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Samsung Said to Unveil Wristwatch-Like Smartphone Next Month


by Jungah Lee Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails, according … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

NAND flash sales — and prices — surge


Sales grow by 30% in year ended June 30; Samsung still leads, followed by Toshiba and SK Hynix – by Lucas Mearian courtesy Computerworld – Sales of NAND flash technology rose … Continue reading

August 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why the Moto X is a long shot for Google


Robert Marquardt | Getty Images – – Google is about to either change the smartphone game, or suffer its highest-profile failure ever. Enter the Moto X. Google hopes this phone, officially unveiled … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

With 20 Million Downloads, Chinese Mobile Game Excalibur Plans Overseas Expansion


by Willis Wee, courtesy Techinasia Developed by Chinese gaming studio, Linekong, Excalibur (王者之剑) is seeing over 20 million downloads so far in China with several tens of thousands of concurrent … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yahoo Plans Splashy New San Francisco Digs (And Dreams of Neon Billboard’s Return)


by Kara Swisher, courtesy AllThingsD — According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo is close to signing a lease for a splashy new San Francisco outpost to keep up … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy


by James Manyika, Michael Chui, Jacques Bughin, Richard Dobbs, Peter Bisson, and Alex Marrs — — courtesy TheMcKinseyReport The relentless parade of new technologies is unfolding on many fronts. Almost … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Amazon Posts Surprise Loss After Spending on Warehouses


by Danielle Kucera, courtesy Bloomberg — Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) reported a surprise net loss as the world’s largest online retailer continued to pump money into warehouses and digital content to fuel … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

High Rollers: After RetailMeNot, What’s Next for Austin Ventures


by Ari Levy, courtesy Bloomberg — First it was online vacation rentals, then digital coupons. Now what? Money managers will be asking that of Austin Ventures after the stock market debut today … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are smartwatches the next big thing?


By Troy Wolverton, courtesy mercurynews — Pebble Technology Pebble Watch Wolverton: Smartwatches are coming, but will there be many buyers? — If you’re like most Americans, you don’t wear a wristwatch. … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

LG to ship around 3 million iPad panels a month in 3Q13; expects no 2014 delay for the iPad mini


Julian Ho, Taipei; Alex Wolfgram, courtesy DIGITIMES — LG Display expects to ship 2.5-3 million 9.7-inch panels a month for the iPad in the third quarter of 2013, according to … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

AMD is ‘transforming’, will be profitable this quarter, says CEO Read


PC market stagnant, so expansion into ‘high-growth markets’ will save the day by Rik Myslewski in San Francisco, courtesy TheRegister — AMD has entered phase two of its “restructure, accelerate, and … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Best Buy Slashes $200 Off MacBook Pro


By Samantha Murphy, courtesy mashable — Best Buy just trimmed $200 off its stock of 13-inch MacBook Pro computers — and $300 off for students. The offer, which applies to … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

RetailMeNot Surges in Initial Trading After $191 Million IPO


Lee Spears & Chelsey Dulaney, courtesy Bloomberg — RetailMeNot Inc. (SALE), a provider of online coupons from more than 60,000 retailers and brands, surged in trading after raising $191 million … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Video: Dell Buyer Group Said to Consider $24.4 Billion Bid Final


Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management LLC, approaching a deadline to woo Dell Inc. (DELL) shareholders to vote for their $24.4 billion buyout, consider the $13.65-a-share bid to be their best and … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

1 Million Plays on Pandora Nets Only $16.89? Rep Calls Out Musician for Fuzzy Math


 by Shirley Halperin, courtesy thehollywoodreporter       After Cracker frontman David Lowery criticized the internet radio service for paying him what he would “make from a single T-shirt sale,” a spokesperson … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Sell Consumer Goods in China, You’ll Need to Go Digital, but Chinese-Style


Brand Loyalty and Repeat Buys Are Hard to Create Among Newly Affluent Customers by Winter Wright, courtesy AdAge Journalists, consultants and others writing about China’s future tend to focus on … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Netsocket Makes Move From UC to SDN


