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Intel takes silicon photonics technology out of research, into production, & open source

Facebook Gets a Hold on Phones

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[ See post to watch video ] Facebook wants to take over your phone. It aims to immediately immerse you in its social network with just a glance at the phone’s opening screen, without making you run its app or even unlock the device. Right from the lock screen of...
Facebook Gets a Hold on Phones

It's Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company

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How the Motorola deal went down, what it means, and where Google-Rola goes from here...
It's Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company

Avaya lays out roadmap for unified software management

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As Avaya continues its transition from a hardware company into a communications and collaboration software provider, it is going through some growing pains, including a shakeup of executives and uncertainty around a potential initial public offering that's been rumored for months....
Avaya lays out roadmap for unified software management

How Motorola Is Screwing Over Almost All Its Smartphone Customers (MMI, GOOG)

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Motorola smartphone owners got some disappointing news today. In its new Android upgrade schedule, Motorola laid out its roadmap for when it expects the latest version of the OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, to be available for each of its devices. In just about every case, Motorola says its users...
How Motorola Is Screwing Over Almost All Its Smartphone Customers (MMI, GOOG)

Sparkfun CEO Explains IP Obesity: Companies Who Rely Too Much On IP Flop

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A few folks sent over a great blog post by Sparkfun CEO Nathan Seidle about a recent TEDx presentation he did on the topic of "IP Obesity," in which he argues that companies that focus on patents tend to get fat and lazy while others out-innovate them. He provides the...
Sparkfun CEO Explains IP Obesity: Companies Who Rely Too Much On IP Flop

Larry Page | MediaGuardian 100 2012

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Despite setbacks over privacy and ad tracking, the Google chief has underlined its dominance in search and advertisingJob: co-founder, chief executive of Google 1997-2001, 2011 to dateAge: 39Industry: digital media2011 ranking: 3This year Larry Page has mostly been the strong, silent type - because an (unspecified) illness affecting his vocal...
Larry Page | MediaGuardian 100 2012

Goldman Sachs puts the value of Apple's iPhone and iPad customer base at nearly $295 billion

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In a survey of 1,000 customers, 21% said they wouldn't leave the platform for any price FORTUNE -- According to Goldman Sachs' Bill Shope, Wall Street tends to view Apple (AAPL) as a hardware company that is only as valuable as its next hit product -- as if its famously...
Goldman Sachs puts the value of Apple's iPhone and iPad customer base at nearly $295 billion

Gigamon Shares Soar in Debut

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Shares of networking-hardware company Gigamon soared in their debut Wednesday, rising as much as 37% in early trading....
Gigamon Shares Soar in Debut

How to brand a consumer hardware startup

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Branding a world-class consumer hardware company is dramatically different than for consumer software, Web, or mobile companies. Branding begins with storytelling, and crafting compelling stories for hardware requires a fresh perspective. Why? What is the biggest difference between hardware and software products? Touch. The tactile interaction with a physical...
How to brand a consumer hardware startup

Google becomes hardware company with $12.5B Motorola buy

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Google said Tuesday morning that it has closed the deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion...
Google becomes hardware company with $12.5B Motorola buy

GAME opens OUYA pre-orders in the UK, as the Android-powered console starts shipping to backers

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Pre-orders for OUYA, the Android-based gaming console that was successfully funded through an $8.5 million Kickstarter campaign, have opened up in the UK over at GAME. A product page on the high-street retailer’s website shows the console, available for pre-order, at £99.99. Additional controllers are also being sold for £39.99...
GAME opens OUYA pre-orders in the UK, as the Android-powered console starts shipping to backers

Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa

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It wasn’t so long ago that Hewlett-Packard looked like a hardware company fundamentally transforming itself into a software company. Until former CEO Léo Apotheker was fired by the company’s board of directors and replaced with current CEO Meg Whitman, the official line at HP was that the way out of...
Eight Questions for Hewlett-Packard Software Head George Kadifa

Hey, Google, Great Show -- But What's Up With The Nexus Pricing Strategy?

