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More details emerge on Netflix's abandoned hardware effort, Project Griffin

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Netflix's ultimately abandoned foray into the hardware business with its own streaming device has been known for some time -- Wired revealed many of the details in a 2009 article -- but Fast Company has now uncovered some more on the effort that hadn't yet seen the light of...
More details emerge on Netflix's abandoned hardware effort, Project Griffin

Oracle Overhauls Server Line

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Oracle unveiled a long-awaited overhaul of its server line, powered by a new generation of chips that the company hopes will breathe new life into its struggling hardware business...
Oracle Overhauls Server Line

Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There.

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Apple used media — first music, then lots of other stuff — to help build its giant hardware business. Samsung already has a giant hardware business, and now David Eun is trying to help it with the other stuff. Eun, who is EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, gave us...
Samsung Wants to Be a Media Giant. Meet the Guy in Charge of Getting Them There.
Microsoft's CFO Is Damning The Surface With Faint Praise (MSFT)

$349 Nvidia Shield mobile gaming console is high-powered and premium priced

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Nvidia debuted its Project Shield gaming console in January and now the full details are available. On Tuesday, the company announced that Nvidia Shield — it’s no longer a “project” — is available for early pre-orders at $349. People who registered for product updates can reserve their device, while the...
$349 Nvidia Shield mobile gaming console is high-powered and premium priced

Apple Tops J.D. Power's Tablet Survey, Barely Beating Amazon; Tablets Top Smartphones For Usage

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One day after Apple’s big iPhone 5 news day, an accolade for Apple in the tablet category: J.D. Power and Associates has put the brand at the top of its annual tablet customer satisfaction survey. This is the first time that the influential pollster has tracked U.S. consumers on tablet...
Apple Tops J.D. Power's Tablet Survey, Barely Beating Amazon; Tablets Top Smartphones For Usage

AMD buys SeaMicro, enters server hardware business

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Advanced Micro Devices announced Wednesday it is buying low-power server vendor SeaMicro, a surprise move that puts AMD in the systems business and disrupts Intel by acquiring one of its close partners....
AMD buys SeaMicro, enters server hardware business

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apparently Microsoft kept its PC partners in the dark about the Surface tablet until just three days before the big media event on Monday. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took a potshot at Google in a leaked memo about the tablet's launch. "We made search more...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Larry Ellison Declared War On IBM With Oracle's Fastest Ever Computer (ORCL, IBM)

Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard

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Jon Rubinstein, the former Apple executive who took over handheld maker Palm and moved with it to Hewlett-Packard in a 2010 acquisition, has left HP effective today, AllThingsD has learned. Rubinstein is said to have no immediate plans, and had completed a 12- to 24-month commitment to stay with HP...
Former Palm Head Jon Rubinstein Leaves Hewlett-Packard
Barnes & Noble to 'move away' from Nook hardware, reports NYT

NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

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Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors happy. According to the NYT source, company executives want to shift from making Barnes & Noble branded...
NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

ANALYST: RIM's Hardware Business Is Now Losing Money

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Although Research in Motion has been getting creamed, the company does actually remain profitable. But even that may be dicey. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek catches a bit of a bombshell in RIMM's latest annual filing, which was released yesterday: RIMM does not provide COGS by division on a quarterly...
ANALYST: RIM's Hardware Business Is Now Losing Money

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

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook's amended S-1 reveals all kinds of details about the company. This startup wants to convince governments to capture an asteroid and put it in orbit around the moon. Andy Rubin squirms under questioning about the specifics on Android. Amazon's cloud is cheap, but you're...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, AMZN, AAPL, MSFT)
Lenovo may be a suitor for RIM's smartphone business

Google's Foray Into Hardware Will Be A Total Disaster — Here's Why (GOOG)

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It's finally clear: Google is getting into the hardware business. Last week, word came out that it was testing some sort of mysterious entertainment device in employees' homes. Today the Wall Street Journal reported that Google will build and market a Google-branded music gadget that will stream tunes around...
Google's Foray Into Hardware Will Be A Total Disaster — Here's Why (GOOG)

