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The end of an era: Kodak kills its digital camera business, focuses on printing

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Struggling photography giant Kodak has announced it will stop making digital photo and video cameras, focusing on its printing business as it looks to “drive sustainable profitability through its most valuable business lines.” Kodak will cease production and stop selling all digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames...
The end of an era: Kodak kills its digital camera business, focuses on printing

Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

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We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what kind of an impact that has had on its bottom line: The company today issued a statement...
Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

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MHL had a huge 2011. The mobile high-definition connectivity standard went from a relativity unknown port to making its way onto more than 50 million devices. More than 90 licensees are on board with MHL and the connectivity option is nearly standard on tablets, smartphones, HDTVs, and is now making...
MHL Consortium: 50 Million MHL-Equipped Devices Shipped Globally In 2011

Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

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Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. The news highlights two trends we’ve seen emerging recently around here: companies dedicated...
Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda
Nest Labs Files Counterclaims In Honeywell Suit, Makes Apple’s Former Chief Patent Counsel A VP

Microsoft loses EU antitrust fine appeal

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Europe's general court turns down bid from Microsoft to dismiss £721m fine levied in 2008, but software giant wins £32m discountEurope's general court has upheld almost all of a giant fine levied against Microsoft over an antitrust case first brought by the European Commission's competition watchdog in 1998.The General Court...
Microsoft loses EU antitrust fine appeal

The UK government says “Britain is leading the way in open data”

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Speaking at a Digital Birmingham roundtable event today, Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, reiterated the UK government’s open data vision, saying that ”Britain is leading the world by making ever more data freely available.” He also said that the government will relaunch data.gov.uk to make it simpler for...
The UK government says “Britain is leading the way in open data”

Yahoo’s Patent Suit Against Facebook Is A ‘Crock Of Shit’ (And It Pulled Same Move On Pre-IPO Google)

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When Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson got on his first investor conference call after taking over in January, he bragged to media and investors about the great wealth of talent and IP that existed at the struggling company. He said that it needed to “build great innovative products and put...
Yahoo’s Patent Suit Against Facebook Is A ‘Crock Of Shit’ (And It Pulled Same Move On Pre-IPO Google)

Avid sells off its consumer M-Audio brand and video editing apps

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Avid is best known for its Pro Tools software, the music industry’s leading DAW used by pros worldwide and the biggest competitor to Apple’s Logic Pro. However, perhaps just as popular among Mac musicians is Avid’s consumer M-Audio brand offering midi controllers, keyboards, audio interfaces, speakers, and DJ gear. Today Avid announced...
Avid sells off its consumer M-Audio brand and video editing apps

Analysts Look Toward $1000 Share Price, $1 Trillion Market Cap for Apple

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Over the past two days, a couple of high-profile research analysts have issued reports predicting that Apple's stock will reach the $1000/share milestone within the next year or two, a move that would see that company's market capitalization push toward an unprecedented trillion-dollar market capitalization. Yesterday, analyst Brian White issued...
Analysts Look Toward $1000 Share Price, $1 Trillion Market Cap for Apple

Angry Birds maker Rovio reports £60.8m revenues for 2011

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Finnish developer's earnings before tax for year top £38.7m thanks to 200m monthly active usersAngry Birds has generated hundreds of millions of downloads for Finnish mobile games firm Rovio Entertainment, but the company's financial results for 2011 reveal just how lucrative the franchise was that year.The company has reported total...
Angry Birds maker Rovio reports £60.8m revenues for 2011
Shoutlet eases the pain of social media marketing, raises $15M

Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo CEO in surprise move

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Yahoo scores coup in bringing in Mayer, who was the 20th employee to join Google and who had spent 13 years thereMarissa Mayer, one of Google's top executives and its first female engineer, will be the next chief executive officer of Yahoo, making her one of the most prominent women...
Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoo CEO in surprise move
Angry Birds generated $106 million for Rovio in 2011

Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock's Goodbye Letter (YHOO)

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Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock is stepping down.  Here is his goodbye letter. Dear Fellow Shareholders: I write today to update you on the actions the Yahoo! board has taken, and the actions it is pursuing, to increase shareholder value and position the Company for growth.  These actions result from...
Yahoo Chairman Roy Bostock's Goodbye Letter (YHOO)

Yahoo names Google's Marissa Mayer as CEO

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Yahoo’s drawn out search for a CEO has taken an unexpected turn with the company tapping Marissa Mayer, Google’s first female engineer and the head of its location and local services, as its new chief Yahoo. Mayer, who used to lead Google’s search team, is now set to take over...
Yahoo names Google's Marissa Mayer as CEO
Former Google exec: Larry Page ruined Google

Social Monitoring Service Brandwatch Raises $6 Million To Expand In US

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Social media monitoring platform Brandwatch has raised $6 million from Nauta Capital and current shareholders, including PR distribution company Gorkana Group. Brandwatch’s system reads and summarises what’s being said on the web about brands, people and products against defined keywords. The brands can then respond, but also analyse trends, campaigns...
Social Monitoring Service Brandwatch Raises $6 Million To Expand In US
Netgear announces first 5G 802.11ac Wifi router, speeds up to 1.3Gbps

Huawei, The Latest Android Player: Who Are These Guys?

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Despite the company's brash marketing and seemingly innovative products, few Americans have heard of the Chinese smartphone company....
Huawei, The Latest Android Player: Who Are These Guys?

The secret for successful entrepreneurs? Being a user

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Entrepreneurs who set out to solve a problem for themselves are often more successful than those who set out simply to make money. FORTUNE — Only about 11% of startups are launched by “user entrepreneurs,” but such founders represent nearly half of startups that last five years or more, according...
The secret for successful entrepreneurs? Being a user
Top Google executive Marissa Mayer named Yahoo CEO
Angry Birds creator Rovio says merchandising is 30 percent of revenue

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss
Topeka: ‘Apple fever has more room to run’

Pass notes No 3,212: Yahoo

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Yahoo has just appointed its third CEO in a year in an effort to turn its fortunes around. But can Marissa Mayer deliver?Age: 18.Appearance: Pixelated.It's one of those internet company thingies! It's got a search engine, an email doodah and even an instant messaging oojamaflip! How do you know all...
Pass notes No 3,212: Yahoo
Step aside Batman, Internet Defense League to light up the sky with 'Cat Signals'
Microsoft is the Monsanto to Seattle’s Talent
Outlook.com mail may finally drive new innovation in email cc: Marissa Mayer

Silenced No More: PadMapper Now "Legally" Circumventing Craigslist's Terms of Use

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“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your Terms of Use can go to hell.” This is more or less the message being sent to day, with love, from startup PadMapper directly to resident bully Craigslist (CL). As we’ve reported, CL has been more active than ever in recent...
Silenced No More: PadMapper Now "Legally" Circumventing Craigslist's Terms of Use
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