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Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

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Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we have Acer former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, based out of Italy, who resigned...
Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

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Today is BlackBerry Jam, RIM’s developer conference or WWDC equivalent. It’s RIM’s moment to redefine, rejuvenate, and re-establish itself in the world. Whether or not the company can pull it off, however, is an entirely different matter. BlackBerry 10, RIM’s brand new platform, has been delayed, run into naming issues,...
The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

Deutsche Telekom invests $2.63M in Germany’s Flaregames (exclusive)

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Germany’s Flaregames, a mobile game startup headed by Gameforge founder Klaas Kersting, has raised $2.63 million (2 million euros) from Deutsche Telekom’s investment arm. T-Venture Investment will take a stake in Karlsruhe, Germany-based Flaregames, which is making free-to-play games for a variety of mobile platforms. The deal comes on...
Deutsche Telekom invests $2.63M in Germany’s Flaregames (exclusive)

In Startups And Life, You Need Plan A, B, And Z

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Editor’s note: Reid Hoffman is the founder of LinkedIn and a prolific investor. His new book co-authored with Ben Casnocha is The Start-Up Of You, from which this guest post is adapted. An entrepreneur receives lots of contradictory advice from really smart, experienced people. For example, you’ve probably been told...
In Startups And Life, You Need Plan A, B, And Z
Globalfoundries goes independent, buying out AMD ownership

My Column Is Heading to CNET!

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Tweet Dear friends, colleagues and supporters, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining CNET and CBS Interactive as a contributing columnist and commentator! Ever since my departure from Mashable, I’ve posted my personal take on the big technology news of the day on BenParr.com. The response to my work...
My Column Is Heading to CNET!

FRICTION AT AOL: Arianna Is A Huge 'Headache'… But Also The Most Valuable Person At AOL (AOL)

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A year after AOL acquired The Huffington Post for $350 million, sources say AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is getting frustrated with working with Arianna Huffington, who became President at AOL after the deal.   So is Arianna on her way out? Is Tim? A source close to AOL and its...
FRICTION AT AOL: Arianna Is A Huge 'Headache'… But Also The Most Valuable Person At AOL (AOL)
The Struggle

Emerging paid iOS apps: Ski Safari, Pandemic 2.5 and Robbery Bob

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Rovio’s mega-hit Angry Birds Space once again topped the iPhone and iPad charts in a week that showed little movement amongst the top paid apps. Although the iPhone charts were mostly dominated by established hits like Angry Birds Space, Camera+ and Draw Something, a few new and newer apps were...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Ski Safari, Pandemic 2.5 and Robbery Bob

Emerging paid iOS apps: iTranslate Voice, Hambo and Bejeweled HD

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Austrian developer Sonico Mobile and its utility iTranslate Voice again take the No. 1 spot on the top paid iPhone app charts this week, no doubt helped along by the app’s continuing $0.99 sale price. Although there were few new apps on the paid iPhone charts, independent developer Robert Szeleney makes a...
Emerging paid iOS apps: iTranslate Voice, Hambo and Bejeweled HD

Emerging paid iOS apps: Shark Dash, Hambo and SpellTower

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This week’s paid charts start with a familiar description — once again, Rovio leads the top paid app chart with Angry Birds Space, holding the No. 1 spot on the iPhone and iPad. However, the momentum behind Zynga’s Draw Something does appear to be slowing as the app drops to...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Shark Dash, Hambo and SpellTower

Emerging paid iOS apps: iTranslate Voice, Pandemic 2.5 and N.O.V.A 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

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Austrian developer Sonico Mobile and its utility iTranslate Voice takes the top spot on the iPhone paid apps chart this week. The app allows users to speak to their phones and have their words translated and rebroadcast in one of 31 available languages. Released on May 10, the app is currently...
Emerging paid iOS apps: iTranslate Voice, Pandemic 2.5 and N.O.V.A 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

Emerging free iOS Apps: Paper by FiftyThree, HBO GO and the Hunger Games

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A small shakeup in our free app charts this week. While the now Zynga-owned hit Draw Something takes No. 1 on the iPhone charts for the fourth week in a row, it has been dethroned on the iPad charts by Paper by FiftyThree, a slick new productivity app that’s been drawing rave reviews....
Emerging free iOS Apps: Paper by FiftyThree, HBO GO and the Hunger Games

