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With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide

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You know those mobile devices that everyone keeps raving about? Turns out it’s a huge business. Shocker, I know. Strategy Analytics recently estimated that about 1.6 billion mobile phones shipped in 2012. What’s more, according to Canalys’ report today, the tablet market grew by 75 percent in the fourth quarter...
With 300 Kiosks In 20 States, Device Recycler EcoATM Secures $40M In Debt Financing To Go Nationwide

Sprint And HTC Announce “Collaboration Event” In NYC On April 4th

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Oh you guuuuys. Rather than just call it what it is (a press conference) Sprint and HTC have just sent out invitations to what they’re calling a “collaboration event” taking place in New York City on April 4. The invitation (as always) is delightfully vague, leaving the rest of us...
Sprint And HTC Announce “Collaboration Event” In NYC On April 4th
3,997 Models: Android Fragmentation As Seen By The Developers Of OpenSignalMaps

Introducing Your Super Large, High-Resolution Face on Facebook

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Facebook already holds loads of our photos — and by loads, I mean an average of more than 250 million photos uploaded each day. But now it really wants to be your main photo album, by allowing full-screen viewing of high-resolution photos on its Web site. The social networking giant...
Introducing Your Super Large, High-Resolution Face on Facebook

Google Maps Also Quick at Finding Its Way to Top of iPhone Downloads Chart

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Well that didn’t take long. Google Maps is now the top free app on the iOS charts according to AppAnnie. It’s not a huge shocker given that yesterday’s arrival of the app (first confirmed by AllThingsD) had everyone on Twitter all atwitter. The move comes as Apple continues to struggle...
Google Maps Also Quick at Finding Its Way to Top of iPhone Downloads Chart

Shocker: TARP funds went to unworthy companies - Allison Kilkenny - Unreported - True/Slant

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Shocker: TARP funds went to unworthy companies - Allison Kilkenny - Unreported - True/Slant

Manchester Evening News bars non-Facebook users from commenting online

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Manchester news website defends decision that has angered readers, saying it is necessary to protect its journalists and promote more civilised debateRevamping a news website is a pretty delicate balancing act (and one the Guardian knows all too well). How do you make sure you're at the cutting edge of...
Manchester Evening News bars non-Facebook users from commenting online

HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

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Hewlett-Packard continues to be rocked (disproportionately, according to one analyst) by a flood-induced hard drive shortage; its go-to printing business is sputtering; and the company as a whole continues to spend too much on too many products. On the plus side, HP’s high-stakes bets on 3Par “cloud” storage and enterprise software player Autonomy,...
HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

Today in Tech: Can Oracle take on Amazon in the cloud?

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Simon Cowell wants to find the next Mark Zuckerberg; why Apple "Mapgate" is over.  Shocker! Oracle takes on Amazon with all-Oracle-all-the-time cloud [GIGAOM] Oracle cloud will use "our OS, our VM, our compute services and storage services on the fastest most reliable systems in the world -- our engineered systems, Exadata,...
Today in Tech: Can Oracle take on Amazon in the cloud?
Software: Shocker!: Larry Ellison Sees Eye-to-Eye With HP

Samsung Rugby Smart officially coming to AT&T March 4 for $100

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It was only a matter of time, we suppose. After having seen the Samsung Rugby Smart poke its head out from time to time, Samsung's new rugged smartphone is officially hitting AT&T stores on March 4th. Much like the Pantech Element, the Rugby Smart will be "waterproof," meaning it...
Samsung Rugby Smart officially coming to AT&T March 4 for $100

Don't even think about it: 5 things that won't work for cleantech in 2013

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It’s not a shocker to anyone to hear that venture capitalists invested significantly less money into cleantech startups in 2012. According to the Cleantech Group on Thursday, venture capitalists globally invested $6.46 billion into cleantech startups — which includes solar, biofuels, energy efficiency, energy storage, transportation and more — in...
Don't even think about it: 5 things that won't work for cleantech in 2013

IE shocker: Microsoft's browser gains share in 2012

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Microsoft's Internet Explorer posted an annual usage share gain in 2012 for the first time in eight years, according to data by a Web analytics firm Net Applications....
IE shocker: Microsoft's browser gains share in 2012

Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices

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I’ve often felt that there is a dearth of high-level discussion about the business of the App Store, and indeed building a sustainable business selling software altogether. Too much dealing with the day-to-day flailing that comes with trying to make things work. That’s why I was really happy to see...
Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices
Amazon's Kindle smartphone is coming! And it's 3-D! And we've heard this before! But this time it's true!

