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Asus, Fifth and Rising in Tablet Market

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Asus in 2011 became one of the top five tablet makers, and though it still lags somewhat behind the market leaders....
Asus, Fifth and Rising in Tablet Market

Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

★ Amazon's Play

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The video of Amazon’s Kindle press event last week is well worth watching. Amazon is, to my eyes, the only company playing in the same league as Apple. The only ding is that the event was oddly-paced — it felt too slow. It lasted over an hour but I think...
★ Amazon's Play

★ Open and Shut

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Tim Wu, writing for The New Yorker “News Desk”, has done us all a grand favor by penning a sort of grand unified theory on how the “open beats closed” axiom can be true in the face of Apple’s decade-long success: “Does a Company Like Apple Need a Genius Like...
★ Open and Shut

Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M

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Salesforce last week was reported to be close to buying Buddy Media, and today the company has confirmed it: it’s buying Buddy Media, the social media marketer, in a $689 million, cash-and-shares deal. The news comes just weeks after enterprise services rival Oracle announced it would buy another social media marketing...
Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M
In Silicon Valley, it's good to be king
Fighting dirty data, UI veterans unveil GetSalesDone app for a better Salesforce front-end

Apple’s ‘iTV’ might not be a TV at all

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For all the rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming HDTV, very few well-sourced reports have emerged regarding the high-definition flat-screen television that has market leaders responding even before any official “iTV” is unveiled. Recent claims suggest Apple has an aluminum HDTV in the works powered by iOS and Siri voice controls,...
Apple’s ‘iTV’ might not be a TV at all

Bloomberg's Lex Fenwick Named Dow Jones CEO

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News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) has appointed Lex Fenwick as the CEO of Dow Jones & Company, filling the position left open following Les Hinton’s resignation in July. Fenwick has been at Bloomberg for the past 25 years, most recently as founder and CEO of VC fund and startup incubator...
Bloomberg's Lex Fenwick Named Dow Jones CEO
Google Just Launched A Grenade At Spotify -- And It Just Might Work
The Hidden Radio: A Bluetooth Speaker With Cloistered Virtue And Some Obvious Flaws

Coming To A Restaurant Near You: Online Food Delivery

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This week's eyebrow-raising $49 million round of funding for German food-ordering site Delivery Hero as well as a flurry of similar recent deals, indicate that consumers and restaurant owners want digital delivery.  The U.S. restaurant industry is enormous -- $632 billion in annual sales, according to the National Restaurant Association -- but...
Coming To A Restaurant Near You: Online Food Delivery

Full-service publisher Yodo1 wants to help Western developers crack China

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Startup mobile publisher Yodo1 wants to be the partner of choice for Western mobile developers looking to take their games to China. The Bejing-based company is coming out of stealth today, announcing $2 million in seed funding from the Chang You Fund and its latest release — a new version...
Full-service publisher Yodo1 wants to help Western developers crack China

Menlo Ventures Adds Playspan Founder Karl Mehta As Its Newest Partner

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Menlo Ventures said today that Karl Mehta, the tech entrepreneur perhaps best known for founding virtual goods monetization startup PlaySpan and leading it as CEO through its $190 million sale to Visa, has joined the Silicon Valley venture capital firm as a partner. According to Mehta’s LinkedIn, he stayed on...
Menlo Ventures Adds Playspan Founder Karl Mehta As Its Newest Partner

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
Markets | From Disruption Theory to Reality: Massive Open Online Courses
In The Underdog Role, Microsoft's Windows Phone Comes Out Swinging

Even Gruber Says Apple Passed Up 'A Sure Thing' Charging So Much For The iPad Mini (AAPL)

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A lot of people are upset about the iPad Mini's price. Even John Gruber of Daring Fireball says that Apple passed on a "sure thing" making the iPad so much more expensive than Google's Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire "Better but costs more" is a gamble. "Better and costs...
Even Gruber Says Apple Passed Up 'A Sure Thing' Charging So Much For The iPad Mini (AAPL)

