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Today in Tech: What will Amazon unveil on September 6?

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Meet Darpa's new boss;  Facebook's iOS apps get major updates. Facebook for iOS goes native, waves goodbye to HTML5 [THE VERGE] In building a native Facebook app for iOS, the company looked at improving three key places, "the app's largest pain points" all relating to speed: launching the app, scrolling through...
Today in Tech: What will Amazon unveil on September 6?

Working from home: the five golden rules

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Yahoo's new boss has banned working from home. But, says one expert, homeworking can benefit both employees and employers - as long as you follow a few simple guidelinesYahoo's new boss, Marissa Mayer, has just ordered her employees back to the office, issuing an edict that will ban them from...
Working from home: the five golden rules
'Kingdom Rush Frontiers' expands on one of the most addictive iOS games of last year

Finally, a GIF Reaction Blog We Actually Care About: Being a Female Software Engineer

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At this point, we’re probably past peak GIF reaction blog. And yet, just when we thought we’d seen every possible incarnation there was to see, along comes one we can really get behind: Being a female software engineer, a Tumblr billed as “group therapy for our many shared experiences.” It tackles...
Finally, a GIF Reaction Blog We Actually Care About: Being a Female Software Engineer

James Daunt: the bibliophile who means business | Observer profile

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Twelve months ago, Waterstones' then new boss referred to Amazon as the 'enemy'. So why is the man entrusted with saving the book trade now stocking Kindles in his shops?Last week, according to several reports, hell froze over and the lion lay down with the lamb. On closer inspection, it...
James Daunt: the bibliophile who means business | Observer profile

New boss, old tune: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer reviewing strategy

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In an SEC filing, Yahoo's newly-appointed CEO hints a restructuring, new plan for Alibaba sale. [Read more]...
New boss, old tune: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer reviewing strategy

Sony’s North American PlayStation Network chief departs (exclusive)

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Susan Panico, head of the PlayStation Network in North America, has left the company, VentureBeat has learned. Panico headed the PlayStation Network as it grew into a huge online entertainment network over the last few years, growing beyond games into a collection of movies, TV shows and original content. Worldwide,...
Sony’s North American PlayStation Network chief departs (exclusive)

Today in Tech: Why the set-top box will be king

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Also: Beats new music service gets a new boss; the holiday PC sales slump.  In the future of television, the set-top box is king [QUARTZ] The point is that living-room entertainment in developed economies is reshaping so quickly--and expanding well beyond the living room--that it's a mistake for consumers to get...
Today in Tech: Why the set-top box will be king

Yahoo finance chief Ken Goldman in line for $18m cash package

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Veteran executive Ken Goldman to receive $1.1m in salary and bonus as new boss Marissa Meyer seeks to turn firm aroundYahoo's new finance boss will receive up to $18m in salary, bonuses, restricted stock and stock options over the next four years, according to a regulatory filing.Ken Goldman, a veteran...
Yahoo finance chief Ken Goldman in line for $18m cash package

How Hewlett-Packard lost its way

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Léo Apotheker's disastrous tenure as HP's CEO revealed a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandals. Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant? By James Bandler with Doris Burke FORTUNE -- A few months after she took over as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard...
How Hewlett-Packard lost its way
Twitter seeks more TV time with media hire Ben Grossman

Apple retail grabs Brit Dixons chief John Browett

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Jony Ive isn't the only Brit at the top of Apple's executive tree any more. He has a retail-focused potential chum as Apple hires away Dixons chief exec, John Browett, to lead its rapidly-expanding and highly profitable retail arm. What do we know about the new boss? read more...
Apple retail grabs Brit Dixons chief John Browett

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, JNPR, S, HP, MSFT, NYT)

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You made it to Friday! Now here is some news: The next iPad Mini will have a higher resolution screen, according to Digitimes. Juniper bought a startup for $176 million two days after the startup launched. Troubled wine-selling startup Lot18 has a new CEO. Seattle is building its own broadband...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, JNPR, S, HP, MSFT, NYT)

Internet name firm hires new boss

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The company responsible for managing the internet's addresses has hired a new chief executive as it faces mounting criticism....
Internet name firm hires new boss

OnLive Gaming Service Reboots after Dumping Stock Options, Employees, Investors

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Over the weekend, cloud gaming company OnLive went through a sort of quasi-bankruptcy, selling off its assets and leaving its investors, employees, and stockholders out in the cold. The only possible winners? OnLive's very small number of users. Early Friday, Mashable reported that OnLive might be shutting down. Later in...
OnLive Gaming Service Reboots after Dumping Stock Options, Employees, Investors

