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Apple iTunes: Make Money by Losing Money

March 8th, 2008 |
Apple iTunes: Make Money by Losing Money

Recently, NPD Group reported that Apple’s iTunes store moved into the number two spot in 2007 for music retail sales in the U.S. (Wal-Mart remained at number one.) Selling music has been tough — ever since the RIAA took on ...
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Where is Gaming Going?

February 23rd, 2008 |
Where is Gaming Going?

Now that GDC 2008 is behind us, and the reviews are really rolling in, PodTech takes a wide look at the gaming industry, with IDC gaming analyst Billy Pidgeon.

Gaming’s future likely includes more attention from the courts, as it continues ...
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Is TV the New TV?

February 16th, 2008 |
Is TV the New TV?

What would your response be to this scenario: you’re watching television and you forget that it’s being distributed to you on the Internet. Who won? TV or the Web? James McQuivey covers television and media technologies for Forrester Research. He ...
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Facebook Status Update

February 9th, 2008 |
Facebook Status Update

Last October, Microsoft invested $240 million in Facebook, suddenly placing Facebook’s value at a lofty $15 billion. Now, we see that revenues for 2007 came to around $150 million, while expenses still leave the company with a negative cash flow ...
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PodTech Weekly: Prairie Grass to the (Energy) Rescue

February 3rd, 2007 |
PodTech Weekly: Prairie Grass to the (Energy) Rescue

As one comic put it, referring to a drive across the U.S.: “This country grows a lot of freakin’ corn.” Corn, prairie grasses and an innovative use of radiocarbon mapping may be leading the way to reduced carbon emissions as ...
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Intel’s 45nm Chips and a Wii Exercise Craze…?

January 27th, 2007 |
Intel’s 45nm Chips and a Wii Exercise Craze…?

The Nintendo Wii may not spark an exercise fad, but, in at least one well-publicized case, it may be leading to some welcome weight loss. Also this week, we stopped by Intel, which was showing off its latest chip, Penryn. ...
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Sun and Intel CEOs Announce New Agreement

January 23rd, 2007 |
Sun and Intel CEOs Announce New Agreement

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Intel CEO Paul Otellini took the stage in San Francisco Monday to announce a new alliance. Listen here for the audio of the entire presentation and the Q&A session.

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Guest: Jonathan Schwartz – Sun

Guest: Paul Otellini ...
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Apple, Sony, and Social Investing

January 20th, 2007 |
Apple, Sony, and Social Investing

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2007 (PodTech News) — It’s been a quiet week compared to the double whammy earlier this month that saw dueling trade shows — Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and MacWorld in San Francisco. MacWorld, which ...
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Apple TV: Jobs Shows Off the Box

January 9th, 2007 |
Apple TV: Jobs Shows Off the Box

It wasn’t highly anticipated. We all knew it. But if Apple’s new “Apple TV” appliance works as advertised, the company–now known simply as Apple and no longer Apple Computer–might have quite a juggernaut on its hands. With movie deals that ...
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iPhone: Has Cingular Thrown in the Towel?

January 9th, 2007 |
iPhone: Has Cingular Thrown in the Towel?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs suggested in his MacWorld 2007 keynote that the new iPhone can connect to the Internet via WiFi. Really? And Cingular is okay with that? A reading of the description on Apple’s Web site seems to confirm ...
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iPhone: Album Arty, Finger Scrolling, Up Sensor, Widescreen, Music/Video Thingy

January 9th, 2007 |
iPhone: Album Arty, Finger Scrolling, Up Sensor, Widescreen, Music/Video Thingy

The functionality of the new Apple iPhone, which comes in 4 gig ($499) and 8 gig ($599) models, appears to be far superior to the regular iPod. Trouble is, it doesn’t store enough music for people who keep large collections ...
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iPhone: Product of the Year?

