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Now that Apple might be spinning Podcasts out into its own app in iOS 6, it’s time to innovate

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According to a report by AllThingsD, it looks like Apple is going to remove its Podcasts feature from iTunes and into its own app when iOS 6 ships this fall for consumers: People familiar with Apple’s plans tell me that when its new iOS 6 software becomes widely available this...
Now that Apple might be spinning Podcasts out into its own app in iOS 6, it’s time to innovate

Oracle's Mark Hurd To SAP: Good Luck Stealing Our Customers (ORCL, SAP)

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One of the oldest, most epic rivalries in the tech world is Oracle versus SAP. Execs at both enterprise software companies like to trash talk and otherwise insult each other. SAP cofounder Hasso Plattner once mooned Larry Ellison's boat on the high seas. Ellison once said that SAP execs "must...
Oracle's Mark Hurd To SAP: Good Luck Stealing Our Customers (ORCL, SAP)

Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

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The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott
The Soccket Is An Electricity-Generating Soccer Ball For The Developing World

How 100 iPads helped close the deal on Greece’s debt crisis

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Bob Apfel, the founder of Bondholder Communications Group, told Fortune this morning that he completed the debt restructuring of Greece a couple of weeks ago with the help of an iPad. Well, 100 of them—to be exact. Greece looked at bankruptcy head-on just a few months ago, but it found mercy through a...
How 100 iPads helped close the deal on Greece’s debt crisis

SAP CEO: We Could Have 'The Fastest Growing Software Product In The History Of The World' (SAP)

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Enterprise software company SAP has a big hit on its hands with its in-memory database software, HANA. Co-CEO, Bill McDermott, tells AllThingsD's Arik Hesseldahl: "We have 1,000 customers on it now, so it's growing really fast. The last update we gave, we indicated that we think it could be a...
SAP CEO: We Could Have 'The Fastest Growing Software Product In The History Of The World' (SAP)

"This is the first time in the history of the world where the map maker is worth more than the..."

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"This is the first time in the history of the world where the map maker is worth more than the territory that it's mapping." - Jeff Bezos on Google, as recalled by a former Amazon executive to Reuters....
"This is the first time in the history of the world where the map maker is worth more than the..."
Technologies We Are Thankful For

Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

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Wall Street analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital has built some kind of "Apple Monitor" thing where he monitors the health of the various companies in Asia that supply Apple with parts. For some reason, in February, the whole sector fell off a cliff, Business Insider reports. White says business...
Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

The Met's new web series explores art in 100 2-minute videos

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a year-long web series, 82nd & Fifth, that lets the museum’s curators talk about “100 works of art that changed the way they see the world.” There will be 100 episodes, each two minutes long and posted two at a time on Wednesdays...
The Met's new web series explores art in 100 2-minute videos

Coming Soon: Buying Stock On Facebook In 3 Clicks

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Facebook's impending initial public offering on NASDAQ isn't the only way that people will be able to trade in stock of the social networking site. By June of this year, public companies will be able to sell their stock to customers directly from their Facebook pages with no fees, no...
Coming Soon: Buying Stock On Facebook In 3 Clicks
A Yahoo-Facebook Search Engine Would Be A Brilliant Move For Both Companies--Here's Why

Guardian Books podcast: Maps from Ptolemy to Google

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From antiquity to the space age, maps have both expressed our view of the world and have helped to determine that vision. Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps, explains how each of his chosen maps not only represents a time but a way of...
Guardian Books podcast: Maps from Ptolemy to Google
Does Jack Dorsey Want To Be Just Like Steve Jobs?

Here's What Zuckerberg Said to Employees Before Ringing the Opening Bell (Video)

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Haven’t gotten enough coverage of Facebook’s initial public offering yet? Here’s a video of CEO Mark Zuckerberg giving a speech to employees before ringing the opening bell on Friday. “Our mission isn’t to be a public company,” he said. “Our mission is to make the world more open and connected.”...
Here's What Zuckerberg Said to Employees Before Ringing the Opening Bell (Video)

Actually, I've Tried Google Ads And Facebook Ads And Facebook Ads Are Much Better...

