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Verizon: Video accounts for 50% of mobile network traffic, and it's only growing

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An interesting tidbit came out of Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s speech at the National Association of Broadcasters conference on Tuesday: Half of the traffic on Verizon’s mobile networks is now video, FierceWireless reported, and by 2017 Verizon expects that number to grow to two-thirds. At first glance, it would appear...
Verizon: Video accounts for 50% of mobile network traffic, and it's only growing

From Gmail to FastMail: Moving Away from Google

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One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2012 is to move away from depending on Google services for my business. Last year's Gmail redesign, and the pseudonym battles have convinced me that Google is not quite the right home for services I depend on professionally. The first service to go...
From Gmail to FastMail: Moving Away from Google
Cloud-proof your career (infographic)

What To Do When Attacked by Pirates

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If you were attacked by pirates, who would you want by your side? A loyal horde of head bangers, gangstas and hard-core punks? Or a brainy clutch of bookish types? I’d generally advise you to go with the former group. But it turns out that in the swashbuckling arena of...
What To Do When Attacked by Pirates

Startup lesson #1: Reid Hoffman is wrong

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting today with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product...
Startup lesson #1: Reid Hoffman is wrong

Gift Ideas For Techies And Regular Folk [Infographic]

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Technology may not be the most personal of gifts, but it's got two things going for it as a holiday offering: 1. Typically this is the time of year when tech prices are cut 2. Tech gifts usually last for a while. But how do you know what tech gizmo...
Gift Ideas For Techies And Regular Folk [Infographic]

Twitter Recruiting for a New VP Corporate Communications

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The turnover in Twitter’s CEO chair may be over, but the company is still struggling to find permanence at the VP level. Last November, head of communications Sean Garrett left, resigning with a series of semi-random Tweets. We’ve learned that the company has retained search firm Russell Reynolds to find...
Twitter Recruiting for a New VP Corporate Communications

Windows 8: Nine unanswered questions about the new OS

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Despite the looming October 26 launch date of Windows 8, a handful of questions about Microsoft's next operating system remain. Some are big, some are small, but all should be relevant to hard-core PC users who have decided to take the Windows 8 plunge, as well as to people...
Windows 8: Nine unanswered questions about the new OS

Is Mobile Me About To Become Free?

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Mobile Me, Apple’s wonderful suite of tools and applications that Jobs dubbed ‘Exchange for the rest of us,” might be moving in the free direction it now seems. Current pricing for Mobile Me is between $99 and $149 a year, depending on whether the subscriber is an individual or a...
Is Mobile Me About To Become Free?

As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is planning a major management reshuffling that will put three executives into higher profile positions, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported Monday.   The three execs are Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division; Tony Bates, who runs Skype and Lync; and Don Mattrick, head of the Interactive Entertainment division and...
As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

Retro gaming rap: Mario gets hard-core hip-hop makeover

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What happens when you mix Mobb Deep and Mario? You get a jangly, hip-hoppy good time full of curse words and retro gaming sound effects. [Read more]...
Retro gaming rap: Mario gets hard-core hip-hop makeover

Digital Content: Why He Ditched Posh Hollywood Perks: 10 Questions With Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price

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Roy Price, director of Amazon Studios. Photo: Amazon For the past two years, Amazon Studios director Roy Price has overseen a grand experiment in collaborative filmmaking, in which aspiring screenwriters and directors submit their ideas for judgment by hard-core movie lovers on Amazon.com and on Amazon’s Instant Video streaming service....
Digital Content: Why He Ditched Posh Hollywood Perks: 10 Questions With Amazon Studios Chief Roy Price

Steam Launches for Mac

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Steam Launches for Mac is a post from Chris PirilloBeginning today, Steam for the Mac became available from the folks at Valve. This is a move that has been long-awaited by thousands of people, and one that is much welcomed by all of the Mac gamers in our community. The...
Steam Launches for Mac
Investment in Israeli Startups Falls 20% this Year -- Can We Finally Admit There Is a Problem?

