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Apple Halting Mac Component Orders Due to Overestimated Demand?

Red Hat Extends RHEL Lifecycle from Seven to 10 Years

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Red Hat announced that it has extended the lifecycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years to give users more flexibility in long-term operating system deployments. - Red Hat announced it has extended the production life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5...
Red Hat Extends RHEL Lifecycle from Seven to 10 Years

Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slip Ups in the Digital Age

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Image copyright AdisaThere was a time when retail was a fairly straightforward business. Buy inventory with an eye to customer demand, put out a “Yes, We’re Open!” sign, provide friendly customer service and repeat. Technology has changed that, and the advent of information-on-demand and Internet-enabled mobile devices is pushing retailers...
Cleanup in Aisle 3: How Retailers Will Avoid Slip Ups in the Digital Age

Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development

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Get ready for a whole lot more Pebble. The smartwatch company just announced several software enhancements for the Pebble and a $15M Series A led by Charles River Ventures. Pebble is not going to sit around, scared of iWatch rumors. They’re plowing forward on their own accord and committed to...
Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development

Google's latest 3G royalty demand from Apple: 2.25% of iPhone-iPod price differential

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On Saturday, two days before an Apple v. Motorola Mobility may or may not commence, Apple brought a couple of motions to prevent the wholly-owned Google subsidiary from making certain arguments should the trial take place. At the very beginning of one of the motions, Apple formally "recognizes that the...
Google's latest 3G royalty demand from Apple: 2.25% of iPhone-iPod price differential
How Amazon saved Zynga's butt—and why Zynga built a cloud of its own

VSDL2 on steroids takes off as broadband over copper declines for first time

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Broadband based on VDSL2 helped by a technology called vectoring is taking off, while older members of the DSL family are getting less popular as users around the works crave more bandwidth.The need for more bandwidth is driven by users watching more high-definition video delivered over the Internet to...
VSDL2 on steroids takes off as broadband over copper declines for first time

Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

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Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. Well, that may have just happened: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agreement, which gives it the all clear for an announcement at WWDC. Developing... Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Internet,...
Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

To Reach A Different Kind Of Shopper, Men's Styling Service Trunk Club Arrives On iPhone

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Personal styling and retail platform Trunk Club is going mobile. After finding that around 40 percent of its website traffic is now coming from mobile devices, and around 75 to 80 percent of that comes from iOS devices in particular, the company is today introducing its first consumer-facing native application for iPhone....
To Reach A Different Kind Of Shopper, Men's Styling Service Trunk Club Arrives On iPhone

Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear

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California-based watch maker Devon made a name for themselves a few years ago when they released the Tread 1. The modern looking electro-mechanical timepiece dazzled people with its tread-based system to indicate the time. It was large, highly unorthodox for a high-end timepieces, and a little crazy. A full review...
Devon Steampunk Tread 1 Watch Looks Like Something An Extraordinary Gentleman Would Wear

iPhone 5 pre-order delivery dates pushed back again due to high demand

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Customer demand has caused estimated shipping times for Apple's new iPhone 5 to slip down to 3-4 weeks from the Online Apple Store, with partner carriers seeing similar delays....
iPhone 5 pre-order delivery dates pushed back again due to high demand
e-commerce gets big: Amazon hiring 50,000 seasonal workers

HotelTonight Brings Last-Minute Hotel Bookings To Android Tablets

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HotelTonight, the startup that lets users make same-day reservations at nearby hotels, just launched a version of its app that’s optimized for Android tablets. When they’re thinking about tablets, startups are usually focused on the iPad, and indeed, HotelTonight launched its iPad app nearly a year ago. However, HotelTonight said...
HotelTonight Brings Last-Minute Hotel Bookings To Android Tablets

How Cool Is This: Amazon To Hire 50,000 People For The Holiday Season (AMZN)

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Amazon is going to hire 50,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. Pretty awesome. The press release: Amazon is Hiring for 50,000 Seasonal Positions in the U.S. This Holiday SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2012-- Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is hiring for more than 50,000 seasonal positions at its fulfillment centers across the U.S. this holiday...
How Cool Is This: Amazon To Hire 50,000 People For The Holiday Season (AMZN)

Another Science Start-Up, Wittlebee, Gets $2.5 Million in Funding for Kids Clothes Club

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Wittlebee, a monthly kids clothing club that was incubated at Los Angeles area “technology studio” Science, has gotten $2.5 million in funding. Much like another Science start-up, Dollar Shave Club, Wittlebee ships a custom box of high-quality kids clothes to members. The seed round of funding was led by...
Another Science Start-Up, Wittlebee, Gets $2.5 Million in Funding for Kids Clothes Club

