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transitional period

Picasa Web Albums Are Officially Dead, Now Redirect To Google+ Photos

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We’ve known for some time that Google would be transitioning users away from its Picasa photo-sharing service to Google+ Photos, but now it’s official. Google has begun to redirect users from the old Picasa URL (picasweb.google.com) to Google+ Photos, which currently still offers a way to return to the old...
Picasa Web Albums Are Officially Dead, Now Redirect To Google+ Photos

Yahoo follows Google in shutting down music service in China

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Yahoo China has announced that it will shut down its Chinese music service due to an adjustment of its product strategy on January 20, 2013. A statement posted on the company’s music search portal reads: “Thank you all for your continued support of Yahoo’s products. As part of an adjustment...
Yahoo follows Google in shutting down music service in China

Developers: Quick! Get “Retina-Ready” Or Risk Abandonment

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I just got the new iPad in the mail, and naturally the first thing I did was load up a few of my old apps and throw some content on there. Oh god! Oh no! One of my favorite apps, GoodReader, which opens a great variety of files and which...
Developers: Quick! Get “Retina-Ready” Or Risk Abandonment

Amazon profit margins slim, revenues up

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The Wall Street Journal carries details today on Amazon's most recent financial reporting, showing that even as revenues for the retailer increase, its profit margins have grown wispy thin. Amazon underperformed versus analyst expectations for the quarter, but company executives say it is in the middle of a transitional period,...
Amazon profit margins slim, revenues up

Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

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The Center for Design Innovation shared the tape of a rare speech recently that I thought was a fascinating snapshot of the transitional period from mainframe to personal computing. Jobs is typically charismatic in the speech, begging the attending designers to help Apple make computers that actually look good. “By 1986,...
Wonderful and rare Steve Jobs speech from 1983 begs designers to build better looking computers

HP exceeds Q3 expectations: rakes $29.7 billion in revenue, still posts a loss

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To say that HP is in a bit of a transitional period would probably be an understatement. As expected, the $8 billion hit it took over the EDS purchase severely impacted its bottom line. While revenue was down year-over-year to $29.7 billion, that five percent drop equated to a...
HP exceeds Q3 expectations: rakes $29.7 billion in revenue, still posts a loss

The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

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Retina-caliber displays are superb. Apple defines “Retina” as a display that is so high-resolution that at a specific distance defined by the screen’s size, the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels. Without a doubt, this is a huge improvement in screen technology that truly makes text and images come come...
The iPad Mini's display isn't Retina, but it's still good enough

AdReady shakes up exec staff as it aims for profitability

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AdReady, the Seattle online advertising startup, has eliminated three of its top executives and laid off other high-level staffers as it makes a bid to become profitable. Stepping down are CEO Karl Siebrecht; Senior Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing Randy Wootton; and Senior Vice President of Product and...
AdReady shakes up exec staff as it aims for profitability

RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers

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Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that it will be opening its first development centre in Africa, based in Egypt’s Smart Village, just outside of Cairo, local daily Al Ahram reports. While BlackBerry lags in the smartphone department in the US, it continues to be a popular option in the...
RIM is opening its first Africa-based development centre, in an attempt to attract local developers
The exodus continues: Zynga Poker general manager quits

Application Developers Alliance lashes out at Oracle over its Android-Java copyright appeal

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The weather is lousy here this weekend, so I might as well comment on a third amicus curiae brief filed in support of Google against Oracle's Android-Java copyright appeal. Yesterday I already discussed the two amicus briefs orchestrated by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). This morning I saw that the...
Application Developers Alliance lashes out at Oracle over its Android-Java copyright appeal

Microsoft promotes Amy Hood as its new chief financial officer

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With Microsoft’s chief financial officer Peter Klein announcing that he would step down from the position during the Q3 2012 earnings, the company announced today that corporate vice president Amy Hood will take over the role effective immediately. Hood has spent over a decade at Microsoft, having previously worked...
Microsoft promotes Amy Hood as its new chief financial officer

Now US And EU Want To Apply Upward Ratchet To TRIPS Itself

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Here on Techdirt we often talk about the copyright ratchet -- the fact that for three hundred years changes to copyright have always been in one direction: longer, wider and stronger. But there's a group of countries where the copyright ratchet isn't in place yet. These are the so-called...
Now US And EU Want To Apply Upward Ratchet To TRIPS Itself

Amazon Releases Q4 Results: Sales Up 22%, Revenue Down 47%

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This is, says Jeff Bezos, a transitional period. Amazon released its Q4 results for 2012 yesterday, and the figures showed that the firm's income was down by almost half from the same period a year ago, from $177 million to $97 million. Jeff Bezos was sanguine about the results,...
Amazon Releases Q4 Results: Sales Up 22%, Revenue Down 47%

Who will be Microsoft’s Tim Cook?

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As previously noted, Apple has overtaken Microsoft (and Google) in operating margin percentage. This is an astonishing statistic as Apple is still largely perceived to be a “hardware company” while Microsoft is a “software company” and Google is a “services company.” To suggest that “hardware” could be more operationally profitable...
Who will be Microsoft’s Tim Cook?
Best Buy profit plummets 91% in Q2

RIM Boss Says Company Isn't in 'Death Spiral'

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Thorsten Heins said that the company is 'very, very challenged at the moment' but that it was going through a transitional period....
RIM Boss Says Company Isn't in 'Death Spiral'

Apple appeals ITC dismissal of complaint against Motorola to the Federal Circuit

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On March 16, I reported on the ITC's final ruling that cleared Motorola Mobility of any violation of three Apple patents at issue in that investigation, and said that "Apple can appeal this decision to the Federal Circuit, and in my view, this [was] very likely to happen". And indeed,...
Apple appeals ITC dismissal of complaint against Motorola to the Federal Circuit
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