Obama trounces Romney in debate ... at least on Xbox Live

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Public opinion polls following last night’s U.S. Presidential Debate are giving the victory to Mitt Romney, but people who watched the debate on Xbox Live and participated in Microsoft’s interactive polling system came away with a decidedly different impression. The live results shown on Xbox Live during the debate repeatedly...
Obama trounces Romney in debate ... at least on Xbox Live

TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

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One of the most potentially disruptive startups of the last ten years is emerging into the light this week. And I honestly don’t say that lightly. Christian Lanng, a former builder of deep e-commerce and security services for the Danish government is co-founder of TradeShift along with a very hard-core...
TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

Hockey Season Starts, But NHL's Video App Stuck on the Bench

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That’s two minutes for delay of game. NHL.com The strike-shortened professional hockey season started on Saturday, but the NHL’s GameCenter Live streaming app was stuck on the bench. There were widespread reports from paying subscribers that they were unable to load any of the promised live video from opening night....
Hockey Season Starts, But NHL's Video App Stuck on the Bench

Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

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LightWire's optics transceiver. Cisco said Friday it is buying LightWire, a company that makes optics chips using traditional chip manufacturing techniques in a deal valued at $271 million. This is a significant acquisition for Cisco because it stays true to its core networking business and advances it with some pretty...
Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center
Begun, The Retina Wars Have

My first day as a Glasshole: How Google Glass looks from the inside

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Few year-away products have been the subject of as much speculation as Google Glass. After a day of hard-core use, it is clear that they are both ground-breaking and far from finished. We let you in on the pros, cons, and future of Glass....
My first day as a Glasshole: How Google Glass looks from the inside

Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one (via @zdnet)

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A survey find that even hard-core Windows 8 fans prefer Windows 7 by a two to one margin....
Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one (via @zdnet)

Behind the scenes with the world's greatest 'Star Wars' collection

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At Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, Calif., hard-core devotees and casual fans alike can check out better artifacts than even George Lucas has, thanks to founder Steve Sansweet. [Read more]...
Behind the scenes with the world's greatest 'Star Wars' collection

Top five external drives for hard-core users

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CNET editor Dong Ngo picks five external hard drives for serious and professional users. [Read more]...
Top five external drives for hard-core users

It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

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When you use an app, or a platform like a mobile phone, or a social network, or a web service — whether it’s from Google or Apple or Amazon or Facebook — do you think about the extent to which it is open or closed? Or do you just think...
It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

The 30 Best (And Worst) Web Tech Tattoos

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Love Linux? Love your Mac? No you don't - not like the hundreds of people out there with Apple and Tux tattoos. But even then, that's not hard core - it's not like Apple is just a Web 2.0 darling du jour. You want devotion? Then how about a permanent...
The 30 Best (And Worst) Web Tech Tattoos

What is GameSalad?

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What is GameSalad? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedCharbax recently attended MacWorld, and was kind enough to record a few videos for us, since I wasn’t able to attend myself. GameSalad is the world’s most advanced...
What is GameSalad?

Apple to announce Q3 2012 earnings July 24 at 5 p.m. ET

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Expected to easily beat guidance. iPad sales should up a lot, iPhones a bit down. FORTUNE — Following a pattern that has become familiar to hard-core Apple (AAPL) watchers, the company announced today that it has scheduled its earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2012 on the first...
Apple to announce Q3 2012 earnings July 24 at 5 p.m. ET

Fun Friday: NBA Basketball

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I watched the President talk to Bill Simmons about the Chicago Bulls (and Jeremy Lin) just now. I hope Obama gets his wish to welcome the Bulls to the White House as NBA Champions. But I don't root for the Bulls. They killed the Knicks too many times in the...
Fun Friday: NBA Basketball

Sony intros pre-buy feature for PSN games

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Sony has just revealed it will allow PlayStation Network (PSN) users to buy and download games before they're released, but they won't be able to play them until their on-sale date. The move mimics the way Steam distributes its game titles. The option should appeal to hard-core gamers who don't...
Sony intros pre-buy feature for PSN games
Twitter's video-sharing Vine exploded 200% last month
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