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Customers Run Into Trouble in the iCloud

Customers Run Into Trouble in the iCloud | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Apple customers have been suffering intermittent problems while trying to update to the new iCloud software, which is designed to sync photos, apps and music across several devices.
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One on One: Jeff Jarvis, Author of 'Public Parts'

One on One: Jeff Jarvis, Author of 'Public Parts' | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Jeff Jarvis's latest book, "Public Parts," argues that people should embrace publicness, rather than fear the Internet and its potential erosion of privacy.
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Apple Stores Shut Down for Jobs Event

Apple Stores Shut Down for Jobs Event | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Apple stores worldwide closed on Wednesday so employees could watch a company memorial to Steve Jobs.
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Google Tries Again With Google TV

Google Tries Again With Google TV | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google TV's first product was underwhelming, so Google is trying again, with humbler goals.
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A Site for Data Scientists to Prove Their Skills and Make Money

A Site for Data Scientists to Prove Their Skills and Make Money | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Kaggle connects data scientists with organizations that need someone to extract meaning from their data, like insurance companies that want to know the likelihood that a patient will be hospitalized.
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I.B.M.'s Chief on Corporate Longevity and Leadership

I.B.M.'s Chief on Corporate Longevity and Leadership | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The key to corporate longevity, says Samuel Palmisano, I.B.M.'s chief, is to focus on what you do best, not on the products you make.
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Zuckerberg and Sandberg Discuss Facebook's Future

Zuckerberg and Sandberg Discuss Facebook's Future | Technobabble | Scoop.it
In an interview with Charlie Rose of PBS, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, tries to dispel the notion of a war among Silicon Valley companies.
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Head of Google's Public Policy Operations Resigns

Head of Google's Public Policy Operations Resigns | Technobabble | Scoop.it
As Google faces antitrust investigations and pointed questions from policy makers, Alan Davidson, its director of public policy for North and South America, is resigning.
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Facebook Announces Media Partnerships at Conference

Facebook Announces Media Partnerships at Conference | Technobabble | Scoop.it
At the Facebook developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg touted a new visual view of the site called Timeline, and partnerships with media companies like Netflix and Spotify.
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Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding

For Tumblr, a popular micro-blogging site, more financing has followed its increased popularity.
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Notes From Google Zeitgeist

At Google's Zeitgeist conference for its advertisers and partners, the conversation was wide-ranging but always came back to technology.
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With Silk, Does Amazon Want a Slice of Google's Pie?

With Silk, Does Amazon Want a Slice of Google's Pie? | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos may have a reason to be jittery when the subject of his company's relationship with Google comes up.
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Xbox Is Now a TV Box

Xbox Is Now a TV Box | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Microsoft will allow Xbox 360 owners to watch programming they are paying for separately through Comcast, Verizon or another TV service provider.
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Questions for Amazon on Privacy and the Kindle Fire

Questions for Amazon on Privacy and the Kindle Fire | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A congressman asks Amazon some questions about the Kindle Fire and privacy.
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Sony Will Make Another Mobile Game Device

Sony Will Make Another Mobile Game Device | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Sony, maker of the PSP, will make another portable game device, the Vita.
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Facebook-Led Consortium Plans to Remake Big Computing

Facebook-Led Consortium Plans to Remake Big Computing | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Facebook plans to announce creation of a nonprofit foundation to run the Open Compute Project, an effort to encourage collaboration among technology giants on building low-cost computing centers.
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Chitchat

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From an interview with William Gibson in The Paris Review: For someone who so often writes about the future of technology, you seem to have a real romance for artifacts of earlier eras.
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Google Changes Search Algorithm, Trying to Make Results More Timely

Google Changes Search Algorithm, Trying to Make Results More Timely | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google made an unusually wide-reaching change to its search algorithm to show more real-time results.
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DealBook: Groupon Shares Spike 40%, to Open at $28

DealBook: Groupon Shares Spike 40%, to Open at $28 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
As the stock continued to climb, the daily deals site, which raised $700 million, is valued at nearly $19 billion.
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Media Decoder: New Nook Is Latest Entry in Tablet Wars

Media Decoder: New Nook Is Latest Entry in Tablet Wars | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble introduced a new color tablet as it competes with Amazon's Kindle Fire for buyers during the holiday shopping season.
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B&N Debuts $249 Nook Tablet, Upgrades NookColor, Now $199

B&N Debuts $249 Nook Tablet, Upgrades NookColor, Now $199 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
As expected, Barnes & Noble will release the Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch multimedia reading and media device, priced at $249, on November 17.
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Yahoo Review Will Take Months

A review of Yahoo's options, including the sale of the company, will take months, not weeks, the company's founders said.
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Lessons From Britain's Health Information Technology Fiasco

Britain is dismantling its ambitious, expensive program for a national system of electronic health records and sharing patient data. What are the lessons for the United States?
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Why Magazine Publishers Like the Fire

Tablet versions of magazines are still in their very early days, and so far the sales figures don't tell a complete picture about how strong consumer demand is.
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Larry Ellison Wants Data to Move Faster

Larry Ellison Wants Data to Move Faster | Technobabble | Scoop.it
"We want to take I.B.M. on in their strongest suit, microprocessors," says Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle. A tight coupling of hardware and software will lead to better performance handling data, he says.
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