Oracle Earnings Miss Expectations

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Quarterly earnings from the business software giant Oracle just crossed the wires and they’re slightly below what analysts had expected. Earnings on a per share basis were 65 cents on revenue of $9 billion. That’s a penny short of the consensus view of 66 cents and $400 million shy of...
Oracle Earnings Miss Expectations

Apple's $8 Billion Media Business

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Apple is really in the hardware business, not the software business — it just uses the sales of apps, music, movies etc., to help sell gadgets. But boy does it sell a lot of software: iTunes sales came in at $1.9 billion last quarter, which puts the digital store at...
Apple's $8 Billion Media Business
Apple's Tim Cook never wanted to sue key supplier Samsung

Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

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Earlier this week, Microsoft jumped into the computer hardware business, announcing plans to make its own Surface tablet computer. Now, following the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 yesterday, a longtime Wall Street analyst says Microsoft could be laying the groundwork to make a similar move with Windows Phone. In a...
Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too
RIM may sell handset business, according to The Sunday Times

Amazon Takes Its Android Appstore Global, Adding 200 More Countries

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Amazon today took a big step forward in its strategy to take its app distribution business — and its Kindle Fire hardware business — global: it announced that its Android-based Appstore today will expand to cover 200 more countries, including Australia, Latin American countries like Brazil and Mexico, Canada, South...
Amazon Takes Its Android Appstore Global, Adding 200 More Countries

Microsoft's Ballmer admits drive to tablets was late, but lauds new Surface

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At Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Steve Ballmer conceded that the company was late to the tablet market now dominated by Apple's iPad, but suggested the software giant would have led the shift to portable devices if it entered the computer hardware business earlier....
Microsoft's Ballmer admits drive to tablets was late, but lauds new Surface

Cisco Defends Switch Turf

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Cisco Systems Inc. watched as a start-up led by two of its former executives grabbed much of the market for high-speed networking gear favored by Wall Street traders. Now the Silicon Valley giant is preparing to fight back. The target is Arista Networks Inc., a closely held company whose chairman...
Cisco Defends Switch Turf

Here's Where Facebook Would Benefit From Having Its Own Phone Platform

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This is a news note from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Sign up here. As has been rumored for the last two-plus years, Facebook is building a mobile phone platform. As SAI's Jay Yarow points out, Facebook has already...
Here's Where Facebook Would Benefit From Having Its Own Phone Platform

Switched On: The five P's of the PS4

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Throughout the history of home game consoles, it's been notoriously difficult for a leader in one generation to maintain its leadership in the next generation. Sony, for example, went from dominance of the sixth-generation console market, knocking Sega...
Switched On: The five P's of the PS4

Boot up: Google's hardware dream?, open data closure, how Dropbox thrived, iOS in China and more

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Plus more malware in China for Android, why IT doesn't matter any more, Wikitravel to fold into Wikimedia, Nvidia's forums hacked and moreA quick burst of 12 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA show-and-tell with Google's hardware >> NYTimes.comWhile Mr. Schmidt acknowledged that Google...
Boot up: Google's hardware dream?, open data closure, how Dropbox thrived, iOS in China and more
Amazon reportedly prepping a smartphone – will it cost more than the Kindle Fire tablet?

The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

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The post The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won’t) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image AppleInsider) Back in April of last year, I pondered Pebble, the then-wildly successful darling of Kickstarter fame. Pebble is a wristwatch device that connects to iPhones and displays various smart things....
The iWatch: What I Hope Apple Actually Does (But Probably Won't)

Microsoft's 10 Best Products Of All Time (MSFT)

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It seems like Microsoft can't ever catch a break. The software giant is constantly ragged on and criticized, but if it wasn't for Microsoft we wouldn't have a lot of the modern computer conveniences we take for granted today. When the company introduced its Surface last month, many panned it...
Microsoft's 10 Best Products Of All Time (MSFT)
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