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Dell Puts Crosshairs On World of Storage

A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc announced on Monday it would shell out $1.1 billion to buy blogging service Tumblr, in a bid to revitalize its brand and attract a younger generation of users. Yahoo has been criticized for making big acquisitions that have not always reaped lasting returns. Under...
A List Of Yahoo's Terrible Acquisitions (And Some Good Ones!)

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy: Classics HD – review

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PlayStation 3, Sony, cert: 7, out: Friday 29 JuneSince entering the games console business, Sony has struggled to find a mascot inherently linked to the brand in the way that Nintendo has Mario and Sega has Sonic. There have been plenty of candidates: Lara Croft and Nathan Drake immediately spring...
The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy: Classics HD – review

10 years of Linkedin homepage design boiled down to 11 slides

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LinkedIn is officially ten years old and much has changed to shape the way we network. One of the most notable things its 225 million members will probably find interesting is the ever-changing design of the LinkedIn homepage. Deep Nishar, the company’s Senior Vice President of Products and User Experience, published...
10 years of Linkedin homepage design boiled down to 11 slides

Yes, MySpace Is Launching A Spotify Competitor - Because It Has No Choice

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MySpace is planning to get into the music subscription business - because let's face it, it's got to do something. The move into music subscriptions has been rumored for quite some time, but Monday Business Insider published a leaked slide deck that appears to confirm it. In the second quarter...
Yes, MySpace Is Launching A Spotify Competitor - Because It Has No Choice

E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

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Warby Parker, Birchbox, HotelTonight, Threadflip, Dollar Shave Club. People who follow the booming e-commerce trend will certainly find those names familiar. But up until today, they may not have known one thread that ties them (and a handful of other similar companies all together: Forerunner Ventures. A San Francisco-based venture...
E-Commerce Focused VC Forerunner Ventures Raises $40 Million For Its First Institutional Fund

RT @dannysullivan: in honor of AOL's 25th anniversary, my memorial site to AOL disks I received in the heyday http://bit.ly/aYZtvx

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RT @dannysullivan: in honor of AOL's 25th anniversary, my memorial site to AOL disks I received in the heyday http://bit.ly/aYZtvx

Live Fast, Die Young: E-Readers Are On the Decline

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Days of yore. (Photo: kodomut Let’s hope Amazon and Barnes and Noble gathered their rosebuds while they could, because it seems the heyday of the e-reader is already passing. The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to one market researcher, e-reader shipments dropped 28 percent this year, to 19.9 million from...
Live Fast, Die Young: E-Readers Are On the Decline

Mark Zuckerberg's favourite social music game Song Pop gets Premium iOS edition

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Song recognition game's active-user growth could see it overtake Draw Something within a month.Social games developer FreshPlanet has launched a new version of its popular Song Pop game for iOS. The existing version is free to download and play, but Song Pop Premium charges £1.49 upfront.Why opt for the new...
Mark Zuckerberg's favourite social music game Song Pop gets Premium iOS edition

Second act for the unorthodox Steve Case

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His AOL heyday now well behind him, Case has major interests in some 20 companies, including LivingSocial and Hello Wallet, and has become an Internet elder statesman. [Read more]...
Second act for the unorthodox Steve Case

Maps: site of an epic territorial struggle between Apple and Google | Dan Gillmor

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If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS6 and got lost because of the map app, you are the collateral damage in a monopolists' warSo, iPhone users, how do you like being collateral damage?If you "upgrade" to iOS6, Apple's latest mobile operating system, you are going to lose an essential app...
Maps: site of an epic territorial struggle between Apple and Google | Dan Gillmor

Q&A Pioneer Formspring Says It's Been 'Saved' From The Deadpool, Is Now Under New Management

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Formspring, the pioneering Q&A site that allowed people to invite other internet users to “ask me anything” anonymously, is apparently back from the brink. In a tweet and a company blog post, Formspring announced that it has been “saved” and is now “under new management.” Great news friends, Formspring has...
Q&A Pioneer Formspring Says It's Been 'Saved' From The Deadpool, Is Now Under New Management

How Digital Music Innovation Will Suffer if Universal Acquires EMI

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The music business, to say the least, ain't what it used to be. To be precise, the industry has shrunk by about 50% since Napster's heyday, and virtually nobody expects it to fully bounce back. The major labels know this and have tried just about everything to remain dominant, including...
How Digital Music Innovation Will Suffer if Universal Acquires EMI

