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Mike Daisey returns with altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

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Mike Daisey. Photo by Stan Barouh Mike Daisey’s fall from grace was well documented after This American Life retracted a story about the worker abuses that the playwright claimed he saw at Chinese consumer electronics factories. Daisey — after several days of painful rumblings in which he said, among other things, “What I...
Mike Daisey returns with altered version of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Yahoo's Axis And The New Search Wars

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Yahoo is reimagining the front end. Google is working on the back end. And Bing is tackling both. Who will win the new search wars?On Wednesday, Yahoo released Axis, a new browser plug-in and iPhone and iPad app that purports to "reinvent" the search experience. It's not so much of...
Yahoo's Axis And The New Search Wars

Samsung aims to become key player in digital content distribution through company buyouts

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The writing has been on the wall ever since Samsung's acquisition of mSpot, but the Korean firm today confirmed to Reuters that it plans to join the ranks of Apple, Google and Amazon in the world of digital content distribution. Most importantly, it plans to do so through buyouts....
Samsung aims to become key player in digital content distribution through company buyouts

Seattle's tech office market is red hot, but rents aren't rising like the Valley or NYC

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Two-Year Growth Trend – Q2 2012 vs. Q2 2010. Source: CBRE We’ve been covering a number of high-tech office expansions in the Seattle area in recent months, from Google’s plans in Bothell to HTC’s moves in Pioneer Square to Amazon’s ambitious redevelopment in the Denny-Triangle area of downtown Seattle to Zillow’s downtown...
Seattle's tech office market is red hot, but rents aren't rising like the Valley or NYC

Op-ed: Why it makes sense for Apple to plan a Pandora rival

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On Thursday this week, the Wall Street Journal published information claiming that Apple is working on a Pandora-like music service in order to allow iOS users to create custom radio stations to stream wherever they go. The New York Times soon followed up with its own report on the story—citing...
Op-ed: Why it makes sense for Apple to plan a Pandora rival

Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

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Intel is reportedly working on a set-top box for your TV that will let you stream video and audio content, record shows online, and watch a few select cable channels. We've been hearing rumblings of Intel's set-top box for a few months, but TechCrunch and Slashgear are both reporting that...
Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

Netflix's Recommendation Engine Drives 75% Of Viewership (NFLX)

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Netflix is pulling back the curtain in a two-part blog post to reveal some behind-the-scenes workings, such as the fact that 75% of the content watched on the service comes from its recommendation engine. No, the company doesn't reveal its recommendation algorithm (which we imagine to be quite complex), but...
Netflix's Recommendation Engine Drives 75% Of Viewership (NFLX)

Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs

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It’s no secret that NBCUniversal is in serious talks to buy out Microsoft’s remaning stake in the online news venture msnbc.com. All indications point to a deal happening, with some speculation that an announcement is just days away. If the deal goes through, we’ve wondered what will happen to the...
Report: Some msnbc.com staff to move off Microsoft's campus once split occurs
HTC Confirms Jelly Bean Updates For Most One Series Smartphones
As expected, Otterbox acquires fellow case maker LifeProof

People Are Getting REALLY Angry Over OpenStack, A Key Cloud Tech

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There are countless billions of dollars at stake in cloud computing, so it's not surprising that sometimes things get a little testy between cloud IT vendors. Even still, this story about the going-ons within the OpenStack organization is harsh. Allegations have been raised that Shanley Kane, a woman who was...
People Are Getting REALLY Angry Over OpenStack, A Key Cloud Tech

Tim Cook does what Jobs didn’t: Visit China as Apple’s CEO

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Tim Cook has been spotted in China, making him the first Apple CEO to visit the world’s largest country, sparking a media frenzy in a country that is fast becoming obsessed by Apple. Cook was spotted by Sina Weibo users, a number of who posted a photo of the Apple...
Tim Cook does what Jobs didn’t: Visit China as Apple’s CEO

JOBS Act Jitters

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Mr. Webb. In one of my first Betabeat columns, I wrote about my concerns that the tech bubble has been only tempered by the larger economy. Once that economy rebounds, the unbridled enthusiasm in the tech sector will take off and the bubble will enter into the danger zone. Even...
JOBS Act Jitters
Google nears launch of paid YouTube subscriptions, report says
iPad mini could face shortage due to tough-to-produce anodized unibody case
Everything We Expect Google To Announce At Its Biggest Event Of The Year Next Week (GOOG)

