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A year after launch, U.S. Spotify users have listened to 13B songs, shared 27.8M
Time Inc. To Lay Off About 500

Check out the beautiful custom typeface for the Rio 2016 Olympics

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Although the 2012 London Olympics have yet to begin, planning for Rio 2016 has been underway for quite some time. Now, just as the four year clock starts ticking, the upcoming event’s custom typeface is now complete. Created by Dalton Maag, the same designers behind Nokia’s Pure typeface, Rio 2016 is...
Check out the beautiful custom typeface for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Why publishers should give away ebooks

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I used to buy a lot of MP3s. I don't anymore. That's not to say I don't listen to MP3s. I have about 10,000 of the little guys squeezed like vienna sausages into my iTunes music folder, and I listen to them a lot. But when I buy music today...
Why publishers should give away ebooks

Salesforce is buying Exact Target for $2.5 billion

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Salesforce, the San Francisco-based company that started out as a customer relationship management business is continuing its transformation into a cloud application layer company and to that end, it said that it plans to acquire Indianapolis-based ExactTarget, a marketing platform approximately $2.5 billion or about $33.75 per share, in cash....
Salesforce is buying Exact Target for $2.5 billion

Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

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Back in 2009, we wrote about a case involving a company called Ultramercial, which held a broad and ridiculous patent (7,346,545) that effectively covered the process of watching an ad before you could download content (seriously). Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and WildTangent over this. The case went back and forth...
Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

China leads the second coming of the smartphone

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Although it currently leads the world in smartphone shipments, the U.S. had best be prepared to step down. China will take over the top spot this year and has no plans of looking back. Research firm IDC notes the new leader and confirms a trend we’ve previously reported: the...
China leads the second coming of the smartphone

AMD acquires SeaMicro to grab share of microserver market

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AMD has made a $334 million bet on the energy-efficient "microserver" market. On Wednesday afternoon, the company announced that they have reached a $334 million agreement, to purchase SeaMicro, a successful microserver manufacturer. Launched in 2007, SeaMicro quickly gained attention for their ability to combine cheap, low-end processors that could...
AMD acquires SeaMicro to grab share of microserver market
Foursquare launching local search engine for everyone, not just registered users

Tumblr is hosting an art exhibition to celebrate the magic of GIFs

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Massive social blogging site Tumblr is known to many as the birthplace of the modern GIF. Of course, I’m not talking about those annoying, flashy animations all over GeoCities, or even looping images of cute kittens. I’m referring to the image format’s transformation into an emerging art form. Now, to celebrate...
Tumblr is hosting an art exhibition to celebrate the magic of GIFs

Apple offers new iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters, costs $40 extra

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Bemoaning the fact that those new slimline iMacs weren't compatible with your VESA mounts? Well, the problem has now been (kind of) solved, with Apple's online store adding the option to buy its desktop models with built-in VESA mount adapters. You'll have to pay for that reclaimed deskspace, however,...
Apple offers new iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters, costs $40 extra

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Adds "Mom" To Her Title, Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took time away last night from transforming Yahoo to give birth to another transformation, a baby boy born to her and husband Zack Bogue. BBB — Baby Boy Bogue, as they’re calling him until deciding on a name, arrived one week early at 10:22pm last night...
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Adds "Mom" To Her Title, Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

Q&A: Dell software chief John Swainson talks transformation

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John Swainson has one of the more challenging jobs in the tech industry right now. As president of Dell's software division, he's charged with sorting through all the software Dell has acquired and organizing it into coherent offerings that can further its effort to become a more profitable, software- and...
Q&A: Dell software chief John Swainson talks transformation

Investing for transformation in 2013

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How to maximize the return on your investments in disruptive trends like big data, cloud computing and mobility....
Investing for transformation in 2013

What to expect from Dell's fourth quarter

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The computer maker is plunging ahead with a transformation plan that revolves around software. However, analysts note Dell is still tethered to the PC business. [Read more]...
What to expect from Dell's fourth quarter

