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Chelsea’s Champion’s League win against Barcelona becomes the most tweeted sporting event ever

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Sporting events draw a huge number of people to Twitter and a recent Champions League game was no exception, as a late goal from Fernando Torres helped Chelsea’s win against Barcelona on Tuesday become the most tweeted sporting event ever. Twitter says that during the game, total global traffic on...
Chelsea’s Champion’s League win against Barcelona becomes the most tweeted sporting event ever

Android Is Winning

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The latest numbers are in: Android is on top, followed by iOS in a distant second. This word comes from Gartner, a top research firm for these sorts of things. Overall, within the last quarter, Android outsold iOS devices nearly three to one while capturing 64% of the worldwide market...
Android Is Winning

Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone

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The best way to get someone to spread your dumb video is to include something controversial. That’s day one material in Viral YouTube Marketing 101. And so, Samsung, clearly a graduate of said class tapped that knowledge and took a shot at iPhone users, somewhat calling them sheep for...
Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone
Made in the USA: Google's Nexus Q is symbolic and significant

Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar

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Google’s mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world’s most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the WPP-owned market research company that tracks sales of handsets across key markets on a 12-week rolling cycle. In the nine markets surveyed by Kantar —...
Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar

Facebook gets ready to deliver first earnings report after disastrous start

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Social network to release maiden financial results amid calls for Mark Zuckerberg to take lead role in reassuring investorsFacebook's maiden financial results as a listed company will not make pleasant reading. With Mark Zuckerberg criticised for taking a back seat during the company's disastrous Nasdaq listing, Wall Street will be...
Facebook gets ready to deliver first earnings report after disastrous start
Obama wins, Nate Silver wins, tech wins

Leaked photos point to rumored co-branded LG Optimus and Google Nexus smartphone

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Anticipation for Google’s next Nexus smartphone is reaching a high point, and a set of leaked photos posted to a Belarusian website (translation) is further stoking the flames. Although unverified, the images could represent another hint that Google is readying a Nexus-branded device with the help of LG. Though the...
Leaked photos point to rumored co-branded LG Optimus and Google Nexus smartphone

Jay Z’s 100th problem: His terrible Facebook game

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This isn’t an app review, as if I actually gave the Facebook app in question a real review, you might play it, and that would be a shame. Jay Z has a Facebook app out, and it has a single high point: Spotify integration. Really, that’s it. While you are playing,...
Jay Z’s 100th problem: His terrible Facebook game

Groupon's Shares Continue Falling to Close at All-Time Low

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Everyone loves a discount, and yet, no one seems to be buying. Less than five months after going public, Groupon’s stock is trading more than half off. The daily deals company’s shares slid another 3.2 percent, or 48 cents today, to close at $14.54 a share. That’s less than half...
Groupon's Shares Continue Falling to Close at All-Time Low

Groupon Shares Pop 11.6 Percent After CEO Andrew Mason Defends His Vision And Leadership

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Groupon shares (NASDAQ:GRPN) closed at 4.42, 11.62 percent above yesterday’s level. CEO Andrew Mason’s interview was highly anticipated today. Yesterday, AllThingsD reported that the board questioned Mason’s vision. Mason didn’t try to deny nor to pretend that nothing happened. Instead, he was very candid, going as far as to say...
Groupon Shares Pop 11.6 Percent After CEO Andrew Mason Defends His Vision And Leadership

Two months in, Jelly Bean only represents 1% of all Android traffic

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was open-sourced back in July, is doing very well, if this headline from Chitika Insights is read out of context: “Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Adoption Jumps 1500% in Two Months.” Thankfully, we’re here to put things into perspective, and the status quo really isn’t that...
Two months in, Jelly Bean only represents 1% of all Android traffic
Apple has shed the equivalent of a Google or a Microsoft since September 2012
Why Samsung Is (Also) Screwed (AAPL)

Patent fights rage on in 2013

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Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future. The patent brouhaha reached its...
Patent fights rage on in 2013

