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Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”

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Peter Thiel is the guest at April’s PandoMonthly event, and the serial investor (who famously part of Facebook) and well known Silicon Valley figure provided some unique and insightful comments on the business behind of startups. Talking about increased competition and lack of differentiation in the startup space, the PayPal founder...
Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”
Noowit's attempt to take on Flipboard: A news reader that mimics biology

Nokia expands map, driving and transit apps to other Windows Phones

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Getting driving and transit directions on Windows Phone can be an inconsistent experience, at best, but Nokia is making an attempt to improve the situation today by releasing its “Here” location apps to all Windows Phones. The apps — Here Maps, Here Drive, Here Transit and Here City Lens...
Nokia expands map, driving and transit apps to other Windows Phones
Apple predictions for 2013: Entry-level iPhone, Apple HDTV and a MacBook Air with iOS
Exceptional Software finds success in errors
3,997 Models: Android Fragmentation As Seen By The Developers Of OpenSignalMaps

Four Steps To Building A Powerful SEO Brain Trust

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To the B2B marketer, few channels are as effective in driving results as a well-crafted SEO program. Whether the needs are lead generation, thought leadership, or competitive differentiation and brand engagement, organic results are the largest overall driver of traffic to websites according to... Please visit Search Engine Land for...
Four Steps To Building A Powerful SEO Brain Trust
How much would you pay for a stylus? Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 reviewed

Samsung & Apple take half of global smartphone market, Android & iOS hit 80%

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Research firm Gartner released its numbers today for “Worldwide Mobile Device Sales” during Q1 2012. There aren’t many surprises here when it comes to Apple, but Gartner estimated Samsung sold 38 smartphones during the quarter, less than the 42.2 million estimated by IDC earlier this month and more than...
Samsung & Apple take half of global smartphone market, Android & iOS hit 80%

Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker

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While collective consumption has really taken off in the last year thanks to the Airbnbs and Ubers of the world, carpooling and ride-sharing have been around a bit longer. But for the last few years, a number of ride-sharing startups have been making headway in areas where carpooling traditionally has...
Ridejoy Brings Its Ridesharing Service To The iPhone, Wants To Be Your Roadtrip Matchmaker

Google's Vint Cerf explains how to make SDN as successful as the internet

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Vint Cerf, VP and chief internet evangelist at Google has a few regrets about the original design of the internet, but he’s hoping software defined networking may help right those wrongs. Cerf spoke at the Open Networking Summit Tuesday in Santa Clara, Calif., where he juxtaposed the creation of the internet...
Google's Vint Cerf explains how to make SDN as successful as the internet

Developer preview of touch-based Ubuntu is called that for a reason (hands-on video)

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Ubuntu's Touch Developer Preview was originally put forward as something for "enthusiasts" as well as developers. Well, having been hands-on with the code that will be made public tomorrow, we'd say it requires enthusiasm a-plenty -- perhaps even amateur coder quantities of the stuff. That's because a lot of...
Developer preview of touch-based Ubuntu is called that for a reason (hands-on video)

BlackBerry 10 app catalog now boasts 100,000 applications; 30,000 added in last 7 weeks

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BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, today announced that its app catalog has grown by more than 30,000 apps for BlackBerry 10 in seven weeks, recently hitting a total of 100,000 applications. This isn’t entirely unexpected, and it tells us little about BlackBerry’s chances of a turn-around for its...
BlackBerry 10 app catalog now boasts 100,000 applications; 30,000 added in last 7 weeks

Well played, EMC.

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EMC might be smarter than we thought it was. You already know the news — Paul Maritz out as VMware CEO, in as EMC chief strategist. Pat Gelsinger, former EMC COO, now in as VMware CEO. The companies are planning to spin out their cloud computing and big data assets...
Well played, EMC.

Did Motorola Buy a Mobile Operating System?

