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A Boggle of BlackBerrys

A Boggle of BlackBerrys | Technobabble | Scoop.it
After Research in Motion announced a delay in its new BlackBerry line and an intention to focus on promoting its existing phones, stocks fell to an eight-year low. Analysts say it has a confusing array of products.
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A new landscape for online news

A new landscape for online news | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab is running a series this week on media trends likely to play out over the coming year.
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Daily Report: Apple's Victory in Patent Ruling Hits Google

Daily Report: Apple's Victory in Patent Ruling Hits Google | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The maker of the iPhone won a battle against HTC on Monday in a struggle for global cellphone supremacy, with ruling that affects the underlying Android operating system created by Google.
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Pogue: Amazon Makes the Fire Less Balky

Pogue: Amazon Makes the Fire Less Balky | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Amazon is updating the software of Amazon Fire tablets so the device responds more fluidly. Current owners' devices will be updated automatically.
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Hacked Chamber of Commerce Opposed Cybersecurity Law

Hacked Chamber of Commerce Opposed Cybersecurity Law | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The breach at the Chamber of Commerce is, in some ways, a twist of fate for the Chamber. It has been one of the more vocal critics of cybersecurity legislation.
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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

Chitchat | Technobabble | Scoop.it
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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DealBook: Saudi Prince Invests $300 Million in Twitter

DealBook: Saudi Prince Invests $300 Million in Twitter | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Prince Walid bin Talal of Saudi Arabia and his investment company, Kingdom Holding, have announced a "strategic stake" in the social media site Twitter for $300 million, reports Mark Scott on DealBook.
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What's Next for T-Mobile?

What's Next for T-Mobile? | Technobabble | Scoop.it
T-Mobile isn't saying what's next after its failed merger with AT&T, but some analysts suggest that it could be useful to a media company like Amazon or Google.
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Microsoft Follows Apple With Victory Against Android

Microsoft Follows Apple With Victory Against Android | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A day after Apple won a legal victory against HTC, the United States International Trade Commission issued a preliminary ruling finding that Motorola Mobility Holdings was violating a Microsoft patent with its mobile products.
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DealBook: RIM Shares Jump on Takeover Whispers

DealBook: RIM Shares Jump on Takeover Whispers | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Speculation about suitors circling Research in Motion breathed new life into its shares on Wednesday, reports Evelyn M. Rusli on DealBook on Wednesday.
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At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future

At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future | Technobabble | Scoop.it
At Google X, a clandestine lab that many employees do not know exists, engineers and robotics experts are tackling a list of 100 shoot-for-the-stars ideas that eventually might not seem so far-fetched.
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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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