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Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

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Some 9 months after Google’s announcement that it would rather like to make a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, the $12.5-billion acquisition has finally been approved by the US, EU, and China. All eyes are now on Google to see what it will do with a bunch of software platforms under...
Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android
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Kleiner Perkins On The Past, Present And Future

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Forty years ago, Eugene Kleiner and Tom Perkins set out to disrupt the then nascent venture capital industry. Kleiner, who was one of the founders of Fairchild Semiconductor, and Perkins, who was a member of Hewlett-Packard’s early computer hardware division, raised $8 million to invest in startups. Flash forward four...
Kleiner Perkins On The Past, Present And Future

Jack Dorsey Poaches A Tesla Exec, Plans To Double Square's Staff

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April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Square Inc., a startup that makes credit-card readers for smartphones and tablets, hired communications executive Ricardo Reyes amid an effort to double its staff to 500 this year. Reyes, who previously ran communications at Tesla Motors Inc. and Google Inc.’s YouTube, started today as Square’s...
Jack Dorsey Poaches A Tesla Exec, Plans To Double Square's Staff
Michael Dell emphasizes enterprise solutions over PC sales

Valve's first hardware beta starting 'by next year,' wearable computing still far off

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Valve Software's hardware division is still in its infancy. Despite having existed for over a year, recruitment is still its primary concern -- "prototyping is almost secondary," longtime inventor/hacker/now Valve employee Jeri Ellsworth told us in an interview this week. As the team ramps up, production becomes more and...
Valve's first hardware beta starting 'by next year,' wearable computing still far off

Apple's hardware boss shuffle ruffled feathers, report says

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According to a new report, a major change in Apple's hardware division angered some of the company's top employees. [Read more]...
Apple's hardware boss shuffle ruffled feathers, report says

Battle of the smart watches: Watch out Pebble, the Cookoo’s in town

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Used to be, if one wanted to receive real-time updates on a smart watch about their e-mails and texts, they would probably have to go Pebble. No more. A Seattle-area entrepreneur is raising funds for the Cookoo watch on kickstarter. A design project by Peter Hauser from Kenmore, Wash., the...
Battle of the smart watches: Watch out Pebble, the Cookoo’s in town
Does HP Deserve a Smartphone Do Over?

RIM CEO admits the company may license its technology, sell hardware production business

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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has hinted that the BlackBerry-maker could give up producing its own hardware and license its technology out to others companies, in an interview with media in his native Germany. Reuters reports that Heins told Die Welt [Google Translate] that the company might entertain the possibility of...
RIM CEO admits the company may license its technology, sell hardware production business

The New Motorola: Google's Hardware Division Steps Into The Future

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For the first time since Motorola became a division of Google, the smartphone manufacturer released new devices yesterday at an event in New York City. It seemed like a typical device launch at first. A band (Aussie transplants "The Kin") warmed up a crowd of bored-looking tech journalists who had...
The New Motorola: Google's Hardware Division Steps Into The Future

Microsoft Reportedly Developing Smartwatch and Smartphone

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Microsoft is the latest company tipped to be building a smartwatch after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is developing a touchscreen watch device. It is also said to be continuing work on its own smartphone. Supplier executives told the newspaper that Microsoft had asked them to ship...
Microsoft Reportedly Developing Smartwatch and Smartphone

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
Microsoft Wedge Mobile keyboard and Wedge Touch mouse shed wires for Windows 8
Valve fires Jeri Ellsworth, who was developing Steam Box game controllers

Tim Cook Almost Had An 'Insurrection' On His Hands When He Lost Top Executive Bob Mansfield (AAPL)

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In June, Apple announced Bob Mansfield, the SVP of hardware engineering, was leaving the company. Since Apple makes all of its money from hardware sales, Mansfield is an important executive. He oversees the development of the iPad, iPhone, and the Mac. However, something curious happened to Mansfield's retirement plans. They...
Tim Cook Almost Had An 'Insurrection' On His Hands When He Lost Top Executive Bob Mansfield (AAPL)

