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Backed or Whacked: Kick the Cook

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Editor’s note: This weekend we’re running a new column called Backed or Whacked by Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, focusing on consumer technologies, and writer for Engadget. Every week he’ll address two crowdsourced projects from the view of an investor, analyst, and gadget fiend. He’ll look at what made one a...
Backed or Whacked: Kick the Cook

Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. ‘Tis the season when our thoughts often turn to the wee ones in our lives, and that has certainly...
Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

The Nightmare Scenario: How Everything Could Go Wrong For Apple (AAPL)

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Apple is on top of the world right now, but nothing lasts forever. The company must find ways to innovate old products, fight off tough competitors, and keep up employee morale high—all without the leadership of visionary cofounder Steve Jobs. It's easy to overlook these threats given Apple's tremendous success...
The Nightmare Scenario: How Everything Could Go Wrong For Apple (AAPL)
Smartphone shipments estimated to reach 1.7 billion in 2017, led by Android

Analysts: Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market

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The mobile chipset market is in a state of flux with a number of key vendors struggling, but analysts say the result of the turmoil will be more advanced high-end smartphones and cheaper low-end devices. On Monday, chip maker ST-Ericsson was dealt a blow as co-owner STMicroelectronics decided to...
Analysts: Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market

PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

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Worldwide PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in 11 years, according to a report from IHS iSuppli. Shipments are expected to fall from 352.8 million units in 2011 to 348.7 million in 2012, representing a drop of 1.2%.  The research firm notes that...
PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

Big data collection collides with privacy concerns, analysts say

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A recent push in the information technology industry to collect and monetize big data is headed for a clash with privacy concerns from Internet users and potential regulation from some governments, according to tech analyst firm Ovum. Internet advertising networks and other companies that depend on the collection of...
Big data collection collides with privacy concerns, analysts say

6 tips for buying a daily deal

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With all of the doom and gloom surrounding Groupon, which reached yet another all-time low in trading today, I thought it would be useful to write up my best practices for buying Groupons and other daily deals. Yes, despite being Groupon’s toughest critic, I’m also one of its best customers...
6 tips for buying a daily deal

Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

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In the game of Internet connectivity, it appears that size does indeed matter: size of the Internet pipe, that is. And in this game, the phone companies keep losing. A new report from the Leichtman Research Group reveals cable operators acquired 330,000 new subscribers in the second quarter of 2012,...
Is DSL Dead? Cable Operators Keep Stealing Phone Companies' Internet Users

Backed Or Whacked: Press Enter vs. Presenter

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Editor’s note: This weekend we’re running a new column called Backed or Whacked by Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, focusing on consumer technologies, and writer for Engadget. Every week he’ll address two crowdsourced projects from the view of an investor, analyst, and gadget fiend. He’ll look at what made one a...
Backed Or Whacked: Press Enter vs. Presenter
Faster & faster! The US now has 82.4 million broadband connections
One-third of all Android devices are sold in China

Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly

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Some of the tablet makers at a launch event for Intel's "Clover Trail" processor emphasized the business smarts of their products as a way to distinguish them from Apple's market-leading iPad. Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Acer and other vendors are all banking on the new version of Intel's Atom chip,...
Clover Trail tablets pitched as workplace-friendly

Hybrid cloud identity management

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In an increasingly collaborative workspace, employees, partners, and contractors need access to cloud applications from any device. With all of its advantages, the cloud also creates a whole new set of problems. In this new environment traditional identity and access management (IAM) paradigms are not up to the job. In...
Hybrid cloud identity management

Now That It's Grown Up, Is Facebook Ready to Face the Real World?

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Facebook is the social butterfly of Internet society, but as a company it has been a wallflower, reluctant to share any but the barest hints of its strategies and finances. Last Friday's IPO coming-out party debuted the shy corporate entity in the realm of public companies and shareholder scrutiny. It's...
Now That It's Grown Up, Is Facebook Ready to Face the Real World?

Will Facebook adapt to mobile or will mobile adapt to Facebook?

