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BlackBerry drops three million users in three months, ships a million Z10s

Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy

Boot up: netbook chowder, tablet truths, comment stats, ZTE's newest and more

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Plus Chinese iPad mini demand, use Android on the Mac?, why The Next Web discontinued its Android mag, the big data hype and moreA Happy New Year burst of 10 links for you to celebrate your hangover with, as picked by the Technology teamTablet Market Update: December 2012 >> Chitika...
Boot up: netbook chowder, tablet truths, comment stats, ZTE's newest and more

Nokia's New Lumia 920 Selling Well; Germans Especially Gung Ho

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Looks like Nokia may have found a sweet spot in the smartphone market with its latest Lumia 920 handset. Early indications are that the 920 is selling well. It’s already cracked Amazon’s list of the top 10 best selling cell phones with service plans; it’s ranked ninth as I write...
Nokia's New Lumia 920 Selling Well; Germans Especially Gung Ho

GOOD NEWS: The Full Doping Evidence Against Lance Armstrong Will Be Released

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Last night, Lance Armstrong announced that he will not fight the doping charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency. This will likely lead to Armstrong being banned for life from competitive sports and stripped of all his Tour de France titles. (As Tony Manfred observes, the great irony...
GOOD NEWS: The Full Doping Evidence Against Lance Armstrong Will Be Released

RIM's BlackBerry 10 Ready Program Is Attracting Converts

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If you’re looking for a good barometer of enterprise interest in Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system, the company’s BlackBerry 10 Ready Program is one place to check. With its offers of free BB10 training and the opportunity to easily upgrade existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server licenses, the program...
RIM's BlackBerry 10 Ready Program Is Attracting Converts

Gartner: Apple leads the way among smartphone vendors, Android sees slight decline

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Gartner's latest bundle of smartphone stats has just hit the wires, bringing with it some encouraging news for the folks in Cupertino. According to the firm's Q4 report, Apple finished 2011 as the world's top smartphone vendor by market share (19 percent), thanks to a Q4 that saw the...
Gartner: Apple leads the way among smartphone vendors, Android sees slight decline
Google dips below 90% market share of UK Search

Facebook Says the Facebook Ads It Didn't Sell Work Great

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Here’s Facebook’s retort to people who say Facebook ads don’t work: A study that says people who see brand messages on the site spend more money on those brands, right away. The catch: The study focuses on “earned media” — the messages that Facebook users share with each other, not...
Facebook Says the Facebook Ads It Didn't Sell Work Great

Steam for Linux captured on video, one step closer to reality

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Yesterday, Phoronix had encouraging news about the prospect of Steam for Linux: photo evidence of Left 4 Dead running on Ubuntu 11.10 with AMD Catalysts drivers. Today, the site followed up with video footage of that same scenario, posting a hastily shot clip to show that Valve is indeed...
Steam for Linux captured on video, one step closer to reality
The trouble with NFC: it needs cooperation to succeed

Windows 8 tablet sales: not terrible so far

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Although Microsoft is staying mum about Windows 8 tablet sales, research firm Strategy Analytics has some slightly encouraging news. In the first quarter of 2013, Windows 8 and RT devices accounted for 7.5 percent of the tablet market, with 3 million units shipped. That's up from 0 percent a...
Windows 8 tablet sales: not terrible so far

Virgin Galactic's commercial space plane makes first successful test flight

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Attention, amateur space cadets! If you've ever wanted to swing on a star or see one up close, consider this proof positive Virgin Galactic's that much closer to making your dreams come true. SpaceShipTwo, its inventively named commercial vehicle designed to take well-moneyed civilians into outerspace, has just completed...
Virgin Galactic's commercial space plane makes first successful test flight

Survey Questions Stamina of BlackBerry Z10′s Strong Start in Canada, U.K.

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BlackBerry says the recent Canadian and U.K. launches of its new Z10 smartphone have been the best of any of its handset debuts in those regions ever. That’s encouraging news for the company, which is struggling to reverse its declining fortunes after an ugly multiyear swoon in the smartphone market....
Survey Questions Stamina of BlackBerry Z10′s Strong Start in Canada, U.K.

