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Verizon CFO says 'unlimited thing is going by the wayside', customers embrace Share Everything

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Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo told attendees at a Goldman Sachs investor conference in New York today that unlimited data plans are no longer relevant and the carrier’s Share Everything plan is doing well. “We are surprised on shared from many different aspects,” said Shammo, as first reported by...
Verizon CFO says 'unlimited thing is going by the wayside', customers embrace Share Everything
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: The Death Of The Social Media Strategist
Berkshire's Warren Buffet's advice for Tim Cook: Ignore Einhorn, buy back stock

STEVE SCHWARZMAN: Blackstone 'Didn't Even Look At Dell' And This Is Not The Return Of The Mega Deal

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Billionaire private equity tycoon Steve Schwarzman, the CEO of Blackstone, spoke with Bloomberg TV's Erik Schatzker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland covering a gamut of topics from taking Dell private to taxes. He told Bloomberg TV that Blackstone didn't even look at Dell explaining, "this isn't your run-of-the-mill situation...This...
STEVE SCHWARZMAN: Blackstone 'Didn't Even Look At Dell' And This Is Not The Return Of The Mega Deal

This Ten-Year-Old Company Just Killed Conventional Wisdom: You Can Actually Make A Lot Of Money Off Content

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All is not lost for content-producing web companies. Everyday Health, a cluster of websites and other health-oriented online services, marked a banner year with revenue growing 32 percent year-over-year in 2011. We've heard that Everyday Health now brings in between $160 million and $175 million annually, though the company...
This Ten-Year-Old Company Just Killed Conventional Wisdom: You Can Actually Make A Lot Of Money Off Content

What It's Like Building The World's Most Popular App And Selling It For $200 Million (ZNGA)

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Hours after Zynga paid ~$200 million for social gaming startup OMGPOP, we sat down with CEO Dan Porter to find out more about the decision. He was joined by Zynga's chief mobile exec David Ko. While Zynga is technically buying OMGPOP, the reality is that it's buying "Draw Something,"...
What It's Like Building The World's Most Popular App And Selling It For $200 Million (ZNGA)

Hacking Society Highlight Reel

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Hacking Society is a discussion about how networks are transforming our economy and society, and what this means for the future of innovation, regulation, advocacy and politics. Two weeks ago, a small group of activists, thinkers, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at Union Square Ventures in NYC to discuss this topic, joined by online listeners...
Hacking Society Highlight Reel

3 unexpected questions from Nintendo’s shareholder meeting

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Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata fielded the usual questions about the company’s profitability and the online plans for the upcoming Wii U console at the 72nd annual general meeting of shareholders today (you can read the full transcript here). But a few odd inquiries also worked their way into all...
3 unexpected questions from Nintendo’s shareholder meeting
Gogo ups in-flight Wi-Fi prices, removes single pass on some flights

Here's Why Apple Says Its Margins Are Going To Collapse This Quarter (AAPL)

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Apple told analysts yesterday that its forecasting a 36% gross margin for the holiday quarter. Analysts were expecting a 43% margin for the quarter. The reason for the huge gap in margins is that Apple decided to refresh almost everything it makes in the last two months. (New iMacs, iPhones,...
Here's Why Apple Says Its Margins Are Going To Collapse This Quarter (AAPL)

HP CEO Mark Hurd Was Warned About Spending $13.9 Billion On EDS (HPQ)

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As HP writes down $8 billion from its acquisition of EDS in 2008, a certain a Wall Street analyst gets to say, "I told you so!" if he wants to. HP's $13.9 billion purchase of EDS was then HP-CEO Mark Hurd's signature deal. On the day that he announced it,...
HP CEO Mark Hurd Was Warned About Spending $13.9 Billion On EDS (HPQ)

Even Apple Is Getting Hammered By The Europe Mess (Or Is This A Deeper, Darker Problem?) (AAPL)

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As analysts crawl through Apple's disappointing quarterly results to try to pinpoint the exact causes of the miss, several points leap out. One of them is Europe. Until recently, people in Europe seemed willing to go without food, water, and air for a while if it meant having enough money...
Even Apple Is Getting Hammered By The Europe Mess (Or Is This A Deeper, Darker Problem?) (AAPL)

Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

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Facebook's IPO filing contains a lengthy letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg which outlines the company's 'social mission' and its goals for the future.The multi-page letter, which will go out potential investors when FB goes public says the social network wasn't built to be a money-making company but a...
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

The UK govt. considers new blocking measures for websites that infringe copyright

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No sooner was SOPA effectively defeated in the US, European authorities kicked up a storm by signing up to the controversial ACTA agreement, which is a voluntary agreement between nations that covers a wide range of counterfeit goods, both physical and digital. It’s feared that the agreement would make Internet...
The UK govt. considers new blocking measures for websites that infringe copyright

Just About Every Startup This Guy Has Helped Launch Has Taken Off Like A Rocket

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There are tons of startup accelerators in Silicon Valley — which give startups seed funding and mentorship to help them get off the ground — but Tandem is a little different. It's run by co-founder Doug Renert and two other guys, and the team focuses on being exclusive. While...
Just About Every Startup This Guy Has Helped Launch Has Taken Off Like A Rocket

