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"I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

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"I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." - Michael Dell, in 1997, on what he would do if he ran Apple. Obvious reblog-bait today seeing as Dell is apparently in discussions for a buyout from private equity to take the company private, as Bloomberg reports....
"I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."

Microsoft would like you to think that So.cl is for students, but don’t be fooled

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During the hush of the weekend after Facebook’s IPO bonanza, and Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding, Microsoft unleashed its entry into the social vertical. The site, called So.cl, is positioned as a research tool for students. The project comes out of Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, a division of the company that is working...
Microsoft would like you to think that So.cl is for students, but don’t be fooled

Hypersonic test flight flames out

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That 46-minute cross country-flight so many people would love to see, may take a little bit longer than hoped. A key test to prove the viability of sustained hypersonic flight flamed out Thursday when an experimental X-51A WaveRider aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean less than 15 seconds into what was supposed...
Hypersonic test flight flames out

Samsung's Galaxy S III passes 20 million sales, within 100 days of launch

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The Samsung Galaxy S III was heralded as a stand-out device than can truly challenge Apple and it seems that the early hype is translating to sales after Samsung claimed that its flagship smartphone had passed 20 million sales worldwide, that’s within 100 days of its launch. The numbers are...
Samsung's Galaxy S III passes 20 million sales, within 100 days of launch
Download Demand for Steve Jobs at D Podcasts Strong

Bye-bye blemishes? Luna mini vows to clean your face better

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Foreo promises that contraption combining sonic pulses with a silicone brush is six times more effective than washing the face by hand. [Read more]...
Bye-bye blemishes? Luna mini vows to clean your face better

NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor details leaked: 4-plus-1 cores, 28nm, six times the power of Tegra 3

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NVIDIA's next superhero-themed mobile chipset has possibly made an early appearance in a leaked side in China, and it looks like it wants to go toe-to-toe with the latest processors from Samsung and Qualcomm. The Tegra 4 (codenamed Wayne) will apparently offer the same power-efficient 28nm process found on...
NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor details leaked: 4-plus-1 cores, 28nm, six times the power of Tegra 3

Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot camera/tablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on

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Earlier this year, a group of enterprising students from the University of Texas unveiled the Lynx A 3D camera and asked for money to fund its construction on Kickstarter. Since then, they've soared past their funding goal of $50,000, and are getting ready to ship out their first set...
Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot camera/tablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on

Drobo embraces Thunderbolt, releases Drobo Mini

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Drobo today announced two new storage arrays, including its first portable unit, the Drobo Mini, and a larger array with as much as six times the performance of predecessors. The company also announced its support for Thunderbolt and USB 3.0....
Drobo embraces Thunderbolt, releases Drobo Mini

NASA may get $100 million to drag an asteroid into orbit around the Moon for research purposes

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Good news: It appears that NASA may get the first chunk of money needed to kick off a project to snag an asteroid, put it in orbit around the Moon, and study it. Yes, this is precisely and exactly as cool as it sounds. According to the Christian Science Monitor,...
NASA may get $100 million to drag an asteroid into orbit around the Moon for research purposes

Jeff Bezos Begged This Startup Founder To Work For Amazon And Changed His Life Forever

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Sometimes, a person has to be badgered into making a brilliant career choice. That's what happened to David Selinger. Today he is cofounder and CEO of a cool big data company called RichRelevance, backed by $58 million from investors like Greylock Partners' David Strohm and Tugboat Ventures' Dave Whorton. But...
Jeff Bezos Begged This Startup Founder To Work For Amazon And Changed His Life Forever
Watch what Apple's OS update did to one network's traffic

NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

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NetApp announced a significant refresh of its FAS2220 storage array, increasing performance by three times and memory six times for the same price as the previous version....
NetApp boosts entry-level array performance
Samsung's 85″ ultra high-def TV: $40,000, available for pre-order in about a week

Marvel brings a gig to WiFi with new 802.11ac 4x4 system-on-chip

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If you need data to flow more copiously than your current wireless connection will permit, Marvell has just announced a new WiFi product that might let you finally cut the cord. The Avastar 88W8864 802.11ac "4x4" SoC will permit WLAN products to stream data at up to 1.3Gbps using...
Marvel brings a gig to WiFi with new 802.11ac 4x4 system-on-chip

