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Facebook Tries Letting You Message From Homepage Status Box To Battle Google Hangouts

Google to expand Motorola job cuts around the globe

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Google will expand the number of jobs that it cuts around the world as part of its restructuring of Motorola, the aging hardware giant that it recently purchased. The company had announced jobs cuts of roughly 20% of Motorola’s staff – around 4,000 jobs – which was due to cost...
Google to expand Motorola job cuts around the globe

The Politico VandeHei and Allen Show Is in Full Swing (Video)

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Given how much in common All Things Digital has with Politico, it’s not much of a surprise that I like the political news and analysis Web site a lot. That’s why I jumped at the chance to chit-chat with Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, a pair of Beltway bandits...
The Politico VandeHei and Allen Show Is in Full Swing (Video)
In risky move, T-Mobile to eliminate mobile handset subsidies entirely

After Radical Changes, YC-Backed MinoMonsters Hits 1.5M Players, Gets A Little More Funding

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When a mobile game pivots: Y Combinator-backed MinoMonsters, a Pokemon-inspired game from two of the incubator’s youngest founders made a bold move earlier this summer when they released version 2.0 of the iOS game. This wasn’t a minor feature release – they significantly changed the gameplay. Instead of exploring worlds...
After Radical Changes, YC-Backed MinoMonsters Hits 1.5M Players, Gets A Little More Funding

Don't Buy A New Windows PC Until After June 2 (MSFT)

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If you buy a Windows 7 PC after June 2, you'll be eligible for for an discounted upgrade to Windows 8, reports CNet. But there's a catch. Unlike Microsoft's past upgrade offers this one won't give you Windows 8 for free.  That's a risky move for Microsoft, but an interesting...
Don't Buy A New Windows PC Until After June 2 (MSFT)
Facebook's coming video ads run the risk of 'MySpacing' the world's most popular social network
Giant QR code-backed iPhone monument commemorates Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg

YouTube is funding weekly shows for Cosmo, Marie Claire & Seventeen

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Hearst has an extremely well-known roster of publications under its belt, but as print magazines begin to be eclipsed by new media, the media giant is at risk of losing its hot seat. To compensate for this, some publications have opted for digital subscription models and magazines, but Hearst is betting...
YouTube is funding weekly shows for Cosmo, Marie Claire & Seventeen
For Facebook Ads, It’s the Little Brands That Make All the Difference

How Not to Advertise on Twitter

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Twitter's sponsored tweets and sponsored hashtags are cropping up more often as the social network places a heavy focus on advertising. As with any new advertising offering, we'll learn how to use it effectively by watching the efforts of others. Advertising on a social network offers up opportunities for engagement...
How Not to Advertise on Twitter

Chatroulette Being Used for Marketing? Say It Ain't So!

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That didn't long. Leave it to marketers to find a way to use any innovative new web service to promote their own ends. The latest example? A Chatroulette contest launched by international clothing brand French Connection. According to contest rules, participants are asked if they can "conquer the sinister world...
Chatroulette Being Used for Marketing? Say It Ain't So!

Microsoft trolls anti-Internet Explorer trolls in new IE10 ad [video]

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Having lost its spot for having the world’s most popular Internet browser, Microsoft’s (MSFT) Internet Explorer is now clawing its way back up as Google’s (GOOG) Chrome continues become the browser of choice. In a rather risky move, Microsoft has launched a new video ad featuring an online troll who...
Microsoft trolls anti-Internet Explorer trolls in new IE10 ad [video]
Here's How Much Uber, One Of Silicon Valley's Hottest Startups, Pays Its Managers

Lost Finale: What the Web Wasn’t Made For

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Tonight sees the finale of one of the highest rated shows on TV: Lost. The series surely owes some of its success to the web — but tonight Lost fans may have no choice but to log off completely.Is this a mixed blessing provided by the web? While watching...
Lost Finale: What the Web Wasn’t Made For

First Day Of Apple-Samsung Trial Yields Troves Of New iPhone, iPad Prototypes

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Yesterday, in one of the biggest tech trials to hit U.S. soil, Apple called longtime Apple employee and designer Christopher Stringer to the stand as its first witness. Testifying that Samsung “ripped them off,” Stringer showed off dozens of images depicting various iPhone and iPad prototypes that were developed by...
First Day Of Apple-Samsung Trial Yields Troves Of New iPhone, iPad Prototypes

Fujitsu breathes life into DIY scene with custom PC building classes

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Building a PC from scratch is old hat for those of us who live and breathe technology, but for the masses, assembling a system from the ground up is as archaic as sewing your own clothes. Be that as it may, don’t go writing the obituary for the do-it-yourself (DIY)...
Fujitsu breathes life into DIY scene with custom PC building classes
Jambox wireless speaker gets bigger & better

Apple Starts Accepting iPad Applications; Launch Apps Must Be Submitted By March 27

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There are only two weeks left until the iPad’s April 3 launch date, and Apple has just started reaching out to developers to say that they’re accepting applications that were developed specifically for the device. We’ve included the Email below. The key takeaway: If you’re looking to have your app...
Apple Starts Accepting iPad Applications; Launch Apps Must Be Submitted By March 27
Imminent iPad 3 launch prompts iPad 2 sale at Best Buy
Apple "working hard" on Maps with its left hand, blocking Google Maps with its right

Boot up: TV viewing, Galaxy S3's exclusive app, Google+'s mistake, Apple's TV delay? and more

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Plus how to treat your battery, Wi-Fi camera puzzlement, tablet statistics and moreA burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamTV and radio as primary and secondary activities in daily life, 1974/2002 >> BBCSlide from a presentation about how much TV has become...
Boot up: TV viewing, Galaxy S3's exclusive app, Google+'s mistake, Apple's TV delay? and more

Intel's New CEO and President Pitched Board as a Team

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In what was a highly unusual move that eventually sealed the deal, Intel’s newly named CEO Brian Krzanich and its new president Renée James pitched the company’s board as a team with a unified position on how to go forward. The new details about the decision to name Krzanich as...
Intel's New CEO and President Pitched Board as a Team
'Walking Dead' producer Glen Mazzara may be in talks to write 'The Shining' prequel

Nokia kicks off US advertising campaign with a Beta Test, takes on the iPhone

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There is little doubt that Nokia has the deep pockets, ingenuity and cleverness to make an effective advertising campaign for the AT&T Lumia 900. The question is, when will "Operation Rolling Thunder", their nickname for their advertising bombardment of the US begin and what will it entail? Part of...
Nokia kicks off US advertising campaign with a Beta Test, takes on the iPhone
Samsung proves its desperation, sends rejected evidence from Apple case to the media

CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

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Chatter will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff said today at the kickoff of a national tour for the company’s new “customer,” focus. Benioff, speaking in Boston, provided his usual context for discussing Salesforce. He talked about the rise of mobile; how people are connecting and the rise...
CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move
Lending startups get cash from UK government
T-Mobile CMO says smartphone subsidies need to go

More Google TV Details Emerge

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It’s still too early to comment on the new Google TV offering that the big G is prepping in partnership with Intel and Sony, but we’re finally finding out more details about how the system might work.VideoNuze has done some digging and it looks like, for now, the Android-...
More Google TV Details Emerge
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