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TNW Conference Europe will be opened by royalty: The Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands

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Tech conferences may often list ‘royalty’ amongst their attendees, but it’s usually ‘tech royalty’ – maybe some founder of successful startups or a true pioneer in their field. At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, we’re going better than that, by welcoming actual royalty to our event. We’re proud to...
TNW Conference Europe will be opened by royalty: The Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands

Closure of CityPockets provides window onto shakeout in daily deal business

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Less than a year ago, it looked like CityPockets, a NY-based startup that organizes daily deals and provides a secondary market for them, was in a groove. It scored $750,00 in new funding, made an acquisition and was rolling out product enhancements. But this week, the company said it was...
Closure of CityPockets provides window onto shakeout in daily deal business

Marissa Mayer Hasn't Figured Out The Trick To Massive Revenues Yet, Says Huge Yahoo Client (YHOO)

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Today, Yahoo will report to its shareholders how its business did during the last three months of 2012. It's expected to report $1.24 billion in revenues. Yahoo brings the vast majority of that money into the company selling brand advertising.  Most of that brand advertising Yahoo sells is bought by...
Marissa Mayer Hasn't Figured Out The Trick To Massive Revenues Yet, Says Huge Yahoo Client (YHOO)
Intel Beats The Street With Q3 Revenues Of $13.5B

Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)

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Good news, remaining Time Inc. employees! You don’t have to go work for a company based in Des Moines*. As far as the bad news… we’ll get to that. But let’s stay upbeat for a minute, and I’ll try to generate some more optimism for you. Start with some charts,...
Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)

PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

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Worldwide PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in 11 years, according to a report from IHS iSuppli. Shipments are expected to fall from 352.8 million units in 2011 to 348.7 million in 2012, representing a drop of 1.2%.  The research firm notes that...
PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

HTC made just $34 million last quarter, its lowest profit since 2004

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Journey back in time to the days of Windows Mobile, to when PDAs were a thing, to when HTC barely had enough clout to put its name on its own hardware. That was the last time the Taiwanese manufacturer reported a profit as measly as today's. Despite Peter Chou's...
HTC made just $34 million last quarter, its lowest profit since 2004
Keen On… Stewart Brand: How Real Innovation Is Now Coming From The South [TCTV]

Facebook won't die. And it won't own the Web. It'll just be... mediocre

pandodaily.com
The good news about Facebook is that it is, once again, destined for great things. Which is unfortunate. Because the bad news about Facebook is that it’s dying. More than most tech companies, Facebook inspires optimism as well as dread, addiction as well as loathing – sometimes all of...
Facebook won't die. And it won't own the Web. It'll just be... mediocre
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: BlackBerry 10 is a laptop killer

George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'

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Though it’s obviously more of a show business story than it is a technology industry story, the news of Lucasfilm’s $4 billion sale to Disney has reverberated throughout the tech world this afternoon. This is partly just because of Star Wars’ cult status among the geeks (and I use...
George Lucas: I Sold Lucasfilm To Disney To 'Protect It'

Facebook's Slump Triggers Short-Sale Restriction

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So much for last week's tepid optimism surrounding Facebook shares. The stock took a beating today, triggering a short-sale circuit breaker....
Facebook's Slump Triggers Short-Sale Restriction

Records Point to Credit Card Fraud By Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein

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Ms. Hornstein (via About.me) This week, the world was introduced to Shirley Hornstein: an ersatz entrepreneur who Photoshopped and name-dropped her way through Silicon Valley. For at least a year and a half, Ms. Hornstein has been trading on flimsily-fabricated connections to powerful tech investors, startups, and celebrities–always depending, as TechCrunch...
Records Point to Credit Card Fraud By Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein

Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

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As we noted last month, the community at Reddit responded to the whole SOPA mess by deciding that they should collaborate to write their own piece of legislation that protects internet freedoms. The first draft of the Free Internet Act is now available as an open Google doc, where there...
Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges
Wireless carriers continue to battle phone subsidies

Gartner: PCs to grow just 4.4% in 2012 as tablets keep hold

www.electronista.com
PC sales won't significantly bounce back in 2012, Gartner estimated on Thursday. Analysts saw shipments growing just 4.4 percent this year over last, to 368 million units, as PC builders played "catch-up" to tablets and other mobile hardware in interesting features. Research lead Ranjit Atwal didn't share the optimism of...
Gartner: PCs to grow just 4.4% in 2012 as tablets keep hold

