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Microsoft's R&D edge: It outspent Apple 2.8:1 last year, a $6.4 billion difference

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Spend time around anyone from Microsoft research and you will notice several things all at once: They are happy, they love their job, and nothing they are working on will lead to a commercial product. Well, that last one is only nearly always true. I kid, but Microsoft has an enormous appetite...
Microsoft's R&D edge: It outspent Apple 2.8:1 last year, a $6.4 billion difference
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US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

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This is hardly a surprise given the decade-long history we've gone through concerning the US's attempts to screw over Antigua by violating a trade agreement, and then ignoring, repeatedly, efforts by the WTO to make things right. Given that the WTO gave initial permission for Antigua to set up shop...
US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

Sequoia Capital In Singapore After A Year, Has Yet To Invest In A Local Startup

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When Sequoia Capital India landed in Singapore, the buzz around town was that a big-name US fund being in the country was going to really jolt the market and provide serious cred to the startups here. The Indian team running operations here, however, appears to have spent the last year...
Sequoia Capital In Singapore After A Year, Has Yet To Invest In A Local Startup

Netflix Streaming App Coming to iPad

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From day one, the iPad was not only a device for reading e-books and magazines, but also for enjoying video content – despite the fact that it doesn’t support the ubiquitous Flash. Now, Netflix is one of the first to fulfill this promise with a Netflix streaming app for...
Netflix Streaming App Coming to iPad

Give On The Mobile - consumer app of the week

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If you enjoy the warm glow of giving to those less fortunate than yourself, this is the app for youApp: Give On The MobileBy: Polestar Digital MediaPrice: FreeAvailable on: iOS, Android amd Windows phonesWhat is it?An app that lets you donate to charity via your mobile phone, as well as...
Give On The Mobile - consumer app of the week
This Is Every Experience I've Ever Had With Apple's iOS 6 Maps

The Daily's 100,000 subscribers are likely far too few to keep it afloat

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The Daily’s first quarter saw it rack up over 800,000 downloads. However, in that same quarter, it lost $10 million. That sum, added to the $30 million cost of building the paper to launch, states that The Daily burned through a total of $40 million to exist through birth and...
The Daily's 100,000 subscribers are likely far too few to keep it afloat

A new door opens for startup investors

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. Startup investing used to be only for the rich, only if you knew the right people, and only in deals in your city. Those factors left many interested investors on the sidelines. But today, it’s a lot easier to become an angel investor...
A new door opens for startup investors

Ultrabooks are dead? Then why are they outselling Apple's entire laptop line?

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To prevent receiving a number of snotty emails, I want to say this up front: I recently needed to pick up a new laptop. After checking through just about every Ultrabok review I could, I ended up buying a Macbook Air. I’m writing this article on that device. Calling me...
Ultrabooks are dead? Then why are they outselling Apple's entire laptop line?
Yahoo’s Mobile Sales Head Joins Ad Startup Drawbridge

This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

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Apps are huge and everyone knows it — Apple alone is about to pass 50 billion app downloads. Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in the “app for everything” ideology: now every single website these days wants to be an app. This is a bad because… Not everything needs to be an app If...
This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

Two moves that tell you everything you need to know about Twitter's future

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We’ve been writing a lot lately about the transformation that Twitter is going through — one that has seen it shift from being a kind of real-time information utility to being a global media entity, and how that has led the company to restrict access to its API, in order...
Two moves that tell you everything you need to know about Twitter's future

Shell's security spending in 2008: mapped

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The oil watchdog Platform recently reported on the vast sums Shell spends on security to protect its property and workers. Here's a map of how the $343m spent by Shell worldwide on security in 2008 breaks down. You can see the full leaked data set in this zip file here....
Shell's security spending in 2008: mapped

Reddit Revamps Its Sponsored Link Platform (With Some Help From The Oatmeal)

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Last fall Reddit, a very popular link sharing community, launched a new ad platform that allowed any of its users to spend a little dough to get their links prominently displayed on the site. The logic? People were always trying to game the system anyway, so Reddit figured it might...
Reddit Revamps Its Sponsored Link Platform (With Some Help From The Oatmeal)

The Rise Of E-Singles In Literature

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While it hasn't been done perfectly, I'm of the opinion that the literature world has handled the transition to the digital economy rather well. Perhaps they saw the recording industry trip over its own testicles so badly that they were able to learn from all the worst mistakes. The pricing,...
The Rise Of E-Singles In Literature
iTunes and Amazon royalty payments used to steal £500,000 by British gang

