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Kodak licenses its name to JK Imaging for cameras and projectors

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Kodak has been offloading many of its signature businesses, and we're seeing a another symbolic changing of the guard today: after deciding to quit digital cameras last year, the company is licensing rights to make Kodak-branded cameras to JK Imaging, a subsidiary of global supplier JA Capital Holdings. No,...
Kodak licenses its name to JK Imaging for cameras and projectors
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The Linux Business That Troubled Novell May Be Headed In New Directions

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The Linux Business That Troubled Novell May Be Headed In New Directions

What Do We Need? Cheap Smartphones. When Do We Need Them? Now, Says Movile's Bloisi. (Video)

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Movile founder and CEO Fabricio Bloisi Rocha has some insights into the Latin American mobile market for y’all. “We can’t have the same approach that we have developed in services in California and sending them to the whole world — because the realities in countries like Brazil or Argentina are...
What Do We Need? Cheap Smartphones. When Do We Need Them? Now, Says Movile's Bloisi. (Video)
Android this week: 3 new Droid Razrs; Tablet sales up; Galaxy S III on a roll

Are Massive HP Layoffs the Flip Side of the “Facebook Economy”?

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If Facebook’s massive IPO represents the wealth created by the rise of social networking, mobile computing and the consumerization of IT, these tectonic shifts hold dramatic challenges to old-line technology companies built on yesterday’s revolutions. So even as Facebook mints a crowd of new millionaires and billionaires, Hewlett-Packard is preparing...
Are Massive HP Layoffs the Flip Side of the “Facebook Economy”?

Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

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One of the joys of running a Web site is the constant interaction with readers from around the globe. At any time of the day or night, you, our readership, can read what we write and respond with censure, praise and ideas that take our work in new directions....
Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

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We’ve previous written that the Guardian newspaper is one of the most experimental British newspapers, launching everything from an API for its content, to having a go at opening its newslists to the public. N0tice is another one of its testbed projects, and we previously noted that it has real...
The Guardian launches n0tice 2.0, its community noticeboard gets a big lick of paint and lands on Android

Google Adds Traffic Updates And Navigation To Maps In India

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Long time residents and newcomers have a little help navigating India's main roads and backroads, with new directions and traffic updates added to Google Maps India. Google Maps Navigation and turn-by-turn directions are now available for "thousands of towns" across the country, Google says in a blog post. A bonus...
Google Adds Traffic Updates And Navigation To Maps In India

Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard

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Social media influence scorer Klout has made its first acquisition: a local app maker called Blockboard. The deal indicates new directions for Klout, which to date had not been particularly focused on mobile or local. Blockboard, made a neighborhood discussion board iPhone app that had only been available in its...
Klout Acquires Local App Blockboard
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Tech Law: German Federal Law Now on GitHub

HP Memo Confirms Layoffs and New Directions at Autonomy

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Hewlett-Packard just let employees in its Autonomy business unit know that there are going to be some layoffs and some further changes — included a boost to research and development spending — to the business going forward. I just received this internal memo, shared by an HP spokesman, from Robert...
HP Memo Confirms Layoffs and New Directions at Autonomy

Layar chief exits CEO spot in favor of print guru, edges closer to augmented reality magazine dreams

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Layar previously signaled that it wants to get into augmented reality print media, and its founder Raimo van der Klein is putting his money (or at least, his title) where his mouth is. He's leaving the CEO position in favor of Quintin Schevernels, who comes from the print publishing...
Layar chief exits CEO spot in favor of print guru, edges closer to augmented reality magazine dreams

The Guardian's N0tice platform gets a live-music mapping tool, showing fans' tweets and Instagram snaps

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N0tice is one of the Guardian’s testbed projects, which we’ve previously noted has real potential to take news reporting, and news gathering, in new directions. After breaking cover last October, it finally left its closed beta phase in March this year, before introducing a series of new developments and updates...
The Guardian's N0tice platform gets a live-music mapping tool, showing fans' tweets and Instagram snaps

Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy

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Meet Sen Sugano, Director of Business Development at the dinner-with-strangers startup.GrubWithUs, founded in 2010, has a simple vision: Bring strangers together for a classy meal at a restaurant, and help them make new friends. The startup just launched a website redesign today. Fast Company called up Sen Sugano, GrubWithUs’s director...
Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy
LinkedIn’s surprisingly sexy new iPad app proves this company gets mobile

CareZone, A Service For Caregivers, Raises $13M From NEA, Catamount And Jonathan Schwartz

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CareZone has been busy discovering a few key markets since launching in February, chief executive Jonathan Schwartz tells me. And the results are good enough to warrant a big round of funding: nearly $13 million from New Enterprise Associates, Catamount Ventures, and Schwartz himself. Founded as an intranet for people...
CareZone, A Service For Caregivers, Raises $13M From NEA, Catamount And Jonathan Schwartz

Delighting the Highly-Social Customer, Part 1

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A key objective for senior executives over the next several years is to use disruptive technology to get closer to customers, to improve relationships, and enhance experiences. It is a considerable move and the result will usher in a new era of adaptive and empathetic business models. However, this...
Delighting the Highly-Social Customer, Part 1

POGUE: Don't Upgrade To The New iPad If You Already Have An iPad 2 (AAPL)

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The new iPad reviews are in. New York Times' tech guru has his own take on Apple's new tablet. He likes it. But while Pogue does seem to like the new iPad's high-resolution Retina display, better camera, and 4G LTE data speeds, he pegs the device as just a...
POGUE: Don't Upgrade To The New iPad If You Already Have An iPad 2 (AAPL)

Review: SimCity rebuilds the sandbox game

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Building a city is hard work. Armchair urban planners have known this for nigh on three decades, ever since 1989's SimCity introduced us to a game world of zoning regulations and budget balancing. ­­ It's been a long time, but SimCity has been reborn. Powering the experience is developer...
Review: SimCity rebuilds the sandbox game

Acer rolls Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook, V3 notebook

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Acer used Germany's CeBIT expo to unveil a pair of new notebooks to take its 2012 roster in new directions. The Timeline Ultra M3 stretches the definition of an ultrabook with a 15-inch screen and an optical drive, counting mostly on its 0.79-inch thickness as an edge. Its true rarity...
Acer rolls Timeline Ultra M3 ultrabook, V3 notebook

A Clearer View of Cloud Computing Security Now that the Haze is Gone

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The cloud is here to stay because most organizations are looking to the cloud for "extension" -- the capability to take their business in new directions faster, rather than simply as a method of cost management....
A Clearer View of Cloud Computing Security Now that the Haze is Gone

Mozilla Questions Web Orthodoxies With ‘Pancake’

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Mozilla Labs has launched a new project designed to question the web as we know it, including what some might think of as the web’s sacred cows — like whether or not we need to see URLs. Pancake, as the new project is known, will help Mozilla, “better understand what...
Mozilla Questions Web Orthodoxies With ‘Pancake’

Facebook reportedly back to building phones, recruiting former iPhone engineers

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If the HTC Status' dedicated Facebook button fell shy of satisfying your obsessive social networking needs, sit tight: the house of Zukerberg may be building a slab of tech just for you. According to the New York Times' Nick Bilton, those old Facebook phone rumors are making a comeback....
Facebook reportedly back to building phones, recruiting former iPhone engineers

Facebook Wants YOU To Advertise

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When Facebook began rolling out its redesign at the beginning of the month, there was one change that stood out - the prominent display of "Credits Balance" on the menu used to log out and edit your friends and privacy settings. We thought this might signify a change coming in...
Facebook Wants YOU To Advertise
Failure is a feature: how Google stays sharp gobbling up startups

Today's Scuttlebot: New Directions in Start-Ups, and iCloud Trouble

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Wednesday, selections include a looming trade-off of speed versus battery life for smartphones, LinkedIn's and Facebook's hopes that internal search tools will keep people engaged on their sites, and an expense...
Today's Scuttlebot: New Directions in Start-Ups, and iCloud Trouble
Google rolls out bugfix updates to Google Maps, Shopper, and Chrome for Android
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?