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Sprint CEO has no regrets about making $15 billion bet on iPhone

Apple and Samsung's Australian case so large it calls for 'unprecedented' two-judge system

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Apple and Samsung returned to Australian court on Monday to continue their years long patent battle, though a consolidation of patent claims has necessitated two federal court judges to hear the case, something that has reportedly never been done in the country....
Apple and Samsung's Australian case so large it calls for 'unprecedented' two-judge system

Sprint Cuts a Small Number of Jobs as Part of Reorganization

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Wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is cutting a small number of jobs as part of a reorganization that began with an executive shuffle last month. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse As part of that move, Sprint combined its business and consumer units. Also, as a result, the company said four top executives...
Sprint Cuts a Small Number of Jobs as Part of Reorganization

Why Google Will Abandon Android

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This article is the opinion of the author and should not be confused as news. Google has not actually decided to abandon Android. In short order, Google will launch its tablet. And in doing so it will start down the path of abandoning Android. As I explained in my article on...
Why Google Will Abandon Android

Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

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MakeGood Software CEO Jeff Coon The world of online advertising can be convoluted and complex, making it challenging for advertisers, agencies and publishers to track campaigns. MakeGood Software, a three-year-old startup located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, is looking to help companies make better sense of the data and eliminate bulky spreadsheets...
Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

For Dell, Consolidation Is Innovation

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Dell just announced a unified system of servers, storage, networking and software that employs technology from several of the companies it has purchased in the last few years. Having so many new products, the company argues, saves it from supporting legacy businesses with its R&D....
For Dell, Consolidation Is Innovation

Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform

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Some consolidation in the error tracking/monitoring space: Exceptional, the error-tracking service for cloud developers, has announced the acquisition of the Ranger monitoring service to extend the U.S. company’s ‘DevOps’ platform. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although Exceptional CEO, Jonathan Siegel, tells me it’s a “solid six-figure purchase”, and covers...
Exceptional Buys Ranger To Give Monitoring Shot In The Arm To Its 'DevOps' Platform
GlassesDirect Owner Prescription Eyewear Raises $19.3M, Uses The Bulk To Buy LensOn

Amazons Grabs Top Sony Music Exec

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Michael Paull, who oversaw Sony Music’s digital business, is headed to Amazon. Sources say Paull, who had been at Sony for the last four years, has already left the music label. No word from Amazon about role he’ll have there, and Sony has yet to announce a replacement. Last year...
Amazons Grabs Top Sony Music Exec

Delicious makes drastic changes to its feature set. Scraps "stacks", replaces with good ol' tags.

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As someone who saw Delicious’ stacks feature as its USP, I’m somewhat surprised at this. Delicious has decided to make changes to its feature set, the most significant being the removal of “stacks”, a feature which let its users collaboratively create collections of links. Delicious will instead now revert back...
Delicious makes drastic changes to its feature set. Scraps "stacks", replaces with good ol' tags.
Apple must sit tight on Samsung device bans until Dec. 6 hearing, says judge

Sneak peek: A first look at GetGlue HD (video)

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GetGlue is about to roll out a significant update of its mobile app that moves the service beyond check-ins and towards a personalized programming guide. The new app is called GetGlue HD, and GetGlue founder and CEO Alex Iskold stopped by our office the other day to tell us all...
Sneak peek: A first look at GetGlue HD (video)

U.S. to top the world in mobile ad spending for the first time

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Every year, for the past few years, marketers have been insisting that ‘this will be the year of mobile.’ Well, it looks like this year might actually be a high watermark for mobile advertising in the U.S. in some kind of quantifiable way. For the first time, the U.S. will...
U.S. to top the world in mobile ad spending for the first time
Can delayed sport boost BBC’s premium VOD ambitions?

