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Verizon, cable companies now "frenemies," can sell each other's products

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The Federal Communications Commission today approved Verizon Wireless's deal to purchase lots of wireless spectrum from cable companies, while imposing limits onto a related deal in which Verizon and the cable companies will resell each other's services. Verizon will purchase spectrum in the Advanced Wireless Services band from Comcast, Time...
Verizon, cable companies now "frenemies," can sell each other's products

Tim Cook never wanted to sue Samsung

9to5mac.com
Interesting quotes aplenty from the ‘Apple and Samsung, frenemies for life‘ Reuters article this weekend… Tim Cook, Jobs’ successor as Apple chief executive, was opposed to suing Samsung in the first place, according to people with knowledge of the matter, largely because of that company’s critical role as a supplier...
Tim Cook never wanted to sue Samsung

Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies (Video)

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Twitter has to work with lots of different Silicon Valley companies. How well it works with those companies depends on how much overlap there is. CEO Dick Costolo explains at the D11 conference. [ See post to watch video ]...
Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies (Video)

High-Tech Frenemies: Twitter Turns On Its Partners

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High-Tech Frenemies: Twitter Turns On Its Partners

Apple moves supplier relationship status with Samsung from 'frenemies' to 'enemies

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Just before we found out that Apple was not using an ARM-designed processor and instead its first custom CPU design for the new iPhone’s A6, we also heard reports that Apple was reducing component orders from Samsung due to the two companies’ ongoing patent disputes. While we knew Samsung was...
Apple moves supplier relationship status with Samsung from 'frenemies' to 'enemies

Next Round In The Google-Amazon Deathmatch: Streaming Music

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For an industry that has such a hard time making money, digital music sure is hot right now. Everybody wants in. Amazon is now the latest tech giant rumored to be eyeing a slice of this increasingly tempting pie, according to a report on The Verge. But why?  News that...
Next Round In The Google-Amazon Deathmatch: Streaming Music

TomTom refreshes Navigation app for iOS, adds social features

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TomTom has refreshed its Navigation App for iPhone and iPad with a new user interface, Foursquare integration and constantly updated maps. It'll also automatically check into your favorite hangouts to avoid forgetting to oust your frenemies at your local coffee house. The revised application will also help you avoid...
TomTom refreshes Navigation app for iOS, adds social features
Google Docs editing comes to iOS -- two years after Android

Facebook Execs Feel Betrayed By Nasdaq, But They Won't Switch Exchanges (FB)

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It looks like Facebook is choosing to be frenemies with Nasdaq. Facebook's executives have decided to keep the company's stock listed on the Nasdaq rather than switching to the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Journal reports. The reason, according to the Journal, is that Facebook's executives are concerned...
Facebook Execs Feel Betrayed By Nasdaq, But They Won't Switch Exchanges (FB)

Can A Corporate Giant Help Your Startup Succeed?

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Many startups are dedicated to disrupting the businesses of established enterprises by leveraging innovative ideas, processes and strategies. Big businesses, in turn, either ignore pesky startups or consider them possible competitors to be squashed - or, best case, acquired - as quickly and efficiently as possible. But with competition keener...
Can A Corporate Giant Help Your Startup Succeed?

60 Minutes Overtime: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Charlie Rose

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A video glimpse into a 30-year relationship that is the definition of frenemies. FORTUNE -- Steve Jobs was pretty sick in Nov. 2010 when CBS (CBS) debuted its 60 Minutes app on the iPad, so it's hard to know how involved he was in the negotiations that got Apple (AAPL)...
60 Minutes Overtime: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Charlie Rose
Bracketology: Fanhood's March Madness sweepstakes targets the casual fan long-tail
Apple's Tim Cook never wanted to sue key supplier Samsung

New Deal with Zynga Show That Facebook Wants to Keep Its Frenemies Close When It Comes to Real Money Gaming

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Both Facebook and Zynga filed documents with the SEC today today detailing the terms of a new, more lax partnership. The two-year-old contract between the once interdependent companies–just check out their IPO filings–was slated to expire. Under the loosened agreement, Zynga is free of a number of obligations, including implementing Facebook...
New Deal with Zynga Show That Facebook Wants to Keep Its Frenemies Close When It Comes to Real Money Gaming

Apple Will Earn $1 Billion From Google Alone In 2014: Report

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Being the default search option on iOS ain't cheap. Frenemies.Can't live without them in the tech biz. In a classic example of this it now looks like Google will pay Apple a cool billion dollars, at least, to be the default search engine rather than other options, like Bing,...
Apple Will Earn $1 Billion From Google Alone In 2014: Report

Samsung ChatON now available as web-based messaging client

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ChatON is Samsung's mobile messaging platform available for Bada, Android, BlackBerry and, yes, iOS phones. Now it's pulled the sheets from the web-based version of the service that allows you to message your frenemies from the comfort of your desktop. As well as short messages, you'll get group chat,...
Samsung ChatON now available as web-based messaging client
Apple cuts back on Samsung-sourced iPad displays at patent trial heats up

Acer is skeptical of Surface tablets, thinks Microsoft isn't playing nice

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We were worried that Microsoft might wind up with frenemies in the PC industry after introducing its Surface tablets. There hasn't been a lot of backlash so far, but the Windows 8 tablets clearly rankled some Acer executives -- they're lashing out at their OS partner in a very...
Acer is skeptical of Surface tablets, thinks Microsoft isn't playing nice

Facebook's Mobile App Ads See Early Traction With 20% Of iOS' 100 Top Grossing Devs Using Them

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About one-fifth of iOS’ top grossing developers are testing out Facebook app install ads, showing some early traction for the new product. Sheryl Sandberg, the company’s COO, mentioned this on today’s fourth quarter earnings call. Launched last fall, Facebook launched new kind of ad unit that doesn’t involve a...
Facebook's Mobile App Ads See Early Traction With 20% Of iOS' 100 Top Grossing Devs Using Them

Retail: Dumped by Walmart, Amazon Should Fear Other Frenemies

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Flickr It was just too much. After seeing Amazon’s rock bottom prices on everything from toothpaste to toilet paper and weed trimmers, Walmart decided to kick the online store’s Kindle tablets out of Walmart, both online and in its physical stores. Now Amazon must...
Retail: Dumped by Walmart, Amazon Should Fear Other Frenemies
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