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Macmillan Surrenders in Ebook Suit, Leaving Apple to Fight on Alone

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Macmillan's HQ. (Photo: flickr.com/-jvl-) When four of the biggest publishers in the U.S. worked with Apple to create a new model of book sales, one that allowed them to set a minimum price on ebook sales, it was clearly meant to buck Amazon's stubbon insistence on charging $9.99 even for...
Macmillan Surrenders in Ebook Suit, Leaving Apple to Fight on Alone

Stay safeguarded in cyberspace

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Online security in the mobile and internet era is a challenge for consumers and business, but what are the risks and how can people and organisations safeguard their data? Tim Anderson reports on a roundtable debateCyber-risk is high on the corporate agenda. Last month, Sony was fined £250,000 by the...
Stay safeguarded in cyberspace

In Five Years, One-Third Of Americans Will Own Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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By 2016, more than one-third of Americans will own tablet computers. That prediction from Forrester shows why it's so important for Microsoft and its hardware partners to come out with viable competitors to the iPad.  Forrester says that U.S. customers will purchase more than 227 million tablets between 2010...
In Five Years, One-Third Of Americans Will Own Tablets (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Huawei's EU antitrust complaint against InterDigital: unFRANDly terms are abusive

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Yesterday, Chinese electronics giant Huawei announced that it had filed an EU antitrust complaint against InterDigital, a non-practicing entity that holds patents that it declared essential to 3G/UMTS and other telecommunications standards. In its own words, Huawei "urges the [European] Commission to intervene to end InterDigital's abuses of its patents...
Huawei's EU antitrust complaint against InterDigital: unFRANDly terms are abusive
Lian Li releases awesome but utterly useless model train PC case
Will high-mileage Nissan Leafs need costly battery replacements soon?

Guest Post: Startup Business Development 101

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Holger Luedorf has been doing business development in the web/tech/mobile sectors for almost 15 years. He currently leads Business Development (BD) for our portfolio company foursquare. Holger has contributed a guest post with a bunch of great advice for startups that are just getting around to BD and what they...
Guest Post: Startup Business Development 101
iPhone 5 sales break 5 million in launch weekend
Productivity Porn: 7 tricks for beating procrastination

Samsung's lawyers want Apple to show the HTC deal -- implications for irreparable harm

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On Friday afternoon Pacific Time, Samsung's counsel in the dispute with Apple, the law firm of Quinn Emanuel, brought a motion asking for access, for the purposes of evaluating Apple's claim that it will suffer irreparable harm in the absence of a permanent injunction, to the ten-year license agreement Apple...
Samsung's lawyers want Apple to show the HTC deal -- implications for irreparable harm

And Now Herd-Like Apple Analysts Are Rushing To Raise Price Targets (AAPL)

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Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes is going to give his clients whiplash with his changing opinions on Apple. Just two weeks ago, he lowered estimates across the board for Apple and slashed his price target to $465. Since then, the stock has risen 17% from its low, and is now trading...
And Now Herd-Like Apple Analysts Are Rushing To Raise Price Targets (AAPL)
Is your startup failing? Here’s how to exit gracefully

Now This Is Interesting: A Climate Prediction From 1981

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It is very much worth checking out an item on Real Climate, from two Dutch scientists. They have found a paper by James Hansen and others from 1981, before climate change was even an occasion for political disagreement.Hansen is now famous in the world of climate studies, and infamous to...
Now This Is Interesting: A Climate Prediction From 1981

How much would a security breach cost your business? - infographic

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Information security incidents are on the rise as cyber criminals increase their focus on both large and small businessesClick to enlarge the infographic aboveAn in-depth study of the state of information security by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has highlighted the scale of information security threats in...
How much would a security breach cost your business? - infographic

Facebook First and Home review round-up: beauty is only skin deep

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Last week, Facebook announced two new products to expand their reach in the mobile market: Facebook Home, a downloadable Facebook-intergrated skin for Android phones and the HTC Facebook First, the first official hardware by the company. The First is scheduled to be released April 12th for $99 exclusively through AT&T. Naturally,...
Facebook First and Home review round-up: beauty is only skin deep

6 Things That Can Kill Your City's Startup Community

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Not every tech startup enjoys the luxury of launching in Silicon Valley -- or Silicon Alley, or Austin, Texas, or another high-tech hotspot. What's the solution? Instead of waiting for someone to offer a helping hand, or packing up the U-Haul and moving across the counryy, try taking the entrepreneurial...
6 Things That Can Kill Your City's Startup Community

