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Google closes Motorola deal, appoints CEO that Apple once tried to poach

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Google just announced it closed the deal on its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but new reports suggest that direct-competitor Apple tried to poach newly-appointed Motorola chief and Googler Dennis Woodside sometime last year. Bloomberg, which cited two people familiar with the matter, claimed Apple’s CEO Tim Cook...
Google closes Motorola deal, appoints CEO that Apple once tried to poach

Oracle President Warns Of Future Data Storage Crisis

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The President of Oracle has foretold of an explosion in data over the next few years. Mark Hurd, former top dog at HP, claims that the boom in mobile devices is causing an increase in data of up to 40 per cent each year, and may lead to problems regarding...
Oracle President Warns Of Future Data Storage Crisis
Unmetric Report Details Social Media Winners and Losers Among Top Brands

Zynga reports highest ever bookings for Q1 at $329M

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Zynga’s made $329 million in bookings and $321 million in revenue for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 15 percent and 32 percent year-on-year, respectively. The developer reported net loss at $85.4 million, compared to a net income of $16.8 million for Q1 2011. Daily active users are...
Zynga reports highest ever bookings for Q1 at $329M

Say, what? Myspace moves up in ranking of top 50 U.S. Web sites

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Facebook and Pinterest may be all of the rage. But a social networking site of another era is having a bit of a resurgence, at least according to a report out today. ComScore reports that MySpace is now the 42nd most visited Web site in the U.S. with 25.4 million...
Say, what? Myspace moves up in ranking of top 50 U.S. Web sites
Facebook, Twitter, and teens: who's winning the youth war

Sorry, Programmers: Designers are Now the New Rock Stars

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(uxdelante.com) All this time we thought programmers were the rock stars, but according to Reuters, designers are beginning to surreptitiously usurp that title. A breathless feature entitled "In Silicon Valley, designers emerge as rock stars" claims that designers are becoming just as valued as programmers when it comes to building startups. Who...
Sorry, Programmers: Designers are Now the New Rock Stars

Gran Turismo 6 announced for PS3

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Rejoice, PS3 racing fans, Polyphony Digital has some news for you. That’s right—there’s a new installment of Gran Turismo, the world’s most popular console-racing franchise, and it’s (allegedly) coming in time for the holidays. Earlier today at the UK’s Silverstone race circuit, Sony held a "15 years of Gran Turismo”...
Gran Turismo 6 announced for PS3

iPhone was Japan’s top smartphone in 2011, with sales of 7.26M: Report

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A new report has found that Apple’s iPhone was the most purchased smartphone in Japan last year, seeing sales of 7.26 million, while Google’s Android operating system (OS) was the leading smartphone platform. A MM Research Institute report — translated by Japanese blog Macotakara – found that Apple sold 7.25 million...
iPhone was Japan’s top smartphone in 2011, with sales of 7.26M: Report

Why did HMV fail? | Philip Beeching

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HMV could have put together a strong online offering when the going was good in the late 90s, but instead it took a wrong turnI first started work on the HMV advertising account in 1982, little knowing that I would go on to handle this piece of business for over...
Why did HMV fail? | Philip Beeching

One month in, Windows 8 is on track to easily outsell Windows 7

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Windows 8 has received mixed reviews, some focusing on how much faster it is than Windows 7 and others being quick to call it the second Vista. So far, though, this hasn’t stopped consumers from buying it up in droves. According to Microsoft’s own sales numbers, Windows 8 is selling...
One month in, Windows 8 is on track to easily outsell Windows 7

Beware the Artificial Accelerator

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Paul Graham, YCombinator overlord. (flickr.com/jolieodell) In the world of startup accelerators, TechStars and Y Combinator are arguably top dog. Each receives thousands of eager applicants every year, and only accepts an elite percentage of companies into their inner circles. But of course, with the success of the TechStars/Y Combinator models...
Beware the Artificial Accelerator
Yahoo 'reimagines' Flickr with a bold new design, a free TB of space for all users, & more
Founder Of Acclaim And Fellow Gaming Veterans Redesigns Group Video Chat As A Party Named Rabbit
IT Departments Have Become Completely Useless

Welcome Back, Nokia

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If my Mom asked me what smartphone to buy right this second, I’d tell her to wait — wait until the Nokia 900 is released. It’s that good. Windows Phone 7 is that good. It’s faster and more idiot-proof than Android and presents core functions like phone calling and messaging...
Welcome Back, Nokia

