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AT&T urging customers to upgrade to 3G, possibly killing off 2G

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In a move that is sure to surprise no one, it appears AT&T is getting ready to send its trusty 2G GSM network riding off into the sunset. MarketWatch is reporting that some Ma Bell customers have received letters, urging them to upgrade to a 3G or (gasp) 4G device...
AT&T urging customers to upgrade to 3G, possibly killing off 2G

The Wall Street Journal launches new WSJ Live site, and plans for Facebook Open Graph integration

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The Wall Street Journal has been ramping up its online video efforts of late, culminating in almost 20m video streams in May alone. Whilst a number of factors can explain its growth in the video realm, a large part has been the expansion of its WSJ Live service to cover...
The Wall Street Journal launches new WSJ Live site, and plans for Facebook Open Graph integration

Watch MarketWatch shift its Apple colors from red to green

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Editorial sentiment is changing, but it may take some time to turn the ship around. FORTUNE -- Although it was never in quite the same boat as The Motley Fool, Insider Monkey or ValueWalk, there's been a predictable cast to the Apple (AAPL) coverage on the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch site these...
Watch MarketWatch shift its Apple colors from red to green
Banking on Galaxy S III’s success, Samsung aims to sell 200 million smartphones in 2012

Samsung reportedly acquiring cloud-based service mSpot to power its “Music Hub”

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According to reports by Marketwatch and Musically, Samsung is in the final stages of acquiring cloud-based music service mSpot for somewhere in the neighborhood of $8.8M. The service could be what’s powering Samsung’s Music Hub service, announced along with the new Galaxy S III phone. The service will cost consumers...
Samsung reportedly acquiring cloud-based service mSpot to power its “Music Hub”

Korea antitrust regulators investigate Samsung following Apple claim

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It may have won big thanks to a recent landmark US patent verdict but Apple fight against Samsung in Korea continues, after local media reported that the country’s antitrust regulator is investigating Samsung following a complaint lodged by Apple. Marketwatch reports that the action follows an Apple claim from June alleging...
Korea antitrust regulators investigate Samsung following Apple claim

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Fidelity’s iPhone App Helps You Manage Your Investments On The Go

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Investment giant Fidelity is getting into the mobile game with a new iPhone app. Fidelity’s free app allows you to monitor your portfolio, trades, research investments, and follow daily market news on the go. With the app, you can track your portfolio and monitor positions, balances, and intraday valuations...
Fidelity’s iPhone App Helps You Manage Your Investments On The Go

Everyone's Blaming Facebook For An IPO Drought We Haven't Seen In 37 Years (FB)

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Eddy Elfenbein just pointed us to some stunning IPO statistics. We've seen no IPOs in June so far, reports MarketWatch.  If we end up getting no IPOs this month, it will be the first June without an IPO in at least 37 years. "Dealogic said its researchers went back as...
Everyone's Blaming Facebook For An IPO Drought We Haven't Seen In 37 Years (FB)

The Morning Lowdown 5-15-12

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Here are some of the stories people are talking about this morning: Twitter tiptoes further into the media business (GigaOM) Audiences now rarely drawn to live television (David Carr, NYT) Facebook Raises IPO Price Talk To $34-$38 A Share (WSJ) MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer is USA Today’s new publisher (paidContent) YouTube’s Video...
The Morning Lowdown 5-15-12

Kaplan Tutoring Provides Programs to Computers for Youth to Help Schoolchildren Reach Their Potential – MarketWatch

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Kaplan Smart Track is available to all families served by CFY’s Take IT Home program during the 2009-2010 school year. More than 4,000 participating families in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity. (Link: Kaplan...
Kaplan Tutoring Provides Programs to Computers for Youth to Help Schoolchildren Reach Their Potential – MarketWatch

Apple's Tight Control Over Components Keeping iPhone 5 Repair Costs High

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MarketWatch takes a look at the state of the repair industry for the iPhone 5, noting that costs for display replacements remain very high eight months after the device's launch in the United States. The report points to Apple's tight control over components as being the major contributor to high...
Apple's Tight Control Over Components Keeping iPhone 5 Repair Costs High

Samsung to Apple: Our chips will cost you more

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Samsung has hiked the price of its chips, but seemingly to only one customer, Apple, its archrival in the smartphone and tablet space, MarketWatch reports. [Read more]...
Samsung to Apple: Our chips will cost you more
CHART OF THE DAY: What Happens To Old Smartphones
Showrooming is real, Best Buy is the big loser, and Amazon is eating everyone's lunch

Microsoft to launch its Surface RT tablet in Japan, report indicates

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A report published by Nikkei, and brought to our attention by MarketWatch indicates that the Surface RT tablet could be slated for sale in Japan. The timing for such a launch may be no more than a few weeks from today. The Surface RT marked the start of a new...
Microsoft to launch its Surface RT tablet in Japan, report indicates
MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer is the new publisher of USA Today

