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No Netflix For Sony, Which Stays With Starz

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Sony’s movie studio has renewed a deal to show its first-run films on the Starz pay TV service; the new pact now keeps the two companies tied up until 2021 . Many industry observers thought that Netflix, after signing on Disney to a landmark deal in December, would make a...
No Netflix For Sony, Which Stays With Starz

Facebook to charge businesses to run targeted ads in Offers service

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Facebook plans to start charging businesses to run targeted ads in its Facebook Offers daily deals service. The social network also is allowing businesses to add unique codes to their ads for better tracking of ad results. Facebook also noted in an email to Computerworld that the service will...
Facebook to charge businesses to run targeted ads in Offers service
Google makes its move, uses Motorola to file patent lawsuit against Apple
'Game-changing'? A free future for Mirror, Record, other papers on iPad?

Microsoft responds to the NYTimes' data center article, gently pointing out why it's off key

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Ah, to be a corporate giant, wrongly maligned in the media. How do you respond? Too sharply and you sound defensive. Too passive and it may come across like you are guilty as charged. Thus the balanced approach. Microsoft has responded to recent reporting and coverage of data centers in...
Microsoft responds to the NYTimes' data center article, gently pointing out why it's off key

RIAA Insists That Musicians Can't Make Money Without The RIAA

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Ah, the RIAA blog. It's a never-ending source of entertainment. In the past, they've tried (and failed) to address some of my arguments directly, but as someone noted, one of their recent posts again appears directed my way (not just me, but a few others as well). In it, the...
RIAA Insists That Musicians Can't Make Money Without The RIAA

MediaTek 1Q12 sales likely to fall more than 10%

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Sales at MediaTek are expected to register a sequential decline of more than 10% in the first quarter of 2012, due mainly to falling sales generated from its 2.5G and 2.75G chip lineup as a result of weak demand for feature phones, according to industry observers....
MediaTek 1Q12 sales likely to fall more than 10%

Pinterest Will Let Web Publishers Opt Out With Code

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Pinterest is offering code that will let publishers opt out of having their site content shared on the increasingly popular social network. In an interview with LLSocial.com, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann said users who try to pin from sites using the code will see a message telling them "This site...
Pinterest Will Let Web Publishers Opt Out With Code
Does Anyone Win In The Smartphone Patent Wars?

Apple CEO Cook: The iPhone Now Casts The Halo Over The iPad

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It’s kind of amazing to consider how passé the iPod, the gadget that defined a decade of music, has become at Apple: the iPhone is the now the halo maker, according to Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook. In comments before the financial community at the Goldman Sachs Technology...
Apple CEO Cook: The iPhone Now Casts The Halo Over The iPad

Google inks Euro licensing deal, gets 5.5 million songs

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Google has reportedly reached an agreement with representatives of European music publishers, artists, and composers, giving the search giant access to 5.5 million works across 35 countries for an array of popular artists. Google reached the licensing agreement with Armonia, an alliance bringing together French, Italian, and Spanish licensing groups....
Google inks Euro licensing deal, gets 5.5 million songs

Microsoft quarterly results reflect troubled PC market, middling Windows 8 launch

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Microsoft this week announced its second quarter of fiscal 2013 earnings, revealing more than 60 million Windows 8 licenses sold. Industry observers, though, remain cautious on the software giant in light of trends in the PC sector....
Microsoft quarterly results reflect troubled PC market, middling Windows 8 launch
X-rays and iPads: The network healthcare evolution

LightSquared's options to save its network are limited

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Though would-be mobile carrier LightSquared says it still wants to find a solution to interference with GPS, its options are limited, industry observers said on Wednesday....
LightSquared's options to save its network are limited

Adoption of DDR4 memory facing delays

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The memory market is feeling the effects of a fall in PC shipments with the subsequent stabilization of DRAM prices, which industry observers say will delay the wide adoption of the upcoming DRAM called DDR4.The latest PCs and servers come with DDR3 SDRAM and mobile devices have just started...
Adoption of DDR4 memory facing delays
Microsoft's Windows President, Steven Sinofsky, Leaves Company Following Launch Of Windows 8
Why Apple needs to lose the Samsung appeal

Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

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Japan-based memory chipmaker Elpida Memory reportedly is struggling to repay its debts due by early April, and therefore is exploring various options to raise funds in time. Industry observers speculate on some possible directions that Elpida might choose in fixing the immediate problem....
Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

Daily Wrap: Relocation Incentives for Geeks in Chattanooga and more

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The city of Chattanooga offers significant incentives for relocating geeks. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you...
Daily Wrap: Relocation Incentives for Geeks in Chattanooga and more
A Review of Annual & Quarterly Earnings for Android, iOS Gaming Companies

Why The Unlocking Phones Debate Is Important

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The White House and the FCC have recently come out in favor of allowing consumers to unlock their phones. That is a really good thing. Let's hope that the rest of the regulators in this country join them in this stance. I would go even further. I would assert that...
Why The Unlocking Phones Debate Is Important

Adoption of DDR4 memory facing delays

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The memory market is feeling the effects of a fall in PC shipments with the subsequent stabilization of DRAM prices, which industry observers say will delay the wide adoption of the upcoming DRAM called DDR4....
Adoption of DDR4 memory facing delays

NYT article accuses Apple of not doing enough to prevent iPhone thefts

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Smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers could be doing a lot more to counteract iPhone and other mobile device thefts, security experts and industry observers say in a New York Times report that singles out Apple.    ...
NYT article accuses Apple of not doing enough to prevent iPhone thefts

Why Oracle bought Eloqua, and what it means for the market

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Oracle surprised many tech industry observers by announcing Thursday it would pay US$871 million for marketing automation software vendor Eloqua. The move seemed a bit unlikely given the amount of sales and marketing software Oracle already had....
Why Oracle bought Eloqua, and what it means for the market

Samsung locks up Sharp as long-time screen provider

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Japan's Sharp has secured a $110 million lifeline investment from Samsung Electronics, and agreed to become a major supplier of screens for the South Korean company's growing electronics empire. The deal gives Samsung a steady supply of screens and deals a possible blow to chief rival Apple, which has...
Samsung locks up Sharp as long-time screen provider

Facebook IPO Power Play Reveals It's Really a Media Company

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Mark Zuckerberg, SXSW, 2008 When Facebook takes to the road next week to pitch its stock to investors, the soon-to-be public company will be hawking a dual-class stock structure that makes the self-proclaimed tech company act like a media company. The stock structure has become the darling of Internet companies....
Facebook IPO Power Play Reveals It's Really a Media Company

PC epicenter shifts to Asia as Dell, HP and others regroup

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Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling. Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung are increasing PC shipments at the...
PC epicenter shifts to Asia as Dell, HP and others regroup

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wants To Buy His Second Airline (ORCL)

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HONOLULU (Reuters) - Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison may be interested in acquiring a second Hawaii airline after he bought most of the tropical island of Lanai last year. Island Air, a Honolulu-based carrier with a handful of island-hopping planes that Ellison bought in February, confirmed discussions between Island and...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wants To Buy His Second Airline (ORCL)

Mobile Ads: Here's What Works and What Doesn't

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In 2010, Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs proclaimed, “Mobile advertising really sucks.” Now, however, the rule book for what works in mobile advertising is slowly being written. Some of the ingredients to success include ads that play on the unique properties of mobile gadgets, including location, or ads disguised as...
Mobile Ads: Here's What Works and What Doesn't

Verizon Confirms Plan for Nokia Partnership

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Verizon Wireless confirmed it plans to work with Nokia Corp., a move that is likely to eventually involve selling the Finnish handset maker’s line of Windows 8 smartphones. Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney declined Thursday to give specifics of the relationship. Nokia sells its current Lumia portfolio of smartphones through AT&T...
Verizon Confirms Plan for Nokia Partnership
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