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Interview: Rdio Prepares To Take On Spotify, Deezer Et Al In Europe

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Unlimited-music service Rdio concedes it will have to fight incumbents as it prepares to launch across the whole of Europe. “There are some major competitors in Europe,” Rdio’s partnerships and internationalisation VP Scott Bagby tells paidContent. “We are a couple of years behind others in terms of expansion there....
Interview: Rdio Prepares To Take On Spotify, Deezer Et Al In Europe

New iPhone (iPhone 5,1) coming fall 2012 with LTE, similar sized screen

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While Apple has only just released the new iPad, iMore has already started to hear more about the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5,1). We previously reported that Apple was working to reduce the size of the traditional 30-pin dock connector to something closer akin to a micro-dock so there’d...
New iPhone (iPhone 5,1) coming fall 2012 with LTE, similar sized screen

Facebook Plans IPO Filing For Next Week (GS, MS)

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Facebook is planning to drop its long-awaited IPO filing on Wednesday, the WSJ reports. The timing isn't set in stone and could still change, a source tells the WSJ. Morgan Stanley is "close" to becoming the underwriter. Goldman Sachs will also play a "major role." The filing will disclose...
Facebook Plans IPO Filing For Next Week (GS, MS)

Zynga Breaks Out a Revamped Classic from Atari

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Atari’s “Breakout” needs 50cc of adorable bunnies, stat. The classic arcade game is getting a new life and a heavy dose of cuteness in Zynga’s just-released “Super Bunny Breakout” for iOS. It’s the first time the companies have worked together, and arguably the most high-profile partnership since Zynga started publishing...
Zynga Breaks Out a Revamped Classic from Atari

Razer's Project Fiona Gaming Tablet Confirmed for Production

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Razer garnered a lot of press at CES this year with their Fiona gaming tablet, a 10.1" Windows-based tablet packing a Core i7 processor and two joystick handles featuring dual analog sticks and a typical controller-style button layout. The device carried a pretty impressive speclist and walked out of...
Razer's Project Fiona Gaming Tablet Confirmed for Production
Kodak plans to offload Gallery online photo service to Shutterfly

VOTE: When Do YOU Think Facebook's IPO Will Happen? (FB)

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This afternoon, the Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook expects to hold its IPO on May 18 and will set pricing the day before. This matches what we heard in January. Also in January, AllThingsD pegged the date as the second or third week in May. Last month CNBC pegged...
VOTE: When Do YOU Think Facebook's IPO Will Happen? (FB)

Winning with a $1BN service design: the future of mobile is just starting!

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This sponsored post is produced by Harald Neidhardt (@hneidhardt), Founder & Curator of MLOVE Inc. “Oh Wow” – the mobile industry and venture community was taken by storm last week with the $1 billion dollar exit of Instagram to Facebook. With all the discussions about value and timing of the...
Winning with a $1BN service design: the future of mobile is just starting!

Rumor: Chicago's North/Halsted Apple Store opening this July

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Filed under: RetailA tipster sends news that we're closer than ever to the opening of the new Apple Store in Chicago, at the intersection of North and Halsted. We first heard about this store just over a year ago, and since then, we've heard that Apple's made a significant investment...
Rumor: Chicago's North/Halsted Apple Store opening this July

Valve hardware engineer Jeff Keyzer on Steambox: 'It's going to be different things for different people'

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There isn't a hardware standard for Valve's upcoming Steambox concept. While the goal of the initiative is to move PC gaming from the desk to the living room, that doesn't necessarily involve a single hardware standard or minimum spec, Valve hardware engineer Jeff Keyzer told Engadget in an interview...
Valve hardware engineer Jeff Keyzer on Steambox: 'It's going to be different things for different people'

Low-end Nokia Lumia 505 gets outed, coming as an exclusive to Mexico

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It's not exactly often that our neighbors down south get any handset exclusives to call their own, but according to Guerrero Móvil's Facebook page, there's a Mexico-only Lumia 505 well on its way to Telcel's mobile lineup. Aside from touting an 8-megapixel camera, though, the regional carrier doesn't really...
Low-end Nokia Lumia 505 gets outed, coming as an exclusive to Mexico

Yahoo Layoffs Set to Begin Next Week, Followed by Restructuring the Week After

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Yahoo is preparing to begin layoffs of what could be thousands of employees starting next week, according to multiple sources, and is then expected to announce a new restructuring of the company the week after. The swirl at the Silicon Valley Internet giant has grown more intense this week,...
Yahoo Layoffs Set to Begin Next Week, Followed by Restructuring the Week After

HP Labs builds a glasses-free, portable 3D display with wide viewing angles (video)

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Typical attempts at a glasses-free 3D display have trouble with viewing angles; we're all too familiar with having to sit in a sweet spot to get the effect. HP Labs might have just solved this last problem with a prototype 3D LCD that would better accommodate the real world....
HP Labs builds a glasses-free, portable 3D display with wide viewing angles (video)

Sony Anycast Touch live-broadcasting system hands-on (video)

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The Anycast Touch is not only a sleeker incarnation of Sony's all-in-one studio, with a slider design and a manageable-enough 6.6-kg (13-pound) body; it's also the company's first such system to feature a touchscreen interface. The machine sports two touch-enabled displays, allowing users to adjust audio controls, type via...
Sony Anycast Touch live-broadcasting system hands-on (video)

Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected

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There was little doubt jobs would be on the line after Sharp's significant Q1 losses, but now it's official. Following a board meeting today, the company has joined the likes of RIM, Sony and HP, announcing the "voluntary retirement" of around 2,000 staff in Japan before the year's out....
Sharp reports 2,000 job cuts in Japan, more changes expected

