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Here's Why The Apple Maps Debacle Really Is Worrisome (AAPL)

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Apple's native mapping application is turning into the debacle we thought it would become. On a micro-level, this is a short term pain for Apple. It will make its maps app better and better. By this time next year we expect Apple's maps to be very good. Remember, Apple isn't...
Here's Why The Apple Maps Debacle Really Is Worrisome (AAPL)

Self-serve Facebook advertisers can use third-party data targeting to reach users by offline purchases, occupation and more

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Facebook today announced the availability of new “partner categories,” audience segments created by third-party data providers that advertisers can use for targeting via Power Editor or the API. Grocery habits, occupation and car ownership are among the new options self-serve advertisers have access to on the social network Partner categories...
Self-serve Facebook advertisers can use third-party data targeting to reach users by offline purchases, occupation and more
Inside Leica's Washington, DC store, its first in North America (photos)

HP: Companies Don't Trust Amazon, So They'll Use Our New Cloud Service (HPQ)

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Today HP officially opened its own cloud. HP is very late to the cloud game, years behind the likes of Amazon, Rackspace, IBM, Verizon, AT&T and others. So how is HP going to make people want to use its cloud above all others? We caught up with Biri Singh, SVP...
HP: Companies Don't Trust Amazon, So They'll Use Our New Cloud Service (HPQ)

Apple plans budget iPhone to boost sales in Asia

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A second model would mark a major shift in strategy for Apple, which has produced just one handset a year since 2007Apple is reportedly developing a budget version of the iPhone that could cost half as much as its latest handset, in an attempt to push back against arch-rival Samsung...
Apple plans budget iPhone to boost sales in Asia

More iPhone discounts point to new model coming soon

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All signs point to a new iPhone as being just around the corner. The latest one comes from retailers: Best Buy and Target are dropping the price of iPhone models, according to AllThingsD. Target is now selling the 16GB iPhone 4S for $179 with contract (a $20 price cut) and...
More iPhone discounts point to new model coming soon
RGM Group raises $21M to expand its luxury ad networks targeting the 1 percent

Microsoft PM “Resigns” Via Video, Joins Justin Kan’s New Startup Exec

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Exec, the new TaskRabbit competitor from Justin.tv’s co-founder, Justin Kan, has just hired a new designer it seems. Or so she sings. In a video posted to YouTube by one Karen X. Cheng, she sings and strums – rather nicely, in fact – to the tune of “Bye, Bye Miss American...
Microsoft PM “Resigns” Via Video, Joins Justin Kan’s New Startup Exec
Microsoft promises 'strategic shift' in hardware strategy as Surface preps for launch

HTC One, Android Zero

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There was a word missing from HTC’s unveiling of its impressive new HTC One phone. HTC executives talked about the BlinkFeed streaming home screen, the redone Sense user interface, the BoomSound audio system, and the Zoe photo-plus-video app. But there was no mention of the phone’s Android software. Even...
HTC One, Android Zero
Nokia sells Vertu luxury phone arm to EQT

Belkin finalizes Linksys acquisition

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It's official: Belkin announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Cisco's Linksys division. In a pre-announcement briefing, executives from Belkin and Linksys emphasized that the two brands will remain distinct, but that Belkin is focused on developing a premium ecosystem for the connected home, as well as...
Belkin finalizes Linksys acquisition
Making kitchen computers sexy: HP unveils Windows 8 all-in-one desktops with touch and wireless tech
Chartbeat crosses the Chinese wall with ad sales tools, focusing on quality over clicks
The iPad Mini Is Not Overpriced, And Sales Numbers Will Prove It

Visualplanet's Touchfoil Turns Virtually Any Surface into a Virtual One (i.e. a Touchscreen)

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Touchfoil is a proprietary technology that is designed to turn any large area of glass—a retail display window was their inspiration—into a "huge interactive surface that behaves just like the latest tablet devices." The transparent film can be fitted (or retrofitted) to the inside or underside of any nonmetallic...
Visualplanet's Touchfoil Turns Virtually Any Surface into a Virtual One (i.e. a Touchscreen)
Tesla's new Superchargers leave Roadster, other EV owners flat

AOL On Network launches updated connected TV app, now with ad-serving capabilities and TiVo support

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Media powerhouse AOL launched its On Network back in April, providing a shot in the arm for its online content business. In a nutshell, On promised to bring all the company’s premium video content together, under one digital roof. Today, the AOL On Network is getting version 2.0 of its...
AOL On Network launches updated connected TV app, now with ad-serving capabilities and TiVo support

Facebook Hiring Has Slowed For Now (FB)

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Capstone Investment analyst Rory Maher pays very close attention to the job listings of the companies he covers, including Facebook. He says Facebook job listings on LinkedIn were down during this year's second quarter from 106 to 70. Facebook seems to be slowing its hiring in sales in particular. Maher...
Facebook Hiring Has Slowed For Now (FB)
RGM Group’s ad network keeps growing as premium brands spend more online
Why Microsoft is failing with Windows RT (and what it can do about it)
eBay shifts into social overdrive at IndyCar event #ebayracing (exclusive)
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