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NYT dumps BlackBerry app

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The newspaper says the app doesn't have enough users. More doom and gloom for Research In Motion. [Read more]...
NYT dumps BlackBerry app

The Sky Is Rising: The Entertainment Industry Is Large & Growing... Not Shrinking

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Announcing the release of our new research report, The Sky Is Rising Today, in Cannes, at the Midem conference, I did a presentation that was something of a follow up to the presentation I did here three years ago, about how Trent Reznor's experiments represented the future of music...
The Sky Is Rising: The Entertainment Industry Is Large & Growing... Not Shrinking

ICT tools: reducing greenhouse gasses and boosting agriculture

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Information and communication technologies for climate change and agriculture are developing fast, but how do they fit into the big picture?Greenhouse gases from agriculture account for more than 10% of total emissions globally, roughly equivalent to the entire global transport sector. Meanwhile, it is estimated that agricultural production will need...
ICT tools: reducing greenhouse gasses and boosting agriculture

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

DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth...
DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

Techdirt's Masnick Offers "Totally Positive" View Of Music Industry @ #MIDEM

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From Cannes by Stuart Dredge for Midem content partner Music Ally. Find them at musically.com and @musically. Techdirt publisher Mike Masnick took the stage in Cannes today offering an optimistic view of the music industry. “The industry is amazing right now… we have more content than ever before, more...
Techdirt's Masnick Offers "Totally Positive" View Of Music Industry @ #MIDEM

Microsoft Says It Is Increasing Production Of The Surface Tablet (MSFT)

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Microsoft announced plans to expand production of the Surface, as well as expansion of its retail sales. The release is very difficult to figure out. It doesn't say much about the production increase. And it's pretty slim on details about the retail expansion. Lately there's been a lot of doom...
Microsoft Says It Is Increasing Production Of The Surface Tablet (MSFT)
Announcing: Our New Sky Is Rising Report!

The forecast for RIM: cloudy, with a chance of success

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There is no doubt RIM’s fortunes have been receding of late. The share of BlackBerry smartphones in North America is plummeting (although still strong in other parts of the world) and revenues are down. Competition is fierce. Can new management and stated objectives for future products at RIM turn...
The forecast for RIM: cloudy, with a chance of success
Markets: Five Companies That Are Definitely Thrilled Obama Was Re-Elected
Moo.com goes from business cards to digital profiles with Flavors.me buy

Smithfield CEO thinks the future will be awesome

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Sure, there are going to be challenges in food production. But the CEO of the world's largest pork processor is excited to take them on. By Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter Green conferences can get a little glum. What with climate change, shrinking resources and a growing global population, CEOs face scary...
Smithfield CEO thinks the future will be awesome

Stop Whining And Embrace Google+ Already

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Oh, the horror! Google is so evil it's making everyone use its stupid social network. As the Wall Street Journal pointed out earlier this week, Google+, the social network all about the circles, is now inescapable.  Besides Google employees being forced to use it (and now bitching about using it...
Stop Whining And Embrace Google+ Already
Vive le web! European consumer tech startups fuel VC growth

Apple Is On The Cusp Of Dominating The U.S. Smartphone Market (AAPL)

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Despite all the doom and gloom from analysts about iPhone 5 demand, something rather amazing is happening in the U.S. for Apple. According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, during the twelve week period ended November 25 Apple had 53% of smartphone sales in the U.S. That's up from 37% a year...
Apple Is On The Cusp Of Dominating The U.S. Smartphone Market (AAPL)

Keen On... Byliner: A Million Reasons To Be Cheerful About The Future Of Online Publishing [TCTV]

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Finally some good news about the future of publishing. Amidst all the doom and gloom about e-reading, one company – Byliner – is reinventing the business of selling online writing. As John Tayman, the company’s founder and CEO, told me, Byliner is monetizing the space between magazine articles and...
Keen On... Byliner: A Million Reasons To Be Cheerful About The Future Of Online Publishing [TCTV]

Thorsten Heins talks BB10 delay, promises to 'reinstall faith in RIM' in January with full touch device

