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Microsoft again said to be planning low-cost Xbox Lite for 2013 launch

The many, many uses for corn

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The bulk of all the corn grown rarely becomes food. Here's where it goes. By Cecilia Paasche, contributor In a good year the U.S. corn crop comes in at 13 billion bushels, accounts for 55% of the world's corn exports, and is worth about $60 billion. But 2012 is not...
The many, many uses for corn
The best apps for your new Windows PC

Netflix's Original Programming: Enough to Turn Things Around?

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Well, it's official. Netflix has entered the original programming game and is no longer just a distributor of other companies' content. "Lilyhammer," a dramatic comedy starring "Sopranos" actor Steven Van Zandt, went live on Sunday. For the first time, the following words have appeared on the opening credits to a...
Netflix's Original Programming: Enough to Turn Things Around?

Why mobile insurance cover may cost organisations more than they expect

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Don't forget about the replacement mobiles sent out as a result of insurance claims when you address the data security risks of employees' personal smartphonesAccording to figures released by Cisco, this is the year in which mobile devices will outnumber humans on this planet. If 2013 is set to be...
Why mobile insurance cover may cost organisations more than they expect

Why Twitter's Signup Process Is A Huge Drag On Its Ad Business

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Twitter is hoping its new "interest targeting" ad product -- which allows advertisers to aim promoted tweets at people with relevant interests -- will improve the performance of its ad products, but it likely still leaves the microblog platform trailing Facebook in its ability to serve ads in the most...
Why Twitter's Signup Process Is A Huge Drag On Its Ad Business

PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

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Research firm Strategy Analytics sees a good year for Sony's Vita handheld console, despite slow sales in JapanUS market intelligence firm Strategy Analytics has predicted that Sony will sell 12.4 million Vitas this year – as long as the price is dropped at some point. The handheld console, launched yesterday...
PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

Is It Time to Rethink the Stigma for Tech Companies Led by Couples?

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Romantically involved tech company co-founders are having a good year. In the past four months of big-ticket tech exits, Wildfire, co-founded and led by the engaged couple Victoria Ransom (CEO) and Alain Chuard (head of product management) was bought by Google for at least $250 million; Michael (CEO) and Kass...
Is It Time to Rethink the Stigma for Tech Companies Led by Couples?
Forget the Facebook phone, survey finds consumers want an Amazon phone

NEC jumps the gun, debuts its MWC smartphone lineup ahead of Barcelona

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2012 may prove to be a very good year for NEC, which has launched two smartphones and a tablet in the past month alone. Having not missed a beat, the Japanese firm has gone ahead and revealed its lineup for Mobile World Congress a full week ahead of the...
NEC jumps the gun, debuts its MWC smartphone lineup ahead of Barcelona

Expedia shares soar 11% as profits beat expectations

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Shares of Expedia jumped more than 11 percent as the Bellevue online travel company reported stronger revenue and profits than analysts expected in part buoyed by hotel room sales in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Revenue grew 17 percent to $1.19 billion, while adjusted net income increased four percent to $188 million,...
Expedia shares soar 11% as profits beat expectations

Interbrand: Apple, Amazon, Samsung fast becoming brand darlings, ousting crusty traditional labels

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Interbrand likes to give the world's top companies a brand value, or a mix of their on-the-ground fiscal performance with an estimate of the premium they can ask through name alone. While there are a lot of traditional names in the consulting company's 2012 list, the surprise this year...
Interbrand: Apple, Amazon, Samsung fast becoming brand darlings, ousting crusty traditional labels

After PC downloads and social fail, PlayFirst sees its fortunes rise again on mobile

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Few would argue that 2011 was a good year for San Francisco-based PlayFirst. After raising $9.2 million in funding to create social games, the developer saw the Facebook version of its flagship casual game Diner Dash flop, its third failure in a row on the platform. By December the company...
After PC downloads and social fail, PlayFirst sees its fortunes rise again on mobile

The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!