Microsoft's Xbox Tries Turning the Entire Living Room Into a Videogame

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Gamers are already waving their hands around and talking to the Xbox thanks to the Kinect. Now, Microsoft is working on enhancing the visual experiences, too. A Microsoft Research project, called IllumiRoom, was unveiled this week at CES, which uses projectors to overlay images from the TV screen to all of...
Microsoft's Xbox Tries Turning the Entire Living Room Into a Videogame

Gillmor Gang: Please Stand By

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The Gillmor Gang — Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — huffed and puffed but could not blow Twitter’s house down. The social startup is betting we’ll still keep tweeting no matter how gated the community becomes, and with Facebook only worth some 40...
Gillmor Gang: Please Stand By

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

Yahoo interim CEO cleans house: commerce division merged

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Yahoo's new boss, appointed just four days ago, is wasting no time in reorganization and shaking up the company. Interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is consolidating a consumer commerce division created by ex-CEO Scott Thompson. Instead of operating separately, the commerce group will be folded into the company's global media force.......
Yahoo interim CEO cleans house: commerce division merged

Instagram Rolls Back Terms Of Service Changes, Rolls Out New "Mayfair" Filter

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The Web has spoken. And it wants your paws off of its little-square-filtered-photos, thank you very much. In response to a tidal wave of backlash among users, Instagram has rolled back the portion of its new Terms of Service agreement that pertains to advertising. Instagram users seized on the section's language,...
Instagram Rolls Back Terms Of Service Changes, Rolls Out New "Mayfair" Filter

Even More Ways to Master Facebook Timeline

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Every brand and just about every user on Facebook has been switched over to Timeline, making the familiar old wall a thing of the past. Love it or hate it, Timeline is here for good - or at least until Zuckerberg, Sandberg and Associates unleash something newer and presumably better....
Even More Ways to Master Facebook Timeline

Apple retail has a new boss: Dixons head John Browett

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Apple announced early Tuesday morning that it has found a replacement for Ron Johnson, the former senior vice president of retail that started Apple's successful foray in to brick and mortar sales in 2001. John Browett, former CEO of European electronics retailer Dixons Retail, will become Apple's new SVP...
Apple retail has a new boss: Dixons head John Browett

AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired (AOL)

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AOL's local news network of blogs, Patch, is letting go sales people this week.  It's hard to tell how many, only that many people are being let go due to "underperformance." Last week, a Patch employee said it would be 200.  Patch PR and president Warren Webster refused to...
AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired (AOL)

On Tap This Week: Apple and Microsoft Events, Earnings Galore!

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Flickr: Paqman The staff at AllThingsD is a very busy bunch. But the next five days promises to be particularly jam-packed with news from some of the biggest names in tech. (For the record, these are only some of the events that are scheduled to occur. There’s also contingencies in place for unplanned events...
On Tap This Week: Apple and Microsoft Events, Earnings Galore!

Time Inc. Droops Again

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Time Warner took time to boast about HBO during its earnings call this morning. But it was harder to brag about its Time Inc. publishing unit, which had another lousy quarter: Revenues were down 9 percent, and operating income was down 43 percent. The best thing Jeff Bewkes and company...
Time Inc. Droops Again

Discovery Vet Kelly Day Is Blip's New Boss

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Web video distributor Blip has a new CEO: Discovery’s Kelly Day, who had been at the cable network for seven years, most recently as the head of its U.S. Web sites and e-commerce. Day takes the spot vacated by Blip founder Mike Hudack, who left the company last fall. She’s...
Discovery Vet Kelly Day Is Blip's New Boss

A new boss at the Apple Store

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Tim Cook taps John Browett, CEO of Dixons, to head his retail empire....
A new boss at the Apple Store

Microsoft confirms October 25 launch for Windows 8

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Microsoft confirms October 25 launch for Windows 8: If Apple really wanted to show who the new boss is, they'd launch an iPad mini on the same day and see which gets longer lines....
Microsoft confirms October 25 launch for Windows 8

You Must Read The Beer-Soaked Email We Just Got From An Anonymous Patch Employee: 'Screw BI and Go PATCH!' (AOL)

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Patch is AOL's local news network of blogs. We are very skeptical of its business prospects because it lost about $100 million last year, and, with about 900 editors only draws about 10 million unique visitors per month (by contrast Huffington Post, draws 40 million uniques with only 200...
You Must Read The Beer-Soaked Email We Just Got From An Anonymous Patch Employee: 'Screw BI and Go PATCH!' (AOL)

Webbys Master Neil Vogel Is About.com's New CEO

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About.com has a new CEO. Later this year, it should have a new look. The new boss is Neil Vogel, who is probably best known as the guy behind the Webby Awards, the Internet’s take on the Oscars. He replaces Darline Jean, who stayed with the answers website after IAC...
Webbys Master Neil Vogel Is About.com's New CEO
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