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Gartner: The black cloud over IT will lift in 2013

And Privacy Kudos Of The Week Go To... Apple??

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Good news: If you're running a local crime syndicate from your iPhone, the authorities are going to have a hard time reading your texts. That's because, as the DEA recently complained, the company's iMessage protocol is encrypted end-to-end, which prevents law enforcement from spying on users' messages, even with a...
And Privacy Kudos Of The Week Go To... Apple??

Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

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In a short video interview, Nokia’s Stephen Elop admitted that his company is ramping up production of the Lumia 920 and 820 over time, helping to explain some reported shortages of the handset. The specific quote, as transcribed and surfaced by WMPowerUser, is as follows: [A]s we introduce the 920...
Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

Total TV shipments to fall 1.4% in 2012, as LCD unit sales growth slows to 5%

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This isn’t the best year for television manufacturers, as total unit shipments are expected to ease some 1.4%, according to data presented by DisplaySearch. That decline is brought about by a slowing in the growth of sales of LCD televisions, which are expected to rise only 5% this year. That’s down around 28%...
Total TV shipments to fall 1.4% in 2012, as LCD unit sales growth slows to 5%

Sharp fall in consumer spending prompts fears for UK recovery

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Mortgage holders and public sector workers feeling biggest squeeze, as wage freezes and job uncertainty take their tollA rise in mortgage rates, slowing income growth and persistently high inflation have triggered a sharp fall in consumer spending power during April, which could further knock the UK's recovery off course.Consumers are...
Sharp fall in consumer spending prompts fears for UK recovery
Should Cinemas Raise Prices for Oscar-Winning Movies?

Are small businesses ready for big data? Um, yes

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When SAP announced its HANA big data analytics for midmarket businesses Tuesday, one of the first questions was what smaller businesses do with big data. There is doubt that smaller companies even need big data. Let’s be clear: they do. Just as big enterprises look at unstructured data from social networks to...
Are small businesses ready for big data? Um, yes

HP Reveals Post-Acquisition Plans for Autonomy

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Last summer, when HP gave up on smartphones to place a $10.3 billion bet on semantic-search company Autonomy, then-CEO Leo Apotheker's bold plan was to create a new kind of enterprise search-enabled content management. Today, under new CEO Meg Whitman, the company revealed some of the fruits of that acquisition,...
HP Reveals Post-Acquisition Plans for Autonomy
Why Klout really matters: Money, money, money

My, How the CMO Has Changed

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A posting (and responses) on GM’s Facebook Wall, July 2012 When you visit Joel Ewanick, CMO of GM, in his offices in Detroit, the first thing you notice is that unlike most C-suite executives, he’s not on the 39th floor of GM’s Renaissance Center headquarters (the highest floor). Instead, you exit...
My, How the CMO Has Changed

Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

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Worldwide spending on information technology products and services will grow 4.1 percent this year to roughly US$3.8 trillion, according to new forecast figures released by analyst firm Gartner. Cuts in U.S. government spending and the ongoing debt crisis in Cyprus have caused "the fragile business and consumer sentiment throughout...
Global tech spending forecast to hit $3.8 trillion in 2013

Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas.

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Consumers are dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season — one filled with shiny white Apple products. That’s according to new data from research firm Parks Associates, which recently surveyed 2,500 adults in the U.S. to measure consumer tech purchasing intent for the holidays. Fifty-three percent of consumers planning...
Surprise! Consumers Dreaming of an Apple Christmas.

comScore: Q3 Retail E-Commerce Up 15 Percent To $42B; Predicts A "Very Healthy" Holiday Shopping Season

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comScore’s e-commerce numbers are out today for the third quarter, showing that online retail spending reached $41.9 billion for the quarter, up 15 percent versus year ago. This is the twelfth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and eighth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth for online spending. This growth bodes...
comScore: Q3 Retail E-Commerce Up 15 Percent To $42B; Predicts A "Very Healthy" Holiday Shopping Season

IBM Debuts New Social Media Analytics Tool

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Today, IBM is introducing a new social media monitoring tool, one that it says will measure consumer sentiment from data gathered on Twitter, blogs and other web services and networks.The software, called the SPSS Modeler data mining and text analytics workbench, will use natural language processing (NLP) to analyze...
IBM Debuts New Social Media Analytics Tool
iPad mini deemed 'pointless' by nearly half of American iPhone fans
Google is hot; Apple is not. Ladies and gentlemen, we've entered bizarro world

As Demand For Tablets, Smartphones And Connected Screens Soars, Pure Play Devices Under Threat, Says Accenture