RIM CEO says company is open to licensing new OS, stock jumps 10 percent

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After Research in Motion's CEO told a German newspaper the company may be considering big changes, the company's stock shot up on the Toronto Stock Exchange, ending Monday more than 10 percent up, at CAN$17.41 ($17.41). In an interview with Die Welt (The World), Thorsten Heins, the German-born executive, suggested...
RIM CEO says company is open to licensing new OS, stock jumps 10 percent

WSJ: Sharp courting US firms for investments, will trade displays for dollars

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Loans, cuts and mortgages -- Sharp is doing everything it can to meet its "profitable by 2014" pledge, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it's looking to US suitors to lend a hand. Sources close to the company say that it's offering a stake in Sharp to companies...
WSJ: Sharp courting US firms for investments, will trade displays for dollars
RIM CEO will consider sale of hardware division after BlackBerry 10 launch

Bob Mansfield, Apple's Indispensable Man, Gets New Responsibilities (AAPL)

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For months, Apple has listed Bob Mansfield as a "senior vice president," with no specified duties, on Apple's website. Now he's finally got a formal title: In a reorganization, CEO Tim Cook has named Mansfield the head of a new group called Technologies, which works on wireless products, including the custom-designed...
Bob Mansfield, Apple's Indispensable Man, Gets New Responsibilities (AAPL)

What Google's Acquisition of Motorola Means for Android

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Google now owns Motorola. Chinese regulators followed the U.S. and Europe in clearing the deal earlier this week, removing the last barrier. Although the acquisition opens new territory for the search giant, its most immediate effect could be remaking the existing Android landscape. Will Google use its new arm to...
What Google's Acquisition of Motorola Means for Android

Newsmakers 2012: Surface GM Panos Panay represents Microsoft's new era

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Panos Panay, Surface general manager, at the unveiling of the Microsoft tablet in Hollywood in June. Microsoft’s decision to develop its own tablet computer was a historic moment for a company that built one of the biggest businesses in the tech industry by focusing almost exclusively on software. Just as...
Newsmakers 2012: Surface GM Panos Panay represents Microsoft's new era

Analyst: Nintendo sold 55,000 Wii Us in March, 85,000 Wiis

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If that's the case, Nintendo's unit sales would be down 17 percent compared to the previous month, and a massive blow to the company's hardware division. [Read more]...
Analyst: Nintendo sold 55,000 Wii Us in March, 85,000 Wiis
Barnes & Noble Mulling A Break From Hardware Sales In A Move That May Split Company

IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

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IBM announced its Q1 2013 earnings today, reporting net revenues of $23.4 billion and earnings per share of $3.00. EPS was an improvement over last year’s numbers (of 8 percent), while revenue was down 5 percent, or 3 percent adjusting for currency. Flat software revenue and down service revenue is what led...
IBM's Q1 2013 Misses On Revenue Of $23.4B, EPS Of $3.00, As Service Revenue Suffers

Google Disses Motorola Products - And Hires Guy Kawasaki

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Google's short-term goals for its Motorola smartphone division are two-fold: clear the rubble on the runway and build for the future.  When it comes to runway, Google is still dealing with the product pipeline that it inherited from Motorola when the acquisition received final approval by regulatory bodies way back...
Google Disses Motorola Products - And Hires Guy Kawasaki

RIM could license software, sell hardware division after BB10 launch

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Thorsten Heins, chief executive of Research In Motion, said on Monday that the embattled BlackBerry maker must ensure that its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 models are successful before the company can consider strategic alliances, such as licensing its software or even selling off its hardware production....
RIM could license software, sell hardware division after BB10 launch
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RIM CEO says he would consider selling off BlackBerry hardware business

RIM could sell its BlackBerry hardware business

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The future of the BlackBerry could belong to a company that’s not RIM. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has hinted once again that his company could license BlackBerry 10 to rival smartphone makers. “Before you license the software, you must show that the platform has significant potential. If such proof exists, a...
RIM could sell its BlackBerry hardware business
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