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U.S. Government Recognizes Benefits of Piracy

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The PRO-IP Act is a United Stated law that aims to combat copyright infringement by increasing civil and criminal penalties for offenders. As part of the Act, Congress has instructed the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to quantify the impact of piracy on the economy. The results of this investigation have...
U.S. Government Recognizes Benefits of Piracy

Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week

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With T-Mobile COO Jim Alling hinting that the iPhone was too expensive at a recent conference in Barcelona, it seemed like the carrier was planning continuing with its bring your own iPhone strategy for its continually expanding iPhone compatible 4G network. However, today a note from Merrill Lynch analyst Scott Craig...
Analyst: T-Mobile USA might announce arrival of iPhone next week
Apple Releases Economic Impact Report on 'Spaceship Campus'

Google Ideas announces the INFO summit as a way to expose violent illicit networks

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In a blog post today, Google Ideas head Jared Cohen described a new initiative to expose violent illicit networks. Violent illicit networks represent a trillion-dollar problem that affects every society in the world and claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. For example, more than 50,000 people have died in the past five...
Google Ideas announces the INFO summit as a way to expose violent illicit networks

Apple Pulls Products from Environmental EPEAT Registry

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Apple has notified the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) that it is withdrawing its products from the EPEAT registry and will no longer be submitting its products to EPEAT for environmental rating. CIO Journal spoke with Robert Frisbee, CEO of EPEAT, who offered slightly more color to the decision:“They...
Apple Pulls Products from Environmental EPEAT Registry

Healthcare industry CIOs, CSOs must improve security

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Given that stolen medical records can bring $50 apiece on the underground market, the frequency and magnitude of data breaches involving electronic health records is increasing. In an effort to help CIOs and CSOs build a better business case for enhancing security, a group of standards and security organizations have...
Healthcare industry CIOs, CSOs must improve security

Angry Birds on Facebook: Testing the new economics of video games

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Sure, most of us have played Angry Birds in the past, probably on multiple devices, but even if you’ve grown tired of slingshotting birds at pigs, the arrival of the blockbuster action-puzzle game on Facebook this week is worth watching as an experiment in modern video-game economics. As expected, Angry Birds...
Angry Birds on Facebook: Testing the new economics of video games

Google officially launches ads on phones

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Google (GOOG) has officially launched AdSense for mobile, giving its network of advertisers access to the growing number of people who are browsing Internet content on cell phones. The move is unlikely to have a big financial impact in the short term; the program is tailored to publishers that have...
Google officially launches ads on phones
GM & Facebook: it’s still complicated, but they kinda sorta might like each other again, maybe

COPPA: The law most startups ignore that could have a big financial impact

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Think the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the expanded revisions don’t affect you? If you are an app or website and you collect, share or store information about your users, you could be wrong. And that one assumption could cost you loads of money in fines and legal...
COPPA: The law most startups ignore that could have a big financial impact

Google Ideas: joining the fight against drug cartels and other illicit networks

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Violent illicit networks represent a trillion-dollar problem that affects every society in the world and claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year. For example, more than 50,000 people have died in the past five years as a result of the ongoing war in Mexico between rival drug cartels. And...
Google Ideas: joining the fight against drug cartels and other illicit networks

Analyst Upgrades Facebook To 'Buy' On Word Of Video Ad Launch In July (FB)

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Video ads could become the next billion-dollar business for Facebook, according to Jefferies & Co., which upped its rating on the stock Thursday. A recent decline in share price creates a buying opportunity for investors, particularly before the company launches video ads, said analyst Brian Pitz. He upgraded his rating...
Analyst Upgrades Facebook To 'Buy' On Word Of Video Ad Launch In July (FB)
Best Buy's Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can't win

Google takes on drug cartels, human trafficking and other illicit industries

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In a move that is right off its “don’t be evil” bat, Google has turned its attention to helping the fight against drug cartels, human trafficking and other illicit industries through its latest Google Ideas project. Good Ideas was established last year and the search giant describes the service as a “think/do tank” that...
Google takes on drug cartels, human trafficking and other illicit industries

Sponsored post: 5 key considerations when deploying a mobile BYOD program

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Nowadays, employees expect unfettered access to corporate data. In fact, 68 percent of employees are already using their personal devices for work, according to a recent survey by Globo. While there are many benefits to a “bring your own device” friendly workplace, such as increased productivity and lower expenses, companies need...
Sponsored post: 5 key considerations when deploying a mobile BYOD program

Google vs everyone: an epic war on many fronts

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June, it seems, is the season for new product announcements in Silicon Valley. At its annual WWDC shindig,  Apple announced a slew of new products including its hot-new Macbook Pro with Retina display and iOS 6. A few days later, Microsoft announced Surface, a new tablet/computer that has been designed by Microsoft...
Google vs everyone: an epic war on many fronts

Apple Gets $1 Billion A Year From Google For Being The Default Search Engine, Says Analyst (AAPL, GOOG)