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The past year and a half has been a period of big changes for the Engadget Show, eschewing our longstanding studio format for a new kind of program that's given us the freedom to travel the world, in search of bigger, deeper stories. We spent the year speaking to...
The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!
Evernote launches Chinese service Yinxiang Biji, aims for more paying customers

It's time for Samsung's next act

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World domination? Check. Now the electronics giant must step out of its comfort zone and not simply focus on increasing market share. FORTUNE -- It's been a very good year for Samsung Electronics. Late last week the Korean hardware giant announced that its fourth-quarter profit rose a whopping 76% from...
It's time for Samsung's next act
The Verge playlist: 1993 was a good year for music

After Raising $2.1M, TiKL Opens Their Mobile Chat/Voice Calling API To Developers

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For a company that has somehow stayed mostly off the tech press’ radar, TiKL has had a pretty friggin’ good year. With $0 spent on marketing, their two mobile apps, TiKL Touch To Talk and Talkray, have nabbed a total of 28M downloads. After taking part in Y-Combinator’s Winter 2012...
After Raising $2.1M, TiKL Opens Their Mobile Chat/Voice Calling API To Developers

Brazen Careerist, A Business Network With The Future In Mind

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I have been aware of Brazen Careerist for a good year now, and after a few reiterations and their release of the “social” resume, I have decided to invest the time and effort in building my (warning: buzzword coming) “social graph” over on Brazen. I first heard of Brazen...
Brazen Careerist, A Business Network With The Future In Mind

Tech entrepreneurs will have more options in 2013

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This is a guest post by Ingrid Vanderveldt 2012 was a good year for the entrepreneur. Exponential leaps in technology have made it continually easier for widespread adoption of a good idea and for a small business to scale successfully to an empire. As we look ahead to 2013, all...
Tech entrepreneurs will have more options in 2013
Relief for developers? Apple app downloads pick up in May while marketing costs dip

LinkedIn Shares Soar 19.2% In The Wake Of Impressive Earnings

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Right after yesterday’s earnings, LinkedIn shares (NYSE:LNKD) have popped 19.16 percent to 147.86. It is clearly linked to the company’s earnings. Revenue is up 81 percent to $304 million and net income is following the same trend. Since going public, LinkedIn’s revenue has been steadily going up and net income...
LinkedIn Shares Soar 19.2% In The Wake Of Impressive Earnings

Demand Media Exploring IPO

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According to various reports, Demand Media has enlisted Goldman Sachs to explore an initial public offering (IPO). Previously, Goldman Sachs was part of a $100 million Series C round that Demand raised in 2007. The Financial Times reports that Demand could file for an IPO before the end of...
Demand Media Exploring IPO
Old media dinosaurs actually had a great year, especially in TV
CHART OF THE DAY: Old Media Is Alive And Rocking (CMCSA, VIA, NWS, CBS, DIS)

Movie tickets, machines, and the remaking of the American part-time job

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Yesterday I came across a small stitch of news that wasn’t seismic by any means, so I shrugged and continued reading through my diet of news outlets. But today it’s striking me as an odd harbinger of things to come: Fandango, the movie ticket sales service, had a record breaking...
Movie tickets, machines, and the remaking of the American part-time job

Zynga's Farmville 2 stays on top with 40m monthly players, 3.4m performances of Gangnam Style

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Zynga has released new information that highlights the performance of its ‘Farmville 2‘ game has attracted as of December 2012. The top Facebook game based on monthly and daily active users has seen its usership skyrocket since its launch in September. Over 40 million players play each month with 8...
Zynga's Farmville 2 stays on top with 40m monthly players, 3.4m performances of Gangnam Style

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, FB, AAPL)

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Good morning! Here's the scoop: Apple is reportedly working on a cheaper phone. Facebook is hosting a mystery press event next week. Qualcomm gave a keynote at CES that everyone is talking about. The theme was "born mobile"; Steve Ballmer and Big Bird both appeared on stage. Web TV company...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (MSFT, FB, AAPL)

It's Finally iPhone 5 Day: The Most Pivotal Moment Of This Year (AAPL)

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Wahooo!!! After months of leaks and almost a year of waiting, we've finally made it: Apple is going to announce a new iPhone today. Stick with us for wall-to-wall live coverage. It's easy to be cynical about what is, actually, just a product release from a big for-profit company with...
It's Finally iPhone 5 Day: The Most Pivotal Moment Of This Year (AAPL)
Popcornflix rocks Roku with 400,000 app downloads
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