october 31

october 31

AT&T, T-Mobile open up their networks to offer free roaming for storm victims

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AT&T (T) and T-Mobile are going the extra mile to help their customers in New York and New Jersey stay in touch with one another in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The two carriers on Wednesday said that they were opening up their networks to each others’ customers in the...
AT&T, T-Mobile open up their networks to offer free roaming for storm victims

Amazon Appstore for Android launches '7 days of Halloween deals'

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Amazon’s Appstore for Android just announced it is starting a 7-day app sale in celebration of Halloween. Today and through October 31 the Free App of the Day will feature some of the hottest Halloween themed apps including The Haunt app and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown app....
Amazon Appstore for Android launches '7 days of Halloween deals'

Star Wars 7: a Disney production - in fan pictures

www.guardian.co.uk
Following news that Disney is to buy LucasArts, with a seventh Star Wars film slated for release in 2015, fans took to Twitter to share some appropriate images and homemade fan art...looking forward to star wars 7 by disney... twitter.com/jackbenedwards...-- what i call jack (@jackbenedwards) October 31, 2012So Disney have...
Star Wars 7: a Disney production - in fan pictures

Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

www.insidefacebook.com
Autodesk announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for approximately $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by October 31 this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. Socialcam is a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to create, edit and share videos....
Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Was Spotted Walking Around Facebook's Headquarters With Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
The two most important social media CEOs were spotted together yesterday. Twitter's Dick Costolo was walking around Facebook's campus with Mark Zuckerberg, according to a tweet from freelance writer, Jennifer 8. Lee. Spotted at Facebook HQ today. Twitter CEO @dickc walking with Mark Zuckerberg. Social media kingpin density. -- Jennifer...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Was Spotted Walking Around Facebook's Headquarters With Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

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Autodesk announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Socialcam for approximately $60 million. The transaction is expected to close by October 31 this year and is subject to customary closing conditions. Socialcam is a Facebook and mobile app that allows users to create, edit and share videos....
Autodesk acquires Socialcam for $60M

US-CERT: Samsung printers vulnerable to remote attack

www.electronista.com
Printers manufactured by Samsung have been found to have a glaring security weakness -- most all models built before October 31, 2012 have a backdoor administrator account that could enable attackers to modify configurations, read network information, access stored credentials, and potentially execute malicious code. The SNMP account in the...
US-CERT: Samsung printers vulnerable to remote attack
Oops! Some French customers received their iPad minis 3 days early

Wikipad gaming tablet available October 31 for $499

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The ambitious Android tablet gaming system will cost the same as an entry-level iPad or the 9-inch 4G Kindle Fire HD. [Read more]...
Wikipad gaming tablet available October 31 for $499

Salesforce.com scoops up Buddy Media for $689 million

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The company says that the transaction will be completed in the fiscal third quarter ended October 31, and will include both cash and Salesforce equity. [Read more]...
Salesforce.com scoops up Buddy Media for $689 million

3G Chromebook appears on Amazon, Newegg for $330

www.pcworld.com
When Google announced its new Samsung-built 11.6-inch Chromebook Thursday critics noted the new mobile PC won't support 3G or 4G. But for road warriors who want baked-in cellular connectivity, it appears Google will in fact supply a 3G version of the new browser-in-a-box priced at $330, an extra $80...
3G Chromebook appears on Amazon, Newegg for $330

Briefly: Free CrossOver, Data Doubler, Apple Store sandbags

www.electronista.com
CodeWeavers has unveiled its Halloween plan to give away it's virtualization software for free. From 12:01 AM through 23:59 PM Central Daylight Time on October 31, the company will be offering a free one-year license to Crossover Mac or Crossover Linux at the Flock the Vote promotional website. Existing customers...
Briefly: Free CrossOver, Data Doubler, Apple Store sandbags
T-Mobile to launch LG Optimus L9 on October 31st for $79.99

Lock up the stable before the horses are stolen

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This sponsored post is produced by 3CX. As smartphones continue to proliferate, so increases the number of thieves who can’t resist their lure. In some cities, such as New York, smartphone theft is rampant, to such an extent that the NYPD has teamed with Apple to help recover stolen iDevices,...
Lock up the stable before the horses are stolen
Kickstarter Crosses The Pond With UK-Based Projects, Simplifies International Shipping

Facebook gets into the Halloween spirit by asking you to share your trick-or-treat experience

thenextweb.com
Facebook has started to celebrate the Halloween spirit. It is October 31, after all, and tonight is when little children and those young at heart dress up and go through their neighborhoods trick or treating. So the social network is going to follow suit and is tweaking its default status...
Facebook gets into the Halloween spirit by asking you to share your trick-or-treat experience

