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VIDEO: Nokia expected to announce losses

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Once the world leader for mobile handsets, Nokia is expected to announce losses for the first quarter of 2012, as its phones continue to sell poorly across the range....
VIDEO: Nokia expected to announce losses

RUMOR: The Next Kindle Will Let You Read In The Dark (AMZN)

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Amazon has acquired Oy Modilis, a world leader in light-guide technology, and will be implementing its tech in the next generation of e-Ink Kindles, reports TechCrunch. Currently your Kindle's screen mimics paper and can only be read in the light. But Oy Modilis has several patents that could be...
RUMOR: The Next Kindle Will Let You Read In The Dark (AMZN)

Here's How Audi And Lexus Imagine The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

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Audi and Lexus are well into development of self-driving car technology.  While you would think that the end result would be similar, the two companies are taking completely different positions on how they want drivers to experience assisted driving. Lexus' primary goal with its self-driving cars is safety. Currently, the company's...
Here's How Audi And Lexus Imagine The Future Of Self-Driving Cars
Google doubles down on pride, says 'LGBT rights are human rights'
Mobile menace: China just passed U.S. in smartphone activations

Nokia Pulls Dividend, Posts Profit

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Nokia Corp. on Thursday said it would scrap its dividend to buy itself more time to stage a turnaround, as it posted a return to profit in the fourth quarter following a string of losses. The Finnish handset maker, once the world leader, posted a €202 million ($269.0 million) net...
Nokia Pulls Dividend, Posts Profit

Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

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Half a decade ago ‘maVen‘ was one of the most active movie release groups on the Internet, known for distributing high quality ‘Telesync‘ versions of major blockbuster titles. In the summer of 2006 ‘maVen’ releases suddenly halted, and it later became apparent that the FBI had caught one of its...
Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

India is world leader in spam output

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A new report shows that computers based in India now send out more spam than ever before, with some having "been turned into spam-spitting zombies in botnets." [Read more]...
India is world leader in spam output
Judge: Asus Transformer Isn’t Infringing On Hasbro’s Trademark – And Asus Reveals Embarrassing Sales Stats

Oracle invests in carrier VoIP, plunking down $1.7B for Acme Packet

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Enterprise computing giant Oracle is eyeballing a new market: telecom networks. It revealed today it just paid $1.7 billion for Acme Packet, a major supplier of gear that manages voice and data traffic on carrier networks. Acme is the world-leader is a specialized bit of gear known as the session...
Oracle invests in carrier VoIP, plunking down $1.7B for Acme Packet

Can Big Data + Big Dating = True Love?

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Guest author Mat Young is senior director of products at Fusion-io, In recent years, big data and technology have infiltrated nearly every part of our lives - and dating is no different. Today, approximately 20% of relationships begin through some sort of online or mobile dating service. It's estimated that there...
Can Big Data + Big Dating = True Love?

Yes, The US Industrial Revolution Was Built On Piracy And Fraud

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Missed this when it first came out, but Bloomberg ran a fantastic report at the beginning of February, highlighting how piracy and fraud were key components to helping America catapult into the industrial revolution. In fact, there are reasonable arguments to be made that if the US was not a...
Yes, The US Industrial Revolution Was Built On Piracy And Fraud
ESPN Starts Opening The Doors To Its Data With Developer Center, First API Program

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: More Ad Money Is Going Mobile

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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. Worldwide, More Money Goes Mobile (eMarketer)Mobile ad spending around the world more than doubled last year, eMarketer estimates, and though growth will moderate this year, double-digit increases...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: More Ad Money Is Going Mobile

Autodesk to acquire social video service Socialcam for $60 million

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Perhaps the most popular smartphone-based video app, Socialcam has been acquired by Autodesk for $60 million, helping Autodesk’s mission of “helping everybody imagine, design and create a better world.” This is a developing story, please refresh for updates. The press release: Design and Entertainment Software Leader to Accelerate Adoption of...
Autodesk to acquire social video service Socialcam for $60 million

Apple closes gap on Samsung 'smart connected' device share

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Samsung remained the world leader in "smart connected" devices during 2012, but Apple gained some ground, according to new IDC data. In all the market grew 29.1 percent year-over-year to reach over 1 billion units, and a value of $576.9 billion. Samsung grabbed 21.2 percent of unit shipments, but Apple...
Apple closes gap on Samsung 'smart connected' device share
Dyn grabs $38M, adds Jason Calacanis to its board
FCC closes case on Google Wi-Fi snooping but charges $25K fine for obstruction
Google Launches "Full Value Of Mobile" Calculator To Help Businesses Measure Online And Offline Impact Of Mobile Marketing

Brown to compare superfast broadband to invention of electricity

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Prime minister will hail potential to open new interactive form of politics in which citizens develop new relationship with MPsGordon Brown will tomorrow liken the arrival of superfast broadband to the invention of electricity, saying it will save the government billions of pounds and revolutionise the provision of public services.The...
Brown to compare superfast broadband to invention of electricity

Simon Rogers quits data journalist role at the Guardian to become Twitter's first data editor

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Guardian data journalist Simon Rogers has quit his role after 15 years to become Twitter's first data editor, it was revealed on Wednesday. Rogers will move to the US to take up the position and replacing him at the Guardian is former Wikileaks and Bureau of Investigative Journalism staffer...
Simon Rogers quits data journalist role at the Guardian to become Twitter's first data editor
Japan's digital content struggles: the country of the future remains stuck in the past
Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen
Everything You Wish You Could See At Samsung's Massive CES Booth

Glenn worries the U.S. is ceding its space leadership

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NASA remains the world leader in space exploration, but the agency's first hero, John Glenn, worries that the U.S. is retreating from its dominance on the high frontier. [Read more]...
Glenn worries the U.S. is ceding its space leadership

Strings Attached: Marissa Mayer And The Mobile Challenge At Yahoo

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Yahoo’s surprise scoop of Marissa Mayer as its newest CEO has unleashed a lot of positive comments about how this represents a new day, and a refreshing risk, for the beleaguered Internet brand. It will improve morale inside the company, and will give it more credibility outside. And it looks like...
Strings Attached: Marissa Mayer And The Mobile Challenge At Yahoo

Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

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Former managers at British tech firm deny claims and accuse HP of destroying a 'world leader'Hewlett-Packard has revealed it has taken an $8.8bn (£5.5bn) writedown after "serious accounting improprieties" were discovered at Autonomy, the British tech firm it acquired in 2011 for more than $10bn.HP called on the US and...
Hewlett-Packard blames Autonomy 'improprieties' for $8.8bn writedown

Inventor of the Web Gets Backing to Build Web of Data

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, and prominent researcher Nigel Shadbolt will lead a new British Institute for Web Science with $45 million in government backing. The announcement was not without its critics, but the Institute could have a world-wide impact. The two men collaborated in helping...
Inventor of the Web Gets Backing to Build Web of Data

Sergey Brin’s Rant Against Government Forces Ruining the Internet Sure Is Well-Timed

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(twitter.com) What's the other half of Google's dynamic duo up to now that Larry Page is running the show? He's campaigning for the freedom of the internet -- just as his company faces an FCC fine. Sergey Brin tells the Guardian that, "very powerful forces that have lined up...
Sergey Brin’s Rant Against Government Forces Ruining the Internet Sure Is Well-Timed

Bibi's doodle a first for canoodling Google

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Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu becomes the first ever world leader to draw a Google doodle. But will it ever feature on Google's home page in Israel? [Read more]...
Bibi's doodle a first for canoodling Google
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