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LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

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Professional social network LinkedIn just reported stronger than expected fourth quarter 2011 earnings today. Earnings came in at $0.12 per share. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $167.7 million, an increase of 105% compared to $81.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter was...
LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

Apple reportedly squeezes Pegatron into ceasing ASUS ultrabook production

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Apple has reportedly moved to curb the production of new ‘ultrabook’ portable computers by Taiwanese technology  giant ASUS, by forcing its manufacturing partner Pegatron to choose between production contracts for the two companies. Chinese publication Commerical Times reports that Apple pursued Pegatron after becoming frustrated by the similarities between its...
Apple reportedly squeezes Pegatron into ceasing ASUS ultrabook production
Documents show cops making up the rules on mobile surveillance

Facebook Rolls Out File-Sharing for All Groups [EXCLUSIVE]

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Could Facebook become the next Dropbox — or a haven for sharing files without regard to copyright? The social network has revealed to Mashable that all Groups will now offer the ability to send files. This update rolls out to a small percentage of groups Thursday, and will become...
Facebook Rolls Out File-Sharing for All Groups [EXCLUSIVE]

Netflix and LoveFilm drawn into probe over anti-competitive movie deals in the UK

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An investigation by the UK’s Competition Commission, which originally accused BSkyB of holding too much power over the transmission of paid movies, has been widened to include video-on-demand services Netflix and LoveFilm. The authority will now assess whether the rise of video streaming now provides more choice for consumers. The...
Netflix and LoveFilm drawn into probe over anti-competitive movie deals in the UK

Google Voice’s New Update Lets Users Manage Anonymous Calls

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For all its faults, Google Voice has gotten to be pretty solid with regard to how it routes calls from different groups of people, and today the search giant has gussied up the service even more. According to the official Google Voice blog, a new update now gives users more...
Google Voice’s New Update Lets Users Manage Anonymous Calls

"Silicon Valley’s math is getting fuzzy again."

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In my last post, I linked to something that First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman wrote in 2007. His post was prompted by — wait for it — a New York Times piece declaring that “Silicon Valley’s math is getting fuzzy again.” We were in a BUBBLE! Ahhhhh!!!! Reading over that post...
"Silicon Valley’s math is getting fuzzy again."

Offline Google Maps to work on 'all devices with Android 2.2 or higher,' 3D compatibility less clear

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We'd heard earlier that Google had "nothing to announce" in regard to Android compatibility with the newly-announced offline Maps support and 3D modeling, but look -- things change. We reached out to the company and urged 'em to dig a little deeper, only to have the following confirmed: "For...
Offline Google Maps to work on 'all devices with Android 2.2 or higher,' 3D compatibility less clear
Sony PS3 gets Amazon Instant Video app, streams purchased movies and Prime subscription content

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE user guide slips out, tells you what you already know

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Whether or not Sprint's version of HTC's One X is indeed shipping on May 18th remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure: it'll almost definitely hit store shelves prior to Sprint's LTE network going live. Following the Galaxy Nexus' footsteps in that regard, the EVO 4G LTE...
Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE user guide slips out, tells you what you already know

Help To Save The World: Go Online

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Too often we read that the Internet is making us stupid or fat, or destroying the "fabric of society." Indeed, judging by the all the digital jeremiads it's a wonder that anybody dares to use it at all, since it's clearly irredeemably bad in every way. So it's refreshing to...
Help To Save The World: Go Online

Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?

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For some of you this will be news, for some, a reminder. But the long and short of it is that Netflix has been forced to change its approach to user privacy, specifically in regard to how long it stores rental history for those who have unsubscribed. Netflix was forced...
Rental History: Netflix Settlement Leads To Changes In Privacy Policy, But Who Benefits?

CEO Elop Hints Nokia Will Be 1st To Windows Phone 8, Weighs In On China And Android

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Nokia’s Q2 earnings out today reflect the big challenges for the handset maker amid what CEO Stephen Elop calls the “ferocity” of competition from Android and Apple, but here’s a clue to one interesting development: he closed off today’s analyst call with a hint that Nokia will be the first handset...
CEO Elop Hints Nokia Will Be 1st To Windows Phone 8, Weighs In On China And Android
A/B Testing: Why Is a Financial Times Subscription So Expensive?

