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11 years

The Prosecution of Aaron: A Response to Orin Kerr

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Aaron Swartz committed suicide last week.  He was 26, a genius and my friend.  Not a really good friend, but someone I had worked with off and on for 11 years, liked a lot, had laughed with frequently, occasionally shaken my head over and deeply admired. When I first met...
The Prosecution of Aaron: A Response to Orin Kerr
A brief history of Haiku OS

Return Of The Album? Pink Floyd Wins Online Bundling Right

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The album’s not dead yet - well, not in Pink Floyd’s case at least. A judge has ruled in favour of the prog rock band, which went to the UK High Court for the right to have its material sold online only the form of albums, not individual singles,...
Return Of The Album? Pink Floyd Wins Online Bundling Right

Apple - Think Twice.

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Apple - Think DifferentTwice.I'm writing this because I think Apple may have changed. I have been a loyal customer for 11 years, but will think twice before every buying from them again. I hope anyone reading this will do the same.I bought from Apple because they make (made) fantastic...
Apple - Think Twice.

Meg Whitman Blamed A Well-Respected HP Tech Executive For The Autonomy Disaster--And That's Ruffling Feathers

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When HP blamed its $8.8 billion writeoff of Autonomy on fraudulent bookkeeping at the software company it bought last year, Meg Whitman told Wall Street analysts that two HP executives "led" the deal: Ex-CEO Léo Apotheker and former CTO Shane Robison. And both of them, she pointed out, were gone....
Meg Whitman Blamed A Well-Respected HP Tech Executive For The Autonomy Disaster--And That's Ruffling Feathers
In over my head! How can I work with more advanced programmers?

Pass notes, No 3,176: The Dark Side of the Moon

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The Pink Floyd album is David Cameron's favourite. Or is it?Age: 39.Appearance: Seminal.Seminal? As in sp–. No! As in influential, ground-breaking etc. We are, of course, talking about Pink Floyd's era-defining eighth studio album.Of course. The one that spent 11 years without a break in the top 100 and has...
Pass notes, No 3,176: The Dark Side of the Moon

Diagnosing DSL. Again.

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In the last 11 years I have moved house three times. Each time I have purchased Internet service from AT&T and each time AT&T has managed to make establishing service an epic struggle that consumes hours of my time, leaves me without service for days or weeks, and drives me...
Diagnosing DSL. Again.

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein out at end of fiscal 2013, replacement coming from inside company within weeks

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In its announcement of earnings for fiscal Q3, 2013, Microsoft noted that CFO Peter Klein would be out of his position by the end of this fiscal year. Klein has been in the CFO role for four years and with the company for 11 years. Microsoft says that it will be naming...
Microsoft CFO Peter Klein out at end of fiscal 2013, replacement coming from inside company within weeks

PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

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Worldwide PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in 11 years, according to a report from IHS iSuppli. Shipments are expected to fall from 352.8 million units in 2011 to 348.7 million in 2012, representing a drop of 1.2%.  The research firm notes that...
PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

CHART OF THE DAY: The PC Business Has Stalled (AAPL, MSFT, DELL)

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This chart comes from Business Insider Intelligence, a new research and and analysis service focused on the mobile and Internet industries. Sign up for a free trial here. After decades of sustained growth in the PC market (with the exception of 2001), growth is slowing to a halt. Overall PC...
CHART OF THE DAY: The PC Business Has Stalled (AAPL, MSFT, DELL)

Rutberg: 2012 Mobile Exits Tally At $6.5B So Far. More To Come, Mainly In The Form Of M&A, Not IPOs

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2011 was an impressive year for mobile exits: according to investment bank Rutberg  & Co. it topped out as the biggest-ever for mobile IPOs and acquisitions: $15.5 billion in total transactions, 63 percent higher than previous record holder, 2007. But halfway through 2012, Rutberg believes that this year could be...
Rutberg: 2012 Mobile Exits Tally At $6.5B So Far. More To Come, Mainly In The Form Of M&A, Not IPOs

Report: LTE Connections To Hit 90 Million By Year’s End, 1 Billion By 2017

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By now, we’re pretty familiar with the term 4G LTE. But that in and of itself is somewhat surprising. It took 12 years for GSM wireless technology to reach one billion connections, and WCDMA took 11 years. But LTE will hit the same mark in just seven years of existence,...
Report: LTE Connections To Hit 90 Million By Year’s End, 1 Billion By 2017
Microsoft posts record third quarter revenue in spite of flat Windows numbers

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein to Depart

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Microsoft said CFO Peter Klein “will leave the company at the end of the current fiscal year, after nearly four years in role and 11 years at the company,” adding that the software giant will be naming a new leader from its internal finance team team in the next several...
Microsoft CFO Peter Klein to Depart

