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Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi joint venture Japan Display fires up operations

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The joint venture that is Japan Display agreed on its formalities back in November, and has now finally started operating. While Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi all have a 10 percent stake in the business, the main investment comes from the government-backed INCJ. The collaboration hopes to champion the middle-...
Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi joint venture Japan Display fires up operations

Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising

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Who are the most important people in mobile advertising? Sure, there are executives from the usual suspects on our list (Apple, Google, Zynga, etc.) but you'll be surprised at some of names that made our ranking. Some of the most powerful players in the game are at companies that most...
Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising

Microsoft Defines the New Mobile Business Experience on iPad

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In 1984 and for a few years thereafter, Microsoft got its hands dirty in graphical computing by producing a few surprisingly mediocre applications for Macintosh, starting with a port of its otherwise decent spreadsheet called Multiplan. By the time Windows 3.0 was released in 1990, many of us felt the...
Microsoft Defines the New Mobile Business Experience on iPad

Daily Wrap: The "Not on Facebook" Movement and More

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Alicia Eler explores the not on facebook movement. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch everything that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most talked about stories. We give you a daily recap of what you missed in...
Daily Wrap: The "Not on Facebook" Movement and More

Google Closes Acquisition Of Motorola: Woodside To Lead; Page Focuses On Mobile Announcing Deal

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As we reported would happen yesterday, Google has today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, buying the Illinois-based device maker for $40 per share in cash for a total of $12.5 billion. As widely expected, Sanjay Jha is stepping down as CEO and Dennis Woodside, Google’s...
Google Closes Acquisition Of Motorola: Woodside To Lead; Page Focuses On Mobile Announcing Deal

Close to you: Mobile, local and social at the London Web Summit

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I’m at the London Web Summit today and it’s set to be a packed event full of UK-centric discussion, from whether or not the Government should be helping startups to a panel that our own Robin Wauters is hosting about the future of our digital money. I too am wrangling...
Close to you: Mobile, local and social at the London Web Summit

Facebook Mobile Ads Developing: Sponsored Stories Coming 'Within Weeks'

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It’s not digital advertising in the sense of display ads and search results, but it looks like we are getting a bit more color on what it is that Facebook will do first in the world of mobile marketing, and it could be coming online “within weeks.” The company...
Facebook Mobile Ads Developing: Sponsored Stories Coming 'Within Weeks'

Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

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It looks like Facebook wants to address the big weaknesses in its mobile business model before it has to deal with nagging questions from its investors. According to FT, Facebook is set to include sponsored posts in the news feeds of its phone and tablet apps as well as...
Facebook filling the gaping hole in its mobile strategy

In TV Race, Microsoft Has Lead, Forrester Says

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When it comes to the underlying technology providers that matter for mobile app developers, there's Google and Apple, with Microsoft as an also-ran. But as television begins to resemble the mobile business, Microsoft is in the lead with the Xbox, according to a new report out Wednesday from Forrester Research....
In TV Race, Microsoft Has Lead, Forrester Says

NVIDIA officially brands Tegra 3's five-core quad-core architecture as 4-PLUS-1

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NVIDIA's cooked up a few ways to describe the Tegra 3's quad-core-with-a-spare architecture, usually by giving the extra Cortex A9 a cute nickname like "ninja," or "companion." Until now, the proper description was "Variable Symmetrical Multiprocessing," or, vSMP for short. Despite how much fun (and technically accurate) some of...
NVIDIA officially brands Tegra 3's five-core quad-core architecture as 4-PLUS-1

Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head

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During a LeWeb interview with Path’s Head of Special Projects Shakil Khan, an audience member asked Khan about Path’s relationship with Facebook. It just so happened that the head of Facebook’s mobile business Henri Moissinac was standing behind the questioner in the audience, and host Loic Le Meur took the...
Facebook Is Trying To Copy Path Says Facebook Mobile Head

JP MORGAN: Facebook's Mobile Business Isn't As Bad As You Think (FB)

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The big investment banks are out out with their initial ratings on Facebook. We're gathering them all up today. Check here to see the investment banks' research as we get it. So far, we have Doug Anmuth of J.P. Morgan's note. He rates Facebook "overweight" and gives it a year-end...
JP MORGAN: Facebook's Mobile Business Isn't As Bad As You Think (FB)

What Will Happen to RIM: 4 Real Possibilities

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Research In Motion, the BlackBerry pioneer that lost its way, finally admitted last week that it's in need of a major transformation. After falling way behind rivals Apple and Google in the smartphone industry, RIM must reinvent itself or else. The possibilities for RIM range from a quick sale to...
What Will Happen to RIM: 4 Real Possibilities

Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed

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As Microsoft Corporate VP for Windows Phone Terry Myerson and others from Microsoft and Nokia took the stage at the Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco, it’s certain that there were nervous eyes watching the video stream from somewhere in Waterloo, Ontario. While Microsoft is clearly targeting Google and Apple as its...
Why Windows Phone 8 means the BlackBerry is doomed
Kuni Suzuki named Sony Mobile's new President and CEO

Yandex: Q4 Sales, Income Up Over 50% For Russia’s Search Giant

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More news from Yandex, Russia’s biggest search engine, that highlight the opportunity for more growth in digital in Russia and adjacent markets. One day after announcing a new real-time search partnership with Twitter, the company is reporting Q4 earnings: sales were at $200 million with net income of $71.3 million,...
Yandex: Q4 Sales, Income Up Over 50% For Russia’s Search Giant

Online gaming firm NEXON buys Japanese mobile games studio inBlue

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Eager to expand its mobile business, online gaming giant NEXON has agreed to acquire inBlue, a Japanese developer of social mobile social games for the GREE and Mobage platforms. Terms of the acquisition, which is scheduled to close later this month, were not disclosed. Based in Tokyo, Japan, inBlue develops...
Online gaming firm NEXON buys Japanese mobile games studio inBlue

Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app

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Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offeringThe Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch.The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction of new rules governing subscription-based iOS apps.The sticking point for the...
Financial Times passes 2m users for its HTML5 web app
Are users defecting from France’s Free Mobile?

Sony takes full control of mobile business to better compete with Apple

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After paying $1.4 billion to take sole control of its mobile business, Sony has named a new head of its smartphone division, as the company hopes to better compete with rivals like Apple and Samsung....
Sony takes full control of mobile business to better compete with Apple
AT&T hints at family/data sharing plans on the horizon

Can Microsoft get LG excited about Windows Phone again?

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LG has more recently soured on Windows Phone as its broader mobile business continues to struggle. With Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer visiting Seoul, Korea Herald says a meeting could be in the works. [Read more]...
Can Microsoft get LG excited about Windows Phone again?

Baidu reportedly in talks to invest in browser maker UC, giving China its own Facebook-Opera rumor

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Chinese search giant Baidu is reportedly in “preliminary talks” to acquire a major stake in Chinese Internet browser maker UC, according to sources close to the deal cited by a Dow Jones report. The speculation follows rumours last week that Baidu may be trying to acquire the company outright, and it is...
Baidu reportedly in talks to invest in browser maker UC, giving China its own Facebook-Opera rumor

Samsung expects Galaxy S3 shipments to top 10m

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Samsung says its new top-end smartphone to be on sale from nearly 300 mobile carriers around the world by the end of JulySamsung says it expects worldwide shipments to carriers of its new Galaxy S3, launched at the end of May as a top-end rival to Apple's iPhone, to top...
Samsung expects Galaxy S3 shipments to top 10m

Amazon tests mobile in-app purchases, Bloomberg says

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Amazon, which already has its own app store, is taking on Apple and Google in another facet of the mobile business. [Read more]...
Amazon tests mobile in-app purchases, Bloomberg says

Vizibility Launches Its NFC-Enabled Business Cards

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Love’em or hate’em, despite the best efforts of Bump and others, traditional business cards aren’t going away anytime soon. At least, though, some companies are trying to bridge the gap between paper cards and efforts like Bump. New York-based Vizibility first announced its NFC-enabled businesses cards during SXSW earlier this...
Vizibility Launches Its NFC-Enabled Business Cards

Five Things That Would Make the iPad 3 a Better Business Tool

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Prevailing rumors and speculation aside, here are five features that Apple could add to the iPad 3 that would make it a blockbuster success as a mobile business tool....
Five Things That Would Make the iPad 3 a Better Business Tool

Facebook admits that it doesn’t know how mobile works

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As Facebook moves inexorably towards its much-anticipated IPO, attention has focused on all kinds of things about the giant network with the $100-billion potential market valuation — including the earth-shattering fact that CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists on wearing a hoodie during his meetings with Wall Street bankers and analysts....
Facebook admits that it doesn’t know how mobile works

Meet the ZTE Mimosa X, Nvidia’s first branded smartphone

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Nvidia’s technology powers many cell phones on the market, including the T-Mobile G2X and Motorola Droid X2. But until now, Nvidia only supplied its processors to external cell phone manufacturers. On Monday, Nvidia announced the first phone to be sold under the Nvidia brand name and powered solely by its...
Meet the ZTE Mimosa X, Nvidia’s first branded smartphone

Putting failed AT&T deal behind it, T-Mobile USA rubbishes sales talk and focuses on growth

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Following the failed acquisition by US operator AT&T, T-Mobile USA has all but ruled out the future sale of its US business but will instead seek to boost customer subscriptions and earnings in the country, its CEO Rene Obermann said today. Speaking to shareholders at its annual general meeting, Obermann said that...
Putting failed AT&T deal behind it, T-Mobile USA rubbishes sales talk and focuses on growth
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