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Oracle v. Google jury stumbling over tech terminology, illness

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The Oracle v. Google jury is facing some tough times over highly technical terminology and even personal illness....
Oracle v. Google jury stumbling over tech terminology, illness

Groupon Post Earnings That Top Earlier Estimates

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Groupon on Monday announced revenues that topped the company’s prior forecast as well as expectations. The Chicago-based company, which has had a bumpy road of late, said that it took in $559.3 million in revenue during the first quarter 2012, compared with $295.5 million a year ago. Operating income was...
Groupon Post Earnings That Top Earlier Estimates

Sony and Sharp joint venture hits a rocky patch, Sony cuts off capital

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When Sharp sold off some of its LCD manufacturing business to Hon Hai Precision we knew the company had fallen on tough times, we just didn't realize how bad things truly were. That joint venture it formed with Sony, well, it's all but over at this point. The two...
Sony and Sharp joint venture hits a rocky patch, Sony cuts off capital

Adorii ties knot with daily deal site MyWedDeal

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Adorii hopes it has found its perfect mate. The Seattle startup, which offered daily deals to engaged couples on everything from photographers to bridesmaid dresses to bachelor party getaways, will shut down after getting acquired by LA’s MyWedDeal. The alliance is bittersweet for Adorii founder Matthew Matsudaira who laid off a chunk of...
Adorii ties knot with daily deal site MyWedDeal

Zulily taps ex-Zumiez exec as CFO

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Marc Stolzman must like the letter “Z.” Last week, Stolzman notified Zumiez that he planned to resign as CFO of the retailer, effective September 14th. The SEC filing announcing the departure didn’t say where he was going, but now we’ve learned that he’s landed the CFO gig at fast-growing daily...
Zulily taps ex-Zumiez exec as CFO
A look at Zynga's attempt to enter the real money gaming market in Nevada

Nokia’s head of sales steps down after the company reports a $1.7B first quarter loss

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The tough times continue for Finnish phone giant Nokia, which has struggled to keep up with Apple and Android in the smartphone era. Today the company announced its results for the first quarter of 2012. Net sales fell sharply year over year from $13.6 billion to $9.7 billion. The company...
Nokia’s head of sales steps down after the company reports a $1.7B first quarter loss

France Telecom CEO says iPhone sales threatened by lack of cheaper option

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European consumers are cutting back spending in the face of a fragile economy, and the CEO of one telecom says that could signal tough times ahead for Apple's iPhone....
France Telecom CEO says iPhone sales threatened by lack of cheaper option

Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

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These are tough times at Sharp and the company is out to retain every yen that it can. Now the financially troubled Japanese firm has revealed it has set aside close to $350 million (27 billion yen) to offer its staff voluntary redundancy packages. Earlier this month the company announced...
Troubled Sharp opens $350 million voluntary redundancy initiative

Apple's Campus 2 will up the secrecy factor with an underground auditorium

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You know how Tim Cook said Apple will be "doubling down on secrecy" for unannounced products? Well, the company's hush-hush mentality seems to be informing the design for its upcoming Campus 2. According to plans and technical drawings on Cupertino.org, Apple could be moving its press events underground --...
Apple's Campus 2 will up the secrecy factor with an underground auditorium

Can a Kindle ever take the place of a book?

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A book is a book not a machine, says Beth, one of the winners of our young critics' awards. Do you agree - or have you become an e-reader? Take our poll!It never fails to infuriate me whenever I hear anyone say "I've just read an amazing book on my...
Can a Kindle ever take the place of a book?

Low Latency No. 53: There's a Groupon for that

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Tough times have fallen upon Groupon. [Read more]...
Low Latency No. 53: There's a Groupon for that

The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs

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Tonight, before the next financial week begins, I want to take a moment to stare at Groupon, and its marked recent decline. It’s important, as the tech IPO well could be quite poisoned if Groupon is about to suffer even greater losses. Facebook, for example, could experience public-market discomfort when it...
The Groupon deflation laid bare, and what it means for all tech IPOs

Apple Fighting Revenue Stagnation In Europe: Fiscal Q4: $8,023BN Total Revenue, Down 3% On Q3

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Europe is a key market for Apple. Last quarter it remained the second-highest revenue generating region after the U.S. Yet it’s an increasingly challenging market, yielding the lowest growth of any region for Cupertino in its Q3. And for smartphones at least, it’s also a market firmly in thrall to Google’s...
Apple Fighting Revenue Stagnation In Europe: Fiscal Q4: $8,023BN Total Revenue, Down 3% On Q3

