Thursday, November 17, 2011

Top Headlines in Information Technology and Services, Computer Software

Surprise: HP Is Squeezing Every Possible Penny From The Canceled TouchPad -
The $99 TouchPad fire sale was the best way to close the book on webOS and the TouchPad itself. It got the TouchPad into the hands of the fans. Only those that cared about the product lined up outside of Best Buy to grab one of...
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Buffett Reveals $10.7 Billion Bet on Big Blue -
A tech stock for Buffett? Yes, a very big tech stock, and a walloping 5.5% stake in it, too. Why Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and up to now a famous avoider of tech stocks, has made such a big plunge.
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I Stalked Steve Jobs (And How To Get A Meeting With ANY VIP) -
I was a young CEO and I needed answers. Steve Jobs had them. There was only one thing to do. So I sent a FedEx letter. Then I sent another. Then I started calling. Then I sent another FedEx, and called some more. Finally, after...
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Zynga to employees: Give back our stock or you'll be fired -
The social-gaming company reportedly pays employees in stock rather than give them exorbitant salaries. But now, it's having some second thoughts about that strategy.
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Microsoft Research's Socl Social Network Gets A Little More Real -
Back in July, Microsoft "accidentally" published a teaser for a social network being worked on by Microsoft Research. appeared to be focused on search and sharing, but what little they showed was quickly pulled down...
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6 Things Jeff Bezos Knew Back in 1997 That Made Amazon a Gorilla -
If you're building a company today, here are 6 things Jeff Bezos knew back in 1997 that made Amazon (and will make you) so successful.
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