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YammerSoft: What the industry thinks of Microsoft’s rumored Yammer buy

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Although nothing is certain until cash is in the bank, the Microsoft $1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer looks pretty much like a done deal. VentureBeat asked some industry analysts and experts what they think this deal will do to Yammer, Microsoft, and the enterprise social networking industry as a whole....
YammerSoft: What the industry thinks of Microsoft’s rumored Yammer buy

This Year on Twitter

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Every day, we’re amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views. In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used...
This Year on Twitter

HP-Autonomy fraud allegations fallout: The winners and losers

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Hewlett-Packard's bombshell revelation that it would take a $8.8 billion non-cash writedown after allegedly discovering major accounting fraud related to its Autonomy business unit has rocked the tech world....
HP-Autonomy fraud allegations fallout: The winners and losers

Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul

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If you’re trying to promote a new mobile industry standard called Weightless, it makes sense to hire an industry heavyweight to do the lifting. U.K. wireless startup Neul has hired former Icera CEO Stan Boland to take over the company. Boland co-founded phone baseband chipmaker Icera in 2002, heading up...
Icera founder Stan Boland leaves Nvidia to head up U.K. wireless startup Neul
THE DEATH OF THE PC [SLIDE DECK] (MSFT, AAPL, DELL, GOOG, FB, SSNLF)

Strict Copyright Law Hurts Innovation and Consumers, Republicans Say

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One thing that the recent US election might have implied was that the Republican Party was the party for Big Business. That’s not always the case though, and more often than not big name ‘artists’ tend towards the more liberal of the two parties and support the Democratic Party. This...
Strict Copyright Law Hurts Innovation and Consumers, Republicans Say
Even in the red, StockTouch makes stock market look good

Meg Whitman Is Slowly Winning Over HP Employees (HPQ)

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Meg Whitman's popularity at HP is on the rise. She just landed on Forbes list of America's Favorite Bosses, based on approval ratings on Glassdoor.  Her approval rating is 81% ... which is light years higher than the CEO before, Leo Apotheker, who had an abysmal 67% approval rating....
Meg Whitman Is Slowly Winning Over HP Employees (HPQ)

paidContent Live 2013 coverage

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The only constant in the modern media business is chaos. We can all agree we’re in the midst of an historic and seismic shift in which all media becomes digital, but the business models, technologies, winners and losers that will define that digital era are very much up in the...
paidContent Live 2013 coverage

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Top Mobile Predictions For 2013

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. In 2013, The Internet Will Become A Mobile Medium: Who Wins, Who Loses? (The Economist)The year 2002 was a turning-point for the telephone, invented 126 years earlier....
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: The Top Mobile Predictions For 2013

Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

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I'm a big fan of maxims and technology. It should be no surprise, then, that Melvin Kranzbergs six laws of technology really speak to me. Perhaps my favorite is, "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral." There have always been - and will always be - winners...
Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?
Think Mobile Is Big Now? Here's Proof That It's Just Getting Started

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet.  And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is the founder of two acquired startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of the Facebook IPO story....
Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

Social Super Tuesday — How the 2012 Candidates Stacked Up On Facebook

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Editor’s note: Roger Katz is CEO and co-founder of social media engagement company Friend2Friend. His career includes management and consulting roles at companies such as Photobucket, Agilent, Brocade, Quantum, Bell Labs and Pacific Community Ventures, as well as a number of startups. Follow Friend2Friend on Twitter @f2f_tweets. Every vote counted...
Social Super Tuesday — How the 2012 Candidates Stacked Up On Facebook

Republican Study Committee staffer who wrote blistering memo on copyright has been fired

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The staffer from the Republican Study Committee who wrote a memo on copyright reform that sparked a wave of media attention has been fired. The report was pulled after its contents became a sensation. According to the Washington Examiner, the memo’s author, Derek Khanna, was fired for the report: “The copyright memo...
Republican Study Committee staffer who wrote blistering memo on copyright has been fired

AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

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AT&T is heating up its retaliatory campaign against the Federal Communication Commission for denying its $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. Speaking at conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson claimed once again that the merger’s death directly resulted in AT&T raising mobile data prices 30 percent earlier this year, The Hill reported....
AT&T’s blame game: We didn’t raise prices; the FCC did

Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

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Jolla, the Finnish company that hopes to make big things out of the also-ran MeeGo operating system, has just announced its second change of CEO in just seven months. When I first sat down with Jolla in September of last year, I was talking to CEO Jussi Hurmola. A month...
Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues

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In a long-awaited announcement, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed Thursday that it has reached a settlement with Google after a nearly two year investigation into how the search giant treats competitors. The deal will force Google to change some of its patent practices but will have relatively little effect on...
Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues

Onavo: 4 Pics 1 Word increases U.S. market share, Temple Run 2 loses market share

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Visual quiz game 4 Pics 1 Word from developer Lotum increased its market share among U.S. iPhone users from February to March, while Temple Run 2 from Imangi Studios lost market share, according Onavo, an app tracking company that can monitor a user’s third-party apps usage. The data came from...
Onavo: 4 Pics 1 Word increases U.S. market share, Temple Run 2 loses market share

Podcast: RoadMap Rewind - Tumblr's David Karp on good design (and no jerks)

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The weekly GigaOM Podcast is taking a break this week, but in its stead we’re pleased to offer up a fireside chat from our recent GigaOM RoadMap conference between Tumblr CEO, David Karp and our very own Mathew Ingram. In this conversation, you’ll learn how Tumblr tried to build a...
Podcast: RoadMap Rewind - Tumblr's David Karp on good design (and no jerks)

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

Former Windows boss Sinofsky happy with Windows 8 sales

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At the D11 conference, Steven Sinofsky said it's too early to pick winners and losers as the PC industry evolves with new form factors. [Read more]...
Former Windows boss Sinofsky happy with Windows 8 sales

What the Super Bowl and marketers can learn from socially savvy sports fans

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While sports fans eagerly await who will win the 2012 Super Bowl and look forward to diving into chips and a Frito Pie or two, marketers are eager to see who the winners (and losers) are on the social media front. Clearly big brands want to make sure their (estimated)...
What the Super Bowl and marketers can learn from socially savvy sports fans

GigaOM Chrome Show: New hardware hints and a Skype on the web letdown

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This week’s Chrome podcast kicks off with news that Google is testing Chrome OS on Intel’s fourth-generation chips, which aren’t due out until June. That opens the possibility for more high-end Chromebooks that will have much better battery life. Chris shares his experiences with Chrome OS so far and we...
GigaOM Chrome Show: New hardware hints and a Skype on the web letdown

Microsoft's Surface and Windows 8: Winners and losers

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Microsoft has launched its latest operating system and new tablet: Windows 8, and Surface. Who will gain and lose out from Thursday's event? [Read more]...
Microsoft's Surface and Windows 8: Winners and losers

PRO: Podcast: Mobile winners and losers in 2012 and what to expect in 2013

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From Apple to Android to Facebook and more, GigaOM PRO Analyst Mike Wolf along with Adam Lesser and Colin Gibbs look back at the mobile year that was and tell you what lies ahead in this special edition podcast....
PRO: Podcast: Mobile winners and losers in 2012 and what to expect in 2013

Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

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Last week, IBM made a significant announcement that received relatively little attention. The IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V is the first third party virtual switching platform for VMware environments. Of course, Cisco has the Nexus 1000v, but given the long history, investment, and VCE joint venture, it doesn’t...
Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

AppStats launches new window on Facebook winners and losers

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Today AppStats is launching a new window on who’s winning and who’s losing in Facebook apps. The app analytics site, created by Berlin-based newsmag Social Games Observer, reveals which apps and developers are growing audience, and which are shrinking. In a statement, chief executive Sebastian Sujka said that Social Games Observer launched...
AppStats launches new window on Facebook winners and losers

The Man Responsible For Windows 8 Is 'Happy' With Sales (MSFT)

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Former Microsoft Windows boss Steven Sinofsky says he's good with the way things are going so far for Microsoft's Windows 8. "It's hard for me to look at selling 100 million of something and not be happy," Sinofsky told AllThingsD Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on stage at the D11...
The Man Responsible For Windows 8 Is 'Happy' With Sales (MSFT)
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