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Bill Gates on Reddit: Thoughts on Steve Jobs, Windows and the next disruption

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Bill Gates held court on Reddit on Monday, becoming just the latest notable figure to submit to the site's open question-and-answer sessions. Gates ostensibly started an "Ask Me Anything" conversation on Reddit to talk about his annual letter, which outlines his thoughts about the state of the world. But, in...
Bill Gates on Reddit: Thoughts on Steve Jobs, Windows and the next disruption

AOL Has Mulled Launching "Bling Thing," a New Subscription Commerce Business

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Is there room for another subscription commerce business among the Birchboxes and Dollar Shave Clubs of the world? AOL apparently has been weighing that very question. The New York Internet giant, which has seen much change under CEO Tim Armstrong, has been working for at least several months on a...
AOL Has Mulled Launching "Bling Thing," a New Subscription Commerce Business

Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

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As we get closer to the RIAA/MPAA and the major ISPs rolling out their "voluntary" six strikes agreement, turning those ISPs into Hollywood's private police force, details are finally coming out about the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), the organization that the RIAA/MPAA were setting up to manage the six...
Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

Yelp's CEO Must Fix These 6 Unsolved Problems Before He Can Get Profitable

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Yelp is still not a profitable. In Q3, it lost $2 million on revenues of $36 million. But CEO Jeremy Stoppelman says don't worry: He's sitting on a pile of cash from the IPO ($123 million at the last count). And he intends to invest it until Yelp becomes dominant...
Yelp's CEO Must Fix These 6 Unsolved Problems Before He Can Get Profitable

This week at Microsoft: Surface sales, Perceptive Pixel, and Windows 9

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As it is Friday, TNW’s Microsoft review is primed, prepped, and ready for your enjoyment. We’re a bit across the board with topics today, so I’ll scoot us along so that you can still make your lunch date. As always, ensure that you are following TNW’s Microsoft channel on both...
This week at Microsoft: Surface sales, Perceptive Pixel, and Windows 9
Samsung unveils quad-core Exynos 4 SoC for Galaxy S3

YouTube Heavyweight Machinima Gets a Grownup With Gamer Cred

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Machinima is a YouTube powerhouse that specializes in videos about video games and the dudes that play them. Good fit for Nanea Reeves, the company’s new chief operating officer. Reeves comes to Machinima after years in the games business, most notably at Electronic Arts and Jamdat, the mobile games company EA...
YouTube Heavyweight Machinima Gets a Grownup With Gamer Cred

Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

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Unless you spend a lot of time on Reddit, the discussion-forum community that more or less took over after Digg sank beneath the waves, you may have missed the latest storm of controversy over content posted on the site’s various “sub-Reddits” or topic pages. Although Reddit has played host to...
Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

A First iPhone 5 Sales Estimate: 10 Million in a Week

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“We’re reading the same rumors and speculation that you are about a new iPhone, and we think this has caused some pause in customers purchasing.” – Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, July 24, 2012 Whatever iPhone sales Apple forfeited to “rumor and speculation”-delayed purchases in its disappointing second quarter, the...
A First iPhone 5 Sales Estimate: 10 Million in a Week
Canon's fix for the 5D Mark III light leak issue is black tape

Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

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While it’s public knowledge that Zynga is having a rough time of it, not all gaming companies are struggling. One such firm is NaturalMotion, whose title ‘CSR Racing’ is currently generating revenues of some $12 million monthly. The company lists eight other titles as part of its current portfolio. The...
Looking to repeat the mega success of its racing title, NaturalMotion acquires Boss Alien

Jonathan Coulton Publicly Shames Fox For Copying His Arrangement In Glee

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We've talked about Jonathan Coulton and his embrace of the internet and new business models plenty on Techdirt -- as well as his nuanced arguments concerning copyright infringement. He's not "pro-piracy," but recognizes that the overall growth of the internet that has resulted in more infringement has also created tremendously...
Jonathan Coulton Publicly Shames Fox For Copying His Arrangement In Glee

Office 15 intro clip promises cloud-based, anti-Google platform

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As it turns out, Microsoft has more than a Metro-inspired interface refresh planned for its Office product. No, Microsoft appears to have plans to blend its Office suite’s online, and offline versions into one, creating a single platform for all places, and all times. It’s as anti-Google Docs as I...
Office 15 intro clip promises cloud-based, anti-Google platform
Yet another analyst touts RIM as 2013′s comeback kid
Nook in the UK: Barnes & Noble to Host London Event for Developers

Judge Delivers Thorough And Complete Smackdown Of Oracle's Copyright Claims

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Well, well. A few weeks ago, the jury in the Google/Oracle lawsuit ruled that Google infringed on a very small amount of Java API, but as we noted it was still an open question (and one for the judge to rule on) whether or not APIs were even eligible to...
Judge Delivers Thorough And Complete Smackdown Of Oracle's Copyright Claims
Why your computer is getting cheaper but your broadband bill isn't
Would you like some iPad with that Big Mac, ma'am?
Facebook update allows threaded comments for Pages
Apple's Mountain Lion preview focuses on iCloud and apps

RIM Gets FCC Approval for Cellular-Equipped Tablet

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Research In Motion this week got regulatory approval for what appears to be a version of its PlayBook tablet with built-in cellular capabilities. Most of the documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission were kept confidential, but the limited information posted to the agency’s Web site suggest the tablet contains...
RIM Gets FCC Approval for Cellular-Equipped Tablet

Strap on your e-wings: Apple has added 3D flyover to 16 more cities

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Chicago's 3D flyover is pretty, but I probably haven't touched it since I reviewed iOS 6 last fall. Apple is continuing to update the functionality in its iOS Maps app, though the most significant changes may not be noticeable to all users. The Loop published a list of cities...
Strap on your e-wings: Apple has added 3D flyover to 16 more cities
Rock Band games being removed from iOS App Store this month

"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch

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For some time, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been referring to its initial crop of Windows Phones as the first real Windows Phones, a move that draws cringes from the other companies that have been making such phones. Now Nokia’s hubris appears to be targeted at the entire phone industry....
"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch

CERN: We're sure this is a Higgs boson, but we're not sure which one it is

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Last July physics researchers at CERN said they thought they had found evidence of the Higgs boson, a theoretical but essential component of our standard model of physics, and the raison d’être of the enormous Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Now they’ve come back with further analysis of their data, and...
CERN: We're sure this is a Higgs boson, but we're not sure which one it is
Google Play integrated with carrier billing: buy apps, pay on your phone bill

MORGAN STANLEY: Apple's Next Earnings Announcement Could Present A Great Buying Opportunity (AAPL)

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Apple announces first-quarter 2013 earnings results on April 23. Earnings are expected to come in at $10.11 per share, down from the $13.53 EPS the company posted in the fourth quarter and slightly below the $10.14 per share the company made in the first quarter of 2012. The stock has...
MORGAN STANLEY: Apple's Next Earnings Announcement Could Present A Great Buying Opportunity (AAPL)

Adobe shows off photo de-blur technology - but you'll need a cloud subscription to use it

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Adobe's new de-blur filter is ready for prime time after more than two years in development. Whether or not you'll be able to buy it, however, is an open question. Comments from the company's CEO imply it'll only be available via Adobe's subscription services....
Adobe shows off photo de-blur technology - but you'll need a cloud subscription to use it
'Other' server vendors keep gaining momentum, while HP, Oracle slide
HTC One X pictures and hands-on preview
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