Samsung Galaxy S4: Apple needs to go big with the iPhone 5S, or go home

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is an omnipotent smartphone -- an omniphone -- that gives us our first real glimpse at a future where all our computing needs are satisfied by the same device. Be it productivity, content consumption, or playing games, it's now clear that the future of personal computing...
Samsung Galaxy S4: Apple needs to go big with the iPhone 5S, or go home

Google clarifies privacy policy consolidation, claims it's not changing controls

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Google responded to concerns that its March move to a single, unifying privacy policy for all its services is a bait-and-switch....
Google clarifies privacy policy consolidation, claims it's not changing controls

Riverbed's Granite speeds up WAN storage to drive consolidation

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Riverbed Technology plans to make enterprise data centers look like local storage at branch offices with Granite, a new accelerator technology the company is announcing on Wednesday.read more...
Riverbed's Granite speeds up WAN storage to drive consolidation

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson predicts more mergers, changes in consumer smartphone plans

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AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said Friday that the wireless industry is likely to experience more consolidation, with firms buying up each other’s spectrum assets to deal with skyrocketing demand by smartphone users. Read full article >>...
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson predicts more mergers, changes in consumer smartphone plans

Google axes One Pass, Google Talk web app, BlackBerry Sync

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Google on Friday detailed another round of sweeping consolidation that would drop even more of the servers it no longer considers vital. One Pass, its digital publication payment system, has been shuttered and its users transitioned to "other platforms." The implementation was intended to compete with Apple's own App Store...
Google axes One Pass, Google Talk web app, BlackBerry Sync

RIMour: RIM Is Laying Off Execs As Dust Settles Post-Earnings

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An errant Tweet points us to the news that RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is “clearing house” and “SVP/VP-level execs” are being fired. What does this mean? Hopefully a turnaround and, more cynically, an effort to reduce costs. Either way, RIM is changing. As we just learned, BB shipments were down...
RIMour: RIM Is Laying Off Execs As Dust Settles Post-Earnings
Microsoft overhauls language support in Windows 8, UK gets its own display language

Openwave, Synchronica sell mobile messaging businesses

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Two mobile messaging software businesses -- Openwave's Mediation and Messaging units and Synchronica -- were sold on Monday in a sign of consolidation for that industry....
Openwave, Synchronica sell mobile messaging businesses

Hitwise: Google US Search Share Down 5% In The Last Year; Bing, Yahoo Gained

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Google is still by far the most dominant search engine in the U.S., but in the last year it actually lost some momentum while Yahoo and especially Microsoft’s Bing both saw increases, according to figures out today from Experian Hitwise, and bolstered by separate numbers released yesterday by Compete, with...
Hitwise: Google US Search Share Down 5% In The Last Year; Bing, Yahoo Gained

AOL shuttering resume site Emurse on July 15

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Emurse, a company in the increasingly hot recruiting and job search industry, is being shuttered by AOL. AOL bought the online resume site in mid 2009, but has done effectively nothing with the service, and now as part of the company’s increasing attempts to narrowly focus where it can add...
AOL shuttering resume site Emurse on July 15

ComScore: Samsung Widens Lead As Top Mobile Brand In U.S., Android 51% Of All Smartphones

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Samsung doesn’t break out actual unit sales figures for its mobile handset business, but many analyst houses are estimating that it is the brand to beat anyway. The latest tip comes from ComScore, which today released the results of its regular poll of 30,000 U.S. consumers to gauge the state...
ComScore: Samsung Widens Lead As Top Mobile Brand In U.S., Android 51% Of All Smartphones

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson predicts more mergers, changes in consumer smartphone plans

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AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said Friday that the wireless industry is likely to experience more consolidation, with firms buying up each other’s spectrum assets to deal with skyrocketing demand by smartphone users. Read full article >>...
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson predicts more mergers, changes in consumer smartphone plans
Fueled by mobile, Sony slices Q2 losses to $198M

Skyhook v. Google patent trial slips into 2014 as result of consolidation of two lawsuits

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Skyhook Wireless sued Google in 2010 for patent infringement and anticompetitive conduct after the company controlling Android bullied Samsung and then-independent Motorola out of partnerships with Skyhook concerning its location-positioning software. Two of the four patents it originally asserted were dismissed, and the other two could finally have gone to...
Skyhook v. Google patent trial slips into 2014 as result of consolidation of two lawsuits

Dell Acquires Data-Protection Provider Credant Technologies In Another Sign That The Mobile Device Management Market Is Consolidating

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Dell made its own move into the bring your own device market today with the acquisition of Credant Technologies and its data protection technologies designed to encrypt information from smartphones and other devices to servers and the cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition points to the...
Dell Acquires Data-Protection Provider Credant Technologies In Another Sign That The Mobile Device Management Market Is Consolidating

Why CTIA may mark one conference too many

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commentary A particularly slow show highlights the need for the consolidation of the two CTIA Wireless conferences to later in the year. [Read more]...
Why CTIA may mark one conference too many
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