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feb 29

The Raspberry Pi: One year since launch, one million sold
Facebook behind budget on Q1 ad revenue, sources say

Proview to Apple: You Owe Us $2 Billion

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Proview's iPad, which bears an uncanny resemblance to another famous Apple product.Proview, the foundering Chinese company battling with Apple over the iPad trademark, originally wanted millions of dollars for the rights to the mark in China. Now it wants billions. At a press conference in Beijing on Friday, Li Su,...
Proview to Apple: You Owe Us $2 Billion

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29

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Microsoft may release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at an event in Barcelona on February 29....
Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29

Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source

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Red Hat today announced that it has crossed the billion-dollar mark in revenue, with $1.13 billion in the fiscal year that ended February 29. Red Hat is unique in becoming the first vendor of its size to make all or nearly all of its money from building, maintaining, and...
Red Hat hits $1 billion in revenue, a milestone for open source
8M pages switch to Timeline; Facebook offers education tools to ease transition

MLB.com At Bat 2012 breaks 3 million downloads, 800,000 streams/day

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As we noted in February, MLB.com At Bat 2012 launched, bringing baseball fanatics scores, news, and analysis for free. The app also includes an in-app subscription of $14.99 (or $2.99/month) which provides in-game audio. However, if you’re a huge fan, you can pay the $120 a year subscription for in-game...
MLB.com At Bat 2012 breaks 3 million downloads, 800,000 streams/day
Sources: Facebook to replace premium ads with page post units

Expect "Windows 8 for Mobile" at Feb. 29 Barcelona Rollout

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A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to ReadWriteWeb this afternoon that the Consumer Preview phase of Windows 8 testing is slated to begin on Wednesday, February 29, with a gala preview event in Barcelona. That's to coincide - for the first time - with Mobile World Congress, which has not generally been...
Expect "Windows 8 for Mobile" at Feb. 29 Barcelona Rollout

Bidding Wars Are Back ... In Silicon Valley, At Least

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The housing market is still slow in most of the country, but it's heating up again in Silicon Valley. Earlier this month, we talked to a resident of Palo Alto who estimated selling prices have gone up 30 to 60 percent in the last six months. His evidence was...
Bidding Wars Are Back ... In Silicon Valley, At Least

Gadgetwise Blog: A Discount on Accounting, if Not on Taxes

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H&R Block is offering its mobile tax app and filing service free until Feb. 29....
Gadgetwise Blog: A Discount on Accounting, if Not on Taxes

Microsoft defends ‘Flight’ — calls it ‘a step up from all of our previous efforts’

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Microsoft is gearing up for the debut of its new “Microsoft Flight” franchise for Windows PCs, announcing a Feb. 29 launch and providing new details on the free experience and premium content that will be available at launch. Leading up to the official release, the company has had a tough...
Microsoft defends ‘Flight’ — calls it ‘a step up from all of our previous efforts’

Unlocking the pricing complexity of cloud

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Cloud computing is no longer a sandbox for test and development. Enterprises want to move mission-critical workloads to the cloud like Microsoft and SAP have done. In doing so, they are looking for consumption-based pricing for different workloads, security and compliance guarantees, and deep QoS and metrics around application performance...
Unlocking the pricing complexity of cloud

Microsoft fixes Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch event for Feb. 29

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Microsoft Wednesday said it will host a launch event for the Windows 8 beta on Feb. 29 in Barcelona, the site of the Mobile World Congress....
Microsoft fixes Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch event for Feb. 29

The Morning Lowdown 2-22-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Browser-gate: Here come the lawsuits (paidContent) »  Mario Puzo estate sued by Paramount (NYSE: VIA) over “Godfather” prequel (The Wrap) »  Condé Nast aims to unify tablet and mobile magazine production (paidContent) »  Microsoft (NSDQ:...
The Morning Lowdown 2-22-12

Microsoft to host Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Feb. 29

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The software giant takes another step toward releasing its next computer operating system, holding an event at Mobile World Congress to unveil the Windows 8 beta....
Microsoft to host Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Feb. 29

Halo Fans, You Might Get Your First Look At Halo 4 Later This Month (MSFT)

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Fans of the science fiction franchise Halo will be excited to know that the wait for the first peek at the next Halo title, already named the Recliamer Trilogy, may come to an end soon. IGN reports on rumors that Micorsoft will be revealing Halo 4 at a Spring...
Halo Fans, You Might Get Your First Look At Halo 4 Later This Month (MSFT)

Today in Tech: Apple unveiling iPad 3 March 7?

