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Fujitsu, DoCoMo and NEC unveil mobile chip making joint venture

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Japanese tech giants Fujitsu, DoCoMo and NEC have announced that they will team up to form a joint venture to produce Internet-enabled chipsets in a bid to stave off their dependency on suppliers like Qualcomm, and compete more fiercely in the open market. The coming together was strongly rumoured yesterday,...
Fujitsu, DoCoMo and NEC unveil mobile chip making joint venture

The FriendFeedization Of Facebook Continues: Bret Taylor Promoted To CTO

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Shared by Jesse Stay This is well deserved. I can't think of a better person to fill this position than Bret - congrats! Facebook has a new chief technology officer, Bret Taylor. The FriendFeed co-founder and initial product manager of Google Maps came to Facebook with the $50 million acquisition...
The FriendFeedization Of Facebook Continues: Bret Taylor Promoted To CTO

Microsoft Bing and Skype units tighten their ties

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Microsoft’s Bing and Skype units are working on a number of cross-platform products and promotions....
Microsoft Bing and Skype units tighten their ties

The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

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TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters....
The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

China's Tencent reorganizes yet again to tighten up mobile strategy

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Tencent, China’s largest Internet company, has restructured its business to help its Mobile Internet Group (MIG) focus better on tackling the mobile opportunity. As part of the shift, MIG President Liu Chengmin is retiring with COO Ren Yuxin taking over as head of the group. Tencent Tech reports that MIG will...
China's Tencent reorganizes yet again to tighten up mobile strategy
Autodesk Acquires Vela Systems, Aims To Bring Construction Management Systems To Tablets

With New Platform Updates, Facebook Continues Its Mobile Developer Lovefest

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Facebook kicked off the first of three developer events on Thursday, continuing its push to court mobile coders to build applications atop the Facebook platform. Aside from continuing to boast high stats on download rates for apps built atop the platform, the company launched a series of new features and...
With New Platform Updates, Facebook Continues Its Mobile Developer Lovefest

Facebook CTO leaving company to build future start-up

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Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor announced today that he will be leaving the company later this summer to start a new business with friend and Google App Engine founder Kevin Gibbs. Director of Engineering Mike Vernal and Director of Mobile Engineering Cory Ondrejka will continue to lead in his absence,...
Facebook CTO leaving company to build future start-up

RIM Is Screwed (RIMM)

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIMM) is in trouble. Not because of yesterday's earnings problems -- missing revenue and unit shipment expectations because of a one-time inventory adjustment at one of its carrier partners. But, rather, because RIM is simply not positioned well for the future. Specifically, RIM is at...
RIM Is Screwed (RIMM)

Twitter expands Certified Products Program with Adobe Social, Sprout Social, Simply Measured and more

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Last year, Twitter launched a Certified Products Program, a sort of list of companies using Twitter data in approved ways. It split those companies into three categories including engagement, analytics and data resellers. Today, Twitter has announced that it has appointed Zach Hofer-Shall as head of the program. He’ll be...
Twitter expands Certified Products Program with Adobe Social, Sprout Social, Simply Measured and more
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Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

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The barrier to entry for the Unity game rendering engine for developers on iOS and Android has gotten lower, as use of Unity tech is now free on both mobile platforms. Unity CEO David Helgason announced the changed terms today during the Unite Nordic trade conference, according to Pocket Gamer’s...
Unity Game Engine Goes Free For iOS And Android Developers

Google Could Loosen Amazon's Cloud Grip With Pay-Per-Use API Services

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Editor’s note: Chris Potter is co-founder of ScreenLight, a cloud video collaboration service for video producers to review and approve video with their teams and clients. Follow him on Twitter @potta. Google recently rolled out a number of enhancements to its Cloud Platform products. With these changes, it’s clear that...
Google Could Loosen Amazon's Cloud Grip With Pay-Per-Use API Services

Nielsen Acquires Vizu To Measure Online Ad Effectiveness

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Nielsen announced today that it’s acquiring ad tech company Vizu. This isn’t the kind of deal where you have to wait months for something to happen. Executive Vice President for Ad Effectiveness Scott McKinley says it’s a “plug and play acquisition,” and in fact, Vizu’s Ad Catalyst will be available...
Nielsen Acquires Vizu To Measure Online Ad Effectiveness

Twitter Launches "Twitter Certified Products" -- Partners With DataSift, Gnip, Hootsuite & Others

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Twitter just launched its “Certified Products Program” to highlight “the best products and services to thrive on Twitter.” The program is meant to help companies find “the best tools to engage with their customers” and “understand what people are saying about them on Twitter.” To do so, Twitter is focusing...
Twitter Launches "Twitter Certified Products" -- Partners With DataSift, Gnip, Hootsuite & Others

The Great Startup Prank War of Boulder, Colorado

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It started harmlessly enough, with a simple sticker. Most startups have ‘em and stick them, for better or for worse, on everything. At various points of SXSW, I was unpleasantly surprised to find a sticker of some startup tangled up in my hair. But to slap your company’s sticker onto...
The Great Startup Prank War of Boulder, Colorado
DIY shoe service Shoes of Prey steps it up with $3M investment

Facebook Eliminates Connect Brand Due to Market Confusion

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One important note for developers, publishers, and marketers from yesterday’s announcements at f8 is that Facebook has officially retired the “Connect” brand. The name and the service officially launched at the last f8 in 2008, and the term was used to collectively describe the company’s off-Facebook.com Platform services. Why the name...
Facebook Eliminates Connect Brand Due to Market Confusion

Google's Cloud Platform Gets 36 New Compute Engine Instance Types, Lower Storage Prices, Durable Reduced Availability Storage & More

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Just one day before the start of Amazon’s AWS-focused re: Invent conference in Las Vegas, Google just announced a number of major updates to its set of Cloud Platform products. With this update, Google is introducing 36 new instance types for Compute Engine and a number of other new features...
Google's Cloud Platform Gets 36 New Compute Engine Instance Types, Lower Storage Prices, Durable Reduced Availability Storage & More

Introducing the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program: Helping businesses move to the cloud

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Posted by Eric Morse, Head of Sales and Business Development, Google Cloud PlatformCloud is core to everything we do here at Google. In the last decade, we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that can serve 4 billion hours of video every month, support 425 million Gmail users and store 100...
Introducing the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program: Helping businesses move to the cloud
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