last several years

last several years

Groupon’s Andrew Mason: We want to be “the OS for local commerce”

Motorola: a brief history

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A snapshot of the last several years in Motorola's history shows a company in flux, culminating last week, when the smartphone manufacturer's sale to Google was finally given the green light. After undergoing governmental scrutiny from the US, China and the EU, the move, priced at around $12.5 billion,...
Motorola: a brief history

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Sold More iOS Devices In 2011 Than All The Macs Sold Ever (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Down With Markets Markets are wavering in early trading as the Euro crisis continues on. Shares of AAPL down with the rest of tech. Investors continue to be focused on iPhone adoption; update to...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Sold More iOS Devices In 2011 Than All The Macs Sold Ever (AAPL)

Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

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The mobile patent wars continue to drag on, with Motorola scoring a point Tuesday with a preliminary decision against Apple at the International Trade Commission. Apple was judged to have violated one of four Motorola patents with the iPhone, and if a six-judge panel agrees with the preliminary ruling, Apple...
Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

Report: 6 ways social media can drive business impact

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This is a guest post by author and media strategist Brian Solis In business, social media is becoming a lot like email: every company has it. But, unlike email, organizations haven’t mastered how to effectively communicate through the likes of Facebook or the tweets of Twitter. Over the last several years,...
Report: 6 ways social media can drive business impact

Ngmoco loses co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson, Downie steps up as CEO

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Ngmoco co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson have stepped down from the company, leaving their positions as CEO and COO. Ngmoco parent company DeNA appointed former head of studios, Clive Downie as CEO to replace the outgoing Young. According to today’s announcement, Young and Stevenson are moving on to “new adventures”,...
Ngmoco loses co-founders Neil Young and Bob Stevenson, Downie steps up as CEO

New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

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The BBC’s new director-general has vowed to merge TV, radio and online teams so that the the corporation creates “genuinely digital content for the first time”. The BBC is often thought of as an online exemplar. In fact, the big digital ideology of the the last several years has been making...
New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

Cable’s answer to the NewFront? Discovery buys Revision3

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Major internet video platforms including YouTube and Yahoo have just finished making aggressive overtures to Madison Avenue, trying to steal away a portion of cable TV’s advertising share. But on Thursday, one of cable TV’s stalwart programmers, Discovery Communications, answered in a big strategic way, acquiring Revision3, a top supplier...
Cable’s answer to the NewFront? Discovery buys Revision3
Android and iOS Continue to Dominate Smartphone Market as Windows Phone Shows Signs of Life
By 2018, tablets will be obsolete, says legacy smartphone company CEO

Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Femtocells

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Cisco has just announced that it is buying Ubiquisys for $310 million to beef up its business in femtocells. The deal is one of the biggest recent exits in European tech in the last several years. More to come. Full announcement below. Today, I am pleased to announce Cisco’s intent...
Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Femtocells

T-Mobile takes $3 billion AT&T breakup fee, builds 4G-LTE network

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When AT&T finally admitted defeat in its bid to purchase T-Mobile USA, the company said the failure of the acquisition would harm customers and stifle "needed investment." But things haven't quite worked out that way. While AT&T panned T-Mobile's prospects as an independent carrier in a world moving from...
T-Mobile takes $3 billion AT&T breakup fee, builds 4G-LTE network

The 2010 tax season story, as told by Google search

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Today, April 15, is the due date for federal tax returns in the U.S. Now that everyone’s submitted their taxes in on time (we hope!) we wanted to take a look back at the last few months and tell the story of this year’s tax season through Google search.Spoiler alert...
The 2010 tax season story, as told by Google search

Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

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Netflix isn't sinking, but it's certainly not the soaring brand it once was and has endured its fair share of struggles over the last several years. But, if you think Reed Hastings is shaking in his boots over encroaching competition you'd be wrong. The CEO says that Amazon will...
Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war

Marissa Mayer: A New Hope For Yahoo

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Marissa Mayer becoming Yahoo’s new CEO isn’t just another story about another exec playing musical chairs and switching jobs. There will be debates about whether or not Mayer is enough to save the troubled iconic company. And debates about the wisdom of her decision. But what the press has missed...
Marissa Mayer: A New Hope For Yahoo

Personal Capital web-based financial management tool

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Over the last several years I've had the opportunity to look at a multitude of personal financial applications, all of which offer useful collections of tools for managing your money matters. Of all these apps, none comes close to offering the breadth of features and capabilities of the free, web-based...
Personal Capital web-based financial management tool

Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie.

