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seismic shift

US government hacking threatens cybersecurity, former officials say

Intel officially launches Haswell processors, touts 15% better performance and 50% more battery

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Intel has officially launched Haswell, its fourth-generation of core processors, promising a range of performance and specs across the board. The firm says that the CPU cores can deliver a 15 percent improvement in performance, 50 percent more active battery life and three-times more time on standby compared to its...
Intel officially launches Haswell processors, touts 15% better performance and 50% more battery

Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

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Over the next year, Electronic Arts said a majority of its mobile game titles will become free, representing a seismic shift away from the premium games market. “We started to see that freemium was coming in, and it took us a long time to move over,” said Nick Earl, who heads up...
Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

Zynga’s new SVP of mobile Travis Boatman: “We’re excited about the physics category”

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Zynga’s new senior vice president of mobile Travis Boatman has seen the mobile gaming industry go through one seismic shift after another. He saw JAMDAT through its landmark $680 million acquisition to Electronic Arts back in 2005, then built up EA’s mobile business and oversaw its studios worldwide. Raised in Silicon Valley...
Zynga’s new SVP of mobile Travis Boatman: “We’re excited about the physics category”

In the iPod's world, black is the new white

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With those conspicuous white earbuds and that gleaming white case, the iPod is etched into our consciousness as an alabaster icon. Over the past year though, there's been a quiet, seismic shift: Black rules. According to U.S. retail guru Steve Baker at NPD Group, Apple Computer's trendsetting music player is...
In the iPod's world, black is the new white

Are Gamers Waiting for the New Consoles, or Have They Moved On?

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Sony will unveil its newest PlayStation on Wednesday, six years after the last wave of consoles hit the market. In recent years, game sales have declined dramatically, with software and hardware making up only half of industry spending, according to NPD Group. The other half now goes toward downloadable content and...
Are Gamers Waiting for the New Consoles, or Have They Moved On?

The cloud’s next seismic shift — Structure 2012

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The cloud is changing the way your personal and business information is stored, shared, created and protected. A major market shift has occurred: Cloud computing has revolutionized the way IT is organized and delivered and has become a driving force in the industry. GigaOM’s Structure conference examines how the cloud...
The cloud’s next seismic shift — Structure 2012
DoJ on Apple e-book pricing: two wrongs don't make a right

First Dell, now BMC: Which legacy IT company will go private next?

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With BMC being taken private by a pair of private equity firms in a deal worth $6.9 billion or $46.25 per share in cash, one has to wonder what legacy IT vendor will be next to take this route. Dell blazed the trail in February when it announced plans to take...
First Dell, now BMC: Which legacy IT company will go private next?

Scott Forstall May Be The Most Valuable Free Agent The Tech World Has Ever Seen (AAPL, YHOO, FB, MSFT, NOK, AMZN, GOOG)

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Last night while everyone was paying attention to Hurricane Sandy, Apple CEO Tim Cook fired Scott Forstall, the vice president famous for building the operating system for Apple's two biggest hits: the iPad and iPhone. Cook also elevated hardware design boss Jony Ive into chief of all "Human Interaface" -...
Scott Forstall May Be The Most Valuable Free Agent The Tech World Has Ever Seen (AAPL, YHOO, FB, MSFT, NOK, AMZN, GOOG)

Index says the City of London needs to step it up

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A couple of months ago Index Ventures mastermind Neil Rimer launched a broadside on the flaccid European market for IPOs, decrying a system that was failing hot European startups and encouraging them to sell out early or go public on the New York stock exchanges. It was the venture capitalists’...
Index says the City of London needs to step it up

A Mini mindset: how an automaker's Connected platform could spark a seismic shift in infotainment expectations

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Mini sold some 66,000 vehicles in the United States last year, and despite being on American soil (in its current incarnation, anyway) for just 13 years, this market has quickly become its biggest. Those drawn to the brand are likely intrigued by, if not outright enamored of, its quirkiness....
A Mini mindset: how an automaker's Connected platform could spark a seismic shift in infotainment expectations

Google's Blink engine (gently) hints at a more streamlined future for Chrome

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Word that Google had decided to fork WebKit and build its own rendering engine is still echoing through the spidery halls of the internet. The true ramifications aren't entirely clear yet, but Opera has pledged to embrace Blink and WebKit is already talking about removing Chrome-specific code from its...
Google's Blink engine (gently) hints at a more streamlined future for Chrome