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This post is reprinted from Jeff Matthews Is Not Making This Up. When a few weeks back my friend and occasional interviewer, Henry Blodget, the CEO of Business Insider, tweeted word of a new BI piece defending Google (with the characteristically understated headline, “Like Hell Facebook is Killing Google”),...
Actually, I've Tried Google Ads And Facebook Ads And Facebook Ads Are Much Better...
Exclusive: Facebook Deal Nets Instagram CEO $400 Million
Marc Andreessen On The Future Of The Enterprise

Morgan Stanley Analyst Defends SAP Over 'Inflated' Growth Claims (SAP)

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Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Wood has come to SAP's defense over a flap started yesterday by another Wall Street analyst who criticized the company. Wood called the competitor's research note a "Poor piece of analysis where the only outcome could be that SAP decides to stop disclosing as much in...
Morgan Stanley Analyst Defends SAP Over 'Inflated' Growth Claims (SAP)

Got an iPhone? Then don't listen to this | Review

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Review: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, The Cut, Halesworth"How often do we wish that more things were handmade?" asks American monologist Mike Daisey. He stares us in the eye. "Now there are more handmade things than there have ever been in the history of the world." Most...
Got an iPhone? Then don't listen to this | Review

Here be cables: An old-school map of undersea internet pipes

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Telegeography, the research firm tracking underground cables and IP transit costs around the world has published the latest version of its submarine cable map, and it’s, well, beautiful. I have one of these (it’s next to my spectrum chart) but the old map is pretty functional, showing the cables, their...
Here be cables: An old-school map of undersea internet pipes

SAP Accused of Inflating HANA Hardware Numbers

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How big is SAP’s newish HANA hardware appliance business? If you take the German software giant’s word for it, it’s a young but fast-growing line. But at least one analyst isn’t buying it. In a research note to clients today, analyst Peter Goldmacher of Cowen and Co. essentially accused SAP,...
SAP Accused of Inflating HANA Hardware Numbers
Curator of the world's only 8-track museum shows some love to the fallen format

Facebook drops below Amazon in value with 11% plunge

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One of the interesting parts of Facebook’s Wall Street debut was the fact that the social network was initially considered more valuable than industry veteran Amazon.com. But no more. Facebook shares fell nearly 11 percent today on the company’s second day of trading, despite broader gains in the stock market....
Facebook drops below Amazon in value with 11% plunge

A Brief History of the World's Emotions (as Told by Wikipedia)

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An information scientist turns Wikipedia into a data set. History, as a field, is pretty good at tracking concrete events. We know a lot -- though not, and never, enough -- about wars and plagues and celebrations and explorations and revolutions. We know considerably less, however, about the emotional tenor...
A Brief History of the World's Emotions (as Told by Wikipedia)

The Database of Intentions Is Far Larger Than I Thought

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Way back in November of 2003, when I was a much younger man and the world had yet to fall head over heels in love with Google, I wrote a post called The Database of Intentions. It was an attempt to explain a one-off reference in an earlier post -...
The Database of Intentions Is Far Larger Than I Thought

Well, We Just Asked A Bunch Of Big Advertisers What They Think Of Facebook Ads... (FB)

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The performance of Facebook ads has been a critical topic of late, especially after news that GM had pulled its entire advertising budget from Facebook because the ads didn't work. We recently asked executives at a couple of major digital ad agencies what they and their clients think of Facebook....
Well, We Just Asked A Bunch Of Big Advertisers What They Think Of Facebook Ads... (FB)

Apple Is Not The Most Valuable Company In The History Of The World -- IBM Won The Prize In 1967 With A Value of $1.3 Trillion

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Apple is not the most valuable company in the history of the world. It’s not even Microsoft, which was reported to have been toppled by Apple today. It’s IBM by a long shot. Apple’s $661 billion market share does not account for inflation.  With inflation in account, IBM remains the...
Apple Is Not The Most Valuable Company In The History Of The World -- IBM Won The Prize In 1967 With A Value of $1.3 Trillion

Zuckerberg Says “Our Mission Isn’t To Be A Public Company” In Pre-IPO Opening Remarks

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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg receives a hoodie from the NASDAQ CEO and thanked his sites users in opening remarks recorded this morning before he ran the NASDAQ opening bell this morning. In his short speech that just aired on Bloomberg TV Zuckerberg said, “I know this may seem like a...
Zuckerberg Says “Our Mission Isn’t To Be A Public Company” In Pre-IPO Opening Remarks

OK, Not Everyone in the History of the World was Gay - The Gays - Gawker

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OK, Not Everyone in the History of the World was Gay - The Gays - Gawker
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