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The Verge Mobile Show 031 - January 2nd, 2013

Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets

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It's a lonely world when you've no storefronts to call your own. Shortly after Target decided it best to halt the sales of Amazon's Kindle products, it's being reported that Walmart is following suit. A quote obtained by Reuters suggests that Wally World's bigwigs won't be carrying Amazon tablets...
Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets

A mobile internet subsidized by content providers: ESPN might want it but you shouldn't

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For the last year mobile carriers have entertained a strange notion: content providers should pay for the mobile data their customers consume on operators’ networks. At first, the big internet players seemed to shrug off the suggestion, but carriers may have found their first taker in sports entertainment giant ESPN....
A mobile internet subsidized by content providers: ESPN might want it but you shouldn't

Facebook drops, kissing IPO price before rebounding

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In a nail-biting bit of trading, Facebook landed at the $38 mark, and sat there, almost falling below its IPO price. The company had spiked as high as $43.20 this morning, according to Google Finance, but settled quickly. Zynga’s plunge and halt could not have helped. Here’s the chart, as...
Facebook drops, kissing IPO price before rebounding
Startups: Money Orgies: Investors Who Love Them, and Entrepreneurs Who Don’t

DealBook: Groupon Shares Hit New Low in Latest Plunge

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Shares in Groupon plummeted more than 5.5 percent, raising questions about the viability of the daily deals site....
DealBook: Groupon Shares Hit New Low in Latest Plunge

THIS IS BAD NEWS: Look What Happened The Last Time A Website Had A Real-Time CEO Wealth Meter

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In the world of ranking rich people, the big news of the day is Bloomberg's new real-time billionaire tracker, which will attempt update every day the wealth of the 20 richest people in the world. The idea, presumably, is that enough of them have their wealth in public vehicles...
THIS IS BAD NEWS: Look What Happened The Last Time A Website Had A Real-Time CEO Wealth Meter

Bend Windows 8 to your will with these free tools

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Suggesting that reviews of Windows 8 have been mixed is a bit of an understatement, but you don't have to take my word for it; Microsoft's bold new operating system is available right now, and if you spend some time with it I wager there are elements of the...
Bend Windows 8 to your will with these free tools

Nokia sheds 10,000 more jobs, drops Vertu line

www.electronista.com
Nokia has announced that it has ësharpenedí its strategy moving forward, axing a further 10,000 jobs. The latest cuts now bring the number of employees who have lost their job since CEO Stephen Elop took the helm in 2010 to a staggering 40,000. The latest planned restructure is said to...
Nokia sheds 10,000 more jobs, drops Vertu line

Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

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Sunny Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptio We’re continuing our build-up to GeekWire Startup Day — taking place Sept. 22 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue— with videos from some of the notable presenters from past years. Today, we’re going back into the archive to 2010, featuring Apptio’s Sunny Gupta and his...
Best of Startup Day: Sunny Gupta's lessons on raising venture capital

Inside the shadowy underground of Korean monitor sales

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If you're in the market for a new high-definition desktop monitor, take note: You may be able to pick up a very good Korean-made display for far less money than what you'd spend on, say, an Asus, Dell, HP, or Samsung model. Sure, you'll have to cope with odd product...
Inside the shadowy underground of Korean monitor sales

Groupon Earnings Miss Big and Sends Stock Into After-Hours Swoon

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Despite a large uptick in the stock earlier today, Groupon’s fourth-quarter results caused its shares to 22 percent plunge in after-hours trading. The Chicago-based company said its revenues were $638.3 million in the three months, just below estimates of $640 million. But the fourth-quarter GAAP loss was 12 cents per...
Groupon Earnings Miss Big and Sends Stock Into After-Hours Swoon

Pinterest adds business pages, tacks on separate terms and tools

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Although businesses have had their wares spread out on Pinterest for some time now, the web-based collection repository has officially invited businesses to create their own accounts. Until now, commercial use was frowned upon in the site's terms of use, but merchants can convert those personal accounts to the...
Pinterest adds business pages, tacks on separate terms and tools

Dow plunges 1,000 points, possibly due to PEBCAK

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Stocks in the US were down 1,000 points earlier today. Initial reports blamed the plunge on fears over debt in Greece, but CNBC is now reporting that the dramatic drop may have been caused by user error. "According to multiple sources, a trader entered a b for billion instead of...
Dow plunges 1,000 points, possibly due to PEBCAK

Kindle Fire shipments plunge to less than 750,000 in Q1

www.electronista.com
After setting the tablet scene alight in Q4 last year with 4.8 million tablet sales and taking the number two position in the market with a 16.8 percent market share, Amazonís Kindle Fire sales fizzled in Q1. For the months of January, February and March this year, Amazon saw its...
Kindle Fire shipments plunge to less than 750,000 in Q1

