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Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”

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Peter Thiel is the guest at April’s PandoMonthly event, and the serial investor (who famously part of Facebook) and well known Silicon Valley figure provided some unique and insightful comments on the business behind of startups. Talking about increased competition and lack of differentiation in the startup space, the PayPal founder...
Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”

Did Amazon Miss The Boat On Social Commerce?

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Few will dispute Amazon’s role as current king of the e-commerce space, but this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt conference raised an interesting question: Did Amazon miss the boat on social commerce? At the conference last week in New York, John Caplan, CEO, OpenSky; Rob Kalin, CEO, Etsy; Susan Lyne, CEO, Gilt...
Did Amazon Miss The Boat On Social Commerce?

Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

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Cybercriminals are hijacking Skype accounts in order to create spendable, almost-real Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a hot commodity for traders, speculators and economists--and now they're fertile territory for virtual mining. A new form of malware discovered by Kaspersky Labs last week turns computers into bitcoin generator machines. Bitcoins, for those...
Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered
Even if carriers don’t like net neutrality, their investors should

Another Big Miss for Dell's Outlook; Shares Tank

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Dell just can’t seem to make Wall Street happy no matter what. Despite all the insistence that it’s out to pull off an IBM-like pivot away from commodity businesses like PCs and printers and toward higher-margin services and enterprise hardware, transformation is proving painful when it comes to showing, well,...
Another Big Miss for Dell's Outlook; Shares Tank

As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market

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Windows 7 has reached a significant milestone, landing itself on over half of all PCs around the world to a grab a better than 50% share of the global operating system (OS) market, according to data by StatCounter. It took Windows 7 just shy of three years to break the...
As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market

Making News Useful

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Yesterday at the Googleplex, journalists, technologists and Googlers converged for the TechRaking summit. Our goal was to figure out how to break news of its bad habits lingering from the pre-Web era. We compared notes about our own organizations, shared examples of stories and projects, and dreamed up ways to...
Making News Useful

Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are

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We recently had an article about how intellectual property makes people pretend to be stupid, by forcing us to pretend that digital works act in the same way as physical products do, even though we know that they don't. This seems silly, but it goes beyond just copyright. There's been...
Pretending That Instructions To Print A Gun Aren't Out There Won't Change The Reality That They Are
Mobile Commerce App PayDragon Launches Checkout, Shipping Almost Anything In 2 Days Or Less

Engadget's back to school guide 2012: printers

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. Today, we have printers on our minds and on our desks --...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012: printers

Bitcoin is not a real currency, just some 21st-century cowrie shells

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The 'cryptocurrency' has more in common with gold than with fiat currencies which can provide extra liquidityThe rollercoaster ride of Bitcoin's valuation has, after a couple of months of being pulled up the roller, hit the "coaster" part. Now is the time where the people on board have to decide...
Bitcoin is not a real currency, just some 21st-century cowrie shells

Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business

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Philips, a brand well known for their televisions and optical media devices, is leaving the consumer electronics market and is now focusing on medical equipment and lighting. The company sold its CE business to the Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric Co. for $201 million. Like Cisco, Philips found the CE market...
Philips Bows Out Of Consumer Electronics Business
FreedomPop lets customers share their bandwidth; raises another $4.3M
iPhone 5 Shipping Estimates Slip To 3-4 Weeks

Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

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Moxie Software will now provide its full enterprise social networking (ESN) software for free because the company is convinced that standalone, general-purpose ESN capabilities are a commodity.The company will charge customers when and if they link its Collaboration Spaces product with other, third-party business applications and systems."This supports our...
Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

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This post is sponsored by VMware. Learn about VMware virtualization and cloud solutions for small & mid-size business visit info.vmware.com This article is available in other languages: Imagine you’re in charge of technology for a hot new web startup. You’ve progressed past your minimum viable product, had great success...
Virtualization vs The Cloud: How do you decide?

