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At AT&T Stores, No Welcome Mat for BlackBerry

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Research In Motion Ltd.’s new BlackBerry went on sale in the U.S. Friday at AT&T stores backed by the company’s largest-ever marketing push, but the launch has so far failed to garner the buzz of competitors’ recent smartphone launches. More crucially, however, AT&T Inc. doesn’t appear to be highlighting the...
At AT&T Stores, No Welcome Mat for BlackBerry

If Facebook Really Goes Into The Mobile Hardware Business, Investors Should Run Away Screaming (FB)

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Facebook is poaching ex-Apple engineers to build a smartphone, Nick Bilton of the New York Times reports. This is the third iteration of Facebook's smartphone plans--from hardware to software and back to hardware again. If Facebook is serious about jumping into smartphones with both feet this time, Facebook investors should...
If Facebook Really Goes Into The Mobile Hardware Business, Investors Should Run Away Screaming (FB)
Translating Groupon's earnings call into plain English
Many mobile retailers sold ZERO BlackBerrys last month, says analyst

Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

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Amazon.com has set up a website with its brand in India, but will not be selling on the site.In line with Indian government rules, the new marketplace Amazon.in is only offering sales and order fulfillment services to Indian retailers.Amazon Seller Services set up in February last year another website...
Amazon.com sets up portal in India, will only service other retailers

The Startup Bibles: These Books Are Flying Off The Shelves In San Francisco Right Now

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Just south of Market Street, where the very air of San Francisco seems thickened by a fog of bits, there's a redoubt of old-school print. Alexander Book Co. has been in business since 1990. Since the closure of nearby Stacey's in 2009, it's one of the few places in downtown...
The Startup Bibles: These Books Are Flying Off The Shelves In San Francisco Right Now

Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?

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We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap’n Crunch. If the owner doesn’t like cherries, she doesn’t have to sell them. And the cereal maker shouldn’t work under the assumption that every store that sells food will...
Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?

University of Michigan's Computer and Video Game Archive houses over 3,000 different games, roughly 35 unique consoles (video)

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Systems such as the ColecoVision, TurboGrafx-16 and 3DO may have been ousted from most home entertainment centers long ago, but they still have shelf space at the University of Michigan's Computer and Video Game Archive. Slashdot caught up with Engineering Librarian and Video Game Archivist Dave Carter and took...
University of Michigan's Computer and Video Game Archive houses over 3,000 different games, roughly 35 unique consoles (video)

French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones

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Subsidies cannot, and should not, save independent shops. Owners and publishers have to make them unique places to visitBookshop owners in Britain could be forgiven for casting envious glances across the Channel as they watch their French counterparts successfully fight government attempts to increase VAT on printed books. "Culture should...
French-style tax breaks are not the way to save the UK's small bookshops | Philip Jones
Libraries adapt to a changing world by emulating bookstores
Why Walmart, Target, and other big retailers are teaming up on mobile payments
Hype-emitting diodes: dreaming of an OLED TV future

AppsFlyer says social sharing delivers better results than search in app marketing

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Word of mouth marketing over social platforms delivers better results in paid app marketing than search, according to a study by AppsFlyer, a firm that tracks mobile app marketing and monitors billions of events such as the number...
AppsFlyer says social sharing delivers better results than search in app marketing

Who decides what gets sold in the bookstore?

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We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap’n Crunch. If the owner doesn’t like cherries, she doesn’t have to sell them. And the cereal maker shouldn’t work under the assumption that every store that sells food will necessarily...
Who decides what gets sold in the bookstore?

