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Here's Why AOL Never Spun Out Ad.com, Despite All The Rumors (AOL)

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Over coffee a couple months ago, a former AOL executive told us that Ned Brody, the CEO of what used to be called AOL's Advertising.com Group, once lobbied with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong for a spinoff from the larger company. The idea makes some sense. The Advertising.com Group, particularly the...
Here's Why AOL Never Spun Out Ad.com, Despite All The Rumors (AOL)

Rhapsody's new SongMatch app takes on Shazam

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Rhapsody is taking on Shazam’s music recognition model with a little twist. Seattle-based Rhapsody recently launched SongMatch, an Android app that mimics Shazam and allows users to identify music in seconds. But unlike Shazam, users can listen to and download songs provided that they have Rhapsody’s existing $9.99/month or $14.99/month plans....
Rhapsody's new SongMatch app takes on Shazam

Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff

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Sony’s major shareholder Third Point LLC has increased its stake in the Japanese company by 9.4 percent, as it seeks to push ahead on talks for a proposed spin-off of Sony’s movie and music businesses. According to a report by Bloomberg, citing a June 17 letter from Third Point to Sony...
Major shareholder Third Point ups Sony stake by 9.4% as it seeks talks on proposed spinoff
Bravo's Silicon Valley Reality Star Says The Experience Has 'Been A Nightmare'

Open secret: Rhapsody tops $35 million in quarterly revenue, gets closer to profit

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Rhapsody, the subscription music service based in downtown Seattle, has been a private company since spinning off from RealNetworks as a standalone venture. That means Rhapsody doesn’t report its quarterly numbers publicly. But Rhapsody’s financial results are actually revealed in an ongoing series of little-noticed footnotes in RealNetworks’ regulatory filings with...
Open secret: Rhapsody tops $35 million in quarterly revenue, gets closer to profit
Nexon's MapleStory returns to mobile with MapleStory Live
The dream is dead: AMD gives up its share in GlobalFoundries

Reddit, Brought to You by YouTube

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Reddit’s rollout from niche site to Internet-swallowing Mega Meme-Maker continues. This time with help from YouTube, which is paying the Conde Nast spinoff to make “Explain Like I’m Five,” a video miniseries based on one of the site’s “subreddits.” What’s particularly interesting here is that this doesn’t appear to be...
Reddit, Brought to You by YouTube

Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)

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Good news, remaining Time Inc. employees! You don’t have to go work for a company based in Des Moines*. As far as the bad news… we’ll get to that. But let’s stay upbeat for a minute, and I’ll try to generate some more optimism for you. Start with some charts,...
Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)
The week in cloud: VMware fesses up; Amazon churns out features; Newvem watches Amazon

Tinypass, Andrew Sullivan's Favorite Paywall Operator, Gets a CEO and Some Cash

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Big month for Tinypass, the little company that helps publishers sell content online. On Jan. 2, blogger Andrew Sullivan announced with much fanfare that he was using Tinypass to power his experiment in self-publishing, a move that generated an enormous amount of attention for the 12-person shop. Now Tinypass has...
Tinypass, Andrew Sullivan's Favorite Paywall Operator, Gets a CEO and Some Cash

Barnes & Noble Spins Off Nook, With Help From Microsoft

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Barnes & Noble is breaking itself apart, by spinning off its fast-growing digital unit from its slow-growth bookstore business. And it’s doing so with help from Microsoft. Redmond will put $300 million into the spinoff at a $1.7 billion valuation, and will get 17.6 percent stake. That will leave Barnes...
Barnes & Noble Spins Off Nook, With Help From Microsoft

Trolls filed 40% of patent infringement lawsuits in 2011

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opensource.com Trolls have long been the standard villain in patent debates. Often little more than an empty office in East Texas, patent trolls produce no useful products themselves but earn millions of dollars by threatening patent lawsuits against productive companies. There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that patent trolls...
Trolls filed 40% of patent infringement lawsuits in 2011

Remember invisibility cloak tech? It's useful for talking to satellites

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Intellectual Ventures' second spinoff is translating research in so-called metamaterials into cheaper and easier-to-use communications equipment for plans, ships, and eventually even your individual hot spot. [Read more]...
Remember invisibility cloak tech? It's useful for talking to satellites
IndoorAtlas app provides navigation using earth's magnetic field
MetaWatch adds Bluetooth 4.0 support, iPhone compatibility in latest developer kit for $199

Made in Harlem? City College Gets an Incubator Devoted to Devices

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Mr. Zahn. (Photo: CCNY) We thought manufacturing had departed New York for the foreseeable future, and yet suddenly there's a building boom right here in the five boroughs. Shapeways is building a factory out in Long Island City; now City College's Grove School of Engineering is getting its very own incubator,...
Made in Harlem? City College Gets an Incubator Devoted to Devices

VMware's hybrid vCloud takes on Amazon. Kinda.

