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RIM reels in developers with promises of change

Never-Ending Flash Vulnerability Updates Now A Part Of Microsoft Patch Tuesday

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Never-Ending Flash Vulnerability Updates Now A Part Of Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Drowning man finds sinking ship to cling to....
Never-Ending Flash Vulnerability Updates Now A Part Of Microsoft Patch Tuesday
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Sprint customer losses mount as Nextel sunset date nears

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Sprint posted another quarter of big subscriber losses thanks to the continued flight of customers from Nextel’s sinking ship. In the first quarter,  the country’s No. 3 carrier managed to sell 5 million smartphones — including 1.5 million iPhone activations — add half a million new CDMA prepaid subscribers and...
Sprint customer losses mount as Nextel sunset date nears

Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

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For months, we've been fielding rumors (and filtering out the facts) about MySpace's proposed redesign and rebranding. Tonight's report on TechCrunch outlines a few minor details of the overall plan to stop the site's hemorrhaging users and stem its financial decline. As we've known (and as we predicted last year),...
Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?
Forget Titanic: Women and children rarely first off sinking ships

A place to poo: Seattle may install a $90,000 public toilet downtown

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A Portland loo. Photo courtesy of portlandoregon.gov. Those roaming around downtown Seattle and needing to hit the John may soon have a place to go. The Seattle Times reported today that the city is working with The Alliance for Pioneer Square and a local developer to purchase a $90,000 public toilet...
A place to poo: Seattle may install a $90,000 public toilet downtown

Which mobile OS’s apps make most money? Surprise! It’s BlackBerry

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BlackBerry development may be on steep decline, but the platform still remains a profitable one for the developers that have stuck with it. According to a new study from mobile analytics firm Vision Mobile, the average monthly revenue from a BlackBerry app is $3,853, compared to $3,693 for iOS and...
Which mobile OS’s apps make most money? Surprise! It’s BlackBerry

Dell Considers Going Private, Again

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Shares of computer and IT company Dell are soaring and were briefly halted on word of a report by Bloomberg News that the company is in talks to go private. Bloomberg’s chatty banker sources say that Del is in talks to do a deal with at least two private equity...
Dell Considers Going Private, Again
A publicist calls out the flacks and the hacks

Programmer Complains About Drunken Interview At New York City Startup, Wonders If Its Endemic

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  On the NYC sub-Reddit today, a user who goes by the handle "onmach" submitted a sincere inquiry about startup culture in New York. Onmach and a friend were considering a move out East, but the friend had a bad experience at a startup interview that devolved into what sounds...
Programmer Complains About Drunken Interview At New York City Startup, Wonders If Its Endemic

Anti-Piracy Group Rips Off Pirate Bay Website, Faces Lawsuit

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Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC, known worldwide for tracking down a 9 year-old “pirate girl” and having her Winnie The Pooh laptop confiscated, launched a controversial campaign yesterday. The group copied The Pirate Bay’s design for their campaign site, including the CSS stylesheet, and replaced the logo with one of a...
Anti-Piracy Group Rips Off Pirate Bay Website, Faces Lawsuit

The "Hail Marissa" Play

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The Yahoo second quarter 2012 earnings call is tomorrow, which is why the news that star Google Marissa Mayer is taking over as CEO today is shocking but not, sort of like the news that someone you’ve known for a long time is pregnant. Because yeah that happened too, to...
The "Hail Marissa" Play

Hard To See How Howard Schultz Quitting Groupon's Board Is Anything But Lousy

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Groupon's stock continued its implosion yesterday, as two high-profile board members quit the board. Howard Schultz of Starbucks and Kevin Efrusy of investor Accel Partners bolted. Groupon replaced them with financial types from American Express and Deloitte. Although the moves were spun as "adding financial experts to the board," the...
Hard To See How Howard Schultz Quitting Groupon's Board Is Anything But Lousy

Apple Bloggers Think JCPenney Should Have Given Ron Johnson More Time (AAPL, JCP)

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Ron Johnson got a raw deal at JC Penney, according to a few Apple bloggers. John Gruber at Daring Fireball wrote, " they shouldn't have hired him if they weren't going to give him more time to turn it around." Gruber is the most influential Apple writer in the world....
Apple Bloggers Think JCPenney Should Have Given Ron Johnson More Time (AAPL, JCP)