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Attention dumbphones, point-and-shoot cameras and music players: sorry to tell you this, but it looks like your days may be numbered. According to a new survey out from Accenture (embedded below and released to coincide with the CES show), consumers are moving away from buying “single-use” devices and opting instead...
As Demand For Tablets, Smartphones And Connected Screens Soars, Pure Play Devices Under Threat, Says Accenture

Big Tech: What Singapore and Chicago Share, and Why Justin Bieber Can't Compete With Steve Jobs

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Search trends on Google have long offered an unscientific yet irresistible glimpse at what the world seems to be thinking most from one moment to the next. It also offers a peek behind the curtain of Google’s unique brand of omniscience—the serious granularity Google leverages to turn its search engine...
Big Tech: What Singapore and Chicago Share, and Why Justin Bieber Can't Compete With Steve Jobs

Gartner: Enterprise IT Spend Will Pass $3.6 Trillion In 2012, Cloud Investments Rise To $109B

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Gartner has updated its forecasts on IT spend worldwide: spend in areas like hardware, software, and IT services are going to drive total investment of $3.6 trillion into IT overall. Gartner calls that number “lackluster,” in that it’s only slightly higher than Gartner projected last month, and only three percent...
Gartner: Enterprise IT Spend Will Pass $3.6 Trillion In 2012, Cloud Investments Rise To $109B

Economic woes drive down car sales in France and Spain

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French and Spanish registrations tumble to record lows, with new car market expected to continue decline throughout 2013Car sales in France and Spain in 2012 fell to their lowest levels for at least 15 years, with December registration data underscoring the challenges facing the broader European economy.French car registrations fell...
Economic woes drive down car sales in France and Spain

Microsoft: "We've welcomed more than 15 million customers" to our stores thus far

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Today in a piece of dry PR, Microsoft let slip an interesting fact: Some 15 million customers have passed through the doors of its 30 stores. The direct quote: “We’ve welcomed more than 15 million customers and counting so far.” We could begin to fret over if these customers are...
Microsoft: "We've welcomed more than 15 million customers" to our stores thus far

Why Cookie-less Consumers Are A Good Thing

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New technology, consumer sentiment, and industry changes are all affecting the future of the third-party cookie (3PC). While the cookie-based revenue on retargeting and third party data is still strong, the golden age of the 3PC is at its end. This is causing great turmoil for some in the digital...
Why Cookie-less Consumers Are A Good Thing
Social Sentiment Platform Swipp Launches Consumer Opinion Tracker For Businesses, Backed By Additional $2M Investment

BlackBerry Tops iPhone and Android ... In a "Don't Want" Poll

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Here’s a novel way of polling consumer sentiment in the smartphone market: Don’t ask people which handset they prefer to use; ask them which one they would never use. That’s what research house Raymond James did in a recent survey of consumer smartphone purchasing intent. And the results are interesting...
BlackBerry Tops iPhone and Android ... In a "Don't Want" Poll

Microsoft pokes it head into location-based ads with Windows Phone’s Local Scout

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I’m not sure that this is breaking news, but it’s the first that we have heard, or seen of it, so consider this post a PSA at minimum. Location-based information is increasingly useful, and used, making the process of monetizing services that employ the data variety a new frontier. Services...
Microsoft pokes it head into location-based ads with Windows Phone’s Local Scout
“In the Studio,” PublikDemand’s Courtney Powell is Building a Better Business Bureau for the Social Age

Kaspersky: Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security

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This is bound to cause a stir. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the influential Kaspersky security firm today made the comment that will rile some: “I think they [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” he said. But that is only the beginning. He went on to say that: For many...
Kaspersky: Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security

Gene Munster: 'The iPhone 5 Is A Rolex Among A Sea Of Timexes' (AAPL)

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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has a new note out this morning on Apple and the iPhone 5. He got some hands-on time with it, and he says the redesign is more significant in person than it looks in photos. He also says all other smartphones feel like cheap Timex...
Gene Munster: 'The iPhone 5 Is A Rolex Among A Sea Of Timexes' (AAPL)

iPad Mini Creates More Demand Than It Cannibalizes

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Now that the iPad mini has arrived at market and is evidently selling well, there’s no doubt that the original iPad will suffer some cannibalization by its smaller sibling. But according to a survey from Cowen and Co. it may turn out to be minor, if not outright inconsequential; better...
iPad Mini Creates More Demand Than It Cannibalizes

NASA-style data tools drive digital ad campaigns

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Car companies and financial firms are tweaking their advertising campaigns hundreds of times a day with the help of technology that treats the Internet as a giant real-time consumer monitor. Tactical ad buying once meant that a turkey company would buy a full-page ad in the week before Thanksgiving. With...
NASA-style data tools drive digital ad campaigns
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