Worst-Case Thinking

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At a security conference recently, the moderator asked the panel of distinguished cybersecurity leaders what their nightmare scenario was. The answers were the predictable array of large-scale attacks: against our communications infrastructure, against the power grid, against the financial system, in combination with a physical attack. I didn't get to...
Worst-Case Thinking
Brad Feld takes on one of the biggest entrepreneur challenges: Relationships

MUNSTER: Four Ideas About Why Apple's Stock Is Getting Nuked Today (AAPL)

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Apple's stock is getting unexpectedly smashed today, falling 5 percent. What gives? We don't know. And, frankly, neither does top Apple analyst Gene Munster. But, he still put out a note with four ideas about what might be hitting the stock. There was a DigiTimes story that Apple had a...
MUNSTER: Four Ideas About Why Apple's Stock Is Getting Nuked Today (AAPL)

Salesforce, the pillow maker and the $125,000 AmEx bill

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Salesforce.com, a pillow manufacturer and an employee of the pillow maker are caught up in a complex three-way legal battle, with a $125,000 American Express bill and an allegedly failed software implementation at the center of the dispute. In March 2012, My Pillow signed a three-year deal for Salesforce.com's...
Salesforce, the pillow maker and the $125,000 AmEx bill

Intel cuts its Q3 revenue outlook down to $13.2 billion, could be even worse

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Chipmaker Intel today announced that its revenue for the third quarter of 2012 is expected to come in (quite far) below the company’s previous outlook as “a result of weaker than expected demand in a challenging macroeconomic environment”. The company now expects third-quarter revenue to be $13.2 billion, plus or...
Intel cuts its Q3 revenue outlook down to $13.2 billion, could be even worse
Struggling to hire developers? Maybe it's your fault.

Elon Musk In his own words: a Pando meta media mashup

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Elon Musk has been on a tear lately. First Tesla smashed earnings and revenue expectations then Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Model S an almost perfect score – 99 out of a possible 100 – calling it the best car it has reviewed since 2007. The stock is up about...
Elon Musk In his own words: a Pando meta media mashup

User experience trends and the problem with stealing bad ideas

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Last week at State of the Startup, a monthly event in NY (which I co-hosted) focused on the latest trends in the startup world, Charming Robot and Hard Candy Shell cofounder Dan Maccarone gave a talk titled “User experience trends and you.” In true tough-love fashion, Maccarone covered a number of trends...
User experience trends and the problem with stealing bad ideas

Lady Gaga Launches Pinterest for Little Monsters

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(ladygaga.tumblr.com) Lady Gaga's social network, LittleMonsters.com, is in beta, though we're not sure why. The Gaga-themed Pinterest-like site, in production for more than a year, is black and white and red all over. Users become "fans" of each other and bookmark posts as "inspired." It's so Pinterest-y that some bloggers...
Lady Gaga Launches Pinterest for Little Monsters

Best case, Mozilla's Firefox for Windows 8 will ship in October

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Firefox for Windows 8's "Modern" user interface (UI) will likely wrap up development this fall, Mozilla said on its website in a best case-worst case schedule....
Best case, Mozilla's Firefox for Windows 8 will ship in October

Platforms Are For Pussies

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From the first conversation our new Senior Editor, Mark Ames and I had about NSFWCORP, it was clear he and I shared a similar view of the future of journalism (with jokes). Really there was no question that Ames belonged at NSFWCORP or that it was my job to figure...
Platforms Are For Pussies
How I Knew Autonomy Was A Fraud (And HP Should Have, Too)

Dish gives up effort to turn Blockbuster into a Netflix competitor

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It's been an especially bumpy road for the Blockbuster brand these past few years, and things just got a bit more rough. In an interview with Bloomberg, Dish Network founder and CEO Charlie Ergen confirmed that the company is abandoning its current efforts to challenge Netflix with Blockbuster, saying...
Dish gives up effort to turn Blockbuster into a Netflix competitor

Sony Xperia T lands at the FCC, lets us peek under the hood

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There isn't much mystery left to an FCC-bound phone that's already been announced and thoroughly handled, but we must admit that Sony does a pretty good job at making the federal approval documents more exciting than most. How? More often than not, the confidentiality request has already been lifted,...
Sony Xperia T lands at the FCC, lets us peek under the hood
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