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Microsoft creates mini internet to reliably test and improve Internet Explorer

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With the grandiose bluster that only an aging juggernaut can pull off, Microsoft has detailed the Internet Explorer Performance Lab and its extraordinary efforts to ensure that IE9 is competitive, and that IE10 is the fastest browser in the world. Here’s a few bullet points to reel you in: 140...
Microsoft creates mini internet to reliably test and improve Internet Explorer

Windows and Android Tablets Gain Ground on Apple's iPad

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Dell XPS 10 According to a study released today from Strategy Analytics, the iPad is losing ground to the competition.  Although Apple still leads the tablet market, surges in sales of Android and Windows RT devices have reduced its dominance significantly. In the first quarter of 2012, Windows held...
Windows and Android Tablets Gain Ground on Apple's iPad

Windows XP hanging on as dominant OS

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It's gradually been losing ground, but Microsoft's ten-year-old operating system is still the most popular version of Windows with a 47 percent share of the market. Originally posted at News - Microsoft...
Windows XP hanging on as dominant OS

Research: Apple pulling ahead of Samsung in mobile advertising stakes

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Anyone watching TV, listening to radio, reading a publication and browsing a site lately can’t have failed to notice that Samsung’s advertising budget is ginormous. But, when it comes to other companies’ ads run on its mobile devices, Samsung is still lagging behind Apple. Apple devices consolidated their place at...
Research: Apple pulling ahead of Samsung in mobile advertising stakes

Native Advertising Is Advertising People Want

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In the internet media and advertising worlds these days, there's been a lot of talk about so-called "native advertising." This is advertising that is "native to the medium" or which fits within the framework of the site or service, rather than being off to the side, flashing away, hoping for...
Native Advertising Is Advertising People Want

Nokia Hopes Pair of Cheap Phones Will Help Regain Some Ground in Emerging Markets

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Aiming to bolster its position in low-end devices, Nokia on Tuesday offered up two new phones for emerging markets. The Nokia 110 and 112 are both dual-SIM, 1.8-inch screen phones that offer basic Internet access as well as connections to Facebook and Twitter and a collection of bundled games from...
Nokia Hopes Pair of Cheap Phones Will Help Regain Some Ground in Emerging Markets

Nvidia Plans New HQ For Its Expansion Beyond The GPU

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We're only two months into 2013, but it has already been a big year for graphics-processing giant Nvidia. At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the company unveiled Project Shield, its first foray into console gaming hardware. And in February, it was revealed that Nvidia is helping the team behind...
Nvidia Plans New HQ For Its Expansion Beyond The GPU

Nokia Becomes World’s No. 1 Seller Of Windows Phones

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Nokia Corp., the world’s largest handset maker, sold more smartphones powered by Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone operating system than any other company in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to research from Strategy Analytics. Nokia accounted for 900,000, or 33%, of the 2.7 million Windows Phone devices sold during the...
Nokia Becomes World’s No. 1 Seller Of Windows Phones
Online shoppers overwhelming buy with iPad and iPhone, not Android (infographic)

Samsung tops Apple in mobile survey of U.S. subscribers

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Samsung devices are certainly popular these days. But Apple is hardly losing ground. [Read more]...
Samsung tops Apple in mobile survey of U.S. subscribers
Apple Still Tops in Cellphone Customer Satisfaction, but Losing Ground to Samsung and Others

RIM prepares for comeback bid with Jan 30 launch for BlackBerry 10

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There have been some doubts whether Research in Motion would even get its BlackBerry 10 platform to market after delays. But the one-time smart phone leader is following through on promises to launch BlackBerry 10 and has now announced a January 30 launch event to unveil the first two devices...
RIM prepares for comeback bid with Jan 30 launch for BlackBerry 10

Is Piracy Really Killing The Music Industry? No!

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After music cassettes were introduced in the mid-70s the number of sales saw a gradual increase, until the late 80s when the CD took over in popularity. Cassettes were eventually phased out as CD sales continued to skyrocket. In music industry vocabulary one could argue that CDs killed cassettes. Interestingly...
Is Piracy Really Killing The Music Industry? No!

