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Skyscanner's Mobile Apps Hit 10M Downloads, Letting Users Find Cheap Flights On The Go

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Skyscanner is somewhat of a Scottish success story. Founded in 2003, the travel search site, best known for its flight comparisons (though it’s branched out to include car hire and hotels), is reportedly on track to achieve an annual turn over of close to £30m, nearing £10m in profit. That’s...
Skyscanner's Mobile Apps Hit 10M Downloads, Letting Users Find Cheap Flights On The Go

Red Hat Rubs Its Billion-Dollar Year In Bill Gates' Face (RHT)

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Dear Bill Gates, Glyn Moody, and Gartner analysts: it's time to eat crow. All of these folks predicted that Linux was overhyped and would never make serious money.  Now that Red Hat has officially posted more than a billion dollars in revenue, ($1.13 billion to be exact), the company's...
Red Hat Rubs Its Billion-Dollar Year In Bill Gates' Face (RHT)

You’re Welcome, You Bastards

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A week ago we posted two excerpts from Fortune columnist David Kirkpatrick’s new book The Facebook Effect. We’re big fans of Kirkpatrick and have been following his book progress since last year. When Fortune’s PR department called to ask us to print the excerpts, we quickly agreed. Hi Michael, I...
You’re Welcome, You Bastards
Mayer's first Google personnel poach: not a geek
Sprint confirms unlimited 4G data on new LTE network

Spread.us: TNW Labs relaunches its social mailing list for Twitter

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Back in February TNW Labs (part of The Next Web) announced Spread.us to help individuals and businesses spread news across their social networks. And today, Spread.us is being relaunched by TNW Labs with a slightly different focus. Spread.us is a new service that lets anyone share news and announcements using...
Spread.us: TNW Labs relaunches its social mailing list for Twitter

Did Apple just sell its 1 millionth iPad?

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According to Chitika Labs, unit sales hit six figures on the fourteenth day Source: Chitika Labs It happened Saturday night around 8:00 p.m. EDT. That's when the big iPad counter that Chitika Labs has been running since April 5 rolled over like an odometer to 1,000,000. If anywhere near accurate...
Did Apple just sell its 1 millionth iPad?
Cable spectrum deal shows that Verizon is vastly smarter than AT&T in the PR department

Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

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Bathhouse. (Photo: Kotaku) Pray for Nintendo’s PR department, as it’s undoubtedly going to face the wrath of some very angry gaymers. Last week, the company released a life-simulation game that let male characters to marry the same sex. But an update released yesterday removed that supposedly unintended feature…OF HAPPINESS. In the new,...
Nintendo Reverses Feature That Lets Male Video Characters Get Gay Married

Steve Wozniak: Cloud Computing Will Cause 'Horrible Problems In The Next Five Years'

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Steve Wozniak really, really doesn't like the cloud. The Apple cofounder slammed cloud computing during a Q&A after a recent performance of The Agony And The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, the controversial play by Mike Daisy. "I really worry about everything going to the cloud," Wozniak told the audience, according...
Steve Wozniak: Cloud Computing Will Cause 'Horrible Problems In The Next Five Years'

Sony report details what Kaz Hirai has achieved in his first year as CEO

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In recent years, Sony's state of the union report has made for wince-inducing reading, but one year into Kaz Hirai's "One Sony" strategy we seem to be seeing hints of a turnaround. The company is trumpeting its return to profitability after several loss-making quarters, thanks to boosts in its...
Sony report details what Kaz Hirai has achieved in his first year as CEO

How Rep Akin Should Have Apologized On Facebook For Rape Comments

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When a brand’s reputation is going down in flames, a well-crafted apology over social media can be a face-saving lifeline, but only if it’s received as a genuine call for forgiveness. Republican Representative Todd Akin failed to quell an onslaught of social media criticism after issuing a vague statement on Facebook related...
How Rep Akin Should Have Apologized On Facebook For Rape Comments

Yahoo's Neglected Global Labs Network Might Hold Key To Revival

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What a time for Marissa Mayer to take control at Yahoo. She’ll need all the smarts she can lay her hands on to revive an ailing Yahoo. Which is why any section of Yahoo which is innovating could be a key component of it’s future capability – especially if Yahoo...
Yahoo's Neglected Global Labs Network Might Hold Key To Revival

Ivy Bridge-packing HP EliteBook gets reviewed, scores well in early tests

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Hear that? That, friends, is the sound of someone in Intel's PR department banging his head against a desk. Though we've read more than a few rumors about the company's forthcoming Ivy Bridge chips, Intel has steadfastly declined to share many official details, and has controlled the flow of...
Ivy Bridge-packing HP EliteBook gets reviewed, scores well in early tests

Google Professor appointed in Paris

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Dr Oompa Loompa will see you now Google has created a sponsored academic post in France, the Google@HEC chair at the HEC Paris business school. It's "a worldwide first for Google", according to the Chocolate Factory's PR department.…...
Google Professor appointed in Paris

Is this what Microsoft Office for iOS looks like?

