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Enterprise Computing: The Slow Demise of The Hard Drive

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Yesterday Nimbus Data Systems announced the release of their S-Class storage array.  What’s different about this storage device is that it uses purely NAND memory rather than traditional spinning disk.  With it’s arrival, we’re seeing another nail in the coffin of the traditional hard drive. OK, so the S-Class...
Enterprise Computing: The Slow Demise of The Hard Drive
Tweetbot for Mac: Public Alpha Review

RIP webOS: Again and for good this time

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The situation at HP is putting a nail in the coffin of webOS, effectively killing it off yet again....
RIP webOS: Again and for good this time
SAP: Patent Turmoil Will Help Give Windows 8 Tablet The Number Two Spot In Enterprise

Google now redirects Picasa Web Albums to Google+ Photos

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It's another nail in the coffin for Picasa Web Albums as its URL now brings users to their photo albums on Google+. [Read more]...
Google now redirects Picasa Web Albums to Google+ Photos

Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry

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Excuse the belated chortle here but it bears noting that Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, seems to have pushed the old maxim of a “new broom sweeps clean” all the way into the darkest recesses of Yahoo. To wit, consider the note the BI found from Mayer to her staff....
Mayer To Yahoo!: You Can Have Any Cellphone You Want, As Long As Its Not Blackberry
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Time Warner CEO Reacts To YouTube's Massive $100 Million Bet On Original Content...

www.businessinsider.com
At our IGNITION conference yesterday, I asked Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes what he thought about Netflix, which it seems is following HBO's playbook. Bewkes built HBO into the powerhouse it is today. The service started by licensing movies. Then, later, it moved into original content like The Sopranos,...
Time Warner CEO Reacts To YouTube's Massive $100 Million Bet On Original Content...

The End of FeedDemon

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This is a hard post for me to write. I've used FeedDemon every day since I created it back in 2003 - it's part of my daily workflow, the first thing I turn to after pouring myself a cup of coffee in the morning. I've thoroughly enjoyed working on it...
The End of FeedDemon

EU Officially Pronounces ACTA Dead As Commission Withdraws Court Of Justice Assessment

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In case you weren't sure yet, ACTA is now pretty officially dead in the EU. While it was mostly dead back in July, when the EU Parliament vociferously rejected ACTA, the EU Commission, who had helped negotiate the treaty, still held out hope that it would be vindicated by the...
EU Officially Pronounces ACTA Dead As Commission Withdraws Court Of Justice Assessment

Google confirms Nexus Q not supported in latest version of Play Music

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Google Play music is about to reveal its saddest song... for owners of the Nexus Q that is. In fact some might say it's the funeral march. It's been confirmed to Phandroid that the latest update of Google's Play Music service -- that we saw outed yesterday -- doesn't...
Google confirms Nexus Q not supported in latest version of Play Music

Verizon's HomeFusion LTE to the home now available nationwide

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Verizon is trying to put the final nail in the coffin of its DSL service. Of course, that's still a long way off but, for those outside of reach of its FiOS tentacles, Big Red is pushing HomeFusion. The LTE to the home solution, which started rolling out in...
Verizon's HomeFusion LTE to the home now available nationwide

As stock tanks, Andrew Mason out as Groupon CEO, replaced by chairman Eric Lefkovsky

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Groupon's stock dropped 24 percent today after the company reported disappointing earnings. The company has been on a slide practically since the moment it went public, but this miss was the final nail in the coffin for its young CEO, Andrew Mason. In a press release the company announced that...
As stock tanks, Andrew Mason out as Groupon CEO, replaced by chairman Eric Lefkovsky

Ping-ponging penguins killed off Clinton Cards

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E-cards are lazy, contemptuous and graceless, their senders morally unsound. And now they've destroyed a high street storeAnother day, another nail in the coffin of all that we hold dear. This time, with the news that Clinton Cards has gone into administration, it is jobs, the high street, the art...
Ping-ponging penguins killed off Clinton Cards
Google Puts Nail In The Coffin For Static Analytics, Real Time Now The Only Option

With $360K From Fred Destin At Atlas And More, Timbre Takes Its Local Music Discovery App Global

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Timbre launched last September as a bootstrapped mobile iOS app to help people discover and share live music recommendations in their vicinity. The simple-but-engaging user interface and service proved to be a hit, and within two months, with no spend on media or marketing, it saw more than 100,000 downloads....
With $360K From Fred Destin At Atlas And More, Timbre Takes Its Local Music Discovery App Global

Wall Street Beat: After Facebook Fiasco, Don't Write off Tech IPOs

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The Facebook IPO may have been a fiasco, but don't put the nail in the coffin just yet for other tech offerings this year....
Wall Street Beat: After Facebook Fiasco, Don't Write off Tech IPOs
No mobile Flash for Android 4.1, Adobe says

Open standards win again: Google drops Gears for HTML5

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Google announced this weekend that it’s going to be ending support for Google Gears, its product for allowing offline access to applications like Gmail and Google Docs. Instead of developing Gears, Google said in a blog post it will be focusing on using HTML5 to support offline capabilities from within...
Open standards win again: Google drops Gears for HTML5

So, yesterday someone asked me 'What is DOS?'...

www.extremetech.com
I don’t consider myself that ancient, but I sure felt that way a few days ago. Our on-site networking guru was laughing about an email she’d received from someone who was looking for a router that was MS-DOS compatible. One of our younger analysts (in the interests of protecting her...
So, yesterday someone asked me 'What is DOS?'...

Will the real native advertising please stand up?

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Nearly 18 months ago, Fred Wilson gave a talk at OMMA. In it, he said, “We believe that each and every Web service we invest in should have a monetization system that is unique and native to the experience.” As prime examples, he cited Google paid search and promoted accounts on Twitter....
Will the real native advertising please stand up?

Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web

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You’ve probably heard that Apple recently released the iPad. The absence of Flash Player on the device seems to have awakened the HTML5 vs. Flash debate. Apparently, it’s the final nail in the coffin for Flash. Either that, or the HTML5 community is overhyping its still nascent markup language update....
Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web

Newspapers Are Still Dying – Check Out The Latest Numbers

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Just in case you had thought that the newspapers had a chance to recover from their death spiral, think again. We have new data, and it is ugly.Coming from the Newspapers Association of America (via Nieman Labs) about the fourth quarter of 2009 for the US, the data in a...
Newspapers Are Still Dying – Check Out The Latest Numbers
Blizzard offers digital perks for Mists of Pandaria downloaders

Apple's claim to iPhone trademark in Mexico gets a nail in the appeals coffin

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Apple's already lost hope for exclusive rights to the name "iPhone" in Brazil, and now it's been defeated in another battle south of the border. Cupertino and Mexican company iFone S.A. have a long history, stretching back to 2009 when Apple tried to have the firm's "iFone" trademark revoked....
Apple's claim to iPhone trademark in Mexico gets a nail in the appeals coffin

Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31

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BetterWorks, the employee perks startup led by Los Angeles entrepreneur and investor Paige Craig, has told its customers that it will be shutting down May 31. The company offered tools to help businesses manage discounts and rewards programs for employees. In the past few months, BetterWorks still seemed to be...
Office Perks Startup BetterWorks Will Shut Down On May 31
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