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Hastings was right: Olympics drop Netflix traffic 25%, study says

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Forget Mad Men reruns. The individual mixed dressage events are on tonight! As predicted by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings last week, interest in the London Olympic Games seems to be sapping away significant viewership on his streaming service. Also read: Netflix stock down 25 percent as investors lament return to...
Hastings was right: Olympics drop Netflix traffic 25%, study says

VMware shakeup: Maritz is reportedly out

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Paul Maritz CEO of VMware at Structure 2011. A tech trade publication is reporting that VMware CEO Paul Maritz is being pushed out and will be replaced by Pat Gelsinger, the current COO of EMC. EMC owns roughly 80 percent of VMware, the market leader in server virtualization. It’s a...
VMware shakeup: Maritz is reportedly out

Bing’s ‘Mr. Fun,’ fired by Microsoft, lands at Weather Channel

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Eric Hadley Eric Hadley, the former Microsoft Bing marketing executive who rubbed shoulders with celebs before being dismissed in an unusually public move by the Redmond company, has landed a new job with The Weather Channel Companies. Media industry trade publication Cynopsis noted the move this week, saying that Hadley will...
Bing’s ‘Mr. Fun,’ fired by Microsoft, lands at Weather Channel

Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is bordering on obsessive when it comes to Apple these days, or at least that’s the way he comes off in these excerpts from an interview with the CRN trade publication at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. “But...
Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

Why is there no Netflix for porn?

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Make no mistake: The Extreme Entertainment Network, coming to Roku this summer, doesn’t cater to fans of sky diving or BMX competitions. Instead, it’s trying to stretch the envelope in a different space: porn. Extreme Entertainment will offer Roku users unlimited viewing of adult content for a flat monthly fee...
Why is there no Netflix for porn?

Watch talks from Gabe Newell to Ray Muzyka in the collected DICE 2013 presentations, right here

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This year's DICE was especially heavy on great speakers, and we're happy to say that a partnership between The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and entertainment trade publication Variety means that most of the great speeches were captured for all to see on YouTube. That means everything from...
Watch talks from Gabe Newell to Ray Muzyka in the collected DICE 2013 presentations, right here

Deal with the ‘devil’? UK’s biggest bookseller partners with Amazon to sell Kindle

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Six months ago, James Daunt, the managing director of big UK bookstore chain Waterstones, had this to say about Amazon: ”They never struck me as being a sort of business in the consumer’s interest. They’re a ruthless, money-making devil.” At the time, the bookseller was in the process of developing its own...
Deal with the ‘devil’? UK’s biggest bookseller partners with Amazon to sell Kindle
Google Alerts 'broken,' 'useless,' and slowed to a 'trickle'

Latest Rumor Pegs Retina iMac For An October Release

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Grab your salt shakers, friends. The always vocal trade publication, DigiTimes, is reporting that Apple is preparing for an October release of a Retina-equipped iMac following a spec bump this July. This conflicts with previous reports citing Apple executives saying redesigned iMacs would hit next year. It’s entirely possible that...
Latest Rumor Pegs Retina iMac For An October Release
Talk to me Ritani: Buying diamonds online is a girl's best friend

Report: Apple moves away from Samsung for ARM chip supplies

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According to reports in a Taiwanese electronics-industry trade publication, Apple is shifting orders for the base ARM chips on which the company builds its Ax line of in-house processors away from Samsung-owned SemCo and towards Taipei-based Unimicron Technology Corporation. If true, it would be yet another move away from using...
Report: Apple moves away from Samsung for ARM chip supplies

Dell Claims Server Share Gains, Calls HP Losses "Staggering"

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There’s a nice long tradition of trash-talking between the large tech companies, but the exchange between Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell and Hewlett-Packard over the the state of server sales in the first quarter of the year would likely take a prize. On Friday, Dell gave a Friday afternoon...
Dell Claims Server Share Gains, Calls HP Losses "Staggering"

Insider: Variety acquisition cost will far exceed a $40M price tag

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As the field of buyers for Variety narrows, we’re getting a clearer picture as to what it will take to make a deal — and to remake Hollywood’s signature trade publication. Forget any notion of a $1 fire sale. Several individuals who have checked out Variety‘s sales book recently told...
Insider: Variety acquisition cost will far exceed a $40M price tag

Pearson confirms Penguin/Random House merger talks

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On Thursday, the Financial Times reported that Random House and Penguin’s parent companies, Pearson and Bertelsmann, are in talks about merging the two publishers. (The FT is also owned by Pearson.) Now Pearson has released a statement confirming the report: Pearson notes recent media coverage regarding Penguin, its consumer publishing...
Pearson confirms Penguin/Random House merger talks

