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Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

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The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

Amazon's Appstore for Android launches in Europe as Kindle Fire sells out with 22 percent of US tablet sales

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Amazon has a bit of exciting Android-related news today: The mega online retailer announced the launch of its Appstore for Android in Europe and revealed its Android-powered Kindle Fire is currently sold out after gobbling up nearly one-fourth of United States tablet sales. The Appstore opened in Germany, France,...
Amazon's Appstore for Android launches in Europe as Kindle Fire sells out with 22 percent of US tablet sales

Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries

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E-commerce and m-commerce payments platform Braintree has major news today: it’s expanding operations outside of the U.S. and will now become available to thirty additional countries worldwide. The new international offering will operate in a private beta period over the next few months and will then launch publicly in the third quarter of...
Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries
Disney's new Infinity project uses Skylander-style toys
Google could soon face big fines over iOS Safari privacy controversy in FTC investigation

Hands on with Google+ for the iPad - A promising app, with a few annoyances

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iPad owners who are fans of Google+ got some good news today, as Google released the universal binary for its iOS app, making an iPad version something better than just a Web interface or a x2 iPhone app. So we thought we’d go hands on with the new software to...
Hands on with Google+ for the iPad - A promising app, with a few annoyances
Get ready for more media hacks, Twitter warns

Pandora caps free mobile listening at 40 hours per month, blames licensing costs

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren took to his company's blog with some bad news today: the streaming radio service is introducing a monthly listening cap for non-paying mobile users. You'll get 40 hours of music each month, after which Pandora will ask that you either pay 99 cents to cover...
Pandora caps free mobile listening at 40 hours per month, blames licensing costs

Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

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Fotopedia has two pieces of news today. The iOS-only travel magazine company is launching its newest app, this time with a focus on Italy, as well as a new ad format. The new AdStories advertising format, which will make its debut on the iPad and iPad mini across all of...
Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

Apple in court: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent, anti-poaching class action blocked, slide to unlock invalidated in Germany

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Apple’s decision to disable VPN on demand functionality on iOS due to the virnetX lawsuit isn’t the only patent related Apple news today. Head below for a roundup of Apple’s court woes and wins from earlier today: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent: Reuters reports that the International Trade Commission has...
Apple in court: Samsung infringes key text-selection patent, anti-poaching class action blocked, slide to unlock invalidated in Germany
Visual Studio + Git: Microsoft development tools now support open-source version-control system Git
Windows 8 Release Preview debuts, Microsoft confirms $15 upgrade promotion

Yelp conquers Europe with $50M Qype purchase

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Yelp’s product focus may be local, but its business focus is undeniably global. That’s clear from the news today that the company is buying Qype, its largest European counterpart, for $50 million. Founded in 2006, Qype’s bread-and-butter is in listings for countries like the United Kingdom and Germany, where it’s had...
Yelp conquers Europe with $50M Qype purchase
Best Email Ever: How One Soldier Stationed In Afghanistan Got His Amazon News Today

Electronic autograph startup eGraph runs out of cash, shuts down

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Seattle-based Egraph seemed to be paving the way for the future of the autograph, but suddenly, the startup is shutting down operations. CEO David Auld told us that the company simply ran out of funds. “We weren’t able to raise additional capital and weren’t generating enough income to sustain ourselves,” CEO David...
Electronic autograph startup eGraph runs out of cash, shuts down
APPLE CRUSHED: Stock Falls Another 4% To New Closing Low
First GitHub, Now Meteor: Andreessen Horowitz Backs Another Developer Favorites

Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A “Hobby”

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For the past couple of years now, when talking about the Apple TV product, Apple likes to throw out the word “hobby.” It’s as if they’re ashamed of the device. And considering sales are anemic next to Macs, iPods, and iPhones, it’s no big surprise that they talk this way....
Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A “Hobby”

