14 December 2013

BlackBerry Loading Up Convertible Debt Before "Slaughter"

BlackBerry being "fattened" for the slaughter --

BlackBerry extends deadline to boost capital increase | ReutersBlackBerry Ltd, which recently concluded a $1 billion convertible debt offering, said it has agreed with its debt holders to extend an option deadline attached to the deal, giving potential investors a chance to buy up to a further $250 million in convertible debt. The struggling smartphone maker last month shelved plans to sell itself and instead opted to raise funds via a $1 billion notes offering led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, its largest shareholder. (read more at link above)

Is Microsoft 'Scroogling' itself with attacks on Google?: "Microsoft may do itself more harm than good with Scroogled, because it's whining about issues with Google that the silent majority just doesn't care or think about. Unless governments actually step in and proactively disrupt Google's business, this is all just a bunch of nagging."

Google Play - Google+ - Hey Chromecast users, here’s a new tip: Google Play Movies…: "Google Play Movies and Music are now optimized for casting from the web! When you don’t have a phone or tablet handy, you can visit play.google.com and cast your Google Play music, movies and shows to your TV directly from the web. Make sure you have the Google Cast extension installed on your Chrome web browser (http://goo.gl/nzbB6t), and then look for the Cast icon in the Google Play web player. Click it and your movie or song will instantly start playing on your TV through Chromecast. Google Play offers new release movies and next-day TV shows, as well as more than 20 million songs that you can enjoy from your phone, tablet, computer or TV. Try it today."

Amazon said to launch Pantry to take on Costco, Sam's
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com is working on a new business called Pantry that will help it expand further into the giant consumer package goods market and ...

PRPick.com

Microsoft Said to Consider Qualcomm's Mollenkopf for CEO Job
Bloomberg
That list also includes Microsoft executive Satya Nadella and external ...Ballmer cited Qualcomm, along with Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., as one of ...

MarketWatch (blog)

Google Said to Mull Designing Chips in Threat to Intel
Bloomberg
Hundreds of fans funnel hot air from Google's computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County. Okla. By using its ...

ExtremeTech

Google's Hopes of EU Settlement Suffer Blow
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS— Google Inc. 's hopes of settling its high-profile antitrust case in the European Union suffered a setback as rivals and consumer groups blasted its ...

AFP

Google plans to focus on voice search in 2014
Computerworld
She added that Google is pushing forward with voice search because voice control is a more natural and convenient part of users' lives. That's especially true for ...

Apple Ultra-HD 4K TV hinted by lack of new Mac Pro display
Investor's Business Daily
When Apple (AAPL) introduced its new Mac Pro computer, it touted the machine's unique design and high-end computing capabilities, including the ability to ...

Macworld UK

Google Open Gallery launches, provides free virtual exhibitions
Los Angeles Times
Google has launched a new online tool to allow museums, galleries and individuals to create online art exhibitions. Google Open Gallery became available for ...

The Press, York

Amazon founder Bezos' space company loses challenge over NASA ...
Chicago Tribune
(Reuters) - A commercial space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has lost a challenge over NASA's plans to lease out one of the space shuttle's ...

BBC News

Microsoft Ad Sales Exec Pleads With The Media: Please Stop ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Microsoft veteran Greg Nelson claims that the rumor about Microsoft leaving the ad ... Microsoft, Apple, and Google are creating their own cookie alternatives to ...

Business Insider Australia

Microsoft Build 2014 looks to be April 2-4 in San Francisco
ZDNet
Summary: Microsoft may be holding its near-annual Build developer conference in San ... Microsoft has certainly got a lead here compared toGoogle or Apple

Android Headlines - Android News

Official Gmail Blog: Images Now Showing
The Gmail Team
Instead of serving images directly from their original external host servers, Gmail will now serve all images through Google's own secure proxy servers. So what ...
Gmail Blog

Secret second code found hiding within human DNA
Fox News
Scientists have long believed that DNA tells the cells how to make proteins. But the discovery of a new, second DNA code overnight suggests the body speaks two different languages. The findings in the journal Science may have big implications for how ...

$3 Million Prizes to Go to Mathematicians
New York Times
Yuri Milner, the Russian entrepreneur, philanthropist and self-described “failed physicist” who made a splash two years ago when he began handing out lavish cash awards to scientists, is expanding the universe of his largess again: he and Mark Zuckerberg ...

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