Why Nvidia has to wait on the smartphone

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Commenting on his company’s fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday night, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang got really excited about tablets. The success of Nvidia’s Tegra line in Android and Windows RT tablets overcame the growing weaknesses of its core PC graphics market, leading Huang to declare that he “believed in tablets wholeheartedly.” But...
Why Nvidia has to wait on the smartphone

Apple on 'Fall Transition', Apple TV, Impact of Rumors and More

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Apple held its Q3 2012 financial results conference call this evening. We have posted a full transcript of the call. From the call, Apple discusses their expectations for the next quarter which runs through July, August and September. In particular, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer expects gross margins to decline in...
Apple on 'Fall Transition', Apple TV, Impact of Rumors and More

Verizon shared data plans are due in mid-summer, target users with multiple devices

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On a call discussing Verizon's Q1 earnings report, CFO Francis Shammo has once again touched on the company's promised shared data plans, targeting their launch in mid-summer. He also noted that he expected this to drive growth in the wireless business, because the plan is apparently designed to allow...
Verizon shared data plans are due in mid-summer, target users with multiple devices

Outgoing board member Reed Hastings lays out the challenges facing Microsoft and Steve Ballmer

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Reed Hastings Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is stepping down from the Microsoft board later this month at the company’s annual meeting. And while the departure will unlikely be marked by any sort of fanfare, Hastings is providing a bit of analysis about Microsoft as it enters one of the most...
Outgoing board member Reed Hastings lays out the challenges facing Microsoft and Steve Ballmer

Here's Google CEO Larry Page Talking About 'Gangnam Style' On His Earnings Call

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A lot of weird stuff went down yesterday around Google's Q3 2012 earnings call: The accidental early numbers release. The mobile ad revenue suddenly reaching $8 billion annually. CEO Larry Page sounding sick. But events reached their weird climax when Page began riffing about "Gangnam Style," the loopy dance hit...
Here's Google CEO Larry Page Talking About 'Gangnam Style' On His Earnings Call

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US
Tim Cook's Interview On NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams

Cenk Uygur: Michael Moore: There's Going to be a Second Crash (And Glenn Beck Can F--k Off)

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We interviewed Michael Moore on The Young Turks today and he was not shy about sharing his opinions. Anyone surprised? He had very strong words for the Democratic Party, the state of our political system and Glenn Beck. What he thinks of Democrats and Republicans: You know, I tell you,...
Cenk Uygur: Michael Moore: There's Going to be a Second Crash (And Glenn Beck Can F--k Off)

The New York Times Is Collapsing 20% Today -- And The Fiscal Cliff Has Something To Do With It

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The New York Times is down over 20% at the moment following a huge whiff on earnings related to weak advertising. One part of the conference call really stands out. Here's CFO James Follo: Meanwhile, the advertising landscape has been categorized by a challenging economic environment, which has been compounded...
The New York Times Is Collapsing 20% Today -- And The Fiscal Cliff Has Something To Do With It
Wikileaks releases a fascinating secret chat between Eric Schmidt and Julian Assange

Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg spoke at the "Class Day" of Harvard Business School yesterday. (Class day is the event that leads up to its commencement day.) We're trying to get a full transcript now, but David Whitford at CNNMoney has some notes from the speech. There are two great lines that stand...
Facebook COO: 'We're Public Now. So Can You Click On An Ad Or Two?' (FB)

WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

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The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Facebook may file for its long-awaited IPO as soon as this Wednesday, but notes that the “timing is still being discussed”, according to an anonymous source. The article says that Facebook is eyeing a valuation between $75 and $100 billion as it...
WSJ: Facebook Filing For IPO As Early As Wednesday

Transcript Of The 12 Minute 'We're Done' Prenda Hearing Released

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We had Ken White's awesome analysis of what happened at the Prenda Law hearing earlier this week, but now the full transcript of the hearing has been released so you can read along (or figure out how to incorporate it into the necessary movie script). Here's just a snippet, though...
Transcript Of The 12 Minute 'We're Done' Prenda Hearing Released

The Engadget Interview: Lixin Cheng on ZTE's US future at CTIA 2013

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Last week at CTIA, we sat down with Lixin Cheng -- CEO of ZTE USA -- for a candid discussion about the company's future in the US. The conversation started with ZTE's current portfolio in the US, which consists of 18 SKUs -- primarily inexpensive Android smartphones (most with...
The Engadget Interview: Lixin Cheng on ZTE's US future at CTIA 2013

Judge's Random, Unrelated Rant Against Facebook Leads To Child Porn Sentence Being Overturned

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I recognize that there are some people out there who really just don't like social networking or Twitter or Facebook, but I'm often amazed at how this sometimes leads people to blame other societal woes on those kinds of things. That apparently happened with a judge in a child porn...
Judge's Random, Unrelated Rant Against Facebook Leads To Child Porn Sentence Being Overturned
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