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Vodafone to Spend Verizon Dividend on Business

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Vodafone Group said Tuesday it will keep the $3.15 billion dividend payment it will receive from Verizon Wireless and plow it into its flagging operations in Europe, which weighed heavily on the mobile giant’s full-year profit. With its vast operations in troubled Europe under siege from intense competition and regulatory...
Vodafone to Spend Verizon Dividend on Business

Microsoft launches Windows 8 with great fanfare, few surprises

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Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the public Thursday, showcasing the touchable and intuitive operating system on a slew of desktops, laptops, and tablets from the company's OEM partners. (Related: PCWorld Windows 8 review ) While Microsoft executives highlighted the differences between Windows 8 and Windows RT, a distinction in...
Microsoft launches Windows 8 with great fanfare, few surprises

Apple May Not Have A Choice But To Release A Watch

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Apple is reportedly developing a smart watch made from curved glass. Does it really have a choice? With iPhone sales stalling, the Cupertino innovator is in desperate need of another hit product, and not just any product: Apple needs something that consumers will refresh every 12 to 18 months. My...
Apple May Not Have A Choice But To Release A Watch

Zynga Is A Flawed Company In Desperate Need Of A Breakout Hit (ZNGA)

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Zynga's decision to pay $210 million for Draw Something, and the game's subsequent rise and fall, appear to expose a fundamental flaw in the social gaming company that should frighten investors, and be setting off alarm bells in the company's headquarters. As you can see in the chart on the...
Zynga Is A Flawed Company In Desperate Need Of A Breakout Hit (ZNGA)

As Stores Quickly Sell Out, This Is The Last Call For Mac Pros In Europe

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The Mac Pro is an endangered species in Europe. Apple decided to withdraw its towering desktop behemoth from the market after new regulations concerning power supply design hit the books. So, instead of immediately redesigning the aging desktop, Apple intends to just stop selling it with March 1st originally slated...
As Stores Quickly Sell Out, This Is The Last Call For Mac Pros In Europe
One techie's next gig? Converting city buses into showers for the SF homeless
Yahoo Tries To Quell Furor Over Work-At-Home Ban
Drive Awake iOS App Can Tell When You're Drowsy, Directs You to Coffee

Twig: the most versatile iPhone charging cord/tripod hits Kickstarter

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Apple’s medium-length, white docking cable is widely known for its, how would one say, cumbersome functionality when attached to iDevices. It comes in every iPhone, iPad, iWhatever box, and it is in desperate need of an update. Sure, reports indicate the next iPhone will sport a mini-dock connector, so maybe a...
Twig: the most versatile iPhone charging cord/tripod hits Kickstarter

If two became one: the Droid DNA and Razr Maxx HD reviewed

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Just as the Megazord took the best of each "zord" to assemble in order to fight Rita Repulsa's monster creations, some smartphones make us wish that we could mash them up together to create an über-phone phone, more than the sum of its parts. The HTC Droid DNA and...
If two became one: the Droid DNA and Razr Maxx HD reviewed
Let's broaden the MOOC experiment

The Fight Isn't About Unlocking Mobile Phones, But Whether You Actually Own What You Bought

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One of the reasons that we're so concerned about the weak proposals introduced in Congress concerning mobile phone unlocking is that they all seek to add yet another layer of duct tape to outdated copyright law. As we've pointed out for years, every time technology bumps up against copyright, rather...
The Fight Isn't About Unlocking Mobile Phones, But Whether You Actually Own What You Bought

Rep. Steve King: Because Boston Bombing May Have Been Done By An Immigrant, We Should Block Immigration Reform

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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it's no surprise that various politicians are using it to booster their own political passions. Rep. Steve King is not a fan of immigration. Despite the fact that the country is in desperate need of massive immigration reform, King is now using...
Rep. Steve King: Because Boston Bombing May Have Been Done By An Immigrant, We Should Block Immigration Reform
Keen On… Richard Bronson: Why America Should Legalize Online Poker [TCTV]
Fixing Email: New Boxer iOS Email App Is All About Adding Features