Moving to cloud computing is harder than envisioned: report

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A substantial number of businesses say cloud computing security challenges are daunting and the costs higher than they originally thought they would be, according to the Cloud Survey report published today by consultancy KPMG International. The study indicates that one-half of the 650 respondents said their organizations already make use...
Moving to cloud computing is harder than envisioned: report

The Future of the $200 Tablet

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The low-end, under-$200 tablet market is on the brink of a transformation -- and that means you'll soon be able to get a lot more value for a lot less money....
The Future of the $200 Tablet

Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

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Facebook's IPO filing contains a lengthy letter from founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg which outlines the company's 'social mission' and its goals for the future.The multi-page letter, which will go out potential investors when FB goes public says the social network wasn't built to be a money-making company but a...
Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook's 'social mission'

Bsquare revenues fall 15% as Asian expansion continues

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Revenues at Bsquare tumbled 15 percent during the fourth quarter after the Bellevue company’s third party software sales were hurt by the loss of a significant Microsoft Windows Embedded licensing customer and lower purchasing volumes from several other customers. Bsquare, which helps mobile device makers test their equipment, reported revenues of $23.3...
Bsquare revenues fall 15% as Asian expansion continues

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Nokia's Chris Weber

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It's been a heck of a year for Nokia and Windows Phone, so we've got lots of catching up to do with the smartphone maker's EVP / Microsoft ex-pat Chris Weber. We'll talk to the exec about the company's transformation in 2012 and find out what the next year...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Nokia's Chris Weber
Microsoft's first Surface commercial shows off click-in keyboard [video]

Marketing Biz: Psychic Search, Facebook Want Button & Smart Pricing

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This week in marketing was all about transformation. LivingSocial and RockYou are transforming their business models. Google is trying to transform the way we search. And a slew of companies are trying to transform all the data we collect and turn it into information we can actually use.... Please visit...
Marketing Biz: Psychic Search, Facebook Want Button & Smart Pricing

Even Facebook Must Change

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To reclaim its status as a $100 billion company, Facebook is re-engineering itself into a mobile business. Such a transformation has been daunting for one of the world's most-trafficked websites....
Even Facebook Must Change
Open webOS reaches version 1.0 on time, completes its open source transformation

New media can't overcome old message, GOP's digital strategists say

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It was supposed to be the answer to a party in crisis. After the Republican Party's shellacking by President Obama's digital army in 2008, a group of influential young consultants preached a new doctrine of GOP politics aimed at organizing and expanding their numbers through the Internet -- a transformation...
New media can't overcome old message, GOP's digital strategists say

Microsoft mulls redundancy program in France, blames Google

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Microsoft’s subsidiary in France has presented a redundancy plan to its works council, a consultative committee, the French financial newspaper La Tribune reports. A first for the company, this plan would entail voluntary redundancy for 30 staff members of its ‘Advertising & Online’ division. According to Microsoft France, this division’s...
Microsoft mulls redundancy program in France, blames Google

There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy

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Being among the best in your industry in digital has been shown by a Capgemini Consulting/MIT report to significantly boost profits. So how do you get there? According to Didier Bonnet, Capgemini's Global Practice manager, it's not the common narrative, that young, tech savvy leaders promote technology from the bottom...
There's A Big Misconception About How Companies Become Tech Savvy
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)

Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

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If 2012 was the year Microsoft set the table for Windows 8, then 2013 is the year the company must prove that the new OS stands out in an increasingly mobile world. Unfortunately, sales of Windows 8 devices have not been impressive so far, according to the New York...
Windows 8, Surface tablets will lead Microsoft's fight for relevance

Microsoft Weighs Restructuring

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Microsoft is considering mixing up the responsibilities of its top executives as it seeks to further its transformation into what Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive, calls a "devices and services company." Mr. Ballmer is said to be contemplating a number of restructuring paths, none of which have been finalized....
Microsoft Weighs Restructuring
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