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For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

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In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large part of this user base seems to be made up of corporate users. According to Stuart Strathdee, Chief Security...
For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

Internal Microsoft video shows testers trashing the Kin

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Video shows beta testers complaining of the Kin's poor performance prior to the smartphone's release. [Read more]...
Internal Microsoft video shows testers trashing the Kin

Dell feeling iPad pressure after soft notebook sales, earnings miss

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Though it didn't mention the iPad by name, PC maker Dell did say that "alternative mobile computing devices" had an impact on its sales that contributed to poor performance last quarter....
Dell feeling iPad pressure after soft notebook sales, earnings miss
Georgia Tech Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master's Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online

Why Hasn't NYC Produced Many Tech IPOs?

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Jeff Bussgang asks an interesting question on his blog. He suggests that the lack of NYC tech IPOs compared to Boston is a result of: The IPO culture hasn’t fully permeated NYC?  There are only very few public technology companies based in NYC:  I count AOL as the only one...
Why Hasn't NYC Produced Many Tech IPOs?
What will ad-tech look like without cookies?

Nikon nudges Q2 net earnings to $203 million, DSLR and mirrorless cams get all the credit

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Nikon might be treading water in Q2 2013 (its fiscal year is time-shifted) with a slight gain to $203 million from Q1, but in the current imaging market climate, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Revenue fell $200 million to $3 billion for the period, which Nikon attributed to...
Nikon nudges Q2 net earnings to $203 million, DSLR and mirrorless cams get all the credit

Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete

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It looks like former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci's new position with Lenovo has landed him in a spot of legal trouble — Acer is reportedly suing Lanci for breaching his non-compete clause. Lanci left Acer in March of 2011 after several quarters of poor performance and a disagreement with...
Acer reportedly suing former CEO Gianfranco Lanci for breaching his noncompete
'Around 5 million' HTC One smartphones sold since launch
Divine intervention: Google's Nexus 7 is a fantastic $200 tablet

Another Place To Talk Smack -- Fanatix Raises $1M To Bring Its Second Screen Sports App To The U.S.

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In the UK, the summer of 2012 is already being looked back on as the British summer of sport. It kicked off with a traditionally poor performance by the English football team in the Euros, followed by a much more successful Olympics and Paralympics held on home soil. All three...
Another Place To Talk Smack -- Fanatix Raises $1M To Bring Its Second Screen Sports App To The U.S.
Attention: The social-web IPO window is now closed

Press Start: Sony reveals PS4 Dualshock details, next Xbox not quite always online and more

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Plus, EA Partners to close, Ambient Studios shuts down and the story of Ridiculous FishingA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.PlayStation DUALSHOCK4 Controller | YouTubePlayStation developers explain some of the key elements of the new Dualshock controller.I like the idea of the speaker on the controller handling...
Press Start: Sony reveals PS4 Dualshock details, next Xbox not quite always online and more

Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

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Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets is a reasonably successful software fix for a pervasive hardware problem—namely, the low-rent speakers in most tablets. Dolby On most smartphones and tablets, speakers are an afterthought at best. While processor speed and core counts, graphical capability, amount of RAM, and even pixel density...
Dolby Digital Plus for Tablets tries to compensate for weak speakers

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook speculators are blaming everyone but themselves for the stock's poor performance so far. Henry Blodget argues that the stock was overvalued to begin with and the stock should be priced in the $16-$24 range. Business Insider's Owen Thomas looks at how Facebook's stock performance...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Steve Jobs on programming, craftsmanship, software, and the Web
EA shutting down Restaurant City on Facebook, iOS
New Samsung CEO says there is 'lackluster demand' for Windows 8 devices
Facebook log-out ads will flop with fans, but brands will still buy
Facebook Preps Radically Visual Redesign Of The Mobile News Feed

BlackBerry optimistic, realistic about U.S. launch

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BlackBerry will face jaded customers on Friday with the U.S. launch of its latest smartphone, a last-ditch effort to show that after years of product delays and poor performance, the company is ready to compete. Read full article >>...
BlackBerry optimistic, realistic about U.S. launch

India's $35 tablet project hits snag

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India will invite companies to bid again for its Aakash budget tablet project, after complaints of poor performance and hiccups in rollout of pilot model. [Read more]...
India's $35 tablet project hits snag

Chinese rail ministry on the defense as $52m ticketing website is widely reviled

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China’s Ministry of Railways (MOR) recently revamped its 12306.cn website for buying train tickets, but the project has widely been regarded as a colossal failure. That failure didn’t come cheap, either, as the government is said to have spent RMB 330 million ($52 million) developing the website. The 12306 website...
Chinese rail ministry on the defense as $52m ticketing website is widely reviled

LG's mobile division posts loss on declining sales

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South Korean electronics manufacturer LG reported earnings for the most recently ended quarter today, revealing a 10 percent sales drop that spurred a subsequent decline in its share price. According to The Financial Times, LG's mobile division suffered the most in the quarter, continuing the poor performance that has characterized...
LG's mobile division posts loss on declining sales

The Online Ad Fails at the Super Bowl

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While most of us know the results of yesterday's Big Game, the results of the online ad campaigns from the dozens of companies spending multiple millions are less clear. Fortunately, monitoring firm Yottaa is here to lead the way and let us know who scored and who missed serving up...
The Online Ad Fails at the Super Bowl
Analysts pore through Zynga's numbers as the stock price rises

LG: LTE, 3D, HD and quad-core chips will restore our phone brand

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“I think LTE, high-definition and quad-core will be the key words this year. With fine-tuned technology and strategies, LG will recover our once-lost brand awareness,’’ That’s the plan for 2012, according to Park Jong-seok, head of LG’s handset division, in a comment to The Korea Times. Park said the company...
LG: LTE, 3D, HD and quad-core chips will restore our phone brand

HTC shutting down Watch movies in six countries by May 31st

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While there are signs HTC's fortunes might turn a corner through the launch of the One, few would doubt that its finances could use some streamlining. The company has just outlined one of the ways it will be pinching pennies: it's closing its Watch movie stores in Denmark, Italy,...
HTC shutting down Watch movies in six countries by May 31st

HTC employee to redditors: "Sorry about the Thunderbolt"

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HTC has been struggling to maintain its status in the Android sphere, and although it’s made some strides with positive reviews surrounding the recent launch of the HTC One handset, it was 2011's Thunderbolt handset that was supposed to be a boon for the Taiwan-based company. The Thunderbolt was...
HTC employee to redditors: "Sorry about the Thunderbolt"

Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $136 million loss

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The economy may be starting to look up, but that doesn't mean the suffering is over. Toshiba is just the latest company to announce that it had a rough quarter to close out the calendar year 2011. The quarter ending December 31st of 2011, saw the company pull in...
Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $136 million loss
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