How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

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For ReadWriteWeb's ninth anniversary last week, our founder and Editor-in-Chief Richard MacManus took a loving look back at how the site has evolved over the years. But RWW isn't the only thing that's stuck around even as it's changed over the past almost-decade. The Web has changed dramatically over...
How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

Ron Johnson's leadership lessons from Apple: No shortcuts and shield team from tough times

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Fortune is asking 21 luminaries the best advice they ever got. One of them is Apple’s former Senior Vice President of Retail Ron Johnson: -Ron Johnson (CEO of J.C. Penney) on leadership lessons from Apple and how he’s applying them to his new position: “I remember when Apple went through...
Ron Johnson's leadership lessons from Apple: No shortcuts and shield team from tough times

Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

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Peter Godman Isilon System is one of the biggest startup success stories of the past 10 years, with the Seattle storage company rebounding from tough times to sell for a whopping $2.25 billion to EMC in late 2010. The company has continued to grow in its new Pioneer Square headquarters,...
Ex-Isilon and Amazon engineers emerge at stealthy Qumulo

Lenovo Makes Solid Gain

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Lenovo bucked the tough times in the personal-computer business with a 59% rise in fiscal fourth-quarter net profit....
Lenovo Makes Solid Gain

Before “it gets better,” gay youth still need help. Enter AnonyMouse.

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“In college, I wanted someone to talk to about being gay and found someone through Craigslist. Clearly a poor decision in retrospect, despite the fact that I did end up finding a mentor who helped me come out. “However, I don’t want other naive youngsters to be forced to make...
Before “it gets better,” gay youth still need help. Enter AnonyMouse.
Where's the big money going in Europe? On money itself
Zynga's share of Facebook revenue dropped 5 percent during first half of 2012

A123 Systems' Lithium Battery Tech Finds An Investor In China

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A123 Systems has struck a deal with Wanxiang, a major China car parts maker, a first step to investment of up to $450 million. A123 Systems's advanced battery tech powered it into Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list in 2011. But the company has seen tough times recently. A recall...
A123 Systems' Lithium Battery Tech Finds An Investor In China

Sony's Impressive 2013 Line Up Proves The Company Is Far From Obsolete (SNE)

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If you listen to the critics, you'd think Sony was a dying brand. And they're mostly right. Sony is going through some tough times.  However, taking a look at it's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, it's pretty clear Sony if finally catching up to other tech giants...
Sony's Impressive 2013 Line Up Proves The Company Is Far From Obsolete (SNE)

Worlds Without Maps

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Why is social media of interest to businesses right now? The answer is simple: it’s what the people are doing. Who benefits the most from connecting with people via these channels? Companies who adapt to the new territory, who use the new tools accordingly, and who strive for human connections...
Worlds Without Maps

UK Pirate Party sees more than 1.8m visits in 24 hours after ISPs block The Pirate Bay website

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The move to stop Pirate Bay in the UK means that ISPs are now blocking the site due to an order from the High Court. Tough times for pirates, but high times for the UK Pirate Party (PPUK) as research on TorrentFreak today points out that the political party’s site...
UK Pirate Party sees more than 1.8m visits in 24 hours after ISPs block The Pirate Bay website

Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

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Intel expects its third-quarter sales to be between $300 million and $1.9 billion lower than previous forecasts, the chip giant said Friday. Many see this as a sign of the weakening PC market, especially after HP and Dell posted such disappointing results in part because of a slowdown in PC...
Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

Archos picks a new CEO, ships 80 and 97 Titanium tablets to the US

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Archos has been going through some tough times lately, having to reorganize and lay off a quarter of its staff toward the end of last year. You could say that the company is using the spring as a chance for renewal: company Chairman Henri Crohas has picked Deputy CEO...
Archos picks a new CEO, ships 80 and 97 Titanium tablets to the US

Lenovo's Quarterly Net Climbs 59 Percent

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Lenovo Group Ltd. bucked the tough times in the personal-computer business with a 59 percent rise in fiscal fourth-quarter net profit, and the company said it expects profitability to improve as it increases its efforts in consumer gadgets such as smartphones. The world’s No. 2 PC maker by shipments after...
Lenovo's Quarterly Net Climbs 59 Percent

Zynga continues to struggle, lowers outlook as OMGPOP fizzles

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Zynga continues to seriously struggle, as the company announced Thursday prelimiary results for the third financial quarter and lowered expectations in general for the rest of the calendar year, signaling tough times ahead for the social gaming company. CEO Mark Pincus explained that both subpar results on existing games and...
Zynga continues to struggle, lowers outlook as OMGPOP fizzles

Tough Times at Homeland Security

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As a new wave of cyberattacks hits American companies, the Department of Homeland Security has many top leadership posts to fill....
Tough Times at Homeland Security
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