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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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The age of deep automation

The age of deep automation | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Thanks to interconnected computers that are able to compute and communicate at incredibly low costs, we have entered a time of what I'll call deep automation.
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Tim Cook Is Thinking Different

Tim Cook Is Thinking Different | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The most notable way in which Tim Cook, Apple's new chief executive, diverged from Steve Jobs was in leaving all of the demonstrations of new technologies to his lieutenants.
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ITU Report Says Canada Slipped to 26th Worldwide in ICT Development Index

ITU Report Says Canada Slipped to 26th Worldwide in ICT Development Index | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The International Telecommunications Union yesterday released its Measuring the Information Society 2011 report, which benchmarks information society developments worldwide.  The centrepiece of the report is the ICT Development Index, which tracks...
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Amazon vs. Apple: The Scale Tips? « PWxyz

Amazon vs. Apple: The Scale Tips? « PWxyz | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Amazon vs. Apple: The Scale Tips?« PWxyz http://t.co/ah0oF1ZV...
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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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Siri and Apple's Future

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Why Apple's Siri personal assistant software points toward the future of the company's business and perhaps to the future of search.
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At Long Last, Facebook Releases an iPad App

At Long Last, Facebook Releases an iPad App | Technobabble | Scoop.it
After months of speculation, the Facebook iPad application is finally available as a free download. The app is likely to benefit Apple and Facebook.
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DealBook: Momentum Builds for Breakup of RIM

DealBook: Momentum Builds for Breakup of RIM | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A Canadian activist investor who is leading a campaign to agitate for change at RIM, the BlackBerry maker, says he has the support of shareholders representing 8 percent of the company's shares.
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2011 Emergent Technologies Report Now Available

Every year the CVS Midwest Tape team, headed up by National Sales Manager Doug Atkinson, puts together the exclusive CVS Midwest Tape Emergent Technologies Report.
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