Instacart expands its grocery delivery service to Oakland and Berkeley at last

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Today the popular on-demand grocery delivery service Instacart announced that it is bringing its service to two new cities: Oakland and Berkely. The two cities join its other active locations, all of which fall inside of the Bay Area. Instacart appears to be succeeding where other firms have failed; it...
Instacart expands its grocery delivery service to Oakland and Berkeley at last
Conversocial raises $4.4M to lower risk of angry customer rants

As Apple ponders US move, Foxconn does same

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Even as Apple promises some US-assembled Macs, Foxconn, one of Apple's largest manufacturing partners, is reportedly looking to expand its North American operations in the near future. The Taipei-based manufacturer, which already has operations in California and Texas, cites growing customer demand for American-made devices as the reason behind the...
As Apple ponders US move, Foxconn does same

Kindle Fire set record sales for Amazon on Black Friday

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After reducing prices for the big shopping event known as Black Friday, Amazon said this morning that its Kindle Fire saw a record amount of sales of up to 3x the previous record set. Amazon offered the base Kindle Fire at only £99, creating for an “incredible reaction” on Amazon.co.uk. The...
Kindle Fire set record sales for Amazon on Black Friday

Fab Expands To Its 20th Country: Canada; Now On Track To $140M In Sales By Year-End

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Fab.com’s international expansion continues, and this morning, the social shopping site is arriving in its 20th market: Canada. The additional market follows Fab’s European expansion 13 more countries across Europe last month, which then brought Fab to 16 countries worldwide. Since then, it has also added Sweden, Poland and Cyrus...
Fab Expands To Its 20th Country: Canada; Now On Track To $140M In Sales By Year-End

Fiksu nets $10 million series B for European, Asian expansion

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User acquisition company Fiksu has closed a $10 million dollar round of Series B funding to bring its mobile app marketing platform to more customers in Europe and Asia. According to Fisku, the need for new funding was prompted by a surge in customer demand. The company will use the...
Fiksu nets $10 million series B for European, Asian expansion

Amazon Says UK Black Friday Kindle Device Sales Tripled Previous Record

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Black Friday is not just for Thanksgiving-celebrating Americans. Amazon today announced that in the UK, where it has also been running Black Friday sales, it sold a record number of Kindle devices — triple the previous record amount. As ever with Amazon, it is not giving a hard figure on...
Amazon Says UK Black Friday Kindle Device Sales Tripled Previous Record

Box embraces Windows Phone (half heartedly)

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While it’s overstating the case to say that Box has renounced a fatwa on Windows Phones, it is worth pointing out that the cloud storage company now supports the current release of Windows Phone and will support the upcoming Windows 8 Phone as well. It had no such plans before....
Box embraces Windows Phone (half heartedly)

Oracle moves manufacturing jobs from Mexico to the US

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Oracle is moving 130 manufacturing jobs from Mexico to Oregon in the U.S., a company spokeswoman said. The move by Oracle reflects a growing trend by both tech and other companies to move a part of their manufacturing back to the U.S. Apple, for example, has said it will...
Oracle moves manufacturing jobs from Mexico to the US

Samsung's US tablet and phone shipments revealed in Apple court battle

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Just 1.4m Galaxy Tab and related devices shipped since middle of 2010, and 4.1m Galaxy S2 phones, while iPhone and iPad rocketed, documents showSamsung has sold a total of 21m smartphones to carriers in the US since April 2010 and retailers have taken just 1.4m of the three tablets that...
Samsung's US tablet and phone shipments revealed in Apple court battle

One billion mobile cameras shipped in 2012, of which 80% were in smartphones

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Over one billion cameras were shipped in smartphones and tablets in 2012, ABI Research reports. In addition, it expects this figure to increase to 2.7 billion by 2018. These projections aren’t very surprising, since almost every smartphone shipped these days has a rear-facing camera. While this is also true of...
One billion mobile cameras shipped in 2012, of which 80% were in smartphones

Acer Q2 results show revenues down from first quarter

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Acer has revealed its financial results for the second quarter, showing a sequential drop in revenue. Despite a maintained growth in PC shipments, consolidated revenue of NT$110.6 billion ($3.7 billion) is up 8.3 percent from the same time last year, yet is down 2.2 percent from last quarter. The company...
Acer Q2 results show revenues down from first quarter

Amazon suit shows Google as public cloud threat

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Google Compute Engine may have launched less than six months ago but it’s seen as a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services. At least Amazon appears to think so. It just lodged a lawsuit against a former AWS sales executive who is joining Google, according Geekwire which first reported the news....
Amazon suit shows Google as public cloud threat

Custom PC builder says vast majority of customers are still picking Windows 7

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Ah, the good old days: The familiar Windows 7 desktop. What happens when PC buyers have the option to avoid Windows 8? Upwards of 80 percent of them go with Windows 7. That, at least, is what’s happening at Puget Systems, an independent PC builder in the Seattle area specializing in high-performance...
Custom PC builder says vast majority of customers are still picking Windows 7
Verizon puts employees on notice for iPhone 5 launch on September 21st
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