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Freshdesk Launches $10M “Future Fund” To Bring Free Help Desk Support To Startups
Pinterest launches Web Analytics for brands, takes one giant leap towards monetization
Facebook and Dropbox bring seamless file sharing to groups

U.S. Writes Its Worries About Buying IT Gear From China Into Law

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The U.S. government officially remains concerned about the possibility of cyber attacks from China. And it has quietly imposed new restrictions on the information technology gear that certain branches of the government buy. According to a pretty detailed report from Reuters, a provision of the government’s latest spending law requires...
U.S. Writes Its Worries About Buying IT Gear From China Into Law

Could Facebook help Google's antitrust problem?

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It seemed like a shot across the bow at Google: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that his social network is working on building its search business, noting that it already gets about 1 billion search queries a day. Read full article >>...
Could Facebook help Google's antitrust problem?
A Whisper Is A Stronger Social Signal Than A Public Shout

Let the cloud wars begin

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Oracle’s $1.9 billion acquisition of cloud-based talent management software maker Taleois a shot across the bow to rival SAP. FORTUNE — Take that, SAP. Oracle just announced it is buying Taleo, maker of cloud-based talent management software, for $1.9 billion. The move comes just two months after rival SAP said...
Let the cloud wars begin

What, Me Worry? Google Finally Reacts to AppSung Verdict

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Google — which went curiously silent on Friday after a blockbuster court win by rival Apple against its Android partner Samsung — finally found its voice today by releasing a statement about the patent infringement verdict. “The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the...
What, Me Worry? Google Finally Reacts to AppSung Verdict

Viral Video: Could Apple's Patent Suits Take Down Star Trek's Enterprise?

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As the world tries to figure out the impact of Apple’s massive court win over Samsung, a new video imagines what might happen if the company asserted its rights over the spaceship on “Star Trek.” The parody video sees a bleak world for the Starship Enterprise as key features are...
Viral Video: Could Apple's Patent Suits Take Down Star Trek's Enterprise?
Andrew Sullivan, Nate Silver and the shifting balance of power for media brands
Google gets serious about toolbar scams with new ad policy, forcing AVG to retreat
Amazon CloudSearch takes on Google

Can Google outflank Amazon in the cloud? Here comes Google Compute Engine

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Cloud photo via Daniel Boyd Google is taking direct aim at Amazon.com in tablets, with yesterday’s announcement of the Nexus 7. Today, it is a completely different area where the tech titans are lining up for a fight. In a much-anticipated move, Google today unfurled a new cloud computing service...
Can Google outflank Amazon in the cloud? Here comes Google Compute Engine

Apple Adds Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III to List of Targets in Samsung Patent Battle

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Fresh off one victory in a San Jose, Calif. courtroom, Apple has expanded a separate suit against Samsung to include two of the Korean company’s latest popular devices. Apple on Friday amended its second lawsuit to add the Galaxy S III smartphone and Galaxy Note “phablet” to a list of...
Apple Adds Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III to List of Targets in Samsung Patent Battle

Apple-Samsung Juror Tells CNET Debate Was "Heated"

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CNET nabbed an exclusive interview with one of the nine jurors in the high-profile and complex trial. The jury largely handed over a victory to Apple in the patent infringement case, along with an award of just over $1 billion. Manuel Ilagan — who said debates among jurors were...
Apple-Samsung Juror Tells CNET Debate Was "Heated"

AMD open to ARM and other architectures besides x86

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AMD may be fully "committed to the x86 market," but that commitment is beginning to look a bit more like an open relationship kind of thing instead of strict monogamy. Speaking last week, AMD's CTO Mark Papermaster (who famously joined and then left Apple) said that AMD would "work...
AMD open to ARM and other architectures besides x86

Microsoft's antitrust retort: Just what is it accusing Google of doing?

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By Scott M. Fulton, III, Betanews There may not be a real investigation of Google's business practices from the European Commission, at least not yet. But judging from the waves of hyperbole emanating from the usual suspects, along with a few new entrants, in the wake of the EC's admission...
Microsoft's antitrust retort: Just what is it accusing Google of doing?

Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg

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Twitter sent some shock waves through the technology community with a blog post on Friday that talked about its plans for the future, and suggested that those plans don’t necessarily involve third-party services and apps. Although the company phrased its statement as a move designed to standardize the experience...
Careful, Twitter — remember what happened to MySpace and Digg
Calling All Gluttons for Legalese Punishment: Here's the Apple-Samsung Amended Verdict Form
Amazon Adds A/B Testing For Android Developers, Says App Downloads Grew 500 Percent In 2012

SOA Software's API Management Platform And How It Compares To Its Sexy Counterparts

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SOA Software has a new management platform that company executives say better addresses the enterprise API market more so than the open API providers whose services have come into vogue in the past few years. The proclamation is a shot across the bow of many an API provider — Apigee,...
SOA Software's API Management Platform And How It Compares To Its Sexy Counterparts

Dear Larry Ellison: SAP Execs Have An Answer To Your Tweet That Disses Them (ORCL, SAP)

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It's been more than three months since Larry Ellison sent his one and only Tweet, a shot-across-the-bow at his old enemy SAP.  He wrote: Oracle's got 100+ enterprise applications live in the #cloud today, SAP's got nothin' but SuccessFactors until 2020 -- Larry Ellison (@larryellison) June 6, 2012 Business Insider...
Dear Larry Ellison: SAP Execs Have An Answer To Your Tweet That Disses Them (ORCL, SAP)

Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

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Rock the Vote, the nonprofit group focused on engaging young voters, is kicking off a joint effort with PromoJam, a Los Angeles-based social media promotions startup, with the goal of registering 1.5 million new voters for this fall’s presidential race - and challenging restrictions on voter registration. The mobile-focused...
Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

Breaking down Apple's $1 billion courtroom victory over Samsung

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With a 20-page verdict form and 100 pages of instructions to explain it, many figured it would take longer for the jury to render a decision. But, the tech trial of the century has concluded, with Apple scoring a not-quite-flawless victory over its rival Samsung. While the company didn't...
Breaking down Apple's $1 billion courtroom victory over Samsung
We love showrooming: Google adds new globally available Product Listing Ad to mobile

Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media'

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In the middle of a much larger speech introducing his "Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions," Obama threw in a little something for the videogame crowd: Congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds. While it may seem like a shot across the bow...
Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media'
Google Drive: the road to a long-awaited cloud storage service

Take that, vCloud: Microsoft opens Windows Azure to web hosts

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It looks like Microsoft is serious about becoming the operating system for cloud computing. At its Worldwide Partner Conference on Tuesday, the company announced what amounts to a white-label version of its Windows Azure cloud platform targeting current Windows Server-based web hosts. This looks like a shot across the bow...
Take that, vCloud: Microsoft opens Windows Azure to web hosts

Taking on Amazon, Google launches EC2 rival Compute Engine

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Google has announced plans to start offering a compute-on-demand service that rivals Amazon’s Elastic Compute (EC2) service. Google has offered many what it calls higher-level cloud services such Google storage, BigQuery and Google App Engine in the past, but now the company believes it needs to sell a more...
Taking on Amazon, Google launches EC2 rival Compute Engine

Judge Koh Sets Dec. 6 Hearing on Apple's Request to Ban Several Samsung Phones

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Though the verdict is in, the paperwork continues in the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Aiming to put some limits on things, Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday established a schedule for post-trial filings as well as a pair of hearings in the case. The parties will indeed show up...
Judge Koh Sets Dec. 6 Hearing on Apple's Request to Ban Several Samsung Phones
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