In "Seismic Shift," New COO De Castro Planning to Move Yahoo Ad Sales to Category Model (Backed Up by "Marissa Halo")

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In what will be a major shift in how the Silicon Valley Internet giant sells online advertising, Yahoo’s new COO Henrique De Castro has briefed employees on a plan to move its sales organization to a “category” model, according to numerous sources close to the situation. Simply put, that...
In "Seismic Shift," New COO De Castro Planning to Move Yahoo Ad Sales to Category Model (Backed Up by "Marissa Halo")
Gambitious launches crowdfunding platform for video games only

paidContent Live 2013 coverage

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The only constant in the modern media business is chaos. We can all agree we’re in the midst of an historic and seismic shift in which all media becomes digital, but the business models, technologies, winners and losers that will define that digital era are very much up in the...
paidContent Live 2013 coverage

9 Trends That Are Transforming The Retail World

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Retail is going through a period of flux. From big box stores to specialty shops to online vendors, everyone's trying to figure out how to survive. It has become all about the ability to adapt as technology transforms the retail landscape. "As a shopper, your basic needs don't change," says...
9 Trends That Are Transforming The Retail World

Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley

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Despite the MPAA's insistence that it wants to "talk" to Silicon Valley, it still seems to think that just means getting together with Google's lobbyists in Washington DC. Thankfully, the MPAA doesn't really represent the full movie industry, and plenty of young filmmakers realize that the tech industry isn't the...
Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley

Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift | David Willetts

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Opening up access to academic research will put more data and power in the hands of the people who pay for itMy department spends about £5bn each year funding academic research – and it is because we believe in the fundamental importance of this research that we have protected the...
Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift | David Willetts

First impressions: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1

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Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 10.1 as signaling a seismic shift in the way tablets are used. Electronista got its hands on a copy for review, and we're in the process of seeing just how productive one can be with Samsung's productivity tablet. For now, take a look at our...
First impressions: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1
How Starbucks is turning itself into a tech company
Advertisers Shouldn't Bet Too Heavily On Facebook's Ad Exchange

US's 'Cyberwar' Strategy: Making The Public Less Secure In The Name Of 'Security'

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The US government seems to be responding to "cyber Pearl Harbor" by heading out on bombing runs of its own. All the concern for the safety of the American public displayed in Congress during the CISPA push seems to have been nothing more than the empty words we expect from...
US's 'Cyberwar' Strategy: Making The Public Less Secure In The Name Of 'Security'

Yahoo’s Lead Designer ‘Admits the Company Needs to Change’

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A few weeks ago, we took note of Yahoo's failed attempt at unloading some major assets, namely a massive stake in Chinese internet monolith Alibaba, and Yahoo! Japan, both of which were weighing heavy on the company's books. The result of the failed deal? For one thing, we wondered if...
Yahoo’s Lead Designer ‘Admits the Company Needs to Change’
Voices from the startup community: "What we learned in 2012″

News providers should not like Facebook all the time

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Social network sites may drive a lot of traffic to websites such as guardian.co.uk but they act in their own best interestThis week's most stunning statistic: In a few days in February, Facebook drove more traffic to the Guardian website than Google. This fact was proffered (I couldn't bring myself...
News providers should not like Facebook all the time
Ars Technica System Guide: Gaming Boxes

A next-gen PowerPoint? Haiku Deck looks to help people make beautiful presentations

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There are startup pivots. And then there are massive reboots. Haiku Deck, which today is taking the covers off its new iPad app, is certainly in the latter category. You may recall the team behind Haiku Deck, which made waves and grabbed headlines with its creative marketing approaches   for...
A next-gen PowerPoint? Haiku Deck looks to help people make beautiful presentations
RIM will host its BlackBerry 10 launch event in New York City on January 30th

Gambitious Brings Hybrid Crowdfunding To Video Games: Now Accepting Fan Donations And Equity

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Crowdfunding is so hot right now, and not just the big, sprawling platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo but the proliferation of more focused/specialised funding platforms that aim to serve a particular niche. Recent examples include MedStartr, crowdfunding for healthcare startups; FundersClub which actually gives you equity for your startup investments (not just a set...
Gambitious Brings Hybrid Crowdfunding To Video Games: Now Accepting Fan Donations And Equity
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