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As Periscope, owned by Twitter is getting more and more relevance, Facebook announces live video in the US.  Interesting to see who will win -- for sure there are already a big group of winners: carriers!! Video consumes a lot of megabites! Source: As seen in Source: Facebook...

Amazing is the word to describe the speed and the ability chinese companies have to launch "look alike" projects. While we are still waiting for the iPad to get to our hometown, China is already launching "iPad Flankers" which are devices to good enough to kill the iPad but enough the challenge iPad - Read the  The New York Times article that I 'm reproducing below or just go to the source here. It is very interesting! China’s Flood of iPad Flankers
Tablets From ChinaAshlee Vance/The New York Times A number of iPad-like slate computers have become available in China, including these two systems that are about half the size of Apple’s device.
China has rather quickly emerged as the home of the iPad Flanker. An iPad Flanker, by my definition, is a device that’s not really good enough to “kill” the iPad but is different enough to challenge the iPad with certain audiences. Most of the flankers seen to date run Google’s Android software, have touch screens and cost less than the iPad. There are full iPad-size devices like the iWonder from Foxconn. And then there’s a new crop of smaller devices that have just hit the market. These things take the notion of a supersize smartphone to a whole new level. Richard Brown, a marketing director at the chip maker Via, was kind enough to show me some of the latest flankers that are available in markets around China. A Chinese company named Eken makes a white 8-inch tablet-cum-slate flanker that is available for as little as $110, Mr. Brown said, and G-link makes a similar device, only black.

From: Nice to see things are moving in the industry! By Franklin Paul and Gabriel Madway NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - DELL (DELL.NQ
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Dell Inc plans to buy Perot Systems Corp for about $3.9 billion, paying a steep 67.5 percent premium to expand its technology services business and compete with Hewlett-Packard Co and IBM. Perot Systems, a computer services provider founded in 1988 by former U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot, would be the largest ever acquisition by Dell and comes after extended speculation about its M&A strategy. Dell, which lags far behind HP and IBM in the services arena, is looking to buy a company with a strong focus on serving healthcare and federal government customers. It expects the deal to add to earnings in fiscal 2012, but some analysts thought the price tag may have been too high. Dell said it would pay $30 per share for Perot Systems. Its Friday's closing price was $17.91 on the New York Stock Exchange. J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz said the price is 1.4 times Perot Systems' sales, compared to HP's purchase of EDS for 0.6 times sales last year. That would make the acquisition a little expensive, although it was good for Dell to lessen its dependence on personal computers, he said. "We do see the building block as being compelling, but the purchase price seems relatively rich," Moskowitz wrote in a research note. Perot shares jumped 65 percent to close at $29.56 while Dell shares fell 4.1 percent to $16.01. The deal comes as large technology companies expand into higher margin IT services to secure stable and recurring revenues as computer hardware becomes cheaper.
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