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On Wednesday The Verge posted new screenshots that it says depict Microsoft’s mobile version of Office for iOS. Though screenshots have circulated on the web before, these particular images are new. (Click the link above to see them.) The app will be free, but will require a Microsoft account. For...
Is this what Microsoft Office for iOS looks like?

UberVu's Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available

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UbueVu tries to go beyond social media monitoring by providing actual suggestions of things for social media managers to do. Today its Signals service, which we covered previously, is out of beta. Plus the service has a completely redesigned interface. Every analytics company claims to offer “actionable intelligence,” so what...
UberVu's Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available

How Many People Work In Facebook's PR Department?

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How Many People Work In Facebook's PR Department?

Visualized: Seattle Mariners unveil 'largest screen in Major League Baseball'

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This week, the Seattle Mariners showed off a new 3,840 x 1,080, surface-mount LED display at Safeco Field -- one the team's PR department touts as the "largest in Major League Baseball and among the largest in all of sports." At 201.5 feet wide by 56.7 feet tall, its...
Visualized: Seattle Mariners unveil 'largest screen in Major League Baseball'

ViewSonic (which Nokia is suing in the US and Germany) exits the European smartphone market

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Germany's most widely-read IT news site, Heise online, reported a few hours ago (here's the article, in German) that ViewSonic, a hardware company headquartered in California that (among other things) builds Android-based wireless devices, has decided to leave the European smartphone market. According to the Heise article, ViewSonic's PR department...
ViewSonic (which Nokia is suing in the US and Germany) exits the European smartphone market
Under the hood of Windows 8, or why desktop users should upgrade from Windows 7

Facebook Considers Suing Daily Mail UK Over Slanderous Article

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Facebook has threatened to sue the Daily Mail UK for inaccurately publishing a piece about Facebook on Wednesday, according to Guardian. Daily Mail’s article claimed that whenever a “14 year old girl” joins Facebook she is approached by older men within seconds, who want to perform a “sex act...
Facebook Considers Suing Daily Mail UK Over Slanderous Article
Payola: The Dark Side of PR
The WSJ Says Apple Is Quietly Sending The Press More And More Reports About Why It's Not Doomed (AAPL)

Marissa Mayer poaches another Google employee for Yahoo's Chief of Staff position

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In July, Google’s 20th employee Marissa Mayer joined Yahoo as its CEO and President. It seemed almost inevitable that she would begin poaching employees from her former employer in order to start building the new Yahoo. Over the past few weeks Mayer has already poached employees and this weekend marks...
Marissa Mayer poaches another Google employee for Yahoo's Chief of Staff position

With privacy there is no middle ground

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Facebook revenues Lots of posts the past few days about the current Facebook privacy issues. Mark Zuckerberg is under attack. Not just for the latest Facebook update, but also personally for an alleged chat session that suggests he isn’t very respectful towards his customers (A new Gordon Brown affair shall...
With privacy there is no middle ground

Hey Scott – Lying On Your Resume At Yahoo! Could Result In Immediate Discharge!

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What’s the penalty for lying on a resume? It’s an important question for new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, after his PR department offered up the laughable excuse that he made “an inadvertent error” on Yahoo’s website and in an SEC filing claiming he had a Computer Science degree. TechCrunch editor...
Hey Scott – Lying On Your Resume At Yahoo! Could Result In Immediate Discharge!

Interesting, Facebook has 25 people in their PR department http://tinyurl.com/ygg724n via @PRNewswer

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Interesting, Facebook has 25 people in their PR department http://tinyurl.com/ygg724n via @PRNewswer

BOMBSHELL: Yahoo CEO's Excuse Is "Verifiably Not True"

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The CEO of Heidrick & Struggles has denied a claim by Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson that the executive-search firm is at fault for a bio with incorrect information about Thompson's college degree, reports Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. Already, most Yahoos we've heard from say they don't believe Thompson's story about how his bio came...
BOMBSHELL: Yahoo CEO's Excuse Is "Verifiably Not True"

In Singapore, Scott Thompson Still Works At PayPal And Has A Computer-Science Degree (EBAY, YHOO)

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We just found a hilariously sad example of how Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's fake computer-science degree spread around the world. eBay's Singapore site still lists Thompson in his previous job as president of its PayPal subsidiary. And it says he has a degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill...
In Singapore, Scott Thompson Still Works At PayPal And Has A Computer-Science Degree (EBAY, YHOO)
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