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Slew of new smartphones shed light on enterprise mobility evolution
September 07, 2012 07:46 am | Network World
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New smartphones this week from Nokia-Microsoft and Motorola-Verizon Wireless-Google, with Apple's iPhone expected next week, shed light on how mobility is evolving for enterprise IT groups. The focus has been less on hardware razzle-dazzle and more on what the phones can do as mobile computers.
iPad Mini is Apple's ace in battle with aggressive Amazon, analysts say
September 07, 2012 07:03 am | Computerworld
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Amazon's new tablet lineup, ranging from a $159 repriced Kindle Fire to the all-new $499 Kindle Fire 8.9-in. HD 4G, pose little threat to Apple's tablet dominance, several analysts said.
UPDATE: Apple mulls licensing radio streaming service, report says
September 07, 2012 12:16 am | IDG News Service
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Apple is considering licensing a custom radio streaming service similar to Pandora, according to a report in Thursday's Wall Street Journal.
IDC: Storage spending defied economic woes in Q2
September 06, 2012 08:10 pm | IDG News Service
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Enterprises continued to buy more storage in the second quarter despite economic woes in many parts of the world, driving total disk storage system revenue up 8.0 percent from a year earlier, according to research company IDC.
Personal cloud subscriptions expected to reach half a billion this year
September 07, 2012 06:31 am | Network World
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Consumers are flocking to cloud-based resources, with analyst firm IHS predicting there could be a half-billion personal cloud storage subscriptions by the end of this year with double-digit growth levels expected for at least the next half decade.
Strategic Finance
Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant
September 06, 2012 11:38 am | IDG News Service
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Japan's Sharp, one of the world's largest makers of LCD panels and a supplier of displays for Apple products, has taken the rare step of mortgaging its factories and buildings to secure an emergency loan from its main banks, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Amazon Challenges Netflix in Epix Deal Adding Films to Prime
September 04, 2012 03:25 pm | Bloomberg News
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Amazon.com Inc. reached a deal with pay-television channel Epix to add movies such as "The Hunger Games" to the roster of films available through Amazon Prime Instant Video.
EU Commissioner warns member states to back broadband in new budget
August 31, 2012 10:41 am | IDG News Service
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Europe's Digital Agenda Commissioner has warned E.U. member states that they cannot get away with not supporting broadband roll-out and next generation networks.
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Accounting
Facebook Director’s Quick $1 Billion Share Sale Lacks Precedent
August 23, 2012 10:59 am | Bloomberg News
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Peter Thiel’s decision to sell almost all of his stake in Facebook Inc. so soon after company’s initial public offering has few precedents in Silicon Valley, where venture capitalists typically hold shares longer.
Google, Oracle Must Reveal Payments to Bloggers, Judge Rules
August 07, 2012 04:19 pm | Bloomberg News
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Google Inc., Oracle Corp. and their attorneys must disclose any payments made to authors, journalists and bloggers who have reported or published comments on Oracle’s copyright infringement case over Android software.
Amazon Splits With Peers in Pushing for U.S. Online Sales Taxes
August 01, 2012 04:55 pm | Bloomberg News
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Amazon.com Inc. and brick-and-mortar stores urged U.S. senators to pass legislation to let states collect sales taxes from online retailers based elsewhere, as other Internet companies said they oppose the measure.
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Operations
Nokia Doubling Sends Shares to Nine-Year High to Forecasts
September 05, 2012 10:44 am | Bloomberg News
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Nokia Oyj is trading at the biggest premium to analyst price forecasts in almost a decade following a record rally.
10 CIOs Crowned Compensation Champs
August 29, 2012 07:05 pm | CIO.com
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Among the 1,000 biggest public companies in the United States, 45 CIOs were rewarded highly enough last year to be included in the proxy statements required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which explain how the top five company executives are paid.
U.S. Stock Futures Decline Before Confidence, Housing Reports
August 28, 2012 03:35 pm | Bloomberg News
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U.S. stock-index futures declined ahead of reports on consumer confidence and house prices.
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Technology
Personal cloud subscriptions expected to reach half a billion this year
September 07, 2012 06:31 am | Network World
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Consumers are flocking to cloud-based resources, with analyst firm IHS predicting there could be a half-billion personal cloud storage subscriptions by the end of this year with double-digit growth levels expected for at least the next half decade.
Slew of new smartphones shed light on enterprise mobility evolution
September 07, 2012 07:46 am | Network World
Quick Read
New smartphones this week from Nokia-Microsoft and Motorola-Verizon Wireless-Google, with Apple's iPhone expected next week, shed light on how mobility is evolving for enterprise IT groups. The focus has been less on hardware razzle-dazzle and more on what the phones can do as mobile computers.
iPad Mini is Apple's ace in battle with aggressive Amazon, analysts say
September 07, 2012 07:03 am | Computerworld
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Amazon's new tablet lineup, ranging from a $159 repriced Kindle Fire to the all-new $499 Kindle Fire 8.9-in. HD 4G, pose little threat to Apple's tablet dominance, several analysts said.
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Human Capital
12 career tips from tech CEOs
August 29, 2012 04:59 pm | Network World
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It's a long way from mowing lawns and washing windows to the CEO's office, but today's tech chiefs haven't forgotten where they started in the working world. Here's their advice for young employees just getting started in the working world.
Lexmark exiting inkjet printer business, to lay off 1,700
August 28, 2012 11:05 am | IDG News Service
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Lexmark International has exited the inkjet printer business and is laying off 1,700 people as part of a restructuring plan to improve profitability.
Sharp to cut 2,000 jobs in Japan, 6 percent of local workforce
August 28, 2012 04:55 am | IDG News Service
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Troubled Japanese LCD and TV panel maker Sharp said Tuesday it will cut 2,000 jobs domestically, or about 6 percent of its local workforce, as part of its ongoing restructuring efforts.
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