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tug of war

With Galaxy S III, Samsung Makes the Case That One Size Does Fit All

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The tug-of-war between handset makers and carriers is one of the oldest games in the mobile phone business. For most of that history, at least here in the U.S., it has been the carriers with the largest pull. As the ones who buy the devices and are responsible for selling...
With Galaxy S III, Samsung Makes the Case That One Size Does Fit All

Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?

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The ongoing tug-of-war between musicians, record labels and digital content providers inched a little more towards artists this week with the introduction of an innovative paid-referral plan from streaming provider Rdio. The new program pays artists a flat $10 fee for every user they refer, a rare form of direct-to-artist...
Will Royalties Kill The Streaming Rdio Star?

Clearwire puts off shareholder vote to consider Dish's fatter bid

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The tug-of-war over Clearwire looks set to continue for at least another two weeks as the struggling mobile operator postponed a special shareholder meeting once again to consider Dish Network's latest bid.On Wednesday, Dish boosted its bid for Clearwire to US$4.40 per share, far above the current $3.40 offer...
Clearwire puts off shareholder vote to consider Dish's fatter bid

Facebook Gift Cards and others make gains to be among top emerging Facebook apps

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Facebook Gift Cards entered our list of emerging applications by monthly active users this week at No. 14 with 41 percent gain. We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top apps grew from between 60,000 and 170,000 MAU, based...
Facebook Gift Cards and others make gains to be among top emerging Facebook apps
Brain Bats: learning to play Pong with your mind

Summly, Pocket point the way to publishing's revival -- or its complete destruction

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Sign up for our weekly newsletters, and you’ll get the latest insights from our Dylan's Desk and DeanBeat columns before they’re published on VentureBeat. In the eternal tug of war between publishers and readers, the readers have an enormous advantage right now. But publishers are starting to pull the rope back a...
Summly, Pocket point the way to publishing's revival -- or its complete destruction
Samsung, Apple continue smartphone market share tug-of-war

Viral Video: Jimmy Fallon Loses to a Lady (The First One)

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Here is a deeply silly video of NBC late-night show host Jimmy Fallon and First Lady Michelle Obama competing in a potato-sack race. You read that right. Also a push-up battle, a hula-hoop hip-off and a tug-of-war in the White House, all part of Obama’s “Let’s Move” exercise initiatives...
Viral Video: Jimmy Fallon Loses to a Lady (The First One)

Smartphone Makers Turn Desperate

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There are days when I could chuck my smartphone into the Hudson River. Waiting in an empty shuttle to ride across Manhattan from Nokia's Luma 920 launch to Motorola's Razr debut, I felt like a rope in the manufacturers' game of tug-of-war. The battle for mobile supremacy has turned nasty....
Smartphone Makers Turn Desperate

Apple: Don’t Make Me Choose Between You & Google

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Shared by robteix Apple, if you make me choose between you and Google, I'll pick the latter. Other than Macs, which are too over-priced to be taken seriously, I have become pretty reliant on Apple technology.  In fact, I have become a card carrying, windshield decal rolling Apple evangelist to...
Apple: Don’t Make Me Choose Between You & Google

Copyright Violators May Lose Internet Privileges Under New Initiative

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Major Internet Service Providers and the Center for Copyright Information announced the plan on Monday. Attention copyright violators: The Center for Copyright Information announced on Monday that (after lengthy delays) a new system is being rolled out that will alert consumers if their Internet Service Provider (ISP) suspects them...
Copyright Violators May Lose Internet Privileges Under New Initiative

Is a URL Shortener Really What Twitter Needed?

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Is a URL Shortener Really What Twitter Needed? is a post from Chris PirilloTwitter’s Chirp conference closed out today with the news that the company will soon roll out it’s official URL shortener. CEO Evan Williams noted that it would be “stupid” not to add native link-shortening capabilities into Twitter,...
Is a URL Shortener Really What Twitter Needed?

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

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So I have a confession to make. What seems like an eternity ago, I received a Galaxy Note review unit for AT&T, but never quite finished my review. While the reasons for that were no fault of the device and rather the result of some other personal failings, I...
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

Grrr… what's 'Step away from the bone' in dog?

