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Walled gardens look rosy for Facebook, Apple – and would-be censors

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In part three of our series, how the rise of app stores and social networks is making the way we use the net cleaner, easier and far more controllableIt was in May 2008 that Jonathan Zittrain first sounded the warning. While the argument was raging – as it is now...
Walled gardens look rosy for Facebook, Apple – and would-be censors

DealBook: Dell to Buy Quest Software for $2.4 Billion

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Dell announced on Monday that it would buy Quest Software, as it looks to expand beyond its business of selling personal computers....
DealBook: Dell to Buy Quest Software for $2.4 Billion

Adobe: Website traffic from tablets will surpass smartphones to reach 10% of visits in 2013

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A new report from Adobe’s Digital Index (a series of reports on digital marketing) says Web traffic from tablet computers is growing 10 times faster than smartphone traffic, with its share growing at over 300 percent in one year (see graph below). According to Adobe’s findings, tablet devices will generate...
Adobe: Website traffic from tablets will surpass smartphones to reach 10% of visits in 2013

Apple II turns 35, doesn't bother with midlife crisis

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It was 35 years ago today that two Steves and a handful of employees introduced the world to a game-changer: the Apple II. Easily recognizable today as one of history's first truly accessible personal computers, it's a bit odd to think that the iconic rig was almost overlooked at...
Apple II turns 35, doesn't bother with midlife crisis

The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review

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The times, they are changing. In fact, the times have already changed, we're just waiting for the results. I remember the first time Intel brought me into a hotel room to show me their answer to AMD's Athlon 64 FX—the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. Back then the desktop race...
The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review
Windows 8 drops DVD playback, only available with paid Media Center upgrade

Google+: a mobile app with sense and soul

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Sharing is deeply sensory. From cooking a favorite meal to getting together with friends, it's the smells and the stories and the smiles that make human connections so essential. With Google+ we want to extend these moments online, so it’s only right to focus on the most personal of personal...
Google+: a mobile app with sense and soul

Google+ gets a sexy new iPhone app that you’ll actually want to use

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Google has just released a new version of its Google+ iPhone app, and boy is it impressive. This release features crisper fonts, larger profile pics and a friendlier home-screen. Google+’s original app for iPhone has not received a ton of praise, but this latest iteration is, for lack of better words, surprisingly...
Google+ gets a sexy new iPhone app that you’ll actually want to use

Apple Unleashes Its New Mountain Lion System

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The line between personal computers and mobile devices has been blurring for years. With the release Wednesday of Apple’s newest operating system, called Mountain Lion, shifting between these devices has become even more natural. Mountain Lion’s Facebook Share sheets let people instantly share content to Facebook. I’ve tested the new...
Apple Unleashes Its New Mountain Lion System

Facebook Timeline Competes With Facebook Premium Ads

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Facebook unveiled two significant product upgrades last week: Timeline for brands and a premium advertising platform. But an addendum to Facebook's initial public offering prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday suggests those two products may be fighting against each other. The addendum is mostly a worst-case scenario...
Facebook Timeline Competes With Facebook Premium Ads

Facebook's Amended S-1 Is Worrisome -- It's Mobile Growth Could Be Hurting Revenue Growth

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Facebook is slated to go public next week, and it amended its S-1 for the 6th time yesterday.  Among the changes, it added a few notes about ads delivered per daily active user. Namely, the rate is decreasing. Facebook states that its daily active users are increasing, probably because more...
Facebook's Amended S-1 Is Worrisome -- It's Mobile Growth Could Be Hurting Revenue Growth
HP Innovates The Staid Workstation PC Into A Shiny, Happy, All-In-One Machine

Daily Report: Whither Hewlett-Packard

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Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, spoke to customers and employees at a company event in Las Vegas. She also spoke to several reporters about her plans for the company. Nothing new in consumer products is in the offing, she said, but she's making "a big bet" on corporate...
Daily Report: Whither Hewlett-Packard
Computing’s next milestone is “thinking”

In a bid to quash rampant piracy, Kenya abolishes tax on software imports

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In a bid to reduce software piracy, the Kenyan government has abolished tax on genuine software imports. This was announced when Kenya’s finance minister read the proposed 2012/2013 budget speech in parliament last week. The exorbitant prices on genuine software meant that over 83% of software deployed on personal computers...
In a bid to quash rampant piracy, Kenya abolishes tax on software imports

