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Reading between the lines: Office on iPad, Windows Phone upgrades

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Two Microsoft officials gave some very carefully worded answers to questions about Office on iPad and Windows Phone ‘Apollo’ compatibility at industry events this week....
Reading between the lines: Office on iPad, Windows Phone upgrades
Acer CEO warns Microsoft about Surface tablet (translation: Acer is terrified of Surface)

How many iPhone app developers can Microsoft buy?

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The secret to populating an unpopular smartphone platform: cash incentives Rovio is making Angry Birds Space for Windows Phone A nice piece of reporting by Jenna Wortham and Nick Wingfield landed on the front page of the New York Times Business section Friday morning, two days before the launch of...
How many iPhone app developers can Microsoft buy?
Rene Ritchie on the iWatch, a Bigger iPhone, a Less Expensive iPhone, a Retina iPad Mini, and More

'Apple Is Not A Hardware Company' (AAPL, AMZN)

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"Apple is not a hardware company," CEO Tim Cook just said at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco. It was such an important point, he repeated himself: "Apple is not a hardware company." The topic, in a keynote interview, was Apple's gross margins, and whether they...
'Apple Is Not A Hardware Company' (AAPL, AMZN)
Wikiweb Makes Wikipedia Hotter and Smarter

8 things your VC won't tell you

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Venture capitalists, especially those investing at the early stage, could be described as “relationship capitalists”. You’ll often hear how investors approach their commitments like a marriage, and that they think long and hard about with whom they want to go to bed. Avoid picturing that second part. But the VC...
8 things your VC won't tell you

Zynga.com Makes Facebook Connect Optional As It Looks To Build An Independent Platform For Players And Developers

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Last March, Zynga announced its ambitions to create a web and mobile platform for social games. Zynga.com is a destination for both the company’s own games as well as for third-party developers who want to leverage Zynga’s social feed and users. In September, Zynga debuting its first third-party games. And...
Zynga.com Makes Facebook Connect Optional As It Looks To Build An Independent Platform For Players And Developers

Dissent in the ranks: why one FTC commissioner didn't like Google's fine

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The $22.5m fine handed out to Google over its cookie-tracking of Apple users didn't satisfy one of the five Federal Trade Commissioners. But why not?One point that got mostly overlooked in the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fine against Google - $22.5m, which would be a lot for you or me,...
Dissent in the ranks: why one FTC commissioner didn't like Google's fine

Hollywood and Google Square Off Over Pirate Search Results

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For years entertainment industry groups have been demanding that Google does something about the “pirate sites” showing up in their search results. Google has responded to these concerns by taking a variety of measures aimed at decreasing copyright infringement. Last year they removed “piracy” related terms from their Instant and...
Hollywood and Google Square Off Over Pirate Search Results
Hardware: Tell Jabba I’ve Got His Money: Star Wars Revenue Throughout Our Galaxy
Reading between the lines: Yahoo’s new board members show activist investor Dan Loeb is already winning

Hot Background Location App Highlight Gets Funding, Gets Ready For SXSW

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The new generation of location apps is here, just in time for the world’s best event for using them — South By South West. And today, my favorite of the group is announcing that it’s pushing out a new version for the event, and a funding round. The latest updates,...
Hot Background Location App Highlight Gets Funding, Gets Ready For SXSW
Microsoft has more to gain than lose from IE10′s default ‘Do Not Track’ option
AppGratis Protests App Store Ban With User Petition As Paid Promotion Criticisms Mount
Education: Eyeing Profits, Singularity University Tightens Grip on Student Startups

What did Tim Cook really say about Apple's TV project?

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There's more than one way to interpret the broad hints he gave at All Things Digital Click for the 6-minute video. Source: All Things D FORTUNE -- Many commentators listened to Tim Cook's remarks about television at the All Things Digital conference Tuesday and concluded that he let the cat...
What did Tim Cook really say about Apple's TV project?

