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Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

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Microsoft is trying a bunch of tricks to boost its new smartphone business. It must be frustrating for Nokia.A recent Reuters article says that Microsoft is in a Catch-22 because it needs to attract developers to its Windows Phone platform if it's to stand a chance against Apple and Google,...
Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

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On Monday, we wrote about a huge threat to Google and Apple that you've probably never heard of: Aliyun, a mobile operating system from Chinese Internet company Alibaba. It's a huge threat because Aliyun is increasingly popular in China. That's scary to Google for two reasons: The Chinese Internet is already...
In A Dramatic Power Play, Google Allegedly Forces An Android Parter To Cancel A Phone At The Very Last Minute (GOOG)

An Inside Look at MakerBot's New Nolita Store [SLIDESHOW]

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At the conclusion of the unveiling of MakerBot’s latest 3D-printing marvel, Betabeat was treated to a look at the company’s brand-new store, located at Mulberry and Houston Street. But before setting out (as the assembled reporters snacked on sliders and waited for our rides back to Manhattan) we got a...
An Inside Look at MakerBot's New Nolita Store [SLIDESHOW]

Facebook’s growth by the numbers (infographic)

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Read more about Facebook Read the full S-1 filing Facebook’s big mobile risk Reasons to be bullish on Facebook Zuckerberg’s power play Buried in Facebook’s 21,890 word registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are a ton of new facts and figures about the social media company. Since...
Facebook’s growth by the numbers (infographic)
Why Facebook’s GM ad drama won’t impact this IPO

SAP's Purchasing Power Play

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SAP's announcement that it had bought Hybris, an e-commerce software company, comes after the Salesforce purchase of ExactTarget. This is not as much a marketing deal, however, as a dream that mobile and cloud computing will blend online and offline, even retail and manufacturing....
SAP's Purchasing Power Play

Power play: Wireless charging at a distance arrives

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Magnetic resonance wireless charging has the potential to power everything in our lives from a distance. One company, WiTricity, has developed several ways to wirelessly charge everything from smartphones to TVs, cars and solar panels....
Power play: Wireless charging at a distance arrives

Controlling a Power Play in Hockey - For Dummies. http://r2.ly/xphh

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Controlling a Power Play in Hockey - For Dummies. http://r2.ly/xphh

AT&T follows Google with gigabit network plans for Austin

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A power-play between Google and AT&T means Austinites will have two gigabit fiber options to chose from. [Read more]...
AT&T follows Google with gigabit network plans for Austin

Are IT Fears Holding Back Cloud Computing?

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As corporate IT workers adapt to the shifts towards decentralized, cloud-computing services in place of in-house technology assets, they have to be asking themselves: “Am I working myself out of a job?” This fear, justified or not, is one way to explain the persistent efforts of many enterprise IT...
Are IT Fears Holding Back Cloud Computing?

Microsoft files EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility, claims unfair licensing practices

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Early last week, the European Commission gave Google its blessing regarding the purchase of Motorola Mobility. But the honeymoon has been anything but relaxing for the search giant and its latest power-play acquisition, after Apple filed an antitrust complaint, claiming a breach of the company's FRAND obligations. Now Microsoft is...
Microsoft files EU antitrust complaint against Motorola Mobility, claims unfair licensing practices

Ahead of IPO, Zuckerberg's Independent Streak Rattles Would-Be Investors

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For Silicon Valley innovators and tech workers, the Wall Street Journal article with all the inside details of Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram is, by and large, fodder for fantasy. But on the other coast, where investors and hedge fund managers are considering whether or not to purchase...
Ahead of IPO, Zuckerberg's Independent Streak Rattles Would-Be Investors

Behind the Netflix PAC: a broadband power play

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Netflix has formed its own political action committee called Flixpac, and my sources indicate that the biggest issues it plans to tackle will be how to let folks share their movies on social networks and the more nuanced issues of broadband competition, network neutrality and what defines television in an...
Behind the Netflix PAC: a broadband power play

NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks

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Well, we saw this one coming a mile away. Last week, in talking about the current fight in the Senate over the new cybersecurity legislation that's making the rounds, we noted that the behind-the-scenes story appeared to be that the NSA was going to make a power play to try...
NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On 'Critical' Private Networks

