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  • Today in Tech: Does the 'iPhone 5S' already have a problem?

    Also: LinkedIn reportedly buying Pulse Newsreader; is streaming music a real business?

    The "iPhone 5S" problem [iMORE]

    Rather than competing for attention with Apple, who continues to dominate the media cycles and best-sellers list during their launch quarter, competitors are waiting until halfway in, when the iPhone is no longer new, and yet still not due for a refresh. ... When the impression is that Apple will "only" release an S-class phone in any MORE

    - Mar 12, 2013 3:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Despite strong earnings, Pandora CEO steps down

    Also: Facebook announces a radical new look to the News Feed; Is Brit Morin the Millennial's Martha Stewart?

    Amid strong Q4 results, Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy steps down as board searches for replacement [THE NEXT WEB]

    The Internet radio company reported revenue of $125 million, and a non-GAAP loss per share of $0.04 for the fourth quarter of 2012, besting analyst expectations of $123 million and a $0.05 loss. Mobile in particular was MORE

    - Mar 8, 2013 3:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: More layoffs coming for T-Mobile

    Also: Carl Icahn snaps up a 6% stake in Dell. 

    Big layoffs at T-Mobile headquarters, ahead of merger [THE SEATTLE TIMES]

    A significant round of layoffs is happening at the Bellevue headquarters of T-Mobile USA just ahead of its merger with MetroPCS, according to people inside the company.

    Employees are expecting the cuts, which may affect more than 100 people in marketing and other groups, to happen Thursday, when conference rooms at the company MORE

    - Mar 7, 2013 3:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Is Barnes & Noble ditching Nook hardware?

    Also: HP building multiple tablets this year; why retail is not dead.

    Barnes & Noble weighs its Nook losses [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

    The problem was not so much the extent of the losses, but what the losses might signal: that the digital approach that Barnes & Nobles has been heavily investing in as its future for the last several years has essentially run its course.

    A person familiar with Barnes & Nobles's MORE

    - Feb 25, 2013 3:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Inside Google Glass

    Also: HP's Meg Whitman has no plans to break up the company; when to sell your company.

    I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates [THE VERGE]

    But the feature everyone is going to go crazy with — and the feature you probably most want to use — is Glass' ability to take photos and video with a "you are there" view. I won't lie, it's amazingly powerful (and more than MORE

    - Feb 22, 2013 2:45 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Will Warby Parker design Google's Project Glass?

    Also: A recap of Sony's PlayStation 4 unveiling; Pinterest raises another $200 million at a $2.5 billion valuation. 

    Google looks to make its computer glasses stylish [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

    In a sign of how acute the challenge is for Google, the company is negotiating with Warby Parker, an e-commerce start-up company that sells trendy eyeglasses, to help it design more fashionable frames, according to two people briefed on the negotiations who were MORE

    - Feb 21, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Marissa Mayer unveils a new Yahoo.com

    Also: the iPhone 5 trumps Samsung's Galaxy S3; 4 features the PlayStation 4 must have. 

    Marissa Mayer puts her stamp on Yahoo.com [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

    Gone are the low-quality ads. She has added an infinite, Twitter-like news feed and a stream of content recommended by users' Facebook friends. Instead of trying to jam every Yahoo feature onto the site, the new design gives special prominence to Yahoo's most popular Web properties: Yahoo's e-mail MORE

    - Feb 20, 2013 12:10 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Why Bill Gates calls old Microsoft mobile strategy "a mistake"

    Also:  Forget LTE. Now there's 'LTE-Advanced.'

    Bill Gates calls for more innovation at Microsoft after past mobile "mistake" [THE VERGE]

    Describing himself and Ballmer as "self-critical", he praises the work on Windows 8, Surface, and Bing. However, Gates admits the recent products aren't enough. "He [Ballmer] and I are not satisfied that in terms of breakthrough things that we're doing everything possible," says Gates. The honest and frank interview is a rare MORE

    - Feb 19, 2013 4:00 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Will Dropbox go public later this year?

    Also: Randi Zuckerberg says her book will offer a 'crazy' look at Facebook's 'front lines.' 

    Dropbox is talking to banks about an IPO later this year [QUARTZ]

    The focus on business users reflects the realities of which tech companies have done well since going public in recent years. Firms like LinkedIn, geared toward professionals, and security software firm Palo Alto Networks, which is for corporations, have performed better than their counterparts focused on MORE

    - Feb 15, 2013 4:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Why animated GIFs are making a comeback

    Also: How Google got the flu wrong; real estate site Zillow trumps estimates. 

    Fresh from the Internet's attic [THE NEW YORK TIMES]

    The format has since grown up. Artists and photographers have used GIF technology to push far beyond the lo-fi novelty of Web 1.0. Consider the Wigglegram, a craze on Tumblr, which creates a jaunty 3-D effect by looping multiple images shot from slightly different perspectives, like an old-fashioned stereopticon.

    In addition to looking MORE

    - Feb 14, 2013 4:30 AM ET
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