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* The real story behind former Windows Mobile head Andy Lees' removal from his role. According to The Verge, Lees' lofty, public estimates for Windows Phone 7's success -- and the hard reality that it hasn't made much of a dent in the market -- created a rift. (The Verge)
* Google's response to Apple's voice assistant, Siri, is reportedly coming in the form of a project dubbed "Majel," a nod to the computer voice in the Star Trek franchise. The service will enable, among other features, the recognition of commands with more natural language. Majel could arrive within the next few months. (Android and Me)
* Another look at Research in Motion's recent struggles, which include shares falling 74% since the start of the year and calls from analysts to change the company's management, explore a sale, or radically change strategy. (The Wall Street Journal)
* Intel (INTC) is creating a new business unit, the mobile and communications group. The group will be led by Intel execs Mike Bell and Hermann Eul and will consist of four current divisions including mobile communications, netbook and tablet, mobile wireless and ultra mobility. (Fortune)
* PayPal wants to get into the online daily deals business and plans to offer customized coupons based on users' buying habits and locations. Expect that to happen sometime during the first quarter of next year. (Bloomberg)
* Online survey startup SurveyMonkey, which colleague Miguel Helft profiled several months ago, acquired many of the assets of MarketTools as part of a deal that values SurveyMonkey at slightly more than $1 billion. (Fortune)
* SAY Media acquired tech blog ReadWriteWeb for around $5 million, TechCrunch reports. SAY Media CEO Matt Sanchez told Fortune that the tech blog will undergo a redesign and add new editorial staffers, including Business Insider co-founder Dan Frommer. Currently, SAY Media's Technology channel reaches 75 million-plus readers a month. (TechCrunch and SAY Media)
* CNET reports that Don Coyner, leader of the Xbox design and experience group, has been replaced by Emma Williams, who worked on the recently redesigned Xbox Live experience. (CNET)
* Flipboard for iPhone is doing well. Since launching a mere week ago, the app has been downloaded a million times. (Flipboard)
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* Netflix announced changes to the low end of its pricing scheme. The "all-you-can-eat" DVD and streaming plan for $9.99 was split into two separate plans: $7.99 for unlimited streaming (no DVDs) and $7.99 for unlimited DVDs, one disc at a time (no streaming). That means if you MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 13, 2011 3:30 AM ET
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"On the general question of bubble, in the first place you don't know it's a bubble until the bubble ends, by definition. The rule I set for myself 10 years ago was that if the press calls it a bubble then I'd pay attention." -- Eric Schmidt, Google MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 11, 2011 3:30 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
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.If you're a Facebook user and a gamer, there's no need to venture to Gamestop.com or a brick and mortar location anymore. The videogame retail chain opened shop on Facebook with a market powered by Adgregate Markets. Potential buyers will be able to purchase games, read product MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 7, 2011 10:22 AM ET
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Jonathan Geller of Boy Genius Report documents his tortured experience switching from AT&T's iPhone to Verizon's. Now before readers accuse Geller of being anti-Big Red, bear in mind he's been dreaming about the Verizon iPhone for the last three years. But the reality of his situation kicked MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 18, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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"In my experience, entrepreneurs moving into Yahoo! often got stuck doing PowerPoints about "strategy" instead of writing code and shipping products." -- former Yahoo developer and current Etsy CTO Chad Dickerson (TechCrunch)
Rupert Murdoch's much-talked about daily newspaper for the iPad, The Daily, will reportedly launch the week of January 17. Said a source to AllThingsD: "It MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 20, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.At All Things Digital's D: Dive Into Mobile last night, Android creator Andy Rubin revealed he and Nokia have discussed the idea of adopting Android as one of many alternatives for the handset-maker. Rubin also whipped out MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 7, 2010 6:47 AM ET
For the second time in three weeks, an analytics firm jumps the gun
"Apple's App Store Soars Past 300,000 Apps," reads the headline posted Thursday on the website ReadWriteWeb and picked up by SlashGear and GottaBeMobile.
Sound familiar? Perhaps that's because two other prominent tech news sites -- MacNN and VentureBeat -- reported that Apple (AAPL) had passed the same milestone nearly three weeks earlier, on Oct. 16.
Who's right? As near MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 5, 2010 6:44 AM ET
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