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Motorola is finding success with its Google Android-powered Droid, but the handset maker’s co-CEO has previously indicated that he wants Motorola to have its own mobile operating system and supporting ecosystem. It may have found one, in the form of a Linux-based platform from Azingo. Android and Me notes that...
Did Motorola Buy a Mobile Operating System?
Making kitchen computers sexy: HP unveils Windows 8 all-in-one desktops with touch and wireless tech

Facebook Commerce Startup Ondango Picks Up $500K To Turn More Likes Into Buys

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To date, Facebook has focused the majority of its revenue efforts on ads, and, to a lesser extent, payment services around apps that run on its social platform. But Facebook commerce, where users buy physical or other good not connected to apps, is one area where Facebook has not done...
Facebook Commerce Startup Ondango Picks Up $500K To Turn More Likes Into Buys

ET deals: Save on Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop

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Perhaps one of the biggest non-technical struggles that PC manufacturers face is branding. Just how should they differentiate one model from another and their products from competitors? A special name, fancy logo, or unique design?But the implications of branding go even further than a marketing person can control. If the...
ET deals: Save on Dell's Inspiron 15R Special Edition laptop

Help Is At Hand As Telefonica Makes Its First Wayra-Incubated Investment: Taskhub, A TaskRabbit For Volunteers (And Making Money)

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Telefonica has been operating its Wayra Academies to seed fund and mentor startups in Latin America and Europe since April 2011; and in a signal of how Telefonica hopes to tap into that talent in the future, today the carrier has made its first-ever follow on investment on one of...
Help Is At Hand As Telefonica Makes Its First Wayra-Incubated Investment: Taskhub, A TaskRabbit For Volunteers (And Making Money)

Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API

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Google has released a new geocoding web service that is sure to bring a smile to map mashup developers working with the Google Maps API. Announced earlier this week on the Google Geo Developers Blog, version 3 of the popular geocoding web service has been released, with several improvements and...
Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API

Sony Xperia range does well to avoid Nokia's Lumia feature trap

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The launch of the new distinctly middling Xperia M smartphone reaffirmed one thing in my mind: the mid-range is where the battle for smartphone market share really matters for most mobile makers. The device is the newest addition to the Xperia range and features a 1GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor,  5-megapixel...
Sony Xperia range does well to avoid Nokia's Lumia feature trap

Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some

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Apple’s celebration of a recent German court ruling upholding a sales ban on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablets was cut short when another German court handed it a defeat to go along with its victory. The Munich I Regional Court on Wednesday evening denied Apple’s request...
Apple Versus Samsung: Win Some, Lose Some

Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom

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Just a couple years ago, nobody thought much about wearing computers on their faces. But soon there will be actual differentiation amongst the competition: Google Glass offers an interface for searching and taking photos without pulling out a smartphone; Oculus Rift is much more immersive, blocking out reality to allow...
Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenom
Microsoft to integrate carrier operated services directly into Windows Phone 8

Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

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Microsoft is poised to release its first Surface tablet, so of course, speculation in the tech industry is turning once again to the possibility of the Redmond company coming out with its own Windows Phone, possibly under the Surface brand. Nokia CEO and former Microsoft exec Stephen Elop, who has...
Nokia CEO: A Microsoft device could help Windows Phone overall

Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

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Pent-up demand by Nintendo fans may ensure that the new Wii U console starts off with a bang, but maintaining interest over the long term may be prove to be the bigger challenge. A report released by IHS Screen Digest today is forecasting sales of 3.5 million units between next week’s...
Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

Rhapsody President: Spotify Hasn't Won

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Last week, Spotify revealed that it had grown to 15 million active users of its ad-supported music service. That's great news for cofounder Daniel Ek, but for Spotify's competitors in the space? Not so much. Rhapsody declined to provide new usership figures, again saying it had passed one million subscribers,...
Rhapsody President: Spotify Hasn't Won
Don't hold your breath for that Nokia tablet

Oracle's Private 'Cloud' Not a Cloud says Vogels

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At London's Royal Opera House yesterday Oracle presented their perspective and strategy on cloud computing along with two industry experts, Amazon's CTO, Werner Vogels and Gartner's VP of research, Phil Dawson. The consensus was that the industry is heading towards a mix of public and private clouds. Although by...
Oracle's Private 'Cloud' Not a Cloud says Vogels
Looking for Android differentiation, HTC may launch a streaming music service
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