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Cisco sounds death knell for Cius tablet, blames BYOD movement

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Senior Vice President of Cisco's TelePresence Technology Group OJ Winge announced that the company's Cius tablet would be killed off due to an increase in so-called "bring your own device" to work programs, but added that the company would continue to develop any-use software....
Cisco sounds death knell for Cius tablet, blames BYOD movement

HP Frees Itself Of webOS, Unloading It To LG

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Hewlett-Packard is throwing in the towel on webOS, abandoning the dream of dominating the smartphone industry with its own mobile operating system. According to reports, HP is selling webOS to consumer gadget manufacturer LG for use in the company's smart televisions.  The sale, first reported by CNET, marks the end...
HP Frees Itself Of webOS, Unloading It To LG

New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps

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Looks like the New York Times is signaling the death knell for RIM, albeit subtly. In a move that surely underscores the withering faith content companies have for the once beloved platform, the venerable Sulzberger-backed news organization has pulled all support for its DealBook Reader and NYTimes app for...
New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps

PSA: The end of MobileMe is nigh, time to move on or move out

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The death knell for MobileMe has been ringing for some time, but if you've had your hands on your ears, hoping it'd go away, sadly this isn't the case. Tomorrow sees the service hang up its storage-boots for the last time, before being brutally put down released to pasture....
PSA: The end of MobileMe is nigh, time to move on or move out
Wouldn’t it be poetic justice if with Surface, a Microsoft solution costs more than Apple?
The New Rolls-Royce Uses GPS To See The Future And 'Pre-Change' Gears
The death knell of the data center

Windows 8 Sales Slower Than Hoped

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It's unexciting. Boring, really. That's what detractors of Microsoft's Windows 8 are saying. And those comments are showing up at the register, as retailers are also blaming slower than expected sales on a weak market.  It's a sign of the times. At one point a new operating system got people to buy...
Windows 8 Sales Slower Than Hoped

Team of Devs So Crushed by Google Wave’s Shuttering That They Built Their Own Version

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The Rizzoma team. (Photo: Rizzoma) Remember Google Wave, the collaborative workspace tool pushed by Google a few years back that, like most of the search behemoth's social products, never really caught traction? By the last death knell of Wave, Google was so over it that the email they sent out...
Team of Devs So Crushed by Google Wave’s Shuttering That They Built Their Own Version

Shocker: PS Vita downloads cheaper than boxed games

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Digital copies of games that you download bypass the time-and-money-consuming manufacturing, logistics and retail processes. It's only natural that we as consumers expect some of that saving to be passed along to our own wallets. There's a fair chunk of evidence to suggest that downloading PS Vita games over...
Shocker: PS Vita downloads cheaper than boxed games

Big data spells death-knell for punditry

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Nate Silver's successful US election predictions show the merit of data analysis and why businesses should embrace itThe results of the US presidential election are now in. Barack Obama has been re-elected, but the election has also officially ushered in a new era. An era where analysis has displaced opinions;...
Big data spells death-knell for punditry
Walmart Stops Selling Kindle Products, Amazon Sheds Nary a Tear

3D film: have the wheels fallen off?

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Hollywood was quick to jump on the 3D bandwagon, but ticket sales are falling. Film buffs Francine Stock and Danny Leigh discuss whether or not the format has a futureThe number of films being made in 3D is falling – and so are ticket sales, it emerged this week. Broadcasters Francine Stock,...
3D film: have the wheels fallen off?

Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

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Editor’s note: Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora, as well as the former chief strategy officer/chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @tientzuo. Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAP’s cloud acquisitions — RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from...
Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

Ping.it: An RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity

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With Google ringing the death knell for its RSS Reader application, the July 1 curtain call has kicked a number of companies into action as they vie for the market left by Google Reader’s closure. Digg has already thrown its hat into the ring, as it plans to build an...
Ping.it: An RSS reader that lets you create tailored feeds by keywords and popularity

Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium

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The familiar button battery has been workhorse of small electronics but has become the limiting factor for many design points in these devices. One company, Imprint Energy, has assembled the total assault package which might sound its death knell, a rechargeable and flexible, printed battery....
Printable, flexible, rechargeable, non-toxic zinc batteries could challenge lithium
History | Tech Time Warp of the Week: America Online, 1995
Nokia aims to block RIM phone sales, following patent dispute

Is BioShock Infinite The Last Gasp For The Triple-A "Art Game"?

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When it comes to video games, the death knell is rung loudly and frequently. In an industry so intrinsically tied to technological innovation, we won't stop hearing any time soon about what former trend or gaming mainstay has its head on the chopping block. The most recent forecast from worried gaming...
Is BioShock Infinite The Last Gasp For The Triple-A "Art Game"?
InMarket: To survive, retailers must embrace mobile

Last chapter for e-readers?

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It could be be the final word on e-readers. Analysts are sounding a proverbial death knell for the devices, which have declined 36% in 2012 as buyers turned instead to multi-use tablets....
Last chapter for e-readers?

Friday Poll: Verizon killing unlimited data, what are you going to do?

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The death knell is ringing for unlimited data plans on Verizon. Is leaving Verizon among your plans for mourning their passing? [Read more]...
Friday Poll: Verizon killing unlimited data, what are you going to do?
T-Mobile will offer unlimited data without annual contracts starting January 8th

The FBI's Billion-Dollar Facial Recognition Project Announced Just in Time For Worldwide Privacy Protests

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Image via AnonNCarolina2, Twitter The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun implementing a $1 billion face recognition program that will probably scare everyone outside of law enforcement.  NewScientist reports that the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program will lump iris scans, biometrics, DNA and even voice prints into one formidable profiling tool...
The FBI's Billion-Dollar Facial Recognition Project Announced Just in Time For Worldwide Privacy Protests

App Developers Are Scared Facebook Home Will Bury Their Stuff (FB)

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If Facebook's new "Home" phone system becomes popular, it could be a huge threat to independent app developers whose products are downloaded in the Google Play app store. That's because Home essentially functions as a phone operating and organizing system, and users will have to click through an extra layer...
App Developers Are Scared Facebook Home Will Bury Their Stuff (FB)

Facebook Will Roll On, Even as GM Pulls Ads

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  General Motors Co. said on Tuesday that it would stop advertising on Facebook because the platform didn't generate enough sales. It is certainly not a great day for the social media giant, as it looks to float its initial public stock offering on Friday. Before you heed the naysayers, though, consider what Facebook...
Facebook Will Roll On, Even as GM Pulls Ads

Sprint shows you where and when it's disabling Nextel's iDEN legacy network

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Clue's in the title, really. If you head on over to Sprint's website, you'll find a page explaining the forthcoming changes to the service for legacy iDEN customers. Nextel users can enter in their zip code to find out which cellphone towers will be decommissioned and the due dates...
Sprint shows you where and when it's disabling Nextel's iDEN legacy network

Verizon unloading LTE spectrum; AT&T, open your wallet

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Verizon Wireless is hosting a fire sale on LTE spectrum, revealing on Wednesday that if it gets permission to buy the cable operators 4G airwaves it will “rationalize” its spectrum holdings by discarding extra 700 MHz licenses it picked up at auction in 2008. The two deals would basically make...
Verizon unloading LTE spectrum; AT&T, open your wallet
If Home becomes popular, non-Facebook Android devs will get slaughtered

No Account, No Problem: Facebook Messenger Continues War on SMS With Android Update

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Congratulations, text messages! It was 20 years ago Monday that the first SMS was sent. You’ve come a long way. Pity that all the tech giants want you to die. Facebook fired the latest shot in the war on SMS Tuesday morning, as the company made its Messenger app available...
No Account, No Problem: Facebook Messenger Continues War on SMS With Android Update
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?