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Mandala adds French touch to social casino games
BlackBerry 10 predicted to flop, could result in Samsung acquiring RIM

Digg Cuts 10% Of Staff

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Digg has cut around twelve people from its staff, we’re hearing. The company’s about page lists 72 employees, but it’s possible that they have more than that overall. When contacted about the news Digg told us they’d be publishing a blog post shortly — we’ll update with more information once...
Digg Cuts 10% Of Staff

The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

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Enterprise cloud adoption ticks up  A RightScale survey released last week said  bigger companies — those with more than 1,000 employees — are “slightly more likely” to claim  cloud adoption than their smaller brethren: 77 percent of large companies surveyed said they’re adopting cloud in some form compared to 73...
The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

Ngmoco loses co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson, Downie steps up as CEO

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Ngmoco co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson have stepped down from the company, leaving their positions as CEO and COO. Ngmoco parent company DeNA appointed former head of studios, Clive Downie as CEO to replace the outgoing Young. According to today’s announcement, Young and Stevenson are moving on to “new adventures”,...
Ngmoco loses co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson, Downie steps up as CEO

Geoloqi’s location tracking now available to Appcelerator devs

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Geoloqi, a platform for real-time location services, launched in February promising to give developers a simple way to add background location tracking and geo-fencing to their apps in a simple and battery efficient way. Now, the Portland, Ore.-based company is teaming up with developer tool provider Appcelerator, who will make a Geoloqi...
Geoloqi’s location tracking now available to Appcelerator devs

Why Nokia left MeeGo behind: The multi-year backstory

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Perhaps the biggest tech market bombshell in 2011 was Nokia’s announcement to partner with Microsoft and primarily become a Windows Phone hardware partner. After years of dominating the first smartphone age with its Symbian platform and later developing Maemo and MeeGo, Nokia’s move was a shocker. Clearly, something had to...
Why Nokia left MeeGo behind: The multi-year backstory
Amazon Studios accepting submissions for comedy and children's series

SAP launches free online training for HANA, other new technologies

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SAP is hoping to sow more seeds of interest in its newest technologies, including the HANA in-memory database, through a new online training program available at no charge.Dubbed openSAP, the program's first course will provide an introduction to developing software on top of HANA, and is scheduled to begin...
SAP launches free online training for HANA, other new technologies

Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

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After years of adamantly flying solo, one of the industry's most prominent and successful bootstrappers just took $100 million from a prominent venture capital firm. Why did GitHub do it, and is the company abandoning its principles or making a smart move for future growth? Abandoning Bootstrapping Social coding...
Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

Buzzie: The First Native Mobile App for Google Buzz

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It looks like Google has decided against releasing new iPhone apps for the time being and has focused most of its mobile development efforts on web apps instead. While the Buzz web app is very good, however, it can't quite rival the speed and comfort of using a native iPhone...
Buzzie: The First Native Mobile App for Google Buzz
Sparrow for Windows was 'just a few weeks away,' says developer
'Infinity Blade Dungeons' put on hold as Epic closes Impossible Studios

Intel invests $2.1 billion in tools maker ASML to enable smaller chip circuits

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Intel will take a stake in semiconductor tools company ASML and invest in its research and development efforts, to advance manufacturing technologies that will help Intel produce smaller and more power-efficient chips, the chip maker announced Monday....
Intel invests $2.1 billion in tools maker ASML to enable smaller chip circuits

Microsoft teasers, tips and tidbits: 5 things to know now

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Microsoft has had a busy week, judging from the breadth of the buzz about the company's next ventures. Windows 8 is shipping on all its myriad platforms; now what? Plenty, say a mix of official and clandestine sources. Microsoft has more in store for Windows 8, including technology to...
Microsoft teasers, tips and tidbits: 5 things to know now

Dive Into Mobile: State Department's Cheryl Mills and Pandora's Joe Kennedy Added as Speakers

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To round out the onstage roster for our upcoming D: Dive Into Mobile conference, we have added two new speakers: Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy. Cheryl Mills has dealt with some major foreign policy challenges, including global hunger and...
Dive Into Mobile: State Department's Cheryl Mills and Pandora's Joe Kennedy Added as Speakers

Exclusive: HP Labs Head Prith Banerjee Leaving

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Prith Banerjee, a Hewlett-Packard senior vice president and for five years the head of its research and development organization, HP Labs, is leaving the company effective April 15, according to an internal company memo obtained by AllThingsD. Banerjee is leaving for a position that will be based outside the U.S....
Exclusive: HP Labs Head Prith Banerjee Leaving

Twitter kills Tweetdeck apps for iPhone and Android in favor of web apps

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Twitter announced Monday afternoon that it would be shutting down older Tweetdeck apps for iPhone and Android, as well as Tweetdeck AIR and discontinuing Facebook support, in an effort to get people using Tweetdeck apps for web. The shift for Tweetdeck users comes as Twitter continues to focus on monetization...
Twitter kills Tweetdeck apps for iPhone and Android in favor of web apps
Citing weak sales, LG backs away from Windows Phone

LG abandons Windows Phones for Android, blames poor sales

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During last week’s Q1 2012 earnings call, LG admitted it is currently abandoning Windows Phone hardware production to focus on Android, and now a Korean newspaper attributes the move to underwhelming sales. Microsoft Korea spokesperson Lee Seung-yeon told The Korea Herald that LG is dumping Windows phones due to poor retail performance and said Windows Phones only...
LG abandons Windows Phones for Android, blames poor sales

Data I/O reduces staff

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Data I/O, a 40-year-old Redmond company that makes device programming and IP management technologies for the wireless, consumer electronics and automotive industries, announced today that it is undergoing a restructuring in which employees and contractors are losing their jobs. The company didn’t say how many people are affected in the restructuring,...
Data I/O reduces staff

Twitter kills TweetDeck for iPhone, Android and desktop to focus on 'modern web' editions

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Twitter has just killed its versions of TweetDeck for iPhone, Android and its AIR app for desktops. It says that it did this to focus on a modern version of its apps for the web. The team blog post says that “to continue to offer a great product that addresses...
Twitter kills TweetDeck for iPhone, Android and desktop to focus on 'modern web' editions
Twitter to shut down Android, iOS versions of TweetDeck
The DeanBeat: Being a tortoise isn't so bad, but the water is choppy, EA's top game studio boss says

EA/BioWare will create new content with additional ending for Mass Effect 3

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Struck by fan backlash over Mass Effect 3′s controversial ending, Electronic Arts’ BioWare division said today it will provide free downloadable content an additional ending cinematics for the blockbuster video game. BioWare is weathering a huge protest from fans who felt betrayed by the ending of the game as well...
EA/BioWare will create new content with additional ending for Mass Effect 3

Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)

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Google has made stunning progress on the self-driving car project it launched two years ago. Last month, it announced that its fleet of cars--a dozen or so on the road at any time--had logged 300,000 miles. It's even started ferrying Googlers to work in the cars to test them in real-world...
Google's Self-Driving Cars May Cost More Than A Ferrari (GOOG)
Bye bye, WAC: So much for carriers standardizing apps
LG has 'no immediate plans' to produce more Windows Phone hardware

Windows Phone Garage event heading to Birmingham [Developers]

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Some time ago Microsoft launched a Windows Phone App Garage tour to select cities across the U.S. to bring developers together to learn more about the Windows Phone operating system and help them with their development efforts. It was also a great networking resource for the development community. In...
Windows Phone Garage event heading to Birmingham [Developers]
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