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Smartphones' malware-free glory days may soon be over

Hell, Yes, Apple Should Pay A Dividend (AAPL)

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NOT long after Steve Jobs died last year, wags eulogised the Apple co-founder with a joke: "Ten years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have no jobs, no hope and no cash." Apple may no longer have Jobs, but it fills investors with...
Hell, Yes, Apple Should Pay A Dividend (AAPL)

NPD: Xbox 360 ruled a steadily declining video game empire in July

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Microsoft must sometimes feel like its lead in the game market is a Pyrrhic victory. The Xbox 360 once again topped the NPD Group's hardware charts in July, claiming a near-majority 49 percent market share of consoles -- but the 203,000 units sold were a steep drop from the...
NPD: Xbox 360 ruled a steadily declining video game empire in July

Guess What? Copying Still Isn't Stealing

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Every time you think we're done seeing totally ridiculous arguments about file sharing, the old really silly ones pop back up. Musician Logan Lynn has written a pretty silly rant on Huffington Post entitled Guess What? Stealing Is Still Wrong. And, indeed, it is. But nowhere in the article does...
Guess What? Copying Still Isn't Stealing

4 Steps To Saving Best Buy's Long Term Outlook (BBY)

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KeyBanc released a report this morning on Best Buy and its current status in the consumer electronics retail industry. The industry has completely changed since the brand's glory days, and the meteoric rise of both Amazon and Apple have fundamentally altered the landscape. The analysts say that there's no silver...
4 Steps To Saving Best Buy's Long Term Outlook (BBY)

Death Inc - an intriguing Kickstarter game from ex-LittleBigPlanet developers

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Play as the Grim Reaper spreading the plague across 17th century England in this real-time strategy sim recalling the glory days of Britsoft legend, Bullfrog SoftwareIt's the seventeenth century. The bubonic plague has spread across Europe and the last survivors huddle together in fear for their lives and for the...
Death Inc - an intriguing Kickstarter game from ex-LittleBigPlanet developers

Barnes & Noble Misses With $2.2B In Revenue, Loss Of $0.18 Per Share, Nook Revenue Down 26% YOY

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Barnes & Noble has reported Q3 2013 earnings for the fiscal three-month period ending January 31, with a loss of $0.18 per share on quarterly revenues of $2.2 billion. That’s down 8.8 percent from the same period last year, when B&N reported gains of $0.71 per share. Net losses in...
Barnes & Noble Misses With $2.2B In Revenue, Loss Of $0.18 Per Share, Nook Revenue Down 26% YOY

Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

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As part of recent restructuring and cost-cutting efforts, Sony's Computer Entertainment (SCE) division will merge its Asian and Japanese operations into a single entity. The company said that it would result in a new management unit, with SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano taking the helm and the Asian unit's...
Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

Peter Molyneux's 22cans pitching Populous-esque project on Kickstarter, 'Godus'

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Peter Molyneux, like so many of you, pines for the glory days of the studio he co-founded over 15 years ago, Bullfrog Productions. His new studio, 22cans, today announced launched its first initiative aimed at recreating those glory days, with "Godus" -- a Kickstarter project to "recreate the god...
Peter Molyneux's 22cans pitching Populous-esque project on Kickstarter, 'Godus'

Note to media: Serve your users, not your platform

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Everyone in the media industry seems to be trying to find a magic recipe for digital success, whether it’s a paywall or an iPad app or an outsourced news-aggregation service like Journatic. But it’s worth remembering that the simple things matter as well — such as giving readers something...
Note to media: Serve your users, not your platform

How publishers are getting over the app debate: 3 examples

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Apps are a touchy topic for publishers. Once hailed as a savior for the troubled news and magazine industry, apps have since been denounced as an over-priced folly. Today, though, a new economy of app-making is producing a more nuanced view of where apps belong in the eco-system of publishing....
How publishers are getting over the app debate: 3 examples

PlayStation 2 manufacture ends after 12 years

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Sony console launched in 2000 became most successful of all time, selling 150mIt was the console that defined an era - but now Sony's PlayStation 2 has finally reached game over. The company has confirmed to the Guardian that after 12 years and 150m units sold worldwide, making it the...
PlayStation 2 manufacture ends after 12 years

The 5 Best Nerd Movies Ever

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These remain the post-glory days of the nerd. From Larry Ellison, island-owning-cutthroat-businessman-billionaire, to Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire-coder-CEO-visionary, the once-lowly nerd -- with Silicon Valley serving as his Xanadu -- is now creator of much of the world's riches, seer of the world's future, and the person to whom Presidents and hopefuls...
The 5 Best Nerd Movies Ever

HTC's Q1 outlook stinks: Is the Q2 rebound theory wrong?

