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Realtime Raises $100 Million To Make The Internet More Like Live TV

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Imagine never having to hit your browser refresh button again. Imagine that the whole Internet continuously live streams itself, even if you keep a single Web page open for hours -- or if you access a site from your mobile phone. Imagine being an enterprise that builds a website that...
Realtime Raises $100 Million To Make The Internet More Like Live TV

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple's big developers conference kicks off today at 10 AM on the West Coast. Here are all the big product releases we're expecting Apple to announce. Excitement is clearly running high for Apple's big event. The line to get into WWDC started forming almost a...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

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Tech writer MG Siegler just noted a remarkable fact: Apple's iPhone business alone is now bigger than Microsoft. Think about that. The iPhone did not exist five years ago. And now it's bigger than Microsoft.  Not Windows. Not Office. Microsoft. The iPhone also appears to be considerably more profitable...
Apple's iPhone Business Alone Is Now Bigger Than Microsoft

Mailbox comes to the iPad

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The popular mobile inbox app, which generated buzz with a digital queue for sign-ups, is now available for the iPad. FORTUNE -- Not since the 1990s -- if ever -- have Internet users gone crazy over an email service the way they have for Mailbox for the iPhone. Some seemed...
Mailbox comes to the iPad
Status Symbols: Palm V

The Personal Analytics of My Life

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One day I’m sure everyone will routinely collect all sorts of data about themselves. But because I’ve been interested in data for a very long time, I started doing this long ago. I actually assumed lots of other people were doing it too, but apparently they were not. And so...
The Personal Analytics of My Life

Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

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One strategy we've seen some media sites use over the years for their web properties is to lock up the "archives" and charge for access to it, on the assumption that if people want to see old stories, there must be some reason, for which they'd be willing to spend....
Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

Ex-Six Apart CEO Joins Wolfram Alpha

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Barak Berkowitz, a veteran of Silicon Valley has joined Wolfram Alpha, an intelligent search engine by Wolfram Research, a Champaign, IL company founded by scientist Stephen Wolfram. He joins as the managing director, a position that is roughly equivalent to the title of chief executive officer. Wolfram, who is English...
Ex-Six Apart CEO Joins Wolfram Alpha
Steve Blank's Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More
Ray Kurzweil's predictions for 2009 were mostly 'unarguably accurate,' he says
Enigma brings the deep, dark world of public data to light

Android Chief Squirms Under Questioning (GOOG)

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Google's Android chief Andy Rubin appears to have conceded a key point in the Oracle-Google lawsuit today. Under oath, he seemed to admit that he once thought Google needed a license from Sun to use Java technology in Android, and that the Java APIs are copyrighted, as reported by CNET...
Android Chief Squirms Under Questioning (GOOG)
Was a huge drop in violence in the 1990s caused by more people owning cellphones?
Google Stock Blasts To Another All-Time High
NSA had no 'direct access' to tech company servers, say CNET sources

How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

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For ReadWriteWeb's ninth anniversary last week, our founder and Editor-in-Chief Richard MacManus took a loving look back at how the site has evolved over the years. But RWW isn't the only thing that's stuck around even as it's changed over the past almost-decade. The Web has changed dramatically over...
How Much - and How Little - the Web Has Changed in 9 Years

Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

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PC gaming is stronger than it has been in years, but the classic age of PC gaming has to be the mid- to late 1990s. The PC was a strong source of innovation in gaming, spawning new genres as well as the birth of real-time, online multiplayer games. That...
Retro gaming challenge! Windows 8 versus classic PC games

Anyone Who Thinks Tumblr Is GeoCities Has Amnesia (Or Worse)

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As everyone in the world weighs in on Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr, some snarkers are dismissing the deal as just another GeoCities. In early 1999, Yahoo bought a company called GeoCities. Back in the 1990s, GeoCities was a popular site that allowed people to create their own web pages. GeoCities was...
Anyone Who Thinks Tumblr Is GeoCities Has Amnesia (Or Worse)

Steve Forbes' Conduct Questioned As Sex Scandal Engulfs School

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The Brooks School, a prep school in North Andover, Massachusetts, sent a letter to the school community yesterday saying that a former headmaster of the school had engaged in an "objectionable, manipulative" and abusive relationship with a student in the late 1990s. The purpose of the letter was to inform...
Steve Forbes' Conduct Questioned As Sex Scandal Engulfs School

Daily Report: Google Pushed Hard Behind the Scenes to Convince Regulators

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Google executives made frequent trips to Washington to press their case in an antitrust inquiry, laying out legal arguments and applying lessons from Microsoft's bruising 1990s battle....
Daily Report: Google Pushed Hard Behind the Scenes to Convince Regulators

Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

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In an ongoing fight over ad listings, data company 3Taps has made good on its threat to file an antitrust claim against classified giant Craigslist. In a claim filed Monday in San Francisco federal court, 3Taps accuses Craigslist of operating as an “unchallenged monopolist” to pull in $100-$300 million per...
Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim
Apple v. Samsung: iPad patent triumphs over 'Knight Ridder' in appeal
Thompson needs to go as Yahoo’s CEO

Lights turning off at Nintendo Power?

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A cherished magazine from the heyday of Nintendo's juggernaut console generation in the 1990s reportedly is set to call it quits. [Read more]...
Lights turning off at Nintendo Power?

Facebook and Twitter: the art of unfriending or unfollowing people

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When even 'unfriending' someone on Facebook seems like a terrible snub, how do you declutter your social circle?In 1902, the caustic American satirist Ambrose Bierce - who once reviewed a book by observing that its covers were "too far apart" - proposed a new social convention. Modern life, he complained, involved...
Facebook and Twitter: the art of unfriending or unfollowing people

Switched On: The Old Adventures of New 3D

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the unmarked office of 3-D Vision, Inc., you can see a television or PC display a videogame or movie with a convincing stereoscopic effect. That might not seem very unique. However, the television is a CRT...
Switched On: The Old Adventures of New 3D
'The Hacker Digest': 2600's first year is now on sale in ebook form
Top patent court struggles to decide when software is patentable

DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

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While journalists are expected to follow a certain set of standards or code of ethics, that's not always the case. Every now and again, someone breaks the rules and gets away with it -- if only temporarily, since they usually get caught in the end. One famous example is former...
DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

‘New Tech City’ Won’t Keep You From the Startup Graveyard

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New Tech City (Center for an Urban Future) The Center for an Urban Future, a think tank headed by Jonathan Bowles, has released a lengthy report  about New York City's tech sector, titled "New Tech City." The Center's findings indicate amazing growth over the last decade. While "New Tech City"...
‘New Tech City’ Won’t Keep You From the Startup Graveyard
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