Samsung Galaxy phones drive maker to 48% rise in profit

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Smartphones are responsible for most of result as S3 and other models continue to outsell Apple's iPhoneSamsung Electronics said its second-quarter profit rose 48% compared with a year earlier as customers flocked to get Galaxy smartphones in the absence of competitors. The result contrasts with Apple, which days earlier announced...
Samsung Galaxy phones drive maker to 48% rise in profit

Miami judge: BitTorrent downloaders are engaged in “protected anonymous speech”

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According to a report by TorrentFreak, a Miami judge has issued a landmark order in a case that included over 600 BitTorrent downloaders. Judge Marc Schumacher pulled no punches when discussing the way in which copyright holders are going after citizens, in essence bypassing federal courts thanks to a loophole...
Miami judge: BitTorrent downloaders are engaged in “protected anonymous speech”

Seculert Gets $5.35 Million Investment For Cloud-Based Botnet Detection Service

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Seculert has raised a $5.35 million round of funding today led by Norwest Venture Partners for the Israeli company’s next generation advanced threat detection service. The company’s software-as-a-service detects back doors in your network, discovering malware attacks that have previously gone undetected. As much as the cloud is for developing...
Seculert Gets $5.35 Million Investment For Cloud-Based Botnet Detection Service
Microsoft really doesn’t want you using a Windows 8 start button

Assured Labor, The Mobile Job-Finding Network, Breaks Into Brazil

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Assured Labor, a mobile-centric job networking startup that was founded at MIT four years ago, is breaking into another Latin American market. The company is launching in Brazil with a localized service called TrabalhoJá. This adds to its reach in Mexico and Nicaragua. “Most of the job sites in Brazil charge job seekers,...
Assured Labor, The Mobile Job-Finding Network, Breaks Into Brazil

How tablets are eating the PC's future

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Apple's iPad sales and PC trends point to a big future for tablets, but a new Forrester report sees promise for bigger machinesNow that the numbers are in, we can get a view on how the PC industry is doing – both the bit that Microsoft licenses directly (through Windows)...
How tablets are eating the PC's future
Windows 8 to go on sale in October, sources say

Users spent more than 10.5B total minutes per day on Facebook in January, not including mobile use

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Facebook users spent more than 10.5 billion total minutes per day on the site from personal computers in January, according to an updated S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. With 845 million monthly active users, that’s an average of 12.4 minutes per user per day. The number of minutes...
Users spent more than 10.5B total minutes per day on Facebook in January, not including mobile use

When Will Apple Peak?

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Apple shares set another all-time high today, closing above $509 for the first time ever. The sky's the limit, it seems, as expectations build around Apple's new iPad, due next month, and on the heels of a crazy record holiday quarter. And here's an amazing thing: Even with Apple's size...
When Will Apple Peak?

Apple II marks 35th birthday with no Apple fanfare

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Thirty-five years ago, the public got its first look at what has since been called "the most visionary of the early personal computers -- the one based on the clearest idea what a PC should be, and where it go," writes Harry McCracken for Time online. The machine he refers...
Apple II marks 35th birthday with no Apple fanfare

GOOGLE: The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here's How We're Going To Fix It (GOOG)

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Don't give up on Google TV quite yet. The first version of the product sold so poorly that one of its partners, Logitech, had more returns than sales in the first quarter of 2011, and its CEO later said that betting on Google TV had "cost us dearly." But last...
GOOGLE: The First Version Of Google TV Was A Mess, And Here's How We're Going To Fix It (GOOG)

H-P Profit Falls 44% as Revenue Slips

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Hewlett-Packard's fiscal first-quarter earnings fell 44% as sales in the company's personal computers business continued to fall....
H-P Profit Falls 44% as Revenue Slips

Intel Sees Sales Gloom Lifting

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Intel dodged much of the damage from a shortage of disk drives in its first-quarter earnings, and pointed to sales gains ahead for personal computers despite stiff competition from tablet-style devices....
Intel Sees Sales Gloom Lifting

Facebook says it had 432M mobile users in December 2011, 13 percent are mobile-only

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Facebook had 432 million mobile monthly active users as of December 31, 2011, according to an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company also revealed that just over 13 percent of these users accessed the social network exclusively through mobile devices. When the company filed for an...
Facebook says it had 432M mobile users in December 2011, 13 percent are mobile-only

Videogames Reach for the Cloud

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For decades, consumers have played videogames in arcades, on personal computers or specialized consoles hooked to televisions. Sony is placing a bet on a different approach--technology that streams games to Internet-connected devices....
Videogames Reach for the Cloud
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