Dell's PC strategy leaves it stranded

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Dell faces a PC conundrum. The company isn't playing the commodity PC game and is losing share as a result. It desperately needs to grow other parts of its business to offset the declines. [Read more]...
Dell's PC strategy leaves it stranded

Payroll For Collaboration Consumption Startups Gets Easier With New Braintree-Venmo Service

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Braintree’s $26.2 million deal to buy New York’s mobile payments startup Venmo seems to be paying off once more for the Accel-backed company. The company is launching an easier way for collaborative consumption startups — which could include Braintree’s best known-clients like Uber and Airbnb — to pay their contractors...
Payroll For Collaboration Consumption Startups Gets Easier With New Braintree-Venmo Service

Do's and don'ts for using Android in business

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While it's important to remember that the use of Google Android software in the enterprise is still a comparatively young phenomenon, there are a few general guidelines that businesses looking to use the platform would do well to remember. Do's Look before you leap: Picture a retailer of some...
Do's and don'ts for using Android in business

Commodity Clouds, the 'Tuning Tax' and What Cloud Users Really Need

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Application-tuning capabilities coupled with today's commodity cloud offerings are more than many users need. Just like broadband Internet, though, it's only a matter of time before these 'overserved' users turn to the commodity cloud to meet 'unserved' needs. Will this leave enterprise cloud deployments in the cold?...
Commodity Clouds, the 'Tuning Tax' and What Cloud Users Really Need

Paywalls for all or not? The real issue is what's the core offering

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News is almost a commodity - but the trick is to work out what you've got that will make people want to payBegin talking about putting paywalls around online news content and all sorts of things happen. In my case, you get accused of being a "soft leak" for forthcoming...
Paywalls for all or not? The real issue is what's the core offering

Sony to challenge existing 'phablets' with 5-inch 1080p 'Odin' Xperia smartphone

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Whether smartphone users can see the difference in pixels or not, “phablets” with 1080p resolution displays are going to become a hot commodity in the next several months. Although the Samsung (005930) Galaxy Note II doesn’t have 1080p display, it is undeniably the king of all phablets released so far. But...
Sony to challenge existing 'phablets' with 5-inch 1080p 'Odin' Xperia smartphone

Sponsored post: Open markets for IT infrastructure

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The traditional approach to acquiring, managing and financing IT infrastructure is rapidly transforming through a combination of technology advancements and market structure shifts. Cloud computing set the technical underpinnings in motion, but the IaaS market options available to customers today present challenges that are holding the market back: Severe lack...
Sponsored post: Open markets for IT infrastructure

Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

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Back in the day, before the printing press made books a widely available commodity, students sat through class transcribing each and every word of a published work, as dictated by the teacher. We still take notes today, sure, but note-taking and lectures themselves have come a long way. So as...
Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

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Privacy is a bit like the weather — everyone talks about it but no one does a damn thing about it. Sure, it’s creepy that these companies track you and munch your personal information. But are you really going to ditch Facebook and every other online convenience of modern life?...
Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card
Open Compute builds a business model for the next era of the web

Murdoch Says Separated News Corp Publishing Biz Will ‘Push Even Harder’ On Charging For Content

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Old media, some think, is headed for the graveyard, and they’ll be damned if it takes young and cool new media with it. But it ain’t dead yet, and some growling comments made today by Rupert Murdoch, the CEO and chairman of News Corp., underscored how it will continue to...
Murdoch Says Separated News Corp Publishing Biz Will ‘Push Even Harder’ On Charging For Content

Insert Coin: Stabil-i case reduces iPhone camera shake, fits in your pocket (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Ah, stability, a commodity valued by videographers who want to produce...
Insert Coin: Stabil-i case reduces iPhone camera shake, fits in your pocket (video)

Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

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Moxie Software will now provide its full enterprise social networking software for free because the company is convinced that standalone, general-purpose ESN capabilities are a commodity....
Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

What is a data scientist worth?

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Bruno Aziza: What does it take to make a data scientist? • Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWe all know that Data Scientists are a hot commodity these days. Research Analysts from McKinsey to IDC report that companies around the world will need to hire...
What is a data scientist worth?
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