Apple CEO Tim Cook at AllThingsD: The best live blogs

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Where to follow the conversation. FORTUNE -- Right now, Tim Cook is making his second appearance as Apple (AAPL) CEO at the Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD conference. The interview is not being streamed live, but you can follow the conversation through the live blogs. Based on past performance, we expect...
Apple CEO Tim Cook at AllThingsD: The best live blogs

An Update on Ralph Whitworth, the Activist Investor Already on HP's Board

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Shares of Hewlett-Packard got a jolt yesterday on rumors that the activist investor Carl Icahn, or someone like him was buying its shares. Having opened at $13.85 HP shares closed at $14.16, up more than 2 percent on rumors that appeared to have been sourced to Twitter. There has been...
An Update on Ralph Whitworth, the Activist Investor Already on HP's Board

Fab: Europe Will Be 20% Of Fab's 2012 Revenue

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Design shopping site Fab.com released new numbers today related to its European expansion, and brief details about its plans for future growth in that market. The company says that it now reaches 24 countries in the European Union, and it has grown its membership from 60,000 to 1.4 million in...
Fab: Europe Will Be 20% Of Fab's 2012 Revenue

Hon Hai Precision snaps up 10 percent of Sharp in display tie-up

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For those unaware, going at it alone in the cutthroat display business isn't exactly a recommended business approach. To wit, Sharp -- once a mainstay in the LCD industry -- has just sold an approximate 10 percent stake of itself to Taiwan's Hon Hai Group. Sharp will be issuing...
Hon Hai Precision snaps up 10 percent of Sharp in display tie-up

SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: Why One Analyst Believes Facebook Is Threatened By Twitter

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Due to the U.S. President's Day holiday, we will not deliver...
SOCIAL MEDIA INSIGHTS: Why One Analyst Believes Facebook Is Threatened By Twitter
USA Today launches internet video guide

BlackBerry's Q4: A Preview of Coming Attractions

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BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research in Motion, will post financials for its fourth fiscal quarter before the opening bell Thursday. But they’ll only offer a first glimpse into BlackBerry’s efforts to get financially back on track. The quarter — which ended on March 2 — includes just a...
BlackBerry's Q4: A Preview of Coming Attractions

Google profits climb, company announces stock split

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Google’s profits rose sharply in the first quarter, to $2.89 billion, with CEO Larry Page saying the company is “tremendous momentum from the big bets we’ve made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube.” The search giant also announced an unusual plan to implement what amounts to a stock split,...
Google profits climb, company announces stock split

Investors See New Traffic, Hope For New Revenue Ahead Of Zynga’s First Earnings

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Three months after going public, Zynga is having its first quarterly earnings call this afternoon, and expectations are high. Public investors had given the social gaming developer a cool reception the first couple months it was on the market, with shares staying below its relatively conservative $10 opening price. That...
Investors See New Traffic, Hope For New Revenue Ahead Of Zynga’s First Earnings

A shift in Samsung smartphone sales after Apple patent verdict

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Android users seem to be dumping their Galaxy S IIs and snapping up Galaxy S IIIs FORTUNE -- Two reports this week suggest that Apple's (AAPL) Aug. 24 patent suit victory is already being felt in the market. From MarketWatch's Quentin Fottrell: "[Reseller] Gazelle.com reports a 50% increase in Samsung smartphones...
A shift in Samsung smartphone sales after Apple patent verdict

Samsung puts $4B into Austin chip plant -- the largest foreign Texas investment ever

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Samsung is aiming to double-down on its Austin, Texas chip making plant: the company announced today that it would invest around $4 billion in the plant to boost the production of mobile processors. The investment in Samsung Austin Semiconductor will be the single largest injection of foreign funds into...
Samsung puts $4B into Austin chip plant -- the largest foreign Texas investment ever

China Unicom sees 14 percent profit growth, credits Apple

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China Unicom increased both its subscriber base and profit for 2011 by spending heavily to promote 3G data use, which is still relatively new to the country, Marketwatch reports. The company more than doubled its 3G subscriber base to 40 million users, now 20 percent of its total mobile base,...
China Unicom sees 14 percent profit growth, credits Apple

Microsoft’s shares hit highest point in 2 years after Apple’s OS X unveiling

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Hot on the heels of Apple’s unveiling of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Microsoft shares have risen to a nearly two-year high. Apple’s stock price felt a dip earlier today, possibly due to the iPad’s Q4 tablet marketshare drop, but has started to bounce back mid-day, likely in response to the...
Microsoft’s shares hit highest point in 2 years after Apple’s OS X unveiling
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