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Mini tablets: size matters in Christmas battle between internet giants

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Sales war could determine whether Apple, Google or Amazon comes to dominate the fastest-growing area of computingIt is a battle of internet titans, but fought on a tiny scale: amid the wrapping paper and badly fitting jumpers, millions of people around Britain unwrapped a 7in tablet this Christmas. But will it...
Mini tablets: size matters in Christmas battle between internet giants

Google and Oracle negotiate potential damages

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In the runup to the trial date for their dispute over whether Google's Android mobile OS infringes on Oracle's Java patents, Google and Oracle are negotiating over potential damages....
Google and Oracle negotiate potential damages

Pakistan blocks Twitter amid blasphemy fears

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Twitter closed after it refused to remove tweets promoting a page urging people to post images of prophet MuhammadPakistan's rambunctious Twitter users have been briefly silenced after the government closed the site amid fears blasphemous pictures might be circulated.Muhammad Yaseen, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, said the micro-blogging site...
Pakistan blocks Twitter amid blasphemy fears

Facebook's Ad Business: More People, More Ads, Same Prices

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A quick summary of Facebook’s ad business, via its new SEC filing: More people equals more money. Essentially, Facebook’s ad revenues rose at the same rate as its usage numbers: Over the first 3 months of the years, its monthly active users rose by about a third, and so did...
Facebook's Ad Business: More People, More Ads, Same Prices

What Google can tell us about the Florida Republican primary

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What did Floridians want to know about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the runup to the Sunshine State’s primary? Thanks to the folks at a perky Internet startup called Google, we have answers. (Special thanks to rock star Samantha Smith for gathering this...
What Google can tell us about the Florida Republican primary

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets US ban lifted

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Court ruling follows billion-dollar Samsung fine for infringing Apple patents and too closely mimicking its designsA US court has lifted a temporary sales ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet, allowing the company to sell the product in the US.While the Galaxy 10.1 is an older model, the lifting of...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets US ban lifted

LinkedIn Is Barely Profitable Because It Hired 531 Sales And Marketing Execs Last Year (LNKD)

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LinkedIn may have more than doubled revenue last year to $522 million but it actually rendered itself less profitable by nearly tripling its sales and marketing costs.It earned net income of just $26 million. The company could have been a lot more profitable if it hadn't increased its sales...
LinkedIn Is Barely Profitable Because It Hired 531 Sales And Marketing Execs Last Year (LNKD)

Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

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Microsoft is expanding its line of ‘specialty’ stores in the United States, opening two locations in Florida and New York today. The company also made plans public to three more in Pennsylvania, Utah, and Rhode Island. ‘Specialty’ stores are smaller Microsoft Store installations, more ‘out in the open.’ They still...
Microsoft adds new micro-store locations in Florida and New York, three more states slated

32 Advertisers Doing Amazing Things With Facebook's Timeline (FB)

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Facebook's Timeline feature -- which arranges your entire history of photo uploads and status updates into a scrollable continuum  --has been around for more than a year now. It offers advertisers a big, bright palette onto which they can pour the most creative imagery they've got. We highlighted those companies...
32 Advertisers Doing Amazing Things With Facebook's Timeline (FB)

George Galloway criticised for 'window licker' tweet

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Respect MP causes further controversy over use of derogatory term for disabled person following recent comments about rapeAfter being widely condemned for his remarks about the rape charges facing Julian Assange, George Galloway was under fire again at the weekend after calling someone a "window-licker" (a derogatory term for a...
George Galloway criticised for 'window licker' tweet

Tesla Is Selling More Shares to Pay Off U.S. Loan

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Tesla Motors Inc. is selling more shares, taking advantage of a rapid runup in its stock price to raise more capital and pay off its debts to the federal government. Tesla said it plans to sell up to 3.1 million new common shares, and offer $450 million worth of notes...
Tesla Is Selling More Shares to Pay Off U.S. Loan

Should Louise Mensch be setting up a Twitter rival on the side? | Belinda Webb

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The Corby MP is behind a 'focused' discussion site that's already up and running in the US. Just don't Menshn the day jobLouise Mensch, the Conservative MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, has been very busy lately. She's set up a new social networking and discussion site, Menshn.com, which she...
Should Louise Mensch be setting up a Twitter rival on the side? | Belinda Webb