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HTC is betting that new products in March can “normalize” its profit margins. The reality may be that HTC’s glory days may be gone forever as Samsung and Apple run away from the smartphone pack....
HTC's Q1 outlook stinks: Is the Q2 rebound theory wrong?

Wimbledon tournament to be live streamed on YouTube

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YouTube announced in a blog post today that it will be live streaming the 2013 Wimbledon tennis tournament. The event kicks of on June 24th and this will mark the first time that it has been streamed on YouTube. The two plan to offer interviews, behind the scenes footage,...
Wimbledon tournament to be live streamed on YouTube

Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

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An exhibition in Osaka, central Japan, has assembled a hall of fame for Japanese tech products, with hits including Sony's Walkman and Aibo, an original Tranformer toy, and Paro the baby seal robot on display.The "First in the World" exhibition, organized by a local trade group, a museum and...
Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

THE GLORY DAYS: How Andrew Mason And Groupon Rose To Incredible Heights (GRPN)

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Groupon fired Andrew Mason today. How did such a quirky person end up the CEO of a global company in the first place? We tell that story in here, in an excerpt from Business Insider's 2011 e-Book: "Inside Groupon."  The full story describes the history of Groupon from its meteoric beginnings to its troubled...
THE GLORY DAYS: How Andrew Mason And Groupon Rose To Incredible Heights (GRPN)

Who needs Diggnation? Revision3 growing without its star show

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The glory days of Diggnation may be over, but that isn’t stopping Revision3, the company that distributed the hit podcast for years. Even without what was thought to be its anchor program, the company is expanding. Today the firm announced the opening of a New York office, and the hiring...
Who needs Diggnation? Revision3 growing without its star show
Breakfast With Tiki: Retired Football Star Has New Radio Show, Startup to Help Jocks Cash in on Fame

Amiga Mini wants to relive Commodore glory days

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The Amiga brand has been slapped on a high-end gaming PC with a whopping $2,495 price tag slapped on it. [Read more]...
Amiga Mini wants to relive Commodore glory days

Engadget's back to school guide 2012: digital cameras

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Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! The end of summer vacation isn't nearly as much fun as the weeks that come before, but a chance to update your tech tools likely helps to ease the pain. Today, we've got our optical viewfinders set firmly on digital cameras --...
Engadget's back to school guide 2012: digital cameras

Innovate Or Die: Nokia's Long-Drawn-Out Decline

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Ask a European about Nokia and a faraway look will come into their eye, a wistful tone creep into their voice. During the late 1990s and early 2000s the 147-year-old Finnish company became a global technology star: the world’s No. 1 mobile maker and the first brand of phone everyone...
Innovate Or Die: Nokia's Long-Drawn-Out Decline
Spectrum of revenge: how the FCC is under attack from Congress and AT&T
Postcards, Tall Chess, Analog, and More

The Glory Days Of Smartphone Growth Are Over, Warns Samsung

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Samsung has reported record quarterly profits up 76 per cent on the back of Galaxy smartphone sales, but warned there were signs that future growth could be held back by intensifying competition. The note of caution follows soon after Apple's iPhone sales disappointed investors. "The furious growth spurt seen in...
The Glory Days Of Smartphone Growth Are Over, Warns Samsung

Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

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If 2012 was the year Microsoft set the table for Windows 8, then 2013 is the year the company must prove that the new OS stands out in an increasingly mobile world. Unfortunately, sales of Windows 8 devices have not been impressive so far, according to the New York...
Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

The Fallen King: Apple Outships RIM In Canada For The First Time

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Once upon a time RIM was the shining star of Canada. Hailing from the Great White North, Blackberry phones were the country’s dominate smartphone. But times have changed and RIM has not changed with it. That’s a recipe for failure and it seems that based on data compiled by IDC...
The Fallen King: Apple Outships RIM In Canada For The First Time
Two analog companies trying to stay relevant in the digital age

RIM has some hero platform or phone almost every spring that’s

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RIM has some hero platform or phone almost every spring that’s supposed to restore the BlackBerry to its glory days....
RIM has some hero platform or phone almost every spring that’s

HTC's Q1 outlook stinks: Is Q2 rebound theory wrong?

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HTC is betting that new products in March can “normalize” its profit margins. The reality may be that HTC’s glory days may be gone forever as Samsung and Apple run away from the smartphone pack....
HTC's Q1 outlook stinks: Is Q2 rebound theory wrong?
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