January 9th, 2007 |
iPhone: Product of the Year?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivered one of his most dazzling MacWorld keynotes as he unveiled Apple’s new iPhone. The device uses a patented touch screen system called multi-touch. Cisco, which owns the iPhone name, says it expects to close a ...
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Gates CES Keynote Long on Demos, Short on Pizzazz

January 8th, 2007 |
Gates CES Keynote Long on Demos, Short on Pizzazz

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 7, 2007 (PodTech.net) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates kicked off CES 2007 with a keynote address that was long on demos and short on pizzazz. It was all about Vista and Vista as connector of the ...
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PodTech Weekly: Saddam’s Tech-xecution

January 6th, 2007 |
PodTech Weekly: Saddam’s Tech-xecution

SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2007 (PodTech News) — The 2007 Consumer Electronics Show begins tomorrow night with a keynote by Microsoft Founder and Chairman Bill Gates. Catherine Girardeau takes a look at the CES schedule to see what the next ...
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PodTech News Brief: MacRumors, Apple Bugs

January 4th, 2007 |
PodTech News Brief: MacRumors, Apple Bugs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 4, 2007 (PodTech News) — As MacWorld approaches, it’s time to take stock of the rumors that have been building up. There are a few worth noting, though some Apple-watchers are impressed with the company’s improved ability ...
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PodTech News Brief: Merger’s Neutrality Implications

January 3rd, 2007 |
PodTech News Brief: Merger’s Neutrality Implications

SAN FRANCISCO, January 3, 2007 (PodTech News) — The finalized merger of BellSouth and AT&T included an unprecedented agreement with serious implications for network neutrality. Also, security issues set the year off to a jittery start, with a short-lived malware ...
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CES Predictions: E is for Eco-System

January 1st, 2007 |
CES Predictions: E is for Eco-System

Tim Bajarin, principal analyst with Creative Strategies, a Silicon Valley tech analysis firm, says look no further than your digital home to see what will be hot in technology this year. Today on PodTech News, we’ll get an inside look ...
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PodTech Weekly: Gartner Takes a Look Ahead

December 30th, 2006 |
PodTech Weekly: Gartner Takes a Look Ahead

SAN FRANCISCO, December 30, 2006 (PodTech News) — Do you think 2007 will be an even BIGGER year for blogs? Are you already thinking ahead to what lies beyond the release of Microsoft VISTA? Well, you may want to rethink ...
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Scoble and Blogging on the Campaign Trail

December 29th, 2006 |
Scoble and Blogging on the Campaign Trail

SAN FRANCISCO, December 29, 2006 (PodTech News) — Robert Scoble was invited by Senator John Edwards’s campaign team to join the Senator, his staff, other “social media” representatives and the more traditional press corps for the first few days of ...
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Considering the Apple iPhone

December 28th, 2006 |
Considering the Apple iPhone

In the flurry of Apple iPhone rumours, we take a moment to talk with two long time Mac watchers about the possibility and philosophy of the “iPhone” (not the new Cisco device, but the long-rumored and name-unknown phone that may ...
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Gaming’s Best and Worst of 2006

December 27th, 2006 |
Gaming’s Best and Worst of 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, December 27, 2006 (PodTech News) — The past year saw significant changes in the world of video gaming. In recent months, both Sony and Nintendo released new consoles (the Playstation 3 and the Wii), while earlier on, Microsoft’s ...
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2007: The End of the PC?

December 26th, 2006 |
2007: The End of the PC?

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26, 2006 (PodTech News) — 2007 Predictions — everybody’s doing it, and analysts do it for a living. Rob Enderle, founder and principal analyst with San Jose-based The Enderle Group, looks into his crystal ball to see ...
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PodTech Weekly: Al Gore on Science Censorship, and More

December 24th, 2006 |
PodTech Weekly: Al Gore on Science Censorship, and More

SAN FRANCISCO, December 24, 2006 (PodTech News) — Former Vice President Al Gore addressed a large crowd of earth scientists and journalists gathered in San Francisco for the American Geophysical Union‘s fall conference on December 14th. Perhaps because he was ...
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PodTech News Brief: Wii Strapped!

December 22nd, 2006 |
PodTech News Brief: Wii Strapped!

SAN FRANCISCO, December 22, 2006 (PodTech News) — The Nintendo Wii has had a fairly successful rollout, even though it continues to be plagued by problems with the “Wiimote” controller. The problem is now taking the gamemaker to court. Another ...
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PodTech News Brief: Liquid Lenses, Digital Sales

December 21st, 2006 |
PodTech News Brief: Liquid Lenses, Digital Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, December 21, 2006 (PodTech News) — The Federal Communications Commission took a step toward deregulation of video franchises. Good news for the telephone companies, and just in time for Christmas. Also, liquid lenses may finally be coming to ...
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