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Ex Apple senior exec says Nokia should fire leadership

Silicon Valley veteran Jean Louis Gassée said that the Nokia leadership should be fired, including CEO Stephen Elop, who took over Nokia after a stint within Microsoft. Gassée told Computing in an exclusive interview “I think that Elop will have to go, but I also think that the board also …

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HTC win UK patent ruling against Apple

A high court in the United Kingdom has ruled against Apple in an HTC patent ruling. The court said that HTC did not infringe on Apple’s photo management patent and three other patent claims were invalid. The court declared three patents invalid, including the ‘slide to unlock’ feature seen on …

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Toshiba fined $87 million for LCD price fixing

Toshiba have announced that a jury in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has issued a verdict in a case against the company. Toshiba have been fined $87 million due to alleged antitrust practices in the LCD business. Toshiba have always claimed and still do …

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Microsoft $6.3 billion aQuantive disaster

Microsoft bought online advertising service aQuantive in 2007 for a staggering $6.2 billion. The plan was to be in a position to take on Internet search leader Google Inc. Microsoft have acknowledged that the aQuantive deal didn’t make as much online advertising as first thought, forcing the management to write …

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Judge stops U.S. sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab

A U.S. judge yesterday backed Apple’s request to stop Samsung Electronics selling their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States. This could have ramifications worldwide for Samsung as Apple chalk up a victory in the patent wars. Apple have had little challenge in the tablet sector since they announced …

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Lulzsec members confess to DDoS attacks

Four members of the hacking group Lulzsec were in court this week. Two of the four people charged with internet crimes and Jake Leslie Davis, 19 and Ryan Cleary, 20 were facing charges of hacking the CIA and Britain’s Serious Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Cleary from England has pleaded …

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Macintosh users spend 30 percent more on hotel bookings

An interesting story broke today based around the myth that Apple users have a higher disposable level of income. Orbitz Worldwide have said that people who use Apple Macintosh computers spend up to 30 percent more each night on hotel accommodation. Therefore the online travel agency is starting to show …

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Partners unhappy with Microsoft Surface tablet

Microsoft recently announced their upcoming Surface tablet – set to target the Apple iPad. It would appear that Microsoft PC partners are unhappy with the new product, which was kept a secret until the recent announcements. Reuters have reported that industry sources seem unhappy with the new Surface tablet release, …

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Microsoft reveal new ‘Surface’ tablets

Yesterday Microsoft showcased their new tablet which runs on the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. They are diverting resources to mount a viable attack on the Apple and Google machines. Ballmer said the device would offer “Windows without compromise”. The new Microsoft Surface tablet has a built in stand and …

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Steve Wozniak calls Apple Assistant Siri ‘poo-poo’

Apple’s Siri assistant has been getting a lot of headlines since it was released however it has also been receiving its fair share of criticism from the press and user base. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he doesn’t have a lot of appreciation for the voice recognition application. He added …

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Microsoft to launch tablet targeting Apple iPad

According to the latest reports, Microsoft will announce their own tablet next week at an event in Los Angeles. Microsoft usually leave device announcements to their partners, such as Acer and Asus – who showcased Windows 8 tablets at Computex. AllThingsD have said that Microsoft have developed their own tablet …

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Nokia plan on axing another 10,000 staff by end of 2013

Nokia said today that they are planning to cut another 10,000 staff globally by the end of 2013. They are also selling luxury phone maker Vertu in a bid to cut costs even though they plan to boost investments in creating new smartphones based on Windows Phone. Nokia also announced …

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Apple release commercial for Retina MacBook Pro

Yesterday we asked the question …. could Apple’s new Retina display for the MacBook Pro match the class leading Dell Wide View IPS RGB LED that was a £410 optional extra on the high end Dell Precision M6600 laptop. Anand Lai Shimpi of Anandtech seems to think the new retina …

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Facebook launch app store in US

Facebook have launch an app store, attempting to expand the social networking site into an entertainment platform. Facebook announced their ‘App Centre’ last night in a blogpost, confirming their first move into the gaming, application and lifestyle sector. The App Centre is only going to be available in America from …

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eHarmony hacked, password breach

Dating site eHarmony have said that they were exposed in a breach yesterday, following shortly after the Linkedin password problems earlier this week. Becky Teraoka of eHarmony’s corporate communications said “After investigating reports of compromised passwords, we have found that a small fraction of our user base has been affected.” …

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Macintosh Pro to get updates in a week

Apple pulled back stock of their Macintosh Pro machines a short while ago, and the latest news from 9to5Mac says that Apple are due to update their models in the next week. 9to5mac got the retail part numbers. MD770LL/A – K5BPLUS,BETTER, BTR-USA MD771LL/A – K5BPLUS,BEST,BTR-USA MD772LL/A – K5BPLUS,ULTIMATE,BTR-USA These will …

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Apple soar to 25 times Dell worth

It may seem like a strange comparison, but Michael Dell set himself up for the fall when he announced in 1997 that Apple should be shut down and money given back to their shareholders. The fateful day occurred on October 6th 1997 when he spoke out in front of thousands …

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Steve Jobs to be immortalised with movie

The iconic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be immortalised in a movie detailing his life. Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said that he is working on the Steve Jobs biopic, although it is still in the very early stage. Sorkin spoke at the D10 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes. Sorkin has …

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Facebook to hire former Apple staff for phone project

What better way to start your new phone project by looking at the people who helped design and develop the Apple iPhone and iPad? According to insider information it would appear that ex Apple employees have been hired by Facebook. The New York Times published news yesterday, claiming that Facebook …

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Research In Motion Global sales chief steps down

Research In Motion have faced one of their toughest years in the company history and it seems that things just keep getting worse for them. Patrick Spence, their head of global sales is stepping down to take a leadership role at a different company. A RIM spokeswoman said in email …

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Google close $12.5B Motorola Mobility takeover

Google has completed their $12.5 billion takeover of Motorola Mobility. The deal was sealed yesterday, nine months after Google made the announcement that they wanted to expand into the hardware sector. This is their biggest and most memorable takeover yet. Google have had great success with their Android platform, claiming …

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Windows 7 breaks records, but what about Windows 8 ?

Microsoft have said that they expect to ship 350 million Windows 7 devices by the end of 2012. They also claim to have sold 350 million Windows 7 licenses over the last 18 months. According to a report on Bloomberg, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke at the May 21st forum …

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Zuckerberg ties the knot with long time girlfriend

Facebook founder and billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Priscilla Chan. It has been an eventful month for the young CEO after raising $16 billion when he took Facebook public. As would be expected Zuckerberg changed his Facebook status to ‘married’ this weekend …

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Yahoo sell Alibaba stake for $7.1B

Yahoo have decided to sell half of its stake in Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba for $7.1 billion. Most of the cash from this sale is going to shareholders. Struggling Yahoo have sold half of their percentage stake back to the Alibaba Group for $6.3 billion cash and up to $800 …

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Hewlett Packard may axe 8 percent of workforce

Hewlett Packard are considering axing up to 8 percent of its workforce, or 25,000 people to help reduce costs and to help the company deal with a drop in sales and marketshare. The enterprise services group may see a reduction in 10,000 to 15,000 jobs. The sources of the information …

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