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The Secret To Marketing Success On Facebook? Advertise Like Your Grandfather

Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

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The US computer maker hopes new Windows 8 touchscreen computers can turn around a slump in sales to consumers....
Dell focuses on touchscreen PCs

Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box is up for pre-order, $100 brings it your way in August

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As promised, Vizio has starting taking pre-orders for its Co-Star Google TV box. For a penny less than a Benjamin, it adds the new Google TV experience to your existing setup, and brings along its remote with QWERTY keyboard on the underside and integrated IR blaster. Based on one...
Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box is up for pre-order, $100 brings it your way in August

Demand for Kindle Fire collapses as Apple's iPad continues to dominate

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A new survey of potential tablet buyers has found that the Amazon Kindle Fire is "floundering," while Apple's iPad remains the most popular and satisfying choice for consumers....
Demand for Kindle Fire collapses as Apple's iPad continues to dominate

Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere

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We're happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions. Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and...
Google + Quickoffice = get more done anytime, anywhere

MORE BAD FACEBOOK NEWS: Users Say The Ads Don't Work, Usage Is Declining... (FB)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four out of five Facebook Inc users have never bought a product or service as a result of advertising or comments on the social network site, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, the latest sign that much more needs to be done to turn its 900 million customer...
MORE BAD FACEBOOK NEWS: Users Say The Ads Don't Work, Usage Is Declining... (FB)

Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

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GetFunded is now open for pre-registration to all businesses more than a month after Apps Genius revealed its plans to enter the crowdfunding space. Apps Genius develops, markets, publishes, and distributes social games and applications for consumers. And in an effort to promote its latest initiative and draw in the best...
Apps Genius opens pre-registration for GetFunded, its Kickstarter-style crowdfunding venture

Internet advertising revenues hit record $8.4 billion in 2012′s first quarter

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Internet advertising revenues set a new record in the first quarter of 2012, totaling some $8.4 billion during the three month period, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced today. This is one of the key findings of the IAB Internet Advertising Report, which is conducted twice a year by PwC...
Internet advertising revenues hit record $8.4 billion in 2012′s first quarter
USB to power laptops and hard drives after new Power Delivery spec
Awesome News – Facebook Acquires Face.com
'iPhone 5′ is already for sale in China

Piper Jaffray: 80 million iPhone 5s sales are already "in the bag"

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In a survey of 400 consumers, 65% said they expected their next phone to be an iPhone FORTUNE -- In a note to clients issued Tuesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster reported the results of his annual cell phone survey. The key takeaways: Asked what phone they were going to buy next,...
Piper Jaffray: 80 million iPhone 5s sales are already "in the bag"

Internet set to overtake TV as most complained-about ad medium

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Advertising Standards Authority sees surge of nearly 300% in consumer complaints over digital campaignsThe internet is on the brink of overtaking television as the most complained-about advertising medium in the UK, with the ad regulator recording a surge of almost 300% in the number of consumers registering concerns over digital...
Internet set to overtake TV as most complained-about ad medium
Content, not hardware, have made tablets the current king

The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless

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There have been inquiries and a few articles claiming that Samsung Electronics is going to offer a Facebook-like service, being developed under a code-name called ‘Samsung Facebook.’ However this is not true and the rumor is groundless. ‘Family Story’ has been available since February 2012 on Samsung Smart TVs,...
The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless

‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

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Some eye-opening stats out today from McAfee, the Intel-owned IT security company: a study of 28 million computers in 24 countries has found that 17 percent of all PCs do not have any form of security at all on them against viruses, worms, spyware and other Internet malware – a transgression...
‘Walking Around Naked On The Internet’: McAfee Says 17% Of PCs Globally Lack Malware Protection

Ebooks shouldn't be restricted by European borders

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Why have ebooks if not to access them in an instant? Europe needs a digital single market for its ebook industryEurope, including the UK, would have a growing economy today if we had a real digital single market. Just look at the ebooks market. While ebooks are booming around the...
Ebooks shouldn't be restricted by European borders

Brin: Google Glass lands for consumers in 2014

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Google's co-founder says the general public should have access to a final version of Project Glass about a year after developers get the Explorer Edition. [Read more]...
Brin: Google Glass lands for consumers in 2014

Pirate Party Ejected From Festival For Giving Out Free Waffles After Vendors Selling Waffles Complained

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One of the key things that we find in story after story around here is that those who have a particular business model seem to think that any disruption of that business model must be illegal (or, worse, immoral). Sometimes instances of this come from strange places. For example, the...
Pirate Party Ejected From Festival For Giving Out Free Waffles After Vendors Selling Waffles Complained
Apple pushes for ban of HTC's Android devices in the US, wants them taken off store shelves

Foxconn CEO talks up iPhone 5, puts down Galaxy S III

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Foxconn CEO boasts about the iPhone 5, suggesting that consumers pass on Samsung's Galaxy S III and wait for Apple's next phone. [Read more]...
Foxconn CEO talks up iPhone 5, puts down Galaxy S III

Stipple Opens Its Image Tagging And Monetization Site To Everyone, Launches Stipple Viewer Plugin

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Stipple is launching its public beta today, allowing anyone to try out its service, which is supposed to turn online pictures into “intelligent images.” Stipple images can be tagged with links to anything that has a URL, whether it’s other images, videos, or just a citation for the website where...
Stipple Opens Its Image Tagging And Monetization Site To Everyone, Launches Stipple Viewer Plugin

52% of smartphone videos are watched at home as users become device-agnostic, study finds

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Over half of smartphone videos are viewed at home, a new study reports. A partnership between online video tech company Tremor Video and consulting firm Frank N. Magid Associates, it focuses on shifting content consuming habits in the US. Its key findings can be summarized in one sentence: “In essence, we’ve discovered that the...
52% of smartphone videos are watched at home as users become device-agnostic, study finds
An iPad Lover's Take On The Nexus 7

Google Acquires Mobile Productivity Company Quickoffice

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Google just announced that it has acquired Quickoffice, a company best known for its mobile productivity suite for Android and iOS. Google plans to bring Quickoffice’s “powerful technology” to its own Apps product suite. Developing… Here is the full announcement: We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a...
Google Acquires Mobile Productivity Company Quickoffice
Ballmer warns Microsoft is 'not going to leave any space uncovered to Apple'

New Ultrabooks still viewed as 'too pricey' next to Apple's MacBook Air

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The latest batch of Windows-based Ultrabook PCs will not undercut Apple's ultraportable MacBook Air enough on price to win away most consumers, according to a new analysis....
New Ultrabooks still viewed as 'too pricey' next to Apple's MacBook Air
Windows 8 default wallpaper leaked
Interactive Outdoor Ad Startup smartDIGITAL Raises $2.7M
Apple keeps vise-like grip on tablet market -- for now
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