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At $152 in cost, Google's Nexus 7 leads way for cheaper tablets

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That $199 Nexus 7 tablet Google sells directly to consumers costs $151.75 in parts, according to an IHS iSuppli teardown and reported by AllThingsD. The bill of materials figure implies that Google could be making a small amount of profit on the 8 GB Nexus 7 tablet and even more...
At $152 in cost, Google's Nexus 7 leads way for cheaper tablets

Former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty joins Internet investment firm that backed Facebook, Skype

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Silicon Valley venture fund Andreesen Horowitz on Wednesday named former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty as a special adviser as it seeks to expand investments into online education and city-level software services. Read full article >>...
Former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty joins Internet investment firm that backed Facebook, Skype

How Bundled Pricing Can Benefit Both Customers and Businesses

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Anthony Tjan is a venture capitalist at the Boston-based VC firm Cue Ball, but he also blogs for The Harvard Business Review where last week he posted an article about packaged pricing deals in business. The article, The Pros and Cons of Bundled Pricing, points out the differences between bundles...
How Bundled Pricing Can Benefit Both Customers and Businesses

Social Gaming Growth Is Getting Harder But Billions Lie Ahead

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Trip Hawkins, CEO of Digital Chocolate, posted an interesting article on the company’s blog last night, suggesting that growth in social gaming has become increasingly challenging, yet he effectively argues how virtual goods could grow to become a $60 billion market in the Western hemisphere. There are a number of...
Social Gaming Growth Is Getting Harder But Billions Lie Ahead

Google Rips Over $800 For The First Time Ever (GOOG)

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Google hit $800 a share for the first time in its history today. The stock has been on a tear this year, soaring 13 percent year to date. (Apple, meanwhile, is down 14 percent year to date.) What's driving Google? It seems like there is unbridled optimism about its long-term...
Google Rips Over $800 For The First Time Ever (GOOG)
Today's Amazon Event Was About Its Ecosystem As Much As Its Hardware

Nook deal lets Microsoft integrate e-bookstore with its software, services

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Barnes & Noble will distribute its free Nook Metro app through Microsoft's Windows Store, putting to rest talk of Microsoft embedding the program in Windows 8....
Nook deal lets Microsoft integrate e-bookstore with its software, services

Oracle CEO Ellison reveals more details about 'multitenant' 12c database

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The next version of Oracle's database will feature support for multitenancy as a critical feature, providing superior security, control and efficiency for software services delivered from the cloud, CEO Larry Ellison said Sunday during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco....
Oracle CEO Ellison reveals more details about 'multitenant' 12c database

Facebook Mobile News Feed Ads Are Popular And The Best Way To Buy Fans, Ad Tech CEOs Agree

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Five out of five leading Facebook ad-buying software startups agree, that Facebook mobile news feed ads are a hit with advertisers and they’re the most efficient way to purchase Facebook fans. The data comes first from a news study by AdParlor that I’ve verified with leaders of four competing Facebook ad platforms / services...
Facebook Mobile News Feed Ads Are Popular And The Best Way To Buy Fans, Ad Tech CEOs Agree

Nokia Unloads Qt, 500 Patents in Asset Garage Sale

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Maggie OsterbergBack in June, Nokia said it would unload some non-core assets as part of a massive corporate restructuring. Today, the company delivered on that pledge selling off its Qt software business and hundreds of wireless patents, as well. Finnish software services outfit Digia, which acquired a portion of Qt...
Nokia Unloads Qt, 500 Patents in Asset Garage Sale
Google's Eric Schmidt: 'We always wanted to be in the hardware business'

The Kindle Phone

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The Kindle Phone: So it looks like Amazon is entering the smartphone space as well — or at least thinking about it, if Tim Culpan, Olga Kharif and Ashlee Vance’s sources are correct. And they likely are. This is the obvious next step after the Android-powered Kindle Fire. The one glaring...
The Kindle Phone