Nike+ FuelBands arrive in two new colors at more Nike stores across the US, UK and Canada from October 31

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Nike is set to boost the availability and expand its range of Nike+ FuelBand fitness trackers, launching ‘White ICE’ and ‘Black ICE’ color variants in an wider number of locations in the US, UK and Canada from October 31. Already selling the ‘Black Steel’ and original ‘ICE’ FuelBands in select locations...
Nike+ FuelBands arrive in two new colors at more Nike stores across the US, UK and Canada from October 31

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

www.businessinsider.com
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)

HP Misses, Q4 2012 Revenue Down 7% To $30B, $6.9B Net Loss, $8.8B Write-Down For Autonomy Acquisition

techcrunch.com
HP’s earnings for Q4 ending on October 31 show a gloomy quarter. Revenue is down 7 percent to $30 billion compared to Q4 2011. But the real problem comes from GAAP net income, with a net loss of $6.9 billion, or $3.49 per share, compared to a slim net profit...
HP Misses, Q4 2012 Revenue Down 7% To $30B, $6.9B Net Loss, $8.8B Write-Down For Autonomy Acquisition
Apple removing delivery dates for LTE iPad mini preorders

Apple versus VirnetX trial scheduled for October 31

www.electronista.com
Patent troll VirnetX announced that at a pre-trial scheduling conference, jury selection in its trial against Apple will begin on October 29, with a jury trial commencing on October 31. Remaining defendants Cisco, Avaya, and Siemens are scheduled for jury selection on March 4, 2013.......
Apple versus VirnetX trial scheduled for October 31

Investors Who Gave Groupon, Like, A Billion Dollars Get Closer To, Like, Breaking Even

techcrunch.com
Remember when Groupon raised, like, a billion dollars? We certainly do. Well, it looks like Groupon’s slide over the past month is bringing its last round of venture investors ever closer to breaking even. The stock has rebounded slightly this morning to $11.49, but the number to watch is $7.90....
Investors Who Gave Groupon, Like, A Billion Dollars Get Closer To, Like, Breaking Even
Philips selling colorful Wi-Fi lightbulbs exclusively through Apple

Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, 59.2M Active Users, And A Net Income Of $2.1M

techcrunch.com
Internet radio service Pandora released its financial results for the Q3 2013, ending October 31 2012. Revenues are up 60 percent compared to Q3 2012 and now represents $120 million. Pandora reported a non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.05. It represents a GAAP net income of $2.052 million. Advertising revenue...
Pandora Beats, Q3 2013 Revenue Up 60% To $120M, 59.2M Active Users, And A Net Income Of $2.1M

LG Optimus L9 coming to T-Mobile October 31

www.electronista.com
T-Mobile has announced pricing and availability on LG's forthcoming 4G Optimus L9 smartphone. The mid-range L9 will be available with a Value voice and data plan and two-year service contract for $50, with customers paying $15 down and $15 per month with T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan. The L9 can also...
LG Optimus L9 coming to T-Mobile October 31
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC

Microsoft job listing for Cloud TV hint at new service

www.electronista.com
A number of job listings for developers up on Microsoft's website suggest the software giant is readying to launch some kind of a streaming video service called Cloud TV. The postings were put up on October 31 and November 1, and make mention of "an ambitious new project" that is...
Microsoft job listing for Cloud TV hint at new service

Remains of the Day: The world is flat

www.computerworld.com
Apple executive Eddy Cue gets a flattering write-up, Motorola gets a flat take-it-or-leave-it offer from Cupertino, and how to turn your older Mac's drives into a Fusion Drive in twenty-seven hours flat. The remainders for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 are flat broke....
Remains of the Day: The world is flat

Oracle-Google trial to start on April 16, 2012

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Judge William Alsup just entered an order setting April 16, 2012 as the definitive trial date for Oracle v. Google at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.Originally, trial was envisioned (but not set in the same formal way) for October 31, 2011. It was postponed,...
Oracle-Google trial to start on April 16, 2012

Amazon requests judge throw out Apple's "App Store" trademark case

9to5mac.com
Following Apple launching a lawsuit against Amazon in March 2011 over use of the “App Store” trademark, today we get an update on the case with Amazon requesting the claim be thrown out in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Oakland. Reuters reported that Amazon has asked a...
Amazon requests judge throw out Apple's "App Store" trademark case
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