SoundCloud Moves Toward Email Marketing With Its Latest Labs Feature

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These days, how musicians make money from their work is no longer set in stone. Some may do well selling physical records or digital downloads, while many new artists look at digital music as more of a marketing tool. Sometimes a track is worth 99 cents. Sometimes it's free. Increasingly,...
SoundCloud Moves Toward Email Marketing With Its Latest Labs Feature

GAME opens OUYA pre-orders in the UK, as the Android-powered console starts shipping to backers

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Pre-orders for OUYA, the Android-based gaming console that was successfully funded through an $8.5 million Kickstarter campaign, have opened up in the UK over at GAME. A product page on the high-street retailer’s website shows the console, available for pre-order, at £99.99. Additional controllers are also being sold for £39.99...
GAME opens OUYA pre-orders in the UK, as the Android-powered console starts shipping to backers
Report: T-Mobile slashing 100 jobs just before MetroPCS merger

Leaked T-Mobile roadmap outlines Ice Cream Sandwich updates, new myTouch devices

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Looks like our friends over at TMoNews have unearthed a roadmap with some tasty morsels of info about what's coming down the pipe from T-Mobile USA in the next few months. Of course, none of this is set in stone or even confirmed, so take it with a grain...
Leaked T-Mobile roadmap outlines Ice Cream Sandwich updates, new myTouch devices

Week in Apple: mastering music for iTunes, Mountain Lion on old Macs, and more

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In the last week, our top Apple news included a feature on remastering music for iTunes, as well as coverage on why Mountain Lion will only work with some 64-bit Macs. We also discussed some recent iPad rumors, an allegedly "leaked" Microsoft Office iPad app, a new variant on...
Week in Apple: mastering music for iTunes, Mountain Lion on old Macs, and more

Apple likely to incur further fines in Italy over length of free product warranties

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Apple’s reluctance to comply with warranty laws in Italy look likely to result in another fine from the country’s ‘antitrust authority’, adding to a $1.2 million penalty it received over “misleading” assistance services and warranties in December 2011. While it isn’t set in stone, sources tell Reuters that Apple may...
Apple likely to incur further fines in Italy over length of free product warranties

With a little help from Google, Polish startup accelerator GammaRebels shifts into second gear

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Polish startup accelerator program GammaRebels has found a new partner in Internet giant Google, which is teaming up with the business builder founded by VC firm hardGAMMA Ventures to help launch and support new startups. Now in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs, the GammaRebels accelerator program is open to all...
With a little help from Google, Polish startup accelerator GammaRebels shifts into second gear

Facebook charges users to contact celebs

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Trial charge for messages to people outside users' social circle, from 71p for Robert Peston to £10.68 for Tom DaleyPoll: would you pay to contact celebrities on Facebook?Facebook has started charging UK users up to £11 to send messages to celebrities and other people outside their circle of friends.It has...
Facebook charges users to contact celebs
Nokia rumored to begin selling new Lumia phones in November

SEAP Book Club Meet: “Mindset – The New Psychology of Success” – Gireendra Kasmalkar

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Ev-Url: http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/u1bjdl06o52h1t4qb1ucf6lujg%40group.calendar.google.com/private/full/8cf1sgjr3j5ikr14lpc5je4f4s Where: SunGard, Westend Center One, Aundh, Start: 4 Feb, 10am End: 11:30am Calendar: punetech Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) has a Book Club that meets on the first Saturday of every month, where one of the senior executives from the Software Industry in Pune gives a presentation...
SEAP Book Club Meet: “Mindset – The New Psychology of Success” – Gireendra Kasmalkar

Peter Jackson's 48 fps version of The Hobbit said to be a 'limited release' only

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All told, we can't deny Peter Jackson's caused some madness since announcing the scheme to shoot his upcoming Hobbit film at a high frame-rate, rather than sticking with the more common 24 fps, Hollywood-style method. Regardless, rumor now has it Warner Bros. is supposedly planning a "limited release" of...
Peter Jackson's 48 fps version of The Hobbit said to be a 'limited release' only

Bloomberg: Jony Ive said to be considering 'more dramatic' changes to email and calendar amid iOS 7 overhaul

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It's hardly been a secret that Apple's Jony Ive is exploring some more radical changes to iOS since taking the design reins for software in addition to hardware, but Bloomberg is now reporting some new details that paint a better picture of just what's going on in the lead-up...
Bloomberg: Jony Ive said to be considering 'more dramatic' changes to email and calendar amid iOS 7 overhaul

How Netflix's Hastings May Get BSkyB Off An Anti-Trust Charge

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The UK inquiry in to whether Sky Movies’ exclusive first-run subscription VOD deals with six major Hollywood major studios is anti-competitive will belatedly widen to consider internet services from Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX), Lovefilm and Sky itself. The Competition Commission had already preliminarily ruled Sky’s position anti-competitive and proposed a...
How Netflix's Hastings May Get BSkyB Off An Anti-Trust Charge

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Patents, Patents, Patents! Oracle And Now ... Lycos? (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Off With Markets   Factory orders on the rise, however less than expected, and the auto industry is looking to smash estimates. Shares of GOOG are off. Google will report calendar...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Patents, Patents, Patents! Oracle And Now ... Lycos? (GOOG)

Your Cynicism About Lobbyists Only Help The Lobbyists Win

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Last month, I posted the letter I helped put together from a bunch of entrepreneurs to the US's Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, as a part of the open comment period on the most effective forms of copyright enforcement. One of the most frustrating responses I heard was "it...
Your Cynicism About Lobbyists Only Help The Lobbyists Win
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