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Dell’s not a PC company anymore? Good, because enterprise IT is where it needs to be

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There’s been a fair amount of scuttlebutt over the past few days when it comes to some recent claims from Dell’s namesake CEO Michael Dell. Speaking at an enterprise launch event, Dell made the statement that was then scooped up by the Internet which was quick to decry the death...
Dell’s not a PC company anymore? Good, because enterprise IT is where it needs to be

Will Windows 8 ARM devices offer a limited desktop interface?

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The latest scuttlebutt from the Verge suggests that tablets and other ARM-based devices running Windows 8 may move beyond the Metro UI to provide some type of desktop interface....
Will Windows 8 ARM devices offer a limited desktop interface?

A Brief History of Past Apple Leaks, and What Apple Did About Them

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Is Gizmodo’s “big reveal” of the next-generation iPhone–weeks or months before Apple planned to let Steve Jobs do the job–unprecedented?  Yeah, pretty much. Products from other companies show up prematurely all the time (here’s a look at HP’s slate PC). But I can’t remember a site anyone pays attention to...
A Brief History of Past Apple Leaks, and What Apple Did About Them

Introducing Our Newest Betabeat Staffer: Kelly Faircloth

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Please allow me to introduce myself! I’m Kelly, and I’m the latest initiate into the Betabeat coven. Starting today, I’ll be joining Adrianne, Nitasha, and Jessica as a full-time writer and reporter. And just who am I? Previously, I worked at HD Made, where I curated a Tumblr you might...
Introducing Our Newest Betabeat Staffer: Kelly Faircloth

Clearwire borrows $80 million from Sprint but still flirts with Dish

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Who knew that the greatest love triangle of the decade would involve the mobile industry's own Bella Swan, Clearwire? The network provider has accepted an $80 million loan from nailed-on suitor and sparkly vampire, Sprint, but Clear is still pondering a buyout offer from Jacob, sorry, Dish Network. The...
Clearwire borrows $80 million from Sprint but still flirts with Dish

Booting Up: Apple Might Buy Itself a Solution to the Maps Mess

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Special Instagram-edition. (Photo: flickr.com/diegorusso Scuttlebutt says Apple might be interested in acquiring navigational app Waze. If only Apple had a time machine that would let them do so six months ago. [TechCruch] Twitter is worth about $11 billion these days, if you judge based on how it trades on the...
Booting Up: Apple Might Buy Itself a Solution to the Maps Mess

Rapportive Would Mesh Well With Recent LinkedIn Acquisitions

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AllThingsD's Liz Gannes has sources telling her that Rapportive, the best thing that ever happened to email, has been acquired by LinkedIn. We've heard the scuttlebutt, too. Our friends at LinkedIn won't say a word. Rapportive co-founder Martin Kleppmann "can't comment," and CEO Rahul Vohra has been quiet on Twitter...
Rapportive Would Mesh Well With Recent LinkedIn Acquisitions

Booting Up: Whither Color Labs Today?

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Rise and shine! (Photo: flickr.com/aloshbennett) Twitter is blocking its first account: Tweets from the neo-Nazi group Besseres Hannover are no longer viewable in German. [Quartz] For a company that hasn’t done a damn thing, Color Labs inspires a lot of rumor-mongering. Yesterday the talk was all about whether the startup was winding...
Booting Up: Whither Color Labs Today?

Clarion's Android-running Mirage IVI: a head unit that can play Angry Birds

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Remember the Clarion Malaysia IVI that was teased back in December? The company's just unveiled the finished product, which you can call Mr. Clarion Mirage. The Android-running car stereo, head unit, erm, In-Vehicle Infotainment system is a hefty Double DIN unit, with a 6.5-inch display up front and plenty...
Clarion's Android-running Mirage IVI: a head unit that can play Angry Birds

Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

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Private equity firms have approached AOL in hopes of buying Huffington Post, but talks aren't going to go anywhere, Arianna Huffington just told Henry Blodget during a keynote interview at our Startup 2012 conference in Manhattan. Last night, we relayed some scuttlebutt: That Arianna Huffington wants to buy HuffingtonPost back from AOL, and...
Arianna: Yes, Private Equity Has Approached AOL About Buying HuffPo (AOL)

Why I wish Apple's iPad mini was going to have a widescreen display

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The iPad mini is a real thing, whether it’s announced on September 12th or at some point in the future, it’s going to happen. That’s the conclusion that I’ve come to after numerous bits of information from sources, as well as information that has made its way to other bloggers...
Why I wish Apple's iPad mini was going to have a widescreen display

Okay, It's Time We Talked About Apple's iWatch...

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One of the few remaining hopes of the Apple bulls is that Apple will soon introduce a dazzling new smartwatch--the iWatch--that will instantly create a whole new must-have gadget category that Apple will dominate. After all, that's what Apple did with portable music players, smartphones, and tablets. And the years...
Okay, It's Time We Talked About Apple's iWatch...

