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CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Google Car Initiative to go ahead via Android

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

Sony cancels The Interview Release on Christmas

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Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points

Icahn's Letter To Apple: The Missing Key Points Carl Icahn tweeted on Thursday, January 23, announcing that he had bought another $500 million of Apple’s stock that day ($1 billon over the past week) bringing his total to $3.6 billion and published a seven page...

Jan 27 2014, 6:40am CST

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary

Best Buy is a Dinosaur and Canary You might be tempted to lump recent news about Best Buy’s disappointing holiday performance into the long-running narrative about that retail giant’s slow slide toward irrelevance and extinction. Don’t. Or, at least,...

Jan 24 2014, 8:00am CST

Windows Phone is in Danger

Windows Phone is in Danger Everyone was expecting Nokia’s smartphones sale in Q4 2013 to go up, with estimates that it would break 10 million units. Instead they sold 8.2 million Lumia handsets, a sequential drop on the Q3 sales of...

Jan 24 2014, 7:30am CST

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut

Apple's Mac still Big Influencer, 30 years after Debut Apple's Mac still influences computing today, 30 years after its debut NEW YORK (AP) — Look around. Many of the gadgets you see drew inspiration from the original Mac computer. Computers at the time typically required...

Jan 24 2014, 1:15am CST

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013

Samsung Mixed Outlook after Stellar 2013 As Samsung bids goodbye to stellar 2013, mixed views on its future SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For Samsung Electronics and its 270,000 employees across the globe, 2013 was the best year. One in every three smartphones...

Jan 24 2014, 1:14am CST

The Apple Macintosh And 30 Years Of Changing

The Apple Macintosh And 30 Years Of Changing Today marks the 30 year anniversary of the Apple Macintosh personal computer, a tool that I have used almost every day of my professional life for almost that entire span. I feel particularly inscribed in the Macintosh...

Jan 24 2014, 1:08am CST

T-Mobile Picks Up The Innovation Kudos John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, has a great line in coming late to the party while looking like the host. The company’s mobile money initiative is its latest “innovation” and is a great example of T-Mobile...

Jan 23 2014, 9:28am CST

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft?

How Big is the Nokia Brand Damage Caused by Microsoft? Analysts were widely expecting Nokia to sell 10 M smartphones in 4Q 2013. The company ended selling 8.2 M units, down from 8.8 M in the previous quarter. It’s a massive miss considering the strong sequential volume...

Jan 23 2014, 9:26am CST

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The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone

The 24 Countries Where Microsoft Windows Phone Outsells the Apple iPhone Statistics may say Windows 8 is a flop but, contrary to popular opinion, Windows Phone is far from down and out in the battle for our mobile affections. In fact in many parts of the world sales are rocketing past the...

Jan 22 2014, 3:35am CST

Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?

Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo for $53 Billion? The last time Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo — valuing it at $45 billion, Steve Ballmer hoped that some value could be created by combining their media assets. As he said back then, “We have great respect for Yahoo!,...

Jan 21 2014, 8:56am CST

Overstock.com Eyes new Market in Bitcoins

Overstock.com Eyes new Market in Bitcoins Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com first major retailer to accept Bitcoin payments SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com says it's the first major retailer to accept digital Bitcoins as payment for...

Jan 21 2014, 2:48am CST

The Sad Case Of Sony's Locked Sony Xperia Z1S Bootloader On T-Mobile

The Sad Case Of Sony's Locked Sony Xperia Z1S Bootloader On T-Mobile The news that T-Mobile USA will be locking the bootloader of the Sony Xperia Z1S (a custom variant of Sony’s flagship Android handset the Xperia Z1) is a surprise to me for two reasons. The first is Sony’s declaration...

Jan 21 2014, 2:46am CST

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5 Entrepreneurship Lessons to Take from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., entrepreneurs should take note of five important business lessons that can be learned from him, and his role in the Civil Rights...

Jan 20 2014, 9:14am CST

What Windows 9 Must Do To Avoid Flopping Like Windows 8

What Windows 9 Must Do To Avoid Flopping Like Windows 8 Windows 8 is a flop. It is a painful thing to say about one of the most ambitious operating systems ever released, but the stats don’t lie. It has taken half the OS market share Windows 7 did in its first 12 months (10...

Jan 17 2014, 5:01pm CST

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies?

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies? World leaders are about to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss how to feed the global energy appetite with the cleanest fuels and the most modern tools. Questions are bound to crop up involving whether to use more advanced...

Jan 17 2014, 5:41am CST

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Fantrax Has Found A Niche Hosting Dynasty Fantasy Sports Leagues Leadership in the fantasy sports hosting market has been fairly stagnant in recent years, with the big three players (Yahoo, ESPN and CBS) combining for a dominant market share. However, one fairly new company that...

Jan 15 2014, 1:11pm CST

Is Verizon's Victory A Streaming Music Killer?

Is Verizon's Victory A Streaming Music Killer? Until yesterday I was hopeful about the future of the music business. Today not so much. All the indicators and predictions showed the growth of music streaming to not only offset the decrease in download sales, but...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

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EU ups pressure on Google in antitrust case EU antitrust authority chief increases pressure on Google to present better proposals BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust watchdog is increasing pressure on Google to swiftly provide better...

Jan 15 2014, 8:31am CST

GameStop Crashes After Surprise Fall In Holiday Video Game Sales

GameStop Crashes After Surprise Fall In Holiday Video Game Sales GameStop shares fell over 18% on Tuesday morning after the company announced “greater than expected decline” in video game sales over the holidays. Blaming it on the gaming transition to next generation consoles Xbox...