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. "They ask 'Why can't you be more like Apple?' So we should go bankrupt and fire our founders and bring in a moron? That's what we should do?" --...
Today in Tech: Apple unveiling iPad 3 March 7?

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29

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Microsoft may release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at an event in Barcelona on February 29....
Windows 8 Consumer Preview Could Launch Feb 29

Microsoft To Launch Consumer Preview of Windows 8 in Barcelona on Feb. 29

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Microsoft plans to use the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona as a launchpad for the “consumer preview” version of Windows 8. The company on Wednesday sent out invitations for a Feb. 29 event. Although the invite offered scant details, Microsoft has said to expect a beta version of...
Microsoft To Launch Consumer Preview of Windows 8 in Barcelona on Feb. 29
Microsoft launches first accelerator ever, but will give free Azure access instead of cash

Facebook adds new APIs for pages to manage Timeline, messages

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To support the launch of new features for pages with Timeline, Facebook now offers APIs to manage a page’s messages, milestones, About section, apps and posts. These additions allow page management applications to control important areas of organizations’ Timelines so that page owners don’t have to switch between platforms. Developers...
Facebook adds new APIs for pages to manage Timeline, messages

MLB at Bat ’12 available for free on App Store Feb. 29 with $119 subscription

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Pitchers and Catchers are set to report over the next few days and MLB is getting its 2012 App ready Baseball fans will be happy to hear that Major League Baseball is again bringing the MLB at Bat app back to the App Store so they can enjoy every...
MLB at Bat ’12 available for free on App Store Feb. 29 with $119 subscription

LightSquared files for bankruptcy, insists network project will continue

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It’s the latest setback for the company as it pursues a national 4G LTE network. LightSquared's dream of building a national 4G-LTE network hit another snag, though the company insists its vision is not dead. LightSquared officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York today. In a statement, CFO...
LightSquared files for bankruptcy, insists network project will continue

Tab applications for musicians look to innovate after Facebook removes default landing function

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Companies that create tab applications for artists’ Facebook pages are employing new tactics like Open Graph integration to counter the loss of landing tabs. Most page applications have experienced significant drops in daily and monthly active users now that Facebook removed the default landing tab option for pages with Timeline....
Tab applications for musicians look to innovate after Facebook removes default landing function

Don’t call it a beta: Microsoft to unveil Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Feb. 29

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Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows 8 release for public testing will be unveiled at a press event in Barcelona on February 29, tying in with the Mobile World Congress occurring at the same time, the company announced today. Originally referred to as the Windows 8 beta, the release will instead be...
Don’t call it a beta: Microsoft to unveil Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Feb. 29

Microsoft Explains Last Week's Azure Outage: Whoops!

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Microsoft has figured out why its Windows Azure cloud computing platform when down in Europe last week. In a blog post summarizing Microsoft’s root cause analysis of the incident, Mike Neil, general manage for Windows Azure writes that someone forgot to adjust a safety valve setting in the networking gear....
Microsoft Explains Last Week's Azure Outage: Whoops!

Facebook Preparing Launch Of Timeline For Brand Pages

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Facebook is set to launch Timeline for Brand Pages imminently, two sources tell us, with a possible official announcement on Feb. 29, one source says, when the social network holds its invitation only Facebook Marketing Conference. Facebook is already in the process of forcing Timeline on its individual users...
Facebook Preparing Launch Of Timeline For Brand Pages

Google says Chrome for Windows 8 is in the works

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Google is designing a version of Chrome to run in touch-friendly Metro of Windows 8. Windows 8 is the upcoming version of Microsoft Windows and features a new Metro-style interface with input for touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and pen. The platform’s Consumer Preview was just released Feb. 29. A Google...
Google says Chrome for Windows 8 is in the works

Microsoft details leap day bug that took down Azure, refunds customers

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Microsoft is giving Windows Azure customers a 33 percent credit on their entire monthly bills because of an outage on Feb. 29 caused by a "leap day bug." Azure executive Bill Laing announced the credit Friday night in a post that also offered further details on how the leap day...
Microsoft details leap day bug that took down Azure, refunds customers
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