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Booker gets $27.5M to brings its cloud tools to Main Street

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Booker, the cloud-based service management startup formerly known as GramercyOne, has closed a $27.5 million funding round. The New York-based company has the ambitious goal of building a “unified platform” for businesses, meaning that it offers customer relationship management...
Booker gets $27.5M to brings its cloud tools to Main Street

Google's Tablet Manufacturer: It's 'Torture' Working With Googlers (GOOG)

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  Google only gave Asus four months to build the Nexus 7 tablet, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told AllThingsD. “Our engineers told me it is like torture,” Shih said in an AllThingsD interview. "They ask a lot.” Harsh! But Google is going up against some stiff competition, Apple and Amazon,...
Google's Tablet Manufacturer: It's 'Torture' Working With Googlers (GOOG)
RIM begins slashing jobs in hope of saving $1B

LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

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After quietly entering the mobile advertising market, Facebook in-app advertising service LifeStreet Media is now looking to become a major player in the industry. The company announced today it has raised $66 million in new funding from Nautic Ventures in order to help it continue its mobile expansion plans. Founded...
LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding
Site Builder Wizard Infinite.ly Leaves Incubation

PC Makers Unveil Hybrid Devices

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Personal computer makers unveiled a range of unconventional devices on the eve of Asia's biggest computer trade show, as they seek to revive a flagging industry and stay relevant amid stiff competition....
PC Makers Unveil Hybrid Devices

Chinese game developer CocoaChina hires Keepsy co-founder as engineering VP for US expansion

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After rising to become one of China’s top mobile game developers, CocoaChina, also known as Chukong Technology, is aiming to reproduce its success in the US and beyond with the hiring of Keepsy co-founder Kai Zhao as its VP of Engineering. According to the company, Zhao will “lead the technical direction...
Chinese game developer CocoaChina hires Keepsy co-founder as engineering VP for US expansion
Ars adds up the price of progress: 12 stories you may have missed this week

Music chain HMV sounds upbeat note with profits forecast of £10m

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Resigned CEO Simon Fox believes company, with assets including new loan deals and tablet sales, is on surer footingThe chief executive of HMV predicted a return to profit for the music chain as he bowed out after steering the retailer through several years of turmoil during which it lurched from...
Music chain HMV sounds upbeat note with profits forecast of £10m
Save the universe date: Halo 4 to launch on November 6

Samsung kicks off global Galaxy Note II rollout

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Facing stiff competition but aiming for aggressive sales goals, Samsung Electronics Wednesday in Korea released the Galaxy Note II, its new smartphone-tablet hybrid, and said it will follow up with international launches over the next month. The South Korean electronics maker will roll out the device in 128 countries...
Samsung kicks off global Galaxy Note II rollout
Apple's iPhone 5 display orders reportedly cut in half, weak demand blamed

Barnes & Noble launching UK Nook in October

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Barnes & Noble is planning to launch its Nook e-reader line and digital bookstore in the United Kingdom later this year. Online sales through a UK-specific website are to be supported by retail sales from mid-October onwards, in time for the Christmas holiday period. It will face stiff competition from...
Barnes & Noble launching UK Nook in October

HTC Earnings Reveal New Foray Into Emerging Markets

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HTC has been a brand known for trying to hit the top of the market. Its recent smartphone builds have had slicks designs, top specs and high price tags. The company has focused on consumers with above average incomes in developed markets like the United States and Western Europe. And...
HTC Earnings Reveal New Foray Into Emerging Markets

LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding

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After quietly entering the mobile advertising market, Facebook in-app advertising service LifeStreet Media is now looking to become a major player in the industry. The company announced today it has raised $66 million in new funding from Nautic Ventures in order to help it continue its mobile expansion plans. Founded...
LifeStreet enters the mobile advertising fray with $66 million in new funding
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

Sony Has Sold 1.2M PlayStation Vitas Since December Launch

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Sony Corp. says it has sold 1.2 million PlayStation Vitas worldwide, exceeding the company’s expectations amid stiff competition from mobile devices and Nintendo. The handheld game system launched last week in North America, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere. It went on sale in December in Japan and other parts of...
Sony Has Sold 1.2M PlayStation Vitas Since December Launch

