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Dell Officially Goes Private: Inside The Nastiest Tech Buyout Ever

Eight months is a long time to stay mum, especially for a tech industry wunderkind, as Michael Dell was, and one of the world’s richest men, as Michael Dell is, while enduring daily bombs from Carl Icahn about his leadership and ethics. (“All would be swell at Dell if Michael and the board bid …

BlackBerry Has No Plans to Shutter Its Disaster of a Handset Business

Though the wheels have long since fallen off BlackBerry’s handset business, the company has no plans to scuttle it, even as it struggles to right …

Windows Phone: Today Italy, Tomorrow the World!

Windows Phone’s market-share march continued apace during the three months ended in September, charting some significant growth abroad.<p>In the third …

The YouTube Music Awards: a train wreck, exuberant, or just in search of the right tone?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>All year, Google (s GOOG) has been experimenting with new ways to unite, celebrate and sell the idea of what YouTube is to a …

How To Create Your Own Custom URL Shortener

<b>Updated with new information in August 2014</b><p>If you follow TNW on social media sites like Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, you’ll have noticed that rather than use the full, ugly ol’ URL found in the address bar, we use a nice friendly shortened one like tnw.to/c0buZ. If you don’t follow us in these …

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Google reveals new logo and redesigned navigation bar

The rumored new Google logo is real. Google has just announced that it is updating its iconic emblem with a refined color palette and slightly altered letter shapes. The revised design matches the flatter Google logo that appeared earlier this month, and Google says it will roll out across more …

New AOL Networks CEO Bob Lord Talks About Where the Online Ad Market Is Headed

Lauren Goode/ATD AOL Networks CEO Bob Lord<p>Earlier this week, Bob Lord, the new CEO of its AOL Networks, sat down at <b>AllThingsD</b> global HQ for a chat …

Will Embark Bring Public Transit Info To Apple Maps?

According to reporter Jessica Lessin, Apple has bought yet another small company to boost its mapping and navigation services. This time it’s Embark, a small company that released free apps to help travelers work out the details of public transport in different cities.<p>Embark from Embark on …

Apps

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to step down within a year

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>Steve Ballmer, the long-time and much-embattled CEO of Microsoft(s msft) will retire within the year …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch rumored for September 4th unveiling

Bloomberg reports that Samsung's long-rumored smartwatch is a "wristwatch-like smartphone" that will launch on September 4th. The news source specifically points to the Android-powered device being able to "make phone calls, surf the web, and handle emails." As previously indicated by a trademark …

Crushing the “1% rule”: How to convert content consumers into creators

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>One of the more persistent topics of debate for content sites is how we define creators versus consumers. But that argument is …

WhatsApp adds voice messaging as it hits 300 million monthly active users

WhatsApp — the hugely popular messaging app found on Android, the iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and even Symbian — is now in the voice messaging business. On Tuesday, while also announcing that it now has 300 million monthly active users, WhatsApp began updating its apps to enable users to …

Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents

While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, <i>Moveplayer</i> has uncovered a trio of Korean design patents that, combined, could represent a design template. Registered between March and May, the patents …

Alleged Galaxy Note 3 images and new benchmark hit the web; test mentions Snapdragon 800 CPU, Android 4.3

The Galaxy Note 3 is the star of a couple of new reports, with one showing purported images for the device and an other mentioning a new benchmark result.<p>The eyes of the Android world are on Google and Motorola, with the Moto X flagship getting closer and closer, but Galaxy Note 3 is an equally …

Phones

Google lets Glass Explorers invite a friend into the fold

Owners of the Google Glass Explorer Edition are about to become even more popular: Google is letting them invite others into the early-adopter program. Existing members started receiving emails tonight, giving them the option to invite a single friend, provided said acquaintance is at least 18 …

Moto X camera UI, features leak onto the Web

The user interface, which has hit the Web, suggests gesture controls will be used to control the camera.<p>With the Moto X rumor mill in overdrive, it's no surprise that yet another reported leak has hit the Web.<p>This time around, the folks over at Android Police claim to have obtained images of the …

Mobile Technology

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Yahoo Trims 2013 Sales Outlook As CEO Marissa Mayer's Effort Falters

The company is now forecasting revenue of $4.45 billion to $4.55 billion this year, down from $4.5 billion to $4.6 billion previously. Yahoo also reported that second-quarter net revenue was down slightly at $1.071 billion, though it posted adjusted profit that was ahead of Wall Street …

Advertising

AddThis Launches Smart Layers, Giving Websites Social And Personalization Tools That Adapt To Mobile

AddThis has released a new platform called Smart Layers, which it says can improve traffic and engagement by just adding a single line of code.<p>President and CEO Ramsey McGrory told me that Smart Layers both improves on the publisher tools that AddThis was already offering and introduces some new …

Make Every Hire A Creative-Minded Person, Even For “Non-Creative” Jobs

Not all jobs are associated with creativity. However, thinking different–no matter what the position–is crucial to innovation. Anything else is a path to the Dark Side.<p>A long time ago, in the bowels of a corporate finance department far, far away, I worked as an analyst for a large wholesale …

Creativity

Don’t Just Create Value; Capture It

In my recent HBR article, <i>The New Dynamics of Competition</i>, I present a new analytical tool called Value Network Maps, which I explain below.<p>These Maps are an outgrowth of exciting new work by strategy scholars developing a mathematical model of firm strategy that I refer to as the Value Capture …

Rumored Next-Gen iPhone Part Reveals Possible Tweaked Camera Design

A photo of a component claimed to be part of the motherboard from an as yet to be released iPhone shows that Apple may be employing some internal …

No parachute required: Google develops skydiving simulator 'Map Diving'

Last year at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what's been called the "mother of all demos," a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year's I/O taking place …

Google Launches Button to Save Files on the Web to Google Drive

Google on Thursday announced the launch of a “Save to Drive” button for its Google Drive service. The feature is available now: you can implement it on your site as well as start saving files from sites that have already done so.<p>For Web developers, the button means adding just two lines of HTML to …