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The real reason Zynga is out of steam

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The games are lacking. If the social gaming company wants to save itself, it needs better titles. FORTUNE -- Zynga can't catch a break. Shares are down nearly 74% since its stock market debut. User engagement has dropped 53% in less than three years according to social game analytics firm...
The real reason Zynga is out of steam

NBC Says "No" to iPad, Wants People to Pay

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NBC isn't hopping on the iPad bandwagon, according to recent reports. The media giant known for popular shows like "The Office" and "30 Rock" reportedly told Apple it won't be making any of its online shows iPad-compatible anytime soon. And they're not alone. Sources cited by The New York Post's...
NBC Says "No" to iPad, Wants People to Pay

Today in Tech: Has Facebook stopped innovating?

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Also: Tim Cook's 2012 compensation; how eyeglasses-startup Warby Parker changed retail. The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service) [PANDO DAILY] The catalyst of late was the release of Poke-- a rip off of surging Snapchat. When it launched a...
Today in Tech: Has Facebook stopped innovating?

Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon

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This week’s announcement by Google of its new Google Compute Engine cloud offering is a big deal, and GigaOM’s coverage to date has been pretty spot on. However, having read the excellent coverage by Om Malik and Derrick Harris, as well as some interesting analysis on other sites (like here and here), I’m stuck with...
Why performance will help Google steal cloud customers from Amazon

MPAA Exec: Only We Can Make Content That People Want

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Sometimes I wonder if the execs who run the major copyright-related trade groups ever talk to actual people outside of their little bubbles. Because they say things that are so out of touch with reality that it's stunning. We already discussed the panel where the RIAA's Cary Sherman said that...
MPAA Exec: Only We Can Make Content That People Want
Microsoft, Stop Trying To Make Windows RT Happen

The Real Reason Janet Napolitano Doesn't Like Email -- Accountability

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We've already detailed the cognitive dissonance created by DHS head Janet Napolitano's statements on email usage. Last September, she blithely pointed out that she doesn't use email "at all," and in fact, "avoids many online services." She went on to say that some would call her a "Luddite" and...
The Real Reason Janet Napolitano Doesn't Like Email -- Accountability

Silicon Valley's Most Important Startup Factory, Y Combinator, Is Shrinking

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Y Combinator will limit the number of early stage startups in its Winter 2013 class.  In its last batch, the accelerator produced more than 80 companies. It will limit its upcoming Winter batch to less than 50 startups. YC founder Paul Graham writes on the accelerator's blog that in Summer 2012, YC simply...
Silicon Valley's Most Important Startup Factory, Y Combinator, Is Shrinking

Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

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As I've described frequently over the last few months, I had high hopes for Mitt Romney's economic plan. Alas, until very recently--yesterday, in fact--Romney's stated economic solution has strongly suggested that he either doesn't understand what's wrong with the U.S. economy, or, worse, doesn't care (as long he gives himself...
Pillow Mogul Explains Why Mitt Romney's Tax Cuts For The Rich Won't Fix The Economy...

The Real Reason Google Bought Kevin Rose And Milk: It Needs Designers (GOOG)

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Google acquired the Milk team last week — but only about half of it. Business Insider has learned that the other half, which included Milk engineers Amber Reyngoudt and David Peck, were not offered positions at Google. The reason they were left behind is because Google has plenty of...
The Real Reason Google Bought Kevin Rose And Milk: It Needs Designers (GOOG)
Twitter's Number One Gift To The World Is The Art Of Brevity

Apple NOT Buying Mapping Startup Waze, After All (AAPL)

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That was short lived! TechCrunch reporter Mike Butcher said Apple was in advanced negotiations to buy mapping upstart Waze for $500 million to $750 million. Now, TechCrunch contributor MG Siegler says it's not happening. Siegler reports "multiple sources close to the situation" tell him nothing is happening between Apple and...
Apple NOT Buying Mapping Startup Waze, After All (AAPL)

How To Prepare For Your Big Interview With Google (GOOG)

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Interviewing with Google is stressful if you're a software engineer. You'll have to solve very tough problems. You'll have to do things outside of your comfort zone, like write code on a white board. Most of all: you probably really, really want this job. Google is considered one of...
How To Prepare For Your Big Interview With Google (GOOG)
Microsoft Asks 'Are You Being Scroogled?' in Hilariously Melodramatic Anti-Google Campaign

Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

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When SendGrid landed itself on the wrong side of a debate about sexism in the tech industry, I was shocked. I live in Colorado and know the folks at SendGrid. SendGrid is the anchor of Boulder's warm-and-fuzzy startup community, one of the most successful companies to come out of incubator...
Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

Kim Dotcom: U.S. Government Used Echelon to Spy on Me

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Two weeks ago New Zealand’s Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security found that the government had illegally spied on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom. His report found that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) carried out surveillance on Dotcom, despite the fact that by law it can only conduct action against foreign...
Kim Dotcom: U.S. Government Used Echelon to Spy on Me
The real reason Marissa Mayer left Google: She had to

Vending Machine Sells Books For Whatever Price You Want

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While we've seen pay-what-you-want models work quite well for digital goods, it's still uncertain as to whether the model works for tangible goods where the marginal cost of each sold item does not approach zero. However, that doesn't mean people shouldn't try. A Brazilian company launched a line of vending...
Vending Machine Sells Books For Whatever Price You Want

An AOLer Just Called Us To Say People Are Being Let Go Right Now (AOL)

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We just got off the phone with an AOLer who says people are being fired in marketing, and product marketing at the New York office. Employees are getting "random" messages they need to meet with their managers. In these meetings they are being told, "You're position is being eliminated...
An AOLer Just Called Us To Say People Are Being Let Go Right Now (AOL)

The Modbook Pro gets official, CEO Andreas Haas talks success in an iPad world

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You'd be forgiven for assuming that the ModBook dream died with release of the first iPad. After all, the first version of the hacked notebook predated Apple's announcement by a couple of years. When the iPad finally hit in 2010, it did a lot to address the desire for...
The Modbook Pro gets official, CEO Andreas Haas talks success in an iPad world
Glimpse makes Like buttons useful, ties them to price alerts
Secrecy: The Real Reason Taking Dell Private Makes Sense

Ignorify Wants to Help You Avoid the Physical World So You Can Keep Playing 'Angry Birds' in Peace

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You're walking down the street, texting, listening to some music ... and, without realizing it, you step into oncoming traffic. Or a fire hydrant. Or another person. The perils of distracted driving may be many, but so are the ones associated with distracted walking. Ignorify -- acknowledging that "there's no...
Ignorify Wants to Help You Avoid the Physical World So You Can Keep Playing 'Angry Birds' in Peace

The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service)

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Yesterday one of the more salacious stories in our world was a photo showing the Zuckerberg family’s shocked expression at Facebook’s new Poke app. It became public due to misunderstanding with Facebook’s privacy settings, and as if that wasn’t enough to wake the Facebook haters and get them screaming, Randi...
The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service)

The REAL reason why Reddit is always slow

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The REAL reason why Reddit is always slow

The Real Reason Video Game Consoles Still Have Optical Drives?

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With the rise of online gaming and digital downloads, video gamers in the United States and other developed countries might well wonder why the gaming consoles they buy still come with optical disk drives - and why the next generation of machines will also still have them. The answer,...
The Real Reason Video Game Consoles Still Have Optical Drives?

What If... (Office For iPad Edition)

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Watching the back-and-forth yesterday about the whole Microsoft Office for iPad thing was nothing if not amusing. The basic rundown: “It’s coming, here it is.” “That’s not it.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not, but we didn’t say it’s not coming.” “A Microsoft employee showed it to us.” “No they...
What If... (Office For iPad Edition)

Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

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As Nokia tries to separate out its mapping business and make it a standalone entity earning more than 1 billion euros per year, it has stripped its name entirely out of the unit. This past week, the company said it would take its name out of all navigation products and...
Why Nokia Is Calling "Here" Here, The Curious Rebranding Of Their Maps Product

The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

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The social media juggernaut's financial filing reveals some uncomfortable truths about Silicon Valley and Wall Street. By Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large FORTUNE -- There's something to be said for being a fossil when it's time to look at a phenomenon like Facebook's pending stock offering. The medium is new, the...
The Facebook IPO: Marketing, hypocrisy, and arrogance

The Real Reason We Hate Wal-Mart

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The Real Reason We Hate Wal-Mart
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