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Roku unveils Roku 3 box with new UI and headphone-friendly remote

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Roku officially unveiled its third-generation streaming device Thursday night. The streaming box, simply dubbed Roku 3, comes with a new user interface as well as a remote control that features a headphone jack for private listening. It will go on sale immediately for $100 on Roku’s website and Amazon.com, and...
Roku unveils Roku 3 box with new UI and headphone-friendly remote
EU Open Data law set to speed the development of Europe-wide services

Cisco's New Strategy For Growth Looks A Lot Like IBM (CSCO)

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Cisco's CEO John Chambers reaffirmed his vows to grow the company's revenues at a 5 to 7 percent annual clip, but in a surprising new way. He wants to lean on Cisco's software and services businesses for that growth. These are not two areas that Cisco is known for. Cisco's...
Cisco's New Strategy For Growth Looks A Lot Like IBM (CSCO)
Microsoft’s Ballmer: Yammer’s ‘viral adoption model’ is key to $1.2B deal
After two years of development, Knack launches simple online database building tool

How did a mega bank nail a mobile app better than most tech companies?

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All day long, we write about startups who are frequently struggling to find some way to make an existing solution on the market much better. As a result, I see a lot of companies that focus on tweaks and incremental changes on existing products. And then, when I return...
How did a mega bank nail a mobile app better than most tech companies?

Prismatic Opens Its News Discovery Service To Everyone, Adds Facebook And Google Reader Sign-Ups

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Prismatic has been in invite-only mode for more than a year, but co-founder and CEO Bradford Cross says that changes today. When I met with Cross earlier this year, he said he chose that approach because he was trying to do something genuinely different — not just bolt social discovery...
Prismatic Opens Its News Discovery Service To Everyone, Adds Facebook And Google Reader Sign-Ups

Ericsson and STMicro agree to carve up ST-Ericsson chipmaking JV, cutting 1,600 jobs

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Ericsson and STMicroelectronics were unsuccessful with their efforts to sell chip making business ST-Ericsson to Samsung and other chip makers, and now they have agreed to carve up the joint venture, terminating 1,600 jobs. The joint venture was set up in 2009 to help develop competitively priced mobile broadband chips, but it has...
Ericsson and STMicro agree to carve up ST-Ericsson chipmaking JV, cutting 1,600 jobs

User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

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Last week I was in London at "The Big Rethink" conference of The Economist. Its goal was to explore the challenges of facing the world after the recession and how innovation and design could help address them. It came as no surprise that one of the more pressing problems mentioned...
User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

Razer ready to dump massive mounds of Mass Effect 3 gear on an unsuspecting public

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Prodigious piles of peripherals -- that's what Razer has in store for you -- all of them bearing the mark of Mass Effect 3. Most of the goods are simply rebrands of existing products: the Chimera wireless headset, the Vespula mouse pad, Onza 360 Tournament Edition controller, BlackWidow Ultimate...
Razer ready to dump massive mounds of Mass Effect 3 gear on an unsuspecting public

Why It Might Make Sense For Apple To Make A Five-Inch Phone

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If you're an Apple watcher that isn't too busy focusing on the present, you're probably wondering what Apple has cooking for the near future. While Wednesday's critical earnings report will reflect on the health of its existing products, the smart money is on whether or not Apple's got new magic...
Why It Might Make Sense For Apple To Make A Five-Inch Phone

Subscription Underwear Startup MeUndies Launches A Redesign, Now Sells T-Shirts And Socks

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Subscription commerce startup MeUndies has a new look and new products. The company, which provides monthly shipments of boxers, thongs and other underthings, is rolling out a new design for its website. It’s also introducing a new, ultrasoft fabric for its products, as well as a line of other basics,...
Subscription Underwear Startup MeUndies Launches A Redesign, Now Sells T-Shirts And Socks

Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans

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Sprint sees several question marks for the wireless industry as the company wraps up its product planning for next year. The carrier said it has 90 percent of its product lineup for the first half of next year set, with Motorola’s lineup the straggler owing to its recent acquisition by...
Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans

Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

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Bee Media, the makers of a mobile shopping platform that serves location-specific offers and info to mobile devices, today announced that it has acquired Adcentricity, a similarly location-focued digital media startup. Under the terms of the acquisition, Bee Media secures rights to the Adcentricity name and will operate as Adcentricity...
Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

Is Windows 8 off to a weaker start than Windows 7?

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Microsoft is spending big-time bucks to get the word out about Windows 8 (reportedly to the tune of $1.5 billion). But are folks buying it? A report out from Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrot seems to indicate things aren’t going that great, with Thurrot citing unnamed sources at the company who...
Is Windows 8 off to a weaker start than Windows 7?

