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Amazon's S3 Now Stores Over 1.3 Trillion Objects, 3.7 Million Elastic Map Reduce Clusters Launched Since May 2010
YouTube to end YouTube Create on Jan. 31

RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

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Last month, research from the Columbia University affiliated American Assembly found that U.S. file-sharers buy 30% more music than their non-sharing counterparts. The RIAA wasn’t too happy with this result (or how the media reported on it) so they brought in research firm NPD to counter with some statistics of...
RIAA: Pirates Are Bigger Music Fans Than Average Consumers

Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president

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Salesforce.com has hired a key former Oracle executive Keith Block as its president and vice chairman.He will lead the enterprise cloud computing company's global sales, customer support and consulting services businesses, and has also been appointed to the company's board.Block, who was executive vice president of Oracle's North America...
Salesforce.com hires former Oracle executive as president
Yelp publicly shames businesses that pay for reviews
EU gives Google until July 2nd to address anti-competitive search practices, says The Guardian

Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

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If the Pixel sparked your interest in investing in a Chromebook, but its absurd price turned you off, then the Acer C7 Chromebook may be what you’re looking for. Announced via press release this afternoon, the new and improved Chromebook C7 from Acer boasts a number of useful performance boosts....
Acer unveils slightly upgraded C7 Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 6 hour battery

Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

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Zynga’s CFO David Wehner has left the company, and will head to Facebook for a financial role there. According to Business Insider, his job there will be “vice president for corporate finance and business planning.” Also out today is news from Zynga, reshaping its executive staff: David Ko will take...
Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

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The European Commission vice president sings the computing industry's praises -- but offers few suggestions to help it solve the EU's economic woes. [Read more]...
What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

Facebook wants to end user voting on policy changes

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Facebook is proposing to trash its policy that allows members to vote on changes it makes to its data use policy. While promising to value user feedback, Facebook Vice President for Communications, Public Policy and Marketing Elliot Schrage declared in a company blog that the "voting mechanism, which is...
Facebook wants to end user voting on policy changes

Why Brick-And-Mortar Still Beats E-Commerce, An Analysis

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Editor’s note: Mike Ghaffary is the vice president of business development at Yelp. He also co-founded Stitcher and BarMax, the $1,000 iPhone app, and is a former VC. Follow him on Twitter at @newmike. Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman recently debated whether software would eat traditional retail, leaving no brick-and-mortar presence behind. Both articles noted that e-commerce...
Why Brick-And-Mortar Still Beats E-Commerce, An Analysis
Vice President Biden narrates his photos in new Soundcloud audio series, website
Gamevil's Kyu Lee weighs in on publishing, niche markets and international success

Marketing Day: March 12, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the Web. From Marketing Land: Facebook News Feed Algorithm Update Weather Reports? At this morning’s SMX West Keynote with Grady Burnett, Vice President of Global Marketing... Please visit Marketing Land...
Marketing Day: March 12, 2013

Intel says tablets with Bay Trail processors will start at under $199

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Intel expects tablets containing its upcoming Atom processor code-named Bay Trail will cost under US$200, a company executive said Wednesday."We believe we can push it well below the $199 price point," said Hermann Eul, vice president and general manager of Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, during a news conference...
Intel says tablets with Bay Trail processors will start at under $199

BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

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BlackBerry added two seats to its board Thursday, naming a pair of longtime telecom execs as directors. Joining the company’s board: Richard Lynch, formerly an executive vice president at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Their addition raises the number of...
BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs
Jawbone's Up health wristband finally comes to Android
President Obama to host Google+ Hangout following State of the Union
Why Sony's decision to stop pushing 3D gaming on its users is the right call

Intel: Android 4.1 Medfield port complete

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Intel has successfully ported the latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 4.1 Jelly Bean, to smartphones powered by that company's Medfield Atom processors. PC Advisor carried the story, noting that Intel's vice president and mobile computing group general manager claims to be running version 4.1 on his own mobile...
Intel: Android 4.1 Medfield port complete

Content, Commerce, And Cars: High Gear Media Launches A Site To Find New And Used Vehicles

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Executives from automotive startup High Gear Media have talked to us before about turning the bleak economics of online media into a scalable business model. Now the company is unveiling a key part of its plans — a listings section on its flagship car review site TheCarConnection.com where you can...
Content, Commerce, And Cars: High Gear Media Launches A Site To Find New And Used Vehicles

Best Buy loses two execs; further reduces earnings estimates

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Electronics retailer Best Buy has issued a warning that earnings and same-store sales would be less than expected for its third quarter. Compounding the losses, U.S. business president Mike Vitelli will depart the company at the end of the fiscal year with a lump-sum payment of $1.45 million, and the...
Best Buy loses two execs; further reduces earnings estimates

Only 4 days left -- Cast your vote for the European Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

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As you likely know by now, The Next Web is supporting the European Commission in the EC’s first year of the Europioneer awards. The goal of the awards is to recognize the European technology entrepreneur of the year, and the voting is about to close. There are only four days...
Only 4 days left -- Cast your vote for the European Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Intel invokes Apple's Knowledge Navigator to envision future smartphones

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More than 25 years after Apple introduced "Knowledge Navigator" as a concept that envisioned the future of computers, Intel has reintroduced the concept as the future of smartphones. Smartphones in the future will be cognizant of surroundings, and be able to anticipate the needs of users, said Mike Bell,...
Intel invokes Apple's Knowledge Navigator to envision future smartphones
Apple's VP of Retail and SVP hopeful Jerry McDougal leaves company

SRI's Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched 'Beyond Its Initial Capabilities' (But It's Not Apple's Fault)

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Norman Winarsky, vice president of SRI Ventures, offered his thoughts today on how Apple has handled the acquisition and subsequent relaunch of Siri an integrated service in iOS. He was diplomatic about some of the criticism Siri has received, while also acknowledging the service has some real shortcomings. For those...
SRI's Norman Winarsky Says Siri Has Been Stretched 'Beyond Its Initial Capabilities' (But It's Not Apple's Fault)

Facebook to design an open source switch

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As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch."It's our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware," wrote Frank Frankovsky in a blog...
Facebook to design an open source switch

Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan has visited Apple, Google and Microsoft in the run-up to a tender for 10.6 million tablets for use in Turkish schools as part of a major modernization program in which textbooks will be replaced by tablets and chalkboards by electronic whiteboards … The FATIH...
Turkish PM visits Apple, Google & Microsoft ahead of tender for 10.6m tablets for schools

Google confirms Google Fiber coming to Austin, Texas by mid-2014

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We already knew that Google was getting set to announce its Gigabit Google Fiber internet service for Austin, Texas today after an initial successful launch in Kansas since last November. Reports claimed invites started going out this month, but today Google has officially announced Google Fiber will be coming...
Google confirms Google Fiber coming to Austin, Texas by mid-2014

Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services

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Already using its technologies to power the Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features on its Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon today announced it has acquired IVONA Software, to being development of its technology in-house and “deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world.” Established in 2001 by Łukasz Osowski and...
Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services
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