Puzzling: Why is Apple Retail cutting hours, halting hiring events and maybe even laying off new hires?

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We’ve been getting reports of Apple hiring changes for a while now, and they seem to be picking up. Beginning even before a roughly 25% wage hike a couple of months ago, there has been some changes being made at Apple Retail Stores with regards to staffing. Today, Macrumors reports...
Puzzling: Why is Apple Retail cutting hours, halting hiring events and maybe even laying off new hires?

Microsoft Exchange 15 to include offline OWA access: Sources

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What’s coming in the Exchange Server 15 component of Microsoft’s next wave of Office wares? Here’s some scuttlebutt from my sources....
Microsoft Exchange 15 to include offline OWA access: Sources

"Microsoft is simply their partial financier."

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"Microsoft is simply their partial financier.": Good reminder from Alex Wilhelm of The Next Web about Microsoft's involvement in Dell's bid to take itself private (which is now under attack from a few directions): Microsoft is providing just over 8 percent of the needed funds to take Dell private. Why would...
"Microsoft is simply their partial financier."

Windows Phone 8 and Office 2013: When will we see them?

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Read on for the latest scuttlebutt on when we might expect Microsoft's newest products and services this fall. [Read more]...
Windows Phone 8 and Office 2013: When will we see them?
Anyone Who Thinks Apple's Bonds Are As Safe As Government Bonds Is Hallucinating

Here are the latest whisper dates for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, Office 2013

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What's the latest scuttlebutt on Microsoft's fall slate of product and services due out this fall?...
Here are the latest whisper dates for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, Office 2013
There's New Evidence That Apple Is About To Announce A New iPad (AAPL)

What Big Things To Expect From Apple's "Little" Event This Week

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iPad Mini What we think we know: Apple really is poised to show us a new iPad, smaller than its previous siblings. There's been too much leaked data for this to be an elaborate ruse, and Apple's own invite promises a "little" something extra. It's a smaller device overall,...
What Big Things To Expect From Apple's "Little" Event This Week
Like it or not, nonreplaceable CPUs may be the future of desktops
Intel prepares to launch new set-top box and streaming TV service, but will the TV industry finally play ball?
iOS 6 Simulator Test Lends Credence To iPhone 5 Resolution Rumors

Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be roughly the same as Windows 7

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If you want to build your own Windows 8 PC, expect to pay just under $100 per copy for the consumer version, according to the latest scuttlebutt....
Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be roughly the same as Windows 7

The Tablet Takeover Is Ahead Of Schedule

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Back in July, market researchers NPD predicted that global tablet sales would leap above traditional laptop sales by the year 2016--a bold assertion, given that the laptop's been with us for decades and tablets are fresh on the scene. To achieve this growth, NPD guessed 121 million tablets would be...
The Tablet Takeover Is Ahead Of Schedule

General Assembly Expands to Boston

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Looks like the scuttlebutt is fact and General Assembly is expanding to the frigid north. The Boston Globe reports that in June, the tech-campus-cum-coworking-space will launch classes based in the Cambridge Innovation Center, in Kendall Square. Conveniently, the area is also home to a massive talent pool in the form of...
General Assembly Expands to Boston

Rumor roundup: A thinner, shinier LTE iPhone?

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We’re likely still months removed from the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, yet predictably rumors about the device, its components, its look and feel and when it will arrive are already flying fast and furious. Here’s our quick rundown of the scuttlebutt surrounding Apple’s highly anticipated next phone. Apple might...
Rumor roundup: A thinner, shinier LTE iPhone?

Ginny Rometty's Rival That Almost Got The CEO Job Is Leaving IBM (IBM)

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Michael Daniels, the man credited for masterminding IBM's uber successful services business, will retire on March 31, IBM announced in documents filed to the SEC. He'll be replaced by not one, but two IBM executives, Spencer Ante at Wall Street Journal reports, as IBM's chairman and CEO Ginny Rometty slowly...
Ginny Rometty's Rival That Almost Got The CEO Job Is Leaving IBM (IBM)

Boxee Ramps Up Its Fight To Stop The FCC From Letting Cable Companies Effectively Break Its Device

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Last month, an interesting fight broke out concerning the cable companies' desire to block out competing set top boxes. The simplified version is that the cable companies asked the FCC for a waiver to allow them to encrypt basic cable signals -- something they're currently forbidden from doing. The cable...
Boxee Ramps Up Its Fight To Stop The FCC From Letting Cable Companies Effectively Break Its Device

Tech Visionary Ray Ozzie Is Working On A New Mobile Startup, Talko

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Another bit of news has dribbled out about legendary programmer Ray Ozzie's new gig. He's now raised $4 million for it, according to a SEC filing spotted by TechCrunch. And the company appears to have a new name: Talko. It was previously known only as Cocomo. Ozzie is being superstealthy...
Tech Visionary Ray Ozzie Is Working On A New Mobile Startup, Talko
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