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Facebook expected to join Apple, Google & Microsoft on Nasdaq

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Facebook's forthcoming initial public offering is expected to be offered on the Nasdaq Stock Market, joining a host of other major technology companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google....
Facebook expected to join Apple, Google & Microsoft on Nasdaq

The unbearable lightness of what Tim Cook says

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Apple's CEO exercised his ability to out-wait his interviewers at AllThingsD. FORTUNE -- In trying to cover Tim Cook's roundly criticized performance at a major technology conference Tuesday evening near Los Angeles, reporters grasped at straws for kernels of news from the Apple CEO. The Wall Street Journal, for instance,...
The unbearable lightness of what Tim Cook says

This week at Microsoft: Surface, Windows Phone 8, and ridiculous analysts

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This has been a two-tone week in the world of Microsoft. The shades were as follows: the Surface line of tablets, and Windows Phone 8. Events taking place on Monday and Wednesday took the technology world heavily by the hand and dragged its eyes directly in the direction of the Redmond-based software...
This week at Microsoft: Surface, Windows Phone 8, and ridiculous analysts

How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows

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What is a “personal computer” in 2012? Do tablets count? Most of the major technology research firms say no. As reflected in the chart above, they count PCs and tablets separately when reporting their data. “Media tablets” such as the iPad and Kindle Fire are separate from traditional desktop and...
How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows

Lenovo tipped to become no.1 PC maker this year

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Lenovo is tipped to take the no.1 PC maker crown from HP sometime this year, reports Reuters. It was only as recently as September 2011 that the Chinese manufacturer moved into the number three spot, relegating Acer to the number four spot. If it does overtake HP, it will become...
Lenovo tipped to become no.1 PC maker this year
'Play with my V spot'

Congress Passes CISPA

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The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 248-168.  "I know it is 2012, but it sure feels like 1984 in this House today. If you value liberty, privacy and the Constitution, then you will vote no...
Congress Passes CISPA

Mortgage Jobs Sent to India By U.S. Banks

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As U.S. banks struggle to maintain margins amid growing regulatory demands, some of them have started to outsource part of the onerous work involved in servicing mortgages and processing foreclosures to India's major technology companies....
Mortgage Jobs Sent to India By U.S. Banks

Microsoft must fight to remain influential, say analysts

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Stormed by a shift to tablets and smartphones, and threatened, even in its enterprise bastion, by new demands from workers, Microsoft may lose its place at the table reserved for major technology players, an analyst argued today....
Microsoft must fight to remain influential, say analysts

Intel refreshes Atom line with reduced power and enhanced speed

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In Intel's second major technology announcement in the span of a week, the chip manufacturer has revealed a refresh of its Atom processor line. Intel's new "Silvermont" architecture promises faster speeds, lower power draw with what the company calls best in class performance plus power efficiency....    ...
Intel refreshes Atom line with reduced power and enhanced speed

3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest?

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It's been a year since we looked closely at wireless service in the United States, and in the interim that service has changed considerably--mostly in positive ways. The industry is in the midst of another major technology transition, this time moving from a 3G world to a 4G one while...
3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest?

Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

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US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has denied class action status for workers wanting to sue several major technology and film companies over anti-job poaching practices, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs have accused Adobe, Apple, Google, Lucasfilm, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar of conspiring not to poach workers from each other. While...
Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

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BitTorrent is a very powerful distribution tool. There is simply no faster way than BitTorrent for those who share files with several devices at once. Just ask Twitter and Facebook, two major technology companies that rely on BitTorrent technology to distribute files across their networks. For the public, however, there’s...
BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

US bid to limit UN regulatory treaty to telecom companies and not Internet firms fails early test

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In Dubai some 150 countries are meeting to discuss and potentially update the International Telecommunication Union’s set of rules. The ITU, a UN agency, has in place certain international telecommunications regulations that were last enacted in 1988. Quite obviously, much has changed in the intervening decades. The United States, along with...
US bid to limit UN regulatory treaty to telecom companies and not Internet firms fails early test

Want to get through to a human quicker on Apple's support line? Drop an F-bomb

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Automated telephone systems – don’t you just love them? Like many other major technology companies, Apple employs an automated system to ask questions, identify issues and put callers through to the right person – who might be able to help. Often, it can feel like you are taking part in...
Want to get through to a human quicker on Apple's support line? Drop an F-bomb
Nvidia joins Linux Foundation

Microsoft: Surface was developed in an 'underground bunker' at first, we can play the secrecy game too

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We commonly associate extreme secrecy around a product design with Apple, but it now looks to be in vogue with all the major technology companies: just days after Samsung revealed the Galaxy S III's secret sauce, Microsoft has explained to TechRadar that it developed its surprise new Surface tablets...
Microsoft: Surface was developed in an 'underground bunker' at first, we can play the secrecy game too
Can startups hack down the "redwood giants" of technology companies?

Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time

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Bloomberg reports that Apple is taking an interesting step into security research publicity, agreeing to present at this week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas for the first time in the conference's 15-year history.While many major technology vendors have overcome their reluctance to making a public showing at the conference,...
Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference for First Time

Apple’s tax rate: 9.8 percent?

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A weekend story from the New York Times shared a surprising statistic: Apple paid just $3.3 billion on $34.2 billion of profits last year — giving it a tax rate of just 9.8 percent. The report, which points out that nearly every major technology firm has its share of tax...
Apple’s tax rate: 9.8 percent?

NY Tech Day Gears Up For Major Technology Expo

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Earlier this year, I wrote about New York Tech Day, an even that the producers are calling the “first major tech startup expo”. For the past month, co-producer of the event John Petersen has been hard at work ironing out the details of the event, and he is finally prepared...
NY Tech Day Gears Up For Major Technology Expo

Apple to give speech on key iOS security technologies at Black Hat this week

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According to a post from Bloombergwho spoke with the Black Hat conference’s general manager Trey Ford, Apple will for the first time ever be attending this year’s show and giving a presentation on iOS security. To handle the presenation, Apple will be sending its Manager of the Platform Security team...
Apple to give speech on key iOS security technologies at Black Hat this week

uTorrent Makers Distance Themselves From Piracy

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BitTorrent Inc. has an image problem, or at least that’s what some people appear to believe. Today the San Francisco company launched a website to answer the question of whether or not BitTorrent equals piracy. “We hear this question all the time,” BitTorrent Inc. CEO Eric Klinker explains. “We hear...
uTorrent Makers Distance Themselves From Piracy

Oracle outlines steps to improve Java home, enterprise security

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Following high-profile hacks and breaches at major technology companies, including Apple and Facebook, the Java maker is knuckling down on the Web plug-in's security....
Oracle outlines steps to improve Java home, enterprise security

LAST CHANCE: Save $800 To Attend IGNITION Before Early-Bird Tickets Expire Friday

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  Your chance to hear from industry leaders like Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Weiner, and Jill Abramson with a special early-bird ticket expires on Friday. At the third-annual IGNITION: Future of Digital conference on Nov. 27-28, 2012, in New York, the heads of Time Warner, LinkedIn, New York Times and other...
LAST CHANCE: Save $800 To Attend IGNITION Before Early-Bird Tickets Expire Friday

U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra to step down

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Aneesh Chopra will step down from his position as the United States chief technology officer. The move is expected to be imminent and, while it’s unclear what Chopra’s next step will be, Fedscoop says sources have speculated Chopra is interested in running for political office or working as the head...
U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra to step down

Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo

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Yesterday during my talk at the Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara, California, one of the questions I brought up was whether or not QR codes continue to be used because of their association with AR. Should we prolong the use of these large black and white codes in order...
Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo

66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

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66 percent of mobile developers believe that it is “likely to very likely” Facebook will be disrupted by a mobile-first social media startup. It doesn’t surprise me whatsoever that mobile developers think their work is the Second Coming of Christ, but taking on Facebook? Well, good luck! The latest data...
66% of mobile developers think Facebook will be disrupted by a social app

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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It's hard to believe that it is May already as a third of the year is complete and summer is almost here. With graduation season upon us, perhaps the entrepreneurs of tomorrow will want to take a look at the most popular startup stories from this week in our Weekly...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

Here's What Apple Shareholders Thought Of Tim Cook's Performance Yesterday

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday acknowledged widespread disappointment in the company's sagging share price but shared few details about its secretive product pipeline and touched only briefly on a raging debate about how best to reward shareholders. The world's most valuable technology company headed into its...
Here's What Apple Shareholders Thought Of Tim Cook's Performance Yesterday
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