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RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

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RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and they’re about as bleak as the company expected. The Canadian company reported a loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share diluted) on revenues of $2.8 billion. To put that in a bit of perspective, RIM reported a net loss...
RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page was asked about Facebook entering search on Charlie Rose's show last night. (VentureBeat grabbed a clip, which is embedded below.) Page didn't really talk about a Facebook search engine, but he did take the chance to reiterate his frustrations with Facebook locking up people's data. He...
Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

Help Explain Why Phone Unlocking Is Important To You And Why It Should Be Legal

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First I would like to thank readers of this site and others in the tech community for their support of our phone unlocking campaign. As you may know, that campaign culminated with 114,000 signatures on the White House petition website, an FCC and White House endorsement of unlocking and several...
Help Explain Why Phone Unlocking Is Important To You And Why It Should Be Legal

Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

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Hon Hai, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics suffered their biggest decline in sales in its history, according to a new Bloomberg report. To give this a larger perspective, a new report out of Beijing yesterday stated that "Foxconn's net loss in 2012 was US $316 million, the biggest...
Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

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Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

Lytro camera adds perspective shift, interactive filters

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Lytro--the innovative, tube-shaped, shoot-now-focus-later camera--has pumped up its feature set yet again. The camera's developers have added a "Perspective Shift" feature, which allows a photographer to change the perspective of a shot after capturing it with Lytro, as well as a new set of interactive "Living Filters." With Perspective...
Lytro camera adds perspective shift, interactive filters

Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy

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A bunch of groups are teaming up this week to call for a week of action against CISPA just as Congress is gearing up, yet again, to push through this cybersecurity bill based on a lot of FUD, with little to back it up. To be clear, there are a...
Time To Speak Up About CISPA: We Shouldn't Be Scared Into Giving Up Our Privacy
Some comatose brains remain active, but can't enable conscious actions

This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market (AAPL)

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A few weeks ago came the startling news that Apple has now been reduced to a niche player in the global smartphone market, at least from a "platform" perspective. Android is now running away with the race with ~75% global market share. Apple's iPhone, meanwhile, has only ~15% share. If...
This Data From China Shows Why Apple Is Now Getting Its Butt Kicked In The Smartphone Market (AAPL)

New iPad Garners 98% Satisfaction Rating, Tops 'Consumer Reports' Rankings

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ChangeWave Research today released the results of a survey addressing users' experiences with the new iPad, finding that 98% of the professional and early-adopter consumer audience targeted by the firm rate themselves as either "very satisfied" (82%) or "somewhat satisfied" (16%) with the device. The number compares favorably to the...
New iPad Garners 98% Satisfaction Rating, Tops 'Consumer Reports' Rankings
Asus Windows 8 tablet PCs to start at $599, cost up to $1,299

The HTC One Review

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It is nearly impossible to begin to review the HTC One without some context, and I'll begin our review of the HTC One (formerly the device known as codename M7) much the same way I did my impressions piece simply by stating that HTC is in an interesting position...
The HTC One Review

Larry Ellison Tells It Like It Is: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

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Perhaps more than any other tech figure in Silicon Valley now, Larry Ellison — now also proud owner of Hawaii’s Lanai — is, for lack of a better word, the man. It’s a bit about endurance (he’s been at it since 1978, when he founded Oracle), a bit about...
Larry Ellison Tells It Like It Is: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

Guerrilla trend: Make an ad so terrible that it will stand out, and drive clicks

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The higher-quality the ad, the better its impact? Maybe not, in today’s saturated market. In April, the Plenty of Fish Ad Blog put out a post that quickly made waves among the technorati and advertising-focused, as its conclusions were antithetical to the common sense surrounding how to garner the attention of...
Guerrilla trend: Make an ad so terrible that it will stand out, and drive clicks