Deutsche Telekom chief says T-Mobile USA merger still an option, sweeps full sale off the table

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T-Mobile's USA proposed union with AT&T might have gone down in flames, but that isn't precluding the boss of parent company Deutsche Telekom, René Obermann, from exploring tie-ups in the future. He's now telling investors that the company won't "exclude any option" for its US carrier, up to and...
Deutsche Telekom chief says T-Mobile USA merger still an option, sweeps full sale off the table

Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo

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The latest rumor making its way through the Chinese Internet sphere is too juicy not to report. According to TechNode, several insiders are reporting that Alibaba has invested in Sina Weibo to the tune of a 15-20 percent stake in the micro-blogging service. Frankly, I’m highly skeptical about this, but...
Alibaba rumored to purchase 15-20% stake in Sina Weibo
Leaked Intel Atom Tablet Roadmap - Bay Trail-T & Valley View-T Detailed

TNW's Daily Dose - Microsoft Surface to hit the same day as Windows 8, HTC out of South Korea, and more

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Microsoft looks set to release its first Surface tablet on the same day as Windows 8, HTC withdraws from South Korea in the face of stiff competition, and MS X Mountain Lion is downloaded three million times in the first four days of availability. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose....
TNW's Daily Dose - Microsoft Surface to hit the same day as Windows 8, HTC out of South Korea, and more

Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)

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It's the sort of ceremony that's so magical it can only occur on even-numbered years. Inventors, educators, entertainers, college students and media folk gathered at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA tonight for the 2012 inductions to the Robot Hall of Fame, a Carnegie Mellon-sponsored event created to...
Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)

Q&A: HTC's global sales chief on Android, Windows, Samsung, and HTC's future

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HTC built its business on Microsoft’s mobile operating system before making a big bet on Android, and for a while the mobile phone company experienced serious success with that strategy. But this year HTC has slipped, posting disappointing profits in the face of stiff competition from Samsung on Android. Meanwhile,...
Q&A: HTC's global sales chief on Android, Windows, Samsung, and HTC's future

Aeria Mobile brings its Japanese card-battle hit Monster Paradise stateside

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Aeria Mobile, the recently-launched subsidiary of Aeria Games, has brought its popular Japanese iOS game Monster Paradise to the U.S. Monster Paradise is an anime-inspired multiplayer card-battle game developed by Pokelabo, Inc. Available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, the game casts the player as a monster trainer who travels a fantasy...
Aeria Mobile brings its Japanese card-battle hit Monster Paradise stateside

Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Grenier’s New Beer Startup, Churchkey

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Old movie buffs (and older readers) may remember a time when beer was sold in steel cans that were opened with a “church key.” Entourage star Adrian Grenier is tapping into that nostalgia, with a new beer startup he’s cofounding, Churchkey Can Co – and the support of some tech industry...
Tech Investors Dive Into Adrian Grenier’s New Beer Startup, Churchkey

Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

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Less than a decade has passed since Dell was the gold standard in PC sales. Eschewing retail stores in favor of a website where shoppers could customize their own laptops, Dell offered low-cost, well-designed computers and built a supply chain that was the envy of the industry. Today the company...
Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

Seattle tech vet Matt Hulett named CEO of ClickBank

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Matt Hulett Matt Hulett, the Seattle startup veteran who was most recently president of RealNetworks’ video-game division, has been named the CEO of ClickBank, a Boise-based digital content creation, distribution and marketing platform. Hulett, the former AdXpose (Mpire) CEO and Expedia Corporate Travel president, announced his departure from RealNetworks’ GameHouse...
Seattle tech vet Matt Hulett named CEO of ClickBank
MobileSpaces nabs $3M to keep employee's personal data under lock and key

Nokia Reports Loss in Face of Stiff Competition

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Nokia reported a sales drop and a loss during the first quarter, as it struggles to sell cheap phones as well as Symbian-based smartphones, and Windows Phone......
Nokia Reports Loss in Face of Stiff Competition

Nokia reports loss in face of stiff competition

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Nokia reported a sales drop and a loss during the first quarter, as it struggles to sell cheap phones as well as Symbian-based smartphones, and Windows Phone sales remain small....
Nokia reports loss in face of stiff competition
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