Kalaari Capital announces $150m fund to find promising tech startups in India

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There’s more encouraging news for India’s startup scene after Kalaari Capital, a new VC fund formed by the partners behind Indo US Venture Partners (IUVP), announced a new $150 million investment fund focused on finding and encouraging early-stage technology companies. The money — which comes predominantly from US-based sources —...
Kalaari Capital announces $150m fund to find promising tech startups in India

P2P Currency Exchange TransferWise Raises $6M Led By Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, With Participation From SV Angel, Others

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Here’s some encouraging news for the European startup scene, and London in particular. TransferWise, the online currency exchange that uses the crowd to undercut traditional money transfer services, has announced that it’s closed a $6 million series A round led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures — the first investment in...
P2P Currency Exchange TransferWise Raises $6M Led By Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures, With Participation From SV Angel, Others

Windows Phone Overtakes Symbian in U.K. … With 2.5 Percent Share

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Nokia’s Windows Phone effort is begining to gain traction in Europe, particularly in the U.K. There, Nokia Windows Phone-based handsets have begun to outsell handsets running the company’s old mobile OS, Symbian. Research outfit Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports that Windows Phone has captured about 2.5 percent of the U.K. mobile...
Windows Phone Overtakes Symbian in U.K. … With 2.5 Percent Share

For Kore Telematics money and medicine are key to M2M growth

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Kore Telematics, one of the top providers of cellular bandwidth for companies that want to get their products or inventory on the internet, is seeing 40 percent growth in total connections with a third of those coming from medical device and payments processing. It looks like the focus on machine...
For Kore Telematics money and medicine are key to M2M growth

U.S. Sales Are Bright Spot for Nokia's Lumia

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Though demand for Nokia’s new Lumia smartphones has been spotty across the globe, the Lumia 900 continues to sell reasonably well in the United States. Retail checks conducted by Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt suggest the device is the second best-selling device at most AT&T stores after the iPhone. Encouraging...
U.S. Sales Are Bright Spot for Nokia's Lumia

iPhone 5 Screen Production Begins at Sharp

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Sharp has resolved the unspecified manufacturing issues that prevented it from shipping iPhone 5 displays on schedule earlier this summer. Sources close to the Japanese electronics maker say it began mass producing liquid crystal display panels for the iPhone 5 this week. That’s encouraging news for Apple, which has implemented...
iPhone 5 Screen Production Begins at Sharp

Adzuna Takes Its Next Generation Jobs Search Engine To Germany, Seeing 1.5M Monthly Visits In UK

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Adzuna, the UK startup that operates what it calls a next generation jobs search engine, is taking its wares to Germany, the first time the London-based company has expanded internationally. It’s also putting out some decent numbers today: Monthly visitors to its UK property are at over 1.5 million, up...
Adzuna Takes Its Next Generation Jobs Search Engine To Germany, Seeing 1.5M Monthly Visits In UK

BlackBerry Z10 Off to a Strong Start in U.K.

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A frame from the BlackBerry Z10 Superbowl ad. We are still in the very early days of Research In Motion’s attempted rebirth, so it’s impossible to make even a reasonably accurate call on its prospects. But some early sales data suggests that the company, which is rebranding itself BlackBerry after...
BlackBerry Z10 Off to a Strong Start in U.K.

Google Is Slipping In Mobile And Search

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Android momentum could be slowing as Google also loses some ground to Bing in online search. Research from two sources indicates that Google search fell 3 percent year-on-year and that growth in its Android mobile operating system may finally be slowing. Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at research firm...
Google Is Slipping In Mobile And Search

Tesla Q1: In the Black and on Track

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Tesla Motors made good on its promise to deliver the first quarterly profit in the company’s 10-year history, posting Q1 earnings that prove it is indeed on the sometimes evasive path to full profitability. After market close on Wednesday, the luxury electric automaker reported adjusted earnings of 12 cents...
Tesla Q1: In the Black and on Track
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