who has run software development for Apple's iPad and iPhone products, and John Browett, the head of the company's retail operations, are leaving Apple, in a rare management shakeup at the company....
In Shake-Up, Apple's Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart

Coke, Ford See Pluses in Facebook Campaigns

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Coca-Cola's and Ford's marketing chiefs offered support for Facebook marketing campaigns amid lingering doubts over the value and ability to measure results using ads on the social network....
Coke, Ford See Pluses in Facebook Campaigns

BlackBerry adds ex-Verizon, Sony Ericsson chiefs to its board of directors

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BlackBerry's resurgence doesn't just require spiffy new software and devices, it also needs business-types who can talk about things like "profit share" and "equity ratios." That's why the company has coaxed former Verizon VP Richard Lynch away from his golf clubs and onto its refreshed board of directors. He's...
BlackBerry adds ex-Verizon, Sony Ericsson chiefs to its board of directors

Apple facing European investigation into how it sells AppleCare

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Ever hemmed and hawed over buying AppleCare with your shiny new gadget? European chiefs are worried that you don't know all of your rights. They're concerned that Cupertino's warranty-selling practices hide the fact that all customers are entitled to a statutory two-year warranty to fix defects present at sale....
Apple facing European investigation into how it sells AppleCare

Goal-line technology heads to vote

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It's England vs Germany as football chiefs prepare to vote...
Goal-line technology heads to vote
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