ATTENTION, AMERICA: Here's A Powerful Presentation On Our Desperate Need For Immigration Reform

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Former analyst and current Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker is best known for her presentations on the state of the Web. But over the past couple years, she has expanded her interests beyond tech companies to look at more macro issues. Today, at the D Conference, Meeker gave a presentation...
ATTENTION, AMERICA: Here's A Powerful Presentation On Our Desperate Need For Immigration Reform

Doing social good with the help of digital entrepreneurs | Martha Lane Fox and Jonathan Goodwin

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Our thriving technology sector should be tapped in the fight against inequality, so we're launching Founders Forum for GoodBoth here in the UK and internationally, governments and charities are facing increasing demand for their services at the exact moment austerity forces them to look for efficiencies. In Britain, public and...
Doing social good with the help of digital entrepreneurs | Martha Lane Fox and Jonathan Goodwin

5 apps Android needs to catch up with the iPhone

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Despite Apple’s newly announced features in OS 4.0, Android is still head and shoulders above the iPhone when it comes to built-in features. What about the apps though?It’s fair to say that the iPhone trumps Android on both quality and quantity of apps. While Android users probably aren’t that bothered...
5 apps Android needs to catch up with the iPhone

No Surprise: Google Music Is A Flop (GOOG)

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Almost three months after launch, Google is warning record labels that Google Music is not meeting expectations. That's according to Greg Sandoval at CNET, who reports that Google execs are telling record labels that customer sign-ups and revenue are lower than expected. We're not the least bit surprised. Google...
No Surprise: Google Music Is A Flop (GOOG)

WWE 13 - preview

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We take to the ring once again to face THQ's latest WWE brawler - and it looks to be a might contenderAnyone who cares about the WWE video game franchise knows two things. First, the best title the series has ever produced was 2003's WWE Smackdown! Here Comes The Pain,...
WWE 13 - preview
Schumer Courts Tech Scene with Brains Act to Help Startups Hire Foreign-Born Workers

Innovators Break Stuff, Including The Rules: How Gates, Jobs & Zuckerberg Could Have Been Targeted Like Aaron Swartz

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In a conversation with some folks in the tech industry recently, someone pointed out that nearly every super famous entrepreneur likely could have, at some point, been legitimately accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which is the law that prosecutors used against Aaron Swartz, and is...
Innovators Break Stuff, Including The Rules: How Gates, Jobs & Zuckerberg Could Have Been Targeted Like Aaron Swartz
Forget Hollywood — U.S. startups are in dire need of copyright protection

Meet SmartRecruiters, a company that is trying to end unemployment

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Ask anyone who has run a company, or even a team, what the hardest part of their job was, and a good percent will tell you that it was hiring. There are open jobs, and viable candidates, but connecting the two is often extremely hard; how to do you slot...
Meet SmartRecruiters, a company that is trying to end unemployment
Amazing Alex first impressions: It's clever but it needs some bad guys
The New York Times and the Sulzberger Soap Opera: 3 Takeaways
Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, from UI to back end

Quora launches blogging tool in aimless move to revitalize service

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The Q&A company is in desperate need of a revival, but launching a redundant product in a saturated market seems like an answer to a question that nobody cares about. [Read more]...
Quora launches blogging tool in aimless move to revitalize service

The new guard: Look at who is buying technology companies now

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A few days ago, I pointed out the inevitability of the Internet and how it was going to play an increasing role in the companies that have traditionally not been classified as technology companies. Those companies — big and small — are going to find it difficult to find a...
The new guard: Look at who is buying technology companies now

Amazon to move warehouse workers to tech jobs with new 'career choice' program

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An Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon.com has been on the hot seat in the past year, with labor groups and the media criticizing working conditions at some of the online retailer’s fulfillment centers. But now Amazon is taking an unique approach to getting some of its warehouse workers trained in other fields,...
Amazon to move warehouse workers to tech jobs with new 'career choice' program
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