Emerging paid iOS apps: Lock My Screen, Angry Birds Space and Spelltower

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In a repeat of last week’s paid app charts, Rovio and Zynga still have the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on both iPhone and iPad under tight control. This week’s No. 5 paid app is Triple A App’s Lock My Screen. Released on March 9, the $0.99 app has...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Lock My Screen, Angry Birds Space and Spelltower

Emerging paid iOS apps: Skylanders Cloud Patrol, Voice Assistant and Civilization Revolution

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Much like last week’s top paid charts, Rovio and Zynga continue to hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on iOS. Despite the strength of Angry Birds Space and Draw Something, however, some new apps were able to crack the top 10. Activision’s Skylanders Cloud Patrol makes its chart debut...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Skylanders Cloud Patrol, Voice Assistant and Civilization Revolution

Emerging paid iOS apps: Infinity Blade, Clear Vision and Angry Birds Space

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Established hits dominate the paid app charts this week. Rovio’s Angry Birds Space holds the No. 1 spot on both the iPhone and iPad paid app charts this week, continuing the chart-topping success of its debut.  Zynga’s Draw Something follows in second place on both charts. Epic’s Infinity Blade holds the No. 4 spot...
Emerging paid iOS apps: Infinity Blade, Clear Vision and Angry Birds Space

Chrome, CSR Racing and Clear Vision and more on this week’s top free iOS apps

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Google’s brand new iOS version of its popular web browser Chrome goes straight to the No. 1 spot on the iPad and iPhone charts this week, toppling last week’s champion, the free version of Angry Birds Space, which slips to No. 11 on the iPhone app chart and No. 4...
Chrome, CSR Racing and Clear Vision and more on this week’s top free iOS apps

Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: MLB at Bat, Turbo Tax and iMobsters

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Uncharacteristically, non-game apps top both the iPhone and iPad top grossing app charts this week. On the iPhone, Major League Baseball’s MLB At Bat takes the top spot for the second week in a row. On the iPad, TurboTax 2011 Tax Preparation vaults to the No. 1 position as the U.S. tax...
Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: MLB at Bat, Turbo Tax and iMobsters
Xbox 720 document leak reveals $299 console with Kinect 2 for 2013, Kinect Glasses project

The Man Behind The Mac OS Is Working On A Mystery Startup With Other Ex-Apple Employees (AAPL)

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Bertrand Serlet is widely considered to be the brains behind Apple's Mac operating system. He was even mentioned as a possible successor to Steve Jobs at one point. So it came as a shock to some when Serlet decided to step down in March, 2011 after 22 years with the...
The Man Behind The Mac OS Is Working On A Mystery Startup With Other Ex-Apple Employees (AAPL)

This week's new games

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Kinect: Star Wars, Xbox 360The image conjured up by Kinect Star Wars is one of you wielding a lightsaber in your sitting room.The profoundly disappointing reality is you standing in front of the TV, forlornly waving an empty hand while your character thrashes about, almost randomly, on screen. Ducking and...
This week's new games
Mac OS X architect Bertrand Serlet building secret cloud OS startup

Ex-OS X chief Bertrand Serlet at work on cloud tech startup

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Apple's former senior VP for OS X software, Bertrand Serlet, is at work on a cloud computing startup called Upthere, BusinessInsider says it has learned. The company is based in downtown Palo Alto, where Serlet has reportedly been joined by "at least" two other former Apple workers. Job listings hint...
Ex-OS X chief Bertrand Serlet at work on cloud tech startup

Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: MLB At Bat, Comics and The Tribez

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This week sees a change of pace on the top grossing iOS apps, with neither Zynga nor Rovio in the No. 1 spots. Instead, Major League Baseball’s MLB At Bat takes the top spot on the iPhone top grossing charts and ComiXology’s Comics takes No. 1 on the iPad charts....
Emerging top grossing iOS Apps: MLB At Bat, Comics and The Tribez

The Wellington Declaration

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"Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for—because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. " —Peter Marshall. This week marks the start in Wellington New Zealand of the next round of ACTA negotiations, nominally the US-led Anti-Counterfeiting...
The Wellington Declaration

HP CEO says webOS will be better than ‘fragmented’ Android and ‘closed’ iOS

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Though Hewlett-Packard was unable to produce webOS devices that consumers were interested in buying — at a positive margin, at least — CEO Meg Whitman still thinks the beleaguered platform has legs. After unsuccessfully trying to sell or license webOS, HP decided late last year to donate its $1.2 billion platform...
HP CEO says webOS will be better than ‘fragmented’ Android and ‘closed’ iOS
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