US air force to test aircraft that could fly across country in under an hour

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The X-51A Waverider, designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, could make it from New York to LA in 46 minutesThe US air force will test an experimental aircraft on Tuesday designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 3,600mph.The X-51A Waverider will...
US air force to test aircraft that could fly across country in under an hour

Sponsored post: Data silos: biggest breaking point to cloud adoption and a CIO's sanity


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Data silos and integration challenges, more than security, are the biggest barriers to cloud adoption. Siloed data in cloud apps and data centers is costing companies millions annually due to inconsistency, inaccuracy and inefficiency across the business. And the enterprise software market is crossing the threshold of another transformation, now...
Sponsored post: Data silos: biggest breaking point to cloud adoption and a CIO's sanity


Your Skype Account Can Be Easily Hijacked, Says A Guy Who Was Hacked Six Times In One Day (MSFT)

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It is painfully easy for hackers to hijack your Skype account and then use it to spam your Skype contacts, says a guy who had his Skype account stolen six times in one day. Over the weekend, "Dylan," aka @TibitXimer on Twitter, a self-proclaimed security researcher/hacker, contacted Skype when he...
Your Skype Account Can Be Easily Hijacked, Says A Guy Who Was Hacked Six Times In One Day (MSFT)

Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

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Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able to analyze the atmosphere on faraway planet Tau Bootis b. Using CRIRES, a supercooled infrared spectrograph bolted to the 'scope, the team was able to judge the size of the exoplanet -- and for the...
Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling
Juicing the pyramid: is Herbalife an $8 billion house of cards?

Hamlet rewritten as choose-your-own-adventure game book

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Graphic story offers chance to explore the 'fun, crazy' plot choices Shakespeare rejectedA choose-your-own-adventure version of Hamlet featuring jokes, ghosts and the previously unseen pirate fight scene, has raised more than six times its goal on Kickstarter in less than a week.Ryan North, a Canadian comic book writer, launched his...
Hamlet rewritten as choose-your-own-adventure game book

TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints

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Ofcom warns home phone, broadband and paid-for TV providers they need to improve performanceComplaints about home phone, broadband and paid for TV services have failed to drop over the past three months, leading the regulator Ofcom to warn providers they must "improve their performance".TalkTalk continues to be the most complained...
TalkTalk tops list of landline complaints
Mary Meeker Gives Surprise Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone

Science-Backed Ecommerce Recommendation Startup Uncovet Raises $1.3M

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Uncovet, a startup that wants to be the recommendation engine for indie designer clothing and accessories, has raised $1.3 million from Javelin Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, and L.A. angel investor Paige Craig. A graduate of Science, Uncovet is an accessories and home décor site that is building a style graph...
Science-Backed Ecommerce Recommendation Startup Uncovet Raises $1.3M

HTC suffers 79% crash in quarterly profits

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World's fifth biggest phone maker is squeezed by larger rivals Apple and SamsungHTC, the world's fifth biggest phone maker, has suffered a 79% crash in quarterly profits as the popularity and marketing muscle of Apple and Samsung continue to squeeze out smaller rivals.Third quarter net income plummeted to NT$4.9bn (£104m)...
HTC suffers 79% crash in quarterly profits

Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition

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Zillow, the popular online real estate search engine,  just announced that it has closed its previously announced $40 million acquisition of RentJuice. With RentJuice, Zillow now owns a rental relationship management service for landlords, property managers and rental brokers that helps them market their inventory and client relationships. RentJuice is currently being...
Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition

Bill Gates pressures Obama over new mining and energy anti-corruption laws

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Billionaire philanthropist writes to SEC over concerns that major US companies are trying to water down legislation aimed at stamping out corruption in developing countries Bill Gates is putting pressure on the Obama administration to prevent major US energy companies from neutering legislation aimed at stamping out corruption in developing...
Bill Gates pressures Obama over new mining and energy anti-corruption laws
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers
The Chromebook Pixel shows that Chrome OS is for more than Google-branded netbooks
Android adoption is growing 6x faster than iPhone
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