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HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

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HTC's woes seem to have cut into its staff morale with a several senior executives said to be leaving the company, reports The Verge. HTC's Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera left the Taiwanese smartphone maker last week, joining an exodus that has taken place over the past three months. Other...
HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Amazon launched its first digital currency today with a giveaway: 500 free Amazon Coins for every Kindle Fire customer. The coins, which are worth $5, can be used to buy games, app, and in-app purchases. Kindle Fire customers...
Amazon giving away 'tens of millions of dollars' in virtual money with launch of Amazon Coins

T-Mobile Hopes Trade-In Offer Will Lure iPhone Customers From Rivals

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As it prepares to begin selling the iPhone 5 on Friday, T-Mobile is starting an aggressive program encouraging iPhone owners from other carriers to switch to T-Mo. T-Mobile will offer a variety of discounts for those who trade in an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. The discounts come...
T-Mobile Hopes Trade-In Offer Will Lure iPhone Customers From Rivals

This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

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eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the e-commerce company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, with PayPal reporting that its total global mobile payment volume on Sunday, Dec. 2 exceeded that of Cyber Monday by...
This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

Monthly versions of Ubuntu might be too unstable, Shuttleworth warns

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Developers at Canonical have been considering a completely new release cycle for Ubuntu in which the interim releases that occur every six months would be dumped in favor of "rolling releases" that happen far more frequently but not necessarily on a set schedule. Last month, Canonical VP Rick Spencer...
Monthly versions of Ubuntu might be too unstable, Shuttleworth warns

Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

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HE SMELLS BLOOD. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) As if anyone in the publishing industry needed another reason to view Amazon with suspicion and alarm: Today the goliath announced it’s acquiring literary-themed social networking site Goodreads. Head for your bunkers; we’ve just gone to End of Publishing DefCon 1. Said Amazon’s VP of...
Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

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Fotopedia has two pieces of news today. The iOS-only travel magazine company is launching its newest app, this time with a focus on Italy, as well as a new ad format. The new AdStories advertising format, which will make its debut on the iPad and iPad mini across all of...
Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

EC Reforms Aim To Make It Easier For Europe's Telcos To Work Together, Share Assets -- FT

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The European Commission is planning a series of far-reaching reforms this year to support the formation of a pan-European telecoms market, according to the FT. Talking to the newspaper in an interview published yesterday, Neelie Kroes, a VP of the EC and Commissioner for the digital agenda, said: “We’re working on a range of measures...
EC Reforms Aim To Make It Easier For Europe's Telcos To Work Together, Share Assets -- FT

Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

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Mobile gaming giant GREE’s plans to ramp up revenues outside of its native Japan have advanced today after it announced a deal that brings carrier billing to user of its games on Singapore-based operator SingTel’s network. The deal is the first of its kind for the company outside of Japan,...
Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

Microsoft names Corporate VP Amy Hood as new CFO

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Microsoft names Corporate VP Amy Hood as new CFO

Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

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Twitter is preparing itself to be a company taken seriously, more importantly, it wants to be one that is a darling in the public marketplace. Today, AllThingsD reports that the company has appointed Adam Messinger as CTO, a position that has been vacant since Greg Pass left the company. This...
Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Office, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

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The European mobile payments market is about to get a major new face after online payment giant PayPal announced plans to bring its PayPal Here solution to the UK by the summer, marking its first rollout in the continent. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the presence of PayPal...
PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer
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Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%

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This year, Mozilla has been on an aggressive streak in its bid to make Firefox more than a basic browser: that’s included some big steps in social integration, transforming its browser into more of a platform for web interaction. But perhaps one of the company’s most significant moves has been its...
Mozilla's Future In Mobile: 19% Adopt Do Not Track On Android, Desktop Only 8.6%
Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indy Status

BlackBerry 10 app catalog now boasts 100,000 applications; 30,000 added in last 7 weeks

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BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, today announced that its app catalog has grown by more than 30,000 apps for BlackBerry 10 in seven weeks, recently hitting a total of 100,000 applications. This isn’t entirely unexpected, and it tells us little about BlackBerry’s chances of a turn-around for its...
BlackBerry 10 app catalog now boasts 100,000 applications; 30,000 added in last 7 weeks
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Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

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“Maybe we shouldn’t even call it a browser anymore,” Mozilla’s VP of Firefox engineering Jonathan Nightingale told me a few days ago. “‘Browser’ is really an antiquated word. People don’t really browse all that much anymore.” Instead, he argues, we now mostly use our browsers to access sophisticated web apps,...
Mozilla Readies Major Firefox Redesign As It Ponders What The Browser Of The Future Should Look Like

Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads

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Among the hottest courses in what Apple bills as the world's largest online catalog FORTUNE -- In a press release issued Thursday, Apple (AAPL) announced that content from its iTunes U site has been downloaded more than 1 billion times since the free educational service launched in May 2007. There...
Death, Justice and Statistics: 1 billion Apple iTunes downloads
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What's Amazon's Master Plan for Coins?

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Amazon tentatively dipped its toe into the virtual currency business today, rolling out Coins, a token system intended as “an easy way” for Kindle Fire users to buy apps, games and in-app items. And to promote the move, it’s offering a giveaway: 500 Coins to every Kindle Fire customer. That’s...
What's Amazon's Master Plan for Coins?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Sells Another $3.75 Million In Stock (FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, has sold a second batch of Facebook shares, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, she sold about 176,000 shares, worth about $3.75 million. Last week she sold about twice as many, worth an estimated $7.4 million. Facebook engineering VP Mike Schroepfer also sold $663,000 worth of shares this...
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Sells Another $3.75 Million In Stock (FB)
Vice President Biden narrates his photos in new Soundcloud audio series, website

Want a better/greener/more agile data center? Use the data.

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Job one of someone operating a data center is keeping it online. At the Structure Data event in New York City, three women responsible in some way for keeping the data centers of Microsoft, Goldman Sachs and Facebook online discussed how they gathered the info needed to prepare their data...
Want a better/greener/more agile data center? Use the data.
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The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP Of Savored As Well As Breadcrumb

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Groupon got put through the meat-grinder last week as founder and CEO Andrew Mason defended himself and managed to hold onto his role after another terrible earnings quarter. Now Groupon is getting down to the business of streamlining: Mike DeLuca, the VP of sales for Groupon’s restaurant reservation system Savored (just...
Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP Of Savored As Well As Breadcrumb

The book that had a violent impact on my business strategy [Video]

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Vooza, “the world’s most unbelievable tech startup.” This week’s video from Vooza: VP of Biz Dev, Steve Skinner explains his app’s target market, why startups are like having children, the benefits of staying in beta forever, and the book that’s had a violent...
The book that had a violent impact on my business strategy [Video]

Microsoft and Skype dreaming up new, utilitarian ad formats

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One has faced challenges in its existing online ad business, while the other is just getting going. Now Microsoft and its recently-acquired Skype are setting out to prove they can profit where consumers aren’t paying — by introducing an innovative line-up of advertising formats native to their new products. At Monaco...
Microsoft and Skype dreaming up new, utilitarian ad formats

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?
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