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If You Can't Make It To Coachella, Tune Into YouTube For Live Sets (GOOG)

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YouTube is trying to become the next generation equivalent of TV, and live events are key to that goal. The company has so far focused on live music, with concerts from acts like The Arcade Fire. This weekend it's upping the ante with three dedicated channels broadcasting sets from Coachella....
If You Can't Make It To Coachella, Tune Into YouTube For Live Sets (GOOG)

The Ad Business 'Will Not Honor' Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Plan For IE10, Exec Says (MSFT)

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More evidence is emerging that Microsoft's plan to launch Internet Explorer 10 with a default "do not track" (DNT) setting to prevent advertisers from targeting individual users will be a fiasco. We previously told you that the DNT setting is flawed because: It's a signal, not an anti-tracking mechanism, and,...
The Ad Business 'Will Not Honor' Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' Plan For IE10, Exec Says (MSFT)

Nokia sheds another 10,000 employees by the end of 2013 as three top execs step down

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Nokia has announced that as part of its cost-cutting strategy, it is to lay off another 10,000 employees by the end of next year, with three top executives stepping down in the process. In a press release this morning, Nokia said that it remained focused on its smartphone business but...
Nokia sheds another 10,000 employees by the end of 2013 as three top execs step down

Nokia to Unveil Something or Other on Wednesday

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Nokia’s got a new device in the pipeline and we’ll find out just what it is a few days from now. In a cryptic Monday blog post, Nokia said it will announce “something new” Wednesday morning at 7AM GMT. The struggling smartphone maker offered few details beyond that — just...
Nokia to Unveil Something or Other on Wednesday
Disruptive Innovation: Bad For Some Old Businesses, Good For Everyone Else

Glu Mobile’s smartphone revenues more than triple to $10.1M in the fourth quarter

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It’s been a rough ride for Glu Mobile over the last few years. But it looks like the company revenues are just holding steady as smartphone revenues compensate for the declines in Glu’s old feature phone business. That suggests it may be able to cross over into profitability next year....
Glu Mobile’s smartphone revenues more than triple to $10.1M in the fourth quarter

Leapfrogging 101: Brazil's Zeewe TV bets big on HTML5

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I always love to hear success stories from emerging markets, in part because they teach us a lot about doing business in the U.S. as well. Case in point: Brazil-based mobile entertainment provider Movile just surpassed the one million user benchmark with its new Zeewe TV service, which launched just...
Leapfrogging 101: Brazil's Zeewe TV bets big on HTML5
Nokia predicted to abandon mobile business, sell assets to Microsoft and Huawei in 2013

Dell Blows Earnings, Showing That Cost-Cutting Only Works For So Long

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Last summer, Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal made an astute observation about Dell's earnings: the company, like much of corporate America, was great at "squeezing water from a stone." In other words, it was able to increase profits -- and raise earnings expectations -- in the face of falling revenues....
Dell Blows Earnings, Showing That Cost-Cutting Only Works For So Long

Wireless and VoIP are eating up the wireline biz

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These towns called on someone who cared about their broadband quality. The landline phone business is a tough one and data released this week from the FCC indicates that it’s not just people abandoning their wireline phones that are helping kill the copper-based voice biz: VoIP providers are as well. The Federal...
Wireless and VoIP are eating up the wireline biz

More Rubble: Google Dismisses 1,200 More Motorola Employees

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Google's downsizing of Motorola continues. According to a report from the Associated Press, Google will cut another 1,200 jobs from the Motorola division, which it acquired in August, 2011 for $12.4 billion. Google announced in Aug. 2012 in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it would lay...
More Rubble: Google Dismisses 1,200 More Motorola Employees

AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group

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According to sources close to the telecommunications giant, AT&T is in discussions with the Chernin Group about mounting a joint bid to acquire the Hulu premium video site. It makes sense — in addition to its core phone business, AT&T also sells broadband and TV via its U-verse service....
AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group

Patent Wars Are "Pain in the Ass," Says Tim Cook

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Are patent wars a problem for innovation? Asked that question at during the opening session of D10 Tuesday night, Apple CEO had a simple reply: “Well, it is a pain in the ass.” Indeed, Apple is involved in a mess of patent infringement lawsuits with a number of different opponents...
Patent Wars Are "Pain in the Ass," Says Tim Cook

Mobile=local

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At the Brite conference, I talked about mobile coming to be synonymous with local. Here are a few paragraphs I wrote on the topic for an essay in a German book about the future of the net: The biggest battlefield is local and mobile (I combine them because soon, local...
Mobile=local
Sony Insists its Not Just Playing Around When it Comes to Phones

Teardown Shows Nokia's Lumia 900 Costs $209 To Build

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As smart phones go, the Lumia 900 has a lot of hopes tied up into it. It represents the collaboration of Microsoft, the software behemoth on the PC that has struggled in recent years to make a go of the smart phone business, and Nokia, once the king of wireless...
Teardown Shows Nokia's Lumia 900 Costs $209 To Build

HP better not together?

