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HP and Oracle: I Know You Are But What Am I?

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The trial date in the nasty dispute around the Itanium chip between Oracle and Hewlett-Packard must be getting close, because both sides asked a California judge to essentially rule in their favor before the trial actually begins. Lawyers for both HP and Oracle filed arguments seeking summary judgement in their...
HP and Oracle: I Know You Are But What Am I?

Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates

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Microsoft announced today its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2013, and it was an overall strong showing for the company. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant posted revenue of $21.46 billion and net income of $6.38 billion, with earnings per share of 77 cents. That’s largely in line...
Microsoft Posts Mixed Q2 Earnings: $21.46B Revenue Misses Expectations, $0.76 EPS Exceeds Estimates

Facebook Share Price Slides Still Further, Betting Against Its Future Prospects

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Trading in stock options for Facebook began yesterday, but instead of being a positive move for the social network it created a very negative moment in Facebook's timeline because the share price continued its downward spiral from last week and the price...
Facebook Share Price Slides Still Further, Betting Against Its Future Prospects

Comcast nabs rest of NBC Universal from GE, including 30 Rock properties, for $16.7b

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Global media and technology company Comcast Corporation will purchase the remaining 49 percent ownership stake in NBCUniversal from General Electric. The deal will see GE receiving approximately $16.7 billion from the purchase and give Comcast complete control over the media company. In addition to the purchase, NBCUniversal will purchase properties it used...
Comcast nabs rest of NBC Universal from GE, including 30 Rock properties, for $16.7b

Dyn picks up mobile monitoring company Trendslide and looks toward devops

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Plenty of companies have woken up to the reality that IT administrators, executives, salespeople and others want to use their mobile devices to get a sense of their operations. Now Dyn, which provides DNS and email-delivery services for enterprises, has bought Trendslide, which has built out simple mobile dashboards for...
Dyn picks up mobile monitoring company Trendslide and looks toward devops

Now there's an app to help you dodge bullets

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Some researchers from Vanderbilt have developed a new app and hardware module that will help you find the direction of gunfire. The research team used the sonic signatures associated with firing to pinpoint its location, and put this on an Android smartphone map. Originally developed for the Department of Defense, acoustic...
Now there's an app to help you dodge bullets

Weigh in on Facebook’s future prospects

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With Facebook’s IPO scheduled for later this week, we decided to poll GigaOM readers and other technology watchers on the company’s longer-term prospects. So put the immediate future out of your mind, and think about how Facebook might evolve in the next 2 to 5 years. Related research and analysis...
Weigh in on Facebook’s future prospects
Here is why did Facebook bought Instagram

Comcast Buying GE's Ownership Share In NBCUniversal For $16.7 Billion

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The cable company bought 51% of NBC in 2011 from GE. Comcast is buying out General Electric's 49% ownership share in NBC Universal for approximately $16.7 billion, the Philadelphia-based company announced Tuesday. Also thrown into the deal: NBC's famous 30 Rock Center and CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ...
Comcast Buying GE's Ownership Share In NBCUniversal For $16.7 Billion

Facebook IPO: Our coverage so far

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By now you might have heard of this little thing called Facebook’s IPO. On Thursday, the social giant set its shares at $38 for a $104 billion valuation. Below, we’ve linked to our coverage thus far, and we’ll continue to update this post throughout Friday as the event unfolds. Why...
Facebook IPO: Our coverage so far
Comcast to acquire GE's stake in NBCUniversal, assume full ownership of company
Study: Data scientists are the top athletes of the enterprise world

PRO: The evolution of consumer-media cloud storage

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Currently the biggest investments in the business of consumer media cloud storage have come from major consumer-facing platform providers. These players see cloud-based media services both as a way to increase attachment to their platforms and a means to extend and amplify their broader strategic goals. For this report we...
PRO: The evolution of consumer-media cloud storage
What a Big Tech investment could mean for Vevo

Facebook’s Risk Factors: Mobile, Gov, Slowed Growth, Google+

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Facebook’s S-1 IPO filing includes a detailed assessment of business risks. These include: its lack of mobile monetization and the fact that it doesn’t own a mobile platform, government restriction of access, inability to maintain its growth rate, and competition from Google+ as well as Twitter and Microsoft. Below you...
Facebook’s Risk Factors: Mobile, Gov, Slowed Growth, Google+

CEO Andrew Mason is out at Groupon

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After a disastrous earnings call on Wednesday for its fourth quarter numbers that sent the stock plunging, Groupon announced Thursday that its CEO Andrew Mason will be departing as CEO. The company is searching for a new executive, it reported. The company wrote in a press release about the changes taking place:...
CEO Andrew Mason is out at Groupon

