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last ditch effort

Yahoo and Facebook settle patent lawsuit, establish deeper ad deal

RIM Earnings: Expect the Worst, Hope for the Not So Bad

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Research In Motion is scheduled to report earnings after market close today. And when it does, they’re not likely to be pretty. They rarely are anymore. With its existing business in decline, RIM has been scrambling to reinvent itself by developing an entirely new mobile operating system and portfolio of...
RIM Earnings: Expect the Worst, Hope for the Not So Bad
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The Final Sign That EA's $400 Million Acquisition, Playfish, Is The Next MySpace (EA, ZNGA)

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On Monday, Electronic Arts finally unveiled SimCity for Facebook — a social version of its wildly popular SimCity franchise. This game was in development for several years under the helm of its Playfish game studio based in Shanghai, China. Last year, it was EA CEO John Riccitiello introducing The Sims...
The Final Sign That EA's $400 Million Acquisition, Playfish, Is The Next MySpace (EA, ZNGA)

Make No Mistake, We're Seeing The Death Throes Of Google's Chromebook (GOOG)

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If at first you don't succeed, release another Chromebook.  That seems to be Google's thinking with today's announcement that it will start selling a new laptop powered by its Chrome operating system for just $249. Chromebooks have been around for more than a year now, but still haven't seen much...
Make No Mistake, We're Seeing The Death Throes Of Google's Chromebook (GOOG)

Why many are unlikely to switch to Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10

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The smartphone industry is at an interesting point in time. In 2007, Apple’s iPhone practically invented — or re-invented, if you will — the current smartphone age with a full capacitive touchscreen and support for mobile apps. Google Android followed in 2008 and although it was slow to catch up, is relatively...
Why many are unlikely to switch to Windows Phone or BlackBerry 10
Facebook behind budget on Q1 ad revenue, sources say

Nokia's Problems Haunt Microsoft

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Nokia Corp. warned Thursday that its cellphone business is quickly deteriorating and that it will cut 10,000 workers, a setback that threatens partner Microsoft Corp.’s mobile aspirations. The companies bound themselves together last year in a last-ditch effort to compete in a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc. and Google...
Nokia's Problems Haunt Microsoft

A Message From A Greek Entrepreneur

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The pictures of Athens on fire are making their way around the web. Crowds gathered in Syntagma square all of Sunday in protest of the new austerity measures, while hooded vandals burned buildings down with Molotov cocktails, causing absolute destruction to countless businesses. Inside the parliament building lawmakers passed...
A Message From A Greek Entrepreneur

Yahoo buying Tumblr is another last-ditch effort, not a turnaround story | Michael Wolff

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Yahoo is still sinking. The Tumblr purchase is an effort to salvage what value is left for activist investor Dan LoebYahoo was a junk shop company until its dissident investor, Dan Loeb, got the idea to hire Marissa Mayer as the company's CEO, its fifth since 2011, less than a...
Yahoo buying Tumblr is another last-ditch effort, not a turnaround story | Michael Wolff

Playing the jury card: Samsung trying to get an Apple mistrial?

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Why a seasoned lawyer might disrespect the judge in a multibillion dollar patent trial FORTUNE -- Even a veteran court reporter like Alison Frankel was surprised when Samsung's lead attorney, John Quinn, approached judge Lucy Koh just before opening arguments in the high-stakes Apple v. Samsung patent infringement trial and threw...
Playing the jury card: Samsung trying to get an Apple mistrial?

At New Startup Coffee Meets Bagel, Online Dating Meets Daily Deals

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Ms. Kang (twitter.com) On most online dating sites, there's no incentive to connect with someone right away. Match profiles are just always there for you to peruse, so there's no pressure to act now and meet your perfect match. Recent Harvard Business School grad Arum Kang wants to change that...
At New Startup Coffee Meets Bagel, Online Dating Meets Daily Deals

South Korean Court Declares Samsung and Apple Violated Each Other's Patents, Halts Product Sales of Older Devices

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The Wall Street Journal reports that a panel of three judges in a South Korean court rendered a split decision against Apple and Samsung, stating that the companies violated each other's patents. The court assessed fines and damages against both technology manufacturers, requiring Apple to pay approximately $17,650 to Samsung...
South Korean Court Declares Samsung and Apple Violated Each Other's Patents, Halts Product Sales of Older Devices

