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Why Hollywood Needs To Make TV More Tweetable [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: The more people are tweeting about a show, the higher its ratings are, says Nielsen. A study shows that for the 18-34 age bracket, a 4.2 percent increase in Tweets means a 1% ratings rise -- and that's for a...
Why Hollywood Needs To Make TV More Tweetable [THE BRIEF]
WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global

All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)

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We don't have much to go on here, but Reuters is reporting that influential tech blog/conference business, AllThingsD might split from parent company News Corp. Reuters says AllThingsD's contract with News Corp is up at the end of the year. We're poking around to see what we can learn. Please...
All Things D Might Split Away From News Corp (NWS)
SeatGeek Signs Its First Big Music Partners, Including AOL Music
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Leap Wireless swaps spectrum with T-Mobile, buys all of Savary Island

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Leap Wireless can go ahead and pop the champagne, as it has just completed the spectrum transactions announced earlier this year that will hopefully lead to larger LTE growth. Leap's own Savary Island Wireless exchanged spectrum with T-Mobile USA and Cook Inlet/VS GSM VII PCS LLC (itself a T-Mo...
Leap Wireless swaps spectrum with T-Mobile, buys all of Savary Island
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Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

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These are tough times at Sharp and the company is out to retain every yen that it can. Now the financially troubled Japanese firm has revealed it has set aside close to $350 million (27 billion yen) to offer its staff voluntary redundancy packages. Earlier this month the company announced...
Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email

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Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling book about the late Apple founder, will not have to share his notes or testify in a case about alleged price-fixing between Apple and book publishers. Class action lawyers had earlier demanded that Isaacson provide evidence, based on his interviews with Steve Jobs, about...
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email
Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Olbermann expected to resign next year

Here's What's Really Going On At LA Startup, BeachMint

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Earlier this week, PandoDaily reported that BeachMint's CMO, John Volturo, left because, "something about BeachMint was no longer hot, sexy, or groundbreaking enough to keep Volturo's attention." PandoDaily also suggested Volturo was selling his shares to BeachMint investor, Millenium Technology Value Partners. We got on the phone with BeachMint president...
Here's What's Really Going On At LA Startup, BeachMint
EMC & VMware to launch Paul Maritz-led unit dedicated to 'big data' & cloud

Cisco Just Found A Brilliant New Way To Beat VMware (CSCO, MSFT, VMW, EMC)

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Cisco just bought a small 1 percent stake in Parallels, best known for its software that lets you run Windows apps on a Mac. The stake, however, gives Cisco a seat on Parallels' board. It's an interesting move for Cisco with a lot of implications. The software that lets you...
Cisco Just Found A Brilliant New Way To Beat VMware (CSCO, MSFT, VMW, EMC)

T-Mobile Will Sell Apple Devices in 2013

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Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, said that it had entered a partnership with Apple to sell its products for use on its network in 2013. T-Mobile USA is the last major carrier in the United States that does not offer Apple products....
T-Mobile Will Sell Apple Devices in 2013

UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters

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You know what'll go perfectly with that waterproof Bluetooth speaker ball that a Billy Corgan doppelganger recommended a few years back? That odd tube you're undoubtedly fixated on above. That's the Ultimate Ears UE Boom, and those people underneath are presumably blitzed from a day of raving at [insert...
UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters

On the road: Seat Toledo SE 1.6

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'This one is staggeringly uninteresting. Look at the picture: you can't without wanting to yawn right? See? Aaaaooow.'Last week in this column, I drove a car with a personality - the Citroën C3 Picasso. I liked it, it made me smile, perhaps it even made me ever so slightly happier. Now it's payback time.This...
On the road: Seat Toledo SE 1.6
Amazon's Quidsi Gets Its Own Version Of Prime, With New Membership Program Called "Familyhood Plus"
T-Mobile USA CEO Phillip Humm resigns
Lexus highlights autonomous, "perceiving" car to reduce on-road fatalities
U.K. To Get First 4G Network On October 30; EE's LTE Will Kick Off In 10 Cities, 16 By Year's End

T-Mobile USA will finally carry Apple devices in 2013

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T-Mobile, the only major US carrier without any official Apple offerings, will begin selling some products to subscribers in 2013. T-Mobile USA's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, said in a press conference on Thursday (hat tip to AllThingsD) that the company had entered into an agreement with Apple, but did...
T-Mobile USA will finally carry Apple devices in 2013

Red Hat agrees to buy FuseSource

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Boosting its line of open-source middleware, Red Hatis in the process of acquiring open-source integration software vendor FuseSource from its parent company Progress Software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
Red Hat agrees to buy FuseSource
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble

Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

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Here's what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story? Maritz is leaving, but it is not at all clear what will be happening to him - is he all the...
Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?
The beginner's guide to YouTube Analytics

T-Mobile defends MetroPCS deal as possible Sprint bid looms

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T-Mobile USA’s Neville Ray. T-Mobile USA’s chief technology officer is defending the technical underpinnings of the company’s proposed combination with MetroPCS, suggesting that T-Mobile would be in a better position than rival Sprint Nextel to absorb the smaller wireless carrier’s spectrum and customers. The comments to analysts follow reports that...
T-Mobile defends MetroPCS deal as possible Sprint bid looms

European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

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The European Commission has officially reached a settlement with Apple and four publishers – Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Macmillan’s parent company, Holtzbrinck — on ebook pricing. The U.S. Department of Justice reached a settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster and it was approved in September. Apple and Holtzbrinck...
European Commission reaches ebook deal with Apple and publishers

Sharp's plan for 2,000 early retirements proves popular as 3,000 staff exit

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Sharp’s latest round of cost cutting has seen the Japanese tech struggler grant close to 3,000 staff voluntary retirement, that’s despite the company only setting out to let 2,000 employees go. The company opened the voluntary scheme back in August and it proved to be so popular with employees (well, who wouldn’t want the...
Sharp's plan for 2,000 early retirements proves popular as 3,000 staff exit

Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

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Orange has announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is to be the first Android device to feature its Quick Tap contactless payment technology, in cahoots with Barclaycard. Just to recap, back in January, we reported that Everything Everywhere – the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile – was teaming...
Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone
Popcornflix rocks Roku with 400,000 app downloads
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