Network World – There are two trends happening in the IT hardware market, each gaining momentum but offering very different ways of outfitting   data centers. On the one hand, companies … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zynga’s Mattrick Looked to Buy Company While at Microsoft


Don Mattrick, the former head ofMicrosoft Corp. (MSFT)’s entertainment division who takes the reins as chief executive officer of Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) today, has been hankering to run all or part … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

AT&T to purchase prepaid wireless LEAP


by A.M. Watts More, and more wireless consolidation taking shape TechinAmerica Editorial Team EDGEWATER, New Jersey –AT&T going after prepaid wireless market with the purchase of San Diego, CA based Leap Wireless International.  … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

British Man Claims Invention of Computer Mouse


by @ChrittyWatts July 2, 2013, America lost engineer and inventor Douglas Carl Engelbart. The computer mouse was Mr. Engelbart’s invention with a patent filed in 1967 and granted in 1970. … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

PC shipments fall for a fifth quarter even as US decline slows


Extended slump is evidence that PC makers are struggling to lure consumers who have moved on to cheaper tablets by Ian King, courtesy livemint San Francisco: Personal-computer (PC) shipments dropped … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cloud Growth Continues


Dropbox Expands Its Reach by Thomas Claburn, courtesy informationweek For home buyers, it’s said, three things matter most: location, location and location. This oversimplification of real estate valuation holds true for … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apple to Fight Ruling


by A.M. Watts What if Apple really conspired to manipulate Amazon’s e-book pricing? Apple (AAPL) says it will fight the recent ruling against the company in the case of e-book pricing, … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

TURN YOUR OLD DEVICES INTO INSTANT CASH


Get paid for recycling your old phones, mp3 players and tablets at ecoATM. Watch how it all works in the video below, and head over to the right-hand column and … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tesla Motors set to move up as Oracle moves over


by A.M.Watts When Billionaire Elon Musk set out to become a leader in the EV industry with his Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), we cannot imagine that not only would the  … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

UPDATE 2-Clearwire shareholders vote for Sprint takeover


courtesy Reuters (Reuters) – Shareholders in Clearwire Corp voted on Monday to approve majority owner Sprint Nextel Corp’s buyout of the rest of the company, ending a six-month battle for … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

IBM Hearts AFRICA With New Casablanca Development Center


by Arik Hesseldahl, courtesy AllthingsD Every once in awhile you’ll be reminded that computing and technology giant IBM has long-term interests in investing in Africa. Today Big Blue announced the creation … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will Smith Adds $3 mil to ‘The Fancy’


Social Shopping just got fancier by @ChrittyWatts Will Smith has added $3 million dollars to the further growth of the The Fancy, an e-commerce site you will come to know with … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Millenials Aren’t Who You Think They Are


Brands need to understand the mindset and attitudes of the ever changing generation to be successful in their branding and advertising. by Jeff Fromm, courtesy PSFK A Quick Recap of … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pricey Lunch with Marissa Mayer + Great Cause = Great Marketing


by Chritty Watts A $90,000 Lunch date with Marissa Mayer?  According to Charitybuzz, the organization in charge of the most awesome auctions ever available to the public, Ralph C. Martin … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

F.C.C. Is Told Verizon Underpaid Data Refunds


By EDWARD WYATT, courtesy NYTIMES WASHINGTON — An independent telecommunications lawyer filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, claiming that Verizon Wireless had vastly understated the amount it … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fab.com: Growth short of fabulous


Two-year-old New York startup Fab.com is now selling goods in 27 countries, has a staff of 650 people, and has been spending millions on marketing. A round of funding announced … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

REPORT: Android, iPad, Surface Tablet Sales Surge in 2013, Are PCs Dead?