Clone Wars: Author Discovers Bots Competing To Sell His Book

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Carlos Bueno wrote a book called Lauren Ipsum. It’s a book about understanding computers for kids. He priced it at about $14 and offered it as a print-on-demand title and ebook. All was going well, books were selling, when suddenly he noticed a few copies were being offered for $55...
Clone Wars: Author Discovers Bots Competing To Sell His Book

Apple's iPhone 5 topples the Samsung Galaxy S III to become the best-selling smartphone in Q4 2012

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Apple’s iPhone 5 managed to dislodge the Samsung Galaxy S III as the world’s best-selling smartphone during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to new figures published today by market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics. Global shipments of Apple’s flagship smartphone increased from 6 million in the third quarter...
Apple's iPhone 5 topples the Samsung Galaxy S III to become the best-selling smartphone in Q4 2012

Authoritarian Governments Still Trying To Seek More Control Over The Internet

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There was plenty of attention paid to the failed WCIT meeting last year, in which some countries effectively sought greater control over the internet, leading many countries to refuse to sign on. There has since been plenty of reasonable concern that the end result of this is a fragmented internet,...
Authoritarian Governments Still Trying To Seek More Control Over The Internet

Why Facebook plunked down $1 billion to buy Instagram

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Facebook's Instagram photo power play has several strategic and tactical benefits. [Read more]...
Why Facebook plunked down $1 billion to buy Instagram

Amazon.com's domain power play: We want to control them all

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Amazon is applying for 76 new top-level-domains. Sure looks like the company wants to reshape itself. [Read more]...
Amazon.com's domain power play: We want to control them all

Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon

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If you are trying to get Netflix and use Verizon’s broadband, then there is a good chance that your video performance is less than optimal. Some Verizon customers might even go as far as calling it a crappy Netflix experience. The reason: a behind-the-scenes power play between Verizon and Cogent Communications ,...
Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon

Editorial: Back to the future with Low Power FM

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Holiday gift idea for next year: your own hyperlocal radio station. It's a gift from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Non-profit community radio stations, which broadcast in a range from a few hundred yards to about three miles, can be a mode of self-expression, a valuable provider of town...
Editorial: Back to the future with Low Power FM

Mobile Miscellany: week of March 4th, 2013

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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, alongside smartphone leaks, admissions of data throttling and a power play at the NFC Forum, we're introducing a new, hand-picked selection of must-read mobile stories...
Mobile Miscellany: week of March 4th, 2013

Google points to Sun's SEC filings to defend previous testimony

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In a power play, Oracle tries to nullify the testimony of Sun’s former CEO by calling another witness in an effort to contradict everything he said....
Google points to Sun's SEC filings to defend previous testimony

Power play: How Zuckerberg wrested control of Facebook from his shareholders

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Mark Zuckerberg controls a majority control of Facebook, and will continue to enjoy that control after it goes public, according to an unusual arrangement he struck with some key investors and colleagues among Facebook’s shareholders. A string of voting arrangements outlined in Facebook’s SEC filing show that some of...
Power play: How Zuckerberg wrested control of Facebook from his shareholders

YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channel

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T'is the end of the year and all across YouTube, videos - primarily music- are being scrubbed clean of fraudulent views. Except one channel. VEVO, the one with a special partnership with YouTube, has remained untouched. Obvious VEVO power-play much, YouTube? YouTube has long had issues with botting - the...
YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channel

Sirius XM Fights Malone Power Play

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Sirius XM is fighting an effort by Liberty Media to take control of the satellite-radio broadcaster....
Sirius XM Fights Malone Power Play

Facebook's power play

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The social network's D.C. lobbying shop muscles up for a war on potential privacy regulations....
Facebook's power play

Sharing and Change in the Corporate Plot

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My post on Just-in-Time KM finished on a note that needed to be expanded. It was a post about knowledge asymmetries and secrecy in relation to the corporate plot. It’s focus was on sharing, but the same concept applies to change and outcomes based management. It’s not enough to have...
Sharing and Change in the Corporate Plot

Expect More Proxy Fights for Tech Companies in Wake of Yahoo Controversy

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By using the threat of a proxy fight to win significant change at Yahoo, Daniel Loeb and his Third Point LLC hedge fund did something that may become increasingly common as a result of new rules to increase shareholder oversight of publicly-traded companies. And tech companies, with cultures that often...
Expect More Proxy Fights for Tech Companies in Wake of Yahoo Controversy
Zuckerberg a no-show at pre-IPO analyst meeting
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