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HTC Will Start Being More Vocal About Its Brilliance, Confirms Camera Supply Is Behind HTC One Delay

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HTC has revealed that it will finally drop the frankly stupid “Quietly Brilliant” tagline it has been using for the past few years, the WSJ reports, with company marketing chief Benjamin Ho saying they “haven’t been loud enough” with marketing to date. The first fruits of that change in strategy...
HTC Will Start Being More Vocal About Its Brilliance, Confirms Camera Supply Is Behind HTC One Delay
Motorola and Intel announce new RAZR i
With music and sports publisher partnerships, ZEFR cements its position as the dominant YouTube monetization platform for enterprises

Following on Microsoft's $300 million investment, Barnes & Noble releases Windows 8 NOOK app

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft completed formation of their joint e-reading venture last month and the first fruits of their collaboration have finally emerged in the form of the NOOK app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Microsoft has put $300 million into the deal, in return for a 17.6...
Following on Microsoft's $300 million investment, Barnes & Noble releases Windows 8 NOOK app

Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

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For the last year, Mozilla has been looking to build a mobile operating system as part of its “Boot to Gecko” project. Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the first fruits of that effort appeared, with the news of a partnership with Spanish operator Telefónica to build out a...
Do we need another mobile OS? Mozilla thinks so

AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

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Last year AMD officially became an ARM licensee, although the deal wasn't publicized at the time. Fast forward to June 2012 and we saw the first fruits of that deal: AMD announced it would integrate ARM's Cortex A5 core into its 2013 APUs to enable TrustZone support. Today comes...
AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

Apple Gains Certification to Sell Brazilian-Assembled iPad 2, New iPad Certification Pending

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Back in late February, we noted that Apple had begun selling Brazilian-assembled 8 GB iPhone 4 models in that country, yielding the first fruits from Foxconn's production lines starting up in the country. Foxconn has also been said to be gearing up for iPad production in Brazil, with domestic production...
Apple Gains Certification to Sell Brazilian-Assembled iPad 2, New iPad Certification Pending
Former McDonald's Honchos Take On Sustainable Cuisine

Obvious Co. partner Lift releasing iPhone app to ‘achieve any goal’

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The Obvious Co.-backed company Lift has announced plans to launch an iPhone app that is a ‘simple, positive way to achieve any goal. The app, which is designed to help people achieve ‘any goal’ will be released in August. Back in August of last year Obvious Co. partners Biz Stone, Evan...
Obvious Co. partner Lift releasing iPhone app to ‘achieve any goal’

BBCWW invests in mobile game tech firm Spaceport

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BBC Worldwide is making a strategic investment in a company whose technology will let it port its games to any mobile platform. The BBC’s commercial and overseas unit is investing an unspecified sum in Spaceport, whose technology leverages HTML5, Javascript and OpenGL to let creators convert vector graphics-based games for...
BBCWW invests in mobile game tech firm Spaceport

Amazon's Carrier Billing Deal With Bango To Kick In This Year - Changes For The Appstore And Amazon Ahead?

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Amazon has yet to turn on any services on the back of a deal it signed with carrier billing specialist Bango over a year ago, but it looks like we may finally see the first fruits come out later this year, according to a source, with the launch of carrier billing in Amazon’s...
Amazon's Carrier Billing Deal With Bango To Kick In This Year - Changes For The Appstore And Amazon Ahead?
SNL hooks up with Color to broadcast from backstage

Microsoft Talks Up Xbox 360 While Staying Mum on Its Successor

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Microsoft is no doubt cooking up the next Xbox in Redmond, but the company isn’t yet ready to share details. “All I’ll say about our current and future investment is (that it is) about doing things that are big and premium,” said Yusuf Mehdi, head of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business,...
Microsoft Talks Up Xbox 360 While Staying Mum on Its Successor

RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral

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There is no way to sugarcoat today’s announcement from once great Blackberry maker, RIM.  They are, after years of putting their heads in the sand, finally taking drastic measures to change course including getting rid of former Co-CEO and current board member Jim Balsillie as well as their their CTO and...
RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral

Nokia outs PhotoBeamer picture-sharing app for new Lumias

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Back in June, Nokia splashed out on a big chunk of Scalado's imaging business, and now we're seeing the first fruits of that costly union. The handset maker has re-launched and re-branded Scalado Photobeamer as, you guessed it -- Nokia PhotoBeamer. Aside from the name change, it's the same...
Nokia outs PhotoBeamer picture-sharing app for new Lumias

Salesforce Shows Off Its Rypple Acquisition, Analysts Applaud

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Remember that crazy sequence of acquisitions in recent months of cloud-based companies who specialize in Human Resources? First there was SuccessFactors, which went to SAP for $3.4 billion in December. And last month Oracle stepped up to take out Taleo for $1.9 billion. These deals took place against the backdrop...
Salesforce Shows Off Its Rypple Acquisition, Analysts Applaud

