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Sony's PlayStation 3 hits 70M sold, good enough for third place

Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

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I sat down with Scott McNealy today after he spoke on a panel here at TUCON, the Tibco annual conference here in Las Vegas. McNealy covers a lot of topics. He discusses his new startup WayIn that provides a corporate social media experience. He jokingly says Larry (Ellison) never calls,...
Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

Not an Incubator. Not an Accelerator. An ‘Academy.’ Startup Health Announces Inaugural Class

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(flickr.com/katerha) Healthcare startups have a rough go of it. They don't generate the buzz and excitement of a new private photo-sharing app or a virtual pinboard for moms, and they're taking on one of the most tangled, frustrating, illogical industries around. The premise of Startup Health is to support healthcare...
Not an Incubator. Not an Accelerator. An ‘Academy.’ Startup Health Announces Inaugural Class
Video Distribution Platform Brightcove Announces A Streaming Module For Live Events

Uh oh: Nintendo sold 57,000 Wii U units in the U.S. in January

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To put that figure into comparison, during the same period in its lifecycle, Nintendo's Wii hit 435,000 unit sales. [Read more]...
Uh oh: Nintendo sold 57,000 Wii U units in the U.S. in January

iPhone 5 Due for Release in September-October Timeframe?

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Japanese blog Macotakara today reports that it has learned from a "reliable" source that Apple is targeting another September or October release for the iPhone this year, continuing a shift away from the mid-year launches seen prior to 2011 and yielding an approximately 12-month upgrade cycle for the iPhone 4S....
iPhone 5 Due for Release in September-October Timeframe?

Apple goes against grain, extends support for Snow Leopard

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Apple yesterday quietly released a security update for OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, effectively extending support for the three-year-old OS beyond the normal lifecycle....
Apple goes against grain, extends support for Snow Leopard

Upcoming Microsoft deal: Buy a Windows 7 PC, upgrade to Windows 8 for a mere $15

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Microsoft, in a bid to keep Windows 7 PC sales strong through to the end of the operating system’s lifecycle, has a plan: offer people a dead cheap Windows 8 upgrade , thus making the option of waiting for the upcoming operating system to drop a poor decision. How cheap will...
Upcoming Microsoft deal: Buy a Windows 7 PC, upgrade to Windows 8 for a mere $15

Apple's total device market share to grow from 10% to 14% - new forecast

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A forecast published today by market intelligence company Gartner suggests that Apple’s combined market share of mobile phones, tablets and PCs will grow from just under 10 percent to over 14 percent by 2014 - shipping almost 3m devices this year, and rising to over 3.5m next year. Gartner is predicting that...
Apple's total device market share to grow from 10% to 14% - new forecast

Microsoft commits to Surface with Windows RT for at least four years

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Nearly a month after its initial release, Windows RT still has no official support policy. But Microsoft has declared its support lifecycle for the Surface hardware powered by Windows RT....
Microsoft commits to Surface with Windows RT for at least four years

IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce From AT&T For $1.4 Billion

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IBM is acquiring Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. Sterling Commerce applications streamline the commerce lifecycle from selling to fulfillment to payments. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2010. IBM says the acquisition of Sterling will expand its ability to help...
IBM Acquires Sterling Commerce From AT&T For $1.4 Billion
K9 Ventures digs for $40 million bone
Plenty of questions, few answers surface about early Windows 8 sales

Box enhances its content security with device and data protection, and real-time reporting

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Box has updated its security for the enterprise in a move that it says will protect the entire content lifecycle. As a result, companies will now be able to not only manage users, devices, and apps better internally when sharing files, but also providing “critical business intelligence” and instant access...
Box enhances its content security with device and data protection, and real-time reporting
Kopelman: We treat early stage investing like a baby nurse handles a newborn

AppGlu platform aims to help mobile app developers and business people with speeding up development time and post-launch operations

