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Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

What's the most that you will pay for a Windows RT tablet? [Poll]

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If you are just waking up and getting to work, here’s what you missed: Lenovo stated that Windows 8 tablets will cost around $600 to $700, and that Windows RT tablets will cost $200 to $300 less. According to that, Windows RT devices could cost as little as $300. That’s...
What's the most that you will pay for a Windows RT tablet? [Poll]

Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

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In a short video interview, Nokia’s Stephen Elop admitted that his company is ramping up production of the Lumia 920 and 820 over time, helping to explain some reported shortages of the handset. The specific quote, as transcribed and surfaced by WMPowerUser, is as follows: [A]s we introduce the 920...
Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

LinkedIn crushes Q4 expectations with revenue of $303.6M, EPS of $0.35 as it passes 200 million users

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Today LinkedIn reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $303.6 million, and earnings per share of $0.35. Analysts had expected revenue of $280 million, and earnings per share of $0.19. LinkedIn, down several points in regular trading, has soared following its smash. Its quarterly revenue was up 81%...
LinkedIn crushes Q4 expectations with revenue of $303.6M, EPS of $0.35 as it passes 200 million users

Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

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Good news gamers: Xbox Live region migration is now fully live, meaning that if you move and change regions, you can now take your “gamerscore, unlocked achievements, any Microsoft Points already in your account and any remaining time on your Gold membership” with you, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. This...
Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

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Do you know if your compensation is fair? I’d bet that if you don’t, you would love to get ahold of the information required for you to determine if you are over, or under-compensated. It’s useful data to have. Happily, the fine folks over at AngelList have compiled a simply excellent...
AngelList's 'Salaries & Equity' tool finds the best paying tech jobs, helps you compare compensation

Microsoft turns on Zune Pass in several new countries, likely in preparation for Xbox Music's launch

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Zune is dead, long live Xbox Music, which is Zune, but in a new suit. The ‘Music’ app for Windows 8 is set to receive an update in the coming few weeks, and the Xbox Music service is widely expected to be set for release either on October 26th –...
Microsoft turns on Zune Pass in several new countries, likely in preparation for Xbox Music's launch
Google Wallet's not just for credit cards; here's what it might hold in the future

How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

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The promise of modern medical technology is everyday miracles; bringing innovations to the average person that might greatly improve their lives is the goal. And happily that promise is being met by products heading to the market right now. CNN released an amazing clip recently that shows off a man...
How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

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Today Electronic Arts (EA) reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.04 billon and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.50 per share on revenue of $1 billion. With analyst expectations beat by a margin, EA is doing slightly better than expected, but that doesn’t mean...
Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

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According to Reuters, Acer has delayed its plans for releasing a Windows RT-based tablet at least until the second quarter of 2013. The company is hanging back, waiting on results from Microsoft’s much ballyhooed, and moderately well-received Surface RT tablet launch. This is a direct, OEM impact of the Surface project: a degradation in...
Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

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Today in his inaugural address, freshly reelected President Barack Obama took time to call for immigration reform, especially noting the need for rule changes to better accommodate those with upper-tier educations and high-tech skills. The so-called ‘STEM’ visa issue – STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - is something that was knocked...
President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

Excited about Windows Phone 7.8? A ROM of the update has leaked

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Fans of Windows Phone gather ’round, and here the tale of the leaked Windows Phone 7.8 ROM. Well, that’s really the whole story, you can find it here. The fine print is pretty specific, however, The ROM will only works on HTC HD7, the original poster states, and the build...
Excited about Windows Phone 7.8? A ROM of the update has leaked

Cards Against Humanity's 'Pay-What-You-Want' sale results in $70,000 donation to Wikipedia

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Today Cards Against Humanity announced that its ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ holiday promotion for its card game resulted in a profit of $70,066.27. The company donated that sum to Wikimedia, the parent corporation of Wikipedia. According to Cards, it sold around 85,000 sets of its game, with the average paid price averaging out...
Cards Against Humanity's 'Pay-What-You-Want' sale results in $70,000 donation to Wikipedia

GrubHub adds Uber-like mapping tools to your delivery, so your paunch knows when to expect the eats

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If you are anything like your humble servant, if it wasn’t for GrubHub,you would have died by now of malnutrition. The service, which binds together a city’s restaurants into a single interface, allowing for a unified ordering and payment system, is akin to magic. If you tend to eat at your desk...
GrubHub adds Uber-like mapping tools to your delivery, so your paunch knows when to expect the eats

FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

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Today Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Robert McDowell announced that he will step down from his post in the coming few weeks. McDowell is among the group of five commissioners that comprise the FCC’s leadership. His departure comes at a somewhat odd timing, as BizJournals noted today in its coverage of the news,...
FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

Momentum lost: Despite pressure, cybersecurity legislation has stalled in the Senate

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There was such promise: Massive pressure to compromise had Sen. Lieberman’s cybersecurity bill moving forward in the Senate. This was to be the Week of Amendments, to which passage was to follow. However, we’ve hit a roadblock. The Hill, ever present and nearly prescient in such matters, reported the following...
Momentum lost: Despite pressure, cybersecurity legislation has stalled in the Senate

August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

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Happy Patch Tuesday everyone, it’s great to have you all back for our monthly post on the latest software fixes from Microsoft. Boring to some, and critical to others, Patch Tuesday is an important event as it’s the method by which Microsoft keeps the majority of the computing world safe....
August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

US may consider military action, financial sanctions as repercussions for cyber attacks

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Today at the RSA cybersecurity conference, the White House’s cybersecurity leader Michael Daniel stated that the United States has a range of options under consideration for responding to cyber incursions. According to The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez, the list of possible actions includes “financial sanctions, visa restrictions and military action.” TNW parses that...
US may consider military action, financial sanctions as repercussions for cyber attacks

Managed WordPress host Page.ly launches an API that lets anyone offer top-tier hosting

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TNW first covered Page.ly when it was but a screaming babe, now three years past. Today, the company has matured into a very strong player in the blog hosting space. According to its founder, Joshua Strebel, it all but invented the upper end, managed WordPress hosting market category. Now, companies...
Managed WordPress host Page.ly launches an API that lets anyone offer top-tier hosting
MoPub's investors ante up another $12M in a bet on mobile ads

Zagat rebuilds its Android app, adds a Google+ account requirement

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Today Google is proudly trumpeting the release of Zagat’s freshly rebuilt Android application. The kicker: You must log into your Google account to fully use the app. Here’s a shot of that integration in action: As you certainly recall, Google purchased Zagat just over a year ago. Thus, the integration...
Zagat rebuilds its Android app, adds a Google+ account requirement

Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

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Today Tonara announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, and participated in by the investors of its seed round, in which the company raised $750,000 in 2011. Tonara is an iOS application that displays sheet music, and follows users as they...
Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets is no small bet by the company. Indeed, we are seeing stirrings that indicate that the company has a broadly global vision for selling the devices, hoping to become an OEM for its software in a meaningful way, on a market share basis. Today, rumor...
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

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

GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

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Popular gift card website GiftCards.com has acquired Giftly, a two-year old startup that enables consumers to buy and deliver digital gifts via its website and free app. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Giftly offers a platform that enables people to send gift credits to recipients...
GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

Silicon Valley's secret weapon for patent law raises $2M

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Just days after Kodak lost a landmark suit against Apple and Rim, a machine learning technology that took Stanford researchers six years to develop, will bring Big Data to one of the most complex and convoluted areas of the law. Lex Machina, a startup that uses data to manage patent...
Silicon Valley's secret weapon for patent law raises $2M

Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

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Microsoft’s Azure Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service cloud computing tool today turned on support for Hadoop. Or, in Microsoft-speak, HDInsight is now a go, enabling “you to easily deploy and manage Hadoop Clusters.” That warming sensation you are feeling is natural. As ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley noted in...
Microsoft updates Windows Azure with support for Hadoop, Dropbox, PhoneGap, Mercurial, and more

Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity

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It’s hack day at TNW’s Amsterdam headquarters, and our lovely team has put together a neat little application for tracking the coming end of the world. Sadly, Douglas Adams and his famed restaurant appear to not be real after all. Called ‘IsEveryoneAlive,’ the app tracks tweets from around the world,...
Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity

Flash Player updates now linked to Microsoft's Patch Tuesday schedule

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Certainly, Flash remains a difficult controversial tool, but what no one can dispute is that Safe Flash is far and away better than Unsafe Flash. To that end, users of the Internet can rest a bit easier, provided they are typing on a Windows-based machine: Adobe is linking its security...
Flash Player updates now linked to Microsoft's Patch Tuesday schedule
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