Me and iPad: Not now

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I was up this morning at 8:30AM Eastern and saw the notes that the iPad was now available for pre-order. So I went through the process, updated my credit card on Apple's website, changed the address and phone number. The total price was a bit of a shocker -- approx...
Me and iPad: Not now

Regime Change

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Apple cannot afford to get too big or too disorganized. That’s my takeaway from yesterday’s shocker that not only is Scott Forstall out at Apple, but also that his fiefdom is being split between Craig Federighi, Eddy Cue, and Jony Ive. We learned a lot about Tim Cook yesterday. First: retail chief John Browett...
Regime Change

Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

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How do you break the silence on one of the slowest news days of the year? Well, if you're Samsung, you tease the obvious. The Korean company has been counting down the days till CES with mini-previews of upcoming HD products -- first hinting at a refurbished Smart Hub...
Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

Engadget Gets Wind of K66, the iPhone OS-Based Next-Generation Apple TV

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The code name has been in the iPhone OS 4 beta SDK for months. Joshua Topolsky reports: Not only will this be priced to sell (like hotcakes), it seems that Apple is moving away from the model of local storage, and will be focusing the new ATV on cloud-based storage...
Engadget Gets Wind of K66, the iPhone OS-Based Next-Generation Apple TV
Does RIM shocker imply wider handset market deterioration?

Sinofsky Shocker: Windows President is Leaving Microsoft

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So much for all that talk about Steven Sinofsky being the next CEO of Microsoft. In a surprise move this evening, Microsoft announced that the Windows president is leaving the company, effective immediately, less than three weeks after the release of Windows 8. “It is impossible to count the...
Sinofsky Shocker: Windows President is Leaving Microsoft

Say what? Microsoft Azure's a $1 billion business?

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Microsoft’s claim that it’s sold $1 billion worth of Azure cloud infrastructure services over the past 12 months has got to be raising eyebrows, and not just across Lake Washington at Amazon Web Services headquarters. The sales figure was made by Curt Anderson, who heads up finances for Microsoft Server...
Say what? Microsoft Azure's a $1 billion business?

Apple's Q3 Estimates

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Apple's Q3 Estimates: Apple announces Q3 earnings later this afternoon -- as usual, Philip Elmer-DeWitt does his great roundup of analyst (both professional and those that actually know what they're talking about) predictions. Shocker: I suspect the numbers will be good. iPhone sales should be down (but only slightly) from...
Apple's Q3 Estimates

Shocker! New RIM CEO targets existing BlackBerry users for upgrades

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All of new RIM CEO Thorsten Heins' fresh ideas will apparently still be revealed to the company's board in a couple of weeks, but he's already dropped some gems in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and Reuters (update: and Bloomberg). First item on the agenda? Getting current users upgraded...
Shocker! New RIM CEO targets existing BlackBerry users for upgrades

Analysis: For tech investors, it's hard to know when to bolt

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Analysis: For tech investors, it's hard to know when to bolt: My main takeaway from this article by Sam Forgione and Nicola Leske for Reuters is that Wall Street analysts have no fucking clue what they're talking about when it comes to tech stocks (no shocker there). They're seriously buying...
Analysis: For tech investors, it's hard to know when to bolt

How The Top 100 Brands Perform In The Apple App Store

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In this month’s report, app store analytics firm Distimo examined how the top 100 global brands approach the Apple App Store and how well they perform. Not surprisingly, most now have a presence there – in fact, only 12 do not. The most successful brands in terms of downloads are...
How The Top 100 Brands Perform In The Apple App Store

Microsoft Turns Off Streetside Imagery In Germany Over Photo Blurring Concerns

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Here’s a shocker*: Microsoft’s Streetside service has hit a bumpy road in Germany. The company says it’s shut down Streetside imagery in Germany after complaints about the way the company was handling blurring requests. Microsoft spokesperson Thomas Baumgartner tells PCWorld that... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Microsoft Turns Off Streetside Imagery In Germany Over Photo Blurring Concerns
Nokia submits yearly SEC report, details €1.4b loss and Windows Phone risks
The 10 biggest VC-backed acquisitions of 2012

Windows Phone People Like Their Phones More Than Android People (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)

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Here's a bit of a shocker from ChangeWave Research. Windows Phone users are happier with their smartphones than Android phone users. ChangeWave asked various smartphone owners if they were "very satisfied" with their smartphones. 53% of Windows Phone users were "very satisfied," compared to just 48% for Android. The iPhone,...
Windows Phone People Like Their Phones More Than Android People (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL)
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