Groupon Shares Now 80 Percent Off; Hit New Low

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Groupon shares are trading at a new low this morning, after the company reported mixed second-quarter results yesterday that left investors questioning the company’s long-term growth strategy. In afternoon trading, shares were down nearly 23 percent, or $1.72, to trade at $5.83 a share. That’s 80 percent less than the...
Groupon Shares Now 80 Percent Off; Hit New Low

Facebook prices IPO at $38 per share

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The wait is over. In what is being dubbed as the biggest Internet IPO of all time, Facebook today priced its shares at $38 this afternoon. That was at the high point of the expected range, generating an estimated $18 billion. The company will have a market value of $84...
Facebook prices IPO at $38 per share

Building and dismantling the Windows advantage

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When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market. Having launched in 1981 as the IBM PC, they were quickly cloned and four years later “PCs” were selling at the rate of 2 million/yr.  The Mac only...
Building and dismantling the Windows advantage

The beautiful, powerful Nexus 4 proves that Google Now is the future

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Android phones are not known for their beauty. There have been bright spots here and there, like the Burtonesque original Droid, the Nexus S and, more recently, the HTC One X. But for the most part, they’re not really known as sharp dressers. The Nexus 4, however, is a bit of...
The beautiful, powerful Nexus 4 proves that Google Now is the future

Designer Nicholas Felton Leaves Facebook After Pioneering Timeline Overhaul

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Nicholas Felton, who came to fame through many super-detailed infographics and reports about his life as quantified through data, is leaving Facebook almost two years after being acq-hired to work on projects like Timeline. His early work, which compiled data on things like all the songs he had listened...
Designer Nicholas Felton Leaves Facebook After Pioneering Timeline Overhaul
Timeline designer Nicholas Felton leaves Facebook as Home for Android launches

How Much Of The Collapse Of Recorded Music Sales Revenue Was Due To The End Of Illegal Price Fixing?

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Harold Feld has made a very important point that has been totally ignored in the debate over the state of the recorded music business. In Cary Sherman's diatribe about how the evil tech industry is destroying the music industry, not only does he pretend that the recorded music is representative...
How Much Of The Collapse Of Recorded Music Sales Revenue Was Due To The End Of Illegal Price Fixing?

Summly creator Nick D'Aloisio: 'I try to maintain a level of humbleness'

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Last week Nick D'Aloisio was a pretty average 17-year-old, with good mates, a girlfriend and £40 on his debit card. This week he sold his app for a reported £19m. Not that average, thenIs Nick D'Aloisio exhausted? Apparently not. In a week that has seen the 17-year-old newly minted tech...
Summly creator Nick D'Aloisio: 'I try to maintain a level of humbleness'

Apple pulls its products from EPEAT 'green' certification registry

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From its hardware to its data centers, Apple is known for touting its environmentally-friendly bona fides — but the company has modified that stance when it comes to its hardware. This past month Apple pulled its 39 products that were featured in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)...
Apple pulls its products from EPEAT 'green' certification registry
iOS Web traffic share surpasses Mac OS for first time ever
Apple v. Samsung jury foreman: only the 'court of popular opinion' can change the patent system
iOS passes Mac OS in Share of Web Traffic Propelled by Record Sales for Mobile and Tablet Devices

AOL's Stock Has Quietly Climbed To Within A Dollar Of Its All Time High (AOL)

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AOL has been getting hammered by activist shareholder Starboard Value LP lately. The funny thing about that is that AOL's stock has actually done decently as of late. Since bottoming out in October, AOL has climbed 131% to $27.48, which is a dollar within its high point since becoming a...
AOL's Stock Has Quietly Climbed To Within A Dollar Of Its All Time High (AOL)
Apple's iPhone 5 display orders reportedly cut in half, weak demand blamed

Once Again: High Tech Jobs Are Important, Growing And Everywhere

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A few months ago, we wrote about a presentation from the Bay Area Economic Council, in association with Engine (I'm on their steering committee, but had nothing to do with this), showing that high tech jobs were a high point in the economy. Unlike many other sectors, those jobs were...
Once Again: High Tech Jobs Are Important, Growing And Everywhere
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