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Lost phones will cost consumers $30B in 2012, and other facts about our butterfingers

The Internet Underground Music Archive is back

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A huge part of online music’s forgotten history went back online this month, thanks to Jason Scott, the man behind Textfiles.com. Scott spent the past week uploading a huge chunk of the original Internet Underground Music Archive, also know as IUMA, to the servers of Archive.org. From his blog: “Oh,...
The Internet Underground Music Archive is back

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

Soluto: the best PC to run Windows is the MacBook Pro

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A new study by a cloud-based PC admin software maker, Soluto, concludes that bloatware included on most Windows PC notebooks by the manufacturers is harming the Windows experience to such an extent that the best portable on which to run Windows is now Apple's MacBook Pro. In part this is...
Soluto: the best PC to run Windows is the MacBook Pro

Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

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SEATTLE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer got a lower bonus than last year's, partly for flat sales of Windows and his failure to ensure that the company provided a choice of browser to some European customers. Ballmer, who took over as CEO from co-founder Bill...
Ballmer Loses Bonus Money Thanks To Poor Windows Sales And Browser Problems (MSFT)

Autodesk Pays $60 Million for Socialcam

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Autodesk agreed to acquire Socialcam in a $60 million cash deal aimed at increasing accessibility to the design software maker's technology for professional film and video creators....
Autodesk Pays $60 Million for Socialcam

Telerik acquires Danish cross-platform app analytics software maker EQATEC

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Telerik, a US-based provider of tools for project management, collaboration, software development and testing, has acquired Copenhagen, Denmark-based EQATEC. The acquisition, announced earlier today by EQATEC, is meant to enable Telerik to boost its application development lifecycle solution stack with a software analytics suite. Financial terms of the deal were...
Telerik acquires Danish cross-platform app analytics software maker EQATEC
Microsoft licenses file system patents to BlackBerry maker RIM

Adobe offers sneak peek at photography's future

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A few days ago, two of the brightest minds from Adobe Systems (ADBE) dropped by my office to give me a rare and exciting look at what the software maker is cooking up in its imaging labs. In the couple of hours we spent together, I learned that Adobe doesn't...
Adobe offers sneak peek at photography's future

ITC will investigate VirnetX claims against Apple

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In a statement published on Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission announced it has agreed to investigate a complaint from software maker VirnetX, which asserts that certain Apple wireless-enabled devices infringe its patents....
ITC will investigate VirnetX claims against Apple

Windows users reluctant to upgrade, survey reveals

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More than 70 percent of Microsoft Windows users won't be upgrading to Windows 8 in the near future, according to a survey released this week by antivirus software maker Avast. The survey of 350,000 Avast users, more than 135,000 of them from the United States, showed that only nine...
Windows users reluctant to upgrade, survey reveals

Windows 8 Lag Seen Being Longer Than Windows 7

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As Microsoft's downgrade by Argus to hold has the software maker at the bottom of the Dow industrials, just below chip maker Intel, the investment bank joins those worried about Windows 8....
Windows 8 Lag Seen Being Longer Than Windows 7

Cyber Monday sales to reach $2 billion, Adobe says

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Thanksgiving turkeys haven't even found their way into the oven yet, but retail retail industry experts are already expecting blockbuster holiday season sales in 2012, driven by online buyers. E-retailers and brick-and-mortar stores with online storefronts will rake in $2 billion on Cyber Monday alone, according to Adobe's holiday...
Cyber Monday sales to reach $2 billion, Adobe says

Adobe reports robust Q4, just beats Wall Street estimates

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Software maker Adobe reported its fiscal 2012 and fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, marginally beating analysts' expectations on both earnings and revenue. In after-hours trading, the stock is up six percent to $37.66 on the news. Investors and analysts were particularly pleased to hear that the company has managed a transition...
Adobe reports robust Q4, just beats Wall Street estimates
SkyDrive for Windows updated with new status window and refreshed logo

Will The Autonomy Debacle Be The Straw That Breaks HP's Back?

