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Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain
Video games, role-playing, and Rube Goldberg machines: Is this the future of education?

The New iPad: Everyone Is Going Nuts Over The Screen (AAPL)

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All the people that got early access to the iPad have just published their reviews. There's one consistent takeaway: the screen is awesome. How awesome? Walt Mossberg of All Things D: Using the new display is like getting a new eyeglasses prescription—you suddenly realize what you thought looked sharp...
The New iPad: Everyone Is Going Nuts Over The Screen (AAPL)

The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

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Enterprise cloud adoption ticks up  A RightScale survey released last week said  bigger companies — those with more than 1,000 employees — are “slightly more likely” to claim  cloud adoption than their smaller brethren: 77 percent of large companies surveyed said they’re adopting cloud in some form compared to 73...
The week in cloud: the argument for lots of clouds; mobility rules; catching up with Dell

iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

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Research firms IDC and App Annie have again joined forces to release their second quarterly report on mobile gaming, the key takeaway being that tablets and smartphones continue to dominate the handheld console space, making triple the revenue of Nintendo, Sony and others combined in Q1 2013. Apple led the pack, overtaking the likes of...
iOS and Android gaming revenue tripled that of handheld consoles in Q1 2013: App Annie

What Everyone Dislikes About The New iPad (AAPL)

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iPad reviews are out! Every review is overwhelmingly positive, but there are small complaints about the new iPad and we've summed them up here. The one takeaway from reading over a half-dozen reviews: If you have an iPad 2, there's no need to upgrade. If you're looking to save...
What Everyone Dislikes About The New iPad (AAPL)

Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

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Editor’s Note: With talk submissions for UBM Tech’s inaugural App Developers Conference (ADC) due tomorrow, Inside Mobile Apps chatted with Simon Careless about what the upcoming conference is all about. ADC focuses on the development, user interface (UI), marekting and business of apps outside of games. The emphasis away from games is ADC’s...
Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

Facebook Says the Facebook Ads It Didn't Sell Work Great

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Here’s Facebook’s retort to people who say Facebook ads don’t work: A study that says people who see brand messages on the site spend more money on those brands, right away. The catch: The study focuses on “earned media” — the messages that Facebook users share with each other, not...
Facebook Says the Facebook Ads It Didn't Sell Work Great

Why A Japanese E-Commerce Giant Is The Lead Investor In Pinterest

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Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is the lead investor in Pinterest's $100 million round. Most people in the United States have never heard of Rakuten. And that's a big reason the company is trying to get in good with Pinterest. Pinterest will be able to drive more traffic to Rakuten's sites,...
Why A Japanese E-Commerce Giant Is The Lead Investor In Pinterest
Going Public Has Changed Mark Zuckerberg...Finally

Editorial: HTC's departure from South Korea proves a tough fight for foreign brands

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HTC's closure of its South Korean office may seem yet another blow to the company this year, but don't be alarmed: we saw it coming. It's a given that Peter Chou's gang is cutting back in response to its recent weak performance, but the more interesting takeaway here is...
Editorial: HTC's departure from South Korea proves a tough fight for foreign brands

INTERVIEW: This Homeless Man Is Acting As A Wi-Fi Hotspot At SXSW

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Standing outside the convention center, Mark was yelling out "Wi-Fi... Wi-Fi... Wi-Fi..." to the super connected crowd attending SXSW in Austin, Texas. His shirt says it all: "I'm Mark, I'm A 4G Hotspot." For the Internet-hungry, Mark is literally a walking hotspot. He has a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot hanging...
INTERVIEW: This Homeless Man Is Acting As A Wi-Fi Hotspot At SXSW

Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering

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The UK may have just entered a double-dip recession but that doesn’t seem to have trickled down to how consumers are spending money on take-out food — and the companies that are building businesses around that. The UK-based online food ordering site Just-Eat has picked up a third round of...
Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering
Windows 8 Peaked In Early December And Then Went Flat (MSFT)
How one journalist cracked 8,000 passwords in 24 hours
Samsung outspent Apple by $68M on advertising (which both companies can be pretty bad at)

