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API turf war heats up as MuleSoft buys ProgrammableWeb

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As we’ve been hearing — application programming interfaces (APIs) and their management is a hot battleground. And it got hotter Tuesday morning with MuleSoft buying ProgrammableWeb. With this acquisition MuleSoft gets a popular online site used by web, mobile and other developers who want to connect their applications to third-party applications...
API turf war heats up as MuleSoft buys ProgrammableWeb

Music Industry Can See The Light After 'Least Negative' Sales Since 2004

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The music industry enjoyed its best sales performance for eight years in 2011, as CDs’ collapse decelerated, digital sales continued growing and new services were launched to capitalise on in-roads made in combating piracy. Global recorded music trade revenue fell by just three percent through the year. “2011 marked...
Music Industry Can See The Light After 'Least Negative' Sales Since 2004

More Layoffs Looming at RIM

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For Research In Motion summer layoffs are becoming an annual event. In July of 2011, the struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones sacked 10 percent of its global workforce — some 2,000 employees — as “a prudent and necessary step for the long term success of the company.” Now it’s gearing...
More Layoffs Looming at RIM
Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M-10M

UBS Slashes iPhone Estimates For The December Quarter (AAPL)

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UBS analyst Steve Milunovich is slashing his iPhone estimate for the holiday quarter to 38 million, down from 44 million, citing supply issues: "Poor outlooks from Skyworks and Jabil along with our checks indicate that iPhone supply issues limit near-term shipments. In-cell display manufacturing yields ramping gradually likely is the...
UBS Slashes iPhone Estimates For The December Quarter (AAPL)

The Guardian and Observer Kindle edition now features weather forecasts and cartoons

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When we asked subscribers to the Guardian and Observer Kindle edition how to improve it, the most frequent suggestions were to include weather forecasts and cartoons. We're happy to say they're now in each edition.The Kindle edition contains all sections of the Guardian and the Observer newspapers, including magazines and...
The Guardian and Observer Kindle edition now features weather forecasts and cartoons

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

SPONSOR MESSAGE: eMarketer's Top Digital Trends for 2012 and Beyond

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Advertise with video, social, and mobile This white paper discusses: Selling your boss on the importance of investing in video ads Social metrics need to be more than counting “likes” Consumer mobile trends and outlooks Download now » Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
SPONSOR MESSAGE: eMarketer's Top Digital Trends for 2012 and Beyond

Annual PC shipments to drop for 1st time since 2001

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Despite the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, worldwide shipments of personal computers are now projected to decline in 2012 — the first year-over-year drop since the dot-com bust — according to new data just released by the IHS research firm. IHS says it expects shipments of traditional...
Annual PC shipments to drop for 1st time since 2001

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
Get Ready For Apple iBonds (AAPL)

Disney Freaks Out Over Patents That May Mean It Can't Keep 3Ding Old Movies

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While lots of folks have been declaring the 3D movie obsession dead for a while now, the studios still love 3D movies. In this age where they're looking for ways to create formulaic premium experiences that get people to go out to the theaters, they seem to have jumped on...
Disney Freaks Out Over Patents That May Mean It Can't Keep 3Ding Old Movies
Poshmark launches iPad app with new features and financial outlooks for 2013

Disney Freaks Out Over Patents That May Mean It Can't Keep 3Ding Old Movies

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While lots of folks have been declaring the 3D movie obsession dead for a while now, the studios still love 3D movies. In this age where they're looking for ways to create formulaic premium experiences that get people to go out to the theaters, they seem to have jumped on...
Disney Freaks Out Over Patents That May Mean It Can't Keep 3Ding Old Movies

How Apple gets away with lower R&D spending

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Updated. For a company that manages to debut a new product line every few years that seizes the public’s attention worldwide, it is rather amazing to see how little it spends on research and development compared to its peers. Update: On Monday Apple number cruncher extraordinaire Horace Dediu at Asymco...
How Apple gets away with lower R&D spending
Google's latest Think Quarterly issue explores 'Open' information and technology

Why VMware bought Nicera? Two videos too watch

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VMware  is buying software-defined networking startup, Nicira Networks, also known as VMware of networking for a whopping $1.26 billion. In case you were wondering why VMware is shelling out so much money, here are two videos about software defined data centers and virtualized networks. VMware wants a piece of both these...
Why VMware bought Nicera? Two videos too watch

Apple's Tim Cook Says iPhone And iPad Supply Component Order Cut Rumors Don't Tell The Whole Story

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Apple CEO Tim Cook took time on the company’s earnings call today to comment on a specific rumor, which is an extreme oddity for Apple’s top-tier executives. He prefaced it by saying he doesn’t want to make a habit of addressing rumors, but went on to comment on recent reports...
Apple's Tim Cook Says iPhone And iPad Supply Component Order Cut Rumors Don't Tell The Whole Story
Smartphone, tablet pile-up may lead to grim Q1 for suppliers

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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We’re in the home stretch of 2012, a time of year-end wrapups, 2013 outlooks and, of course, the usual retail madness. If you’re still doing some last-minute holiday shopping, check out our gift-guide podcast to hear what gadgets our friends at GigaOM are buying and giving this December. Then, take a...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

EMC plan: Let Pivotal be Pivotal

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com For Pivotal Labs, it will be business as usual — only more so — after EMC’s purchase of the company . That’s according to Pivotal CEO Rob Mee. GigaOM broke the news of the acquisition last week. There has been some concern over Pivotal’s future as...
EMC plan: Let Pivotal be Pivotal
Hardware, chips picture looks bleak on Wall Street
The year 2000 as envisioned by children in the '70s

eBay vs Amazon: decentralized vs centralized e-commerce

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Note: The company I cofounded, Hunch, was acquired by eBay in November 2011. I am now an eBay employee. But all the opinions expressed below are my own, and were developed prior to the Hunch acquisition, through my own research on e-commerce. Amazon and eBay are the two largest e-commerce...
eBay vs Amazon: decentralized vs centralized e-commerce
America's Four Most Influential Tech Companies Are Building Spectacular New Headquarters And Its A Disaster Waiting To Happen

HP expects to take $8 billion hit over its purchase of EDS

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Normally shake ups in management and earnings outlooks don't really grab our attention. But, buried in the PR for just such moves from HP today was a particularly intriguing tid bit of information. In Q3 the company expects to be hit for $8 billion in pre-tax assets (but not...
HP expects to take $8 billion hit over its purchase of EDS

Priceline, Orbitz Coming in for a Hard Landing

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Shares of Priceline and Orbitz are in a free fall after both companies provided disappointing outlooks as Europeans cut back their travel plans. Priceline’s stock was tanking this morning, down more than $100 a share, representing more than 16 percent of the company’s market value. In mid-session trading, the stock was at...
Priceline, Orbitz Coming in for a Hard Landing

NetApp Catches Flash Madness In Mysterious Partnership with Fusion-IO

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Fusion-IO, the company that uses flash memory to make conventional servers faster just announced a mysterious partnership with enterprise storage player NetApp. It’s kind of a weird announcement where neither company is disclosing what it’s all about. The only hints we get from the press release saying they are: …working...
NetApp Catches Flash Madness In Mysterious Partnership with Fusion-IO
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