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Can the Nook Find Its Niche?

Barnes & Noble released a new Nook Tablet Tuesday, shaving US$50 off the price and reducing the storage by half. The new price, $199, matches Amazon's Kindle Fire. The new Nook emulates the Fire on a number of fronts -- price and 8 GB storage. The new Nook comes with a 1 GHz dual-core processor ...

Yelp Steps Out on IPO High Wire With Cautious Pricing

Yelp, the online local review service, expects to sell 7.15 million shares in its IPO, at US$12 to $14 each. The total potential take is $100 million. The company will list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "YELP." Yelp's price target values the company at roughly $778 millio...

European Court Rejects Plea to Turn Social Nets Into Copyright Police

The European Union Court of Justice has rejected a call for Internet platforms to filter and block unauthorized copyrighted material. The suit was brought by music industry group SABAM against Netlog, an online social networking platform that lets users share content through profiles. SABAM objected...

Light Dims at the End of LightSquared’s Tunnel

The FCC indicated it will not approve LightSquared's network, as it would interfere with GPS signals used by planes, boats and cars throughout the U.S. The FCC's approval of LightSquared's plans was conditional on resolving those interference issues. LightSquared's high-speed network would have ser...

AT&T’s All You Can Eat Plan: Chew Slowly

If you have an AT&T unlimited data plan, and if you're in the top 5 percent when it comes to data use, you may have noticed your download rate has slowed to a crawl. When AT&T introduced its tiered data plan in 2010, the company emphasized it would honor the millions of customers who had p...

AT&T’s All You Can Eat Plan: Chew Slowly

If you have an AT&T unlimited data plan, and if you're in the top 5 percent when it comes to data use, you may have noticed your download rate has slowed to a crawl. When AT&T introduced its tiered data plan in 2010, the company emphasized it would honor the millions of customers who had p...

LinkedIn Delivers Sparkling Earnings Report, Bright Forecast

LinkedIn, the social network site for professionals, surprised the market on Thursday, reporting fourth-quarter sales that more than doubled its year-ago performance. Company executives forecast an even better 2012. Shares of LinkedIn rose more than 10 percent on the news. Revenue for the quarter en...

Kodak Gives Up on Digital Camera Business

Kodak announced on Thursday that as a result of an ongoing strategic review process and commitment to drive profitability, it will phase out its digital cameras, pocket video cameras and picture frames in the first half of 2012. Kodak will expand its current brand licensing program and seek addition...

Sprint Groans Under iPhone Subsidy Weight

Sprint Nextel delivered its Q4 and full year 2011 financial results on Wednesday. The third-largest wireless carrier reported an adjusted OIBDA of $842 million for the fourth quarter and nearly $5.1 billion for the full year 2011. The company's stock price fell after it posted an overall fourth-quar...

3D Printer Joins Organ Replacement Revolution

They're building people out of 3D printers now -- parts, anyway. LayerWise announced Sunday that it has applied a process called "additive manufacturing" to produce a titanium total lower jaw implant for facial reconstruction. The project was developed in collaboration with partners from medical ind...

New Player Enters Field of Streams

Look out Netflix, a new video service has swaggered into town. Rumored since December, Verizon's partnership with Coinstar, the parent company of Redbox video rental kiosks, became official on Monday. As with Netflix, customers will be able to choose between physical discs and streaming. The physica...

Zuckerberg to Keep Iron Grip on Facebook’s Reins

Facebook has finally filed for its IPO. The social networking giant submitted an application to the SEC on Wednesday. It plans to raise up to $5 billion. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who cofounded the company in February 2004, currently holds a 28.4 percent stake. Details in the SEC document illuminated th...

Sony Installs New Chief in Quest for Identity

Sony announced on Wednesday that Kazui Hirai is being appointed as its president and CEO, effective April 1. Current Chairman, CEO and President Howard Stringer will become the chairman of the board of directors in June. Sony has had a turbulent year, including several incidents in which it had to ...

Google Defends ‘Simpler’ Privacy Policy in 13-Page Letter to Congress

Google has responded to a letter from members of Congress with its own 13-page missive explaining changes to its privacy policy that will take effect on March 1. Among other things, the letter signed by eight legislators stated that "consumers should have the ability to opt out of data collection wh...

Legit Megaupload Users Could Be Out of Luck

The U.S. Attorney's Office handling the case against Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom and associates has informed the court it's OK to begin deleting the Megaupload data beginning on Feb. 2, according to press reports. The two storage companies that host Megaupload data are free to sweep their ...

Facebook Slaps Likejackers With Lawsuit

Facebook and Washington state filed federal lawsuits on Thursday against Adscend Media for "clickjacking," a form of spamming that fools users into visiting advertising sites and divulging personal information. "Likejacking" is similar. Users believe links to spam sites are being sent to them by fri...

AT&T Tumbles Into a Ditch

The chickens came home to roost on Thursday when AT&T took a $4 billion charge for the failure of its attempt to acquire T-Mobile. While AT&T's $32.5 billion in revenue beat estimates, and while the company reported 7.6 million iPhone activations -- thanks to the iPhone 4S -- it nevertheless...

AT&T Tumbles Into a Ditch

The chickens came home to roost on Thursday when AT&T took a $4 billion charge for the failure of its attempt to acquire T-Mobile. While AT&T's $32.5 billion in revenue beat estimates, and while the company reported 7.6 million iPhone activations -- thanks to the iPhone 4S -- it nevertheless...

Tynt Deal Could Make 33Across Irresistible to Microsoft

Brand graph company 33Across has acquired Tynt, a company that tracks user behavior for publishers. Both companies were mum about the amount of the all-stock deal. Tynt will take 33Across into a new market; the combined companies will reach 1.25 billion users globally, according to 33Across. 33Acros...

Dutch Court Green-Lights Galaxy Tab Sales

Samsung scored a victory on Tuesday, when a Dutch court rejected Apple's appeal to stop the sale of its Galaxy 10.1v tablets. Apple had claimed the tablet infringed on its iPad design and trademarks. The Hague Court of Appeals ruled that Samsung could keep selling Galaxy devices in the Netherlands a...

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