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Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game (AMZN)

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From the competition-is-good-for-the-customer department: Another cloud computing provider has jumped in to compete with Amazon on price: Joyent. This follows Microsoft's recent news that it would match Amazon's absurdly low cloud computing prices. Like AWS, Joyent is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) which lets customers rent hardware and software to run...
Amazon Competitor Joyent Thinks It Can Beat The Cloud Giant At Its Own Game (AMZN)
Smart Scaling: 5 questions you should ask every prospective hire (and 5 questions you shouldn't)

AOL To Pay $1,056 Bonus To All Employees To Celebrate $1.056 Billion Patent Sale

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Like Scrooge after discovering the True Spirit Of Christmas, AOL is offering a shiny half-crown (worth $1,056) to the little boy (its employees) as thanks for bringing the prize Turkey from the Poulterer’s this holiday. The $1,000 cash bonus is a celebration of the company’s $1.056 billion patent sale it...
AOL To Pay $1,056 Bonus To All Employees To Celebrate $1.056 Billion Patent Sale

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

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Taxes. Taxes. Taxes. That's what you folks living within the Garden State will have to pay on Amazon purchases starting July 2013. The recent news -- which is likely to cause some of you to throw a minor temper tantrum -- comes shortly after Jeff Bezos & Co. settled...
Amazon to start collecting sales tax in New Jersey beginning July of next year

Recent scenes from Indonesia

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Indonesia, a sprawling country of contrasts is made up of 17,500 islands and populated by over 240 million people, and is home to the world's largest population of Muslims. Recent news stories from Indonesia include deadly mudslides, controversy over a statue of US President Barack Obama (who attended school there...
Recent scenes from Indonesia
Reid Hoffman: Next Wave Of Tech IPOs Will Be Enterprise With Consumer Flare -- Arrington Yawns

Rumor: Music Streamer Spotify To Try Streaming Video Too

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Can the little British firm upset the U.S. video giants? According to sources who've spoken to BusinessInsider.com, Spotify is poised to expand its services from streaming music over the Internet to streaming video content too. For ages Spotify was mainly limited to British, then European consumers thanks to complex...
Rumor: Music Streamer Spotify To Try Streaming Video Too

Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap outlines release dates

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A leaked image of a proposed roadmap appears to show the release windows for Research In Motion's now-delayed BlackBerry 10 devices. The roadmap, acquired by BlackBerryOS.com, shows that the company plans a 4G-enabled version of its PlayBook, and a 10-inch tablet, as well as the company's previously revealed touchscreen and...
Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap outlines release dates

People With ‘That 70s Look’ Needed for Increasingly Pathetic Steve Jobs Biopic

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Oh look, someone at Forbes found this vaguely sad Craigslist ad soliciting extras for a “movie on Steve Jobs” filming next week in Palo Alto. Cult of Mac and Gizmodo both conjecture that, probably based on the overall paltriness of Craigslist extra trawling, the ad is for serial entrepreneur Ashton...
People With ‘That 70s Look’ Needed for Increasingly Pathetic Steve Jobs Biopic

Timothy Pratt: That Sinking Feeling

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When it comes to indicators on the recession and its aftermath, both Las Vegas and Nevada are at the top of all the bad lists and at the bottom of all the good ones. But we can't be ostriches, so here comes the latest quarterly report by CoreLogic, showing Nevada...
Timothy Pratt: That Sinking Feeling

OnLive's partnering with Ouya: a challenge to Android startup's doubters

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For OnLive, deal is about working across as many platforms as possible with no risk for cloud service - but will it end scepticism about the Kickstarter-funded system?Some took the recent news that OnLive - the cloud service with ambitions to become a Spotify for video games - is to...
OnLive's partnering with Ouya: a challenge to Android startup's doubters
It Looks Like Yahoo Has Hired A New Law Firm In Mexico To Handle Its $2.7 Billion Lawsuit (YHOO)

Samsung Says Not Involved in Israeli Ad that Has Iran Upset

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Samsung said on Monday that it had no part in creating an Israeli ad that shows one of its tablets disabling an Iranian nuclear facility. “Samsung Electronics is aware of a recent news report in Iranian media regarding an advertisement aired by HOT cable network of Israel,” Samsung said in...
Samsung Says Not Involved in Israeli Ad that Has Iran Upset

Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'

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Although HTC and Beats are just shy of the one-year anniversary of their 300 million dollar partnership, it looks like the two are again growing apart. In a letter to shareholders today, it's been announced that the original owners of Beats plan to buy back 25 percent of its...
Beats increases its share ownership to 75%, lets HTC keep majority stake, 'commercial exclusivity in mobile'