HP introduces Unreal Engine 4-ready 'turnkey solution' workstations, collaborating with ALT Systems

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Hewlett-Packard may not be well-known by consumers for creating the machines that power the industries that power the world we live in, but the company's workstation business does just that. From film to oil drilling to medicine, HP's workstations have their hands in a lot of pies -- and...
HP introduces Unreal Engine 4-ready 'turnkey solution' workstations, collaborating with ALT Systems
After Raising $8.3M, Jibe Mobile Signs MetroPCS To Its Joyn-Approved Voice, Video And Chat Cloud

ESRI buys location services provider Geoloqi

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Geoloqi, a new platform for real-time location services, launched in February and caught the attention of mobile developers who liked the way it allowed them to easily and efficiently add background location tracking to their apps. The Portland, OR company, founded by Amber Case, also turned the head of ESRI,...
ESRI buys location services provider Geoloqi

AU Optronics, Idemitsu Kosan announce 'strategic alliance' on OLED development

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The OLED-infused future is fast approaching in Taiwan, where AU Optronics today announced a "strategic alliance" with Japanese firm Idemitsu Kosan. According to AUO, the partnership will see both companies collaborate on new OLED displays and patents, with Idemitsu filling the role of supplier. Taiwan-based AUO delivered the following...
AU Optronics, Idemitsu Kosan announce 'strategic alliance' on OLED development

Broadcom Shows Off First Fruits from NetLogic Deal

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Communications chips don't typically attract the attention of some other high-tech products. But Broadcom sees its latest as a milestone....
Broadcom Shows Off First Fruits from NetLogic Deal

Microsoft's Andy Lees Loses President Title, Picks Up New Duties

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Andy Lees, who headed the Windows Phone team until being replaced late last year, has been given a new job as corporate vice president in charge of corporate strategy and development. In the new role he will oversee the corporate development team headed by Marc Brown and the corporate strategy...
Microsoft's Andy Lees Loses President Title, Picks Up New Duties

Google Shows Off Its New 'Adverapp' Concept, A Volkswagen-Branded Road Trip Journal

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Google published a blog post today in which it details the first fruits of a pilot program launched last year to reimagine digital advertising for the mobile app age. This year, Google says it’s broadening the scope of that effort with the new Art, Copy & Code project, which is...
Google Shows Off Its New 'Adverapp' Concept, A Volkswagen-Branded Road Trip Journal

King.com hails mainstream potential of mobile gaming

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CMO Alex Dale says players not looking for 'a whole load of grinding for cities, castles or farms'Games company King.com's roots are in casual skill-games, where players could compete for cash and prizes as well as for fun. However, its recent growth has come from Facebook, without the prizes but...
King.com hails mainstream potential of mobile gaming

Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone, reports

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Rumors of a Microsoft-made phone have resurfaced, with three new reports claiming the Redmond-based company has mobile hardware ambitions. Boy Genius Report and China Times both claim that Microsoft is working on its own Windows Phone hardware, but neither publication names any sources. WPCentral also reports that Microsoft has...
Microsoft to build its own Windows Phone, reports

HP's New Printers: A Big Launch for the Battered Company

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Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to unveil a new line of printers for businesses Tuesday, one of the first fruits of Chief Executive Meg Whitman’s efforts to invest more in research and development as she tries to turn around the struggling technology company. The printers, so-called multifunction machines that combine standard printers...
HP's New Printers: A Big Launch for the Battered Company

OUYA partners with Square Enix, names Final Fantasy III as launch title

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We've been saying for a while now that a large deal of the success of Kickstarter blockbuster OUYA will hinge on the console's game selection. News just got a fair bit brighter on that front -- particularly for RPG fans. The company announced via its Kickstarter page (as per...
OUYA partners with Square Enix, names Final Fantasy III as launch title

W3C teams with Apple, Google, Mozilla on WebPlatform, a guide to building the open web (video)

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The World Wide Web Consortium might just be the United Nations of web development, as it's bringing together some frequent enemies to fight for a common cause through WebPlatform.org. The collaboration will see Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia and Opera pool educational resources to create a...
W3C teams with Apple, Google, Mozilla on WebPlatform, a guide to building the open web (video)
Nokia corners Carl Zeiss to make lenses for high-end smartphone cameras

Intel's First Factory Customer Touts Made-in-USA Chips

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A chip company called Achronix says the first fruits of Intel's new build-to-order service are emerging from the factory. That's a milestone for both companies, and a surprising sidelight could play into the story--worries about dependence on non-U.S. manufacturers....
Intel's First Factory Customer Touts Made-in-USA Chips
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