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Kodak to Exit Digital Cameras

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Eastman Kodak said it plans to stop supplying digital cameras and pocket video cameras as it focuses its consumer business on photo printing....
Kodak to Exit Digital Cameras

Why Google Fiber Doesn't Scare Your ISP

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Kansas City is about to experience the Internet as it should be. If you're in the right neighborhood, you could be enjoying downloads speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second when Google's pilot project lights up in Kansas and Missouri this September. You might think the Google initiative will...
Why Google Fiber Doesn't Scare Your ISP

Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam

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Autodesk’s unlikely $60 million acquisition of mobile video startup Socialcam raised some eyebrows for its unexpected mix, but the move is a complementary one that the software maker is making to capitalise on the potential of video as a communications medium, CEO Carl Bass says. Speaking to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang,...
Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam
Mobile Incubator Tandem Raises $32M Fund From Verifone CEO, Playdom Founder & More
YC startup SendHub secures $2M for serious SMS (exclusive)

Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

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As 2012 rolls on, consumers shopping for a PC will be seeing more of the thin, light, quick-starting Windows laptops called ultrabooks. Big names like Lenovo and Toshiba already have entered this new category, and on Tuesday, Dell will introduce its first ultrabook, the XPS 13, starting at $999. Dell...
Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

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It looks like former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci's new position with Lenovo has landed him in a spot of legal trouble — Acer is reportedly suing Lanci for breaching his non-compete clause. Lanci left Acer in March of 2011 after several quarters of poor performance and a disagreement with...
Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

Pay With Square, And You Hardly Have to Interact At All

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Square updated its "pay by saying your name" app Card Case, simply renaming it Pay With Square. What's more interesting is the photo feature: If a customer turns on the auto-open tab, which shows location, merchants will be able to see how close the customer is before they even step...
Pay With Square, And You Hardly Have to Interact At All
Huawei pushes Ascend D quad production back to August due to chip problems

Shutterfly To Buy Kodak’s Online Photo Sharing Platform For $23.8M

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After filing for bankruptcy, Kodak is announcing that it will be selling off parts of its online photo services business Kodak Gallery for $23.8 million. The buyer? Online photo sharing platform Shutterfly. Basically, the terms of the agreement include the transfer of all Gallery customer accounts and images in the...
Shutterfly To Buy Kodak’s Online Photo Sharing Platform For $23.8M

Teen Writing Site Figment Buys Rival, HarperCollins' Inkpop

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Figment, a teen writing site launched by two Condé Nast vets in December 2010, is buying a competitor: HarperCollins’ Inkpop. HarperCollins officially launched in January 2010, saying it “represents the next step in the company’s overall digital strategy designed to build and expand its direct-to-consumer business. Inkpop will be...
Teen Writing Site Figment Buys Rival, HarperCollins' Inkpop
Huawei Ascend D Quad delayed until August
Apple swats away Android rivals in Q2 as iPad domination grows

RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

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There's a Canadian mobile phone executive who is probably humming a happy tune right now and has a little extra spring in his step this morning. However he doesn't work for Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker which last night announced a $125m quarterly loss as it saw revenues...
RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets
Hollywood agency ICM revamps digital unit, focuses on start-ups

14 tips for making the most of the tablet for your business

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Tablets are going to replace computers — or so we’re told. Despite divided opinions over tablet use in corporations, they’re coming… fast. While the screen of a smartphone may be too small for books, documents and articles, tablets bring the best features of a full-size computer to our fingertips. Free...
14 tips for making the most of the tablet for your business

Oh No, Aereo! A Competitor Emerges?

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  The Contender This is just what Aereo needs, in addition to their legal hurdles: A competitor that’s already lined its licensing ducks all up in a row, nice and neat. Here's the deal: A $12/month Aereo subscription buys you access to a remote antenna, which replaces old-fashioned rabbit ears....
Oh No, Aereo! A Competitor Emerges?

Dude, You’re Getting An Enterprise Solution Based On Best-Of-Breed Dell Technology!

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Barring a change of heart or a wild, consumer-driven financial upturn, it looks as if Dell is out of the consumer PC business and is turning its Sauron-like eye towards the enterprise – the one place where people upgrade their PCs at least once a year. According to PCPro, Dell...
Dude, You’re Getting An Enterprise Solution Based On Best-Of-Breed Dell Technology!

YES! Congress isn’t killing white spaces broadband before it’s born

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Congress has reached a compromise on key wireless spectrum issues that had the potential to put the kibosh on innovation and competition when it came to both mobile broadband and unlicensed spectrum. The House and Senate had proposed language in a bill that interfered with the FCC’s ability to set...
YES! Congress isn’t killing white spaces broadband before it’s born
Smart TVs cause a net neutrality debate in S. Korea

It's Time for an Internal Memo: Dibble Takes Over All Tech at Yahoo

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Even though he is interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn just made a significant change in Yahoo’s tech organization, putting David Dibble in charge of both central technology and core platforms. Previously, Dibble had been running technology and operations. The move puts everything from Yahoo’s vast databases to its infrastructure that...
It's Time for an Internal Memo: Dibble Takes Over All Tech at Yahoo

Dell: PCs? Those Old Things? We're All About the Enterprise Now!

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Having once helmed the world’s largest maker of personal computers, Michael Dell says the company that bears his name should no longer be known primarily for PCs. In an interview with CNBC (embedded below) Dell described the company as an “end-to-end solutions provider,” and not so much a PC company....
Dell: PCs? Those Old Things? We're All About the Enterprise Now!

Ecommerce for Technology Vendors: Maximizing Your Online Channel

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This post is a recap of yesterday’s webinar Ecommerce for Technology Vendors: Maximizing Your Online Channel. The replay will be available shortly at www.elasticpath.com/software/. The webinar is the first in a series of software and technology related topics based on the top issues we have found working with and speaking...
Ecommerce for Technology Vendors: Maximizing Your Online Channel

Sify Q3FY12: Consumer Business Revenues Down 21% YoY; Enterprise Up 5%

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Sify Technologies, the NASDAQ listed Indian Internet and IT firm, reported total revenues of Rs 180.5 crore for the quarter ended December 31st 2011, an year on year growth of 4%. The company’s  EBITDA was at Rs 13.6 crore in contrast with Rs 9.3 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous...
Sify Q3FY12: Consumer Business Revenues Down 21% YoY; Enterprise Up 5%

Skype Will Launch Group Video Chat and Updated Calling Plans

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Everyone’s favorite Internet calling service Skype will be conducting a public beta test for a new group video chat function. This will allow up to five people participate in a video call at the same time. While this isn’t something that’s never been done before, it will definitely be awesome...
Skype Will Launch Group Video Chat and Updated Calling Plans
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