Test Dropbox’s New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space

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Dropbox has no shortage of fans or users these days — their stellar wins at the Crunchies are proof of that — and now the cloud storage service is leaning on them to test an experimental new build of the Dropbox Android app. While the thrill of being on the...
Test Dropbox’s New Android App And Snag Some Extra Storage Space

Now You Can Make Your AT&T Galaxy Note Play Nice With T-Mobile HSPA+

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Know what I love about Android hackers? They’ve got moxie. Take a look at these folks on the XDA-developer forums: a user named itsjusttime put up a bounty post offering cold hard cash to whoever could get AT&T’s Galaxy Note I717 up and running on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. Now, just...
Now You Can Make Your AT&T Galaxy Note Play Nice With T-Mobile HSPA+
BII REPORT: How 4G LTE Is Transforming The Mobile Ecosystem

Big Blue Makes A Big Bet On Enterprise Mobility

allthingsd.com
You know this whole idea about smart phones and tablets at the office might be going places, when you see IBM showing interest in it. Big Blue took a serious plunge into the mobile business today by teaming up with AT&T, launching new services for its clients, and making it...
Big Blue Makes A Big Bet On Enterprise Mobility

Edit Your Photos, Play as a Soccer Manager, Use Chrome and More

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Sometimes I want to quit my job and become a photographer. Or a soccer manager. Or a gamer. Or maybe even just a Chrome and Google Voice user. These apps will help me when I decided to make the plunge. More »...
Edit Your Photos, Play as a Soccer Manager, Use Chrome and More

Linksys reveals a trio of 802.11ac WiFi routers with beamforming, and a USB adapter to match

www.engadget.com
Like most of its peers, Cisco's Linksys badge started off modestly in the 802.11ac WiFi world last year, offering just one router and one bridge for early adopters. It's taking the complete plunge in 2013 with three new routers and a USB adapter. The AC 1200 (EA6300), AC 1600...
Linksys reveals a trio of 802.11ac WiFi routers with beamforming, and a USB adapter to match

How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online? [Ask Lifehacker]

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Dear Lifehacker, I'd love to get rid of cable and stream all my favorite TV shows right from the internet. What do I need to know before I take the plunge? Signed, Ready to Cut the CoaxialPhoto by sociotard. Join the club! Some of us at Lifehacker HQ have already...
How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online? [Ask Lifehacker]

TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars

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How studios and networks continue to profit after the Academy Awards. Taking social media food photography to the next level. NBC struggles to recover from its ratings plunge....
TimesCast Media+Tech: Making Money After the Oscars
VLC 2.0.2 adds Retina display support, kills font cache, and more

Curiosity closes in on Mars for high-stakes descent

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The $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory rover is closing in on the red planet for a high-stakes plunge to the surface using an untried "sky crane" technique to ensure a pinpoint landing on the floor of Gale Crater. [Read more]...
Curiosity closes in on Mars for high-stakes descent
DocStoc unleashes 30 free iPad and iPhone apps for business types

G-Form drops an iPod touch in a case from 100,000 feet, rivals Felix's antics (video)

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Just because Felix Baumgartner set records by jumping from 128,000 feet doesn't mean he has a lock on stratospheric freefall stunts: see G-Form's latest video (after the break) as proof. In keeping with a tradition of launching a case line and then subjecting it to abuse on camera, the...
G-Form drops an iPod touch in a case from 100,000 feet, rivals Felix's antics (video)

One year with solar energy at home: Mostly sunny!

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Just over a year ago, we took the plunge at my house and covered the back roof with solar panels: 41 of them, to be exact. After 12 months, we’ve created 13.8 megawatt hours of electricity while using only 7.59 megawatt hours. The energy surplus becomes a credit on our...
One year with solar energy at home: Mostly sunny!

They're Happily Married. They Created The Smash-Hit Game "Temple Run." How Perfect Is This Union?

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For Imangi Studios' Keith Shepherd and his wife/business partner Natalia Luckyanova, love is talking mobile-gaming apps. Their sequel to "Temple Run" is out today. They say none of it would have happened without marriage. "It's very polarizing when we say that we're married and work together," says Keith Shepherd...
They're Happily Married. They Created The Smash-Hit Game "Temple Run." How Perfect Is This Union?

E-Cards Are Dead... Except on Mother's Day

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After looking over recent stats from Hitwise Intelligence on the decline of e-cards and the simultaneous rise of social media, we were stopped mid-yawn by this weird little blip on the radar: On Mothers' Day, e-cards show a less drastic YoY decline, and social media visits actually temporarily plunge, showing...
E-Cards Are Dead... Except on Mother's Day
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