Brett Nuckles courtesy designntrend Tablet sales are expected to boom this year at the expense of the personal computer market, USA Today reports. Shipments of tablets are forecast to rise … Continue reading

July 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Uber, Lyft Win as San Francisco Strike Strands Commuters


Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, courtesy Bloomberg.com Pay gates sit empty at the North Berkeley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station July 1, 2013 in Berkeley, California. The San Francisco transit strike, … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Brooklyn Tech, Triangulated


By Gus Delaporte via commercialobserver The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition has set its sights on overtaking Silicon Valley as the nation’s largest tech hub, and a strategic plan issued last week … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

IAC’s CityGrid, Parent Of CitySearch And Urbanspoon, Lays Off Two-Thirds Of Staff, As Local Ad Push Bites


by Ingrid Lunden, courtesy Techcrunch TechCrunch has learned that CityGrid Media, the parent of local ad-based listings portals CitySearch, Urbanspoon and Insider Pages, is laying off two-thirds of its staff, … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

As IPO Nears, Twitter CEO Says “We Think Of Revenue Like Oxygen”


by Gregory Ferenstein, courtesy TechCrunch As Twitter nears its IPO, CEO Dick Costolo seemingly refuses to focus on the money. “We think of revenue like oxygen. Essential to life but … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sunrun secures $630M to put solar panels on every house in America


    Mass Am Sam/Flickr   by Rebecca Grant, courtesy VentureBeat    Sunrun wants to put solar panels on every home in America. Today, the company announced that it has … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tweens Have a Big Say in Household Spending


By Lucia Moses, courtesy AdWeek It’s not enough that you’ve worked hard enough to earn a vacation (and can pay for it, too). Your kids expect to have a say … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

BlackBerry Short Interest Climbs to Record Before Results


by Hugo Miller, courtesy Bloomberg (image courtesy Blackberry)  Bets against BlackBerry (BBRY) reached a record high as the Canadian smartphone maker prepares to report quarterly results tomorrow and give investors a clearer … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sprint Sets Sights on Verizon, AT&T as Deal Fight Recedes


By Scott Moritz, Alex Sherman & Madeline McMahon, courtesy Bloomberg Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) (S), whose investors backed a takeover by SoftBank Corp. (9984) yesterday after an eight-month fight, is … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Technology Spending Showing First Signs of a Recovery, EMC Says


by Sam Chambers, courtesy Bloomberg.com EMC Corp. (EMC), the company analysts rank higher than any other technology stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, is seeing early signs of … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

HTC Said to Hire Robert Downey Jr. for $12 Million Ad Campaign


by Tim Culpan, courtesy Bloomberg.com HTC has enlisted actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year global marketing deal worth about $12 million to promote the Taiwanese company’s smartphone brand, according to … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


by Lauren Goode, courtesy AllthingsD FiftyThree, the New York-based company behind the popular iPad sketching app Paper, has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round led by Chris … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

How Content Drives Xerox’s Transformation


by Josh Sternberg, courtesy digiday It’s a double-edged sword when your company’s name becomes a verb. On the one hand, everybody knows who you are; on the other hand, your … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Groupon Soars on Deutsche Bank Upgrade


by Chris Ciaccia (courtesy thstreet.com) NEW YORK (courtesy TheStreet) — Investors may need an actual Groupon(GRPN_) to buy shares of the company. Deutsche Bank upgraded the Chicago-based e-commerce company to “buy” … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Groupon G-Pass Hits A Million Redemptions


by Chris Crum (courtesy webpronews) Groupon’s G-Pass, which lets buyers bypass box office lines and go right to the venue of interest, has reached one million redemptions since it’s inception, the … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · 3 Comments

Electric Cars in Action: Small and Medium-Sized Companies Sharing Fleets of Electric Vehicles


Imagine a number of different companies sharing a single fleet of electric vehicles… Fraunhofer IAO and eight project partners are busy working out just how to make this vision a reality. Funded … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why not show aggression when in competition


If your competitor opened and R&D facility in your backyard, what would you do? According to a story published by Reuters, mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics is set to open a … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Texas Instruments Forecasts Miss Analysts’ Estimates


by Ian King (courtesy Bloomberg) Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN), the largest maker of analog chips, predicted second-quarter profit and sales that may fall short of analysts’ most bullish estimates as … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

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