Germany's Metro Group Expands RFID Program | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com

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Germany's Metro Group Expands RFID Program | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com

Kleiner Perkins Didn't Want Ray Lane To Become So Involved In HP (HPQ)

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HP's Executive Chairman Ray Lane says he took on a bigger day-to-day role at HP even though his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers didn't want him to. He told the story of how he went from chairman to executive chairman during the OnDemand 2012 conference held this...
Kleiner Perkins Didn't Want Ray Lane To Become So Involved In HP (HPQ)

DealBook: Salesforce to Acquire ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion

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The acquisition of ExactTarget, a provider of marketing software services, for about $2.5 billion will further bolster Salesforce's social marketing offerings.    ...
DealBook: Salesforce to Acquire ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion
Intel: ultrabooks aren't 'a price and volume exercise'
Apple Changes The Way It Breaks Out China, App Store, Accessory Revenue

TechAmerica: US tech employment grows slightly in 2012

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The U.S. tech industry added 67,400 jobs in 2012, a 1.1 percent increase from a year earlier, according to a new report from the TechAmerica Foundation.The tech industry's growth slightly outpaced the overall private sector in the U.S., which grew by 1 percent, TechAmerica said Tuesday. U.S tech employment...
TechAmerica: US tech employment grows slightly in 2012

Welcome to the beginning of a new PCWorld era

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Night and day. This is the difference between the PCWorld we just consigned to our recycle bin, and the bigger, bolder, exponentially more dynamic PCWorld that we unveil today. As you can see, our website has undergone a stunning visual transformation. Along with a sleek new logo, we've unleashed...
Welcome to the beginning of a new PCWorld era

Adobe: here's why Creative Cloud is worth $600 a year

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The subscription to Adobe's software, services, and social features will arrive later this year, and the company is showing new attractions....
Adobe: here's why Creative Cloud is worth $600 a year
Microsoft's new Apple-inspired strategy means more devices, better integration

Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Apple has a good deal of cash. And, in the Valley, the startup ecosystem — for many reasons — wants to see Apple spend that cash. As their cash pile continued to grow...
Iterations: How Tech Hedge Funds And Investment Banks Make Sense Of Apple's Share Buybacks
Netsuite buys more retail expertise with Retail Anywhere acquisition
How this 2-man startup plans to take on Sharepoint and Asana

Myriad Eyes Up Synchronica, Says Messaging Co Can't Make Its Nokia Payments

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Some fallout from the various asset offloads we have seen from Nokia (NYSE: NOK) in the last year: Synchronica, which bought Nokia’s messaging business for $25 million in June 2011, has itself become a takeover target—apparently because it will not be able to make payments on money still owed...
Myriad Eyes Up Synchronica, Says Messaging Co Can't Make Its Nokia Payments
Can Servers Save PC Manufacturers? Sadly, No

Steve Ballmer's Plan To Make Microsoft Just Like Apple (MSFT, AAPL)

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In an open letter to shareholders Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave a few hints at what the company's product roadmap will look like over the next year. In short, Microsoft's product strategy suddenly sounds very Apple-like. Ballmer makes it clear Microsoft is no longer just a software and services...
Steve Ballmer's Plan To Make Microsoft Just Like Apple (MSFT, AAPL)
Killed email device Peek resurrected with open source app framework

Location Targeting Is Getting More Sophisticated

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Real-Time Location Data Gets Bigger Slice Of Mobile Targeting (eMarketer)Advertisers have been excited by the prospect of incorporating location data to target users on the go. While...
Location Targeting Is Getting More Sophisticated

Facebook Lets Developers Search Publicly Available Graph API Data

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It glossed over during Facebook’s many announcements at f8 yesterday, but the company has introduced ways for developers to conduct a variety of searches for content in its Graph API. This could benefit any number of search companies and other developers who are looking for lots of public data to...
Facebook Lets Developers Search Publicly Available Graph API Data
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