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RIM halts trading on awful financials, hires banks for ‘strategic review’

Nevermind austerity; European startups get public funds

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Europeans are debating the relative merits of “austerity” versus “growth”, in light of France’s socialist election victory and downbeat economic indicators. But technology investment funds operated by several national and regional governments have largely survived the chop. Their latest investments were announced on Tuesday… PlayJam - the connected-TV games aggregator is...
Nevermind austerity; European startups get public funds

Casual Connect Seattle 2012: Putting Actual Strategy into Social Games

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Adding strategy to social games can help developers struggling with high user acquisition costs because strategic games attract players that will stay longer and pay more, says Dan Chao, director of product at GREE/Funzio. Chao gave a talk on adding strategy to social games at the Casual Connect conference, happening...
Casual Connect Seattle 2012: Putting Actual Strategy into Social Games
Facebook just realized it made a horrible mistake

Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

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Phil Libin, the CEO of note taking app Evernote, is sitting on a $1 billion valuation and plans for an IPO, and while it may be a while yet before it follows through on going public , today at LeWeb in London he revealed new numbers for just how much the service...
Evernote By The Numbers: 34M Users, 1.4M Paying, And The Relative Merits Of Different Platforms

RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For “Strategic Review”

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Canadian smartphone manufacturer RIM has briefly ceased trading of their stock today in order to issue a “business update” from CEO Thorsten Heins to their stockholders. Though the release takes the time to outline some of the company’s recent personnel changes, Heins also points out that the company has enlisted...
RIM Halts Trading To Issue Business Update, Hires RBC And J.P. Morgan For “Strategic Review”

Video: Matt Mullenweg tells former rival Anil Dash what’s ahead for WordPress

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Not that long ago, Matt Mullenweg, a founding developer of WordPress, and Anil Dash, once chief evangelist of Six Apart and Movable Type, were publicly feuding over open source and the relative merits of their respective blogging platforms. But that’s another country. Six Apart was acquired by Say Media and...
Video: Matt Mullenweg tells former rival Anil Dash what’s ahead for WordPress

Uber Learns To Drive On The Left, Soft Launches In London

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Uber, the breakthrough car service app with big ambitions to do much more, is now making its way to international markets: today the car service company kicked off its London operation with a soft launch, just in time to start prepping for the summer tourist rush and the visitor onslaught...
Uber Learns To Drive On The Left, Soft Launches In London
RIM faces Q1 loss, shares halted as future is murky
Google Glass 'foundry' event: lucky developers get their hands on Google's awesome A/R glasses

TomTom Kicks Off FUD Campaign Against 'Dangerous' Open Source Mapping

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Recently, Techdirt wrote about the increasing number of Web sites that were dumping Google Maps and turning to OpenStreetMap (OSM) instead. But that's only one aspect of the increasingly important digital mapping sector: another is for use with in-car satnav systems. So an obvious question is: how is OpenStreetMap doing...
TomTom Kicks Off FUD Campaign Against 'Dangerous' Open Source Mapping

To wait, or not to wait? Macworld weighs in on the lure of the 3G iPad

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Filed under: iPad Thursday's Macworld article from Jason Snell on the relative merits of waiting for the 3G iPad sets out a good case for the superiority of the more flexible -- and expensive -- AT&T-enabled units. If you can keep your powder dry during the interminable wait through most...
To wait, or not to wait? Macworld weighs in on the lure of the 3G iPad
Final Nintendo Power cover brings the magazine full circle

Today in Tech: Tim Cook says Apple will "double-down" on product secrecy

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Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs and looks to the future; have Mark Zuckerberg's worst fears become reality? Apple CEO Tim Cook in the hot seat at D [ALL THINGS D] Cook said that Jobs told him not to ask what Steve would have done. "He looked at me with those intense...
Today in Tech: Tim Cook says Apple will "double-down" on product secrecy

Nokia ad promotes peace in our time | Media Monkey

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Always nice to see a bit of self-aware advertising. This entertaining number has a fight breaking out at a wedding between smartphone owners over the relative merits of the Samsung Galaxy, iPhone et al. That said, in the end it's still promoting the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows phone. SmartphonesNokiaSamsungiPhoneMobile phonesAppleTelecomsMonkeyguardian.co.uk...
Nokia ad promotes peace in our time | Media Monkey

It’s Windows 8 if by Intel, Windows RT if by ARM

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Microsoft has chosen the brand names under which it will sell Windows 8, the company’s most important product launch in a generation. There’s good news and bad news: Microsoft has smartly cut down on the number of versions that consumers and businesses will have to choose between, but it has...
It’s Windows 8 if by Intel, Windows RT if by ARM

In Which We Went to Bravo's Casting Call for the Real Wantrepreneurs of Silicon Alley

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The scene. (Photo by Michael Gold, via Instagram) When we arrived at the Dream hotel at 55th, there was already a substantial crowd of would-be attendees worrying that the one-hour open bar at #techdrinkup’s holiday party would end before we made it upstairs. Ahead of us, two young men were debating...
In Which We Went to Bravo's Casting Call for the Real Wantrepreneurs of Silicon Alley

Venezuela or Ecuador: where next for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?

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Having left Hong Kong for Moscow, Edward Snowden will be assessing a number of criteria as decides on a final destinationEdward Snowden's flight from Hong Kong was last night has led to a debate on the relative merits of Ecuador and Venezuela as a refuge. Here's how the two shape.VenezuelaPolitical...
Venezuela or Ecuador: where next for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?
RIM hires JP Morgan to explore options, most likely probably pushing for a sale

Satnav Manufacturer Seeks Weak Point In Open Source Competitors By Citing Safety Concerns

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Recently, Techdirt wrote about the increasing number of Web sites that were dumping Google Maps and turning to OpenStreetMap (OSM) instead. But that's only one aspect of the increasingly important digital mapping sector: another is for use with in-car satnav systems. So an obvious question is: how is OpenStreetMap doing...
Satnav Manufacturer Seeks Weak Point In Open Source Competitors By Citing Safety Concerns

Podcast: iPhone 5, Microsoft's Oprah moment, and a chat with Box CEO Aaron Levie

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Topic No. 1 on the GeekWire radio show and podcast this week is —what else? — the iPhone 5. We discuss the specs, the changes from the iPhone 4S, the implications of the new Lightning connector, and other details in advance of the launch. Despite a somewhat mixed response...
Podcast: iPhone 5, Microsoft's Oprah moment, and a chat with Box CEO Aaron Levie
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Online Gaming Faceoff: Xbox LIVE vs. PlayStation Network

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It’s time once again to pit two contestants against each other in an all-out battle for the hearts and minds of Mashable readers. In this week’s Web Faceoff, we wanted to get a sense of which online console gaming service Mashable readers prefer: Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE, or Sony’s PlayStation...
Online Gaming Faceoff: Xbox LIVE vs. PlayStation Network

RIM hires JP Morgan and RBC to advise as its business erodes, could mean a sale

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Research in Motion, Inc. has hired on JP Morgan and the Royal Bank of Canada to assist it with a strategic review of its business, reports CNBC. This could result in a heavy restructuring of the company or even a sale. To further enhance our commitment to successfully completing our...
RIM hires JP Morgan and RBC to advise as its business erodes, could mean a sale
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