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AppGlu today released its new mobile enterprise application platform (MEAP) that aims to help mobile app developers and business people with speeding up development time and post-launch operations. AppGlu is a San Francisco-based company, which spun out from ArcTouch, a mobile app developer that makes apps for other companies like...
AppGlu platform aims to help mobile app developers and business people with speeding up development time and post-launch operations
Samsung confirms 1400 'Samsung Experience Shops' coming to Best Buy locations by summer

Salesforce.com confirms it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media

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Salesforce.com has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media more than two months after the enterprise software giant first confirmed that the deal to buy the social media-focused site had been reached. No price is given in the announcement, which was made early but only added to...
Salesforce.com confirms it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media

Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

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While it’s public knowledge that Zynga is having a rough time of it, not all gaming companies are struggling. One such firm is NaturalMotion, whose title ‘CSR Racing’ is currently generating revenues of some $12 million monthly. The company lists eight other titles as part of its current portfolio. The...
Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

DailyDirt: Get A Little Bit Older And A Little Bit Slower...

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As our planetary odometer rolls over yet again (and we thankfully didn't cease to exist after December 21st), lots of folks are coming up with new resolutions for happier, healthier lives... but what about just longer lives? Here are just a few links on extending our lifespans indefinitely. Do short...
DailyDirt: Get A Little Bit Older And A Little Bit Slower...

Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

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Computers just aren't selling like they used to, and many critics, analysts, and longtime Windows users point the blame finger at one culprit in particular: Windows 8. Nobody's using Windows 8, they say. It's worse than New Coke, they say. PC shipments are cratering and it's all Windows 8's...
Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

EA's Digital Sales Can't Offset Falling Console Revenue

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Electronic Arts, a bellwether for how well the videogame market is doing, fell short of analyst expectations in the third quarter due to a drop in console game sales. “The quarter was tougher than we thought,” said EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen. “There was a big slowdown in the console business industrywide.” In addition to...
EA's Digital Sales Can't Offset Falling Console Revenue

Predicting the "iPad Mini" internals

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I saw two curious entries in Instapaper's device stats today: one iPad2,5 and one iPad2,6. (There were also a few iPhone5,1 devices, but that's not a surprise -- that's almost certainly next month's new GSM iPhone.) These device models, as reported by the OS, could be faked by a jailbreaker...
Predicting the "iPad Mini" internals

The Philosophy Behind Amazon Web Services' Cloud Strategy

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On stage at AWS re:Invent last week, CTO Werner Vogels discussed Amazon Web Services’ cloud philosophy, increasingly driven by a belief in building architecture that is cost-aware and designed to optimize economies of scale so it can do volume transactions at thin margins. The talk, a first-day keynote with Senior Vice...
The Philosophy Behind Amazon Web Services' Cloud Strategy
Oracle to acquire facilities management app maker Skire

Data analysis competition firm Kaggle launches ‘Prospect’ to better analyze oodles of information

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Kaggle is a very unique company. The firm has collected a global network of brilliant minds, who compete in contests set up by companies looking to find new correlations in their business data. For example, a car company might want to find patterns in their customers, potentially flagging the least...
Data analysis competition firm Kaggle launches ‘Prospect’ to better analyze oodles of information
Kixeye Is The Lucrative Dark Horse of Facebook Gaming
OMGPOP Draws Zynga’s Daily User Traffic Up By 25%

A billion Android devices could be shipped in 2014 - new forecast

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A forecast published today by market intelligence company Gartner suggests that a billion Android devices could be shipped in 2014. The company is predicting that while PC sales will fall 10.6 percent year-on-year, and phones grow at a modest 4.3 percent, tablets will grow 67.9 percent – with Android...
A billion Android devices could be shipped in 2014 - new forecast

Was Zynga’s Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Here’s Some Perspective.

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Draw Something, the game that could do no wrong now seems like it can do little right, at least according to the blogosphere. There’s been a string of stories from virtually everyone saying that the OMGPOP acquisition is “haunting” Zynga because Draw Something’s daily active usage is down to 9.1 million...
Was Zynga’s Deal To Buy OMGPOP That Disastrous? Here’s Some Perspective.
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