Jan 14 2014, 12:06pm CST

Apple's iPhone Were Top 7 Selling Smartphones In Japan During December

Apple's iPhone Were Top 7 Selling Smartphones In Japan During December BCN is a Japanese company that tracks consumer electronic device sales in Japan and for the month of December it shows the iPhone holding the top 7 and 10 of the top 13 selling smartphones in Japan. (Note that my family...

Jan 13 2014, 8:51am CST

PCs Rate Of Decline Moderating But Still Losing Share To Tablets

PCs Rate Of Decline Moderating But Still Losing Share To Tablets Gartner estimates that PC shipments declined 6.9% year over year to 82.6 million units while IDC estimated they dropped 5.6% to 82.2 million. PC unit declines have ranged from mid-single to low-double-digits over the...

Jan 10 2014, 8:01am CST

I4U news

Swatch Group Sales Hit New Record For 2013 Swatch Group Ltd., the largest Swiss watch business, reports record sales for 2013 and a strong start for 2014. The company on Friday said year-over-year gross sales for 2013 increased 8.3 percent to 8.82 billion Swiss...

Jan 10 2014, 7:41am CST

I4U news

PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4Q drop Personal computer shipments fell 7 percent to punctuate unprecedented drop in annual sales SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Personal computer sales sank even further during the holiday shopping season, capping the...

Jan 9 2014, 5:26pm CST

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013

Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013 A look back at the Internet law highlights of 2013: #10: Copyright Defendants Get High-Stakes Wins. 2013 saw several copyright defendants win long-running litigation affairs–and potentially crack open new markets,...

Jan 9 2014, 11:46am CST

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013 While the year 2013 might already be starting to feel like a distant memory, it certainly gave us some exciting startup companies likely to disrupt the way we look at the world in 2014. Here are thirteen startups from...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am CST

Samsung Galaxy S5 with eye scanner launching in April, says report

Samsung Galaxy S5 with eye scanner launching in April, says report Eye scanning technology could be the main feature of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The challenge would be the implementation. Remember the face unlock feature that mistook a photograph for a real person?

Jan 9 2014, 7:51am CST

Blackberry Confirms Niche Status With Keyboard Focused Smartphones in 2014

Blackberry Confirms Niche Status With Keyboard Focused Smartphones in 2014 As 2013 opened, BlackBerry was ready to take on the world with a new operating system, a new touch-screen based OS, and a range of smartphones that would appeal to every market segment. Unfortunately for the smartphone...

Jan 9 2014, 6:46am CST

I4U news

Best Of FORBES: The Polar Vortex, 30 Under 30 And Self-Driving Cars “The polar vortex gripping the nation has brought a crazy week for natural gas. On Monday the demand for gas nationwide hit a record 125 billion cubic feet as homeowners and power generators sought to burn as much of it...

Jan 8 2014, 5:01pm CST

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed

How Hybrid Publishers Innovate To Succeed The intensity of competition in an industry is neither a matter of coincidence nor bad luck Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy The publishing industry has been challenged by the online sales success of Amazon, the...

Jan 8 2014, 4:31pm CST

Samsung's Weak Earnings Forecast Heightens Smartphone Worries Even As Chipset Prices Soar

Samsung's Weak Earnings Forecast Heightens Smartphone Worries Even As Chipset Prices Soar Samsung Electronics issued weak preliminary guidance for the fourth quarter of 2013, predicting a sequential drop in operating profits of over 18% on nearly flat revenues. The company said that its Q4 operating income...

Jan 8 2014, 2:21pm CST

I4U news

The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies.  These companies were anywhere from $150MM to $25BN in revenues in size, so definitely well...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook

Apple: 2013 In Review And 2014 Outlook For the first eight months of 2013 it was all talk about the stock (since it was in the penalty box), Apple losing market share in smartphones and tablets and speculation about a low priced iPhone. It finally turned to...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance

China's Avcon Bridges Videoconferencing and Surveillance By Jane Ho China’s nationwide outbreak of SARS in 2003 may have caused trouble for many businesses but it jump-started Avcon Information Technology, a provider of videoconference and surveillance systems. (And, yes, the...

Jan 8 2014, 9:21am CST

I4U news

Why Michael Huseby For Barnes & Noble CEO Job? Barnes & Noble has a new CEO: Michael Huseby, who was most recently running the company’s Nook digital media division in the wake of the departure of CEO William Lynch in July 2013 but joined the company in 2012 as...

Jan 8 2014, 9:01am CST

Is Veeam The Next $Billion Virtualization and Cloud Software Company?

Is Veeam The Next $Billion Virtualization and Cloud Software Company? A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Ratmir Timashev, Founder and CEO, Veeam… You don’t often hear “Russia” and “successful entrepreneur” in the same sentence.  ...

Jan 7 2014, 1:16pm CST

Apple's iPhone 5c And 5s Gained Share But Not As Strong As The iPhone 5 A Year Ago

Apple's iPhone 5c And 5s Gained Share But Not As Strong As The iPhone 5 A Year Ago comScore and Kantar released their smartphone data for November. comScore has Apple’s iPhones gaining share in the U.S. after pausing in September and October while Kantar’s showed strong gains but not as good as the...

Jan 7 2014, 9:16am CST

Seven Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Seven Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know What if you invented a revolutionary product that replaced narcotics to alleviate pain, but you fumbled the public relations (PR) effort and your news got lost in the media echo chamber?   Startups and entrepreneurs in...

Jan 7 2014, 5:06am CST

Samsung launches a family of tablets at CES 2014

Samsung launches a family of tablets at CES 2014 Samsung fires first with its first 12-inch tablet. But will it be enough to dominate the tablet industry?

Jan 7 2014, 1:22am CST