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Google Cloud vs. Amazon Cloud: How They Stack up

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Google's new IaaS cloud boasts strong compute performance but lacks the breadth of features in Amazon Web Services' 4-year-old Elastic Compute Cloud, according to one industry analyst's side-by-side comparison of the services....
Google Cloud vs. Amazon Cloud: How They Stack up

IDC: iOS, Android surpassed BlackBerry in enterprise in 2012

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Everyone knows that Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry, have had a rough year -- but the disinterest in the platform has spread to even its most core constituency, corporate and enterprise buyers, industry analyst IDC reports. A significant portion of that disenchantment may stem from the...
IDC: iOS, Android surpassed BlackBerry in enterprise in 2012

Video games analyst: "Consumers are starved for new titles"

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Halo 4 is one of the big sequels coming out this holiday season. Game developers, take notice. Right now might be a perfect time to unveil that new game you’ve been working on for the past few years. According to NPD Video Games Industry Analyst Liam Callahan, the headliners of...
Video games analyst: "Consumers are starved for new titles"
MirrorLink phone-to-dashboard screen mirroring gets rolling with 2 Sony car radios

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

Report: LG and Samsung to delay 55-inch OLED TVs until late 2013

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A report by industry analyst DisplaySearch says both Korean TV makers won't be releasing their much-anticipated big-screen OLEDs this year. [Read more]...
Report: LG and Samsung to delay 55-inch OLED TVs until late 2013

Engadget Eurocast 012 - 01.22.13

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It was a long journey back from CES -- mainly because Jamie left his house keys in Vegas -- but, nonetheless, we're back. In this episode, we'll hear more about Dan's questionable choice of friends, and Mat plays industry analyst while lovingly berating poor Jamie. All that and, of...
Engadget Eurocast 012 - 01.22.13

Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. At a recent presentation in front of international wireless operators at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, wireless industry analyst Whitey Bluestein claimed he thinks Apple will soon move to provide wireless service directly to users of its iOS devices. Specifically, he thinks Apple will...
Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator
UBS: Half of new iPads sold will tap into 4G

Sorry, Carriers, 9 Out Of 10 Tablets Sold Are WiFi

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Approximately 90 percent of all tablets in the U.S. relied on Wi-Fi over 3G mobile broadband last year, according to industry analyst Chetan Sharma. In his most recent wireless market update report that summarizes the industry in 2011, Sharma suggests that carriers aren’t a needed distribution chain for slates;...
Sorry, Carriers, 9 Out Of 10 Tablets Sold Are WiFi

7 steps to raise a geek child

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Photo via Bigstock It’s inevitable. New babies are coming into the world. I began to notice this when former colleagues were no longer available for a chat, coffee or Words with Friends. Instead, I heard them use long-forgotten phrases, terms such as “t-ball practice” or “play date.” And I suddenly...
7 steps to raise a geek child

Why investors bought 71 US newspapers last year

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There is still a newspaper publishing market in the United States. Seventy-one of the country's daily newspapers changed hands last year in deals totalling just under $800m (£509m).Why? A New York Times article concedes that answering that question is difficult. Both advertising and circulation revenues "have come under tremendous pressure...
Why investors bought 71 US newspapers last year

List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

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Written by Jeremiah Owyang (Customer Strategy) and Ray Wang (Enterprise Strategy), Analysts at the Altimeter Group. We’re tasked with a difficult job as Industry analyst in one of the fastest moving markets. Part of our role is to find new trends, identify them, and rate and rank who offers them....
List of Social Inbox Aggregator (SIA) Providers

The NYT needs a lot more than just a paywall

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If there was a bright spot in the latest quarterly results from the New York Times, it’s the fact that the newspaper’s metered paywall has attracted almost 325,000 subscribers willing to pay a monthly fee for the site. Despite all the celebrating from the pro-paywall camp, however, that bright...
The NYT needs a lot more than just a paywall

Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

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Now is the part where I throw my head back and laugh. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) Good news for cheapskates, bad news for traditional publishing: “Agency pricing,” which many in the book business had hoped would prove a defense against Amazon’s discounting every new book to $9.99, is pretty much finito as...
Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

KakaoTalk takes on Facebook Home with KakaoHome Android launcher

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Popular Korean messaging app's spin-off promises to 'make your smartphone special' with 90m registered users to market it toFacebook may be struggling to win hearts (and installs) with its Facebook Home app, but it's not the only social networking service keen to take over users' Android homescreens.Korean startup Kakao has...
KakaoTalk takes on Facebook Home with KakaoHome Android launcher
Overall video game sales dive 20 percent in July, 3DS and NCAA Football 13 take top spots

Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do

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(Photo: Wikipedia) Google can now predict a movie’s box office success a month before its release with 94-percent accuracy – although 48 percent of moviegoers don’t decide what they’ll be watching until the day they make the trip to the cinema. Google analyzes search patterns to forecast opening weekend box office...
Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do
Threeview: Call of Duty: Black Ops II reviewed by a critic, an analyst, and an academic
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

VC Consultant Explains Why There Are So Few Blacks In Silicon Valley

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We recently wrote about the lack of African Americans in Silicon Valley, and received an overwhelming response from readers over comments by University of Connecticut assistant professor Maya Beasley, who attributes the lack of representation to self-segregation. To get more perspective, we spoke with Darrell Glasco, a strategy consultant...
VC Consultant Explains Why There Are So Few Blacks In Silicon Valley

Twitter-branded music site indicates app is on the way

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Tweets may soon have beats. Twitter appears to be readying its own music application designed to let users discover new artists and songs based on trending activity on the site.Twitter has yet to confirm it is launching such a product, although the social blogging network is currently hosting the...
Twitter-branded music site indicates app is on the way

CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

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Chatter will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff said today at the kickoff of a national tour for the company’s new “customer,” focus. Benioff, speaking in Boston, provided his usual context for discussing Salesforce. He talked about the rise of mobile; how people are connecting and the rise...
CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

Microsoft Rumored To Have Google Glass Rival On The Way

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Will AR goggles become the new Ray-Bans? Industry analyst Brian White is the source of a new rumor about Microsoft's future in wearable tech: White suggests that Microsoft is following Google's lead and will introduce its own wearable augmented reality goggles in the first half of 2014. White's argument...
Microsoft Rumored To Have Google Glass Rival On The Way
Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Resident Evil 6

A Look at Why the iPhone Matters

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A mobile industry analyst says the iPhone has had such a rapid effect on the market that it has allowed theories that usually require decades of research to validate to be shown in near real time....
A Look at Why the iPhone Matters
23 percent of app gamers play only on mobile devices

The brutal truth? Most apps sink without a trace

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Apple may have paid out $5bn to app developers, but many apps still flop. But is that a problem?Apple's announcement at WWDC earlier in the week that it has paid out $5bn to iOS app developers since the launch of the App Store in 2008 provides a fertile starting point...
The brutal truth? Most apps sink without a trace

Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

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Over the weekend, the New York Times published an extensive report on Apple’s use of creative strategies to reduce the taxes it pays on the sale of digital goods. Apple’s giant profits were the peg for the story, but as the reporters noted, the company is far from the only...
Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

Music Biz Hopes To End Piracy By Tempting ISPs With Millions

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Around seven years ago when pressure was first starting to form against the then-fledgling BitTorrent scene, attitudes were pretty much as they are now. “They’ll never stop it, we’ll always find a way,” cried the masses grabbing music, movies and software for free, and few disagreed. Of course, there will...
Music Biz Hopes To End Piracy By Tempting ISPs With Millions
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