This Camera Can See Around Corners

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This camera can see actually see around corners by scattering a laser pulse and reassembling photons as they return to the lens, reports Nature. It looks a little elementary at the moment, but military and security applications seem most obvious. Check out this very accessible video for a more...
This Camera Can See Around Corners

Sprint Could Kill Their Partnership With LightSquared Next Week

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Aspiring wireless carrier LightSquared has seen better days — they’ve had their FCC approval for a network rollout revoked, slashed their work force by 45%, and lost their CEO in just over a month’s time. 2012 isn’t shaping up to be a banner year for the beleaguered company, but according...
Sprint Could Kill Their Partnership With LightSquared Next Week

NASA twin satellites to probe mysteries of the Van Allen belts

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In a mission 11 years in the making, NASA today launched a pair of Johns Hopkins University satellites into the Van Allen radiation belts to study their structure in unprecedented detail. [Read more]...
NASA twin satellites to probe mysteries of the Van Allen belts

Egyptian family uses notes to communicate for 11 years over bug fears

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Egyptian family uses notes to communicate for 11 years over bug fears

PC market shrinks year-on-year: can Windows 8 save it now?

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Quarterly figures from Gartner and IDC show that the PC market contracted on an annual basis, and been flat in sales. Will the arrival of Windows 8 in November revive it?Can anything save the PC? The industry is giving it all it's got - ultrabooks, faster chips - but so...
PC market shrinks year-on-year: can Windows 8 save it now?

Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars -- and gets $38M

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Zscaler a four-year-old startup that has bootstrapped its business by providing a new form of security designed for a mobile and cloud-dependent workforce, has raised $38 million in first-time financing. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and an unnamed strategic investor. Zscaler has been fairly successful in its...
Zscaler finally accepts VC dollars -- and gets $38M

Windows Blue: Microsoft's plan to release a new version of Windows every year

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Way back in August, three months before the release of Windows 8, we learnt about the existence of a project at Microsoft codenamed Blue. At the time it wasn’t clear whether this was Windows 9, or some kind of interim update/service pack for Windows 8. Now, if unnamed sources are...
Windows Blue: Microsoft's plan to release a new version of Windows every year

Digital Storm's Bolt is a beastly gaming PC with the looks of a supermodel

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It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the switch happened, but a few years ago there was a shift in computers that moved away from the massive towers in which you could fit the kitchen sink and more toward sleek, stylish systems that looked every bit at home in your entertainment...
Digital Storm's Bolt is a beastly gaming PC with the looks of a supermodel

Ask A VC: Index Ventures' Danny Rimer On The Future Of Ecommerce And More

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On this week’s Ask A VC episode, Index Ventures partner Danny Rimer joined us in the studio. Rimer has been in the venture industry for over 11 years so he had plenty to share on how VC has changed, and the differences in the venture world in Europe and...
Ask A VC: Index Ventures' Danny Rimer On The Future Of Ecommerce And More

It Finally Makes Sense To Upgrade From Windows XP

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WHETHER by coincidence or not, Windows 8--Microsoft's radical rewrite of its popular operating system--hit the streets on October 26th, 11 years almost to the day the most popular operating system of all time was launched. Until recently, Microsoft's venerable workhorse, Windows XP (short for "eXPerience"), dominated computing like no other...
It Finally Makes Sense To Upgrade From Windows XP

Was Posterous a ‘Consolation Prize’ When Twitter Really Wanted to Buy Tumblr?

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First Prize? When the news broke this Monday that Twitter was acquiring Posterous, the reaction among the tech blogs was a rather muffled meh. Posterous, the microblogging platform that was pitted again Tumblr as soon as it game out of the gate, simply never got much traction. The platform's founder,...
Was Posterous a ‘Consolation Prize’ When Twitter Really Wanted to Buy Tumblr?

Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company

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Peter Klein is all but out the door at Microsoft’s CFO, having announced his departure both internally and publicly. Klein will stay on board until his replacement is in place. Microsoft described this to TNW as a situation that will allow for a simple transition of authority. Today a SEC...
Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn't work for a competitor, mock the company
Just 6 years later, HPV vaccine may already provide herd immunity
Sculpting with Play-Doh vs. Legos and the decline of cloud flexibility

Here's What I Think Romney Is Hiding By Refusing To Release His Tax Returns

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As the days tick by and Mitt Romney remains the only Presidential candidate in recent history (including his father) who refuses to release all relevant tax returns, the speculation is growing as to what Romney is hiding. Some people think that Romney might have cheated on his taxes in some...
Here's What I Think Romney Is Hiding By Refusing To Release His Tax Returns
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