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* Once the "brutal capitalist" of booksellers, Barnes & Noble (BKS) now finds itself the David to Amazon's Goliath. Can CEO William Lynch navigate the company and its well-received Nook readers to long-term success? The New York Times takes a look and also reveals that a new Nook is likely coming this spring. (The New York Times)
* Facebook could file to go public this Wednesday, raising some $10 billion at a valuation of between $75 billion and $100 billion. If true, Facebook's could be considered the largest tech IPO ever. (Fortune)
* Former Research in Motion (RIMM) co-CEO Mike Lazaridis on the challenging decision to step down from his role with the company after 27 years. Though Lazaridis is still on the company board and will chair the board's new innovation committee, he won't be involved in day-to-day operations. "Stepping aside, as a founder, after 27 years, I would be lying if I said that wasn't emotional for me, and for my whole family." he said. (The Record)
* Not everyone in Silicon Valley is benefiting from the tech boom. Some older tech professionals are finding it hard to get work as many rising startups simply focus on younger applicants or applicants with skill sets that better align with their needs. (The New York Times)
* Bill Gates on his complex relationship with Steve Jobs: "There was no peace to make. We were not at war. We made great products, and competition was always a positive thing. There was no [cause for] forgiveness." (The Telegraph)
* Thanks to husband and wife team Kate Imbach and Tom Conrad, Silicon Valley finally joined the "Sh*t [insert name] Says" viral video genre last week. But is the video accurate or off-the mark? You decide.
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The troubled phone maker's new CEO has had a very bad introduction. Here's why he may not be right for RIM right now.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- If only they hadn't released that video.
The good news, the part that investors had been clamoring for, came first. Mike Lazaridis, who co-founded Research-in-Motion (RIMM) in 1984, and Jim Balsillie, who joined the company in 1992, were stepping down as co-CEOs and co-chairmen of MOREJan 24, 2012 10:23 AM ET
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* Did the Kindle Fire steal sales away from the iPad this holiday? Morgan Keegan analyst Travis McCourt says Apple (AAPL) may have sold as many as two million less units thanks to Amazon (AMZN). McCourt estimates Amazon may have moved between 4-5 million of its own $199 tablet. (All Things MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 4, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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* Former Windows Phone general Manager Charlie Kindel explains why he thinks Windows Phone 7 hasn't taken off, chalking up much of it to Microsoft's relationship with manufacturers and carriers. However, tech influencer Robert Scoble thinks it really has to do with the operating system's lack of apps, while TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler argues that it arrived to the MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 27, 2011 11:41 AM ET
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* Is Google (GOOG) working on an Amazon Prime competitor? The Wall Street Journal reports that the Internet giant wants to tackle Amazon's successful $79-a-year program, which offers features like expedited shipping, by letting its own users order goods online and receive them within a day. (The Wall MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 2, 2011 10:20 AM ET
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* Late last night, Netflix (NFLX) announced via blog post that it is totally separating its DVD business from the streaming business and dubbing the former "Qwikster." Qwikster will be run by ex-Netflix exec Andy Rendich and will have separate user accounts, movie ratings and billing. Coming soon to the newly-christened service: Xbox 360, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 19, 2011 3:30 AM ET
The search giant's $12.5 billion acquisition bid is a bold move that could reshape the mobile business. It's also fraught with potential pitfalls.
By Alex Konrad, contributor
FORTUNE -- Sometimes, plan B is pretty good. When Google missed out on buying Nortel Networks' patent hoard earlier this summer, few could have predicted it would make a stunning $12.5 billion cash bid for Motorola Mobility.
The move is sure to change Google's (GOOG) business, MOREAug 18, 2011 10:33 AM ET
Tech brands rise and fall, but few falls are harder than Research-in-Motion's. Here are some lessons to learn from its recent missteps.
by Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- In the hyper-competitive world of mobile technology, you're only as good as your latest innovations. So brands rise and fall with surprising speed. But even by those accelerated standards, the fall of Research-in-Motion (RIMM) this year has been sudden and brutal.
RIM's stock has fallen MOREJul 5, 2011 6:22 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 your inbox every morning.Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that AOL is considering layoffs as part of its new management structure integrating the Huffington Post, though no details yet on timing or just how many employees would be affected. While Arianna Huffington will serve as the newly-christened Huffington Post MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 25, 2011 7:28 AM ET
Nokia, Motorola and RIM unlikely to let Nortel's intellectual property go without a fight
In a note to clients issued Tuesday, J.P. Morgan's data networking team smelled danger in Monday's report that Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) have bid on part of the patent portfolio being auctioned off in the wake of Nortel Networks' January 2009 bankruptcy.
There are more than 4,000 patents at stake, organized into six "buckets" by related technologies, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 14, 2010 1:48 PM ET
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