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Poor HP. For the past year, Hewlett-Packard’s slogan under CEO Meg Whitman has been “better together.” Now at least one Wall Street analyst is calling for HP to break itself apart, arguing that the parts are more valuable separately than as a whole and that it would be better off...
HP better not together?

Apple's five stages of Google grieving

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By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Grief typically follows any breakup, whether by the living separating or death taking one away. Apple's response to the disillusion of its Google relationship is near textbook case of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Apple is slowly coming to terms with life after Google,...
Apple's five stages of Google grieving

Two Reasons Apple Will Make A Television, Not Just A Little Apple TV Box (AAPL)

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The most recent round of reporting on Apple's television project centered on the idea that it would just make a suped-up version of the current Apple TV. Jessica Vascellaro and Shalini Ramachandran at the Wall Street Journal reported, "Apple Inc. is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable...
Two Reasons Apple Will Make A Television, Not Just A Little Apple TV Box (AAPL)

HTC: We are 'fully committed' to Windows Phone

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HTC is not forgoing the Windows Phone platform. The once high-flying handset OEM may have a focus on Android-based phones, but Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system remains one of its priorities. According to HTC’s Tai Ito, as quoted by CNET, the company is “fully committed to our Windows Phone business” and...
HTC: We are 'fully committed' to Windows Phone

Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million

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Nokia is reportedly in talks with a private equity group called EQT in an attempt to sell off its independent subsidiary, Vertu. Vertu is an ultra-luxury phone brand operating independently within Nokia that makes high-end phones with stainless steel, ceramics, carbon fiber. They phones even feature sapphires and rubies as...
Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million
Another Windows Phone Director joins Amazon ahead of rumored smartphone debut

Why Moto won't get its man

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Todd Bradley heads HP's $36 billion PC group, and Motorola has courted him to run its cell phone division. Image: HP If anyone can rescue Motorola's phone business, it's Hewlett-Packard's Todd Bradley. The question is why he'd want to. Sure, Bradley likes fixer-uppers like this one. During stints at Gateway,...
Why Moto won't get its man

Here's The Really Weird Thing About Microsoft's Big Tablet Announcement Today (MSFT)

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Microsoft reportedly plans to introduce its own tablet later today. If the reports are accurate, this is a major strategic shift for the company. It is the first time Microsoft will build both software and hardware, copying Apple's business model. For such a major announcement, it sure seems to be...
Here's The Really Weird Thing About Microsoft's Big Tablet Announcement Today (MSFT)

Good news for people everywhere!

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New, improved, internationalized help centerTwitter’s user support team is a small group of 14 people and 4 engineers dedicated to helping people use Twitter. As Twitter has grown, so has the importance of making it easy to find answers to questions, updates about known issues, and the right path to...
Good news for people everywhere!

Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

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Earlier this week, Microsoft jumped into the computer hardware business, announcing plans to make its own Surface tablet computer. Now, following the unveiling of Windows Phone 8 yesterday, a longtime Wall Street analyst says Microsoft could be laying the groundwork to make a similar move with Windows Phone. In a...
Analyst: Microsoft might make its own Windows Phone, too

Tumblr Porn, Tim Cook and the Problem With Big Data -- 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week

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In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of the news that powered AllThingsD this week: As expected last week, Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash. And according to WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg, some 72,000 blog posts were ported from Tumblr to WordPress within an hour of...
Tumblr Porn, Tim Cook and the Problem With Big Data -- 10 Things You Need to See on AllThingsD This Week
A Waze Buy Would Put Facebook on Yet Another Collision Course With Google -- This Time in Mapping

Facebook Phone: Maybe, Just Maybe, Not A Completely Moronic Idea

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Rumors abound about the so-called "Facebook phone," which the social network appears likely to  unveil later this week, apparently as a fork of Android that will favor Facebook heavily in the overall user interface and experience. The idea of a Facebook phone has long struck many people, myself included, as,...
Facebook Phone: Maybe, Just Maybe, Not A Completely Moronic Idea

Samsung, Apple Walk Away With 90 Percent Of Smartphone Profits In Q1 2012, Says ABI Research

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Despite the rapid growth of the smartphone market (41 percent YOY, to be exact), Samsung and Apple are the only smartphone makers really enjoying this growth. Combined, they took home 55 percent of global smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2012. More importantly, they’re walking away with 90 percent...
Samsung, Apple Walk Away With 90 Percent Of Smartphone Profits In Q1 2012, Says ABI Research
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