Retweet.com Sells for $250,000

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Retweet.com, which put itself up for sale last month, has sold for $250,000 in an online auction on Flippa. The auction saw a fair amount of interest with 35 bids in total, but it appears that the winning party came in with a “buy it now” offer for $48,000...
Retweet.com Sells for $250,000

Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

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The release of Windows 8 on October 26 will come with a little bonus for those who have been waiting for accompanying hardware, according to the company’s SEC filing, the Surface tablet will go on sale the same day. In its annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

Apps and updates: Found, Sparrow, Napster, Yelp, productivity bundle, and more

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A few notable app updates and deals crossed our path today, and we will continue to update as the day goes on, but first a bit of news. New to-do list app Any.DO launched this weekend and hit 100,000 total downloads in only 24 hours, reported TechCrunch. The app first became popular on Android,...
Apps and updates: Found, Sparrow, Napster, Yelp, productivity bundle, and more
Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad prototype in its labs, according to John Gruber

Foxconn, Mozilla to reveal possible Firefox OS tablet on June 3rd

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Foxconn is going to reveal a new mobile device alongside Mozilla on Monday, one that will apparently run on Firefox OS. While the event on June 3rd before Computex will showcase a new device of some description, neither Foxconn nor Mozilla have hinted at what it could be, but rumblings...
Foxconn, Mozilla to reveal possible Firefox OS tablet on June 3rd

LG's Flagship Optimus G Slated To Hit AT&T And Sprint Shelves Later This Year

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LG’s last big (and I mean big) smartphone release around these parts was the Intuition, a funky phablet that many a critic panned. Thankfully, the company’s straight-laced follow-up — the nicely spec’d Optimus G — was revealed earlier this month, and now both AT&T and Sprint have signed on to...
LG's Flagship Optimus G Slated To Hit AT&T And Sprint Shelves Later This Year

Apple opening bigger Bellevue store, but what about downtown Seattle?

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Apple plans to open a bigger retail store at Bellevue Square this Saturday, moving to a new location in the mall. They’re hosting a grand reopening ceremony on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., giving away T-shirts to the first 1,000 guests. (What, no Miley Cyrus tickets like when Microsoft opened its...
Apple opening bigger Bellevue store, but what about downtown Seattle?
Salesforce.com and Rackspace gear up for mobile developers

CHART OF THE DAY: Mobile Payments Are About To Explode

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With renewed rumblings that Apple is thinking about breaking into the mobile payments space, it's worth taking a look at how much it's predicted to go. According to analysis by BI Intelligence, mobile payments will make up $1.5 trillion of all transactions in the US by 2017. Last year, that...
CHART OF THE DAY: Mobile Payments Are About To Explode

Hands-on with Freefly's shockingly awesome $15,000 Movi camera gimbal

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One of the hottest gadgets at NAB isn't quite what you'd expect. Freefly, the company behind a series of professional-grade cinema hexacopters, is demoing its new Movi three-axis stabilized camera gimbal. We heard some rumblings about such a device last week, but the $15,000 price tag is quite a...
Hands-on with Freefly's shockingly awesome $15,000 Movi camera gimbal
New iOS 6 Maps App Reportedly Caught On Film Ahead Of WWDC

Stealth Startup FiftyThree Launches Suddenly Out of the Dark

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Paper. It was back in January when we first heard rumblings of hype around a new startup called FiftyThree coming out of New York. The startup, a five-man product shop in the West Village, makes "tools for the creative space—the 53 centimeters that magically link head, heart and hand." The...
Stealth Startup FiftyThree Launches Suddenly Out of the Dark

Apple retail workers get significant pay bumps up to 25% of current wages

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Rumblings and unsubstantiated reports point to sizable pay raises for Apple retail workers, possibly the result of an internal company review that found wages to be a common complaint among Apple Store employees....
Apple retail workers get significant pay bumps up to 25% of current wages

Tony Fadell: Recently ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'

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In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, former Apple executive and "father of the iPod" Tony Fadell said that outgoing iOS chief Scott Forstall "got what he deserved," underscoring rumblings of quiet discontent heard of the ousted exec's assertive character....
Tony Fadell: Recently ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'
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