What the iPad 3′s rumored release means for iPad 2 prices

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Few things get the tech blogosphere in as much of a tizzy as the rumored release of a new Apple product, such as expected for the iPad 3 next month. When it will come out, what features it’ll have, the cost — every rumored detail is dissected, diced and sliced...
What the iPad 3′s rumored release means for iPad 2 prices

The Engadget interview: AT&T's Glenn Lurie talks Digital Life at CTIA 2012 (video)

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We had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Glenn Lurie -- president of emerging enterprises and partnerships -- about AT&T's Digital Life product which was recently announced and then launched today at CTIA 2012 here in New Orleans. Our takeaway? AT&T wants to tag everything in your...
The Engadget interview: AT&T's Glenn Lurie talks Digital Life at CTIA 2012 (video)

Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks

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Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks: Sarah Perez of TechCrunch on Samsung's fake-turned-real "Unicorn Apocalpyse" ads: And the whole point of the commercial series was that Samsung devices helped the Unicorn Apocalypse team work better together to make the game a success. So is the lasting takeaway from the...
Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks

What’s The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit? [TCTV]

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The United States Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday against Apple and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding and price-fixing e-books is still reverbing throughout the tech industry — after all, pretty much anything having to do with Apple these days is going to attract attention, and...
What’s The Tech Industry Takeaway From The Apple E-Book Lawsuit? [TCTV]

Windows Work? 'Harry Potter' DVD Sales help Drive Time Warner's Q4 Profits

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Delaying DVD and Blu-ray rental releases to outlets including Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) and Redbox made the magic of Harry Potter even more potent. That was the takeaway from Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Inc.‘s fourth-quarter financial report to investors Wednesday. Driven partly by strong disc sales of its eighth and...
Windows Work? 'Harry Potter' DVD Sales help Drive Time Warner's Q4 Profits

The Truth About Why Yahoo's CEO Got Fired

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What's the takeaway from Yahoo's recent CEO fiasco? Don't lie on your corporate bio, for one, and make sure no one else has lied on your behalf. But the real lesson has nothing to do with falsified credentials. Sure, the world will remember Scott Thompson as the Yahoo CEO who...
The Truth About Why Yahoo's CEO Got Fired

IT Spending Up - But That Doesn't Mean More IT Jobs

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New information from IDC this week reveals that despite global economic doldrums, IT spending will still grow by an average of 6% globally. But don't look for a corresponding increase in IT jobs, which are getting substituted by more automated software and services. The growth projection comes at a time...
IT Spending Up - But That Doesn't Mean More IT Jobs

Sketchy Bloomberg Report On Amazon Prime Contains Little Real Data

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Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Prime has three to five million members, according to “people familiar with the matter” cited by Bloomberg. The main thrust of the piece is that that is about half as many as analysts believed, but since Amazon has never released numbers about the program, it’s not...
Sketchy Bloomberg Report On Amazon Prime Contains Little Real Data

A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

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Nearly 90,000 backers pledged over $3.3 million dollars on Kickstarter to make video game developer Double Fine’s new adventure game project a reality. But Double Fine's immense success worried some projects that they would suffer from reduced contributions as a result. Not so, says Kickstarter. In fact, in a post...
A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

A Really Good Mobile App Will Crush Your Mobile Website (AAPL, GOOG)

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Analytics company ComScore released an interesting, though somewhat inconclusive, report on time spent in mobile applications on smartphones. The startling headline stat that jumps out is 82% of time spent on mobile is inside of applications. This would confirm what a lot of people think -- applications are killing the...
A Really Good Mobile App Will Crush Your Mobile Website (AAPL, GOOG)
Look Out, Lyft: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says It Will Do Ride Sharing, Too
Apple testing iCloud website notifications, but why?

The Tweet That Ruined A Former Apple Designer's Weekend

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Apple-rot is setting in in the post-Steve era. That's the takeaway from some recent attention-grabbing headlines.Apple's cheeky little TV set-top-box got an update recently, both to hardware and its software--which switched from a simple, attractive linear UI to a more grid-like setup. No news there, you may think. Oh, but...
The Tweet That Ruined A Former Apple Designer's Weekend
Brain scan results show up differently on Mac and PC
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?