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Hey, Tim Cook: Your 'Thermonuclear' Lawsuits Are Making You Look Stupid

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Turns out Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team celebrated too soon when they took a big victory lap last summer after a jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages based on claims against Samsung. Because the judge overseeing the case just tossed out almost half of that...
Hey, Tim Cook: Your 'Thermonuclear' Lawsuits Are Making You Look Stupid

Media Decoder: Google's Washington Night

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A few media executives, still smarting over the role Google played in defeating antipiracy legislation this year, see its presence at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner as a victory lap....
Media Decoder: Google's Washington Night

Samsung's Galaxy S III crosses 30 million sold

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Just hours after Samsung's Korean arm remarked on the sales of its Galaxy Note II, Samsung Poland jumped into the act confirming the Galaxy S III has moved 30 million units. We don't know if the celebration included taking a victory lap going the wrong way, but the figure...
Samsung's Galaxy S III crosses 30 million sold

100 Million iPads, 35 Billion Apps: Apple's Big-Number Bullet List

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Apple’s special events almost always begin with a quick overview of the company’s business, and today’s was no exception. As preface to the introduction of the iPad mini, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and next-gen iMac and Mac Mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook touted the company’s success with a brief...
100 Million iPads, 35 Billion Apps: Apple's Big-Number Bullet List

Bill Maher: New Rule: You Can't Use "There Will Be No Cooperation for the Rest of the Year" as a Threat If There Was No Cooperation in the First Half of the Year

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New Rule: You can't use the statement "there will be no cooperation for the rest of the year" as a threat if there was no cooperation in the first half of the year. Here's a word the president should take out of his teleprompter: bipartisanship. People only care about that...
Bill Maher: New Rule: You Can't Use "There Will Be No Cooperation for the Rest of the Year" as a Threat If There Was No Cooperation in the First Half of the Year

Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

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Apple is slimming down and bulking up for a combative holiday season with a new iPad Mini, iPad, iMac, Mac Mini and more. Erica Ogg was at the event and gives us the skinny on the minis and Kevin Tofel breaks away from his victory lap to give us his...
Commutist podcast: iPad Mini and iMac gets skinny

Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users, Hires Iñárritu To Make Commercial Comparing It to Chairs

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It's been a while since Facebook has had cause to publicly celebrate. The company's IPO in May was a fiasco, and its stock shows no signs of recovering. Meanwhile, concerns over user privacy have escalated, and there's a sense that the company is not as popular with the kids as...
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users, Hires Iñárritu To Make Commercial Comparing It to Chairs

Even Hot Models Look Kind of Dorky in Google Glasses

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(Photo: Google+) A few months ago, following a cyborg attack in a Parisian McDonalds, we predicted that Google would be the first to market with computer glasses, but that Apple would take its time perfecting a beautiful, sleek prototype that would automatically become the emblem for hipness everywhere. Now, it...
Even Hot Models Look Kind of Dorky in Google Glasses

J.P. Morgan Takes Victory Lap Sporting Facebook-Branded Swag

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Winning is sweet. Especially when you’re underwriting one of the most hotly anticipated tech IPOs of the decade, and stand to make hundreds of millions on it. And JPMorgan Chase wants to relish every last moment. The firm went all out to celebrate Facebook’s forthcoming roadshow, which kicks off...
J.P. Morgan Takes Victory Lap Sporting Facebook-Branded Swag

Free Alternative To Microsoft Office Adds New Users ... And 'Hackers' (MSFT)

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The next big release of LibreOffice is due out next week, The Document Foundation has promised. It's a victory lap for a small group of developers who left Oracle to try and improve a solid free alternative to Microsoft Office. The Document Foundation sprung to life a little over...
Free Alternative To Microsoft Office Adds New Users ... And 'Hackers' (MSFT)
Google runs Maps victory lap, adds underwater panorama shots of coral reefs [video]
What Bang With Friends teaches us about anonymity in tech

Dear Android: It Is Now Perfectly Okay To Go Out And Do Donuts In The Parking Lot

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Android now holds 75% share of the smartphone market, according to new numbers from IDC, while Apple in the most recent quarter had 15% share. That means Android is outselling Apple five to one. Last quarter Android was outselling Apple only (only!) four-to-one, when they had 68% and 17% share, respectively....
Dear Android: It Is Now Perfectly Okay To Go Out And Do Donuts In The Parking Lot

Another Apple Patent Gets Smacked Down, And Its 'Thermonuclear War' Becomes Even More Of A Farce

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This time it's the so-called "pinch and zoom" patent getting rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and this is a big deal since that patent was one that Apple used to achieve that huge $1 bilion verdict against Samsung in a California kangaroo court last summer. Now what...
Another Apple Patent Gets Smacked Down, And Its 'Thermonuclear War' Becomes Even More Of A Farce
With Tumblr in the Bag, a Triumphant Marissa Mayer Takes a Victory Lap

Google on Apple v. Samsung: most infringed patents 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'

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When the jury in Apple v. Samsung handed down its verdict on Friday, we watched Apple take a victory lap and heard Samsung warn of hampered competition, but one company remained conspicuously silent: Google. This weekend, though, Mountain View finally released a statement, insisting that while Samsung lost the...
Google on Apple v. Samsung: most infringed patents 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'

Spotify doubles user base in last year, 1 million paid subscribers in the US

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At an event today, way out on Manhattan's west side, Spotify held a bit of a get together with a few of its closest business associates and members of the press. CEO Daniel Ek took the opportunity to do a quick victory lap, touting its growth as a service....
Spotify doubles user base in last year, 1 million paid subscribers in the US

Media Decoder: Google Moves In on Hollywood's Night in Washington

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A few media executives, still smarting over the role Google played in defeating antipiracy legislation this year, see its presence at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner as a victory lap....
Media Decoder: Google Moves In on Hollywood's Night in Washington

Elon Musk's moment

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The SpaceX and Tesla CEO takes a victory lap, builds a nationwide charging network, and alludes to a new mind-blowing form of rapid transit. by Ryan Bradley, senior editor FORTUNE -- Is there anything that Elon Musk enjoys more than shaming his haters? Here he is at yesterday's D11 conference,...
Elon Musk's moment

IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups

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"A lot of the noise in the market right now is about bringing back irresponsible IPOs. That is a short-lived strategy, and a wrong-headed strategy." This from Kate Mitchell, the former chair of the National Venture Capital Association, and current Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. "Our objective is to...
IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups

These Business School Profs Predicted Groupon's SEC Probe 7 Months Ago (GRPN)

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The SEC probe into Groupon's lousy accounting controls came as no surprise to Anthony Catanach Jr., an associate professor in the School of Business at Villanova University, and J. Edward Ketz, an associate professor of accounting in the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. They took a...
These Business School Profs Predicted Groupon's SEC Probe 7 Months Ago (GRPN)

Frank Quattrone Does A Victory Lap, Brags In An Email To Clients About The Yammer Deal (MSFT)

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Tech investment big-shot Frank Quattrone's advisory firm Qatalyst Partners was the sole financial advisor of the $1.2-billion Microsoft-Yammer deal. A source close to the firm emailed us a correspondence between Quattrone and his clients, which we've included below: Subject: Qatalyst Advises Yammer on Proposed $1.2 Billion Sale to Microsoft Dear...
Frank Quattrone Does A Victory Lap, Brags In An Email To Clients About The Yammer Deal (MSFT)
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