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Sony Bottoms Out (Hopefully)

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Sony Bottoms Out (Hopefully): The company lost $3.2 billion in the last quarter to close out their fiscal year $5.7 billion in the red. It was the fifth straight quarter that the company has failed to make (well really, keep) a dime. Worse, it was the fourth straight year the...
Sony Bottoms Out (Hopefully)

RIM Lost $54 Million On That Massive Outage (RIMM)

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RIM says it lost $54 million last quarter thanks to that huge three-day outage last October. After taxes, the outage cost the company $40 million. Ouch. But in a weird sort of way, this was good news. Analysts at the time were predicting it would cost RIM $100 million...
RIM Lost $54 Million On That Massive Outage (RIMM)

Do Your Beliefs Empower You or Limit You?

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What if it Just Ain’t True?A few years ago one of my friends accidentally discovered that his dad was in fact not his dad at all. Ouch. At twenty seven years of age, he discovered that something he absolutely knew (not thought, hoped, or wished) to be fact, was in...
Do Your Beliefs Empower You or Limit You?

Valve’s Half-Life teaser: Meanest April Fool’s ever?

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Anyone who was online yesterday encountered more than a few April Fool’s jokes. Most of them were lighthearted and fun, as we documented yesterday. But fans of the hit Half-Life franchise from video-game developer Valve were put on a roller-coaster of emotions yesterday when they visited the company’s Steam site to...
Valve’s Half-Life teaser: Meanest April Fool’s ever?

Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

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According to a report in TechJungle, pricing information for Acer’s Windows 8 tablet line has been made public. This allows us to further sketch the hardware picture that Windows 8 will enjoy – or not – when it launches. To the brass tacks: the cheapest Acer tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab...
Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

Bing On The Top Search Trends For 2012

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Oh baby, baby, baby oh… Sorry Biebs, you better believe you just got Kanye’d off the top searched celeb spot by Kim Kardashian. Ouch. Don’t worry, if you were her boyfriend… oh never mind. Let’s get on to the good stuff that Bing announced earlier this evening, the big... Please...
Bing On The Top Search Trends For 2012

Amazon Feels The Profit Squeeze

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Amazon Feels The Profit Squeeze: Just to follow up, Amazon has released their numbers. As expected, net income doesn’t look great — $177 million, down 58 percent year over year. But at least it’s not a loss (which Amazon had warned it might be). That $177 million is on sales...
Amazon Feels The Profit Squeeze

RIM Ordered To Pay Out $147 Million Over Mformation Patent Scuffle

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And RIM’s rough ride continues. Within the past few weeks, the Canadian company has had to announce all sorts of bad news, and now RIM has been dealt an expensive defeat in court to add that list. Bloomberg reported late yesterday that RIM must now shell out nearly $150 million...
RIM Ordered To Pay Out $147 Million Over Mformation Patent Scuffle

RT @chrismessina: Ouch. @Caltrain is fscked. $30M in the hole; scaling back service by 70% by 7/11! http://bit.ly/cpg58S /via @mikeyk #notaprilfools

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RT @chrismessina: Ouch. @Caltrain is fscked. $30M in the hole; scaling back service by 70% by 7/11! http://bit.ly/cpg58S /via @mikeyk #notaprilfools

Ouch: Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U's in January, report says

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters last month that the sales of the Wii U, which debuted Nov. 18, were “not bad.” Well, new numbers show that it’s worse than that. CNET is reporting that Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U’s last month, barely 20 percent of what Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (281,000) sold during...
Ouch: Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U's in January, report says

First impressions of Dell’s XPS 13 – A defining piece of hardware for the Ultrabook segment

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Every time that a new laptop lands on my doorstep, I’m faced with the fact that I’m going to have to give up my beloved MacBook Pro for a testing period with the new device. Generally speaking this is a slight feeling of dread, but Dell’s promises with the XPS...
First impressions of Dell’s XPS 13 – A defining piece of hardware for the Ultrabook segment

Leica boosts compact portfolio with V-Lux 40 point-and-shoot, APS-C-equipped X2

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Leica has built a name for itself in the compact market over the years with a handful of Panasonic rebrands -- these Lumix models come equipped with a matte black housing, Leica lens and that famous red dot, with the inflated price tag to match. With this latest batch...
Leica boosts compact portfolio with V-Lux 40 point-and-shoot, APS-C-equipped X2

Path co-founder Dave Morin got spanked by Tim Cook for uploading iPhone users’ addressbooks

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Ouch!  ..it was a violation of Apple’s rules. An engineer in Singapore revealed the transgression on his blog in February, and Path co-founder Dave Morin got hauled into Apple’s headquarters to be grilled by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and other executives, according to people familiar with the meeting but...
Path co-founder Dave Morin got spanked by Tim Cook for uploading iPhone users’ addressbooks

Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff

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Shared by louisgray Ouch. I keep hearing that Ning has amazing numbers, but who uses these networks? Do you? One month after long-time Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal, the company is making some major changes: It has just announced that it is killing off its...
Ning’s Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff
Samsung outspent Apple by $68M on advertising (which both companies can be pretty bad at)

Ouch: Nintendo's original Wii outsells new Wii U in latest quarter

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Nintendo returned to annual profitability in financial results reported overnight, but the company fell short of its own earnings forecast, and the underlying trends in its hardware sales do not bode well for the Wii U, the new console that launched last fall. The company’s original Wii console, released in...
Ouch: Nintendo's original Wii outsells new Wii U in latest quarter

Banned TED talk wasn’t banned after all, and here it is, in all its 6 minute glory

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All right, the story was almost too good to be true: A TED talk, on economic issues and income equality and tax policy, didn’t get put onto the TED site. Enter cries of claimed censorship. It made a perfect narrative. TED, the exclusive, expensive event, a high watermark of gatherings,...
Banned TED talk wasn’t banned after all, and here it is, in all its 6 minute glory
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RT David E. Weekly (FB) Ouch. "Why Facebook & Twitter Will Always be Crappy Businesses" http://ow.ly/17IW9

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RT David E. Weekly (FB) Ouch. "Why Facebook & Twitter Will Always be Crappy Businesses" http://ow.ly/17IW9

AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter

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Shared by Bwana This picture makes him look like Thad the overlord of Doom...whoever that is. EVIL? Sure, Steve Jobs might be a one-man email PR machine, but his pal Randall Stephenson at AT&T doesn't appear to be quite as gregarious -- as reader Giorgio Galante found out today, sending...
AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter

When in doubt, disaggregate

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The typical American buys precisely one book a year.Ouch.Of course, this isn't true, because when it comes to books, there is no typical American. There are a lot of Americans who buy zero books for pleasure each year. And then there are people like me who buy 400. The average...
When in doubt, disaggregate

Ouch, California Home and Design hates on the EMP

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One of Seattle’s most iconic buildings, the EMP Museum (formerly the Experience Music Project), just got super bagged on by architects and editors in California Home and Design magazine. In the article, “25 Buildings to Demolish Right Now,” they wrote of the Frank Gehry building: ”Even the best make questionable choices,”...
Ouch, California Home and Design hates on the EMP

Ouch: Panasonic forecasts staggering $10B annual loss

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Japanese electronics manufacturer Panasonic has projected that it will lose a record $10.2 billion (780 billion yen) in 2012 as it tries to fix its struggling TV business, the company said Friday. Panasonic will join Japanese rivals Sony and Sharp in trying to revamp and restructure its business to...
Ouch: Panasonic forecasts staggering $10B annual loss

REVIEW: Forget Kinect—Your Thoughts Are The Controller With This Brain-Reading Gadget

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Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero where, with one thought or blink of your eyes, objects move and evil is vanquished? You're in luck. Meet the EEG headset. (EEG is short for electroencephalography—electric currents read off of your scalp.) With it, you can control things with your thoughts,...
REVIEW: Forget Kinect—Your Thoughts Are The Controller With This Brain-Reading Gadget

The First 10 Accessories You Must Buy For Your iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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The iPhone 5 is Apple's best phone to date. There are a number of accessories from Apple and other manufacturers to help make it even more indispensable. Because the new phone has new dimensions, a new Lightning interface, and was only just released, it'll be a little bit before we...
The First 10 Accessories You Must Buy For Your iPhone 5 (AAPL)

The Highest Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED] (AAPL)

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Who gets paid more at Apple: designers or engineers?  While not as loving to its engineers as Google is, Apple still pays its software and hardware engineers well above the rest of its staff. But its design staff is clearly highly valuable — and in many cases gets paid better...
The Highest Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED] (AAPL)

"You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or..."

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"You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or some arcane enterprise reason I will not pretend to understand." - Brian Lam on the new BlackBerry devices for Wirecutter. Ouch. [via Emptyage]...
"You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or..."
The dark side of OpenStack

Forget Xbox And Bing: Microsoft Is An Enterprise Company (MSFT)

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It really is time to stop worrying about Microsoft's future with consumers. So what if it doesn't have a tablet yet or keeps burning $500 million a quarter on Bing? Its earnings today showed what we all should know: Microsoft is an enterprise company. Its enterprise business units are now...
Forget Xbox And Bing: Microsoft Is An Enterprise Company (MSFT)

One Month Later, Here's What's Happened To Sean Parker's Ultra-Hyped App Airtime...

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Sean Parker's Facebook-connected video chat application, Airtime, launched with an enormous amount of hype last month. So, where is it now, about a month later? Well, if you take a look at Airtime on AppData, the numbers don't look good: it has around 9,000 Facebook-connected daily users and 200,000 Facebook-connected...
One Month Later, Here's What's Happened To Sean Parker's Ultra-Hyped App Airtime...
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