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30M Asus computers to run Android apps thanks to Bluestacks

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Bluestacks, makers of PC software that can run Android apps, scored a big partnership with Asus. On Monday, at the yearly Computex show in Taipei, the company will announce that 30 million Asus computers will include the Bluestacks app player software, bringing Android mobile apps to Windows PCs. The convergence...
30M Asus computers to run Android apps thanks to Bluestacks

Everything is in real-time: Media in the age of conversation

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If one long sentence could sum up what 2012 means to me, it would be this: We are living at the intersection of advertising and publishing at a time of hyper growth and innovation, which separately and together present us with both formidable challenges but also game-changing possibilities. Put...
Everything is in real-time: Media in the age of conversation

Apple’s Tim Cook takes a dig at Microsoft

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In Apple’s Tuesday earnings call, chief executive Tim Cook took a subtle dig at historic competitor Microsoft as the tech giant gears up to release its next big operating system. In response to an analyst question about the possibility of convergence between the tablet and the PC — a main...
Apple’s Tim Cook takes a dig at Microsoft

Making Sense of the Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" Timeline

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There should be a new bounty of dessert coming to Android lovers later this year. Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" is rumored to be announced in the second quarter of 2012 and provide a better operating system for Android tablets. The report comes from Digitimes, a Taiwanese tech site that specializes...
Making Sense of the Android 5.0 "Jelly Bean" Timeline

Poor Ben & Jerry Must Have Had A Rough Adolescence If They Think Ice Cream Can Be Confused With Porn

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I don't know about all of you, but thanks to Techdirt, one of the first things I think of when porn is brought up is trademark law. Okay, so that isn't even remotely true, but I have written about the convergence of those topics before. Back then, it was porn...
Poor Ben & Jerry Must Have Had A Rough Adolescence If They Think Ice Cream Can Be Confused With Porn

ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival

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AMD has taken a license for one of ARM’s core designs, a huge step for a company that has spent its entire existence as the underdog holding the only license to make chips using Intel’s x86 architecture. But in taking an ARM license, which gives AMD the ability to design...
ARM inside: AMD cozies up to Intel’s design rival
Vine finally lets you embed its bite-sized videos on the web

Having Ideas Versus Having a Vision

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In the past decade, firms have been praised for ideas. Experts have celebrated the power of brainstorming and idea-generation techniques. Eureka light bulbs have populated the covers of many books. Businessmen have been asked to improve their creative attitudes. And 2009 was named the Year of Creativity and Innovation by...
Having Ideas Versus Having a Vision

With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

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Longtime Ubuntu Linux fans may remember Canonical's announcement back in 2010 that it was planning to adopt the OpenGL-based Wayland display management system instead of the venerable X Window system for Ubuntu Linux. That intent was reiterated last May by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in Ubuntu Open Week, but...
With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland
Betable Nabs The Guy Behind Zynga's Recent Deal To Enter Real-Money Gaming

Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

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Those wacky guys over at PBS’s Idea Channel. The show, which focuses on the convergence of tech, art and pop culture, recently did a segment on how Microsoft’s Kinect has the potential to create amazing digital art. Hosted by Mike Rugnetta and produced by Kornhaber Brown, the piece focuses on...
Is Microsoft the digital art world's newest best friend?

Internet Explorer coming to Xbox this year to let you browse the web on your TV

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At E3 today, Microsoft has announced a new second-screen product called “SmartGlass”, which will let you watch movies on iOS or Android and let you continue them on your XBox. One of the best features that it announced is that you’ll be able to surf the Web using the app...
Internet Explorer coming to Xbox this year to let you browse the web on your TV
WSJ: Apple to start building the next iPhone in Q2, cheap iPhone may land late 2013

As smartphones get bigger, could Android's user base get smaller?

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I’m on record for the past two years saying that larger screened smartphones are what many people want. I saw the light in late 2010 when I tried my first 7-inch tablet. Yes a tablet is very different from a phone, but I still see much convergence and opportunity here....
As smartphones get bigger, could Android's user base get smaller?

Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8

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CIOs and managers who answer to CIOs attended the keynote sessions at the CeBIT conference in Hannover yesterday expecting Microsoft to explain to them, for the first time, where the business value in Windows 8 will come from. What they got may have been a bit of a shock:...
Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8

Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

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Sutter Hill Ventures has added two new directors from Twitter and Juniper Networks — a move that speaks to the next big focus in investment — enterprise IT and its integration with consumer technologies. Stefan Dyckerhoff joins Sutter from Juniper Network Systems where he worked as executive vice president of...
Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

TNW Event: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley with rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri

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There’s an increasing presence of Hollywood in Silicon Valley; from the celebrities who are investing in startups to reality TV shows and the new Steve Jobs movie currently being filmed in Palo Alto. But no conference or event exists bringing together the two industries to discuss this growing convergence, so...
TNW Event: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley with rapper and producer Jermaine Dupri

Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare'

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With titles like Quantum Break and the upcoming Halo series, the convergence of gaming and narrative storytelling has become an intense focal point — but the men behind Indiana Jones and Star Wars think gaming will never be able to provide the same type of rich experience traditional storytelling...
Lucas and Spielberg on storytelling in games: 'it's not going to be Shakespeare'

Why This VC Invested $7.5 Million Into Caterina Fake's Pinwheel

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Redpoint founding partner Geoff Yang invested $7.5 million into Caterina Fake's new startup, Pinwheel. Fake was the cofounder of Flickr and Hunch, and announced Pinwheel last week. Yang said Redpoint is interested in the convergence of mobile, social, and local, so Fake's startup, which lets you leave virtual notes around the...
Why This VC Invested $7.5 Million Into Caterina Fake's Pinwheel
Silly cord cutter, you will pay for cable. Oh yes.

Apple co-founder Wozniak gives Microsoft props for design

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Has Steve Wozniak gone Team Microsoft? As the Huffington Post reports, the Apple co-founder said at an Entel technology press conference in Chile that he is impressed by the design of Microsoft’s new products. He said it’s as if “Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft.” Yes, that’s really what he said....
Apple co-founder Wozniak gives Microsoft props for design

Canonical reveals Ubuntu for Android

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Canonical is making good on its promise to bring its popular Ubuntu flavor of Linux to a broader range of devices by announcing Ubuntu for Android, a release that will enable a full desktop computing experience on a docked Android smartphone. More than just a virtualized app that behaves like...
Canonical reveals Ubuntu for Android

How to Win the Ebook War

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[Editor's Note: Former Amazon manager Jason Merkoski, one of the early leaders of the company's Kindle team, is the author of the new book Burning the Page: The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Reading. This excerpt is reprinted with permission.] Ebook innovation is a game of cat and mouse. Unfortunately,...
How to Win the Ebook War
BII REPORT: Why The Rise Of Phablets Matters

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between Dec. 3 and Dec. 7. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, Dec. 3 News Corp shuttering iPad newspaper The Daily Liveblogging from Inside Social Apps, New York: Platform Opportunity in...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

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The European Commission believes that, alongside the rise of smartphones, tablets and other TV replacements, by 2016 connected TVs could be used in the majority of European homes — up from around 40.4 million today. Today it released a Green Paper to lay the groundwork for how it might cope...
EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry (AAPL)

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For over a year now, we've been waiting for an Apple television. And if the current line of reports is accurate, we might be waiting another year before it materializes. Whenever it's finally released, it will have been years in the making. Apple has been thinking about the television market...
Apple's Most Important Executives Detail Everything That Stinks About The TV Industry (AAPL)
iPhone runs Android in Brazil (no, really)

Startup spoofs Tim Cook's convergence comment with 'Froaster' video

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The folks behind The Brydge iPad keyboard case would like to introduce Apple CEO Tim Cook to its new "Cook Ware" product. [Read more]...
Startup spoofs Tim Cook's convergence comment with 'Froaster' video
Will there be an Amazon of Europe?
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