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AMD hopes to bridge gap between Xbox, PlayStation and PCs

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Advanced Micro Devices has announced a new strategy that could lead to games that run in the future across PCs and games consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation....
AMD hopes to bridge gap between Xbox, PlayStation and PCs

JCPenney Had A Huge Social Media Apology Tour This Week

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In case you missed JCPenney's new commercial, the retailer is really, really, really sorry for its admitted "mistakes" and is begging customers to come back. But the apology tour isn't limited to the airwaves. This week JCPenney has unrolled a massive social media initiative to try to win loyalists back....
JCPenney Had A Huge Social Media Apology Tour This Week

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to reveal new strategy on April 12th

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If you want to pick up some tips before appearing on The Apprentice, or perhaps you're just want to know how Sony plans to wriggle back from a predicted $2.7 billion loss this fiscal year (its fourth concurrent in the red) then cancel all your plans for April 12th....
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to reveal new strategy on April 12th

Obama Administration Releases New Strategy to Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

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Obama Administration Releases New Strategy to Clean Up Chesapeake Bay

Google Admits Microsoft Is Right, Will Begin Serving Answers Instead Of Links (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google is expanding its search engine to present more answers at the top of search listings, instead of the list of links to third party Web sites that the search engine is known for. That's according to a report today in the Wall Street Journal. Google's top search engineer,...
Google Admits Microsoft Is Right, Will Begin Serving Answers Instead Of Links (GOOG, MSFT)

BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

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Net profit rises 8% as gains in total customers and efficiency make up for 6% advertising slide in second half of 2011BSkyB has announced net profit was 8% higher in the first half of its financial year despite a drop in advertising revenue.For the six months ending 31 December 2011,...
BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

Nokia outlines how it plans to solve the retail problem for its Lumia smartphones

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A new quote from Nokia’s CEO, Steven Elop, is making the rounds today that outlines how Nokia intends to combat both iOS and Android handsets, and confirms a new strategy that Microsoft is set to employ in the United States. We are of course discussing how the Lumia handsets will...
Nokia outlines how it plans to solve the retail problem for its Lumia smartphones

Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First

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Following years of wrangling, last month the Danish government officially announced its new strategy for dealing with unauthorized file-sharing. But against the wishes of rightsholders and in stark contrast with aggressive “3 strikes” style schemes being introduced elsewhere, Denmark said there would be no mechanisms to bully citizens away from...
Pirates Want To Go Legal But Convenience, Choice & Availability Come First
Galaxy who? iPhone 5 & 4S were the two best-selling smartphones in Q4 2012
Pics: Boeing debuts the airplane wings of the future

Intel outlines new strategy, investments for cloud-based networking

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While this week's earnings report was all about Windows 8, Intel also has a new networking strategy to disclose....
Intel outlines new strategy, investments for cloud-based networking

T-Mobile exec warns of additional layoffs

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T-Mobile CEO Philip Humm has reportedly distributed a memo to employees warning of "difficult decisions" as the company prepares to announce further restructuring plans. The note does not detail the extent of such cuts, though the executive suggests it is forced to find a new strategy that "aligns our costs...
T-Mobile exec warns of additional layoffs

“Anonymous” Hacks Anti-Piracy Takedown Tool

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Two months ago millions of Indians were shaken up by a mass anti-piracy action. Internet providers all across the country blocked access to major BitTorrent sites such as The Pirate Bay and Torrentz.eu after a local court issued a so-called John Doe order. The order wasn’t targeted at a specific...
“Anonymous” Hacks Anti-Piracy Takedown Tool
Markets: Knives Out As RIM CEO Pledges Future for BlackBerry

Is it time to kill the smartphone subsidy? Verizon & AT&T are on the fence

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T-Mobile made quite a splash last month when it announced that it was killing off its smarphone subsidies. The carrier’s plan is simple: Rather than sell its customers devices on the cheap and lock them in with two-year contracts, T-Mobile wants to save them money by allowing them to pay up front for...
Is it time to kill the smartphone subsidy? Verizon & AT&T are on the fence

NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

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Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors happy. According to the NYT source, company executives want to shift from making Barnes & Noble branded...
NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