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Despite all the doom and gloom at RIM of late, CEO Thorsten Heins is a long, long way from throwing in the towel. After denying a "death spiral" and responding directly to Globe & Mail reader questions, he sat down with CIO's Al Sacco to talk about what he...
Thorsten Heins talks BB10 delay, promises to 'reinstall faith in RIM' in January with full touch device

Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

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Computers just aren't selling like they used to, and many critics, analysts, and longtime Windows users point the blame finger at one culprit in particular: Windows 8. Nobody's using Windows 8, they say. It's worse than New Coke, they say. PC shipments are cratering and it's all Windows 8's...
Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

RIM's finances: Doom and gloom abound

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The BlackBerry maker's fiscal second quarter is likely to be horrible. All eyes will be on RIM's cash burn and whether the company can hold the fort until new devices arrive. [Read more]...
RIM's finances: Doom and gloom abound

Why You Should Be Optimistic About the Future

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  It’s a blizzard of bad news out there: an ongoing economic crisis, a burgeoning education crisis, healthcare turmoil, energy poverty, water scarcity — to name but a few of our fears. So pervasive is our sense of doom and gloom, that those telling a different story can rarely be...
Why You Should Be Optimistic About the Future

STOP COMPLAINING! Study Shows New Era Of Abundance In Music, Entertainment [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A new white paper presented today a Midem, Techdirt founder Mike Masnick heralds a very different present and future for the music and entrainment industries than the doom and gloom often presented in the mainstream media. Combining statistics from a  number of sources, "The Sky Is Rising" shows that:...
STOP COMPLAINING! Study Shows New Era Of Abundance In Music, Entertainment [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tweetbot for Mac (pre)Released, and Why We Need Third-Party Twitter Apps

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There are a few applications that I truly missed when I went all Google. Sparrow was one, and Tweetbot was another. Tweetbot in particular was a noticeable hole, and if I had my druthers, it’d be ported to every platform. Thankfully, my wishes are being partially granted, as Tweetbot is...
Tweetbot for Mac (pre)Released, and Why We Need Third-Party Twitter Apps

David Carr on newspapers, Twitter and citizen journalism

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New York Times writer David Carr may not want to admit that he is a kind of rock star in media circles, but judging by the sold-out crowd of media types who showed up to watch him be interviewed by CBC radio host Michael Enright in Toronto on Thursday night,...
David Carr on newspapers, Twitter and citizen journalism

Samsung now selling three TVs every second, helping in its bid to dominate consumer households

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Technology giant Samsung has revealed at an event in Monaco today that it now sells three television sets every second. Let that sink in for a moment. Three television sets. Every second. That works out at 180 per minute, 10,800 per hour, 259,200 per day or, roughly, 7.78 million every...
Samsung now selling three TVs every second, helping in its bid to dominate consumer households

Carol Bartz Gave Great Advice About Failure To UW Madison Grads

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Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz was the keynote speaker at her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison yesterday. She spoke about what it was like to earn a computer science degree as a woman back in the 1970s, and offered a lot of advice about failure. A few highlights: *Always...
Carol Bartz Gave Great Advice About Failure To UW Madison Grads

Blockbuster Pulling On-Demand Support From TiVo

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Blockbuster Pulling On-Demand Support From TiVo originally appeared on Zatz Not Funny! It’s become clear why TiVo no longer bills their Premiere DVR as the “One Box” given app stagnation and partner defections. And DISH Network’s Blockbuster up next: We have some good news and some bad news. The bad news...
Blockbuster Pulling On-Demand Support From TiVo

RIM CEO claims we are staring 'down the barrel of a capacity crunch,' should all get BlackBerrys to prevent it

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Capacity crunch, isn't that a breakfast cereal? RIM's Mike Lazaridis seems to have been a real grouch at MWC this week as apparently he hasn't stopped talking about the doom and gloom awaiting mobile carriers over the next few years. Focusing on the bandwidth-hungry North American market, Lazaridis has...
RIM CEO claims we are staring 'down the barrel of a capacity crunch,' should all get BlackBerrys to prevent it
Nokia Q1 results reveal big losses, but US Lumia launches have exceeded expectations
TV shipments decline for the second consecutive quarter

Limited Edition Fine Art Print – Preeti Desai – Doom and Gloom

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Limited Edition Fine Art Print – Preeti Desai – Doom and Gloom
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