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eBay Adds Barcode Scanning, Personalization, Better Image Quality To New Version Of iPad App

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eBay was one of the first e-commerce giants to launch an iPad app following the device’s debut in 2010. As we’ve heard many times, mobile commerce is a huge growth area for eBay and the company is placing some pretty big bets on the mobile shopping experience. Today, the company,...
eBay Adds Barcode Scanning, Personalization, Better Image Quality To New Version Of iPad App

9 Reasons Your Current Resume Will Never Get You A Job At Apple Or Google

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Gayle Laakman McDowell wrote a book, The Google Resume, about how to land a job at the companies and what makes candidates stand out. She worked at four of today's biggest tech companies, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft. Some of the rumored tricks, like having a perfect GPA, are...
9 Reasons Your Current Resume Will Never Get You A Job At Apple Or Google

Leap Motion reveals super-accurate motion control tech, $70 device to change the UI game

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In many respects, Microsoft has led the charge towards a future of gesture-based controls with its Kinect, and other tech giants like Samsung and Apple are getting in on the action, too. The move to motion controls isn't limited to the big boys, however. Leap Motion has created a...
Leap Motion reveals super-accurate motion control tech, $70 device to change the UI game

Evine: Former HSN CEO Takes On The Bigs, Launches Interactive Shopping Platform For Women

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For over a decade, if you were to say “home shopping,” you were likely referring to the experience of viewing products on your TV set, and ordering over the phone. After launching in the ’80s, it wasn’t long before television networks like QVC and The Home Shopping Network (HSN) had...
Evine: Former HSN CEO Takes On The Bigs, Launches Interactive Shopping Platform For Women

The death of cash

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Tech giants - and startups like Square - want you to use your phone to pay for everything from gum to train rides. Here's how they plan to achieve cash-free nirvana. FORTUNE -- Café Grumpy is the kind of hipster hangout that wouldn't deign to trumpet itself. Tucked away on...
The death of cash

Final Score: Twitter & Facebook 8 Super Bowl Mentions Each, Google+ Gets Zero

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While most Super Bowl viewers were concentrating on the Giants-Patriots final score, we were tallying up a different score — call it the Social Network Bowl, if you want — and the final score was just as close as in the real game. Based on my informal tracking, Twitter and...
Final Score: Twitter & Facebook 8 Super Bowl Mentions Each, Google+ Gets Zero

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on

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Behold the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. Research in Motion is now following in the footsteps of tech giants like Nokia, Intel and Qualcomm by pushing out a device solely dedicated to serve the needs of its developers. Considering the level of importance RIM is placing on the launch of...
BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha hands-on

Lobby group unites website giants

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Facebook, Google, Amazon and eBay are joining forces to lobby the US government on net issues....
Lobby group unites website giants

Sorry Pats fans, the Giants won the game on Facebook too

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While the Patriots claim the larger Facebook fanbase, Giants fans piled on in greater numbers to celebrate their team's Super Bowl victory. Even Madonna got some love. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- Social media marketing company Wildfire counts giants such as Amazon (AMZN) and Nestle (NSRGF) as clients. The...
Sorry Pats fans, the Giants won the game on Facebook too
Conan O'Brien Breaks Down The Apple/Samsung Trial [VIDEO]

Apple Execs Are Starting To Feel Threatened By Amazon's App Store (AAPL, AMZN)

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Apparently Apple executives are really starting to get worried about competition from Amazon's App Store. In a new piece about the ongoing rivalry between the two tech giants, The Wall Street Journal drops this little tidbit: Apple is also paying close attention to Amazon's app store, according to developers, who...
Apple Execs Are Starting To Feel Threatened By Amazon's App Store (AAPL, AMZN)

iPhone waltzes into top spot of US phone satisfaction index, small carriers trump the giants

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We know almost too well how smartphones perform in US market share; what we don't usually see is how happy customers are once the shrink wrap's off. Going by a newly-expanded American Customer Satisfaction Index, it's the iPhone that most scratches the itch at a score of 83. Despite...
iPhone waltzes into top spot of US phone satisfaction index, small carriers trump the giants

VIDEO: Mobile giants unveil latest designs

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Rory Cellan-Jones previews the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona and asks if there is any difference between the raft of new phones being announced....
VIDEO: Mobile giants unveil latest designs

Tech giants back effort to revolutionize teaching

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Once intended for a young cousin, Sal Khan's online tutorials now attract millions of people, laying the groundwork for new approach to education, "60 Minutes" reports. [Read more]...
Tech giants back effort to revolutionize teaching

Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month

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In a move similar to the ones seen at fellow struggling Japanese electronics giants Sony and Panasonic, Sharp has announced a change at the top, swapping out president Mikio Katayama (kicked upstairs to the position of Director, Chairman) for current executive officer Takashi Okuda. The move will go into...
Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month