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For many years, Ubisoft has been the go-to company for stories about DRM gone horribly wrong. They really seemed to believe that always-on DRM actually does something to stop piracy. That was followed with story after story after story of Ubisoft doing things that harm only paying customers and generally...
Ubisoft Learns Hitting Customers Over The Head And Calling Them Thieves Is Not Good Policy

Twitter reportedly in talks to add video clips from Viacom, NBC

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Now that Twitter has very tentatively launched Music integration, Bloomberg is reporting its next media target is TV. According to unnamed sources, Twitter is "close" to cutting deals to integrate video clips into the timeline, and sell advertising next to them. As we've seen with the new Cards it...
Twitter reportedly in talks to add video clips from Viacom, NBC

AT&T HTC Titan II review

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Titan. It's a ballistic missile and one of Saturn's moons. The word also plays a huge role in Greek mythology and in normal use refers to something of enormous power and influence. So it's understandable, then, why HTC seems to prefer it as a name for its phones. So...
AT&T HTC Titan II review

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

Inside the New Digg: An Interview with CEO Jay Adelson

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At last night’s “Bigg Digg Shindigg” in Austin, TX, Digg CEO Jay Adelson briefly revealed plans for a massive overhaul of the social news site. This morning, I had an opportunity to chat with Adelson in-depth about the new Digg and what users, publishers, and the web as a...
Inside the New Digg: An Interview with CEO Jay Adelson

Now AMD Is Distancing Itself From Windows, Too (MSFT, AMD)

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AMD has decided to take the unprecedented move of breaking up its exclusive relationship with Windows and working with other operating systems, namely Android and Chrome OS. It will design chips that work with both of Google's operating systems, Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of global business...
Now AMD Is Distancing Itself From Windows, Too (MSFT, AMD)

AMD "Exploring Options" Including Breakup, Sale

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Shares of the chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices are up by more than 14 percent on a report by Reuters saying that the company has hired JPMorgan to “explore options” that could include a disposition of its patents or an outright sale. The news can’t come as too much of a...
AMD "Exploring Options" Including Breakup, Sale

Book reviews roundup: Lean In, The Quickening and Confronting the Classics

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What the critics thought of: Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, Julie Myerson's The Quickening and Mary Beard's Confronting the Classics"It may sound a little grandiose to say that Lean In represents a turning point in the feminist debate; but it does. Or at least it might, if we let it." The...
Book reviews roundup: Lean In, The Quickening and Confronting the Classics

Facebook Solidifies Advertising Position Without Offending Members

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Facebook's addition of the Want button is a most likely, wise move to bolster its advertising efforts. And its new Collections button helps it confront the Pinterest threat head on. But are either good for members? The buttons debuted earlier this month and closely foilowed Facebook's decision to make it...
Facebook Solidifies Advertising Position Without Offending Members

Ron Johnson Says JCPenney Is 'Starting To Act Like A Startup'

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At today's JCPenney event, CEO Ron Johnson talked about the company's big Q1 miss. He said the turnaround is tougher than expected, but that JCP is "starting to act like a startup." "We're moving a lot quicker," he said, and that with startups — "which I'm really familiar with in...
Ron Johnson Says JCPenney Is 'Starting To Act Like A Startup'

Live With Nokia At MWC

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I’m sitting in the packed press room for the Nokia press conference. Stephen Elop has just come out and right off the bat praised his company’s performance in the last year, a huge one for the company in its turnaround strategy with a new operating system (Microsoft), and a shift...
Live With Nokia At MWC

The New Kindle Fires Will Display Ads On Their Lock Screens (AMZN)

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The new Kindle Fire tablets will show Amazon's Special Offers ads when the display is locked, reports The Verge. While this isn't a new strategy for Amazon (the regular Kindles have come with ads for quite a while), it's brand-new to the Kindle Fire. There's no mention of a way...
The New Kindle Fires Will Display Ads On Their Lock Screens (AMZN)

Looks Like Freelance Matchmaker Solvate is Shutting Down

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We’ve gotten a tip that Solvate, a venture-backed marketplace for hiring freelance work, is shutting down. Apparently, the freelancers who do work through Solvate have been told that the service will end effective March 1. I’ve emailed and called Solvate, and haven’t gotten a response yet. (I will update this...
Looks Like Freelance Matchmaker Solvate is Shutting Down
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