The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs

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Tonight, before the next financial week begins, I want to take a moment to stare at Groupon, and its marked recent decline. It’s important, as the tech IPO well could be quite poisoned if Groupon is about to suffer even greater losses. Facebook, for example, could experience public-market discomfort when it...
The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs
Smithsonian's Eyewitness to Space collection offers unique glimpse into the early space program

Big data is still hard, but it gets better

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What’s standing between your staff and big data analysis? That was the existential question posed of DJ Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher at the GigaOM Structure:Data event today in New York. The two had different takes on how easy it was to give people the power to use data, with Hammerbacher,...
Big data is still hard, but it gets better

Benchmarks for New 13-Inch MacBook Pro Beat MacBook Air, Previous MacBook Pro by 10-15%

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Last week, Primate Labs summarized its Geekbench 2 database results for Apple's new MacBook Air and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, but did not address the 13-inch MacBook Pro as not enough data had been collected at that time. But over the past week more data has come in, and the...
Benchmarks for New 13-Inch MacBook Pro Beat MacBook Air, Previous MacBook Pro by 10-15%

Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily

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Snapchat, the wildly popular messaging service which lets users send self-deleting photos to one another, has exploded in volume over the past few months, now moving upwards of 150 million photos through the service on a daily basis. That’s a 3x increase in just four months, founder Evan Spiegel said...
Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily

Walter Cronkite Demonstrates the Home of the Future in 1967

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Take heart. You could be controlling your television from a panel half the size of a pool table. Sometimes, I take the remote control and the hardware and software it controls for granted. Increasingly complex television choices have overtaxed our television user interfaces. We ask too much of the humble...
Walter Cronkite Demonstrates the Home of the Future in 1967
iFixit Tears Apart The Nexus 7, Deems It Less Repairable Than The Kindle Fire

Hewlett-Packard Shares Hit 52-Week Low, Approach 2005 Levels

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On a day during which both major stock markets saw their values fall by about 2 percent, share of Hewlett-Packard doubled down, closing off more than 4 percent and setting a 52-week low in the process. HP shares closed today at $20.30, down 86 cents, or more than 4 percent....
Hewlett-Packard Shares Hit 52-Week Low, Approach 2005 Levels

Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

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If 2012 was the year Microsoft set the table for Windows 8, then 2013 is the year the company must prove that the new OS stands out in an increasingly mobile world. Unfortunately, sales of Windows 8 devices have not been impressive so far, according to the New York...
Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level

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The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a suite of tools available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers that enables IT admins to manage Microsoft environments more effectively. App-V--one of the tools included in MDOP--has been updated with significant enhancements IT admins and users will appreciate. What is App-V Let's...
Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results…Again

TPP Text On Fair Use Leaks; US Proposals Are Really About Limiting Fair Use, Not Expanding It

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About a month ago, we were slightly encouraged by the public statement from the USTR that it was adding language to the TPP agreement that embraced "limitations and exceptions" to copyright law -- even as we believe that it's wrong to call fair use rights "limitations and exceptions" when they're...
TPP Text On Fair Use Leaks; US Proposals Are Really About Limiting Fair Use, Not Expanding It
How Android and iOS became smartphone superpowers (infographic)

Report: Hollywood bigshot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board

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Chernin, who was a top exec at News Corp, and who helped found Hulu, would bring a Tinseltown perspective to discussions of Twitter's future direction. [Read more]...
Report: Hollywood bigshot Peter Chernin set to join Twitter's board

Apple, Samsung and the 'profit share trap'

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The current state of affairs, writes an analyst from Hyderabad, is untenable. FORTUNE -- In the midst of a loud debate over which matters most in the smartphone wars -- market share or profit share -- Sameer Singh calmly analyzes the situation from the perspective of disruption theory. Writing on...
Apple, Samsung and the 'profit share trap'

30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict

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While we all have our favorite brands, there’s no doubt a bit of disservice that we do to ourselves when we don’t venture outside of our comfortable walls. That’s exactly the story with me, specifically related to Apple. I long ago overcame the desire to tinker, upgrade and fix my...
30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict
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