From Alice: Introducing Bizmore.com

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Longtime readers of this blog have noticed that Michael Santo has been doing the heavy lifting largely alone for at least two years now. Yikes! My goal was not to disappear, but I thought it was high time I popped back on and let RTN readers know what I have been up to.
 
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Sun CEO’s Epic Fail or Why Resigning via Twitter is really, really Foolish

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RealTechNews
 
BEGIN ALICE RANT: Call me old fashioned, but I like my CEOs to be a little on the casual side – to a point. Bill G in his cords, Steve Jobs in his classic black mock turtleneck. But I draw the line at the ponytail. The ponytail to me signals leadership trouble, and [...]

Search on Bing, Get Some Free Wi-Fi

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Microsoft has resorted to Bing bribery before, but now it’s using free wi-fi minutes instead of cashback on shopping. The program, which actually began in September, relies on users liking Bing after trying it once, and returning to use it.
Bing and JiWire announced the program on Monday. Consumers gain free [...]

Kingston, Paramount Team Up on Movie Delivery Via Flash Memory

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Remember the slotMusic format? That is a different way of deliveriing music, using microSD cards instead of CDs. With flash memory prices continuing to drop, it was only a matter of time until movies and DVDs would start being delivered the same way.
On Monday, Kingston and Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) announced [...]

Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD)

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
As promised, Intel has released firmware for its second-generation 34nm solid-state drives (SSDs). TRIM is a feature of Windows 7 (and of course, that OS just launched) that will (hopefully) prevent SSDs from seeing performance degradation over time.
At the same time, the new firmware (02HA) gives Intel 160 GB SSDs a [...]

Intuit Acquires Mint.com

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Mint.com, the popular (and free) online services site, has been acquired by Intuit, the company behind TurboTax and Quicken. My question now is: how long will it take Intuit to ruin Mint.com?
Seriously, though, besides budgeting and tracking of expenses, Mint.com allows you to view most, if not all, of your online financial [...]

Disney and Marvel Join Forces

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
The Walt Disney company announced on Monday that it is buying Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock. Naturally, on the Disney buyout news, Marvel stock opened up nearly $10 or more than 25%.
Under the terms of the deal, Marvel shareholders will receive $30 cash and 0.745 shares of Disney [...]

Apple Strikes iPhone Deal with Chinese Telecom

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
The long-awaited entry of the iPhone to China, at least in non-jailbroken and non-unlocked form, is at the brink, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. China Unicom plans to start selling two versions of the iPhone in the fourth quarter, under a three-year deal.
China Unicom is [...]