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* Yahoo (YHOO) has a new CEO in Scott Thompson, who served as PayPal President and grew the online payment unit into a business that now accounts for nearly 37% of eBay's total revenues. As sources told colleague Dan Primack, Yahoo's board members are not supportive of a takeover offer for the entire company. (The Los Angeles Times and Fortune)
* Kevin Spacey's House of Cards isn't the only series coming exclusively to Netflix (NFLX). Sopranos actor Steven Van Zandt will join the online video service in an original series called Lilyhammer, about a mafia boss-turned-member of the witness protection program. The bigger question -- beyond whether the show will be any good -- is whether Netflix's strategy of emulating HBO with premium content will pay off. Given the company's announcement that some 20 million streaming customers watched 2 billion-plus hours of movies and TV between October and December of last year, it just might. (CNET and Mashable)
* Kodak is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (The Wall Street Journal)
* Barnes and Noble (BKS) is selling its Sterling Publishing business, which it bought in 2003 for some $115 million. Sterling mainly publishes nonfiction titles in areas like puzzles and games, gardening, and children's books. (The Wall Street Journal)
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*Adobe (ADBE) is restructuring and laying off 750 employees in North America and Europe. Also, sources tell ZDNet that the company is stopping development on Flash Player for mobile browsers and focusing its efforts instead on mobile apps, desktop content, and HTML5. That last bit about HTML5 may cause some Apple MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 9, 2011 4:50 AM ET
Is Oracle getting into the acqhiring game?
FORTUNE -- Oracle's (ORCL) acquisition of FatWire is all about the company putting itself in front of end customers. That is, it's more or less a retail play.
FatWire is a "customer experience management company," which means that it helps businesses make their online services work better. Its products include content management, community forums, mobile platforms and the like. ReadWriteWeb says Oracle is "deepening its MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jun 22, 2011 12:28 PM ET
Google's record on Chrome browser security is impressive, and that is important.
Google (GOOG) today fixed the recent Adobe (ADBE) Flash Zero-day exploit in which a devious hacker could embed a malicious Flash file in an Excel document and if opened could compromise Windows-based computers. Microsoft says that Office 2010 users aren't vulnerable. Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh users are not vulnerable to this particular attack either, though others could be developed using this MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 12:59 PM ET
The XOOM software experience seems to be coming piecemeal.
Motorola's (MMI) XOOM, by most accounts, would be the best tablet you could buy right now if it weren't for Apple's (AAPL) year+ lead in building ARM-based experiences. That being said, Motorola does offer some advantages over the product from Cupertino. One of these advantages is the ability to play Flash on a 10-inch screen. Unfortunately for Motorola and Google (GOOG), that MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 11, 2011 11:13 AM ET
Initial Android Honeycomb Tablets will ship without Adobe's Flash (and that might be good!).
First spotted yesterday in the lower right hand corner of Verizon's (VZ) XOOM ad, Adobe's Flash will not be shipping on the first Android tablets to hit the market this week.
Adobe (ADBE) this morning acknowledged that it wouldn't be shipping Flash in some of the initial Honeycomb tablets.
Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets and MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 22, 2011 3:03 PM ET
Every application developer from Microsoft to the shareware maker in the basement is watching to see how Apple's forthcoming OSX application store will change the dynamics of the software industry.
By John Patrick Pullen, contributor
This time of year, the vision of elves working away in Santa's workshop is on the minds of many — especially Mac application programmers. That's because for them, with the rumored impending launch of the Mac App MOREDec 9, 2010 1:02 PM ET
The two tech giants need to fend off rivals and each other to protect their growing app businesses. So why is the same open standard their weapon of choice?
We've already debunked the mysteries surrounding HTML5 itself -- the pros, cons and progress -- but one pesky question remains. Namely, what do Google and Apple, two companies that obviously thrive off sales and earnings, have to gain by backing a free-for-all MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 6, 2010 4:37 PM ET
It's the PlayBook vs. the iPad in a side-by-side video comparison
Research in Motion (RIMM) has posted a YouTube video in which Apple's (AAPL) iPad compares unfavorably to RIM's new PlayBook tablet in terms of browser speed, HTML5 performance and, duh, Adobe (ADBE) Flash support.
One comparison not mentioned in the video: The iPad has shipped. The PlayBook has not.
Here's the link.
[Follow Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Twitter @philiped]Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 16, 2010 9:50 AM ET
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