With Apple's Numbers, Timing Is Everything

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Time to panic. Apple has produced another “miss” with their just-released Q3 2012 results. It’s their second such “miss” is less than a year. The sky is falling. Sell — Wall Street already is. Run. Well, unless you’re a rational human being. Then maybe walk. Or stop. Look. And listen. Why...
With Apple's Numbers, Timing Is Everything

A week in radio

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Listening through visually-driven devices such as smartphones complements the words and will hook new audiences"We are moving to a screen world," the BBC's Head of Audio and Music, Tim Davie, told an industry conference last month. It's not the first time in radio's history that the moving image has been an...
A week in radio

Sprint’s Aging iDEN Network Could Go Dark As Soon As June 2013

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Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has been planning to kill off the carrier’s aging iDEN network since 2010, but now Sprint has finally delivered a date for iDEN’s demise. The carrier has just announced that they plan to pull the plug on their iDEN network as soon as June 30, 2013....
Sprint’s Aging iDEN Network Could Go Dark As Soon As June 2013

How the AP got a hold of its big, old data

gigaom.com
Holding onto millions of pieces of archived content it still wanted to monetize, the Associated Press turned to a NoSQL database. Specifically, it turned to MarkLogic, a non-relational database designed for storing and accessing lots of XML-based content — like the stuff the AP has lying around — and that...
How the AP got a hold of its big, old data

Microsoft Files EU Complaint on Motorola Mobility

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Microsoft said it has filed a competition law complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility in regard to Motorola's handling of standards-essential patents....
Microsoft Files EU Complaint on Motorola Mobility

Twitter confirms support for Do Not Track

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Twitter will officially support the Do Not Track feature in Firefox, Ed Felten, chief technology officer for the Federal Trade Commission, announced on Thursday. Twitter itself confirmed its compliance in a tweet shortly after the announcement, meaning those who visit the site will be able to opt out of cookies...
Twitter confirms support for Do Not Track

Google users sue over changes to privacy policy

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Lawsuits accuse Google of violating users' privacy rights and of deceptive business practices in regard to new privacy policy changes. [Read more]...
Google users sue over changes to privacy policy

As touchscreens dominate, Nokia survey says keyboard phones preferred

gigaom.com
When asked which input method is preferred on a phone, the old QWERTY keyboard is still a winner. That’s according to a recent survey by the Nokia Conversations blog, who asked which of the following is your favorite input method: QWERTY keyboard, numeric keypad, voice or touchscreen. Nearly half opted...
As touchscreens dominate, Nokia survey says keyboard phones preferred
Study: Pinterest Now Drives More Referral Traffic Than Twitter

Marissa Mayer Is Not Tim Armstrong 2.0 (YHOO, AOL, GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Yahoo's decision to hire Marissa Mayer is reminiscent of AOL's decision to hire Tim Armstrong. A big, but dying, internet brand looks to Google for a talented executive to turn it around. Armstrong hasn't fixed AOL, largely because he's investing heavily in local-news operation, Patch. Patch is losing money and...
Marissa Mayer Is Not Tim Armstrong 2.0 (YHOO, AOL, GOOG)

OMGPOP Engineer Refuses To Join Zynga, Calling It 'Evil' (ZNGA)

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Game developer Shay Pierce is refusing to work for Zynga, even though Zynga just bought OMGPOP, the company Pierce works for, for $180 million in cash. In a guest column on Gamasutra, Pierce says Zynga is an "evil" company. He says it is evil not for trying to make a...
OMGPOP Engineer Refuses To Join Zynga, Calling It 'Evil' (ZNGA)

Spotify Play Button enables music embedding on any website

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Spotify has created a way for fans to embed any song from its catalog on their websites and blogs, the company announced Wednesday. The Spotify Play Button takes the URL of any song and turns it into an embed code which can be pasted into a webpage, allowing any...
Spotify Play Button enables music embedding on any website

"Stealing" Your Address Book

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"Stealing" Your Address Book: Dustin Curtis more directly states something I hit on earlier with regard to the Path address book situation: I did a quick survey of 15 developers of popular iOS apps, and 13 of them told me they have a contacts database with millons of records. One company’s...
"Stealing" Your Address Book

One Word From LinkedIn's CEO And The Valley Goes Crazy (LNKD)

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"To." We know CEOs are used to people hanging on their every word. But this is ridiculous—as LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner acknowledged himself, after his one-word pocket tweet kicked off a series of hilarious Twitter threads on Wednesday night. Why this matters: Having a sense of humor about yourself is key...
One Word From LinkedIn's CEO And The Valley Goes Crazy (LNKD)
Samsung packs a ton of new features into Android 4.0 for the Galaxy S III

24% of Americans surveyed plan to buy the new iPad

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29% of international respondents planned to buy it within 3 months Source: Baird Equity Research One of the first things they teach you in Statistics 101 is that the size of your sample doesn’t matter as much as how representative it is. In that regard, it’s probably a good thing...
24% of Americans surveyed plan to buy the new iPad
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