LightSquared may get DOD spectrum to save 4G plans

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The LightSquared saga continues, with the latest having the company founder and billionaire Phil Falcone attempting to swap spectrum with the US Department of Defense, the Wall Street Journal claimed. The purported move is a last-ditch effort to make the network work, after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said...
LightSquared may get DOD spectrum to save 4G plans
Illinois medical examiner puts unidentified corpses online in hopes of finding answers
When a will isn't enough: medical bracelet asks EMTs to erase browser history

ITC review stops HTC from reapplying Google's loaned patents

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HTC's last-ditch effort to apply borrowed patents from from Google to help fight against Apple's infringement battle was shot down by the US International Trade Commission today. The appeal was made after Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender concluded that HTC failed to acquire all the rights in the relevant patents...
ITC review stops HTC from reapplying Google's loaned patents
'Wildman' Kickstarter campaign canceled after desperate pleas fail to spark interest

Fab’s decision to focus on design a year ago was perhaps the best “pivot” of all time

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One year ago, the incredibly popular daily deals site Fab.com was a social network for gay men with over 150,000 members. At that moment, its founders decided to pull what is known in Silicon Valley buzz-speak as a “pivot”, basically shifting gears and dropping everything you’ve worked on to focus...
Fab’s decision to focus on design a year ago was perhaps the best “pivot” of all time

RIM wants to license BlackBerry. Good luck with that.

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Research In Motion is reportedly weighing options with financial advisors, in an effort to stem the company’s continued fall from grace. Sales of iPhones and Android handsets have grown since their introduction in 2007 and 2008 respectively while BlackBerry sales have stagnated by comparison. According to Bloomberg, RIM doesn’t plan to...
RIM wants to license BlackBerry. Good luck with that.

Falcone's Plan B: Swapping Airwaves

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LightSquared Inc. may seek to exchange its wireless airwave licenses for similar ones operated by the U.S. Department of Defense in a last-ditch effort to revive its mobile broadband service, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. The possible strategy shift comes a day after the Federal Communications Commission...
Falcone's Plan B: Swapping Airwaves

LightSquared grasps at straws, slams FCC in a statement

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To say it's been a bumpy road for LightSquared over recent months would be an understatement. However, developments this week could see the beleaguered company reach a critical fork in the road. On Tuesday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration confirmed that LightSquared's planned network would indeed interfere with...
LightSquared grasps at straws, slams FCC in a statement

How A Box Of Cereal And Being Like A Cockroach Helped Airbnb Become A Billion-Dollar Business

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When Airbnb's founders were just getting started, they had no way to fund their short-term apartment rental business. They maxed out a binder full of credit cards and racked up tens of thousands of dollars in charges. When they ran out of credit cards, the founders needed a new idea....
How A Box Of Cereal And Being Like A Cockroach Helped Airbnb Become A Billion-Dollar Business

Despite Today’s Announcement, Microsoft Needs Nokia

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Today, Microsoft shattered any speculation that it was about to release its own Windows Phone device. There was a lot of expectation after the previous week’s Surface announcement that the company may have the Windows Phone 8 enter the market dressed in its own hardware. But those rumors have been quashed by...
Despite Today’s Announcement, Microsoft Needs Nokia
What hardware companies should know about Kickstarter

BlackBerry optimistic, realistic about U.S. launch

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BlackBerry will face jaded customers on Friday with the U.S. launch of its latest smartphone, a last-ditch effort to show that after years of product delays and poor performance, the company is ready to compete. Read full article >>...
BlackBerry optimistic, realistic about U.S. launch

The price of the iPad name in China has gone up to $2B

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Chinese vendor Proview apparently owns rights to the iPad trademark in China, and it has two billion reasons not to honor its prior agreement with Apple as the Wall Street Journal cited a representative of Proview creditors who suggested compensation from Apple “could range as high as $2 billion,”...
The price of the iPad name in China has gone up to $2B
Bloombox Is an iPhone Stand/Planter Hybrid for Apartments
New Adobe stats show encouraging signs of life for tablet magazines

9 iPhone Apps That'll Get You Buff (AAPL)

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Summer is almost here, so in a last ditch effort to get your diet and fitness right for the season, we compiled this list of fitness apps to help keep you motivated. Remember that a majority of these apps use your iPhone's GPS, which will drain the battery like crazy....
9 iPhone Apps That'll Get You Buff (AAPL)
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