Spies in the cloud: CIA and Amazon strike $600M deal, trade pub reports

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The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has signed a deal with Amazon for cloud computing services worth up to $600 million over 10 years, according to a report by the Federal Computer Week trade publication, citing anonymous sources. FCW’s Frank Konkel reports that Amazon will help the CIA “build a private cloud...
Spies in the cloud: CIA and Amazon strike $600M deal, trade pub reports

Gamescom: the journalists' verdict

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What were the themes, highlights and surprises of this year's giant Gamescom event? I speak with four games writers about their experiences on the packed showfloorAnd so Gamescom is over. The European video game behemoth, which sits at the other side of the summer from E3, saw 275,000 visitors shuffle...
Gamescom: the journalists' verdict

For Startups, Sometimes Good News is No News

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There's an old saying that "any press is good press," which for a company means it is ultimately beneficial to be mentioned in the media regardless of whether said mention is positive or negative. But there's also a time when good press, while positive in nature, is not necessarily meaningful...
For Startups, Sometimes Good News is No News
Politico doubles down on subscription biz

Reachli (formerly Pinerly) raises seed money for in-image ads

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Marketers have been anticipating the release of Pinterest’s API for almost a year. In the interim, a myriad of SaaS tools have sprung up, some in the form of new startups like Pinerly, and others under the umbrella of the now-acquired social SaaS tools from Wildfire, Buddy Media and Vitrue....
Reachli (formerly Pinerly) raises seed money for in-image ads
Xbox 720 will reportedly ditch disc drive

Never Mind! Cisco Still Totally Hearts Set-Top Boxes.

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Someone certainly wants the world to believe that Cisco Systems is getting out of the business of selling TV set-top boxes and spent what appears to have been a busy weekend telling reporters that it’s happening. How then to explain Cisco’s strong denials of an interest in selling, and its...
Never Mind! Cisco Still Totally Hearts Set-Top Boxes.

Ian Fleming Estate Reverses Course, Gives Up James Bond E-Book Rights

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Ian Fleming Publications attracted attention when, in 2010, it announced it would publish the James Bond e-books directly instead of selling the digital rights to Bond print publisher . Two years later, Ian Fleming has changed its mind and sold the entire bundle of print and digital rights to...
Ian Fleming Estate Reverses Course, Gives Up James Bond E-Book Rights

Reports: US Mac mini production, IGZO to be default displays

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A pair of unconfirmed reports from the sometimes-accurate Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes claims that Apple is exploring the idea of moving Mac mini production to a Foxconn Electronics facility in the US, and that Apple is evaluating switching its iOS devices to IGZO display panels in a rollout of revisions...
Reports: US Mac mini production, IGZO to be default displays
Polaroid CEO says interchangeable-lens camera powered by Android will debut at CES

A Faint Gloom Cloud Hovers Over The Daily Deal Summit

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(via Twitter.com/AustinEvarts) Slouched comfortably in his chair, holding forth on the prospects of a would-be Groupon, TechStars’ David Tisch expressed doubts about the name of the very event where he was, at that moment, speaking. “The word ‘daily deal’ is, like, staring me in the face, and I’m scared of...
A Faint Gloom Cloud Hovers Over The Daily Deal Summit
Comcast to Netflix: We don’t need no stinkin’ partnership

2013: The Year Of Affiliate Attribution?

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You’ve probably read a thing or two about affiliate attribution in a trade publication or heard it mentioned at industry events. Affiliate attribution is one of the hottest and most controversial topics in the performance marketing industry today, and many Internet retailers are trying to... Please visit Marketing Land for...
2013: The Year Of Affiliate Attribution?

Waterstones CEO: Amazon partnership great, except for the "bear traps"

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As UK bookstore chain Waterstones prepares to start selling Kindles in its stores next month, CEO James Daunt admitted yesterday that the chain’s Amazon partnership has been a bit fraught. “There are substantial difficulties for us around working with our major competitor,” Daunt said at the Independent Publishers Guild Digital...
Waterstones CEO: Amazon partnership great, except for the "bear traps"

London calling Facebook, Amazon and now Microsoft: Software giant to set up new Xbox games studio in the city

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London has always been a magnet for tech companies worldwide, startups and incumbents alike. This was recently evidenced by Facebook establishing an engineering office (its first outside the United States) and Amazon setting up a new design and development hub in the city. Now it appears Microsoft is opening a...
London calling Facebook, Amazon and now Microsoft: Software giant to set up new Xbox games studio in the city

Paramount buys film rights to 'Nexus' sci-fi novel by Seattle's Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam Looks like Ramez Naam has a future in the world of science fiction. Paramount Pictures has acquired the film rights to “Nexus,” the first sci-fi novel from the Seattle tech veteran. The news was reported by trade publication Deadline Hollywood, and Naam — a recent GeekWire Geek of the...
Paramount buys film rights to 'Nexus' sci-fi novel by Seattle's Ramez Naam
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