Square Continues Poaching From PayPal

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square (flickr.com/joi) Squares they most certainly are not. In an impressively cutthroat move by mobile payment startup Square, the team announced today that they poached PayPal's VP of products for North America, Alyssa Cutright. PayPal has recently entered the market as a direct competitor to Square with...
Square Continues Poaching From PayPal

Vimeo Saves New CEO Kerry Trainor From AOL’s Sinking Ship

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Mr. Trainor (allthingsd.com) Video sharing service Vimeo, also known as the rich man's YouTube, announced an executive-level shakeup this morning via a press release from parent company InterActiveCorp. Kerry Trainor, the senior vice president of AOL Huffington Post Media Group, is joining Vimeo as CEO. He'll be taking over for Dae...
Vimeo Saves New CEO Kerry Trainor From AOL’s Sinking Ship

Why on earth would anyone want to join RIM now? We ask someone who just did

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Like boarding a sinking ship, European entrepreneur Luca Filigheddu (Twimbow, Sitòfono) is actually joining Research In Motion. Starting next week, Filigheddu will become part of RIM’s Developer Relations team as BlackBerry Developer Evangelist for the Italian market. That’s obviously not huge news, but we were just amazed why anyone would...
Why on earth would anyone want to join RIM now? We ask someone who just did

Battleship – review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Activision, cert: 12, out nowSpare a thought for the poor souls slaving away at developer Double Helix – after turning last year's messy Green Lantern film into a vaguely tolerable video game, they've been tapped to make the game of the movie of the game, Battleship.It's...
Battleship – review

What’s Happenin’ Youse East Coast Staaht Ups? We Want To Hear From You!

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With all this fuzz and fizzle going down with TC inside politics, departures, and whispered depictions of TC as a sinking ship populated by the shambling walking dead, rats clawing through our brainpans and dropping out onto our laps as our fingers shamble across our filthy, befouled keyboards, low groans...
What’s Happenin’ Youse East Coast Staaht Ups? We Want To Hear From You!

Check out editor Dylan Tweney on Revision3′s downLOADED

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Dylan Tweney fans, get ready for 16 minutes of heaven! How’s this for sweet: The folks at downLOADED invited VentureBeat’s own Dylan Tweney down to the studio to talk with much sass and opinion about the tech topics of the day. Topics for this show included Instagram’s new terms...
Check out editor Dylan Tweney on Revision3′s downLOADED

Bad news for an already troubled Groupon: Another pair of CityDeal co-founders quit

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Local commerce giant Groupon is dealing with a lot of issues right now, with its stock price in free fall, slow growth and many of its investors heading for the exit doors. The last thing the struggling daily deals company needs right now is another headache, but alas: German blogs...
Bad news for an already troubled Groupon: Another pair of CityDeal co-founders quit
Apple Employees Are Sending Out Resumes To Work At Startups Like Never Before (AAPL)

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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Bob Dylan once warned that the times are changing, but his lyrics couldn’t have prepared us for a world without AMD, the spunky chip designer that’s kept Intel honest (mostly) and ensured, by way of competition, that processor prices wouldn’t fly through the roof. Now it appears the floor is...
AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship
Report: NASA is broken and it's up to us to fix it

Snapjoy’s Flickraft Promised To “Rescue” Flickr Photos — Until It Was Blocked

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Photo startup Snapjoy launched a clever promotional scheme this afternoon to lure users over from Flickr. And it succeeded — perhaps too well. The Y Combinator-backed company aims to be an online repository where users can store all their photos, with some sharing features too. That already made Snapjoy a...
Snapjoy’s Flickraft Promised To “Rescue” Flickr Photos — Until It Was Blocked

Is It Time to Stick a Fork in Palm?

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Poor Palm — the news coming out of the company just gets worse and worse. Lackluster sales of its webOS handsets and a mass exodus of key executives at the company. It’s like rats leaving a sinking ship in droves. Analysts are quick to point out what Palm has done...
Is It Time to Stick a Fork in Palm?
Microsoft Execs Flock To Amazon And Red Hat

Tech Bowl: Best Buy Spotlights Mobile Innovators, Founders In Super Bowl Spot

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Every year, Best Buy runs a big Super Bowl spot, and traditionally they go the route of hiring a big celebrity to hawk their brand message. Last year, it was “the Biebs” and Ozzy Osbourne. This year, Best Buy has opted for something a bit different, choosing to highlight innovators...
Tech Bowl: Best Buy Spotlights Mobile Innovators, Founders In Super Bowl Spot
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