BII REPORT: Mobile Gaming's App Store Success

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Gaming is one of the fastest-growing usage categories in mobile, with huge growth seen in Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. In particular, social mobile gaming, enabled by always-connected smartphones and the "freemium" revenue model, is particularly strong. In a recent report from BI Intelligence on Mobile Gaming, taking a look at the size of the...
BII REPORT: Mobile Gaming's App Store Success

Apple Earnings Preview: 5 Numbers That Matter

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Apple will deliver its summer earnings update on Tuesday afternoon, reporting its June quarter results and September-quarter forecast. Here's a rundown of the most important numbers to look for. 1. iPhone Sales The iPhone is Apple's most important product line, representing half its revenue over the past year (and likely much...
Apple Earnings Preview: 5 Numbers That Matter

French Startup Pioneer Loic Le Meur Takes Full Responsibility For The Massive Layoffs At Seesmic

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By now you’ve all heard the news about Seesmic‘s big layoffs. Clearly they’ve been having trouble getting traction on their latest incarnation, and we speculated about their future prospects right here a couple months ago. In this very candid interview with Venturebeat, Seesmic founder and French startup pioneer Loic Le Meur takes full responsibility...
French Startup Pioneer Loic Le Meur Takes Full Responsibility For The Massive Layoffs At Seesmic

Twitter ad revenues higher than expected on strong mobile numbers -- report

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A research firm predicts that Twitter will earn nearly $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014, largely on the strength of mobile ad sales. The figure exceeds the firm’s earlier predictions and reflects Twitter’s ongoing emergence as a force in mobile marketing. According to eMarketer, Twitter will pull in $528...
Twitter ad revenues higher than expected on strong mobile numbers -- report

PRO: Readers weigh in: future prospects for Twitter

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Twitter is a mainstream communications technology that plays a critical role in news and content discovery. The company has spawned a business ecosystem of third-party developers and services that create apps and data analysis. But as it evolves its business model, Twitter has also generated controversy around its changing developer...
PRO: Readers weigh in: future prospects for Twitter

Pictures from the past: Leeds over the last 100 years

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Leeds is never backward in singing its own praises, often with justification. Its self-confidence has roots in history as a hugely popular and rapidly growing website of images shows. Amy Byard takes a look - and finds a new Then-and-Now spin-offNext year, Leeds will open the doors of its long-awaited...
Pictures from the past: Leeds over the last 100 years

Apple's rumored iWatch and HDTV could add more than $80 billion to annual revenue

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Apple's (AAPL) share price has taken a huge hit over the past few months as analysts did their best to call Apple's future prospects into question. No one is arguing that Apple will continue to grow in the near future, but the explosive growth the company has enjoyed for the...
Apple's rumored iWatch and HDTV could add more than $80 billion to annual revenue

Myriad Eyes Up Synchronica, Says Messaging Co Can't Make Its Nokia Payments

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Some fallout from the various asset offloads we have seen from Nokia (NYSE: NOK) in the last year: Synchronica, which bought Nokia’s messaging business for $25 million in June 2011, has itself become a takeover target—apparently because it will not be able to make payments on money still owed...
Myriad Eyes Up Synchronica, Says Messaging Co Can't Make Its Nokia Payments
Kaspersky claims Apple is '10 years behind Microsoft' on security

RIM chairwoman Barbara Stymiest says board shakeup isn't over

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In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, RIM’s new chairwoman Barbara Stymiest made clear that she is planning more changes to the director lineup in the future. Investors such as Jaguar Financial Corp., a merchant bank specializing in undervalued companies, have long criticized RIM — most recently for the continued...
RIM chairwoman Barbara Stymiest says board shakeup isn't over

BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is one of the fastest-growing usage categories in mobile, with huge growth seen in Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. In particular, social mobile gaming, enabled by always-connected smartphones and the "freemium" revenue model, is particularly strong. BI Intelligence has produced a new report on Mobile Gaming, taking a look at the size of the mobile...
BII REPORT: The Current State of Mobile Gaming
Reid Hoffman On Investing In Facebook Now: He's Waiting For The Lock-Ups To Pass

H-P Shares Tumble to 10-Year Lows; Analysts Throw in the Towel

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Between disappointing quarterly results, a tough outlook and a massive writedown related to H-P's acquisition of software company Autonomy, some analysts are growing increasingly frustrated by H-P's future prospects....
H-P Shares Tumble to 10-Year Lows; Analysts Throw in the Towel

Does Facebook's buyout of Instagram signal the end of the tech bubble? | Dan Gillmor

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Mark Zuckerberg's $1bn purchase is a major one for Silicon Valley and the tech business in general – for all kinds of reasonsIn the late 1990s, as the first internet technology bubble was rapidly inflating, a small Israeli company called Mirabilis collected millions of users for its instant-messaging product, called...
Does Facebook's buyout of Instagram signal the end of the tech bubble? | Dan Gillmor
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