Deutsche Telekom pre-installs security app Lookout on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and HTC One SV

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Telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom has announced the first two devices to ship with Lookout, a mobile security app designed by the company with the same name. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and HTC One SV LTE are the first smartphones to have the software pre-installed, although a further five devices...
Deutsche Telekom pre-installs security app Lookout on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and HTC One SV

IBM Targets Amazon in the Cloud

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IBM will sell online computing services to midsize companies in a challenge to Amazon.com and Salesforce.com, two of the market leaders now catering to businesses with under 1,000 employees....
IBM Targets Amazon in the Cloud
Report: Microserver market will keep rising. Who will be the market leaders?
IDC cuts Windows Phone forecast, now sees Microsoft in third place in 2016

Japanese Carrier Softbank Buys Controlling Interest in Sprint

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As was rumored earlier this week, Japanese carrier Softbank is purchasing 70% of Sprint for $20 billion. The deal is expected to be announced tomorrow morning, but the boards of both companies have agreed to the transaction. Softbank will buy $8 billion in shares directly from Sprint, and another $12...
Japanese Carrier Softbank Buys Controlling Interest in Sprint

Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

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Does technological innovation have to come from within the sector? Claire Shaw hears from the current wave of edutech players with their roots firmly in higher educationUniversities should not depend on big vendors for technology solutions, but instead encourage their staff and students to engage and collaborate with startups to...
Are edutech startups plugging an innovation gap in our universities?

Nokia investors impatient as Elop offers no plan B

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Annual general meeting hears frustrated shareholders demanding better results, but CEO Stephen Elop insists that Windows Phone will remainNokia investors told Chief Executive Stephen Elop on Tuesday that they were running out of patience with his flagging attempts to catch up with market leaders Apple and Samsung in smartphones. A...
Nokia investors impatient as Elop offers no plan B

AMD on the future of the desktop computer

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is having a tough time battling Intel (INTC) for market share and profits in the PC business. While chipmaker AMD has forged relationships with market leaders like Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Dell (DELL), there are plenty of customers who haven't embraced the microchip upstart - most obviously,...
AMD on the future of the desktop computer

Here's What Google (Plus Microsoft And Amazon) Will Sell At Their Stores

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Apple's foray into retail was supposed to be a disaster. "I give them two years before they're turning out the lights on a very painful and expensive mistake," one critic infamously said in 2001, a comment that would prove slightly prescient considering the number of brick-and-mortar stores that would...
Here's What Google (Plus Microsoft And Amazon) Will Sell At Their Stores

Sprint Confirms It Will Still Serve Unlimited Data To The Next iPhone

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Sprint plans to offer unlimited data on the next iPhone even if it’s LTE. This would make the carrier the only one in the U.S. with the pairing. Verizon and AT&T went away from unlimited plans before the iPhone 4S launched in 2011 leaving just Sprint with both unlimited data...
Sprint Confirms It Will Still Serve Unlimited Data To The Next iPhone

Megaupload Shutdown Boosted TV and VOD Services

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According to figures released last month by Médiamétrie, Megaupload’s Megavideo was one of France’s most popular Internet video services. In December 2011, Megavideo ranked 9th behind market leaders YouTube and big names such as Daily Motion, Canal + and Vimeo, pulling in nearly 3 million visitors. But by January 19th...
Megaupload Shutdown Boosted TV and VOD Services

ZenPayroll and Xero form cloud-based accounting partnership to rival the likes of ADP and QuickBooks

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ZenPayroll, a cloud-based payroll management service, announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Xero, a small business accounting software, to take on the industry’s market leaders and give businesses an alternative when it comes to managing their finances. With this new relationship, small businesses can now choose between traditional...
ZenPayroll and Xero form cloud-based accounting partnership to rival the likes of ADP and QuickBooks
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