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november 1

Microsoft Store in Puerto Rico set for November 1 launch

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Ads in Puerto Rico have revealed that the Microsoft Store previously expected to open there will have its grand opening on November 1. The ads were spotted by WPCentral, and confirmed in a post on Microsoft's Facebook page. The new Microsoft store will be opening at the Plaza Las Americas...
Microsoft Store in Puerto Rico set for November 1 launch

Google to shutter iGoogle, along with Google Mini, Talk Chatback and Symbian Search in ‘summer cleaning’

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Google likes to retire products all at one time, so its no surprise that today during a “Spring Cleaning” post, we heard about a few of our favorite familiar products going bye-bye. We’re kind of surprised by iGoogle, honestly. Have a look at the rest, will you be missing some...
Google to shutter iGoogle, along with Google Mini, Talk Chatback and Symbian Search in ‘summer cleaning’
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Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures
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Twitter Strengthens Its Mobile Platform: Buys A/B App Tester Clutch.io, Shutting Down Service In November

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Have the API wars around Twitter opened on a new front? Today comes news that the social networking site has made another acquisition: Clutch.io, a specialist in A/B testing for mobile apps. The news was announced on Clutch.io’s blog. The founders Eric Florenzano and Eric Maguire say that today was...
Twitter Strengthens Its Mobile Platform: Buys A/B App Tester Clutch.io, Shutting Down Service In November
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HP proxy: Ray Lane’s $10 million comp and other fun facts

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While 2011 was a bad year for Hewlett-Packard, it was a good year for chairman Ray Lane. Lane, who became executive chairman of HP on September 22, 2011 (he had been non-executive chairman since November 1, 2010)  logged more than $10 million in total compensation — the bulk of it...
HP proxy: Ray Lane’s $10 million comp and other fun facts

It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API

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Last month, Google announced plans to shutter iGoogle, among a bunch of other services. Many developers and users were (and still are) outraged, but at least they have some time to breathe: iGoogle isn’t going away until November 1, 2013. That means there are still 15 months left to adjust...
It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 Software Update for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, Fixes Wi-Fi Bug

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Apple has released an iOS update for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, bringing the iOS version for those devices up to 6.0.2. The release notes for the iPhone say the release fixes an unnamed Wi-Fi bug. There have been a number of complaints related to malfunctioning Wi-Fi connections on...
Apple Releases iOS 6.0.2 Software Update for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, Fixes Wi-Fi Bug
HP Just Released A Brutal Chart That Tells You Everything You Need To Know About The Company's Crisis (HPQ)

Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

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These are tough times at Sharp and the company is out to retain every yen that it can. Now the financially troubled Japanese firm has revealed it has set aside close to $350 million (27 billion yen) to offer its staff voluntary redundancy packages. Earlier this month the company announced...
Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

Twitter Open-Sources Mobile Testing Software Clutch.IO

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Attention mobile wonks: Twitter is making it easier for you to test your homegrown iOS apps. The company announced Thursday it will open-source Clutch.IO, the recently acquired code library that helps developers to make, test and deploy iOS applications. Twitter acquired Clutch two months ago; open-sourcing the code allows others...
Twitter Open-Sources Mobile Testing Software Clutch.IO

Twitter acquires mobile testing app Clutch.io

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The team at Clutch.io, a program that allows developers to perform A/B testing on iOS mobile apps, announced Monday that they would be joining Twitter to help scale Twitter’s products, and eventually closing down operations at Clutch.io. On their site, they explained the move and what will happen to existing...
Twitter acquires mobile testing app Clutch.io

Boxee Looks to Reinvent Itself with Cloud-Based DVR Box

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Boxee, the New York-based start-up that introduced the irregular-shaped Boxee Box for streaming Web video to TV sets, is betting with its new box that users are going to want to DVR a lot of basic TV. The company’s new device — simply called Boxee TV, not Boxee Box 2...
Boxee Looks to Reinvent Itself with Cloud-Based DVR Box

Spring cleaning in summer

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Technology creates tremendous opportunities to improve people’s lives. But to make the most of them, we need to focus—or we end up doing too much and not having the impact we strive for. So last fall we started a spring clean, and since then we’ve closed or combined more than...
Spring cleaning in summer