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Apple made $1 billion off Google last year by having it as the default search engine in Safari, says Macquarie analyst Ben Schachter in a note this morning. Schachter wrote his note in response to the fact that Apple seems to be shifting away from Google Maps. Moving away...
Apple Gets $1 Billion A Year From Google For Being The Default Search Engine, Says Analyst (AAPL, GOOG)

Report: Microsoft in talks to invest up to $3B in Dell to help take the PC maker private

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Michael Dell (Wikipedia photo) Now, here’s one of the more interesting stories of the day. CNBC’s David Faber is reporting that Microsoft may invest between $1 billion and $3 billion in Dell as part of the computer maker’s plan to go private. The investment would be a huge bet by...
Report: Microsoft in talks to invest up to $3B in Dell to help take the PC maker private

Arris Gets DoJ Approval For Its $2.35B Acquisition Of Motorola Home From Google, Deal To Close Around April 17

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Another key chapter in the Google acquisition of Motorola is getting concluded. Today Arris announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice for its acquisition of Motorola Home from Google — a deal valued at $2.35 billion when it was announced in December 2012 — $2.05...
Arris Gets DoJ Approval For Its $2.35B Acquisition Of Motorola Home From Google, Deal To Close Around April 17

Verizon sees big Q4 influx of 4G activations including 3.1M LTE iPhones

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The combination of Verizon’s now nationwide LTE network and the holidays produced a distinctly 4G quarter for the country’s biggest operator. It sold 7.3 million LTE devices the last three months of 2012, and it activated 9.8 million smartphones in total. It activated 6.2 million iPhones, about half of which...
Verizon sees big Q4 influx of 4G activations including 3.1M LTE iPhones

Politify relaunches for the US election, hopes to redefine the way you vote

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Politify has released an updated version of its election app, the Berkeley-based startup announced today. Thanks to its new platform, US voters will now be able to measure the financial impact of the 2012 presidential candidates’ plans. As you may remember, Politify had previously launched an app with similar purposes for...
Politify relaunches for the US election, hopes to redefine the way you vote

Sponsored post: 5 key considerations when deploying a mobile BYOD program

gigaom.com
Nowadays, employees expect unfettered access to corporate data. In fact, 68 percent of employees are already using their personal devices for work, according to a recent survey by Globo. While there are many benefits to a “bring your own device” friendly workplace, such as increased productivity and lower expenses, companies...
Sponsored post: 5 key considerations when deploying a mobile BYOD program

Nokia Wins Tribunal Ruling Against RIM In WLAN Patent Licensing Dispute

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More bad news for RIM — which commanded only a 4.3 percent share of the global smartphone market in Q3, according to IDC — Nokia has won a tribunal ruling against the BlackBerry-maker regarding its WLAN-related patents. The ruling means RIM will have to pay royalties for handsets now considered...
Nokia Wins Tribunal Ruling Against RIM In WLAN Patent Licensing Dispute

The FASTForward Blog » Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Four – Financial Impact: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

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The FASTForward Blog » Implementing Enterprise 2.0 at Booz Allen: Part Four – Financial Impact: Enterprise 2.0 Blog: News, Coverage, and Commentary

Apple's iOS Developer Guidelines Now Targeting Third-Party App Discovery and Promotion Tools

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PocketGamer.biz highlights a recent addition to Apple's iOS developer guidelines revealing that the company is now specifically targeting third-party apps intended to serve as repositories of information on other App Store apps, whether it be in the form of curated app discovery, promotional listings, price drops, or other similar app...
Apple's iOS Developer Guidelines Now Targeting Third-Party App Discovery and Promotion Tools

Malware-infested Chinese PCs pose risk to the United States

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Counterfeit versions of Windows running on Chinese PCs do more than take money from Microsoft's pocket, they also pose a security threat to U.S. companies and consumers, experts say. Microsoft has launched an anti-piracy campaign highlighting the risk posed by Windows knockoffs to discourage potential Chinese buyers. After purchasing...
Malware-infested Chinese PCs pose risk to the United States
There Is A 'Good Chance' Apple Releases A Cheap iPhone Next June (AAPL)

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Why Google Will Beat Apple In The Tablet Market (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Tech Markets are mixed as China's slowdown is staggeringly bad despite sinking initial jobless claims. Shares of GOOG are up with tech. Investors continue look for Android momentum and monetization of...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Why Google Will Beat Apple In The Tablet Market (GOOG)

Marvell, after losing $1.17b patent case: "There are strong grounds for appeal"

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Chip maker Marvell earlier today issued a press release in response to a Wednesday federal jury ruling that would see it pay close to $1.17 billion for infringing two patents related to disk drives, held by Carnegie Mellon University. That would obviously be one hell of a fine. Worse, the...
Marvell, after losing $1.17b patent case: "There are strong grounds for appeal"
Why IT pros need to understand risk management
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