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Dell Completes Wyse Technology Acquisition Dell Completes Wyse Technology Acquisition

Back at the beginning of April we reported on Dell’s intention to acquire Wyse Technologies, a specialist in cloud client computing. Today, Dell announced that the acquisition is complete and they are ready to pass on their newly acquired technology …

Dell Looking Into Acquiring Quest Software Inc. Dell Looking Into Acquiring Quest Software Inc.

Dell is one of several companies toying with the idea of acquiring Software developer, Quest Software, Inc. Quest develops software to help organizations manage databases and servers as well as designing recovery programs. Insight Venture Partners, a private equity and …

Nielsen Reveals Top Online US Brands & Travel Sites Nielsen Reveals Top Online US Brands & Travel Sites

Nielsen is always slaving away to find out what’s hot and what the latest trends tell us about consumer behavior. This time they were looking at who the top online brands were in the United States. They also examined who …

Motorola’s New Mega-Tough DEFY XT 535 Smartphone Motorola’s New Mega-Tough DEFY XT 535 Smartphone

Hong Kong is being treated to Motorola’s latest innovation in Smartphones with the introduction of the newly designed XT 535 DEFY smartphone. Possibly the greatest thing about it is the Gorilla Glass brand impact and scratch resistant, touch-screen from Corning. …

AOL Informs Starboard their Nominees are Useless AOL Informs Starboard their Nominees are Useless

Things haven’t been stellar for AOL lately, but they are performing better than many expected. Months ago, Starboard, one of AOL’s major shareholder, voiced their concerns over AOL’s performance and what could be done to unlock shareholder value. More recently, …

Fidelity has Confirmed their Client’s Facebook Trades Fidelity has Confirmed their Client’s Facebook Trades
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If you haven’t heard about Facebook’s disastrous IPO debut, I welcome you out of your cave and am happy to give you an update. Essentially, the Nasdaq stock market delayed the 11AM start by as much as thirty minutes while …

NBC takes Initiative to Buy Microsoft out of MSNBC NBC takes Initiative to Buy Microsoft out of MSNBC

All the way back in 1996, a chance meeting between NBC News anchor, Tom Brokaw and Microsoft founder Bill Gates sparked the creation of a new way for viewers to get news. MSNBC.com was launched along with its cable television …

Amazon Prime Strikes a Deal with Paramount Pictures Amazon Prime Strikes a Deal with Paramount Pictures

If you’ve been a Netflix subscriber forever and you’re looking to expand your horizons and try out some other streaming video services, this next deal might make Amazon Prime a provider for you. Amazon.com has just struck a deal with …

Pep up your productivity [Infographic]

If you feel sluggish and lazy at work, this next one’s for you. It comes to us from onlinedegrees.com and features some excellent ways to put some pizazz back in your workday and possibly make your boss a little happier …

Mark Cuban Informs You About Facebook Mark Cuban Informs You About Facebook

Mark Cuban, financial guru, is known for his candid and sometimes contradictory financial (or life) advice. Typically I enjoy his commentary because he likes to cut right to the core of a topic and clear the air of the convoluted …

Federal Government Outlines Plans To Go Mobile Federal Government Outlines Plans To Go Mobile

Finally the federal government is not the last one to grab onto the newest trends in technology. Yesterday the White House unveiled its new plan to integrate cutting-edge technology into the way they reach citizens and overcome governing obstacles. The …

Can We Blame Social Sites For HP’s Restructuring? Can We Blame Social Sites For HP’s Restructuring?

Over the next couple years, print giant Hewlett Packard will scale back their workforce by as much as 8%, or 27,000 people. It is all part of a massive initiative to restructure the way the company does business, and to …

Pandora’s Fiscal 1Q 2013 Financial Report Pandora’s Fiscal 1Q 2013 Financial Report

Pandora’s first quarter fiscal report for 2013 is in and they have surpassed their expectations regarding revenue and listening hours. In fact, total revenue grew almost 60% and reached almost $81 million. Total listening hours grew 92% and reached over …

European Court Rules on Microsoft’s EU Fines European Court Rules on Microsoft’s EU Fines

Back in 2004 European regulators ordered Microsoft to provide market competitors with information critical to fair competition. Microsoft didn’t submit to the request and on March in 2004 they issued a fine for non-compliance. The fine broke a new record …

Facebook Stock Closes at $32 on Wednesday Facebook Stock Closes at $32 on Wednesday
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Facebook stock is once again closing in the $30 price range at $31.99 as the Nasdaq market closed at 4PM today. It opened at $31.37, rose as high as $32.50, and dipped as low as $31.36. So not a lot …

How Social Media Revolutionized Wine Marketing & Sales How Social Media Revolutionized Wine Marketing & Sales

Social media is taking over as the recognized way to spread the word about your brand and its products. Today it is essential to have an online component to your marketing efforts and sites like Facebook and Twitter are some …

Morgan Stanley to Adjust Facebook Prices for Retail Customers Morgan Stanley to Adjust Facebook Prices for Retail Customers

Good news for early Facebook IPO investors who may have been a victim of Nasdaq’s computer communication glitch, Morgan Stanley is reviewing all of the trades that went through on that day. As you remember, trading was delayed by a …

Seagate to Acquire Paris-Based LaCie Seagate to Acquire Paris-Based LaCie

Seagate is a company with you may be familiar with through their partnerships with Apple. Apple stores in the United States sell storage systems made by the company. Seagate serves business and enterprise customers for the most part and does …

Does iPad Impact Children’s Learning Curve? Does iPad Impact Children’s Learning Curve?
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While researchers scramble to determine whether it is good or bad idea to allow children to use iPad’s or similar touchscreen devices for extended periods of time, many children already have access to the devices and can navigate them quite …

The Reverse Beer Goggles Effect: From Hot to Troll

Just plain interesting. An undergraduate student working on some research discovered a strange tendency in the way our eyes process images when our focus is trained on the center of two images. It appears the two hemispheres of our brain …

Facebook IPO Scandal: Was the Nasdaq Glitch Real? Facebook IPO Scandal: Was the Nasdaq Glitch Real?
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Perhaps we are all overreacting to the Facebook/Nasdaq/Morgan Stanley issue by calling it a scandal. But experience has taught many of us a valuable lesson; if it looks like a fish, swims like a fish, and smells like a fish, …

Facebook and IPO Underwriters Sued by Investors Facebook and IPO Underwriters Sued by Investors
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If you thought Facebook was in the news a lot for their patent lawsuits, welcome to IPO litigation. Interested parties are crawling out of the woodwork to contest the bullshit events that surround Facebook’s IPO and everyone involved. As we …

Facebook IPO Revised Revenue Report Scandal Facebook IPO Revised Revenue Report Scandal
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Probably not surprising to most of you, big banks, and underwriters of the Facebook IPO deal, had inside information on the company’s inevitably shrinking revenues before trading even began. As we reported yesterday, Morgan Stanley’s financial forecasters issued a revised …

Facebook Closes at $31.12; SEC Examines IPO Issues Facebook Closes at $31.12; SEC Examines IPO Issues
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Today Facebook shares suffered another day of less than stellar trading. Prices reached a high of $35.59 and dipped to $30.94 at their lowest. The Nasdaq concluded regular trading with the shares at $31.12 and after hours activity reflects a …