The Global Consumer’s Year of Anger and Action

The Global Consumer. The global consumer evolves year-over-year, reacting to how the marketplace changes. And we all know that not so long ago, as a society, we fell into what felt like a dark spot – something we hoped to step out of sooner than later. But time has passed, and what a large group […]

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Trending Tech: Bringing Sexy Back to MySpace, Yahoo’s Turnaround Plan, Wal-Mart Versus Amazon and Apple’s Apology

This week’s top newsmaker is MySpace. Justin Timberlake stole the attention of media and social media users alike as he announced the new redesign of MySpace. Other top tech news include Marissa Mayer’s turnaround plan for Yahoo, Wal-Mart’s boycott of Amazon products and RadioShack’s resigning CEO. Moves by IBM, Google and Samsung and as always, […]

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Trending Tech: Motorola, Amazon, Nokia Unveil New Gadgets Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch and FCC Measures Mobile Broadband Speed

Tech giants announced several gadgets this week looking to get out ahead of the impending Apple iPhone launch at the highly anticipated media event scheduled for Sep.12. For instance, Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire HD and updated its Kindle e-readers, Motorola announced the first set of Droid Razr smartphones post acquisition and Nokia launched two […]

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Trending Tech: Apple Wins Ruling in High-Profile Patent Case, Samsung Unveils Windows 8 Devices, & IBM Launches New Mainframe Computer

The high-profile patent case involving Apple and Samsung drew to a close after three days of jury deliberation with Apple winning the ruling. Apple was awarded $1billion in damages and is now seeking a ban on select Samsung smartphones. On a more positive note, Samsung unveiled a string of Windows 8 devices including PCs, a […]

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Trending Tech: Facebook and Amazon New Ventures, Apple and Amazon Security & Starbucks Mobile Wallet

Internet giants Facebook and Amazon announced new ventures: Amazon launched its first social game created by its own gaming studios and Facebook released its first real money gambling app in the U.K.  In other news, Apple and Amazon addressed security flaws after a tech journalist’s ‘epic’ hack story caused widespread concern over digital privacy. The […]

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Trending Tech: Disappointing Quarterly Results, Layoffs & Apple-Samsung Patent Trial

It’s been a disappointing week as tech companies post quarterly results missing analysts’ estimates: Apple’s earnings fell short of expectations as iPhone sales slowed in advance of iPhone 5. Zynga blamed Facebook for its losses while Facebook surprised Wall Street with its growth in revenue. In other news, the biggest patent trial between Samsung and […]

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Trending Tech: More Acquisitions, Decline of PC Sales and Legal Settlements

Consolidation continues: Salesforce.com acquires GoInstant, Oracle purchases Involver, a social media software company, Betaworks, a technology-investment start-up company buys Digg and Microsoft acquires Perceptive Pixel, the maker of CNN’s ‘Magic Wall’. In other news Yahoo and Facebook end their patent litigation battle by forming a strategic alliance and Google pays the largest fine ever imposed by the […]

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Trending Tech: Acquisitions, RIM’s denial of ‘death spiral’ and mini iPad

The week begins with tech companies on an acquisition spree. Dell acquired Quest Software, Sony purchased online gaming company, Gaikai and Micron took over the bankrupt Japanese chipmaker, Elpida. In other news, Microsoft writes-down $6.2 billion over lackluster results from its AQuantive deal and Apple preps for a smaller tablet. 10. New European guidelines to […]

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Trending Tech: Google's skydiving stunt, Nexus 7 & RIM's decline

Google makes headlines and sets a new PR stunt bar, with an action-packed developers conference involving a  skydiving stunt featuring Google’s ‘Project Glass’ and introducing its first tablet,  Nexus 7. In other news, Microsoft officially buys Yammer, iPhone celebrates five years of sales with $150 billion revenue and RIM posts a loss of $518 million. […]

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