Tesco signs up BBC content for its free Clubcard TV streaming service, includes plenty of cooking shows

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Tesco's recently launched TV streaming service, which is free to its Clubcard members, has signed up to a bundle of programs from BBC Worldwide. The UK supermarket, which supports its Clubcard TV with ads between shows, has focused on comedy, drama and (unsurprisingly) cooking programming, with TV chefs Gary...
Tesco signs up BBC content for its free Clubcard TV streaming service, includes plenty of cooking shows
An inside look at an Amazon warehouse

Apple Store now selling Nest Thermostat: automated toastiness to cost $250

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Apple liked it so much, it's decided to let the Nest Thermostat share shelf space in its bricks-and-mortar stores and online. Following rumors that Tony Fadell's latest project would appear at his former employer, it's now been confirmed with an online listing. Following some brief downtime on the Cupertino...
Apple Store now selling Nest Thermostat: automated toastiness to cost $250
New York Startup Caskers Offers Rare Spirits Online

Amazon, Big Box Edition

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In some quarters, the news that Amazon is exploring opening brick-and-mortar stores has the same gallows irony as Charles Manson announcing his intention to become a victims’ rights activist. Amazon led the online army that decimated physical retailers, cutting a swath of destruction through independent booksellers, driving Borders and Waldenbooks...
Amazon, Big Box Edition
Android version breakdown shows big gains for Ice Cream Sandwich

Phil Schiller: App Store is more democratic than traditional retail, Passbook is not a direct payment service

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In a recent story about growing concerns among app developers who want better ways to promote their apps in the App Store, The Wall Street Journal published quotes from an interview with Apple’s vice president for worldwide marketing Phil Schiller about the “tremendous amount” of work Apple does to help...
Phil Schiller: App Store is more democratic than traditional retail, Passbook is not a direct payment service
Google wants to teach you digital marketing

Boot up: RIM's sales dip, FAA's iPad OK, China's Nexus nix and more

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Plus how iOS and Android are depressing PC sales, the mystery of the Pluto Switch, how the UDIDs were identified and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamRIM's BlackBerrys losing shelf space, mindshare among carriers >> AllThingsD[Carriers in the US...
Boot up: RIM's sales dip, FAA's iPad OK, China's Nexus nix and more

A Look at Wal-Mart's Plans for Making Commerce High-Tech (Video)

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Wal-Mart is typically associated with it’s everyday low prices — not for its technology. But the mega-retailer is trying to change that by building a tech center just south of San Francisco in San Bruno, Calif., where it houses both walmart.com and a growing team of researchers. At a headcount...
A Look at Wal-Mart's Plans for Making Commerce High-Tech (Video)
If your kids like Pokemon, they'll go nuts for Nukotoys (with video)
Sony Xperia Z tapped as a likely "Google Experience" phone. Whither Nexus?

RIM's BlackBerrys Losing Shelf Space, Mindshare Among Carriers

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With Apple’s next generation iPhone in the offing and new Windows Phone 8 and Android handsets headed to market in the weeks ahead, Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices are no longer top of mind for RIM’s carrier partners — if they were ever top of mind at all....
RIM's BlackBerrys Losing Shelf Space, Mindshare Among Carriers

Ravaged RIM Shares Rally 15 Percent

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If Research In Motion’s predicament is as dire as many have made it out to be, you wouldn’t know it from looking at the company’s stock. Friday morning, investors emerged from their turkey-induced L-Tryptophan stupor to push RIM’s stock into a remarkable rally. The company’s shares, which have tumbled more...
Ravaged RIM Shares Rally 15 Percent

Four Months Later, Apple Still Censoring Drone Strike App

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At the end of August, Apple made a disheartening decision. After NYU grad student Josh Begley submitted Drone+, an iPhone app that maps U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, the company decided that the content was too "objectionable" to be granted shelf space in their App Store. Begley's app didn't contain...
Four Months Later, Apple Still Censoring Drone Strike App

Notes & Queries: Would a printed Wikipedia fit in the British Library?

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Plus: Just how Christian was Jesus? Why is there never enough time?Would a printed Wikipedia fit into the British Library?Assuming you mean the English language version only, yes quite easily, with room for a few foreign language versions too, by my reckoning. According to Wikipedia itself, the English language version...
Notes & Queries: Would a printed Wikipedia fit in the British Library?
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