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Link: The End of Free Online News →

It looks like the free online editions of newspapers is coming to an end sooner rather than later.

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Link: The Facebook Fallacy →

Michael Wolff: At the heart of the Internet business is one of the great business fallacies of our time: that the Web, with all its targeting abilities, can be a more efficient, and hence more profitable, advertising medium than traditional … Continue reading

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Link: Facebook IPO Troubles →

Regulators are concerned, in part, that banks may have shared information with certain clients, rather than broadly with investors. On Tuesday, William Galvin, Massachusetts’ secretary of state, subpoenaed Morgan Stanley over discussions with investors about Facebook’s I.P.O. The Financial Industry … Continue reading

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Link: Yahoo! Pushes Thompson Out the Door →

Kara Swisher points out a few other key mistakes Thompson has made during his tenure, but a false résumé shouldn’t have been the thing that pushes the company over the edge. In any case, it is a welcome sight to … Continue reading

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Link: The Crowded Mobile Payments Space →

I love Dieter Bohn’s articles. They are great bits of reporting. This one outlines the increasingly crowded mobile payment space — one where there is no dominating figure. When I read this, I can’t help but wondering why Paypal, the … Continue reading

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Link: Windows 8 Makes DVD playback a Paid Add-On →

People in the comments point out that this is no big deal and there are alternatives. While this is true, it really doesn’t make sense to drop this for the mom and pop consumer. I wonder how much the end … Continue reading

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Link: Apple iPad takes 95% of all tablet web traffic →

I especially love the graph at the bottom of this piece. At first, the chart seems normal… until you read the title.

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Weekly Download #36: Nokia’s Abysmal Quarter, More on Instagram, Sony, Nest, Apple & Gaming, Patents

In this episode, Chris and Tarun discuss Nokia and what “restructuring” means, more on the Instagram+FB deal; Sony’s downfall story and how it relates to similar Apple competitors; Nest vs. Honeywell; Apple and a potential partnership with Valve; our favorite … Continue reading

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Link: Apple & Samsung Agree to Discuss Settlement →

Could the patent wars be ending soon? Doubtful…..

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Link: Twitter: “We will not join the patent wars” →

Adam Messinger, VP of Engineering: The [Innovator’s Patent Agreement] is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from Twitter to our employees that patents can only … Continue reading

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Link: Could Instagram Have Become a Successful, Independent Business? →

Martin Bryant provides a few ways Instagram could have grown, but most of them sound pretty boring: in-app purchases, subscriptions, advertising, brand partnerships and data mining. I look at 500px and why it is so popular, and wonder if Instagram … Continue reading

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Link: Falling Behind →

Sony Corp. – A tale of dominance and downfall. A great piece by Hiroko Tabuchi with the NYT.

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Link: Best Buy CEO Shakeup →

Best Buy announced this morning that its CEO, Brian Dunn is resigning and board member Mike Mikan will be taking over. While the CEO change is unexpected, it is is not all that odd given the number of problems we’ve … Continue reading

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Link: Facebook to Acquire Instagram →

Kevin, CEO: Every day that passes, we see more experiences being shared through Instagram in ways that we never thought possible. It’s because of our dedicated and talented team that we’ve gotten this far, and with the support and cross-pollination … Continue reading

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Link: AOL Sells 72% of Patent Portfolio to Microsoft →

Looks like the company is going to completely refocus their direction.

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Link: EA Is the Worst Company in America →

In bracket style fashion, EA has been chosen as the Worst company in America.

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Link: iPad As A POS Disruption →

Square has already started to implement the iPad as a POS system for local merchants. Fast Comapny’s Kit Eaton looks at how Revel Systems is taking this to the next level. The firm is partnering with Best Buy’s Geek Squad … Continue reading

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Link: RIM Board Shakeup →

On our podcast we talked a little about RIM and their current issues. It looks like things may have gotten a little worse in the past day. Jim Balsillie, former co-CEO, has resigned from the board in this afternoon’s Q4 … Continue reading

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Link: Apple to Pay Dividends →

This morning Apple announced plans to pay dividends of $2.65 per share. This is the first time since 1995 that has Apple has pay a dividend. Apple last paid a dividend of $0.12. It is worth noting that Apple will … Continue reading

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Link: An Overlooked Piece of News From the Apple Keynote →

An insight from Kit Eaton, Fast Company: What Apple is quietly doing is changing how you pay for things online, and the more speculative reader may wonder if this is a bigger step toward a long-rumored mobile payment system from … Continue reading

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Link: Twitter acquires Posterous →

This is most likely a talent hire.

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Link: Yelp IPO →

Reuters: Yelp’s stellar debut follows those of other Internet sensations like LinkedIn Corp, Groupon Inc and Zillow Inc. But while those stocks made large first-day gains, they have since declined.

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Link: Facebook Will Soon Use Page Content as Ads →

E.B. Boyd for Fast Company: Facebook is making the new ads social by default, meaning they will automatically show users when their friends have already Liked the advertiser. And the new formats will draw their content exclusively from posts to … Continue reading

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Link: A Look at the RIM Problem →

As mentioned during our most recent podcast, The Verge has a great article on the current problems with Research in Motion and how Blackberry went from hottest device on the market to irrelevant and fast. The article is worth a … Continue reading

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Link: Facebook Filing for IPO Today →

Looks like it’s finally happening…

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