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On Black Friday, the Real Fight Was Online

November 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Brick-and-mortar retailers mounted a furious defense on Black Friday to head off incursions into one of the industry’s biggest shopping days by such online rivals as Amazon.com. The tactics were evident in stores and on websites as millions of holiday shoppers lined up to spend their dollars on highly touted deals. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Dell Investors Line Up For Court Appraisal

November 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Investors with claims on more than 47.5 million Dell Inc. shares have reserved the right to ask a judge to award them more than the buyout price, in the latest example of investors trying to use the courts to nab a better outcome in a deal. The investors, named in a filing by Dell this week in Delaware court, in September voted against the company’s sale to Michael Dell and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and sent a letter to the company preserving their right to seek so-called appraisal of their shares. Most have not yet actually done so. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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23andMe CEO Responds to FDA Warning Letter

November 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The head of genetic-test maker 23andMe Inc. responded to a Food and Drug Administration warning letter in a blog post Tuesday night, acknowledging the company was behind schedule in addressing FDA concerns but defending the accuracy and value of the company’s tests. The FDA ordered the Google Inc.-backed company to stop marketing its $99 genetic test in a Nov. 22 letter, saying the company hadn’t secured marketing authorization and expressing concern that inaccurate results could lead consumers to undergo unnecessary health procedures such as breast-cancer surgery. The FDA said 23andMe hadn’t responded to numerous requests for more information, even as the company was launching a national television advertising campaign for the product, which analyzes genetic information from a person’s saliva for clues about disease risk and ancestry. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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TiVo Subscriptions Continue to Rise

November 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

TiVo Inc. showed no signs of slowing growth in the third quarter, reporting a big jump in subscriptions despite an increasing list of competitors. The San Jose, Calif., company said its list of subscribers hit 3.9 million in the period ended Oct. 31, up 32 percent from the year-earlier quarter. Its subscriber count has risen for nine straight quarters. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Cox Explores Bidding for Time Warner Cable

November 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Cox Communications is contemplating jumping into the bidding for Time Warner Cable Inc., either on its own or with others, say people familiar with the situation. Cox is the third-biggest cable operator, after Time Warner Cable, with about 4.5 million television subscribers, ranking it a little ahead of Charter Communications, which started the pursuit of Time Warner Cable earlier this year. Charter is backed by John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Nuance Swings to Q4 Loss Despite Modest Revenue Growth

November 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Nuance Communications Inc. swung to fiscal fourth-quarter loss as operating expenses grew, despite modest growth in revenue. The company — which makes software that converts speech into text and is known best for its Dragon line of dictation products — saw operating expenses rise 7.6 percent in the latest revenue period, including a 23 percent increase in research and development costs. Also, revenue growth in the Nuance’s health-care and imaging segments was mostly offset by declines in its mobile and consumer business and its enterprise segment. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Should You Invest in Bitcoin?

November 23, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

What is a bitcoin worth? For the growing band of people who follow the virtual currency, the answer is self-evident: The price of a bitcoin this week surpassed $780, a record. On Jan. 1, you could have bought a bitcoin for merely $13.50. At Friday afternoon’s price of about $730, that bet would have grown about 54-fold. The bitcoin phenomenon, and the technological innovation that made it possible, is interesting—but for investors large and small, the more pertinent question is whether they should buy the virtual currency or avoid it. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Qualcomm CEO Says NSA Fallout Impacting China Business

November 23, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Mobile device chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. expects to continue growing in China, but Chief Executive Paul Jacobs acknowledged U.S. restrictions on Chinese companies and revelations about surveillance by the National Security Agency are impacting its business in the fast-growing country. “We are definitely seeing increased pressure,” said Mr. Jacobs in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “All U.S. tech companies are seeing pressure.” Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Snapchat CEO Says 70 Percent of Users Are Women

November 20, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Roughly 70 percent of Snapchat users are women, the chief executive of the messaging app said at a closed-door Goldman Sachs conference Wednesday. Co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel said Snapchat users are sending 400 million “snaps” a day on the service, where messages disappear after a few seconds, according to a person who was present at the meeting. He said half of Snapchat’s users have tried out “stories,” a feature the company introduced last month to link multiple messages together. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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An iPad That’s Mini in Screen Size Only

November 19, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

It’s largely accepted that miniature versions must compromise on something. Fancy sports cars lack back seats, snack-size candy bars are missing a whole lot of chocolate and the iPad Mini wants for high quality screen resolution and speedy performance. Until now. Apple’s new iPad Mini, which starts at $399 and became available last week, has virtually the same specs as its big brother, the full-size iPad Air. Both offer the same head-turning Retina display with a super sharp screen resolution. Both have the same new chip for faster processing and improved graphics performance. Both have better technology for connecting to Wi-Fi or cellular networks. And both have improved front-facing cameras that work better in low light. Apple’s iPad Mini with Retina display has a processor that’s four times as fast as the original Mini, which helps with apps like iMovie, second screen from the right. This means you basically just choose what size screen you prefer, the 9.7-inch iPad Air or the 7.9-inch iPad Mini with Retina display, without compromising. I’ve been testing the iPad Mini with Retina display for the past week and a half, and this miniature version doesn’t make me feel like I’m compromising on anything. My everyday iPad is the iPad 3 with Retina display, but I found myself reaching more often for the new Mini, tossing it into a bag to use on the go. I also carried it around the house more than I do my full-size iPad. And in my taxing battery test, it lasted 11 hours and 17 minutes, which is longer than Apple’s estimate of 10 hours. This iPad Mini with Retina display is the second iteration of the iPad Mini

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