David Cameron's 'West Wing' aide departs No 10

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Rohan Silva becomes the latest senior policy advisor to step away from Downing Street as he sets up educational businessRohan Silva, a key member of the small team in the so-called West Wing that helped shaped Tory policy in the runup to the 2010 general election, is leaving Downing Street...
David Cameron's 'West Wing' aide departs No 10

Here's What the New York Times' Nate Silver Traffic Boom Looks Like

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You thought we were done talking about Nate Silver today? Think again! Here, for instance, is an excellent piece by The New Republic’s Marc Tracy, which details the huge spike in traffic the New York Times has seen to Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog. “A lot of the traffic is coming just...
Here's What the New York Times' Nate Silver Traffic Boom Looks Like

Judge Issues Tentative Ruling: The Kleiner Sex Scandal Must Go To Trial

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Judge Harold Kahn, who is hearing motions in the case of Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins, has issued a tentative ruling against the venture-capital firm. Pao, a Kleiner partner, is suing her employer for gender discrimination and retaliation that she says stretched on for years after a brief affair with...
Judge Issues Tentative Ruling: The Kleiner Sex Scandal Must Go To Trial

Google to warn users of 'state-sponsored' hacking

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Search giant says it will alert Gmail users about targeted attacks, in move that could aid human rights campaignersInternet users targeted by state-sponsored hackers are to be alerted under a new system introduced by Google.The search giant has said will warn its Gmail users when it believes they are under...
Google to warn users of 'state-sponsored' hacking

Pope makes Twitter debut in eight languages

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Pontiff joins Twitterverse but Vatican says Benedict XVI is 'not the kind of person who will be checking his tweets at lunch'For a man who had not yet sent a single tweet, more than a million followers on Twitter was quite a coup. But that was the number that Pope...
Pope makes Twitter debut in eight languages

Pentagon fesses up to 800 pages' worth of potentially illegal spying, including peace groups and Planned Parenthood

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has forced the Pentagon to release over 800 pages of classified material documenting "possibly illegal" spying during the Bush administration. The heavily redacted documents include details of a spying program against Planned Parenthood and white supremacist groups in the runup to the Atlanta Olympics, as well...
Pentagon fesses up to 800 pages' worth of potentially illegal spying, including peace groups and Planned Parenthood

Morrisons learns from New York home delivery success story

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Bradford-based chain could use Fresh Direct as a template for its UK operation as it plays catchup in the online grocery marketUS online grocer Fresh Direct is hailed as a saviour by New Yorkers starved of choice for supermarkets in their space-squeezed metropolis. However, devotees of the service include not...
Morrisons learns from New York home delivery success story

Meet The Yammer CEO Who Just Made Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Selling To Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft just bought Yammer, the social-enterprise startup David Sacks founded four years ago, for $1.2 billion. Sacks is famous in Silicon Valley circles, but most have yet to hear of him. Here's a crib sheet. Career: Briefly worked as a McKinsey consultant; COO of PayPal, 1999-2002, until the company's sale to...
Meet The Yammer CEO Who Just Made Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Selling To Microsoft (MSFT)

Game Group strikes deal with suppliers on bank borrowing

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Struggling games retailer given temporary reprieve and cut in lending as banks continue to exert influence, say analystsVideo game suppliers have come to the rescue of struggling retailer Game Group, striking a backroom deal to allow the firm to secure revised terms with its lending banks.However, the banks are still...
Game Group strikes deal with suppliers on bank borrowing

Microsoft, Apple and Samsung to launch Christmas advertising blitz

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Analysts say digital giants' advertising spend will be on a scale not seen 'outside presidential elections'Microsoft, Apple and Samsung will lead smartphone and tablet makers in unleashing a $5bn blizzard of advertising in the runup to Christmas, analysts are predicting.The battle for consumer hearts and wallets began this weekend, with...
Microsoft, Apple and Samsung to launch Christmas advertising blitz

Google and Oracle Negotiate Potential Damages

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In the runup to the trial date for their dispute over whether Google's Android mobile OS infringes on Oracle's Java patents, Google and Oracle are negotiating......
Google and Oracle Negotiate Potential Damages
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