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We all know Facebook needs to become a force in mobile advertising, but just how much of a force? If Facebook were to replicate the success of its desktop ad business on mobile it would account for a healthy chunk of the entire world’s current mobile ad spend. And if...
Will Facebook adapt to mobile or will mobile adapt to Facebook?

Backed Or Whacked: iPads In Good Standing

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Backed or Whacked first explored the murky underworld of iPad wearing devices last November. The GoPad saw its Kickstarter campaign whacked...
Backed Or Whacked: iPads In Good Standing

Apple's iPhone 5: What does it cost to make?

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Apple's basic new iPhone costs the company just over $200 to make, according to a preliminary component report from analysis firm IHS iSuppli. The materials in the 16GB model of the phone, the firm said, cost Apple $199 while manufacturing shakes out to about $8 per phone. The iPhone 5's...
Apple's iPhone 5: What does it cost to make?

Industry Moves: Gannett; BuzzFeed; Operative; Informa

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The latest hires in the tech and media industry… Gannett: Gannett has named Saira Stahl the new vice president of strategy. Stahl currently is the vice president of operations and communications at Gannett Digital. In her new role, she will report to Gracia Martore, president and CEO at Gannett. Prior...
Industry Moves: Gannett; BuzzFeed; Operative; Informa

x86 processor shipments drop steeply in third quarter as Intel gains on AMD

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Intel gained PC microprocessor market share over Advanced Micro Devices during the third quarter, but worldwide shipments of x86 chips declined at rates not seen in more than a decade, according to Mercury Research. Worldwide shipments of those microprocessors dropped around 9 percent during the third quarter from the...
x86 processor shipments drop steeply in third quarter as Intel gains on AMD
The Facebook-Instagram deal went down in 48 hours

Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

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Whether you like it not, Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Radian6 are measuring your social capital — not your influence but your potential for it. Altimeter Group’s principal analyst Brian Solis today releases a free report that explains why influence is largely misunderstood, and breaks down what 14 of the top...
Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

UltraViolet Hits 800k Digital Media Locker Accounts, Added 50k In The Last Six Weeks

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UltraViolet might sound too good to be true, but the service is growing. More Blu-ray titles are featuring the digital media option and consumers are at least trying the movie industry’s alternative to, well, piracy. iSupply just announced that there are now more than 800,000 household accounts, up from 750,000...
UltraViolet Hits 800k Digital Media Locker Accounts, Added 50k In The Last Six Weeks

Virtuix Omni Takes Virtual Reality In Every Direction

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Now that there are enough wearable sensors on the market to track one activity per day each week, we’ve seen some sensor-based products turn their attention to chilling out already. There’s...
Virtuix Omni Takes Virtual Reality In Every Direction

Open hybrid cloud: Have you thought of everything?

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Building on the well-received analysts’ roundtable “Open hybrid cloud: when open really means open,” GigaOM Research and Red Hat continue the discussion with a deeper investigation into the benefits of an open cloud. Focusing on business cases, the conversation will center on hybrid clouds and why a company would want...
Open hybrid cloud: Have you thought of everything?
Intel's CEO choice shows it will continue its 'lean and mean' approach

5 PC industry omens hidden in Intel's financial statements

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Multiply the joy of watching paint dry by the sheer pleasure of watching grass grow, and you'll get a decent idea of how exciting it is to parse the average corporate earnings report. But everything changes when those numbers come from Intel. Don't get me wrong: Intel's Thursday afternoon...
5 PC industry omens hidden in Intel's financial statements

Backed Or Whacked: Ignoring The Little People

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. The period leading up to the New Year is often a time of self-reflection. Resolutions often relate to people...
Backed Or Whacked: Ignoring The Little People

Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'

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Ovum, Weve, iZettle and Foursquare talk m-payments technology at the Guardian Mobile Business SummitSome analysts pump hot air into the hype around unproven new mobile technologies. Thankfully, Eden Zoller is one of the other ones.The principal analyst at Ovum's telecoms consumer practice delivered a dose of common-sense regarding mobile payments...
Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

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Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say. The Windows 8 trough--the suppression of...
PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?
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