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The question of whether Hewlett-Packard can avoid a break up will be answered over the next six months or so. That's about how long the company has to convince investors its PC, printer and technology-services businesses can generate the cash needed to build and sell products into growth markets, especially...
Will The Autonomy Debacle Be The Straw That Breaks HP's Back?

IBM acquires BI software maker Varicent

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Adding to its already considerable line of analysis software and expertise, IBM announced Friday that it has acquired business intelligence software provider Varicent Software....
IBM acquires BI software maker Varicent
Microsoft left 'surprised' by Google's Exchange ActiveSync announcement

getTalent Helps Companies Build Relationships With Job Candidates, Raises $2.6M Led by SuccessFactors

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getTalent, a startup offering candidate engagement tools for recruiters, is emerging from stealth mode today. It’s also announcing that it has raised $2.6 million in funding. The company’s largest investor is HR software maker SuccessFactors, which was acquired by SAP last year. Angel investors include Krutal Desai (head of special...
getTalent Helps Companies Build Relationships With Job Candidates, Raises $2.6M Led by SuccessFactors

Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software

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WalkMe, a startup that helps developers and companies explain their product to users via subtle onscreen walkthroughs, had landed guidance of its own after Gemini Israel Ventures led a Series B funding round of $5.5 million. Mangrove Capital and existing investor Giza Venture Capital also partook in the round, which will...
Israel's WalkMe lands $5.5m to bring interactive user guides to more websites and software
After Chewing Out Apple, China Targets Microsoft's Surface Warranty Policies
Skype for Windows Phone drops the beta tag, Messenger notifications enabled by default

Microsoft, Nikon ink patent deal for Android-based cameras

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The software maker has convinced another device maker using Android as an embedded OS to pay it patent royalties. [Read more]...
Microsoft, Nikon ink patent deal for Android-based cameras

Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products

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Atlassian, a company that builds collaboration software, this morning announced that it has acquired HipChat, a hosted private chat service for companies and teams that can be compared to Campfire and tools like Yammer and Salesforce’s Chatter. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both companies are based in San...
Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products
Microsoft's Touch Mouse updated with support for Windows 8 multitouch gestures

Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm

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The seven-year-old personalised web content dashboard service Netvibes has confirmed it has been acquired by 3D and CAD software maker Dassault Systèmes. Netvibes was co-founded by French digital entrepreneur Tariq Krim in 2005 to push the notion of a start page for content feeds and widgets, and took €12...
Netvibes Web Dash Service Acquired By 3D Software Firm
EU finds that Microsoft has failed to comply with its browser choice commitments

Forget Facebook! Meet 12 investors on the hunt for the next Microsoft

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Smart investors are betting big on business technology. Sure, all the buzz goes to consumer-focused companies like Facebook and Zynga. But while those companies’ post-IPO performance has been tepid at best, enterprise startups have been quietly kicking ass. In 2012 alone, acquisitions in the billion-dollar range include Meraki (acquired by...
Forget Facebook! Meet 12 investors on the hunt for the next Microsoft

PayNearMe Raises $10 Million Series D; Launches Self-Serve Platform To Allow Any Business Accept Remote Cash Payments

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Cash-based payments platform PayNearMe has raised additional financing, the company announced today, in a Series D round led by August Capital with participation from other existing investors including Khosla Ventures, Maveron, and True Ventures. The news comes alongside the launch of the company’s latest product, PayNearMe Express, a self-serve platform that lets...
PayNearMe Raises $10 Million Series D; Launches Self-Serve Platform To Allow Any Business Accept Remote Cash Payments

There Were Plenty Of Windows 8 Devices At CES, But Microsoft Wasn't There To Promote Them (MSFT)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America's gaudiest gadget show a year too early. After 13 straight years in the spotlight, Microsoft's decision to scale back its presence at this week's International CES deprived the software maker of a prime opportunity to explain and...
There Were Plenty Of Windows 8 Devices At CES, But Microsoft Wasn't There To Promote Them (MSFT)
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