Details On Ruling Over DISH's Autohopper Show Fox Lost On Nearly All Important Issues

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Last week, we wrote about the ruling in the lawsuit Fox filed against DISH over its Autohopper feature -- which automatically skips commercials on TV shows it records as part of its "Prime Time Any Time" feature (recording all prime time TV from the four major networks to the local...
Details On Ruling Over DISH's Autohopper Show Fox Lost On Nearly All Important Issues

Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

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Anyone reading between the lines after the closure of ratings app Oink, may have picked up a signal about the state of social, local, mobile services today. After all, if a well-designed app with lots of press coverage can’t get enough traction to make it worthwhile, then perhaps the glut...
Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

Nintendo's N64 could have had an embedded dial-up modem, making it the first console to go online

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Nintendo’s N64 console could have been the first video game console to be connected to the internet, featuring competitive multiplayer and an online store, a senior employee at Vidyo has revealed. While working at another company fifteen years ago, Amnon Gavish, the Senior Vice President for Vertical Solutions at Vidyo,...
Nintendo's N64 could have had an embedded dial-up modem, making it the first console to go online

James Murdoch Steps Down At News International

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James Murdoch has been removed as executive chairman of News Corp.‘s (NSDQ: NWS) UK newspaper wing News International, as the phone hacking and media ethics row grows ever more toxic around it. Reading between the lines, the decision appears to have been made for Murdoch Jr. It comes from...
James Murdoch Steps Down At News International

It's Official, EMC's Paul Maritz To Lead Cloud and Big Data Platform Play With 1,400 Employees Under His Command

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It’s official, after weeks of a rumored change, EMC and VMware have announced this morning the “Pivotal Initiative,” a cloud and big data play that will be led by Chief Strategy Officer Paul Maritz. VMwre’s Cloud Foundry, SpringSource and Gemstone will join EMC’s Greenplum and Pivotal Labs groups to form one...
It's Official, EMC's Paul Maritz To Lead Cloud and Big Data Platform Play With 1,400 Employees Under His Command

Google: Nobody Uses That Privacy Standard Microsoft Is Complaining About, Because It's Stupid (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google has responded to Microsoft's accusation that it bypassed a privacy setting in Internet Explorer. The full response is below, but here's the basic gist of it: The privacy standard that Microsoft is talking about, P3P, is outdated and doesn't work for the modern Web. Lots of other sites,...
Google: Nobody Uses That Privacy Standard Microsoft Is Complaining About, Because It's Stupid (GOOG, MSFT)

Ballmer, Sinofsky and the struggle for the soul of Microsoft

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Steven Sinofsky and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrate the completion of Windows 7 at a Microsoft event in July 2009. (Microsoft photo). This was the rap on former Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky following his sudden exit last month: He was unwilling to play along with the rest of the...
Ballmer, Sinofsky and the struggle for the soul of Microsoft

ATTENTION FACEBOOK INVESTORS: Mark Zuckerberg Just Said Several Important Things... (FB)

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In Mark Zuckerberg's interview at Disrupt yesterday, he said several things that Facebook investors should find encouraging. Most importantly, he suggested that: Facebook's mobile opportunity is much bigger than people think Facebook is going to go into the search business Everyone is now "underestimating" Facebook One of the big concerns...
ATTENTION FACEBOOK INVESTORS: Mark Zuckerberg Just Said Several Important Things... (FB)

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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When LeaseWeb deleted Megaupload's servers this week, the second commenter to the post began a sentence with "If Dotcom is so darned eager to prove his innocence..." No need to read further, as there's already a big problem with that statement, and an anonymous commenter took most insightful comment...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

'This is no way to run a business'

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Arsenal's billionaire owners, Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov, will not talk to each other. This is no way to run a businessWhen Stan Kroenke made one of his rare trips to London to drop in on his soccer franchise last season, the closest he got to witnessing discontent about the...
'This is no way to run a business'
Fred Wilson Explains Why Foursquare Just Took On So Much Debt

Shake Up: BeachMint CMO Suddenly Quits, New COO Joins

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A mentor of mine is fond of the phrase, “Everything speaks.” This simple, yet profound message basically means that signal is all around us. And the signal coming out of ecommerce Titan-to-be Beachmint today is one of a senior executive pressing the eject button, both leaving the company and...
Shake Up: BeachMint CMO Suddenly Quits, New COO Joins
Tell Jabba I’ve Got His Money: Star Wars Revenue Throughout Our Galaxy
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