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RIM's impending collapse: By the numbers

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RIM is in dire straits. This week it announced it would suffer an operating loss and suspended its shares on the Nasdaq. Here’s what you need to know before market open....
RIM's impending collapse: By the numbers

Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

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TechCrunch’s Best Buy tag isn’t exactly a heartening place to visit. In the last few months, it “stole Christmas,” been “finished,” and is now “going out of business.” Dire straits indeed for a company that has defied the odds not only against big retail competition but against deadlier online opponents...
Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort
Falling iPad Mini Demand Claims Show Why Watching Suppliers For Apple Success Misses The Point
OnLive had over $30 million in debt and 'only days to live,' says ABC fiduciary

So Long, And Thanks For All The Quantum Research

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I’d like to be an optimist, like Matt Burns. I really would. Like Research In Motion itself, I was born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario. Like its former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, I studied electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo. I’ve seen RIM transform my home town over the years,...
So Long, And Thanks For All The Quantum Research
2013 is 'Microsoft's year'

Sharp records Q3 operating profit but net loss of $398m, forecasts panel business slump

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Japanese tech giant Sharp posted operating profit of 2.6 billion yen ($28.5 million) in its third quarter earnings, but the struggling electronics maker recorded a net loss of 36.7 billion yen ($398 million) for the period. Reuters reports – via Engadget – that the company’s revenue were boosted by sales of home appliances and...
Sharp records Q3 operating profit but net loss of $398m, forecasts panel business slump

On the road: Volkswagen Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

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'The Golf feels fun enough to buy when you're young, single and relatively carefree, but won't need replacing if you have kids'Next year, the Volkswagen Golf celebrates its 40th birthday. They've sold 29m of them since 1974. Perhaps the car's enduring popularity is founded on the fact that it can...
On the road: Volkswagen Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

Steve Jobs personal items including his wallet, 2 iMacs and 3 iPads returned

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We told you earlier about the robbery at Steve Jobs home this past month. The Daily reports on the items missing and the suspect. Wearing work gloves, McFarlin set down lawn furniture cushions outside the perimeter of the home in order to safely toss his take including: two iMacs, three...
Steve Jobs personal items including his wallet, 2 iMacs and 3 iPads returned
iPad mini production rumored to have been halted over last-minute 'form shift'

What RIM Moving to Windows Phone 8 Would Mean

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Research In Motion’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system has been delayed to, at the earliest, early 2013. That could prove to be a deathblow to the storied but struggling smartphone maker. RIM is going to miss out on the important holiday season with BlackBerry 10, and that could prove to...
What RIM Moving to Windows Phone 8 Would Mean
HTC surrenders to Samsung, pulls out of South Korea
Nintendo Wii U sales in dire straits, being outsold by original Wii
Samsung to make strategic $110 million investment in struggling Apple partner Sharp
Irrationality, not ego, got Chris Sacca through his darkest times

Southeastern Comes Out Against "Inadequate" Dell Buyout Plan

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Southeastern Management, the Memphis-based investment firm and the single largest outside shareholder in the troubled computing giant, today came out against the proposed $24.4 billion buyout offer from founding CEO Michael Dell and the private equity firm Silver Lake. In an open letter to the special committee of Dell’s board...
Southeastern Comes Out Against "Inadequate" Dell Buyout Plan

Disconnect: the internet thriller that's not plugged in

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Finally Hollywood has found a way to explain how the internet is responsible for all the love-cheating, gun/grammar crimes and innapropriate photographs in the worldReading this on mobile? Click here to watch the Disconnect trailerYou hardly need telling that the internet is evil. Before the internet, people didn't know how...
Disconnect: the internet thriller that's not plugged in

Despite Financial Destruction, Greece Not Favoring Open Source Software

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As you may have heard, Greece isn't having the best fiscal time of things these days. Oddly, as Glyn Moody noted previously, such dire straits haven't really gotten the country to focus on the important things when it comes to the internet and technology. Now, unless a few open source...
Despite Financial Destruction, Greece Not Favoring Open Source Software

The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom

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The Daily, a boldly innovative publication – in the platform sense – is over. It’s never pleasant to see a newspaper of any form go under. However, there are lessons to be made from its birth, growth, and eventual demise that have wide implications for the content industry that are...
The Daily's lesson: Charging only a little for your content can't sustain a traditional newsroom
Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs, consolidate overseas plants, sell 10 percent stake to Sony or Panasonic
Microsoft Windows 8 tablet unveiling said to be slated for Monday

Jetway Reveals Two Mini-ITX Motherboards Bearing Atom CPUs

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It looks like mini-ITX motherboards are still getting built, with Jetway being, this time, the company eager to reveal its latest creations powered by the Cedar Trail CPU platform. If anyone thought the Atom series of CPUs (central processing units) from Intel was in dire straits, they may be...
Jetway Reveals Two Mini-ITX Motherboards Bearing Atom CPUs

Debt-ridden OnLive faced imminent shutdown before buyout

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OnLive has tried its best to put a positive spin on the "difficult financial decisions" that led to its "heartbreaking transition" to a new holding company with fewer than half the employees of the old company. But the man in charge of handling the transfer of OnLive's assets says the company...
Debt-ridden OnLive faced imminent shutdown before buyout
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RIM Revival Rebutted

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The recent bout of stock-market optimism that’s lifted Research In Motion’s shares more than 50 percent over the past 30 days, while a nice change of pace from the year-long bloodletting that preceded it, may prove ill advised in the months ahead. In fact, it may be one of the...
RIM Revival Rebutted

Spotify for iOS gets a much-appreciated interface makeover

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Spotify gave its Android app a very overdue interface overhaul last year. The iOS version wasn't in quite as dire straits, but we'd still call today's redesign a long-needed modernization that pulls out some of the clutter. Its 0.6 update mostly brings in useful concepts from the Android version,...
Spotify for iOS gets a much-appreciated interface makeover

Sharp's plan for 2,000 early retirements proves popular as 3,000 staff exit

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Sharp’s latest round of cost cutting has seen the Japanese tech struggler grant close to 3,000 staff voluntary retirement, that’s despite the company only setting out to let 2,000 employees go. The company opened the voluntary scheme back in August and it proved to be so popular with employees (well, who wouldn’t want the...
Sharp's plan for 2,000 early retirements proves popular as 3,000 staff exit

With funds diminishing, WikiLeaks taps French payment gateway to reopen public donations

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WikiLeaks has announced that after nearly 2 years of fighting the banking blockades imposed by US giants VISA and MasterCard, it has found a way around the ban and is now accepting donations again through these means. Just to recap, WikiLeaks suspended all publishing operations last year, to concentrate all...
With funds diminishing, WikiLeaks taps French payment gateway to reopen public donations

The numbers behind RIM's impending collapse

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RIM is in dire straits. This week it announced it would suffer an operating loss and suspended its shares on the Nasdaq. Here's what you need to know before market open. [Read more]...
The numbers behind RIM's impending collapse
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