You can help startups raise capital at Microventures

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This sponsored post is produced by MicroVentures. The new Crowdfunding laws are about to open up angel investing to almost everyone. Gone are the days where you have to risk $50,000 or more, receive a personal invitation to invest from a friend, or only see a limited number of deals...
You can help startups raise capital at Microventures

VIDEO: Drones in skies near you

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Vast sums are being spent on civilian drone projects, in everything from police surveillance to amateur photography, as BBC Newsnight's Jim Reed reports....
VIDEO: Drones in skies near you

Here's The Taiwanese Animation Of Sony's Agonizing PlayStation 4 Event (SNE)

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This sums things up nicely. SEE ALSO: Sony Unveils The PlayStation 4...Sort Of Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Here's The Taiwanese Animation Of Sony's Agonizing PlayStation 4 Event (SNE)

Yahoo's Free Food Budget: $5,000 Per Employee, $20 Million Per Year (YHOO)

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Ex-Googler Marissa Mayer's first big move as Yahoo CEO is bringing a very Google-y perk to Yahoo's Sunnyvale headquarters: free food for all. It's a very smart move. It will help Yahoo compete for recruits with Google, Facebook, and countless startups that already give employees free food. It will boost...
Yahoo's Free Food Budget: $5,000 Per Employee, $20 Million Per Year (YHOO)

Businesses Are Suing Customers For Writing Bad Yelp Reviews

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While Yelp, Angie's List and Trip Advisor were once seen as outlets for everyday consumers to talk about their experiences, there are a growing number of defamation suits resulting from bad reviews. "The reputations of restaurants, nail salons, dry cleaners and other businesses can be made or shredded in a...
Businesses Are Suing Customers For Writing Bad Yelp Reviews

Facebook's Search Is Based On A 'Con' (FB)

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Facebook unveiled a new search engine this week called Graph Search.  Some think it might help the company eventually steal search advertising dollars from Google. But in a damning blog post, entrepreneur and engineer Steve Cheney argues that Graph Search will be basically useless. He says it's as useful as...
Facebook's Search Is Based On A 'Con' (FB)

Microsoft creates Office 365 package for University students

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Microsoft has announced a new Office package aimed at students. Office 365 University, set to be released in the first quarter of 2013, will offer a slightly altered version of the Office 365 suite. It will be priced low enough to appease most of those spending, and possibly borrowing, considerable...
Microsoft creates Office 365 package for University students

Shockingly Unshocking: 'Cybersecurity' FUD Has Been Big Big Business For Contractors

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Back when this hype about "cybersecurity" and "cyberwar" first started to hit the mainstream (early on, "cyberwar" was more common, but lately people focus on "cybersecurity"), we had an article which suggested that much of this really seemed to be about scaring up a panic for the sake of throwing...
Shockingly Unshocking: 'Cybersecurity' FUD Has Been Big Big Business For Contractors

Google sums up its Java case: 'There was no copying'

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In closing statements, Google's counsel reasserts that Google employed Java APIs in a fair-use manner for Android, transforming them into a full smartphone stack. [Read more]...
Google sums up its Java case: 'There was no copying'

Bitcoin's Key Exchange Opens, The Currency Falls

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Quick heads up for all you watching the Bitcoin saga: the largest exchange of the currency, MtGox, has reopened following a self-instated halt in trading. The exchange cited an overactive market as the reason for its suspension. The exchange is now open, and Bitcoin is down. Currently, trades are going through at...
Bitcoin's Key Exchange Opens, The Currency Falls

The Mathman Sums Up

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I came late to love math. Not sure why, but my grasp of the concepts (which is far from great) is not matched by skill or speed at calculation. There always seemed to be teeth missing in the gears of my mind. Give me a short column of two-digit numbers...
The Mathman Sums Up

The brutal truth? Most apps sink without a trace

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Apple may have paid out $5bn to app developers, but many apps still flop. But is that a problem?Apple's announcement at WWDC earlier in the week that it has paid out $5bn to iOS app developers since the launch of the App Store in 2008 provides a fertile starting point...
The brutal truth? Most apps sink without a trace
The Kevin Rose reboot: Our first look at Google's newest VC
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