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Dogs understand the meaning of different growls, from a rumble that says "back off" to playful snarls made in a tug-of-war game...
Grrr… what's 'Step away from the bone' in dog?
Twitter Debuts New Look for Profiles on the Today Show

Why Android isn't gaining on Apple in the Enterprise

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In the consumer market, Apple's iOS and Android's licensees have engaged in a consumer tug of war over sales. Among enterprise buyers however, Apple has maintained extensive lead that is only strengthening....
Why Android isn't gaining on Apple in the Enterprise

Take back the forest with Plants War

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Plants War is a new free iOS game from Korean developer Gamevil based loosely on popular free-to-play PC titles like Defense of the Ancients. It’s available now from the App Store as a Universal app, though the iPad version simply scales all graphics up to the bigger screen rather than...
Take back the forest with Plants War
Tug of War, Cat Photoshoots and the Aereo Lawsuit at Last Night's Queens Tech Meetup

DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS]

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It's an election year, which means Americans have a chance to speak their minds. Well, there's one thing everyone should agree on: America just isn't working right now. It's not just Americans who aren't working. It's America itself, a country whose economy once worked for almost everyone, not just...
DEAR AMERICA: You Should Be Mad As Hell About This [CHARTS]

Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

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Dell and Quest software officially revealed what the world already knew: that Dell was in a bidding war against a band of private equity firms to buy Quest Software. The two companies announced that Dell would buy Quest for $2.4 billion -- slightly more than Dell's own last bid of...
Here's Why Dell Went Overboard And Spent $2.4 Billion To Nab Quest Software (DELL, QSFT)

Apple scores temporary ruling in Motorola battle, can keep selling iPads, iPhones in Germany

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Apple today won a victory in Germany in its on-going legal dispute with Motorola Mobility. An appeals court in that country ruled that Cupertino can continue to offer its wares in its online store while it appeals a ruling that temporarily barred their sale. According to the court, the...
Apple scores temporary ruling in Motorola battle, can keep selling iPads, iPhones in Germany

Dell Buyout Suddenly Turns Into 3-Way Battle, As Blackstone And Carl Icahn Prepare Offers

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dell Inc appeared to have received competing offers following a $24.4 billion agreement last month to be taken private by its founder and private equity firm Silver Lake, setting up a tug-of-war for the world's No. 3 PC maker. Blackstone Group LP submitted an indicative and...
Dell Buyout Suddenly Turns Into 3-Way Battle, As Blackstone And Carl Icahn Prepare Offers

Google’s Schmidt Offers Advice to Newspaper Industry

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Google and the newspaper industry truly have a love / hate relationship. Google loves the hard news generated by traditional media outlets but hates that the newspaper industry paints them as freeloaders. The newspapers love the traffic that Google sends to them but hates that they are doing it...
Google’s Schmidt Offers Advice to Newspaper Industry

How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryl’s IPO

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A tug of war between innovation and monetization as Facebook grows towards could dilute The Hacker Way, says a paywalled piece from CNN Fortune. But a plan a hatched since it filed its S-1 to IPO. Rather than sacrifice the user experience for revenue or vice versa, Facebook is merging...
How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryl’s IPO
The New War Between People and Machines

For AOL, a Costly Gamble on Local News Draws Trouble

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Patch.com, a network of small-town news sites owned by AOL Inc., has emerged at the center of a tug of war over the Internet company’s future. The high cost of running the local-news sites has fueled a campaign by dissident investor Starboard Value LP against AOL Chief Executive Tim Armstrong’s...
For AOL, a Costly Gamble on Local News Draws Trouble

Jack Dorsey Was 'Heartbroken' When Instagram Sold To Facebook

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It's been a little over one year since Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. For one of Instagram's early investors, Jack Dorsey, the acquisition is still a painful memory. AllThingsD's Kara Swisher has written an in-depth article about the tug-of-war between Facebook and Twitter for Instagram...
Jack Dorsey Was 'Heartbroken' When Instagram Sold To Facebook

Intel’s Tug-of-War with Apple, Android, and Microsoft

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At the beginning of the movie “2012,” there is scene where a huge wall of water rushes towards a monk standing on the top of a mountain, where he is ringing a bell. Ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, the bell tolls. Then the wave kills the monk. End scene. Intel is the monk. Apple...
Intel’s Tug-of-War with Apple, Android, and Microsoft
B&N Nook with GlowLight drops to $119 to challenge Kindle Paperwhite

Office on the iPad: A litmus test for the modern Microsoft

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We know now that Microsoft is working on a touch-friendly version of Microsoft Office for Windows 8. But here comes that age-old question, resurfacing once again: What about Microsoft Office on the iPad? Veteran analyst Rick Sherlund, now with Nomura Research, threw some cold water on the possibility in a...
Office on the iPad: A litmus test for the modern Microsoft
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