EU ‘not in a hurry’ to decide in ‘complex’ antitrust case against Google: report

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Back in November 2010, EU regulators kicked off antitrust investigations over Google’s search practices, recently also adding Motorola to the fray. Companies like online travel giants Expedia and TripAdvisor and a dozen or so other firms have filed antitrust complaints against the Internet search and advertising giant, accusing Google of...
EU ‘not in a hurry’ to decide in ‘complex’ antitrust case against Google: report

Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

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Emerging markets easily play one of the most important roles in the tech community — holding promise for growth and innovation, while also serving as a completely new demographic for existing tech giants and startups alike. This is exactly why keeping tabs on these markets is essential, even if you’re...
Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

Dutch court rules in favor of Samsung in 3G patent case against Apple, could lead to compensation

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Remember that Apple versus Samsung case? You know, the one with the patents? Okay, well while these disputes are not rare, they do occasionally finally get decided upon, and today is such a day. A District Court in the Hague, Holland, has ruled that some of Apple's older iPads...
Dutch court rules in favor of Samsung in 3G patent case against Apple, could lead to compensation

Oracle v. Google: What's at stake

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Oracle and Google are finally going to trial after two years of litigation, but what’s really at stake here for these two Silicon Valley giants?...
Oracle v. Google: What's at stake

Instagram & The Android Effect

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The wait is over. Instagram has finally arrived on the Android (not all of the phones, but quite a few of them.) And predictably, the reaction to the release of the app has been tremendous – though not everyone is that impressed by it. Either way, it is giving...
Instagram & The Android Effect

With funds diminishing, WikiLeaks taps French payment gateway to reopen public donations

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WikiLeaks has announced that after nearly 2 years of fighting the banking blockades imposed by US giants VISA and MasterCard, it has found a way around the ban and is now accepting donations again through these means. Just to recap, WikiLeaks suspended all publishing operations last year, to concentrate all...
With funds diminishing, WikiLeaks taps French payment gateway to reopen public donations

Apple breaks record after record after record – share price hits $613.40

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If you are in the States, by this time in the you are probably still working on your coffee and newspaper. Apple, on the other hand, is up, about, and setting records. Apple this morning reached a new, all time stock price high of $613.40 per share. The company’s market...
Apple breaks record after record after record – share price hits $613.40

Oracle and Google get a trial date, April 16th is the start of Android armageddon

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As regular readers of this site are well aware, Google and Oracle have had an ongoing legal spat for nearly two years now. In the time since the lawsuit's filing, the legal claims have been narrowed, damages claims have been adjusted, reduced, and reduced again. All that activity, plus...
Oracle and Google get a trial date, April 16th is the start of Android armageddon

Sony, Panasonic OLED partnership is official, aims for mass production in 2013

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The rumor that Japanese electronic giants Panasonic and Sony would team up on OLED HDTV technology is confirmed, they've just issued a press release indicating plans to establish mass production in 2013. Developing...Continue reading Sony, Panasonic OLED partnership is official, aims for mass production in 2013Sony, Panasonic OLED partnership...
Sony, Panasonic OLED partnership is official, aims for mass production in 2013

Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

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France has developed something of a reputation in trying to tax larger companies on the Internet to use the funds to help out smaller players. The latest development in that scheme: a proposal to tax large booksellers to help French independent bookstores impacted by the rise of online giants like...
Allez Les Books: France Suggests Amazon Tax To Help Independent Bookstores

Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

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The announcement of the merger between Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou caught many off guard in March, but a recent filing from Youku reveals that representatives from both firms had discussed the possibility informally as early as 2009. Of the details included in Youku’s recent F4 filing — spotted...
Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

MSI outs new GT60 / GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video)

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MSI already popped up on the rumor-radar this week, and now it's confirmed a pair of new gaming laptops at CeBIT. The main difference between the new boys -- that we can see so far, at least -- is the display, with the GT70 sporting 17 inches against the...
MSI outs new GT60 / GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video)

Oracle, Google patent trial starts today

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They're finally going to trial after two years of litigation over Android and Java. What's really at stake here for the two Silicon Valley giants? [Read more]...
Oracle, Google patent trial starts today

Pair, the ‘Path for couples’, hits 50K downloads and 1 million messages in 4 days

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Pair is an interesting refinement of the personal social network that is designed for couples. Think of it as an even more personal version of Path with only two members, rather than 150. Today, at the Y Combinator Demo Day, the app announced a milestone at 50,000 downloads, 1 million...
Pair, the ‘Path for couples’, hits 50K downloads and 1 million messages in 4 days

Why Talent Management Tech is Super Hot and Bound to Get Hotter

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Skill building, tracking and optimization, knowledge retention and measurement of workplace effectiveness - those are the aims of some of the software industry's hottest companies. SuccessFactors got bought last year for $3.4 billion by SAP. Taleo got bought by Oracle for $1.9 billion last week. Salesforce bought Rypple and Workday...
Why Talent Management Tech is Super Hot and Bound to Get Hotter
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