Apple Stock Crosses $700 Per Share After Hours On The Strength Of iPhone 5

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Apple joined the illustrious $700 club today in after-hours trading, a list of stocks that have traded at or above that price per share which includes only a few select companies, including Google, which passed that mark earlier in September. The share price was likely driven up first by strong response to its opening of...
Apple Stock Crosses $700 Per Share After Hours On The Strength Of iPhone 5

Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

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Early this year TorrentFreak published a shortlist of the world’s most popular torrent sites. Leading the pack was of course The Pirate Bay, but in third place came a site that over its relatively short life has been shooting up through the rankings. Founded in just three years ago in...
Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents

Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop Nokia this morning announced a major shakeup, acknowledging that “competitive industry dynamics” in the smartphone market are hurting its business more than previously expected. The company scaled back its financial forecasts, announced the departure of three top executives, and said it plans to reduce its workforce by up...
Nokia plans 10k job cuts, 3 top execs depart in shakeup
PayPal Here now 'generally available' within the US and Hong Kong

The iPhone 5 Isn't The Only Apple News Today - Your Mac Will Get An Update Soon Too (AAPL)

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Last night Apple seeded an update of its operating system for Macs, called Mountain Lion to developers. It has a bunch of updates, including: Facebook integration: Mountain Lion will soon have Facebook integration just like OS 6, the soon-to-be released operating system for iPhones and iPads. That means you'll be...
The iPhone 5 Isn't The Only Apple News Today - Your Mac Will Get An Update Soon Too (AAPL)

Momentum lost: Despite pressure, cybersecurity legislation has stalled in the Senate

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There was such promise: Massive pressure to compromise had Sen. Lieberman’s cybersecurity bill moving forward in the Senate. This was to be the Week of Amendments, to which passage was to follow. However, we’ve hit a roadblock. The Hill, ever present and nearly prescient in such matters, reported the following...
Momentum lost: Despite pressure, cybersecurity legislation has stalled in the Senate

Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

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Asian mobile messaging service Line is seeing early success with its monetization model — to the tune of $58 million in revenue for Q1 2013 — but there’s a little bad news today as the company has withdrawn the gift sharing feature from its iOS app at the request of...
Apple forces Line to remove the ability to send virtual items as gifts from its iOS app

As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

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Andreessen (Photo via Wikipedia) Tableau Software is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange this Friday under the ticker symbol “DATA,” marking the first Seattle tech company to go public since Zillow’s public offering in July 2011. Demand appears to be strong for the 10-year-old company, which...
As Tableau readies for IPO, Marc Andreessen laments that tech companies don't want to go public

Get to Know Ross Levinsohn

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The remarkable news today that, among other important board moves, Ross Levinsohn will take over as interim CEO at Yahoo may well mark the end of an era – should his tenure stick, perhaps we can stop talking about the web pioneer in past or conditional tenses. If you’d like...
Get to Know Ross Levinsohn

Apps & updates: Pixelmator, Amazon Cloud Player, Reeder, Dropbox, more

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We already told you about some big app news today with the release of an updated Twitter iOS client and the release of popular MMO Guild Wars 2 for Mac. Below is the rest of the notable apps and updates hitting the App Store today: Pixelmator version 2.1.1: A big...
Apps & updates: Pixelmator, Amazon Cloud Player, Reeder, Dropbox, more

Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

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In other e-mail news today, Yahoo Mail launched an upgrade that would make it “faster and easier” to use. Instead, when Yahoo Mail users tried to log into their accounts, they got stuck in a vortex of a unresponsive terms and conditions page or a failed message. As TechCrunch reported,...
Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames

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Vox Media, the Washington, D.C., online media start-up that owns The Verge and SB Nation, is finally debuting its standalone videogames site called Polygon. Back in February, Kara Swisher reported that the goal of the site “is to create the premier destination and media outlet for video games news, reviews, video...
Let the Games Begin: Vox Media Launches a New Site Covering Videogames
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