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VMware’s new vCloud Hybrid service, now in beta and due to ship mid year, is the company’s public Infrastructure as a Service play, according to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. This may be one of the industry’s worst kept secrets, with stories surfacing about the plan last summer from GigaOM and...
VMware's hybrid vCloud takes on Amazon. Kinda.

End of an era at ARM, as CEO Warren East retires

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ARM, the British chip architecture firm responsible for powering the vast majority of mobile phones and tablets, will soon have a new CEO: Simon Segars, currently the company’s president. Warren East will retire at the end of June. East, 51, has been CEO at ARM since 2001, although he has...
End of an era at ARM, as CEO Warren East retires

Hoboken Tells Snooki And JWoww To Stay Out

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The mayor of Hoboken does not want Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jennifer "JWoww" Farley's "Jersey Shore" spinoff. In a new letter to Jim Bianco and 495 Productions, Mayor Dawn Zimmer has officially denied the request to let the spinoff take place in Hoboken.In the letter, Zimmer says the city has...
Hoboken Tells Snooki And JWoww To Stay Out

Lexmark to close inkjet printer plant, cut 1,700 jobs

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The IBM spinoff will close an inkjet manufacturing facility in the Philippines and cease development as it eyes high-end imaging. [Read more]...
Lexmark to close inkjet printer plant, cut 1,700 jobs

AMD Posts $590 Million Loss

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. swung to a first-quarter loss as the chip maker continued to bear costs related to its spun-off foundry business, though its core earnings improved. The company has weathered a series of problems lately, particularly chip shortages stemming from manufacturing problems at Globalfoundries, the company formed by...
AMD Posts $590 Million Loss

WeVideo Raises $19.1M For Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Editing Platform

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WeVideo has just secured $19.1 million for its cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, in a round led by Crest Capital Ventures of Houston, Texas. The company says it plans to use the funding to further ramp up its B2B focused development team. Unlike desktop editing software, which is restricted by...
WeVideo Raises $19.1M For Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Editing Platform

Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

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HP shares are climbing today after HP revealed in SEC documents that it's looking to dump some of its weaker business units. But investors shouldn't think this means HP will sell or spin off its PC business. Nor will it dump its troubled Autonomy unit, according to IDC market research...
Here's Why HP Isn't Going To Sell Off Its PC Business Or Autonomy (HPQ)

Samsung Weighs LCD Spinoff

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Samsung Electronics is considering spinning off its liquid-crystal-display operations into a separate company....
Samsung Weighs LCD Spinoff

Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

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What do you do when you’re a consumer apps company with apps that never hit the big-time, but whose development forced you to solve the same problems over and over again? Well, if you’re Border Stylo (makers of Glass, Retrollect, and Trivia Together), you turn your knowledge of developers’ needs...
Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

How new-look VMware should attack the emerging cloud landscape

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VMware’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger. VMware’s core server virtualization business is under pressure in the cloud computing era — and the changes at the top — most notably the ascension of Pat Gelsinger to CEO and the sidelining of Paul Maritz, may have been made to address that situation. From the time EMC bought...
How new-look VMware should attack the emerging cloud landscape

'iPad Mini' may be spinoff of iPad 2, says dev

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Using the slim evidence of new device identifiers, the developer of the popular Instapaper software yesterday speculated that Apple's long-rumored "iPad Mini" will include some of the same components as the low-priced iPad 2 tablet....
'iPad Mini' may be spinoff of iPad 2, says dev

Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

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Here's what we know: After four years as CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is being replaced by EMC COO Pat Gelsinger. But is there more to the story? Maritz is leaving, but it is not at all clear what will be happening to him - is he all the...
Is a VMware/EMC Cloud Spinoff in the Works?

Secure cloud storage outfit Tresorit posts $10K hacker bounty

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Popular cloud storage services such as Dropbox and Google Drive are terrifically easy to use, but only boast middling security (hence the existence of third-party client-side encryption services such as BoxCryptor). However, there are many rivals out there that offer much stronger client-side security and anonymity — Lacie’s Wuala, Spideroak...
Secure cloud storage outfit Tresorit posts $10K hacker bounty
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