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Google put on a great show in San Francisco yesterday, with a bunch of skydivers leaping out of a plane and landing on the roof of the conference center to demo Google's new computerized glasses. And Google released an impressive new tablet, the Nexus 7, that is designed to compete...
Hey, Google, Great Show -- But What's Up With The Nexus Pricing Strategy?
The Magic of Leap Motion Is Now at Developers Fingertips

Microsoft Is Talking About Spending A Billion To Buy Barnes & Noble's Digital Business (MSFT, BKS)

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Microsoft is offering $1 billion for Nook Media, the digital arm of Barnes & Nobel, reports TechCrunch. This comes from leaked documents that outline the proposal as well as Nook Media's plan to stop using Android by early 2015 as it transitions from being a hardware company to being a...
Microsoft Is Talking About Spending A Billion To Buy Barnes & Noble's Digital Business (MSFT, BKS)

Meet The Companies That Make the iPhone (AAPL)

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As a hardware company, Apple faces the nightmarish task of managing a supply chain for all of its devices, including chips, cases and every other part of the phone. Luckily, Tim Cook is quite good at managing deals and supply chains, and as a result Apple has a supply chain that...
Meet The Companies That Make the iPhone (AAPL)

Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs

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EMC Corp., the Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage and cloud hardware company has bought Pivotal Labs, a San Francisco-based consulting firms well known for its tool Pivotal Tracker and also for its pioneering work on agile development methodology. I have confirmed the news after talking to sources familiar with the company. I...
Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs
Google's Flirtation With Being A Hardware Company Is Over

Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind

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Microsoft's relatively often finding ways to encourage software development in various fields, and the company's latest venture has it setting footsteps near the Great Wall. According to a report by news agency Xinhua, the software (and hardware) company has reached a deal with China's Hainan government that will see...
Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind
Google retail stores will prove it's a hardware company, too

Booting Up: Google Here, Google There, Google Everywhere

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Super cool. (via Wired.com) Kickstarter would prefer that you don’t notice failed projects, and those are definitely not the droids you’re looking for. [Misener.org] Google takes down 250,000 search links every week due to alleged copyright violations. In the spirit of transparency, the company is now keeping a running list of...
Booting Up: Google Here, Google There, Google Everywhere

ViewSonic (which Nokia is suing in the US and Germany) exits the European smartphone market

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Germany's most widely-read IT news site, Heise online, reported a few hours ago (here's the article, in German) that ViewSonic, a hardware company headquartered in California that (among other things) builds Android-based wireless devices, has decided to leave the European smartphone market. According to the Heise article, ViewSonic's PR department...
ViewSonic (which Nokia is suing in the US and Germany) exits the European smartphone market

Google goes hardware: ‘We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility’

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Google’s CEO Larry Page is making headlines again: He officially announced Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility this morning, while confirming the joined companies will create the next generation of mobile devices. The chief executive took to the official Google Blog to reveal the news: It’s why I’m excited to announce...
Google goes hardware: ‘We’ve acquired Motorola Mobility’

The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

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Time and again, Mark Zuckerberg has made it perfectly clear: "We're not going to build a phone." Zuck's most recent pronouncement came at Facebook's 2012 fourth-quarter earnings call. (See also Facebook's Zuckerberg: We're Not Going To Build A Phone.)  On Thursday, just two months later, Facebook is widely expected to announce an...
The Long, Weird Road To The Facebook Phone

Tim Cook Talks Up Apple Software And Services: "We Are Not A Hardware Company"

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Once upon a time, Apple was a hardware company that also maintained a software and media ecosystem since it helped drive purchases of Macs, iPods and more. But over the years, the software and services side of the business has become increasingly important, and CEO Tim Cook even went so...
Tim Cook Talks Up Apple Software And Services: "We Are Not A Hardware Company"

First Windows Tablets Will Come In Two Sizes And Have 9 Hours Battery Life (MSFT, INTC)

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Intel expects the first crop of Windows 8 tablets this year to have 9 hours of battery life, and expects them to come in two form factors: a 10-inch regular tablet, and an 11-inch "convertible" that turns into a regular laptop computer with keyboard. As reported by CNET, Intel revealed...
First Windows Tablets Will Come In Two Sizes And Have 9 Hours Battery Life (MSFT, INTC)

The Chinese are also building smart watches and smart shoes

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Wearable computing is not just a Made In America phenomenon. China is getting in on the act, too. Today came news that Guoke, a hardware company owned by digital publishing giant Shanda, will start selling smart watches in June, challenging both Apple and Samsung, the latter of which has also...
The Chinese are also building smart watches and smart shoes

Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

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Samsung and Spotify have partnered to bring Spotify's streaming service to European owners of Samsung Smart TV 2012 E Series sets. Support for other Samsung Smart TV models, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will come later this year. The deal puts Spotify, which will appear as a downloadable app,...
Samsung and Spotify Duet With A New Smart TV App

EXPLAINED: Why Dell Just Bought This Guy's Old Company (DELL, HPQ)

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Some analysts say that Dell's purchase of Wyse is unwise. But the former CEO of Wyse disagrees. He says it will let Dell beat HP in an area where HP has been kicking Dell's butt. So says John Kish, who ran Wyse from 2004 to 2007. Kish is now CEO...
EXPLAINED: Why Dell Just Bought This Guy's Old Company (DELL, HPQ)
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