It’s the end of the line for telco

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The telecom industry has reached its peak. This is it. Look around you. Whatever you are doing in telecom, however you are making money in the field, it isn’t going to get better than this. This industry has acquired its maximum share of the economy. We are the digital railroad business...
It’s the end of the line for telco

Engineering and Editorial Exodus at AOL

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Mr. Armstrong. (Yaniv Golan / Wikipedia) AOL, the tech media company known on GlassDoor.com for being a "great jumping-off point for other things," is making a habit of creating new blogs due to the sheer bungling of perfectly good blogs. TechCrunch is like some kind of organ transplant being rejected by AOL's immune system. It's the end...
Engineering and Editorial Exodus at AOL
Texas Instruments wants to ditch smartphones, switch focus to embedded processors
Chart: US phone companies are losing their voice

Microsoft's stagnating industrial mobile market

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While Microsoft pushes its Windows Phone platform to try and regain ground in the consumer market, a New York Times article points out an area where Windows Mobile is losing ground: ruggedized industrial units. Used throughout the retail sector, by couriers, in healthcare, and a variety of other places,...
Microsoft's stagnating industrial mobile market

Hey Bloomberg, HTC Is Not Being Shut Out By Microsoft

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At what point did Bloomberg start writing ridiculously sensationalistic and misleading headlines? It apparently started last night with the following: HTC Said To Be Shut Out Of Next Version Of Windows. Last I checked, HTC is in the business of making smartphones, not tablets. The four previous tablets built by...
Hey Bloomberg, HTC Is Not Being Shut Out By Microsoft

Cloud Communications And The Future of Marketing In The Post-PC World

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Editor’s note: Dan Kaplan does Product Marketing for Twilio, which is hosting a conference on cloud communications in October. Follow him on Twitter @dankaplan. If you are a marketer who has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of capturing and converting customers on the desktop web, the rapid rise...
Cloud Communications And The Future of Marketing In The Post-PC World

The dumbphone strikes back

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The growth of smartphones has been phenomenal. From a virtually non-existent flyspeck in 2007, to over 400 million units sold in 2011 and the most popular consumer electronics device in the US, smartphones are a huge money maker — but only if you’re Apple or Samsung.In 2011, Samsung and Apple...
The dumbphone strikes back

Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles?

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Today’s IT departments face an identity crisis. Technology is an integral part of every single business process, and has come to dominate the lives of consumers who are routinely shopping online, downloading information, and browsing the Internet. Yet ironically, in an era when technology rules, IT departments are losing ground...
Technology is king, so why are so many IT departments playing backseat roles?

Windows XP still hanging on as dominant OS

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It's gradually been losing ground, but Microsoft's ten-year-old operating system is still the most popular version of Windows with a 47 percent share of the market. Originally posted at News - Microsoft...
Windows XP still hanging on as dominant OS

ReadWrite DeathWatch: Feature Phones

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If it's not a smartphone, it's dumb. Despite current global dominance, basic "feature phones" will give up the ghost in just a few years. The Basics After the Blackberry and then the iPhone created the "smartphone" category, we needed to call the rest of our cellphones something, and "dumbphones" sounded,...
ReadWrite DeathWatch: Feature Phones

AdLib – Apple’s secret iPad web framework? – Almost Done

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Curiosity got the best of me, so I loaded the page in Safari on my laptop (and changed Safari’s user agent to mimic the iPad) and got to work with the developer tools. After extracting the JavaScript and de-minifying it, my suspicions were confirmed. Apple was manually reading the...
AdLib – Apple’s secret iPad web framework? – Almost Done

7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. What industry do you work in? Are you sure? Thanks to the rapid pace of innovation lead by the tech industry, there are now so many creative ways to run a business that "the whole...
7 Rules For Doing Business When Competition Comes From Everywhere

Canalys: Android nabbed 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q1

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Canalys is back with its latest worldwide estimates of mobile device shipments, and while the analyst group has a divisive way of combining figures, there's plenty of insight to discover in its breakdown of the smartphone and tablet realms. First off, Canalys reports that Android accounted for 75.6 percent...
Canalys: Android nabbed 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q1

Analyst's Groupon target price of $3 per share is 36.84% below today's close

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Groupon continues to struggle in the public market, losing ground in four of the week’s five days of trading. Today, Evercore Partners downgraded the company, setting a price target of $3 per share in the process. On the day, Groupon was off exactly 5%, to a close of $4.75. Running the...
Analyst's Groupon target price of $3 per share is 36.84% below today's close

Apple boss Tim Cook visits China to meet officials and visit stores

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Apple currently has only five stores in mainland China and one in Hong Kong, and analysts reckon Tim Cook is likely to pump more money into opening new storesTim Cook, the new chief executive of Apple, has made his first visit to China since taking over from the late Steve...
Apple boss Tim Cook visits China to meet officials and visit stores

Apple is the No. 1 smartphone vendor again, say research firms

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Apple has emerged as the No. 1 smartphone vendor worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2011, by a small margin, after losing ground to Samsung in the previous quarter, research firms Strategy Analytics and IHS iSuppli said Thursday....
Apple is the No. 1 smartphone vendor again, say research firms
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