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DirecTV adds another 600,000 Latin American users in Q1

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While expansion into Latin America hasn’t proven easy for subscription-based U.S. media service providers, DirecTV is beginning to provide examples of the payoff. The El Segundo, Calif.-based satellite TV service company reported Tuesday that it added 593,000 subscribers in Latin America during the first quarter. Its revenue from the region also...
DirecTV adds another 600,000 Latin American users in Q1
Yep, it’s a tablet: Microsoft introduces the Surface

Publishers, Authors complain over Amazon gTLD applications

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Amazon has received criticism over its attempts to register new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), in complaints sent to ICANN. The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers, and competitor Barnes & Noble have all objected to applications for the suffixes .book, .author, and .read, citing the potential abuse of Amazon's...
Publishers, Authors complain over Amazon gTLD applications

Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

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AccessData was among the first companies to focus on digital forensics, cyber security and litigation support when it was founded all the way back in 1987. The company never took any outside funding. That is, until today. Access data just announced that it has received a $45 million investment from...
Digital Forensics And Cyber Security Firm AccessData Gets $45M Investment From Sorenson Capital, Silicon Valley Bank

EU Commission approves Liberty Global's $22.5 billion acquisition of Virgin Media

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The European Commission has announced that it has approved the proposed acquisition of UK cable operator Virgin Media by the US company Liberty Global under the EU Merger Regulation, as expected. This removes the final hurdle for the massive deal to proceed. The transaction has an enterprise value of €17.2...
EU Commission approves Liberty Global's $22.5 billion acquisition of Virgin Media
Samsung estimates record quarterly profit of $5.15B with strong Galaxy Note sales

Clearwire tries to persuade minority shareholders that Sprint's $2.2 billion offer is the only option

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Clearwire has sent a letter to minority shareholders today to try to persuade them that a proposed buyout from mobile network operator Sprint is the best way forward. Sprint acquired a 50.8 percent stake in Clearwire last October and announced an additional deal, worth $2.2 billion, to buy the remaining...
Clearwire tries to persuade minority shareholders that Sprint's $2.2 billion offer is the only option

Selling the Company

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But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail. —   William Shakespeare, Macbeth By John O’Farrell, contributor This is the final post in a series dealing with the importance of strategic business development (Here are Parts I, II, III and IV). FORTUNE — In my last post, I...
Selling the Company
Apple streaming music service one step closer to reality as deal with Universal Music Group 'imminent'
Yep, it’s a tablet: Microsoft introduces the Surface

T-Mobile USA Names John Legere as New Chief Executive

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T-Mobile USA said on Wednesday that it has named John Legere as its new CEO, filling a spot vacated in June with the departure of Philipp Humm. Legere, former head of Global Crossing, will have quite a task on his hands, as the No. 4 U.S. carrier has been struggling...
T-Mobile USA Names John Legere as New Chief Executive

Where's the Fire? Kindle Sales Pushing Six Million for the Quarter.

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Has anyone seen one of Amazon’s new Kindle Fires in the wild? I haven’t. But evidently they’re everywhere. You just need to know where to look to find them — like Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan. According to Rohan, the Fire is selling very, very well. So well, in fact,...
Where's the Fire? Kindle Sales Pushing Six Million for the Quarter.

Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans

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Sprint sees several question marks for the wireless industry as the company wraps up its product planning for next year. The carrier said it has 90 percent of its product lineup for the first half of next year set, with Motorola’s lineup the straggler owing to its recent acquisition by...
Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans

Managed hosting providers offer up early-stage SDN use cases

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Software-defined networking (SDN) use cases are slowly emerging, giving IT people ideas about how improved agility and lower capital expenditures could play out in different settings. Who’s releasing the use cases? Managed hosting service providers, among others. Earlier this week I wrote about how NTT Communications has been rolling out...
Managed hosting providers offer up early-stage SDN use cases

Kindle Fire ‘defined and dominated’ low-end tablet market with 6 million units sold

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When it comes to tablets there is no denying the iPad’s dominance, selling more than 15 million units last quarter alone. Not everyone can afford nor do they want a high-end device, however, and that is where Amazon’s Kindle Fire comes into play. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan said on...
Kindle Fire ‘defined and dominated’ low-end tablet market with 6 million units sold

Online gambling firm Betfair rejects $1.38b takeover bid from CVC, says it 'undervalues' the company