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Making a truly kid-friendly app is harder than it looks. It means paying attention to everything from knowing how kids hold a tablet to accounting for their less finely honed motor skills and their short attention spans. After spending the last several years creating dozens of apps for youngsters, the...
Wondering How to Create a Great Tablet App for Kids? Ask Bert and Ernie.

Hunch's Caterina Fake On Fusing Ideas With Teams

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In our recent discussions of branding for startups and entrepreneurs, we've mentioned that marketing and branding is always harder to do when what you're trying to sell isn't a quality product. Successful startup products tend to fit into an equation involving the ideas and the people who are executing those...
Hunch's Caterina Fake On Fusing Ideas With Teams

Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued

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Groupon has released its numbers ahead of its first ever quarterly earnings call and as expected, they’re not terrible. The company earned $506.5 million, a 194% increase over last year. Doubling its revenue is impressive but it shows slowing growth–this quarter last year Groupon had grown revenue by 400%. A...
Groupon’s First Public Quarter: Overvalued, Schmovervalued
Kontrol.tv Launches To Help Developers Build Multiplatform, Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps

Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

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So Dish is the latest company interested in building an Internet TV service, as Bloomberg reported last week that it was in talks with various networks about licensing their content and delivering it over-the-top. But while an over-the-top live TV would certainly be a welcome choice among video options, it’s...
Dish And The Dream Of Internet TV

Sharethrough Launches A Video Portal At Sharethrough.tv To Show Off Ads That Don’t Suck

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Ever want to re-watch one of those awesome and inspirational five-minute Nike ads, but didn’t know where to look? Video ad distributor Sharethrough has rolled out a new video portal that is designed to bring together all the most innovative branded ads all in one place. Sharethrough operates an ad...
Sharethrough Launches A Video Portal At Sharethrough.tv To Show Off Ads That Don’t Suck

How Much Revenue Does It Take To Be A $1B Public Company?

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Editor’s note: Patrick Moran is an executive at New Relic, a SaaS web app performance company with over 21,000 active customers. Follow him on Twitter @patrickmoran. With all the chatter about Billion dollar valuations — like Instagram, Evernote, Splunk —  combined with recent S1 filings and IPOs, the topic of tech...
How Much Revenue Does It Take To Be A $1B Public Company?

What A Microsoft Fanboy Sees In The Windows Phone 7 Series

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The Windows 7 Series Phones (terrible name, we all agree) have just had their covers removed by Microsoft, showing off to the world a drastically different mobile view from Redmond. If you missed it, Gizmodo has a great walk-through, and we have high-res videos of the device. About damn time....
What A Microsoft Fanboy Sees In The Windows Phone 7 Series
CES: One television interface to rule them all?

Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

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Over the last several years, many members of Lance Armstrong's cycling teams have come forward and admitted that they doped. One of the riders who had not, yet, come clean was George Hincapie, a rider many people say was particularly close to Armstrong. Today, hours before a full report of...
Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To 'Align IT With Its Business Focus'

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Here’s the cloud to Nokia’s silver lining statement the other day of better than expected handset sales: it is cutting 300 jobs, and outsourcing 850 more, all in its IT department. The news was announced this morning by the company as it gears up to report Q4 results. Nokia says...
Nokia Cuts 300 Jobs, Outsources Up To 820 More To HCL And Tata To 'Align IT With Its Business Focus'

Scientists Finally Prove High Fructose Corn Syrup Risks

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For the last several years, getting good answers about the health risks of high fructose corn syrup has been difficult. There has been a lack of true scientific substantiation on either side of the debate. Although many of us suspected this stuff really isn't healthy for us, we didn't actually...
Scientists Finally Prove High Fructose Corn Syrup Risks
Steve Jobs' custom, aluminum-hulled super-yacht "Venus" now seaworthy

Okay, Here's What It Was Like To Meet The President...

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The White House was kind enough to invite Business Insider and me to a private briefing on the economy yesterday. The briefing featured the President's whole gang--Alan Krueger (Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors), Gene Sperling (head of the National Economic Council), et al. Basically, we got a...
Okay, Here's What It Was Like To Meet The President...
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