Backed Or Whacked: Press Enter vs. Presenter

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Editor’s note: This weekend we’re running a new column called Backed or Whacked by Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, focusing on consumer technologies, and writer for Engadget. Every week he’ll address two crowdsourced projects from the view of an investor, analyst, and gadget fiend. He’ll look at what made one a...
Backed Or Whacked: Press Enter vs. Presenter
Tradehill is back to make real money from virtual currency

Surprise! Digital Music Just Had Its Best Week Ever

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After more than a decade of hand-wringing over the music industry's tumultuous decline, there's a glimmer of hope. Last week, more people paid for digital music than during any week-long period in history, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  In the week ending December 30, 55.74 million digital songs were purchased. The...
Surprise! Digital Music Just Had Its Best Week Ever
East Texas courts are back on "top" for patent lawsuits
Polaroid opening stores just to print your smartphone photos

How AOL Squandered WinAmp

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It’s always nice to plop down to a big bowl of hot dog food and read about how the company you work for (ostensibly and/or on paper) squandered one of the most recognizable brands in PC history. As you’ll recall, the turn of the century was a time of great...
How AOL Squandered WinAmp
Lot of 1,000 classic Braun Design items being auctioned on eBay, bidding starts at €350,000

YouTube videos make people money, but songwriters rarely see any of it

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Digital licensing is a confusing business, which means songwriters often get just $40 per 1m streams for their workThere's a certain irony to the fact that in an era when outside songwriters and producers are used more than ever (well, at least since the heyday of writers such as Bacharach/David...
YouTube videos make people money, but songwriters rarely see any of it

Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

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With a history only fitting an Internet business, Digg has seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows, and everywhere in between. We’ve received a tips from multiple sources that Digg may have found a suitor by way of The Washington Post. The social bookmarking site...
Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus To Launch On April 15?

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According to an internal Sprint source that spoke with S4GRU, the Galaxy Nexus will show up on Sprint shelves on April 15. You know, just over three months since the Verizon version launched and mere months away from the launch of Samsung’s next flagship: the Galaxy S III. Talk about...
Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus To Launch On April 15?

RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

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There's a Canadian mobile phone executive who is probably humming a happy tune right now and has a little extra spring in his step this morning. However he doesn't work for Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker which last night announced a $125m quarterly loss as it saw revenues...
RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

Here’s What “Post-PC” Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices At Work

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We’re on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we’ve crossed the imaginary line separating PC’s heyday from that of a new landscape scattered with multiple mobile devices; it’s a place where the traditional desktop and laptop computer is seeing decreasing importance. That’s why this new Forrester...
Here’s What “Post-PC” Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices At Work

FarmVille 2 Aporkalypse: Where Are The Pigs In Zynga's New Social Gaming Cash-Cow?

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FarmVille 2 is Zynga’s second go at milking as much filthy lucre from its farm-based social gaming franchise as possible. There’s no mystery to its existence. The franchise has been a runaway hit for years, and continues to be the top revenue-generating game for the company — despite being more weather-beaten cockerel...
FarmVille 2 Aporkalypse: Where Are The Pigs In Zynga's New Social Gaming Cash-Cow?

Lights turning off at Nintendo Power?

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A cherished magazine from the heyday of Nintendo's juggernaut console generation in the 1990s reportedly is set to call it quits. [Read more]...
Lights turning off at Nintendo Power?

Rumor: Foxconn Planning To Build US-Based Plants, Will Train American Engineers In Taiwan Or China

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In one of the oddest cases of an April Fool’s joke coming true, Digitimes is reporting that Foxconn is looking at opening LCD TV plants in LA or Detroit. These plants will focus on automated production lines and build mostly LCD TVs as too much hand-work is required to assemble...
Rumor: Foxconn Planning To Build US-Based Plants, Will Train American Engineers In Taiwan Or China

Slacktivism by the numbers: How many small actions does it take to make a difference?

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Slacktivism is given both more, and less credit than it deserves. For the slacktivist, it provides a simple way to take part in something larger than themselves. However, as you know, the conduit from liking something on Facebook to a mouth being fed, or medicine being distributed is usually quite...
Slacktivism by the numbers: How many small actions does it take to make a difference?
When entrepreneurs start thinking like corporate buffoons
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