Sharp Retires Early Retirement Plan Early

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Sharp’s early retirement plan was supposed to run from November 1 to November 14. But the struggling Japanese company was forced to cut it short when it was overwhelmed by volunteers. Sharp said Tuesday it curtailed its early retirement program a week into its two-week run after receiving nearly 3,000...
Sharp Retires Early Retirement Plan Early

Honda is set to invade UK gardens with the Miimo robot lawn mower

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From November 1, Honda UK is coming to invade your back yard with robots. Cool right? The Honda Miimo is the company’s first commercial product for domestic use and it’s a little lawn mower. We can only guess that ASIMO turned down the opportunity to be a gardener for now....
Honda is set to invade UK gardens with the Miimo robot lawn mower

Google Plans To Kill It's Popular Postini Spam Filtering Service (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google will soon be turning off its popular spam filtering and e-mail archiving product, Postini. It will shift Postini users to Google Apps. At last count, Google had over 26 million Postini users, many of them at enterprises. They use this cloud service to filter e-mail for viruses and spam....
Google Plans To Kill It's Popular Postini Spam Filtering Service (GOOG, MSFT)

comScore: U.S. Holiday Shoppers Spent $42.3B Online, Up 14% From Last Year

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After posting some early numbers just after Christmas, comScore just released its final analysis of U.S. online holiday spending for 2012: shoppers bought a total of $42.3 billion worth of goods online from November 1 to December 31. That’s up 14% from the $37.2 billion comScore reported last year, but...
comScore: U.S. Holiday Shoppers Spent $42.3B Online, Up 14% From Last Year

Crunchyroll brings Anime TV shows to Brazil (video interview)

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San Francisco-based Anime video service Crunchyroll is expanding to Brazil: The company’s video service, which offers viewers access to 80 percent of the the Anime shows airing on Japanese television, will be available to Brazilian consumers with Portuguese subtitles starting November 1. Cruynchyroll co-founder and CEO Kun Gao told me...
Crunchyroll brings Anime TV shows to Brazil (video interview)

Windows Phone Facebook numbers hint at less than stellar progress

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Since November another 400,000 people have started using Windows Phones where they've activated the embedded Facebook app. But when you put that into context against Android and Apple, it's less goodAnd just like that, Windows Phone has gained another 100,000 users. Apparently, there are now 1.4m devices out there whose...
Windows Phone Facebook numbers hint at less than stellar progress

Boxee TV to come to Walmart stores on November 1

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Walmart will begin stocking the Boxee TV at 3,000 of its locations across the US starting on November 1, the two revealed. The device will sell for $98 and Walmart will set up displays just for the device along with dedicated marketing materials. Other than streaming Netflix and YouTube content,...
Boxee TV to come to Walmart stores on November 1

SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 1, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Apple Maps Sees Its First International Territorial Dispute As Korea Protests Island Naming From the it-had-to-happen-sooner-or-later department: Apple is in the... Please visit Search Engine Land...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, November 1, 2012

Giving you a better Google

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We work every day to create a more seamless, beautiful user experience—to give you a better, easier-to-use Google. This means continuously improving the products we offer, and recognizing when users of one product might have a better experience with another. Over the past year, we’ve made changes to around 50...
Giving you a better Google

News: Eurogamer's unique traffic surges 10% to 5.7m monthly users

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Unique visits to the eleven pan-European Eurogamer sites have risen by over ten per cent since last year, the latest traffic numbers have shown. The final tally for unique browser visits for Eurogamer.net and its ten other foreign language editions was 5,778,816 between November 1 and 31, 2011. Over...
News: Eurogamer's unique traffic surges 10% to 5.7m monthly users

LinkedIn Q3 earnings beat estimates with revenues of $252M, EPS of $0.22

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LinkedIn today reported its third quarter financial performance, which included revenues of $252 million, and earnings per share of $0.22. Analysts had expected revenues of $244 million, and earnings per share of $0.11. LinkedIn thus outperformed both on its top and bottom lines. Year-over-year, LinkedIn’s revenues were up some 81...
LinkedIn Q3 earnings beat estimates with revenues of $252M, EPS of $0.22
Here comes Boxee TV: A $99 box with over-the-air TV and cloud DVR
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