Here are the winners of the Appsfire App Star Awards for 2012

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Appsfire, the site that helps you discover new apps to try out on your iOS device, has announced the 2012 winners of its “App Star Awards”, and it’s a pretty awesome class of apps. Our own top dog, Zee, was in on the judging, and it looks like the company...
Here are the winners of the Appsfire App Star Awards for 2012

'Leaked' BlackBerry 10 info shows video chat and screen sharing in BBM, new task manager

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Top dog at RIM Thorsten Heins heavily implied that video chat would be added to BBM when BlackBerry 10 showed up, and now possible confirmation of the feature has come from what are thought to be leaked presentation slides. Originating on CrackBerry's forums, the images have been taken down...
'Leaked' BlackBerry 10 info shows video chat and screen sharing in BBM, new task manager

Apple boss Tim Cook takes a few cracks at Microsoft and Amazon, says tablets will ‘cannibalize’ PCs

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Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook leads the most powerful technology company on the planet. But even as the top dog in tech (with a market value of $475 billion, which is bigger than Microsoft and Google combined) Cook says that he relishes competition. “As long as people invent their...
Apple boss Tim Cook takes a few cracks at Microsoft and Amazon, says tablets will ‘cannibalize’ PCs

Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Number One Smartphone Worldwide

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The Korean device has knocked Apple's iPhone off the top of the tree, where it had been for two years. The King is dead, long live the King - or, to paraphrase Henry Carey: Apple must now its post resign, Samsung's the only God of Whine. According to research...
Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Number One Smartphone Worldwide

Mystery Windows Phone device hints at huge performance improvements

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According to a test report on the WP Bench handset benchmarking site, there is a new top dog among Windows Phone handsets: the Juggernaut Alpha. Next point: officially, no such device exists. Yes, the Juggernaut Alpha — what a name — isn’t a confirmed unit, but is generally expected to...
Mystery Windows Phone device hints at huge performance improvements

Thanksgiving 2012 traffic to retail sites up 71% over 2011: Amazon leads, Walmart and Target follow

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All those mobile payment increases from PayPal, GSI, and eBay are starting to make sense. Shoppers really were going crazy this year compared to last: Thanksgiving Day online traffic increased 71 percent in 2012 versus 2011. The top 500 retail sites received more than 181 million total US visits, up...
Thanksgiving 2012 traffic to retail sites up 71% over 2011: Amazon leads, Walmart and Target follow

Apple secures majority of US smartphone market, Samsung dominates Europe

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According to new research, the iPad and iPhone maker has managed to secure over 50 percent of the American smartphone market, whereas Samsung is still top dog in Europe....
Apple secures majority of US smartphone market, Samsung dominates Europe

Google Nexus 10 - review

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Android tablets come of age with a 10in tablet that provides a viable alternative to Apple's iPadAs a blizzard of lawsuits around the world shows, the battle of the tablets is heating up. Apple's recent announcement that it had sold its 100 millionth iPad emphasised its dominance thus far, but...
Google Nexus 10 - review

Satoru Iwata talks Wii U design, guts a console for context

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Nintendo's top dog Satoru Iwata recently sat down with some of his R&D crew to talk about designing the Wii U, and unfortunately, a console was sacrificed in the process. The discussion focuses on what changes they've made this time 'round, including the new multi-core CPU and GPU module,...
Satoru Iwata talks Wii U design, guts a console for context

Film festivals: which is top dog?

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Cannes, which has announced its 2012 line-up, now has some serious competition. Our critics pick the big players in the ever-expanding film festival circuitIt has been a quiet few months on the film festival front. The last two biggies, Sundance and Berlin, were back in the depths of winter; but...
Film festivals: which is top dog?

Google won't be top dog forever says father of the Internet

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EXCLUSIVE: Vint Cerf speaks to Pocket-lint The man known as one of the fathers of the internet says Google won't be the defacto standard for search forever. Vint Cerf, a vice-president at the Mountain View-based company, says there is no particular threat to the balance of the internet with...
Google won't be top dog forever says father of the Internet
IBM: We're number one (in patents)

We're buying smartphones and tablets, but PCs still reign supreme

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Smartphones and tablets are taking over our lives, but don't forget about the PC. There are now 500 million Internet-connected devices in U.S. homes, according to a Monday report from technology research firm NPD Group. Mobile devices are driving that growth, with 26 million added in the last three...
We're buying smartphones and tablets, but PCs still reign supreme

Lumia 920 top dog among Windows Phones

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Nokia's Lumia 920 top of the sales heap for Windows Phone devices. [Read more]...
Lumia 920 top dog among Windows Phones
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