Link to The Weekly Roundup for 06.24.2013

The Weekly Roundup for 06.24.2013

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days —...

Link to Bloomberg: Nokia will buy Siemens' share of joint venture for less than $2.6b

Bloomberg: Nokia will buy Siemens' share of joint venture for less than $2.6b

Not all partnerships pan out, and Nokia seems ready to call it quits: according to Bloomberg, the company might announce a buy out of the German half of Nokia Siemens Networks later this week. Sources familiar with the matter say that the the Finnish firm...

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Switched On: Form in the USA

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The Mac Pro might have been worthy of the “One More Thing” kinds of reveals that Steve Jobs used to do at Apple events. Despite being foreshadowed by Tim Cook as a product...

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FCC approves Google's white space wireless database

Google may have been on pins and needles while the FCC scrutinized its white space wireless database over the spring, but it can relax this summer — the FCC has given the database the all-clear. The approval lets Google serve as one of ten go-to...

Link to The After Math: Microsoft fits new Windows, Sony pushes the limits of a smartphone screen

The After Math: Microsoft fits new Windows, Sony pushes the limits of a smartphone screen

Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week’s tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages. In recent weeks, we’ve covered BlackBerry, Google, Nokia, Apple, Sony and (at least gaming-wise) Microsoft, but this week, the Redmond company returned to dominate tech...

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What happens when the world turns into one giant brain

These days, many of us in consumer and enterprise tech companies are working on predictive systems that provide modest but valuable augmentation of human intelligence and business processes. I think this scale of ambition is a good fit for the current state of the art...

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BSkyB wins trademark case against Microsoft over SkyDrive name

While many can tell the difference between Sky TV services and Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage, that’s not necessarily true for everyone. A British court certainly thinks there’s room for confusion: it has ruled that SkyDrive infringes BSkyB’s trademarks on the Sky name in both the...

Link to Alibaba is just the beginning: How B2B marketplaces will thrive (for real, this time)

Alibaba is just the beginning: How B2B marketplaces will thrive (for real, this time)

During the heyday of Web 1.0, B2B marketplaces were, we were assured, the next trillion-dollar gold rush. In 2000, Gartner Group was projecting B2B ecommerce transactions would reach $7.3 trillion by 2004. Goldman Sachs predicted $4.5 trillion by 2005. The assumption was that web-based technologies...

Link to Microsoft paints the cloud Azure; Oracle gets lovey-dovey: the week in cloud

Microsoft paints the cloud Azure; Oracle gets lovey-dovey: the week in cloud

Is it an Azure world after all? Whether you love or loathe Microsoft or don’t care enough to do either, the company is known for plugging away at key projects until it gets them right. It exhibited that stick-to-it-iveness again last week by pushing both...

Link to With a sticky audience, Wanelo sits at the intersection of social media and ecommerce

With a sticky audience, Wanelo sits at the intersection of social media and ecommerce

When Wanelo CEO Deena Varshavskaya started looking for funding for her startup in mid-2011, talking with investors wasn’t the hard part. It was closing the deal. “It was really easy for me to get meetings, because everyone knew something needed to happen in social commerce,”...

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