Five Things We Learned at the Apple-Samsung Trial Last Week

The first week in court has come to an end, but not without dropping some interesting details on Apple’s internal workings.

51 Percent of CIOs Planning Tablet Deployments in 2011

Company-subsidized tablets may outnumber their employee-owned counterparts sooner than expected.

Zynga Buys Newtoy to Expand Mobile Efforts

Zynga hosted a press conference this morning to announce that it has acquired Texas-based Newtoy, a two-year-old mobile games company, to help expand its games onto all mobile devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


A New Type of Tracking: Akamai's "Pixel-Free" Technology

Akamai Technologies Inc., the large Web infrastructure provider, is promoting a new tracking technique it calls “pixel-free” technology. Pixels are bits of software that tracking companies install on Web pages to monitor user behavior. These pixels, also known as “beacons” and “tags,” can install cookies–or small tracking files–on a user’s machine, or they can simply send information about a user ’s behavior to a tracking company.

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Google Adds Cloud Access to Enterprise Search Appliance

Google, which is encouraging businesses to adopt its Google Apps productivity applications, is now making that cloud-based data more accessible for companies that also use its Search Appliance. Now, in addition to enabling intranet searches, the updated Search Appliance’s Cloud Connect will also pull in results from Google Docs, Google Sites and Twitter. The new version also adds People Search, which lists the company employees related to the search subject.

Wonderwall Goes Latino

Hola Sofia Vergara! In an interesting brand extension, the popular celebrity and entertainment site Wonderwall has launched a version aimed at the U.S. Hispanic market called Wonderwall Latino. The main Wonderwall site, which is a partnership between Hollywood production company BermanBraun and Microsoft’s MSN portal that launched in early 2009, now has 11.3 million unique users and 337 million page views a month.

And…Boom: Apple Worth More Than Microsoft

And there it is. Today Apple, not Microsoft, is the world’s most valuable technology company. As I write this, Apple shares are trading at $244.87, giving it a market capitalization of $223.1 billion. Meanwhile, shares of Microsoft are trading at $24.79 and the company’s market cap sits at $217.78 billion.

Tumblr Raises Another $5 Million From Spark and Union Square. Now It Wants Your Money.

Tumblr’s David Karp, seen carpet surfing on the cover of New York Magazine this week, says his hipster blog service is ready to become a real business. Karp’s VC backers seem to believe him.

MySpace Boots Pervs

Potential Sirius Delisting Postponed Until November

Sirius XM Radio caught a lucky break recently when NASDAQ added another three months to a suspension of its delisting rules. With a share price below the $1 minimum price requirement to remain listed on the exchange, the struggling satellite radio broadcaster’s delisting seemed imminent. No longer.

Fairchild's Year Without a Santa Claus

Yang: I'll Probably Never Be CEO Again