LightSquared grasps at straws, slams FCC in a statement

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To say it's been a bumpy road for LightSquared over recent months would be an understatement. However, developments this week could see the beleaguered company reach a critical fork in the road. On Tuesday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration confirmed that LightSquared's planned network would indeed interfere with...
LightSquared grasps at straws, slams FCC in a statement

Markets Going Down, Facebook Getting Hammered Again

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Well we had a brief moment of optimism early in the day, as European worries lifted a little on rumors of some kind of "Master Plan' being cooked up. But in the US things are ugly. The Dow is off 50, and Facebook is down 4%. Not helping things: A...
Markets Going Down, Facebook Getting Hammered Again

Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

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Campus Party Europe has begun with a bang, with Europe’s biggest tech party hosting the who’s-who of the tech, startup, science, design, software and robotics scene. VentureBeat syndication partner VentureVillage is here in Berlin all week checking out our pick of the speakers and workshops and getting in touch with...
Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

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The hustling Los Angeles tech scene is revolving around a new center these days: an incubator called Science. It started just a couple months ago and is the work of former MySpace CEO Mike Jones and Color co-founder Peter Pham. We took some time over the past couple of weeks to talk with Pham...
LA’s tech scene gets a shot in the arm from Science, the newest incubator

INRIX names top 10 worst traffic cities, says increased gridlock indicates stronger economy

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Traffic jam (epSos.de photo) Traffic may be getting worse, but it’s a good indicator of a rebounding economy. That’s the latest from Kirkland-based traffic data company INRIX, which just released its sixth annual Traffic Scorecard Annual Report. The company found that after two years of declining traffic congestion, including a 22 percent...
INRIX names top 10 worst traffic cities, says increased gridlock indicates stronger economy

Intel teaches Haswell the core values of teamwork, optimism

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Sure you can make wild, individualistic boasts about having a 22nm fabrication process and three different GPUs, but that stuff counts for nothing without the magic of cooperation. The Amish know that and so does Intel, which is why its forthcoming Haswell cores will support Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX)...
Intel teaches Haswell the core values of teamwork, optimism

Wall Street Beat: Tech rides market optimism

www.computerworld.com
So far this year, the technology sector is off to its best start in the stock market since 2000, right before the dot-com bubble burst, and even though analysts have been forecasting just modest growth in IT spending, there appear to be reasons for continued optimism....
Wall Street Beat: Tech rides market optimism

Germany leads resurgent European growth late in 2011, says Solarbuzz

www.digitimes.com
A 23% sequential rise in the fourth-quarter 20111 European photovoltaic market has created short-term optimism in the industry, which has been amplified by the slowdown in module price decline over the past month. However, the fourth-quarter 2011 demand boom will accelerate the tightening of PV incentive policies that is gripping...
Germany leads resurgent European growth late in 2011, says Solarbuzz
Apple's Stock Collapse Is Part Of A Much Bigger Story That's Happening In The Market (AAPL, GOOG, GDX)

Google CFO Pichette: 'Search is still in its infancy'

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The idea that the technology behind search is a done deal is far from the truth, according to Google, as the company appears to still have plenty of tricks up its sleeve to improve it. Google's Patrick Pichette "Everybody's mindset is that search is a solved problem," said Google...
Google CFO Pichette: 'Search is still in its infancy'
Touch-screen notebooks: My 2-year-old makes the case for Microsoft's Windows 8

Apple iPad sales growth slows down

www.guardian.co.uk
Quarterly results beat company's own forecasts but Wall Street analysts had predicted higher profitsApple has disappointed Wall Street for the second quarter in a row after results released on Thursday showed iPad sales had grown less than expected.The quarterly results beat the company's own forecasts with net profits up 24%...
Apple iPad sales growth slows down

Ex-Facebook Employee With Stock Options: Here's What It Feels Like Watching The Stock Tank (FB)

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Facebook's stock sank to a new low today, and is now trading at around $22. This has to be painful to watch for current Facebook employees, who have a lot of wealth tied to the company, but most of them aren't talking about it. Luckily, a former Facebook employee who...
Ex-Facebook Employee With Stock Options: Here's What It Feels Like Watching The Stock Tank (FB)

Why Oracle Could Have More Rough Times Ahead (ORCL)

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Oracle's hardware/software combo products aren't really panning out, an analyst at Jefferies & Company says. He also put a number to how badly SAP's HANA could hurt Oracle. Analyst Ross MacMillan wrote that there is an “an increasing number of data points to suggest that Oracle’s engineered appliance strategy...
Why Oracle Could Have More Rough Times Ahead (ORCL)
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