LinkedIn's Profile Refresh Is All About The Visuals -- Just Like Other Social Giants

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Pictures still beat words. LinkedIn unveiled a new profile page on Tuesday morning, tweaking many of the product’s key areas to emphasize data visualization, graphics and photos. It’s not reinventing the wheel. Most of the changes are small tweaks in existing products — profile pictures are larger, network connections are...
LinkedIn's Profile Refresh Is All About The Visuals -- Just Like Other Social Giants
Livefyre raises $15M to rule comments and social, now 10M users strong

Box's Gameplan For 2013: A Third-Party App Economy; Expanding Security And More

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As you talk to Aaron Levie, the co-founder of fast growing cloud storage company Box, it’s hard not to notice his incredible energy when he talks about enterprise storage possibilities. Six years in, Levie is still as passionate about what he is trying to build as he was back in...
Box's Gameplan For 2013: A Third-Party App Economy; Expanding Security And More

Kodak to shutter digital camera production this year

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This year has not been a kind one for Kodak. Last month, the photography pioneer announced that it was filing for bankruptcy (and suing Samsung, incidentally), and now the company has let it be known that it will be dropping out of the digital camera business -- and then...
Kodak to shutter digital camera production this year

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

MuleSoft debuts 'integration 2.0′ platform Anypoint; lands $37m from Salesforce and others

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Integration software company MuleSoft is today announcing that it is bundling a set of new and existing products in a single offering dubbed the ‘Anypoint Platform’. In addition, the company is announcing that it has raised $37 million in new funding from prior and first-time backers like NEA and Salesforce.com....
MuleSoft debuts 'integration 2.0′ platform Anypoint; lands $37m from Salesforce and others

Foundry Group Leads New Round In Oblong Industries To Push Computing Into “The Minority Report” Age

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Oblong Industries just announced a series B funding round led by The Foundry Group. Together with Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners and Energy Technology Ventures (a GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips venture) Oblong Industries is looking to further the development of its groundbreaking computing systems. That’s not a hyperbole either. MG spent sometime...
Foundry Group Leads New Round In Oblong Industries To Push Computing Into “The Minority Report” Age

Don't Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

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Joining a new group of companies looking to build services on the backs of users’ social networks, Irrive is debuting its social scrapbooking website, soon to be followed by its mobile apps. The company was founded by Steven Cohn, whose previous startup BuyYourFriendADrink was acquired by LivingSocial back in 2009, helping LivingSocial...
Don't Just Post, Create: Irrive Debuts Collaborative Social Scrapbooks

Google Organizational Changes Cloud the Future of Apps

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Signs are emerging that Google is de-emphasizing its efforts in online productivity tools that compete with Microsoft, which was never the core of its business to being with, to focus even more on search and social networking, and its increasing competition with Facebook. This shift in emphasis is reflected in...
Google Organizational Changes Cloud the Future of Apps

4 Ways To Monitor Your Facebook Fan Page Traffic #SocialMedia #Web #Analytics #fb

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While Facebook already provides a page insights tool for Page administrators to track traffic to their page, there is still a lot of information which is unknown. So how can administrators determine how well their landing tab is performing? There are a number of techniques to monitor your Facebook Page...
4 Ways To Monitor Your Facebook Fan Page Traffic #SocialMedia #Web #Analytics #fb

Google Play cracks down on "confusingly similar" apps

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With the latest changes to its developer policy, Google seems to making a serious effort to try to impose some sort of order on the wild west town that is its Google Play Android app store. The most important change for the unsavvy consumer might be the new restrictions on...
Google Play cracks down on "confusingly similar" apps

Legal lessons from Amazon's 'noncompete' battle with Google

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As Geekwire reported last week, a federal judge in Seattle has pretty much rejected Amazon’s recent attempt to restrict what a former Amazon Web Services sales exec might do in his new job at Google. Amazon had been asking the judge to enforce the full scope of the noncompete agreement...
Legal lessons from Amazon's 'noncompete' battle with Google

News Discovery Site Prismatic Gets More Social With User Profiles

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Startup Prismatic claims to show you news related to “what you’re actually interested in.” Starting today, users can to reveal those interests to others with newly launched profiles. When I first heard about Prismatic, my kneejerk reaction was, “Oh God, another Flipboard competitor.” Making matters worse, the company is building...
News Discovery Site Prismatic Gets More Social With User Profiles
Box Is Testing Out New Apps That Could See It Go Head To Head With Google Docs

What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro

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It’s been a rough quarter for some of the former darlings of the startup world: perhaps we should call it IPO-itis. Just a year ago, Groupon, Zipcar and Zynga were slated to go public with great fanfare and wildly optimistic market speculations. This week on Pro, our analysts and curators...
What you missed this week on GigaOM Pro
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