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2013
April
30,
2013
| 12:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
The market research firm IHS points out that South Korea is vital to global electronics markets because of its dominance in producing two-thirds of all DRAMs and 70 per cent of  tablet display screens.If war breaks out the result would be "chaos." .....
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April
25,
2013
| 06:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
Amazon today reported a $82 million net profit on $16.1 billion in sales for its fiscal first quarter and warned that it might lose more than one-third of a billion dollars ($340m) in its current quarter.The unremakable financial performance, and the...
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April
25,
2013
| 03:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Free Culture Foundation is warning that Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and giant Hollywood music and movie companies, are pushing for an extension to the  HTML5 standard that will give them control over who can access web content.They are backing a ...
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April
23,
2013
| 08:43 PM America/Los_Angeles
Good news -- the White House was not really attacked. Bad news -- Reddit has found some suspects anyway.-- Eddy Elfenbein (@EddyElfenbein) April 23, 2013Hilarious Tweet, serious subject. I love how Reddit is allowing us to relearn the power of the me...
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2009
June
26,
2009
| 12:48 PM America/Los_Angeles
[Matt Grimshaw offers a weekly roundup of news affecting the largest US tech industry.]By Matt Grimshaw, Editorial Director, Future-Fab InternationalChange seems to be the only constant left in this age of double caffeinated, taurine infused hyper-co...
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June
19,
2009
| 02:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
[Matt Grimshaw offers a weekly roundup of news affecting the largest US tech industry.]By Matt Grimshaw, Editorial Director, Future-Fab InternationalIt’s been a whirlwind of a week… you know the sort; you wake up on Monday go to work and then it’s li...
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June
18,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Friday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Microsoft's John Schappert coming back to EA -SFGateThe return of Schappert is the latest in a number of EA-Microsoft moves. Peter Moore, the former head of Microsoft's Xbox business, left Redmond in 2007 to beco...
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June
17,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thursday 8am Silicon Valley news report:U.S. wireless providers debate about competition -ReutersThe issue of exclusive agreements among some of the biggest companies like Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone and service provider AT&T Inc (T.N) is at the cent...
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June
16,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wednesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Stanford scientists discover a possible successor to silicon -SiliconValley.comThe researchers found that electrons in a chemical compound called bismuth telluride have a unique property: They can travel witho...
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June
15,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Tuesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Use Their Work Free? Some Artists Say No to Google -NYTimes“When a company like Google comes out very publicly and expects that the market would just give them free artwork, it sets a very dangerous precedent.”M...
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June
14,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Hanging on for dear life -TechCrunchITWith Oracle swallowing Sun, the enterprise dynamics have swung hard to right, past cloud computing, and directly into the mobile identity landrush. It’s easy to pigeonhole sm...
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June
12,
2009
| 01:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
[Matt Grimshaw offers a weekly roundup of news affecting the largest US tech industry.]By Matt Grimshaw, Editorial Director, Future-Fab InternationalIt seems as if the chip industry is working its way through the procedure to recover from a heavy nig...
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June
11,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Friday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Reconciling social computing with the enterprise -ZDNetJeff Jarvis and Michael Arrington made similar points over the weekend about process vs. product, ostensibly about their particular industry (journalism) and...
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June
11,
2009
| 10:50 PM America/Los_Angeles
Henry Blodget was the poster boy Internet analyst that everyone loved to hate during the Internet mania years. He could and did move markets with his analysis. He often chose outrageous targets for companies such as Amazon and he was often right.But ...
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June
10,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thursday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Free broadband won't entice all -BBCSome 42% of adults said that they had no interest or need for the internet. This so-called self-excluded group tended to be older or retired, with 61% confessing to never hav...
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June
09,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wednesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:U.S. Presses Antitrust Inquiry Into Google Book Settlement -NYTimesThe Justice Department has sent the requests, called civil investigative demands, to various parties, including Google, the Association of Ame...
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June
08,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Tuesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Apple unveils faster iPhone with new features -SFGateTim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies, said Apple is migrating the iPhone even more toward becoming a true mobile computer, in the process distanci...
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June
07,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Ozzie at the Bat -TechCrunchITOzzie knows this is the line in the sand Google is trying to draw with Wave, Chrome, and Android: that open standards will force Microsoft to comply with standards-based technologies...
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June
04,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Friday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Suspense builds ahead of Apple extravaganza -ReutersWhile many analysts believe Apple has a variety of new gadgets in the pipeline -- from new iPhone models to a long rumored, so-called tablet mini-PC -- the comp...
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June
04,
2009
| 06:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
Bain & Company released its 12th "Bain’s Management Tools & Trends Survey." One of the findings was that tech and telecom execs were the least concerned about long-term impact from the recession and are the most focused on innovation. 70% said they c...
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June
03,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thursday 8am Silicon Valley news report:U.S. Video Views Up 16% in April to New High -NYTimesWhile the number of U.S. video viewers continues to hold at something like 78 percent of the country’s Internet population, the number of videos they’re watc...
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June
02,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wednesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Oracle CEO wants more Java on netbooks, devices -Reuters"You'll see us get very aggressive with Java, and developing Java apps for things like telephones and netbooks," he told programmers attending a Java use...
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June
01,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Tuesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:APNEWSBREAK: US military tweets -APMany military commands and individual troops have long used social networking sites. The Air Force and Army have Facebook pages, as does Gen. Ray Odierno, the top commander in ...
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June
01,
2009
| 04:13 PM America/Los_Angeles
Microsoft, with its new Bing search service should get some cheer from Nielsen Online. It surveyed "heavy searchers" the top 20 per cent of users that generate 80 per cent of all searches. It found that 72 per cent use 3 or more search engines per mo...
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June
01,
2009
| 03:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Deal Pipeline reports that the Department of Justice is investigating a possible pact between top US tech companies not to poach each other's top executives. If true, it would be a violation of the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Act.Cecile Kohrs Lindell...
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May
31,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Does Social Media Need an ROI? No and Yes. -elites tvJust as a consumer will “tune out” interruption marketing that is too company-centric, corporations will eventually fatigue of soft programs that can’t be trac...
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May
29,
2009
| 06:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
This one surprised me: Chas Edwards, a co-founder of Federated Media Publishing, an ad network pioneering "conversational marketing," announced he is leaving to join Digg, one of FM's clients.Recently, John Battelle, another co-founder said he would...
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May
28,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Friday 8am Silicon Valley news report:RumorMill: Amazon to Open Web Services API's? _CloudComputingFrom a legal standpoint this would help negate some of the concerns around API liability. Amazon is known to have an extensive patent portfolio and in ...
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May
27,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thursday 8am Silicon Valley news report:Free as in Android -TechCrunchITStreaming video servers will become the gas stations of the near future, parking enough bits to finesse the look-ahead of new video as it hits the network, perhaps caching your f...
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May
26,
2009
| 04:55 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wednesday 8am Silicon Valley news report:What if the new name for Microsoft Live Search is ... Yahoo? -ZDNetMicrosoft quietly registered a limited liability company (LLC) last week, which points to the company being poised to make an acquisition or j...
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