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Internet betting exchange Betfair has today rejected an initial bid from CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm that owns the Formula One Group, on the basis that it undervalued the publicly-listed company and was “highly conditional.” The preliminary proposal from CVC Capital Partners consisted of an offer price at 880 pence...
Online gambling firm Betfair rejects $1.38b takeover bid from CVC, says it 'undervalues' the company

Citing excessive spam, India's top operator, Bharti Airtel, shuts out text messages from rival networks

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India’s mobile industry has seen its fair share of chaos — February’s cancellation of the country’s 122 telecom licenses springs to mind — but top dog Bharti Airtel has taken things a step further with the rather extraordinary decision to close its network to incoming text messages from users of...
Citing excessive spam, India's top operator, Bharti Airtel, shuts out text messages from rival networks

A Hint at Changes Coming to HP's Printing Business

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Start up a conversation about the recent troubles at Hewlett-Packard without anyone who doesn’t follow the tech industry closely and, at least in my experience, the first question that comes up is about printers. Despite being one of the biggest overall technology companies by revenue and also the world’s biggest...
A Hint at Changes Coming to HP's Printing Business
Microsoft says Google refuses to let Windows Phone users access a 'fully featured YouTube app'

Supreme Court rules in favor of Comcast, denying Philadelphia class action suit

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On the same day that the Supreme Court hears arguments in the Defense of Marriage Act case, the highest court in the land has issued a decision (PDF) in a class-action lawsuit involving a group of Comcast customers in Philadelphia. The court ruled in favor of Comcast on Wednesday...
Supreme Court rules in favor of Comcast, denying Philadelphia class action suit
Founders and their public market nightmares -- the case of Mellanox

GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

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Richard Tom Many of us think of Hulu as the place to catch up on our favorite shows. But at its heart, Hulu is “a technology company first,” says Richard Tom, Hulu’s chief technology officer. Exhibit A: Hulu’s decision to build and manage its own video advertising system, without leveraging third-party...
GeekWire Summit Preview: How Hulu has risen to the top by rolling its own

GM to drop Facebook advertising, citing poor results

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A report in the Wall Street Journal has made it known that General Motors (GM), a company that wields a massive advertising budget, intends to cease paying for advertisements on the Facebook social networking platform. The Journal put the dollar sum of GM’s paid advertising spend at $10 million before...
GM to drop Facebook advertising, citing poor results
5 reasons mobile fragmentation is actually good for app developers

How Google's Anti-Microsoft Lobbying Effort Came Back To Bite Them

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Two years ago, as Microsoft was trying to buy Yahoo, we were really surprised to find Google making a proactive lobbying and marketing effort to scuttle the deal. As we noted at the time, it seemed pretty likely to come back to haunt Google. Indeed, Chris Thompson is now taking...
How Google's Anti-Microsoft Lobbying Effort Came Back To Bite Them

Windows 8, Surface and the post-PC world: avoiding Cobol 2022

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Some people think it's not worth learning the different techniques involved in developing for Metro because they can't see a big future in mobile. But Microsoft sees it as the future. Shouldn't you?Remember that May 1995 memo that Bill Gates sent to every Microsoftie about the threat of the internet?...
Windows 8, Surface and the post-PC world: avoiding Cobol 2022

Cray boosts revenues as it awaits word on $150M order

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Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. today reported net income of $147.4 million on revenue of $84.2 million, a “strong quarter” in the words of CEO Peter Ungaro. The boost in net income came in part through a $139.1 million gain tied to the company’s sale of its interconnect hardware development program to...
Cray boosts revenues as it awaits word on $150M order

JPMORGAN: One Of These 15 Companies Could Be The Next Apple

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The 10-year return on Apple is  right around 5,000%. That feeling you're getting in your gut is regret. You can't take a time machine back to the '90s and buy Apple.  But, you can invest in the stock that could become the next Apple. "We have compiled a list...
JPMORGAN: One Of These 15 Companies Could Be The Next Apple

14 startups we predict will go even bigger in 2013

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What if you could invest in any startup on the map right now? It’s an irresistible “what if,” isn’t it? After all, savvy entrepreneurs spend just as much time eyeballing other successful — and up-and-coming — companies as they do evaluating their own market position. To get a sense of which...
14 startups we predict will go even bigger in 2013
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