Garbage In, Garbage Out On Studies Concerning Which Countries 'Lead' In Education

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We've been discussing how bad metrics can lead not only to bad conclusions, but also to a tendency to optimize for those bad metrics. That seems to apply to some of the recent news concerning "lagging" by the US in the OECD's education metrics. However, as Greg Ferenstein highlights in...
Garbage In, Garbage Out On Studies Concerning Which Countries 'Lead' In Education

Big change in the tech world

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The moral of the story of the Facebook patent and all the recent news from Apple and Google: Tech companies are no better or worse than big companies in other industries. They are all about keeping the stock price high, growing at the expense of their competitors, and the role...
Big change in the tech world

How to design web sites for tablets

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. Imagine a website that looks horrible on a tablet. Or worse, doesn’t even actually function. Oh wait, you don’t...
How to design web sites for tablets

Facebook Tests News Feed Format that Highlights Your Friends’ Comments on Shared Links

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Facebook is testing out a new way of highlighting comments for items in users Top Stories news feed, according to an interface tweak spotted yesterday by Ryan Spoon of Polaris Ventures. Here’s how the new story type appears to work. First, a mutual friend shares a link on Facebook. This...
Facebook Tests News Feed Format that Highlights Your Friends’ Comments on Shared Links

Cloud app services company rPath acquired by SAS

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The cloud consolidation continues. rPath, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based company that bills itself as “the enterprise PaaS company,” is rumored to be on the verge of getting acquired, multiple sources tell GigaOM. Business analytics giant SAS Institute is the company that is being linked to rPath. The price is being pegged...
Cloud app services company rPath acquired by SAS

Google Wallet Is A Bust, So Google Will Try To Throw Money At Carriers To Get Them To Use It (GOOG)

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Can Google do anything to make people want to use Google Wallet, its mobile payment tech? The next thing it might try is to offer mobile phone carriers a cut of the revenues generated by its Google Wallet technology, reports Bloomberg. Google Wallet let's users pay for things with...
Google Wallet Is A Bust, So Google Will Try To Throw Money At Carriers To Get Them To Use It (GOOG)

You built it but they didn’t come: 8 tricks for marketing your mobile app

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? And if your app joins the 50 bajillion...
You built it but they didn’t come: 8 tricks for marketing your mobile app
Woz hired by Sony as technical 'tutor' for Steve Jobs film

Episode 44: Making Sense of Recent News

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Episode 44: Making Sense of Recent News
Senators want to block Facebook’s Saverin from reentering the U.S

Cyberattacks reanimate CISPA, spark move by Obama -- reports

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With recent news of cyberspying and hacks, legislators plan to bring back the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, and the president plans to issue an executive order on cybersecurity, say reports. [Read more]...
Cyberattacks reanimate CISPA, spark move by Obama -- reports

Recent news should give context to this tweet so I don't sound like I am leaving packages in state parks. http://bit.ly/cQwTze

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Recent news should give context to this tweet so I don't sound like I am leaving packages in state parks. http://bit.ly/cQwTze

Surprise: Nokia ships 4M Windows Phones in second quarter

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Nokia posted a big loss in the second quarter, almost four times its loss from a year ago, but reported better-than-expected shipments of its Lumia line of Windows Phones — an encouraging sign, at least, for the mobile phone maker’s high-stakes partnership with Microsoft. The company reported the results this...
Surprise: Nokia ships 4M Windows Phones in second quarter

iOS, Android, HTML5? How to pick a tablet platform for your app

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. You’re building a tablet app, and you need to make decisions on what platforms to support. Here’s how to pick...
iOS, Android, HTML5? How to pick a tablet platform for your app

Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332 In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter

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Zynga didn’t meet analysts’ already-low estimates in its just-released earnings release for the second quarter of its fiscal year, in which it showed revenue of $332 million and lost 3 cents per share. Analysts had predicted the company would earn 5 cents per share on revenue of $344 million. Bookings,...
Zynga Falls Short Of Analyst Estimates For Q2: $332 In Revenue, Bookings Decline From Last Quarter

Makerbot announces new desktop 3D scanner--you know, to go with your 3D printer

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Fresh off the recent news of a 3D-printed semi-automatic gun and a 3D-printed bong, Makerbot has announced a new prototype that could make scanning objects, digitizing them, and then 3D-printing them even easier. "We are super excited to be able to announce at SXSW Interactive that we are developing the...
Makerbot announces new desktop 3D scanner--you know, to go with your 3D printer
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