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Apple Reportedly Offering Half of Pandora's Royalty Rate for Streaming Music Service

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The New York Post reports that Apple has been seeking to undercut its potential competitors with regard to royalty rates for its rumored streaming music service, currently offering a rate that is just half that paid by Pandora despite rumors that Apple is looking for more flexibility than allowed under...
Apple Reportedly Offering Half of Pandora's Royalty Rate for Streaming Music Service

Qihoo 360's Zhou Hongyi: Taking Aim at China's Internet

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Internet entrepreneur Zhou Hongyi has set out to capture a chunk of China's $3.3 billion search market, an area so dominated by Baidu that the company is often called the Google of China....
Qihoo 360's Zhou Hongyi: Taking Aim at China's Internet
Samsung opens fire at iPhone 5 in new attack ad

PHOTOS: Someone In Detroit Pointed A Gun At A Google Street View Car (GOOG)

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Google captures its Street View images by literally driving a camera-equipped car down the road while snapping photos. As such, the company tends to capture some weird images. Click here to see the weirdest Google Street View images > This image to the right, captured by a Google car in...
PHOTOS: Someone In Detroit Pointed A Gun At A Google Street View Car (GOOG)
Sony announces NEX-5R mirrorless camera with Wi-Fi, better focus, and more controls

When Will The Smartphone Really Replace Your Wallet?

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That thick slab of leather bulging in your back pocket or purse? Get ready to leave it on the dresser. According to some recent stats from analytics firm Flurry, the smartphone--driven by iOS and Android--has become the fastest-adopted piece of consumer technology ever. Twice as fast as the Internet boom,...
When Will The Smartphone Really Replace Your Wallet?
Microsoft Skewers Google For Giving Your Personal Data To App Developers

Box ‘moons’ Microsoft, skips software giant in release of new cloud service

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Aaron Levie Was there something traumatic about Aaron Levie’s childhood that caused an intense dislike of Microsoft? The founder of the Silicon Valley online storage service Box attended Mercer Island High School, just a few miles from Microsoft’s sprawling Redmond campus. But there’s no hometown pride when it comes to...
Box ‘moons’ Microsoft, skips software giant in release of new cloud service
Do We Really Need Amazon TV? No, But Amazon Does
Nokia sales chief warns Samsung to 'take note' of next generation Lumia

The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn't Anonymity

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Venom-filled anonymous internet comments are often a favorite target for politicians, writers and plenty of other folks who use them to represent everything that's wrong with the internet. Many sites have a love-hate relationship with comments, including news sites, which often want to encourage "participation" but don't get much out...
The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn't Anonymity

Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon

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The warm welcome for Kobo's new e-reader is hardly surprising given the anti-Amazon feeling at the London Book FairKobo launched a new e-reader at last week's London Book Fair: the Aura HD. Clearly taking aim at Amazon's ever-expanding Kindle lineup, the Aura comes with the highest definition screen of any...
Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon

Who dropped the dime on the Apple e-book five?

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Decoding the Department of Justice's antitrust whodunnit At a hearing in a Manhattan federal court Wednesday, attorneys for Apple (AAPL) and two major book publishers said that rather than settling -- as three of their co-defendants had -- they wanted to go to trial to defend themselves against U.S. government charges...
Who dropped the dime on the Apple e-book five?

Apple TV gets into video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations

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Apple added a new wrinkle to its hobby overnight, as AppleInsider reports the Genius recommendation feature added in iTunes 8 now offers up suggestions for movies and TV shows. The new Apple TV feature appears to have been switched on from the back end servers with no firmware update,...
Apple TV gets into video discovery, adds movie and TV show Genius Recommendations
After Amazon, how many clouds do we need?

Google-backed research fights review spam

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Seeing through the sockpuppet University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are taking aim at fake reviews, which they say can seriously damage online businesses.…...
Google-backed research fights review spam
Jambox wireless speaker gets bigger & better
Microsoft-funded ‘Pirate Pay’ takes aim at P2P piracy
Inside Verizon’s attack on network neutrality
Putting the wide in widescreen: the Toshiba Satellite U845W reviewed

With No Apple or Amazon at CTIA, iPad Rivals Free to Sling Arrows

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Although the iPad is still the dominant force in tablets, its chief rivals see plenty of room for competition. Nick DiCarlo, VP of product planning for Samsung Mobile, noted that the market has shown that despite Apple’s pronouncements, there is a demand for a range of tablets, including smaller 7-inch...
With No Apple or Amazon at CTIA, iPad Rivals Free to Sling Arrows

Comcast Is Launching a Netflix Competitor

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Comcast Corp. is taking aim at Netflix Inc., unveiling its own streaming-video service that will give existing Comcast video customers a similar selection of old TV shows and movies over the Web. The Philadelphia-based cable operator said Tuesday that the new service would be called Xfinity Streampix, and will be...
Comcast Is Launching a Netflix Competitor

Samsung Copies BlackBerry Playbook

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Samsung is now taking aim at Research In Motion's still-formidable grip on the world's most security-conscious government and corporate clients....
Samsung Copies BlackBerry Playbook
Box CEO says: 'Pinterest is better-designed than the software we run our businesses on'

Low royalty offers leading Apple's struggles in negotiating streaming music service

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While it appears that Apple has been actively working on a streaming music service to take on services like Pandora and Spotify, Apple is reportedly still in continuous struggles in terms of getting the music record labels on board. According to the New York Post, Apple has having trouble getting...
Low royalty offers leading Apple's struggles in negotiating streaming music service

Windows 8 release version: review and gallery

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Microsoft's new version of Windows 8, sporting its Modern (formerly Metro) user interface, is taking aim not only at desktops and notebooks, but tablets as well. Can it satisfy all those needs?Microsoft has now made the release build of Windows 8 available to developers and IT administrators with subscriptions. The...
Windows 8 release version: review and gallery

HERE IT IS: David Einhorn's Massive Presentation On How Apple Should Hook Up Its Shareholders

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Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, the CEO of $8 billion Greenlight Capital, wrapped up an hour-long conference call about Apple. Einhorn, whose fund owned ~1.5 million Apple shares at the end of the fourth quarter, has been taking aim at the tech giant's massive cash hoard.   Einhorn has been urging...
HERE IT IS: David Einhorn's Massive Presentation On How Apple Should Hook Up Its Shareholders
AT&T's enhanced Push-to-talk service to launch in November with Android, BlackBerry support

Sony to target iPhone switchers with new Xperia Transfer

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Sony is looking to attract users to its newest Xperia handsets, and it's taking aim at potential converts from Apple's iPhone. In a move to encourage switching from the iPhone to a Sony smartphone, the Japanese company recently rolled out a new version of its Xperia Transfer software. The software...
Sony to target iPhone switchers with new Xperia Transfer

Digital Publishing Startup Wattpad Raises $17.3M Series B For Social Reading

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Old school, meet new school. (flickr.com/friarsbalsam) Just last week, the publishing industry got the Wall Street Journal treatment for having sidestepped the disruptive effects of digital privacy. But everyone gathered on the far west side for Book Expo America might want to hold off on the high fives, because the Internet isn’t...
Digital Publishing Startup Wattpad Raises $17.3M Series B For Social Reading
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